Untouchable Lady - Chapter 20
In previous lives, the time when the child’s identity first rose to the surface was different.
At one point, about a month after Violetta Kalykia’s birthday ball, the presence of the child was first revealed to the public, and at other times, the child’s name began to appear in people’s mouths for the first time several years from today…
However, the day when the child escaped from confinement and returned to Kalykia’s arms was the same in any life.
Violetta Calichia’s 20th birthday.
It was true that Violetta was told to express her gratitude in front of everyone again when she had received the truly precious gift from Axion, that day after, she was later informed of the existence of the child.
As evidence of that, Axion Verzete was standing in front of Hilise like this. And now, Hilise was trying to rob him of the birthday gift that the King of Berzette had planned for the Princess of Kalykia.
Something small and light fell onto the floor, bounced several times, and a rolling sound rang in the quiet room.
A red jewel fell in the arms of Hilise, who was holding the child.
The new child seemed to have lost his consciousness.
Her arms were sore, but Hilise hugged the child again without passing him to the man in front of her.
It was almost time.
She could feel the beads she had swallowed a while ago were melting and gradually spreading all over her body.
“…Right. Obviously, looking like this now, the situation is ambiguous.”
Soon, a slow voice flowed from the opposite side.
There was no discomfort in the voice. Rather, Axion seemed to find this situation a little interesting.
“But there is no way to prove it right now. So, I think we can take the child and accompany him to Kalykia. Do you agree?”
Indeed, it was the most convincing method at this point.
Hilise was somewhat not unfamiliar with the current situation, so she laughed quietly without knowing.
In fact, even in her last life, Hilise met Axion here today.
She had taken the child with him to Kalykia after rescuing him.
But in this life, facing him once again, Hilise made the opposite choice.
“I’m sorry for making you work in vain, but I don’t want to go with you.”
As she said so, Hilise stretched her arms to her side.
The next moment, the wall that Hilise’s hand touched shattered.
Obviously, this place was underground, but the open night sky appeared over the collapsed wall.
The ground where this building was built was uneven, so when viewed from the front of the building, this place was underground at the back of the building.
The wall that was pierced caused a storm-like wind to strike through the gap.
The pale petals that don’t fit into the space began to flutter aimlessly in view.
The two people in the dark were revealed through the pouring moonlight.
Light red rose petals fly and stick to the man’s long, shaking black coat. His hair, fluttering among the petals, was black, resembling the darkness around him.
The man’s face lit by the white moonlight looked cold and stern, as if it had been carved out of an iceberg.
Underneath the frowned, thick eyebrows, there were deep blue eyes, shining like fragments of the moon. The image of Hilise standing against the night sky was captured in it.
At the moment, a strange light that was quite difficult to describe emerged on Axion’s face.
Axion Bergett didn’t seem to know Hilise would choose this radical method. Besides, now she was making a scene that didn’t fit this place.
Hilise, who came out as if she was in her room, was wearing pajamas, and most of all, barefoot without even shoes.
Her white sleeves and the hem of her skirt undulated in the air, following with the wind and petals.
The atmosphere around Hilise was too noble to fit the situation, giving off a sense of strangeness.
In the midst of it, Hilise finally moved her lips again and said goodbye to Axion.
At that moment, Axion, who had foreseen something, moved his body.
“Let’s properly greet each other next time.”
The black-gloved hand reached straight to Hilise.
But the next moment, it was not a human body that touched his fingertips but a stormy flower.
The shattering white moonlight and the petals of light red color entangled and swirled in view. In the distant sight, their eyes met for a moment.
In front of his still eyes, Axion narrowed his forehead and opened his lips as if to say something.
Though at the same time, Hilise instantly reconciled the petals and disappeared from the spot.
After that, the only thing left in Axion’s hand was the moonlight, the petals fluttering in the air, and the reverberation of the delicate flowers hovering around the tip of his nose.
Eventually, a shallow sound of either groaning or laughter spits out from Axion’s mouth.
The feeling of the moment when the person in front of him was caught in his hand for a while and soon disappeared in vain still lingered.
Certainly, it was a loss that had never existed in Axion Verzete’s life.
During his lifetime, he had never been so eager for something, but so far, he hasn’t had anything he wanted to get.
However, he didn’t know he would miss it right in front of his eyes.
A moment ago, the blue eyes repainted the afterimage of a person who had reached the end of his gaze, a momentary light passed by.
Axion brought back the power he had put to sleep.
The petals that had been grasped tightly in his hand melted without a trace in the dark shadows gathered around him.
After a while, Axion disappeared under the moonlight.
His destination was Kalykia, which was supposed to have been where the woman in front of him was headed.
The ball of Kalykia was held magnificently as if to claim their existence.
All fifty-two families belonging to the ruling class attended the ball without exception. There, of course, were the top four other families at the top of the food chain.
In Parvenon, as usual, Christian attended and received attention.
He walked away from the crowd, bored at those wandering around like ants before his eyes.
“Why don’t you take care of your face?”
“The only person I see is you, so why should I?”
Christian was looking down the hall from the second-floor resting area.
The resting area was subdivided into individual spaces like a terrace, so there was nobody besides him and Lenoch.
Even with the posture of sitting on the sofa with his chin in his hand, and his eyes loosely down, boredom seemed to fall.
It was an unbelievable sincere attitude that he couldn’t believe this person was smiling gracefully without a single point of incongruity among people who were inflating their egos just a little while ago.
Seeing so, Lenoch quietly advised, but Christian passed it over.
Besides, this time won’t last long anyway. Soon, the protagonist of the ball will appear.
Then, he heard a knock behind him.
Lenoch, who was standing next to Christian, walked and opened the door slightly.
“What’s going on?”
“The head of Inoaden asks for a meeting with the Lord of Parvenon.” Christian, who was sitting with his back from the door, had an oblique smile on his lips.
Lenoch, who had been instructed in advance, nodded and opened the door wider.
Diego, with a stiff expression, entered. “It’s been a while, Christian.”
Christian stood up to greet him.
“Yes, I’ve been in high spirits.”
As they sat down, the two had a brief conversation.
“I wanted to greet you when you stopped by Inoaden the other day, but as you know, it wasn’t possible.”
When he heard Christian’s words naturally on the topic, Diego’s eyes became a little sharp.
Christian apparently visited the mansion while Diego was away.
However, he wondered if what happened at Inoaden’s a while ago was a joke and naturally talked about it.
At the moment, he felt displeased, but Diego leaned on the sofa without expressing it.
“By the way, what brings you here to see me?” Christian also asked, leaning on his back leisurely.
“Since then, you refused all requests for visits that I sent, and there was no response to the letters.”
Christian’s expression was still unchanged, but the words were filled with ridicule.
As he said, for a while, Diego did not respond to requests and correspondence from the outside.
The reason was, of course, Hilise.
“…Last time, my daughters showed shame.” Though, he couldn’t express it in front of Christian now.
Diego picked his words, watching the reaction of the person sitting across from him.
“It seems that the children were so excited about their brother’s good news that they wanted to play a cute prank in front of you.”
At the moment, a thin smile appeared on Christian’s lips.