The Villain is Being Suspiciously Kind - Chapter 34
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That very day, Oslo felt that something horrifying came to visit. It wasn’t common for the door of the Ronata Atelier to open without a knock.
‘Who is it?!’
A dangerous man appeared with a sword in hand tucked in his robe.
At first glance, the black clad man looked clean, but Oslo could see the blood seeping from the man’s sword. It wasn’t a normal sword, it looked like a sword with its own consciousness.
‘A human to have such an awe-inspiring sword like that? Is he really human?’
As a dwarf and not a human, Oslo was confident in his strong sixth sense. He can clearly feel an overwhelming energy through his skin.
Oslo spoke with his tense body. The man did not respond. He just passed by everything inadvertently.
Several nobles who were standing near the shelves were also tense and stiffened their stomachs.
Oslo looked around instinctively. Citrina wasn’t here since she was away for a while, so he was alone.
“What are you looking for?”
The man did not answer him. His eyes were deeply obscured, so he couldn’t tell what he was looking at.
The man slowly walked towards Oslo, sweeping his gaze on the shelves.
There was a moment of silence.
Oslo’s tense body was in vain, it seems like the man was really just a customer.
“I want to buy this.”
The voice was low and dull with a finger pointed on an object.
Oslo was silently astonished, seeing where his finger was pointing.
His expression turned from astonishment into amazement. Nobles also frequented here like fishes in the sea.
“Really. No eyes to see-“
The nobles whispered as their eyes were filled with interest, but soon shut their mouths.
Oslo was also confused. It was a necklace made of Peridot, the first jewelry handcrafted by Citrina was picked by this man.
“It’s not something that your mouths can flap for.”
It was a monotonous yet cold voice.
The design was beautiful, but anyone who knows the value of jewelry will never buy it. Citrina had no skills in crafting. The child wasn’t good at it.
“We-, well, there are a lot of other good gems.”
The man replied with an obviously serious voice, “I don’t need anything else.”
“It’s not for sale, so it’s not priced.”
Even so, Oslo opened the shelf, and carefully took out the jewelry from its container and also the craftsman’s tag.
The name ‘Citrina Foluin’ was written on it.
Focusing on the flow of air around him, Oslo didn’t notice that the man’s gaze was sharply directed towards the name.
‘I don’t know why, but I think he really wants this. Now, how much do I sell it for?’
Oslo’s business concern had begun, but the worry was practically useless. It’s because the man threw out a thick bag.
“I’ll take it for this price.”
Oslo reached out his hand to the bag the man threw out, who took the jewel immediately after. His eyes widened when he looked into the bag he opened.
“No, that, I don’t need so many gold coins… “
“The work is worth that much.”
The man who valued the craft decided that Oslo was no longer worth talking.
Leaving the sighing dwarf behind, the man turned to leave. Oslo stared blankly at his back.
When the man opened the door and tried to leave, in a good timing, the sound of footsteps was heard from behind.
“Oh, we have a new guest.”
Citrina exclaimed in a bright voice and patted Oslo’s shoulder.
The man who heard her voice stopped.
“Right. This is the customer who bought your craft. Why don’t you say hello…”
Citrina’s eyes widened in surprise. He must have heard her voice, but the man immediately closed the door and left.
When she first entered, the feeling of pressure disappeared as if the melting of snow, and his back looked as if he was embarrassed.
As a dwarf, his sharp foresight perceived it strange.
‘Do they know each other?’
At first glance, Citrina seemed indifferent, but it also doesn’t look like she’s hiding a big story. It didn’t even give off a dark energy.
‘I think there’s something I don’t know.’
Oslo’s eyes narrowed.
“Why did he go out in a rush?”
Citrina asked cheerfully, but Oslo was looking at something else.
“I don’t know.”
Oslo looked down at the floor. There were traces of blood that definitely weren’t his.
Citrina, who had yet to see it, looked at the storage shelf and smiled.
There were a lot of crossing sections on the jewel and it had a rough surface, but she refused to make beautifully crafted jewels and jewels with perfectly organized designs.
Somehow, it’s good for her.
“He has good eyes just like me.”
Citrina whispered happily.
“Yes. Since he said he would definitely buy it.”
“He must have recognized that I’ll do great in the future.”
She didn’t want to make a deep meaning out of it.
It wasn’t a bad thing that the first piece she made was sold at a high price whether it’s someone who doesn’t know how to judge gems, or someone who cares less with overflowing with money.
The point was, she got quite a fortune on her hands.
“I made money, so let’s eat something delicious today.”
“Yes. I learned that if you sell your first work, you need to treat.”
Oslo was evidently embarrassed.
Even as he gave his permission, he felt a subtle quivering feeling.
‘I wanted to give my first work to either Aron or Desian, but it’s already sold, so I couldn’t. Can I give them something better?’
Citrina ended her thought. She didn’t think the answer would come out even if she pondered about it longer.
Meanwhile, during the last time Citrina was away, Desian was learning the words being ‘kind’ and ‘sweet’.
Aron goes back home to the duke’s household from the Knights Academy every vacation.
He was genuinely sweet and gentle, so every time he returned, there was a subtle warmth in the mansion.
That didn’t mean Aron was excluded from the lush rumors surrounding the Duke of Pietro.
“Your Excellency, Aron has requested for an audience.”
“Really? Bring him in.”
Desian watched the quivering attendant and shifted his eyes on the opening door with an expressionless face.
Aron looked at his brother with admiration. Desian’s appearance changed every time.
Desian Pietro finally became a Duke. He did not seem to wield unprecedented power.
Just over the past time, he has built a pretty solid position. Desian’s life changed a lot as he became the sword of the empire that took the lead in a violent warfare.
“Long time no see.”
Desian said as he leaned against the chair.
With the addition of being named a slayer and a cold-blooded man who loses his cool, the rumors about him were increasing.
“Knights Academy was fun. How about you, brother?”
“Well, I know now why the previous Duke became a dog of power.”
Desian replied with a cynical look. Meanwhile, Aron did not sit on the opposite chair.
Thinking about her first work displayed on his desk in his office, he touched it tenderly.
Her skill was awkward, so his hand that touched the jewel was cut sharply. But he likes the blood flowing from his fingertips.
“Yes, brother! I met Citrina and got the sword.”
As soon as the name Citrina was mentioned, Desian’s gaze turned towards Aron.
“Yes. Citrina explained it to me clearly. It was really cool.”
Aron paused for a moment. In fact, Aron was very annoyed of Elena Foluin.
‘Should I tell my brother about Citrina meeting her sister?’
‘I don’t think I should talk about Elena Foluin, though.’
For one reason alone it being associated with Citrina, Elena Foluin’s life can be like a candle in front of the wind, since his brother was still completely dangerous.
Thanks to the countless experimentation of that damn mage, he often loses his cool.
‘I have to tell him later, since the brother’s knights are protecting Citrina anyway… ’
While Aron decided not to say anything else, Desian’s gaze was on Aron, but his expression did not change one bit.
At that moment, Aron thought of something that might crack down Desian’s indifference.
“Brother, I wanted to say that Citrina…”
There was only one way to crack Desian’s cold and expressionless face.
“She said she missed you.”
“… Is that so?”
Aron was quite provocative, but to Desian, his attitude was irrelevant.
To be clear, his twin brother became a knight just to be Citrina’s sword. Besides…
“Yes. And Citrina still likes a kind man.”
Yes, that fact was annoying.
Aron had the kindness that Desian could not have no matter how hard he tried.
Desian’s gaze narrowed.
“Why did you ask what Rina likes?”
Desian was always wearing an expressionless mask, so the emotions on his dull face were, as always, related to Citrina.
‘Isn’t this, a little too extreme?’
Aron knew it instinctively.
“Uh… because you’re curious?”
‘Is that so?’
At the end of his words, his voice was slightly crooked.
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