Special Chapter 14
“Why is father here…?”
Charteron rubbed her eyes, thinking that she is now seeing an illusion.
When I found something delicious, I ran out of my mind and let go of Luensir’s hand.
Miraculously, how I expected this to happen, I made an appointment with Luensir to meet at the fountain if we got separated, and I was on my way there.
However, I wondered why U kept coming back to the same place no matter how far I went, so when I looked closely, I realized that I was spinning round.
Charteron hurts her leg and was to ask where the fountain is.
I talked to a merchant nearby.
As soon as I heard the way to the fountain from the merchant who kindly showed me the way, I smelled something sweet.
When I turned around, there is a store that sold fruit skewers.
Distracted by it, Charteron listened to the merchant’s words, and bought skewer of fruit with Luensir’s share, holding it in both hands.
Also, I realized I was lost and wondered which way to go, and I saw someone who looked similar to Father from afar.
There is no way father, who is supposed to be in Marsetta Duchy is here, so I just thought they looked like.
I thought I was mistaken until the fast-running father hugged me.
Arensis held Charteron for a long time.
He was so surprised that he thought it was wrong, but if he didn’t keep it her in his arms, she would disappear again.
On nights when he woke up earlier than Charelize, Arensis would always put his finger under her nose with a trembling heart.
And it wasn’t until I confirmed that she is breathing that I could say good morning.
Charelize and their children have been everything to Arensis from a very long time ago.
If asked to give his life for them, he would give it.
That is why their absence was unimaginable.
The assumption that I could never see them again was terrible.
Arensis saw the ankle of Charteron, who seemed slightly swollen.
“……I thought you were gone… How surprised I was….”
“What… what if something had happened?”
When Arensis, who had never raised his voice, got angry, Charteron hiccuped.
“I, know… just… bought… a present… and was going to go home… right away….”
Charteron, who was mumbling as if she was being falsely accused, soon burst into tears.
“Never…. don’t ever sneak out again….”
Arensis sighed and tried to hold her, but Charteron, frightened by his previous appearance, paused for a moment.
Arensis gave her a shocked epression.
Taking Charteron to Isla Palace, he didn’t look back at a cautious call. He just walked with a blank face.
When dejected Charteron went inside, there was a restless Luensir wandering around.
“Charon, where have you been? I was surprised.”
During a meeting with Luensir, Charelize came in with sweat on her forehead as if she had run.
Charelize, with a firm expression on her face, stretched out her hand to come closer.
As the children hesitated and hesitated, Charelize, who approached first, bent her knees and hugged tightly.
“Your Majesty Empress…”
“It’s a good thing Lure left a note behind….. Do you know how surprised I was to hear from the Viscountess Blanche?”
“It’s okay because you came back safely. Still, you know you can’t sneak out again.”
Charelize, who came briefly during the break, quickly returned to resume the agreement.
“You know… Father… I guess he must have been very angry with me…What should I do?”
As Charteron, who thought Arensis was still upset by her, continued to be depressed, Luensir asked cautiously.
“What about the brooch? Did you buy it?”
“….That’s right, brooch!”
“That’s… that’s what I went out to buy.”
Desponded by the startled sight of Charteron, Luensir turned his head, pointing at his head.
Broach. That’s what caused this incident to happen.
* * *
A week ago.
“Viscountess Rael, you have received a letter from Baron Thebes.”
“Ah, thank you.”
Charteron, who pushed aside the task she was solving, sat next to Martin, who opened the letter.
“Martin, what’s this?”
“This is the symbol of Baron Thebes, my mother family. It is a white deer with three horns. By the way…. what’s going on….?”
Martin’s expression as she was reading down the content gradually hardened.
“Martin…? What’s wrong?”
“……It is said that my cousin is sick.”
Even after that, it was Martin who was still preoccupied with the worries of her cousin.
Concerned about Martin’s condition, Charteron asked Luensir.
“Lure. Do you know what’s wrong with Martin?”
“Roughly. Martin’s aunt, Baroness Thebes, died in childbirth, and the Baron…. has been missing for a long time.”
“Since the predecessor Viscount Rael and his wife have passed away, she is virtually the only blood relative to Martin.”
“Now that the first Earl of Rael and his wife have passed away, it is practically the only child in Martin”
“Umm….. Lure. Come here.”
“I want Martin to go on vacation even for a short time. Look, she has hit the edge five times already.”
“As long as you okay… I don’t care.”
“I understand,” replied by Luensir, who nodded his head.
“It is an honor to serve Prince Luensir and Princess Charteron, the shining stars of the Elioter Empire.
So instead of Martin, who went to Baron Thebes, they stayed with the Viscountess Blanche.
Charteron, who returned from her swordsmanship class, said she had made a small gap in the corner of the training with a face full of reminders.
To commemorate the festival, I heard that a master craftsman came to put flowers in a brooch and work on them.
It was almost impossible to sneak out from Martin, who knew them best, and quickly gave up.
However, without Martin, a full crime was possible if no one sneaked out during nap time.
“Tomorrow Martin is coming, but today is the only day we have.”
“Oraboni, please? Mother has an agreement today, and father is in the Marsetta Duchy! A day like today is rare.”
I managed to finish it with the help of Luensir, but the handkerchief is still ugly.
Judging that brooch with birth flowers were better, Charteron persuaded Luensir hard.
“….You’re only call me Oraboni at times like this.”
Luensir, who put a finger flick on Charteron’s forehead, smiled slightly.
Knowing that it was meant to be accepted, Charteron kissed Luensir on the cheek and expressed her affection.
“Really? Is it real? You can’t hold back! If you do, you, your children and your grandchildren will suffer baldness.”
“Even so, what sin is my unborn children and grandchildren?”
“The guilt of having a bald father and bald grandfather.”
“But hair loss is hereditary, so if I’m like that, you will also lose hair.”
Luensir, who held a handful of Charteron’s hair in his hand, smiling playfully.
“….Ta-take back what you just said.”
Around the time Charteron, who has been working hard to grow her hair recently, was shocked by the reality that Luensir reminded her.
Viscountess Blanche knocked on the door outside.
“May I come in?”
Luensir, who was smiling at Charteron, who was busy protecting her hair, replied.
“It’s almost nap time, would you like some warm milk?”
“I can sleep well even if I don’t drink that. As soon as I have a pillow, I fall asleep.”
While chanting spells to defeat hair loss, the glutton Charteron responded steadily to ‘milk’.
“…What are you talking about? Lure, how could you say that when I’m a bed-conscious person?”
“Just say you want to drink.”
“I want to drink. If possible, cocoa.”
“Yes, of course.”
After hearing the conversation several times, Viscountess Blanche smiled softly.
“Are you sure about it Prince?”
“I’m sorry to bother you. Just bring me some milk, please.”
Luensir, who thought it was not polite to reject her continued sincerity, asked politely.
“Lure, ask for cocoa again. Then I’ll have two drinks.”
When Luensir said milk was enough, Charteron whispered in his ear.
“I’m sorry, but I can hear everything. Princess, before Viscountess Rael left, she told me to gave only one drink a day.”
Viscount Blanche spoke emphatically and quickly brought warm cocoa and milk.
“Before you wake up, I’ll have to change the water….”
In case the eyes were blinded by the sun, Viscountess Blanche, who drew the curtains, mumbled while looking at the slightly withered flowers in the vase.
“I can’t sleep well at night, so I’m going to sleep a little longer today.”
“Ah, yes, Prince. Have a good night’s sleep. Princess too.”
Viscountess Blanche watched the children lie under the covers and went out.
“Lure, Lure! Get up!”
“I’m not sleeping, so stop shaking.”
Charteron, who earned a little more time by yawning awkwardly on purpose, looked around and jumped up and shook Luensir’s body.
“You’re really bad at acting.”
“It’s noisy, let’s go. We don’t have time.”
“Wait a minute.”
Luensir, who wrote something on paper, folded it and put it in a vase.
“What did you do?”
“We’ll be back soon, but if we don’t, we’ll be in big trouble. I need to let them know that we’re not gone. Viscountess Blanche said she would change the water, so she’d look at the vase before she came into the bedroom.”