Running Away After Getting Pregnant with the Tyrant’s Child (10)
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Aristine’s lips slowly parted.
It felt good to feel Tarkan’s warm body wrapped around her tightly.
A sense of firmness and stability.
She missed this embrace.
Aristine slowly opened her eyes, her husband’s name spilling from her lips.
His golden eyes were filled with only her.
As if no one else could ever enter.
‘His eyes were trembling because he was looking at me.’
When she saw it in the Monarch’s sight, she thought it was because of Letanasia and it made her upset. She never would have thought it was because he saw her approaching from behind Letanasia.
It was a deceptive angle.
Or rather, if the scene in Monarch’s Sight was even slightly longer, she would have heard Tarkan calling her name.
She got agitated for nothing.
Tarkan’s call brought Aristine out of her thoughts.
‘Ah, come to think of it…’
Tarkan must be very curious about her condition right now and the child.
‘But if he says it here…’
It would reach Letanasia’s ears as well as Count Morroyten, the palace’s Master of Households.
Before Tarkan could say anything, Aristine began to draw with her fingers.
Tarkan’s pupils shrank at the touch of her hand.
That was because Aristine began to gently stroke his exposed chest with her fingertips.
‘R, right here…?”
Tarkan’s mouth went dry at the enticing touch.
He couldn’t deny his likes.
Even Tarkan wanted to pick up his wife and quickly go someplace where they could be alone.
But he never thought she would be so impatient.
Then again, his wife always had a bold side.
‘I knew it; it was a good choice to wear these clothes.’
Tarkan tried to stop himself from smiling too much and just as he tightened his hold around Aristine’s waist, he noticed something.
Something was off.
Something about the way his wife’s hand was moving on his chest was…
A beat later, Tarkan realized that she was writing the same letters over and over again.
After she drew a large X, Tarkan looked at Aristine’s face and nodded his head slightly.
Seeing that, Aristine nodded back and lowered her hand.
For some reason, he was hit with a flood of regret.
‘Maybe I should have pretended not to understand for a little longer.’
Aristine was also feeling the same way.
Her intentions were truly pure; she was just writing to convey her thoughts, but the soft yet hard sensation on her fingertips left her with regret.
Just as Aristine was about to sneakily put her hand back on her husband’s chest.
Upon hearing the voice calling her from behind, Aristine slowly turned around.
Letanasia smiled softly and her charming wavy blonde hair glistened sweetly like honey.
“It has been a long time. I heard that you’ve been back for a while, but it’s only now that I get to see you.”
Her words were poking at Aristine’s conduct of staying at Launelian’s private mansion. As if asking if Aristine was up to something.
Aristine tilted her head and spoke flatly.
“Well, even when I was living in Silvanus, we weren’t seeing each other often.”
“…There is a separate reason for that.”
“You mean you wanted to see me, but you couldn’t because I was imprisoned?”
“That is not what I said. I do not wish to poke your wounds, Big Sister.”
Aristine’s lips curled slightly.
The fact that she was abandoned and imprisoned by the emperor was not a sore spot for her.
Rather, it was proof that she saved this country and this world.
“I just wanted to spend every day with my big sister. After all, you are my only sister.”
“Letanasia, I didn’t know you thought of me like that. Oh dear, you must hate His Majesty the Emperor.”
“Isn’t that so? You say you wanted to play with me every day when you were little. But you couldn’t because I was locked up. Since His Majesty is the one who imprisoned me, you must detest him for interfering.”
Aristine smiled sweetly. Her smile was benevolent as if she understood everything.
“Well, you were so young, such feelings couldn’t be helped. I understand.”
“What are you saying…I—.”
“It happened when we were children, why are protesting so seriously?” Aristine chuckled lightly like a bird and shook her head. “If you look so serious, people might think it’s true.”
Aristine’s eyes stared straight at Letanasia.
Slowly, Letanasia lifted her stiff lips.
‘Sure enough, she’s not an easy opponent.’
For someone who was confined in solitary, it was hard to imagine that she would be able to corner someone so cleverly.
Letanasia’s eyes gently curved and she smiled. Her light green eyes twinkled like buds on a spring day.
“My, you know how to joke, Sister Aristine. Regardless of anything, how could I harbor such disrespect for His Majesty, Imperial father?”
“Is that so?”
“Just as Big Sister Aristine is my only sister, His Majesty, Imperial Father is my one and only father too.”
“Then I must be considered precious too.”
Right then, a cold voice interrupted from behind her.
“…Elder brother Launelian.”
Letanasia turned around to face Launelian, who was walking closer. When their eyes met, she smiled charmingly and nodded her head.
“Of course. Elder brother Launelian is my one and only brother!”
“Who is your brother?” Launelian frowned and pulled Aristine from Tarkan’s arms. “Rineh is my only little sister.”
Aristine sighed and called out rebukingly, but Launelian only hugged her tighter.
Then he glared at Letanasia. Like he was protecting Aristine.
Seeing that, Letanasia narrowed her eyes and glanced at Tarkan.
He looked displeased and he frowned when Launelian hugged his wife.
Letanasia lowered her long lashes and spoke sadly. “I guess you still hate me, Brother Launelian. But it’s okay. I am used to it now.”
Her eyes were downcast as she gave a smile. A smile that made anyone seeing it empathize with her pain.
But Tarkan wasn’t even looking at her.
He was only worrying about whether he should pull his wife away from Launelian, and whether that would strain her body.
Finally, Letanasia spoke to Tarkan directly.
“By the way, Prince Tarkan.”
Only then did her Tarkan’s gaze turn to her.
“I…Have we ever met somewhere before?”
Her light green eyes looked up at him.
Just like Aristine’s light green eyes when they were children.
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