Chapter 17│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
“Aldrick-sama has asked the gatekeeper over and over again to send the young woman with silver hair and purple eyes named “Liserotte Niclas” to his room when she came to visit, so that he could see her at any time.”
So that’s why the gatekeeper was excited when I told him my name. Now I understand why he knew my family name.
“No, that’s not how you say it…! Kyle, don’t say unnecessary things!”
“This is a cover fire, Liserotte-sama is so gentle, she won’t notice your indirect way of talking.”
The flustered Aldrick-sama and Kyle-sama, who speak calmly with a quiet face, seem to be very close. They looked more like old friends than a lord and his subject.
“Is that so?”
When you put it that way, it makes me a little sad, like I’m being left out.
“Liserotte-sama, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, used to send letters to the Dukes of Niclas every year.”
There was only one letter I received, but Aldrick-sama sent me letters?
“Kyle! Don’t say unnecessary things!”
Aldrick-sama looks at Kyle-sama sharply.
“I’m sorry, I haven’t been able to reply to you.”
“Well, don’t worry about that. It hasn’t reached you anyway, has it?”
“I’m sorry, but I only received one letter from Aldrick-sama the other day.”
When I returned to the house for the first time in ten years, I miraculously received that one letter in person from the mailman.
If I had left the house five minutes earlier or five minutes later, I would not have received the letter from Aldrick-sama.
I would have wandered around with nowhere to go, and I might have died in despair of this world.
I am so glad that I was able to receive Aldrick-sama’s letter at that time.
“You have nothing to apologize for, it is the Dukes who are to blame for not giving you the letter.”
There is a high possibility that the letter from Aldrick-sama that arrived at the Duke of Niclas was disposed of by my father or step-mother.
“It is my fault for sending a letter to you, the Supreme Saint engaged to the Crown Prince of another country. I was a fool. So don’t worry about it.”
Aldrick-sama lays his hand on mine.
“I’m glad one of those letters found its way into your hands. It led you to the Ludendolf Empire.”
Aldrick-sama’s hand touched my cheek and wiped away the tears that threatened to fall.
Aldrick-sama’s face comes closer…
“Ahem! Ahem! Ahem!! You’re so close! Your Royal Highness, if you want to do something like that, you should propose to Liserotte-sama first!”
Kyle-sama clears his throat, and Aldrick-sama’s hand moves away.
I turn my head and cover my face with my hands.
It’s embarrassing to get too close not once, but twice! Even though we haven’t seen each other for ten years, the feeling of childhood distance is still there!
“What… What are you talking about, Kyle!”
Aldrick-sama is very annoyed.
“What? Were you going to make a pass at Liserotte-sama if you didn’t want to marry her? You’re disgusting. You should die…”
Kyle-sama gives Aldrick-sama a cold stare.
“Don’t say such a terrible thing so casually! I’m not going to have a casual relationship with Liserotte! I’m serious about this! I mean it! I would give my life for Liserotte!”
“Then confess quickly—Liserotte-sama is beautiful, elegant, and graceful. Liserotte-sama is free now. She will catch insects in a second if you leave her alone.
“I know! But… my heart is not ready…”
“When will you be ready? Today? Tomorrow? The day after tomorrow? Or ten years from now? If you take that long, Liserotte-sama will surely belong to another man!”
“Damn…! You’re so relentless.”
“It’s the duty of a retainer to spank the Lord’s lazy ass.”
“All right, I’ll do it now.”
“That’s better, I’ll turn around.”
Kyle-sama turns on his heel and faces the window.
Aldrick-sama knelt in front of me, sitting on the sofa, and took my hand.
My heart beats fast when his obsidian eyes look directly at me.
“Would you like to go out with me on the basis of marriage?”
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