r>Citrina was lost in thought.
She can ask for a contract using jewelry as bait.
After getting Gemma, she could start her jewelry business.
Everything became clear.
Citrina took her eyes off the book with a small smile.
It felt good under the garden tree, with the shade and sunlight mixing harmoniously.
She yawned softly with the book in her lap.
Citrina turned her head and saw him.
Desian Pietro.
He was looking at the sun.
With his black hair, black eyes, and black clothing in the beautiful garden, he looked like the only free person in the world.
Did he notice Citrina’s eyes on him? He turned his head slowly.
They looked at each other slowly, closely but not too closely.
It was like a staring contest,
“Desian nim?”
Citrina’s clear voice ended the contest.
It was a beautiful and unfamiliar voice that awoke his spirit.
Citrina did not understand.
Desian’s childhood was not completely explained.
However, she knew he had lived a life full of boredom.
The brainwashing of the Duke of Pietro and the wizard Toloji was absolute.
Therefore he always lived in a prison-like basement without being curious about the world.
Being in this place was unexpected.
He came over to her slowly and spoke.
“What brings you to the garden?…”
Citrina looked at him, slurring her words.
She was still sitting in the chair, so he looked down at her while standing.
There was a distinct difference here.
“I’m curious.”
Desian’s eyes met hers.
Captured in his direct gaze, Citrina bit her lip.
She wasn’t doing anything right now.
But these circumstances were different from what appeared in the original.

Was this a good or a bad thing?
The strange words of the work’s original villain gave her goosebumps.
‘I wonder if I should ask what he’s curious about.
Would asking produce good results?’
Citrina didn’t know the outcome.
So she decided to throw caution to the wind.
“What are you curious about?”
After asking, Citrina bit her lips again.
Desian’s gaze moved slowly along her lips.
The mere thought of Desian staring at her lips made her nervous.  Citrina moistened her lips with her tongue.
His face looked calm and indifferent.
Clearly, she was not going to get the answer she hoped for.
The situation hadn’t progressed much, but she couldn’t take her eyes off of him.
“I wonder why it’s not dark, Citrina.”
“… I like that response.”
This was more than she expected from him.
A bored man showing curiosity about the world.
It was the perfect bait to latch onto to try and steer the villain in the right direction.
She didn’t know what led to this development.
Nevertheless, what was important now was that he was important about the bright world.
“Desian nim, there are many beautiful things in the world.”
Citrina hoped that the light would permeate his life so that he would not blacken.
“I’ll let you know.”
It was an expression close to hope.
She was desperate to succeed to avoid dying.
Desian faced Citrina’s gaze and answered softly.
“Alright, Citrina.”
She paused for a moment.
Was it a good thing that he had a strange expression on his face as he waited for an answer?
She asked herself to keep her mind from getting derailed, but there was no answer back.
She just needed to answer and continue living,
“We’ll see each other often in the future.”
“From now on, you mean?”
Good job.”
As she said that, Citrina heard her heart beating in her ear.
‘How could they meet often? Would he be sneaking out of the basement again?’
It was unclear what direction Desian’s curiosity would go.
As she was rolling her eyes, Desian watched her.  Well done, it was like this was the first time he had heard those words.
He asked.
“Did you say ‘well done’, Citrina?”
Citrina smiled and nodded.
A small dimple appeared on the side of her mouth when she smiled.
Desian, who was staring at it, lowered his eyes.
It was like he didn’t know how to answer.
Citrina, who was looking at him with a strange expression, suddenly looked around.
It was getting chilly little by little, and…
Citrina looked around.
The garden was designed so that those outside of it could see everything inside.
Then, Citrina saw two figures standing in the pathway outside.
Citrina rose reflexively and grabbed Desian by the arm.
She pulled him to hide behind a tree.
Desian let himself be pulled along by her.
Luckily, the tree was dense enough to hide both of their bodies.
But it would only be a matter of time before they were caught.
“There’s someone out there.”
Citrina gasped and whispered.
It wasn’t ‘just’ a person.
It was a man with pointed ears and a wrinkled face.
It was probably Toloji, the evil wizard.
At his side was an old man who looked like the main building’s butler.
In the empty hallway, the two were talking.
Citrina felt out of place all of a sudden.
There was no way Desian had not noticed people nearby.
It was weird.
Citrina slowly loosened her grip on his arm and looked up at him.
He spoke as if he had been waiting for her to look up.
He smiled.
“I need to go back and read a book.”
“…a book?”
He spoke lightly as if he was going to deal with an everyday matter.
He headed towards the door.
Citrina looked at his back disappearing.
Something was changing.
Something she wasn’t aware of.

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