A Saint who was Adopted by the Grand Duke - Chapter 3
The one tip of DeHeen’s lips curled up. That alone made the air around him cool.
“What do you mean?”
“Sister, literally. Hans and Sebastian all have sisters, but we do not have.”
Judy kept grumbling and sulking.
“Is that the reason?”
DeHeen sighed deeply as he gripped his forehead. Although it is not a couple of days that Judy plays too much, this kind of play went too far.
“It’s pathetic. When on earth are you going to have something to lose sight of? Are you playing this trick on your father who’s away from home for work?”
The angry voice of DeHeen rose at once. The green eyes turned darker than before, and anyone who received them could have flinched.
Judy pouted his mouth and looked away.
“That’s fine. I knew you wouldn’t listen to me anyway. You only like Dennis.”
“What? What’s that….?”
“Have a good trip.”
DeHeen, who was embarrassed by Judy’s words, took a breath. Judy’s acknowledgement is usually quick even though he is mischievous.
Knowing that, DeHeen thought an apology for Judy’s mistake would come after. However, Judy’s remarks were unfamiliar.
‘Aren’t you kidding me?’
DeHeen’s heart weakened by Judy’s drooping look. He coughed and soothed his soft voice.
“Judy, if you need a servant, I’ll get you. But not sister.”
“You don’t have a mother.”
DeHeen’s wife, who was the mother of twins, dies shortly after birth of twins from a serious illness. DeHeen, who loved her with all his heart, has stayed away from women since her death.
Judy shrugged as if he couldn’t understand.
‘What a headache.’
DeHeen fell into trouble as he touched his chin. He didn’t have a good position or situation to explain in detail how the child was born.
DeHeen, who was in trouble, turned to Dennis.
“Dennis, you’d understand, wouldn’t you? Why you can’t have a younger sister?”
Dennis, who is always close to books, was familiar with the world. He thought Dennis would know what to do to have a child.
Dennis lifted his glasses and blinked as his gaze looked at him. After a while, he said his opinion in a calm tone as if the calculation had been completed.
“It’s not that there’s no way out. We can adopt.”
DeHeen’s eyebrows raised at the unexpected answer.
“Even without a mother, if you adopt, you can make a sister.”
Dennis’ voice was also mixed with subtle expectations.
“Dennis, …… Do you also want to have a sister?”
DeHeen asked with unbelievable look.
“Well, actually, I’m curious too.”
Oh my god.
That answer made deep lines on DeHeen’s forehead. The shocked green eyes deepened endlessly.
“Tell me why all of a sudden you feel like having a sister. What happened to you?”
Judy came back to life when DeHeen seemed to listen seriously. At this point, he raised his voice where he even tiptoed.
“You know Sebastian, right? He got a sister. But because of her sister, he doesn’t come even when I call him.”
Actually, Judy didn’t think he needed a sister until recently.
The world was full of amusement. Sometimes, when he was bored alone, he enjoyed playing with his twin brother, Dennis. Then, when he wanted to bully someone, he called Sebastian.
The stupid and powerful Sebastian was a better opponent to play with, He was a living toy who will do everything as he was told so. But since his sister was born, Sebastian has changed.
When Judy called, Sebastian, who had been running excitedly whenever he called him, started to pull out excuses. Then he finally declared that he would no longer play with the twins.
‘Are you really going to be like this? What’s good about blood.?’
‘It’s not blood. You don’t know what a sister is, do you?’
‘I don’t care if I don’t know. Sebastian, if you keep acting like this, I won’t call you again.’
‘I don’t care. I have a younger sister. You don’t have it.’
The experience of being rejected by Sebastian was a tremendous shock to Judy.
‘What’s so proud of having a younger sister?’
Judy poked his lips. He still hasn’t forgotten Sebastian’s lush face. He wanted to crush Sebastian, who boasted that he has a sister that Judy doesn’t have.
“Father! I’ll listen to you very will from now on. I’m not going to joke around, so can you make me a younger sister?”
In addition, Dennis joined in and added a few words.
“I’ll give up <The Voice of God>, too. Can’t you?”
It was very meaningful for Dennis to give up his new book that was limited edition. When not only Judy but also Dennis came out like this, DeHeen can no longer ignore it.
‘I was too indifferent.’
The anticipated eyes of the twins spread confusion in DeHeen’s mind. It seemed like that he was envious of another child’s younger sister because he lacked as a father.
“…. I’ll take my time to think about it.”
“You have to think about it. It’s my sister!”
“Take care, father.”
DeHeen left the mansion after receiving a strong farewell from the twins.
He sighed and pressed his head.
“You don’t have to think too deeply. It’s always the whims of the young masters.”
“It didn’t look that light.”
“Even so, where did you come from all of a sudden…… No, no way. Are you really planning to adopt?”
“I don’t think it’s bad.”
After leaving the mansion, DeHeen looked back on the conversation. In conclusion, he thought it would be emotionally okay to make a younger sister for twins.
DeHeen has allowed the twins to have anything they want. He tried to make sure that they didn’t feel empty without a mother.
Maybe that’s why twins are easily fed up with anything. Even though they sang a song saying they wanted to get a new toy, the interest didn’t last long.
In particular, he was worried because they couldn’t get along with people. Children who lack feelings of liking or affection.
But then, he can’t believe they wanted a younger sister……
Although he doesn’t know what kind of results it will bring, if it works out well, it will help foster social skills.
“Ben, find a place to adopt a good child.”
“Well, do you really intend to make a younger sister for the masters?”
“If it’s a good child.”
DeHeen always had quick decision. His intuitive judgement has never failed. His intuition saw children’s suggestion positively.
“Let’s go to the temple and think about it slowly.”
The story of adoption was positively settled.
Soon after, DeHeen’s carriage departed for the temple. Before long, Ben thought of something when he saw DeHeen’s face looking out the window. He was surprised by the adoption story, and almost forgot it.
“My lord, I think you should practice smiling.”
“It’s not like I’m trying to practice.”
DeHeen replied without even turning his head.
The line from the long eyelashes to the high nose and jawline is perfect, but it was like a statue that shone well because it did not contain emotions.
“Don’t you remember what happened last time?”
At the last temple event, DeHeen laughed and stunned the Saint candidate who was delivering her message.
“…. I know.”
He couldn’t make the same mishap. DeHeen tried to practice laughing with a mirror. However, there was no sign of improvement no matter how much he raised the corners of his mouth.
“What do you think?”
“Why? I’m smiling.”
“I think it’s because of the eyes. Close your eyes for a moment….”
“That’s enough. If she falls down again, I’ll tell her not to come back.”
DeHeen’s eyes trembled at Ben’s honest words.
In the end, he threw a mirror, saying, “It’s useless.”
He leaned his back against the carriage and closed his eyes. Peace seemed to come at last.
‘I’m confident if I can kill a person with a smiling face.’
DeHeen, shook his head when he suddenly remembered the enemy who had been captured as a prisoner, fainted at the sight of him.
In the Austen Empire, the authority of the saint was high as of that the Emperor. As an empire obeying the goddess’ will, the role of a saint is greater.
The important thing was always to have the Saint and Emperor’s dual consent.
In the central temple, an event was held every quarter to hear the voice of the goddess. The event, called the “Congratulatory Festival,” must be attended by the emperor and the heads of the four great families.
“Did you know? How blessed it is to be in this position. Think of it as a class and stay quiet.”
Laura, in a stern voice, told the saint candidates.
“I want to hear the goddess’ voice quickly.”
It was today that Diana’s long-awaited event was held. An opportunity to meet the heads of the four largest families in the temple.
Unlike other times, she was able to attend the event because she returned a year earlier. Dana looked around in the venue and looked for DeHeen.
It was easy to find at the top, but the problem was that Diana’s seat was too far away. She was glad that DeHeen was present, but for a while, she was at loss how to call him out.
Even now, DeHeen’s surroundings were crowded with people. Even though she was lucky, it seemed to difficult to have a separate conversation.
‘What do we do?’
It was then. Sarah, sitting next to Dyna’s arm in agony, flopped. She had her fingertips slightly raised as if she didn’t want to touch them.
“You, go to the warehouse and get some chairs. Lady Laura ordered it.”
Diana glanced at Sarah. She just heard the maiden Laura told this to Sarah. Sarah was trying to pass the troublesome task on Diana.
In the past, she would have done as she was told, but now it was different. There was no reason to follow them to look better.
“That’s what the priestess made Sarah do.”
When Diana answered casually, Sarah rose briskly. The look at Diana was full of contempt.
“Hey! Are you in a position to refuse us? You’re an orphan with no foundation.”
The word “an orphan” pricked Diana’s heart.
‘I didn’t want to be an orphan.’
She can’t choose her parents. Why is it her fault to be abandoned from birth?
“….. Even an orphan is a junior candidate.”
When Diana mumbled, Sarah’s eyes froze. She looked stunned by the absurdity.
“Look at her. How are we the same?”
“Why are you putting us together? Don’t flatter yourself. Do you think we’re the same level? We and you, from slums are different!”
“Yes, my dad is a Marquis. A noble.”
At the same time, a bunch of candidates poured out abusive words on Diana.
End of Chapter 3