I Picked Up the Second Male Lead After the Ending - Chapter 7
A hundred days chance.
I was trembling under the blanket, but couldn’t stand it anymore, so I jumped up from my seat.
No matter how much rubbing my fingertips, it was cold, and my feet seemed to be numb.
I still felt a little cold until dinner, but the cold got worse.
Eventually, I couldn’t stand it and I couldn’t sleep yet, but I crawled into the bed.
Surely, It wasn’t so cold until yesterday.
“Why the hell is it so cold?”
No matter how north it was, it was too bad.
Even if I came from a warm country and was sensitive, it wasn’t.
Even penguins won’t be able to live when it’s so cold!
I looked around the room to find the problem.
There must be a reason for being colder than yesterday.
I didn’t have much to worry about. What’s different from yesterday’s room
Yesterday, the fireplace, which had been burning pretty red, was now dead black.
“Is it that?”
I got up with my blanket over and looked at the fireplace.
Yesterday, a maid named Marie apparently lit the fireplace in the evening. As I looked around, there was a bit of firewood next to it, whether it was yesterday.
First, she threw firewood into the fireplace.
And I have to make a fire….to do…..how?
There was no straw, no paper. There are matches
But…There was no way this could light that big firewood.
A sigh came out on its own. Then, a white breath also flowed out of my mouth.
If it stays like this, it will freeze and die.
I put on a blanket and came out of the room.
Asking what you don’t know, asking for help if you can’t
Could there be no people in this vast castle?
I was thinking of grabbing anyone passing by and saying,’Please light the fireplace in my room.’
The problem was that no one could meet.
I wandered around the castle while dragging a blanket, but I couldn’t even see anyone peep.
“Not a ghost castle, what is this?”
After wandering around, I finally arrived at the place I met with Richt yesterday. I did not know the way except here and the parlor.
Perhaps this is not a room, but a study.
I opened the door a little very slightly, carefully.
Unlike in my room, when the warm light leaked out, I felt a little bit painful.
“….. …. Hestia.”
I flinched at the whispering voice.
What I heard was clearly, the name of the original woman.Richt… ‘Did he call her now?’
I took the courage, and gave strength to my hardened hands.So I pushed the door a little bit more.
This time it was quiet.
As I looked slightly over the door, I saw the desk as I had seen yesterday, and Richt sitting behind it.
He was asleep.
The blanket I was wearing fell to the floor, making a dry sound.
Richt was asleep, drooling to name Hestia, and my eyes weren’t weird.
Tears were forming around his eyes. My Richt was crying.
As if by something, I went into the room. No, it was obvious that I was possessed.
In his tears.
Killing footsteps, I went inside and stood by Richt.
Looking back close, he was crying.
His handsome face makes the impression that he was frowning like he is having a nightmare.
It was the face I liked, but now it hurts to see it.
“… … do not go… … .”
A voice, crushed by a nightmare, flowed out of his mouth again.
My heart pounded on my face even more frowned than before.
I reached out my hand without knowing it. I wanted to wipe those tears away.
The moment the water touched his outstretched hand, he opened his eyes.
I was startled and hurried to put my hand away, but Richt was faster. His hand is holding my hand roughly around his eyes.
“What are you doing?”
A harsh, low voice,roared through between Richt’s teeth.
“I didn’t mean to do anything.”
My wrist was sore. Still, I couldn’t complain.
Anyway, I was the one who sneaked in and was spying on his sleep.
“How do I believe that?”
“What am I going to do to you?”
“I don’t know.”
“Yo?” “How about talking about this once?”
Richt coldly spoke of rejection.
“Why hate it?”
“Because you came by my side like an assassin. I hate that.”
“Sorry. I did not know. I won’t do that in the future.”
I said calmly. It’s clear so that he can understand…
The dark eyes were still staring at me coldly, and I didn’t avoid looking his eyes at me.
Richt hated avoiding his eyes. I thought that avoiding the eyes was something that only those who were shy would do.
He chewed at me with his eyes, looked at me as if swallowing, and then let go of my hand almost as if throwing.
When the blood begin to circulate in my hands, where the blood did’t go throw.
“What are you doing like a rat?”
“I just came out to find a way because my room was so cold.”
“Why? Did you think that This is a warm place like Garten?”
“It’s not like that…I just…”
Just….I just came here because I like you
Did not come out.
No matter what I said to him now, he wouldn’t hear it.He still liked Hestia. No, he was in love.
I didn’t realize that just because the novel was over doesn’t mean that Richt’s love would end either.
“The Grand Duke.”
At my call, he willingly raises his head and didn’t look at me.He just turned his head away, as if it was annoying,.
I called him once again.
I wanted those black eyes to look at me. Whether my desperate wind touched me, he slowly raised his head.
My favorite manly dark eyebrows .My favorite deep black eyes.A sharp nose that I like,My favorite red lips.
The perfect man whose everything is my taste. The moment I made eye contact with him, I realized once again
What I wanted was that this man would be happy. No matter what, I hope he would be happy.
“Do you remember what I said on the first day”
“What are you talking about?”
“I said I wanted to make the Grand Duke happy.”
” I remember it.”
“I say again. I will surely make you happy.”
His dark eyes fluttered for a moment, then quickly sank again.
He said as if he was really petty.
“You make me happy? What are you?”
He shed cold ridicule.
“And what makes me happy does not presume that I am unhappy? Are you saying I look unhappy?”
Richt exaggeratedly raised his one hand and spoke.
“Although it is the outskirts of the north, I am proudly the lord of a province. I inherited the blood of the enemy heir of the Great Fairsprene Empire, and my brother is now emperor of the empire. I can have anything I want,amd I can have it.”
His ridicule became more intense.Perhaps, it was not towards me, but towards myself.
“Is this unhappy?”
You’ve got anything, but now you know that there’s only one thing you can’t have.
“It’s not like that.”
But I didn’t want to pinch that point and make him even more painful.
“It’s not that the Grand Duke considers is unhappy, I want him to be happy.”
“So, what are you doing! It makes me happy, is it a mane?”
He couldn’t be patient anymore and banged the desk as if he got tired of playing with a small country princess.
He got angry while striking.
The flaming eyes stared at me.
Still, I didn’t avoid that look.
“I’m not saying this to the Grand Duke because it’s anything.”
“I keep playing with words.”
“From now on, I’m saying this because I want to be someone of the Grand Duke.”
I quickly added a word because I wanted to be more angry.
His mouth was shut when he heard me, but his impression remained frowned.
“Duke Richt doesn’t look unhappy. However, it only looks lonely.”
At those words, his frown slowly released.
Like the snow melts in the sun, anger and irritation melted from his face so slowly, and his frowned face spread out.
When all of the anger melted away, all that remained was an expressionless face and slightly wid open lips.
“I….You say I look lonely?”
At his words, I nodded a little.
Richt’s eyes shook. He was panicking.
The shaking black eyes were fixed on me again.
“Give me a chance.”
“Yeah. Give me a chance to make the Grand Duke happy.”
“Is that an opportunity to marry you?”
The anger that had subsided seemed to simmer within him again.
“You don’t have to marry me.”
I quickly added to alleviate that anger.
“I just want you to give me a chance to do something for the Grand Duke.”
“How do you ask for an opportunity?”
I thought for a moment. If he spoke well here, he seemed to listen to what I said.
I shouldn’t have asked for too much. Then I will be refused.
However, it was a waste to say something too small and blow it away. I don’t know when he will listen to me again.
Suddenly, a nonsense passed through my head.
When a fairy says that he grants a wish, the witty wish is that I ask her to give me one wish every day.
“Please see me every day.”
“What does that mean?”
“It means to meet me only once every day so that I can make you happy. breakfast lunch dinner. The time is always good. You can do it when you want.”
“But… why should I do that? I don’t know if you really make me happy And no way, until you get old and die
However , in reality,the fairy was so smart that it seemed unwilling to grant one wish everday.
Even if my ultimate wish is fairy happiness.
“Of course, I must have good things for the Grand Duke.”
I smiled forcibly, and briefly thought about what to say to him so that he would listen to me.
Richt, as I know it, wasn’t a very complicated person. He was rather a simple and clear person.
So, if there were clear numbers in front of his eyes, I thought I would accept.
“It’s just 100 days.”
It was a gamble.
“Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Anytime is fine. Meet me once a day, for 100 days. Then if, after 100 days, the grand duke is not happy,….. I will go back to Garten.”
If I lose, it’s not a risky gamble that cuts my wrist, it’s a gamble that cuts my mind.
The opponent of the bet in front of me stared at me.
“That is, you mean, if I endure you for 100 days, you wil never linger in front of my eyes again?”
The words to be patient stabbed my heart, but I laughed, pretending to be okay.
In gambling, the poker face was important.
“Good,I will accept it.”
For the first time, Richt laughed in front of me.
Even though, it was a black laugh that was completely hidden.
Got a chance.
With that alone, I returned to the room with excitement….
Oh come on.
“Oh really … !”
Then it was a cold room that greeted me. It’s as if it was thrown into the empty field in the snow.
Like a fool, the problem that I was trying to solve was still unsolved.
I took my coat out of the closet and put it on. I took the scarf from the inside, wrapped my head tight, and took out the gloves I brought and put it on my hand.
Still, it seemed to be insufficient, so I put on two layers of stockings, took a candle from the table and put it on the bedside.
After I had done all I could, I went back into this cold fire and lie down.
“Hey, it’s cold….”
I closed my eyes under the blanket.
I woke up tomorrow morning and was about to make a strawberry cake.
Because Richt loves Garten’s strawberries.And actually I love the sweet strawberry cake.
Licht’s taste for sweets, although his face is real, laughed again without my knowledge.
I liked his gap.
In addition, there were still a lot of strawberries that I brought, and since Garten’s wizard was storing it in a box with magic to keep it for a long time, I could eat it fresh until the end.
I had to go to bed early to get up early in the morning and whip my arms out.
I have to make a very delicious strawberry cake.
Let Richt be happy and have a strawberry cake.
I greeted my Richt in the same castle with a small voice that no one would hear.
The next morning.
When I opened the kitchen door with a smile, the kitchen, which was noisy when I heard it from the outside, quickly became quiet.