The Sleepless Night of the Maid — Chapter 53
Translator: Scarlet / Editor: Scarlet
The nightmare-like night passed and the morning came. Eva had a good night’s sleep after a long time. Her and Cecil’s barracks were right next to Rex’s, and guards were guarding the outside all night, so she was able to rest my eyes with confidence.
As soon as dawn broke, Rex’s secretary came and told Eva what to do. Prepare three meals a day and Rex’s tea during the breaks. They must be brought by her. Other horsemen’s errands were already fully managed.
She fell asleep worrying last night, but Eva felt at ease when she heard the list of things to do. It was something she had done frequently at the house of Baronet Biti anyway. In addition, it was unexpected luck to be able to wash her face with warm water in return.
Eva realized last night that there was a moment where her heart fell, but was later lifted. You don’t have to find hope far away, as the curves of life appear repeatedly, rising and falling.
“I told you to lie down. I’ll go out alone.”
Eva, who finished her hair, spoke while watching Cecil getting ready to go out. Cecil suffered a little last night, even though she was given a bed to lie down with her legs stretched out. At this rate, she was worried that Cecil would suffer greatly again.
“Don’t say nonsense, *cough*, don’t do it. How can you make meals for so many people by yourself?”
“It’s not like I’m preparing alone. I’m doing it with people who’ve been working.”
“But you can’t do that. *Cough* You can never be left alone in the midst of bad men.”
Seeing Cecil start coughing again, Eva sighed. In this case, it would be nice to have some flexibility, but Cecil had no concessions when it came to Eva’s safety. There weren’t just guards, but people who woke up in the early morning to do their tasks.
The two women packed their bags and came outside. Jack, who came to clean up the barracks, received their luggage and put it in the wagon. Eva and Cecil went to the place where they made breakfast and joined the workers.
Contrary to Cecil’s worries, the horsemen and workers were simple. There were a lot of questions about the two women who appeared out of nowhere, but when she roughly looked around, she understood and moved on. Sometimes there were people who made insidious looks or made mischievous jokes, but others were angry and stopped or kicked out by security guards.
Work was not as hard as she thought. They didn’t cook a lot of food from the morning, but they just prepared bread, cheese, and fruits from the stopover, made simple soup, or boiled eggs to serve. It was chaotic because there were so many people, but she soon got used to it. Afterwards, when the meal was over and the cleaning was finished, the breakfast was over after bringing water to drink from the well.
“Hey, eat first. I’ll bring this to Rex.”
Eva, who had Rex’s morning in the tray, said as she watched Cecil, who was diligently cleaning up. She had to go in person because he told her to bring it. She was nervous and uncomfortable, but she already promised.
Rex was already dressed and reading a book with his legs crossed in a simple chair. The profile of focusing on something without expression was quite atmospheric and luxurious. It was undeniable that he was a very handsome man. Just as if last night’s bad appearance wasn’t real.
“I brought breakfast, Rex.”
“Good morning, Lily. Was the bed uncomfortable?”
Rex took his eyes off the book he was reading and asked kindly while looking at Eva. Eva was dumbfounded by his bright and friendly smile. It was not easy to adapt to the gap as large as the appearance of demons and angels.
“Yes, thanks to you.”
“I was sorry about last night. As you know, I’m sensitive to theft because I’m a merchant. I’m very concerned because they’re important trade goods.”
“Yes, I understand.”
Eva replied in a slightly relaxed tone, putting the tray down on the simple table. When she heard the explanation, she thought about it. How sensitive would it be to carry so much stuff? It was natural to misunderstand that the two women hid like thieves in such a wagon. It was her and Cecil who did wrong, not Rex.
Eva thought that perhaps this kindness was the man’s original form. One should not have preconceived notions. But he’s not a bad person, seeing that he had been through this much.
“Hmm. It’s been a while since I ate food made by a woman.”
Rex expressed his expectations and scooped up potato soup with a spoon and put it in his mouth. While slowly chewing his mouth and savoring the taste of the soup, he smiled broadly and looked at Eva.
“Potato soup, did you make it?””
“Yes. How does it taste?”
Looking at his expression, it didn’t seem to taste bad. It was Eva, who helped and learned kitchen work at Baronet Biti’s house, and cooked quite a bit.
It looked good.
“It’s just a pity that it’s my least favorite food in the world.”
He said, putting the spoon he was eating down on the tray. While looking at Eva’s expression, he kept his kind smile intact.
“Should I bring something else?”
Eva was very embarrassed by the unexpected flow and asked. It was delicious, but she couldn’t understand what he meant by food he hated. Whether it’s delicious or not, or whether you’re going to eat it or not. She didn’t understand how to act because she didn’t understand.
“No, I can’t bother you with this. Skipping breakfast would get you in trouble. It’s okay. I’ve just been starving all morning, so it’ll only ruin my day a little.”
Eva stood staring at him with a blank face. This was the first time she had experienced this, so she couldn’t keep up with the beat.
What kind of person was this? He wasn’t a person to embarrass people with his words.
It was all canceled when she vowed not to have preconceived notions a while ago. This man was replaced by a cranky and strange man.
“I have something to do.”
“It’s okay. It’s your job to sit down until I’m done eating.”
Eva, who was going to refuse once again, was speechless again. Rex’s words turning her stomach upside down with a smile was a new torture.
She eventually sat on a chair opposite Rex and bit her lips hard.
“Hmm. The tea is delicious. Are you a fallen noble?”