“More than that, Damian’s in good hands.”
“Because a loyal maid like you is by his side.”
Somehow, my conscience was stung, so I unwittingly avoided the gaze of the Empress dowager.
Right For me to just accept that compliment honestly…..it just stung my heart…..
‘You shouldn’t have feelings for Damian.’
Of course, I’m determined to raise Damian well and send him to Sienna, the heroine.
But apart from that, what can I do if it keeps bothering me
Come on, let’s stop thinking about that for starters.
“Your Majesty, Empress dowager.”
“Go ahead, say it,” said Her Majesty, detecting my hesitation.
“You know, I….”
I had already made up my mind to stop thinking about it.
But my mouth was moving on its own and before I knew it.
“…..I heard that Margrave Antes has a daughter.”
Ugh, why am I asking this question!
Feeling pathetic about myself, I stopped and closed my eyes tightly.
“Now that you mention it, I think someone comes to mind.
I saw her once when she was very young.”
“Oh, did you meet her in person” I responded with my eyes open.
The name of Margrave Antes’s daughter was probably…..Sienna if I remember correctly”
I tried to hide this sinking feeling in me.
“She was a pretty cute kid.
Completely different from the rugged-looking Margrave Antes.”
Recalling the memories, the Empress dowager continued to speak.
“Come to think of it, Damian and Sienna met once before.”
“Since the two children were of the same age, I and Antes met to have them see each other…..”
My eyes lit up the moment I heard that.
Did you What happened
Did she spark a love between the two of them from a young age
“……Sienna, as a young girl crawled up to Damian and grabbed his hair, I think she even tried to yank his hair”
“What” I gasped.
“Really, the grip strength that Antes’s child had was no joke.”
At the unexpected development, I was a little stunned.
Well, of course, Sienna would have superior physical abilities.
If you want to grow into an outstanding warrior who will face the beasts in the future, then that’s expected…..
Meanwhile, Her Majesty burst into laughter.
“Damian really cried a lot and even threw a short tantrum.”
“Oh, really Did he cry so hard” I asked.
Well he was a one-year-old baby.
You don’t know how hard it was to appease a child.”
Her Majesty, the Empress dowager, who shook her head slightly, added in a faint sentimental voice.
“At that time, we were half joking and half serious, thinking about getting our two children engaged…..”
I started freaking out on the inside but remembered I was still in Her Majesty’s presence.
What, how am I hearing this for the first time
This didn’t even appear in the original!
It’s like a secret that only the author knows, I’m against it!
Her Majesty, the Empress dowager, who had been immersed in memories of the past, looked back at me with a puzzled face.
“By the way, why are you suddenly asking about Margrave Antes’s daughter”
“What Well, I was just curious.”
“…..About Margrave Antes’s daughter”
“That’s…..Margrave Antes came to the Imperial palace last time, right That’s why I was curious!”
I made excuses in a hurry.
Her Majesty, the Empress dowager, looked a bit bewildered, but did not ask much.
“By the way, I’m not sure if I can really send this cake to Damian.”
“What do you mean”
“I…..actually, I’m a little worried,” answered Her Majesty with a heavy tone.
To be exact, she had so many thoughts in her mind that she couldn’t pay attention to my crude excuse.
“I haven’t contacted Damian in five years and only now I show up….”
Her Majesty’s gaze slowly traced the cake topped with fruit and chocolate decorations.
“Only now I’m acting as a grandmother, I don’t want to make that child’s heart ache for no reason…..”
“That’s not true,” I replied.
“His Highness, the Crown Prince is also very concerned about your Majesty, Empress dowager.”
I added strength to my words.
“Also, he misses the Empress dowager very much.”