Haunted Duke’s Daughter C77
Haunted Duke’s Daughter C77
After Tina left, Lilia showed up at the library. As usual, the students who noticed Lilia were a bit nervous, but there was no point in worrying about it, so she headed straight for her usual room.
Inside the room, Ray was there as usual. When Ray noticed Lilia, he looked up and his face lit up. He then grabbed a piece of paper in his hand, unfolded it and showed it to Lilia.
“Aren’t you reacting poorly? I tried pretty hard.”
Ray was somewhat frustrated and when Lilia glared at him with cold eyes, he shivered.
“You were number one last time, and I’m not going to let you lower your ranking because I taught you.”
“Yeah…….What? I feel like I’ve been put under a lot of pressure…….I’m going to ask you, what happens if my ranking drops……?”
“You’ll never be able to see me again.”
“What? Ugh, I can never drop……. I need to learn more……!”
Ray muttered to himself.
In fact, it was a lie to say that they would never meet again. Lilia is not that much of a demon. She only gets stricter when she teaches. But for some reason, he’s already motivated, so there’s no need to correct him.
S–Pathetic…….Hang in there, Ray. I won’t be cheering for you.
Sakura said sadly.
“Don’t worry, I’ll teach you everything you need to know.”
“So you’re saying I shouldn’t let my grades drop?”
“Wow…….You’re a lot scarier and stricter than the teachers in my country…….”
Ray’s cheeks pulled together. Lilia tapped the table with her finger, not caring.
“Come on, I’ll teach you.”
Ray holds out his answer sheet from the exam. When I looked at it, I saw that I had gotten most of the answers right, but he had lost points in a few places. I nodded my head and handed it back. When Ray received it, he looked at me with a somewhat nervous look on his face.
“Let’s start with an explanation of the problem you got wrong.”
After confirming that Ray had nodded firmly, Lilia began to explain the problem.
Time passed, and the sun began to set. Lilia glanced at Ray as she looked down at the book he was holding. Ray was solving the problem Lilia had assigned him. It will probably take a little longer. Perhaps it would be time for her to leave after she finished explaining the problem.
S–So that’s it for today’s lecture.
Nodding at Sakura’s voice, Lilia closed the book. She couldn’t remember what was in the book at all, as it was just a book that she pretended to be reading. She placed the book on the table and waited for Ray.
Ray suddenly looked up, as if he had realized that he was being watched.
“Lilia, what’s wrong?”
“I’d like to go home now.”
“I’m almost there……”
He looked at her flustered. Lilia let out a small sigh and sat down deeper in her chair.
“Um, can I ask you something?”
Lilia urged him to go on with just a movement of her hand.
“Do you have any plans for the vacation?”
Lilia sighed, and Ray said in a panic.
“Sorry, sorry! If you don’t want to answer, that’s fine…….”
“I don’t have any big plans.”
He tilted his head curiously, puzzled. Lilia avoided eye contact with Ray.
“I have friends coming to visit and a few outings planned, but that’s about it for now.”
When I asked Ray with my eyes what was wrong with that, he gave me a vague smile and returned to the problem.
“…….I don’t have any…….”
Ray’s voice sounded somewhat pleased. Lilia tilted her head, but did not ask any more.
The next day Lilia was waiting for Tina with a cup of tea in her room where her personal belongings had been put away.
Lilia’s luggage had already been taken out by the servants from the mansion. They were probably on their way to the mansion on a carriage by now. In fact, Lilia had planned to take that carriage home, but since Tina hadn’t arrived yet, she waited in her room.
As she finished her tea, which she was taking her time to drink, there was a knock at the door and Alisa welcomed the guest as usual.
“Good morning, Lilia.”
Tina walked in with a big smile on her face. She was carrying a large bag in both hands, probably containing her personal belongings. She was dressed in plain clothes, even more modest than the clothes Lilia had been given.
“That’s a lot.”
I said, looking at Tina’s luggage, and she lowered her eyebrows in embarrassment.
“If I forget something, I can’t go back and get it, so I put everything I need in my bag and it always ends up like this.”
“And the other girls?”
“I seem to be the one with the most.”
Lilia doesn’t know what criteria to use, so she can’t say anything.
L–When I think about it like this, it’s convenient to be close to home.
S–If Lilia forgets something, she can just tell the servants and they’ll bring it immediately.
Lilia gave Alisa a look, and she nodded immediately. She took one of Tina’s bags and said, “Excuse me.” Tina seemed surprised, but thanked her and took her hand away.
“Shall we go?”
Lilia said and stood up. She left the cup she had been drinking out of on the table. It was a piece of equipment in the dormitory, so someone would probably collect it later.
Lilia left the room, followed by Alisa and Tina. They left the dormitory and boarded a carriage belonging to the Aldis family.
“It’s going to be late afternoon when we get there. Tina, you can buy something for me…….”
Lilia furrowed her brow when she saw the expression on Tina’s face as she sat down opposite her. Tina was smirking wickedly. From her luggage, which she hadn’t let go of until the last minute, she pulled out a small paper box. It was the usual familiar box.
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