Chapter 1 - Part 1
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At the unexpected topic, Lelia breathed in.
“I had decided to use the medicine when Elizabeth’s health recovers.”
“Yes… I remember.”
“Now that her health has recovered, I think we can use medicine…”
Duke Superion hesitated for a long time and opened his mouth again.
“This grandfather doesn’t want to use the medicine.”
Lelia blinked and looked at her grandfather.
A wrinkled face immersed with anxiety reflected into her eyes. It was the first time that she saw her grandfather, who had always been as big and reliable as a mountain, look weak.
“…The pain that the child will suffer when she finds out everything, this grandfather… I’m… I’m so afraid.”
“I’m sorry to her and you, but just like this… As it is… “
The wrinkled hands covering the back of Lelia’s hand shook.
Lelia reached out her hand and wrapped it around her grandfather’s hand.
As she grabbed the hand firmly, the grandfather looked at her, surprised.
“It’s okay. You don’t have to be sorry for me.”
Her grandfather’s face was filled with guilt. Lelia could see why her grandfather was so sorry.
Truthfully, he wanted her mom to find her memory. He wanted to show her that the child she tried to save has grown this big now.
However, on the contrary, he hoped that her mother would not recover her memories.
Because there were so many painful things.
There were times when he thought it wouldn’t be bad to live happily as it is now.
No, rather, it may be better.
“I’m fine. I like it as it is, grandfather…”
Lelia held her grandfather’s hand tightly with a mature smile.
It was her turn to protect her grandfather, who had always protected her.
“…Thank you, I’m sorry…”
Grandfather smiled proudly at his granddaughter.
‘When did you grow this much?.’
He was just sorry and sorry for Lelia. It was regrettable that he couldn’t save this child sooner.
“I want to use this wallpaper.”
“But Atias, isn’t that color too bright?”
“Mother, this is the most popular color these days”.
Lelia was sitting in the middle of a conversation between Aunt Atias and her grandmother.
After talking to her grandfather, Lelia was taken by her aunt and was sitting here now.
Her grandmother, who had regained her health, was in a heated debate with her aunt as she sat next to Lelia, holding her hand tightly.
“Baby, what do you think? This grandmother thinks that a darker color would be better…”
“Lelia? Do you think so too?”
Her aunt called Lelia with a scary look.
Lelia hesitated a little and turned to her mother sitting opposite her.
“I’ll…I’ll just follow what my mother chooses for me.”
Elizabeth, who was still drinking tea, placed the tea cup down in surprise.
She was just quietly watching, but she couldn’t believe it.
“Okay. You pick one. It’s your daughter’s bridal chamber, so it’s right for you, as her mother, to choose.”
Atias passed the sample to her forcefully. Elizabeth gave a troubled smile and pointed towards the dark sample.
Then Atias’ face crumpled.
“Look at these frustrating people! Do you think this kind of dark color suits newlyweds? Wait a minute! I’ll bring Romeo!”
Aunt Atias jumped up and thought she couldn’t do it.
Then she ordered a servant to call Romeo right away.
Lelia secretly laughed with her grandmother and mother at the sight of her angry aunt.
Romeo, who came soon, looked stiff when he was asked to choose the wallpaper for Lelia’s bridal chamber.
However, soon after, he chose a bright wallpaper with a gloomy look, and my aunt explained why he had to fill the wall with this color.
“Why should I choose that?”
“Why should I be doing this when it isn’t even a bridal chamber for you and me? The more I think about it, the more ridiculous this situation gets.”
“I’m sorry, it’s because my aunt trusts you so much… I apologize. I’m sorry.”
Lelia comforted the grumbling Romeo.
Romeo grumbled for a long time and spoke while looking at Lelia.
“Hey, if you’re going to be like this… I’m going to decorate my room. Like a bridal chamber.”
“What are you talking about all of a sudden?”
“Are you sure you and Oscar will be married forever? There’s a reason why there’s a system for divorce.. If you’re getting a divorce… I’ll remarry you, so let’s decorate it in advance!”
Romeo was speaking gibberish and disheveled his neat blonde hair.
“Oh, my… My head is getting weird because of Griffith. Anyways, if you find Oscar weird, even just a little, divorce him right away. Do you get it?”
Romeo made a curse, not a curse exactly, and walked away.
Lelia looked at his retreating back and swept down the back of her neck.
She wasn’t in the dark about her friend’s feelings for her.
Nevertheless, Lelia chose Oscar according to her heart.
She wanted to enjoy this peace for the time being, even though she would be criticized for being selfish.
However, if her friends said they would leave someday or if they said that they would marry someone, naturally, she would bless them.
By the way, she was also worried about Kalix, who had been missing for a while now.
Lelia sighed and headed to her room.
That night, Oscar came to Lelia as he had previously promised.
Lelia was going to take it easy this time, but the plan was for naught as Oscar suddenly pulled them into bed.
More ecstatic time had passed than the last.
Somehow, Oscar’s desire seemed to be growing day by day.
Lelia’s heart rattled every time she saw his eyes murky, as if something had gone wrong.
She wasn’t as afraid as she used to be, but it’s because of the burden of whether she can handle that desire.
Of course, there were times when she felt strange because she felt like he was changing accordingly.
As such, the night spent with Oscar was ecstatic.
And the next morning.
After confirming the game message that there were two days left until the service terminates, Lelia left her room for a walk to clear her mind.
Oscar’s touch still lingered in every corner of her body, but she couldn’t help it because her mind was complicated.
Lying in the room, she thought she would continue to cry, so she wanted to move her body at least.
She kept getting emotional thinking that she had only two days and then, Alchemy would be gone.
However, while walking through the garden, someone blocked her way.
It was Kalix who blocked her.
Lelia fiddled with her fingers as she looked at his very rough complexion.
She couldn’t raise her head because she felt sorry.
At the same time, she was afraid of how Kalix would react. Kalix was really stubborn.
Lelia hesitated, before raising her head again and asked.
“…Kalix, where have you been? Did you keep skipping your meals?”
His cheeks looked a little thinner than usual. Lelia’s worries made him pout and he turned his eyes away.
Then he sighed loudly and opened his mouth.
“Never mind. You see…”
“I’ll be the concubine.”
Lelia blinked her eyes. Of course, she expected that Kalix wouldn’t accept this situation normally…
She didn’t know it would come out like this.
‘He’ll be the concubine. What is this…?’
“I lost to Oscar, so I’m the concubine.”
“I’ve been looking around for books on countries with such customs.”
It was then when she learned what Kalix, who had been away for a while, had been doing.
Kalix patted his chest proudly and explained.
“I read that concubines are often loved more than the official marriage partner. It’s supposed to be like that.”
“I don’t care if you love Oscar, you love me anyway.”
Lelia was speechless and spaced out for a moment.
She managed to open her mouth.
“You as a concubine…? I don’t want to make you anything like that.”
“Then what are you going to do?”
“What are you sorry about?”
Kalix tilted his head as if he didn’t understand.
He came one step closer. Lelia felt suffocated for no reason at the presence of his large body.
“I… I want to stay like this, as friends with you, Kalix.”
“You secretly came to me and kissed me. What’s with that?
“At that time…”
Lelia closed her eyes tightly.
This was all her fault.
“To make the medicine that will fix your eyes… I had to kiss you. It was an alchemy medicine! I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you earlier.”
“It’s my fault.”
At Lelia’s words, Kalix inhaled deeply.
Lelia bowed her head as she glanced at his chest, which was trembling greatly.
“Hey, if you did something wrong, you should take responsibility.”
Kalix grabbed Lelia’s wrist and pulled it hard.
Lelia’s hand was placed upon his muscled chest.
Kalix secured her small hand on his chest and placed his big hand on hers.
“What are you doing right now?”
Lelia was embarrassed.
It’s not due to his sudden touch, but because of the feeling of his heartbeat that could be felt through the palm of her hand.
His heart pounded as if he had run a great distance. She thought it would be a problem if he came here running too fast.
“Can you feel it?”
Kalix asked with a laugh.
“It became like this because of you. You’re not going to take responsibility?
“Even when it’s at this stage?”
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