My Male Lead Is The Northern Black-Haired Grand Duke - Chapter 4
- My Male Lead Is The Northern Black-Haired Grand Duke
- Chapter 4 - Born As The Grand Duke Of The North’s Friend (3)
Translator and Editor: Bunny and Tea
Chapter 4 – Born As The Grand Duke Of The North’s Friend (3)
Grand Duke Alkaman was truly the classic Grand Duke of the North that would appear in a novel – a brusque, austere, stone-faced, distant man. I looked up at the man who was much taller than me with slightly bitter eyes.
‘How can that sad story be exactly as I imagined?’
Grand Duke Alkaman lost his parents at a young age. People rushed to him, who was left alone, and took his property, but no one shared the exhausting duty of protecting the border. The painful and challenging battles when he was young, and the devastating environment. It was said that he was forced to marry Setz’s mother because he was passionately in love with some woman but had a huge difference in their status.
‘But that woman also died giving birth to Setz.’
How can every place he passes by fall into ruin like that? His life was sad just by listening to it briefly.
I clenched my fists and looked up at the Grand Duke.
「I spent my whole life missing her. The time I spent with her were the happiest moments of my life.」
It was a beautiful and touching love story in the novel, but how painful was it in reality?
‘I wish this person could be happy, too.’
It was hard to find even a slight hint of happiness in his stone face. He was used to misery, and now he was a person who would kick away the rolling happiness to him.
‘I have no choice but to be strong!’
In the end, the only variable in this story was me who suddenly possessed here. I clenched my fists and pulled myself together. The happiness of this sparkling rich man lies on my shoulders! Cheer up, Minelli!
“Where are you going?”
My eyes twinkled, and the Grand Duke looked down at me with an unamused expression.
I replied with a smile as bright as I could.
“The kitchen. Chef Loki said he had been looking for pink sugar, so we were on our way to see it.”
The Grand Duke repeated my words at an unexpected point for a moment. He asked again in a slow tone after a while.
“Do you like pink?”
“Not at all.”
As for me, I don’t like pink that much to the point that I get surprised by my sparkling pink hair in the mirror.
“… I see.”
Considering how sluggish his answer was, the Grand Duke of the North seemed to be also awkward with my sharp answer like a knife.
With a small nod, he left straight away and passed by Setz. It was very disappointing of him to just leave like that without saying goodbye, and I was a little angry. I called him out in a slightly harsh tone.
“Excuse me, Your Grace the Grand Duke.”
“What is it?”
He stopped and looked back at me. I folded my arms and hardened my face.
“Why aren’t you asking Setz what color he likes?”
Setz’s face turned blue with my question, but I didn’t stop glaring at the Grand Duke.
‘I’m really dissatisfied with this.’
The Grand Duke would often come out and appear when Setz was around, but he would only speak to me every time and wouldn’t even say hello to Setz.
‘Why do you keep treating Setz like that? He’s still a child.’
I’d rather you be blunt and let people know that you’re that kind of person. Only talking to me in a clumsy way would make it harder for Setz.
‘Come on and talk to Setz.’
I looked at the Grand Duke with a very clear will. Apparently, the Grand Duke only noticed my feelings.
With a heavy step, he stared at me and turned his back. I was ignored.
I shouted in anger, but the Grand Duke didn’t budge and disappeared at the end of the hallway.
‘I’d rather you be embarrassed and walk quickly!’
Are you going to keep upsetting me or what!
Setz clung to my arm while I clenched my fists in anger.
“Don’t be angry, Minelli. I’m fine.”
“But Young Master.”
Why am I tearing up? I looked back at Setz with tears in my eyes. Setz laughed like a fool, hehehe.
“I like that Minelli gets mad for me. I am satisfied with that alone.”
Since I told you that your face is like an angel, will you make your heart also of an angel? The more you act like that, the more this noona gets mad.
“But Young Master, I am frustrated.”
I shouldn’t say it out loud, but I couldn’t help but complain to Setz.
“I’m saying that it would mean His Grace the Grand Duke as much as his life.”
Setz’s eyes were wide open at my words. His eyes lit up with a light blue color in the sunlight. It was as if the universe were contained in those eyes. He was such a pretty and lovely child. Pressing the corners of my eyes with tears, I grunted.
“But there would be a misunderstanding because of being unable to express himself. Is there anything more frustrating than that? Knowing that, I kept on being pushy like this….”
“What do you mean, Minnelli? Father loves me?”
“Yes!” I replied loudly.
It was an answer without a hint of the slightest bit of hesitation. Is that why? The Setz I thought would be happy with my answer hesitated before speaking. Biting his lips for a long time, Setz asked me with a distorted expression.
“… How can you think like that?”
Indeed, it was an unexpected question for him.
‘You’re only seven years old, and yet, how could you doubt that you deserve much love?’
Who is to blame for this? My tears welled up and my anger flared. I rolled my sleeves to my forearms.
“Ah really! It’s all because of that frustrating Grand Duke. I will go after him and scold him to tell the Young Master he loves you….”
If he left me be, I would chase after the Grand Duke and nag him to tell the truth, but Setz hugged my waist this time. He then stared at me with a tearful expression.
“I’m really fine. So, don’t overdo it.”
“No, I’m not overdoing it.”
Maybe because I’ve already died once and had been reincarnated, but I wasn’t afraid of people now. Screw him! Now that I know death, would I be afraid of killing people?
‘And the Grand Duke isn’t the type of person that would kill me for the words I said.’
I didn’t think like that just because it would be a romance-fantasy cliché. For the past seven years I lived here, Grand Duke Alkaman was a kind-hearted man, and wasn’t a showoff.
‘That must be why he put me and my mom next to Setz.’
If it was any other noble, Setz was a picky baby and even if I followed him around, then he would have never given me such a command. Nobles and commoners were distinctly different.
‘He wasn’t overbearing, but easygoing and wasn’t greedy.’
The only thing he was missing was his rare expression of emotion.
‘You can do that to other people! But not to your own son!’
Isn’t he your only family in this world? Setz had already lost his mother at birth. I hoped that the Grand Duke would fill the lacking motherly love of Setz.
Were my feelings transmitted to Setz? He was hanging on my waist and rubbing his soft cheeks on my back. A friendly voice rang in my ears.
“Minelli is my lucky charm.”
“You’re good at using what I taught you very well.”
Oh my, you’re indeed smart. The word ‘luck’ wouldn’t exist in this world, but it was unusual to see that being used like this quickly.
‘Whatever I say, you listen so carefully.’
How can you not be pretty? I said, patting the back of Setz’s hand.
“Young Master is this lovely. No one will ever hate you – no matter what happens.”
So I wish that the iron-walled Grand Duke of the North will soon be aware of his feelings and be kinder to his son. I fervently prayed for that.
You will become Minelli if you gather all the kindness in the world and turn them into a human.
‘Minelli, I like you so much.’
Setz hugged Minelli and buried his face against her back. Her voice, which was so sweet, enthusiastically confessed her love to Setz.
“Our Young Master is the most beautiful in the world – both your face and your heart. You’re so sweet.”
‘Wrong, you’re the one who’s pretty.’
Setz quickly closed his eyes when he thought he was going to cry. Others were said to have received their parents’ love first in their life, but it was Minelli’s love that Setz received first.
The child was the same age as him, born only eight months earlier. Even though the little girl couldn’t move her tongue properly, the girl with pink hair eagerly called out to Setz.
Whether Setz was laughing or crying, she liked them all and told him that he was cute and lovely. She would probably say that Setz was great even if he did a backwards roll, or praised him for being cute when he fell down. It was the same now even as they grew up.
“Uhh, you can’t be this low-spirited. Today, let’s drink the cocoa we saved.”
“Ah, but Minelli said that I can’t eat sweets….”
Setz opened his eyes widely at Minelli’s words. Minelli always told him – that the Black-Haired Grand Duke of the North shouldn’t eat sweets.
‘I don’t know what that is.’
Minelli said that Setz should grow up to be the great Black-Haired Grand Duke of the North. Setz wanted to listen to everything Minelli told him.
“So, only today!”
Minelli was his only light.
Minelli looked back at Setz with a bright smile. Setz stared at Minelli’s face bewilderedly.
‘Minelli is like the sun.’
Even on a rainy day or on a cloudy day, the sun always shone in the same spot.
‘… My father loves me? That’s impossible.’
Setz recalled his ever-so-gloomy father. There was only one thing that he could thank his father for – it was putting Minelli beside him.
‘I would have recognized her even if she wasn’t my nanny’s daughter.’ He couldn’t have just passed by knowing such a lovely person.
When Setz called her name, Minelli looked back as she held Setz’s wrist. The moment she looked back when he called her name, she loved it that Setz smiled broadly.
“Minelli, I like you.”
Minelli was more precious than anyone else. Facing Setz’s smile, Minelli suddenly grabbed her chest.
“What’s the matter?”
Surprised, Setz looked at Minelli with a worried expression.
Minelli replied with an awkward smile, “Would you mind turning around for a moment?”
“Yes, my heart needs time to calm down.”
At what point did your heart start beating in shock?
‘Anyway, Minnelli is strange too.’
Setz burst out laughing as he thought about that.
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