Why Are You Doing This, Duke! Vol. 1 Part 3 (11)

Part 3: The Spring Breeze in the Mountains (11)

“Did you hear your Mistress’s dialect? Isn’t it really sloppy? I don’t know the name of the food, but that’s it.”

Mary was the only maid in the assembly who didn’t gossip about her. Whenever she saw Erin, she would deliberately pick up the name of a difficult object. She did not hesitate to comment on her wrong clothes or speech. Erin picked her as the second best thing to do when she became the duchess and designate her as her senior maid. The first was, of course, marrying Lex. 

Erin was changed into a modest lemon-light dress, and Mary wore a non-scarves scarf over her head. On the same day as she was looking for a book of magic, she was even more shabby, but Mary was able to make sure that she was so energetic that she could make a sense of each outfit.

“While I’m at the market with this, I want you to buy something at home.”

Erin suddenly gave her three gold coins because she was grateful.

“Well, ma’am, you’ve also raised my salary a lot. “

“Monthly pay is your money and this is the money I earned.”

“Hey, you have a rich husband and you have a small scale.”

Mary grumbled and smiled, blushingly in the face, unlike what she had received.

The antique book store, which was found by asking merchants, was located inside the alley, a little off the village boulevard. When she sent Mary away on an errand and entered the bookstore alone, Erin was heartbroken with old memories.

When she was sewing all night in Favin, she picked this alleyways. It was to avoid being caught by Count Samed. It was a few years ago, but it seemed like a long time ago.

Inside a narrow bookstore, piles of books stacked on the ceiling seemed precarious. She scoured every corner and found a book of magic between the gaps where the children’s book.

[Magic to Make Your Wishes] 

It’s next to a children’s book, but it’s not like the last one. Erin stretched out her arms to the book, but unexpectedly someone took the book first.

“I’m interested in magic.”

He was surprised by his own self-explanatory taste, and as she opened her eyes, he grinned.

“That’s why I have a hobby of magic. It reminds me of my mother who likes tarot the best. Of course, my father doesn’t like it very much because it’s a vulgar hobby.”

Erin was quite surprised. Tarot, a deceased mother, was magical, and soon it reminded her of her mother. And it was not easy for aristocrats to confide in others about these minor hobbies. She pushed the boundaries she didn’t know. 

“I like tarot.” 

“I’m glad. We have something in common.”

At the moment, he laughed very brightly. Her eyes are almost blinded by beauty and laughter. She looked at his handsome face and evaluated him.

‘There’s a rumor that he’s revealing a woman, so i don’t think he’s a bad person.’

But she don’t know him well, so she’d better stay away from him. Erin repressed the favor he felt. She took a step back in a way that she was going to turn, but he approached as much.

“I’m so glad to see you like this.”

“What’s the point?”

“Yes, I think it’s a coincidence that you ran into each other three times like this.”

“You’re so generous to your relationship.”

“Wasn’t she mean to me? You don’t look at me right every time I see you.”

“That’s not the way it should be.”

“Can I ask you why?” 

“I have a husband.”

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