After hesitating for such a long time, Damian teased me with a frustrated face.
“What are you trying to say Speak up, Lize, it’s fine.”
Uh… … erm, I’ll try.”
Having been slightly encouraged by him, I carefully continued to speak.
“If someone were to care for another person because they had a characteristic the person liked…”
“Characteristic What exactly is that”
“There are many things.
Like whether you’re good at work or you’re young.… something like that.”
Somehow, feeling a little discouraged, I sighed and shrugged my shoulders.
I wanted to relate my explanation to an analogy where if a female blacksmith could create knives, she should be able to cut radish but chose not to do so.
I then looked at Damian with a determined face and continued.
“However… … the person’s characteristics won’t last forever and will disappear.”
“What would you think of the person”
Waiting for Damian’s answer, I swallowed my saliva dry.
However, Damian’s reaction was bland, nothing like I had expected.
I thought he was tilting his head, but he asked me back.
“Hey, I’m serious!” I exclaimed.
Having said that, I quickly controlled my emotions and stopped being peeved.
Seeing my reaction, Damian shrugged his shoulders lightly as it couldn’t be helped and continued.
“Well, if the reason I have that person by my side is only because he or she has that ‘characteristic’…”
“Then what” I asked.
“Then, if that characteristic disappears, wouldn’t I naturally become distant from that person”
The mop fell from my hand, rolling on the floor before coming to a halt in a terribly loud way.
My heart sank and I stiffened on the spot.
Damian freaked out.
“Lize, your face, it’s pale all of a sudden!
“Oh, it’s okay.
Please continue with your explanation,” I said with a straight face.
“No, the explanation is not important… … !”
“The explanation is important.”
I guess my eyes were quite imposing, seeing how Damian reacted.
Damian flinched his shoulders.
“Well, um, anyway.”
… Because there is only one characteristic, it’s rare or unlikely to become close with that person, right”
Damian, who seemed to ponder for a moment, asked me.
“But is that always so”
I blinked my eyes.
Damian spoke calmly.
“Only you can understand it in your own way because you have spent time with this other person.”
Well, that makes sense, too.
I looked at Damian with a doubtful look.
Then, Damian returned my gaze with a surprised but slightly irritated face.
“I told you what I thought, why are you looking at me like that”
“No, my thoughts are partially correct, but… …”
‘In my situation, the other person is the mother of the Great Empire of Winsor, the majesty, the Empress.’
I guess at the very least, I could set my mind on ‘the time we spent together and the relationship we built during that time.’
After all, I think it would be more comfortable to think of at least one good time we had together.
“In such a situation, if you want to be with that person no matter what, it’s okay,” said Damian.
I licked my dry lips and asked a question.
“In that case, what should I do”
“Well, isn’t it easier to develop new and attractive characteristics”
Damian answered lightly.
I was relieved a little.
Yeah, I wasn’t approaching it the wrong way at all!
It seemed like a good idea in the long run.
I’ll continue to work hard and become a competent maid in the future.
Even if I’m no longer a child, the Empress may consider me a useful person!
For a brief moment, I was drenched in such a proud feeling.
This is my opinion, though.”
I looked back at Damian.
It was rare to see such a serious expression on his face.
“I don’t know how to explain it, but that kind of relationship… …”
Damian narrowed his brow and asked me back.
“Isn’t it a little strange”