Daughter of the Emperor Volume 1 Chapter 8
The emperor only daughter vol 1 ch 8
“I thought you were going to kill her as soon as you saw her.”
His voice went even lower. It was creepy and somewhat heavy. I got quite scared. ‘What were you going to do to a defenseless child?’
“That was what I thought, too.”
I forced myself to straighten my crumpled expression. Even without looking, I could draw Keitel’s expression in my mind by now. This was not a good thing.
‘Oh, our thoughts were the same.’ I was surprised for a moment but then I just accepted it.
‘Now I see that the guy who came in with my father was a human being with his head screwed on right.
That’s right, you are a normal person. That’s good.’
“As if that was unusual of me…”
Keitel lightly replied back and laughed. That horrifying laughter… It was low.
In fact, too low. (T/N it’s damn creepy)
I shivered as the chills started from my toes and spread throughout my whole body.
“I really was planning to do that.”
As I quivered, my entire body shook. Keitel finally stopped stroking my cheek.
That was something to be grateful for.
“Think about it. My kid. It’s disgusting.”
His voice sounded like he really felt he was disgusted to death that it made me feel awkward as I eavesdropped; so much so that my mouth just plopped open.
“It’s your kid.”
‘That’s right, it’s your kid, you moron.
Even hedgehogs find their own babies cute.
You can’t even do better than a hedgehog? Loser.’
Anyways that guy is a serious case that needs to be studied. ‘If you are going to be crazy you need to be just adequately crazy. I don’t know how you can get married off at this rate. You’re twenty-six years old. If you want me to be frank, there’s only one year difference between us.
Damn, if only I wasn’t reborn as a baby, the situation would have been better then this!’
Finally, I opened my eyes.
And when I did, the first thing I saw was my father’s face with an expression that could just freeze hell over.
“That’s why it’s loathsome.”
‘Seriously, How many faces do you have? I honestly want to know. What do you fucking do?
Sometimes you seem normal and sometimes you act completely nuts. It has been already three months since I thought it over but there’s not much I know about this guy even though he’s my dad.
That’s right, even though he is my dad…’
“What glory and splendor could you earn by being the child of a mass murderer? The only thing you can get your hands on is stained dishonor and a throne colored by blood.”
There was darkness swarming in his eyes. His eyes were full of scorn, but they were not meant for me. He was looking far past me. He was looking down at all those numerous women who wanted to have his child. Just by the way he looked, I could instantly tell how weary he felt from them. ‘Yes, this was the same way he looked when he was looking at someone who couldn’t even compare to a bug.’
“That was enough to satisfy them.”
‘Yes, just by looking at your eyes I can see you really think that way.’
I was so scared that I didn’t care if my lips were sticking out and just looked up at him.
Then I heard a low sigh somewhere.
‘Oh, it’s that guy.
They seem to be friends.
Or have a Master and Slave relationship.
Anyways, thanks to that conversation I know they are close.
But it’s still a voice I don’t know.
My point is that it’s not Friedel who always sticks to him. So who is that guy?
“If she had been a son I would have killed her instantly.”
Keitel whispered as he lowered his head and kissed me.
“I don’t need a crown prince to succeed me.”
His voice sounded completely honest.
In the darkness, I looked into a pair of red eyes and quietly swallowed my breath.
Keitel’s eyes held so much thick and heavy malice that you couldn’t even breath.
Of course, it wasn’t towards me.
‘Yet, it is still very scary.’
“Your daughter can’t inherit the throne?”
“She can inherit it.”
‘Huh? This was the first time I heard such a thing.
Does this country not have agnatic primogeniture? But I have no desire to inherit the throne.’
I shook my hands for Keitel’s hands were too cold.
Keitel let my hand go and took a step back.
“Before she can, I will sell her off like my older sisters.”
‘…..Am I weird for being grateful that he wasn’t planning to kill me or is my reaction normal?
I did feel a bit hurt, but if I was being completely honest, I didn’t particularly care if I was sold off or was simply allowed to live…
No, he said that he would spare my life, so what can I not do in return?
It’s not like I didn’t know what he was like, so this really wasn’t any different from before.
In fact, I had already predicted this and had prepared myself in advance for the inevitable.
That’s right, If this guy was trying to kill me off, I was just going to take it lying down.
To be honest this decision was a natural result of the circumstance I was in.
I mean, I was just a baby who literally couldn’t do anything but take it.’
The person they were talking about didn’t care one way or another, but I guess someone else did.
‘Oh yeah, there was one other guy in the room.’
“I always point this out, but you are not even human.”
The other person’s voice sounded like he was sick and tired of him.
I couldn’t deny it because I also agreed with him.
‘That’s right, that’s not a human being. He’s just a crazy bastard.’
Having heard that, Keitel laughed his head off as a response.
I guess he had no reason to hold back as I was already wide awake, so he laughed so hard he threw his neck back.
‘Hey, from the way you are carrying on Nanny will end up coming, so you might as well laugh enough to be satisfied.’
“I am human.”
I was so taken aback by the crazy life form that dared to insist it was a human that I furrowed my eyebrows. Keitel, seeing this, touched my cheek and added.
“Just with a problem.”
‘Well, at least you figured that out on your own.’
I let out a sigh.
‘To think my father is that
To think my life is this.
Dear God, can’t we just reset my life? I would like to reset my life.’
“Why didn’t you kill her?”
The silhouette that stepped closer was quite big. ‘He must be tall.’
I don’t know if it’s because it’s from a child’s view, but he seemed like a giant among men.
‘What is this guy saying now?’
“I tried to choke her neck, but in this small lump, there was a life force struggling to live.”
Keitel exclaimed excitedly as if he just made a fascinating discovery.
“It was so mysterious that I gave up.”
“Isn’t that obvious?”
‘Will someone please stop this conversation? It’s not fun to hear at all.
I rather he just let me go.
To come into your daughter’s room at this hour of the night that isn’t right!
…..Ah Damn. why can’t I speak? I have a mouth! Why can’t I use it?’
“It was overkill to execute that girl.”
The guy said in a serious voice.
He had taken the wrong position in the room so he was covered in darkness and I couldn’t see his face even if I wanted to.
I tried to wipe my tears away.
‘I have eyes! Why can’t I see him?’
“The girl who made your daughter cry.”
Keitel’s hand stopped petting my head as he heard those words which brought forth a forgotten memory.
I also lowered my eyebrows and made a face.
At the same time, Keitel’s face darkened.
The smile on his face was instantly replaced with an unknown expression.
He removed his hand from my head and stood there as if he would snap any second with a sword in his hand if touched. I instinctively felt fear and clenched both hands, but it didn’t affect the other guy at all.
“To execute someone just for making your brat cry. Don’t you think your paternal bond is too deep?”
“It’s not because she made my brat cry.”
Keitel immediately denied it.
The guy questioned.
Keitel’s vision fell on him for a moment. He had simply moved his eyes but the pressure from his eyes was nothing to scoff at.
‘Was he mad?’
I was dismayed as it looked like a sword fight would break out any second when Keitel practically spit out each word one by one as if to enforce them.
“She touched what was mine.”
I made a face at that. At the same time, I heard Keitel’s voice grow lower and continue.
“She was the one that kept on begging me to take her in exchange for not destroying her country so I caught her even though her life was more worthless than a bug, but she didn’t know her place and kept running around. When she finally tried to touch what was mine, I had to kill her.”
I feel a sense of danger from you.’
I felt his words were off, but I didn’t know exactly what so I fell into a state of deep confusion.
‘It’s weird, really weird.
What’s weird about it though? I know something is off…’
As my thoughts wandered off about what was weird, I heard the other guy speak.
“According to your words, are you implying that your daughter is not…”
“This is mine.”
‘Ah! Now I figured it out. This sense of danger…
So what Keitel is saying right now is that he doesn’t consider me as his daughter. So in one word…..’
“If you try to touch my stuff you have to prepare yourself for the backlash. Don’t you think so?”
‘Hey! You crazy fucker!’
“May you reach Evangelium.”
When he went off to war to conquer Izarta, it was expected to take two years but it ended rather lamely, even so, the entire empire gave it their all to welcome their Emperor.
At least in front of his face.
The nobles looked like they would even lick his shoes to welcome their master home. They also held grand parties and readied some lowly women for him.
Yet the first thing the returned ruler did was not enjoy himself at parties or take those women to a bedroom. Out of all things he could do, he went to go see his newly born princess. Everyone held back their breath, preparing to see the palace once again be covered in a rain of blood.
Yet all their speculations were wrong.
As Friedel looked at the man’s back as he walked.
He thought of the small silhouette he just barely made out.
The Mad Tyrant, Keitel Agrigent, was the ruler and friend that he made with his own two hands.
“What are you thinking?”
As soon as they returned to the main palace, Soleil Palace, he stopped. Keitel, who was walking a few steps ahead, turned around.
A frosty look.
The look that would spare no one who got in his way. The murderous intent that was sent towards the loser, no matter who they were, yet Friedel, who never learned swordsmanship, did not tremble before him. It was not because he had skills to go against him, but rather had confidence that Keitel would not kill him. No, it is because he can’t kill him.
“If you wanted to spare her you could have spared her life in her palace. Why did you bring her to Soleil Palace?”
‘You also gave her a name.’ Friedel was truly curious.
No, he found the whole situation perplexing. It completely baffled him. He had always been crazy so it was not strange if he had killed her. If he had simply killed her off himself, Friedel would have simply just said ‘crazy bastard’ and that would have been the end of it.
But he spared her and gave her a name on top of that.
However, what really shocked him was…..
“You brought her to Soleil Palace.”
The order after she arrived. There was no way he didn’t know what it meant to bring her to Soleil Palace. Despite everything, Keitel was the Emperor after all.
This ruler of his might have done something to topple everything he worked for without any care at all. As soon as he arrived at his room, Keitel turned around to give him a cold glare.
“Do I have to report every single thing to you?”
The look he gave him was so sharp he felt that he could be cut down any second. Friedel let out a deep sigh. He had a slightly serious look. Well, the current situation was enough to get serious.
“I just wanted to know your thoughts that’s all. What are you getting agitated for?”
Keitel turned around without answering.
Then he took off his annoying decorations.
The voice was very dry as he threw off his mantle.
“It seemed interesting.”
He didn’t sound interested at all. Friedel lowered his eyebrows, but Keitel didn’t even spare him a glance and started mumbling to himself.
“Who was the mother?”
Perdel sighed soundlessly.
He thought of the woman who died from labor two months ago.
Crown Princess Zerina. The ice princess who came down from the north.
She was the successor of a kingdom with a long history, but currently, their power was greatly weakened and they couldn’t continue to ignore it.
So, she ended up getting thrown into Keitel’s palace as one of his numerous accessories.
Friedel held his forehead as he knew better than anyone how she was treated and what kind of degradation she ended her life in.
It was not a good feeling at all.
“Why do you ask when you are not even interested ?”
His motions froze as Keitel tried to loosen his tie.
Friedel, who was looking somewhere else, moved his line of sight.
The atmosphere was cool between them.
Friedel just kept his mouth shut.
“It’s something that should be confirmed…”
He had thought he offended him but it appeared that he didn’t.
Keitel’s gaze, as he looked at Perdel while taking off his necktie, was his usual gaze.
“Should be confirmed…?”