Blake spends his childhood alone without anyone to rely on.
I kicked out the maid Jane and also blocked Richard’s ruse. But I couldn’t take Blake to the festival. If they found out who he is, the tragedy will happen.
“I don’t like festivals either. I like it best when I’m with my wife.” He smiled brightly.
Fortunately he didn’t look sad because he couldn’t attend the festival.
I clasped Blake’s hand.
“If your curse is lifted and you’re tall enough not to be lost, let’s go to the festival together.”
“Yes, we’re definitely go to the festival together.”
I nodded with a big smile.
Blake struck out his pinky finger.
I link my pinky finger to him without hesitation.
“Yes, I promise.”
But I shouldn’t have promised that day. I failed to keep my promise with him at the end.
I couldn’t do so with Blake.
At this time, I was full of happiness, unaware of the future events.
We spent the days together, we read books, study, and cook together.
It was so much fun that I forgot about the festival.
“Blake, make sure you press the dough.”
Blake does as I say.
Perhaps because Blake was concentrating, his red lips are pressed together. How cute.
While I was looking at him working hard to press the dough, Melissa came inside.
“Your Highness, you have a visitor.”
Who is it?
There were many people who asked to see her, but they usually visit the Sephia palave when they wanted to do business.
People rarely come to the Amoria palace.
“Who is it?”
Melissa replied cautiously.
The moment I heard his name, my expression became ugly.
What’s Richard doing here?
After meeting in his mother’s grave, Richard began to send me gifts and letters again.
I turned it down because I thought he misunderstood something as I wrote a reply to Richard.
Richard is the male lead in the original story and there are also many woman who admired him.
It wouldn’t be bad if he met someone nice and become happy.
I thought he came to his senses after I reject his gift and wrote a letter, but he came all the way to Amoria palace.
“I’m busy now, I can’t meet him.”
I was trying to reject Richard but I hesitated.
Wait, is he trying to trap Blake like in the original? So I said,
“Wait, I’ll meet him.”
I need to what what he’s up to.
“So you want me to escort you?”
“No, tell him to wait outside.”
I didn’t want Richard in me and Blake’s space.
And what would he do if he came inside? He might set up a magic tool or set up a camera.
As I walk out of the palace, Richard greets me.
“It’s been a long time since I saw you.”
He looked arrogant as usual.
It’s better than being depressed, but I wasn’t happy to face this kind of Richard that looks down on people.
“The palace is a rather unique place.”
“What do you mean?”
“There must not be a guest room inside, as you didn’t even invite me in.”
He guessed why I didn’t take him inside. It makes me even more suspicious as to why he said that.
Why did he want to enter the palace? What did he prepare?
“I don’t remember inviting you in.”
“When will you get rid of your anger?”
“What? What do you mean?”
“At that time, I couldn’ accept your feelings because it just weren’t right. But didn’t I apologize already? I think it’s about time you forgave me.”
I was speechless.
Did he really believe that I still like him?
Even after all of these?
“You seem to be mistaken, I never considered you as someone special.”
“Then, I’ll try to be special to you.”
Even when I rejected him, he smiled leisurely.
Richard has been and will be popular among woman all his life.
He has never been rejected and never fail to seduce.
But that self confidence and smile became annoying to me.
“You seem to have forgotten who I am, I’m married already.”
“Didn’t husbands have a mistress or another lover even though they’re married?”
“His Majesty never had any mistress or lovers.”
“His Majesty is a special case. I’m just saying that usually happen in ordinary case.”
That doesn’t make any sense.
“So why are you saying this?”
“Why don’t we go to the festival together?”
He took Blake to the festival in the original story and set him in a trap.
But he’s trying to take me instead?
What is he up to?
“Yes, it’ll be a lot of fun rather than being in the palace. I want to return your favor from before.”
“I don’t want to.”
“Please come with me.”
Erasing his arrogant expression, Richard reached out to me politely.
Anyway, I didn’t think he was aiming for Blake today.
I let go of my stiff expression.
However, I didn’t put my guard down and spoke slowly.
“If you want to return the favor, repay the emperor and His Highness with sincerity.”
He was silent.
He can’t give up his ambition to become the emperor?
“And never come again. Also, I won’t forgive you for making such a rude remark, Sir cassil.”
I said that monotonously and went back to the palace.
Then I saw Blake standing at the door.
“Blake. Are you done?”
“Yes, Melissa also helped me.”
“That’s great! Let’s get inside.”
Holding him by the shoulders, we returned to the kitchen.
“Richard has changed a lot, he looks handsome.”
Blake must have seen me and Richard talking.
Did he hear our conversation.
“Blake’s much more handsome.”
“I’m telling you the truth, Blake is much more handsome than anyone.”
I smiled brightly and Blake smiled too in response.
I held his hands instead of answering.
We went to the room with the cookies we made together.
When I gave him the cookies, Blake took it with his mouth wide open.
Should I tease this cute rabbit?
Just the sight of him eating messily makes me laugh.
I fed him breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, late night snack and his cheeks are plumper.
I touched his hands. I think his hands are getting plump too.
“It reminds me of a fairytale I heard when I was young.”
“What is it?”
“A long time ago, a brother and sister got lost in the mountain. Their legs are tired and they are hungry. Suddenly, a cookie house appeared in front of them.”
“A cookie house?”
His expression suddenly become serious. He’s so cute.
“Yes, the witch locked the siblings in the house and fed them delicious meal everyday. The girl grabbed her brother’s hand and noticed how plump it is. She says…”
“What happened next?”
“I am going to eat you.”
I said in a low voice with my hands raised.
Blake opened his eyes widely in surprise and quickly climbed into the bed.
Is it that scary?
I went into the bed and called his name.
Then pulled the blanket out of his face.
“Ancia, are you going to eat me?”
“Am I that plump?”
“Haha, what are you talking about.”
As I fixed the blanket and went inside, Blake goes into my arms while shivering.
He looked at me with moist eyes.
“Is that why you cooked me delicious food everyday? To eat me?”
Why does he look so scared?
“No! Of course that’s not true! Why would I eat my rabbut?”
I shook my head.
“Ancia, you’re not going to eat me?”
“Am I really that plump?”
His crimson eyes twinkled like jewels.