I Became The Childhood Friend of the Obsessive Second Male Lead - Chapter 294
Rieta looked up at him, clutching her clothes in trouble.
“But if I say so.”
You’re going to be mistaken.
“That’s right. It’s because I want to be mistaken. I’ve told you before.”
Despite being called somewhat scathingly, he continued.
“Besides, Princess Rieta who casually told me such a story would surely be taken aback, and you’re very cute when you look like that.”
“……You’re going too far.”
Rieta averted her gaze a little, as he climbed back onto the carriage with an apology.
As Rieta watched his carriage leave, she immediately sighed heavily.
‘I feel like I’m just floundering around in front of Hugh Mclean.
While thinking that, she was looking at the garden in autumn colors, when she heard the sound of horses’ hooves from afar.
She wondered who was coming to the mansion, but it was Noel.
He said he was in a hurry to visit Princess Gabriella, but it seems that he has already returned to the mansion.
‘I thought he would spend a little more leisurely time at the imperial palace and come back later.’
Because Noel going to meet Princess Gabriella also meant meeting Victorina.
“Oh, Princess Rieta.”
Noel’s expression immediately brightened when he saw Rieta.
It seems that something good happened out there.
“Were you here to meet me?”
Noel pulled the reins in front of the porch and jumped off his horse.
“But why are you here alone? Your arm is uncomfortable right. Anyway, you can’t live without me.”
He asked a servant who quickly ran out to take care of his horse and reached out to Rieta.
He looked like he was going to take her to her room.
“What are you saying? I should do this much to the princess who I’m grateful for waiting for me.”
Apparently he was misunderstanding, so Rieta decided to tell him the truth.
“I wasn’t here to meet Noel. I was just seeing a guest off.”
“Seeing a guest off? Someone came?”
“Yes, Hugh Mclean.”
Noel stiffened, still holding out his hand to Rieta.
“Noel? What’s wrong all of a sudden?”
“…… Did he come here?”
He looked pretty displeased.
“Yes. He did…”
“He didn’t even give a prior engagement, and he came while I was gone?!”
“It was a prior arrangement. He was here for the Duke.”
Noel was further confused.
Why did his friend come and meet his father without telling Noel?
Rieta kindly gave an explanation to the frozen Noel.
“Hugh Mclean came to ask permission to go to the banquet with me.”
Not knowing that it would shock him even more.
“What nonsense is that?”
“He’s brave, but for the son of a small count to stand by our princess?”
“The Mclean family is a great place. The Madam is Princess Gabriella’s teacher.”
Rieta cautiously defended Hugh, but it didn’t sound like much to the agitated Noel’s ears.
“Hng, you don’t have to forcefully respond to the request of such a dark-hearted guy.”
Wait, Rieta was taken aback. …… She has already responded.
“Is that something that makes sense in the first place?”
Noel laughed viciously with a face that seemed to accuse Hugh for just thinking about it.
Rieta realized once again that his personality really wasn’t that great. To think of someone’s misfortune and get so happy?
“You see, Noel.”
Anyway, all the developments he came up with on his own were wrong. Rieta decided to make him aware of the right situation.
It would be embarrassing if Noel said something disrespectful to Hugh Mclean at the banquet.
“What is it?”
He smiled pleasantly and looked back.
“The Duke gave permission.”
“He gave permission. Hugh Mclean and I at the banquet.”
Seeing that subtly delayed response, Noel must have been doubting his ears.
Rieta dared to repeat the same thing one more time.
Then the smile that had been prevailing in his face was wiped clean.
“Huh…. I’m dumbfounded.”
He murmured that and began to enter the mansion with brisk steps.
No, it was close to running.
And when she realized where Noel was going, she pulled his arm hard.
“Noel! You can’t go into the Duke’s office without permission!”
“Let go of this, do I need to get permission to go in one by one?!”
No amount of persuasion could calm Noel’s agitation.
“There’s nothing for Princess Rieta to worry about. I won’t let that guy lay a single finger on you!”
Somehow, Noel seems to think that because of the Duke’s permission, Rieta was forced to partner with him.
“Wa, wait a minute, Noel.”
Rieta clung to his arm putting her weight on it.
If she didn’t do that, he was ready to run to the duke and scream.
“The Duke asked my intention first! I said I’d be with him, so he’s given the permission!”
Finally Noel stopped walking.
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