I Was Confessed to by the Person I Was Admiring – Chapter 31
Chapter 31: The dress has arrived!
His face looks scary for some reason. He’s smiling, but this is definitely an angry face. There’s no mistake about it.
After all, I’ve been staring at his face for a while now. While enjoying how beautiful it is, I can’t help but notice if there’s any expression on it. Eventually, I became aware of even small changes and gradually became able to read his expressions.
So I know. He’s angry. But what is he angry about?
Could it be that he didn’t like this hairstyle? But he just praised it. He doesn’t usually lie, so it’s rare for him to say something he doesn’t mean. I had a lot of question marks floating in my head, but Paula pulled my arm and brought me back to reality.
“Come on, let’s go!”
I start walking as if being dragged by her. I’m sure it’s not just my imagination that I feel a chill from behind. However, I have no idea what he’s angry about, so all I can do is quietly chill my spine.
It’s cold. Very cold. Okay, I’ll drink some warm tea later.
Deciding that, I return to the room, but Dorothea is not there, and instead, there is my aunt. Tatiana is also there, but Lord Grimani is outside the door.
“Oh, Auntie and Lady Tatiana? What are you doing here?”
“Oh my, I told you to call me Tatiana. Honestly… Of course, I heard you were having a fun conversation. You’re adjusting your new dress, right? I’m going to have a new dress made soon, so I’ll use yours as a reference. Of course, the gentlemen will have to wait outside.”
She said mischievously with a laugh. She was full of mischief and very cute. Then I noticed something. Except for my aunt and Madam who was about to arrive, everyone around me was so dazzlingly beautiful.
It seems they have to show off their new dresses soon.
I screamed in my mind, “What a harassment!” And why is wearing a dress and showing it off the most boring thing? It should be the opposite.
I should be the one around saying, “Wow, Lord/Lady so-and-so, you look amazing!”
Something is wrong, everything is wrong.
I feel like I’m alone in enemy territory.
But I didn’t have time to make excuses as I heard Madam Sabrina’s voice from afar.
“Oh my, are you all gathered already? Then let’s get started right away.”
I froze at her voice. There seemed to be no time left for excuses. In the end, I was dragged into the room by Jeremiah and Lord Grimani and forced to try on the dress.
I was burning with shame and my head was blank as four women in colorful dresses cheered in front of me. While watching it as if it were someone else’s business, I vaguely thought that God didn’t listen to my wishes again.
Then, a particularly loud cheer pulled me out of my escapism.
“Oh my! It’s lovely. Come on, Lorraine, let’s try it on. With this, you won’t be called a plain, unfashionable, and unrefined girl anymore. I picked it out, so it’s definitely perfect.”
“Oh, did you pick out this design, Lady Astorga?”
“Yes, that’s right. Lorraine had lost so much confidence in herself and even gave up the pleasure of dressing up, so my brother asked me to help her. It was so much fun.”
As if recalling a scene from a tailor’s shop, Paula touched the fabric of the dress and Tatiana looked at her with admiration.
“It’s amazing. It incorporates the latest trends and suits Lorraine perfectly. Um, would you mind looking at my dress next time?”
“Oh, of course. Um…”
“My name is Tatiana, Countess Grimani. I’m a friend of Lorraine’s.”
“Oh, really? Then of course, I want to get something new for the social season too. Let’s go together. And of course, Lorraine will come too, right?”
“…Uh, yes. Of course, I’ll accompany you.”
I hastily replied, trying not to interrupt their lively girl talk. It seemed like they were having fun, so I didn’t want to spoil the mood, but my response might have been awkward.
Meanwhile, Madam was steadily dressing me in a dress.
At first, it was a ball gown with a wide hem.
The bright red carmine color of the dress was too flashy for me, but I tried it on anyway, overwhelmed by the atmosphere. Madam had a needle in her hand and was adjusting the size carefully.
Eventually, she took out a hair accessory that matched the dress from the luggage she brought. It was a red flower hair accessory made of the same fabric.
She put it on my hair, which was still tied in a bun from this morning.
I wonder what I look like now. Am I like a clown? I’m so anxious that I want to faint.
Madam, who had made some adjustments to my dress, stepped back a little and looked at me.
“Okay, it’s perfect… But it’s strange that you haven’t dressed up properly until now. You’re so beautiful, aren’t you?”
“Really, yes, I knew my judgment was correct after all!”
Paula said happily. Tatiana, who was playing with the fabric that Madam had brought, looked over and opened her eyes wide in surprise. She stared at me for a while with her mouth open, unable to close it.
How should I interpret this reaction?
“Wow, you’re a completely different person now! Why didn’t you do this properly before? It’s only natural that Jeremiah won’t let you go now.”
Tatiana stood up from her chair and started circling around me.
However, I wasn’t used to being looked at instead of being the one looking, and I was so embarrassed that I couldn’t bear it. And what was Tatiana saying?
A different person…?
“Now, shall we show the gentlemen as well? Sorry to keep you waiting, both of you.”
Madam said that and headed towards the door. I was about to say “Wait,” but it was too late. Eventually, the door opened and Jeremiah and Lord Grimani entered, and both of their eyes turned towards me.
My cheeks grew hot. I felt like I was about to explode with discomfort.
As I stood there, unable to lift my face, someone approached me.
I wondered what to do as I tensed up my body and waited for hm to say something.