I Grabbed the Tyrant’s Heart - Chapter 31
A murky voice crept up the nape of my neck, giving me goosebumps. The hand on my back seemed to rise gradually, then it supported the back of my head, and soon the black hair rubbed the area around my chin.
And the soft touch that I’ve become accustomed to in a short time tickles my throat.
He focused on licking my throat as he called me by name. I wanted to knock him over again, but somehow I got desperate, so I only slightly pulled his hair.
Then his face slowly lifted, and the loosened black eyes stared at me. Even this was the same as when he was young, so I couldn’t push him away.
He looked at me possessed. As if he would go crazy if he couldn’t see me.
Tess pulled his hand that was supporting the back of my head with force and began to rub his lips against mine. The very soft and fragrant lips.
I have to push him away, but my body doesn’t have strength like it was under a spell. Did I finally fall for him who was determined to try to bewitch me?
Feeling strange about this unfamiliar experience, I smacked his little head hard for no reason, and Tess wrinkled his prominent eyebrows. The fact that even his frown can be handsome and perfect was enough to be a subject for academic study.
“It hurts, Euseniel.”
“It will hurt, so do it again.”
It was only then that Tess hesitated as he frowned. Then he dropped his shoulders and looked at me quietly.
“It really hurts.”
“So, don’t do anything like this in the future. How come things like this haven’t changed at all from when you were younger?”
Tess lowered his gaze with a sullen look.
“Because I like Euseniel. And if I don’t do this, Euseniel won’t see me.”
Tess, with a wounded face, reminded me of the past. The time when I tried to run away whenever I had a chance to leave him.
I was the only friend he had, so now that I think about it, I think there were times when I was harsh. Feeling uncomfortable for no reason, I slowly combed his slightly disheveled bangs, and Tess raised his eyes.
His lips open slightly. The long eyelashes tremble.
When I let go of my hand, Tess hugged me again and whispered in a trembling voice.
“I love you, Euseniel.”
I should say I don’t need his love, but my mouth couldn’t open.
Obviously, Tess and I like each other, but the feelings are different. I have to say it firmly, but I can’t push him away.
Is it because the feel of our lips touching each other after a long time is actually pretty good?
“I love you.”
The hot breath touched my neck, but I remained silent.
“Lili Xuen, I won’t kill her. I’ll just punish her. So don’t be mad, Euseniel. Without you, I.”
I slowly patted the man’s back who was much taller than me, hearing the familiar cry.
“I might really go crazy without you.”
“That’s too much exaggeration.”
My childhood friend looked me in the eye with a serious face. I could see the familiar emotion in his still-unfamiliar eyes.
His deep feelings for me.
“Without you, I might destroy the imperial palace and destroy the country.”
“Actually, it doesn’t matter what the country becomes. But Euseniel always told me to be a great Emperor. That’s why I’m trying to play the role of a great Emperor.”
I think I just heard a very dangerous story.
“Yes, good thought. So I’ll get going.”
“Why do you keep trying to go? Euseniel, can I kiss you?”
“No. And I’m really going.”
“Will you come again?”
I hesitated for a moment before the habitual ‘no’ came out. It wasn’t because I was worried about ‘what if this kid becomes a bad Emperor’, but the eyes that wanted to see me were so desperate.
“…… Yes. I promised to greet Count Guard and have a sword fight with you.”
“Yes. That’s right.”
Looking at Tess, who was smiling with a blissful look, I gently touched his bangs. Just like before.
“Then Tess, I’ll go first, ah.”
I thought the beautiful face was approaching me in an instant, and I felt my lips slightly bitten.
I was about to open my mouth a little like an idiot, and I even heard a sucking sound, but it felt strange. It seems that I stayed there for a while, soaked in the sweet scent and the tickling feeling in the back of my neck.
By the time I realized what had happened, Tess had already rubbed his lips against me.
“I didn’t put my tongue in.”
Tess smiled and tilted his head to the side, ah…… it’s the back of my neck.
My childhood friend has gotten pretty weird…… No, he was originally like this. Still, the nuance was quite different from when he was younger, and it was unfair that I couldn’t get him away from me right away.
I can’t push Tess away.
In the end, I hit his head again.
“Ouch. It hurts, Euseniel!”
“If you behave like this, I will never come to the imperial palace again!”
“Forgive me, Euseniel. It’s my fault.”
I look at Tess, who begs for forgiveness. Now I can’t even sigh.
As expected, I thought I was too soft. But I imagined Tess, who would get hurt quickly if I spoke harshly, so I stopped with a light push to his back.
“Now, go and play the role of a great Emperor.”
“When will you come?”
“You were supposed to come see me. What day and what time will you come?”
Well, when I have free time?
I said it with my face, but as always, Tess muttered in a happy tone, as if he didn’t notice what I was thinking at all.
“If Euseniel tells me when you are coming, I will be happy right now. I am with Euseniel now, and I will continue to be happy with the anticipation of meeting Euseniel again.”
He always clung desperately to me as if I was the only one in this world, and I fell back to him again. Even if he was rejected, he came crashing into me.
“Well, the Concium is busy these days, so I can’t specify when, but I’ll be back soon.”
“You promised to come.”
Tess smiled like a rose in full bloom.
My heart thumped and sank.
“Crazy, really crazy!”
After a distance from the library, I hit myself on the head.
“You’re crazy, Euseniel Hardland. It’s that Tess!”
I squeezed out all my patience in my previous and present life and pretended nothing was wrong, but in reality, my heart was beating like crazy!
If Tess caught me, he would want to marry me right away, so I endured it with the strength I had stored up during my previous life and present life. But the crybaby I hadn’t seen in a long time had become a formidable enemy.
Like his face, his scent that makes people feel drowsy, the skinship, things like that are all problems.
When I touched my lips, the heat from earlier seemed to rise again. I got embarrassed for nothing and rubbed my hand that had touched my lips to my dress.
But the most troubling thing was something else.
“Why are you…….”
Tessvalun Neussville gave me everything.
He changed a lot for me and lost a lot because of this.
Even if I didn’t ask for it, I had to receive it.
I heard that he couldn’t come out of the Crown Prince’s palace. It is clear that the Emperor and the Empress did not appreciate Tess’ change.
It must have been painful for him.
Considering the Empress’ disposition, it was clear that Tess’s days had not been easy. In addition, when it came to the issue of succession, there was an option other than Tess, so perhaps, even more so.
Like 14 years ago, I can’t pretend I don’t know anything in this situation. I should go to my original world, but why are these crazy things happening?
My steps got slower and slower.
It was clear that one of my ankles was grabbed by the man who clung to me no matter how hard I pushed him.
“Anyway, it doesn’t seem to be raining.”
There was a loud thunder just now, so I thought there might be rain.
* * *
I decided to attend a social gathering to collect data. I told the butler to move the invitation addressed to me to my room.
But seeing the envelopes stacked so high that I couldn’t help but sigh.
“Miss, a guest has arrived.”
Nus Xuen, who had visited in the morning, sent a message asking if he could come in the evening. Tess said he wouldn’t kill Lili Xuen, so I tried to refuse, but at Mother’s urging, I agreed to meet.
“Mother’s behavior is so suspicious these days …….”
She kept asking me to meet men. Hmm.