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Lakis didn’t follow up with his reason immediately. He looked at Yuri with narrow eyes then he wrote something on the paper again. And he lifted it up.

When Yuri saw the next words displayed in her sight, it was her turn to narrow her eyes.

[Because you cried.]

If Yuri could feel emotions right now, she would probably want to make herself scarce in embarrassment and shame. But fortunately, the current Yuri reflected over last time’s event indifferently.

“Yes, I didn’t expect that either…but I think I’ll be fine today.”

She then added, ‘Of course, I can’t be sure but still,’ then stared at Lakis. Somehow she felt that if she pushed it a little more, Lakis would agree.

“So, Mr. Lakis.”

Then, from her position where she stood in front of him, she took a step closer. Lakis unconsciously held his breath as he looked at Yuri.

“Can I hold your hand?”

The voice lowered to a whisper gently lingered in his ears.

It was just a hand.
But somehow, he was swept up in a strange tension like he’d been asked to do something very secret.

Honestly, Lakis was the same as Yuri, in that he also had questions about what happened every time he touched Yuri. From the Yuri’s reaction and reaction of the parasite in his head, he was certain that there was something he didn’t know about. But that was definitely not the only reason why Lakis agreed to do this again.

When he held out his hand, Yuri did not hesitate, and their hands touched.

Once again, a warm flood of emotions rushed in through her fingertips, burrowing even to her heart. Warmth rose in her desolate cheeks and her expression became much softer than before. And this time, at least her legs didn’t grow weak.

But Yuri willingly shortened their distance, trying to bring herself closer to Lakis.

Plop, the wet towel fell to the floor. And at almost the same time, their bodies overlapped. Lakis immediately strengthened his hold on their locked hands.

“Ms. Yuri.”

“I’m sorry…just a moment…”

Lakis whispered something under his breath. Yuri couldn’t control her impulse and exhaustedly placed her forehead on Lakis’ shoulder while mumbling softly.

Lakis’ eyes darkened. He was also disturbed by an impulse rising from within. Just that the impulse in Lakis was significantly more dangerous and dubious than Yuri’s.

In the end, Lakis lost to his impulse.
His strong arms wrapped around the waist of the woman touching him and tightly pulled her in.

Yuri was drawn into Lakis’ arms in the blink of an eye. Their bodies touched without a single gap between them.

Lakis buried his nose in Yuri’s neck and damp hair, taking in her sweet scent with a deep breath. Only then was his thirst slightly relieved and he felt a little satisfied in his heart.

Yuri momentarily flinched at the ticklish feeling on her neck. The sensation of someone else’s touch and warmth enveloping her body was unfamiliar. And now that she thought about it, she had never been hugged by someone like this, until she met Lakis.

Lakis’ arms were warm and cozy. Although it was an unfamiliar feeling, she didn’t hate it.

So Yuri held his hand even tighter and leaned into his embrace. Feeling her body temperature overlapping with his, Lakis hugged her even tighter like wanted to confine her.

His lowered eyes shone even more dangerously.

Like he thought, it was strange. Why did Yuri react like this when she came into contact with him?

And he wanted to know more. More about the woman in his arms right now.
Even he thought it was a little odd to feel like this towards someone he had only met not too long ago. But for Lakis right now, such reasons weren’t important. He breathed deeply, stroking the neck of the person opposite him.

…As expected, this was not enough.
But for now, this much was okay. Of course, it was impossible to know long his patience would last.



Part 8: Slowly approaching…

The next day, lunchtime.

Gilbert gave Yuri a break so she was relaxing at an empty spot outside the coffeeshop and drinking coffee. Then she suddenly recalled what happened yesterday with Lakis.

“Is this the so-called body compatibility…”[1]

In that moment, she unconsciously muttered an enlightening fact. Of course, she definitely didn’t mean in the ‘bright-red 19+’ sense, but she couldn’t describe it in a better way. Ever since she first held Lakis’ hand, she found herself always thinking about it when she had the time.

Even now when she remembered the events of yesterday, she thirsted for more. She felt eager enough to go right now and grab Lakis’ hand. So even though it wasn’t exactly ‘body-compatibility’, she felt the context was somewhat similar.


“Uck, cough…!”


“Ah, hot, hot!”

Clatter, thud!

Right after Yuri made a realization and mumbled to herself, a huge disturbance broke out in the coffeehouse. One of the customers sitting nearby had dropped the cup and dish they were holding, and their coffee spilled, burning their hand while they coughed vehemently like there was something in their throat.

At the commotion, Yuri’s level gaze moved to the side. Her mood went down a little, knowing that her work has suddenly increased.

“M-Ms. Yuri? I’ll handle this.”

Gilbert said, looking flustered for some reason.

“Yes. Then I’ll clean up here.”

It took some time to clear the broken cup and clean up the spilled coffee on the table.

“Ms. Yuri!”

Right as she finished, someone called her from the other side of the road. She recognized the pearly voice as Anne-Marie’s.

And as expected, when she turned her head, she saw the heroine coming towards her with a smile on her face as clear as morning dew. Yuri spoke to Anne-Marie first.

“Hey, Anne-Marie. It’s late but happy birthday.”

Yesterday, she didn’t have any time to pull Anne-Marie aside and give her best wishes. It wasn’t the right time at the clinic so she could only congratulate Anne-Marie now, a day later.

Anne-Marie smiled bashfully when she heard the congrats.

“Thank you so much for the flowers yesterday.”

Ah, Hestia seemed to have successfully delivered the flowers to Anne-Marie. Yuri refuted the thanks.

“That is Hestia’s gift.”

Of course, she was the one who gave Hestia the flowers, but it was Hestia who gave it to Anne-Marie. So there was no reason for Anne-Marie to be that thankful to her.

However, oddly enough, a very warm and kind emerged on Anne-Marie’s face as she said:

“Do you know? You’re very sweet, Ms. Yuri”


Yuri didn’t know how to reply to the unexpected words. Did she do something that nice for Anne-Marie for her to say that? Or was it because she occasionally gave them gifts?

But even if that was the case, she felt Anne-Marie was amazing to find sweetness in her. And the next moment, Anne-Marie did something even more startling.

“It’s nothing big but…I want to give you this.”

Anne-Marie pulled something out of the paper bag she was holding and held it out to Yuri. It was a small packaged box wrapped with ribbon.

Yuri was a little taken aback.

“It was your birthday not mine, Anne-Marie, why’re you giving me a present?”

Moreover, she had still not paid Anne-Marie back for the cookies she gave her last time. Lakis had really enjoyed Anne-Marie’s cookies.

Of course, if Lakis knew this, he would cry out in dismay.

“You gave me such a wonderful present yesterday, Ms. Yuri, so I really want to thank you.”

Then as if refusing what Yuri said earlier, Anne-Marie shook her head so vehemently that her hair swung.

“You brought Hestia to me yesterday.”

She was talking about Yuri saving Hestia from the carriage accident the previous day.

‘Mm, but the result is what’s important. The one who did the job was the male lead, Kalian Crawford…’

“Honestly, you’ve given me so many things, Ms. Yuri and I’ve always wanted to give you something. So I prepared this some time ago, right after the festival. Today is just the time for it. So um…”

Then a pair of clear green eyes looked at Yuri, casting a pitiful sight.

“Can you take it…?”

Yuri couldn’t refuse after she had said so much.

“Then I will gratefully accept.”

When Yuri took the box that was thrust in front of her, Anne-Marie’s eyes sparkled at her. In the east, it was polite to check a gift on the spot when you received it but Yuri wasn’t particularly fond of the practice, considering her reactions were quite weak.

But there was no helping it.

Yuri opened up the box Anne-Marie gave her. Inside was a white hair ribbon decorated with cameo and lace. [2]

“You always have your hair tied in the coffeeshop and I thought it would look really good on you, so I bought it…”

Anne-Marie wriggled her fingers and furtively studied Yuri’s expression.



Translator’s Corner:

[1] This gets a bit lost in translation but here is the ‘urban’ dictionary definition for the word she said: When two people are too sexually compatible that they meet up just to do it even after they break up. There is no English equivalent, so I went with what I felt was best.

[2] I did not know cameos were a thing. I thought it only meant when actors popped up in movies.

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  1. owo Mikro

    well then forget the ML and Lakis the female lead gonna be taking yuri kek


    • xboredim

      Her name is Yuri after all 😛


      • owo Mikro

        oh welp i hope it doesnt end up that way or at least its not mushy i was hoping for more..mystery? action?…(forgot the genres to this lol)


  2. melxxy

    Lakis’ eyes darkened. He was also disturbed by an impulse rising from within. Just that the impulse in Lakis was significantly more dangerous and dubious than Yuri’s.

    oho? is lakis’s yandere personality beginning to surface? i’m so excited for future chapters! i hope lakis can maintain his demeanor atm they’re so sweet together ahhh <3

    thanks for the chapter ms ruby!


    • Eternal perspective

      Nope~ ,its a pure instinctual impulse of wanting to eat her up 😏


      • Sam

        Eternal perspective, i’m so dead, you’re so romantic lol


  3. Phour

    Well, looks like the little fish happens to have EXTRA good hearing and an even better imagination. Bets on him first thinking of Yuri doing some yuri… you know, the 19+ kind. 😏


  4. Fordite

    Hmmm, Lakias wanting to do a little deep petting.


  5. JJ Abrahms

    A cameo is a thing other than an actor’s role in a movie, but usually its a piece of jewellery with someones portrait carved into it,,,

    does her ribbon have women’s faces stamped into it? lol


    • Arianni Rosario

      thanks for the chapter !!


  6. Gads

    Anne Marie’s yuri’s route unlocked! Target name: Yuri.


  7. shell

    I can’t help but laugh at all the misunderstandings Yuri has of all the people around her, especially with Lakis.


  8. Mocha

    Learned about cameos in a historical novel

    Taking bets that Lakis will get jealous about the ribbon, hmmmm??


  9. izznis

    Just like how they can’t get enough of each other’s touch.. I also can’t get enough of them (♡ω♡ ) ~♪

    Thank u so much for the chapter!


  10. AozoraHikaru

    Aaah, I love this chapter. Hahaa… 😆


  11. Puan

    Lakis and his 19+ mind.
    Quite dangerous for both Yuri and Lakis lived together.
    But this aunt, just want to see her niece. So good luck. 😂

    Thank you for the chapter Miss Ruby.
    Take care of your health.


    • Seemanta

      Does Lakis need to have patience? Just do it already. You guys were on the sofa anyway… ┐(´д`)┌


  12. mharumi

    I feel the air of the love triangle…

    Thank you very much for the translation. It is quite smooth and easy to understand.


    • Aria

      there isnt triangle, its a clew!


      • Eternal perspective

        Nope its a anything goes harem(male,female,half humans… So far 😂)


    • Shipper

      I can even feel a love square


      • Miss Ruby

        Lol. What is a love square?


        • Shipper

          I just said something out of nowhere lol😂
          Guess when 4 people are in a romantinc situation all together? But now that I think about it, It’s Yuri and 4 MLs, so it’s 5 actually. It’s a love pentagon then :)))


  13. Alice Slaugterdoll

    Thanks for chapter.
    So Anne-Marie go to Yuri route huh?


  14. 徐明浩

    Thank you very muchh


  15. Mito

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Are we going to see some Yuri yuri??


  16. Hera

    Thank you Miss Ruby


  17. Eternal perspective

    Thanks for chap

    Lol scenes, i can imagine shop going abuzz from her comments .

    So 19+ is legal age in korea? Cuz its 18+ in my country


    • Miss Ruby

      Korean age system is a bit of different. A 19 yr old in korea is a 17 yr old in the west.


  18. Louise Laliberte

    Thank you for the chapter release. Also, in case it comes up for you again, the English equivalent to “body compatibility” that you were looking for, does exist. The English equivalent would be “sexual chemistry”, or in this chapter’s context, “animalistic attraction” and “primal attraction” are even better.


  19. LilMochie27

    😍😍😍😍We realllllllly need more of Yuri’s and Laki’s interactions *nosebleed*
    Thank you for the chap
    Can’t wait for the next one


  20. Nora

    Oooohh lakis might release his inner beast 😆


  21. KugatsuKarma95

    Theres…theres alot I wanna say about that hug scene, but I’ll settle for just flailing my limbs and making incoherent noises.
    Thank you so much.


  22. Raeliana

    Thanks for your translation! I really love it, btw yesterday there’s a translator that get caught by the real writer, I hope you don’t get caught, please be careful!


    • mahivij

      Got caught for this novel??!!😲


  23. kirindas

    Thank you!


  24. Cruela

    So are they going to do smexy?


  25. IaMeikoD

    for a moment I thought this would become a +18 haha :’c


  26. Ameba Artist

    Tbh im living for this novel! Love this so much i might cry. I ship yuri and lakis but yall we gotta admit yuri and anne marie ship is lovableee. Thank you so much


  27. Mafoo

    Omg they now have couple ribbons. I love it


  28. Sam

    Is there anyway to change the background back to white? I find dark backgrounds really hard on my eyes. I love your translation and want to support you by reading on your site but I don’t think I can if the background stays dark grey.


  29. drenlith

    Male admirer x Yuri and Yuri x Anne Marie is so conflicting!!!? I’m shipping the Yuri on Yuri but Lakis sure does hell of a good job keeping up


  30. scarlettfrostmoon

    I ship them Anne x Yuri 😂❤️😆
    They both r so cute😆


  31. IamNobody

    Oohh… Cameos are so classy. They’re perfect jewelry for this kind of novel.


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