Daughter of the Emperor
It’s time for me to go to bed.
I was waiting in Caitel’s bedroom after taking a bath, and when I saw him enter the room, his expression scared me. Huh? Why are you glaring at me like that? I ran to him as usual, but I had to stop for a moment.
It’s my first time, wait, not my first time seeing that face. Anyway, I’m a little nervous about his expression. Did I do something wrong? No matter how much I think about it, I never did anything wrong. Then what’s the problem? Was it because we didn’t have dinner together today? But that was because Caitel was too busy. What’s going on?
There was an awkward silence between us. Oh, well. I decided to act as usual. Just as usual…
Smile and give him a hug with my charming voice!
I smiled with a brighter face than usual. I don’t know what it is, but if I had done something wrong, just forgive me, daddy. Whatever that was, did he thought I meant to do that? I just didn’t know. Please understand me. Be generous. Like a real father!
A child makes mistakes, right?
Caitel’s expression slowly unravels with all my charm. I was a little tired of doing all the cute things in his arms. This dad now made 2 years old do so many things. However, it wasn’t that I didn’t like the naturalness of him holding me with his head down.
“I heard you went there.”
That happened earlier today. My body stiffened. Did he hear about it already? Gosh, Elene, that girl. I knew what the harem was like, so suddenly I understand why he was acting so scary. Ugh, don’t tell me he will cut my throat because I went there once…
Oh, I didn’t like it. I didn’t like thinking it was possible.
Dad, so was he saying he would kill me? He couldn’t do that. I didn’t want to die yet! Well, it’s time to use my specialty here.
“Hmm? What’s a Harem?”
I don’t know anything!
The best part was to innocently repeat the question right back at him.
Caitel’s face stiffened. I have to be extremely cute and adorable! I finally became 2 and I couldn’t die like this. Did he thought he coud kill me when I’m this cute and lovely!?
“The place you entered today was the Harem.”
“Where did I go?”
Was it just me who felt like a blood vessel stuck out of Caitel’s forehead? I didn’t like his subtly crumpled expression, so I pressed his forehead with my index finger.
Stop frowning, father.
“The buildings behind Sienna Palace.”
“The building close to the Garden’s western entrance.”
Caitel bit his lips. It was so scary to watch him biting his lips with a tantalizing look, but at the same time, I thought something just woke inside of me.
What should I do? This is kind of fun.
Holding back my laughter inside, I pretended to be calm on the outside. Oh, I thought I could understand why Ferdel always teased him even though he got beaten up.
This was fun.
“Anyway, you cannot go there. You understand?”
Caitel asked me as if he gave up on explaining it at the end. He looked quite serious.
Oh, I shouldn’t do this. I really shouldn’t do this.
I ended up asking him back. Caitel shut his mouth at my innocent voice.
“Why? Why can’t I go there?”
Caitel’s expression was such an art. Oh, my God. He seemed like he wanted to hit me, but he didn’t beat me like Ferdel because I was still a baby or for any other reason. What should I do? This was quite addictive.
“It’s not good for you if you go there, so don’t go!”
“Why is it not good?”
“It’s not good.”
“What’s not good?”
Caitel took a big breath. I smiled inwardly because Caitel seemed like he was holding his temper. Oh my god!
Oh, this was so fun! So addictive. I felt like I was in a situation where I started playing games with boredom and then lost all my time. This was way too fun.
“I won’t go!”
Caitel frowned his face on the answer I gave just before his anger exploded. I said I won’t go, why was he glaring at me like that again?! However, since there was an unexpected harvest, I will ignore it instead. I pointed to the bed.
He puts me down. That was when I ran to the bed and stuck my head in the blanket.
I turned my head on the voice outside of the door.
Huh? What’s going on? What was it at this hour? In contrast to my suspicious look, Caitel’s face was visibly fierce.
The door opened and the servant immediately bowed his head. I felt pitiful for him trembling like that. What the hell was going on anyway?
“There is an urgent message from the expeditionary force!”
Caitel’s face crumpled as he snatched and scanned the paper. I struggled to get up to the bed, and I sat down and looked at Caitel, who scattered murderous intent.
“Who sent this?”
“M, Master Tuyolle.”
I always thought all the maids and servants working at the Solay Palace were pitiful. Caitel treated them so harshly sometimes. That’s why they get paid extra for risk benefits.
Well, by the way, what’s written on that piece of paper that’s causing Caitel to shake like that?
“Call Ferdel right now.”
“Yes, Your Majesty.”
At the end of the order, Caitel immediately stormed out of the bedroom.
What the hell was going on with you leaving me behind? Left alone on the bed, I tilted my head and thought he would be back soon, but it was my illusion.
Caitel did not return to the room until the next day when the sun was bright. I fell asleep and woke up the next day with a slight cold.
Today felt gloomy.