Episode 30: A Man’s Jealousy(2)
Aristine stared back at Hamill with no reaction.
Hamill’s smile deepened when her voice grew quiet.
“If you keep doing that, I will have to scold you.”
Her purple eyes were quite stern.
Hamill’s mouth opened unconsciously, and he burst into laughter. His laughter resounded through the blue sky.
He laughed so much that he even began to tear up.
This was the first time in his life that someone had ever mentioned scolding him.
Not even his teachers who tutored him in the royal studies, his mother, or his royal father had ever scolded Hamill.
“Hm, that’s troublesome.”
Hamill said, turning to Aristine after wiping his tears.
‘Because I want to get scolded now.’
He was curious to see how Aristine would scold him.
“Exactly, if you don’t want to get scolded, stop doing gold-digger stuff.”
‘I mean it’s troublesome because I want to be scolded, Princess.’
Hamill swallowed those words and smiled.
“What do you mean, gold-digging? I’m just obsessed with my good friend. Isn’t that common?”
Hearing that, Aristine felt pricked.
‘It, it is?’
How was she supposed to know without any friends?
Seeing that those words worked quite well, Hamill began to gently entice Aristine.
“Now, consider this, Princess Consort. How would you feel if your closest friend told another friend their secret without telling you?”
Aristine inadvertently thought of Mukali.
If Mukali told everyone else his secret except her…
She could easily imagine it.
Him whispering to Ritlen alone in front of her but excluding her completely.
It was a good that Ritlen and Mukali were close. It was good but…
Ugh, Aristine groaned.
“See. It’s not a nice feeling, is it?”
“That, that’s true but Mukali has the right to tell his secret to anyone he wants to.”
“Yes, but it doesn’t feel good, right?”
“It seems Princess Consort is also obsessed with General Mukali.”
Aristine’s small eyes widened in surprise.
“Is that how it is?”
Hamill nodded seriously.
Aristine’s face also turned serious.
“To think I am obsessed with Sir Mukali…”
Now that she thought about it, there was a time when she considered studying science so that she could be a part of Ritlen and Mukali’s conversations.
“It’s okay. That’s normal between close friends.”
It sounded like he was comforting her and Aristine looked at Hamill with twinkling eyes.
‘Come to think of it, even in the scenes I saw with the Monarch’s Sight, there were kids who were obsessed with sitting next to their best friends and fought because of it!’
It was very normal and natural.
Aristine’s face brightened.
Hamill clamped down his laughter, feeling helpless about this innocent princess.
She was very clever and quick-witted, yet she was so clumsy when it came to relationships.
‘It’s probably because she grew up by herself.’
After investigating, he found that the princess was truly confined since she was a child.
Learning that made Hamill feel quite distressed. And he was surprised by that part of himself.
He wasn’t the type to feel sentimental about other people’s experiences.
Hamill brushed away those thoughts with a laugh and whispered to Aristine.
“It’s just, I thought that we were pretty close too.”
He gently swept down Aristine’s hair, which was ruffled by the wind, “Or maybe I was the only one who thought we were close.”
Hamill sullenly looked down.
His delicately sculpted face was cast with melancholy, and instantly, it looked affectionate and sad.
Aristine took his hand, feeling sorry. She didn’t mean to upset her precious second friend.
“It’s not like that. I like you too, Lu.”
But a reply came from somewhere else.
“You like…Lu, you say?”
It was a voice that sounded like lava boiling at the bottom of the volcano.
Aristine turned around in surprise.
Tarkan was standing right behind her.
His expression was blank and stiff, like a desert rock.
“When did you get here? What are you doing here?”
“What am I doing?”
Even though he tried to suppress it, his voice came out like a growl, scraping against the floor.
Tarkan stared at Aristine, who was asking that while looking at him with wide eyes as if nothing was wrong, and his forehead creased.
He couldn’t stand it anymore and pulled Aristine by the waist.
Her slender and soft body snugly fell into his arms. Her body temperature and scent filled his entire body.
It made him feel reassured and calmed his heart…but that angered Tarkan even more.
Just now, his wife told another man—even worse, his half-brother, Hamill—that she liked him. How could he feel relieved just by hugging her?
And Aristine wasn’t even the one that initiated the hug.
‘Am I that weak-willed?’
He tried to clench his jaw, but he couldn’t focus because of the familiar scent and soft body pressed against him.
“Tarkan? Is something wrong?”
Aristine placed her hand on Tarkan’s arm which was around her waist and looked up at him.
In the end, Tarkan sighed deeply.
“You shouldn’t be asking that.”
“What? What do you mean? Did I do something?”
Aristine frowned, looking like she didn’t understand.
Tarkan tightened his grip on Aristine’s waist and looked at Hamill.
He hadn’t seen his half-brother in a long time, but the man still had that sleek and glossy mug of his.
Hamill was looking at Aristine with amusement written all over his face.
Tarkan turned his body slightly, as if to hide Aristine from Hamill’s gaze.
Only then did Hamill’s gaze turn to Tarkan.
The two men looked at each other silently for a while.
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OOOOOOHHH!!! The jig is up~ 🤭🤭I can’t wait to see what happens next!
I want arstine to be hella mad with hamill for deceiving her
Poor Tarkan has got his work cut out for him. Aristine has a lot to learn when it comes to relationships. And Hamill, the clever bast.. ahem!! The clever boy!! He’s great at spotting and exploiting that vulnerability. 😆🍿
Thank you miss Ruby, this is so much fun!!
Oho.. the long awaited revelation!
Thanks for the chapter miss Ruby!
Will we get extra chapter this week since there was only one chapter last week? 😬
I’m not sure yet. I’m still a little sick but I’ll get an extra out when I can.
Ty for the chapter! We appreciate you sharing these gems with us but I believe most of us here would want you to prioritise your health first. Get well soon & tc Miss Ruby 🙂
Aww sorry didn’t know you were sick.
Hope you get better soon 💞
Get well soon Ruby Nim…
Thank you so much Ms. Ruby! ❤️ Get well soon!
Ooh~ Never knew that Hamill is secretly masochistic towards Aristine WKWKWK I thought he just narcissist
Jelly Tarkan make it’s comeback 😆
Oh hoo~~~ Kdrama scene has begun. And thanksies Ruby!
Tarkan has to protect her from being scammed lol
Ohmygosh. Putting the word ‘obsessed’ in Aristine’s vocab. You naughty, Hamill. Also, my condolence to Mukali if ever Aristine mentioned that she is obsessed with Mukali to Tarkan, without mentioning because they are friends.
Same. I got pissed when Hamill manipulated her way of thinking due to her lack of understanding with relationships.
Rip Mukali when the time comes
“He hadn’t seen his half-brother in a long time, but the man still had that sleek and glossy mug of his.”
I think you meant smug..
Thank you for the translation ❤️
Hope that helps 😊
Yeyyyy… thanks for the translatation Ruby Nim…
Jealousy is coming …
Cant wait Aristine know about Hamill and her reaction,somehow it will be unpredictable
Thanks for the translation miss ruby
I cannot wait to read the rest of the drama scene 🤣
Just needed to let you know that the link to this chapter couldn’t be accessed from the previous one (had to google ch. 193 to get here).
Thanks for the translation!
Oh, thank you. Fixed!
Woow what a timing xD. Quickly Tarkan could say something like, “this ugly thing that were sitting next to you were lying to you, he is Hamil” and chan chan chaaaaaan, that dialogue will add all the dramatic atmosphere for this kdrama scene xD
Than you so much for the update miss ruby 🖤, I didn’t know you were sick, but I hope you’ll feel better soon 🖤
YASS FINALLY. PLEASE TELL ARISTINE HIS REAL IDENTITY CAUSE THAT MAN SURE GOT CLOSE TO HIS BROTHER’S WIFE FOR SOMEONE KEPT CAUSING TROUBLE TO THEM! he’s thinking that aristine would have some interesting reaction if she knew he sent his workers to deliver the mana stones but in the first place he’s the one who suggested the idea to cut down their iron supply
thank you miss ruby for translating❤❤
Quiero que Tarkan, Aristine y Hamil se unan para salvar a Nephter!
KYAAAAAAAAH~ IT’S GETTING BETTER AND BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!
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i have too many feelings about this chapter 😭 how dare Prince Smug mislead and manipulate our precious girl. i was hoping she would reveal a little about her foresight to Tarkan but alas 😭 aaaaaa trust your wife a little more, Tarkan!
Ohhhh! Shits about to hit the walls lol
Hamill is a jerk for manipulating her since he know she lack common sense in relationship.
She’s gonna be so piss off by it!
He deceived her by not telling the truth.
Friends don’t lie. He’s not her friend.
Thank you for translating this novel !
of course people scolding u is a novelty, ur the crown prince… and she’s only being so free w u because SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHO TF YOU ARE you manipulative SOB. he’s a good example of a character who would exploit aristine’s blind spots and it’s just gross to see someone taking advantage of her nature. don’t u dare call her your friend when ur friendship with her is a total farce. can u tell i hate this guy??? he’s so trite and ridiculous
“i thought we were close” not you guilt-tripping someone over normal boundaries as you continue to LIE TO THEM. gtfo