When The Count’s Illegitimate Daughter Gets Married - Chapter 114
Translator and Editor: Effe and Nabi
There was one decisive reason why Ian and Laritte’s relationship did not progress.
On the day she was alive, he wished they could kiss in tears… Because he never had time to be alone with Laritte.
That day, the employees did not let go of their newly resurrected Madam. In the middle of the mansion’s spacious hall, the servants continued to watch over her, centering on Laritte, who sat in a comfy and warm chair.
“You’ve been on an empty stomach for a long time, aren’t you hungry? I just have all the ingredients to make madeleines. Butter, lemon, flour…”
“Madam! Isn’t it cold? Then, I’ll get some tapestry from another room and add more to the walls.”
“I’m really sorry, but Madam… I still can’t believe it, so could you try to hold my hand? Please.”
They seemed to have stolen a huge bag of chatter from somewhere. Conversations towards Laritte continued.
Seeing them happy, Ian also had a subtle smile at first, still…
After a few hours, Ian’s face was filled with irritation. It was time for everyone to be sleeping, how long were they trying to be like that? Thanks to this, he couldn’t even speak properly to his wife, let alone monopolize her.
…Soon, the sun will rise in the east!
Even though they were sorry and had a lot to say to Laritte… It was the same with him! As he thought so, Ian hid behind the wall and watched the hall. Laritte was talking about something and laughing with the maids.
‘When the hell do they plan to go to bed?’
However, when he thought about it, he didn’t have to wait for the employees to disappear… it was because he was Ian Reinhardt, the owner of this mansion! The next moment, he deliberately made a loud noise and entered alone. He separated the maids, servants, and knights from Laritte.
“Let’s do that later. What time is it already? In order for the mansion to return to normal tomorrow, it seems like everyone has to go back to their room.”
People stood up immediately at his cold attitude. It was like an icy lake that did not break even when struck with a hammer. Looking at them, Ian clenched his fists inside while maintaining his cold exterior.
‘They should’ve been kicked out like this earlier!’
But, there was something he didn’t know either.
While everyone said goodbye to Laritte and disappeared, there was someone—no, something that didn’t leave. Butterfly groaned and made a pleasant sound before digging deeper into Laritte’s arms. Even though he didn’t like it, Ian thought, ‘It’s Butterfly… It’s family… It’d go on its own later.’
Olivia went to bed already for how much she had suffered and her age. Now, there was no ‘one’ who could stop him.
He leaned his upper body on Laritte’s chair.
“Would you like to be together in your room with me today?”
Ian wondered as Laritte sat in her chair and glanced up at him.
Then he thought, ‘Oh my.’
This was a completely perfect time to reenact to say that ‘I fell in love with you at first sight’ and have a drink?
Starting tomorrow, he tried to suggest that they could make a couple’s room, but he stopped. Although he purely wanted to watch over Laritte all night and confirm her life, the tone was somehow strange.
It was then that Laritte nodded her head without hesitation.
Ian was trembling, wondering if she had the same mind as him…
“Yes. You mean the three of us sleeping together with Butterfly?”
Laritte firmly misunderstood him. She seemed to be worried about Butterfly, who had been alone for days. It was self-evident that this child liked Laritte and Ian the most. If there were three of them, it would mean Butterfly, too!
As his thoughts ran deep, Laritte’s sparkling sea-blue eyes pricked Ian.
“Oh, right. Well… That would be it… maybe.”
Ian felt it wasn’t like that though he was forced to nod his head in the end. It was just an animal anyway, so he shouldn’t have a problem monopolizing Laritte. So, unlike humans, it wouldn’t talk to her.
Without knowing his heart, Laritte grabbed Butterfly and walked to her room. Her hands brushed the white cat’s hair from head to back.
* * *
Ian’s expectations, who thought he would be able to monopolize Laritte, didn’t come true at all. From the moment she and Ian entered Laritte’s room, Butterfly suddenly started to cry. Raising its claws and clenching Laritte’s sleeves, it raised its voice like a newborn baby.
“Nothing happened, what’s wrong?”
Laritte hurriedly lifted the canopy veil and climbed onto the bed. She wanted to calm Butterfly with a tight hug in bed.
‘How long have you left the mansion? The bed is already unfamiliar.’
As expected, as Butterfly entered the duvet with Laritte, it slowly calmed down.
“You missed mom a lot, didn’t you? I’m so sad now that I can’t say this in cat language, but I will always be by your side.”
Ian followed Laritte and closed the door to the room, swallowing his sorrow.
I should’ve heard that it’ll always be there…
He grabbed the crafted doorknob with little anger, just for nothing. It felt as if the angel looked at him and smiled scornfully.
Ian sighed and sat up at an angle on the bed Laritte was lying on. He then turned on all the lights in the room, and the antique candlestick on the square night table by the bed shone.
Anyway, finally, there were only the two of them now.
Ian smiled without hiding anything inside.
It may not have been the first time he had such a sad smile since the death of the minnow he had raised when he was six years old. Laritte lay on the bed and put Butterfly to sleep, then lifted her head.
He hesitated uncomfortably.
…I missed you.
It was when Ian was about to reach Laritte with his unique low-pitched tone that a young male knight of the Reinhardt knights knocked on the door in the hallway.
Ian engraved the word patience to his heart and opened the door slightly. The knight, who had been waiting with a smile, swallowed a gulp because of the death passing through the cracks in the door with Ian’s hawk-like eyes.
“What. Is. It, Lodon?
The candlestick in Ian’s hand cast a backlight on his face.
It was terrifying.
“That is… Just in case you need anything… As you know, I took out a lot of things from the room for Madam’s funeral.”
“Of course, the room is a bit empty though it’s okay for today. Then, run along.”
Saying so, he slammed the door shut with a bang. However, even after that, employees kept coming in and out, asking if they needed anything.
Consequently, Ian, who tried to speak seriously to Laritte, was blocked six times.
He lost his mind.
In the end, Ian exuded tremendous energy to the employees who came to the room and made a statement.
“If you knock on the door with another trivial thing, know that you will never see the sun again…”
Closing the door again, now, there’s really, really, only Laritte and Ian remain (although there is Butterfly).
Even Butterfly was tired of living outside, so it was about to sleep.
Seeing that, he thought that he had finally defeated all his enemies and slowly rolled his eyes and smiled like a full-fledged lion. The angel on the doorknob, who was smiling scornfully before, looked lovely too.
Just as he turned from the door to the bed, two men came through the window.
…What was it, again?!
Laritte opened the window by hand, and Seta and Ikar entered the room with cold air. She welcomed them.
“Seta, I don’t know who you brought along in the meantime, but come on in. That is…”
She saw Ikar’s long, blue hair.
“Oh, you’re that blue dragon that helped my mom. I heard the short story when I woke up earlier.”
“Thank you. That’s enough, let’s get to the point. Where is the cat?”
Seta followed Ikar, who stepped his foot into the room, and twirled his fingers in his own temple.
“Hey, as soon as he took care of his cats in his Rare, he came here to see cats again. Crazy.”
“I have the right to see the white, pretty cat in this house! It saved its master!”
“Yes, yes. The next crazy dragon.”
In the end, far from being alone with Laritte, Ian had to watch her chatting happily with the two dragons. Although they were her lifesaver, he was determined that ‘One day, I would subdue those two dragons.’
In fact, if he had been honest with Laritte, it would have been resolved.
I want to be alone with you. I love you, so I don’t want to be disturbed, etc…
‘However, when I see you smiling like that, I can’t stop it. Others don’t know, but what a bright smile that is.’
Eventually, Ian lay lonely in the corner of the bed. As sleepiness came over, he blinked slowly. If the Sword Master couldn’t bear to stay awake, they could guess how much he suffered. Even then, Laritte was sitting on the bed, listening to Seta talking about the Temple in the sky, and saw him.
“Ian. Are you sleepy?”
“Then, sleep here. We’ll turn down the conversation or move to another room.”
From her point of view, she had just woken up from a long sleep, so there was no reason to be sleepy. Laritte, unaware of Ian’s inner struggles, tidied his hair back.
Liking the touch, he had a light smile in his sleep.
In the end, he could not share a touching reunion with Laritte, who was revived, and had to sleep alone.
* * *
A few weeks had passed since then, early spring, again today. In the meantime, Ian and Laritte had a really happy time. Except for the fact that ‘they were like friends without any physical contact,’ it certainly was…
…Nonetheless, he didn’t want to be friends!
Ian smashed the work desk in the lonely office room. Although they even confirmed that they love each other, why are they doing this?
It was also because Laritte was busy.
She had to pass the news of her recovery to her lady friends and also wrote a letter to Olivia, who had left the company to learn about work. Other than that, there were quite a few things to do after she came back to life.
Ian was wronged.
They have been dating for well over sixty days! Normally, it was time for kissing, and soon, they would be able to ‘make a child’ as promised. At the thought, Ian placed his arms on his work desk and pressed his chin. He pondered seriously.
There was a need for a way to overcome this situation and transform them into ‘like lovers.’
He muttered unknowingly and realized it.
If they went to a place with an atmosphere, maybe they would make progress…?