The Gap Between You and Me - Chapter 66
The tightly closed door opened wide. As a result, Herietta, who was just about to grab the doorknob, lost her focus and fell forward.
A cool breeze blew in through the gap in the door, cooling the room.
“…… What is this?”
Someone muttered above her head. As if the situation in front of them was so absurd, she could even hear a short laugh.
Herietta lifted her head and looked up at the owner of the voice. He was a tall, young man. He seemed to have passed the age of 20, but somehow she felt a sense of intimidation.
“What are you doing there now?”
The man frowned slightly and saw Herietta lying on the floor. Her figure was completely contained in the subtle gray eyes that were neither blue nor gray.
Herietta quickly looked at the man’s appearance. He wore a gray cloak, and his skin was white, but his hair was black as chestnut.
Is it because of the combination of two opposing colors? Although he has a pretty handsome appearance, he has a cold and strong impression overall. Besides, his shoulders were wide open and his physique seemed to be familiar with using quite a bit of power.
‘Is he the bodyguard who was patrolling the castle?’
She hit the door several times as she tried to grab the doorknob. That would have caused thumping outside the door. From his point of view, who happened to be walking down the alley, the sight deserved to look suspicious enough.
The man took turns looking at Herietta and the bed on which she had just been lying. Regardless of her clothes and hair, her figure was a mess. In addition, the blankets that fell on the floor beside the bed were also stretched long toward the side she was on. As if someone had dragged it around.
The man looked like he couldn’t believe his eyes.
“Did you come all the way by crawling on the floor?”
“I had no choice. I can’t get up..….”
Herietta answered, holding her breath.
“I have to call someone for urgent business……. It seems like no one is around…….”
Herietta explained with a pathetic expression on her face.
“So if I go out the door…… I thought someone might pass by.”
“So you were going to go out in this state?”
The man asked.
“Crawling on the floor like a slug like this?”
Then he confirmed it again.
Herietta did not answer his question. Because she didn’t have time to answer.
The man’s well-groomed lips twitched. Eventually, he couldn’t stand it any longer, and he burst out laughing. No. He was literally joking around rather than just laughing out loud.
Herrietta rolled her eyes and looked at the man who was laughing in front of her with her head tilted back. He was so cool and was just laughing so loud that it made her confused.
Herietta lost her words at the unexpected reaction.
‘What’s with this person?’
Her eyes sharpened sharply. No matter how messed up she was, when he heard that she had urgent business, instead of asking her what she needed, he laughed openly like this.
Herietta didn’t even want sympathy or mourning from the stranger standing before her. She just wanted to understand her dire situation and to have an attitude appropriate for it.
Is it because she was very tired? It was not easy to get over things like normally. Besides, now that she sees it, he doesn’t seem like a very helpful person to her.
After a brief thought, Herietta decided to ignore the man standing in front of her. And she made a decision that she immediately decided to put it into her practice.
She procrastinated and started crawling the floor again. She was about to pass him so slowly, very slowly.
“Where are you going?”
The man moved his long legs and blocked Herietta’s way. Seeing his feet in front of her, Herietta frowned.
Herietta gave an order coldly. She spoke respectfully a little while ago, but she won’t anymore. He was rude to her. There was no need for her to treat him like that.
The man seemed to have noticed that her words had been shortened. Still, he was not at all offended by that fact. Rather, he raised one eyebrow as if she was interesting.
He also spoke briefly. With eyes that somehow seem to provoke the other person.
Herietta rolled her eyes.
“I don’t have time for jokes.”
“Where are you going in such a hurry?”
“That’s not for you to know.”
“Then I can’t get out of your way.”
He shrugged his shoulders and said.
“I don’t want to clean up a corpse.”
Was he doing this on purpose? The man continued to grab Herietta’s words. Although she made it clear that she didn’t want to talk to him anymore, he didn’t give up.
Unlike her, who was restless and impatient, he was peaceful. It was natural. For him, today would be a day like no other. So he had no reason to rush.
“Go back to bed first. I don’t think your body is strong either, but if you keep lying face down on the cold floor like that, you’re really going to kick the bucket.”
“Did you not hear me? I…… What are you doing?”
Herietta, who had raised her voice as if frustrated, was startled and asked. Because the man leaned over her and took her into his arms. His two arms, as hard and strong as cast iron, supported her body.
Before she was even aware of what was happening, her body floated in the air.
He whispered lightly to Herietta. It was a very sudden move. She panicked and didn’t know what to do, but she hurriedly tried to push him away.
“Let go! Let go!”
“Don’t be stubborn. I don’t know where you’re going, but in that state you won’t be able to even get out of this castle, let alone the capital.”
Despite her efforts, he didn’t budge. It was like throwing an egg on a big rock.
“By the way, do you know what floor this room is located on? How are you going to crawl down those many stairs?”
“If you are quiet, I will listen to you. Understand? If it’s okay, I may help you achieve what you want.”
The man said as if coaxing Herietta.
Herietta’s complexion darkened. She was resentful, but she knew he wasn’t wrong.
She clenched her teeth. It wasn’t that she didn’t know that her actions were reckless. Even though she knew she was reckless, she was just so desperate that she couldn’t help it. The hand that had been pushing him down slowly slipped away.
Perhaps noticing the change, the man glanced down at Herietta in his arms.
“Does it hurt a lot?”
As she grimaced slightly at the pain radiating from her back, he asked, noticing it.
“Hold on a little bit. I cannot move you without pain.”
Then he added so. He didn’t even pretend to be sorry for hurting her or sorry for her pain.
As if his words are law and truth. Or as if he hadn’t even thought of any other possibilities.
Herietta looked up at the man.
A straight look without shaking. blunt nose. Soft-looking lips. And even his strong jaw.
She had been so distracted so far that she had not noticed, but the man’s appearance was very beautiful. Moreover, he showed no sign of distress, even though his strength was so good that her body became as light as a feather.
Did he spray perfume on it? There was a faint scent in the man’s arms. Perhaps he could feel her looking at him, he laid his gaze down on her.
The two’s eyes met. It felt like she was doing something she shouldn’t have done. Herietta hurriedly turned her gaze away. And seeing that, he just smiled silently.
The man put Herietta down on the bed and said. Contrary to his coercive tone, the way he handled her was quite cautious.
“Wait a minute.”
After Herietta had taken a somewhat stable posture, the man stood up. As he turned around and walked away, she quickly grabbed the hem of his robe.
The man saw Herietta’s hand holding the hem of his robe.
“This. You are more foolish than you look.”
“No matter how good I am. You shouldn’t be riding on loneliness like this already.”
Herietta, ignoring the man’s vain voice, looked straight into his eyes and demanded.
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