La Dolce Vita - Chapter 1.9
Rachel was very different from the usual one I remembered. First of all, I was surprised to see that she wasn’t lying on the bed, but was half-sitting. It was dark, so I couldn’t see perfectly, but the color of her face looked better than usual.
Oh my god, Rachel was sitting. It’s been almost a week, but she has made such a big difference in the meantime? I felt possessed by goblins. 1
“You, can you sit down?”
I watched the prince and Rachel alternately. I didn’t know what to say first. Rachel smiled at me.
“That, is it for me?”
Rachel pointed to the shopping bag in my hand, and as I nodded and held out the shopping bag in front of Rachel, she smiled again.
“Oh my.” Rachel exclaimed.
“Do you like it? I thought you could put it on your head.”
Rachel pointed her finger at her head. “Do it.”
I nodded and carefully folded the scarf in half and put it on Rachel’s head, which had a clumsy but almost hood-like appearance. I kept glancing at the prince while I tied it on Rachel, but the prince didn’t react.
“Oh, how is it?” Rachel asked Prince Charles.
“It looks good on you.” Rachel’s eyes were gently closed by the prince’s words.
“But what brings you all the way here…?” I couldn’t take it anymore and talked to the prince. My heart was pounding with anxiety
“Don’t be so nervous. I’m here to see Rachel for a moment, but I’m lucky to be here with you.”
I felt a little relieved by the calm prince’s tone.
“I was wondering how I was going to get this to you. I was going to leave it with Rachel.”
What the prince took out of his pocket was a small phone.
“It’s a wiretapping-proof phone. It’s readily available, and it has a deferred payment system. If I have to contact you in the future, I’ll do it via this. Be careful not to get caught by others.”
I received the phone from the prince. As I looked at the black exterior, it felt heavier and heavier.
“Didn’t August say anything?”
At the prince’s question, I paused for a moment and looked at Rachel. I didn’t want to worry Rachel. But, “You’re on vacation for a month starting next week. Come down to the manor with me.”
“Huh. That old man…!”
“And I think I’ll have to go to my cousin’s birthday party this week. “
“Reuben, the successor to Uncle Berle.”
The prince squirmed uncomfortably at my words.
“Berle, CEO of SR Group. “
The prince seemed to be thinking about what I said.
“I’m not sure yet, but there’s something fishy about Berle Tame. Come back and tell me if there’s anything strange, but you don’t have to take a risk at all. You know what I mean, right?”
I nodded, which was unthinkable to me, because I had been indifferent to the world, unlike Rachel, so I couldn’t guess what he meant, and the prince didn’t seem to expect me to ask him anything useful.
“In fact, I need to drop by somewhere else, so I don’t have time to beat around the bush. Let’s get to the point. I’m thinking of putting you as my exclusive secretary.”
I listened to the prince, slightly puzzled.
“I’ll say that I’ll have you as my secretary because of Rachel. Sunwoo is known as Beta, so your uncle can’t say anything about it. In fact, since you’re pretty good academically, I think it would actually be strange if you don’t do anything. August’s trying to turn you down for a number of reasons, but it’s true that you need a new defect between the aristocracy and the royal family, and that you’re in the least position to do so.”
I nodded at the prince’s words for now, even though I wondered if he would follow me so obediently.
The marriage of Rachel and the prince was a symbol of the reconciliation agreement between the aristocracy and the royal family, which had long stood at the opposite end. But that marriage was broken by an accident. Relations between the aristocracy and the royal family were at stake at the moment. This reconciliation itself, which had been working hard for a long time, could have failed.
“Once I have you as my secretary, you’re going to work as an excuse to stay in the palace, and after a while, you’re going to be with me on a business trip abroad, have an accident, and then go to a secret house that I’ve prepared for you. The royal family has a few secret houses, and I’m going to get one of them ready. You’ll have to give birth there, but don’t worry about it. It has the same facilities as a hospital so you won’t be uncomfortable.”
I nodded. I pretended to be calm, but I got goosebumps. I wasn’t ready yet but I couldn’t say that here.
“Hold on, Your Highness. So, what about Rachel?”
No matter how much I had an accident abroad and died, my uncle wouldn’t believe it until he saw my body with his own eyes. If something went wrong, Rachel could be in trouble.
“D-don-don’t worry. I-I won’t be s-sad and try to b-be healthy, too.”
“Don’t worry. I’ll protect Rachel, too.”
Rachel stopped and the prince continued. The prince held Rachel’s hand and comforted her.
“Then you’ll be my secretary. Can we meet for a second?”
After speaking, the prince hung the coat he had hung beside him on his arm. I walked a little ahead of the prince and opened the double door. Before the prince left, he turned his head for a moment and looked at Rachel.
“Rachel, even though our relationship has become like this, I look at you and think that the goddess of fate is still on my side. You will always be my best friend.”
The prince left Rachel’s room and dragged me to an empty room right next to it. Rachel was the only patient on this side, so all the doors of any hospital room next to her were empty.
When I came out of the dark room of Rachel and faced the prince in a bright place, I suddenly thought he was handsome. It’s been more than once or twice that I’ve met him, but I’ve never looked into his appearance so closely because I was overly nervous every time we met. In the meantime, I thought of the prince as just a pretty doll-like handsome boy, but I had to rethink that. Standing right next to me, the prince was taller and bigger than me, and his eyelashes were long enough for the dust to fall. The prince laughed.
“Why are you looking at me with such a strange face as if you’ve never seen me before?”
While I was staring at the prince’s face without hiding it. I blushed.
Shiny blonde hair, elegant yet masculine eyebrows and dark blue eyes. The prince looked exactly like the doll Rachel played with as a kid, but he was much more beautiful than the doll. I quite liked the boy doll Rachel used to play with, so I kept it.
“Hmm. You sure do like this face, don’t you?.”
The prince scratched his chin and said. As the blue eyes sparkled with mischief, the prince looked his age for the first time.
“I’m sorry. I was embarrassed and was discourteous.”
“Don’t be so stiff. I’m calling you here to ask you a few questions. I thought that if Rachel were here, you’d feel burdened.”
I nodded trying to keep calm.
“When is your next heat cycle?”
As soon as our eyes met, the prince folded his eyes into a half moon and smiled. My heart was pounding. Heat cycle. My face turned red when I recalled what the prince just said, and the heat cycle meant the cycle of Omega pregnancy. In fact, there wasn’t much research on the Omega yet, and the heat cycle was so different to each one, so there wasn’t much information about it.
Some Omegas loss all conciousness during the heat cycle, and others only have a strong sex desire, because once it startes, you have no choice but to have a sex with an alpha. if you didn’t get pregnant, you usually have to take ten a day’s worth of pills by the end of the heat cycle.
Rachel and I have never had a heat cycle properly because we have been under the thorough management of our uncle.
Just to mention the heat cycle, I felt like my face all blushed. I was aware that the relationship between the prince and I was a deal, but that didn’t mean that he didn’t have any relation to me.
My face turned red unknowingly. I felt like it was getting hot all of a sudden. I waved my hands on my face like a fan.
“Oh, I think it’s probably 10 days from now. My cycle isn’t fixed yet, so I just start taking medicine a week before it starts, and I’m going to take it next week “
I narrowed the gap and approached the prince.
A fresh, familiar scent came as I approached the prince, and because the hospital room where Rachel was hospitalized was an intensive care unit, something like perfume was banned, but the scent from the prince was different from an artificial perfume, it was a fragrance that was both tickling and pleasant.
Prince Charles looked at me for a moment and was lost in thought.
“All right. Then we should set a date then. Anyway, August won’t give you medicine this time, but if you take an inhibitor, your chances of pregnancy will be less than half, so be careful. Even if we do it during your heat cycle, you could not get pregnant, but we’d better get you pregnant as soon as possible.”
I nodded. The prince has been on the political defensive because of the difficulty of giving birth to his successor. He would be the breadwinner of the family, but he had no time to spare.
“Sunwoo, I like you much more than I thought. So I hope this will be a good thing for everyone. Are you sure you’re aware that this is a deal?”
“Your Highness, didn’t I offer you this first? Don’t worry.”
I was startled and answered quickly. It was just a deal, a deal to live, and in the end, there had to be trust in the deal, because if not, it couldn’t go smoothly. I bit my lips to see if there was something I did that didn’t give trust to the prince.
“Oh, I’m not doubting you, so don’t get me wrong. I’m younger than you, but I’m in this position that gives me a little bit of a sense of how people are, and I think you’re not cut out for this kind of work. If there was another way, I would avoid you. Now, you’re a different kind of person from Rachel. That is why I’m open with you.”
“Your Highness, even if you can’t trust me compared to Rachel, I will never betray your trust.”
The prince nodded with a slightly puzzled look on his face.
“Sorry if I offended you, but I think you’re too young to do this.”
I nodded, but what he was saying now was of no use whatsoever. After he finished talking, he rolled out his coat in his arms, and I quickly grabbed his coat and helped the prince get it on, and I felt stifled by the deeper scent of the prince as I got closer.
“Then, let’s wait for now. “
The prince looked at me and raised his mouth gently. The moment our eyes met, and the moment he realized that the distance between us was too much closer than usual, the air between the prince and I became strangely awkward.
It was strange, but the prince’s face slowly got closer, and I couldn’t turn my head to another place as I was gripped by the prince’s blue eyes, and his breath came to my face so slowly, so slowly that my heart was thumping noisily, and I felt like I was sweating.
I paused for a moment and closed my eyes. I could hear the prince’s little laugh in my ear, and slowly his lips overlapped mine.
It was someone else’s body temperature, an open mouth and the exchange of each other’s saliva was much more contagious and closer to sex than I had ever been in my life, with a short kiss, my legs were shaking as if I had been running.
The scent from the prince floated in the air. Even in my mouth, I could smell his scent. It was strangely familiar. The strange scent was the prince’s pheromones. I had a powerful pheromone shower before, so it was familiar but unfamiliar at the same time. The pheromones of a dominant Alpha. He smiled at me, and I left first without thinking of saying bye to the prince or being polite to him, and I sank to the ground. My heart was pounding.
After sitting on the cold hospital floor for a while, I came to my senses because of the loud noise from outside, the loud noise of people running around and moving things, and Rachel was the only patient here, which obviously had something to do with Rachel.
I suddenly came to my senses as if cold water had been throwed up at me.
“What’s going on? “
I crossed through the door and grabbed the first person in sight.
“I’m kind of busy right now. Let’s talk later.”
Shaking with difficulty, the nurse shook my hand and walked into Rachel’s hospital room, bound by the deep fear that had always been holding me back since I came to her hospital.
I stood in a corner of Rachel’s hospital room doing nothing, and the doctors and the nurses were busy saying, “Oh, she looked so much better than usual, so what’s going on.”
“Ah. Guardian. It’s not a dangerous situation, so don’t worry. You must have been very surprised because I couldn’t explain it to you.”
After a while, most of the medical staff in Rachel’s hospital room left and the last remaining doctor looked at me and talked to me. The busy hospital room seemed almost back to normal.
“What’s going on? I’m sure she looked much better today than usual.”
The doctor looked at Rachel for a moment with an awkward look on his face.
“In fact, Rachel was feeling well today because she had to show hier recovery to the Crown Prince… I gave her some drugs, including morphine, to force her to look better. Just before, she almost went into shock.”
“No! No matter how much she wanted it! You’re a doctor! You should’ve said no! “
When I screamed and got angry, the doctor panicked and made several excuses for me.
“D-don’t do that. I a-asked for it.”
She said wiith a low voice. I ran to the side of the bed.
“Rachel? Are you conscious? Rachel?”
“T-thank you, Doctor. Now, you, can go.”
The doctor nodded his head with a tired look on his face. I stared silently at Rachel. Rachel made eye contact with me and laughed a little. I tried to get angry, but I lost my strength when I saw her.
“Why did you do that? You didn’t have to.”
Rachel shook her head at me. Rachel looked at me without making a sound.
‘It’s just you and me. In this world… No one, wouldn’t believe me.’
Then it hit me. Rachel didn’t believe in the prince. To show the prince that she was healthy, she even took extreme measures.
The prince’s shiny face and fragrant pheromone passed through the tip of my nose. Rachel was staring at my face as if she knew all of it. She shook her head and moved her lips again to talk to me.
‘The prince, don’t believe him.”
Rachel’s eyes were warning me. I nodded my head and got out of Rachel’s hospital room. There seemed to be something invisible wrapped around her.
I saw Sanderson nervously as I stepped out of the building because of my meeting with the prince, well beyond Rachel’s condition, and Sanderson asked me if he should have contacted me with a look that looked like he was crying, but I gave no answer. I was confused.
Sanderson kept asking what had happened in the car, and he kept asking until I answered, so I didn’t know what to do because Rachel’s condition got worse suddenly.
Sanderson asked again if I was alright, and I continued to nod and closed my eyes, and now I couldn’t stand how noisy Sanderson was.
I had a headache so big that I wanted to open my head and wash it in cold water if I could, whether it was because of the strain, or because of the heat cycle, my condition was the worst. I buried my head on the leather seat of the car.
After I came back to the mansion, I knew I needed to get some rest, so I went straight into my room. I had to wash up and change my clothes, but when I moved my head a little bit, I had a headache, so I crouched down on my bed. I felt uneasy again because I didn’t know if what I said I would do was really something I could handle.
FINALLY, ch1 is over. I already said it, but I didn’t notice I’d split into so many parts lmao. Ch2 will have probably around 3 parts, at most 4 and the first part is already tled, it just need pr! So it will be up in a couple of hours or tomorrow.
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