I Stole the Child of My War-Mad Husband - Chapter 33
It was difficult to scold a child who had endured fear to save her friend.
‘Still, should I scold her for acting dangerously? But she didn’t do anything bad……’
I tied her hair up and thought about it, but there was no right answer.
Leah, oblivious to her mother’s complicated thoughts, sat down and wrote diligently.
Noel, who was in her agony, snuck up to her and asked, “Leah, what do you write?”
“For my father.”
Leah noticed her mother’s confused voice and asked, “Is it okay to send a letter to my father……?”
Hearing her daughter’s question, Noel quickly replied, “Ah, of course.”
Even though she pretended to be calm, she was actually worried.
“Can’t you tell mom what you wrote?”
Leah looked up briefly, “No. It’s a secret!”
Noel is a little surprised that her daughter has kept a secret out of her.
Noel, who couldn’t just give up, kept wandering around Leah and coaxing her.
Leah said, ‘This is a secret!’ one last time and Noel went to her own room.
‘Why did you suddenly write to Rupert?’
Noel has many doubts.
……How about I take a peek?
‘Oh no, I have to be a good adult to be exemplary for my daughter……’
Noel managed to stop her nosy hand from opening the door to Leah’s room.
‘Let’s respect her privacy.’
Leah, oblivious to her mother’s feelings, tilted her head in the room, concentrating on her drawing.
“Is this good?”
She’s been working hard recently.
My Mom, Grandma Rizé, and Duke……
‘Oh, the duke carried me a few days ago!’
Leah drew Leander holding her with difficulty.
Looking down proudly at her work, Leah wrote a letter again.
The reason she suddenly felt compelled to send a letter to her father was simple.
After the events of the previous few days, courage arose in her heart.
‘Because I’m my mother’s star!’
She seemed to think she could do anything.
She also wants to send the drawing to her father, whom she usually feared.
‘What is my father doing?’
Leah thought her father was a cold-blooded person, that he didn’t love her.
‘But now my father is alone.’
There were many servants and knights in the mansion, but even among them, my father always seemed lonely.
‘Why does my father hate my mother and me?’
However, I was very happy on the day my father gave me the teddy bear.
Although it was lost when the building collapsed.
“What should I write again?”
Leah, who had been in deep thought, squeezed her courage and muttered, “……I really enjoy this place. So I hope my dad is always happy too.”
Leah smiled widely.
Leah put the drawing and letter in and pressed the glued envelope with her little hands.
‘I hope my dad doesn’t hate me anymore.’
For Rupert, who has lived his whole life in fear of revealing his sincerity, Leah mustered up the courage first.
……Of course, at this time, no one knew that the drawing in this envelope would cause a huge aftermath.
Ordin flinched while sorting through the letters to Rupert.
Among the colorful envelopes, there is an envelope with crooked letters written on it.
At first, he thought someone was joking, but when he looked closely, it was written ‘from Leah’.
Ordin expected that this letter would certainly have a negative effect on Rupert.
He thought about stealing it for a while, but his conscience wasn’t so bent that he threw away a letter from a 5-year-old to her biological father.
He said, “A letter has arrived from the young lady.”
Leah’s heartfelt letter arrived safely on Rupert’s desk.
Rupert stared at the envelope in front of him.
‘From Leah’ was written on the outside of the envelope. It was clearly written by his daughter.
He didn’t expect a letter to come to his daughter.
Rupert pretended to be expressionless, and slowly opened the envelope and opened the letter.
It was the first time he saw Leah’s writing. Each letter was relatively easy to recognize.
The first sentence was like this.
[Hello, Father, this is Leah.]
He read the letter calmly.
There were some misspellings here and there, but it was readable. At the beginning of the letter, it was about how much fun she had been playing with Noel.
The problem was in the middle.
[……Mom did a great job defeating that monster man! After that, my mom got busy. I guess it’s because everyone likes her. But I am not lonely. Because the duke plays with me often.]
‘What kind of bastard is he?’
The only thing that can be known from the letter is that the two of them are getting along and that there is a strange guy around them.
Rupert paused one more time on the last line.
[I really enjoy this place. So I hope my dad is always happy too.]
Leah, I left you long ago in my heart, and you still haven’t abandoned me.
I am afraid of your pure favor.
He himself is a human who doesn’t deserve this.
Rupert pressed his eyes tight.
‘This feeling is really uncomfortable.’
He could clearly sense that he was agitating himself.
‘How the hell did this happen?’
His lifelong purpose was to lift the curse and raise his reputation to prove his mother wrong.
So he was the one who kept his composure, and the woman suddenly came into his heart.
[I just wanted to get to know you a little.]
Was it the beginning?
‘How can someone talk like that?’
[My father gave it to me first.]
To someone like me who has lived a miserable life by killing people all the time.
[I like this.]
Do I deserve a normal life?
He barely even got to the point where he was obscure about what he wanted.
It’s hard to resent a god you don’t believe in.
Eventually, Rupert frowned and put the letter down.
Meanwhile, Ordin observed Rupert’s changing expression.
That’s not a good sign.
The following words were even more shocking.
“Ordin, bring me the stationery.”
Ordin was involuntarily startled by his master’s serious tone.
“Are you going to reply?”
A human who never cared so much about others all his life!?
As the aide showed signs of meddling, Rupert looked dissatisfied.
“Well……this is because of the minimum sense of duty as a parent.”
“Isn’t that just an excuse?”
Their gazes collided in the air for a moment.
It was the sad reality of an aide if his boss cut him off, and the winner of this short battle was of course Rupert.
Ordin let out a sigh and turned his head to focus on choosing a letter paper. You’re sending it to a 5-year-old kid, so let’s make it as cute as possible……
‘Even though I am dissatisfied, I will do my best.’
Rupert looked away from his back and put his hand on the desk again.
There is something more inside the envelope.
He opened the paper curiously.
It’s poor craftsmanship, but he can clearly see what is being drawn.
This is a drawing of Noel, an old woman, and a man carrying Leah.
The faces of the four are smiling harmoniously. They seemed to get along well.
Rupert, who had accidentally crumpled the paper, put the drawing down first.
Then he tapped the desk with his index finger, trying to calm himself.
The sound of knocking on wood began to resound regularly in the office.
‘I can’t do anything with this damn curse.’
‘Who is this guy who suddenly came out of nowhere?’
tuk tuk tuk.
‘You close the distance so easily.’
tuk tuk tuk.
tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk.
‘The more I think about it……’
tuk tuk tuk.
My head is getting hotter.
tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk!
“Marquis, the knocking sound is noisy, so please be quiet–”
Ordin turned his head with a frown and stopped when he saw Rupert’s expression.
‘What happened during the last three minutes?’
“Why are you suddenly pissed off?”
“Ordin, I don’t need stationery.”
Rupert spoke in a subdued tone and stood up harshly.
Ordin blinked as he heard the loud sound of the chair being pushed. He can’t keep up with the situation.
“I no longer need stationery.”
Rupert smiled savagely as he looked into his aide’s eyes.
“I will meet her myself.”