How to Hide the Emperor's Child - Chapter 17
Fortunately, the savior appeared before the child cried.
Lyndon, who was watching the two of them, stepped in to save the embarrassing situation.
“Your Majesty, this villa has some hounds.”
Kaizen understood the meaning and quickly suggested it to the child.
“Okay. Shall I show you the hound?”
“Puppy……? Is there a puppy too?”
Fortunately, the child responded to his words.
Kaizen quickly took the child to the library and ordered the servant to bring a hound.
The attendant picked the most gentle-looking dog with soft light brown fur.
“It is the most gentle guy.”
Although it may look gentle, it is a hound, and it is larger than the dogs raised in the room, but the child approached it without any fear.
When Theor reached out his hand, the hound approached him and put its nose in his hand.
As the hound scented and approached him, it licked Theor’s fingers and waved its fluffy tail.
Without avoiding, Theor patted the hound and burst into laughter.
“Oh…… ha ha ha it tickles.”
Theor became very friendly with the hound.
“Would it be safe for children?”
“Yes, Your Majesty, that hound is well trained.”
Theor stroked the hound’s head and reached out one hand.
The hound placed its paws on the Theor’s palm.
He grabbed the fluffy forefoot about the same size as his own hand and gently stroked the back of the dog’s neck with the other hand.
“The puppy is kind.”
Even though he was a child, he seemed very natural to deal with the hound.
“Have you ever had a dog?”
“No, I don’t have a puppy.”
Sad that there was no puppy, Theor shook his head with a slightly fuzzy face.
Then he looked up at Kaizen again and said, “The count grandfather brought a puppy to my house. It’s a big gray puppy. Um…… Aunt Astelle told me how to play with the puppy.”
The count grandfather? It seemed that someone the child knew had brought a dog. Kaizen doesn’t know who it is.
There are children who like animals since birth, while others are afraid of animals from birth.
‘I also liked my father’s hounds when I was young.’
He himself liked dogs and cats very much.
He would chase after his father’s hounds and play with his grandmother, the empress dowager’s cat.
Kaizen recalled his own childhood and suggested to Theor, “Would you like to have this dog as a gift from me?”
“Really, can I take him to my house?”
The child said he liked it, and he hugged the hound.
Lyndon, who was watching, wondered if he should get permission from Astelle, but he noticed that the young child liked it so much and His Majesty the Emperor liked it too, so he just silently bite his lip.
Theor rejoiced infinitely and thanked Kaizen politely.
“Your Majesty, thank you.”
Kaizen saw the child standing in front of him who seriously bowing his head, and he laughed a little.
Theor ran around the room with the hound.
“Young Master. You shouldn’t run around.”
Watching Theor run around after the hound, the attendant cautioned.
Theor was surprised and stopped in an instant.
Kaizen, sitting in the chair and watching him, frowned.
Astelle seemed to educate the child strictly.
It’s good to listen to the words well.
Although the Carlenberg family is ruined, he is the successor of the family anyway.
“If you want to play, you can go out and play.”
When Kaizen gave permission, Theor took the hound to the outside.
Kaizen looked at the back of Theor running and ordering the servant, “Let the child do what he wants to do.”
The hunting lodge was small in size, but it was gorgeous.
In particular, the main building and the annex at the back are connected by long corridors at both ends, and between those corridors, there was a corridor garden with an open ceiling.
Theor ran around the corridor and threw a small ball. The golden hound ran past Theor, bit the ball, and came back.
He was a little scared to see the bear, but the emperor gave him a hound. It was a big and cute hound with golden fur.
He was a little tired, but he didn’t want to rest because he enjoyed playing with his new hound so much.
Knights and servants were coming and going at both ends of the corridor, but no one paid attention to Theor or prevented him from playing.
Theor, who was petting the hound by the pillars of the corridor, thoughtlessly looked up at the hazy sky and thought of Astelle’s request.
“Aunt Astelle told me to come back before dinner……”
Would it be okay to stay here?
On the other hand, His Majesty the Emperor is a very high man.
Astelle said that he had to do whatever His Majesty told him to do.
‘Well……so I must do what His Majesty told me to do……?’
While Theor tilted his head and was immersed in thought, the ball in front of him was blown by the wind and rolled toward the garden.
The hound followed the ball and ran to the garden.
“Oh! Let’s go together!”
Theor followed to catch the hound.
There was no roof in the corridor in the middle.
Rain poured over his head before taking a few steps. His clothes got wet in an instant.
“It’s cold…..,” Theor muttered.
The servant who was watching from over there ran to see the rain-soaked Theor.
Then, Theor went back into the hunting lodge with the servant.
As the child went outside, the library quickly became quiet.
It was raining so he couldn’t go hunting, and he didn’t have anything to do.
Kaizen sat by the window and enjoyed the leisurely time.
There was still a clear sound of rain outside the window.
The forest was immersed in the quiet darkness.
A similarly quiet person came to mind in the quiet and tranquil landscape.
Astelle always stays quietly as he remembered.
‘I didn’t know you were so stubborn in the past.’
Still, he didn’t hate the new Astelle.
Just as the scenery in the rain-wet forest feels refreshing, the honest and neat Astelle has a charm that calms the mind.
After meeting again, Kaizen continued to look at Astelle and his heart was touched.
Even though he is bothered, he keeps thinking of Astelle.
Looking out the window for a while and thinking about her, Theor who played with the hound outside came back without energy.
As he watched, the child’s hair and clothes were half wet in the rain.
Theor replied, bowing his head, “I ran with the puppy……there was no roof.”
There is a classic colonnade in the area connecting the main building and the annex here.
The colonnade had no roof in the middle. It seems that he went there.
“Oh no, do you have any clothes to change?”
“I apologize, Your Majesty. There are no clothes young master’s size here,” the servant replied.
As expected. Even the predecessor emperors never brought a child here.
The servant continued, “We have no choice but to dry young master’s clothes.”
Theor went and sat down in front of the fireplace.
A wet hound followed him as well.
The servant took a towel and wiped the child’s body.
Theor raised his hand and quietly and brought it closer to the fireplace.
Kaizen smiled when he saw it.
He had never liked children in his whole life and this little boy was pretty cute.
What he did was pretty cute.
He wasn’t manly, he was quiet and listened well, but it wasn’t just because of that.
Kaizen was familiar with the way the child was talking or laughing.
Kaizen looked closely at Theor’s face and realized the familiar feeling.
‘He looks similar to Astelle.’
He’s a relative, so he has no choice but to resemble her.
Astelle’s cousin, Sigmund was like this too.
He was polite and quiet.
In particular, the child was raised by Astelle. So it looks like he has learned Astelle’s habits and behavior.
Is Astelle similar to her mother?
Kaizen never thought of such a thing before.
He felt like he had seen more of Astelle in this child than in 10 years as his fiancee.
A bitter thought filled the bottom of his heart.
‘I don’t regret anything irreversible, but……’
The servant looked at the emperor’s eyes and tried to bring the child to the room.
“Young Master. I will guide you to the room.”
Kaizen stopped the servant.
“Just let him be here.”
Theor sat in front of the fireplace to watch the firewood burning in the flames.
The hound who was playing with him took a seat next to him and lay down.
Theor wiped the drenched hound with the towel.
“Is it cold? I will dry you.”