Everyone was obsessed with me after I became the Youngest Princess Favourite - Chapter 17 Part 1
It’s really useless if I’m young and weak. I had nothing to say even if I was kicked out.
As she was at a loss for what to do, Diana, who was sleeping next to her at that time, started tossing and turning.
Lia was surprised when she finally noticed Diana’s existence.
Since when had she been sleeping? The child wasn’t even covered in blankets.
Lia felt sorry when she remembered Diana with the Duchess, who gave her medicine whenever she was awake while she was ill.
“I’m sorry, Dana. Because of me…”
Diana couldn’t even spend time with her family whom she barely met.
Lia patted Diana on the back a few times, then cautiously got out of bed and headed for the ensuite bathroom.
While I was sick, the maids wiped my body and changed my clothes, but I still felt uneasy and wanted to wash up.
When I went in with Diana and turned on the faucet of the huge bathtub, which seemed to have been left as we played with water, hot steamy water flowed out.
Besides, when I tried to take it off, I found out that I was wearing a high-quality dress, presumably Diana’s.
The unexpected and undeserved treatment made Lia nervous and agitated like a habit.
‘…This is not going to last long.’
Now Diana follows me a lot, but the mind of four-year-old changes easily.
She would soon forget the memories of being with me, so I couldn’t just lean on a child’s heart.
‘And I had no intention of staying here forever.’
After trying to calm down, Lia took off her dress, reflecting on what she had to do here.
“How’s the child doing?”
“Her fever went down last night.”
The Duchess answered the Duke of Elrad’s question.
She sighed as she set her coffee down on the side of the desk, where reports were piled up.
“She threw up everything she ate, and was sick the whole time, so I thought it’s going to be a problem.”
The Duchess’ face was also emaciated as she said that, and the Duke lightly patted the back of her hand.
However, he was also busy with processing work related to the orphanage after returning to the castle, so he was finally able to relax a little.
“What do you think of the child?” Asked the Duke, who took a sip of coffee rubbing his forehead.
“Do you think it’s okay for her to stay by Diana’s side?”
“I haven’t watched her for a long time either, but… But I think she’s a good kid. She is kind and gentle, and even though she’s sick, she never complains.”
The Duchess remembered Lia, who had been swallowing the pain without making a loud noise.
If it were Allen or Diana, they would cry and shake the whole castle.
In addition, the shock of changing the child’s clothes while caring for the child still lingered.
‘It was not that I didn’t expect a skinny body since she was four years older than Diana, but when I took off her clothes, her skinny body was much more pitiful than I thought, it made me cry.’ The Duchess thought.
“I understand why Count Marietta cares about her.”
It was a well-known fact within the Empire that Bianca was treated as a maid as a child and abused by her family.
So as soon as she received her title, she left the Empire without any regrets after becoming isolated from her original family.
“She’s still a child… How scary it must have been.”
Still, the Duchess said with a sigh of relief, saying, “I’m so glad that Terin got rid of her scars.”
“I see, it is strange. Divine power doesn’t work in her, but Terin’s healing magic worked.”
Although Terin is the most capable chief wizard in the Duke, healing magic was more effective on the child than a divine power that increases vitality.
Then the Duchess clapped her hands and said,
“That’s what I’m saying. I’ll have to look into it more closely, but Terin said that possessing very high purity mana may not be compatible with divine power.”
“Then what about that child’s body?”
The Duchess nodded quickly.
After healing the scars on the child’s body, Terin, who looked at her mana, screamed, saying, “I think there’s a huge latent mana in Lia’s body.”
The Duchess trembled as she remembered that she had struggled to force Terin out because he was about to wake up the fallen child and conduct an experiment.
And she said to her husband, who was silent as if he were thinking about something.
“I’ve got to go. I need to make sure the child is awake…”
Then the Duke raised an eyebrow and said,
“I don’t think you have to go.”