This BL Novel Is Ruined Now - Chapter 143
Ethan had become strange.
Well, he’s certainly not normal in the first place, but… He’s starting to show such weird behaviors that were beyond the usual weird.
For instance, after Reina went through some reports, she went to the dining hall for lunch.
“Hmm. No matter how many times I look over the reports, I can’t find anything that can improve the patients’ conditions. As expected, the only way to go about this is to visit in person.”
Ethan just remained silent with a clearly uneasy expression, not saying anything more since they had already talked about this before.
But at that moment, Eli—who had been quiet all along—said something.
“It’s to make them feel at ease, isn’t it, Noona?”
When she tilted her head to the side, confused by the iffy statement, Eli handed over the sandwich he’d been making until now and elaborated.
“Yes. They have faith in the sincere care and attention that you give them, so it makes them feel at ease too.”
Reina naturally accepted the sandwich that’s handed over to her.
Although it’s true that the village had an abundance of supplies and relief goods, they decided that luxurious meals were not befitting of this situation.
So, she asked that everyone should subsist on simple yet nutritious meals as much as possible, and that’s why they’re having simple sandwiches for lunch.
Both Ethan and Eli were awkward about it at first, but right now, they could make pretty good sandwiches.
“People’s hearts and minds can do more than they think.”
Right. She believed that as well, however, she couldn’t help but judge that interpretation as a sham. As a matter of fact, the human mind truly could accomplish more than one would expect.”
“Even if they feel at ease, their diseases still can’t be cured like that.”
After saying so, Reina took a big bite out of the sandwich. Soon after, a small exclamation left through the bright red lips.
“Wow! This is sooo yummy.”
Reina usually made sandwiches from the same ingredients, but why were the ones she’d make always sour while Eli’s had such a harmonious taste?
Watching as the woman’s eyes glistened while she took another big bite of the sandwich, Eli smiled.
“Is it good?”
Eyes bright, Reina nodded and shook the sandwich to Ethan, offering him a taste.
“It’s really, really good, Ethan. Want a bite? You can bite from the opposite side if you want.”
Ethan would always be uncharacteristically feisty whenever Eli was around, and at this moment, his brows twitched.
“Mine is more delicious.”
Faced with a bitter response, Reina’s hand lowered, but she soon answered.
“Hmm, really? Then if you don’t want any, I’ll eat it all.”
Suddenly, a large hand grasped her thin wrist.
Without any time to say anything else, Reina watched as Ethan leaned over and took a bite from the sandwich in her hand.
Dazedly blinking at the sight before her, Reina’s mouth opened and closed like a goldfish as she realized that she happened to feed Ethan. And as she was in her stupefied state, Ethan used his thumb to wipe the stray sauce at one corner of his lips and licked it.
“I knew it. I’m more delicious.”
I’m more delicious… What??
Reina stared at him blankly, completely bewildered, but Ethan just smiled at her with his eyes curving into crescent moons.
“That is to say, the sandwich I made is more delicious.
No, wait. That’s definitely not what I just heard.
Letting out a small laugh of disbelief at his brazenness, Reina tried to pull away from his grasp. However, he just held her tighter and, again, he took another bite.
Just how big was that bite? His lips brushed against her thumb slightly.
At the damp, electrifying touch, Reina flinched, but Ethan soon spoke in a voice that carried a faint hint of heat.
“But I guess this, too, is delicious. Because Reina fed it to me.”
Such an act was highly embarrassing, as if the only people in this space was the two of them alone.
Peering over to the side, Reina tried to gauge Eli’s reaction. As though trying to be conscious of her as well, Eli was keeping a forced smile on his mouth, but the gaze behind his eyes had dimmed.
‘That reaction… He’s definitely pissed.’
As Ethan was sitting next to her, she slightly hit him with her leg twice.
“Ethan… Okay, I get it. Let go.”
And then, what’s with that. Ethan looked like he was having fun.
“But I want to eat more.”
As though he thought it was a pity, he let go of Reina’s hand when she nudged him again.
Yet, that was not the end of his shameless public display of affection…
“Come on, Reina. Try my thing, too.”
You’re talking about a sandwich, right? So why are you saying something that somehow doesn’t fit the situation, huh?
What is wrong with this guy.
“Come on, Reina.”
Can you please stop? Read the room and stop making the other person flustered and angry…
‘How heartbreaking would it be to watch the woman you like one-sidedly be lovey dovey with some other dude right in front of you…’
That’s why Reina’s been sending several signals for Ethan to stop, but this guy was doing his best to pretend he’s a tactless dumbass.
“Come on, Reina.”
Reluctantly, she tried to take the sandwich from Ethan’s hand. However, Ethan naturally wrapped his other hand around hers and lowered it from his sandwich-holding hand.
He seemed determined to feed her.
‘Ugh, you’re driving me nuts. What the heck’s wrong with you?!’
Given his reaction, this wouldn’t end unless she’d take a bite right now. So, with her eyes closed tightly, she eventually opened her mouth slightly.
She took a small bite from Ethan’s sandwich, and afterwards, Ethan smiled and handed her a glass of juice.
“Is it good?”
When he asked with a low voice, Ethan reached up and gently brushed his fingertips against Reina’s cheek—it’s to remove the crumbs from the edge of her mouth.
Right, well, that’s what Reina thought.
“E-Ethan…? Why are you…?”
Everyone watched with mouths agape as they watched Ethan take the crumbs from Reina’s pale cheek and to his own mouth, eating them.
Then, the person who induced such consternation merely smiled.
“Delicious, as I thought.”
It must just be from imagination that the words ‘Reina is’ had preceded that statement, but…
In the end, Eli and the knights who were present in the dining hall stood up from their seats.
“…I’ll get up now.”
“I-I as well, Saintess! I’ll be off!”
“Uhh… Us too!”
Eli probably didn’t want to see his crush being so affectionate with someone else, so… And the others… probably just didn’t want to see such a sickeningly sweet sight.
It’s like an infectious disease…
In any case, thanks to this, they finished lunch quickly. Reina and Ethan also returned to their quarters soon after.
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