I Stole the Child of My War-Mad Husband - Chapter 29
TL: Lilac | PR: Shree
In the end, Mrs. Rizé’s predictions came true.
I talked to Leander near the medical center. He seemed to come to check on this place often.
If everyone had this kind of personality, the world would be so beautiful.
“Madam, if you need any help, feel free to call me.”
It seemed that he had been informed of the situation by Mrs. Rizé.
“Aren’t you busy, Duke?”
“Of course, I am.”
He told the truth so easily.
“……ah, wait a minute.”
All of a sudden Leander rummaged through his pocket and pulled out a lollipop.
I quickly recognized his intentions. To seduce Leah, who was hiding behind me.
When Leah sneaked up to him, Leander gave her the candy and held her in a flash.
Leah grinned at how funny it was.
Like a niece and uncle. I saw the funny sight and spoke again,
“Then you don’t have to follow your mother’s advice.”
Even if she was his mother, Leander was the one who held the real power in the family anyway.
From Leander’s point of view, an incident such as domestic violence might seem trivial.
Holding Leah, he shrugged.
“There is no need to rebel against my mother who is not a teenager and does the right thing.”
“Aren’t you tired of visiting yourself?”
“It doesn’t bother me. Besides, I feel more comfortable checking on some of the problems with my own eyes.”
He has a personality that often clashed with Rupert’s.
‘If it were Rupert, he would have started by beheading the assailant first.’
Reflecting on my husband’s personality for a moment, I had no choice but to ask a question that I was curious about.
“Isn’t it possible to put up a suitable charge and put him in jail without the victim’s testimony?”
“It is illegal to do such a thing. Ernst is a family that knows honor. Besides, if I do such a thing as a Duke, there is a high possibility that other nobles will follow my actions and start abusing their power.”
Wow……being in front of this man makes me feel like an unconscionable person.
“Do you mean to say that I have no choice but to convince Charlotte after all?”
“Yes, please take care of her. In fact, I have spoken to her before, but she ran away holding her son.”
As he said that, I looked up at Leander.
With a firm expression and a strong physique trained by swordsmanship, he can certainly be perceived as a threat to some.
There is nothing I can do about it.
I said seriously, “Alright, then I have a favor to ask of you. It’s a huge task.”
At my words, he turned serious.
“What is it?”
“For now, I’ll go to the medical center and have a conversation with Charlotte. It’s important to get close to her, whether it’s by being persuasive or whatever. So the Duke will do another job while I’m with Charlotte……”
“Please take care of Leah.”
Leander had a confused expression on his face.
“Can you take care of Leah?”
“Ah, well, she’s cute, but……”
Huh, young man, you’re not confident with your answer.
He responded hastily.
“I can take care of her.”
Once I knew that he was genuinely a good person, I didn’t have to worry too much about entrusting Leah to him.
“Leah, Mom will go inside for a minute. Will you play with the Duke until Mom comes out?”
My daughter, who had been fiddling with Leander’s short hair, nodded her head.
Hmm, when I come back, there might be a ribbon on Leander’s hair.
With that thought in mind, I entered the medical center.
Suddenly, the pen he was holding broke.
It was a familiar sight these days.
Rupert grudgingly opened the drawer and took out a new fountain pen. The fountain pen, which split into two, was roughly tossed into the trash.
Ordin, who was by his side, said,
“Hasn’t it gotten harder to control your strength lately?”
“Shall we gather some people to kill?”
“Don’t treat me like a crazy serial killer.”
“I will correct myself. Want to hunt down criminals?”
“It doesn’t matter… it isn’t because of the curse anyway.”
At that time, Ordin also made a puzzled expression.
“Are there any other problems?”
“Maybe just a common emotion change?”
The aide frowned.
“I don’t know what could shake the Marquis this much. Is it because of the madam and the young lady?”
Of course, Ordin knew that when his master was silent, it was usually the right answer.
“Do you mind if you can’t see them?”
This was also a positive.
“You miss them, and suddenly they come to mind?”
Ordin realized that his master was quite shaken.
That’s not a very good sign. He was the only one of Rupert’s men to know the details of the curse.
“It’s just a fleeting emotion.”
The strict aide was not satisfied with that answer alone.
He was the type of person who could solve problems that were right in front of him. Ordin came up with a reasonable solution first.
“Wouldn’t it be better to cut them off completely?”
“Divorce is not a bad choice. The madam also said that this was a marriage that could no longer be maintained anymore.”
“Ordin, shut up.”
This was a warning with his life at stake, so Ordin kept his mouth shut for his own safety.
“Don’t go over this topic.”
What did this ambiguous relationship mean?
From Ordin’s point of view, it was a question that could not be answered.
Even though his master pushes away his wife and daughter, he is unable to completely cut ties with them.
“It’s better to keep them away from here.”
Rupert knew that well.
It would hurt her if she kept expecting a good family and stayed by his side. But Rupert selfishly didn’t want to cut ties with her. So he just let her get away from him.
At that moment, the door to the office rang.
“Master, this is Bert.”
Not only Ordin, but also Rupert, who could not feel the presence of others for a moment, flinched in an instant.
The door opened and Bert entered.
“Excuse me. I am against the divorce.”
That’s what he said as soon as he arrived.
“God, since when did you overhear the conversation?”, asked Ordin.
“Ever since ‘Divorce is not a bad choice’.”
‘Then did you not hear the previous part about the curse?’ Ordin was relieved.
Bert, unaware of Ordin’s thoughts, criticized him.
“I always think that you are meddling too much. Just like a vicious mother-in-law. Why the hell are you talking about a divorce?”
Ordin was a little angry.
“What the hell is that claim! I simply make the most efficient offers as an aide—”
If left alone, it could escalate into an argument. Rupert interrupted his men.
“Sir Bert, what are you here for?”
At that moment, Bert turned his head.
“Oh, I’m sorry. Actually, there’s a testimony that the gargoyles have been spotted in other villages within the territory……”
So the two talked for a long time.
After the conversation, Rupert, who had a thoughtful expression on his face, opened his mouth.
“Ordin, go to the Knights Templar and finish talking about the distribution of troops then report back. ”
Ordin responded immediately and went out with Bert.
As soon as he came out, Bert threw out a few words.
“If you keep nagging, you will be kicked out.”
“I know what’s right.”
“Why did you talk about divorce? I know, Madam had personality problems until a while ago, but……well, it wasn’t like Master didn’t have personality problems at all……the two of them will change in the future. I’m sure of it. ”
Ordin suddenly thought that it would be difficult to deal with this happy, married man.
“Not all families can be as peaceful as your family.”
“Do you mean that the Master’s family can never be happy?”
“I didn’t mean that. I just said that this is not what the Marquis wants.”
“What? I am of the complete opposite opinion.”
Bert pondered for a moment, then replied.
“I think the Master is looking for a peaceful and ordinary life.”
“Have you forgotten his deeds or his nickname until now?”
“It’s just that he hasn’t had the chance to live a normal life until now.”
Is that really the case? Ordin imagined Rupert peacefully with his family, not under the curse.
Of course, it was no use. Rupert, whom he knew, was a man who after killing his brother and father, ascended to the marquis position, and periodically beheaded criminals.
Bert continued with a sad look.
“Master has suffered a lot since he was young, so I hope that he will lead a more peaceful life from now on. It’s even better that he seems to have a heart for his wife now.”
Ordin blew up in confusion.
“……do you really think that the Master was being serious?”
Ordin thought that it was his master’s momentary feelings. But it seemed more serious.
“Of course. You idiot!”