* * *
His mouth was as sweet as candy.
Ines was speechless for a moment.
Enoch nailed it.
“I mean it.”
At the firm declaration, Ines’ face flushed like a fire.
“Well, by the way. You had a luncheon appointment with the Kaldorov royal family today, didn’t you?”
Ines tried to scramble to her feet hurriedly.
“At this rate, I’ll be late for the appointment. I have to prepare quickly…”
“Wait a minute.”
Enoch’s firm arms embraced Ines’s waist.
When the muscles were moderately attached and the solid chest touched the bare skin, Ines quickly hardened her body.
“We still have plenty of time. We can stay together a little longer.”
“No, it could be really late…”
Ines, who was trying to escape Enoch’s arms somehow, stopped.
That’s true, unlike his seemingly relaxed attitude.
Enoch’s neck was red as well.
‘………I wasn’t the only one who was embarrassed.’
Ines slowly caressed Enoch’s neck with her fingers.
At the same time, Enoch’s shoulders were stiff.
“Your neck is really red.”
Enoch, who had been silent for a long time, grumbled, burying his face in Ines’s shoulder.
“Why didn’t you just pretend you didn’t know?”
This is a situation where what she said comes back to her.
Ines burst into laughter without realizing it.
It was a very pleasant feeling.
Enoch looked up at Ines with a discontented gaze, and then pulled her over and laid her on the bed.
Ines, who fell on the bed, looked at Enoch with a flustered face.
Enoch called her name in a honeyed voice.
‘Uh, what did you just say?’
Of course, it was true that she asked him to call her name.
“Eh, all of a sudden?”
His deep blue eyes were filled with mischievous light.
“You asked me to call you Ines.”
Enoch, who kissed her cheek, whispered as his lips touched her ear.
“Why don’t you call me Enoch?”
Ines tried to say something, but nothing came out.
It was because Enoch swallowed her lips in an instant.
Her stomach became hot as if she had swallowed a ball of fire.
In the end, Ines couldn’t get out of bed until the appointment time was close.
* * *
At the reception room of the Royal Kaldorov.
‘So glad I’m not late for my appointment.….’
Ines breathed a sigh of relief, sweeping her chest.
Ines knew Enoch was strong and virile, and his stamina in bed was mind blowing.
Fortunately, Enoch had such common sense that she should not be late for an appointment with the Kaldorov royal family that he let her go, even with a sad face…….
‘But the arrival time was really close.’
Ines glanced at Enoch with a look of resentment.
Usually, for appointments with the royal family, it was common to come in about 20 minutes early and wait, but they barely came in with 10 minutes left.
Meanwhile, as soon as he noticed her gaze, Enoch bent his eyes and smiled brightly.
Ines felt her stomach flutter.
‘Really, I don’t know how people feel.’
Nevertheless, Enoch’s smile looked dazzlingly pretty.
Ines was just sighing deeply inside.
‘Isn’t this what a bean pod is?’
Ines was seriously thinking when just in time, the royal servant came in and bowed to the two.
“I’ll show you to the dinner table.”
After moving along with the attendant for a long time, the attendant waiting in front of the dinner hall opened the door.
An elderly woman sitting at the top welcomed the two.
“Welcome, I’m Melissa Kaldorov.”
“It’s such an honor to meet you here.”
Ines and Enoch politely greeted the old lady.
She was the sister of the former king and the aunt of the current king.
She was also the oldest monarch in the Kaldorov royal family.
At the same time, the Marquess of Attlee, who was sitting next to Melissa, greeted the two.
“It’s really nice to see you two again.”
The Marquess of Attlee started.
“Countess of Brierton looked a little tired yesterday, are you alright today?”
The Marquess of Attlee anxiously asked Ines.
Ines smiled socially.
“Thank you for your concern. Thanks to you, I got a good rest.”
It was a very strange thing.
When she first met the Marquess of Attlee yesterday, she was in a terrible state of jealousy.
As soon as Enoch and Ines confirmed their feelings, she couldn’t be calmer.
“Sit this way, please.”
Following Melissa’s guidance, Ines and Enoch sat down.
“His Majesty is busy with state affairs, so it is difficult to meet the two of you right away, but he said that he would make time for it at least once before you return home.”
“I understand how much Kaldorov cares about us. Thank you.”
Enoch answered politely.
In fact, it was true that Kaldorov was paying considerable attention to Ines and Enoch.
In addition, the host of the invitee was not the king, but the Marquess of Attlee.
The king said that he would make time in person, even though he didn’t have to.
Melissa folded her wrinkled eyes and smiled.
“Come to think of it, the Duke of Sussex is still unmarried, right? If I had a daughter, I would have welcomed the Duke as my son-in-law.”
“Thank you, but I’m afraid it’s difficult now.”
The blue eyes touched Ines for a moment and fell.
Then he smiled at Melissa.
“I have someone in mind now.”
“Oh, is that so?”
Melissa opened her eyes wide.
“I wonder who the lucky woman is.”
“If I have a chance someday, I’ll introduce you. I’m still a little cautious.”
Since then, Enoch and Melissa continued to have a friendly conversation.
‘No, why does Enoch look at this side.….’
Only Ines was staring at the tableware in front of her because she was embarrassed and happy for no reason.
The atmosphere of the dinner was friendly.
People had this and that conversation.
Recent trends in the art world of Kaldorov, greetings from the King and his wife in Lancaster or the child of the Marquess of Attlee…….
Marquess of Attlee opened her mouth, slicing the lightly cooked lamb dish.
“Personally, I think the Countess of Brierton is really great. Should I say I respect her a lot as a woman?”
Suddenly Ines’s name was mentioned.
Embarrassed, Ines looked at the Marquess.
As soon as she made eye contact with Ines, the countenance of the Marquess of Attlee became softer.
“They say Lancaster has a somewhat stricter atmosphere than Kalodorov, right? I admire the Countess so much that she stands out in such a society.”
“Kaldorov has female painters, but it’s very rare.”
The Marquess gently tightened her hands holding the tableware.
“Art, no. Not only is it difficult to receive formal education in a particular field. If you’re a lady of an aristocratic family, you tend to put more importance on creating a mix.”
Ines was a little nervous.
Obviously, just a moment ago, the Marquess had cut the meat in graceful movements as she had painted it.
‘…..I guess it’s just how I feel.’
“Kaldorov blasts that it’s a freer atmosphere than other countries, but there’s very little we can do.”
The Marquees continued rather acrimoniously.
“Even Andrea wants to study painting, but no matter how much I look for it, there is no school where girls can enter. That’s the reality.”
For a moment Ines felt like she had been hit on the head.
What Marquess of Attlee pointed out was, in fact, that Ines had already hit the wall several times.
Didn’t Ines also learn from a tutor rather than getting a formal education about painting?
At least, her parents, who loved Ines terribly, took care to learn this and that, but it was more common for ordinary aristocratic young children to take bridal classes than that.
“The Marquess of Attlee.”
Just in time Melissa called the Marquees of Attlee in a stern voice.