Heavy Shower (7)
T/N: Missing chappie coming tmrw~
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The view of the armed warriors departing was quite the spectacle.
Aristine glanced at this scene, then she started walking.
The court ladies were shocked by the sight of her stepping into the rain without hesitation and called out to her.
“I want to take a walk, alone.”
The court ladies froze at Aristine’s words.
A walk alone was not a problem.
But it was currently raining and Aristine did not have an umbrella.
Normally, they would have stopped her by saying she would catch a cold or trying to suggest that she take a walk in the greenhouse, but the atmosphere right now seemed wrong for that.
This was the first time they had seen Aristine like this since they started serving her. When she first arrived at Irugo, all sorts of people came out to ridicule her, but she didn’t even blink an eye.
But right now…
The court ladies didn’t know what else to do and followed behind Aristine.
Aristine came to a stop.
“I said I want to be alone.”
“At, at least take an umbrella…”
Aristine turned away.
“Don’t follow me.”
She moved away with long, fast strides.
The cold rain descended sharply on her, threatening to freeze her whole body.
‘I am the worst.’
To think she was taking out her anger on the court ladies who were worried about her.
Aristine bit her lips.
But she felt like she would get even angrier if they came with her.
Although she had no destination, her steps never stopped or wavered.
It was unknown how long she had walked.
Aristine found herself standing in a deserted forest road.
The only sounds she could hear were the sound of rain hitting the leaves, and the wind shaking the branches.
The chaotic echoes felt oddly serene.
Aristine came to a stop and looked up at the sky.
The reddish yellow leaves were barely holding on under the heavy rain, and beyond the hanging stems, she could see the overcast sky, dark like it was smeared with ink.
Raindrops splattered on her cheeks.
Aristine did not move away.
Eventually, the rain even got in her eyes.
But Aristine did not close her eyes. No matter how much her eyes and heart stung.
Right then, a large shadow covered the sky.
The water that had pooled in her eyes ran down her cheeks.
Once she registered that an umbrella was covering her, Aristine turned around.
It was Hamill.
Aristine stared at him for a moment, then began walking without saying a word.
Hamill didn’t grab her or stop her, but he walked beside her, holding the umbrella over her head.
Eventually, Aristine stopped walking.
She turned to look at Hamill, and he gave her a smile.
It was a warm smile.
However, Aristine’s expression remained unchanged.
Silence descended over the two for a while.
Hamill looked at the water droplets that continued to form on Aristine’s face and eyes, despite holding the umbrella over her.
“It is raining heavily.”
At Hamill’s words, Aristine opened her stiff blue lips.
“It’s a shower.”
“Yes, a heavy shower that briefly pours then stops.”
Hamill looked up at the sky.
It began raining even before the ceremony started, and it had been pouring down for about two hours.
The sky was lined with endless gray clouds, and it didn’t look like the rain was going to stop anytime soon.
But he nodded. “Yes, it is a shower. It will be over soon.”
Aristine looked at Hamill quietly.
She belatedly realized that his shoulders were drenched due to holding the umbrella over her from a fair distance.
His light platinum-blond was soaked with water and sank down heavily.
When she said that, Hamill shook the umbrella gently.
“I’ll just cover you with the umbrella,” He smiled, “Won’t do anything else.”
Was it because he was drenched? Somehow his smile felt so feeble like it would soon dissolve in water.
Aristine was silent.
“Just that, so you don’t get rained on.”
Please let me do that at least.
His clear turquoise eyes glistened crystally.