“Ha ha. No way. You must have heard the false rumor somewhere. If I cared about her, I would have sent Diana to you instead.”
No one wanted a seat as a companion of the monstrous Crown Prince. Everyone in the empire knew that Gilbert had sent Ancia, because he is a scumbag blinded by wealth, but he had the audacity to tell such lies.
“In addition, she has a personality problem. She has been so jealous that Ancia has been taking the lead in society these days.”
Gilbert weighed numerous scales in his mind for two years.
Who is more valuable, Ancia or Diana? And when Diana’s marriage to the Cassil family went out of the way and she betrayed her father because she’s so stubborn, the scale was completely tilted to one side.
He took this opportunity to conclude that he would abandon Diana and improve his relationship with Ancia.
“Yesterday, she begged me to kick her sister out because she wanted to be a crown princess. No matter how young a child is, this time, she’s going too far. But she didn’t reflect on herself.”
“Is that so?”
Gilbert smiled inwardly at the Crown Prince, who was still listening to his words. He was a cursed monster, so he was scared for a while, but in the end he was just a little child. A little coaxing would make it easy to get his goal.
“Yes, I’m worried because her lies are so bad. It’s all Diana’s fault that I grew apart from Ancia. So, you don’t have to listen to her words.”
Gilbert, whose fear of the Crown Prince had disappeared, quickly raised his head with arrogance and said in an imperative tone. Then Blake asked in an unobtrusive voice.
“Did your wife often scolds you?”
Gilbert wanted to say that he raised Ancia as great as Diana and thousand times better. But there was no one here who did not know that he had abused Ancia.
Should he let Ancia be a liar, too? No, that’ll backfire. Furthermore, Ancia could not be touched because she is trusted by the emperor as well as the Crown Prince.
“I taught her to be a good eldest daughter. It’s because I care about my child, but people who don’t know what’s going on say that I’m treating her poorly.
Ancia seems to misunderstand her father as well, because she is still young, and what people around her says. But when she grows up, she’ll know of her parents goodwill.”
“Yes, it’s a misunderstanding. Let’s take this opportunity to help me recover my relationship with my daughter. I beg your pardon, but Your Highness only has a few days left.”
The nobles used to discuss how much longer the prince would live and who would be the next prince if he died.
It was such a common topic that Gilbert made Blake’s remaining time a topic of conversation.
If he had any conscience left, Gilbert wouldn’t have said this to the little boy.
However, he did not even realize that he had made a slip of the tongue because he regarded the prince as a monster not as a human being. He thought it was just an honest statement.
“If Your Highest leaves, who will support with Ancia? If Ancia is going to continue to enjoy the luxury she has now, the Bellacian family will have to gain strength. Jewels aren’t important now. I want to remind Your Highness that if you love Ancia, you should be of help to her family.”
Gilbert say what he had wanted to say. He tried to tell Ancia in person, but she refused to even write a letter, so he couldn’t.
“Furthermore, if she keep treating her biological father like this, I’m afraid she’ll be criticized. It’ll lower her social standing.”
Blake’s voice spread dreary. Gilbert, who kept his mouth shut, was startled.
The charisma owned by an Emperor radiates from the boy. It was the overwhelming charisma that the Duke of Cassil’s family can never obtain.
But even so, he is cursed. No matter how long he’s alive, he will not be able to reach adulthood.
Looking at the black sentence that covered Blake’s hand, Gilbert frowned. The inside of his mask and the clothes are covered with such ugly sentences.
“Your Highness, I apologize for your displeasure. But isn’t it true that you are cursed? The heir to the curse cannot reach adulthood. Now that you’re ten years old, admit it and think about the future after you leave. How long are you going to turn away from the truth like a child?”
“I’m not dying.”
Gilbert’s eyes widened.
‘Did he find a way to lift the curse?’
There have been rumors among the people of the empire that the curse of the Crown Prince will be lifted.
But I thought it was a myth made up by the vulgar commoners, but was it true? If that’s the case, will Ancia be the real empress?
“I promised Ancia I wouldn’t die.”
Gilbert burst into laughter.
“Your Highness need to accept the reality.”
“Even if I die, Ancia won’t go back to your house.”
“Haha. What are you talking about?”
Even though he’s a monster, he’s still a prince,
Gilbert swallowed back his words, and Blake replied.
“Do you think I’m a monster?”
Gilbert got goosebumps all over his body. Did he read his mind?
“I guess Count Bellacian is interested in curses.”
“It’s not like that…”
Gilbert takes his hand in a hurry, and Blake continues.
“You must have heard about this then. The curse of a goddess is like an epidemic, so it can be passed on to others.”
“…Haha, that’s not true.”
He wanted to retract his hands. But Blake didn’t budge. It was not just a difference of strength. His hands were sucked into something.
“It’s not just a rumour.”
Blake’s lips went up. At that moment, a stream of light from Blake’s hand quickly hit Gilbert.
[Scared! Hot! It Hurts! Hurts!!] A chilling scream with light struck Gilbert.
Once the light assimilated into him, Gilbert struggled with pain as if his whole body was going to burn.
He opened his mouth. However, there was no screams in the face of severe pain.
Blake threw his hand away. Gilbert fell and rolled on the floor. Then, he looked at his hands. A black curse sentence covered Gilbert’s hand.
Blake looked down at Gilbert, who was screaming silently, with cold eyes.
“Get away from Ancia. don’t even show your face, get lost.”
I got up early in the morning and applied some ointment to Diana’s leg. It must have been uncomfortable because it was a new environment for her, but fortunately Diana fell asleep deeply.
For the first time since I transmigrated into Ancia’s body, I didn’t sleep with Blake.
I entered Blake’s room carefully.
Blake, who was sitting on the bed, smiled at me.
“You’re already up?”
I sat on the bed. I stood close to him but he looked pale.
“Why do you look so tired? You didn’t sleep?”
“It’s not that.”
“What do you mean no? You didn’t sleep, did you?”
He denied it, but it didn’t look like he had just woken up. Blake did not deny further, but raised the corners of his mouth.
“I just can’t sleep well.”
“Come on, take this. I went to the greenhouse and the roses were so pretty.”
Blake handed me a red rose. There was a lot of beautiful flower in the greenhouse, but this was the first time he had picked it for me himself. Although I was happy for his first present, It was somehow strange.
“Thank you. It’s pretty.”
As I smelled the roses, Blake suddenly staggers.
I ran to him in surprise.
“It’s all right,… I’m just a little dizzy.”
“I’ll call your doctor!”
He took my hand.
“I don’t need them. Just stay with me.”
Blake leaned to me, he was falling into my arms. And then he fell asleep. I bring him to bed as I sat next to him.
Blake fell into a long sleep and didn’t wake up. I fell asleep with him, too. The white light from his hand enveloped me and led me asleep too.
We fell asleep all day. When I woke up, I felt somewhat chilly. I felt like I had a terrible nightmare. However, the contents of the dream were not at all eerie.
The surrounding light disappeared and Blake’s voice was heard.
I reached out my hand and stroked the cheek of the little boy beside me.
Then his face turned red. But there was no fever.
“Did you sleep well?”
“Yes. I slept well.”
“Why is your face so red when you don’t have a fever?”
“Ancia touched me….”
He’s driving me crazy again. Always reminding me that this is the world of a R-19 novel, I was about to take my hand off, but he dug into my arms.
“Didn’t you hate touching?”
“I never said so.”
He smiled. I’m starting to think that my little groom has become a little bit demanding, but it’s probably just a feeling, right?
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