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The Baby Raising A Devil CH 22

Author:Lea Category:urban Update time:2022-09-24 02:33:12

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Translator – Zimming

“Oh my God…!”

Lea covered her mouth in disbelief.

Henry, who received the Dukes suffocating gaze, turned his head away.

He stubbornly tightened his lips.

“I hate a liar.

Even more so if its my son.”

“….”

“Tell me.”

“….”

“Henry!”

“Dwont!” (Dont)

The dukes voice became louder and louder, until I shouted and slipped in between them.

I ran to the dukes arm, shut my eyes tightly and hung on his arm.

“Henly is scawed.

He is scawed of you.” (Henry is scared.

He is scared of you.)

‘I am scared too.

‘I must be crazy.

Hanging onto the duke, a monster invoking mana, without thinking.

It would be less scary to crawl into a lions mouth.

My whole body was shaking with fear.

The dukes grips slowly loosened.

Henry, who was released by the Duke, gritted his teeth and ran out of the room.

I trailed behind him.

Although I managed to grab his hand, Henry shook it off as soon as my grip touched him.

‘Agh!

I almost fell because of the sudden force.

I hurried back up and walked to Henrys side.

“Henly its ok to be afwaid.” (Henry its okay to be afraid)

“….”

”Im afwaid of sharp objects.

Im scawed of fwogs.

Its not bad to have something you awe afwaid of.” (Im afraid of sharp objects.

Im scared of frogs.

Its not bad to have something you are afraid of.)

“….”

“Ill pwotect you.

Lets go to dyuke.” (Ill protect you.

Lets go to the duke.)

“Who asked you for help!”

Henrys yell echoed sharply in the dark corridor.

I was stunned and my outstretched hand retracted.

Henry gritted his teeth and glared at me.

“….”

“Do you still fantasize us as a happy family”

“….”

“Do you really think that youve become my sibling just because youre in the family register Dont make me laugh.

Theres no one who really considers an orphan without a drop of blood as a family.”

Henry poured out those hurtful remarks and sneered.

“Dont mess around and keep your nose out of my business.”

At the end of the warning, he turned his back.

‘Stubborn, I thought.

I stood in the same place and looked at his fading figure.

***

When I came back to the dukes side, I told them the truth without leaving anything out, except the part where I set a trap for Teramore.

“…When I went to the study woom, I saw Henly and Gwandpa Tewamowe.

Gwandpa was bweating Henly, I was scawed.

” (When I went to the study room, I saw Henry and Grandpa Teramore.

Grandpa was beating him up, I was scared.)

Nos and Viscount Dubos were so upset when they heard my story, that they uttered unrestrained curses under their breath.

“Die bastard.”

“You son of a bitch!”

Nos, frowned and muttered.

“Why on earth would Henry not tell me that Teramore laid his hand on him”

“Hes still a child, so he must be afraid that if he said it, something bigger would happen.”

Viscount Dubos sighed deeply.

“What shall we do, sir “

“Let Teramore be locked in an underground prison”

“This wouldnt have happened if the senate didnt push Teramore to become Henrys teacher.

They should also take responsibility for his deed.

“Keep it a secret that Henry has been assaulted.”

“Alright…What! I know that todays incident alone is enough to charge Teramore for imprisonment or worse death sentence, but why would you keep Henrys mistreatment a secret”

Viscount Dubos was bewildered, but the duke didnt reply.

When the duke left the room, Dubos and Nos spoke in a low voice.

“I had hoped for the duke to dissolve the senate throughTeramores crime, but it seems that I was too whimsical.”

“The consequences are too big.

In the worst case scenario, dissolvement of the senate could lead to war.”

“I know, but as a father of three children, isnt it too cold-hearted to just dismiss the incident as if it doesnt exist”

Everyone kept chattering, saying that the duke had no affection for their children, but I thought of the opposite.

Before the former duke passed away, Dubbled carried his order without a fuss, even the most dangerous one.

His obedience might have contributed to the fact that the former duke was in charge of his three children.

Perhaps because his children were taken hostage, he took all the order at the risk of his life.

‘The duke even hid the fact that Henry was abused, as if to protect Henry.

Despite the consequence that a war may break out if the Senate disbanded.

In the long run, the war will eventually be cleared up, even if it took a long time to achieve.

The reason why he gave up the opportunity to deal with the slippery senate was to keep people off Henry.

If he kept the charges, countless people would use this chance to pry into Henrys weakness.

‘He noticed that he was traumatized by the former duke

Children in a powerful household with weaknesses always become the target, so they had to hide their weaknesses.

“Shall we go, little miss I have warm milk ready for you.”

I glanced once more at the dukes direction before I held Leas hand and followed her.

***

Nos came to check on Henrys condition.

When he confirmed that the child was asleep, he turned his head to Dubbleds elite knight.

“Make sure the news about todays incident doesnt get out, issue an emergency order, and tighten security in the castle.”

“Shall we put a guard by his side”

“No.

Its just going to remind him of this nightmarish incident.”

The dark gray-haired knight shrugged.

“Well… Teramore is in the underground prison and the chairman of the senate was called, so who could possibly harm him”

“Watch your mouth.”

Nos frowned when he heard the knights careless remarks.

Soon Nos and the knight left the room.

The sleeping child behind the closed door was once again buried in suffocating darkness alone.

His feeble breath sank into silence, and only silence rose to the room.

‘Creak-‘

A small frictional sound was heard.

Leblaines small shadow was formed by the light coming in from the hall.

She slipped into the room with a light step and closed the door hushedly.

Leblaine then crept over to Henrys bedside.

“Asleep.”

He had refused for a doctor to check up on him and had stayed in his room ever since, but he seems to have been sleeping all along.

Leblaine carefully raised Henrys sleeve.

The bruises she saw during the day had darkened once more.

She took out a small bottle from her pocket and applied the ointment inside gently over the dark bruises and wounds.

All of a sudden, Henrys body tossed and turned.

“Gasp!”

She pressed her racing heart with her small hands and looked at Henrys face again, to make sure he is sleeping.

‘Lets just go back.

If he wakes up and sees me, his mood is going to plummet.

She put the little bottle back in her pocket.

Leblaine turned to the door, but paused in her track and looked at Henrys sleeping face.

She gently patted Henry‘s hair and whispered.

“Its all wight, child.

Its all wight.” (Its all right, child.

Its all right.)

When she was abused by the Duke of Vallua and tortured because of the attempt on Minas life, she had wished for someone to pat her head gently and assured her that everything was going to be alright.

Its okay.

Tomorrow will come and everything will be fine.

Leblaine just hoped that this simple pat would be able to take away at least a little bit of Henrys pain.

After Leblaine left the room, Henry slowly raised his eyelid.

“Whos older to whom”

Henrys mind flashed to his previous actions.

Even when he showed dislike towards her, she would keep chasing after him foolishly without giving up.

Was she really that stupid

“Foolish….”

“Do you really think that youve become my sibling just because youre in the family register Dont make me laugh.

Theres no one who really considers an orphan without a drop of blood as a family.”

He vented his anger to her.

Henry bit his bottom lips.

He didnt mean what he said to her.

He was embarrassed that she found out about his fear, so he shouted out hurtful remarks to cover up his embarrassment.

… Actually, it was scary.

When Teramore raised his hand to hit him, he would always remember his grandfathers cruel words…

‘Why cant you live up to your expectations Youre not my grandson if youre defective!

… and soon the illusion of Teramore and grandfather overlapped.

But-

‘Ill protect you, Henly.

Henry buried his face in the blanket and cried silently.

***

The castle was in uproar.

Two out of the three seniors who recommended Teramore were removed from their post and they lost their jurisdiction.

The establishment of an advisory body, which had been opposed strongly by the senate, was authorised.

Trapped inside the underground prison building, Teramores appearance was terrible.

However, he did not give up and begged the patrolling soldier.

He reached his hand out through the iron bars gap.

“The chairman….

Please deliver a message to the chairman.

I know the secret of the child of fate!”

If the chairman finds out that she was actually a demon, he could turn the situation upside down.

Previously, he was cautious because of his precarious position, but the chairman is different.

His position was secured and stable.

Unfortunately, the soldier didnt heed his gibberish words, the soldier kicked his hand away.

“Always saying nonsense.

Who would believe a madmans words”

“Im not crazy!”

“Ha! If youre not crazy how did you find the guts to raise your hand to the young master”

The soldier shook his head and said,

“When the chairman sees you, hell cut your throat right away instead.

If you want to live another day, dont talk nonsense.”

Soon after the prison guard finished his advice, the door that led to the underground prison opened and someone descended down the stairs.

“Young master.”

The soldiers bowed over towards Henry.

“…!”

Teramores face lit up with delight and hope when he saw Henrys figure

‘The heavens have not abandoned me!

Henry ordered the guarding soldiers.

“Go outside until I call you.”

The soldiers looked at each other, but soon bowed deeply and left the door.

Teramore, who was left alone with Henry, cried out, holding the iron bar.

“Henry, get me out of here.”

“….”

“I wont divulge your trauma.

So let me meet with the chairman.

“What are you going to do when you meet him”

“I will surely take my revenge on that little bitch, —Agh!”

The surge of mana emanating from Henrys body strangled Teramores neck.

“Wha-what are you doing….!”

No way.

Somethings wrong.

Henry would never dare to look straight at him, let alone possessed the guts to strangle him.

Only

“Thi-this defective-….”

In the past, even Teramores voice could drive him off the cliff, but now the tables had turned.

Henry pierce his gaze straight at Teramores eye with an indifferent look.

“Im not a defective product!”

Teramores trembling hand reached towards Henry.

Henry, who normally would cowered from the sight of Teramores wrinkled hand, kicked his hand away.

For some reason he was no longer afraid.

Henry said with a sneer.

“And my sister is not a bitch, her name is Leblaine.”

Leblaine, who was fast asleep in her room, did not know that such a big thing was happening in the underground prison.

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