I Grabbed the Tyrant’s Heart - Chapter 116
“I can wait as long as I can for Euel. Even if Euel comes back after I die, that would be sad, but I can still bear it. But what if Euel gets hurt?”
Those bloodshot eyes made my heart sink.
“I won’t be able to bear it.”
Father’s eyes lopped down, and his hand that rested on the back of the chair grew tense
“I can’t lose my daughter, Ciel.”
Facing this reality that I had postponed was harsh and painful.
“Euel, I can’t let you go.”
Unexpectedly, Father gave a strong attitude.
“Is it related to me being your beloved daughter?”
Father immediately closed his mouth, and Mother calmed him down.
“Millen, you promised. Whatever Euel will do, we will support it.”
Should I confess that I remember my past life? ‘I have to say goodbye to my mother who gave birth to me in my previous life, so please allow me to go.’ What will the two of them think once I say this?
Would they believe me if I said I do cherish them?
It’s true that I wasn’t that attached to them at first, but now I love the two of them. That was why I decided to work hard on social activities despite hating it so much and will try to somehow return to this world……. For the sake of my family
“But, Ciel. Euel will be safer here. She doesn’t have to do that!”
I felt that this felt deceitful.
But I only knew this way. I wish I had the courage to speak up earlier, but I was a coward.
“But Milen, Euel doesn’t just talk nonsense. You know that.”
“She doesn’t have to go to the fairy world or anything.”
So, I hoped that Father would see me doing this because I was focused on my studies, and I did not have to make excuses.
“She does. If Euel is not able to do what she wants to do, that also makes it difficult for her.”
“Millen, listen. Just like when you wanted to marry me, but you almost couldn’t because people around you stopped you. It’s similar to that.”
Father’s body began to tremble when Mother gave that example.
“Your grandfather told you to marry Lady Bonart, not me. But you married me, saying that because you are Duke Hardland, you will do as you please.”
“Do you remember running away from the mansion at that time, saying that you didn’t like your grandfather coming to the mansion and nagging you? You awkwardly begged to live with me, in front of the flower shop I ran. You said you would throw away the Hardland name if things won’t work out.”
Hoo, what an interesting past.
Glancing at Father, his face already turned blue.
“I’m grateful that Euel said this instead of cutting ties with us.”
Father’s eyes and shoulders drooped pitifully.
“At least we can wait here.”
Mother’s dark green eyes turned to me.
“You can wait until Euel returns, right?”
It was as if she knew that this day would come.
“So, Millen, tell Euel to have a safe trip.”
Mother would sometimes persuade him in a detached manner, and Father, who usually pretended to be older, but in reality was far younger, fell for her persuasion.
“Euel, as expected, Dad should take you there.”
“… I think Father would be in more danger than me? Remember when I carried you on my back in Varen?”
Completely defeated by me and Mother, Father covered his face with both hands. His shoulders were shaking slightly.
Returning to my room after asking for permission, that wasn’t actually a permission, there came a knock. Entering my room without waiting for an answer was none other than Mother.
“Euel, since you figured it out, I guess I can tell you this much.”
Mother held my hand and whispered. Clearly, there’s just the two of us in the room, but she spoke in a very low voice like she was worried that others would hear it.
“For you, who is not a fairy, to go to their world is blood.”
“Yes. It is the simplest way to prove your similarity to them.”
She hugged me and gave me a light pat on the back.
“Guana Mountain is a strange place, so make a good preparation before you go.”
My daily life after that is no different from usual, as it would only end once I leave. There is only one final hurdle left.
Tess’ cheeks flushed with excitement at my visit.
“Are you here to see the greenhouse? It’s full of flowers again.”
After going to Hill Palace, he looped his hand on mine and headed towards the garden. The transparent glass greenhouse seen from a distance was filled with red light.
Should I tell him here, or in the greenhouse?
It was difficult to get the timing right, so we ended up going inside the greenhouse.
“Tess, I have something to tell you.”
“What? You want me to be your partner again?”
“You want to start sparring again?”
As I shook my head, Tess seemed to be thinking hard. Then he smiled broadly and blinked his eyes.
“You’re not going to see that damn scholar anymore?”
“Well……. Maybe, for the time being?”
“Do not see him anymore, forever. If you keep seeing him, I might kill him sooner or later.”
I could see Tess’ temper in his occasional outburst and violent words, it made me a little uneasy. However, Tess acted like usual again.
“Anyway, I guess that’s not what you want to tell me about. Hmm, then what?”
Tess, shaking our clasped hands lightly and tilting my head, felt like a mix of his childhood and present.
I have to tell him, I have to tell him. I don’t think I’ll be able to tell him if I procrastinate any longer.
“I can’t. Tess, let’s go to the library.”
This time I pulled his hand, and he followed me well.
“I wish I could run into the Duke. Then he’s going to explode in anger, right?”
While muttering these words.
“People don’t know the path we’re going on, so we won’t run into anyone.”
“Still. I wish I could run into that damn scholar. He’s an eyesore.”
“Weathering? He’s a competent researcher and quite good at keeping the line.”
He sometimes tried to cross the line, but he couldn’t. Or maybe he hadn’t crossed over to it.
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