Duke’s Exclusive Painter - Chapter 18
So, I asked politely. Watching Roselia’s expression hardened, he realized that his guess was correct. “I don’t want that from you.”
Cedric slowly picked up a cookie, as if nothing suspicious had happened. The sweet taste that seemed to melt away in the tongue with a light bite spea in his mouth. For him, who usually dislikes sweets, the taste was arduous.
Still, Cedric calmly chewed the cookie and swallowed it in his throat. The chocolate’s unique and bitter taste lingered in his mouth, but he looked at her calmly.
“I just like your work, and the way you drew it caught my eye.”
Despite his explanation, her crimson eyes were still full of suspicion.
Cedric laughed a little embarrassed. Dealing with a child six years younger than me, and a woman at that, was even more difficult than I thought. However, if it was due to the wounds and pain she had suffered, it made sense why she reacted to this extent.
Cedric wanted to tell the truth as much as possible to ther, who were full of doubts. However, the fact that my genitals, which were incapable in the first place, suddenly became normal after seeing your painting, cannot be said. And he also could not tell her that despite waking it up, he was still traumatized in having such a sexual relationship.
With a sigh, he couldn’t help but bring out unplanned words.
“Okay. To be honest, I need your artworks for an art project that will be run by the Duke household in the future, and your paintings will be used as a commodity for trade between nobles.”
“A deal…a commodity?”
“Exactly for money laundering.”
Roselia’s eyes widened as if she just heard something absurd. Money laundering, that’s for sure, is illegal!
Whether or not he knew that she was startled, Cedric performed like a confidant. On the contrary, Roselia, who just heard of his unexpected grand plna, was confused and anxious.
“Hey, why did you tell me that? What if I spread this to others…”
“Just as I am in a position to grasp your weakness at any time, I am also giving you my weaknesses.”
“So, there’s no need to be so restrictive. That’s why I just said it.”
The sponsorship relationship was clear between party A and party B; both in paper and financial sense. Therefore, it was also true that Roselia was in the position where she had no choice but to tremble in anxiety at the Duke, who unilaterally supported her, and his disposition.
To relieve her vigilance, Cedrc directly revealed his weakness. This is the same as having your enemy holding a sword in your throat.
Momogang :want to read whole novel .cant wait for next chapter.click here