I Became The Childhood Friend of the Obsessive Second Male Lead - Chapter 34
While everyone was admiring the new design, Rieta calmly organized the situation she was facing bit by bit.
Thankfully, the absolutely unforgettable worldview of <How to survive as an ordinary lady> was of great help.
In the novel, it was the role of a housewife to decorate the mansion.
It was an important task, since rooms had to be changed according to the season and the fashion, which helped add new life to the interior of the house.
However, the inside of the Duke’s mansion had not been changed for a long time.
That’s because he had wanted to keep the heart of the Duchess in it.
There was also no one who wanted to change the fashion or anything like that.
「There’s no place in the mansion that my mother couldn’t reach, so everyone misses her.」
Darrell had told her about ‘all’ of them.
Including all the people of the Duke that Rieta liked.
The Duke, Noel, Darrell and the staff.
She didn’t want to change or renew what they treasured.
No, rather, she wanted to fully understand their longing.
If she could understand more, then maybe she could also share their pain.
Just as the Duke had said, ‘Let’s walk together’ was engraved in Rieta’s pain filled heart.
‘……I want to go back.’
She felt so uncomfortable that she did not think she could enjoy the reunion anymore.
Thankfully, the agreed upon time with the Duke was almost there.
She whispered softly to a nearby servant, ‘Please get ready to go back.’
“Is it time for you to go home already?”
Perhaps they had noticed the movement at their side, and the person sitting next to her grabbed Rieta’s arm, feeling sorry.
“I haven’t had much time to converse with the Princess.”
“I’ve had so much fun, that I lost track of time.”
Rieta smiled back, without answering the question.
‘I had fun too.’
Those words she couldn’t say properly, stayed inside her mind.
Soon, a servant approached and kindly told her, ‘The Duke has arrived.’
Rieta rose from her seat with a big smile on her face.
“Ah, then. Princess.”
“I’ll invite you to our embroidery meeting next time.”
“I’m sure you’ll like it.”
Rieta tried to nod her head appropriately.
No matter how many invitations they sent, Rieta did not want to go.
At that moment, she just wanted to think about ending the event peacefully.
“Most of all, because embroidery passed down from mother to daughter. And you might need to learn it from someone else.”
Rieta turned her head and glanced at that person.
If she hadn’t heard wrong, those words were definitely out of line.
Perhaps, the woman felt something unusual in those round eyes.
Their surroundings became quiet for a while.
But soon, Rieta bowed slightly, saying, ‘Oh, I see.’
“I’m sorry, I misunderstood for a moment. Kingdom and Empire are different…”
“Oh, no. What should I do? Did I ruin the mood?”
The little girl’s red face was really cute, so the atmosphere melted smoothly.
Soon everyone was relieved and returned to the previous conversations comfortably.
“Words and cultures are completely different. No wonder there’s a misunderstanding.”
“The princess is clever, so she can learn quickly.”
“We’ll be there to help you.”
“I’m glad. People of the Empire are kind. They’re generous. You know, actually, in the kingdom.”
Rieta continued to talk with difficulty, tucking away one hair that kept falling on her face.
“The education at home is the responsibility of the family, so no one else can say anything about it…”
“Uh, oh my, o-of course so is in the Kingdom.”
“Really?! That’s a relief. The empire and the kingdom must not be very different.”
Only then did they understand where Rieta paused.
“Well, that’s. I’m just saying this because I want to get closer to you. I hope you don’t get me wrong.”
“Yes, I know. That’s what you said with a kind heart.”
Rieta smiled brightly as if not to worry.
“If it hadn’t been that, you’d already have apologized to me.”
An awkward silence followed.
Just then, the Duke came to pick her up, so Rieta grabbed his hand and went back to the carriage.
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