Rather Than The Son, I’ll Take The Father - Chapter 37
Translator and Editor: Effe and Tide
“Thank you, My Lord. After hearing the Lord’s advice, there was nothing difficult,” I said to Regen the next day.
The next day, I looked at Regen and smiled.
Though no one knew, I was working hard for the normal growth of a small child.
Look at how spectacular my personality was.
If there was a god in this novel, I might stick my tongue out, saying the balance was broken.
It was not like I was trying to patch things up.
I praised him, and Regen’s face turned red.
He seemed to be able to relax now.
However, to revisit the fire that was put out and prevent any unforeseen mishaps, I make sure to wedge myself.
“That’s why I’m saying…My Lord, if you suddenly have the urge to run away, please tell me, okay?”
Regen blinked his eyes.
“Yes, run away.” I smiled brightly.
‘If you want to do that, I’ll stop you. Trust me.’
After Maevia left, Regen thought, ‘Her Highness the Grand Duchess wants me to run away.’
After a moment of sullenness, Regen soon cleared his mind and put his hand in his pocket.
Five copper coins came out.
He hasn’t been out of Cyclamen Castle, so he didn’t know how much his coins were worth, but he would have to make do.
‘Your Highness, I’ll try…!’
Regen decided to get his allowance money first.
(T/N: IT BACKFIRED!!!!!!!)
I had been sleeping with Aedis for the fifth time. Aedis rarely used the bed, so I doubted whether this could be considered a bed.
I said that if he was uncomfortable, he should use a separate room, and he looked at me in confusion.
I said, “What does that look mean? It’s too free to interpret.”
Anyway, Sarah had come to the point of picking me up five minutes before I was kicked out.
I tried every day to get acquainted with Regen. I would continue to do it steadily.
It was my new routine to have breakfast with Regen, pretending to meet each other in the hallway and say good evening and good night.
But at some point, I started to feel a strange sense of incongruity.
I first noticed something peculiar when I overheard the conversation between Regen and Procyon by chance.
Even today, I was trying to carry out the operation ‘I was just going through the corridor without knowing anything, but I ran into the Second Lord.’ I hid behind the wall when I saw Procyon talking to Regen.
“My Lord? Why are you so depressed?”
‘What do you mean, depressed? Why?’
Regen’s voice, which called out to the youngest knight, was gloomy even to me.
I listened, holding my breath.
“Yes, my Lord, I’m listening. Did the first Lord harass you again?”
“Oh, that’s not true! My brother doesn’t even meet me.”
Of course not. I was preventing him from doing so.
Gilbert, who had been quiet for a few days, returned to his original personality and was verbally abusing Agena, who was watching him. He was likely to punch him sooner or later, so he planned to take action.
I heard Regen swallow his saliva.
“Actually, Her Highness….”
‘Huh? Why are you talking about me all of a sudden?’
“Her Highness, the Grand Duchess?”
Procyon was puzzled.
While I pushed my concentration to the extreme, Regen continued to stutter.
“Yes. It seems like she cares a lot about me, and she is kind, but…”
Just in time, the butler popped out of the corridor on the other side and called out to Regen.
‘God, damn it.’
“Isn’t it time for class soon? Count Elliot is waiting.”
“Oh, sorry! I’ll go now!”
Needless to say, the conversation ended there.
Regen followed the butler, and I showed up to meet Procyon.
When I appeared suddenly from behind the wall, Procyon was surprised.
“Eek! Yo-Your Highness Vi? I didn’t feel anything?”
‘What? You didn’t even blink a single eye when the butler showed up.’
“Sir, can you spare me a minute?”
Procyon collected his breath with his blue face.
“P-p-p-p-p-please wait, my heart is on the verge of popping out.”
I waited patiently for 3 seconds and came out with my point. “The Second Lord seems to be very comfortable with you. How did you get so close?”
Procyon took a large inhale before quickly responding, “I don’t think there’s much to it. Oh, there was a time when he praised me for being impressed when he saw me overpowering my opponents all at once. I think I’ve been having conversations with the Lord since then.”
“Will I be praised by the Lord if I subdue you at once?” I muttered in thought.
“Ple-please, save me…I still have a lot of regrets in my life…”
I stared at Procyon.
Regen seemed to be more comfortable with Procyon than me. As soon as he saw Procyon, he wanted to cry right away.
What was Regen trying to tell Procyon?
“Your Highness Vi, what’s wrong with the Lord?”
“I thought the Lord liked me, but I don’t think that’s it.”
“I don’t think that’s a bit like that… Is there any way to do it?! If you give me an end, I’ll dig into it! So please!”
I stared at Procyon, who actively promoted his competence.
“Can I ask you for a favor?”
“Of course! Believe in your loyalist!”
Procyon saluted and ran to fulfill his duties.
‘But have you still not given up on being my loyalist?’
The snow that had poured out for several days stopped.
But the snow became ice, and I couldn’t even see outside the Cyclamen Castle.
“Aedis, I see why you lived a chipper life.”
The flame in the fireplace was like the flame of my life. In other words, if that turns off, I’d die.
“It’s too cold here. Ventilation is important, but I don’t even like opening the windows.”
Aedis, who was braiding my hair, laughed.
I shuddered and pulled the blanket over my knees. A warm knee blanket that was light enough to carry around was a necessity.
“Your Majesty, I brought tea.”
Sarah gave me hot tea. She looked sadly at me, who kept shrinking underneath my blanket.
Sarah was wearing a neat maid outfit that was no different from the summer in the capital.
“Sarah, aren’t you cold?”
“The first day was a little cold, but now that I’m used to it, it’s bearable.”
“You mean you’ve already adjusted?”
The butler and the maid said that it would take two weeks for the capital people to adapt to the northern environment.
I was taking some time because I got sick.
Sarah replied with her bright, lively voice, “Why don’t you try moving your body vigorously, Your Highness Vi? You haven’t even looked inside the castle yet. I can guide you from the top to the basement warehouse.”
She was a very diligent maid. She said that she seems to be getting paid while playing and overeating. When did you go around like that?
“I’ll do it after removing all the cat decorations.”
As an excuse, I lifted the teacup and blew on it, while Sarah sent a subtle gaze to Aedis.
Sarah seemed to think I was lazy because of Aedis’ influence.
But Sarah, look out the window. It was only ice wherever you looked.
Hell outside the blanket…
“Your Highness, Lord Procyon has come.”
I corrected my posture at the butler’s words.
“Tell him to come in.”
Shortly after granting permission, Procyon staggered in.
He sat next to me and quickly bowed down when he saw Aedis, who was preoccupied with smoothing my hair.
“Cut it short.”
Aedis cut out the lengthy greeting without even looking at Procyon.
It was a cold voice that made me flinch without my knowledge, but Procyon received orders as if he were familiar with it.
“Yes, then greetings Your Highn…*”
“Cut it short.”
(T/N: Procyon is greeting Maevia this time, in Korean, the name comes first, so you’ll know he was greeting Maevia. But in English, the title comes first. So if I write ‘Your Highness Vi’ then the greetings would be over and it won’t make sense.)
When I tried to imitate Aedis, Procyon sobbed, “What’s wrong with my greetings?”
What was his reaction?
Procyon, noticeably sullen, sat on the opposite sofa. He was like a golden retriever with drooping ears.
The Knight mentioned once that was guarding Gilbert, Agena, was mistranslated as Azena in the previous chapters. I’m sorry!
Looking at the trend that the Knights are named after stars, Agena is one!
Agena or the Beta Centaurus.
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