Chapter 310. Heinley’s Childhood (1)
Translator: Aura / Editor: SaWarren
As soon as I entered the matrimonial bedroom after dinner, I quickly took out my notebook and adjusted the ‘Danger Level’ of the nobles who were at the tea party.
Those who looked regretful when they saw my uncomfortable attitude, I moved them down from Level 2 to 1.
Those who made the bad remarks I moved up to Level 3, and I intended to watch them more closely in the future.
It was fun to do this.
“What’s that, My Queen?”
Heinley asked, poking his head over my shoulder. Then, he spoke again as he checked the names in the notebook,
“Those are the nobles with whom there’s a bad relationship, right?”
Of course, the names were also familiar to him.
“I’m trying to do it like you.”
“I also want to go fishing.”
Well, to me this seemed more like setting a trap than going fishing.
After he nodded, I explained what happened at the tea party. Heinley listened to me with a strange expression and bit his lower lip hard as soon as I finished speaking.
When I caressed the corners of his mouth with my hand to stop him from biting his lip, he kissed each of my fingers and smiled broadly.
I don’t know why he looked so happy. Once Heinley stopped smiling, he said,
“I want our child to look like My Queen.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Well, I just thought it would be very cute.”
No way. Heinley smiled like that because I’m cute? Sometimes I thought about it, Heinley had strange tastes. He was the cute one.
A baby that looked like me would not be cute. Even as a child I wasn’t cute.
Instead, the baby would be cute if it looked like Heinley. This reminded me again of the baby bird from my dream. Although it was clearly cunning, it acted as if it was innocent. It was really cute…
Now that I think about it, I was a little worried. How could I raise a child with that personality?
Such a child would pretend to be obedient in front of me and cause trouble behind my back.
When a child of the imperial family caused trouble, the number of people who were affected was much larger. But it wouldn’t just be a troublemaker, it would be a cunning troublemaker… wasn’t that a big problem?
“Yes, My Queen.”
“Can you tell me about your childhood?”
Heinley hesitated a moment before asking with a bright expression.
“Are you interested in knowing more about me, My Queen?”
“Yes. It is said that children are the reflection of their parents. Our child might look like you, so I want to be prepared. Or rather, to imagine it.”
If our child’s personality was like mine, he wouldn’t be difficult to raise. I had been a very obedient child.
It was not to boast. So assured my parents, Sovieshu’s parents, the butlers, and everyone who had watched me grow up.
What about Heinley? Kind and cheerful on the outside, but very naughty and capricious on the inside. Even now as an adult…
No, you have to look on the bright side. Our child could be naughty like Heinley in front of me, but obedient like me behind my back… No, this would still be a problem.
It would be better to hear about Heinley’s childhood first to judge.
“Heinley, tell me.”
When I finally asked in earnest, full of anticipation and trepidation, Heinley responded with a slight frown.
“Well, I personally don’t agree that one is the reflection of one’s parents.”
“I was very independent.”
“Were you obedient as a child?”
“I don’t remember very well.”
He definitely wasn’t obedient as a child.
“But I remember going with McKenna everywhere, My Queen.”
As I looked at Heinley, who had a slight smile as if he was remembering good times, I could see the personality of our unborn son in his eyes and I grew even more uneasy.
Well. This was just my position. My position because I had been quiet in my childhood.
Maybe Heinley would prefer a child like him.
“Heinley. Would you like our child to have your personality?”
“Ah, that could happen. My Queen, you are cruel.”
Hmm… What did he mean by that?
After I got pregnant, McKenna took over much of my work, so I had a lot of free time.
There were pros and cons. This was one of the cons. I didn’t know what to do with the sudden increase in free time. I had so much free time that strange things came to my mind.
Currently, I could not get yesterday’s subject out of my mind. The subject of ‘the personality of our unborn child’.
In the end, I put aside the unread book and visited McKenna. He had grown up with Heinley, so he could speak objectively about Heinley’s childhood.
But McKenna was meeting with Heinley, so I had to call him quietly through the half-open door.
Fortunately, McKenna understood my intentions and was quick to approach.
“Your Majesty, why are you hiding like this? You don’t have to work, so you don’t have to hide.”
“I came to ask you something.”
“What is it?”
“You’ve been close to His Majesty since childhood, right?”
“Huh ah, yes… we’ve always been close.”
“What was His Majesty like as a child?”
McKenna’s expression twitched in less than half a second at my question. Then he looked me in the eye, smiled broadly and replied, “He was cheerful.”
But no doubt his expression was completely different from just a moment ago. It was obvious that he didn’t want to talk about it,
“I’m just curious. I wonder if our unborn child will look like me or His Majesty.”
This really worked. After McKenna mumbled to himself for a while, he quickly turned his head to check that Heinley was still focused on work and whispered,
“I’ll tell you about Heinley properly. Come here tonight at eight o’clock.”
There was no need to be so formal…
“I’ll also bring some portraits of His Majesty Heinley as a child.”
That would be nice.