How to Hide the Emperor's Child - Chapter 11
Count Siete, who had fertile lands in the west, was known to be one of the great nobles who support the noble faction, but in reality, he had turned to support the emperor faction.
‘Things are going well.’
Vellian, who thought everything was going well, didn’t miss Kaizen’s complex emotions.
It disappeared in an instant, but he was sure it was a new emotion this young emperor felt.
‘Oh, things are really weird.’
Marianne, sitting in front of a dressing table decorated with gold and silver, sent out the maid who combed her hair.
“I don’t need it, get out.”
Noting the displeasure of her owner, the maid went out quickly.
Her honey-colored hair had been styled beautifully.
Marianne looked into the mirror, biting her nice nails.
Deep blue eyes sparkle like jewels, red lips, skin that is brighter than pearls.
The honey-colored blonde shone like gold even in the darkroom.
Marianne was beautiful.
She was one of the best beauties in the capital.
However, the emperor was not interested in Marianne.
He didn’t care whether she came or not, and he didn’t even talk to her first.
Still, Marianne was satisfied in her own way.
Because the emperor was also bothered by other noble ladies.
At least it was a week-long for Marianne to talk to him.
Coming along the way was something that she couldn’t even dream of if she was another noble lady.
‘But why is he so interested in her?’
The emperor showed strange interest to the former empress, who was expelled.
Didn’t he invite her to dinner? He even sent her dresses and jewels.
It is said that he even forced her to the dinner which she initially refused.
Her father, Marquis Croychen, sent Marianne to win over the emperor’s heart during this tour.
That was her father’s request.
However, it was not an unfamiliar rural woman who caught the emperor’s attention, but the former empress, whose whereabouts were unknown.
At first, she was relieved when it was explained that she was here due to the will of the empress dowager.
For that reason, she deserved to be brought by the emperor himself.
But, no matter how much she thought, for the emperor to send so many gifts and forcibly order her to come to dinner, it was different from the emperor Marianne knew.
The emperor wasn’t a person that sends something to a woman, even though he needed to get the woman’s favor because of the empress dowager’s will.
Besides, the emperor’s gaze looking at the woman at dinner was…… it was really amazing.
Marianne has seen countless glances between lovers in the social world even since before adulthood.
After worrying about that for a while, Marianne pulled the string and called the maid.
“Brings the maid chief here.”
“Because the weather is not good.”
Vellian explained to Astelle why they have stayed here for a few more days.
“As you can see, it looks like it’s going to rain. Local residents say that when the weather is like this, a storm comes soon after. Maybe it’s better to wait for a while to be safe. And…… Lady Marianne also has a severe headache so we couldn’t continue the journey even though the weather is good.”
Vellian paused for a moment with a very agitated expression and continued, “So we are going to stay here until the day is clear and Lady Marianne is healed. Even if you feel frustrated, please be patient.”
Originally, she was going to stay here for about a day and continue the journey right away.
Yesterday morning, Vellian told her to wait without saying anything, and now he explains why.
Astelle smiled as if she understood everything.
“It’s okay. Never mind.”
In fact, she wasn’t okay at all.
She was so annoyed about why the journey was delayed.
She wanted to go to the castle where her grandfather was as soon as possible.
That way, she can leave Theor to her grandfather and send him back home.
She couldn’t leave the child to someone she doesn’t know, and she couldn’t even call her grandfather here.
His grandfather’s whereabouts can be reached only a few days from here.
Astelle thought a lot in her head with a calm smile.
After a short thought, Astelle, who organized her thoughts, asked Vellian, “I…… can I write a letter to my maternal grandfather in Dentsu Castle? I think he is worried a lot about us.”
“Oh, of course, just send me the letter first and I’ll send it to him right away.”
It was this morning that she get permission to write a letter to her grandfather.
Astelle came to the greenhouse and let Theor play near the flowerbed and wrote a letter.
Rain was pouring out outside.
The sound of the rain hit the glass in the greenhouse.
On the glass wall, a water chamber was placed and soft purple petals resembling kingfisher wings fell on it.
The grass in the garden was moistened with rainwater.
Theor was playing while she was watching the rainwater run down the glass wall.
After a while, Vellian came to see Astelle.
“Have you finished writing the letter?”
“Yes, I just finished it.”
Vellian asked carefully with a very sorry expression when he saw Astelle fold the letter and put it in the envelope.
“Excuse me, can I read it?”
“Oh, I’m sorry, it’s not like I don’t believe in Lady Astelle, it’s just because His Majesty is here, so……”
Seeing Astelle startled, Vellian apologized in regret.
‘What’s this? You’re probably trying to determine if I’m going to do anything suspicious or not?’
Astelle concealed her heart and handed the letter as if she understood everything.
“It’s okay, you can read it.”
It doesn’t matter who reads it. No one knows the true motive of that letter anyway.
“Thank you so much for understanding.”
Vellian took the letter politely with his hands and read it carefully.
There was only short text containing the contents that she met the emperor and heard the circumstances, and that she is going to the capital but it was delayed because the weather is not good.
After that, she said that the child was fine and was worried about him.
[You were having a lot of trouble with a headache a while ago, but I am worried that your illness may have gotten worse because you were in an unfamiliar place.
We are doing well, so please relax your mind and take care of your health.]
“Oh my, is Lady’s grandfather not feeling well?”
“Sometimes he not feeling well. Maybe because he is old enough.”
Vellian once again apologized after reading the letter to the end.
“Nothing special, I’m really sorry, I’ll send it to him right away.”
“Yes, thank you.”
Astelle believed that her grandfather would understand what was the true meaning of the letter.
She explained the situation here and he will understand what Astelle was concerned about.
Theor wandered around the flowerbed and ran to Vellian.
He said hello to Vellian, holding the teddy bear.
“Hello, little master. Do you like to play here?”