The woman who took me to the bathroom smiled and carefully stripped me out of the uncomfortable clothes.
“Call me Lea, little miss.”
“From now on, we will have fun playing in warm water.
Are you looking forward to it”
Lea patted me on the back as if I was cute and received water.
Soon after the maids came in and I started a full-fledged bath.
It was very comfortable because they washed it for me as i sat in the warm water.
It was a little hard to hold back from touching the soft foam.
‘You have to behave yourself.The naughty child is hated.
I knew that the help of an employee was essential for a child who was not cared for by their parents to live.
The maids hand movements were very quick and skillful.
So it wasnt that hard to cut back on the washing time.
‘The Duke of Dubblede is a bad guy, but hes not trash like the Duke of Val Lua.
He didnt hit me, he put an employee on me.
The Duke of Dubblede, who hit the bottom in my favorability, had a very slight increase.
After the bath, Lea dressed me in a cozy clothes.
The clothes that the Empress Dowagers maid put on me were very uncomfortable because they were rough and big.
While Lea buttoned my clothes, the maids chattered
“Is the Master really going to adopt”
“Even if its the Empress Dowager orders, hes not the type to follow.”
“But shes a child of fate.”
“About that…,” the maid glanced at the door and whispered.
“There are many opinions that this is a misinterpretation.
The amount of divine power inherent in the babys body is so low”
This was the reason why Duke Val Lua treated me carelessly
There are a lot of people who dont think of me as the child of fate
“Its not something to say in front of the baby.”
Lea gave the maids a glare, and gave me a mug.
“Come on, drink it,”
the sweet voice made me a little relieved.
Its hard to live if youre being ignored by your employees, like in Val Luas time.
The sweetness spreading in the mouth, was as soft as a cotton, and the bitter scent was pushed in.
Leah looked at me drinking chocolate as if I was cute, and gently wiped the chocolate around my mouth.
“Now shall we go to the master” it was a pity i couldnt scrape the chocolate off the bottom with a spoon, but i followed Leah in a gentle manner.
‘You have to be nice.
‘Compared to my previous life, this is heaven, and I loved it.
He doesnt care about me, he didnt raise his hand to me.
And he give me a whole cup of chocolate.
Its the best condition to stay here before defecting!
‘But I dont think the Duke will easily adopt me.
Hes a man rumored to be cold-blooded with no blood or tears.
And it didnt seem to me that the rumors were wrong.I cant just let go of it.
I didnt want to die after being beaten again by the Duke of Val Lua.
It is no good to be a beggar and die of starvation.
It was the Dukes office where Lea took me
I saw a duke talking to two men who appeared to be officers.
I put Leas hand down, I ran and hung on the Dukes leg.
Lea was startled, then the officer took me away from him.
‘But I dont want to die miserable again.
‘I dont want to go back.
Ill have a small meal.
Im not going to do this again because I want to be loved.So please–‘
Then he grabbed the collar around my neck, stroked it up, and muttered,
“Dont distract me,”
I grabbed his neck and rubbed my face on his cheek.
“Dyuke,Like.” (Duke, Like/ I like you)
The duke has hardened his posture.
Empire of Wigentra, a country with the worlds most vast expanse of land.
This is the case if we divide the power perspective of Wig Gentra so far.
The three formed an equilateral triangle, which keep each other in check or unite them to achieve the prosperity of the empire.
This triangle has undergone significant changes.
The Duke of Dubblede, the only family that pushed out the 5 duke, took the last place.
The Dubbledes manor boasted great feats indeed.
A stone floor without a single scratch and hexagonal columns with delicate patterns.
A luxurious chandelier showing off its presence on the ceiling.
Treasures nestled in close proximity to each decorative cabinet lined up on the wall.
The nature and countless towers of East and West, the endless forest surrounding the north, etc.
But the Duke of Dubblede, the owner of such an enormous castle, was not very easy.
‘He wont adopt me for my cuteness.
Fortunately, it wasnt a total failure.
Even if he didnt adopt me, He gave me a room to stay for a while
If I had been kicked right away, I might have gone to Val Lua.
I covered my mouth with a fist and laughed.
I really liked the room the Duke of Dubblede gave me.
There was no time to be bored because there were many toys and playmates as well as warm and cozy beds.
And its been ten days since I stayed in this castle.
I was paying my rent steadily.
” What else did thehat lady said “
“Ori halkwon is in di old plawtew.”(Oriharkon* is in the old plateau.)
The vassals are blown by the news
I sat on the dukes lap, staring at the excited Duke.
How can you be so smart”
“Thats why shes the child of fate.”
The vassals laughed.
My conscience pricked me.
‘In fact, its a child of fake destiny.
It wasnt like I could remember pre-reincarnation memories at will .Its hard to do” adult thinking “with an immature brain.
If i deepen an adults thinking with this body, I would either sleep for days or days, or I would feel extremely hungry.
When I was hungry or sleepy, I became a total baby.
One vassal was about to touch my head as if I was cute, so I was amazed and hung around the dukes neck.
‘Ka, Im surprised! I was surprised that someone I didnt know was trying to touch!
“Child, youre very shy.”
As the old vassal laughed and said that, the vassal that tried to touch me retract his hands.
“Its amazing that youre able to stay close to each other.”
“Other children will be overwhelmed by your energy and cry”
“Can you tell us the story of the altar and imperial family”
The reason why I only talk in the dukes lap is because the abuse of the Duke of Val Lua that has made me view adult men as extremely low.
‘Its weird if i put it that way, because duke dubblede doesnt count.
“Come down and sit down,” said the Duke.
I answered and sat on his lap again.