A few days after I asked my father for Cain to be an escort, I was embroidering in my room when I heard the voice of Cain’s thoughts waiting outside the door.
[I replied about the escort through the residence, but I’m wondering if I should also respond directly to Charl-tan…?]
I felt my heart pounding. I wonder how Cain answered.
[Hmm, will I have a chance to talk to her today? I don’t think so. What should I do…]
Would it be better if I spoke to him first? But what would I say? I can’t just ask, “Don’t you want to talk to me?”
When I was thinking about what to do, one of the maids saw that my hand had stopped and asked me if I wanted to take a break.
I replied, put down my embroidery, and sat down at the table set. As I watched the maid prepare the tea, I suddenly thought of inviting Cain to join me for tea.
Usually it’s the maids who serve me tea, but that doesn’t mean a royal guard can’t do the same. Besides, if I invited him now, Cain might know that I wanted to hear the escort’s reply.
I asked the maid to call Cain for me. Shortly after, Cain entered the room.
“Please, have a seat.”
[Charl-tan is so cute today too! It’s rare that she invites me to tea! very rare! What is it, another consultation?]
I’d like to hear his reply about the escort… but what should I do?
The maid prepares a cup of tea and retires to the corner of the room.
[Charlotte drinking tea. That’s so cute! Ah, I’m so happy, I can watch it forever…]
Time passes quietly as I drink my tea.
This is not good, so I decided to talk to him.
” Cain, it’s about my coming-of-age party.”
[Oh, you mean the escort thing! I was so busy admiring Charl-tan that I forgot about it!!!]
“Yes. Thank you very much for asking me to be your escort.”
“So, that means…”
“I sent a formal reply through my house, but I would love to accept this offer myself.”
“Really? Isn’t that too much to ask? Like you couldn’t say no because it’s from the royal family.”
“No, that’s not true. I’ll gladly accept.”
[I thought I was dreaming about Charl-tan escorting me and I hit myself.]
Did he hit himself!?
“If you’re going to escort me, it means you’re going to be my fiancée. Are you sure!?”
“Of course I am. It’s a great honor. “
[Eventually, I’ll marry Charl-tan… Ah, I’m so excited…]
I was taken aback by Cain’s heartfelt thoughts, but I was also relieved to hear that he was genuinely happy.
“Thank God… I was afraid I was imposing on you.”
[You’re so sweet and cute…I love you…]
He loves me!?
I’ve been told that I’m cute, but I’ve never heard the word “love” before… Does that mean he loves me in the romantic sense?
I’m so nervous that I’m starting to worry if my face is turning red.
“You’re not forcing anything… I think it’s a dream come true to marry Lady Charlotte.”
[Ah, is marriage still too early!? Let’s get engaged first.]
“Fufufu… I’m so glad. I can marry Cain with no worries.”
I thought to myself, (Thank God I can hear his thoughts.)