Daughter of the Emperor Volume 1 Chapter 6
The Emperor’s daughter vol 1 ch 6
“Is it you? The one who caused my daughter to cry so ferociously?”
Even though he was my dad, when he came to visit, which was quite frequent, I often tsk-ed my tongue thinking that man was too good looking. However, that place was my room and the only one to compare him to was Cerera, so that’s why I reacted that way…
“Why is there no answer?”
But I never knew that this frivolous attitude with that faint smile on the edge of his lips made him shine so much. ‘Ah, so shiny.’
When he gave me that frivolous face before I had always wanted to hit him. I don’t know if it because his arrow was pointed the other way, but today, his figure looked appropriately desirable.
The Princess was shivering pitifully. Just by glancing at her physical state, you could tell how much she was shaking. She was only twenty-something.
‘Did I just cry for nothing and summoned a demon?’ I regretted it a bit.
‘See? Why did you have to hold me?! Who told you to hold me?!’
It was such an uncomfortable situation that I felt it quite peculiar.
At that moment, the Princess lowered her head.
“I just held her, that is all.”
Her voice was already breaking due to fear. Usually, when such a delicate lady talked while shivering, it causes a person’s heart to be moved and for sympathy to grow even if one had none. However, my father is an exception, that or he’s not a man, or was too spoiled with women. Even so, his face blatantly showed that he didn’t pity her at all.
“With whose permission?”
Keitel’s gaze was cold as he cut her off.
Instead of being dunked in cold water like before, it was as if we were in a snowstorm in Siberia.
I never knew a person could look at another human being with such cold eyes until now.
“With what right did you hold our daughter-sama?”
‘Ah, um… You were just calling me your daughter, so why is it daughter-sama all of a sudden?
No, this isn’t the problem right now.’
Because, for a moment, I broke out in cold sweat.
It was such a strong killing intent that if I had been a normal baby I would have felt as if my life were in danger and would’ve burst out crying. ‘Seriously, this human is a ticking bomb. I think it’s a hundred times better when he was just sneering at people with his usual twisted smile.’
His current expression was not the usual one he was showing when it was just the two of us. Both expressions were unreadable but this is the first time I felt this much horror at not being able to see any expression in a human face.
‘I don’t know what he is thinking.
I don’t know what he is feeling.’
There was a feeling of something crawling slowly on my skin.
I couldn’t take it anymore and whimpered.
‘Cerera, save me! Even if this guy is my father, this is not right!’
As soon as I let out a sound, Keitel lowered his sight to look at me. As soon as he did, I tried to straighten out my scrunched up face.
Will he really kill a three-month baby for scrunching her face?
…Yes, he definitely will.’
Uncertainty has always taken people. (T/N this is a Korean saying)
‘However, this is not an uncertainty since it seems like he will definitely kill me!’
I lowered my eyes without making a fuss.
*Whimper whimper* (T/N dog sounds)
Then suddenly, he laughed.
“This is the first time I held my own daughter.”
His eyes gently turned into half moons. His smile was as attractive as one that was painted by an artist. The Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting has a mysterious smile that, through many generations, had caught the hearts of all of humanity all over the world. Therefore, this man’s smile right in front of me could also mesmerize all of this world’s current humanity. I have heard that too much beauty is poison.
‘So this saying was made for him.’ I wailed inwardly.
The pale Princess Faylene apparently had already crossed the river of no return. Her face had always been pale, but now all the blood had left her face to the point that I thought of an A4 paper. Her lips that were like red rose petals have turned purple.
“Was it five thousand gold?”
‘Why are you suddenly asking about gold, father?’
I thought it was so random when I heard a sigh.
I slowly turned my head and saw Cerera standing still clasping her hands. Nanny was also pale, but not as much as the Princess. She was barely staying in her place.
Of course, the cause of all this, Elaine, was playing dead and standing completely still with her head lowered.
‘You are a serious troublemaker.’ (T/N real pain in the ass)
“For the price of your body.”
With his chin lifted and a look as if he was looking at a bug, he looked down on her. The gaze he gave her was full of contempt and disgust. Those eyes were cold enough to freeze one’s heart and his face was no longer blank but held a bright smile. That gentle smile he gave just pushed the recipient even further into a comer.
‘Ah, I really hate it.
I already knew he was the heavenly king of the heavens and lone tyrant, but I have never until now met someone who so shamelessly displayed this attitude right in your face. Of course, I include my past life too. I could not describe it simply with just words. He was so arrogant, so cocky and so imperious that it was impossible to express.
Was I a person that was this inarticulate? I need to go study grammar and learn more vocabulary to be a lot more articulate since I can’t even express this feeling with just words.’
“There’s no answer.”
Keitel said lazily as he caressed my cheek with one hand – as if he were stroking a cat.
‘That’s called talking to oneself. No, he’s not talking to himself… because he’s urging her for a reply.’
“It was twenty… Twenty-five thousand.”
She wasn’t an idiot who couldn’t understand what he meant so she fearfully made herself busy by answering him.
“The dowry payment was twenty-five thousand for my sister and I.”
‘She has a sister. Oh no. What to do?’ She is so pitiful.
Now I wanted to cry for another reason.
‘I can’t even cry when I wanted to!
To think that just by crying at the wrong moment… This… What kind of great incident is this?
From the way this is going, I will set a record for killing a foreign princess at just three months old.
Ah, father-sama, father-sama, please have mercy.
Of course, he will probably be like, “What is Mercy?” *Grunt Grunt*. He’s that kind of guy.’
Even though I know what’s going to happen, no matter what I do, I can’t help myself from begging.
‘I hate that woman, but I don’t hate her to the point that I’d want to kill her!
What kind of person just kills someone he dislikes?!’
A moment of silence passed when a fresh voice responded from behind.
“Yes, your majesty?”
‘Wait, stop. Friedel?
For some reason, his name sounds familiar. His voice seems really familiar too.
I feel like I heard it before. I don’t know if it’s because there are so few voices I heard since my birth, but I could immediately recall his voice.
Ah! He’s that brother that follows Keitel like a stalker. He seems like a high-status bro.
What kind of brother is he?’
“Tell the Emperor of Praezia that I will send another twenty-five thousand.”
At the word Praezia, everybody held back their breath.
‘Anyway, Emperor? I was quite taken back that there was another Emperor other than Keitel. So this empire is not the only empire… And what were you saying again, dear father?’
“Tell him that his daughter had broken the Arigent laws, so she will be executed.”
In the back, I heard rapid short gasps, as if someone was struggling to take a dump. I guess they were seriously troubled.
“…On what charge?”
At that lingering question, he looked back. No, actually, he turned his body away.
‘Execution just for making a baby cry? Wow, just look at this crazy bastard.’
“-Majesty! Your majesty!”
“Put her in confinement for now.”
He didn’t even spare a glance at the sorrowful cries coming from the back. ‘Ah, seriously pitiful.’
From what it looks like, the only job the Emperor’s entourage has is to throw people in jail that offended him or kill them.
‘So this is what a tyrant is like?
The dignity of a tyrant? Steam it and eat it.
Can I grow up safely under a guy like this?’
As if I had been hit by a wave when I was treading water, I was swept up in regret and became seriously lost in thought by myself. I was furrowing my eyebrows when the Emperor walked in the royal palace’s large garden and towards this empire’s symbol, the winter tree.
‘What is it, Emperor? Do you want to take me for a walk?
Ah, but the torso she pinched is seriously hurting me. Is it bruised?’
“She grew a lot.”
“She is in her growth spurt. She’s at the age where she will have changes day by day.”
That was all he said as he lightly carried me.
‘Hey! I am a three months old new baby, so it’s natural for me to grow at this pace at this age.
Can you seriously take a parenting class? Is there a graduation for that? Like a regular class?’
“I feel I haven’t seen her for long a while, even if it was just a week.”
‘Has it really been that long?’ I tilted my head. ‘It has been a while since I last saw your face, but quite a bit of time has passed. No- it hasn’t because it actually felt like a month or something.’
I guess Keitel isn’t the Emperor for nothing. The first month, I was thinking that this fucker didn’t work and only insisted to everyone that he was an Emperor, but later that month his visits lessened and it was harder to see him.
I felt a bit, and only a bit sorry for him, so I gave him a big smile.
‘Look at this. My million dollar smile!’
‘This fucker. You-! That’s insulting to a lady!’
“How mysterious, a small life form that I could just kill with one hand grew bigger.”
He doesn’t look the type to talk to himself, but for some reason, only when he is with me, this crazy guy seems to have a lot to say by himself.
‘I must be mistaken. Yup. Definitely.
It’s a bit uncertain to say he’s talking to me…’
“Like a bug.”
‘Crazy bastard!’ For a moment, I was so taken aback that my mouth dropped open.
‘Wow. This crazy-!
What did you say?!
Do I have to live like this while getting insulted? Do I?!
…..Ah. Of course, I do. Yup, I have to live like this. What can I do?
*sob* I’m so hurt. *sob*’ I was so frustrated tears started to come out.
Yet, I couldn’t cry.
‘Ah. I feel even more frustrated. *sob sob*
You’re dead to me. You’re not my dad.
To tell his own daughter that she’s like a bug.’
I guess I wasn’t the only one hurt by what he said. No, actually, I was the only one hurt by this, the others were just simply taken aback, especially Cerera’s expression.
“Your majesty, your expression is a bit…”
‘Was your name Friedel? You are quite an upright kid. That’s right, I like that form! Keep walking!
Tank! Show off your skills!’ Perdel, who received a mouthful of my cheers, showed a disturbed expression and spoke further.
“To say she’s like a bug when she is a Princess…”
At Friedel’s words, Keitel looked at me for a moment. Then he thought for a bit and had nothing to say.
‘Huh? Do you want to fight with our eyes? Huh?!’
“She’s a weak life form that can die by a finger. So how should I describe it?”
‘…..Does that mean that you can kill me off with a finger, dear father?
I deeply apologize. This lowly daughter of yours is not well learned and somehow has committed a great offense against you saying all that nonsense before.
Please spare my life.’ *Sob*
In this way, Friedel was completely defeated.
‘To tell someone to relearn poetry when you’re the one who should take a child development class!
Hurry and apply for classes! Right now! You really need to learn more about babies!’
Yet, like always, I couldn’t talk and my wishes were ignored.
“Are you seriously going to kill her? To kill someone just for making a baby cry is a bit… She is a princess sent over as a peace offering from the Emperor of Praezia.”
After being picked up and held, I had no choice but to be held in Keitel’s arms, but for a second, our eyes met. Those red eyes glowed from the sunlight and the setting sun right. Normally, I would just sit there and be like, “what are you looking at”.
‘Ah, I know. I am so cowardly.’ I laughed cheerfully and gave him a bright smile.
‘Pa Pa, I can’t die now.’
Looking at my smile, he laughed.
‘Dude, you like it since your daughter smiled at you, right?’
After laughing, he started to pet my hair and turned to face Friedel.
‘My daughter-sama doesn’t cry easily.”
‘Yup, that is correct.’
‘Huh? Is there more?
I perked my ears up. ‘What are you going to say? ‘I forgot to swallow back my spit and held my face up to Keitel and just stare at his red lips while he held me. At exactly that moment he looked down at me.
“I am the only one allowed to make my daughter cry.”
‘…..Hey! This perverted bastard!!!’