up early today, my mom would have just left.”

Rocky realized belatedly that I wasn’t just upset because of her long business trip.

“I’m sorry for forgetting to tell you earlier.
My mom’s been busy lately, so she’s a bit scatterbrained.”

“… From now on, you should tell me the day before, no matter how late it is.”

“Yeah, I’ll definitely tell you.”

Rocky reached out to pat my head, but then realized she was wearing gauntlets and withdrew her hand.

When she wore armor, she never touched me.
I didn’t leave any lingering feelings in her leaving hands because I knew what she disliked.

Instead, I held onto Rocky’s cheeks and gave her a peck on the lips.
As I released her face with a smacking sound, Rocky opened her eyes wide and looked at me.

Since it was rare for me to initiate a kiss, her eyes were filled with an undeniable joy and surprise.

“You have to come back safely.”

The fact that she was putting on armor meant that there might be a chance she’d see blood.

Rock sana is a strong person, so I didn’t expect her to be seriously injured, but I hoped that her heart wouldn’t be hurt.
Sana seemed to understand my feelings and smiled.

“I’ll come back safely.”

As Sana and I gazed at each other with tender hearts and blew heart-shaped kisses, I felt the eyes of others on us.
Even Royina was staring at us, not just Julian.

“I want a kiss too…”

Unable to resist Yurian’s eyes that looked like she would burst into tears if she didn’t get a kiss, Sana held Yurian’s cheeks and kissed her on the lips.

The servants around us discreetly turned their heads, but I kept my mouth shut and watched their kiss.

Royina, who was held in Yurian’s arms, also forgot to suck on her pacifier and watched their loving scene.

When I started to think about getting some popcorn, Yurian kissed Sana on the forehead and their farewell was over.
Sana cleared her throat a few times and said goodbye before leaving the mansion.

I watched Sana ride away on her horse.
Although she had been absent for a day or two when she was busy with work, it was rare for her to leave the house for so long since I was born.

Honestly, ten days was not such a long time, but I felt like I wanted to see her.
As I stared at the closed door, Yurian pushed her lips onto mine.

“Tilly wants a kiss from daddy too.”

“No, not now.”


“Daddy’s not going on a business trip.
We’re going to play together.”

“But you’ll kiss me when you say goodbye, right?”

“I’ll kiss you when you say goodbye.
That’s the deal.”

“Then will you kiss me tomorrow when you go to work?”

I nodded my head, planning to play with her by kissing her on the cheek instead of the lips like Sana did.

“I understand.
The goddess’s kisses are precious, aren’t they, Princess?”

Yurian spoke and lightly kissed Royina’s cheek.
I tilted my head in confusion, listening to what he had to say.

Sometimes Yurian called me “goddess.” I had been okay with it until now, but why was I a goddess and Royina a princess?

“Dad, why am I not a princess?”

“Huh? What are you talking about?”

“Royina is called a princess, but I am called a goddess.”

Yurian smiled and gestured for me to come closer.
When I brought my ear close to him, Yurian lightly kissed my cheek.

“What? We said we would do kisses tomorrow!”

Caught off guard, I quickly wiped my cheek where he had kissed me.

“Tomorrow Tilly will do it, today is daddy’s turn.”

“…You didn’t even answer my question properly.
Why am I the only one being called a goddess?”

“Well, that’s because Tilly’s name is the name of a goddess in a play that your mother likes.”

“My name is from a play?”

“Yes, on the day that your mother and I got Tilly, we went to see a play.
It was a very impressive play with only two characters in a comedy.
We were wondering what to name Tilly, and we decided to name him after the main character if he was a boy, or after the goddess in the play if he was a girl.”

There is meaning behind every name.

As someone who was obsessed with giving the main characters names that matched their character, like giving the famous shield from Greek and Roman mythology, Aegis, to my characters, I remembered something.

“Taleia, come to think of it, I feel like I’ve heard that name before.”

As I reminisced, Yurian’s face lit up as if he had a good idea and asked me.

“Tilly, do you want to go on a date with daddy today?”

“A date?”

“Yes, that play is currently being performed.
You haven’t seen a play other than puppet shows, right? Let’s watch the play and have dinner.”

I thought we would just play pretend in the mansion again, but I couldn’t help but smile at the idea of watching a play and having dinner.
I used to be someone who would freeze up at the thought of watching a play.


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