Chapter 32: Let’s Dance The Day Away
A week had already passed by in the blink of an eye. During that week, Sezh had undergone a few changes.
First of all, the nosebleed had stopped completely!! It was thanks to the cotton soaked with medicinal herbs that Raytan had given to her. Now, even if she blew her nose, her nosebleed didn’t trigger again. Sezh was now also able to escape from the miserable humiliation caused by the stuffed cotton in her nostrils.
And the second was, she had gained weight. Quite…a lot.
This was all due to Raytan. More precisely due to the cake that she ate during tutoring!
The strawberry cake that she ate on the first day of the class at Lise’s palace was very delicious. But if he continued to feed her that, she would’ve been obsessed with the delicacy for sure. Sezh should’ve seen it coming.
The next day, however, it wasn’t just a strawberry cake that greeted her. There was also a fresh, sweet lemon cake and an incredibly thick chocolate cake.
The same went for the next day. On that day, a large muffin topped with lots of fluffy white whipped cream and a raw fruit cake full of countless fruits greeted her. The menu kept changing every day.
The portions were so large that Sezh would sometimes have leftovers. During those times, Marie would help her pack them up meticulously, as everything she did. Marie had happily said that she was glad that Sezh liked the cakes. Since Raytan had asked her to pay attention to it, Marie put a lot of effort into the cakes every day.
Sezh couldn’t believe what she was hearing, so she kept asking the same thing over and over to Marie, and Marie would always smile lightly and give Sezh the same answer.
So it’s really true that he asked Marie to take care of me!
That day, Sezh was so happy that she returned to her palace while dancing a little along the way with pure happiness. Luna was worried when she saw Sezh behaving like that. She thought that Sezh might have been sick and checked on her, but Sezh just laughed it off by saying that she was happy.
And lastly, the third change! The time that Sezh spends with Raytan increased a little.
This was the most important and surprising of the few changes that happened to Sezh.
Originally, when the tutoring was over, we would just go on our own way. But just a few days ago, we had dinner together. Of course, it was because Lise was the one who suggested that we have dinner together…
Well, from Sezh’s point of view, there’s no significant improvement in their relationship. But Raytan didn’t show as much disgust as he did when we had dinner on his birthday, nor did he say anything about a stupid girl who vomited on another person’s stomach.
Of course, I don’t do that now.
Also, Lise who suggested we have dinner together didn’t come to eat with us.
Sezh hadn’t seen Lise again since she met her on the first day of moving to the private tutoring place.
The last time I saw her, I was a little worried because she wasn’t feeling well so I asked Raytan whether she was okay or not. In the end, Raytan never gave an answer, instead making a rigid face while biting his lip.
Since that day, Sezh decided to not ask Raytan about Lise and asked Marie instead. Marie was a little troubled by that, and only replied to Sezh with, “She is taking a rest because she is not in a good condition.”
But something seems suspicious. Lise isn’t feeling well, but there were no Imperial Palace’s Representatives visiting Lise. The emperor hates Raytan but he favors Lise. Why can’t he visit his beloved royal concubine who is sick?
Sezh was curious, but then thought she might have not seen them visit, so she just let the matter go.
Luna was still worried that Sezh’s private tutoring would reach Yerena’s ear.
Sezh didn’t think that Luna would be able to buy enough time to get out of this palace, so Sezh thought about a way to escape from everyone’s gaze to get to Lise’s palace.
No matter how much she thought about it, there was only one answer.
She started visiting the library in advance, much earlier than the usual time when there were only a few people going back and forth from the imperial palace. Sezh had already asked Marie as well if she could come a little earlier than she had promised, and Marie said Lise had allowed her. Sezh also asked Raytan.
He didn’t seem to like it, but he just let her be. Thus, Sezh was in a great mood these days.
Everything is going as I planned. Plus, it’s quite fun to learn and study Kazaki.
If she survived well and managed to leave the palace, she’ll have something that she can use. Sezh studied hard, Raytan was also a good tutor. Sezh’s skills were improving day by day.
“Luna!I’ll be right back.”
Sezh hid the books and notes in her pockets while looking at Luna. Luna, who was serving bread, dropped her lips in a slight frown while looking at her with worry.
“Please have a little more. I’m sure you must be hungry…”
Lately, Sezh had been eating less and less during breakfast. About half of what she usually ate.
The main reason is that I’m worried that I will lose my time getting distracted by eating breakfast. I have to get to Lise’s palace unnoticed and I have to leave earlier to do that.
“It’s okay. I will get some snacks there anyway. I have to empty my stomach if I want to eat more, don’t you think so too?”
I mean, she doesn’t have to worry about it.
But Luna’s face became gloomy.
So, it must have bothered you all the time.
The fact that Sezh ate less and less made Luna worried. The last time Sezh brought the cake, Luna had made the same expression. Sezh couldn’t understand Luna’s thoughts.
As she didn’t want to be late, she continued to talk with a bright face.
“Recently I’ve gained weight…and because of that I think I need to lose some weight…”
“Then, I’ll take you to the palace. Please wait a moment…”
“No, no need. I’ll go alone from now on. You must be tired too.”