I Became The Childhood Friend of the Obsessive Second Male Lead - Chapter 308
Ah, what to do.
As Rieta was perfectly embraced by him, she realized a troubling fact.
Maybe it was more than she expected.
She really seemed to like him a lot.
Otherwise, she couldn’t explain the small smile even in the midst of her tears.
But this perfect moment was over in an instant.
The sound of footsteps came from the stairway.
Rieta lifted her tearful face quickly.
Noel was startled as well, looking at Rieta.
There was another sound coming closer.
The two hurriedly entered the room and quickly shut the door. Then they put their ear to the door and listened to the sounds coming from outside.
It would be very embarrassing if someone found out about this.
The person who came up to the second floor approached Rieta’s door.
Rieta and Noel prayed that the other person would pass quietly in front of them.
Fortunately, the prayer worked, and the sound of footsteps began to recede.
Judging from the somewhat slow footsteps, it was probably the butler passing by to help the Duke with breakfast.
The Duke’s mornings always started long before the sun rose.
Rieta sighed in relief and leaned against the door.
She cried a lot and her body went weak because of the tension.
“Are you okay?”
Soon Noel asked. with a concerned face.
“Yes, I’m fine.”
That’s what she said, but in fact it was a little sad.
She wanted to stay like that… A little more.
But she was so surprised that she couldn’t even cry anymore, so it would be kind of strange to ask him to hug her again.
If she had known she would feel this way, she would have thought of something in her head a moment ago when he asked if she was okay.
Then, Noel would be friendly again…
Rieta stopped her thoughts and looked at him quickly as he suddenly called her.
He stared at Rieta’s face, really stared, and the corners of his lips lifted just a little bit. He seemed to think that her crying face was funny.
He was so mean.
Rieta slowly turned her face to a slightly pouty expression.
Soon after, Noel began to hug Rieta tightly, very tightly, just like before.
It was a sudden, unexpected action.
“…You’re so cute, I’m going crazy, really.”
He murmured in a voice that held something back.
Maybe she heard it wrong
Rieta asked, but he gave no answer.
Well, even if he had given an answer, Rieta wouldn’t have heard anything.
Because of the sound of her heart that could be heard in her ears as if it touched her chest.
Rieta recalled the saying, ‘actions are never mixed with lies.’
So she was a little taken aback, but she looked back at Noel’s actions one by one that he had shown her now.
Then came a very surprising conclusion.
If it was the usual Rieta, she would think of something, ‘Oh, that can’t be,’ but the sound of her heart in her ears gave her courage.
“You know, Noel.”
Rieta, still perfectly embraced in Noel’s arms, quietly opened her mouth.
“I have a question.”
Soon, a tickling reply came through her hair.
Because he answered with his head bowed to her.
She got goosebumps at the strange feeling.
“Are you sure you have to ask now?”
For some reason, Rieta was startled by the regretful voice.
Did Noel feel the same way as she does?
….No way, it can’t be.
Trying to deny the thought that came to her mind, Rieta squeezed the clothes that her fingertips had touched.
But if so. Then…
For some reason, she felt like she could put aside all complicated circumstances for now and be genuinely happy.
As he answered, she heard the tip of his lips touch and drop.
For some reason, it seemed as if he had kissed her hair, and Rieta’s face turned red again.
“You see, I have something I want to ask you right now…”
He made an anguished sound, and strained his arm as he cradled Rieta. He seemed to mean that he wanted to stay a little longer.
“… Should you ask now?”
He pushed Rieta’s shoulder lightly and met her gaze. He smiled slowly.
“I also have something to ask the Princess.”
“Are, are you in a hurry? If it’s not like that, I’ll go first…”
Even when asked to yield his turn, he responded bluntly and cut her off.
“So, I’ve been waiting for you all night.”
With him talking so much, Rieta couldn’t insist on speaking first.
“Um… that’s it.”
Even though Noel took the right to ask questions that were almost rude, he seemed to be struggling with where to begin.
Hearing the urged words, he averted his gaze for a moment.
Is it something embarrassing?
Like if Rieta made a mistake, or something like that.
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