I Was Confessed to by the Person I Was Admiring – Chapter 28

I Was Confessed to by the Person I Was Admiring – Chapter 28

Chapter 28: Wobbly feelings and disturbing shadows

“Excuse me, how do you two know each other?”

Then, Jeremiah and Aurelio exchanged a glance for a moment. After that, Aurelio explained with a smile.

“We went to the same school. We were also in the same dormitory, so you could say we were acquaintances. Jeremiah and Bruno were excellent, and they were always together and stood out because they looked glamorous.”

“I remember them teasing me sometimes.”

“Oh, I see. No wonder, because I thought you were kind of easygoing.”

I nodded in agreement.

“Did it seem that way? Well, you don’t mind if I listen to you anyway, do you?”

“Oh, that’s fine. But it’s not good to have an audience here, so let’s move.”

Aurelio said that and repeated the conversation we had just had. Jeremiah also agreed, so we headed to the corridor decorated with paintings.

When we arrived there, Aurelio immediately began.

“Actually, this afternoon, she suddenly told me that she didn’t want to see me anymore and asked me not to come. I heard that she had other appointments in the morning with other ladies, so I was killing time in the library.

Then, in the afternoon, when I invited her for a light meal, she suddenly said that to me.

Lady Lorraine, I don’t know why she would say such a thing to me. What happened to her?”

As he slowly spoke, my head became confused.

If what he said was true, who was the person that Dorothea claimed to have met? Anyway, I summarized the story that I heard from Dorothea and told him.

“What? I don’t know anything about it. If she spoke to me, there’s no way I wouldn’t answer, and I couldn’t pretend not to know. Even if I did something like that as a joke, I would apologize and say it was a joke right away… Could it be that Dorothea’s eyesight isn’t very good?”

“No, I heard that she can see a little blurry when reading a book, but she can recognize faces.”

“Or maybe there’s a man here who looks so much like me? At least, I haven’t met anyone in any seat.”

He put his hand on his mouth and made a thoughtful gesture.

Then, Jeremiah spoke first.

“I know everyone’s face, but I don’t have any idea about a person who looks like you.”

Jeremiah tilted his head curiously. There was a silence in the room for a while. Aurelio didn’t seem to be lying. If that was the case, did Dorothea see a ghost, even in broad daylight?

I denied that it was possible because I had never seen a ghost in my life, and I knew that Dorothea was not the type to be interested in spiritual matters. So, what could be happening?

Eventually, Aurelio muttered, “No way.”

“Do you have any idea what’s going on?”

“Well, no, but…he shouldn’t be here. He should be at sea by now…”

“At sea…do you have a brother?”

“Yeah, I do. But he shouldn’t be here…Anyway, I’ll look into it. Thank you, and please tell Dorothea that I haven’t betrayed you.”

In response to his earnest plea, I asked a confirmation question again.

“So, can I assume that you still intend to propose to Dorothea?”

“Yeah, I was planning to take it slowly and progress with our relationship during the social season. She’s a wonderful woman, and I’m glad to have met her. If she doesn’t like me, there’s nothing I can do, but…I don’t want it to end like this.”

I felt a glimpse of seriousness in Aurelio’s voice. After a little hesitation, I thought it might be good to give him a little more time.

“Well… in that case, I’ll try to trust you a little more.”

“I appreciate it, Lady Lorraine… Well then.”

He returned a stern look and lightly bowed to me and Jeremiah before leaving.

Jeremiah took a breath and said, “Is it okay to believe his words? If he’s lying, won’t your cousin be more hurt?”

“Well, that’s true… but I just can’t believe that he’s trying to deceive Dorothea. Besides, Jeremiah-sama is also gathering information, right?”

“Yeah, it’s still ongoing. I think we’ll have results soon.”

“Then I thought it would be better to judge after hearing those results.”

At least, I trusted Jeremiah.

It was strange that we had only known each other for a short time, but I never doubted what he said. Perhaps it was because I knew he was not good at lying.

“Oh, so that means you trust me.”

“Yes, of course.”

“I’m glad to hear you say that kind of line so soon. Your attitude towards me has become much more relaxed compared to the beginning.”

Upon hearing that, I involuntarily widened my eyes.

Upon reflection, I had become accustomed to speaking casually without realizing it. In the past, even asking a single question required a lot of courage. However, now I can easily ask various questions. I thought it was probably because we had spent a long time together and intimacy had developed.

“Maybe we just get along well, or perhaps our way of thinking is similar.”

“That might be true. Let’s talk about the content of the book we read next time. Are you going back today?”

“Yes, I’m worried about Aunt and Dorothea.”

Even so, since Aunt was with me, I wouldn’t have much of a chance to be alone with Jeremiah. However, being together with him in the dark of night made me feel uneasy.

I felt a slight sense of loneliness in his gaze, and a sensation like my stomach was being squeezed.

I want to stay like this.

I suddenly thought that. I was greatly confused by the sudden appearance of this emotion.

“Well then, see you tomorrow. My sister said the dress should arrive tomorrow too. I’d love to see you try it on.”

“Yes, but we won’t know if it really arrives until tomorrow.”

“Sure, then let me take you to your room.”

“You don’t have to go that far. I’ve been staying here for quite some time, so I remember my way around the mansion, even in the dark…”

As I was about to say that I was okay, he pulled my arm.

“I just want to take you there. Don’t refuse me. Normally, it wouldn’t be a problem, but there are quite a few people in this mansion right now. If something happens, I’ll regret it later.”

He said in a warm voice and gently placed his hand on my arm. I couldn’t refuse. Seeing me obediently following him, he started walking leisurely.

As we walked side by side, my heart was beating loudly. Eventually, we arrived at the room, and Jeremiah kissed my forehead and said, “Goodnight,” before leaving.

Still confused, I entered the room and sighed.

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