Translator – Zimming
Blake had never been out of the palace before in his life as he is a heir to the curse. The people of the South were in a state of uneasiness, and in a state of opposition because of the Crown Prince’s curse.
Such a prince couldn’t leave the palace and go out in a leisurely manner.
For Blake, the square was an unknown territory. It was a place that could only be imagined, such as the valley of chaos or the snow mountain in the north.
Furthermore, the square was described as the source of all kinds of problems that lead to problematic events.
“Don’t worry, our security of the system is the best on the continent. Besides, Sir Edon went with her.”
“Is there anything else that bothers you?”
Blake didn’t clear his dim expression, so Hans was also worried.
“Ancia won’t leave me, right?”
Blake continued to pour out worries.
When Ancia first helped with his bath, she hesitated when Blake told her not to leave him. It was only for a few moments, but Blake kept thinking about that.
Blake was afraid that she might suddenly ran away one day.
His life was a series of losses.Not long after his birth, his mother died and his father abandoned him. The servants also despised him.
Sure, his father showed sympathy, but when he saw the curse sentence, he ran away. Blake was so used to losing. Despair was his long-time friend.
But when he thought about Ancia leaving him, he was scared and his heart was torn apart just by imagining it.
Hans smiled as he looked at the young boy with his head down.
There was a feeling of fear in Blake’s eyes. It was a better sign than his usual worn out expression, though it would be better for him to smile instead.
“Your Highness, don’t worry. She will never leave you.”
Hans said with confidence.
Hans always watched Ancia carefully. The world was rife with groundless rumours surrounding the heir of the curse. Regardless of gender, age, status, they made up rumours simply because the curse sentences looks ominous.
But even though Ancia was young, she was not swayed by those false rumours.
Hans thought his loyalty for the crown prince was second to none. But he reflected on himself while looking at Ancia.
He was defeated.
“Should I check on them…?”
Blake glistened his eyes.
Soon, when Hans said she was okay, his expression visibly brightened.
Hans wonder how worried he must have been…
He hoped the two of them would be happy for a long time.
I went with Melissa and Edon to the blacksmith and asked him to make a cauldron. The blacksmith was intrigued and is filled with the spirit of challenge after hearing my explanation of the cauldron I drew.
I thought they won’t react this way, but he was really friendly and helpful.
When she came out of the blacksmiths after completing her request, Melissa asked.
“Your Highness, will you stop by somewhere else?”
“No. I want to go back to the palace.”
It was her first outing since she transmigrated to Ancia’s body. The view outside the carriage was terrific, and there were many places I wanted to go. I was actually thinking of going around.
However, it took longer than expected to explain the cauldron in detail.I didn’t want to worry Blake. Besides, I didn’t feel like watching the beautiful square without him.
When I went back to the Crown Prince’s palace, the little bunny dashed and fell into my arms.
“Have you been well?”
“Yes, I’ve been well.”
I stroked his hair. It’s such a delightful occasion to have someone welcoming you back home. It was the feeling I never felt for a long time since my grandmother passed away.
“Did anything dangerous happen?”
“No, nothing happened. Were you worried?”
“Yes. Ancia’s too late.”
I’m glad I came back to the palace right away. I almost worried my husband for too long.
I clasped his hand and went into Blake’s room. I spent most of my time there since Blake’s room was much more comfortable than mine.
I took off his mask as soon as I came into his room. Blake always wore a mask, even though I had already fired all of his hostile servants.
”Why does Ancia always tries to take my mask off?”
“Because I want to see your handsome face.”
“Hehe. I’m happy to see Ancia, too.”
“You don’t need to wear a mask when you’re alone with me.”
Blake held my hand tightly. I felt like hugging him, especially today.
“Your Highness, what happened while I was away?”
“No, there wasn’t anything.”
“…Frankly, I was a little scared that Ancia would leave me.”
“But it’s okay now. Because I know Ancia won’t leave me.”
His hands trembled, contrary to his assured voice. I could actually feel that he was still worried. I held his hand as tightly as I could in response.
“Don’t worry. I’m not leaving.”
Blake smiled brightly.
“Yes, I do. But if you had another loved one, I’m going to step down right away.”
“What does that mean?”
His expression hardened instantaneously. Surprised by my response, he let down the corners of his mouth.
“It’s a political marriage with me. Your Majesty, it’s not what you want. You can find true love when you grow up later on.”
The Asteric Empire tradition was to arrange their kids marriage early on. Especially, the higher the status, the faster the marriage was. Most of the time, the marriages between the royal family and the aristocrats were arranged for political expediency, so they often cheated, or divorced in the end.
To prevent such things, I need to give him the freedom to make another choice.
Ancia and Blake only had a small wedding and did not announce it at the church. It was also possible to divorce if each other wanted to.
“I don’t want to. I only have Ancia.”
Blake spat out in a low voice.
“If you become an adult and the curse is lifted, you will become very handsome. I’m sure all the beautiful women will love you.”
Blake will love Diana the most among them. But, he suddenly spoke firmly.
“Ancia is the most beautiful girl I’ve ever met.”
“Hey, you’ll change your mind when you grow up.”
“It won’t change.”
“You’re still young, It’ll change.”
Blake cut off my words. I looked at him with a look of surprise. It was the first time he had called me ‘wife’.
“My wife is only you, Ancia. And I will be the only husband you have.”
“Wife, remember. I don’t need another girl. Do you need another man?”
I thought he was just a little boy. But now Blake radiate out an intense force that I could not defy. His eyes were still set on me.
I shook my head unconsciously, as if I had been bewitched by him.
“No, I don’t need it.”
But what followed was my losing streak.
“All I need is you.”
Diana is the only one who can lift his curse. I didn’t want to cross the line, but I didn’t know that I genuinely wanted to stay with Blake.
But…It’s dangerous. I can’t do this.
I was trying to pull myself together again, but Blake hugged me tightly.
“Stay with me until I die.”
“I’m sorry to be so greedy.”
As soon as I heard his confession, my heart warmed up and tears filled my eyes.
“You’re not going to die! Who’s going to die?”
“Ancia, I’m fine. So don’t cry.”
“You’re not going to die! You’ll get through the curse! I’ll make it happen!”
“I’m a family member of the Bellacian with the power of light. I’ll find a way, so don’t worry about it and just live happily.”
“Yes, I will. So don’t cry,”
Blake wiped my tears with his sleeve.
“Don’t. Your clothes get dirty.”
“Ah, I need to take a bath. I’ll get some water. Your Highness I’ll give you a bath, too.”
I quickly got up from my seat.
“My wife always tries to undress me…”
“You should say i’m helping you taking a bath instead and now, take your clothes off.”
I quickly fixed his sentence, and for some reason, there was a serene smile on his face.
Again, Blake’s face turned red. I’ve helped him take a bath a few times, but he’s still this embarrassed.
“Ancia is the prettiest when you smile.Your smile is the most beautiful thing.”
I clasped his hand. Then the door suddenly opened and Hans came in.
“Your Highness, the Emperor has returned!”
Tenstheon, Blake’s father and the most powerful emperor in the imperial history has finally returned to the palace.
TL note : From now on, I will upload 7 chs/week for this novel! Thank you for your patience, I finally have more time to tl 🥰 expect many fluffs in future chs!
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