Every Night, I Come To His Bedroom - Chapter 12
Every Night, I Come To His Bedroom Chapter 12
When questioned with a confused tone, he shook his head.
“No. Oh, I just purchased a new book. I hope it meets your taste.”
There was no way that it would not be to my liking. She selected all of the novels.
“I’ve been longing to read this book. Thank you. I will carefully study it.”
“I believed you would like it. There are several historical books.”
He didn’t doubt that they have the same preferences.
Ellie regarded him with cautious eyes. However, there was no such uncertainty in his gaze.
He did not seem to believe she might be Ellie Miller. In any case, he was not the lady he was interested in.
She was not a noble family of great status, nor was it as lovely as a fairy. It was natural for him to disregard her everyday self.
“Eat just once. It seems that you care more about books than food.”
“Thanks. I shall eat well tonight.”
She first grabbed a macaron. Arthur, a gourmet, had suggested it, so of course it must have been great. It was exquisitely delicious.
“Would you want to sample it?”
Ellie took a macaron from my bag and presented it to him. There was no anticipation that he would consume food. Unexpectedly, though, his face neared the macaron she was holding.
Instantaneously, her cheeks became flushed as his gentle lips touched her finger.
In contrast to her discomfort, his expression was remarkably composed. Her heart raced as he grinned and regarded himself in the mirror.
“Then… Then, let’s eat this now.”
Ellie instantly bent her head and responded to conceal her flushed cheeks. His lovely face approached her.
His face, which was directly in front of her, was so annoying that it caused her heartache. His face, which seemed to have been lovingly created by God, was absolutely stunning.
His beautiful blue eyes, which seemed to be encrusted with gems, were fixedly looking at her.
She was concerned that her heartbeat might reach his ears.
“If you keep being like that, you’ll be surprised and vanish.”
With a mischievous grin, her cheeks became even more flushed as he continued. I wondered why he was observing me so intently, but I suppose he was just inquisitive.
“Stop taunting me.”
“I don’t think I’ve seen you so surprised that you vanished these days.”
As he stood up from his bent position, he said.
“If you want me to vanish—”
“The reverse is true. I do not know why, but I would like for you to stay a bit longer.”
Her heart rate increased in response to his straightforwardness and honesty. Simultaneously, her body vanished in an instant.
‘Thankfully, I can tell that you still like me quite a bit.’
He did not know why, but he felt somewhat glad as he saw her go.
* * *
Ellie rose from her bed and placed her hand on her still-beating heart. It’s not because she was startled; rather, her pulse rate was so rapid that she awoke in a condition of excitement.
He already knew that Ellie had a crush on him, but she still felt very ashamed because she seemed to be shaking with every word he said.
“Let’s calm down.”
With her heart still hammering, she returned to sleep. Obviously, she was unable to fall asleep soon since her heart was finding it difficult to relax.
She fell asleep after counting hundreds of sheep and awoke in his bed. Fortunately, he was waiting for her on the couch.
“Because you did not appear as soon as possible, I was concerned.”
Ellie stretched out to him with both hands in response to his kind remarks.
“You are prohibited to speak kindly. Do not approach me too closely. This implies I might vanish once again.”
At her anxious comments, he suppressed a chuckle and nodded his head.
“Okay. I should be more attentive to you, who loves me more than I first believed. If you go, I will get bored.”
“I’ve read and studied chess, but I believe today is too late. You must sleep.”
He stared at her with a joyful expression while speaking with a sorrowful face.
“I think you were a good student.”
It was difficult for Ellie to react, so she remained silent.
“You studied diligently, should I just let that go?”
Ellie responded swiftly to his query by nodding her head. I was contemplating writing the techniques I discovered in the book myself. However, theory and reality are distinct.
She glanced at the chessboard with vacant eyes, having conceded defeat without remorse.
“I believe I have not yet studied enough.”
“I know, correct. You shall train more diligently tomorrow.”
“Okay. I want you to become my opponent immediately.”
Every night afterwards, she played chess with him. During the evening spent playing chess and conversing in that manner, the two became further acquainted with one another.
* * *
The hotel’s grand opening event was only one day away. I’ve heard of a hotel constructed with cutting-edge amenities employing magical engineering. The Canna region, where the hotel was constructed, was also renowned as a seaside resort.
When Ellie returned from work, she immediately began packing for a business trip. It was just a two-day business trip, but she had more baggage than anticipated. Ellie sighed as she retrieved the silver dress that Duke Rufus had compelled her to accept.
Regardless of how much she considered it, it was a heavy gift to receive. Nonetheless, Ellie was pleased that she could wear it for public business.
After packing everything, Ellie double-checked to ensure she had not forgotten anything. Ellie decided to create a handmade scented candle as a present for Duke Rufus, who has trouble sleeping.
“What should I say for a natural delivery?”
Few others seemed to be aware of his sleep difficulties and nightmares. As a guy who does not communicate himself properly, he didn’t even realize that she had liked him for a long time.
If I hadn’t visited his bedroom as a fairy, he may have never known about it. Wouldn’t it be odd to offer such an item as a present?
She pondered before placing the perfumed candles in her purse. Once she had it, she decided to consider it.
“However, what will become of me if the Duke visits Kant?”
It was the first time Duke Rufus had been away from home since she began waking up in his bedroom after falling asleep. She was uncertain as to whether she would check into the Luton Hotel or remain in his vacant room.
It seemed that the answer would not be revealed until tomorrow.
Ellie lit a perfumed candle and laid down on her bed after finishing all the inspections. The sleeping lady eventually awoke on Duke Rufus’ bed.
He was seated on the couch and examining something. She got out of bed and approached him with caution.
“What are you staring at?”
He shook his head in response to her query.
“Photographs of my mum. Shall I show you?”
At his query, Ellie nodded slowly. He gave her a frame containing black-and-white photographs.
The attractive lady with the brilliant grin had a face that resembled that of Duke Rufus.
“The Duke closely resembles his mother.”
Duke Rufus smiled sardonically in response to her statements.
“Right? I’ve only seen photographs of my mother’s face, but I believe so.”
‘I had heard that his mother had died young.’
“You must’ve missed her a lot.”
“I have no regrettable recollections.”
He mumbled in a despondent tone. Like myself, he seemed to be a very lonely individual. She was unaware of her mother’s appearance. She had no regrettable recollections.
“All right, I’m leaving tomorrow on a business trip.”
She was aware of the reality, but she pretended ignorance by asking.
“To my mother’s birthplace.”
Tomorrow’s business trip destination, Canna, was unknown to her as his mother’s hometown.
“I heard that it’s a good place.”
“I’m looking forward to it.”
She said it with eagerness.
Upon seeing his perplexed expression, Ellie quickly understood she had made a linguistic error.
“I mean… you must be very excited.”
Ellie smiled awkwardly at him as she regarded him.
“That’s true. I’m looking forward to it tremendously. However, what about you?”
“I wonder whether you will come to where I am, or if you will merely enter this bedroom.”
She was fascinated about it as well.
“I’m not sure. I believe we will not know till tomorrow.”
“I wish that you could visit. I can no longer fathom falling asleep without you.”
Ellie’s cheeks became slightly flushed as he said the truth.
“I’m delighted I’m helping.”
This was really genuine. She was inadvertently annoying him, but he needed her assistance. Simply considering him in this manner prompted a sweet grin on his lips.
Then he looked at her without speaking. Both parties’ eyes met in the air. I had no idea why, but I was unable to ignore his look.
Is it because his eyes are darker than they formerly were?
Oddly, just staring into those eyes made her thirsty.
“You must go to bed shortly. To go on business tomorrow.”
Ellie, who had hitherto averted his look, said as he approached the bookshelves. The longer I peered into those eyes, the more my heart began to pound and I felt as if I was going to awaken.
“It ought to be.”
He responded with a slightly muted voice. Two inexplicable sighs escaped their lips.