Is the Lost Princess Unexpectedly Loved? – Chapter 115

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𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟏𝟓

“Well, our talk is over, but will you listen to my proposal?”

“Proposal? What do you mean?”

“Hey, Douglas.

Do you think you can continue to live here, just the two of you in this house?”

“Huh?”

“Hasn’t it been tough living here for two weeks?

The reason you couldn’t even go out to buy tea,

was because you couldn’t leave Emma alone, right?”

“That is. . .true indeed.

It’s difficult to go out thinking about what would happen if Emma is left alone in this house,

And she’s taken out by the housemaid.”

“But it’s also difficult for the two of you to go out, right?

If you stand out, there’s a high chance that the Marquis family will find you,

And as Emma’s belly grows, it will become more difficult to go out.

Besides, what are you planning to do when it’s time to give birth?

I think all the clinics in the royal capital have already been contacted.”

“That’s. . .”

Douglas is at a loss for words, having not thought about what to do when it comes time to give birth.

Clinics and midwives within the royal capital are limited.

If the Marquis family has its power, it’s possible to reach out to all of them.

Emma’s green eyes clearly show her noble bloodline.

That would stand out in a clinic where only commoners go.

If you go to a clinic even once, you should assume that the information will reach the Marquis family.

“I want to let Emma, let the child be born safely. Can’t something be done?”

Perhaps realizing that it’s impossible with his own power,

Douglas finally asked for my help.

“That’s why I said it’s a proposal. I will take care of Emma.”

“You’re going to take care of her, Sofia-sama? 

You don’t mean to let her stay in the palace, do you?”

“I can’t hide Emma for personal reasons.”

“That’s true. Then, isn’t it impossible to take care of her?”

Indeed, hiding her for personal reasons is impossible.

But if it’s not for personal reasons, I can take care of her.

“Hey, Emma. Will you become my exclusive maid?”

“”Huh?””

Surprised by those words, not just Douglas, but Emma also looks bewildered.

Emma must have thought that I was talking to Douglas to take him back.

Now the talk has somehow turned to Emma becoming my exclusive maid,

And she must be wondering what’s going on.

Emma thinks that if she withdraws and escapes to the territory, everything will work out.

If she leaves Douglas, she’ll have nothing to do with the Marquis family,

And she can give birth to and raise her child alone. That’s what she’s thinking.

But it’s not that simple.

There was a reason why I couldn’t let Emma go to the church in the Count’s territory.

“Hey, Emma, I think you know,

But protecting the child in your belly is difficult.

Douglas seems to want to take Emma as his concubine,

And to take the child as his legitimate child.

But you know, that’s a dangerous thing.

From the perspective of the person who will become Douglas’ wife, that child would be a nuisance.

If that child were to inherit the house, there would be no meaning to marrying into the family.

The lady’s birth house that will become his wife won’t allow such a thing.

It’s unthinkable that they would allow their daughter or her child to be treated with contempt.”

“. . .I understand that.”

That’s true, isn’t it?

That’s why she is trying to go to the Count’s territory without relying on the Marquis family.

But that’s not enough, is it?

“Even if. . .you were to back down, it won’t work.”

“What?”

“If your child is born, you never know when it will be claimed.

You never know when it will become the seed of a conflict in the Marquis family.

If the steward is loyal to the Marquis family,

You will be found and killed no matter what.”

“No way. . .”

Emma looks at Douglas in surprise.

Douglas, realizing the possibility, nodded, turning pale.

He had no choice but to flee because of the steward’s loyalty to the Marquis family, he thought.

Because he knew that what the steward was saying was right as a noble,

Even if Douglas were to be the next Marquis, he couldn’t persuade the steward.

“It’s impossible to escape anywhere. You should think that you will definitely be found.

Do you think you can protect the child with your power then?”


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