Since I’ve Reincarnated as the Villainess’ Father, I’ll Shower My Wife and Daughter in Love – 02

I Got Mad, But I Don’t Regret It.

After deciding that I would hold my wife Sasha dear from now on, the next place I had to visit was a certain someone’s room… My daughter, Laurier’s.

From the vague memories that were still filtering through about Callis’ life, he never took much interest in his own daughter… She would have been two years old this year, quite young for a married couple of this age, but as I searched through my memories for just where her room was… This man, did he really care so little for her? I couldn’t remember no matter how hard I tried.

The servants looked surprised as I passed by, even though they kept up their perfect etiquette… No, am I really that rare a character to see…?

“Oh? Then you are awake?”

“Mm? Zeke, is it?”

As I was deep in thought, an older man wearing the clothes of a butler called out to me… This was the house’s head butler (or rather, the only butler), Zeke, who also looked slightly surprised to see me.

“I was on my way to visit your room… Callis-sama, may I ask where you are going?”

“I was thinking of visiting Laurier’s room.”

“…Oh? My apologies, I must have misheard? For a moment there, I thought I heard that you were planning on visiting the Young Miss’ room…”

“I am. Her room was this way, wasn’t it?”

Although the ever-calm butler had quite the rare puzzled look on his face, he still calmly nodded when I asked him that.

“Yes. It is in that direction. On another note, Callis-sama… I seem to recall that Sasha-sama was in your room earlier…”

“Hm? Ah, Sasha returned to her room. She wanted to come with me, but I told her this was something I needed to do alone.”

“Callis-sama… I had heard you hit your head quite hard when you collapsed… are you sure you’re quite alright?”

“You are quite the rude one, aren’t you?”

Well, it’s not like I don’t understand where he’s coming from. It would only make sense to worry about just what happened to a man who never showed any interest in his family acting like this so suddenly… But even if he has some doubts over my sanity, it’s all I can do to speak calmly.

“I merely want to love what I didn’t have eyes with which to see before. Is that so wrong?”

“Nothing of the sort! Your servant, Zeke, is in fact quite moved to see something like that awake in you, Callis-sama!”

To be moved so easily… Just how sad a life did you lead, Callis?

Well, I guess I’ll have to fix his image from now on.

“In any case, I’ll be returning to work after seeing Laurier, can you wait that long?”

“Yes… However, right now, Laurier-sama is currently taking her etiquette lessons.”

“I see… Well, simply popping my head in the door shouldn’t hurt.”

“I would hope so…?”

There was something in Zeke’s voice. But, well, for the time being, I’ll ignore it and head towards Laurier’s room.

 

“I think it was… here?”

But just as I was about to knock on the door… I heard an angry shout from within. I opened the door ever so gently, just a crack, and was greeted with the sight of a young girl who had fallen to the floor, with an older woman screaming at her with a first raised in the air.

…Wait, that’s my daughter Laurier… No, wait just a damned minute, what the hell is that old lady doing to the daughter of the house!?

I wanted to run in straight away, but I barely managed to suppress my instinct and listened to the old lady’s words.

“You useless brat! How many times do I have to say it before it gets through your thick skull! You incompetent! You dunderhead!”

“I’m sorry… I’m sorry…”

“If the parents are good for nothings, then I suppose the child is too! You really are an unwanted brat!”

“Uu… I-I’m sorry…”

Snap. Ah, yeah, I think that was the sound of something breaking inside of me.

She called my daughter useless and unwanted… Alright, I’ve decided. I won’t forgive you, you damned old hag!

When I opened the door, I paid Laurier a quick glance before turning my eyes to the hag.

“Oi… What do you think you’re doing to the daughter of my house!?”

“F-father…”

Laurier seemed shocked just at the sight of me… but I had to ignore that for now, instead glaring at the hag in front of me.

“I’ll ask you again… What do you think you’re doing to my daughter?”

“…My my, if it isn’t the Duke. I was merely educating your daughter about manners…”

“Then, why is Laurier on the floor? What do you call those marks on her skin?”

“T-that is… the young lady merely fell down.”

“So you’ll play dumb to the last? So be it… but just so you know, you’re being dismissed without pay.”

It was only at that line did the hag finally begin to panic a little.

“W-wait just a moment, please! Just this much is necessary for a proper educatio-!”

“Silence! My house is not so kind a home that it has a place to offer an incompetent such as yourself! Never again think to involve yourself with my household. Or else… Perhaps next time, I shall keep your head here?”

With those words, I motioned for a passing maid to escort her from the grounds… and whispered strict instructions that she not be allowed back on the property. With that sorted, I gently called out to Laurier, who was still sitting on the ground.

“Laurier… are you okay?”

“Father…”

As I drew nearer, I saw scars on her neck, painful reminders of what she had been going through until now. Seeing such a thing on the skin of a young girl, whose silver hair was just like her mothers… I cursed the wretched man Callis used to be.

“I’m so sorry Laurier… It’s all because of how careless I was that you had to go through so much pain until now…”

“F-father…?”

At first, Laurier could only muster surprise… but soon her body began to tremble slightly, and I could hear the tears bubbling up to her eyes in her shaking voice.

“I-I… When she said no one wanted me… I didn’t like it… But, I…”

“Such a thing isn’t true at all. I need you, Laurier. You are my precious daughter. That’s why, for everything up until now, I’m so sorry. From now on, I will give you all the love you deserve. I promise.”

“Ah…!? F-f…. ather… uuu…”

When I pulled her into a hug, she couldn’t hold it in anymore, as I felt the tears lightly drip onto my back.

As I hugged Laurier gently, I made the same vow as I had just before… I will devote myself to loving this child.

 


 

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36 comments

        1. Let me rephrase what Tsuru meant:
          Don’t spoil the story, spoil us with the story~

  1. Thanks for the new chapter! Wow. A crazy etiquette teacher to physically harm a 2 year old.

  2. Eh? She is…two years old , right? who in their right mind hits a two years old? Also what kind of a stupid servant calls their master incompetent? Though I guess he was if such a woman was allowed to be hired.
    Still I have a hard time imagining this scene with a two years old.

    1. I would have preferred if MC (secretly) killed the crazy woman or make her leave town/country. I had high hopes for that to happen when there was whispered instructions but i was disappointed in the end.

      I really hope the scars doesn’t stay or i will be a little sad about it.

    2. She sounds a lot older based on her choice of words. At the very lowest 4-5. But I guess a lot of authors can be insanely lazy when checking children maturation and way of thinking.

  3. Somehow i couldn’t help but get a NTR feeling when the head butler was introduced. (as if the wife cheated MC with the butler and the girl is their daughter)

    1. That happened in another novel where all the “siblings” of the first wife were the butlers kids, rather gratifying and unique end to those though. (tale of the lax demon)

  4. It’s a new point of view in this kind otome game based novel. I’m looking forward to new chapters

  5. Laurier is supposed to be two years old, right? That’s some amazing vocabulary for a two year old…
    And the hag! What kind of servant calls the family she is serving incompetent? On top of showing such violence and mental abuse to the two year old child of her own employer…
    I’m surprised her job is all she lost. Under normal circumstances, with her attitude, she’d have also lost any prospect of ever getting a job again, as well as the possibility of getting anyone’s pity. And that’s the best case scenario, worst case: “Off with her head!”

    1. We are talking about a genre that has 7 year olds forming harems and saving the world, sometimes the Japanese dont understand the concept of age too well.

        1. Y’know, it might just be me, but after reading several novels with long baby/toddler arcs, I’ve ceased to mind novels where babies talk like adults. Sure, it’s unrealistic, but baby talk is just so annoying to read for me.:-(

  6. What a smart 2 year old?! How can she speak like that and understand others so well with such a young age? Judging by her way with words, I’d think she’s 5-7 years old or something. That really is NOT how an uneducated 2 year old would speak XD
    And not sure how anyone could ever hit a cute 2 year old little girl D: That’s something only a monster could do…

    1. Well, to be fair, she’s not uneducated, she’s receiving lessons. Japanese writers in general have a strange habit of thinking that because noble children received some level of early childhood education, even as toddlers they’d talk like ten year olds. It’s a bit annoying, but it is what it is.

  7. So fluffy~ but to wordy? Aren’t prideful and powerful man usually keep to minimum words? He doesn’t sound like a duke?

    Tq for the translation.

  8. This MC has my seal of aproval, there is no worse man that the one that doesn’t care about his family. Thanks for the trasnlation.

  9. Hah! That level of vocabulary at TWO years old?

    *sits in rocking chair, waving cane*

    Back in my day, babies learnt to speak long speeches the moment they were born!

  10. Thanks for the chapter!

    Two years old? How about 5? 4? I remember at that age my brother couldn’t grammar at all and I had to be his translator. Then again, with “strict education” maybe he could have been pushed faster, and damaged quite a bit in the process.

  11. Thanks for the chapter Amarrez! So sweet! I might have to give up milk tea to keep my sugar intake low enough to keep reading this.

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