I Become The Wife of The Male Lead - Chapter 45
Chapter 45: Heilon (2) (Unedited)
After a while, Sigren received a formal invitation from the Emperor. However, Sigren was cynical, even though he was finally being recognized by his biological father.
Well, there was nothing wrong in Sigren’s disdain. Until now, the imperial family, especially the king, ignored Sigren even though he knew he existed. He thought Sigren was useless. However, now Sigren succeeded in subduing the dragon, he changed his attitude like flipping his palm. Obviously, it was because he wanted to establish the status of the imperial family. The prince who had been hidden so long, succeeded in capturing the head of the monster? It would very much work for his plan.
“Don’t crumple the paper.” Abel said when he saw Sigren annoyedly crumple the invitation.
Then, Sigren waved goodbye to Abel and left the office. It looked like he was going to the practice hall to cool his head down.
“That hot-tempered head.” Abel spoke in a sour tone.
I didn’t think that was really what he wanted to say…. Of course, nothing came out of my mouth.
Abel turned his head towards me. “By the way, Fiona. I heard you decided to stay here.”
Abel’s smile was inexplicable. “You must have fallen by that Sigren bastard’s temptation.”
“Not temptation. Could I say that I couldn’t ignore the grief of my friend?”
Sigren was special because not only did I create him, I also raised him.
Never mind, there was no way we would ever be able to beat monsters as we used to in the capital anyway. Let’s just think of it as real re-employment. Also, since I had decided, I was definitely going to help. To do that, I’d be better off having Heilon’s surname.
Abel then made a strange face. “Sometimes, I don’t know if you’re smart or stupid.”
Wait….that evaluation was too cruel.
But, anyway, I couldn’t deny it.
“Especially if it’s about Sigren..”
“I think so too sometimes.”
“Then, it’s not good. You have to inherit the Heilon family.”
“It’s okay. You don’t have to give it to me.”
“No way. I’ve been eyeing you for years.”
To be honest, I felt like it would be the destruction of this world that came sooner than the day Abel’s stubbornness was gone.
“Fiona, you don’t even wonder why I chose you.”
“That’s.. Because I don’t really think about it?”
Abel lightly clicked his tongue. “Indiferent kid. Please pay more attention.”
To be honest, if he were not an elder, I would have replied ‘here. Attention.’ then walked out of his room.
“I have no interest in marrying and passing down this family to my children. So, I need to adopt one.”
In fact, I knew why. Abel was a descendant of the imperial family. However, there was never any real family affection. On the contrary, Abel hated the emperor very much.
When the current emperor was young, he killed and forcibly expelled all the living flesh and blood that could treat his position. Abel’s father was driven out to the north because of this reason. At that time, Heilon was constantly being attacked by monsters. The territory was a mess, and the people over there were starving to death from the cold. Abel’s father, who had lost his past glory and only had a title duke remained, could not stay silent and then rapidly grew the Heilon family. And now, in Abel’s generation, Heilon was enjoying the best of their days.
I was pretty sure there must be a reason why they decided to send me in the past. Logically, there was no reason to send me, a young girl without any knowledge of magic, to Heilon. Yet, they sent me anyway, even for the fact I was a literal child. If the emperor had been willing to support Heilon in the first place, he would have prepared a proper mage, not a child like me. At that time, the emperor must have only agreed on the surface, he didn’t really intend to support Heilon. The Green family knew that, so they let me go.
Though I made this plot, it was really a messed-up family.
In any case, this was the reason Abel did not marry or have children. If a child were to be born, he or she would have the blood of the imperial family and have the right of succession. The child would be kept in check for no reason, and more than that, the child’s life could have been threatened.
The only people that the emperor had generosity in was his own flesh and blood, other than that, other children were just a tool and should be under his control.
In order to prevent such a possibility from the beginning, Abel chose to adopt a child to inherit the family. Also, he had a talent-oriented mindset, so he didn’t bother with bloodlines.
Actually, I think, about the Abel’s thing was from the side story. There were other settings besides the main plot. But… Let’s not think about that. There was no need to have a headache already. Anyway, most importantly, Abel hated the current emperor very much,
Also, it seemed like I would be the next head of Heilon.
“Fiona. You don’t ask in detail about anything and you don’t care about those around you. But you are always fully aware of the situation. It’s amazing.”
His words were so sharp that I couldn’t think of any words to rebut it for a moment. Truly, against Abel, I could not be vigilant.
As if he did not want to ask any more questions, he waved his hand lightly. “Anyway, from now on, your name is Fiona Heilon.”
“I understand.” I replied back with goosebumps on my neck.
“Be more happy, would you? Also, it means from now on, you don’t have to use a pseudonym in front of someone like Arrendt. It doesn’t matter if that child is accusing you of ignoring him.”
Abel then solemnly declared. “No, ignore him no matter what.”
It seemed he hate Arrendt a lot.
“Well.. I don’t really want to deal with him either.”
Actually, I didn’t really hate him, but I was a little uncomfortable. Honestly, wasn’t a guy like that could not be controlled by anyone other than the female protagonist? He was like that kind of legendary man that only female lead could touch.
Hearing my words, Abel made a satisfied face.
“Okay then now—”
Somehow I seemed to know what he was going to talk about.
Abel then continued with his very arrogant smile. “For real… call me father.”
I refused in a small voice.
The lonely appearance Sigren had before had disappeared.