Chapter 30 – You are pretty
Translator: : SKAIS Editor: SKAIS
The shivering boy who looked up to me, stopped and then stepped back. I don’t know if it’s because he’s terrified or embarrassed.
I couldn’t read his expression right now.
His movements were like a flapping bird… this made me bite my lip tightly. Something was strange. Even his actions right now were also weird which made it hard for me to recognize who he was at first.
It didn’t take me too long until I figured out why because the moment I got closer to him, I saw his appearance.…there were wounds in his eyes!
It was exactly on top of his eyelid. It is a kind wound that I haven’t personally seen before.
The appearance of his new bruises were vividly seen in the dim-lighted room. It was like he was beaten till he crippled.
That looked terrible!
The blood that flowed from his cut hardened, which prevented him from opening his eyes…well, he might be able to open them but it seems painful for him.
Soon, I squatted in front of him, and opened the pocket of medicines I brought. I used the water that I had brought to wet the handkerchief and wiped his face slowly with it.
“…oh…” He grunted.
As I wiped away the blood, his eyes that were half-opened trembled…And as I stared at it, I could see his sapphire eyes gazing at me. But as soon as he saw me, he shook his head.
“Now, stay still, for a moment.”
“Even if it’s uncomfortable, just please bear with it for the meantime.”
I followed him as much as he stepped back. The sound of the chain clashing was so loud that it echoed inside the basement.
Eventually, when his back hit the wall, he stared at me with a puzzled look because there was nowhere he could run.
His face, which was covered with wounds, and his teary eyes, seemed to be filled with sadness.
In many ways, the sight of him is not good for me. My heart, specifically.
I couldn’t take it. Every time I look at him, my heart feels like it was clenched in pain.
I knelt down in front of him and kept him in place to prevent him from running away. Slowly, I wiped his face. I was lucky that his rational side is awake today. It would have been a bit difficult if it was the beastly Ricdorian whom I had to deal with.
I would prefer wiping a Ricdorian whose neck up to the face was as red as a tomato than a growling Ricdorian. Much convenient, I guess.
But my thoughts were suddenly interrupted when I heard him groan.
Did I touch a wound?
Ricdorian’s neck crouched.
I think it would be better to wipe his face instead. I needed to be careful not to hurt him more.
When I thought that his face was clean enough, I laid down the handkerchief and lifted the pocket once again. And when I raised my head, I realized I was too close to him. The boy’s trembling eyes were right in front of me. My blinking eyes are close enough to his enchanting deep blue oceanic sight and it is drowning me.
Realizing that, I immediately shifted my gaze but then, after a while, I settled my eyes on him again.
He seemed to stay in place not just because there was no place to run but also because of the chain.
I didn’t mean to see him this close, but… he definitely has an indisputable appearance, the reason why I couldn’t take my eyes off him.
It’d be awesome if I grew up here. I would be able to witness more of the evolution of this stunning work of art in front of me.
His blue eyes, which glowed under the light emitted by the lamp, glowed more in this dark room.
His slender neck like a deer, and his white skin that flinches and turns like a red rose whenever I touch him are all captivating. It’s still too pure for this male lead with a decadent beauty to star in a rated 19 novel.
“Don’t tremble. I am not going to eat you.”
“No, I am not eating. This is not for me. I am preparing this for you.”
“I’m going to apply the medicine later. Tell me if it hurts. Okay?”
“But still, I will keep applying it.”
“I am the one who…”
“With that hand? Then what about the chains?”
A few moments later, Ricdorian shook his head, wrapping himself with his arms… the wounds would hurt too much if he kept on doing that position, I thought out of concern.
I gently lifted his bangs so that his hair wouldn’t touch his forehead.
“Oh my God. You look better than me.” I said in disbelief.
After my unannounced defeat, I blinked and smiled. My face is incomparable to his. It looks more natural than mine. I didn’t feel any jealousy though.
He’s a beast with a beauty of another level after all.
“Why, why, why, why are you laughing?”
“You’re prettier than I am.”
“That…… Not! You are!”
I opened my eyes, screaming those words. He then tilted his head.
“What? Am I pretty?” I asked again, to make sure if I heard it right.
“… That, that’s it.”
Ricdorian lowered his head quickly, feeling shy. Oh, I thought I misheard it. I chuckled. How cute.
This made it hard for me to do a treatment in one go. But soon, he slightly lifted his chin with both hands.
“I see. You don’t have to tell me that. I know you were just kidding. Just stay still. And don’t forget to take care of yourself always. You need more treatment. I know your body aches.”
I took out all the medicines with one hand and lined them up one by one. I wanted to pour it all out, but I was careful because most of the medicines are inside crystal glass.
Kind enough, my older brother sent me not only the medicine but the instructions about the medicine as well.
“Um, so you have a scratched wound…this one is for burns..No! Why did they send me burn medicine?”
He said in the letter that it was a manual, but I was so impressed that it was all written by him. I admire my brother’s sincerity. I guess he’s not that bad after all.
Just seeing them send me what I wanted, I could feel their affection and care.
But no! I shook my head. I needed to remember the facts! I shouldn’t be swayed easily by their sympathetic acts. In the first place, I wouldn’t be in jail right now if it wasn’t for them. I saved them for goodness sake. Of course they have to return the favor!
When I was classifying drugs for a long time, I realized…that I asked them to send me a wound medicine without specifically writing its purpose. This is why I received so many medicines. It’s a good thing to have this much medicine though, in case of emergencies. But! This is too many that I couldn’t find the right one to use in treating Ricdorian’s wounds.
I scratched the back of my neck….Hmm… this is urgent.
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