Chapter 38

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Isn’t he sleeping by now?
I was wide-awake at night. Was I affected by the In-laws? When I start thinking about the person that isn’t here, I can’t seem to fall asleep. I can’t fall asleep no matter how much I turn over, and I found it difficult to lie in bed.

When I got up from the bed, I could see the crescent-shaped moon from the window. When I came to the balcony, lured by the moon, I saw someone sitting on the bench in the garden. It was Fii.

Fii was watching the moon dressed in his sleepwear. Does he also have something on his mind preventing him from sleeping? Wanting to talk to him, I picked up the gown by my chair and went outside.

“Yurika. You startled me.”

When I called out to him, he, who was thinking about something opened his eyes in surprise.

“What’s the matter? Can’t sleep?”
“Yeah. It seems I have drunk too much.”
“Well, take a seat.”
Everyone in the mansion was sleeping quietly. It was only Fii and I who were wide awake. In the midst of the stillness of night, the cries of insects resounded around my feet. There’s only the two of us here. I feel like I can say what has been on my mind now.

“Fii, why did you not tell me?”
“Tell you what?”
“That you are Noah’s uncle.”

I did not know that my childhood friend was my brother-in-law. If only I knew earlier, I could not help but keep thinking that.

“I thought you knew even if I didn’t say anything.”
“I did not know whatsoever. You should have told me when we met again at the treehouse.”
“Noah called me Uncle, so I was sure you knew…”
“I am at fault for not confirming too, but I feel like I was deceived.”

I shouldn’t have blamed him, so I immediately apologized.

“What were you doing here? You couldn’t sleep either?”
“Yeah. I was wide-awake. I was wondering what they were doing about now?”
“Wouldn’t they be asleep?”

It’s in the middle of the night, after all. When I carelessly said they were most likely sleeping, Fii seemed to be misunderstanding something. “Are you still angry?” He asked.

“I’m not angry anymore. Then, let me ask, what do you think they are doing this late at night?”
“No, I didn’t mean it that way. What kind of woman was Anna?”

How does Anna’s name come out here? It seems my uncomfortableness showed on my face when the name of the person who betrayed me came out. Fii smiled wryly at me.

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