I Possessed the Villain in the Lily Novel - Chapter 103
I Possessed the Villain in the Lily Novel chapter 103
103 – Verb (1)
I sat in the attic and watched Monia stir up some unknown liquid in a glass bottle with a wooden stick.
The fact that I didn’t sleep anyway was discovered, so she called me to this place early in the morning and made me face her.
I wanted to make the many nuisances that have been done here turn into a major sin, but looking at it now, it doesn’t seem like that.
Sucked up a moderate amount of liquid from the bottle, put a wooden stick up to her nose and she smelled her scent.
“Oh, that turned out pretty good.”
Monia smiled brightly as if she liked it. It was still an innocent laugh. Seeing her like that, the corners of her mouth naturally relaxed.
“Iva, take care of it too.”
She approached with a murmur and thrust the wooden stick into my nose.
I already knew what scent it was because I have a very sensitive sense of smell, but I breathed in because there was such a thing as form.
Her scent rose to her brain, stronger than when she smelled lightly earlier.
With the scent of sweet vanilla, the subtle scent of spices like cinnamon, and even the scent of wood. All of it was a small, well-proportioned scent. It was a heavier scent than the perfume he had given me before.
I laughed out loud at the thought of this scent hanging around Monia. Somewhere in the middle of the night, an image of a mysterious beauty coming back with a man’s incense comes to mind.
“This time it’s not floral.”
“Do you think I will only smell the scent of flowers every time? That’s just what I like.”
“Then who likes this scent?”
Monia swung the stick in the air a couple of times before throwing it into the trash can.
For a moment, I felt like I was out of breath.
“How do you like it? Did you like this scent?”
“No… I’m suddenly reluctant.”
After saying that, Monia chuckled.
“You don’t have to pay attention to me. How can others determine a person’s likes and dislikes?”
“So? How do you feel?”
I looked straight at her and said.
“To be honest, I hate it. It’s a fragrance that most men would feel worthless, unless a noble prince wore it.”
“Huh, thank you for your honest evaluation. It’s fortunate. If you said you liked it, I would have remembered that bastard looking at you.”
“It’s okay not to notice, right?”
Monia nodded her head.
“Then what kind of incense should I show you?”
She went back to the table and began to ponder as she took out a number of glass bottles lined up in rows. In the meantime, she glanced at me and then she asked a question.
“Do you have any idea why I started steering?”
She didn’t have a clue, but I picked one of several typical reasons why people wear her incense and asked her. It was a gamble that didn’t matter if I got it right or wrong.
“Have you ever wanted to change the mood you feel?”
Monia coolly affirmed.
“I was a monster. People felt intimidated by me based on their preconceived notions. So I wanted to change it. At least I felt like putting on a sweet scent would change something.”
I was suddenly dazed. I was quite surprised, so I didn’t say anything great. A big surprise always evokes silence. It was like that this time too. I didn’t know what to say, so I opened and closed my mouth. Suddenly, I thought why should I look at it like this, and I stopped.
“There was no big change. Wearing the scent of a flower doesn’t make me a flower. But people like butterflies do come. Sometimes, thinking I’m a flower, I come to you, but I’m disappointed and sting bees.”
“Are you talking about that bastard?”
“Yeah, my husband, my husband.
She giggled while cursing. The cursing I spat out was not uncomfortable in the slightest, and rather, I felt like my insides were completely relieved.
“Oh, did I speak too loud?”
“No, I like the honest look much better. Above all, what a beautiful woman says is good to hear, even if it means cursing.”
“Oh my, look at what he’s talking about? Master’s mother, can I seduce you like that?”
“Ah. Even if I tried to seduce him, he wouldn’t come over.”
“I don’t know.”
We looked at each other and chuckled.
“When I think about it, I think I did a very bad thing. Did you know that? I was reluctant because you were a man. Then I couldn’t fully accept you even though I knew it wasn’t possible.”
“I’ve known that for a long time.”
I wondered what they were calling here to say, but it was a confession and repentance.
But I’m not great enough to forgive her, and she hasn’t sinned so great as to ask me for her forgiveness.
“By the way, isn’t that even more amazing? The attitude of disliking it but realizing that it was wrong and trying to change it seems like an attitude that should be conceited rather than repentant.”
“…Really, you speak well.”
Monia smiled bitterly and opened the lid of one of the glass bottles again. The scent of her cosmos felt fresh.
“Besides, aren’t we comrades? Can’t we just understand that much?”
It may be hateful to say this after finding out the true identity of Monia, but I dared to say this.
“If you really want to get rid of that guilt. Please forgive me too. I cheated on her identity and traveled with Lilia.”
Fortunately, Monia wasn’t very offended by this. She answered in a voice that contained her faint smile.
“Of course I forgive you.”
“Then I will forgive you too.”
Since then, Monia has opened and mixed several bottles to create an indescribable floral fragrance.
“Did you like the scent of flowers I gave you?”
“Can I be honest with you?”
I said honestly without speculation.
“Personally, I like flowers, but that doesn’t seem to be the scent that lingers around me. It’s so classy.”
Once again she took out the wooden stick and let it seep the liquid in her bottle.
“Anything like that, you’ve ruined a lot of perennial flower fields around here, don’t you actually hate flowers?”
“I’m so sorry, could you do me a favor? I wanted to respect your opinion, but I can’t.”
She held up the wooden stick, as she did earlier, and she smiled contentedly.
But unlike before, she didn’t come to me with it as it was, she transferred the contents of the bottle to a bottle with a pump and came to me.
“Sprinkle this incense, please.”
Monia came to my side, and she sprayed the contents of the vial around me several times.
“Yes, that’s about it.”
The scent was more like magic than simple scent. It was refreshing to say it was a flower, and too warm to say it was a fruit scent. It wasn’t so sweet that bugs would mistakenly fly in, but it resembled the scent of a flower garden carried by the wind from the forest.
“But what if this perfume runs out?”
“Then you can come back here and get a new one.”
That was no different from saying that it was okay to come here anytime. Even if Lilia wasn’t there, she was with her. I let you know that you can arrive here as a single person named Ivar, not as Lillia’s squire.
“Is that okay? I almost ruined the perennial flower field and put your daughter in danger?”
“That’s not what you wanted.”
Monia smiled lightly and put her scent on the nape of my neck one last time. She continued, rubbing her fingers in the scented water that had not yet dried.
“You’re a comrade. You can’t understand that much, so you’ll use it.”
I now realize why she called me here.
It was neither confession nor penitence.
It was a declaration of welcome and inclusiveness.
Monia smiled benevolently after smelling my scent a few times.
She raised and lowered her arms a few times, then lowered herself slightly to make eye contact with me, who was sitting there, and asked.
“Can I give you a hug?”
“I’m a guy. Are you okay?”
“Now is the time to slowly overcome it.”
There was no reason to refuse, so I nodded.
Then, warmth enveloped my chest and back. Her scent, which was mixed with the scents of various perfumes, was strangely warm rather than disgusting. I quietly enjoyed the hug as I buried her head in Monia’s arms that smelled like that.
Maybe it was the morning when the wind still felt cold, so her body temperature felt more like the warm sunlight.
“…You too will grow up later. You will meet many people and be hurt by many people. There must be countless times when they hate and reject you for things that are not your fault. Whenever that happens, remember me with this incense. Even if you come back, Remind me there’s a good place.”
“I might be a little selfish, but can I ask you a favor?”
In his arms, I nodded.
I knew the existence of a mother only through knowledge, but I could feel that this warmth must resemble her.
“Please wear my favorite incense. So that I can welcome you anytime.”
I also answered while hugging her.
“It’s an honor.”
To think that the object I depended on for a sense of mastery, which I once sought outside, would come back like this.
As expected, unexpected things often happen in life.
I received an unexpected gift.
Not just a house, but a person.
When I came out of the attic, Lilia greeted me. I nodded her head to her and stood beside her naturally.
“Lilia, do you have any idea?”
“There are too many things to be the subject of that ‘special thought’. Please explain it.”
“Yes, I think so too.”
As Lillia requested, I let loose and talked.
“My mother was a monster.”
“How about that? Does she stop being my mother just because her mother was a monster? Does she stop spending time with me?”
“This is the answer.”
“Do you have any more questions?”
As expected, cheating on him is nothing to do. Actually, I got some answers to my previous question, but I have to say it anyway.
“Unfortunately, I’m not only a devil, but I also got the position of a candidate for the devil king. How do you feel?”
“Ask more honestly.”
“Do you have any regrets?”
Lilia smiled and replied.
“What if you’re a demon king candidate? Does that mean you’re not yourself?”
She poked my chest with her fingers and fired hard.
“Listen up. Whatever you are, you’re the underling of my papers. OK? You’re a… Friend to whom I risk my life! OK?”
“Yes. I’m happy to be your master’s slave.”
“That’s a good answer.”
Lilia smiled as wide as a lily in full bloom, took my hand, and hurried down her steps.
“Then don’t hide anything from me. It’s something we both have to take responsibility for, right?”
As she said, I did not hide my identity, but revealed it.
“From now on, I won’t hide that I’m actually a person who died and came from another world.”
“Stop talking bullsh*t.”
To be honest, it’s sad that people don’t believe me.
“Anyway, we’ll never change, right?”
“Maybe if you don’t want to change.”
When I came down the stairs, Lilia headed behind me. Then she hugged me tightly around the waist and rested her chin on her shoulder.
She then raised her finger and pointed at the person in front of her.
“…What are you doing in the morning?”
In front of him was Stella, who had just finished training in the morning.
“Quickly tell that girl I will never follow you.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Paali~! Iva will be with me forever, right?”
Of course that’s true, but my free will is different from that. Hearing someone’s order, the will to rebel naturally springs up.
I took a few steps back and asked.
“Mother. Please get rid of this poor owner.”
“Mo, what’s lacking?! Do you know how highly educated I am?”
“Okay, it looks more lacking.”
Monia calmly removed Lilia from her back, clinging to her like a cicada. Her gaze was still fixed on Stella.
As I looked at Stella and Lillia alternately, I could sense a disturbing expression.
What kind of conversation did you have last night to look at each other so sternly?
“Let’s have breakfast and talk.”
“You said it was a story, you crazy b*tch.”
Stella smiled and sat down. The seat was still next to me.