As I’m in bed, wondering what’s going to happen to me now, Mille pulled her face right next to mine and whispered in my ear.
“Wha, what is it?”
“Lady Yurika. Please rest assured. I am on your side.”
“What are you talking about? You are Anton’s…!”
I tried to sit up again, but a pain shot through my abdomen. When I thought that I would have to experience this pain for a while, I couldn’t help but feel ashamed of myself for not being able to move as I wanted.
”Why did this happen to me…!”
“Lady Yurika, you must not be reckless. The wound has only just been closed.”
Mille put her hand around my waist, which made me feel so pathetic that I felt like I was about to cry.
“Let’s sit up slowly, I will give you a hand.”
Despite the stinging pain, I was helped up by Mille to a sitting position in the bed and found a cup of milk tea on the side table.
“Would you like to drink?”
I was surprised when I sipped at the teacup that Mille handed me. It was milk tea, full of milk that I liked very much. It was the same as the one someone certain had made for me before.
“Made by Lord Fii.”
“Mille, why are you?”
“Can’t you tell?”
“It’s me, M-E. Lady Yurika.”
I couldn’t understand what she meant by winking at me. It cannot be helped, she said and lifted the hair from her head.
Mille’s hair was a wig. She smiled as she took off her wig and showed it to me. That smile was so familiar.
“You are Dora? No way? Since when?”
“Please forgive me. I was here since the beginning. I infiltrated this mansion as a maid after you were kidnapped, but Anna had doubts about me, so I had to treat you badly to earn her trust. I have no excuses.”
“That is surprising. I would have never thought you were Mille…”
Despite saying that, I noticed something.
“Is it your doing that the maids suddenly changed their tune in the middle of the night?”
“I’m sorry about that too. I couldn’t bear it when you were constantly being criticized, so I secretly told my fellow maids that Anna actually stole your husband from you and is living here as if she owned the place.”
“So where’s Fii then?”
“The kitchen. He infiltrated the house as one of the chefs here.”