I Ended Up Saving My Crazy Stepfather - Chapter 65.2
Somehow, the Grand Duke’s face looked proud when he said that. So I quickly shook my head, fearing that he might misunderstand.
“No. Even if I say no, you’ll give me excessive gifts anyway. That’s why I just accepted it.”
“Now Dad, what about the gifts?”
In the meantime, the gifts were all piled up like a mountain.
“You can do whatever you feel comfortable with. You don’t have to be burdened. If you want it all you can have it, if you don’t want it, you don’t have to have it.”
“Wow… what do you think Daddy should do?”
“…Just keep Allen and my present. And I think it would be better to throw them all away, except for a few gifts sent by other people.”
He acted resolutely, as if he had been waiting for me to ask a question.
“But it’s a waste to throw it away.”
“Then… don’t do that then, Bebe. Why don’t you leave your presents here today?”
“Just leave it behind?”
“Yes. I’ll organize all the gifts with the knights and put them in your room.”
It sounded somewhat suspicious. His eyes were hideous, as if he was about to throw away gifts, but on the other hand, his voice was very kind.
It’s strange that he kept trying to let me out.
“Can I really trust you?”
“Of course. Am I really going to throw away the presents?”
“I think you’re going to throw it away.”
“Don’t worry. I won’t throw everything away and replace it with the same gift.”
A strong positive was said to be a strong negative.
Although it was somewhat suspicious, I had no regrets as I had already received Cecilia’s gift.
So I looked at the suspicious Grand Duke for a moment and then nodded my head.
“Okay. Dad says so… so I’ll trust you.”
“Okay. You did a great job today, Bebe.”
So I left him behind and ran to the room in front of the gift room.
“Are you here?”
“Cecilia, isn’t my mom awake yet?”
“Yes. It looks like she will soon.”
Cecilia, who still looked anxious every time she saw my mother, smiled brightly and looked at my head, perhaps because she looked at me a bit late.
“You seem to have found the gift I gave you.”
“Yes! Theo made sure that I open this one first!”
Theo, who was here as soon as he was kicked out of the gift room, muttered in surprise when I mentioned him, looking humbled.
“I like it so much. Thanks.”
“Thank you. My Lady is here, so we’ll go out.”
Cecilia went out with Theo to make time for Mom and I. Looking at her, I jumped into the bed.
Even though there was a cushion for the puppy on the other side of the room, Sylvie was sleeping soundly on the bed, and my mother didn’t even wake up. I stroked Sylvie’s fur and glanced at my mom for a moment.
How much time had passed?
I slowly opened my eyes as I felt something stroking my hair. Then I opened my eyes and saw my mother stroking me tenderly.
“Mom! Did you sleep well?”
“Yeah! Did my daughter sleep well too?”
“Yes! I always sleep well. Rather, I was worried because Mom didn’t wake up. I was afraid you wouldn’t be able to get up again.”
“My daughter was so worried. I’m sorry for worrying you.”
“Let’s make a deal to not say sorry to those you care about! So don’t say sorry, Mom!”
I smiled so brightly that I couldn’t see her eyes and placed my head on my mother’s lap, who was sitting in her seat.
“Okay. Then can I say ‘I love you’?”
“Yep! Good! I like it when my mom says things like this.”
My mother comforted me for a long time, as if she didn’t hate it. I spent a long time in my mother’s arms as relaxed as before.
Then the Grand Duke’s figure came to mind.
“You know… is there such a thing as a good lie?”
“A good lie?”
Laying on my mother’s lap, I looked at her mother.
“Yeah. A good lie.”
“Well, what did my daughter hear today?”
“I mean, Dad… He kept telling good lies for his own children. He said he was telling a good lie because he was afraid they would get hurt.”
Then a very weak smile appeared on my mother’s face.
“If that’s the case, it’s possible. Because parents are… like that.”
“Wow… that’s right. Then there is such a thing as a good lie.”
“Of course. But the Grand Duke is a kind… man. As I heard.”
Looking at my mother, who seemed to know the Grand Duke, she quickly got up from her seat.
“Did Mom know my dad?”
“No. I don’t know.”
“Then why do you keep talking like you know?”
“I just heard it from someone.”
“Yes. I just heard it from someone I knew in the past. I was sick of the bragging too.”
But that was it.
Mom always kept her mouth shut whenever she didn’t want to talk anymore. She pursed her lips together.
“Yep. I see. Mom, I have another question!”
“Does our Bebe have a lot of questions today?”
She scratched her head and smiled brightly enough that I couldn’t see her eyes.
“Oooh! I have a lot of questions.”
“What are you curious about this time?”
“Who was my real father?”
I stared at her mother so as not to miss the sound of my mother’s breathing and her gaze.
Strangely, her mother’s eyes fluttered slightly, like she was very surprised.
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