The Sleepless Night of the Maid — Chapter 38
Translator: Eonnicorn / Editor: Scarlet
!!! TRIGGER WARNING !!! This chapter contains an attempt of sexual violence which might trigger some readers.
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The strange thing was that her body couldn’t stop shaking even though she had already woken up from her dream. ‘Why do I feel a cold shiver run down to my spine?’
Creak. She heard someone stepping on the floor somewhere nearby. Eva turned her head to find the source of the sound. Her door was tightly closed and so was the window. Her eyes scoured along the small room’s wall, then stopped at the foot of the bed. There was a bulky figure staring at her.
Her heart sank in a second. A warning signal rang wildly inside her head.
“W-who is it?”
As Eva was about to get up, the shadow attacked Eva first. Eva resisted and pushed the figure away vehemently, but his body didn’t budge an inch. He had enormous power, even incomparable to the figure in her dream, and had a stinky smell mixed with the reek of alcohol.
‘Maybe it’s Todd?’
Eva, shaking her face furiously, stopped moving with her eyes on him. As her eyes adjusted to the darkness, Todd’s distorted face came into her eyesight. Every pant he breathed exuded a rotten stench. Every time he held down Eva and made a face, his eyes were shaking violently.
“Hmph. Hmp. T… odd…”
Eva twisted her body again and tried to get away from him. However, when she was about to ask what he was doing in an angry tone or tried to cry for help, her outcry was easily blocked by his hand.
Todd gathered Eva’s legs and sat on her thigh. Then roughly grabbed both of Eva’s wrists and clasped them together using one hand, before he put them over her head. With both her hands and legs bound, she could only wiggle. She couldn’t even make a sound, only groaned in pain.
“I heard the maids gossiping earlier. That you were alone together with that damned Crown Prince?”
His bloodshot eyes were staring at her murderously. Jealousy and desire swirled in his murky and lost-sanity eyes.
“What did you two do? Do I look so much like an insect, that you hug him with a big smile?”
He gritted his teeth and gripped her wrists tighter.
“Hmph! Hmph!” Eva shook her head and violently rebelled. Todd, who became more and more vicious, terrorized her. She really wished someone knew about this, but the outside was dead quiet.
‘Nanny. Please help me.’ Eva held back her tears while praying over Cecil’s name. The only person who came to mind, even though she knew she couldn’t come because she was sick, was Cecil.
Trying to find help somehow, Eva twisted her body with all her might to resist. She didn’t want to live if Todd did something bad to her. It was better if she died trying to defy him rather than die because she relented.
“I told you if you make a move on him, I won’t let it slide. You are mine. I’ll make sure you understand this time.”
His hand glided down from her mouth to her slender neck and grasped it.
“Ugh…” She thought she could make a sound at most, but she was strangled and only a small groan slipped out. It was like her neck was breaking. Eva felt suffocated and her mind lost focus because of the pressure, as if her eyes were about to pop out. ‘I can’t. I can’t lose consciousness like this…’ Just the time before her dimmed eyes closed,
A dull sound erupted as Todd staggered and gripped the back of his head. Right after his hand released from her neck, Eva gasped some air with coughs.
“What the hell, dammit.” Todd swore and lifted his eyes furiously.
“My lady, come here.” Cecil called Eva with a short breath, while holding a book up. She was barefoot with pajamas, seeming like she had just come out.
As soon as she caught her breath a little, Eva raised her upper body and pushed Todd with vigor. Taking advantage of him leaning to one side because lost balance, she quickly got out of bed and stood next to Cecil. She was still afraid, but grateful she was alive. Cecil might be old, sick, and frail, but for Eva, she had more strength than a hundred of allies.
“The audacity of this inhuman being.”
Perhaps anger had overcome the fear, Cecil eyed Todd as if to kill him. Cecil was usually frightened by Todd’s degenerated and menacing behavior. Seeing that such a man tried to rape Eva, who was like a daughter, seemed to make her lose control.
“This crazy woman.”
After he got insulted, Todd sprang up and approached them in fury. Todd grabbed Cecil’s hair with his big hand and hurled her over the bed.
Cecil’s low pitched shriek broke out, hinting how painful it was. Like a shaking herbivore bitten by a predator, Cecil collapsed and spasmed. Todd elevated his fist, his anger had yet to quell, even after looking at Cecil.
Eva froze in fear when watching the scene. Cecil would die if he hit her hard with his big fist. For a moment, her rationality came to stop and there was nothing in front of her. Only one thought stayed in her head. She needed to save Cecil.
Eva reached out and snatched something, then hit Todd in the back of his head.
An agonising scream was heard. With a thud, Todd’s body fell to the floor. And there was no more noise or movement from him at all.
A frigid silence befell them. The two women remained stiff for a while as if they were frantic.
Barely regaining her sense, Eva mumbled his name. She had a brass candlestick in her hand that could hold two candles. It was quite a heavy object, and that object hit Todd on the back of his head.
No movement, even slightly, was detected from Todd who limped.
“Todd, are you okay? Wake up. Todd.”
Eva sat next to Todd, who was slanted, and called him several times. She mustered some courage to grab him by the shoulder and shake him weakly, but there was no answer.
“Nanny, I think I should bring the Baronet-”
In a haste tone, Eva spoke but suddenly stopped. She could feel from her hand something hot and wet that trickled down to Todd’s shoulder. When she lifted her hand to see what it was, the tips of her fingers were stained with blood.
‘Don’t tell me…’
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