When The Count’s Illegitimate Daughter Gets Married - Chapter 130
Translator and Editor: Effe and Nabi
Pregnancy wasn’t easy.
Ian knew that better than Laritte. This was because as soon as Laritte became pregnant, he read dozens of related books.
He once knew the truth about pregnancy and went on a rampage.
“The bigger the child in the stomach, the more the stomach is extremely compressed! The lungs, too? How hard it must be for Laritte if it is difficult to breathe…!”
“Calm, calm down…”
“Not only that but all organs in the body are damaged? In the second half of pregnancy, she will feel uncomfortable and always tired when standing or sleeping. So, what about the bones? Can’t sleep well and always feel uncomfortable? How can Laritte handle something like this!”
Ian really meant it.
He went so far as to ask that when the dragons Seta and Ikar came, to somehow transfer the child into his stomach with magic.
No matter how sincere he was, Seta couldn’t tease him by saying, ‘That male human finally recognizes the great power of this body!’
Of course, dragons did not give birth with such hardship. So, for the husband getting pregnant instead was a kind of magic that hadn’t existed before, he couldn’t realize it because he wouldn’t know what would happen.
Instead, Ikar, the blue dragon, said, ‘you need something like this to give birth,’ and brought a blanket that cats love. Thanks to that, Laritte burst into laughter. It was because Ikar only knew cats as the only animals that gave birth. He was so proud that he had brought a nice blanket…
At least, Laritte only had a short period of trouble during the pregnancy.
Was it because the Dragon Lord’s magical energy circulated in her body? She didn’t even come down with minor illnesses like the common cold.
When one was pregnant, they often got suddenly angry or cry, but…
She was similar to usual, probably because she didn’t usually have emotional ups and downs in the first place, or whenever there was a hint like that—other people were more sad— she only thought, ‘what’s wrong with them?
However, Laritte’s only regret was that she couldn’t ride a horse because of her pregnancy. When that happened, Ian declared that he would not do what he loved most, too.
“You can’t be the only one who finds it hard. I will give up one, no, ten hobbies.”
However, it was not an easy promise.
Ian belatedly realized that the first thing he liked to do was watch Laritte.
“Wait a minute! I can’t give it up…!”
In the end, he took back what he had said.
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As a result, Laritte did not miscarry and reached full term safely.
People didn’t know it though it was also because the changing body quickly adapted to the dragon’s magical power. It might have been better if Ian, who lived with a tearful face, knew about this rather than Laritte, but there was a mountain of suffering that only she had to overcome.
It was useless even if Ian and Olivia took turns twenty-four hours a day and voluntarily take care of Laritte. Even if the ladies of the hobby club send a lot of expensive gifts saying that they were good for pregnancy, it didn’t help.
…It was childbirth.
A cry of pain came from Laritte’s mouth as if she was holding back something. Even though it wasn’t loud, the listener felt hurt as well as they heard it. It seemed as if Laritte was so in pain that she wanted to rip her stomach open right now.
Meanwhile, people were busy moving around Laritte, who was lying on the bed in the mansion. Olivia, who had been staying at the mansion during her pregnancy, was also carrying a bucket of water.
The birth was earlier than expected.
They couldn’t figure out why, but the child grew up faster and healthier in Laritte.
Seeing this, Ian bit his lip.
He didn’t even have time to prepare his mind.
‘…Please let there be nothing wrong.’
He scheduled the birth early, considering the rate at which the baby is growing, but it was sooner than that. The dragons were supposed to come earlier than that day in order to keep watch though there were a few days left to it.
No, no, no…
Ian thought it would be better for him to die. It would be better not to see this sight.
The man who sent countless allies off the battlefield and slashed the enemy’s neck really meant his words right now.
As mentioned earlier, Ian had memorized numerous related books from the day Laritte became pregnant. Because of that, he knew roughly how painful childbirth could be. No, how would that big baby come out of her belly?
Ian urged the nanny, Ava, who was preparing for the birth.
“Do something quickly!”
“Calm down, the door for the baby hasn’t been opened yet, so there’s nothing I can do!”
Although he knew that well, his heart was troubled. Ian approached Laritte, who was grunting, before patting her head on the bed and calling out pitifully.
As her hand hovered in the air, he hurriedly bent over and placed a lock of his hair in Laritte’s hand. They said everyone was doing this.
How hard they tear off their husband’s hair while giving birth…
Soon, Laritte let go of his hand, who was dumbfounded, even as she wriggled a little at the pain in her stomach.
“Don’t bother me… get, out…”
Laritte was sincere. Ian was so annoying that she would rather be alone.
‘I can survive on my own.’
Her longing for her child flared up, unlike her. She was sure to give birth in good health.
For you… mom…will do her best!
Her words were more meaningful to Ian than a hundred knights. He followed her words and went out first but shouted, ‘If something goes wrong, make sure to put the mother first.’ Though he got hit on the head by a pillow thrown by Laritte.
Ian stayed still in the empty next room, hugging the pillow.
‘Please, Laritte. Please… No matter what problems arise, I can die, so you…’
He became so unstable that he couldn’t control the Sword Master’s energy. The sensitive knights stopped Ian as they were suffering from the oppressive air.
After a long time.
A loud cry could be heard from the room Ian was in, too, and he hurriedly raised his head.
Fortunately, neither Laritte nor the baby had any problems. There were smiles on the faces of the maids who helped give birth.
“It’s a wonderful young master!”
Olivia was holding her newborn grandson. Perhaps because of the hardships, the old face was already in a much older state.
He ran to Laritte’s bed.
Laritte’s mind was clouded. She asked, even while her whole body was wet with cold sweat.
“What about… the baby?”
Only then did he follow her words and see the child. Meanwhile, Olivia smiled as she wept and handed over the bundle containing the newborn child.
Ian could see Laritte in every aspect of the child. His son’s hair was so sparse that he could have mistaken the baby for not having one if he hadn’t known beforehand that even newborn babies could have hair.
‘This silver hair must be Laritte’s.’
How about the eyes?
How about this little nose?
The dainty hand was clearly proving that it was Laritte’s child.
“…It is a small Laritte.”
Ian’s low voice was unusually watery.
In fact, the newborn child was very red. Since he was in the stomach, the skin was also shriveled and overall ugly.
‘Does it look like Madam in that state?’
At least he looked more human than other newborn babies. No one in the room agreed with his words, but Ian firmly believed them.
Ian was overjoyed. Having a child was such a happy thing. The feeling that there was a creature born from them in this world makes people’s hearts beat like this…!
He felt a love second only to Laritte. At the same time, the insecurities that he felt when she was pregnant were also thrown out. Even though the baby continued to cry loudly, it didn’t bother him at all.
Ian showed Laritte his son.
Laritte also smiled happily, feeling the same emotions as him.
“I really love you, my Laritte.”
Ian couldn’t understand why he felt insecure when she was pregnant with such a lovely baby. Let’s make him see only good things and hear only good things.
However, Ian’s pain was just beginning.
As soon as the newborn baby saw Laritte, it stopped crying almost immediately. The still-unnamed son had already opened his eyes and began to smile brightly at her with the golden eyes he had received from Ian.
The maid, who had been watching them, thought.
‘What? That’s interesting. I heard that normal newborn children can only distinguish between light and dark…’
The young master behaved as if he had recognized the madam. His pupils were also strangely clear.
Well, what was good was good.
As she thought so, the maid laughed along with the servants in the room.