I Became The Childhood Friend of the Obsessive Second Male Lead - Chapter 14
She felt sorry for the Duke, but she didn’t want to miss the opportunity.
‘What should I say?’
She didn’t learn the Imperial language enough to answer this kind of thoughtful question.
Seeing her dilemma, Noel, who came up with a good idea, reached for her palm.
He bent his thumb slightly and unfolded it.
“This is ‘yes’, understand? And then.”
He moved her little hand.
“And this is ‘no’, okay?”
When he asked, Rieta nodded, raising her hand for a moment and hesitating.
Soon she tapped Noel’s middle finger carefully.
With a slightly sticky finger.
In the middle of positive and negative.
Perhaps because of her answers, Noel didn’t know what to do or how to react.
He put down her sugar-coated hand and mumbled awkwardly.
“I think it’s better for her to just speak the language of the kingdom.”
Rieta, who speaks the language of the kingdom, felt a little smarter.
Maybe that’s what it was.
And besides, he was more mature than he thought he’d ever been.
When the useless matter was over, Rieta stopped and laughed.
Even if she didn’t understand what he said at all.
“Laugh a little bit. You don’t need to think about the authority of the royal family. This poor princess.”
Anyway, he dipped into the sugar one more time along with Rieta.
Perhaps it was because he was eating secretly. It was rather addictive…
Of course, there was an end to all sweetness.
A final boss appeared in front of Noel and Rieta.
A large adult’s shadow cast over the two.
The two children raised their heads quietly with their sugary fingers in their mouths.
Both the boy and the girl were frightened out of their minds.
The old butler stared at the two children furiously.
Of course, the butler did not go through the trouble of scolding the children himself.
Instead, he handed them over to the person who could effectively punish them.
….The Duke of Mayer.
“Is it true that you dipped in the sugar jar with your saliva-covered fingers, Princess?”
He went through the language thesaurus and scolded Rieta.
He repeated the same words in Imperial language, scolding Noel.
Of course, both admitted their sins.
Having been captured at the scene of the crime, they could not tell another lie.
By noon the day after, they were to submit notes stating 50 times that ‘cultured nobles do not dip their fingers in sugar.’
However, there was a condition that Rieta should write in Imperial and Noel in Kingdom language.
After being scolded, they enjoyed some sandwiches the butler made.
Because of how astonishingly much Rieta was eating, Noel gave her half of his share.
Of course, Rieta ate everything he gave in.
Lastly, when she drank all the white milk, Rieta’s belly, which had been flat all day, rounded a little.
The next day.
At breakfast time when everyone was together, a meal was placed in front of Rieta.
It was a warm egg dish.
As soon as she picked up the tableware, not only the Noel and the Duke, but also the butler and the kitchen staff paid close attention.
They were wondering how much she would eat.
Since there was such an incident yesterday, they expected that she would eat a lot now.
But she ate only half, smiling gently and wiping her mouth slightly.
‘Is it a failure again today?’ Everyone was depressed.
“Speaking of which…”
Noel’s brother, Darrell Mayer, a quiet person, brought something up as if he had just remembered it.
“I read in a book yesterday that in the Kingdom of Liz, rulers must leave food so that their servants can eat.”
Noel jumped up from his seat at his story.
That was it! That was it!
The reason why Rieta was impatient to leave food every time.
“B-brother! In which book did you find such great information….!”
When asked urgently, Darrell smiled kindly and took a book out of his arms.
For some reason, the title on the familiar cover is ‘All About the Kingdom of Liz! Curious Things About the Territory.’
That stupid book contained such high-quality information?!
He thought it was a book for idiots!
Noel flopped down to his seat, dispirited.
Anyway, after finding out the cause, it became easier to solve.
The Duke and Darrell informed Rieta of the cultural differences between the empire and the kingdom.
In addition, they were waiting for her to enjoy the food together.
Fortunately, that day, Rieta’s plate was emptied neatly before it returned to the kitchen.
Not only the Duke and the Butler but also the kitchen staff were relieved of their worries.
However, Noel came back to his room for some reason.
…He felt as if he had lost.
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