Chapter 34 - Saintess Amelia
Kais thought that Amelia was going to fall, and by the time he realized it, he was holding her. His body had reacted first.
“…!” Amelia’s red eyes widened in shock as she looked at Kais.
Kais didn’t know how to react when she said that she couldn’t wait to see him in ten years. Then, he instinctively looked up as he felt a thick bloodlust in the air. He didn’t know when this man had appeared, but Miltiades was standing there.
Miltiades looked at Kais with his cold, golden eyes and immediately picked Amelia up into his arms as if he were protecting her.
‘This man…’ Kais thought that Miltiades was doing things that didn’t suit him. The man who could destroy anything he wanted to if he put his mind to it was carefully carrying Amelia; it didn’t suit him at all.
Miltiades glared at Kais as if he knew what the latter was thinking. ‘I still don’t like this kid.’ The one thing he hated more was that his arrogant child took care of this kid too much. ‘Should I just kill him?’
Just as the nervous energy in the air was about to explode…
“Huh?” Amelia tilted her head, and all the bloodlust instantly disappeared. She then looked at Miltiades and smiled. “Hi, Daddy!” Her smile was warm enough to melt the winter snow, and it broke through the cold atmosphere in the room. Miltiades was still expressionless, but Amelia didn’t give up. “How can a human even look like this? It’s not possible. Are you an angel, Dad?”
“Dad, when did you become so handsome? From the moment you were born?”
Amelia suddenly started sniffling. “The universe has to apologize to you. It didn’t give you everything in it.”
‘How can she say that in this situation?’ Miltiades laughed.
“Ugh. You’re blinding me.” Amelia’s heart raced when she saw Miltiades’s smile.
“Saintess,” Luciana called Amelia to stop her, but it was no use.
“To think the universe doesn’t know about my dad, I feel so bad for it!”
Luciana tried to comfort Amelia and sighed as if she was used to dealing with this. “Your Majesty, the saintess overused her body and she’s weak. She needs to hurry and rest.”
“…Take her.” Miltiades didn’t feel like it, but he put Amelia down.
Amelia turned around to smile at him. “Daddy! I’ll see you later!”
Miltiades lightly nodded. Amelia looked at Harel one last time, then turned to Luciana with a worried expression. “Harel needs to get better soon. Do you understand?”
“Yes, I’ll look over him well.”
“Good job, good job. You’re doing well, Luci!”
‘This little kid is hurt more! Why is she worried about others?’ They couldn’t understand her. While they were watching her, Amelia started walking but suddenly stumbled.
Miltiades and Kais responded at the same time. They looked at each other and immediately pretended not to notice. ‘At least he won’t hurt her.’
Amelia barely kept her balance and grinned. Luciana called for her with a sad expression, “Saintess…”
“I’m fine!” Amelia smiled and reassured them, but no one believed her.
Luciana’s face darkened. Farther away from them, Callian balled his fist with a pitiful expression. Right when Amelia was about to take another step, she felt herself lift in the air, “Huh?” She looked behind as she dangled in the air.
Miltiades had held her small body again. “I’ll take you.” He naturally picked her up.
Amelia’s face brightened with that one phrase. “Okay!”
The warmth Miltiades felt from her small, round arm was unfamiliar but nice. He smiled at the ticklish feeling and started moving with the child in his arms.
As he walked past them, all the knights froze in place. ‘The emperor of Rahel is holding a child?’
Lepolius, the Lord of Yurigen, who had belatedly heard that the saintess woke up, also saw this scene and froze. “That… that’s…” He didn’t even think about how rude he was being as he pointed at them. “What did I just witness? His… His Majesty…”
Lepolius then asked his retainer, “Am I… dreaming right now?”
His retainer pinched his cheek and responded, “My Lord, you aren’t.”
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