How to Hide the Emperor’s Child - Chapter 30
Said the maid, bowing her head.
“Yes, please take care of me.”
“I’ve prepared the new bathwater in the bath for Lady.”
That’s great. Only Theor was washed roughly before, and Astelle herself could not wash properly.
She had a lot of dirt on her dress, so she wanted to change clothes and take a bath.
“Then let Theor play with the dog in the room for a while.”
Astelle opened the door after giving the maid a few simple instructions.
Astelle, who inadvertently opened the door, stopped in surprise holding the doorknob.
She wondered if she had come to the wrong room.
It was originally a sleek bedroom with only a few simple pieces of furniture on a wide hardwood floor.
It became completely different in a moment.
Warm fur carpets were laid on the flat and empty hardwood floors, and tapestry woven with colorful patterns was hung on cracked walls like spider webs in several places.
A set of tables and chairs decorated with luxurious shades were placed by the window, and there was a soft-looking armchair next to the bed.
A table decorated with embroidery was laid on the round table, and bright daffodils were placed in a small glass bottle.
On top of the chair were fluffy cushions. The bed has also changed.
It was a monotonous bed with only four stiff posts left, but now it has been transformed into a luxurious bed with a canopy hung on four posts.
The old blankets that had been covering the bed were also gone, and a clean, fluffy silk blanket took its place.
‘It has become a completely different room.’
The inside of the room was changed so beautifully that she could not recognize it in a moment.
The inside of the room was filled with warm air thanks to the fire that was lit by firewood in the fireplace.
“Why did it change like this?”
The maid who was standing still on one side of the room approached with a tense face.
“I have ordered by His Majesty to renovate the bedroom.”
This is not a new look, it feels like a whole room has been changed.
Theor who was playing in front of the closet grabbed Astelle’s sleeve and dragged it.
“Aunt Astelle, my room has changed too!”
Astelle was dragged by Theor and went out the door.
Theor’s room, where she just walked a few steps along the corridor was also similar to Astelle’s room.
It was a cozy bedroom full of fluffy cushions and carpets and tapestries.
It was brighter than Astelle’s room and had a baby’s atmosphere.
The curtains and bedding were yellow, and there were small stuffed animals on the tables and shelves.
“There’s Blin’s bed too!”
Theor pointed to the round cushion placed next to the bed.
It was a wide cushion surrounded by a fluffy border.
‘It looks like it’s really for dogs.’
Blin sniffed the cushion to see if he liked it, and then laid a stomach on it.
“Do you like the new bedroom?”
“Okay. I will come after washing. You can play with Blin in the room for a while.”
Astelle left Theor, went to the bath, washed her body, and changed her clothes.
As soon as she changed her clothes, she made a fever remedy.
Asetell ordered the maid to picked the herbs and went into the kitchen.
She took out the ingredients she had prepared and trimmed simple herbs from the forest.
She washed the stems and petals clean and boiled them in a large pot.
The red liquid boiled in a small pot.
On the other side, the medicinal herbs that had been removed were trimmed and put in a small pot, and boiled.
She cut and added a few herbs in regular proportions.
The simmering herbs turned from transparent to opaque green to clear blue again.
Meanwhile, a reddish-orange liquid was made in a large pot.
There was not much smell.
The taste wasn’t that strong either.
It was a cure for fever.
After making it all, the two medicines were taken out of the pot.
Astelle puts the medicine for fever in the medicine bowl, and she puts the blue medicine in the three glass bottles she had prepared beforehand.
This is enough to use for a month.
‘I won’t have to worry about it for a while.’
Astelle was relieved and drank the medicine she had in the bowl.
A bitter potion ran over her throat.
There were still faint red spots on the wrist, but there was no fever.
‘I’ll be okay now that I have taken the medicine.’
It was early anyway, so it seemed that the red spots would disappear within tomorrow.
It was completely dark inside the kitchen.
Astelle lit an old candlestick in the kitchen.
She hid the eye-changing medicine under her clothes and returned to the bedroom.
As soon as she entered the hallway of the bedroom floor, she heard Theor’s lively voice.
“Now, throw it this way.”
And the familiar bass-like voice followed.
When she opened the door of the bedroom, it was surprising that Kaizen was there.
“Greeting Your Majesty.”
“Is your body okay?”
“Yes, I got better after taking the medicine.”
Kaizen also changed his clothes.
‘But why did you come here again?’
Isn’t it time to have dinner with the inn manager in the main building?
In order to serve the emperor sincerely, the manager here must have worked hard day and night and prepared the most splendid dinner.
Theor said, holding Astelle’s hand.
“Aunt Astelle! I decided to eat something delicious with your majesty!”
When she looked back at Kaizen because she wanted to say what this was, he smiled and stroked Theor’s head.
“Theor hasn’t even had dinner yet. He said he wanted to eat together, so he told me to bring dinner here.”
She bet Theor couldn’t have asked the emperor to have dinner together first.
When Theor gets tired of playing, he always forgets it’s time for dinner.
“Your Majesty, I apologize.”
I can’t tell you to go because I don’t have a fever.
I couldn’t refuse it because I had already taken the medicine and said that I was getting better.
Astelle contemplated for a moment what reason to let Kaizen out.
But she didn’t have time to think long.
Immediately the attendant knocked on the door.
“Your Majesty, the meal is ready.”
“Yes, bring it this way.”
As soon as the door opened, the servants brought the tableware and walked into the room, starting with the attendant who entered the room.
The servants laid down dishes and utensils on the table by the window and began to prepare meals.
In the blink of an eye, a delicious dinner was prepared on the table.
Bread and soup with a savory buttery scent.
Beef meat sprinkled with fragrant herbs.
Grilled asparagus and all kinds of vegetables.
The chicken that was sprinkled with honey was looked delicious.
There was also grilled sea bass with fresh and tender lemon garlic sauce.
It was expected, but it seems that the manager here made every effort to serve the emperor.
Theor watched the various foods to go to.
“Can I try this too?”
Theor asked, pointing to the sweet-scented chicken meat.
Kaizen replied with a smile.
“You can eat whatever you want to eat.”
“Thank you, Your Majesty.”
Theor sat down quietly while hugging a teddy bear.
“You sit too.”
Astelle sat down in the seat without saying much.
Then she cut the chicken to Theor sitting next to her.
Theor quietly put chicken meat cut by Astelle in his mouth and ate it with filth.
It was covered with the same sweet sauce and the inside had a salty taste because it was seasoned.
“Is it delicious?”
“Yes, it’s delicious.”
Astelle didn’t have much appetite, so she ate only soup.
It was a hot potato soup with a soft creamy scent.
The crunchy croutons in the soup added a savory taste.
Kaizen, who was holding a glass, asked, looking at the doll next to Theor.
“What is that teddy bear?”
“This is Levin!”
Theor grabbed the bear’s arms with his small hands and shook them.
“This is my friend.”
Kaizen’s gaze turned to Astelle.
“If you are a little bigger, don’t you have to make friends your age?”
He added, speaking as if giving advice.
“There are a lot of young kids in this age group in the capital city.”
Do you mean to invite him to live in the capital?
Astelle, who was eating the soup, replied firmly with the spoon down.
“There are children of the same age in a nearby town too. He just has to play with them.”
Kaizen did not bring out the topic anymore, perhaps because Astelle talked so coldly.
The three ate dessert after eating.
The servants brought out a mug of fragrant tea and a mug of warm cocoa.
Theor was petting a dog lying on his side, leaning against the armrest of the armchair.
“Theor, you should sleep in the bedroom if you’re sleepy.”
“Hmm… I hate it…”
Theor grumbled, rubbing his eyes with his little hand.
Kaizen laughed low and said to Theor.
“If you are sleepy, you just have to sleep a little and get up again.”
Those words worked.
“Then I’ll sleep a little bit, please wake me up.”
Theor lay in an armchair and put his face on a soft cushion.
His eyelids slowly closed.
Theor whispered with his eyes closed.
“Shall I give you Levin?”
Astelle woke up to pick up a teddy bear that fell near the chair.
At that moment, Theor, who fell asleep completely, put his face on the cushion and mumbled with his eyes closed.
Astelle’s hand picking up the doll stopped in the air.
Kaizen, who tried to get up after drinking the remaining wine, turned to the sound of Theor muttering.