I Stole the Child of My War-Mad Husband - Chapter 26
TL: Lilac | PR: Ansoo
I didn’t put the family crest on the carriage. It’s because I don’t want to reveal my identity.
Besides, Leah and I preferred luxurious but neat clothes when we went out. There was no particular reason, it was just that it was easy to move.
Perhaps for this reason, when we went out, people saw us as wealthy commoners or lower aristocrats.
Actually, it wasn’t bad either. I was respected moderately, and I wasn’t too noticeable.
“Should I accompany you, Madam?” asked the coachman who had parked the carriage near the destination.
“No, it’s fine. I’m going to the cake shop over there.”
The coachman took off his hat and bowed.
“Then I’ll be waiting for you.”
I smiled softly and nodded slightly.
Leah was humming while holding my hand by her side.
A wide canal ran through the center of the capital, and several shops were lined up on either side of it.
It was the perfect structure for playing or taking a walk.
There were quite a few ladies and young girls enjoying boat rides in the canal.
‘It is a peaceful sight.’
A scream rang out.
‘……And I just thought it was peaceful.’
Leah rolled her eyes and turned her head towards the scream.
I don’t see any monsters, so maybe it’s a problem between people?
Meanwhile, Leah was leading me.
“Mom, let’s go!”
“It might be dangerous, Leah.”
“But, someone might be hurt.”
Even if there is a fight, there’s nothing we can do…… The moment I was about to say that, Leah looked at me with her dazzling eyes.
“Then that person will definitely need mom’s help!”
‘Eyes full of admiration are looking at me.’
Leah had a similar expression to when I treated Aren in the past. As a mother, I couldn’t just ignore this.
“……if it’s dangerous, Mom will take Leah immediately and run away.”
Leah responded with courage.
“Then I will also run fast!”
I headed to the place where people were gathering with my daughter.
Right next to the canal, noble ladies flocked to see someone lying down unconscious.
“Mrs. Rizé, come to your senses!”
Just by looking at this, I was able to grasp the situation roughly.
‘Should I say I’m glad Leah brought me here?’
It seems that this woman fell into the water while on the boat.
In this world, basic first aid education just is not taught to anyone who isn’t a doctor.
In this situation, I can’t pretend I didn’t see it.
Just in case, I warned Leah seriously.
“Leah, if you get lost like last time, Mom will cry every night forever. I’ll cry so much that tears will fill the room!”
Leah nodded her head seriously.
“I’m not going anywhere.”
It was worthwhile to thoroughly educate her so that she would never get lost again.
Immediately, I pushed the people around me away.
“Excuse me. Get out of the way!”
Walking through the crowds of young girls, I was able to see the woman who had barely passed out.
I pat her wet body.
“Are you okay? Can you hear me ?”
The woman was unconscious.
First of all, I loosened her tight dress.
Immediately afterward, I checked her pulse and respiration.
‘Pulse is normal, breathing is abnormal.’
It was fortunate that there was no problem with the pulse.
After that, I moved almost according to my habit.
I tilted the woman’s head back slightly to secure the airway.
After checking that there were no foreign objects obstructing her breathing, I immediately covered her nose, and blew air into her mouth.
“Oh my goodness!”
“What the hell are you doing!?”
After a pause of one second, I must check whether or not her chest is inflating. If not, it means it’s not getting air properly.
‘Let’s be careful not to rush.’
I’m getting nervous because this is something I had learned a long time ago.
I repeated it so many times.
The woman started coughing.
‘Cough, cough, cough!’
I carefully turned her head to the side.
Fortunately, there was no need to move on to the next treatment.
She blinked her eyes slowly.
“Madam, are you awake? Wait! It is dangerous to move prematurely.”
‘Well, I have to keep her body temperature up.’
While looking around, I grabbed the outerwear of a young lady who seemed to be a member of this party. She was the noisiest woman next to me.
“Hey! What a rude thing are you doing!”
I said, “Excuse me, can’t you lend a piece of clothing to this person who is shivering in the cold, unknown girl?”
The lady bit her mouth as I wrapped the woman in her clothes.
“Everything is fine now.”
The woman’s blurred eyes gradually looked at my face. She said,
“Oh, lady…… did you save me……?”
I laughed awkwardly.
“Yes, I think so.”
At that time, aristocratic women who were whispering around suddenly pushed me and rushed in.
‘Don’t rush at the patient like that!’
I was grumbling inside, and the lady who had just lost her coat, turned around and looked at me with fierce eyes.
“How could you touch her so recklessly, do you even know who this person is!?”
I was dumbfounded.
It seems that the woman I saved has a fairly high status.
The people around her, who didn’t try to do anything earlier, gently supported and hugged her when she woke up.
“Mrs. Rizé, I was really worried!”
“I’m glad you woke up safely!”
Fortunately, the lady called Mrs. Rizé recovered faster than expected. After a while, she started to move slowly.
Having already grasped her situation, she beckoned to those around her.
“……for a moment, I want everyone to step back.”
She stumbled a bit, but then immediately stood up without assistance.
She approached me slowly, grabbed my hand, and gave me a gentle smile.
“You saved my life. Are you a doctor?”
The woman with the wet face smiled gratefully at me. How did she regain her elegance and composure so quickly? I can’t believe she just drowned.
I was in awe.
‘Oh, this is the dignity of aristocrats.’
“I am not a doctor but I’m glad you’re safe.”
Pure curiosity lingered in Mrs. Rizé’s clear eyes.
“I see. My name is Rizé Ernst. May I ask for the name of my benefactor?”
‘Ernst……? I think I’ve heard it somewhere.’
No, this is not important now.
‘Should I reveal my identity?’
I pondered for a moment. It might be noisy to say that I am a marchioness from a foreign country.
‘I’m living alone with Leah, so it might get in the way.’
In the end, I held the hem of my skirt and showed only the manners of aristocrats.
“My name is Noel. Mrs. Ernst.”
Mrs. Rizé covered her mouth and smiled slightly.
“Ho ho… Looking at the etiquette, it is clear that you are noble, but your last name seems to be a secret.”
Then she said, shivering her shoulders as if it was cold.
“But I still want to repay you…… cough!”
I spoke quickly.
“I think the most important thing right now is to stabilize your body temperature. I suggest you have a cup of tea in front of a warm fireplace.”
After drowning, she could get hypothermia.
“Young lady…… Thank you for saying that.”
“Thank you for thinking I’m young, but I already have a cute daughter.”
Then, Leah, who had been watching the situation with her eyes twinkling until now, came out from behind the hem of my skirt.
Mrs. Rizé, who made eye contact with Leah, smiled.
“You have a wise mother, sweetheart.”
Leah nodded her head proudly.
“My mom is always great!”
My daughter is cute too.
Mrs. Rizé, who took off the coat that was covering her, politely but persistently asked how she could repay me.
“I don’t need anything in return, Mrs. Rizé”
“Repaying kindness is our family’s motto and honor.”
She didn’t give up. Little by little, it was getting harder for me to continue refusing.
‘Well, I have to respect my elders.’
I gave her the address of the villa.
There are many villas around here. People wouldn’t know who owns the villa unless the owner tells them themselves.
Upon hearing the desired answer, Mrs. Rizé smiled softly.
“Then, I’ll be sure to thank you later.”
As soon as she turned around, the group of aristocratic women who had retreated earlier rushed back around Mrs. Rizé.
As a few noble girls passed by, there was one who looked at me with sullen eyes.
She must have thought I had missed a great opportunity.
I passed over that gaze brusquely.
The other ladies looked to be 7 or 8 years younger than me, so I didn’t have the motivation to fight them.
‘Did Mrs. Rizé say she wanted to send a gift in return?’
If possible, I hope she will send something interesting to Leah.
My daughter clung to my waist and rubbed my cheek.
“After all, my mom is the coolest in the world!”
It seemed that I was gradually establishing myself as a superhero in Leah’s mind.
“It took a while, but shall we go get some cake now?”
Leah laughed softly.