How to Hide the Emperor's Child - Chapter 98
Astelle ran to the two of them.
The servants and knights who were guarding the surroundings also ran in shock.
The two of them rolled on the grass.
Kaizen held Theor in his arms so that he was not hurt.
Seeing Astelle’s shocked face, Kaizen carried Theor and got up.
“Theor, are you okay?”
Theor was burying his face in Kaizen’s arms.
Kaizen looked at him worriedly.
When Astelle stroked Theor’s head, he slowly raised his head.
His eyes widened as if in shock, but fortunately, there were no injuries.
“Yes…… I am okay.”
Hearing that small voice made her feel relieved.
“That’s a relief.”
Only then did Astelle look at Kaizen.
Kaizen hugged Theor with one hand and brushed the grass off his body.
“I’m fine too.”
But there were many wounds on his body.
His clothes were torn at the elbows, and there was blood on his elbows and shoulders.
Meanwhile, the servants caught the pony running around the lawn.
It was almost going to be a big mess.
Fortunately, Kaizen caught Theor. If Theor fell alone, he could be seriously injured or, in severe cases, lose his life.
“I think Theor was shocked. Let’s go back to the Empress Palace.”
All the way back to the Empress Palace, Theor was in Kaizen’s arms.
As soon as he returned to the Empress Palace, a doctor was called in.
The doctor examined Theor and told him to rest and calm down as nothing was wrong.
Astelle took Theor to his room and made him drink herbal tea to calm him down.
“Mom, I’m fine.”
Fortunately, Theor recovered his energy when he returned to his room.
Theor looked up at the worried Astelle and reassured her.
“It’s a relief that you didn’t get seriously hurt.”
Why does this kind of thing happen every time you go out with Kaizen?
Still, this was just a trivial matter compared to the previous incident.
Theor glanced up at Astele and asked, “Mom, is His Majesty all right……?”
Theor lowered his head, fiddling with the arms of the teddy bear Hannah had brought him.
“His Majesty was hurt because of me.”
“His Majesty is fine. He didn’t get hurt much and will get better soon.”
Fortunately, Kaizen was not seriously injured.
He only got some scratches and bruises.
“You can thank His Majesty directly later.”
Theor asked again, a little worried.
“He won’t scold the pony, will he?”
“No, I’ll tell him well so it doesn’t get scolded.”
Astelle reassured Theor by stroking his head.
Since the Emperor was injured, the servants would normally have to kill the pony or send it somewhere, but Astelle never intended to do that.
‘There’s nothing wrong with an animal that can’t even speak.’
If that happens, Theor will be hurt.
It was also bad for the child’s growth.
Astelle calmed Theor down and headed to where Kaizen was.
Kaizen was being treated by a doctor in the break room in Astelle’s residence.
When Astelle entered the room, Kaizen sent the doctor and maids out.
“How is Theor?”
“He is resting to recover his energy.”
Kaizen sighed in relief. Kaizen’s arms and shoulders were again bandaged.
The back of his hand was also bandaged.
“How about you, Your Majesty?”
Kaizen lay down on a long resting chair.
“I’m fine. This is nothing.”
He spoke calmly, but he had quite a lot of wounds on his body.
Luckily no bones were broken, but because he fell and rolled on the ground, he had injuries here and there.
“Are you sure you’re okay?”
“I’m fine— ughh!”
Kaizen said he was fine, but as he moved his body, he groaned.
“Wait a minute. I will call the doctor again.”
“I don’t need a doctor.”
Kaizen leaned back on the chair and looked up at Astelle.
She, who was usually cold, had a worried expression on her face.
Kaizen was satisfied with that look.
“I’m fine when I’m with you.”
“……seeing you saying nonsense, you seem to be fine.”
Astelle turned around with a cold face again, but in truth, she was truly grateful to him.
When they were attacked in the Dentsu forest, Kaizen was injured while trying to protect Astelle.
And today, he was injured again while saving Theor.
Although Kaizen was the cause in both cases.
Still, it was something to be thankful for.
“I will make you some herbal tea.”
Astelle called in a maid to bring hot water.
She brewed tea by putting herbs in a teapot and pouring boiling water over them.
It was the same herbal tea she had just made for Theor.
It has a calming effect on the mind.
Kaizen, who took the teacup, looked up at Astelle and smiled faintly.
“Thank you for protecting Theor, Your Majesty.”
“Don’t mention it. It is natural for a father to protect his son.”
Kaizen said it was a natural thing to do.
Astelle was grateful for his affection for Theor, but on the other hand, it was funny.
“If Your Majesty had not put your young son on a horse, there would have been nothing to protect.”
Kaizen frowned, as if thinking it was unfair, but he couldn’t refute it because Astelle was right. He drank the tea without saying a word.
“You’ve seen the wedding dress design right? Do you like it?”
After a brief silence, Kaizen put down the empty teacup and spoke again.
Then, he looked at Astelle’s reaction.
Astelle recalled the design of the wedding dress Vellian had brought.
She handed it over to Hannah without even looking at it properly.
“It’s just something I’ll only wear for one day anyway.”
Suddenly, Astelle remembered her wedding day in the past.
At that time, she was happily preparing her wedding dress.
‘Because I was young then.’
She designed her own wedding gown, imagining a happy future.
“I hope you like it, though.”
Kaizen looked her in the eye and continued, “If you don’t like it, I’ll make it all over again. You can do whatever you want.”
“It’s okay. I’m fine with the design,” Astelle cut off his words at once.
Kaizen seemed to want to say something more, but when he saw Astelle’s expression, he fell silent.
Astelle turned away from him and put down her empty teacup.
In the past, preparing for a wedding was exhausting.
But she wasn’t enjoying it at all now.
Probably because she knows that there is no such thing as a happy future with Kaizen.
However, on the wedding day, Kaizen looked at Astelle in a wedding dress as if he had been possessed.
“You are so beautiful.”
Kaizen, who held Astelle’s hand with his surprised eyes, came to mind.
The moment he held her hand and entered the wedding hall, she trembled for fear that she might make a mistake.
Seeing her nervous, Kaizen wrapped the back of Astelle’s hand with his other hand affectionately.
Just like when he reassured Astelle who was afraid of riding a horse a long time ago.
“Don’t be nervous, Astelle.”
At that time, why was he being so kind to her?
He was forced to marry her, whom he hated so much.
Looking back on the past with Kaizen, there are sometimes strangely friendly memories.
To the point that she was confused as to which one his true nature was.
The door opened after a knock.
Theor poked his head through the door.
“Theor? Come here.”
Theor ran to Kaizen.
“Your Majesty, are you okay?”
“I’m fine. I didn’t get hurt in the first place.”
Kaizen said so and sat Theor on his lap.
Theor looked at the bandages around his arm and said, “Thank you for saving me, Your Majesty.”
Astelle said to both of them, “From now on you are not allowed to ride a horse until you learn how to ride properly.”
Theor nodded his head but looked a little disappointed.
Kaizen hugged and comforted him, “It’s okay. I will come and teach you every day.”
A few days later, Hannah got on a carriage early in the morning and headed to the capital’s dressing room.
She was still preparing for the national wedding.
It was the first national wedding in six years, so there was a lot to prepare.
The servants of the Imperial Palace were working tirelessly to prepare for the wedding.
‘We have to prepare everything perfectly.’
Although it was a marriage that Astelle didn’t want, Hannah still hoped that Astelle’s second marriage would go smoothly without any problems.
After checking the things she had to prepare in the Empress Palace, she stopped by the dressing room to check the dress.
As soon as she arrived at the dressing room, the clerk ran out in surprise.
It was still early, so Hannah couldn’t reach the clerk, and when she came, the clerk was very surprised.
Hannah apologized to her.
“Sorry. I’ll just look at the progress for a moment.”
In fact, rather than contacting her in advance and coming, she wanted to stop by and see what was going on.
It was early and the owner of the dressing room was not there.
The clerk guided Hannah inside.
“Her Majesty’s dress is over here.”
The dress was more than half finished.
It was still in the making, but the design was the same as in the document given by Vellian, the Emperor’s aide.
The dress was to be made luxuriously in pearl-colored silk and muslin, adorned with pearls and diamonds.
“It’s almost done.”
No diamond embellishments yet, but the embroidery is almost done.
From the skirt to the bodice on the chest, and to the sleeves, everything is embroidered with thread mixed with pearl powder.
Hannah looked closely at the dress and paused for a moment.
There was a strange embellishment at the elbow of the dress.
“I think this part is different from the design.”