~Twenty Years Ago~
A baby's shrill cry split the ears of everyone in the room. The father's lips curled into an annoyed scowl, while the mother's eyes were wide with horror, her entire body shaking with disgust and revulsion.
"Get that thing away from me!" the mother yelled. A mid-wife took the baby and went to wash him. The mother got up and dressed.
"It's going to be very troublesome raising a child in a place like this," the father growled, disgusted.
"But my Lord…" The mid-wife hesitated, gently jostling the baby. "You're the one who wanted this to happen…"
"I know that," he snapped.
She cringed and nodded vigorously. 'Is this truly what you wanted? An heir? You don't seem so thrilled…' But she wouldn't dare say those words.
"You promised you'd release me if I birthed your child," the mother said nervously.
The father sighed. "Yes I did, didn't I…" He sounded thoughtful, and a glimmer of hope gleamed in the woman's tired, worn eyes.
Then a malicious grin crossed his face,