19. — Maybe I (1)
“Oh, I said that because shapeshifters don’t open their hearts to people easily, but it seems different now. Don’t mind what I said”
“Shall we eat now?”
When he threw a bomb at a person who was about to eat, what do you mean, just eat first…?
I glanced at the table with an indescribable discontent that I could not bear to say.
While I stared at the white milk he handed over, saying it was mine, I then turned my head slightly to see the food that came out for Cain. The food that came out for him seemed so appetizing that I wondered if it was the right thing to eat from the enemy. From the soft-looking bread that smelled like butter, the potato soup with a savory smell, and the steak that made my mouth watered…
As I watched the well-roasted garnish and salad served with fragrant fruits and vegetables, my throat drooled.
He got all the five major nutrients evenly. He would live an extremely long life.
Looking at Cain’s food, which was literally like a painting, I pouted my lips. Well, I did not say it out of envy. Of course, I was not envious at all…!
…The only thing I ate all day today was one beef jerky—!
The smell of food that made my mouth water pierced my nostrils.
After turning into a puppy, it seems that my hearing and smell have also developed. I could smell the scent clearly without even trying. At that moment, a strange scent wafted through the mouth-watering smell of food. It was similar to the smell of tea leaves called Ritual, which was said to have blinded Lord Winder…
Before I could understand it with my head, my body moved first. I jumped out of his arms and leaped onto the table. Cain’s spoon, which was laid out neatly, was kicked by my paws and fell under the table. The spoon falling to the floor rang through the dining room with a loud noise.
“What, what is this now…!”
I was convinced by Jo Malone’s bewildered appearance.
…As expected, all the dishes served contained a poison called Ritul.
At that, I pretended not to know anything and ran around the table. The bowls kicked by my paws fell to the floor helplessly. To say the least, the bread, soup, and steak contained in it were messy. Seeing the food lying on the floor, Jo Malone’s face trembled with redness.
At his reaction, with a confident face, I dropped even the bowl of milk that had been given to me on the table as well. It was because if he did it with those foods, he would have done the same to this, too!
Of course, I am rebelling foolishly, though.
“You’re making too much trouble.”
“I apologize to you, Baron.”
Cain triumphantly lifted me up as I stood on the table. Thinking that I might die if I mess or struggled anymore here, I quietly fell into his arms. Jo Malone, with the corners of his mouth shaking as if in anger, smiled at him as though his emotions had calmed down.
“Your Highness shouldn’t apologize. She’s still a child, so this could be the case.”
“Thank you for your understanding.”
Jo Malone, who smiled brightly at his words, stood up. As he glanced at the meal he had not yet tasted, he uttered to Cain, “I’ll prepare the meal again. Please, wait a moment, Grand Duke.”
“I’ve made it bothersome.”
At that, he immediately left the dining room with the servant, who was busy rolling his eyes as if he were embarrassed. As the door closed with a click, Cain’s gaze returned to me.
Feeling like my foot were numb* for nothing, I spoke quickly.
[ T/N: It’s an idiom, which means ‘To feel anxious or uneasy because one did something wrong.’ ]
“I didn’t do that on purpose… No, it was on purpose, but there was a reason!”
“The food smelled. I don’t know if Your Highness smelled it, although it smells like the poisonous weed called Ritul that you mentioned a while ago!”
“Is that why you spilled the food?”
I quickly nodded my head at Cain’s question. He smiled mischievously as he looked at my twinkling eyes before opening his mouth again, “Young Lady’s survival kit really saved my life.”
His low voice echoed through the large dining room with just the two of us.
I stared at him as if possessed by his voice.
Cain was gazing at me in the pouring sunlight. My heart pounded at the sight of him. Unexpectedly, the corners of his lips raised by drawing an arc. The deep wood scent that softly exuded and his beautiful red eyes were facing me…
I knew it the moment he called my name.
…I think I may fall for this man in front of me, Cain Destro.
I might fall in love with him, who would fall in love with Irene Rochere, the protagonist and female lead of this book.
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