I Thought It Was a Common Transmigration - Chapter 55
‘Wait, what does this mean? What condition did I meet?’
It was one thing when I met the first condition, but it was equally confusing when I was told that I met the second condition.
‘What is the second condition?’ I asked the voice.
The voice spoke like a machine-recorded answer.
[The second exception condition: Reject Killian Ludwig’s offer ten times.]
That was a ridiculous condition.
It’s almost easier to understand the viciousness of the first exception condition.
My first thought, once I recovered from my shock, was that someone was playing me.
‘I’m sure they’re getting a kick out of watching me struggle in real-time.’
The god of this world must be a sadist!
He must have known I had a crush on Killian and made that condition.
In fact, if I hadn’t made up my mind to clear up Killian’s misunderstanding that I am not a clingy pervert to him, I would never have gotten past level two.
‘I really have become a cow that catches a mouse while walking backward.’
I’m sure the god of this world is as baffled as I am right now.
The thought of it made me a little indignant.
I smirked, unable to contain my hollow grin.
After a dream in which I felt nothing but darkness, I gradually regained the sense of my limbs.
I had no strength in my languid body, but something was holding me strong, keeping me from falling apart.
“What are you dreaming about that makes you smile in your sleep?”
I heard a low, muffled voice.
It was Killian’s voice, erotic enough to make my eardrums shiver.
I must have moved from a dream where there was an announcer-like voice to a normal dream. Killian’s voice whispering to me……
“Hmmm…… it’s good……”
I opened my eyes slightly and saw a man’s naked chest, albeit blurry. Considering that I heard Killian’s voice earlier, this must be his chest.
I rubbed my face against it, feeling rather drowsy.
Even though I was dreaming, I could feel the heat of his hot body and his hard muscles, which meant it was really good.
‘Ah…… at this rate, I have no regrets if I die now…… huh?’
After a while of burying my face in Killian’s chest and inhaling his scent and doing everything I wanted to do, I realized something was wrong.
‘This is a weirdly long time for a dream of this kind……’
Feeling something weird, I opened my eyes and blinked hard, trying to wake up.
In front of me was a man lying on his back, his sternum deep.
‘Yeah, that’s where I rubbed my face.’
Five seconds after that realization, I sat up.
“Ah, Ki- Killian! I’m sorry!”
Crazy! It wasn’t a dream! I had just buried my face in Killian’s bare chest.
I apologized, but his smiling face hardened.
“Did you rub your face against me without realizing it was me?”
“Oh, no, no, it’s not like that, I thought it was a dream!”
“A dream? Are you sure it was me in that dream too?”
“Yes. I thought it was a dream because…… if it was real, you wouldn’t stand still.”
Only then did his frown lift.
“All right, then. Lie back down.”
My eyes widened as I couldn’t comprehend his words, and he tugged me back into his arms.
Holding me tightly, he didn’t say anything except for a long sigh that sounded somehow satisfied.
I didn’t mind being held by him either, so I just let him do what he did.
I thought he was going to fall back asleep, but instead, he was playing with the strands of my hair in his fingertips.
He seemed like he’d let me do whatever I wanted, so I started playing with his pecs like crazy.
‘I’m guessing that’s enough for a C-cup, right……? I’d like to give it a squeeze.’
I drooled. Then Killian began to chuckle.
“Is that so good?”
Oops, I was caught.
“Oh, no, I just thought it was…… interesting…….”
“What’s there to be interesting about it? When you train, you get that much muscle, it’s natural. I’m more interested in your body.”
He stroked my back slowly with his large hand.
“How is it so soft…… and squishy?”
“I was a little worried you were going to squish me there, too.”
At that, Killian stirred and laughed again.
It was strangely warm and comforting.
“Is it the middle of the night?” I asked, noticing the darkness around us.
“No, just some curtains drawn. It must be around dinner time.”
“You must be hungry, since you haven’t eaten.”
“Are you not?”
“I am hungry.”
I didn’t think much of it earlier, but now that it’s dinner time and I’ve skipped lunch, I’m suddenly hungry.
“Can you get up?”
I was a little dazed, but not dizzy or in pain.
Killian stared down at me, then suddenly leaned in and kissed me.
It wasn’t a passionate kiss, but a cozy, comforting, warm kiss.
After a few light, moist kisses, he asked quietly, “When you say you don’t see me as a stallion…… do you mean it?”
“Why do you ask, it’s obvious!”
“Well…… you’ve never given me such certainty before.”
No, you can’t say that! When did you ever give me the chance to?
But I’m the one who’s feeling sorry for myself.
If I keep this good vibe going now, I can change the future of my death at Killian’s hands.
“What can I do to make you believe me?”
The corner of his mouth curved as if he’d been waiting for this.
“Come with me to the opera tomorrow. Even outside of the bedroom, you…..”
Killian stared down at me, unable to say anything more than that he wanted to go to the opera.
He seemed to be searching for the right words.
“I’m fine. I just thought you were suggesting things out of a sense of obligation, and I didn’t mean to push you away.”
“I don’t believe you.”
“When have you ever believed me, but I’m as innocent as ever.”
“Then do your best to convince me.”
Killian kissed me again, his hands caressing my body.
If my stomach hadn’t made a rumbling sound then, we might have gone into round two.
As I buried my face in my hands in embarrassment, Killian gave a small chuckle and pulled the servant bell.
“Get the bath water ready, and we’ll eat afterward.”
“It will be ready in a minute.”
Despite our naked states, Anna did as she was told without the slightest agitation.
After our baths, we had a late dinner together.
We didn’t have much of a conversation, but I felt full and the time flew by.
“Are you sure…… you wouldn’t mind going out with me tomorrow?”
“The offer was made by me.”
“We’ll go out tomorrow after lunch, and I’ll pick you up at your room when you’re ready.”
My heart fluttered at the thought of going out on a date even though we were already married.
“I’ll wait for you.”
“……see you tomorrow.”
With that, we parted wistfully, looking forward to the next day.
[The second exception condition has been met. An exception has been granted and the author’s control has been reduced. The second exception condition will be removed.]
‘How could it be so fast!’
K was stunned to hear that the second exception condition had been met.
He thought Edith’d never be able to pass this one, but she had met the condition so quickly, it was as if she’d been waiting for it.
‘Isn’t she in love with Killian? It sure looked like it.’
The thirteenth Edith, like the previous twelve, is in love with Killian. It was obvious.
That’s why K was so confident when he set the condition: “Reject Killian Ludwig’s offer ten times.”
How can you say no to someone you love ten times?
‘I thought she’d never be able to say no once, let alone 10 times……!’
Love, as K knows, is a feeling of wanting to give and do whatever the object of your affection wants.
Just like Cliff and Killian do with Lizé.
Even if you could say no once or twice for some reason, saying no ten times was the same as not loving someone.
Even if someone you don’t love asks you for a favor, it’s hard to say no ten times, so how on earth could she……!
‘I called myself nervous, but I never thought it would turn out like this.’
I don’t know exactly what happened, because it was between Killian, who I only had 70% control over, and Edith, who I had zero control over.
But I didn’t miss Killian’s grumbling in passing.
“I think Edith’s been avoiding me lately.”
I couldn’t believe how strange it was that Killian was talking about Edith and not Lizé……
But that didn’t stop me from recognizing anomalies, and I was able to convince Edith through Lizé.
‘There was definitely something off about it then.’
Edith felt sorry for Killian, who fell victim to an arranged marriage, unlike herself, who did not see it as a bad thing.
“He hasn’t accepted me yet…… and if he’s offering me things now, it’s only because he’s being forced to because of his position.”
At the time, I thought she was just pouting and complaining about Killian, but now I realize that she actually felt like Killian was being forced to do something he didn’t want to do.