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Chapter 43 part 1
Mary couldn't believe her ears when she heard those words.
'Is my mind making up dreams to please me?'
"I think my behavior gave me away already, but haven't you noticed? I wouldn't do this to someone I don't care about? Or do you think I was a man who would do that to any woman he met?"
Needless to say, Mary didn't think Sid was such an unprincipled person either.
"Well, that's true, I suppose, but it doesn't change the fact that I'm just a servant!"
Mary continued to argue as Sid looked straight at her with his fists clenched.
"I fell in love with you regardless of whether you were a servant or a noblewoman! It's ridiculous to think that I would like you simply because you're a nobleman or a servant!"
Normally, she might have been able to use her head and argue back more. However, since she was not feeling well and was weak after remembering her parents' house, and now she was being told by a man whom she liked that he love her regardless of her status, her heart was filled with joy and she couldn't say anything in response. Without a second thought, she held herself to her knees on the bed and pressed her forehead against her knees.
Sid gently patted her head. Mary's heart trembled as she realized that the touch of his hand was the same as the one she had felt in her dream.
"Sid-sama... what do you want to do with me? Do you intend to take me as your mistress?"
Without even looking up, those harsh words came out of her mouth involuntarily. If she doesn't consciously speak such strong words, she will not be able to control herself. She has her pride after all, she wasn't about to become the kind of woman who would cling to a man just to become his mistress.
"That's impossible, If you would accept me, I would take you as my wife."
Sid's tone of voice was sweeter than ever, but Mary shook her head like a stubborn child.
"How are you supposed to do that?"
"I can do it. You could become an adopted daughter of one of my acquaintances, a viscount or a marquis, and it would be possible. There are many ways! just say you would have me."
"Mary.. Can you lift up your face?" Sid begged in a gentle tone.
She took a deep breath and then looked up at him. Her beautiful grey eyes were glassy and full of tears, and when she blinked, they quickly welled up at the corners of her eyes. Sid reached over and wiped them away with a tender gesture.
Sid, who had been observing Mary's face all this time watching her face and reading her emotions, now realized clearly how she was feeling towards him. He realized that she had been hiding her feelings from him because she was concerned for his position. This made him very happy, the special feelings he had were mutual, was it okay for him to feel such happiness?
'Today is definitely the best day of my life.'
He thought as he patted her head again, feeling his heart bursting with joy.
"Don't cry. If there is any problem, we can solve it together. That's all what this is about, isn't it?"
"I'm not crying."
Sid smiled as she said this with the least amount of false confidence she could muster.
"If you insist that you're not crying, I'll just leave it at that. You owe me, you know?"
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