When I placed my hand on his shoulder in surprise, I quickly turned back, reminding myself that he didn’t like being touched. As my waist bent back as though I was about to fall, he wrapped one arm around my waist and supported the back of my head with the other.
It was a kiss as if I was being swallowed up by Raniero Actilus.
He wouldn’t even allow me to turn my head to make up for my lack of breath.
Although I tried to fall away for a moment, without fail, he scooped me up again. Raniero bit my lips, already messed up by his saliva, and opened them up again before pressing his tongue and rubbing the roof of my mouth. I wanted to stop the sounds coming from the tip of my tongue that stimulated the sensitive places I tried to hide.
It was only after I let out a sound as though I was crying that Raniero fell from my lips. His lips glistened under the light as he gazed down at me.
My face flushed red.
“Not only are you like this, but you’re also slow to learn.”
It wasn’t his tongue that squirmed into my lips this time. Instead, long, pointed index and middle fingers gently rubbed over my tongue.
“I know exactly where you like…”
As if to prove it, he rubbed his fingertips one after the other on the side of my tongue and the ridge of the roof of my mouth before pressing it gently. I trembled, trying my best not to accidentally bite his fingers.
“Yet you still don’t know anything about my body.”
He didn’t even give me a chance to learn.
…I mean, I was always being pushed and distracted most of the time.
Still holding my waist, as his hands moved skillfully to untie the slip knot, a soft cloth brushed against my skin and fell to the floor. Raniero saw my face and smiled silently. The next moment, a large, pretty hand covered my eyes.
As always, I obeyed him and waited for his next move.
He dressed me again.
‘Ah, this… What is this?’
It was a different texture from the one he took off a while ago.
Raniero embraced me and tied the ribbons on my back one by one. Moments later, he placed his chin on my shoulder and whispered in my ear. My ears felt quite sensitive because of that.
“I know what you expected. I’m sorry, but…”
Wh-what did I expect—?!
As he stepped away from me a couple of steps, it was only then did I glance down to see what he was putting on me.
“Oh, this is…”
It was a dress made by stacking dozens of layers of fabric thinner than butterfly wings, dyed in pale teal blue and viridian. The inner fabric barely covered the thighs at best, though it stretched longer as it came to the outer fabric. As you walked, at first glance, the silhouette of the calf would be reflected.
Your Majesty, I mean… he was good at not only taking off clothes but also putting them on. Did he intend not to show humanity only in nursing care?
“It goes well with the color of your hair.”
Uttering so, Raniero took a few strands of my ruffled hair and fumbled them around. I glanced around without realizing it. The thin and light fabric fluttered even in the slightest wind.
“It’s beautiful… Thank you.”
The fabric felt very soft when I touched it. The price of this dress must be enormous for a garment that was hand-woven from such a thin and soft fabric…
Raniero reached out his hand and adjusted the dress.
“Like this, it was said to be worn with nothing underneath.”
Grabbing my hand, he led me to the mirror. The dress shimmered with every step I took. Even though I didn’t wear underwear, there was no revealing or protruding part except for a few calves, so I didn’t feel sensual.
“Yes… I’ll tell the maids.”
What accessories would go well with this? If not, I’d have to buy it…
Just as I was pondering, Raniero hugged me from behind. His cold lips touched the nape of my neck. He whispered, biting my skin as if he was crushing my skin with his front teeth.
“The dress is a present for you to wear at the summer solstice festival banquet.”
Without realizing it, dry saliva went down my throat.
‘If it were a banquet, it would definitely be held in…’
“If you were to die in the hunting ground, this would be an ownerless garment.”
His smile crept up my neck.
I nervously glanced at myself in the mirror. Somehow, I looked prettier in the clothes he gave me than on the wedding day…
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