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Like Damon said, from a general standpoint, he fit the bill for a good potential husband. So I casually nodded my head to acknowledge that part. At that, Damon’s face relaxed slightly.

“Yes, since you understand now…”

“Damon Salvatore.”

Right then, someone called Damon Salvatore’s name behind him.

“What is this unsightly behavior from a high and noble alchemist?”

A unique voice with a tone that almost seemed like a song tickled my ears. The gazes that were focused on Damon moved in the direction of the voice.

It was only then that they noticed the man standing by the door. The man was just as handsome as Damon Salvatore. His red hair, which was close to the color of wine, was the first thing that caught my eye. His amethyst-like eyes glimmered under the sun, making them seem like actual jewels. The moment I saw him, I felt my eyes widening.

“Genos Sheldon.”

A cold voice rang out from Damon Salvatore who was in front of me. Once I heard the name he said, I was certain that the man standing by the door was my favorite character in the novel.

*sfx for heavy footstep*

The man called by Damon Salvatore took a step forward. And the man’s presence suddenly exploded, despite the fact that people didn’t even realize he was standing there until a little while ago.

“Damon Salvatore, it’s not like you’re a thoughtless child.”

The corner of his lips curled up like he was smiling and the lines on his face softened his impression but a closer look showed that his eyes were quite sharp.

“Haven’t you passed the age where you resolve everything by pestering people?”

His frivolous tone was gone so the feeling he gave was completely different, but this voice definitely belonged to Snow. I didn’t know why he didn’t come in his usual disguise but seeing him like this…
Like I thought, he was the man who gave me flowers at the festival last time.

At Genos’ words, Damon gave a sneering laughter like this was ridiculous. And he soon spoke chillingly.

“Genos Sheldon, look at you appearing at just the right time. I guess you were eavesdropping in secret like some rat? No, instead of eavesdropping, wouldn’t it be more accurate to say you were peeping?”

A sharp smile arose on Damon’s face.

“Your abilities are quite convenient, aren’t they? You can change the future in your favor as much as you like.”

Instantly, there seemed to be an underlying current rippling between the two of them.

What is this situation?

I alternated glances between these two men who appeared all of a sudden and began to confront each other.

I knew that even in the original novel, the relationship between these two wasn’t very good but seeing in first-hand, they were really more like enemies.

“I can tell what you’re imagining in that narrow-minded head of yours, but I was just passing by and happened to see your ridiculous face.”

Genos smirked like he’d just heard something that couldn’t even be called laughable.

“You could be more respectful if you’re trying to court someone instead of forcing your feelings on them. And if they say they’re not interested, a gentleman should know to take a clean step back instead of getting all clingy.”

“What? Clingy? Who is…”

“But what a sight…do you still think you’re a seven year old kid? They call it a noble’s dignity, but I keep looking and I can’t see it anywhere.”

As expected of my favorite character, his smiling face made his opponent turn blue.

“You bastard, you only know how to talk.”

Damon’s gaze grew even more ugly.
Although it was quite exciting to watch the male protagonists interact for the first time…

“I’m sorry, dear customers but…”

I interrupted the two who were bickering with each other.

“If you have more to talk about, I would appreciate it if you stepped outside. You are obstructing business operations.”

And just like when I refused Damon’s bouquet, the people around were frightened. But when I looked at Gilbert who was drenched in cold sweat by my side, I couldn’t help but step in.

The two nobles were emitting such fierce auras, it almost seemed like they were going to start fighting in the coffeehouse. And thanks to that, Mr. Gilbert had shriveled by the wall and he looked ready to faint.

“Oh right, good timing. Look here.”

Right then, Damon’s eyes shone as if he had forgotten about my existence until just now.

“I don’t know what sweet-talk Genos Sheldon usually uses to seduce you, but this bastard is a liar so don’t be deceived.”

“Wait, what do you mean seduce…”

Genos’ face crumpled at the sudden accusation.

“All it is, is that you look like the person this bastard killed before…mph!”[1]

But at that point, Damon couldn’t continue speaking. Because Genos’ hand practically moved at the speed of light and blocked Damon’s mouth.

“M-Mph!”

“Damon Salvatore, you always have too much nonsense to say.”

A chilling smile bloomed on Genos’ face. Damon struggled to get out of his grip, but it seemed impossible. Soon, Genos looked at me and Mr. Gilbert then he gave an amiable smile, much different from before.

“I’ll take this guy with me. I’m sorry for the inconvenience my bad influence has caused you.”[2]

“Bad influence, my foot…! Let go of me, right now. This prick…!”

Genos picked Damon like that and headed to the door. Again, Damon grit his teeth and tried to shake Genos off but sadly, physical strength wasn’t his strong point.

Unlike when he first came here, Damon was dragged out by Genos with zero elegance whatsoever. After a while, I heard the carriage moving outside.

“Mr. Gilbert, maybe you should go wash your face.”

“R-Right. I should.”

A while later, after washing his face like I suggested, Gilbert took the salt in the kitchen and began to spray it in front of the door.[3] Somehow, I wondered whether his aristocrat phobia was getting worse.

I thought of the two men I had seen earlier. But Damon Salvatore…did he think Genos Sheldon and I has some kind of relationship? He looked like he was seriously misunderstanding something.

But since the two of them left together, I figured I’d leave the explaining to the other guy.

After a while, the crows began to get attracted to the salt Mr. Gilbert sprayed in front of the store because it was sparkling under the sunlight. So I eventually had to clean the front of the door.

* * *

That night, I told Lakis what happened in the day.

“So it was really hectic day.”

“There’s a lot of…strange people that come to your coffeehouse.”

Somehow, the voice coming from behind me was a bit muddled. I reflexively turned around to look at Lakis. But his hand held my head lightly so I couldn’t see his face. Following that, his fingers which had stopped moving for a bit began to comb through my hair again.

My eyes were half-open as I replied.

“Well, there’re all sorts of people in the world.”

“Yes, indeed .”

A low voice briefly agreeing with me echoed in my ears. The fingers caressing my hair and the voice lingering in my ear were both soft, making me feel lazy.

Currently, Lakis was drying my hair with a towel. As for how this happened, I wasn’t quite sure either. I definitely said I was fine at first but when I came to my senses, I was sitting in front of Lakis.

It was awkward at first but experiencing it, I felt it wasn’t that bad so now, I just let his fingers do their work.

After a while, the towel as well as Lakis’ hand left my head. Then suddenly, I felt hair on my back.

“If there’s anyone that keeps bothering you…”

At the voice brushing past my ear, I looked back again. This time, there was no hand stopping me, so I was able to see his face.

“Let me know.”

Lakis held my hair in his hand and fiddle with it. And once our eyes met, he brought it to his lips.

“Because I’m worried.”

And his voice was sweet as he whispered to me.

If I didn’t know anything, I would probably be moved by Lakis’ words but…maybe because I knew of his actions in the novel, I was aware that the meaning of his words weren’t that mild.

Lakis Avalon was the one who tried to eradicate all the people lingering around Anne-Marie like they were bugs…so when I heard ‘tell me if anyone keeps bothering you’, it was filtered into, ‘as long as you say the word, I will crush that bastard’.

Of course, it wasn’t set into stone that the Lakis in reality would act like the Lakis in the novel, and I wasn’t Anne-Marie, the subject of Lakis’ obsession in the novel.

I stared into Lakis’ eyes for a moment then I moved.

Plunk.

“…!”

His body fell back as I pushed him down. His eyes widened a little in surprise as our eyes met. Lakis looked up at me from his position half-leaning on the sofa. I reached out to hold the top of Lakis’ shoulders then I climbed on top of him.

With that, Lakis immediately froze.

“Mr. Lakis.”

I looked down at him and opened my mouth.

“Mr. Lakis, you…”

Still, I was careful not to touch his bare shoulders so I was in a very rational and calm state of mind.

“Do you like me?”

 

 


Translator’s Corner:

[1] Because English is structured differently from Korean, I’m going to put a very literal translation for context cues: [After all, the person this bastard killed before, you look like…mph!] Keep in mind that ‘before’ can also be translated to ‘in the past’.

[2] Bad influence is actually the word for ‘bad company’. As in ‘don’t keep bad company’.

[3] If you aren’t familiar with this, some cultures believe salt can ward off evil/negative energy.

*T/N: Yuri is so unpredictable sometimes.

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54 Comments

  1. smilinghoya

    Oh my freak here comes more fluffiness we all crave for.

    270+

    • Eternal perspective

      No matter how I look isn’t this the steamyness rn?

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  2. Yuraine

    Thank you for updating!!!

    OMG I screamed!

    155+

  3. notilomilo

    Ah yes, I like it when Yuri takes the lead. Will Lakis show his gap moe side or will he take the reins from Yuri fufufu :3
    Thanks for the chapter btw!!!

    220+

  4. Jen

    You go girl! 😍

    81+

  5. Chikay

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OHHH MYYYY GOODDDDNAHEVZKDHSMX 🤤😃🤤😃

    89+

  6. Dirus

    Genos killed the daughter of that grandpa?

    I can hear the internal screaming of Lakis hahahaha

    XABLAAAAU

    111+

    • yona

      honestly speaking though I don’t think the novel’s male lead (forgot his name 😂) would have befriended him if so and secondly he didn’t seem to think that the novel’s male lead’s interest in yuri is because she resembled his aunt but rather linked it to romantic interest

      18+

  7. Di

    Omg I like Yuri so much 😄 what will he answer ༼ つ ◕◡◕ ༽つ thanks for the chapter ♡︎

    65+

  8. UwU

    Yes! Damn Yes! I really love female leads who takes the initiative to make the first move and not wait for the male lead. Ahhaahahaha. Yuri, you are truly a noice noice noice girl.

    109+

  9. Katra

    Is this sofadon?
    Yuri being aggressive. I likey. ❤️❤️

    79+

    • lasagna123

      Hahahaha… SOFADON
      I can just imagine Lakis all blushie blushie like those anime girls Hahahaha

      12+

  10. Karma95

    Heckin excited for this, and way to go Genos, Snow, for getting rid of the bug qwq

    25+

  11. Mocha

    What a cliff!!!!!! Serious cliff!!

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  12. Arashiya

    Yuri strikes again! Keeping Lakis on his toes.
    Ah… That would explain why Genos was outcast.. How sad that he has to bare that weight, and no wonder he practically stalks Yuri.
    Our girl Yuri is different, though. She doesn’t need a white Knight. She’s got a black one already. 😉
    How will our dear Lakis respond? Will we finally get progression in their honesty and communication???

    Thank you, Miss Ruby. My week was busy! I discovered squirrels have been storing walnut in the motor box of my car fan…. What a pleasant conversation with the mechanic that made. >.<

    Have a lovely weekend!

    60+

    • Phour

      Don’t know a whole lot about cars… but I imagine that would affect performance a bit. :p

      This gave me a chuckle, at least you now have a good “reality is stranger than fiction” story.

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      • Arashiya

        Apparently it’s not all that uncommon around here. Squirrels are known to pack walnuts anywhere they can in a vehicle and chew through the wires often. I got off easy.
        I did think up plenty of jokes about saving them for a later snack, or maybe asking my mechanic if he got the food I left for him. I thought it best I keep those to myself though.

        It’s interesting what now causes amusement for me after so much time in quarantine. Anyone else find themselves laughing over the most trivial things? XD

        5+

  13. Kikikins

    When I read “do you like me?” and scrolled down and realized it was a cliffhanger, I shouted “Noooo!” so loud I scared myself🤣🤣🤣

    52+

  14. Mahina

    Wooo, Yuri! Cowgirl style!

    22+

  15. Shadoemore Inferno

    Ughhhh this novel is just too good! I felt so warm inside picturing Lakis drying Yuris hair and combing it and then I felt extremely giddy when Yuri.. yaknow lol <3 . Lowkey concerned about what Lakis response will be.

    On another note if Genos killed Selena then how come he’s on decent terms with Kalian who’s supposedly related to her? Hmmm. Yuri was initially blond but i wonder if the story will ever develop in a way that ties her more to the male protagonists since i doubt she’s selenas daughter meaning there’s no preexisting relation.

    25+

  16. linnil

    The cliff is real. I tell you.

    10+

  17. Mitsuki000

    Lakis turning completely red in 3..2…1… Asndkand xD I’m pretty sure Lakis beauty trapped her again to dry her hair and now Yuri is the one who’s gonna do the beauty trap~ <3 Show him, sis!! I can't wait to see his reaction omg <3

    The whole thing with Genos and Damon broke the poor Gilbert xD At least Genos came right on time to take Damon away. He really can't take no for an answer. Lakis definitely will target him. RIP Damon. Won't be missed.

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

    35+

  18. Jojo

    I dont know why, i always like it when the girl take initiative, you go Yuri gurrll

    14+

  19. Red Jenny

    How old was Genos when he killed grandpas daughter tho?? If grandpas daughter = our protags mom… like I suspect grandpa suspects, that puts the death at 22yrs ago. presumably Genos wasnt a kid or people wouldnt be so harsh right?? Wtf was he doing that they blame him so bad?? What im asking here is IS GENOS THE FATHER???

    10+

  20. Stephanie

    Thanks for the update

    9+

  21. Ms.Understood

    Ahhhhh. Can’t wait for the next chapter! Thank you so much Ruby-sama!

    11+

  22. Crystalss77

    Thanks for the chapter 💜💜

    6+

  23. Dianatouille

    OMG! This cliffhanger! Okok, I won’t get excited… *5min later* it’s not working!!! I’m super excited! OMG, she really asked it. I like it, +1 to the aggressive Yuri type(?) I was initially like “is really Genos appearing like that?” But then everything passed to a second plane. However, I keep wondering to who was referring Damon. Thanks for the chapter! 🤗 Take care ☕ Pd.: My week was relative normal, at home mostly because of the quarantaine but well, I hope everything will settle soon and everyone can stay healthy 🙏🏽

    13+

  24. Malacat

    Yuri js so brutal. One shot instant kill, no mercy. Painfull cliffhanger though.

    I love that Yuri can math her way through what would normally be a mile high wall for dense protags. She is a little dense herself but has a good reason other than story obsession that others have. Her disconnect from emotions can make it hard to pick up on stuff quickly. But she keeps gathering info and adds it all together to come up with answers.

    24+

  25. Ann

    Thanks for the chapter!

    5+

  26. Sky

    Oooo! Next chapter please😆 cliffhanger! 😖 Thank you for the chapter 🥰

    4+

  27. Billy bob

    OOOO YES! Can’t wait for the next chapter! But chances are, Lakis says something like no or something evasive. Or maybe it is skipped over.

    4+

  28. H3M

    I needed a teaser for that one.. Can’t wait for Wednesday to come quickly ~~

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    11+

  29. BelkisSama

    Hehe so yuri did again very assertive attempt to lakis~ this time that’s kind of kabedon’s bed version?? Hohoho~~

    5+

  30. TreeGrey

    I like the way she is unpredictable 🤭🤭🤭🤭. The interaction between them deserve 5 stars

    8+

  31. Seemanta

    SAY YES! SAY YES!! SAY YESSSSSSS!!!! XHFHJATURSUCUTXUDRGU!!!!!!!!!!!

    7+

  32. Chao

    Hot damn, miss yuri! Gosh it would be funny if lakis is lowkey an M for yuri and he be like yes I do the cooking yes I do the cleaning

    7+

  33. Usui

    Uwaahhh..I totally screamed here. . Thank you for the update.. waiting for the next update…

    2+

  34. giginka

    Thank you for chapter 🙂 cannot wait for Wednesday

    4+

  35. koko

    so, iirc she already have a hunch that lakis got feeling for her and now she wants him to put it into words eh?
    what if lakis put it into action instead and do some “night exercises with her” instead XD

    6+

  36. Reio

    Thanks for the chapter ♡
    I spent the whole week at home, it felt like I’m in quarantine… really…

    2+

  37. FallingStar

    Lol. That’s a straight ball for you! Directly asking that question, I wonder what answer Yuri is expecting? Hope Lakis won’t try to confuse Yuri to walk away in the next chapter. Maybe it will be another “hot” night? Hehehe… Thanks for the chapter desu~

    4+

  38. lamp

    “a gentleman should know to take a clean step back instead of getting all clingy.” uhm, did you not go into the coffee shop almost everyday in order to flirt with yuri?? haha jk but also yuri being so assertive is so surprising

    8+

  39. Mavikelebekk

    All chrachters doesnt disappoint me to suprize… Yuri is surely different form classic girls too… Can’t wait for next chapter! Thank you for the translate!

    4+

  40. CottonKey

    Just binge read this….I can’t even understand how quickly I fell in love with Yuri/Lucas ship!

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  41. PPingpingpong

    I wonder what lakis answer for it. Fufufufu that straight question hit on the right place!

    1+

  42. Sunny

    Ruby-SSI! I love you thank for update 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

    1+

  43. Jen_Ryzan

    OMG OMG OMG OMGJHHFSKAHSTAZBJGAVXI ~~~~~~

    Yuri so brazen! You struck Lakis just easy peasy… Don’t you know Lakis already falling for you head over toes? Stop adding more mushy mushy to our poor Lakis. He gonna strikes all the flies around you tomorrow, after… he strikes you 1st tonight fufufuufuufuffuuuu…

    1+

  44. Kai

    I cant take them seriously fr 😭😭😭😭 DS has the same name as that dude from Vampire diaries and Genos,, the android from one punch man 😭😭😭 But at least theres progress in the romance dept.

    1+

  45. melody

    YAAAAS GURL! YURI!!!

    1+

  46. herkawaiidramas

    Wahhh I thought Genos/Snow was just this goody two shoes/typical nice guy 2nd lead but it turned out he had a dark past?!

    2+

  47. iameikod

    omg !! I did not expect that haha. these two together always create a very sexual atmosphere

    1+

  48. Hwasa is Queen

    I am crying. I am screaming. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
    THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH MISS RUBY!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. Eternal perspective

    Thanks for chap
    Plot thickens, genos killed grandpa’s daughter(probably some circumstances or else he’d be dead by now and crawford would be his enemy) that’s why he was expelled and now he was called back. Imagine genos realizes yuri is a heretic and attacks her in front of grandpa and he gets Deja Vu(idk why but i get the feeling grandpa is actually op)

    Wow look at this girl taking the lead and then bombing a cliff at the end.

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