Chapter 21: The Emperor’s Daughter Chapter. 21
The room Caitel took me in was the bedroom. Then he placed me on the crib.
It has been two months since I slept next to him. One might say it was only for a while. A while my ass! It looks like that guy would put me to sleep next to him for the rest of his life.
“Just wait a bit.”
It seemed like he’s going to wash up because he put me down in the crib and placed a toy in my hand. Then he disappeared.
‘If you’re going to be like that then call me after you finish washing up.’
“It’s because he finds it fun to watch you these days. He says you are mysterious.”
What was there to be mystified about? If one looked at it from an angle, it’s a form of interest, but I felt like it’s blatantly obvious he’s giving me the same amount of interest he would throw to a toy, so I felt his fascination with me was unwelcome. If there ever came a day when he approached me as a human, I will then consider whether I welcome it or not. ‘Anyway, Dad still can’t see you?’
“He can’t even hear my voice.”
‘Yup, it really seems like that.’
We were chattering away in one room, but there was no response at all. Especially from that ghost-like dad. Now that I thought about it, I remembered that captain of the guards.
‘I had forgotten about it, but I wonder if he found the people who tried to assassinate me? Did he figure out who they were?’ I guess Elaine and Serira wanted to forget that incident because they didn’t have much to say on the subject. Even Caitel had nothing to say on the subject, so there was nowhere I could go to satisfy my curiosity.
‘Ah, I feel curious again today.’
As I wondered, I covered my head with both my hands then I felt a big hand pat me. Without looking up, I knew it was Dranste who somehow got closer and was now petting my head.
‘Can’t you just disappear from my sight?’
“Nope, I told you that you were interestingly mysterious.”
‘Who said anything? Ah, I really wonder about that bloodline of mine. Now that I think about it, there are a lot of things I am curious about.’
I plopped down and start rolling around forcing Dranste to let go without a choice.
‘When is my daddy coming back? Daddy, come back.’
Ah. Now that I thought about it, this was the most comfortable time for me. Everything about dad was good, but he’s someone I didn’t feel comfortable with. I missed those days when I slept alone.’
“Why? Are you afraid Caitel will kill you?”
‘Isn’t it even more strange if I don’t feel afraid?’
I asked while burying my face in the blankets of my the crib. Dranste just looked at me with an unfathomable expression while holding his chin. His blue eyes gleamed today too.
‘Chi! I have to admit that part of him is as pretty as a jewel.’
“You don’t have to worry about that .”
I asked lowering my blanket. Dranste was looking at me with a blank expression I rarely saw on him. Of course, everything that guy said was 90% jokes, but he didn’t lie. That’s why I was so caught off guard.
‘Why? Why do you say I don’t have to worry?’
“He’s big-hearted when it comes to what is his.”
Dranste smirked as he answered. Then suddenly his eyes gleamed with a cold look.
“But he’s a hundred times more merciless to others.”
Dranste nodded his head as if it was natural and then laughed. Why did I find his smile so cruel today? Perhaps it’s true that birds of a feather flocked together. It was one crazy guy after another.
As I shook my head back and forth, Dranste’s smile deepened. Once again, he reached his hand out to me.
“As long as you don’t get in his way he won’t kill you. As long as you keep in line, most things will be probably allowed?”
I hit his hand away and asked.
‘What if I curse at his face?’
“You will be killed.”
‘Damn it, I guess I shouldn’t do that. Chi!’
Then I must curse at him as much as I wanted for now. Idiot. Later, when my pronunciation improved, I would pretend I couldn’t speak well and do it too. If I survive then I will stop. Now that I thought about it from this angle, my communication disability was quite good.
‘Um. Yup. This is a good plan.’
In my fluffy, fluffy blanket, I could smell the scent of babies. A baby smell. ‘That’s right, I am a baby.’ As I let out a sigh and turned my head, I could see Dranste laughing.
‘Now that I think about it… Do you always do that?’
‘Do you normally wander around invisible?’
He replied so nonchalantly I was surprised.
‘What? So you normally wander around invisible? So Dad can’t see you?’
As my stare became cold, Dranste laughed and tried to give an excuse.
“Since Caitel dislikes me so much…”
Now that I think about it Dranste breaks into the bedroom when we are sleeping. ‘Seriously do you…’
In the end, my stare grew even colder.
‘Oh dear. Mom, there’s a pervert here!’
I woke up. It’s been a while since I slept so well and it’s morning already.
As soon as I opened my eyes, the white sunlight pierced my eyes. It was only for a moment that it was so bright since a black shadow covered most of my sight.
‘What is that?’
I just woke up and my mind was too groggy to figure out what it was at a glance. It was hard to adjust my eyes to the light…
Soon enough, I was rewarded for my patience as my eyes quickly adjusted to the light and the figure behind the mysterious silhouette was revealed to be my Daddy, Caitel.
‘Ah, that’s right. This bed is my dad’s. I forgot.’
For a moment, our eyes met. The warm sunlight coming from the window brightly revealed the bed.
As soon as our eyes met, he twisted his lips. It was difficult to describe it as a smile.
“Did you sleep well?”
A low voice. I didn’t know if it’s because it’s morning, but it seemed even lower than usual. If I said I felt like I could melt, it must be because that guy’s voice was too good.
Hah. I recalled the words someone said where they can get pregnant just by hearing a man’s voice alone.
At that moment, I immediately gave a smile. It looked a bit stupid since I just got up but this was the greatest expression I could make to welcome him.
At that moment, he touched my cheek.
I should have gotten used to this but the person was Caitel so I just couldn’t.
‘This feeling is quite…’
I had to say, Caitel was sexier in the morning than at night or dawn.
That’s right, with the exception of when he woke up at dawn sometimes drenched in sweat, he looked his sexiest when he just woke up in the morning all messed up.
Hah… To think that a daughter was enjoying the view of her own dad’s sensual appearance, this was a problem. A big problem.
However, what was seriously strange, even though we didn’t sleep or do anything provocative together when morning comes and he just wakes up…
Caitel became so sexy in such a state he became a danger to himself.
‘Daddy, don’t meet girls in the morning. It’s not good for you, and I think it’s a bit dangerous for men too. Ah, I am serious! Seriously! Why! Really, why are you so sensual!? You are a Dad with a kid! This seems unfair. That’s right. It’s unfair.’
Not only was his beauty out of this world, but every morning or dawn without exception to time or place, he allured and captivated people. It was a big problem.
‘If only he shared his beauty with other men, how beautiful and bountiful the world would be, don’t you agree? Since he keeps it all to himself how can the world be bountiful? Shit! Hah! I feel sad you are my dad. At least if you share your beauty with other men I will stop complaining. How about it? Good?’
‘Good? What am I saying? I should just be grateful I get to see Caitel just wake up in the morning. I feel like my eyes are getting cleaned and, of course, my heart too.
Ah, I can’t get married. Every day, looking at this face… How can I adjust to someone else whose face doesn’t reach this level? This bastard dad is blocking his own daughter’s marriage with his face.’
Caitel lifted me up.
I am about 7 kilograms, yet he picked me up as if I were a bird. I got used to being embraced by my dad after waking up in the morning, yet I couldn’t get used to his beauty…
‘Ah. What am I supposed to do with this effulgent guy? How does this look like a dad with a kid? The world is seriously unfair!’
“You really grow up fast.”
‘…Eight months have passed. Is this much growth fast after eight months?’
For a moment, I felt as if I was a test pig and was hit with some kind of growth shot and showed an unnatural growth spurt.
Pig. Oink, oink.
Ah, this was not a problem, for some reason, Caitel was always on the edge in the morning. If I laughed, he laughed too but compared to daytime or night, he was quiet. It was always up to me to break the silence.
‘You seriously order a kid to do all kinds of things. Hah~ I seriously end up doing all kinds of things to live.’
‘Send me to Serira now. Wasn’t this enough at this point? Are you still not satisfied with my entertainment?’
I was laughing brightly now, but my face muscles are stiff and about to collapse from exhaustion. If my face got old and wrinkled in my young age, it’s because of you. Okay?
As if he understood my fervent heart, Caitel cocked his head to the side.
“Why does she keep calling me?”
‘… Please let me go. Father, manner please…’