Queen of the Scalpel - Chapter 98 : Point of Inflection 
That night, on her way home from work, Elise came across an unexpected guest.
“Are you done with your work? It took you so long.”
There she saw and heard someone with cool voice, golden hair and blue eyes and a face that is so beautiful that made her heart shake.
It was Ron!
He was waiting for her, leaning against a wall in the entrance of the hospital.
It happened when she saw his face.
Dugun. Elise’s heart beat so hard.
‘I wanted to see it with you.’
It started from that point.
It was the day she took the medical exam and watched a concert alone together in Piccadili.
From that day on, when she meet Ron, her heart leaped unknowingly. But Elise asked, trying to calm down her heart tremors.
“Mr. R-Ron? Are you perhaps waiting for me?”
“—why? For what reason?”
“Reason? Nothing. Out of whim. I just came to see you.”
He said blatantly.
He is always like this.
For the past three months, he would come to see her without any particular reason. It was all out of whim.
But he didn’t do anything special when he came here.
They just buy something delicious, watch their favorite performances, and sometimes walk together in a quiet park.
“Are you free for a moment?”
“Ah, yes. But for what reason?”
“I have something to tell you.”
The moment she heard it, her heart beats once again.
Something to say? What about it?
‘Is it by any chance?’
Without knowing the reason, delusions floated in her head.
She shook her head.
‘Don’t think of useless things, Elise. Mr. Ron wouldn’t like me, would he?’
He had never directly expressed his favor to her.
She just spent time with him for no apparent reason.
But is it really like that?
If he really didn’t like her, why would he come to see her?
Why would he buy delicious foods, watch performances together, and spend some time that makes her heart tremble?
“Let’s walk for a moment.”
He then turned against her, as usual, without hearing her response.
Elise followed him without a word. She was even more worried about her heart tremors that might be overheard.
They got into a carriage and moved to another place.
They went to Pierre’s district near Theresa Hospital which was usually empty, but it is not a nice place to talk to quietly.
So instead, the place they are headed on a park near Tej River. It is park near the huge clock tower, which is under construction, and it is famous because it is frequently visited by lovers, and it is a place where they had taken a walk together over the past few months.
“W-what do want to say to me?”
Elise asked, while she sat on the bench that is overlooking the river.
The blue river is softly shining in the moonlight.
But Ron didn’t answer and instead looked into her face.
He didn’t say anything.
It’s as if he’s engraving her in his eyes deeply.
She asked as because she felt ashamed at the look he gave.
“Why are you looking at me like that?”
“It’s nothing. I just want to watch you.”
Her face slightly reddened by the words he uttered without even blinking.
She thought he was only teasing him, but his eyes were serious.
The serious look in his face her face even more red and she didn’t know where to look.
‘This guy is really…’
Ron sometimes says such things like incessant and unexpected words.
He looked like a playboy trying to get through himself, but she didn’t think he is like that at the same time.
She’d met him for the past few months and he wasn’t the kind of guy who could make such a fuss.
He was incredibly innocent to treat women, let alone small things like this. He is like he had never been in a relationship.
It was at that moment…
“You won’t be able to see me anymore.”
When she heard it, the shaking of her heart suddenly stopped.
“—What?” Elise replied blankly.
What…what’s that all of a sudden?
“In fact, I’m here to talk to you today.”
Ron raised the corners of his mouth slightly. He had a smiling face, but it was somewhat sad at the same time.
“…What is it?”
“I am saying goodbye to you. I don’t think I’ll be able to come to see you in the future.”
Elise’s hands trembled because of the unexpected remark.
“It’s about the 2nd Crème Expedition. I’m going to join the expedition.”
Elise covered her mouth with her hands.
Yes. This man is a high-ranking nobleman associated with the imperial family. Therefore, it is mandated for him to join the 2nd expedition force.
Every time a war breaks out, the high-ranking members of the noble family are mandated to fulfill their noblesse oblige. They are bringing at least one member of their family.
‘Our clan, Clarence, also had two brothers.’
Elise had not heard of Chris’ participation in the war so she felt disappointed and sad.
“….Is that so.”
She had nothing to say, so she bowed.
She thought of the phrases like ‘take care and keep yourself healthy.’ But she couldn’t a single word that is fit in the situation she is in.
He kept calling her name, but she didn’t answer. No, she couldn’t.
What the heck am I thinking? I’m not even in a relationship with him.
It was at that moment, his fingers touched her face.
There she felt a cool touch.
He carefully touched her face towards him, as touching a fragile jewel and then looked at her.
Without a word, he tried engraving her face one more time.
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