Chapter 4 - I Adopted My Father
“Saintess,” when the pope called me, I grinned and nodded. “Is there something you want to say?”
Thirteen pairs of eyes turned to me. I smiled even brighter after feeling all their gazes.
When I raised my hand and laughed, a smile appeared on everyone’s face.
They warmly looked at me as if I were their granddaughter.
“Yes, what does the saintess want to tell us?”
“Grandpas, I don’t know what you guys are talking about.”
The atmosphere in the room changed as I tilted my head.
“I see! We were speaking about a difficult subject you didn’t understand.”
“Please speak comfortably! We will carefully listen.”
All the elders parroted the pope’s words.
“How did you choose that person?”
Everyone was focusing on my words, but it was what I was waiting for, a chance to finally persuade these people.
‘A way to persuade the thick-skulled Pope and the elders.’
There was no way a six-year-old would have such amazing power. The most important thing was to ‘justify’ my decision.
“I heard a voice;” the elders held their breath, “As soon as Daddy walked into the temple, my vision got brighter and a warm voice told me, ‘This is the one.’”
Actually, that didn’t happen. But I did experience something like this before. Three years ago when the “Fan Accident” occurred.
The elders all started to pray at the same time.
“Please show us your glorious judgment and shine your truthful light on us.”
I also started to pray with them.
‘Merciful God, please forgive my small lie for wanting to be with my favorite character. There’s only one family I want to be with in this world. That man is the only person who can be my dad. I won’t allow anyone else! No one can go against my words.’
The Holy Empire wasn’t the only place that was baffled because of this current situation.
The young emperor of Rahel, Miltiades, was also confused.
“What? Your Majesty, you were chosen as the saintess’s father?” A handsome young man grimaced over the magic tool as he asked another question. “Will the Vios Empire walk on the road to destruction?”
“Shut your mouth.” Miltiades frowned at Achillios’s harsh words. He should be more outraged than anyone else.
How did this happen? He hadn’t gone to the temple to become a saintess’s father.
“Your Majesty, are you being serious? Is it true? You’re not playing a prank on me?”
“I told you to shut up.”
“Wow, is this foreshadowing this world’s destruction?” Achillios could not stop his mouth, and he was slowly going over the top. However, since they were not in the same place, Miltiades’s bloodlust could do nothing. “Your Majesty, please be honest. Did you threaten the saintess?”
“Anyway, get a room ready within this week. She’ll be staying for three months.”
“Excuse me? Does that mean you’re returning soon?”
“You’re bringing the saintess?”
Achillios couldn’t believe what was going on. But who could reject him?
“It’s been three thousand years since a saintess has appeared. It looks like the Vios Empire is at its end,” Achillios muttered to himself with a nervous expression. “Your Majesty, what will you do?”
“Will you really reject their proposal?” There was a slight tremble in his voice along with the nervousness.
Achillios knew better than anyone that Miltiades was pure, but Miltiades had a grim expression on his face.
A laugh rang out next to Miltiades.
After seeing the emperor’s expression, his guardian knight, Callian, could not hold in his laughter.
“About that, Sir Achillios.”
“The saintess had wrapped His Majesty around her finger.”
“?!?!?!?!??!?!” Achillios’s eyes opened wide, and from his expression, it seemed as if he wanted to bring in the saintess to see if it was true.
“To tell you the truth, what happened was…”
“Shut up, Callian.”
Callian glanced at Miltiades and shut his mouth.
“Wait, you can’t just interrupt him! What happened yesterday?!” Achillios screamed inside the screen.
Achillios’s tantrum had to end.
He had heard a knock on the door where Miltiades was staying.
“Your Majesty, the saintess is here.”
Callian turned off the call. A moment later, he opened the door. However, he could only see a maid bowing.
While everyone was waiting, a little child appeared behind the maid.
She smiled as soon as she saw Miltiades.
“Daddy!” The little child threw off her embarrassment and ran over to Miltiades’s arms. “Grandpas said that you can go see them!”
The bright smile on the little girl’s face, the frozen expression on the man, and silence!
Only these lingered in the room.