Daughter of the Emperor
I was eventually dragged to the Caitel’s office. By Serira!
“Come on, princess.”
No! I didn’t want to go in!
However, the door to the office had long been open. Oh, I was so screwed.
When I went inside, I saw Caitel sitting at his desk. It looked like he’s working even today. He was like this every day, but to see him at work even on his own birthday was a bit sad.
I had to hold the tear that suddenly came out of me. I thought by now he’d be a little more fond of this day.
It’s his birthday, but he was always the one who hated it the most. I didn’t know where that hatred came from… but I thought he’s improved a bit ever since I started wishing him a happy birthday. I think…
Well, of course. He would be happy if an adorable daughter like me wanted to celebrate with him!
“Is it already time for the party?”
Caitel smiled when he looked at me. The smile was quite serene, and I felt relieved for a moment. Until Silvia handed over the box of wrapped cake.
“Your Majesty, the princess has prepared a special gift for you.”
“Is that so?”
I wanted to ask my mom why she was doing this to me? What did I do to her!? I really felt like I had done something terrible to her. I shook my head in panic, but Serira kept pushing me forward with a smile.
I felt like I would cry now. No, I was sure he would definitely judge me if I gave this as a gift! Caitel showed interest when he looked at me with a dazed expression.
“What is it?”
Why was my father so curious about it!?
Oh, this was too much. Was this how uneasy it felt when one knew that they were about to die?
“Well, the thing is…”
As I stuttered, Caitel lifted his chin as if allowing me to continue my words. I bit my lips.
‘Dad, all this attention from you is a bit too much. Agh! Where’d I even get the dumb idea to bake a cake?! I should have just bought him something! Something normal! ‘
“I… I made you a cake for your birthday, but… it turned out sort of strange.”
Still, pressing hard on the feeling of wanting to flee, I showed a box of cake that Serira passed to me in front of Caitel. His face changed at once when he saw the box. He looked a little uncertain.
Oh, I didn’t know. I just wanted to die!