The Sleepless Night of the Maid — Chapter 55
Translator: Scarlet / Editor: Scarlet
Two days had passed since Eva and Cecil were officially allowed to join the upper ranks. Eva perfectly adapted to life at the top of the Gallahan. She didn’t have time to be clumsy. There were three meals a day and three breaks, and Eva’s work was the same every time. As she continued to talk to people, the awkwardness soon disappeared.
Although the conversation with Rex was a struggle, she had some tricks now.
During the break, he was in the wagon as it moved, and Eva stayed with him almost all day. Therefore, Eva had to force herself to deal with his words, and most of his words went without context or direction.
“If you eat a lot of apples because they’re delicious, you’ll get an upset stomach, but it’s good to experience them to learn your lesson.”
“You’d think you’d get enlightenment, but humans who won’t change and will never change.”
“It’s not necessarily a bad thing to protect yourself, is it?”
What was she to do since conversations went like this? In the end, she concluded that he would always be prickly and give unexpected questions.
“Is Lily changing herself now?”
At first, she didn’t know what to do, but Eva got used to his weird way of speaking. To be exact, she knew how to respond most efficiently to Rex’s words.
She was embarrassed by Rex’s laughing and mocking, silence, or vice versa, whatever he said. But Rex was never an easy man. She thought it would wither, but he also increased the intensity of the conversation.
“You said you don’t like anyone, right? What about me? Do you want to date me?”
In the moving wagon, Rex scratched Eva’s nerves with his provoking words. It was fortunate that Cecil was asleep. If she were awake, she would have looked at him and shouted.
“I don’t want to.”
“Why not? I think I’m a nice guy.”
“Look for another girl. You’re not my ideal type.”
Eva calmly replied with an indifferent face. She wasn’t in the mood for Rex’s words, but there was nothing serious about it. Because she knew that his words did not contain a grain of sincerity. It was just wordplay out of boredom or a net thrown to scoop her up.
“There are a lot of other women. A pretty woman, a good woman, and a woman who suits me well at night.”
“Ha… I guess you divide women into categories?”
Astounded by Rex’s answer, Eva responded bluntly. This answer somehow didn’t sound like a joke. His way of speaking already seemed strange, but suddenly this man felt low.
“I feel bad. Don’t say that. I divide not only women, but also men, everyone and everything into categories.”
“People are goods, valuables. Men can be prettier than me, stronger than me, or weaker than me. There are people who help, people who don’t, and people to avoid. And well, there are specials sometimes.”
No more questions were asked, but he continued to explain as if he was excited.
“How valuable and amazing would it be? If I wanted, insect poop could also be a luxury.”
Eva was speechless because it was getting worse and worse. While expressing condolences to all insect dung in the world and appreciating that she was not born as insect dung.
“Think about it. If you date me, I’ll be nice to you.”
“Why? Because you’re not a noble?”
An unexpected question flew like an arrow.
Surprised, Eva turned around and looked at Rex. He was smiling with his elbow on the table and his chin in his hand.
His face made it seem like a meaningless prank, but it was definitely a bone-in-bone question. Of course, he didn’t ask because he liked Eva. Did he notice that she was a noble? Or did Rex’s inferiority complex come out?
As the wagon turned around, all the light that was seeping in disappeared momentarily. Eva also felt dark inside. After a short silence, she calmly opened her mouth.
“It doesn’t matter if I’m a noble or not. But people who are obsessed with those thoughts are not attractive.”
Rex’s face quickly hardened as if he was caught off guard. As he did yesterday, he looked like he was beaten again.
Embarrassed, Eva turned her head and looked out the window. She could feel his gaze, which had not yet found its condition, burning into her face.
She did not know if Rex asked that question because he was actually curious or if he had an inferiority complex about his status. Anyway, one thing was clear. That he poked somewhere in her heart.
“Do you have the ability to hurt others with such an innocent face?”
“I’m sorry. I’m good at learning.”
It was something she had learned from him.
Rex laughed aloud for a while, but she didn’t understand what was so funny. Where in the world was the point where that man’s mood changed? He was a person who was difficult to understand and follow. Eva looked out the window with a face as she gave up. – Posted only on NovelUtopia
Rex, who barely calmed down, opened his mouth with a contrived sweetness.
“This is the Rubel region. And in a little while, we’ll be in the Duke of Kensington’s territory. I’m sure you’ve heard of Duke Kensington?
“Yes. A little bit.”
Eva responded immediately. She heard of it because it was a famous family, so she knew it, but she didn’t know in detail.
Although there was Count Massies in the capital, she only stayed there when she was very young. She grew up in Bale Castle and went to Baronet Biti’s house, and later lived with her ears closed to the world. So even if she was a noble, she was like a country girl who didn’t know a thing about the world.
“I’m going to visit Goseong Fortress tomorrow. Will you join me?”
“Can I do that?””
Eva’s surprised gaze headed for Rex at once. She heard about and liked Goseong so much, so it would be fun to see the surrounding gardens and sculptures.
“You can’t go inside, but I don’t mind you looking outside. The garden is pretty and there is a long walk, so if you want to see it, come with me.”
Eva answered calmly, hiding her expectations. Rex laughed again as he looked at her expression with a smile.