I Was Confessed to by the Person I Was Admiring – Chapter 95
Chapter 95: Shocking Morning
As Dennis said, Lucia is indeed an extension of my indiscretion. Moreover, she is also a face-value person like me and has often imitated my hobbies since we were young.
Dorothea often complained to me that Lucia was like Lorraine’s younger sister.
Despite not having been here for very long, I was once again reminded of Dennis’ greatness for seeing through it.
At the same time, I thought to myself.
“Do masters and servants resemble each other?”
That line that hit me in the chest from Dennis earlier. That is exactly the characteristic that the Castalde family naturally possesses. They are not aware of it themselves, but they often unintentionally make fun of them while trying to compliment them.
Dennis tilted her head when she heard my muttering.
“Is there something about me that resembles Jeremiah-sama?”
“Sigh, no, it’s nothing. Don’t worry about it. More importantly, we can’t just leave Lucia alone like that. Maybe we should ask Jeremiah or Lady Astorga to assign someone to her.”
“Wouldn’t it be better to tell Mrs. Morena?”
Dennis said curiously.
Certainly, as she said, in this case, it is normal to inform the chaperone. However, there is a “but.”
“I think it’s useless to tell her. After all, she hasn’t said a word of complaint despite all the fuss Lucia has been making so far.”
And so, she spends her days sleeping on the sofa or bench and staring blankly. Although I occasionally hear “be a little more ladylike,” she seems to think that she has fulfilled her duty and shows no particular signs of moving.
It’s like having a living cushion that breathes.
Dennis seemed to have some idea and quietly lowered her eyes and sighed. I also sighed along with her.
The next day.
That morning, there was one topic that dominated the conversation.
“I never thought it would come to this.”
Jeremiah said with a stern expression as he spread out the newspaper. I had just finished breakfast and getting ready, so I didn’t know what he was talking about and tilted my head while asking.
“What happened? What do you mean by ‘this’?”
Then he beckoned me over. As I approached as he gestured, he pulled my arm and made me sit next to him. My heart was pounding heavily, but when I saw what he was pointing at, it pounded even harder.
“Why would they do something like this?”
The newspaper had a large article on it, a so-called statement. The content was shocking to me.
It was about the recent series of bombing incidents. Although the damage was minor, the incident had spread anxiety among people. The perpetrator who caused it had come forward.
They claimed to be memory retainers.
I covered my mouth with my hand in shock. However, I couldn’t take my eyes off the article. There was still more to it.
It expressed dissatisfaction with the current situation, especially regarding the difference in treatment between their country and other countries, which was what Jeremiah had been concerned about.
As I read further, it stated that they could understand their power better through this incident and that they always had the power to take over the center of this country. They expected a response in the future.
I was thinking about the people I saw at that bar.
I don’t want to think that they are involved in something like this…
“…Are you okay? I told you because you would find out eventually.”
“…Yes, I’m okay. It was just a bit surprising.”
Although I answered like that, from Jeremiah’s concerned expression, I knew that I didn’t look good.
Actually, it was quite a shock.
However, I don’t want to worry him.
Above all, there is nothing I can do about this situation. I can only watch over the situation.
“Well, that’s good, but anyway, you should refrain from going out. Don’t go out alone.”
“Yes, I will do that.”
I nodded firmly, and Jeremiah’s expression brightened a little.
Then he gently hugged me.
“Do that for me. I’m scared when I think something might happen to you.”
His quiet voice penetrated my ears, and I instinctively held my chest. Despite being anxious, I felt happy.
I closed my eyes and calmed my breathing before answering.
I don’t know what kind of situation he is imagining from this situation.
I’m sure it’s not good.
If that’s the case, it’s best to just listen obediently.
Resting my head on his bigger shoulder, I thought so.
Three days after that incident.
Today, Jeremiah is not out, but as usual, I am surrounded by Dennis and the increased number of guards and servants, wandering around the Duke’s mansion.
In reality, I think it was a terrible thing.
However, there is no need to be on edge all day long, and if I’m in trouble, Dennis is here. So I decided to enjoy reading without isolating myself.
While leisurely reading a book, I became a little melancholy thinking that these kinds of days might increase in the future.
I didn’t think I would need to kill time in the capital city. Before coming here, I talked with my mother and brother that if we were in the capital city, we wouldn’t be bored. It seems like a lie now.
It’s still okay for now, but if it continues for a long time, it will become very boring.
At times like this, I wonder why nobles can’t work. However, I understand that labor for entertainment is different. I don’t quite understand this aspect.
Anyway, as a born lady, I think I can find various things to do.
So after spending the day like that, I returned to my room today to change into a dress for the evening.