The Gap Between You and Me - Chapter 165
“Anyway, that’s strange. You seemed to be in a very good mood.”
Herietta tilted her head as she sipped her milk tea. Oh, today is very delicious. She smiled bashfully.
Edwin, who was thinking about something while watching her, leaned his body forward and put his right elbow on the table.
“Come to think of it, I have one reason to feel good.”
“Really? What is that?”
Herietta asked as she took another sip of the milk tea. Edwin cupped his chin with his right hand. Then, looking at Herietta, who was sitting in front of him, he said,
“Isn’t Miss Herietta by my side?”
The soft and steady low-pitched voice.
“If I seem to be in a good mood right now, it must be because Miss Herietta is sitting in front of me.”
Edwin’s lips curled up strangely as he whispered something that gave off an intimate feeling. Herietta, who was looking at him, gulped dryly without realizing it.
Could it be because of his position where his chin was slightly raised? The sight of him languidly looking at her with his eyes slightly lowered was breathtakingly enchanting.
A man who is so beautiful and perfect. It’s been a while since she had been with him, so she thought she had developed some immunity now. But that seems wrong.
‘I fell in love with that appearance at first sight.’
She was fifteen years old. Those days when she didn’t understand the meaning of loving someone yet. She had acted clumsily, blindly putting her feelings first.
‘The appearance was just a small part of him.’
There were things she didn’t know back then. She thought that the real Edwin would be perfect in every way. He would have no flaws anywhere just like his perfect appearance. To be smart, cool-headed, gentlemanly, and classy.
However, as she got to know him, the truth and the image she had in her imagination was a little different.
He was smart but sometimes swayed by emotions rather than reason, he’s cool-headed but infinitely devoted to his people, gentlemanly but able to wield a fist when necessary, classy but collapsed endlessly in the face of desire.
For a man who seemed perfect, he had many imperfections that she didn’t notice before. Yet, it was strange.
As those imperfections make him more and more perfect. The more she gets to know him, the more complicated it becomes to explain why she had loved him.
Herietta, lost in her thoughts, finally spoke while looking at Edwin.
“Yes, Miss Herietta.”
“What kind of relationship do we have?”
The ease in Edwin’s expression was erased from Herietta’s unexpected question. He checked her expression to see if he had heard it wrong, but she just stared at him quietly. Sensing that the atmosphere was strange, he straightened himself up.
“What do you mean……. by that…… ?”
“I met Lauren and Marianne on the way. You know them, right? The two daughters of the Minne family, who run a general store on the main street over there.”
Herietta started with a calm tone.
“I heard that Lauren is pregnant this time. She has only been married a little over half a year now, and they had a baby much sooner than everyone expected. She also looks quite surprised herself.”
“Nevertheless, she says she is so happy right now. That she had a baby with someone she loved. And in the future she will be able to raise a child and start a family with him. She was so happy that she couldn’t ask for more.”
Lively eyes and cheeks red like apples. A woman of Herietta’s age who smiled shyly as she stroked her stomach, which had just begun to show.
Herietta smiled bitterly as she remembered the woman.
“When I heard about it, I suddenly had a question. What kind of relationship do you and I have?”
“What kind of relationship does Edwin and Herietta have?”
“…… Why are you thinking about that all of a sudden?”
Asked Edwin, who had been listening to her in silence.
“Do you really need to define what it is?”
“Can’t you just accept it as it is?”
Just like it has always been.
Edwin’s voice tinged with faint anxiety. It was more like a plea than a question. Herietta, who was looking at him, shook her head weakly.
“It’s easy to turn a blind eye, pretending to know nothing. But that doesn’t make the truth disappear. No matter how you wished for it, you cannot cover the sky with your palms.”
“Edwin, don’t get me wrong. I’m not like this all of a sudden. I just don’t want to lose you, so I’ve been putting this off. But I don’t think that’s going to be the case anymore. It’s not right to forcefully tie you to my side for any reason.”
Edwin, who couldn’t stand it any longer, jumped up from his seat. The chair he was sitting on fell backwards and made a loud noise, but he did not blink an eye. He turned at the table and approached her at once. Then he bent over her and sat on one knee to meet her eye level.
“Miss Herietta, I’m not forced to stay by Miss Herietta’s side. I want to be by Miss Herietta’s side, so that’s why.”
“Didn’t I tell you once before?”
‘Restrict me more, oppress me more. Miss Herietta, if it is by you, I will gladly accept it.’
“My feelings have never changed from then.”
Edwin took Herietta’s hand, which was on the table.
‘I acknowledge you as my only lord, and the reason for my existence. Please do not hesitate to wield me, your faithful sword and servant.’
His eyes on her were as sincere and strong as when he recited the knight’s oath to her.
How dare anyone doubt his sincerity?
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