Chapter 36 - I Will Look For You
“He has ulterior motives! You will be eaten up! If you die like that, who do you think is going to protect you, huh? Ouch!”
Rakiel, who had been ranting away agitatedly, was interrupted by a hand smacking down on his head again. When Rakiel looked furiously at him, Laos was looking frantically elsewhere without even lowering the hand that struck Rakiel.
Rakiel gritted his teeth and turned in the direction where Laos was looking, then shut up at once.
Laila’s gray eyes were frighteningly out of focus. She looked like she was having a hard time breathing.
‘Why are you crying? What did I do to make you cry?’
The words came up to the tip of his tongue, then subsided. Rakiel could no longer recall what he was going to say.
Rakiel learned for the first time that a person could weep just by looking at his face. Laos couldn’t control his facial expression as he witnessed Laila being like this for the second time.
“You are right.”
After a while, a hoarse voice rang out, and the brothers held their breaths without realizing it.
“You are right. It’s always like this.”
That’s right. She had no one by her side. In the end, she was alone and she couldn’t be loved. Not being able to receive love was what hurt her more than the fact that she was alone.
Laila had died like that. She had died on the bed in the corner where her brother was now standing in front of.
“I said I would disappear, but why did you come?”
Rakiel and Laos looked equally shocked at the moment. Without looking at their faces, Laila said, “Because you said it was hard for you to see me, so… Oh, I forgot to apologize.”
‘That’s right. They are probably here to hear my apology,’ she thought, as there was no reason for them to be looking for her.
Laila felt as if she had plummeted to the ground from the skies that once dazzled with five-colored lights. She stuttered, “I’m sorry for laughing. No, for crying… for talking.”
She sounded as if she was sobbing while speaking, and looked so full of sorrow that the brothers had never seen before.
“I’m sorry… for being visible, and for being here.”
It was a strange sadness. Not knowing where they came from, the tears that the big gray eyes could no longer contain, rolled down.
No, that’s not it, it really wasn’t. Her brothers just wanted to talk and ask her questions. They didn’t know what they wanted to ask, but they just wanted to tell her that that was not it.
Actually, to be honest, it had only been a few days, but her absence made the brothers feel so strange.
It just seemed like she was too far away. Actually, it seemed like she was on her way to go even further away from them, which was a little hard to believe.
So, they wanted to try holding on to her. They thought it was the right thing to do, as that was how things always were. Yes, they believed she would always be here in this dirty place.
Neither of them could speak. As she stuttered, she suddenly realized that she was in someone’s arms.
“What the hell are you sorry for?” Venio said in a voice that was holding back his anger. She realized she was hearing Venio speaking. Before Laila could react, Venio gently lifted her up and let her bury her face in his chest. His touch was soft but strong.
“I didn’t send you in to apologize.”
Actually, he sent her in to receive apologies from them. He wanted to interrupt earlier in the middle of their conversations, but had clenched his teeth and resisted it.
Laila Estevan loved her father and brothers. It was something Venio couldn’t mess around with, so he felt he should wait and not interfere.
Because things could be better for Laila in the long run. And now, he was very, very sorry.
‘I should have just been adamant about it.”
Venio looked down at the two brothers like they were bugs. They couldn’t even breathe properly due to his aura which was more overpowering than usual. Laos Estevan and Rakiel Estevan turned pale and almost vomited.
‘Damn pale bastards.’
If Laila wasn’t between him and them, he might have beaten them almost to death. But it looked like that would have to be postponed as Laila was his priority now.
“Laila,” Venio whispered sweetly to Laila, while mercilessly pressuring the two bugs with his aura. “Laila.”
“If you disappear from my house without a word like today, unlike them, I will go look for you.”
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