Duke, Please Let Go of My Ankle! (Web Novel) - Chapter 0
There was a feast of splendid food.
However, Audrey could not relax and enjoy the food in front of her.
‘Was this… the Last Supper?’
Not even death row inmates receive the prize they lived in, right before they die.
The terrified hand began to tremble like crazy. The water in the glass vibrated along with the movement.
Derek, who was cutting, glared at the figure with a cool look. She was having a hard time just holding only a glass.
‘Are you sick?’ (Derek)
I was worried about her pale face that seemed to have no appetite.
As the days passed, I was constantly worried about her slim body.
He looked at her skinny wrist with a sad look and anxiously offered a meal.
“…Do you want to starve to death?”
“Oh, oh, No- no!”
But somehow Audrey became even more pale, because she was terrified by the murderous threats she had never known before.
Now, even the knees hidden under the table began to tremble.
It was clear that this terrifying and heinous person has no respect for life.
‘What do you mean? Was it a warning that you wont kill me nicely?’ (Audrey)
Derek tilted his head curiously as he saw how pale she was.
Audrey was terrified again. That movement must be asking, ‘Do you want to die in a different way?’
She was pushed by her blade-like gaze and picked up anything she could hold in her hand.
In other words, it was a knife.
‘…Did you thought that I would resist?’
However, her face full of hope quickly turned into despair.
In every case, the odds of defeating him and surviving on both feet are zero.
No matter if she was a wizard, she couldn’t deal with the youngest Swordmaster with her humble ability to use life magic.
…Unless he binds himself and quietly stabs himself.
On the other hand, Derek was pleased to see Audrey grudgingly crunching the meal.
That “satisfied face” was very far from the general standards of society, but my heart was thrilled for some reason with the way she was eagerly grasping the dinner I had prepared. (Derek)
‘You’ve cut the lettuce cutely.’
My heart seems to be melting down.
What on earth did my Audrey eat and grow up to be so adorable even if she just breathes?
The hand holding the fork and knife was so small compared to my hand.
A piece of iron, said to be made of the finest steel from a far continent,was crumpled like a sheet of paper in an instant.
And yet, it didn’t work out.．
It seemed that I had to hit the wall right now to get rid of this strange itchy feeling.
‘…Should we go out for a while?’
Derek imagined pulling out all the scarecrows in the smoke field and cutting them down.
When I looked at my Audrey, the violence that I couldn’t know from inside kept soaring and I was going crazy.
Even recently, while thinking of her, I threw two desks in the office with my bare hands.
It seemed that the day when the Duke Castle was torn down was not long.
However, Audrey did not know that the man in front of her was restless looking at her, and she hung her head down and measured the last minute of her life.
‘Thirty minutes? An hour?’
Probably by the end of this meal, she would not belong in this world.
The charges were blackmailing, and I unintentionally threatened the Duke by misrepresenting my desperate love letter.
It’s a very unfortunate life that I couldn’t even confess, and I couldn’t even accuse him of the crime of intimidation, it felt just unfair, this so sad, my poor unlucky life. (Audrey)
‘Father, brother… ’
Tears have already filled my eyes thinking about my family that I’ll leave behind.
Audrey tried hard not to shed tears, scrambling the plate in front of her.
My vision was blurred and I couldn’t see anything. But I kept my mouth shut and cut the food on the plate as hard as I could.
Shouldn’t it buy time by cutting something again and again?
But the sound of crying kept leaking out of my throat without my knowledge. At this rate, my throat would be cut off even before I finished eating.
Audrey, who glanced at him, quickly put food in her mouth and her throat was clogged.
Meanwhile, Derek was watching it with a very proud face.
‘It must be terribly tearful and delicious.’
If I had known she loved it so much, I would have fed her more. She was so cute eating like a piglet.
It wasn’t even the dish I made myself, but I was so proud of it.
Somehow, I felt like I couldn’t stand watching her eat without giving something more.
He picked only the delicious ones and gently pushed them towards her.
With a friendly recommendation,
“It would be better to eat it all.”
Because Audrey and the food are both precious and delicious.
Derek grinned, imagining her being so happy.
However, rather than looking friendly, the smile gave off a bizarre impression of a rare psychopath.
Audrey had hardened like a rabbit in front of a lion. Her eyes were filled with fear of death.
What would happen if I didn’t eat it all? It means that if I leave any food, I won’t be able to die finely?
The plump lips began to tremble.
Derek, who was only looking at her, quickly handed her a glass.
But it’s really weird. Obviously, even though it was a caring act, his intentions became suspicious once I looked at him.
It feels like a mocked threat, “Do you think I’ll kill you this easily?” (Audrey)
Of course, Audrey was terrified.
He won’t kill me with a single sword, but he would roll me around and scare me.
Audrey, who bravely held back her tears, ended up crying sadly as if she had given up everything.
“Well, just, uh, please kill me!”
My face was covered with tears and fell on the table and my neck stretched out.
It’s as if you’re going to hit my throat, you should do it now.
My nose was sniffling without manners, and my skinny shoulders were shaking terribly.
“My head, uh, leave it here, please?”
“…What are you saying now.”
“Hoho! Are you planning to poison me?”
Duke Fritt didn’t blink even though a person sobbed in front of him.
He was also a man who was worthy of the name ‘Devil’s Ghost.’
Audrey groaned sadly, imagining her head being cut and rolling all the way to the end of the long table.
“Or maybe you’re going to kill me by tearing my limbs, was it?”
“Hey, hurry and kill me now!”
But for Derek, the whole situation was puzzling.
Why does my Audrey sobbing so sadly? Why was she asking me to kill her instead of eating?
If I imagine tomorrow without her, my heart would stop beating right now, why are you making such a terrible sound so irrelevant?
This situation did not appear anywhere in the ‘love book.’
Unlike his heartless appearance, Derek, who was embarrassed to the fullest, didn’t know what to do and was restless.
His hand, hidden under the table, was trembling nervously.
He chose the words that came to his mind and tried to appease her somehow.
“Breath… you’re going to pass this.”
How come the tears didn’t show any signs of stopping. She began to wail as if out of breath.
‘You just want to watch me die!’
His blood-colored eyes, which were staring down at her appearance, were horrifyingly cold.
Audrey couldn’t stand the gaze and closed her eyes tightly.
Meanwhile, Duke Frit was wandering alone over her closed eyes.
‘Should I go get the book now?’
The only thing he could trust was the love book.
But today wasn’t a historical first date. It was impossible to put a book next to him and stutter.
I didn’t expect such a mishap to be waiting for me when I barely got her body off the ground.
‘I should have kept at least one book close.’
He blamed himself for his complacency. In the meantime, Audrey was sobbing sadly.
Could I leave my crying Audrey alone?
No. It was never a good idea to have been single.
Suddenly, a passage from a love book passed by.
<Core 23. How to soothe your lover>
There’s no better way than a sweet affectionate touch.
If you want to soothe your lover, let’s blow a sweet and deep kiss. All problems would fly all the way in front of the bond of love!
<The secret to captivating the nasty foxes>
But there was a problem.
The two had never even touched each other’s hands yet.
But you want to give her a sweet and deep kiss? Wouldn’t she be surprised?
Just imagining it made his face turn red. He was embarrassed, fiddling with his hot ears.
‘I couldn’t do that. It was said that the first kiss must be done on the starry hill.’
Well, I couldn’t just give out a memorable first kiss like this.
Their first kiss would be a story that would be told to their children and grandchildren later on.
The story that we would whisper to our children who have fallen asleep must be beautiful.
While Derek was imagining a distant future for a moment, Audrey was crying.
His face became serious. I was afraid because it felt like something bad would happen.
‘I have to soothe my dodol. But how?’
Perhaps… was she doubting my heart?
It may be that she was showing a cute complaint to him who was blunt and clumsy.
‘There’s a point.’
Derek approached Audrey first.
And he smiled as sweetly as he could, whispering words of love so that only her could hear it.
“I would be with you until death.”
But when she opened her eyes for a moment, she was frightened. At the same time, she closed her eyes as if she didn’t want to see him.
It was because the words of curse, which he was whispering with a bizarre smile, were horrifyingly persistent.
‘It means you won’t leave me alone even if I die…!’
It was possible for that man. Audrey would never find rest even when she dies.
Meanwhile, Derek became serious because he wondered what was wrong.
‘Wasn’t this right?’
Somehow, her trembling was getting worse as time went on.
He stood there for a long time, neither doing this nor that. He felt like a fool himself, unable to soothe a crying woman.
For a single person who’s never been in a relationship before, it was really difficult.