Chapter 1 - Part 1
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On a sunny day a few months later, Lelia and Oscar’s wedding took place.
But not everything was as peaceful as the weather.
Raindrops suddenly began to fall from the sky during the outdoor wedding.
“What is this?”
Aunt Atias, who had prepared for the wedding, shouted miserably.
However, the couple, Lelia and Oscar, rather smiled and looked at each other.
“You’re not scared of rain now, are you?”
Lelia asked, grabbing Oscar’s much larger hand.
He has been afraid since he was young, but Oscar nodded calmly.
He loved Lelia, who said she would protect him still.
She was cute, lovely and reliable.
Lelia and Oscar stood in front of the priest as it drizzled.
The priest worried about the raindrops falling onto his head, and recited the vows, wanting to end this wedding as soon as possible.
“The two have made an eternal covenant. You may now kiss before God’s eyes.”
As soon as the vows were over, Oscar rolled up Lelia’s veil.
Then, he bowed his head to capture her pink lips.
He could feel the eyes of the audience on him, but Oscar didn’t care.
He was still uneasy.
Even though the wedding date with Lelia was set, his friends did not stop checking them.
Griffith provoked Oscar whenever he had the time, and Kalix also called him by the strange title of ‘brother’, laughing as he said that that’s how concubines are.
Romeo also persistently checked for any signs of gaps between Lelia and Oscar.
Perhaps this war of nerves will continue from now onwards.
Maybe for the rest of their lives.
Oscar hugged Lelia’s waist tightly and kissed her deeply.
Elizabeth, Zenon, Carius, and Atias had bright smiles as they blessed the two.
On the other hand, her grandmother and grandfather could not hold back their tears in the end.
And Romeo, who stood behind the Ducal couple, also cried with them.
“… Get a divorce.”
Unlike the old couple in front of him blessing the two, Romeo muttered the curse very quietly.
His heart felt so uncomfortable.
He clenched his teeth, wiping away the tears at the ends of his eyes.
On the other hand, Kalix, standing next to him, stared at Lelia with a disheartened look.
He looked like he was about to create an incident right away, but he was trying to contain himself.
Griffith was expressionless as usual. Griffith, who was clapping leisurely, suddenly turned his head to look at Romeo.
“If you’re that upset, would you like to hear about my plan?”
“Get out of my way, you j*rk!”
At Romeo’s anger, Griffith laughed as if it were funny.
Although he was still opposing, it would only be a matter of time before he could be won over.
“Hey, what’s that?”
At that time, Kalix, who was stuck between the two, asked. His eyes were sparkling.
Griffith turned his head as if it were nothing. Truthfully, Kalix got in the way of his plan.
He didn’t need a silly guy.
“Hey, just what is it about?”
However, Kalix tapped on Griffith’s arm and urged him to reply.
Griffith sighed as he ignored him till the end.
While he was sick and tired of the wedding, Lelia looked beautiful in the distance.
So he could endure. No matter how long it took.
At the same time, there was good news for the Auraria Empire.
The princes and princess, who were kidnapped by pagan forces, returned with much difficulty.
But their returned appearances were outrageous.
They were thinner and looked much more haggard than before. Their empty eyes looked lifeless, and they were terrified at the slightest sound.
After Cedric woke up, he shoved the snacks on the bedside table into his mouth, before spitting it out. It was the aftereffects of being kidnapped.
The pagans locked him up in a solitary room, not even giving him a single sip of water. By the time he was on the verge of death by dehydration, they barely gave him a cup of dirty water and a half-rotten fruit.
It was a rotten fruit that he wouldn’t have given a second glance at normally, but at that time, it felt as sweet as honey. These pagans cleverly tamed them. After starvation to the point of death, the dignity and pride of being a prince or member of the imperial family was nothing but luxury. For a cup of water and a piece of bread, he willingly knelt and begged in front of the pagans.
The imperial family had to use a significant amount of imperial funds to pay for their ransom.
The nobility gazed upon this unfavorably.
Moreover, the reputation of the princes had already fallen to the bottom due to the empress’s scheme.
The nobles were at a loss, debating whether they should empower the young son of the Empress.
“Your Majesty, so… How about delaying the Crown Prince’s conferment ceremony for the time being…”
The subject that came to meet the emperor bowed his head as he spoke.
While the emperor’s memory was completely wiped clean with an arm, there weren’t any problems settling governmental affairs.
On the contrary, the emperor handled affairs in a much more efficient manner, making his subjects maintain a constant state of tension.
The emperor did not even answer the request of his subjects.
“Very well. There’s no rush anyway.”
The servant’s complexion brightened at the emperor’s words.
He had to go to the empress as soon as possible and inform her of the news.
After that subject left, Perseus turned his head and looked out of the window.
The memories that had disappeared entirely, were slowly returning.
One by one.
Although the reason was still unclear, it seemed that the position of successor should be left unoccupied.
If the owner of that position comes to visit one day, he would gladly give it away.
Now, all he had left was the position of emperor. If she wanted to be in this position, he could give it to her.
Lelia and Oscar’s bridal chamber was eventually decorated using the bright wallpaper that Romeo had chosen.
Romeo resented the wallpaper he had chosen, but could not go against the decision made by Atias.
“It’s so pretty. Do you like it?”
Lelia asked Oscar as she looked around the softly lit room.
“I like it.”
At Oscar’s answer, Lelia smiled relievedly. Large drapes surrounded the bed, making it look cozy.
Without knowing the kind of eyes Oscar was staring at her with from behind, Lelia was absorbed in the view of the room. Oscar started untying the knots of her clothes from behind. At the belated realization, Lelia turned around with a stiffened body.
Oscar whispered, kissing Lelia’s ear.
“But I’ll still stick to my nature. Will that be okay?”
“You couldn’t stand the sound.”
The words had a subtle hint.
“It’s our first night. Can you hold back your sounds?”
Lelia’s face heated up at Oscar’s whisper.
Oscar skillfully untied her dress from behind her back, then pulled down the dress from her shoulders.
The wedding dress she was wearing fell, and only a thin chemise dress remained.
Oscar created a crack with a hand aimed backwards.
“Shall we go to a place where you can make as much noise as you want?”
Lelia nodded her head, holding back her embarrassment. It was probably for the best.
There were only two bedrooms on this floor, but she still felt uneasy.
Oscar hugged Lelia’s waist with one arm, and Lelia naturally wrapped her arm around his neck.
After the two moved through the crack to a secret space, the crack was immediately closed.
Only then, did Oscar feel relief.
He couldn’t even lower his guard in their bridal chamber.
Griffith might send another maid to disturb the two.
Like the honeymoon room, scented candles were subtly lit here.
“Now we’re a married couple”.
Oscar said softly, carefully laying Lelia on the bed.
“So I hope you can call me with a more affectionate pet name in the future.”
Lelia frowned in embarrassment.
“What do you mean by a term of endearment? How do you want me to call you?”
“Call me ‘honey’.”
Oscar brazenly demanded. At the same time, he steadily loosened the buttons of the clothes she was wearing.
Oscar, who was already naked, reached out to Lelia.
“Oh, I got it…”
Oscar’s lips went up at Lelia’s affirmation. Lelia never refused his requests.
‘How can you be so lovely?’
Oscar said, rubbing his cheek against Lelia’s neck, “In front of others, okay?”
“…Do we have to do that? Everyone already knows that we’re a couple.”
“But I still want to hear it.”
Lelia whispered softly.
Oscar looked at her with a deep look and kissed all five of her small fingers.
When he bit, licked, Lelia twisted as it felt ticklish.
As she reacted sensitively wherever he touched, there were many things he wanted to do.
Oscar wanted to monopolize Lelia forever. Until his death.
When he thought about it, his eyes were filled with joy. Oscar no longer hid his desire and kissed her harshly.
He can die.
At the fact that he could die someday after spending the rest of his life with Lelia, he was crazy with delight.
Rather than the fact that he didn’t have to be left alone in this world, what made him happier was the fact that he could follow Lelia wherever she went.
He didn’t want to let go of her forever. He didn’t want her to be taken away by anyone.
He committed sins, but he did not regret his choice. Even if he had to return to the past again, he would have stolen Lelia’s soul.
He couldn’t help it because he was a sinner from the beginning.
Lelia has no choice but to accept it.
He suppressed his guilt and pressed down his lips reverently on Lelia’s body, as if he was vowing to God.
As always, Lelia was lovely.
She was beautiful, warm, soft, gentle, to the point where he was blinded by love.
He vowed, pouring his hot desire on Lelia all night long.
He will follow her for all of eternity, using all the power that remains within him.
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