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YGTWHV [65]

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“No, it’s not. That was someone else…”

Instantly, the somewhat fierce aura around Lakis softened a little.

“Then how did you get to know Kalian Crawford?”

There was no reason for Yuri to answer but somehow, she wanted to tell him everything right now.

“He disrupted my work.”

Immediately, Lakis paused.

“Your work?”

“I didn’t need any help, but he butt in so…”

Yuri continued, her tone almost grumbling. Although she could fully handle it by herself, Kalian Crawford suddenly stepped in and gave her unnecessary help. So she didn’t like it.

In a way, she seemed like she was complaining a little. Lakis was quietly listening to what she said, then soon opened his mouth.

“So you have nothing to do with that guy.”

“Of course…ng….Wait, Mr. Lakis…”

At last, Yuri gave a pleading whisper like she couldn’t bear it anymore. She tried to pull her arms back but Lakis did not let go. It had reached the point where her whole body was tingling. As she almost lay on the table, Yuri’s face grew red hot. The rims of her eyes were also red.

Lakis felt heat rising in his body.

“I guess you don’t like Kalian Crawford because he interrupted your work.”

Yuri blinked.
Of course, she didn’t really like the guy but…

However, the moment Lakis tapped their foreheads together and looked deep into her eyes, Yuri’s mind went blank.

“Right? You don’t like that guy.”

Lakis urged, almost entreating her to answer. Yuri simply gave him the answer he wanted.

“Yes.”

At that, Lakis’ lips curved in a wide smile that made even Yuri stop breathing for a moment.

“Good.”

His mild whisper flowed meltingly into her ear. The next moment, Lakis’ feverish lips pressed against Yuri’s forehead. Yuri didn’t understand what just happened and stared at him blankly.

“Thanks for answering me.”

The eyes facing her were as sweet as the voice flowing into her ears. The lips that covered hers soon after were also just as sweet.

For a moment, she felt like she had been deceived.

But as Lakis meshed their lips deeper, Yuri eventually melted in his arms.

* * *

Yuri chewed over what happened yesterday.

‘Like I thought, I was deceived.’

There were deep furrows on her forehead.

As soon as she got home, he grabbed her hand and locked her in a beauty trap. And for some reason, she felt like she wanted to tell Lakis everything yesterday.

‘When I hold his hand, it feels like my emotions return…so is that why the beauty trap is very effective on me? Or maybe Lakis has another ability that captivates people…’

There was the saying ‘the sleeper’s net catches fish’.[1] Indeed, Yuri’s thought was correct. However, Lakis didn’t use the power of the ruins on Yuri yesterday. So although Yuri didn’t want to admit it, yesterdays’ incident was really just her falling for Lakis’ beauty trap.

“Tsk, why are the streets of this neighborhood so narrow!”

Then suddenly, Yuri heard a loud voice outside the store.

“That’s why I said you don’t have to come here personally.”

“Enough, you rascal! We don’t speak the same language, what do you think will happen if I don’t come myself?! Just get in and get out!” [2]

“Do you really have to be like this? She seems like a nice young lady, why don’t you just accept it this time…”

“You conscienceless bastard! She’s a nice kid so the more reason not to keep her! Ah, hurry up and get inside!”

It was some old man and a middle-aged man. Somehow, from their appearance and atmosphere, they seemed like a master and his butler, or the president and secretary of a large corporation.

Even after the middle-aged butler-like man entered the clinic reluctantly, the old man remained standing upright on his cane. On top of having a great presence, his posture was also very good so at a glance, he didn’t seem the slightest bit uncomfortable. But anyone with good eyesight could tell that the hand on his cane was trembling slightly. Then again, since he was a very old man, perhaps that was natural.

As someone from a country of courteous people, Yuri knew how to respect her elders.[3] So she approached the old man to offer him an empty seat in the coffeehouse across the street while he waited. However, the old man quickly noticed Yuri approach. So before Yuri could draw close enough to speak, the old man noticed her first.

For some reason, the moment their eyes met, the old man’s mouth fell open. When she saw his trembling eyes, Yuri paused. That very moment, the old man’s cane dropped to the floor and he cried out.

“Se…Selena!”

The random name made Yuri frown a little.

“Selena, my child!”

Eventually, the old man wobbled and he began to approach Yuri. Even as he did so, he cried bitterly again.

“My dear, it’s your father!”

I don’t have a father like you though…

“Uh…this Selena person…”

“My child, you don’t recognize me?!”

While Yuri wondered what the heck this situation could be called, she unconsciously supported the old man.

Right then, Anne-Marie rushed out of the clinic for some reason and upon seeing this scene, her eyes went wide. From the way she covered her mouth in surprise, she looked like she was about to believe the old man’s words right away.

“Gasp, Young Miss Selena?!”

The middle-aged man who entered the clinic earlier also came out after Anne-Marie and looked astonished to see Yuri.

“My child!”

“Young Miss Selena!”

“Ms. Yuri!”

Faced with this chaotic onslaught, Yuri couldn’t help but frown.

 

 

Part 12: Who set up this flag?[4]

“I’m sorry for what happened earlier. You look a lot like how our young miss Selena used to be…”

The butler-like man who was also surprised to see me earlier, apologized to me.

The old man who accompanied him fainted after holding onto me and crying out ‘Selena.’ Anne-Marie and the middle-aged man who also called me ‘Selena’ were shocked and quickly moved him into the clinic. I impulsively helped them as well and went into the clinic. That said, I was glad it happened in front of the clinic because we could take proper measures right away.

Like I expected, the old man was a noble because not long after, someone called the chief physician and other attendants filed into the clinic.
After the physician examined the condition of the old man lying the ward and declared him to be okay, the attendants began to carefully move the still unconscious old man. Apparently, he wouldn’t be staying in the clinic anymore, they would be taking him back.

“Our eldest master isn’t very healthy these days. He already had a chronic illness but after losing his youngest daughter, his mind grew ill…”

And while they were moving the old man to the carriage, the middle-aged man approached me, apologized and briefly explained the situation.

“And it seems he was very surprised to see someone who resembled our late miss a lot.”

“I see. I hope he gets well soon.”

“I also have to apologize for my rudeness earlier; I didn’t have time to think.”

“No, it’s fine. It could happen.”

He apologized politely again then he followed the old man into the carriage. The people of Ferret in the area blankly stared as the dazzling carriages that were lined up in front of the clinic began to move into the distance.

“Ms. Yuri!”

At that moment, Anne-Marie ran out of the clinic, calling my name. From how hard she was breathing, I could tell she had run over in a hurry.

“Did the butler leave?”

And when I heard what she said, I was a little surprised.

‘Oh? He was an actual butler?’

I thought the man looked like a butler but to think he was actually one. That said, like I thought, Anne-Marie seemed to already know the middle-aged man and the grandfather that just left the clinic.

“Yes, they just left.”

“Ms. Yuri, um, that Sir from earlier, could he be…I mean, Ms. Yuri’s…”

Anne-Marie stammered a little as she asked. After that scene earlier, I could easily guess what she was imagining. I didn’t want her to misunderstand anymore so I spoke firmly:

“He mistook me for his late daughter for a moment because I resemble her.”

“Oh, so it’s really not a lost family or something situation?”

“Yeah.”

“Oh, okay…”

Anne-Marie looked a little disappointed for some reason. Was she expecting a dramatic family reunion? But that didn’t mean I’d get some birth secret that didn’t exist.

“How does Ms. Anne-Marie know them?”

I also asked Anne Marie what I was curious about.

“Ah, that…I think I’ll be working as a caretaker for that grandpa you saw a while ago.”

“Is that so?”

“Yes, that’s why I’ve seen them a couple of times. It’s not confirmed yet.”

So that’s what it is.
If she was doing separate work as a personal caretaker, was it similar to something like a business trip?

I wasn’t really familiar with this field of work, so I just nodded my head.

 

 


Translator’s Corner:

[1] An expression used to describe a situation where you get something by slim chance or pure luck. In this case, Yuri’s wild guess was correct.

[2] We don’t speak the same language: I think this is self-explanatory but just in case; he is saying they think differently.

[3] The meaning of this disappears in translation. South Korea tends to be called [a country of courteous/polite people] so that’s what this refers to.

[4] If you’re not savvy with anime/manga lingo, this is basically when an event is created or triggered in a storyline. You can google ‘anime flags’ or ‘dating sim flags’ for more information.

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60 Comments

  1. snzzykitten

    thank youuu!🥺 and also FINALLY THEY KISS😭 i’m so happy i cud cry this was a slow burn but WORTH IT. i hope u may be able to update quickly🥰

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    • Passerby

      I think the kissed in the previous chapter…

      54+

    • My name is

      They already kissed in previous chapter

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    • Amanda

      They made out for a LONG TIME earlier LOL it was perfect !

      28+

    • 白月光

      Since 2 chapter before if I’m not mistaken they already kissed haha

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  2. Malacat

    Oh Lakias, it’s to soon to be relieved. Yuri still has two other suitors and is about to get wrapped up in a lot more troublesome stuff with them it seems.

    108+

  3. Mavikelebekk

    İ really want her to show Lakis that she is the person he was looking and also she know his identity. (you know she didn’t forgot the memories). İ would like the novelist be focused this subjects more. She is badass !

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    • misoupu

      Although I could be wrong, I’m pretty sure Lakis already knows about Yuri’s identity and how she also has the power of the ruin fragment. I just forgot what chapter it was in.

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      • Mavikelebekk

        İ have just remembered that after commenting. You are right. Since he didn’t ask openly about her identity i forgot he knew it

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  4. Mahivij

    thanks ms Ruby!!!!

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  5. BungeeFox

    Thanks soooo much Ruby (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)
    It’s so sweet that she tried to help him though. The balance between her sensitive thoughtful side and her badass evil ruin mode is awesomeeeee.
    Still hoping for a reveal about her past tho, super hope Selena’s her mother or smth, the author’s pushed it too hard for them not to be related at all~ ( ^ω^ )

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    • Citrine

      I think on the earlier chapters her hair was blonde and was turned black because of the ruins power… but still hoping for a melodramatic family reunion~ maybe an unknown child of selena?!?!?

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      • nalu had a purple child

        Maybe Yuri took after her father but when she got the power of the ruins she happened to get an animal that made her look like her mother. Idk, just guessing.

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    • Yulias

      No, because before the experiment she had blonde hair

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  6. giginka

    thank you so much 🙂 would be nice to see more of jelly Lakis 😉

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  7. Arashiya

    It’s nice to know the name of Yuri’s look alike, finally. I wonder if Yuri will be curious enough to investigate herself, probably not. Too much of a bother.

    Where was Leo and Hestia???? I want to know what happened after she “lured” him into her home. XD

    I’m very glad that Lakis didn’t use his ability on her. That really reassures me that he actually trusts her, something rather lacking in most novels. At least she realizes and acknowledged that she was tricked by him. XD

    Thank you so much, Miss Ruby! Wonderful as ever! I appreciate the translation. =)

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    • TreeGrey

      Its time for Leo to have a dip meeting with Lakis🤣, i think🤭

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  8. airin_

    Thank you Miss Ruby!
    Things are starting to fall into place and i’m so ready to see this go down!

    11+

  9. PPingpingpong

    I love the way lakis moved so softly to kiss her, like what he did was natural and theres nothing wrong w that. I luvvv this couple sm!!!!

    Anw, thank you so much miss! Your work as amazing as usual><

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  10. Toto Wassup

    I binged on this gem. Thank you so much for your hard work Miss Ruby ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Lakis is such shoujo bad boy. Rough and hard but soft and sweet in all the right places with a hint of a -dere
    Loving Anne-Marie and Yuri’s friendship .Its so cute and proves not all females in a romance story have to be pit against each other.
    Everyone feels a little fleshed out. Its not just random cameos here and there , then we only read about their life story in the extras.
    And to be honest I hope Yuri is not related to these people because she just wants peace and quiet and I doubt the nobles will let her have it in the way she hopes… but still hoping she isn’t…besides Yuri was born a blonde so….🤷🏾‍♀️
    Idk why but i find it hilarious that all the guys Yuri enjoyed reading about aren’t so great in real life. Everytime she gets disappointed its like she was catfished by the book🤣🤣

    Great read so far and thank you again Miss Ruby

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  11. cress

    thanks for the update!

    10+

  12. Pepper

    Yuri is so funny, she’s always like “I’m not a good person >:[ I don’t care about other people >:[ But I guess I’ll help Anne-Marie, and I guess I’ll help Hestia, and I’ll help this old man too. If I have to, I guess.”

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    • shell

      “Guess I’ll help the villain”… and that’s how she became the new FL.

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    • Raine

      True! And that without mention the one and only VILLAIN of the story.

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  13. riin

    Thank you Miss Ruby! I seriously hope that she’s not related to the Crawfords by any means. Lakis would go ballistic if ever (≧▽≦)

    12+

  14. Stephanie

    Thanks for the update

    4+

  15. Sara

    I love this novel

    7+

  16. Sara

    Tanks for translating it this well .❤

    6+

  17. Seemanta

    Ahhhhh! Finally!! They. Kissed. My ship is sailing!! (I know it started sailing long ago but I just wanted to say it) Also, it’s adorable how she admits that she fell for his beauty trap :3

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the chapter, Miss Ruby. Looking forward to the next one ❤️

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    • Lakis is a Beast

      This their second kiss though and the first kiss is hotter 😂

      7+

  18. Meep Moop

    Ehhh why are some people saying “they finally kissed”? Didn’t they already kiss a few chapters ago? They’ve been smooching already guys >:c! It’s coz Lakis is making sure she gets used to it. 😉

    Thanks Miss Ruby for your wonderful translations. I always look forward to my Wednesdays and Fridays!

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  19. kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

    4+

  20. lasagna123

    Thank you for the chapter!

    3+

  21. Mohmit

    Thanks Miss Ruby ❤

    4+

  22. Mahina

    Finally! The smexy smexu kiss scene!

    2+

  23. eajh

    aaaaaaaaa thank youu for this chap!! i feel so giddy whenever i read lakis and yuri scene omg hahahha

    4+

  24. Karma95

    All I ask for is an illustration of Lakis smilinnnggggg uwah qwq
    Thank you for the update!

    11+

  25. Milo

    Hi miss Ruby! I don’t know if you know this but I think someone is uploading your translations word for word on wattpad. They have so far uploaded until chapter 59 under the name of MACASAWA. Please look into it! I don’t want someone stealing your hard work. You can ignore this comment if it’s a false alarm >_<

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    • Ammaehappy

      The person who posted this clarified that it was not his translation and that the translation could be found on the Internet, so i think it’s clarified now ?

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  26. Jen_Ryzan

    Thanks Miss Ruby for the chapters. I love it so much, and to see jelly Lakis, kyaaaaaaaaaaaa~~~ my inner girly screammmmmm testified.

    3+

  27. Mitsuki000

    Uwu I live for their kisses <3 His reaction to finding she doesn't like Crawford was soooo cute <3

    Me, singing while reading the kiss scene: " 'Cause every time we touch, I get this feeling
    And every time we kiss I swear I could fly~"

    She won't be happy when she finds out the old man (who I doubt will leave her alone) is Crawford's family and neither will Lakis oAo

    Also, aren't we forgetting about Odin?? Asdghjghkk. Last thing we knew of him was that Lakis entered (and possibly destroyed) his mind oAo Poor baby bird.

    Thank you so much for your hard work!! <3

    11+

    • Raine

      Finally! Someone else is looking for the poor crow in the chapters! I’m wondering if he’s okay too.

      1+

  28. lazykitty_99

    Finally Lakis Seduction Plan got success .

    6+

  29. Daruma

    Honestly, i also DON’T want Yuri to be related to the Crawfords. Remember that shit game ML who attacked her and called them, the experimented children, aka victims, “heretics”? 😑 i don’t want that guy anywhere near Yuri. It’s bad enough he keeps bumping into her
    I really can’t wait till Lakis gut him 😊
    Lakis I trust you to keep bugs away… Only your bug can stay! (where is he by the way? Haven’t heard quips from him in a while)

    Thank you for the chapter 🙏💕💕💕

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    • Kikikins

      I kinda want to so he’s out of the ML race LOL (even though yuri already thinks lowly of him because he called her heretics). You know, covering the bases haha

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  30. Lovemanga,novelsplsupdatesenpai

    Thank you miss ruby Pls dont drop translating this ITS AMAZING

    2+

  31. proxylemon

    thank youuuuu 🥺🥺🥺

    1+

  32. Dewi

    Omg thank youuu

    1+

  33. Vega

    I really want Selena to be Yuri’s mother, kinda twisting the plot more and more
    Thankyou for updating, this is my oasis in this covid-19 desert
    I keep refreshing the page to see new update

    5+

  34. Kikikins

    Thank you Miss Ruby! By the way I saw the oneshot raw and the name of the street was GreyParrot instead of Ferret, so I’m really curious about that. Anyways, this is my first comment and I’m really thankful for your work💖

    2+

    • Miss Ruby

      I didn’t really have a reference while translating so I translated it to Grey Ferret, which is what you find when you google the word.

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      • Kikikins

        Thank you for your answer😊

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  35. Lomb

    Uhhh, that slow burning tension was just so intense. I like how Lakis approach her in such seductive way
    It makes me giggle

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  36. rsg

    Lakis is totally not normal as spouse, and dangerous too :’D
    I’m curious how Yuri, who is no normal either, will handle him now.

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  37. Puan

    Thank you for the chapter Miss Ruby.
    (•‾⌣‾•)

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  38. astridtoaigis

    If I remember it correctly, wasn’t Yuri’s hair not really black to begin with? Her eyes’ color too might have changed due the immense amount of ruins’ fragments used on her on the lab.
    I just really don’t want her to be related to the Crawfords but I guess with all these hints this might be a futile one.

    Thanks for the chapter. 💓

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  39. Callie

    Thanks for the chapter ms Ruby!!

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  40. novelbear

    I’m relieved that Lakis didn’t try to use mind control on Yuri… that would be abuse.

    Thank you for translating, Miss Ruby ʕ•ᴥ•ʔノ♡

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  41. Eternal perspective

    Thanks for chap
    Lakris is really pro at it. They are actually acting like a married couple now

    Ummm tl-ssi isn’t yuri a Japanese name? Honestly I have never heard a korean yuri name .so our contry is polite here refers to japan or an error by author?

    Lol family union flag was shattered….or was it?

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    • Miss Ruby

      Yuri is a japanese name but the ‘country of polite people’ does refer to Korea

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