Every Night, I Come To His Bedroom - Chapter 1
At the sight of the man in front of her, Ellie slowly blinked her eyes. He is Duke Raymond Rufus, the handsome man who fell asleep with the light in his bedroom lit.
Ellie couldn’t even blink her eyes properly, as she couldn’t believe the man she had been in love with for five years was lying right in front of her eyes.
The unrequited love that she started when entering the same academy has continued to this day while working under him.
Although she worked for him, it was not close. To him, she was just one of many people working for Duke Rufus.
He probably doesn’t even know that she entered the same academy as him. Because by the year she entered the school, he was already in the graduating class.
There were many people who had a crush on Duke Rufus. She didn’t even think of confessing her heart, she just watched him from afar.
It has been only a year since she graduated from the academy and worked as secretary to Arthur, an aide to the Duke of Rufus.
She would occasionally report about work on Arthur’s behalf, but that was all she did.
She didn’t mind though. She was happy just to see him. She didn’t even want him to know her unrequited love.
She was a person who did not even dare to be greedy. Because he was no match for her, the daughter of a poor Viscount.
With her quiet personality and even timidity, she was an unattractive person. Even in the social world, her presence was dim.
She was completely different from the Duke of Rufus, who caught people’s attention just by appearing.
The beautiful-looking Duke Rufus with dark blond hair and blue eyes was like the sun.
He is so dazzling that it is difficult to look at him.
She didn’t even think of seeing his face properly, even when she occasionally reported on work.
I can’t believe such a man is right in front of me.
Ellie looked at Duke Rufus, who was sleeping deeply, with trembling eyes.
I don’t know how the hell this happened.
She must have slept in her own bedroom, so why is Duke Rufus in front of her eyes? Moreover, this is not even her bedroom.
Ellie cautiously got up from the bed. Her trembling eyes looked around the spacious and lavish bedroom.
Am I dreaming?
As she slowly looked around the large window behind the bed, the bookcase filling one wall, and the luxurious leather sofa in front of it, she stopped in front of a large mirror.
Her eyes widened spontaneously by the unfamiliar appearance of herself reflected in the mirror. Instead of her usual appearance with her brown hair and eyes which she had always seen, a completely different, beautiful fairy-like face caught her eyes.
The appearance of a beautiful woman with mysterious silver hair, blue eyes, and painted-like pink lips reminded her of her deceased mother who was often told by her father.
She doesn’t know her mother’s face because there are no pictures or portraits left, but her mother’s face that her father told her and her reflection in the mirror is quite similar.
Ellie was very upset when she was a child when her father told her that her mother was a dazzlingly beautiful person. Because she didn’t seem like her mother at all.
If she really were such a beautiful person, would she have the courage to approach Duke Rufus?
Actually, she doesn’t know. Even the young noble ladies famous for their beauty in the Empire tried to win over Duke Rufus, but the ice-cold Duke didn’t budge.
He had no interest in any woman. There were even rumors floating around saying that he likes men. But he didn’t care at all for such bizarre rumors.
While looking at the mirror and thinking about this and that, Ellie held her breath for a moment. The image of Duke Rufus approaching her appeared in the mirror.
His beautiful but terribly cold blue eyes were looking down at her.
“Who are you?”
At Duke Rufus’s question in his alert voice, Ellie looked up at him with trembling eyes. At that moment, she saw his big hand reaching out towards her.
Surprised, she exhaled a rough breath, and when she opened her eyes, she saw a familiar view. It is her bedroom. Ellie, who got up from bed, looked around with a puzzled face.
She is still in her room.
So, was it a dream?
It seems that my feelings for Duke Rufus are growing bigger and bigger. What a ridiculous dream.
“Calm down, Ellie Miller.”
Calming her heart, which was still beating loudly, Ellie went to sleep again.
After tossing and turning for a while, the scene of Duke Rufus’ bedroom unfolded in front of Ellie, who fell asleep again.
This time she lay alone in Duke Rufus’ bed.
“You showed up again.”
Duke Rufus’ low voice could be heard as she got up from the bed with a bewildered face.
As she turned her head towards the voice, she saw Duke Rufus sitting on a chair by the bed.
“Oh, how did you disappear? And how did you appear now? Are you using any strange magic tools?”
Duke Rufus asked her in a sharp voice. Ellie is also curious. Why does she keep dreaming like this?
“It’s too vivid for a dream.”
At her murmuring in a low voice, Duke Rufus asked, “A dream?”
“Yes. I am dreaming right now. This is my dream.”
“What a crazy woman.”
He stretched out his hand towards her. His big hand grabbed her arm. She was startled by the vivid sensation.
“You can say such a nonsensical excuse to the judge……”
Raymond stopped talking. The woman in front of him until recently disappeared again in an instant.
There was only a faint warmth in his hand, which held her arm tightly. Having experienced ridiculous things twice in a row, he frowned.
“You are by no means an ordinary woman.”
She didn’t look human in appearance. Raymond, who recalled her long silver hair and beautiful face, bit his red lip.
He couldn’t figure out why the strange woman, who he didn’t know if she was a witch or a ghost, kept appearing in his bedroom.
Ellie let out a sigh and got up from the bed. She had a strange dream again. No, was it really a dream?
She could see a blue bottle on a small table next to the bed. It was a potion her father gave her before he embarked on his new adventure.
He said that it was a potion given by a fairy, and if she drank it, something very special would happen every night. Ellie did not believe what her father said.
His father, who only saw her face several times a year, was a delusion who liked adventure. When she was young, the stories her father told her were very interesting.
The story of the mysterious mermaids, the story of giants who are big but warm-hearted, and the story of beautiful fairies were enough to attract her interest.
But as she gradually got older, she stopped listening to her father’s story. Those stories that seemed like fairy tales when she was young became more and more like a false delusion as she got older.
As such, her father’s story was not at all realistic. Even though she lives in a world where magic existed, it is a power that is obtained through a special mineral called a magical crystal.
Wizards who emit fire from their hands, people fly in the sky, or float objects in the air existed only in novels and fairy tales.
The same was true of dragons, mermaids, giants, and fairies appearing in her father’s adventure stories.
It was her neighbor, Nancy’s grandmother who took care of her on behalf of her father, who was busy embarking on his adventures.
When she was thirteen, Nancy’s grandmother passed away, and after that, she had to live alone waiting for her father who came home once in a while.
She couldn’t understand her father, who couldn’t escape his vain delusions.
When she finally met her father, he urged her to drink a potion quickly, saying it was her twenty-year-old birthday gift. She had no choice but to drink it, but she didn’t expect anything special to happen.
“Maybe….. because of that potion?”
Ellie shook her head.
She wondered if he had come to Duke Rufus’ room in the appearance of a fairy when she was asleep, but when she thought of this, she felt it was absurd and burst out laughing.
She was relieved to think she had only experienced a strange dream. Even though she thought like this, she couldn’t sleep easily.
So, having stayed up all night with open eyes, she left her house with a tired face. Arriving at the Duke’s mansion in a carriage, Ellie was slightly bewildered by the strict security than usual.
After submitting the access plate, Arthur, her boss, approached her as she entered the Duke’s mansion.
“Did you sleep well? You look pretty tired.”
At Arthur’s question, Ellie slowly shook her head.
“I had a bit of trouble sleeping. But what’s going on?”
Pointing to the large number of guards guarding the main gate of the large Duke’s mansion, Ellie asked in a low voice.
“Oh, a strange woman broke into Duke Rufus’ bedroom last night.”
“She suddenly appeared and then suddenly disappeared. The Duke suspects that she used magic tools. If you see a silver-haired, blue-eyed woman around the Duke, report it right away. Got it?”
Silver hair and blue eyes.
Obviously, it was the appearance she saw in the mirror last night.
So what happened last night was not a dream?!