Chapter 25

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It has not passed for me.
The butler Theo welcomed Fii willingly and everyone in the mansion didn’t seem to mind that the mother and child were in his company. Were they told something by Father-in-law?

If we were seen by a nobleman who didn’t know anything, we’d be misunderstood in a lot of ways. Would it be better to keep a distance from Fii? I thought of pushing him away, but Noah seems to be relying on him, and I also count on him when something goes wrong.

This is not ideal, no? I felt that I was spoiled rotten by him. It must be because I lost my husband that I needed Fii as a substitute for my heart to be in balance.

It might be better for this relationship to end soon. Fii is an attractive man. We, the mother and child, can’t tie him down forever. I have to release him. For the happiness of my childhood friend——

“… Sorry. It was my fault that day.”
“It has already passed. And so, why did you…”
“It has not passed for me.”
“Fii?”

He might have realized something from my expression when I was considering drawing a clear line between us. Fii lowered his head. I did not want an apology. I only wanted to know the reason. Fii spoke with a serious expression on his face.

“I thought of confessing my love to you on that day, Yuri. I have loved you for a very long time.”
“You are lying…”
“I’m not lying.”
“Why did you disappear all of sudden then? I felt like I was betrayed so much…”

Right. How could I forget? I have released all the feelings I was holding for him in my heart on that day. The feelings that seemed to be growing ever so slightly every day.

“Forgive me, Yuri. That day, I was having some circumstances…”
“I don’t want to hear anymore.”

I looked back at Fii. It wouldn’t be like with Anton if I heard more, but I would definitely regret it. I refused because I felt like I shouldn’t be carelessly inquiring about his circumstances.

“Yuri?”
“I’m sorry. I can’t hear you out now.”
“I understand.”

Fii seemed to have given up. We didn’t touch that subject anymore. I did something rude by bringing the subject up and cutting Fii halfway through, but he didn’t condemn me, and sent us all the way back home. He even carried the sleeping Noah to his room.

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