“Why am I here?”
“Are you asking because you don’t know?”
“Do you know me?”
“Do you know who I am?”
Ricardo, who had been answering the woman’s question, raised an eyebrow.
“Since before, you keep stealing what I have to say. That’s my question.”
The green eyes shook slightly at his blunt reply. The woman got up on her knees and leaned toward him, trying to lean to Ricardo.
One side of her slip trickled off her shoulder in the movement. Ricardo, who was about to sit on the bed, hesitated at the lily-white and transparent skin.
Eventually he moved away and sat down on a chair by the bed.
“Don’t you remember?”
The woman’s red eyelashes flickered busily. She had big, watery eyes. There was even vague fear, as she couldn’t remember anything.
Ricardo sighed and handed her the blanket that lay at the foot of the bed.
The woman did not notice that she was under dressed until she was handed the blanket. She hurriedly wrapped the blanket around her body and touched her forehead.
As she raised her hand, the golden bracelet around her wrist rolled down. The bracelet made Ricardo’s eyes narrow.
“What is that?”
Deep in her thoughts, the woman reflexively asked Ricardo back. Ricardo stared at the woman and pointed to her wrist.
She looked down at her wrist at the end of Ricardo’s gaze. She looked at the bracelet with a puzzled face and turned her gaze to Ricardo.
“Is this mine?”
Her question made Ricardo let out a low groan. He wondered if the bracelet would be a clue, yet the woman seemed troubled as if she was seeing it for the first time in her life.
said Ricardo, extending his hand to the woman. The woman held out her hand obediently.
The woman’s small hand overlapped with Ricardo’s large hand. His sharp eyes studied the bracelet carefully.
The bracelet was of a simple design. It was a thin gold band-shaped bangle, set with red rubies and diamonds, to fit the woman’s slender wrist.
Judging from the delicacy of the workmanship and the generous use of jewels, it seemed to be a fairly high-end item. Seeing that she was wearing a bracelet like this, there was a high probability that she was also a woman of high status.
However, this alone is not enough to prove her identity. There is no evidence if it belonged to the woman from the beginning. Ricardo continued, keeping his eyes fixed on the bracelet.
“Can I take it off?”
The woman twisted her wrist slightly at Ricardo’s question. When she twisted her white wrist the seam of the bracelet was revealed.
Ricardo checked the back of the bracelet and his eyebrows twitched. The bracelet had a lock like a padlock.
It was designed so that it could not be unlocked without a key, and it was difficult to unlock even by one person.
The woman blinked her eyes again, not understanding the meaning of his question. She stared at Ricardo and twisted her face. Her beautiful face was full of confusion.
“I’m sorry. I really don’t know anything.”
“Do you remember anything? What is your name?”
The woman silently shook her head. Ricardo stared at her and let go of her hand.
Both of them could see that it was an unexpected question. She can’t even remember her name, so there’s no way she could know her age.
But she reacted differently this time. She looked down at her bracelet and pointed to one part.
Ricardo narrowed her eyes as she looked at the woman’s point. At one point on the bracelet was inscribed in Segolinde language, ‘Blessed be thy twenty-second year’.
“Why didn’t I know about this?”
A deep mock came. The large hand reached for the woman. Ricardo tugged at the delicate wrist and examined the bracelet again.
But there were no other clues on the bracelet. Ricardo let go of the woman with a languished face.
“Twenty-two is an adult. A Segolinde.”
The woman bit her lip. Watching her reddish lips pressed against her white teeth, Ricardo crossed his arms and leaned back in the chair.
“There is something I want to ask you. If you say you don’t know this time, it won’t matter.”
“What is it?”
“Have you ever heard of the name Mirabel Etienette?”
Again, this was an unexpected question. But when she received his question, the woman reacted completely differently than ever. Ricardo jumped up and approached the woman.
The woman leaned forward, covering her head. And she began whining in pain. It was as if Princess Mirabel’s name was a catalyst for pain. She clutched her head and twisted her face.
The woman groaned in pain, then looked up at Ricardo, clutching at the bed sheets. Tears welled up in her dark green eyes that sparkled transparently.
Ricardo calmly replied. He knew very well why she was hurt. For he brought someone who didn’t even know their identity.
Ricardo’s purple eyes, which were staring at the woman, lit up, and a deep purple light emanated from his hand.
Ricardo chanted a low incantation and placed his hand on the woman’s head. A purple light wrapped around her red crown, and she closed her eyes with a more relaxed face.
Her rough breathing gradually subsided and silence came to the bedroom. Ricardo looked at her with dark eyes and laid her down on the bed.
“Since you are attacked by a beast, it is inevitable that you lost your memory. No, you should consider it fortunate that it ended just like this.”
Ricardo explained quietly.
When he met the woman in the mountains, he found her on the verge of death. Beasts jumped out of the snow and attacked.
Ricardo’s knights, who always deal with beasts, dealt with it skillfully. And Ricardo also commanded them and turned the situation to their advantage.
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