The Sleepless Night of the Maid — Chapter 54
Translator: Scarlet / Editor: Scarlet
The unexpected question hit Eva’s chest like a gust of wind. Aside from being surprised by the sudden question, a chill ran down her spine at the thought that he recognized her. She couldn’t tell if he really knew or merely guessed it. Either way, asking such a question meant that he had a deep observation of her, which gave her goosebumps.
In addition, it was a question that caught her off guard as not a moment prior, he was giving appreciation while drinking the tea. Indeed, the man’s cranky speech made her head spin.
“Did you not hear that? Are you a fallen aristocrat?”
“I don’t know why you’re asking that, but no.”
Eva tried to remain calm and answered in a low and firm voice. Now, this person’s smile and soft voice felt rather intimidating. Conversation usually moved according to the context, but he changed topics so suddenly and randomly.
“I think that’s a lie. Are you married?”
Rex smiled and moved on lightly to another question.
Unknowingly swallowing dry saliva, Eva replied a beat late. She finally realized Rex’s intention. To ask her to come to his side every day, to sit her down without letting her go. Everything was to explore her. Rex’s suspicion and curiosity were still underway, and he tried to open her mouth with extraordinary speech. – Posted only on NovelUtopia
“That seems to be true. Then, do you have a crush on your mind?”
“No, I don’t.”
Edward automatically came to mind, but Eva hurriedly denied it. Emotions remained, but it was not a very false answer as it was already over.
“Hmm. You’re not lying, but I don’t think you’re being honest either. What is it? You had a crush on someone. Did you two break up? Or did you like someone you couldn’t be with?”
“I said no.”
Eva unknowingly replied aloud. Inside, she was very embarrassed by his sharp eyes, as if he were a fortune teller. How did he know? Because she didn’t finish her sentences well? Because she answered late? Because she stuttered?
“Are you curious to know how I found out?”
Eva lowered her eyelids without answering anything this time. She was really curious. This could happen frequently in the future, so she would have to know how to defend herself.
“When you lie, your eyes shake.”
Rex leaned and made eye contact with Eva closely. Eva instantly put a lot of force on her eyes. Then she heard him chuckling and laughing, before she realised that Rex was making fun of her.
Suddenly, the anxiety and tension ran away, and her anger soared. Did he call people just to mock them? She couldn’t get angry at the situation she was put in, but she felt insulted for being treated like this.
“Rex, did you grow up being self-conscious when you were young?”
His smile, which even created eye wrinkles, disappeared immediately. Like yesterday, eyes full of vigilance and hostility flashed and looked at Eva. She was intimidated by the appearance, but she wouldn’t even start if she was going to stop.
“I think you’re good at observing people.”
“Is it because you’re also good at observing people?”
“That’s what I do. After living a hard life, I started to notice others at some point, and I knew how their expressions changed depending on the other person’s feelings.”
As if he had been hit properly, Rex leaned his back against the chair and sighed.
“I didn’t see you that way, lady! It’s not normal.”
“I think you’re flustered, so I’ll leave now.”
As if he was dumbfounded, he picked up the tea cup and took it to his mouth and asked leisurely.
“Who’s flustered? Me?”
Looking at his attitude alone, he did not seem to be shaken by Eva’s words at all. But Eva knew that the speed of what he said was faster than before.
“Yes. Mr. Rex. Your eyes are shaking.”
Eva calmly replied and stood up with the tray.
Rex held the teacup tightly.
“From now on, I won’t answer if you call me to ask me these questions. Sitting down here may be part of my work, but it’s up to me to answer or not.”
Eva bowed her head slightly and turned around to leave Rex’s accommodation.
Rex, who was left alone, put down the teacup with a devastated face.
Once again, an incredible sigh escaped out of his mouth.
After a while, his lips slowly tilted up.
With a very intrigued expression, he called in the secretary who stood outside.
When Rune came inside and bowed his head, he ordered in a low voice.
“Bring the horseman.”
Having regained his composure, he grinned while lifting the teacup. People can help others based on recognition, but they can also sell information based on money. He knew too well that it was the way of the world.