Because Pushing Didn't Work, I Decided to Pull Away Translation

23. Everything for Your Sake

23. Everything for Your Sake

  • This happens about half a year before the main story

“Lord Noel, it’s been a long time!”

When I rushed to Noel after saying that, he smiled like a gently blossoming flower.

Tears slowly overflowed from my eyes because that was my first timeseeing him in a month and twelve days. Recently, I had been busy working all night long. However, the moment I saw him, my tiredness was blown away in an instant.

It was a gathering that my father told me to participate in. At first, I was unwilling. However, I was really glad I had come.

“Sherry, it’s been awhile, did you cut your hair a little?”

“H, how did you know?”

“I can tell just by looking. It suits you.”

“…!”

In an instant, he noticed a change that not even my family, much else friends, noticed. To be honest, I didn’t want him to know. I vowed to never hire that beautician again, after all. I had almost sued her.

For Noel to have noticed such a small change… such keenness was necessary to become a knight, after all.

Noel was truly awesome.

“Actually, I haven’t attended any social gatherings since the previous evening party. During that party, we met, didn’t we? To meet Lord Noel again by chance is amazing. I’m truly happy!”

“Sure, it’d be great if it were a coincidence.”

I didn’t quite grasp the meaning of his words. But when I saw his dazzling smile, I no longer cared about such a triviality.

“Even though you’re busy working with the knights, you still have to attend a lot of gatherings… it must be tough.”

“No, not at all.”

Noel was truly humble. Now that I thought about it, he was at every party I had attended, even though I only participated once in a while.

In retrospect, it was probably because he attended all the gatherings.

“Thanks to talking to Lord Noel, I feel like I can do my best again.”

“That’s great. I will do my best, too.”

“Is that so?”

“Yes, after all, it’s only a little bit more.”

What did he mean by that? I was sure he was referring to some important business.

“Please do your best not to overdo it! I support my beloved Lord Noel more than anyone else!”

I said that while clenching both of my fists.

For some reason, Noel covered his face with one hand and quickly turned away from me.

“…Sherry is truly amazing.”

He muttered that for some reason.

But the one who was amazing was Noel, not me.

He eventually turned around and showed me a superb smile. “Thank you, Sherry.”

I was dizzy from the overwhelming love and joy I felt.

***

“Lord Noel, it’s been a long time!”

After having said that, she rushed towards me like a puppy. I felt a pain in my chest, as if she had squeezed it.

From the moment she entered the venue, I had been staring at her. The moment she actually looked at me, I could feel her intense love.

—That day, too, Sherry still loved me.

That fact made me feel relieved and happy above all else.

“Actually, I haven’t attended any social gatherings since the previous evening party. During that party, we met, didn’t we? To meet Lord Noel again by chance is amazing. I’m truly happy!”

“Even though you’re busy working with the knights, you still have to attend a lot of gatherings… it must be tough.”

The innocent her seemed to be convinced of that.

I was honestly not free. However, she never would’ve imagined that I especially attended the gatherings she participated in. In truth, I just wanted to see her, hence why I was there.

If she were to find out about that, how would she react? Would she be surprised? She might feel uncomfortable. That was why I only smiled and decided to hide everything until that day.

“Please do your best not to overdo it! I support my beloved Lord Noel more than anyone else!”

The words she said to me amidst our conversation made me tremble to the point that I wanted to cry.

“…Sherry is truly amazing.”

Her true feelings overflowed involuntarily, and I thought I was no match for her.

No matter how painful it might be, I could do my best with just one of her words.

***

Sherry tilted her head as she picked up the many invitations spread across the table in the hall.

“I used to participate in various activities. But recently, I’ve been staying in the mansion most of the time. I wonder if that’s alright? Oh, of course, I’ve been with Noel for a long time, so I can’t eat too much at them! I’m so happy!”

Her face as she said that was truly cute. Her myriads of expressions made me want to hug her.

“Please eat properly. Contrary to what you said before, I originally only participated occasionally.”

“Really?”

I suddenly remembered when I met her at those evening parties in the past.

When I thought about it now, I felt that I should have put in more effort in going to see her. Yet, at that time, I thought that was for the best. I ridiculed myself inwardly—thinking I was really stupid.

“Alright, then. In the future, I will occasionally participate with you, Lord Noel.”

…What would Sherry say if I told her I only participated to meet her? I smiled when I thought that she’d either cry or rejoice.

“I love you, Sherry.”

I gently dropped a kiss on her beloved cheek which gradually turned bright red.


***T/N: What’s the diff between Cliff and Noel, they both have tendencies to do scary things... I mean, I sympathize with Noel, but overall he’s still a mustard.

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