The owner’s eyes were wide open. The crowd of boys also quiet down.
“It doesn’t make any sense…”
The big boy muttered, but I really stamped the seal on the receipt. I held a toy and handed it to Lionel.
Leticia quickly came up to me and took my hand.
“You can’t give this expensive toy to him. And it’s not just one or two…”
“I’m lending it to him!”
“I’ll lend it to Lionel and get it back when I want to play with it.”
Only then did Leticia let go of my hand with a sigh.
I sent them to the bakery first, and I glanced at the boys who were watching me. I asked the knights.
“Find out who those kids are.”
“Yes, little miss.”
The boys flinched and glanced away. As those children are nobles in the capital city, I assumed that they know who was superior.
But some of them don’t.
The big boy, who had his toy taken by me, shouted.
“You don’t have to know my name, you madwoman!”
I paid my silent tribute to the child who had said that.
He said that in front of my knights.
The eyes of the knights were already fierce.
“Wh, wh, why are they staring at me like that?”
I said with a sigh.
“Why? Your family is about to be ruined.”
While Leticia went to work, I sat by the bakery window and took care of Lionel.
I wiped Lionel’s mouth after he ate bread in a hurry.
“Eat slowly. Do you want some milk?”
I poured the milk from the glass bottle.
The child began to finish the bread. I was afraid of him getting indigestion, so I asked the knights to bring me digestive medicine from the carriage.
Then, with my chin in my hand, I gazed at Lionel with delight.
I haven’t seen a kid younger than me in a long time.
‘The first time after the tea party.’
They were all the sons of a nobleman, picked carefully by Nos, they were somewhat clumsy, but they knew the courtesy of nobles.
Meanwhile Lionel completely acted like a commoner’s child. He doesn’t learn the noble etiquette.
‘It reminds me of the time when I was in the nursery.’
At that time, there were many children younger than me, so I acted as an older sister.
“What do you do when you’re home, Lionel?”
“Hmm…I usually look at my sister working. No, I read book, play blocks and…”
“Then do you want to play with me next time?”
“Yes. Ah, do you want more bread?”
“But my sister said I shouldn’t receive too much…”
“It’s just bread though.”
“I already got the toy…”
It’s really alright.
‘Because if his mother became my godmother, she’ll repay me 2,000 times more.’
I grinned inwardly.
Lionel will be found out as the son of Grand Duke Locard just a month from now.
Lionel slipped out of Leticia’s mansion and will be hit by a carriage, which was very serious.
The operation required money. But Count Barthou did not pay a penny for his grandson’s surgery, even though he extorted money from Leticia and spent it on his sons’ education and living expenses.
In the end, Leticia went to the Grand Duke because she had no choice. He sent an outstanding doctor to operate on his son.
Lionel was saved, but unfortunately it was too late and he couldn’t use one of his arms anymore.
He tried to heal his son’s arm by offering an unspeakable amount of money to the church, but it was not enough.
Lionel lived on with his one arm.
‘I have to make sure that doesn’t happen this time.’
But if Lionel doesn’t have any accident, Leticia won’t go to the Grand Duke.
‘That’s why I’ve come prepared to this bakery.’
This place is the favorite of Lionel grandmother’s maid!
It’s almost time for her to come.
I glanced at the door.
The door opened and an old person in a cloak came in.
Camilla’s maid came in.
The maid walked straight to the counter.
“Have you prepared what I asked for?”
A woman who seemed to be the owner, replied.
“Yes I have. Please wait for a moment.”
I asked Lionel. We were deliberately sitting near the counter.
“Lionel, where did you originally live?”
“Yes, I lived with my dad and my mom in the trush forest!”
The woman’s eyes turned to the child when he said the trush forest.
Of course she will. There is no reason for people to live in the forest that is famous for their monsters.
That’s why the Grand Duke secretly lived in this place to recuperate.
“So you moved here with your dad?”
“No…mom didn’t want to live with dad.”
The child’s face turned sullen when I asked.
“I don’t know. I came here all of a sudden. When I saw my dad later, I wanted to go hunting with him.”
“You must be upset.”
I asked Lionel.
He must have been very lonely and surprised to be separated from his father all of a sudden. I felt sorry for the child, so I patted his head.
‘Don’t worry, Lionel. You’ll be able to go hunting with your dad soon.’
The maid ran out with a stiff face.
She must be trying to guess the situation and confirm it. She forgot to ask our names because she was panicking.
I purposely buy another bread with the Dubbled’s seal.
So that she can visit me.
After a while, Leticia came to the bakery.
“I can’t thank you enough. I’ll make sure to repay you next time.”
“It’s alright. I had a new friend and had fun. Right, Lionel?”
“Yes! We’re going to see each other again.”
I went back after I saw Lionel and Leticia off.
The next day.
Leticia, who brought him breakfast, looked at her son who was touching his toy.
‘What’s wrong with him?’
Ever since they got home, he was quiet.
Leticia put the tray on the table and sat in front of her son.
Lionel looked at Leticia.
“Are you sick?”
She checked his condition, but there’s nothing wrong.
Leticia looked into the child’s face with a worried look.
“Where does it hurt? Do you have a fever? Do you feel like throwing up?”
Lionel grabbed his flushed cheek with his small hand.
“My cheeks keep getting warm and my throat itches.”
“Is it a cold…”
“Also my heart kept beating wildly. In my head, I could hear Leblaine calling my name.”
Then he sighed.
“I’ll buy all of the toys here.”
When Leblaine proudly stamped the seal, Lionel thinks she looks like a warrior.
“Eat slowly. Do you want some milk?”
And when she poured the milk, she looked like a princess.
Leticia couldn’t help laughing at her son, who had a dreamy expression on his face.
When he got out of the carriage, he was quiet, but it seems that he met his first love.
Leticia said a mischievous look on her face,
“Are you thinking of the Lady? Hmm, then you’d better eat the carrots.”
“I hate carrots!”
“The Lady didn’t like someone who hates carrots.”
Lionel said to his mother,
“No wait, I like carrots.”
“Really? Then can you eat it if I give you a carrot?”
Lionel gulped when Leticia gave him a carrot which was as big as a finger. Then he put the carrot in his mouth and chewed it slowly.
He couldn’t stop frowning because it tastes weird.
Leticia gave him another carrot when he was done swallowing.
“Wouldn’t she like it if you ate two?”
After eating one, he doesn’t want to eat the second one.
Lionel looked at the carrot with a very troubled face.
Leticia smiled when she saw her son go through the ordeal of love fiercely.
I rolled around in bed and touched the Etwal.
‘It’s about time they got in touch.’
It’s already the third day after our encounter in the bakery.
‘Shouldn’t this work? No, apparently, Camilla was famous for her love to her grandchild…’
When I thought so, I heard a thump from outside the door.
She forgot to knock, when I saw Laura who hurriedly called me, I shouted happily in my heart.
“The Empress is here!”
No, why did the empress even come here?
“She came here for you.”
I replied reluctantly, changed my clothes, and then came down to the guest room for VIPs.
The empress came to me with a smile.
“I greet the Empress.”
I said as I stretched out my skirt and bent my knees slightly. The empress waved her hand.
“You don’t have to be very polite to me. How have you been?”
“Come, sit here.”
She pointed at the sofa, so I sat down carefully.
“I was very happy to hear that the little miss had come to the capital city.”
“I’m glad to be here too.”
The moment I said that, I heard a knock.
“Sorry for interrupting the conversation, little miss. A guest is here.”
“Let me talk.”
With the urgent voice came a grandmother.
As soon as I saw her, the empress’ expression was not happy. Of course, Camilla’s expression wasn’t good either.
They were always on bad terms during the emperor’s reign.
“What are you doing here?”
“Your Highness, for what you have come in person.”
“I had some business with the child.”
“So do I.”
The two people looked at me.
…please save me.
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