The Villainess is Raising the Male Protagonist - Chapter 9
Gray’s face was not the mask she had always seen but the raw appearance hidden inside.
“Yeah, you felt that your position was in danger.”
He got angrier. He had to feel unfair and resentful. Long for her more. She needed him to want her more and more.
She was satisfied with Gray kneeling in front of her and shaking his body with his fists clenched. She laughed at his patience to get what he wanted.
“What are you doing, Carl? Hurry up and say goodbye to Sir Gray.”
She approached Gray and pulled him up by the shoulder. Gray’s eyes were even more confused. She smiled, as usual, pretending to love him as if she were Mary.
“Gray, can I look forward to it?”
“Okay, I wish I had Gray by my side. But as you know, I’m very fickle, right? There’s not much time left until I die. You understand how I want to be with someone who loves me, right?”
Parting his lips, he put on the mask again. But the kind eyes that contained her were no longer visible.
‘Yeah, it’s not fun if you just curl up. Reveal your claws so that you will feel more unpleasant when I destroy you.’
Carl said he would guide Gray. He seemed to want to refuse. She can’t believe he knelt the same way as an escort in front of her.
But he won’t be able to refuse her favor because he has to look better at her now. He had to pretend to love her more than before to try to catch her eyes.
It was only when Gray disappeared from her gaze that she exhaled. As expected, she’s been outside for too long. She felt the chills on her body. She tried to enter the palace with her arms wrapped around herself.
“I think I saw an interesting scene.”
“Grand Duke Arthur.”
She shivered. She hadn’t even felt the sign of him approaching. To avoid embarrassment, she lifted the corners of her mouth as much as possible and loosened her expression.
Perhaps because it was dark, but she couldn’t see his face well. However, one thing could be known.
‘As expected, it’s not easy. I didn’t expect you to follow me. Even if I showed interest, I didn’t think he’d come out right away.’
She felt him stare at her and approach her slowly.
Like a beast crouching in the dark and waiting for prey, he moved slowly, hiding and waiting for her words. It was as if he would bite her neck if he didn’t get the response he wanted.
“Are you interested?”
She asked back naturally. They are alike. Shen was sure thought so as well.
It seemed like their roles were set from the beginning. He recognized her, she recognized him.
They were so similar in this novel. He’s a villain as well, so they’re bound to be similar.…. It cannot be denied that he would be reading her thoughts.
“I don’t really want to be a toy’s replacement.”
“Arthur, are toys all the same?”
“Of course, it depends on the toy. But I think it’s going to be a losing deal.”
Arthur smiled faintly in the dark. Even if he said so, he seemed to find this situation quite interesting.
His slightly folded eyes bent beautifully. In the strange atmosphere he exudes, she took a step back.
‘This is dangerous.’
She felt like the alcohol that she drank up earlier was coming back. Looking at him made her feel thirsty without realizing it.
“The wine I drank earlier was strong, but it was good.….”
The red lips that contrasted his pale face caught her eye: black hair, black eyes, and red lips.
She felt like the energy around him froze. The chills got worse and worse.
She couldn’t take her eyes off his lips without realizing it.
She looked away into his eyes. They were still full of interest. He had similar eyes to a cat who found an interesting toy.
A jaguar rather than a cat. Yeah. He looked good with more dangerous animals like jaguars.
“Don’t you want to have me, Grand Duke Arthur?”
She tried to stretch her body and smiled sensibly at him. Arthur shrugged with a deeper smile on his face.
“I’m not lacking enough to want to have a woman who only has a few days to die.”
“Ahahaha. That’s right. I was mistaken.”
That was right. She had nothing to be desired. The interest he showed in her was just because of something small that didn’t happen in everyday life. Initially, he would have enjoyed drinking quietly while listening to people’s swear words at the party.
As usual, as usual. Just like a boring daily life.
“Then, wouldn’t it be fun to watch me like that? Wasn’t it a moment when you weren’t bored?”
“I don’t think it’s something to say in front of a dying person, but it can be seen as that. Unless I strike this empire.”
She narrowed her forehead slightly to what he said casually. It was a funny thing. Why does Arthur, while neither Gray nor Carl could do, respond to her death? It’s good for her, but she shouldn’t have given that much more attention.
“As you saw earlier, Gray doesn’t love me.”
“So, what do you want from me?”
Arthur brought up the main point. It was an attitude that he was not interested in other people’s love stories. His eyes looked deeper than before.
There’s only one thing she wanted. To get rid of him and die quietly enjoying her life. Additionally, revenge.
“Grand Duke Arthur, get engaged with me.”
“I don’t want to.”
He thought about it, right? She looked at him with an absurd look in embarrassment.