To think that Kiverin would be the one who likes to kill people.
Since the psychology of the duke couple, who were only supporting characters receiving causal retribution in <The Villainess Only Wants The Money Path> was not described, I was only guessing.
Well, Cheria’s plight wasn’t any better than the Duke’s couple.
I stared at the scenery outside the window as the sun was setting for a moment.
The sweet purple night sky, which I loved the most in the world of <The Villainess Only Wants The Money Path> reflected opaquely.
After being imprisoned here, Kiverin would always see the cloudy sky.
I decided to break the window after checking how meticulously the workers scoured the inside of the mansion.
How important is sun exposure during the growing season?
I took Kiverin back to the bedroom.
I first went into the dressing room connected to the bedroom and paused for a moment.
I could see a few dresses that fit my body neatly hanging.
There were gorgeous dresses studded with diamonds and emeralds, and there were dresses with frills stacked in layers like a three-tiered cake.
It was a new outfit that Cheria wore in <The Villainess Only Wants The Money Path> but I was shocked.
How am I supposed to change something like this by myself without a maid? Are you kidding me?
I came out of the dressing room with only the plain dress.
As I climbed up to the bed and sat quietly, Kiverin poked his head out with steam that had risen.
Suddenly, hot water came out, and I thought it was a good thing.
You’re married to the wealthiest duke in the Empire, and you have to worry about such a basic thing.
I patted the seat next to me like before.
“Come up, it’s okay.”
Kiverin wiggled his feet. It looked like he was guarding the bed.
It might be too big for a small child to climb.
Still, it was much better than sleeping on the cold floor.
I covered Kiverin with a blanket, and adjusted the light of the lamp with a stone the size of a fingernail to be as dark as possible.
It was fortunate that the magic stone was easy to operate.
As I lay down next to him, Kiverin breathed havely.
What is this reaction?
“Are you scared yet?”
Am I scary or the bed scary?
… It seems to be both, but I reached out.
“Can I hold your hand?”
Kiverin glanced at my outstretched hand.
“If you touch me, you might turn into a monster or a monster, but…”
How many people say bad things about this kid?
I took Kiverin’s hand and pulled him slightly closer.
Kiverin asked quickly before trying to get his hand out.
“Young master, do you think I have become a monster?”
Kibrin, with his eyes wide open, shook his head violently.
“It is no, never…!”
“If I turn into a monster when morning comes, won’t you join me?”
“Come on, release it. Miss Cheria , because you’re a good person… … .”
Tears welled up in her clear golden eyes.
I put my forehead on Kiverin’s forehead.
Kiverin shrugged his shoulders, but didn’t run away.
I wish he would not think bad about it, but think he’s unique.
“I also want the young master to be a good person. But that doesn’t mean you have to be nice to everyone.”
“Is it difficult to understand what you mean?”
“I will tell you slowly. Because we will always be together.”
I deliberately used the word “we, together,” a lot. This was because I wanted Kiverin to feel at least a little bit relieved.
Even in my previous life, before I possessed Cheria, I was worried because I had never raised a child, but fortunately, Kiverin seemed to calm down a bit.
“Tom-tomorrow, can we sleep together…?”
I’ve been sold to the Duke, I’ve already possessed Cheria, and I have nowhere to go.
The little hand held by me twitched.
Big golden eyes looked at me and rolled to the side as if embarrassed.
“Hey, this blanket is cozy. Before, I didn’t know.”
“… It won’t be cold tonight. So, have a good dream, young master.”
Long eyelashes fluttered and Kiverin’s eyes closed.
Suddenly, the sound of breathing could be heard.
I had only been in possession for two days.
Besides, she is a 10-year-old girl who has a hard time doing anything on her own.
So I prayed hard in my heart to cancel this possession.
But, well, if I can’t come back.
Then in order to survive, I have to take good care of this sleeping child holding my hand tight.
… But am I really not going to give up?
* * *
She thinks he’s probably a monster… Kibrin thought.
―It’s embarrassing, but it’s too dangerous for the young master to go outside.
My mother was a strong person.
She tried not to be disturbed in front of me no matter what I said.
He only bit his lips once and spoke calmly.
“It’s okay. it’s not a big deal, I will definitely find a solution.”
But if it wasn’t my father.
“You get in the way of our lives.”
Kiverin agreed with that opinion.
Although his father soon regretted his remarks, it was already out of Kiverin’s interest.
Before long, Kiverin had a habit of rubbing his scaly face whenever he had a chance.
But he only rubs the scars on his skin, even though he does that the ugly scales didn’t go away.
When he ripped it off with his power, it grew anew as if ridiculing Kiverin.
It was a skill that ordinary humans did not have.
At last, Kiverin understood.
This is a disaster beyond his control.
What was dangerous was not the outside world, but himself.
– Young master must be quarantined.
His mother did not find a solution. Then he had to follow the alternative.
The monster was meekly contained.
There was a sound of breathing through the tightly closed door.
Kiverin quietly placed his hand on the door.
Outside the door, Kiverin felt his mother doing the same thing.
“Wait a minute, a little bit….”
There was a mixed cry. So Kiverin said.
“I, I am fine.”
Even after his mother finally left and he was left alone, Kiverin repeated his habit.
Even if he’s not okay.
You should get used to it.
That’s why everyone thinks it’s a gentle monster.
* * *
It was a very important moment, today’s meal was decided.
I gripped the long rod with both hands.
“If you drop it, you will not be able to take it. Be careful not to hit your head.”
Kiverin, who answered twice, least I could hear, unfolded the decorative cloth.
We were in the grocery room.
In the grocery room, which maintains a relatively cool temperature with magic stones, the shelves are very high, so even if I stepped on a chair, I could not take out the ingredients.
However, it was not possible to just suck your fingers and wait for help.
So what I chose was a hanger rod and a long piece of cloth in the dressing room.
I got on the chair and swept the inside of the shelf with a stick.
The weight of the rod was quite heavy, so my arms were trembling, but I couldn’t give up.
Oh, if only I get my strength back, I’ll definitely be able to do it!
In the end, I managed to get two apples, a potato, and a sugar carrot out of the relatively outside shelf.
I wiped my sweat and looked proudly at the ingredients Kiverin had received.
“Can we make a stew with meat in it? There is no spice, so the taste is subtle, but…”
Still, it’s better than eating only meat.
I rolled up my sleeves.
As a mansion with no consideration for children, the kitchen was unfriendly with children.
I picked up a knife and pulled out a cutting board.
Since I have small hands, it was not easy to clean vegetables.
As I wrestled with a large cleaver and a potato, Kiverin approached.
He tilted his head.
“Have you ever done it?”
“No…. But, I think I’ll do better if I sleep more.”
I guess my cooking skills are already exposed.
In my previous life, my family used to feel anxious even if I only went to the kitchen.
I quietly handed over what I had in my hand.
Kiverin began to peel the potatoes.
“Hey, you can do that?”
“Yes. I’m doing it well.”
He even cuts better than me!
Only the part I worked on was noticeably bumpy.
Thanks to Kiverin’s help, the food was finished in no time.
While waiting for the water to boil, I asked Kiverin.
“Aren’t you going to tell me what you ate while I was away today?”
“I- I won’t.”
“Is that grass, bird or something.”
Kiverin shook his head like crazy and made an X with his hands.