Bubbles of water rose on the still surface of the water.
She got tired of games of who dives the longest when she was young. The winner was always Walter. Perhaps the size of his lungs must have been as enormous as his thick chest, so that could be the number one factor in helping him hold his breath.
Promising that she would never lose this time, Eden relaxed as much as she could while getting entangled with Walter in the dark water. Her body was slowly sinking beneath the surface, thanks to Walter that was just one big heavy mass of muscle all over his body.
Like seaweed wrapped around the body, Eden’s short hair looped around Walter’s face repeatedly. Eden closed her eyes and focused on her own heartbeat. Even in the cold water, she could feel Walter’s warmth as he hugged her.
He is such a hot man.
Aah, now’s the limit.
She had no idea how many minutes had passed while she was in the water. Her lungs, which had been inflated as much as their volume could, shrunk a lot, and she squeezed her chest to get some fresh air.
In the meantime, Walter that was covering her was motionless.
He is such a monster.
Damn it. She can’t.
She gave up.
Eden, who opened her eyes in the water, pushed Walter’s body. As she struggled to quickly get to the surface, Walter’s hand tightened and bound her.
Is this bastard really trying to kill her?
As Eden struggled, something touched her lips.
It didn’t take a split second to figure out what it was. Eden, who grabbed Walter’s hard shoulders as he gave her a hot breath, took a deep breath in the water with her eyes wide open.
She didn’t even have time to think whether this bastard was a human or a fish, or if he could breathe through gills. Walter, who was holding the back of her head tightly, sucked her tongue.
Suddenly her head went white and she seemed to lose her mind. Meanwhile, her heart was beating like it would explode. There was an illusion that Walter’s ridicule came from beneath the dark water. Eden struggled to get away from him and raised her head above the water.
Beside her as she breathed hard, Walter’s body also floated up. She was even more annoyed as he did not show any signs of having a hard time holding his breath. He floated along the lake shore, lying on his back on the surface of the water.
“… what are you?”
“Look at the moon in the sky, Eden.”
Walter spoke in a slow voice.
“Isn’t it incredibly big and pretty today?”
It was true that the reddish moon was beautiful, but that wasn’t the point right now.
“Hey. Don’t change the subject.”
Eden swam as fast as a water bug to Walter, who didn’t respond, then grabbed him and roughly raised him.
“What was that?”
“In, in the water… !”
Walter replied calmly, like he had just remembered what he had done. The exuberant Eden, followed his words and raised her voice.
“I increased your limit. Thanks to me, you must have set a new diving record today.”
“Who said I needed help?”
Walter looked at her and narrowed his eyes. The water dripped down his wet hair and ran down his forehead.
“Why can’t you say thank you when you’re grateful?”
Eden clenched her fists. Seeing Walter just casually answering, heat bubbled up inside her.
“Apologize when I’m still nice.”
“Eden, don’t force yourself.”
Who is forcing it right now? Eden rolled her eyes.
She, too, was not ignorant of physical contact between the opposite gender. How many years ago was it in the fall? She had witnessed Uncle Frank and Aunt Katrina secretly kissing heavily behind the brewery. She saw it together with Walter too. At that moment, she was surprised and almost screamed, but what did Walter say?
“The two of them like it, let’s not interfere.”
“That… they like it?”
“Then does it look like they hate it?”
Kissing hastily, the two soon went to the next step. Seeing Aunt Katrina and Uncle Frank making love while standing together like animals, Eden’s face turned red and she asked Walter.
“Aunt and Uncle… what, what are you doing now?”
“… It looks like they’re having s*x.”
“Se, s*x? How do you know? Have you ever tried it?”
“Are you crazy? Who would I… do that with? I am with you every day.”
The nape of Walter’s neck, which had been muttering lowly, was also red. It was surprising that the woman and man who look like they’re at odds with each other every day actually had a relationship like that.
But the sight of a man and a woman hotly entangling their bodies was even more shocking. The first act of love between a man and a woman they witnessed was something secret that made her body heat up just by looking at it.
“You kissed me! Aren’t you going to apologize?”
Eden screamed, feeling the back of her neck heating up. To her, kissing was not something that should have happened like a prank in this way. Even though she said she wasn’t interested in the opposite gender, that didn’t mean she wouldn’t mind just kissing anyone.
“If you’re not going to apologize, I’ll hit you.”
She sighed and let out her simmering anger. For Eden, she tolerated this much because the other person was Walter. It wouldn’t ever happen, but if Cedric had done that, she would have fought bloody battles until one of them died.
Instead of thanking her for giving in to him hundred times, Walter glared at her and gave her a small snort.
“Did you and me play like this only for a day or two?”
“If anyone hears it, they’ll think that you and I passionately kissed in the water.”
What? Eden widened her big eyes. What is this guy saying now? Walter, who was twitching his lips and sneering, was about to get hit on the head with a blow.
“Isn’t it meaningless to you whether you rub your lips or your crotch? That’s why that day, too, you did that kind of thing on my face….”
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