My feelings were so intense that I hugged him too tightly. I was about to take off my body, but Blake grabbed my arm and prevented me from getting up.
Blake reached out and held my hands. His hands were a little cold as usual. But his fever had subsided in a short time.
“Ancia, why are you crying?”
“No reason, I’m happy to see you. Are you feeling well?”
“Yes. I feel comfortable sleeping for so long.”
“Thank god, I’ll call the doctor.”
“No. Don’t go. Stay with me.”
I heard Tenstheon behind me, and he came close.
It was the first reunion between father and son in three years. And I was stuck between them. I tried to get out of the way quickly, but Blake wouldn’t let me go, holding my arm.
“Are you all right?”
Tenstheon touched Blake’s forehead.
“You don’t have a fever.”
They met after a long time but their conversation is dry. If I go, they’ll talk more comfortably right?
“I’ll call the doctor.”
“No, Ancia don’t go.”
But Blake didn’t have any intention of letting me go.
“I’ll call the doctor.”
In the meantime, Tenstheon opened the door and went out. When only two of us are left, Blake hugged me again.
“Ancia, I missed you. It’s been too long since I saw my wife’s face.”
“Me too, I’ve been waiting for you to look at me like this.”
“Ancia called me so I wake up.”
He smiled brightly, holding my hands on his.
“Thank you Ancia.”
I should have laughed too but tears dripped down from my eyes instead.
“Your highness, thank you for waking up! Thank you very much!”
Ten days of anxiety exploded in tears as Blake patted my back.
There have been many changes in the Crown Prince’s palace since Blake woke up after 10 days.
Tenstheon visit the Amoria Palace every other day or two, sometimes we even ate dinner together.
“Father, try this too, the mushrooms.”
I pushed the mushroom egg roll towards Tenstheon. I call Tenstheon ‘father’ again but Blake still calls him ‘Your Majesty’
I felt uncomfortable for some reason, father is also disappointed.
“Thank you, it’s delicious.”
“Your highness hates mushroom, but if I make it like this, he enjoy it, right?”
Blake nodded quietly
“Father, his highness have been eating perilla leaves lately.”
“Yes. He heated the strong scent, but he finally realized it’s charm right?”
Blake nodded again but that was all. The two were still awkward, facing each other with a stiff expression and reduced their speech.
When we eat, Blake, me and Tenstheon only talk alternately and both of them didn’t talk to each other.
Since the curse, the two haven’t seen each others face for a long time. It is too much to hope for a fast recover in their relationship.
Still, I feel frustrated because I know they love each other.
“Father, our crown prince is very cute, isn’t he?”
“Yes, very cute.”
“Your Highness, raise your head. “
“Our Emperor is wonderful, isn’t he?”
“Look a little closer. Isn’t he so cool?”
“…Do you have to say it twice?”
Blake ate without a word. With little progress, the father and son’s meal ended.
“Your Highness, you’re glad your father comes here often, aren’t you?”
After Tensteon left, I asked Blake carefully. Then Blake replied in a nonchalant way.
The moment I heard it, my heart sank. Does he blame Tenstheon a lot?
“Didn’t you like it?”
“No. I get less time with my wife.”
“What? That’s why you hated it?”
Wasn’t it because of all the misunderstandings and emotional stuffs you’ve been building up?
“When we’re with him, Ancia only cares about him, and praises him.”
Blake’s lips are pouting.
“When did I?”
“You said he is cool today too.”
“I also said you are cute.”
“You said his abs are magnificent.”
“That’s a long time ago!”
Why would he suddenly reveal my dark history? I tried to erase it from my memory!
“I want to be with Ancia. I don’t want anyone else.”
I gave him a big hug. Anyway, I was glad he didn’t blame our father.
“You were jealous right?”
“Yes. I’m jealous.”
When did my little bunny grow this big? In a moment, Blake dug into my arms.
“Ancia, I didn’t like seeing you with other men.”
“He’s my father.”
“Just look at me. I can only see Ancia.”
He looked up with big eyes, hugging my waist tightly. He looks so beautiful that I was speechless for a moment. Since when did he become so lovely?
I patted his cheek. His chubby cheeks have faded and become thinner.
“My husband should eat a lot. Your chubby cheeks are all gone.”
He’s been sick for ten days, and have lost a lot of weight. Even though I had a hard time bulking up my husband! But right now he had no fever, and even though he had been ill for ten days, his curse sentence did not spread.
It was a relief that he seemed to have recovered his health. It’s fat, I can put it back on him!
“No. I’m not going to be cute anymore.”
Is he already going through puberty? But it’s not convincing because he still looks cute no matter what he does.
In fact, it didn’t matter whether he was cute or not. I just need my rabbit to stay healthy.
Suddenly, I could hear a knock as I hugged his skinny body.
“Your Highness, it’s Eunhan.”
Eunhan quit his life as a shadow.
Those who did not receive the knighthood can’t take over the escort of the royals.
For now, he was staying at the Crown Prince’s Palace as a special guest who was interested in Eastern culture.
I explained to the servants of the Crown Prince’s palace that Eunhan was from the kingdom of Canua, the easternmost part of the Western Continent, because some asians live there.
Eunhan is well versed in the Imperial language and fully mastered the etiquette of Western lands, so no one noticed that he was from the Chang empire.
Tenstheon has prepared the documents in advance so that Eunhan can come out if he wants to.
So it was perfect. There was only one minor problem.
Blake answered in a nonchalantly, as Eunhan opened the door and came inside.
“Why are you here?”
I said to Blake once that he needs to be nicer to Eunhan, but he’s still the same.
“How are you?”
Eunhan checked Blake’s condition every day.
“You know even if I didn’t tell you.”
Eunhan could feel Blake’s mana. So he could know Blake’s condition without having to take his temperature.
It’s true, anyway, his attitude was too cold. But Eunhan didn’t care and smiled.
“I’m glad you’re healthy again today.”
“I’m tired. Please leave.”
“Yes, I’ll be going. Your Highness, have a good night.”
“Good night, Eunhan.”
Eunhan bowed his head and went out. The two showed no sign of getting close.
As Blake and Tenstheon spend time apart, so it is natural to take time to restore their relationship, but this time it’s different.
“Your Highness, why are you so cold to Eunhan?”
“He’s been trying to get close with you for a long time.”
“I think Eunhan is a good person. I hope you two will get along well in the future.”
Blake was always lonely. I wanted him to hang out with more people.
“I have a friend. Diana, you know.”
They’ve been fighting for a long time, and he finally admit it.
Of course, they were always a friend to each other, but I thought they would never admit it.
“But you would have fun if you have a lot of friends.”
“I don’t like him”
Blake said monotonously.
It was the first time he drew such a line, so I didn’t force him anymore.
It’s been less than a month. They’ll get to know each other soon enough. Let’s not fret about it.
But I hope they get along before I leave.
“My name is Blake.”
“I know, of course I know my husband’s name.”
I laughed because Blake, who suddenly gave me his name, was so cute. But he was serious.
“Everyone else calls each other their names, but why do you keep calling me ‘Your Highness’?
“You call me comfortably.”
“Wife, am I really your husband?”
“When will you be by my side?”
I did so due to etiquette, but I deliberately spoke so to distance myself from Blake.
I will leave if I can’t lift Blake’s curse. So I drew the line and tried not to cross it.
“What do you mean? I’m always by your side.”
“Don’t be silly. I’ve heard you.”