I Don't Want To Be Duke’s Adopted Daughter-in-law - Chapter 12
“I’m going to die from squatting anyway, but that’s up to me!”
the director screamed in a hysterical voice.
Carsen and part of her group fell into the lake and had severe hypothermia.
After the corporal punishment was over, I wanted to be quiet for some reason.
‘Would his body be strong when you fall into the lake in such a weather?!’
I felt like I wanted to leave it alone, but soon the Duke of Schuetz will visit the orphanage.
He couldn’t show the dying children. Because of that, he had to send all the money that the ledger had and no money to the lawmakers.
The director glared at the nursery teachers and their groups, and turned around.
Then she made eye contact with Ellie, who was looking this way.
Ellie quickly wiped the smile from her mouth and quickly left.
The director frowned slightly.
It was a very weak laughter, but I saw it clearly. It was an obvious ridicule.
Then, there was something that came to my mind.
“She was one who guided us to the warehouse!”
At that time, it was annoying to care, so I just passed it over, but looking at that face, I was worried.
The ledger pulled out the key and looked at the mana stone.
He counts the numbers, and he realizes that one is not enough.
‘Obviously, the number was correct just a few days ago.’
The last person to clean the storage cabinet was Ellie.
‘No way that girl…!’
I strided into the bedroom.
When I opened up Eli’s tabletop, I saw a red stone hidden in the deep.
It was her mana stone.
In case I don’t know, it’s what Ellie secretly stole.
The director’s face became grim.
‘You dare steal my stuff.’
Director, who was so annoyed and soaring, walked out of the bedroom with rough steps.
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After returning from work, Ellie carefully put her hand on the towel on Demian’s forehead.
The wet towel was lukewarm, so it was hot.
‘How high is the fever?’
If it were for the other children, they would have been insane. Ellie got up from her seat, slightly admiring Demian’s physical strength.
“Where are you?”
Then Damian immediately caught Ellie.
“The wet towel became lukewarm. I’ll moisten the tea bath again.”
Damian cried and cried.
””But the fever is too high.”
“But, I don’t want to be alone….. .”
Damian whispered as if to be foolish.
I was a little bit embarrassed, but his eyes and his wide speech seemed to make me drowsy.
There is nothing like being alone when you are sick.
‘Because he’s going to fall asleep soon… It will be fine in a minute.’
Ellie slumped next to his again.
As she put her hand on his cheek, she felt a hot fever.
It’s because the body temperature is lower than other people, and Damian’s heat was felt better.
Damian mumbled, rubbing her face in Ellie’s hand.
He is a young child who has a sweet face and closes his eyes tightly.
The expressionless face I saw for the first time could not be found.
‘This kind and gentle child.’
As Ellie stroked his cheek, Damian exhaled a pleasing breath. The breath that touched her hand was hot.
How many minutes have it been like that? Damian’s breathing became more and more constant.
The orphanage’s inexpensive antipyretic drug also worked well, and he seemed to fall asleep.
Ellie got up quietly to get the towel wet again. It was then.
“What are you doing here?”
a sharp voice fell over her head. Ellie’s body stiffened.
“I asked what I was doing here,”
director was looking down at Ellie with a disgusting face.
Ellie responded calmly without embarrassment.
“I was watching Damian because he was sick.”
“Is that so?”
the director shrugged one eyebrow.
“Then, did you take this for Damian?”
What he held in hid hand was a mana stone of fire that Ellie stole.
Holding only one small stone-like thing had the effect of warming the whole body.
Damian keeps thinking of his crouching alone in the woods, and he was something he had just in case.
‘I thought I wouldn’t notice at least the one in there, but I was off guard.’
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve never seen it-”
“I knew you had a vulgar mother’s blood flowing in your body.”
The director’s sharp words stabbed me.
“After stealing, how shameless you are. Is that also like a mother?”
Elli bit her lips. She had to pretend she didn’t know until the end, but when she heard the story, she couldn’t manage her facial expressions properly.
The director laughed at her, and then grabbed Ellie’s arm.
“Because I was quiet, I wanted to see if I could be quiet, but. Do you dare repay me by stealing?”
the director raised his hand. Ellie closed her eyes without knowing it.
by the way, I didn’t feel any pain. Ellie slowly opened her eyes.
“Auh, Damian…… .”
Damian stood in front of Ellie. It wasn’t me who was right, it was Damian.
“Well, what is it?”
the director stuttered improperly as if he didn’t know that Damian would jump in suddenly.
“Why did you step in…!”
“If you hit Ellie……I won’t let you go.”
Damian didn’t back down even though he had an excited face in the heat.
At that moment, the ledger recalled what Damian’s owner and creditor had said.
“The child never let go of a bite once. If the number is wrong, he will attack regardless of the opponent.”
It was a time when he hesitated for a moment when he recalled the words of the owner that he left behind.
Breaking the subtle flow, nursery teacher Marlen ran.
“He was here, a scorpion has arrived. The Duke of Shuetz is visiting this place soon!”
the director was embarrassed. he’ve been hearing about it, but he was going to visit it so soon.
“Go ahead and clean it up. Change children’s clothes! All the kids with black hair and walls go to the director’s room, come on!”
Marlen ran quickly.
He wasn’t even ready yet. The director, who was sweeping his head with his annoyed face, stopped at the gaze suddenly felt.
Damian was still staring at me as if tore and kill me.
His dark hair and blue eyes, but his scars and heat exhilarated were terrible.
The director frowned.
If the Duke of Schuetz saw this child, he might have asked about the operation of the orphanage.
“Let’s talk about it later. I’ll ask you to take responsibility for this later.”
“Teacher, how about Damian?”
“Damian also has black hair and blue eyes. Damian Eunyo, sir?”
“It’s no other person, and he’s the master of Shuetsu. You’re going to show you a kid that looks like that?”
The director laughed.
“Is anyone embarrassing you?”
was when Ellie was about to shout out. Damian, who stood in front of her, stumbled.
Ellie quickly hugged Damian. His whole body was a fireball as his fever rose again. The color, exhaling breath was hot.
“A break is not the first thing for a sick child.”
The director laughed as if he were looking forward to it.
“Please take good care of yourself,”
he said, and the director turned his body away.
It was obvious that the Duke of Shuets wanted to show only the other children except Damian.
Ellie chewed on her lips.
Damian was looking for Ellie, even in the midst of his distraction.
“…. It’s okay. It’s okay, Damian.”
Ellie muttered, as if talking to herself, and hugged Damian.
The only child who came up for me, this kid didn’t want to make me suffer the same way.
Ellie muttered in a trembling voice.
“I’ll make sure to you meet family.”
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the nursery teachers standing side by side in front of the orphanage greeted Duke Shuetz as he got off the carriage.
Erhard glanced around with indifferent eyes.
The orphanage was located far from the downtown area. There was only grass around it, so it would be difficult to get out without a horse or a horse car.
‘I could tell children that a species is an environment, but…’
In other words, it could be said that it was holding the children’s ankles.
Besides, he knew what this place was after receiving reports.
I thought that the child’s condition to be examined might be messed up, so I spontaneously frowned.
Ante stepped forward and asked, looking at the crowd who had met him.
“Where is the ledger? I must have sent a scorpion in advance.”
“That’s the director hasn’t come back yet…… .”
As Erhard quietly narrowed his eyebrows, the teacher panicked and said the excuses he had prepared in advance.
“Oh, I’ve been in a hurry to contact him, so it was a little delayed to tell the director. He’s coming back now, so please wait a moment.”
Erhard sighed as if he was a little frustrated, but fortunately, his annoyed expression was a little relaxed. The teachers sighed of relief.
“The child is.”
“I mean, I asked where he was.”
The teachers were perplexed at the main subject.
When the nobles adopted, they would first talk with the director and then choose a child that suits their taste.
However, Erhard didn’t even care about the director.
All he was looking for was his friend’s son.
“Children, that’s there….”
The teachers couldn’t answer easily.
The director would be in his room now, gathering the children in the wall with black hair and putting a bunch of ugliness.
He couldn’t say that he was in the director’s office, nor could he tell them where the other children were.
‘It’s a mess,’
Erhard frowned at the teachers confusion.
Ante, who was standing behind the peacock, also shed his gaze as if it was worth knowing.
“Okay. I’ll find it myself.”
The teachers hurriedly caught Erhard, but he had no choice but to lower his tail in his eerie gaze.
Duke Shuetz’s life was in danger.
Leaving the rumbling teachers alone, he strides inward.
The orphanage was quiet without any laughter. A subtle sense of tension was mixed in the cold air.
It didn’t look like a place for young children to live.
“It’s the worst.”
“I think so too.”
“I wasn’t telling a lie.”
“Since I contacted you first, that won’t happen.”
“If it’s a lie to say he has a child, take care of it immediately.”
he was around the corner talking with Ante who was following.
Something bumped into his body.
Erhard wasn’t even shaken, but the one he bumped into fell down without power.
“Oh, it hurts……”
A blonde-haired girl with a small body was crying as if she was hurt.