Spoiler The planned first kiss 첫 키스는 계획적으로

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  1. Diraaroo

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    What the.. Lydia is by herself trying to attack marr, even she doesnt know that marr is the emperor. Idk its kinda frustrating and annoying that lydia choose to help yurishina and jamie. I know itsnot lydia's wrong, but still.. I hope she will know soon that the one she thought as enemy was her crush.
     
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    Warning ! Nose-bleed spoiler :blobnosebleed: - Lydia has er...um..a dream and….

    As they are in the stable in Vitra and getting Hugo (horse) set in his stall. Lydia notices there is a circus in town and that there are so many donkeys in the stable as well. Lumel is worried about the animals showing too many reactions to her as they’re on a mission and she’s known as the beast tamer :blobsweat_2:.

    Lydia was curious about the circus but since they’re on a secret mission they really need to focus and need to be under a hooded robe so as to not attract too much attention to themselves.

    As they are about to leave the inn’s stable, a little boy bumps into Lydia spilling his bowl and contents on the ground. The young boy quickly apologizes to them both. Lydia instead comforts him and the boy looks up at Lydia and says, “Are you an angel?” :blobangel: as his grandfather read to him stories about angels. Lydia responds that she isn’t and the child goes but that’s not true, you’re too pretty. Smiling at how sweet the child is she pats his head and helps him pick up the bread on the floor. He waves her sweetly a good-bye miss angel but just as she’s about to leave she hears a drunk burly man and come in yell at the boy accusing him of stealing bread for the donkeys.

    The drunkard becomes violent and Lumel protects Lydia by moving him out of the way as he’s trying to swing for the boy. Lydia yells at the man to stop as the boy is terrified of the drunkard. :blobangery: Lumel stands in between the drunkard and Lydia trying to keep the man at a distance from Lydia but she insists that she’ll buy the bread from the man for the boy. She quickly takes out some coins and hands it to the drunkard while pulling the young boy behind her.

    The drunkard excited at the amount of coins yells pointing at the kids, they’re not humans but beasts and goes to spend the money on more drinks. :blobupset: Lydia quickly turns to the boy and tells him to escape and he grins and leaves.

    Upstairs in their room, Lydia apologizes to Lumel wondering if he’s upset about her getting them into trouble and that he looks slightly ill. Lumel tells her he’s fine and they’re going to leave tomorrow after breakfast and he leaves.

    An exhausted Lydia falls asleep at the inn and dreams of Mar
    ~ Beginning of dream sequence ~

    Lydia is outside sitting in the grass leaning against a tree and enjoying the amazingly sweet fruit that Mar is cut and prepping in small pieces and serving it to her. She eats and is in heaven. Finally notices that he’s stopped handing her fruit pieces. She asks if there are more. Mar apologies gently holding up his fruit juice covered hands, tells her there isn’t any to her disappointment as she’s craving more fruit.

    Mar catches her looking at his fingers that are soaked in fruit juices.

    A shocked Lydia watches as then Mar proceeds slowly lick his fingers one by one! :blobmelt:

    Lydia gulps, soundlessly mesmerized by his tongue and mouth doing the things he’s doing and she’s feeling really guilty if she’s watching something she shouldn’t be watching. :blobowoevil_horns:

    A dazed Lydia is so distracted she barely hears Mar’s next soft words, “..Do you want to eat?”...Lydia’s still slow at thinking…. ‘do I want to eat fruit or.. Hyuk!’ :blobmelt:

    Shaken, she quickly says ‘on no’ to which Mar’s face gets close and gently tells Lydia that she’s been staring at him for a while. Panic Lydia is trying to escape thinking ‘go away, go away, emergency, emergency!’ :blobdizzy:

    Not answering, Mar finally looks away and wipes his hand. A panic stricken Lydia’s thinking ‘thank god!’ and breathes out in relief for the reprieve.:sweating_profusely:

    It doesn’t last for long when Mar says, “...you were thinking about it, weren’t you?” and takes her hand. :blob_pout:

    Lydia is like ‘what? What?!’ Does he know!? Her mind is in a frenzy again. :blobsob:

    Mar says you’ been thinking about having fruit again isn’t she. :blobsleepless:

    Lydia nods several times quickly and Mar tells her then he won’t let her think about it anymore. A Lydia is like ‘huh?’ and then a tickling sensation hits her. “You, what are you doing now?”

    Mar who still has Lydia’s hand proceeds to slowly lick the fruit juices off of Lydia’s fingers! :blobnosebleed::blobnosebleed:

    All she can do is watch his tongue. :blobnosebleed:

    “M..mar..?’ Lydia’s flustered and can’t even begin a coherent thought. What is this feeling she is experiencing? She’s getting dizzy, she closes her eyes and trembles. Her body is feeling incredibly hot.

    Then she quickly pushes Mar away telling him to stop! And asks him what he is trying to do? She can barely speak properly. :blobowoevil:

    Mar smiles innocently telling her that he is trying to prevent her from thinking about fruit again. :blob_pout:

    Lydia can’t even respond. She’s feeling weird, she’s feeling Mar being weird. Her mind is all over the place.

    Mar finally whispers to her, “You really don’t know? Why am I doing this?” and he closes into Lydia as she is pressed back against the tree trunk. :aww:

    Lydia shakes her head and before she can react, Mar presses closer and says “Then I’ll let you know. Don’t forget” and proceeds to deeply kiss Lydia. :blobmelt::blobmelt:

    Mar finishes the kiss. Lydia can’t even breath.

    Mar looks closely at a dizzy Lydia and tells her provocatively…. “I’m seducing you.” :blobnosebleed:

    Hyuk!

    And Lydia wakes up.

    ~ End dream sequence ~
    An awakened Lydia is still blushing and she smacks both her cheeks freaking out why did I have such a lewd dream!?! :blobjoy: She is so embarrassed even and it wasn’t really a bad dream but then she’s feeling awkward as well. It felt so real to her and she’s wondering if this is what she wanted.

    She wonders if it’s because of the ring that is around her neck that is pressing close to her heart while she slept.

    Now that she can’t sleep she wakes up and gets ready to leave. :blobwoah: She wonders if she has awoken too early. She knocks on his door but he doesn’t respond and she can’t find him. So she heads to the stables again to check up on Hugo. There she observes all the circus donkeys there with them. Lydia notices the child is there again who had called her with an angel yesterday sitting with the donkeys.

    Lydia kneels down and asks the young boy why he’s here again and she notices that he’s bringing food to feed the donkeys. The boy strangely introduces one donkey’s name as “Kevin.” :hmm:

    Lydia tells the young boy to call her “sister” instead of angel and the boy proceeds to ask Lydia to stay as he would like to introduce her to his friends which are a group of donkeys. Lydia is a little confused and then 3 men come into the stables. One is the drunkard from yesterday. :blobangery: Lydia hides the young boy behind her and they men approach asking for more money.

    The men start to threaten Lydia but the boy draws the men’s attention shouting at them and then proceeds to tell a lie which causes the boy to transform. The transformation results in a strong wind power that blows the men away. They fall and a stunned Lydia looks shocked at the little boy. He’s transformed a bit and has an animal’s nose and a tail now. :blobfrowning: He rushes to Lydia and asks if she’s alright. The 3 men start to recover and just then Lumel arrives and knocks them all out.

    Lumel informs Lydia there’s a change of plan and they need to meet the alchemist not in Periland but at one of the border areas and they have to leave soon.

    Lydia looks at the boy and asks for his name because she now has an idea of what’s going on. An animal face, family members that are donkeys...

    He says his name is “Pinot de Keio” (Pinnochio) which makes Lydia smile and she asks if his grandfather’s name Geppeto de Kieo (from the imperial palace). :blobsweat_2:

    Pinot gleefully asks Lydia how she knows? And Lydia tells Pinot the donkeys are really humans aren't’ they. Pinot nods so Lydia, being the animal tamer, helps them escape with Pinot who has the root that they can eat to be human again. :blobReach:

    Pinot hugs and waves his sister goodbye as they all make their escape. Lydia burst into laughter as the ride away thinking about all that’s happened that was not in the book that she’s read.

    They finally arrive after another day to a small log cabin outside of another small town. Lydia proceeds in to meet Alchemist.
    Lydia is a little nervous as she’s never done this before. In the log cabin is an old man who greets her very kindly asking if she is a Miss Lydia Odette who has come for the weapon for Princess Yurishina.

    The alchemist hands her a box that contains the chemical weapon and asks Lydia to sit down and wonders if he can ask her a few questions. Lydia totally agrees and he proceeds to confirm that she can grow Astra flowers. He however cannot and only those with the bloodline that is blessed by the Guardian God can do so.

    Lydia is like huh, a blessing? :blobneutral: He can create the poison but not the flower? :hmm: Lydia tells him that she discovered it was tears that can melt the flower and she’s wondering if he knows how to create a non-poisonous perfume from the flower since he’s an alchemist thinking okay, my flower business is gone but is there hope for a perfume business?

    The alchemist tells Lydia that what she has is really special and rare and the history and secret of the flower has been passed on from generation to generation.

    In fact the alchemist's name is based on two names from his grandfather's time. The first is “Astrea” meaning ruler of the moon and the second is “Astra” meaning ruler of the stars.

    The alchemist goes into the history of his family. The alchemist’s grandfather had a fiance once. Though both were from different conflicting clans they promised to be with each other. Lydia thinks the story reminds her of Romeo and Juliet. :blobowoevil:

    The two tribes were starting to kill each other with grandfather’s side winning. He came to his beloved and asked her to marry to his clan so that he could help prevent more deaths from her clan.

    Lydia asks what happened and it turns out the lover betrayed the grandfather and stabbed him. :blobfearful: He didn’t die as she missed his heart but the result ended in the grandfather losing his mind due to the betrayal. Due to the betrayal the grandfather’s clan had to flee and willed his clan and grandson to take revenge for him and the alchemist points to the box that Lydia is holding as a revenge weapon. :notlikeblob:

    Lydia discovers the tears made from anger turns the flower into a toxic poison whereas tears of sadness or others makes a nice scent.

    So the alchemist tells Lydia don’t you know how lucky you are and that he’s so relieved as he’s looking for a successor because as he’s become older it’s hard for him to make the juice anymore.

    Lydia is like Wuh?! :blobfearful:
    The alchemist goes to explain that she can grow both flower and produce the juice so how can he let such a talent go to waste.

    Lydia getting uncomfortable :sweating_profusely: tells him she can’t do that as she’s not into revenge and that she only does sad tears to create a safe perfume she’s never made a weapon before.

    Suddenly the alchemist turns harsh and cold to Lydia :blobdevil: and asks her, “What did you say?”.

    Nervous, Lydia turns to Lumel for help. :blobastonished:

    Lumel ignores her and instead takes the weapons box away from Lydia. He then proceeds to pull out a bottle filled with a thick red liquid (Lydia immediately recognizes the bottle he is holding is filled with blood.) :blobfrowning:

    Lumel then informs the alchemist that he saw bloodstains on Lydia’s dress but she had shown no reaction and it doesn’t look like she is craving for blood. The alchemist quickly directs Lydia to test her now!

    Lumel opens the bottle and Lydia covers her nose from the stench of blood but shows no adverse reaction.

    She asks what the heck is he doing!?

    Lumel tells the alchemist it’s strange as he was hoping that Lydia was a… “strange half-breed with strange abilities.” …”The animals follower around like she is a king.” :blobastonished:

    Lydia has no clue what is happening and her body begins to tremble in fear. :blobfrowning:

    The Alchemist rages at Lydia at what a detestable thing she did. (MTL) “"I thought you were the blood of our Lycans. How dare you steal the power of our tribe on human subjects? Answer the truth, what trick did you do?!!!”

    Lydia thinks frantically, ‘lycans? So Lumen and the old man are lycans?!?’ :blobfearful:

    Lydia starts to back away but the alchemist closes the distance and menacingly tells her they can’t leave her alive anymore as she knows away too much.

    Lumel comments it’s been a while since he’s had a fresh meal that the alchemist agrees with him. :blobfearful:

    Lydia tries to escape but is easily captured and constrained. In pure terror she can’t do anything against their strength and they growl and begin their transformation into a wild animal with sharp fangs that is about to rip her into pieces. :blob_teary:

    All Lydia can see is her death as she closes her eyes. Passing out all she last remembers is some bang! And she falls into complete darkness.
    Lydia opens her eyes to a starry night sky. ‘Ooo..is this the afterlife’ thinks Lydia. Is this what it looks like when people die?:blobpats:

    Lydia realizes she’s been lying on something really hard. She quickly sits up to look around. She’s in some deep forest and the moon is out on a clear night. Lydia wonders if this is the underworld instead of heaven.

    She checks her heart condition, do dead people have beating hearts?

    She then notices the ring around her neck is really warm, no... it’s really hot and she holds the ring up to the moonlight. :blobwoah:

    Then Lydia notices a solitary figure in the dark with the beautiful red eyes and bright silver hair that is reflecting in the moonlight. :blobmelt:

    “M..Mar?!”

    Lydia bursts into tears :blobsob: and Mar quickly approaches Lydia and begins to wipe the tears on cascading down her cheeks. “Don’t cry.”

    Wanting the moment not to end. Lydia thinks oh no, Mar’s dead too! The bad guys killed our Mar!!! WAH!! (<-- MTL) :blobrofl::blobrofl::blobrofl:

    She reaches out to capture a perplexed Mar.

    Lydia thinks the emperor of Heron has killed her Mar! And weeps even more and Mar embraces Lydia.

    A distant voice calls out
    (MTL)
    “They're fleeing north! I've sent a chaser, and I can't figure out how to deal with it!"
    "Kill them right there..no wait. Take them alive."
    "Yes!"

    Mar tells Lydia it’s time to go and Lydia pushes away from Mar looking at him. He gently brushes her neck and sees the ring he gave her. :blobmelt:

    He holds it in his palms and tells her you held it well.

    Suddenly bright lights explode from the ring in Mar’s hand in complex patterns.

    Lydia looks for the man who had originally shouted behind her. He is not around but what is left on the ground is an imperial flag. Lydia knows that flag and realizes what that ring is.

    She’s hoping this is not true (this after life is way to vivid!) and when she looks at Mar.

    “Your majesty...the emperor?”

    Mar response, “...yes.” :blobfearful::blobfearful::blobfearful:

    YES!! - We made it! We have about 43 chapters left in the series as this it is coming to an end.

    @Diraaroo hehehe...rest assured. Doesn't happen see above.

    I knew peeps reactions so I prepped for it :blobsmilehappyeyes: ~ Enjoy!
     
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  3. Ahmya

    Ahmya who am i

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    Thank you for the spoiler!!!!We’re almost there!!!!:blobxd:
     
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    Finally after 100 ep lidia know his identity :))
     
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    Funny thing is Lydia was so reluctant to tell even Marr about the secret of those flowers but said it so easily to those people from enemy country ... and why did she even once not think about Marr being in war against periland when she was doing all her best to help periland to win against Marr's country? I mean she saw Marr leaving for war and still she did not even hesitate for once to let periland use her knowledge to make poision and kill their enemy country where Marr is also fighting? did she not think that her weapon can also kill Mar who is in the war?
     
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    Heh -

    Yeah - I would agree she's very ignorant of how heavy the burden she's taken on to retrieve the weapon yet at the same time, she's been kept so much in the dark by Mar from the poison plant to him being the emperor that she's going to make pretty poor decisions. :blobpensive:

    She still doesn't know who the emperor is, only by reputation of what other countries and the kingdom think of him. Mar's has allowed this as he doesn't allow people to see him, preferring at the time to let others know of his reputation of the war hungry god.

    On the poison - She doesn't actually know how to make poison until she meets the Alchemist and you have to have revenge tears to do so. Lydia never feels revenge so she really doesn't have the power to make poison from the plant vs perfume. Hence she's almost killed by the Alchemist and Lycan. :blobupset:

    On the weapon - Lydia thinks Mar is in Genovia a totally different kingdom which means he's fled the empire. When he tells her he has to go, he doesn't tell her if he's fighting for Heron side only that he's has to go and he'll be back for her. They were thinking of leaving the kingdom anyways and also if he is in Genovia then he is an escape slave of the Emperor. Which means he would be in mortal danger. :facepalm:

    Though she's not comfortable with helping obtaining a weapon, as she hates violence, but if it's way to get to Mar in Genovia and protect him from the Emperor of Heron she would do it plus help a friend on the side too. Her motivation is to find Mar and escape and leave all this behind.

    She's doesn't really want to be in the Periland rebellion but since she's escaped with Yurishina that's all she has right now since she can't go home to Lilly castle and Mar's gone. Escaping as a concubine is considered an act of treason too so heading back there means being put in the dungeon by the emperor as well. So you can say she's trapped.:sweating_profusely:

    For who she knows from Heron, well her friend Dahlia is in Vitra another far away kingdom, Yurishina is waging a war for independence, and Mar is gone in Genovia (supposedly). So the people she cares about, she believes is not part of the Heron army at all.

    LOL - you could say well it's kinda all Mar's fault for not being truthful in the first place as Lydia wouldn't even be in this mess if she knew. But then we don't the hilarious situations they both go through.:blobsweat_2:

    In the next chapters for their reunion it's pretty funny as she thinks OMG he needs to kill me as:
    - I've escaped as a concubine --> treason --> going to killed.
    - I've been insulting the Emperor to his face --> treason --> going to be killed
    - I've been disrespectfully yelling and scolding the Emperor and treating him as a servant --> treason --> going to be killed.
    - I've also almost got a weapon against Heron --> treason --> going to be killed
    :blobsweat_2:
     
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    Thank you for your spoilers. The truth is finally out:blobpopcorn:
     
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    After hearing Mar tells her he's the Emperor. Lydia faints into Mar's arms. :blobdead:

    ***

    Lydia is dreaming about a fairy tale she heard about where there is a house made up of whipped cream and various candied desserts. One of her favorite was a marshmallow bed. She snuggles closer the marshmallow and wants to be there forever demanding that no one will take away her marshmallow. Lydia slowly starts to awaken from her dream. The sweet smell and fluffy feeling is that she's on a white bed and as she opens her eyes she sees Mar. Still half awake she reaches out to him brushing her fingers through his hear thinking so pretty...and then..'hyuk!'...wait..this isn't a dream! She drops her hands quickly.

    He's been waiting for her to wake up. Lydia is starting to recall everything. This is not a dream and Mar is the Emperor.
    All the memories come in a flash and Lydia's thinking frantically, ! can I run away now??!?! :blobupset:

    “...Lydia…” Mar calls out to her.

    Lydia sit's up not listening to Mar, her mind is racing as scenes are flashing through her head and then she says out loud, “Lord, I have sinned!!” :blobsweat_2:

    (MTL)
    In the meantime, without knowing anything, I dared to pamper myself with the strongest of the empire, no.. the strongest of the continent! (aka Mar.)

    I made him serve, bring meals and desserts, clean up and take care of flower beds. To that emperor who is called a war fanatic, a murderer, a tyrant, and the blood wind of the battlefield! Oh, I treated him like a puppy sometimes too!

    Cringing, Lydia’s thinking to herself, I’m about to die aren’t I? Lydia collapses onto the bed as more images of things she told Mar hit her as well recalling what she said to him:

    “_He looks like a pervert! “ :blobfearful:
    "_Lively! I'm sure he's a wicked womanizer. Don't be such a playboy.”

    She tells Mar to “Please kill me now.” :blobsob: Everything she’s heard about the heartless and cruel emperor is flashing through her mind.

    Lydia puts her face down on the pillow and is thinking, that’s it, I’m a dead person. :sweating_profusely:

    Goodbye World! :blobsob: She tells herself as she is resigned to her fate and is awaiting for the sound of metal to be drawn out and to cut her down any moment now.

    Of course nothing happens :blobwoah: and Lydia waiting to die opens her eyes to see a Mar hovering over her with a sad smile.

    Then Mar pulls Lydia to a sitting position at the bed and he bends down to her.

    A confused Lydia formally greets the emperor:

    L: “Uh...Great Emperor--”, :sweating_profusely:
    M: “Mar.”

    Mar gentle reaches out to hold Lydia’s hand.

    M: “Do you see me as a cruel and terrible emperor?” :blobwoah:

    A confused Lydia thinks maybe :blob_tilt: ...maybe this is all a dream and he can’t be the emperor and jumps up and hugs him around his neck asking him if it’s a joke.

    He tells her it’s not. He is the emperor and “... he is also her servant. “ :aww:

    Lydia sputters to respond but Marr asks Lydia to not be afraid of him as he hugs her around the waist and gently sits her back on the bed. “That doesn't change,” he tells her. “I'm the way you see me. So don't be afraid."

    A confused Lydia starts to closely examine Mar. :blobsleepless: Her thoughts and emotions are all jumbled as this man looks like Mar, he feels like Mar, and ...she reaches up to brush her hand through his hair and pat him like a puppy. :blobpats: It was the moment when Mar tilted his head slightly as if he had waited.

    Then it dawns on her.. What kind of emperor is this... Emperor?!? :blobastonished:

    Suddenly, she grabs Mar’s shirt angrily and shouts at Mar, “'Why did you lie!” :blobdevil:
    Emotionally distraught she starts to throttle him back and forth violently. :blobangery:

    "Why! Why did you hide it! I still can't believe you lied to me! Was it so amazing that I was fooled? Do you know how many times you've lied to me? I didn't know that, and I thought you were a real prisoner of war and you had nowhere to go! So I pressed for you, my own going, how much...."

    Lydia starts to get hoarse from her yelling and then with everything hitting her all at once she starts to cry and bury her face in her hands as she’s kind of relieved Mar’s not dead, they’re not in the underworld, and finally part of her is relieved he is the emperor because he probably won’t die that easy. :blobsweat_2:

    Mar pulls her in more tightly and apologies to Lydia for deceiving her. As he’s comforting Lydia in his arms, Mar goes into confession mode telling her he was watching her by chance and was just going to continue to watch her but then he became curious and when they had met the first time, he just took the role of servant without thinking about it. He really was not planning to stay around for long but she was always in his mind. So he kept hesitating and hesitating to leave as the more he was with her, the more he did not want to leave. He tells her he kept lying because he wanted to stay by her side and didn’t want to lose her. :aww: He confesses that he lied at being a prisoner of war and being from Genovia but his past history of being battle, his father, etc. were not a lie.

    In a slightly hoarse voice, he pressed on and slowly released me with an attitude that he would accept whatever I said. M: "... ...I can't live without you." A candle-like voice that seemed to go out of nowhere.

    Lydia, who's stopped crying listening to Mar's confession, starts to question the situation about Mar liking the Emperor aka Jamie. :blobwoah: Mar tells her he’s never had those feelings for Jamie.

    With all the deception and truth finally coming out, Mar nervously asks Lydia if she hates him now for lying that he was an emperor or does she hate that he is a scary emperor that lies or does she just hate him now. :blobcry:

    :blobexpressionless: Lydia sighs and looks at a pitiful Mar for a bit. Finally she shakes her head saying “How can I really hate you?” Then she gets irritated and points her finger at his chest and tells him angrily, “I’m not leaving you! Whoever you are, I’ll be there forever!” :blobok:

    Mar suddenly grabs Lydia and hugs her tightly and she bursts into tears again. :blobrofl:
    As Mar is unsuccessfully trying to wipe away Lydia’s tears, Lydia is in a confession mood as well, so she squeaks out to him, “...Then...can I like you?” :blobowoevil:

    A stunned Mar stops whipping her cheeks and looks at Lydia. He suddenly clasps Lydia’s face in both of his hands and asks her, “..is this true. That you like me?” :blobmelt:

    An embarrassed Lydia whispers, “.. yes.”

    Suddenly, Mar lowers his head and kisses Lydia. She wraps her arms around his neck. His kisses become more urgent and deep as he continues to kiss Lydia. :blobnosebleed:

    A dazed Lydia realizes she’s lying with her back on the bed and Mar is above her passionately kissing her. She turns slightly to break the kiss as she’s out of breath. Mar is staring at her from above hungry.

    Then Mar pulls her hand from his neck and begins to kiss the palms of her hand. It is very sensual that Lydia's heart is beating so fast, she sputters out, “Where did you learn this..?” :blobmelt:

    Mar is confused. :blobneutral:

    She tells him she's wondering why he’s so good at what he’s doing right now to her. He used to be so innocent and child-like, now he’s like some experienced ‘playboy’. :blob_pout:

    Lydia wonders :hmm: if he’s practiced with other women because well, ... he has 31 concubines.

    M: “Book”

    L: “What?..Huh?”

    “Book” Mar basically tells Lydia he read about affection in a book and there has never been anyone before and from now on after but her. :blobrofl::blobrofl::blobrofl:

    :blob_pout: Lydia is completely blushing as his confession tells her he’s liked her since Lilly Castle.

    Mar starts to kiss her hand and palms again and not sure how to deal this new aggressive Mar, Lydia pushes him back to get a breather in.
    She tells Mar you can’t do this without permission anymore as her heart can’t take it right now. :blobowoevil:

    A sullen Mar backs away and they both sit up.

    Suddenly Lydia remembers about what happened yesterday with Lumel and The Alchemist. She asks how Mar got to her so quickly as she thought he was at the battle front with Periland.
    (Disclaimer -- Took me a bit to understand this -- MTL)

    Mar opens Lydia’s palm and drops his ring into her hand. It’s actually a magic ring that is infused with Mar’s blood. It is always connected to Mar and actually the ring is somewhat alive and doesn’t want to be too far from its master. So Mar can detect it and locate it from a distance. Also the ring can detect the nearest heartbeat which is Lydia since she holds it close to her chest. The ring considers Lydia as a 2nd heart and so when she was in a panic state and her heart was beating fast, the ring activated and signaled Mar Lydia’s feelings.

    Lydia thinking wow that's an amazing magic ....:hmm: no wonder she had such a lewd dream when she slept the ring against her heart. The ring conveyed her feelings to Mar. :blob_pout:

    She looks at Mar and concludes this means he must have known where she was all this time. :blobexpressionless:

    Mar nervously looks at Lydia :sweating_profusely:

    Lydia asks if he knew then why didn't he come and pick her up. As slow response from mar makes Lydia think that maybe there is something wrong with the ring.

    Spontaneously, she decides to try and experiment. She gets up and puts his ring on the opposite side of the room and returns to a perplexed Mar who’s wondering what she is doing.

    Suddenly Lydia gropes his right chest trying to feel his heart beat to see if the ring reacts. :blobnosebleed: A panic Mar struggles wondering what she’s trying to do and she holds his shoulder down telling him to be a good boy. :blob_pout: She doesn’t notice how flustered Mar is right now. Lydia then freaks because she can’t feel a heartbeat! A resigned and embarrassed Mar quickly her grabs hand and moves it to the left side of his chest. In her hurry to feel his heartbeat she gropes the wrong side of his chest. Lydia is relieved to feel his heart beat. Since Marr’s heart is beating frantically the ring responds and Lydia is glad it’s not broken. (LMAO) :blobrofl::blobrofl:

    Knowing the ring is fine now, she asks Mar again why didn’t he pick her up earlier. A relieved Mar who’s no longer being groped tells her it was because he was afraid if she discovered he was the emperor she wouldn’t have come back with him. He tells her he was waiting for the right time time when the war was over and peace was achieved that the would come back for her. He even tells her he was leaving his throne once everything was achieved. :aww:

    Lydia thinks that abandoning a throne is way too extreme so she grabs Mar’s face to look at her. She tells him that she likes him as he is. If there is a flaw, then they will work it out together vs just throwing away everything just because he thinks the person he likes might not like it. She tells him he’s not a monster. She tells him she’ll forgive him just this once and if he is ever nervous about what she thinks of him, he should ask her first vs assume the worst of himself. :aww:

    Lydia demands that he answer her and he grins and tells her yes.

    Happy she snuggles close to him which makes Mar tell her it’s “too close”. :blobowoevil: She asks “why”. He tells her because she told him he has to ask permission to get this close. :blobrofl: Lydia looks up and bursts into laughter as Mar is completely red. She thinks he’s soooo so cute.

    There is a knock on the door.
    It’s the CAC (Commander and Chief) dude asking what to bring for dinner. Mar leaves Lydia for a few minutes and brings back a tray of food and sets up dinner for her and serves her her meal. It’s just like they are back at Lilly castle. :aww:

    As Lydia is finishing her meal, Mar brings her luggage and clothing.

    Lydia asks what happened to Lumel and The Alchemist. Mar tells her they’ve both been apprehended and they’ll be interrogating them soon.

    Lydia tells Mar she plans to go with him. Mar doesn’t agree. :blobsad:

    She informs him about what they said to her. About being Lycans and that they were angry that she stole the ability of animals resonating around her for them. She mentions she told them that she could make the juice but couldn't make the 1st class poison from the Astra flowers and that she could also grow them.

    Lydia sees a stunned Mar and rushes over to him asking if he’s alright. He shakes his head saying he’s fine as Lydia goes on to mention how Lumel pulled out a glass vial full of blood and made her smell the liquid.

    Suddenly Mar asks Lydia does Periland and this Alchemist know she could make the juice from Astra? Nervously, Lydia replies yes she didn’t want to hold any secrets from him.

    Mar suddenly gets furious as he asks Lydia if they had intended to use her to deliver or make chemical weapons. :blobangery:

    Lydia quickly tells him no, it was only for retrieval because it was the only way she could get Jamie to give her the resources to go to Genovia to find him.

    A shocked Marr asks Lydia, “You were trying to meet me?” She tells him, "Of course because she really missed him. Didn’t he miss her too?" :aww:

    Lydia watches as a flustered Mar. :blobowoevil: Wanting to distract him from getting angry again turns mischievous and teases Mar, “If you really missed me, then how did you deal with it?” Mar’s ears are red and can’t answer. :blobcheeky:

    Thinking he's so cute, she decides to go for the kill and asks Mar, “So I heard you approached me first when you wanted to see me. So when was that? ... What happened?” :blob_pout:

    A red faced Mar doesn't want to answer and starts to walk away, Lydia chases after him repeating the question and asking for more details. “Why are you avoiding me?”

    Mar turns away from Lydia again to the other side of the room as Lydia yells. “Stop right there!”

    Lydia reaches out to grab Mar in a game of tag but he ducks quickly escaping her reach and she ends up tripping on the carpet and falls.

    Mar quickly turns and catches Lydia as they tumble onto the floor with Lydia on top. :blobmelt:

    Lydia grins and tells Mar she’s caught him. Then she puts both her hands on his collar and tells him, "Your Majesty the Great Emperor, will you give up?" :blob_pout:

    A resigned Mar sighs and then apologizes to Lydia, explaining that he too knew that Astra can be turned into a chemical weapon and he’s just as guilty as them because his original intent when he approached her was to find the secret of how to create it himself for Heron.

    She smiles at her victory. :blobsmilehappyeyes:

    As she looking at down at Mar she realizes Yurishina’s, Mar’s, and the Alchemist’s motivations all revolve around this flower since the beginning. Lydia is now determined to get to the bottom of all and why its the roots as impacted her life so dramatically.
     
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    Thankyou so much for the spoilers. Ur spoilers made my day :blobbunny::blobbunny::blobbunny::blobbunny:
     
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    Lydia finally convinces a very very reluctant Mar to accompany him when they interview the Alchemist and Lumel later. She comforts him by telling Mar that he will be there and he will protect her so nothings going to happen. :blobangel:

    It is late and Lydia is tired from her day and Mar leaves her to rest. Lydia realizes the room she is in is the Emperor’s room and she feels guilty that Mar takes a smaller room nearby. He doesn’t mind and wishes her a good night's sleep. :blobowoevil:

    As Mar is leaving to close the door, Lydia runs over and blocks Mar. He looks down surprised as Lydia pulls at his arm. As he bends down, Lydia quickly kisses Mar on his cheek thanking him for the day and that she will see him tomorrow. Lydia leaves a dazed and blushing Marr holding his cheek as she closes the door to the room. :blob_pout:

    The next morning Mar is waiting outside of Lydia’s room as the CAC (Commander and Chief) brings him a breakfast tray. The CAC informs Mar that the Alchemist and Lumel were still currently unconscious. Mar, worried at the state of what they will look like when Lydia comes with him, tells the CAC to make sure he covers up their cuts, bruises and other wounds, not wanting Lyida to see that he allowed his guards to beat the crap out of them. :blobjoy: Also the CAC informs a very irritated Mar that the cook and maids from a nearby kingdom won’t arrive until tomorrow evening to serve Lydia. Mar thinks he should have kidnapped the current imperial chef and chief of maids but it’s too late now. :blobsweat_2:

    As the CAC leaves, Mar thinks with Periland surrounded by Heron forces and they now have the Periland’s Astra weapon in their hands the conflict should come to a quick conclusion and he can purchase the Villa with a water view for him and Lydia to live in when the war’s done. :blobxd:

    As Mar knocks on Lydia’s door, he tells himself he needs to sneak into the dungeon before Lydia to see the conditions of the prisoners himself so that it doesn’t make him look like the cruel emperor in front of Lydia. :blobsweat_2:
    With no response from the knock, Mar ends up opening the room calling out her name. :blobwoah: There is no Lydia in sight so Mar puts down the tray and rushes over to the window. A voice calls out behind him wishing him a good morning. :blobsmilehappy:

    Pivoting quickly behind him, Mar moves to walk over to the voice, when Lydia emerges from a morning steamy bath dressed with a towel in her hand which stuns Mar causing him to trip and face plant on the carpet floor. :blobfearful:

    A tall heavy body goes flying on the floor with a loud thump and Lydia shrieks in a panic state rushing to Mar. :blobrofl:

    A barefoot Lydia is making a big fuss, bent over Mar asking if he’s alright or hurt anywhere. Her wet hair is dripping on Mar as well as the flower scent of the bath which is causing havoc on Mar’s senses. He can barely stutter out to Lydia that he’s alright as his face is completely red and still looking down on the floor. She doesn’t believe him and starts to examine him lying there. :blobowoevil:

    Feeling like an idiot, Mar randomly points at an area in the room causing Lydia to turn away to see what he’s pointing at. :blobexpressionless: While a distracted Mar gulps and looks up to observe a very alluring looking Lydia who has wet hair is dripping on her dress and she smells amazing. So much that he’s longing to touch her blond hair and curls. He starts to reach out to touch her when she turns and Mar panics and springs up startling Lydia with a pained look on his face. Seeing his pained look, Lydia jumps and grabs his thigh looking down wondering if he’s still hurt. :blobowoevil:

    She starts to grope his thigh wondering if he has an injury there. :blobowoevil: This throws Mar body and mind into turmoil :blobdizzy: as he’s trying to control his “greed and desire”. Panicked he grabs Lydia’s wrists and shouts that he’s really okay!

    Mar realizes he made a big mistake as Lydia tears up and starts yelling at Mar for yelling at her when all she did was worry about him. She tells him that she hates him and rushes away from Mar to the other side of the room. :facepalm: Lydia flops on her bed hugging a pillow, throwing the covers over her, and ignores a Mar who rushes to sit on the bed feeling like a complete heel. :notlikeblob:

    Mar is quick to apologize to Lydia for yelling at her. Lydia cries :blobsob: back at Mar asking why he did that.

    Mar is in a quandary and doesn’t know how to answer. How can he tell her that he was blinded with desire when he saw her? :blobtired:

    Lydia, still really upset with Mar, tells him she doesn’t want breakfast and that she’d like him to leave. :blobsleepless:
    A panicked Mar doesn’t want to leave her and is trying to figure out a way to solve his dilemma. He apologizes to her again but she won’t answer. :sweating_profusely:

    (MTL)
    He went through his mind like lightning and then he recalled the book :hmm: he had read thoroughly before he met Lydia, and opened his mouth in a trance. (Reciting the lesson)

    M: "It was my fault. I won't scream again. I won't even grab you like that again. I'll never stop you from doing anything you want to do."

    This time, he said with a great deal of sorrow, carefully regrouping his urgent voice like the book told him. <As soft and friendly as possible, so that it sounds sad at the same time.>

    He kept his eyes on the form underneath a pile of blankets for a moment.

    L: "...That's a relief.”

    It seemed to work! There's a reaction! Marquez was hopeful, but he was quick to look at himself to continue…. Marquez rolled his head hard again, then took out a spoonful of sullenness and a heavy voice.

    M: "Really. I like whatever you do. I've never bothered or hated your behavior." What did he say? Oh, yeah. <Make sure you leave a lingering feeling when you're comforting your lover>

    (T/N: :blobrofl: LMAO)

    Mar continues to run through in his mind on different book techniques to comfort Lydia with more sweet-nothings he studied which dissolves Lydia’s anger. :blob_pout: He tells her he was embarrassed and she finally responds with an “..Okay.” and looks over at Mar.

    Happy that she’s talking to him warmly now, Lydia asks him why he was so embarrassed. :blob_tilt:

    M: "The reason why I was embarrassed----" :sweating_profusely:

    Mar pauses as his mind goes racing through the 15 volumes based on “psychological and emotions of human interactions” that he’s read about. Frantic he can’t seem to find a reason and he literally thinks, 'F**K!' :facepalm:

    An impatient Lydia asks him the question again. :blobconfused:

    A nervous Mar grabs Lydia’s hand to distract her as he’s still thinking and then he recalls one of the end lessons from another series of books:

    From the last chapter to the sentence of repentance, which abbreviates the numerous contents of the ten volumes in a single line. <If you can never tell the truth, confess the truth more than the truth.>

    Mar blurts out, “Because I love you.”

    !!!!:blobnosebleed::blobnosebleed::blobnosebleed::blobnosebleed::blobnosebleed::blobnosebleed:!!!!
    A wide-eyed Lydia is stunned... “Wh..what did you just say?” :aww:

    Suddenly Mar feels so relieved and free that he repeats what he just realized is true to himself. “I love you.” :aww::aww:

    Mar thinks Lydia looks so pretty and adorable as she blushes and stutters, “Oh..well that..we..y-you should have told me.” :blobmelt:

    Lydia looks at Mar and instinctively caresses his cheek. :blobpats:

    M: "Now you can touch it as you please. I won't run away.” :blobnosebleed:

    Realizing what she’s done, Lydia drops her hand nervously and apologies to Mar as well. To break the nervous atmosphere, Mar invites Lydia to have breakfast with him. Lydia smiles brightly and Mar brings her breakfast in bed. :aww:

    Mar sits down on the bed with Lydia sitting up and he puts his arm around her back. A surprised Lydia looks up at Mar. They gaze at each other and Mar is extremely tense as he wants to kiss Lydia but is painfully restraining himself because he must ask permission or what he wanted desperately is for her to take the step to him. :blobmelt:

    Lydia, realizing how close their faces are, closes her eyes expecting a kiss but it doesn’t happen and she’s confused as she opens her eyes and looks up at Mar. He mentions I need permission and she stares at him. :blobsleepless:

    Much to his delight, Lydia leans in and kisses Mar. :blob_pompom: When they break apart slightly both out of breath, Mar leans to kiss Lydia again. When she then wraps her arms around his neck, Mar snaps as desire floods him and he opens her mouth for a deep and passionate kiss.

    :blobmelt::blobmelt::blobmelt:
    Stefan Strider is a soldier currently assigned to defend the Emperor’s Villa Manson. Stefan was the one, who by the command of the emperor, pursued Lumel and the Alchemist and beat them to a pulp before throwing them into the dungeon.

    The CAC comes to Stefan and proceeds to give him some of the oddest orders. He has to go tell the Emperor that the chef and maids are finally here and the two prisoners they caught are now conscious. The CAC then demands that Stefan go find a woman that’s good with make-up to cover up bruises and cuts so they can pretty up the prisoners. :blobfrowning:

    Stefan is walking to the Emperor’s villa and thinking what kind of orders are these? :blobunsure: Maids? A cook and some make-up girl??!? :blobtriumph:

    As he approaches the villa he hears a woman's laughter. He walks to the back and is stunned by a vision of a beautiful blonde woman standing in the villa’s garden. Stefan is speechless at her loveliness. She walks excitedly over a man whose face is hidden under the shade of a tree. “Mar try this on!” Stefan hears a gentle male voice respond to the beautiful woman.

    Stefan watches as the woman kneels and proceeds to put a flower crown on the man’s bent head and then the man proceeds to caress the woman’s cheek. With her back to Stefan, the woman tells the man that the flowers look so pretty on his head and the should wear it often.. The man responds with a “...yes” but proceeds to tell the woman that she looks prettier than these flowers which causes the her to laugh in joy.

    Embarrassed a bit and burning jealousy at such a sweet scene, Stefan thinks the man is up to no good. :blobthumbsdown:

    The couple's sweet conversation continues as the man teases the beautiful woman and then takes her face into his hands. He bends down closer to the woman for a kiss as he does he looks up and catches Stefan watching him.

    A head of sliver hair reflects in the sunlight as a pair of cold-red blood eyes glare at Stefan. :blobdevil: Frozen on the spot, Stefan realizes who the man is. :blobfearful: Sweating and just about to lose bodily fluids, he quickly backtracks and runs frightened away.

    :blobrofl::blobrofl::blobrofl:

    @everyone above, you're very welcome!
     
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    lazynoodles Softie for Villainess & BL

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    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK. Also, in my opinion he is one of the best ML's because he asks for permission for contact. People in romance novels tend to think that mutual consent ISN'T sexy for some reason...
     
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    Thank you for the spoilers, I love these dorks so much.
     
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    Thank you very much for the spoilers. Poor Stefan couldn't believe his eyes and ran for his life:blobjoy::blobjoy::blobjoy:
    The contrast between the Emperor and Mar to Lydia :blobrofl::blobrofl:
     
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    Lydia is in the garden awaiting her kiss from Mar. When she opens her eyes, she sees a Mar distracted looking behind her. :blob_tilt: She can’t look behind her because he has her face in his hands.

    Thinking he’s really a good kisser and maybe he’s nervous kissing outside, Lydia moves forward and kisses Mar on his cheek which turns his attention back on her.

    Mar strokes her cheek affectionately and Lydia tells Mar again he has to wear more flower crowns in the future. Then Lydia notices something, “You don’t wear your veil anymore.” and she’s realized since he’s rescued her she’s never seen the veil anymore even in front of his men. Mar nods and Lydia this time strokes his cheeks very happy that Mar doesn’t feel the need to hide his face anymore. :blobsmilehappyeyes:

    Mar invites Lydia back into the Villa as the employees have arrived from a nearby kingdom. Mar wants to introduce the maids and her own private chef that Mar has hired just for her. :blobwoah:

    Lydia is like, maids? Her own cook? :hmm: Lydia tells Mar he really shouldn’t have as she’s fine, she is not so used to this type of luxury so she’s not sure about all of this. Mar notices her fidgeting as she’s grabbing his arm so he turns and pulls both of her hands into his telling her to please stop worrying as he is the Emperor and everything he has is hers, she deserves this all. :aww:

    Then Mar tells her he can give her diamond minds too if she wants that is owned by the Heron empire and if she wants he can start to get her more wealth from other countries---! Lydia immediately tells Mar, “No!” :blobastonished: thinking great, she’s going to be the ruin of other countries. Taking a deep breath because she sees Mar is wanting to please her, she tells him thank you for the maids and chef and that she really doesn’t need anything but alone time with him and that is enough for her.

    Mar looks happy and Lydia thinks he looks like and is acting like some happy puppy. Because he doesn’t think that’s enough he asks Lydia any time she wants anything she just needs to ask and he will always give to her. Lydia smiles and Mar suddenly hugs him, informing him that she will when she wants something. Mar hugs her back noticing how fast his heart is beating.:blobmelt:
    Mar has to leave to attend to his duties for a bit and Lydia sits down in her room and is greeted by 10 maids. She is feeling really awkward as she greets them. They are very warm and friendly and they ask her what she would like for them to do. :blobfrowning: Lydia’s not sure what to do and finally one of the maids asked her if she was tired. Lydia thinks yes, I guess I’m tired and tells them. Then the next thing she knows is that suddenly 10 maids guide her into the bathroom and boom, they strip her down in a matter of seconds to give her the “special” service. Lydia’s like “?!??!?!??!” . :blobdizzy: What is this?!

    The next few moments she is lifted into a wonderful perfume scented steamy bath, given a massage, skin treatment, etc. It’s basically a spa treatment. At each treatment the maids ask her if she’s uncomfortable or if they can do more. :blobxd:

    Lydia is feeling so nice and relaxed due to the pampering spa treatment she starts to close her eyes and one of the maids addresses her Madam or a term as the formal lady of the house (as in wife). Lydia hearing that formal title wakes up asking, wait minute what did you just call me? :blobwoah:

    One of the maids looking at Lydia stuttering and confusion asks, “Oh, is it a secret?” They basically inform Lydia that she must be on her secret honeymoon. They wink at her telling her to not worry and that they will keep her secret. :blobastonished:

    Shocked, Lydia is thinking....wife? Wife? When did we move to that stage?!??! I haven’t even had a boyfriend yet! When was the wedding ceremony? What happened to all the stages in a relationship?! :blobtired:
    Lydia turns completely red, realizing and scolding herself that she wasn’t paying attention to her situation. She’s been living alone with Mar in his private villa (mansion) and Mar has been very attentive to her every need in front of everyone.

    The maids tell her she must be so happy to have such a sweet, rich and powerful husband who was paying them double just to get them (the maids) here quickly for her. :blobexpressionless:

    An embarrassed Lydia can’t say a thing. After the spa, the maids begin to help her get dressed by styling her hair and choosing her dress for her and matching jewelry set. Lydia groans internally thinking this is way too much but she can’t say no as she will hurt their feelings and that they feel that they are not doing their jobs properly.

    An 11th maid comes in who looks tired and has a pale face. Her name is Mariana and she apologizes to Lydia for being late as she was on call for something else, Lydia is curious but doesn’t press her. :blobwoah:

    Finally after all the maids are done, Lydia is allowed to rest in her room. :hmm: She lays there in bed pondering her relationship with Mar. The more she thinks about it, the more she’s getting irritated. She gets up and paces in her room. She’s pretty now upset and yells out “Never!” and at the same time, Mar is gently knocking on her window. He opens it and jumps in to greet her.

    Lydia sees a very clean-shaven, dressed-up, and very “sexy” looking Mar approach her. Lydia thinks he’s very handsome but instead of rushing up to tell him about her day, she is still in a sullen mood and sits in a chair instead.

    Mar notices it immediately and kneels before her asking what happened. Mar thinks Lydia is upset because of the maids and Lydia quickly tells him that that’s not it. In fact, she tells him that they are wonderful and she asks him how she looks after they gave her the “special” spa treatment. :blobokhand:

    Mar gently holds a lock of her hair for a moment and then drops it. Then he looks into Lydia’s eyes and strokes her cheek telling her he’s going to go blind because she looks so pretty. :blobowoevil:
    Lydia laughs at the compliment and she starts to stroke one of Mar’s blushing cheeks. :blobmelt:

    A worried Mar asks Lydia again what is wrong because he heard her say “no” just before he entered the room. He wants to know what got her in a bad mood.

    M: “If you tell me, I’ll take care of everything.”
    L: “Really? Can you really?” :blobowoevil_horns:
    M: “Anything.”
    L: “Anything!”
    ….
    L: “Hey, Mar” :blobsmilehappyeyes:
    M: “Yes?...”
    L: "You know, I've been thinking about our relationship." …”I think we need to define our relationship more accurately."​

    L: Oh, cute. I was quick to pat Mar's soft hair with one hand and continued. Then Mar lowered his eyes slightly and then opened them as if he and I were completely in agreement. With the other hand of mine held dearly.

    M: "You are now my-----," said Marr, who was happy with his gentle and gentle manner, and was bursting with adrenaline.

    L: I'll do the same for him, because now was the moment when my precious dream, which I thought was gone forever, was about to come back to life in splendor! I, excited and quickly swallowed my saliva, finally shouted in a voice of joy.

    L: “My friend!'
    M: “'I'm your husband.”
    L: ....
    M: ....
    :notlikeblob::notlikeblob:
    An unexpected silence fills the room.

    Mar goes pale showing an expression that the world has ended, saying “---What! What?” :blobastonished:

    Lydia realizes she said the wrong words and quickly corrects herself that it’s not just a friend but “boyfriend.” :blobhug:

    Mar looks dejected and devastated. :blobsad: “Why did we become friends again?”

    Lydia looks at Mar shocked like someone has died and has no hope in the world. :blobfearful: She panics and grabs his face explaining what the definition of a boyfriend is. She puts her forehead against Mar telling him to focus on her as he’s going numb.

    Mar asks her "...why?" and she tells him about how the maids addressed her. He asks her why she doesn’t like it. Lydia quickly denies it’s not like she doesn’t like it, but how can she explain what she wants to Mar, thinking 'boy, relationships sure move too fast in Heron' :blobsweat_2:

    Mar replies of course they’re going to address her that way because he’s the emperor and she’s his concubine in an arrogant way.

    :blobconfused: Well that sets Lydia into a very ticked off mood and she grabs both of Mar’s cheeks, pinching stretching them. She starts to lecture Mar about who taught him to talk that way and how he can say that to her. He starts to get embarrassed and tries to sputter defensively but Lydia stops him saying she doesn’t like that word concubine as if she’s some object.

    Mar apologies suggesting making her an empress and Lydia quickly stops him saying “No, I want to do this. I want to do that.”

    A confused Mar asks Lydia if she doesn’t like being his wife. Signing and trying to calm herself down, Lydia explains to Mar it’s not like that. It’s not like she doesn’t like being his wife.

    She asks him when was there a wedding? :blobwoah: Mar doesn’t understand so Lydia explains that right now a concubine is considered like a prisoner, someone who has no choice who was taken by force. Lydia goes to explain she wants to start them like a boyfriend relationship where they can do dating activities. Then she goes to explain the stages and progression of love relationships (i.e.: from boyfriend→ Fiance → Wedding → Wife) :blobjoy:

    Mar asks, so can’t we start on fiance? :blobsmirk:

    Lydia replies that she would like to experience each stage as it’s her first.

    Mar protests, "But that’s too slow." :blob_pout:

    Lydia retorts to Mar reminding him that he did say he would do anything for her. (T/N: Yep he’s fallen into her trap.)

    Mar sighs and agrees they can start with Lydia’s boyfriend stage in which Lydia gleefully hops onto his lap and his arms to hug him tightly to show her happiness for him agreeing to her request.

    As Mar is caressing her back, he whines, “So when can I go up as your fiance?" :blob_pout: (LOL)

    Lydia chuckles and tells him cryptically it will be when she gets to do everything she wants to do as his girlfriend. She quickly suggests that they think of addressing each other in terms of endearment, like a nickname in front of others to signal two people dating.

    Mar is thinking and Lydia seeing him ponder what he wants to call her encourages him just to use something familiar to him that makes it easy and doesn’t confuse him--- when he suddenly says, ‘master’. :blobrofl:

    “...oookay.” Lydia internally sighs and gives in thinking it’s fine... he can call her that in public since he’s been using that nickname since the beginning and the term does make her heart skip a beat whenever he says it. :blobowoevil:

    Lydia quickly tells herself it’s her turn to think of a nickname for Mar. She runs through her head on different terms of endearment like, “honey” or something like how Yurishina and Jamie address each other but then settles that she can just continue to call Marquez, Mar since it’s the easiest path. :blobsweat_2:

    (T/N: Gawd these two…..:cry: )

    Mar smiles, and a happy Lydia then asks Mar about what she needed Mariana the 11th maid to do for him. Suddenly Mar looks at the window and checks the time. He loses his smile and becomes serious. Surprising Lydia he quickly pulls her for a powerful hug. He tells her it's time. Their two prisoners (Lumel and The Alchemists) are awake and they are ready for interrogation.
     
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  19. Rika Summer

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    Thank you for the spoilers! Its kind of you:blobsmilehappy:
     
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    limulimu Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious, we're nearing the end so I'm wondering what's everyone's favorite fluffy moments of this novel so far? :blob_tilt: