Translator – Zimming
Hans, Melissa, and Edon sat around the cauldron, eating Scorched rice and Sungneung, chatting with each other.
“Sungnun? Seongneun? The name’s really difficult but it’s really delicious!”
“How can this drink be so savory? The moment I drink it,I feel warm inside.”
“It’s delicious with just scorched rice.”
When Edon ate the golden brown rice crust, Melissa spoke bitterly.
“Sir Edon, aren’t you eating too much?”
“Oh, I did this unknowingly. My hands kept moving on it’s own…”
“It’s the precious food Her Highness made us. Eat slowly.”
“Yes, I will do so.”
“And since it’s cold, take some Sungneung. You’re going to choke.”
They continued the conversation amicably. Eunhan returned to his mission again because it was unlikely that they would easily leave.
“You’ll have to blow on it.”
“It’s so delicious.”
“We ate a lot of delicious food today.”
“This tasted the best!”
“You’re lying because I made it, aren’t you?”
“Ancia’s cooking is the best.”
The Crown Prince and the Crown Princess had good time today.
Eunhan was threatened with his life only because he was chosen by Black Dragon, who was prophesied to drive the country to destruction, and eventually came to the far west continent.
His biological father, the emperor, tried to kill him, and his mother lost her life because of him.
Prince Blake was cursed. The ugly curse sentence covered his whole body.
But Ancia liked the crown prince without a hint of reluctance.
Although the emperor loved Blake very much, he was the prince’s biological father, that’s expected. But Ancia was completely sincere, married the prince affectionately, and was still young.
Children are naive and honest, but cruel to a degree. They like pretty things and hate hideous things. It was difficult for a child to bear such feelings, even for adults.
But Ancia was different.
She took Blake seriously.
‘Would my future have changed a little if I had someone like that?’
While Eunhan was lost in thought, Ancia suddenly turned her head toward him. Eunhan was hiding his appearance using a magic technique. However, he was distracted.
Fortunately, she only felt a sense of presence and I didn’t get caught. I got out of the dining room again, using my magic.
The Crown Princess headed for the emperor’s palace with a huge smile.
This was an opportunity. Eunhan hurried back to the emperor’s palace.
After Ancia left the office, Emperor called Eunhan. At the call of his master, he straightened and appeared.
“What kind of drink is Sungneung?”
“It’s everyone’s favorite food, from the emperor to the people, in the east.”
“It tasted simple.”
Therefore, it does not fit Your Majesty. Give it to me!
Eunhan gulped, and looked at the pot containing the drink.
Tensteon had no particular interest in eating. Even if rare food came up, he would give it people around him, such as Eunhan and Collin.
Eunhan expected so.
However, Tensteon only drank all from the kettle along with Sungneung.
At this rate, the Sungneung will run out. Eunhan plucked out his courage.
“Your Majesty, can I have a sip, too?”
However, he refused Eunhan’s request in a cool-headed manner.
“It’s what my daughter-in-law has made.”
Tensteon eventually emptied the kettle, drinking up to the last sip of Sungneung.
‘His Majesty is too much…How come he didn’t give me a sip.’
Eunhan went back to the Crown Prince’s palace in low spirits. His Majesty felt sorry, so he told him to rest for a while, but that was no consolation to Eunhan.
He stepped back toward the cauldron. There was no one in sight.
This was a real opportunity. Eunhan approached the cauldron. And as soon as he opened the lid, he heard a noise.
Come on, hide yourself. However, hiding the body had the highest level of difficulty among other techniques.
Eunhan was embarrassed and made a mistake. His technique has failed. But because he was an experienced magician, he quickly changed his body to a black cat instead.
I ate too much today. I shouldn’t have finished it after eating many dessert.
However, when the long-awaited cauldron came, it was impossible to pass by.
As I was taking a walk while rubbing my belly, I heard a sound near the furnace where the cauldron was located.
Who’s here at this hour?
I ran towards it quickly.
The lid of the cauldron was open. But no one was seen.
Who is it? Did the Duke of Cassil send a man? Or was it Richard’s?
As I looked around in a hurry, I saw a black cat.
“Oh, a cat?”
I held the cat in my arms.
The cat lower its head. For some reason it seemed to answer my question.
“Oh my, you must have been hungry. Come in. I’ll give you milk.”
The cat shook its head violently and turned toward the cauldron.
“Do you want to eat the Sungneung?”
This time the cat nodded. It really sounds like you understand what people say.
“Can cats eat Sungneung…”
I’ve never raised animals, so I don’t know, but I think there was some stuff they can’t eat.
The cat began to nod violently again. I think it means that the cat can eat it.
There is no such thing as cat food in this world, the cat wants it so badly, can I give it a little?
I took the cat and take it to the cauldron.
“Oh my, Your Highness. Is that a cat?”
Melissa looked at the black cat strangely. She saw the cat for the first time today.
“I picked it up outside. I thought it was hungry, so I wanted to give some Sungneung.”
“I’ll prepare it in a minute.”
“Yes please. Just warm it up a little bit.”
I asked her for a favor and went into the room. The cat was clean, unlike a street cat.
“Where are you from?”
“Do you have a master?”
The black cat only cried cutely, but did not move its head like before. Of course, cats can’t actually understand what we’re saying.
“Where’s your mother?”
The cat dropped its head. The cat’s expression looked very sad, so I unknowingly made an apology.
The black cat was very gentle. I held the cat tightly and stroked its head, gave it the Sungneung that Melissa heated up. The Sungneung was lukewarm and was just the right temperature.
The cat devoured the Sungneung in an instant.
“You must have been very hungry.”
The cat blinked sadly. It was heartbreaking to think that such a small kitty went around without eating in a cold winter.
“If you have a master, you must have a bad master.”
The cat nodded violently. He must have had a master because its body is very clean. What kind of person didn’t feed such a small cat? But strangely its body is in a good shape.
“Ah..your current master made you sad. I will raise you if you didn’t have a master.”
I hugged the cat tightly and my cheeks were squished in his body. Then the cat stayed still. I think it froze a little bit. I’m mistaken, right? Anyway, it was a very gentle cat.
“Ancia, what are you doing?”
Blake was at the door. I quickly showed off the black cat.
“I found a black cat out there. Isn’t it cute?
“…Do you have to hug it like that?”
“Look at how well behaved the cat is. I guess the cat likes me too.”
“…It’s a male.”
“Ah, really? Let’s see if this kitty is really a male?”
I tried to lie it down and see if it was a female or a male, but the cat struggled to get out of my grasp. I hurried after the cat, but it was gone.
Today the emperor invited me to a tea time. I shared the dessert the emperor gave me with Blake. I also met a very cute black cat. Today felt really long, but it was a good day over all.
I was trying to organize today’s work and get some sleep, but Blake’s expression was a little dark.
“Your Highness, what’s wrong?”
He imitate a cat out of the blue.
“Ancia like cats, so I want to be a cat, too.”
Blake dug into my arms while meowing.
“Ancia, I’m here and you need another animal?”
Hey, you’re admitting that you’re a rabbit?
“I’ll do the rabbit, the cat, and the dog, so don’t look for any other animals.”
Blake looked up at me.
As soon as he looked up, I gave in.
“Your Highness, you’re very cute!”
I hugged Blake tightly. No cuteness in the world can beat my cute rabbit, Blake.
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