Edagr’s heart pounded hard in his chest.
There was no adult present to explain what had just happened here and he couldn’t explain it himself either because he was still in the body of a kid who couldn’t even properly talk yet.
‘What should I do?’ Edgar thought worriedly.
Of course, it happened between two young childrens who could only babble so far yet , so Helena might be generous enough to forgive.
However, this is after all, still his own assumptions.
Since the incident had occurred, he wasn’t able to let go of the tension until the matter was resolved.
‘This is going to make my heart explode!’
Leaving aside his matured mental age, his body is that of a two years old kid currently.
The poor little tender heart of a child who can’t even properly walk yet, let alone his secondary soul, was beating so violently that it was scary.
Meanwhile, Helena, who heard Ariel’s cry, strode over and ask the maid beside her of what had just happened.
In this kind of situation, the maid should say what she saw truthfully, in any case she might say something that’s in favor of Edgar unintentionally.
Was she able to comprehend what had just happened here?
Sheffy, Helena’s personal maid smiled softly and parted her lips naturally as if what had just occurred wasn’t a big deal.
“It’s nothing to worry, Madam.
It’s just a mistake Young Master Edgar made trying to help the Young Miss.
“Help the Young Miss?”
How much help can a two year old boy give to another child of the same age as him?
Helena blinked her eyes in confusion and looked at Sheffy probingly, Sheffy continued over her explanation with a gentle smile on her face.
“Young Miss wanted to bite the pendant Young Master Edgar had just gifted to her, so Young Master stopped her which then caused her to cry out, Madam.
“… A two year old? ”
“Yes, that’s right.”
It was quite unbelievable, she turned her head at Sheffy for confirmation again.
Sheffy was also her best friend who had spent a long time with her.
Other than her husband , Sheffy was the one she trusted the most.
“… That’s amazing, he’s just a two year old and he already has the instinct to protect my daughter.”
Helena slowly bent down and stared straight into the young Edgar’s eyes.
He’s still a two-year-old baby who isn’t even a full two year old baby if calculated by the time he was born.
Still, how was he able to perform such miracles like this?
Even though the person whom he had just met for the first time, approached him right away and was staring straight at him, the child held her gaze firmly without any signs of wavering or fear.
Meanwhile, Katria was forced to watch this scene unfold from the sideline, inside she was anxious to death.
It was fortunate that her son did not commit any big mistake.
However, it is inevitable that the consequences are different as the one who has just cried out was the one and only sole heir of the Grand Dukedom.
She calmed down her voice as much as she could and responded.
Helena’s words continued after that.
“Has Young Master Edgar’s future career been decided yet?”
Future career? What future.
Katria’s eyes widened.
He is still only two years old.
Ofcourse, since he is the eldest son he will have to take over as the family head in the future, but his future hasn’t been particularly decided yet.
“Because he is still young… we haven’t talked about it yet.”
“Is that so?”
Katria was lost in thought when she heard it.
Everyone knows that the Bilhark family has been serving the Rebehime family for a long time.
If three or more years passed by and ten more years later, Edgar will likely become the loyal servant for Ariel as both their family relationship has been like this since the generation of their ancestors.
‘Isn’t it so?’
That the boy’s future was not up to him to decide anymore.
It is impossible to defy this fate that has been passed down from generation to generation.
It can’t be helped as the one and only daughter is forced to take over the family and has to rule this vast Northern Region with an iron-blooded grip, it will be hard for her to have a true bosom friend whom she can share her heart with.
There are several children of the same age as her from those aristocratic families, but they will be for just exchanging gifts on the surface, and for greater benefits in return.
It has been like this so.
It’s a mission as a heiress of the Grand Dukedom.
If only she had brought her husband along, he too would have spoken in a similar fashion.
However, this will not be the future that a mother would want for her child.
‘At least one person as a servant is already enough.’
Friendship is another level within human relationship, which cannot be replaced by anyone , family, lover or servants.
Friends can share secrets with each other which they cannot share even with their families.
And friends can be entrusted with things that cannot be entrusted even to their servants.
Helena wished for at least one such person to be present around her daughter.
Because it might be the last gift she can give to her child who would have to bear the heavy burden of this Robeheim family in the future.
“I have a favor to ask from you.
Can you please fulfill it for me?”
” Anything ma’am.”
Even if she is told to cut open her stomach with a knife here , she has to obey.
In front of the power gap between their two families, there is a rule that is, to obey the commands.
“Edgar, I want this child to be raised together with my child.”
“Do you mean you want to raise him as a servant…?”
It’s not particularly different.
But more like following up with the trend.
When it comes to the servants of the House of Grand Dukedom and such high status families, it is necessary for them to have skills such as good personalities and knowledge, so there were many cases of bringing in children of other lower aristocratic families.
For those aristocratic families, it allows them to have connections with the higher social status noble families, so it was not a bad deal in the first place.
However, the answer Helena gave out was quite different from what Katria had expected.
I want to make him her friend, not her servant.”
Friends? Katria slightly doubted her ears at this point.
Of course, in order to maintain the innocence of children at a young age, there were cases where they were allowed to be friends without considering the difference in status under the mutual agreement between the families.
But there’s also a certain amount of advantages to it .
A family whose authority is so weak that even a Baron could plot from behind, and the heir of the Grand Duke, one of the top three elites in the empire, make friends?
“But, ma’am… I appreciate that you think well of my child, but he’s not enough to be a friend of her highness..….”
She knows how shameful it is to belittle her own child as a parent, but this is the only way for now.
If Helena had said to raise Edgar as a servant, she might have been able to accept it right away, but the gap between them was too wide to become friends.
Eventually, when they get older and their children grow up and Edgar comes to know the truth at that time, she doesn’t know if she would be able to bear the shock Edgar will have at that time as his mother.
“It’s all right, Katria.
I don’t want this kid to do anything.”
Helena stared at the eyes of the little boy who had not yet gazed away from her.
She didn’t see a resemblance of a valiant warrior or a profound air of a great scholar in this child.
However it was this child who gave her the illusion that he would stay by her daughter’s side no matter what happen.
“Edgar, please take care of my child.
I don’t know if she’ll grow up like her father to be blunt and unable to look around… Please watch this child by her side.”
The Grand Duchess bent her head and asked a favor from a 2-year-old child.
Katria tried to stop her, but Sheffy, who was watching this in the side line, shook her head lightly and gave her a wink as if to leave it alone.
At Helena’s request, Edgar raised the pendant high in his hand and responded with great courage, and such small action caused a smile of relief engraved on her lips.
No matter what, she is confident in her judgement of people.
She was born weak and had nothing to show off, but this perspective of hers played a big role in achieving her current status.
Edgar, who gave the promised, stare curiously at Ariel sitting across from him.
Dark raven hair and crimson red eyes.
Even though she was only two years old, her features were delicate and exquisite, foreshadowing the tremendous beauty she would become in the future.
‘A pity, such a person is short-lived.’
This was the only information he has on the girl named, Ariel Robeheim.
Why she died, who was the cause of her death, who was guilty of it and who was falsely accussed of it.
He has no knowledge about her.
He reached out to touch Ariel’s cheek.
At the same time the warmth was conveyed to the small hand, Ariel’s head tilted slightly as if to tell something.
‘It would not be bad.’
At least if this girl will not be a bad fictional character that will disappear.
He thought that it would be nice to watch someone growing up.
He is not boasting, but he is confident in his adult mindset to play with a two year old kid.
‘I might be having fun in the future.
It was a good thing for Edgar anyway.
The Robeheim family, which he will have to serve in the future as a the next head of the Bilhark family, has been perfectly impressed by him already.
Not only that, he became friends with a girl of high social status from one of the three great house in the empire.
‘Oh, he fell asleep.”
Maybe it’s because he put too much tension in a little child’s body.
Edgar, who was holding Ariel’s cheek and wriggling, was defeated by exhaustion.
He seemed like a reliable man just a while ago, but the child is still a child.
Helena smiled, picked up Edgar herself and handed him over to his mother, Katria.
Please be my daughter’s good friend.
That is all I want for her as a mother.
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