Daughter of the Emperor Volume 1 Chapter 9
The Emperor’s only daughter vol 1 ch 9
“So, are you going to just wipe out the kingdom?”
It was an immediate aggressive response.
His irritation burst out of him and lifted its ugly rear towards Keitel.
They both stared into each other eyes and quickly examined each other.
Even if Friedel held some grievances against him, it was only a bit of annoyance. It wasn’t like he was planning to actually do anything.
Keitel turned his head with a dry expression.
“Then if it’s not that…”
Friedel’s face slightly wrinkled.
‘What was he thinking?’
Keitel probably knew who the woman was.
He wasn’t really asking who the mother was.
After all, he most likely already knew what the answer was.
Their hair was blown about by the cool wind from a window; someone had left one opened in the palace room.
Keitel stepped in front of the window and pondered deeply.
“You tried to kill her before.”
He tried to suppress his frustrations, but they kept escaping against his will.
Friedel furrowed his eyebrows at this situation that kept making him want to pull out his own hair.
From the beginning, from the moment Keitel didn’t kill her and allowed that woman to live on and have his child, everything was entangled.
No… Perhaps even before that time.
Keitel laughed as he looked at Perdel silently reflecting on his thoughts.
It was the kind of laugh that instantly cooled one’s thoughts.
“Should I go kill her now?”
“I am in no mood for jokes, Keitel.”
It appeared that Keitel was unwilling to listen to any more of Friedel’s complaints since he turned his body away. Friedel looked at Keitel’s back as he coldly walked away from him.
Friedel internally sighed.
Then began to chase after his back.
“What is the reason for this change of heart?”
“I am just taking what is rightfully mine. So what is with all these complaints?”
“It’s not that kind of problem.”
“It is that kind of problem.”
“My descendant. My kid.”
He felt so frustrated that he practically begged him to listen, but Keitel only gave a light response as he changed his shirt.
“What is the difference then with all those girls you toss in the palace?”
Friedel’s mouth clamped shut like a calm.
‘What was different? Well…’
Like what he said, it might not be so different.
The girls would be sold off to different places after some time.
The future was set in stone for them.
If he tried to pinpoint the difference, it was only the fact that Ariadna had Keitel’s blood running in her veins, making her his personal property.
However, Friedel felt this fact would not help the Princess at all in the future.
Keitel eventually finished putting on a new shirt and looked back at him.
He had a strangely excited face.
Friedel secretly wished he could make that face sullen so he answered flatly on purpose.
The maid who was serving him disappeared without a word.
Keitel slowly opened his mouth as he closed the buttons on his wrist.
His extremely sharp voice aggressively attacked Friedel’s ear.
“How is the child of a mass murderer going to cope with all the finger pointing and looks from the people in her surroundings?”
The last button was finally clasped in place.
“How is she going to live in the future?”
At that moment, Keitel’s lingering smile was incredibly seductive. It was only for a second, but Friedel was instantly drawn to that smile. At this fact, he immediately made a face.
Keitel laughed softly at his crumbling face.
Friedel didn’t try to hide how he felt.
No, in fact, he bluntly showed how sick and tired he was of his face.
“Why call me out now?”
Keitel nodded as if he knew this would happen.
He finally put on his jacket and fixed his outfit before talking.
Then he replied, in a secretive and dangerous manner.
“If something happens, I can kill her then. Don’t you agree, my friend?”
2. You! My papa!
“Why in the world are we here in the first place?”
“Shhh, be quiet.”
Elaine’s voice was put to rest by Cerera.
Cerera looked down into my eyes.
As soon as our eyes met, she gave me a pretty smile.
I heard that it was important to make eye contact with your baby as you fed them. Cerera was a seriously immaculate mother who gave it her all in child rearing.
‘I know it’s strange to ask now, but I think I am already developed mentally, so does this really affect my development at this point?
It’s true that these small details can help a child’s development but I am a reincarnator.
My mind is developed due to the twenty-five years I’ve previously lived, so will these actions really make a difference in my life? I can not say I am not curious.
Well, it’s not like I hate it.’
“Have you finished feeding her?”
With Keitel’s sudden appearance, I could hear a small gasp in the area.
Cerera’s body slightly stiffened and, of course, I was surprised too.
‘That shocked me.
Is his hobby jumping out and scaring people? Seriously.’
“Why is there no answer?”
As Elaine exclaimed earlier, this place was not my room. It was one of the Emperor’s rooms.
The Emperor’s study.
“Yes, she has finished eating, your majesty.”
Cerera lowered the bottle I had emptied and bowed her head.
I was lying down so I couldn’t bow my head even if I wanted to.
‘Of course, I am a baby so I didn’t have to.’
However, in the future, after I start talking, crawling and walking, I will have to take etiquette lessons. Then, I would have to bow my head like Cerera.
It felt odd to suddenly not want to grow up when usually children will want to grow up as soon as possible. ‘Damn it!’
“Give it over.”
‘I don’t want to go.’
I grabbed my nanny’s sleeve frantically.
‘Nanny, don’t send me!
I said don’t send me! Why are you sending me over?
Don’t send me! You can’t send me this way!
I don’t want us to part this way!’
However, Cerera’s hands handed me over to Keitel!
Soon I would be in his embrace!
‘This world is shit!’
“Sir- Your majesty.”
Keitel, who kidnapped me, seemed to have no other business as he immediately turned around and tried to leave the room.
It was at that moment, Cerera grabbed him before he could take off.
At my nurse’s sudden bravery, I felt a sliver of hope.
At the sound of Cerera’s delicate voice, Keitel turned around.
He obviously wanted to ask why she called out to him, but this arrogant jerk just looked down at her coolly.
Cerera laughed awkwardly.
“Instead of holding a child like that…”
‘…..You weren’t going to ask for me back?
Nanny! How can you do this to me?! How?! I feel as if I was a young girl betrayed by my first love!
How could you do this?!’
However, my cold-hearted nanny was teaching that plague of a father how to correctly hold me.
‘This world is rotten!’
“You have to make sure her head is not crooked, so hold her like this.”
Well, I guess thanks to you my neck is more relaxed today. As I turned three months old I was able to move my neck around a bit, but what is uncomfortable is uncomfortable.
Usually, he would never hold me, but after the princess incident, this damn father of mine must have suddenly discovered the fun in holding me.
‘Well, it wasn’t like he was holding me at odd hours at any random day.’
Keitel who had been calmly listening to Cerera’s teaching asked.
Cerera pondered it over for a while as she stood still and suddenly held out her right hand.
“Like this, you must support the baby’s neck…”
‘A professional’s skill is truly different!’
The person holding me has changed so the feeling of skin texture was different, but it wasn’t uncomfortable to the point I wanted to cry. In fact, I felt incredibly comfortable in his arms.
Then, I felt depressed as I felt a rush of regret for getting so comfortable in his arms when I met Cerera’s eyes. She laughed.
At her smile, I cheerfully laughed back.
Then I immediately regretted it.
“Is this correct?”
“Yes, your majesty.”
As soon as he got what he wanted he immediately turned his body around to leave.
Then he looked down at me in his arms.
‘So what? Do I owe you money?’
I just sullenly looked at him when our eyes met.
His crimson and bright red eyes looked into mine.
‘…..Don’t call me pathetic.’ *Sob Sob*
I tried to stare sullenly, but I was swept away by his overwhelming charisma and looked away first.
Then, I tried to change this awkward atmosphere by waving my two arms in the air and giggling cutely.
‘Fuck. *Sob Sob*
Even I find myself pathetic.
But what can I do? I lost the staring contest in two seconds flat.
I have heard people say that you can use charisma like a sword, but I felt like there was a real sword in those eyes of his. Fierce bastard!’
“She’s gotten heavier.”
‘That is an insult to a lady! I’m only 64 centimeters and 7 kilograms. He weighs about the same as a rice pallet, so how dare he try to pick a fight with someone who’s 7 kilos?!’
If I could talk, I would have told him off with some pointed words, but unfortunately, I am still a mute.
There’s no choice. I have to show my will as proof that there is more to human beings than just words.
“Ummm ahhh~” (T/N She’s trying to talk, I think) (E/N Pretty sure she’s trying to show her “will”)
‘Seriously, those are not human words.’
I cried endless tears inwardly.
Speaking is just something I couldn’t do.
‘Does that sound show how displeased I am? I probably just look like a child confused about her mommy and daddy.
Ah. I should wipe my tears away.
I feel so sore, how can I live from now on?’
‘………………Should I just die?
To think that my father… I have no hope in my life.
That’s right. There are no dreams, hope or great emotions. There’s not even a future for me.
Hah! If I could, I would like to grab God’s collar and start shaking it furiously.
You bastard! Do you have a grudge against me?!’ (T/N she’s talking to god)
“I won’t order you to cry.”
‘Father, were you seriously considering on ordering me to cry?
This fucker is seriously off.
There really is something off about him.
I mean, it’s not easy to be this off your rocker.
Are you seriously crazy?’
“You are uglier when you cry.”
‘Ah Damn! Fuck this. I won’t do it! I won’t!
I’m not going to do it! I won’t do it!
I seriously don’t want to live anymore.
What’s wrong with him?
*Sob Sob* Someone, save me. If I stay with him any longer, my common sense will be destroyed.
*Weep Weep*, Of course, my mind will be destroyed too.
Society will also be destroyed on top of that.
Then this country will be destroyed.
In this way, the world will end.’
I thought he would go somewhere else with me in his arms but he immediately sat down.
It was a closed place but this place was fucking large for a study.
There was a separate area to organize paperwork and another area to work. The area I was currently in was the back of the study, which was used as a separate break room.
I could feel the plush couch’s fluffy texture through Keitel.
‘This sofa is lavish. Dude, I envy you showing off your money.’
Keitel picked up some paperwork while holding me in one arm. I guess he really was busy.
I peeked at his monotonous writing then turned my head away.
The thought of having to learn new letters caused my head to hurt.
‘When will I find the time to learn all of that? I can use three languages Korean, English, and Japanese but to be honest, I wasn’t that good at all three. Fuck this.’
“Are you bored?”
He looked at me since the child was whimpering.
I wanted to shake my head but I was too lazy, so I sat still.
‘It’s so annoying, from the moment you held me, I felt all the energy inside me wither away.’
Since there was no response Keitel lowered his papers.
From the stack of papers, it looked like he already read ten of them.
‘You’re a pretty fast bastard.’
I don’t know what he was thinking, but he put his hands on my sides and made me stand upright.
When he made me stand, obviously it required energy to go to my legs.
As such, I wasn’t able to stand. He then held me up so it looked like I was standing.
As I stood there with both my arms hovering in the air I looked at Keitel’s laughing face, it made my stomach squirm.
I already kinda knew you were treating me like a toy, but last night’s conversation was a bit shocking in its own way. To say I am not your daughter but I am yours, am I just a possession?
What kind of backward thinking is this?! What kind of shitty reasoning is this?!’
Then, I spontaneously grabbed clumps of his hair.
His silver hair, that had a reddish light to them, was in my hands.
I was only able to grab a little with my baby hands but it felt so soft.
‘Are you using some kind of treatment on your hair?’
As soon as I grabbed his hair I tried to bring it to my mouth.
I am going to bite it.
I didn’t have teeth so I couldn’t bite his arms, instead, I wanted to chew out his hair.
Despite my ambition filled outburst, when I tried to chew on his hair, I felt Keitel’s eyes on me and it was not his usual look.
‘…….Am I doing something crazy right now?’
I thought that only for a moment when Keitel started chuckling.
‘Ah? Ah, this is a bit scary.’
He started laughing on his own which shocked me so I stopped trying to chew his hair and just sat there. Thank God at that moment my superman rescued me.
“Princess, you must not do that. That’s not something to eat.”
My nanny immediately ran over to me and removed the silver hair from my mouth.
Then in a stern voice, she said, “That durity. Don’t eat that. It bad.” (E/N it took me a sec to realize Cerera was baby talking here lol)
There’s only you for me.