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Hal Tesque, a close friend and escort of Marquess Camellia, was a very handsome young man.
The nose and jaw line that seemed to have been cut with his carving knife, and the cold eyes that stretched straight and thin lips with clear lines portrayed a delicate masculine beauty.
The indifferent expression that felt cold also matched the atmosphere of the young man very well.
“I was told not to stand out.” (Hal)
At the answer as blunt as his expression, Iker smiled. He (Iker) seemed to know without even asking who told him (Hal) that.
“Then I think you succeeded. So what does the Marquess say?”
Instead of answering Iker’s question, Hal handed him a note.
As Iker accepted it, Hal bowed slightly and then walked away. At some point he disappeared from Iker’s sight.
Iker checked the note in his hand, putting his sword away.
It was a neat and elegant handwriting.
[I have something to tell you about the scandal. Please visit me tonight. I’ll leave the window open.
The content of the note Elysia delivered to him was simple.
To summarize, it said he should come to the Marquess’s residence because she couldn’t come to his house. Secretly through the window.
Iker’s long and beautiful eyes were slightly folded. It was a soft curved smile.
Who in the Empire would dare tell Duke Deimos to come in through the window? That’s what thieves and assassins do.
It was a request that could be considered shameless, but it only seemed cute to him.
Raising his lips softly, he turned towards his mansion, hoping for the night to come soon.
“Should I have set a time?”
Elysia stared at her open window and licked her lower lip with a nervous heart. It was quite late in the night, but Iker did not appear.
“No. He knows what my schedule is.”
She made the appointment at night because she did not know Iker’s schedule.
She thought it would be fine since usually no one was busy at night.
She didn’t think he’d come to the wrong room.
All the windows in the mansion tonight were closed at her orders. Except for her bedroom window.
“Then, did he feel offended because I asked him to come through the window?”
When she thought it might be so, she sighed deeply and covered her face with her hands.
Iker didn’t know, but the paper that Elysia had thrown away to complete that one note was enough to fill a small trash can.
At first, she had planned to rent a place in a quiet location in the capital and meet there. But when she thought about why this scandal broke out, she had no choice but to give up that plan.
It was also a job for her to get away from the newspaper reporters and paparazzi who were all around, but she thought that a sudden change might draw people’s attention even more.
Just like the morning after the banquet, she bumped into a newspaper reporter and dropped her hat.
In the end, the safest place was the Camellia’s residence or the Duke of Deimos’s.
However, if she entered the Duke’s main gate, she was not confident that she would not be noticed, and she was even less confident to climb over the high walls and windows.
So she asked him to come, but it didn’t look good anyway.
“I didn’t want to ask for that either.”
It was when Elysia, who buried her face in her hands, sighed deeply. A soft, low-pitched voice landed in her ear.
“What do you mean, Marquess?”
Astonished, Elysia lifted her head, and the figure of Iker leaning by the window filled her eyes. The sight of the man standing in the moonlight with a sculptural perfect appearance was truly one of a kind.
Like a masterpiece, Elysia couldn’t take her eyes off him for a moment.
The jet-black hair, which was always neatly combed back, was naturally scattered on the forehead, giving off a completely different atmosphere.
She would say it exuded a stoic and sensual feeling at the same time along with a neatly filled black shirt.
‘It looks good to have his bangs down, but what doesn’t suit that face.’
Elysia, who was admiring Iker unconsciously, came to her senses at the sound calling her.
“Ah, sorry. I was so surprised when you suddenly appeared…”
Elysia blurred her words.
She was embarrassed and rushed to make excuses, but she realized as she spoke. That Iker was the one who made her act like that.
Fortunately, Iker wasn’t surprised or angry. On the contrary, the golden eyes lit by the moonlight were shining with a pleasant glow.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I tried to come in as quietly as possible, but it must have surprised the Marquess.”
Elysia felt her face heat up at the sound of his voice with a slight smile. So she quickly stood up and bowed her head.
“No. I’m really sorry for asking too much.”
“It’s okay. Jumping through the window isn’t a bad feeling either. Perhaps it’s because it’s your room, Marquess.”
Seeing his gracefully long eyes softly folded, Elysia was momentarily dazed.
‘No, it’s the first time he’s here, so where the hell did such a comment like a player come from?’
While Elysia doubted that he was born to be a player, Iker looked around her bedroom and straightened his leaning body.
He had only taken one step, but suddenly Elysia stopped breathing as he got closer enough to feel his body scent.
A deep, low voice, as if echoing through a cave, landed gently over her head.
“Can I ask what you want to do with me, Marquess?”
When she met his golden eyes that contained the gentleness, she was bewildered and her lips couldn’t open.
Her mouth, which had been so eloquent in the council, seemed to have run away now. If it wasn’t because of him, she wouldn’t lose her words like this.
In the end, she uttered whatever came to her mind.
“That, so, that……uhm, is it still a valid offer that you would lend me yourself?”
Seeing the startled light appearing in Iker’s golden eyes, Elysia wanted to take back what she said, but it was already too late.
‘Oh, I don’t know. I’ll worry about it tomorrow.’
Anyway, what she was going to say wasn’t much different from what she said now.
So Elysia moved her hand, keeping her body attached to Iker. She was going to borrow it and say the terms.
Yes, that was her plan. The plan.
She felt a presence beneath her palms that could not be ignored as she descended down the tight abs that felt beneath Iker’s shirt. Along with the hot heat.
Surprisingly, she was in heat. She didn’t seem like that at all on the surface.
‘When? No for what?’
Elysia widened her eyes. She couldn’t understand why it suddenly got so intense.
This wasn’t supposed to happen until they talked.
Was it instinctive because she suddenly clung to him? But wasn’t it too fast for that?
As all her strange thoughts ran through her head, she missed the time to carry out her plans. Her timing was to praise his body and then say she wants to borrow it.
Even in the midst of it, the saying that you can’t give your dog a habit seemed to be right. Unlike her closed mouth, her hands moved randomly.
Her long, slender fingers moved skillfully and the man’s groan, suppressed above her head, fell low.
Elysia trembled slightly at the sexy moan that touched her instinct somewhere. Her body heated up and heat rushed to her navel.
‘Am I crazy….?’
She thought she must have gone crazy.
Now, she is reacting to the sound of the other person’s moans?
The warm breath of the man reached her earlobe and she stopped moving her hand for a moment in shock.
“Of course, that proposal is still valid. Can we see this action now as acceptance, Marquess?”
As a lower-than-usual, warm, low-pitched voice softly echoed in her ear, Elysia unknowingly swallowed her saliva.
But that was all.
Iker’s breath no longer drew closer or farther away, as if he was waiting for her permission.
He stopped when the heat reached the top of her neck, and his hot breath only made her body heat up.
Feeling some sort of resentment, Elysia moved her fingers and grasped it skillfully. There was only part of it in her hand, but that alone made another low, suppressed moan ringing in her ears like a growl.
As Iker responded to her actions, Elysia thought that now it was even.
“That… Well, I thought it would be okay if I borrowed this.” (Elysia)
Having regained her lost composure, she gently teased her fingers as if appreciating the precious things. But her ease didn’t last long.
“I’m glad you said that. Would you like to try it right now?” (Iker)
“It’s not bad either….What? What did you just say?” (Elysia)
Elysia, who answered without thinking much, was startled and hurriedly raised her head.
Then she saw Iker’s lips curled softly. Even the golden eyes that glittered in a different way.
“I asked if you’d like to try it right now. If you borrowed it, you should use it.” (Iker)
Everything about the man in front of her was dangerously attractive, even the low-pitched voice that danced in her ears.