I Mistook the Hidden Identity of the Sub Male Lead (Web Novel) - Chapter 15
“Last time, the Crown Prince intervened, so I just let it go, but this was the last warning. If I ever see you again, I won’t let you go next time.”
Without giving me a chance to speak, he drove me in his phase, and this time again, he just said what he wanted to say and turned around.
That’s the way I would go.
“Wait a minute!”
His steps didn’t stop because I called him urgently.
To be honest, I didn’t want to get involved with Ellex anymore.
If we left it this way and didn’t meet in the future, it would only have passed without resolving the misunderstanding.
However, I ended up working as a maid at the Imperial Palace, and to prevent the disaster that would happen a year later, Ellex, who came from the north, was forced to come to the palace.
Even if I didn’t want to meet him, there could have been situations where we would accidentally bump into each other like today.
That’s why I had to resolve the misunderstanding now.
I chased him desperately and grabbed him by the wrist.
“You may not believe me, but listen to me until the end. I’m sorry I’ve been chasing you. I’m sincerely reflecting on myself.”
Ellex, who stopped walking, then I apologized before getting nervous.
With a slight frown, he looked at me.
Suddenly apologizing like this, he must be wondering what else I’m up to.
“And I’m going to work as a palace maid from today. I didn’t really follow the Duke, I only ran into you. By chance!”
“Why would I become a Palace maid just to see the Duke once?”
It’s called ‘. Aren’t you tired of it?’ I stopped talking about it being a coincidence. The same thing
How about it? You get annoyed too, right?
I continued my speech with a relaxed smile.
“Moreover, I need a letter of recommendation to become a Palace maid. Our family wasn’t great enough to be able to enter as a maid of the Imperial Palace overnight.”
“You’re not so trustworthy. You might lie about being a palace maid.”
A sigh came out of my mouth.
I felt like I was talking to a wall.
Inwardly, I cursed him because he was acting like a child, and a wall without a window and that calmed my heart.
“I understand why you think of me that way, because I’ve been following the Duke every time you come to the capital.”
Trying to convince this type of person was useless. I had to convince them logically.
“But how could I know that the Duke was coming to the Imperial Palace today?”
“I only attended the first day of the New Year’s party, and after that, I didn’t attend other social gatherings.”
Ellex could not refute.
I guess so. Whatever I say here, I’ll only spit on my face.
He extremely hated contact with other people.
Regardless of whether it’s a man or a woman.
So he never attended another party and, if it was nothing special, he was absent from the noble meeting.
Except for the New Year’s party, many nobles tried in various ways to meet him, but most of them failed.
Among them, the way with the highest probability of success to meet him was to wait in the path where the Duke would come and pretend to meet him by chance.
‘When I heard rumors that Ellex would come to the capital, I would be waiting for him all day in a place where I heard as rumored’
It was a memory that I didn’t even want to call as a memory.
My dark history.
In fact, it was the best way to succeed several times and remain in the memory of Ellex.
It’s the bad side.
After that Duke Ellex made sure that wherever he went, only his closest aide knew his destination.
To keep stalkers like me from catching up.
Therefore, it was impossible for a humble family to know his whereabouts in advance.
Unless someone planted a spy in the Duke’s Castle.
“I don’t know if the Duke deliberately made rumors here and there, and even the commoners passing by would know it.”
An innocent-looking face helps in times like this.
His face crumpled when I spoke as sarcastically as possible as if there’s nothing wrong with what I said.
As I was looking at that expression, I felt a little joy.
“Another thing I wanted to point out was that I was just heading towards the main palace first. It was the Duke who called me up.”
Blowing the last shot at Ellex, he held his mouth shut.
It was the most ridiculous and unfair part.
The resentment accumulated from the corridor of the Imperial Palace
He couldn’t have said anything about it.
But I smiled refreshingly and cut off his words.
“Well, in the past, there were times when I was waiting in advance, so this situation could be mistaken for that. But don’t worry. It would never happen again in the future. The Duke would safely return to the North and I would be attached to the Imperial Palace so we won’t meet again.”
I said all the words I had endured so far.
It felt refreshing!
“I would try to avoid you as discreetly as possible during the New Year’s party next year. Then, let’s not see each other again. Have a peaceful day Duke!”
Ellex tried to say something, but I just passed him by.
In case he would catch up to me, I walked hurriedly.
With a power walk, my foot speeds up almost running.
I walked without looking back and arrived safely at the main palace.
It would be fine since I came this far.
I looked around, breathing heavily.
Since the main palace handles all administrative affairs and has cultural facilities such as libraries, there were many people passing by.
Among them, I looked for someone who would kindly answer my question.
‘I couldn’t ask someone who was busy.’