I Became The Stepmother Of An Irrevocable Dark Family - Chapter 20
Translator and Editor: Maru and Aki
“I’m not even a child. Did you really think I’d like this?”
Although I could only see her back, Rere’s feelings were still evident to me. The demeanor of a child who was extremely angry.
“Re-Rere. If you hit daddy…”
“You deserve it, Daddy! I’ve been good these days, but what’s wrong with your head?”
“That…..What do you mean…”
“Who in the world likes a room full of chocolates! Why is the floor made of chocolate? Do you want me to step on it and eat it to my heart’s content?”
Behind the Duke who was tongue-tied, the servants in front of the room began to whisper among themselves.
Of course, their whispers came into my ears first.
-I knew this would happen-
-He’s pulling this crap again-
When I turned my head to the source of the sound, those who had a dark circle below their eyes hurriedly turned their heads away from me.
Now I understand why the Duke was not seen yesterday.
‘He trying to pull this kind of crap…’
“I’m annoyed. I’m so annoyed!”
Unable to repress her anger, Rere repeatedly stomped on the floor.
Rere’s anger didn’t seem to go away.
“Daddy! You never ask me about what I want! You think by yourself and decide by yourself…..All by yourself…!!! Dammit…I hate you!”
Eventually, Rere looked around for a while, turned around crying, and then ran to me.
The child buried her face in my clothes, unable to control her emotions.
“This is far from what I want! I want…I want… something that daddy will make just for me. Mom always asks me what I want and does it for me, but why can’t you understand how I feel!”
“I’ve been with daddy for a long time. You’ve seen me more often. Daddy…You never actually look at me!”
For the first time, Rere’s voice was so damp. I hurriedly hugged Rere who was clinging to my clothes.
“Let’s go. I don’t want to see daddy anymore!”
But Rere was resolute. Her face was red as if she was asking me to hug her.
So I held the child in my arms.
“I’m going back to my room. Don’t stop me.”
“Okay, let’s go back.”
But the Duke couldn’t let us go easily.
“Hold it! With whose permission do you dare to move in front of me?”
The Duke, who was still out of his mind, grabbed me by the shoulder.
I shrugged off his arm.
“My permission. Don’t tell me you’re going to block the child from leaving as well?”
“She’s my daughter!”
“Rere is also my daughter! Speaking of which, a guy like you doesn’t deserve to be a parent! Daughter this, daughter that. As if!”
“Wh-What? You’re really crazy….”
“You’re the crazy one! Play with her or try to understand her heart instead of doing this kind of crap. Don’t just buy her rabbit dolls!”
Shithead. Serves you right, jerk.
You deserve to be stomped.
Numerous curses quickly passed through my head without making any sound.
Now that he realized something, he no longer screamed or stopped us. He just stood there.
Just by looking at that person’s expression, my life became more exasperating, but I felt a little at ease after yelling right at his face.
I almost ran to Rere’s room just in case he runs after me.
The nanny, who ran with me, hurriedly closed the door and locked it.
“I will never open the door for master.”
She dragged a heavy sofa to block the door in case of a possible emergency.
I had no choice but to worry about the nanny who was taking action excessively.
“….Is it going to be alright?”
“Yes. Well, nothing is going to happen. Although…this is the first time such a thing occurs…”
The nanny spoke with a look of embarrassment. Then, she smiled briefly and ordered the maids to do this and that.
After watching them for a while, I went to the bed and put Rere down.
Then, I gently brushed the hair of the sad-looking Rere. However, Rere, who would have grumbled or become angry, only looked at the doll silently.
“Rere, do you want to sleep more?”
“Then do you want anything else? Do you want to play with the rabbit?”
“…I don’t want to see the rabbit.”
She didn’t want to do anything. Neither did she want to go out, nor did she want to stay in the room. Because her emotions were unstable, the child kept saying that she disliked everything for a long time.
I only caressed her head until she felt better. Only after Rere calmed down and pouted her mouth like a rabbit, I lowered my head for it to match her’s.
“Umm….. Then, if you don’t like anything, do you want to make chocolate with mom?”
Rere, who had been looking down the entire time, looked at me with sparkling eyes.
However, her eyes were wet and red from crying alone at that time.
I gently pressed Rere’s eyes with my hand.
“Rere, you can act like a child at times like this.”
“You don’t really hate your daddy, do you?”
“…I don’t know. But you said you’re going to make chocolate!”
Rere urged me as if she was trying to evade the question.
“That’s right. But if we’ll go to the kitchen, we need to go out.”
“Then…..Then we’ll meet daddy…? Umm…if we pretend not to know daddy…”
The child’s voice, which had been firm until a little while ago, was shaking little by little now.
At that time, a maid looking out the window exclaimed joyfully.
“If you’re talking about master….He just went out!”
“All of a sudden?”
At the same time, Rere, who made eye contact with me, rushed to the window.
It was true. The Duke was really standing next to the horse.
“Daddy…really went out.”
My eyes naturally turned to him.
After looking in that direction for a while, he got on a horse and vanished.
Clinging to the window, Rere stood for a long time until he was gone.
The child, who said she hated her father, put on a grim expression as if she had anticipated her father to find her.
I wanted to curse at his back so bad, but I’m cautious of Rere’s feelings.
“Come on, let’s go make some chocolate!”
“Daddy…is not here, so we can move comfortably. Hehe. Mom, you don’t have to worry. Daddy never came for me, so you don’t need to lock the door.”
Rere, who stepped back from the window, walked briskly.
“Daddy is so mean. Boohoo! I’m not joking! Even if he brings back a hundred presents, I won’t look at it!”
She bursts into another fit.
“Everyone, scram! I’m going out! Why are you blocking the door! It’s useless!”
Only then did the nanny quickly push back the sofa.
As if it was familiar to them, the maids hurriedly opened the door.
The nanny, who was watching the whole situation, looked at the child and me alternately.
“What! Don’t talk to me, I don’t want to hear it!”
“Yes. I understand.”
I was heartbroken to see the nanny who couldn’t even hear any pleasant words from her after working so hard.
So I stopped the child before she spoke more harshly.
“Nanny. Do you have an apron for Rere?”
“Ah! I have an apron for young maids…but may I know why…?”
“We have to wear an apron to make chocolate.”
“Ah! Is-Is that so?”
The bewildered nanny quickly came to her senses and nodded.
“Yes. I’ll prepare it right away.”
“No thanks! Who wears such a thing!”
I hugged Rere who lashed out more than usual.
“Even if mom will wear it? I was thinking we could wear it together like a couple.”
“Yes! Wearing the same clothes with your loved ones is called ‘couple clothes’.”
“Is that so?”
Only then did she lift her head and grin.
“If that’s the case, I’ll wear it. Because mom wants it! I don’t usually wear those, but because mom wants it, I will do it. Okay?”
Only then did the nanny smile broadly and went to prepare the apron. Meanwhile, I went to the kitchen with Rere.
“By the way, mom.”
“I should’ve asked my daddy to change your room…but I couldn’t bring that up…Sorry…”
Rere buried her face in my shoulder.
“Hmmm. I know right. I have no choice. I think I should sleep in Rere’s room from now on.”
“Really? Will you do that?”
“Oh, no. Because I’m an adult, I shouldn’t do that. But…if mom wants it, I’ll allow you to do so! Mom’s room is bad anyway. The bed is so uncomfortable that I couldn’t sleep all night!”
You snored and slept well though.
You even talked in your sleep.
“Mom must have a rough sleeping habit.”
“My god, you’re a lot worse.”
“That’s not true! Nanny and the maids said I sleep like an angel.”
Sure. I guess there was an angel who turned 360 degrees from her position.
I glanced at the two maids in the back. They shook their heads with a pale complexion. Their gesture already told me about Rere’s sleeping habits without saying anything.
“Yeah, you must be an angel.”
A breakdancing angel.
“That’s why mom needs to learn from me.”
“What should I do in order to sleep like Rere?”
“Umm. First, you need to hug Rere. Then, you can sleep like an angel. Phew, do I have to teach you everything?”
Rere sighed with a groan.
And yet, she looked straight at me.
It was hard to pretend to be clueless about the child’s hidden intention.
In the end, she wanted me to hug her.
“Now that I see it, Rere is warm. Mom has cold hands and feet. That’s why you need to hold me.”
“Ah, it’s annoying.”
As soon as she said that, Rere wrapped her hands around my cheeks.
“How’s that? Warm, isn’t it?”
“As expected, mom can’t live without me.”
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