Becoming the Villain’s Family - Chapter 179.2
Aria glanced at Lloyd with a slightly reddish face, then let go of his hand and joined the crowd.
Conversation with him is important for her, but she had to greet those who came to congratulate her coming-of-age first.
“Thank you all for coming all the way.”
Aria said as she grabbed the hand of the Angelo family head, who was standing in front of her.
There was a deep crease in Tristan’s forehead, who was waiting for Aria to come running to him.
“Older Brothers too.”
Next were Winter and Luther. She shook hands with the Angelo sons in turn.
Vincent was watching it, figuring out how to effectively eliminate his competitor.
“Here, Little Deer.”
The Princess who appeared at Aria’s invitation held a long, thin glass in her hand.
“What is this?”
The golden liquid was shimmering in a more splendid shine under the light of the chandelier.
“Being an adult means you’re old enough to drink.”
“What are you giving to a person who is not even physically well?”
Lloyd cut in with a frown.
The cooks were startled and quickly retreated with the presents. The ‘mature gift’ requested by Aria was fruit wine made with a heavenly secret that has been passed down from generation to generation in Dunham.
“A little bit is fine.”
Natalie, already intoxicated, said waving her hand.
It was then. Aria, who was looking at the glass with a twinkling gaze, licked her lips and said.
In her past and present life, she had never tried alcohol. Because she had never even wanted to drink before.
‘It is said that alcohol is what makes you drunk in the atmosphere.’
She was surrounded by the people she loved, so she wanted to eat, drink, and have fun with them.
“Just one drink.”
Natalie said with a smirk, and Lloyd sighed and touched his forehead. And he looked at the Princess with a gloomy gaze for a moment.
The Princess shot back with a, ‘What?’
Meanwhile, Aria took a sip and swallowed the alcohol.
It tastes just like a normal drink? It wasn’t as bad as she was told. Although her throat and stomach tingle a little the moment the drink passes her body.
The Princess patted her hair. Aria nodded her head and took another sip of the alcohol.
“What is that?”
Then she asked, pointing to the bottles the cooks were holding. They were passing the bottles to each other, but then got surprised and looked at Lloyd’s eyes.
“It’s a gift for Young Madam, but I’m worried that it might harm your health…”
“Oh, is it alcohol? But I think I’ll be fine with one more drink.”
It seemed like the cooks made it themselves. Aria was going to drink just one more drink as a token of sincerity.
She wouldn’t have done that if she had known it would be the last memory of her coming-of-age ceremony.
Aria suddenly opened her eyes to the cool feeling that brushed her cheek.
In her vision was the full moon. The night was clear without a single cloud, and a brilliant feast of stars embroidered in the sky.
She turned her head, pulling her gaze from the window.
“Are you awake?”
It was Lloyd. When she woke up, his hand left her as she blinked her eyes.
Aria later realized that this was her room.
“You suddenly fell asleep.”
“…Really? Did I sleep?”
Lloyd looked down at her. It was a silent affirmation.
Aria doesn’t know much about alcohol, but she’s seen people drinking and having fun countless times.
The gathering with Siren was depraved and debauched, but she had never heard of people who drank a couple of drinks and fell asleep.
‘Was I so weak in alcohol.’
Aria sighed and rubbed the corners of her eyes. Luckily, she didn’t have a hangover.
“Did I drink and do something strange?”
Aria thought of her biological father, who used to be violent when he drank.
“If you drink again, you will be in trouble.”
Oh, she must have done something very strange.
Aria had to nod her head meekly. Lloyd had been telling her not to drink and yet this mess happened.
“Did I hit you?”
“Did I get drunk and hit Lloyd?”
The question sounded rather strange.
But Lloyd immediately understood the intent of her question, and held back, grinding his teeth.
He looped his hand on the back of Aria’s head and pulled her into his arms.
“I’d rather you hit me.”
“You became talkative, chattered, talked longer, blushed, and kept smiling…”
“Is that my drinking habit?”
Doesn’t it sound normal?
“Never drink again.”
She doesn’t know what the problem actually is, but Aria meekly nodded her head again. As Aria bowed her head and reflected on herself, Lloyd opened his mouth.
“I’m glad. I had something to say, but I think you’re sober before the day ends.”
“Did Lloyd have something to say?”
“Um… Lloyd first then.”
He went silent for a moment, then said.
“Today, our contract is over.”
She completely forgot. As she focused only on what they had in common, she forgot that their marriage began as a contract.
“Are you going to divorce me according to the contract?”
Aria tried to get the words out of her mind.
Then the Devil Grand Duke, who had grown up, kissed her hair with reverence and said,
“Now that you’re an adult, you have to sign an adult contract.”
The terms of the childhood contract were unilaterally set by Aria, so now it was Lloyd’s turn.
“Let me be by your side.”
“Forever, I will be by your side.”
That’s all I need. Aria blinked her eyes at Lloyd’s words. He is saying what she wanted to say.
His fingers pressed against her lips as his lips were clenching, waiting for her to answer.
Telling her to answer her carefully.
Telling her this is her last chance to choose.
“Even if you regret it later and run away, it will be of no use. Even if you do something far beyond the acceptable range, I will never let you go.”
Aria just smiled without saying a word.
She then said, clenching his hand that touched her lips.
“I meant everything I said as a child. If Lloyd wanted an end, I would go to hell with you.”
And she paused for a moment and placed her own lips on his hardened lips.