Thank You For The Confinement, Grand Duke! - Chapter 11
Translator and Editor: Effe and Nabi
My eyelids were slightly swollen and hot. It was similar to the feeling of heavy eyelids when you were sleepy. I was half-lying on the sofa, staring blankly at the ceiling, then quickly closed my eyes.
‘I think I’ll sleep like this.’
Still, I shouldn’t sleep…
“Well, wouldn’t it be a little better…?”
When I thought about it, there was nothing to do anyway since being locked in this room was my only job. It was very important to know how to kill time until dinner time came later. Moreover, I was exhausted after lunch and doing hard labor that I was not used to.
I even cried there. Wasn’t this the right time to take a nap?
I could take a nap. No, it was better to sleep!
As soon as I could come to this conclusion, I woke up like a tree frog, but my eyelids still felt heavy. Well, I didn’t really need to sleep, so I’d just lie down like this.
While I was thinking that, someone knocked on the door.
Still, there was no word.
If it were Tambor, she wouldn’t come since she left the juice a little while ago. She always said, ‘I’m coming in’ before she came in in the first place. No one would come except Tambor…
Oh, was it Enfrise?
I had to open my eyes, but my eyelids felt strangely heavy. It even felt like it was just glued together. No way, in that short period of time, there was a mixture of eye mucus and tears…?
No, let’s stop. My Chaperil couldn’t be like that…!
This was simply because Chaperil was so fragile that she did not have the strength to overcome the eyelids, let’s put it that way. The next moment, I heard someone coming in. Well, if they thought I was sleeping, they’d get out on their own.
Although I thought so, I felt the footsteps getting closer and closer.
…What? Was it not Enfrise?
That couldn’t be possible.
In an instant, a cold sweat ran down my spine.
As I heard the sound of something being put down, it felt quite heavy.
Ah. Was he here to give me something? So, he was going to leave now?
I held out hope, though I couldn’t feel any sign of movement. I couldn’t even hear the sound of breathing. What on earth was he doing? In novels, usually at times like this, there was something… that…
Some kind of fascinating development. Secretly kissing or touching the body.
No, let’s think about it carefully. The only time Enfrise was harsh with Chaperil was when she was caught while trying to escape. I couldn’t imagine that he would do something like that to me, who was quietly locked in this room.
I can’t think of it, but…
That was the scenario only when the person who came in was Enfrise, and if it was someone else, you never know!
Should I open my eyes right now? However, what if I accidentally provoke someone who came in by opening my eyes? They say that if you were in a dangerous situation, you shouldn’t even intentionally look at the criminal’s face.
That way, the chances of survival increase…
Ugh, but could an intruder enter the Grand Duke’s mansion that easily? After all, maybe this was Enfrise?
‘What to do? What should I do…?!’
A low sigh.
I haven’t heard it much yet, but it was a sound that lingered in my ears.
It was definitely Enfrise.
When I thought that, peace of mind came to me. Why did this guy come in without saying a word and scare people? Wake me up! Or get out!
What could I say about Enfrise in the novel I know? He was a bad man with a dirty personality, no change in facial expressions, and the appearance of owing him loads of fortune. Besides, he was a crazy person with obsession and possessiveness.
But when I actually experienced it, my impression was very different.
Yes, his behavior was a bit difficult to read. In other words, it was quite different from the impression in the original.
…No, wait. Wasn’t this a very bad development?
In the case of possession, the storyline was largely divided into two… a case where the female lead changed the original story for her own purposes and even changed the reactions of those around her. Or, if the female lead faithfully followed the story as it unfolded for her own purposes, something strange happened, and it deviated from the story.
Thinking about it, most possessions deviate from the original, right? Could it be that Enfrise’s reaction changed because he misunderstood that I was being friendly? Could it be that he didn’t just attack me because he thought I was attracted to him as a man?
He was such a frivolous and light-hearted person? Right?
Oh, well. Something was strange.
Sighing twice? Was there something wrong?
“I brought you the book you mentioned yesterday.”
…Was he talking to someone who was sleeping right now? Or did he notice that I wasn’t sleeping?
When I barely managed to lift my strangely heavy eyelids and gently opened my eyes, I saw Enfrise looking down at me with a cold expression. Should I keep it open? Or did he know from the beginning that I wasn’t going to sleep?
It wasn’t like my thoughts were revealed on my face or anything like that…
“I can see that your eyes are open.”
“…Eh, ehehehe. Hello, Grand Duke.”
I finally opened my eyes when I felt something snapping.
If there were any eye makeup, I’d be embarrassed, so let’s wipe it off first. Then, after rubbing my eyes, I glanced up again, and Enfrise was looking at me in the same posture and expression as before.
“How did you know…?”
“What do you mean?”
“I’m not sleeping.”
“I couldn’t hear you breathing since I came in.”
…Oh, so I was caught all the time ever since I was young.
This was because I have a strange habit. It became a habit to cover myself with a blanket and hold my breath while pretending to sleep to check if my grandmother was asleep.
When I was young, I was immature, so there were times when I would pretend to be sick or pretend to sleep because I didn’t want to do housework. I held my breath and waited until Grandmother closed the door after swearing.
The first few times, she let me go, but later, she started kicking me on the blanket and waking me up, so I eventually gave up pretending to sleep. On the rare occasions when I actually fell asleep, she just left it alone even though I woke up immediately after an hour had passed.
While I was wondering how to tell if I was asleep or not, I guessed it by the sound of my breathing. Well, I deliberately took a small breath to hear the outside sounds, so Enfrise, who was sensitive to signs, must have been even more so.
“Actually, my eyes are a little swollen.”
“It seems so.”
…No, in times like this, wasn’t it polite to pretend not to know? Or tell me that my red eyes were cute.
Well, how could this obsessive man know such a thing? If he had that kind of courtesy or sense, he wouldn’t have imprisoned Chaperil in the first place. He would seduce me.
“…Even if you do that, I have no intention of letting you go. You’re going through all this trouble for no reason.”
No, even though I said that much, he still doubts me…?!
This was true.
This was to be expected of the male lead’s trait. Basically, the male lead was suspicious, and he pushed the female lead. And when the male lead, who had doubted that the female lead, trusted her completely for the first time and moved on without asking anything, it was difficult to put into words how cute and heartbreaking it was.
Of course, in order to develop the plot, there were many times when the female lead betrayed and deceived the male lead at just the right time.
Even though she felt guilty, she felt that she had to betray the male lead! Her heart continued to pound as she was nervous that she may be found out! The agony of the male lead who couldn’t close the heart he once opened to the female lead even after finding out that he was deceived!
“You can’t make that face.”
“…Huh? What kind of face do I have?”
What kind of expression was I making?
I lifted my hand and touched my face, but there was no way I could feel my expression like that. The only thing that bothered me was the sound of the clanking chains.
Enfrise was quietly listening to the sound with a somewhat complicated face.
“If I wanted to run away, I wouldn’t ask the Grand Duke to lighten the shackles or give me a book. Besides, I haven’t even tried on the dress yet.”
To reassure him, I brought up a very logical and rational basis. However, our Enfrise declared in a cold tone, as expected.
“That’s unknown. I don’t know if they are trying to get me off guard by making various demands and pretending you won’t escape.”
And you were telling me that out loud…?
, well, since he said it out loud, was this better? I wasn’t good at around the bush for no reason, so this might be better for someone like me who had poor social skills.
Well, although I thought what Enfrise said was not wrong, if he were going to twist it that way, I wouldn’t be able to do anything. In the first place, Enfrise was so twisted. He listened strangely to things that were said without much intention.
There was nothing I could do about it…
In the future, I would have no choice but to consistently demonstrate my actions and gain trust.
“Why are you doing that? It’s a waste of money!”
I didn’t know for Chaperil, but to me, an ordinary citizen, such a waste of money was nothing but stressful. Of course, even when I was in my 20s, I dreamed of doing “Please give me everything from here to here” while watching dramas, but that was just assuming I would ever do it.
Throwing away a dress I had never tried on and a book I had never read… Besides, the dress was prepared just for me, right? It was custom-made for me!
This was my first time wearing custom-made clothes since my school uniform!
When I said that seriously, Enfrise did not reply, whether he believed it or doubted it. I didn’t even ask for an answer. Anyway, it was up to him to decide whether to trust me or not.
It wasn’t something I could do, so there was no point in fidgeting and stressing about it. What was more important than that?
Could you read the book? I needed to be able to read it. It was so difficult to memorize and pronounce words that there was no way that I could easily learn the words of this world. In addition, to study in this paradise?
I didn’t want to do such a bothersome thing.
I picked up the book with a hopeful heart. Since there is no memory perk, please at least give me a literary perk. Wouldn’t this make this life of confinement even more enriching?
I was in despair.
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