My Presumed Fiancé, Who I Thought Was Around 120 Years Old and Whose Face I Didn’t Know, Turned Out To Be a Transcendent Beauty – Chapter 28

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟖

‘Hmm, they look the same…’’

I thought I had developed immunity to beauty thanks to Kathleen’s beautiful face, but him being a man does make a difference in the impression. Eugene furrowed his brows as he observed Mabel, who tilted her head while saying “Hmm” after seeing his bare face.

“What’s wrong?”

“Oh, it’s just because it’s you, Eugene-sama.”

After saying that, Mabel quickly covered her mouth. It was good that she had recognized him, but if it was revealed that she had made him remove his mask for that reason, she might receive more unpleasant remarks.

However, Eugene himself unexpectedly didn’t say anything in return. On the contrary, after gazing at Mabel for a while, he slightly lowered his eyes with a stern expression.

“Is everything okay?”

“Yeah, just wondering if it’s still not effective.”

While Mabel had a puzzled expression, Eugene stood up from his chair. The warm-colored light on the desk illuminated him from behind.

There was no trace of the time when Mabel had forcefully changed his clothes while scolding him, completely removing the remnants of dirt. He wore a clean white shirt with a black vest. He still had the black coat on, but each garment had neat creases.

If only he would cut his overly long bangs, Mabel thought, but before she could finish that thought, Eugene took off his gloves and gently extended his finger to Mabel’s cheek.

Surprised by his slightly cool touch, Mabel felt Eugene getting closer than before. As she instinctively lowered her chin, Eugene placed his hand on it and gently lifted it up.

‘Wha–what, what is happening?’

Their gazes met as Eugene peered into her eyes.

Exquisite features of eyes and nose, slightly closed lips. Mabel’s heart made a thumping sound as she was captivated by his transparent honey-colored eyes. 

The distance between them was so close that their lips could almost touch.

Mabel, forgetting to breathe, watched Eugene’s movements, but as he seemed to painfully distort his handsome face, he softly let go of her hand.

“Normally, when someone sees this face, they would immediately fall in love with me.”

“I-is that so?”

Seeing Mabel take a step back, Eugene blinked two or three times and let out a sigh.

“This magic of mine is really useless when it matters, huh.”

“What?”

Mabel heard those words and remained silent for a while, not understanding their meaning. She tilted her head. Seeing her gesture, Eugene thought for a moment and whispered softly.

“Wimmie. I might have… fallen in love with you.”

“Huh?”

“I want to be by your side. I want to see you happy. I want to see you smile… I think these feelings are what it means to love, right?”

This time, it was Mabel’s turn to blink her eyes repeatedly.

She briefly wondered if he was teasing her, but Eugene’s eyes were serious as if desperately searching for the right words.

“But I have no experience with this kind of thing, and although I tried my best, it seems to have no effect on you.”

Mabel finally realized that the past few days of helping and such were for this reason. She had never been confessed to so directly, and she could feel her cheeks gradually heating up. And then, the final blow pierced her.

“I give up, Wimmie. How can I make you fall in love with me?”

“H-How can I…?”

Mabel wanted to know that more than anything.

After all, it was the first time a man had confessed to her. Mabel’s thoughts became jumbled in confusion, but she remembered why she was here.

‘Maybe, if I ask him now, he will protect the Eakes Kingdom…’

However, as this thought came to mind, Mabel threw it away. She didn’t want to use him like this…

I originally thought of using his weakness to threaten him. By lying that she was a maid. By being enthusiastic about protecting the Eakes Kingdom. However, doing and thinking are two different things.

Even though she had finally obtained Eugene’s weakness, why did her heart ache so much?

“Wimmie?”

“Um, well, but I am Mabel-sama’s personal maid.”

“Oh, right… I’m sorry.”

Without noticing Mabel, who was covered in sweat, Eugene furrowed his brows slightly.

“I’m sorry, but I’ll have to annul the marriage with your master. I thought I could agree to it just for show. However, now that you’re here, I can’t even consider that.”

Upon hearing those words, Mabel’s heart pounded louder than ever.

“If your master wants to determine her marriage partner, she should come herself. I have no intention of sending you back to your master, who is okay with sending you to my castle, all alone.”

Eugene believed that Mabel was Wimmie. However, his impression of Mabel was terrible. What would he think if she were to tell him now that she was Mabel?

‘He would probably think I deceived him…’

She couldn’t accept the kindness he directed toward the fake version of herself.

Mabel felt a sharp pain in her chest.

“Um, I’m sorry. I need some time to think.”

Seeing Mabel desperately utter those words, Eugene looked down with a pained expression. His expression carried a sense of guilt.

“I’m sorry for causing trouble…”

However, because these feelings were genuine, Eugene’s golden eyes tried to capture Mabel. However, Mabel couldn’t meet that direct gaze.


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