Chapter 82 - Adoration
“What do you want from me?”
“What do I want?”
“Tell me what it is.” Kais was hellbent on believing that I wanted something from him. I scratched my cheek. I did want something from him… But it might be weird if I asked him out of the blue not to kill Daddy. He might become wary of me. And besides, part of it was Miltiades’s karma, so I didn’t want to force Kais’s hand. While my favorite character was Miltiades, I also liked the male lead.
“I don’t really want anything.” Kais made a face. The tension all around us made me feel that he wouldn’t believe anything until I told him what I wanted.
“Stop joking.” I wasn’t joking! I had no choice but to think of something that I wanted. Hmm… “I want you…to be happy,” I said finally. Kais’s face stiffened, and his whole body froze on the spot. I saw his eyes tremble and smiled. “I want you to be happy, Kais.” This was the only thing I wanted from him.
But he immediately frowned and looked at me in disgust, “Did you think I’d fall for a line like that?”
“It’s true, though.” He was refusing to accept it because it was probably the first time he’d ever been told this. “I’m being honest, Kais.” Of course, not everyone in the world could be happy. But in this novel, I thought that he would be able to reach his happy ending. I was praying for the three most unfortunate characters: Priscilla, Miltiades, and Kais.
“Let’s be happy,” I smiled and grabbed Kais’s hand. His eyebrows and face were slightly narrowed, and his gaze wavered slightly. I hadn’t even dreamed of the day I would tell the male lead that I wanted him to be happy.
Gazing at my hand, Kais cleared his throat softly. And then, he looked up in a certain direction. I felt his hands tighten around mine.
“What’s wrong?” I asked him, feeling somewhat alarmed. Kais fixed his gaze in the same direction and warned me, “There’s someone here after you. Be careful.”
“Huh?” I followed his gaze and looked at the bushes. They were cared for by the palace gardener. I got up and started walking towards them. “Hey! What’re you doing?” Kais tried to stop me, but someone leaped out of the bushes.
It was a tidy, handsome gentleman with radiant, golden hair and a dutiful look in his blue eyes. Surprisingly, I knew him. It was Achillios. Why was he hiding the bushes? I was shocked to come face to face with this unexpected guest, but I looked straight into his blue eyes. As I searched his face for any sign of an explanation, he did the same. What was going on? I looked at him nervously, and Achillios suddenly started to cry.
He had his hand over his mouth, and his eyes radiated excitement, “You’re absolutely adorable! You’re too cute for this world!” Going by his eyes and hair, this was definitely Achillios. But his actions told me otherwise.
“Who are you?”
“Oh, my heart aches,” he clutched his chest and took a few deep breaths. Then, composing himself, he seemed to transform into a different person. “I am Achillios of Grandbleon. Please call me Achillios. Trite as it may sound, I’m currently serving as the Prime Minister,” he greeted me with the air and grace of a gentleman,
‘You’re not trite at all.’ Achillios Roosevelt Grandbleon was the Prime Minister of Rahel and Miltiades’s right-hand man. Duke Grandbleon was one of Rahel’s four dukes and had immense power. He was a handsome man capable of making anyone regret looking down at him.
It seemed that he was one of the crazy ones. In a novel filled with wacky characters, Achillios stood out. His hobby was finding out people’s weaknesses, and he had a talent for messing around with others. He would go to any lengths to get what he wanted, and he was not above using money, threats, or manipulation.
I was nervous. Duke Ravenhook’s people were the reason for Priscilla’s downfall, but most of her problems were caused by this man. The reason was simple: he didn’t like how Duke Ravenhook acted after adopting Priscilla. I couldn’t afford to underestimate him. He might stab me in the back at some point.
Knowing I couldn’t trust him, I kept my guard up. I saw him clench his fists. What was he doing? Was he trying to hit me…?
“You really…” I really…? “…Are absolutely adorable!” His voice was all choked up with emotion, and he trembled as he spoke.
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