Elysee cursed at herself for expecting something even for a moment. She closed the window.
“Ah. Come to think of it, that demon said I smelled like something. He even said that he had his worldview corrected.”
Elysee waited patiently for Mary to cling to her and sniff her like a dog.
“You had steak! Oh, I want to eat it too!”
Elysee lay back on her bed, thinking that she would rather search for her special abilities alone. Her first goal was to make her body capable of doing about ten basic yoga postures within a week.
Blake accepted Bart and Alan’s request and came to see her shortly thereafter.
Still, as he was determining her escort knights before going to the capital, he mentioned several other knights to her.
“At least four or more people should accompany my wife at all times,” he said.
“Do I have to have so many? Is the security of the capital that bad?”
“It’s not like that. But… .”
“How about you? How many guards do you bring?”
“Aren’t we different? No one but the Emperor can harm the Grand Duke of Prussia.”
“I am your wife.”
Of course, Elise fully understood what Blake meant. Blake smashed the bed frame with the power of his grip alone. It would not be possible to hurt him simply because he was so strong.
It was the reason why the Duchy of Prussia had the autonomy equal to an independent kingdom. It was the reason he only needed three knights. All of that had a reason.
Blake Freysen was also a commander in many battlefields. His own strength was not mediocre. So, even if he didn’t have the title of Grand Duke, no one would have dared to attack him.
On the other hand, in the case of Elysee, she was a weak woman. No one would threaten her because of title as Grand Duchess, but if they didn’t know her title……
But Elysee had her own motives to insist on having fewer guards. As the number of her escort knights increased, the more difficult it would be to implement her and Lucas’ plan.
“As long as I am with you, I will be safe.”
“Then that’s it.”
“No, that’s not what I…. I’m talking about when I’m not with my wife.”
“Will that happen a lot?”
“It won’t be much. But in unavoidable circumstances, I need escorts to protect my wife instead of me.”
“In that case, I will have Sir Bart and Sir Alan to accompany me. And of course Mary. There is no child as good as Mary who is my personal maid and guard.”
By this point, Blake had given up trying to convince Elysee. He didn’t want to continue talking more in case he hurt Elysee’s feelings.
“… All right. Then as much as possible, I will always accompany my wife.”
“Thank you, Blake. It’s reassuring to hear you say that.”
Blake carefully embraced her as she leaned into his arms. The rapid acceleration of his heart beat was so intense that it thumped in her ears.
‘He’s like an open book.’
Her heart tickled. Really his body reacted too transparently to her.
There was a subtle tone of expectation in his voice as he called her. Accustomed to the heat of his body and how fast his heart was beating Elysee thought something like this would happen.
Elysee felt hot. But it was only afternoon and she didn’t want to lose the rest of the day like this. Now that he was on fire, he knew for sure that he wouldn’t quit until they ran out of stamina.
“I….. I have a favor to ask of you Blake.”
So Elysee secretly turned his attention elsewhere.
“It’s been a few days and I haven’t been able to even look around. May I go take a tour?”
“Ah— Oh. I see—I too, um….I’m sorry.”
Embarrassed, he stuttered and stammered.
“No, I’m sure you are busy too…… .”
“Didn’t I tell you? There is nothing more important to me than my wife.”
“Then, will you show me around?”
“Oh, I am so happy! I’ll get ready soon. Could you please wait a minute?”
Blake’s body flinched as Elysee kissed him on the cheek. His arm wrapped around her waist momentarily tightened.
At Elysee’s small moan, he hurriedly let her go and took a step back. She could clearly see his startled dark eyes still thick with passion as if he was fighting himself.
“Take your time getting ready and come down.”
Elysee smiled, pretending she didn’t notice Blake’s apparent erection.
Blake’s body jerked once more and stiffened.
Only after she left the room, almost as if she were on the run, did she stop smiling and let out her sigh full of mixed emotions.
‘Is he in heat?’
It was clear that strengthening her stamina was a priority so she could cope with Blake who was about to attack her whenever they made eye contact.