Duke, Please Stop Because it Hurts - Chapter 56
Her cheek was too warm. He immediately touched his hand that was unintentionally removed from her cheek and wondered if his hand was the one that had been too cold.
An unusual heat warmed up his palm to a different extent than before. Realizing that he was just fine, Raven hurriedly placed his hand on top of her forehead.
“Molitia, wake up.”
Her slender shoulders shook slightly but Molitia was showing no signs of waking up at all. Her hot breath was short as it lingered in the air before it quickly disappeared.
Her whole body seemed to be caught in fire when he had embraced her torso. Raven instantly exclaimed at the heat that was evident through her thin and soft gown.
“Someone out there!”
“What can I do for you, sir?”
“Call for the doctor. Now!”
The maid was startled as she saw the sight of her Madame in the arms of Raven and immediately ran out in a flash. Listening to the urgent footsteps, Raven enveloped her even tighter in his embrace.
At that moment, Raven could not comprehend the changes that were altering her body rapidly. She had just been in a casual conversation with him beforehand.
It was only a few hours ago that her big, round eyes were full of him. Raven pulled down the quilt that was covering her. It was drenched in heat but her body on the other hand, was as light as a feather.
He was holding her firmly yet she didn’t even seem to have a grip on him. If it wasn’t for her blistering warmth, it would have felt like she was never in his arms at all.
Was she always this small?
Raven stroked Molitia’s cheeks gently. Before he knew it, the beading sweat on her forehead had soaked her hair making her look quite miserable.
A minute or even, one second was passing rather slowly. Her small lips twitched whenever she breathed out. It was about time for them to rush back with the doctor who had been called earlier.
The doctor who was accompanied by the maid rushed into the bedroom without any courtesy of knocking on the door. As soon as the hasty doctor had met Raven’s eyes, he bowed straight away.
“Well, sir, you were looking…”
“Why are you so late?”
“I’m so sorry. I apologize.”
It was actually quite unjust to say that towards the doctor who had done his best to sprint straight over. However, he could only lower his head due to the fierce gaze of the Duke that he couldn’t handle at all.
“I won’t forgive you if you’re late next time. You should be on standby at all times.”
“Thank you for your kindness.”
“The Duchess is having a fever out of nowhere. Hurry and examine her.”
At Raven’s stern words, the doctor then carefully approached her. As soon as he touched Molitia’s arm, he could feel as if he was pulling food out from the claws of a beast.
The doctor bowed down while trying to hide his trembling hands as he did some basic check up.
“I believe that the Duchess is down with a bad cold.”
“Cold? The person whom I was just talking to a little while ago was suddenly hit by a fever and you dare say it’s only a cold?”
The doctor’s shoulders trembled at Raven’s persistent questions.
“But the symptoms…”
“How can that be?”
“Has the Duchess been doing something strenuous recently?”
Raven paused at the doctor’s words while recalling the past without even lifting a single eyebrow. They had lunch together before she spent a passionate time with him during the broad daylight. The maid who was listening to the doctor had turned red from embarrassment.
“…maybe she had caught this cold because she couldn’t really overcome the sudden changes that had happened within her body. She seemed to have a weak constitution on top of having sweated a lot.”
“But it was only for a while.”
“Usually, people will have changes in their bodies during those moments.”
Raven immediately frowned. With his overly healthy standards, he was the only one who couldn’t really apprehend the doctor’s explanation.
“Is it really just a cold? Or are you lying through your teeth because you can’t honestly find something else that is harming her right now?”
“No way! I assure you, I won’t ever lie to you especially when it comes to examining. Please believe in me.”
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