I Became The Childhood Friend of the Obsessive Second Male Lead - Chapter 105
Then Noel looked between the chessboard and Hugh alternately and smiled leisurely.
Because the ‘perfect gentleman’ would never be obsessed with winning.
“Yes, of course you win. It was me who threw the game in the middle.”
He did not forget to bow to Hugh and politely ask for forgiveness.
“I’m sorry I had to go all of a sudden. Next time I’ll invite you to the Duchy.”
Noel fixed Hugh’s slightly crooked ribbon and tied it.
“We are friends.”
Hugh looked at him with a moved eye, Noel nodded his head slightly and hurried home.
On the way back to the Duke’s house in the carriage, various thoughts filled his head.
I knew that Rieta wrote to sister every day. I knew it . . .!
He never dreamed that the content would be a compliment to Noel.
No, in a way, it’s natural.
Noel has been very concerned about Rieta.
Although there were times when the results were not good . . .
In any case, it was just an action out of the hope that Rieta would get along well as a member of the Duke’s family.
Our pretty Princess knows all that!
Noel was so happy that he rolled his feet.
It feels so good to hear compliments!
He pondered on the wonderful title the Princess had given him.
Even thinking about it again, his heart was pounding and he was happy.
If I act like a nicer and better gentleman . . .
Rieta will be more than happy.
So when the day comes when Rieta looks at him the best, he might be able to tell the truth about the puzzle.
Noel clenched his fists.
After all, I have to become a perfect gentleman like the one in the textbook!
Just when he decided to do so, the carriage arrived in front of the duke’s house.
And the moment he looked out the window, Noel was so shocked that he thought his heart would stop.
Rieta was standing on the porch.
She may not have been waiting for Noel, still, it was strange and good that the time had come at the right time.
What was he supposed to tell Rieta first?
I heard everything! I heard you were praising me!
Well, that sounds a little too frivolous.
A gentleman is a title that is not taken lightly.
I’m back. What were you doing here?
It’s nice to sound friendly, but the perfect gentleman would be polite to a foreign Princess.
No matter how young the Princess was.
Finally, the carriage stopped.
The butler opened the door, and he checked his clothing one last time.
As he got out of the carriage, Rieta came right up and handed him her greetings.
“Noel, you’re back?”
Noel looked like he was about to burst out laughing.
Strangely enough, Rieta looked cute too.
No, he needed to calm down.
He managed to make up his mind and lowered his upper body deeply, as he had been taught by the etiquette teacher for a long time.
“I’m back. Princess.”
Let’s say a polite greeting and make eye contact.
Rieta was looking at him with wide eyes.
Humph, she was moved by the appearance of a perfect gentleman.
He was really proud of his wonderful body like a member of the Duke family.
“. . . Noel?”
“This . . . what happened?”
“Nothing great happened. All I did was visit County McLean.”
“Ah, yes. I heard about it. By the way, did anything happen there?”
At Rieta’s question, he stopped himself from almost answering, ‘I heard everything! Did the Princess compliment me?’
But he quickly captured his heart again.
Just a mere ‘gentleman’ can brag a little, but the ‘perfect gentleman’ is different.
He’s already perfect just by existing, so he wouldn’t dare say anything to brag about.
Noel quickly put on a humble expression.
“I was just playing chess.”
Rieta smiled as she held her hands together slightly as if she understood now.
“Did Noel win by a landslide? Is that why you feel better?”
“No, I lost the chess game, Princess.”
Rieta’s voice trembled slightly.
She was perplexed because she couldn’t grasp Noel’s attitude.
Because Noel hates losing to Hugh McLean.
“Yes, I have come to admit my defeat. Princess.”
Noel even laughed leisurely, saying, “I must have lacked the skills.”
“. . .?!”
Rieta couldn’t say anything more.
To be exact, she was afraid of what Noel would say so she couldn’t say it.
“Then would you like to come in? The sun is hot.”
It seemed like it would be better.
If she talked more with Noel here, Rieta thought it would get weird.
“Yes. Then I will walk you to the front of the room.”
Rieta thought so, but it was after Noel reached out his arm.
As a Princess, it was impossible for her to turn down the favor of the Imperial nobles.
“Th, thank you . . .”
So Rieta carefully grabbed Noel’s arm.
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