Grand Duke, It Was a Mistake! - 101 - #101 Episode. Oejeon - Bigger Happiness (2)
I called to him in a whisper, and Lennox looked up and saw me.
The setting sun reflected in his blue eyes, and he saw my reflection. I smiled and patted him gently on the cheek.
“I’m not even a child. …. …Why are you so worried about me?”
“I worry all the time . I miss you even if it’s just for a little while.”
I laughed at his words and replied.
I want to see you too, even if we’re apart for a while.
“I see. Did you miss me?”
He asked me with a twinkle in his eye. I gave him a look as if he was asking me such an obvious question.
“So you don’t want to see me? I’m your only companion.”
“Yes, I do.”
He nodded, nodded, and finally smiled.
His face was like that of a naughty little boy. He didn’t look like a father of five.
Lennox’s beauty still shone so brightly.
“Anyway, I wonder whose husband he is, he’s so cute… ….’
It was summer, but cooler after dark, so his cheeks were a little cooler. I covered both of his cheeks with my hands and asked.
“Lennox, have you had your supper?” Have you settled all matters of the realm?”
Lennox replied as he placed his large hand in mine.
“All of the estate business was handled perfectly. That much was nothing.”
His confident demeanor caused me to laugh softly. I shook my head and asked again.
“What about dinner?”
“I haven’t eaten yet. I was going to have it with your wife, but I ran like this. By the way, how’s Dier? How is he?”
“Diel is probably… ….”
Just as I was about to reply, I heard a loud voice shouting in the distance, “Dad! I was just about to reply when I heard a loud voice shouting in the distance, “Dad!
“Dad, it’s Dad!”
As I turned my head to the other side, I saw Diel flying like a rabbit.
“Diel! Little rabbit!”
“It’s not a rabbit!”
Lennox’s horse shouted, stretching his arms around Diel. It was definitely a rabbit, bouncing up and down as if it wanted to be held quickly.
“Hey, little bunny, how are you?”
Lennox asked with a big smile on his face as he quickly hugged Dier.
He always grinned when he saw Dieru, which made him look ridiculous sometimes.
“Dier is not a rabbit. He was fine, though!”
“He’s a rabbit for all intents and purposes, but he’s a rabbit because he looks like his mother.”
“No, you’re not! Only your mother is a rabbit!”
I snickered, my eyes black with disgust.
Diel’s eyes lit up as if he was in a rebellious phase and he asked.
“Dad, did you buy a present for Diel?”
“No. Did I buy him a present?”
“You didn’t buy her a present?”
Lennox made a deliberate face of ignorance, so Diel grabbed him by the chest with a bramble-like hand and shook him lightly.
Lennox did his best to pretend to shake, even though his grip was not strong enough to wobble.
“Ah, the little rabbit can catch a man.”
“I bought it, help me.”
Lennox surrendered, and Díel smiled and said, “Wow!” Dír smiled and held him tightly by the neck.
Seeing this, I smiled quietly. Lennox winked at me as our eyes met. I chuckled.
“Presents, quick presents!”
“Okay, present’s over there.”
Lennox approached Silver with D’Elle in his arms.
Upon closer inspection, he saw that Silver had a saddle on her back full of gift boxes.
“Oh, a puppy!”
Diel exclaimed in a happy voice when he found Silver.
“That’s my puppy!”
Silver was not a puppy by any means, but he was a puppy to Diel.
And he really did imitate a puppy for Deel.
Diel commanded, and Silver quickly sat down.
Then, “Hands! and he lifted his big paw.
“Good boy, good job.”
Deel gently patted Silver’s nose. Silver made a pleasant rumbling sound.
Despite this, Silver didn’t seem to be complaining too much. In fact, he seemed to be enjoying it.
“Isn’t Diesel very cute, even when Silver sees him?”
After all, my daughter was the cutest girl in the world. I smiled as I looked at Diel.
“Diel, your present is here.”
Lennox said as he approached the silver saddle with Dieru in his arms.
Diel’s eyes lit up as he spotted the many stacked gift boxes.
“Oh my God! That’s a lot!”
“I bought one for every time I wanted to see my daughter.
“Baboon, you’re the best!”
Diel smiled innocently and hugged Lennox, kissing him on the cheek.
Lennox staggered like an idiot as Dier kissed him. One kiss just now seemed to make him feel better.
We came in with a gift box in sight. Silver returned to his home with a garden.
Silver’s body was getting bigger and the hut had to be rebuilt. Thanks to the butler’s attention, the hut was very comfortable.
Perhaps that is why DS sometimes went in there to hide himself. When Silver hugged him and hid him under her wings, he couldn’t find him, so he was in a lot of trouble.
“If I don’t want to study, I’ll just go in there and hide.
When I arrived at the living room and opened the door, His Highness the First and his wife, who were sitting on the sofa, sat up laughing.
“Nox, are you here?”
“Diel! Are you coming to Grandma’s?”
The Godfather approached Diel and stretched out his hands, “Diel can come too.”
But Lennox wouldn’t let him.
“She’s my daughter.
“Not my granddaughter.”
“She’s closer to your father than to your daughter.”
“Knox, are you going to do this to me childishly?”
While the two of them were saying what they were saying, I sat down on the couch and served Diel.
Lennox, who had noticed the lack one step too late, looked at me with a face like a raccoon that had lost its treasure.
I ignored his regretful gaze and opened the box with Diel.
“A doll in the shape of a rabbit!”
“This rabbit is a rabbit with ears.”
“Yes, it is!”
Diel grabbed the rabbit by the ears and shook it as if it were flapping its wings. The stuffed rabbit was as elaborate and soft as the real thing.
“It looks just like the rabbit’s mother.”
Deel said that every time Lennox bought a stuffed rabbit, it looked just like me. I gave him a lukewarm smile, half giving up.
The next case was a silver-haired stuffed fox.
“It’s your father!”
Diel shouted as he lifted the fox doll with both hands.
D’Erl put the fox doll down on his lap and took the rabbit doll back and kissed both dolls.
“I love you, bunny.
Deel said theatrically as he shook the fox doll.
“Rabbit, you’re my favorite rabbit, so I won’t eat you.”
I replied as I lightly grabbed the rabbit doll and shook it.
“Oh, I tasted it and it looks delicious.”
He laughed in disgust, but held back and said enviously.
“No, fox. Don’t eat me. I’m your friend.”
“No! I’m not your friend!
“Let’s get married!”
So began the wedding of the sunflower doll officiant from the next gift box.
Diel untied the blue ribbon that tied my hair, tied it around the rabbit’s ears, and popped it on the rabbit’s forehead.
“You have to be happy, bunny.”
The rabbit and fox dolls sat quietly in a corner of the sofa. Diel looked at the two dolls happily.
“Diel, do you like the present your father bought you?”
Yes! I like my dad!
Lennox sat down next to Diel, and Diel responded emphatically.
Lennox looked at Diel with a cute, unsure look in his eyes.
“Let’s open the rest of the presents right away.”
There were six boxes left in total. From those six, various of Diesel’s favorite things came out.
Diesel was especially fond of the music box with the dancing cat when the spiral was wound.
Diesel looked over the music box again and again and began to feel depressed.
He looked at the clock and saw that it was well past eight o’clock at night. It was time for the child to sleep.
“Better go to your room and let them sleep.”
He whispered, looking at Lennox and the others, but waking up quickly, D’el suddenly shouted.
“Mom, I’m going to sleep with Dad!”
Diel’s bedroom was separate, but sometimes he insisted on sleeping with his parents like this.
I remembered that Lennox hadn’t eaten dinner yet, and I was about to say “No” to him, but he beat me to it.
“Yeah, let’s go sleep with Mom and Dad.”
“Yeah, let’s go.”
The look on her face as she giggled and said, “You look happy,” was nothing short of her daughter’s foolishness.
Lennox carefully picked up D’Elle and I followed him out of my seat with a puzzled look on my face.
“We should probably go to our room. Mom, Dad.”
“Okay, I’ll tell them to take what you guys are eating into the bedroom.”
“Yes, thank you.”
We greeted the previous Grand Duke and his wife, and we returned to the bedroom.
Diel got out of the Lennox and immediately ran to the bed and lay on his back.
“Diel, I have to brush my teeth and go to bed.”
“No, that’s too much trouble.”
“No, it hurts when your teeth rot. Then I can’t eat candy or chocolate.”
Diel staggered out of his seat and reached out his hands to me.
I picked up the child and headed for the bathroom. Lennox, who had followed me, paced around, looking for any help.
Just then, I heard the sound of servants eating outside the bathroom.
He glanced at Lennox.
“You should go and have some dinner.”
“You haven’t even had bibimbap.”
“After you. I’m not very hungry.”
But Lennox shook his head firmly and stood beside him with a beautiful bird towel.
He had nothing to do, so he was going to towel himself off. …. ….
“Diel, don’t eat the toothpaste.”
“It’s strawberry flavored.
“Don’t eat it.”
DJ broke out in a cold sweat as he tried to drink the toothpaste, trying to dry it.
He finally finished brushing his teeth and washed his face, only to find that the soap also smelled like strawberries.
“The soap also tastes like strawberries!
Diel frowned as he licked the soap foam, thinking that since it smelled like strawberries, it must taste like strawberries too.
“Diel, hurry up and clean your mouth.”
DJ gargled with water. I washed the child’s face with the soapy foam, scrubbing it clean.
Shortly thereafter, Lennox handed me a towel as if he’d been waiting for me.
I said, “Thank you for the courtesy,” and accepted the towel.
He wiped Deel’s face with the fluffy new towel and walked out of the bathroom with the child in his arms.
“Diel, let’s get into our nightgowns and go to bed.”
Today was the only day when Dieru was kind enough to listen to me, and she changed into her pajamas without saying a word.
Dieru’s nightgown had a pink rabbit pattern with frills on the sleeves and hem.
This was also one of Lennox’s gifts, and Dheeru loved these pajamas.
Actually, he had worn them when he was four years old, so they were a little small, and when I tried to get him to wear new ones, he insisted that he didn’t want to.
Apparently I would have to order another one of the exact same design.
“Mother, sing me a lullaby.”
Diel mumbled in a sleepy voice as he laid her in the middle of the bed and carefully pulled the covers over her.
I replied as I brushed the child’s hair and turned her on her side.
I tapped the top of the covers and began to sing a lullaby.
“You’re growing well, sweet child. The moon will protect you. I think I’m happy with the songs the stars sing to me and the dreams the clouds bring me. …….”
Lennox lay down gently on the other side, looking at me with Dieru between us, and smiled.
This lullaby is one he sang to me from time to time.
Lennox whispered to me when he was sure that Dier was asleep.
“Time really does seem to be flying by.”
“Yes, it does.”
“I can’t believe we have a child and he’s already five.”
That’s right. He was five. And yet Lennox always looked at Dír with eyes full of admiration.
“I can’t believe I’m the father of such a beautiful, sweet girl.”
His eyes were filled with love as he stared at the sleeping Dier.
I felt a warmth in a corner of my heart as I looked at him. Then, I suddenly became curious and asked him.
“When do you want me to get the second one?”
Lennox rolled his eyes and quickly missed the question.
“By the way, are you hungry, Vivian? I’ve put Diel to bed, so I think we can eat quietly now.”
He was always like this when the subject of the second child came up.
It wasn’t because he didn’t want to have a second child.
I knew why. I had gone through so much trouble when I gave birth to Dír, and I had seen his pain, and he didn’t want me to have to go through that again.
However, thanks to Undine’s blessing, I quickly recovered and am still in good health without any inconvenience.
Lennox, however, did not seem reassured. If you looked closely, you could see that he was more timid than I was.
He stared at Lennox and said.
“I think it would be even better if we had a second child.”
“…… Vivian, no.”
Giving up on turning away, he sighed deeply with a troubled look on his face.
I reached over Diel’s body gently and took his hand in mine. Lennox looked at me with tearful eyes.
“Lennox, you know as well as I do that there is nothing wrong with my health.”
“Everyone hurts so much when they have a baby to begin with. But with Undine’s blessing, I got better quicker than other pregnant women.”
“But to be in so much pain again… ….”
His eyes reddened and Lennox gave him a sad look. He sighed so hard the ground caved in and mumbled to himself.
“I wish I could give birth.”
“Yes, I do . Well, I’ll be fine . Will you stay close by and scream with me?
He was disappointed by my joke. I raised an eyebrow and snapped out of it.
“Vivian, I don’t want you to be in pain.”
Lennox said again. He didn’t seem to want to budge.
But I had my reasons.
“Lennox, there’s something I’ve been asking Marina. Marina said she found a way to do it the other day.
“…… what method?”
“A spell that transfers half the pain to another person.”
Lennox opened his eyes wide. His hand, which had been languidly grasping mine, strengthened.
“Yes, by the way, do you mind?”
“Why do you only have half-slices?”
“I don’t know either. Anyway, it says it can carry half.”
So it’s a spell that allows husbands to share in the pain of childbirth, he said.
Lennox sighed again.
“I’m a little worried about only having a half cut. …. …For now, I’ll just say that I agree with you about fifty percent.
“Are you sure?”
Lennox stared at me happily, nodded lightly, and asked back.
“Did you want a second son so badly?”
“Of course I did! I want to meet a son who looks like you, too.”
“Oh, that’s ……”.”
From the look on his face, it seemed he wasn’t expecting a son who looked like him.
Anyway, I wanted to see a son who looked like him, and I was as happy as a fly.
I squeezed his hand and, keeping eye contact with him, laughed as I spoke.
“I’m so happy,” I said, “I can’t tell you how happy I’ve been with Dier.”
“I think we’re going to have a second child. And then I’ll be even happier. I don’t even know if I can be this happy.”
“You can be as happy as you want.”
I gave a small laugh and tickled his hand. Lennox laughed along with me.
Thank you for making me happy.
He stared at me with a sad, yet supremely happy expression.
Before I knew it, the silver moon was hovering above the night sky where the darkness was clearer.
That night, I dreamed again.
<External Story Complete
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^^ You'll be able to do the second one too, right? (laughs) Anyway, this is how all the gaiden stories are completed…! I'm deeply moved. I'm very grateful to everyone who has read Vivian and Lennox's story so far. I hope you'll always be happy and healthy. I love you S2.