The bride of the white night - Chapter 16
It had been three days, but the clear traces, as if they were yesterday, were indescribably embarrassing. But she couldn’t blame the maids for washing her. Because it was clear that she would not be able to get out of the bathtub, let alone wash herself.
She was almost in awe when a small commotion broke out at the entrance to the bedroom. The cries of the maids were heard. “Oh. His Grace the Grand Duke…!” “Greetings, Grand Duke.” “Her Grace the Grand Duchess is taking a bath.”
Aisa’s body stiffened with tension. Aisa listened closely, nervous about what the archduke would answer.
She could not hear the Archduke’s answer, because it did not come. Instead, the sound of heavy footsteps approached.
He, Archduke Ainar, pushed open the veil and entered. It was then that Aisa was finally able to see her husband properly. She was so nervous and afraid at the wedding that she couldn’t even raise her eyes properly to see him, flinching and closing her eyes even at the kiss of the oath.
And during the wedding night, she couldn’t stay sane for a moment. The only thing that was clear was the red eyes that still seemed to exude a bloody sense… and the one that pierced her through the night. Although apparently submerged in the water, Aisa could feel the sudden wetness between her legs. A very different hot liquid from the bathwater leaked out of the crevice.
As if he had noticed it, the archduke’s gaze reached into the water. Really caught up, Aisa narrowed her legs in shame.
He was a truly dedicated and dignified man when confronted with a bare mind. His slightly long gray hair that grew to the nape of his neck matched his red eyes well. Like a northerner, Aisa was convinced when thinking about his tall, broad shoulders, and the firm but soft muscles that were hidden under the current black fur cloak. I must have been crazy. If it wasn’t for that, she would resemble her biological parents who gave birth to her by committing an infidelity and would have such intense lust.
Either way, it was difficult to face the shame. The maids serving Aisa bowed to the Archduke.
“I greet you, Grand Duke.” Aisa couldn’t blame him for coming to visit her in the bath without saying a word. There was no place he could not go to in this castle, and the Grand Duchess’ bedroom was no exception. Even while taking a bath.
After all, they were a legal couple, and the first night had already passed, so If they were a normal couple, it would have been meaningless. But aren’t they? Aisa felt like a criminal naked in front of the judge. The order fell from the judge’s mouth.
“Let everyone go away.”
The maids panicked for a moment at the command. Oh, they couldn’t wash Aisa’s body completely. The maid spoke carefully,
“Her Grace’s grooming has not been finished yet, Your Grace.”
“No worries. I will take care of her.” When the Archduke had said this, no one could resist. The maids and the doctor politely retreated out of the bedroom. And now there were only the two of us left in the room.
Aisa, who was trembling in her own shame and fear, not from the bath water, tried to get up from the bathtub. It was unreasonable to get up alone in a slippery bathtub with a body barely recovered from fever. She was unable to support her body and arms.