“I understand where the young lady is coming from, however, it’s not something that can be solved right now. I’ll contact you at a later date.” Cassius issued those words and ended the conversation. He opened the parlor door but didn’t send me off any further than that.
‘No matter how much you hate me, isn’t that just too rude?’ Ibelia thought, walking down the hallway by herself.
“Hello, Lady Ibelia…” That’s when she heard a soft child’s voice that didn’t suit the bleak mansion. Then a black-haired boy approached her.
Ibelia stopped and looked at him. With red eyes and black hair; the child looked only seven or eight but was already a duplicate of Cassius.
Ibelia immediately recognized him.
Nickname: Luke. He was the male protagonist of Aria of Light and the illegitimate son of Cassius.
In the novel, he is as coldblooded as his father. He was expressionless but could adopt a fierce look at any moment, which could frighten anyone to death.
The person who had cut through the silence and approached her without blinking was the original male lead. He should have been the same as Cassius not just in personality but also in nature. But, perhaps because he hadn’t experienced his stormy future just yet—or perhaps it was because it was before he’d been abused by ‘Ibelia’—the ‘Luke’ in front of her just looked like a cute
‘Rather, doesn’t he seem a bit timid?’
Ibelia recalled the original contents of the work and soon understood. ‘It was said that he was very attentive in his youth.’ The life of an illegitimate child was not all roses. Wasn’t Ibelia also treated like the bane of the Venion family’s existence?
Cassius had announced that Luke has his successor, but people didn’t think the child could accomplish it easily.
First, they were suspicious of his lineage.
—His mother must have been a commoner.
—Why do you think that?
—Considering the Duke’s personality, wouldn’t have he been fine with a fallen noblewoman? Seeing as though he only brought the child back, it must mean that the mother is of lowly origin.