I’m the Main Character’s Child - chapter 2
The large bottle of liquor swung under Cardin’s hold.
Under his expressionless countenance, fatigue and hollowness could be seen through.
Our eyes accidentally met through the crack in the door. Eventually, I decided to approach him after our brief eye contact.
I could guess who he was thinking of when looking at my light purple hair.
His eyes widened in recognition.
He spoke out before I could finish my sentence.
I could hear the footsteps of a man who was nearing after his loud call.
“What’s the matter, Duke?”
“Why is that thing in front of my eyes?”
Cardin was looking at me with soulless eyes.
Seeing him referring to me as an object, it infuriated me.
How could he do so? I was still his daughter, a child made by him and the woman he loved.
I couldn’t contain my anger.
I took off one of my shoes and threw it at him, expressing my anger and frustration.
The shoes that left my hand flew into through the air and hit Cardin right in his face.
I didn’t want to see his reaction, so I ran away.
I left the dining room as I stopped before finally stopping for a while to catch my breath.
“What about my shoes….”
I should have thrown something useless. Well, it’s too late to regret it now.
“If my nanny finds out, she’ll faint from fright.”
Throwing a shoe at the duke’s face is an outrageous move.
However, it had happened.
‘Will he deliver a punishment for me?’
I was reminded of Cardin’s cold gaze.
‘The harassment of the servants will surely worsen,’ I let out a deep sigh, predicting my future misfortunes.
There was no hope for such a thing as family affection. I swallowed up the sadness that was pouring in.
It was time to get back to the room.
“Wait,” a voice resounded through the hall into my ears.
It was Cardin’s voice.
I had no choice but to turn right away.
‘What is it? Is he here to punish me already?’
My body was tense and my mind was in fight or flee mode because of his sudden appearance.
‘I’ll just throw another shoe and run away.’
After the scene in the dining room, I held no expectation for Cardin.
I gathered my courage and turned with firm determination.
It was a different scene than what I had imagined.
Out of my expectation, Cardin was holding my yellow shoes on his right hand. He had been chasing after me.
Maybe it was because of Cardin’s big hands and the small shoes, but it was a very bizarre scene.
‘If he calls me, then he should talk.’
Me and Cardin stood face-to-face in the hallway, staring into each other’s eyes.
For the first time, I could see Cardin’s features clearly.
Cardin’s eyes were still looking at me.
The shoes I had thrown fell to the ground.
Well, Cardin wouldn’t care about me…huh?
I kept a close eye on Cardin as I fastened the shoe on my little feet, it was then I saw his hand wincing.
The hand that threw the shoe flinched.
Because I had spent a lifetime observing others’ behavior, so I was sensitive to people’s conduct.
A discomfort slipped into my heart when I saw Cardin’s unusual attitude.
Cardin, who was keeping his gaze down, turned around.
‘He’s just going like this?’
I wanted to check.
It was not an illusion, Cardin stopped moving and his body stiffened.
He was definitely reacting to me.
For some reason, I had a gut feeling that if I approached him, he wouldn’t shake me off.
“It hurts… hurts.”
It was obviously a lie, but I kept muttering the word.
I gather my courage as I step closer to the standing figure.
I took a step closer to him. Cardin was still in the same position.
I took another step closer.
I could see Cardin hardened his fist.
And I did it again….
I was trying to get closer but Cardin had run away.
“He’s very fast.”
But I found out that Cardin reacted to me.
During the time Cardin was absent from the mansion, I recalled memories from my previous life.
“Now I am just a child.”
When I returned to my room wearing shoes returned by Cardin, I had to listen to my nanny’s nagging. Fortunately, she didn’t seem to know anything about the incident.
“Nanny, let’s go to bed!”
The nanny, who was drying my wet hair, just smiled at my urging.
When I touched my dried hair, the hair bounced because of its fluffy texture.
I had curly hair, so right after I dried my hair, I looked like a dandelion.
I needed to get a good night’s sleep because I had to work diligently tomorrow.
“Good night, nanny.”
My body was exhausted after going through everything today.
The warmth soon enveloped my body.
No matter how hard the day was, it would end pleasantly.
It was early in the morning. I had an early night yesterday, so my body was energized.
I got off the bed and did some stretching.
I will be busy every day from now on.
While stretching, I saw my reflection.
It was more appropriate to say that I was struggling rather than stretching.
“I guess nobody knows about yesterday.”
I was worried that things might get worse, but I had a surprisingly peaceful morning.
The nanny was called to an employee meeting this morning.
When Cardin returned, it seemed that the head maid was re-educating the employees that worked within the mansion.
“Well… I want to go out.”
I thought about the conversation I had with my nanny last night. I wanted to go out, but now it’s impossible since my nanny had left early.
I rummaged through the drawer and pulled out a paper to draw flowers and trees.
“This should be enough, right?”
Of course, I could convey through written, but I was only a six-year-old kid.
This should be enough for the servant to understand that I wanted to see the garden.
“I’ll be right back, nanny.”
My nanny will come back by lunchtime. I had to come back to my room by then, so I hurried out of the room.
The road to the garden was not so far, but with my short legs, it’s like walking a thousand miles.
I was heading to the garden inside the main building.
Located inside the main building, the garden was filled with various flora.
Among them, the flower that occupies the most space was Eldora.
Eldora’s characteristic was its light purple leaves shining under the sunlight.
“Wow, it has the same attribute as the one I read in the novel.”
The garden could be described as a light purple feast. It was the place where Cardin proposed to Reina.
I guess you’ve been taking good care of it since then. It was a touching scene, but I never thought I’d see it in person.
“Oh, come on, this isn’t the time!”
The reason I came here today was to imprint my presence little by little on Cardin.
Although he was a nasty father who has left his biological daughter unattended until now, seeing him yesterday made me wonder if there was something I didn’t know.
“Let me see.”
I wanted to make a bouquet of flowers by weaving some of the prettiest Eldora leaves. Just like when Cardin confessed to Reina in the garden.
But the flower stalk was harder than I thought, so it was not easy to be picked. I was just thinking about digging the ground and plucked it from its root.
“Oh, aren’t you the princess?”
“What brought you here?”
Just in time, two maids who were managing the garden found me.
I swallowed my saliva anxiously. This was because the maids’ expressions were full of playfulness like a cat who found a mouse.
“To pick some flowers…”
“This must be why the garden is hard to manage. Everyone comes in to pick flowers.”
Why were all the people in the mansion like this?
The maids exchanged glances between themselves before dropping the water spray right in front of me.
The water sprayed towards me and with my short stature the water managed to drenched me until my waist.
“Oh my, I’m sorry. My hand slipped….”
The maid spoke out apologetically, but I could see her lips were raised into a sneer.
I couldn’t stand it anymore, so I beckoned the maid to come closer.
I snatched the maid’s hair and dragged it down to the floor.
I was not worried about getting sprayed anymore. Now only the word ‘revenge’ was left in my mind.