I Slept with the Villain Holding My Hand - Chapter 4
I Slept with the Villain Holding My Hand – Chapter 4
As she entered the restaurant, Merria leaned back in a daze.
It was because she saw Serenia sitting on a large table and chewing on bread.
Serinia mumbled, holding a sandwich in one hand and a bunch of paper in the other, leaving the nobility’s etiquette far away.
“What are you looking at while eating?”
“Merria, I haven’t seen you in days.”
As Merria, who had come so far, spoke, Serinia turned her head and smiled mischievously.
Serinia’s smile was very refreshing, with blonde hair that was a little pinker than Merria, and bright red eyes.
“Well, it’s because Serinia doesn’t come home because you’re studying.”
“I did it for two days in a row and mother scolded me.”
Merria giggled and laughed as if to imagine her being scolded.
Serinia suddenly said,
“I forgot to tell you.”
“Oh, Derek said he really misses you.”
“Did you meet Derek?”
“No, I met Aunt Natalie, and she talked about Derek. He’s about to enter the academy.”
Derek was Merria’s 12-year-old cousin, Lilith’s younger brother.
Perhaps because she took care of him since he was young, he was especially good at following Merria, he used to visit Duke Rackester often.
At that time, Merria was close enough to put him to sleep in her arms.
Recently, it has been a long time since I hadn’t seen him because he had to complete the successor class before entering the academy.
‘I was supposed to send you a letter, but I forgot.’
Merria nodded roughly, thinking that she should write a letter to Derek right away.
Serinia began to read the paper she was holding, pouring the remaining black coffee from the glass into her mouth.
“What’s that about?”
“This was the Academy Apprenticeship Researcher Application.”
“You said you were going to pick an assistant, but you could pick one yourself?”
The Crowley Academy, where Serinia attends as a researcher, was the most historic academy in the Empire.
It was a place with high honor, named after the first emperor, so just graduating was like a free pass.
After graduating from the Academy at the age of 18, she went to the Academy of Research and worked as a researcher if she wanted.
Serinia, who became a researcher upon graduation, was currently working as an intermediate researcher.
“There’s one kid that stands out. Besides, I like one from another country.”
“What? A foreign student?”
“Yeah, I guess he’s good.”
“Wasn’t it hard to communicate with a foreign student?”
The Imperial language was a difficult language to learn because of its complex grammar system and similar typography.
If it’s just a simple conversation, shouldn’t a researcher read a professional article every day?
“I think he’s a good speaker. Whether he’s interested in language or not, all of the subjects he has completed are language classes.”
“But since he’s from another country, you have a lot to teach.”
When Merria answered without thinking, Serenia shook her head.
Since Serinia became an intermediate researcher at a young age, many people wanted to join her as her assistant.
Merria, in doubt, looked at her and gave a puzzled expression.
“No, don’t you think the Empire knows too well that I’m Princess Rackester? It’s not going to be uncomfortable to deal with. It makes sense that it would be his first-time being an assistant.”
Aha! The unexpected answer made Merria laugh in vain, and soon she looked away.
Indeed, the academy’s tuition fees were burdensome to the common people unless they received scholarships.
Because of this, most of the students were children of the nobility.
Her high status as the successor to the Duke of Rackester was the subject of envy, but at the same time she had to be jealous of the troublesome times.
Since it was Serenia, who had been feeling the burden since childhood, she wanted someone to be comfortable with someone as much as an assistant.
Merria, who understood her intentions, said in a low voice with a mean smile.
“Everyone should know that the future Duke of Rackester has this kind of personality.”
“That’s hard. If you want to become a Duke without interruption later, you have to take good care of your image.”
Serinia laughed with her pinkish platinum hair fluttering, showing an arrogant expression.
There were few cases in which women became the patriarchs in the Empire.
Moreover, it was the head of only two d
Duke families in the Empire.
It was obvious how drooling and biting the aristocrats would be at Serinia.
Serinia was a greedy person.
She wanted both jobs as a researcher and a Duke.
As a result, when she was young, she used to have the academy life and take successor classes at the same.
Serinia, who did all that perfectly and became an intermediate researcher at the age of 23, said she wanted to be a researcher until she became a Duke, and our parents accepted her will.
Serinia decided to take over the Duke, so it was just a good situation for Merria, who just wants to play around.
Meria thought that her life was left to cruise like a ship in a bad wind.