< — The Taran Duke’s Family Doctor — > (1)
After Anna left, Philip sat on the sofa with his head low and hands clasped tightly together. The lights were off in the sitting room causing it to be dimly lit. In this lighting, the silhouette sitting like a doll in the dreary atmosphere was enough to frighten any who saw it.
Philip’s body began to tremble and he burst out laughing like a madman.
“Kuhahaha!! It’s not the end! It’s not over yet!”
It was not the usual Philip that kept his emotions in check without losing his calm expression. His eyes were bloodshot and the veins on his forehead bulged. Like an evil spirit, his expression was distorted, full of madness and obsession.
He discovered a possibility for the obsession he’d half-way given up on, so he was overwhelmed with excitement.
After the former Duke met a tragic death and the new Duke succeeded him, Philip was one day kidnapped by a suspicious person. When he woke up after fainting, he found himself locked up in a prison. He was imprisoned for the whole day. And the person that showed up in front of him in the prison was Hugh, the one who had become the Taran Duke.
[Old man. I hear you know the way to make a child? Tell me. I combed through that cursed room but it wasn’t there.]
The Hugh Philip saw after he became the Duke had changed. Deep rooted disgust and hatred overflowed in his eyes. Philip came to realize that the cause for this was the room which Hugh referred to as ‘that cursed room’. It was the room that contained secrets of the Taran bloodline.
[You entered the secret room.]
[That’s right. It was really interesting, you know? The girl that the late Duchess had in her womb was supposed to carry my child in the future. It’s truly a shame. My future wife didn’t get to see the light of the day and was turned into a lump of flesh to be thrown away in her mother’s stomach. If I knew, I would have at least checked her face. I mean, since the Duchess’ stomach was practically bulging, there must have been some kind of shape.]
In contrast to his words, the Duke’s expression looked nauseous like he couldn’t stand the mere thought.
[Indeed a huge secret and according at those scribbled documents, the Duchess must give birth to a son so she could never be an ordinary woman. But this time, was it because my mother died? Then, if one bore a daughter, one would not be able to able raise it publicly and can only hide it away.]
Philip did not give any response or acknowledgement. The late Duchess had indeed planned that as soon as her daughter was born, she would treat it like it were dead and raise it outside.
The Duke continued with his inference of Philip’s thoughts.
[And since that girl and I differ greatly in age, I don’t believe she would be left alone with me. That old fogey would have probably made me marry a woman that’ll give birth to the girl that would be my son’s bride in the future. But, if it goes this way, the woman that gives birth to my son, the woman with the oh so precious Taran blood, becomes a mistress. And her son becomes an illegitimate child. There’s no way such a flaw would be allowed. So, on a second thought, the wife that gives birth to my daughter will probably end up dead in time. Whether by sickness or by accident. And my step-sister that grew up well outside will come in as my second wife and give birth to my son. What do you think? Did I hit the nail on the head?]
[But what can one do? Since my step-sister is dead, my son won’t be born. Forever.]
Looking at the extremely delighted Duke, Philip did not reveal that the child of the late young master Hugo was conceived and growing up nicely. If the Duke knew now, he would kill both mother and son immediately.
[But a daughter can still be born as usual. You disgusting bastards will do anything to make me have a daughter without hesitation. Now tell me, Old man. How this monstrous family came to retain such a tenacious bloodline. I don’t plan on leaving anything carrying my filthy blood behind on this land.]
Philip could predict what the Duke would do if he told him the truth about the mugwort. Even if it sounded impossible, he would try to root out all the mugwort that existed in the world, and if he really needed a woman, to avoid future troubles, he would either embrace a prostitute once then get rid of her, or avoid embracing the same woman more than once. In this way, the possibility of the Taran bloodline continuing would disappear.
[If you want stay locked up and never see the sun again, keep your mouth shut.]
Philip would never divulge his family’s secrets and using the pretext that he couldn’t resist under the Duke’s threat, he spun a tale.
[The Taran male that will become the father of the child has to steadily administer his blood to the woman for over a year, then take her virginity.]
And the Duke believed those nonsensical words. From this, one could guess how much the Duke thought of the Taran blood as a sickening monster.
Since the Duke thought that pregnancy was impossible without himself voluntarily acting on it, he treated Philip like a completely non-existent person afterwards. Making the most of this indifferent approach, Philip did not stop trying to progress to his goal.
Those of Taran blood inherited madness in their blood from generation to generation. It caused one to urge for slaughter or increased one’s sex drive. In the Duke, the extent was severe and it got even worse after his brother’s death. By the second half of his late teens, it was to the extent that the Duke couldn’t sleep without slaughter or sleeping with a woman.
Philip bought a young orphan beggar and prepared her body by feeding her mugwort. He taught her sexual practices to match the Duke’s tastes and knowing that the Duke did not like virgins, he took measures using his family’s secret manual to prevent virgin blood from flowing out.
Just in time, war broke out, becoming an opportunity and Philip’s access to the Duke became much easier. He fed the prepared woman pain-killing drugs so she wouldn’t feel the pain of her hymen breaking and sent her into the Duke’s quarters. The Duke, excited from the madness of slaughter, did not care who the woman let into his quarters was and united with her.
But Philip’s attempts always ended in failure. For pregnancy to happen, the Duke had to have a steady relationship with a woman but the Duke was quick to lose interest. The amount of unsuccessful women Philip had killed to silence, numbered more than a dozen.
As the war came to a lull, the Duke began to gradually temper his recklessness and lack of self-restraint. It could be that by seeing his fill of blood through the war, his thirst was somewhat relieved or it could be due to the Duke entering his mid-twenties. His preference also changed to luxurious noble women so he only took women like those to bed.
No matter how resourceful Philip was, he couldn’t obtain aristocrats like he obtained orphans. If there was a daughter left behind by the late Duke, he would have looked after her to make sure she bore an offspring for young master Damian in the future but unfortunately, all females of the Taran blood were dead.
The discarded daughter who lived without Philip and the late Duke knowing, gave birth to Damian and died, the girl being raised to be the future Duchess fell off her horse in an accident and died, the girl in the womb of the newly taken Duchess was killed alongside her mother by young master Hugo.
The birth of young master Damian was the help of the heaven. However, if young master Damian did not have a bride, the Taran bloodline would end. Without the Duke’s cooperation, the path to securing a bride was far-off.
However. Without Philip putting any effort, a person that met all the conditions became the Duchess. To confirm this, he had lied to Anna that it needed special conditions.
It was perfect. It was definitely a miracle. The heavens were still watching over the the Taran bloodline.
‘A beautiful bride will be born for you soon, Young Master Damian.’
In the darkness, a dark smile spread across his lips. Philip was already considering several variables, and various plans were being made in his head.
The long-cherished wish of his family passed down for generations. The persistent obsession that was asleep in his blood for a while was ignited once more.
That guy is messed up…
The minute he was born, this is the religion imposed upon him – the continuation of Taran bloodline. This is his belief, this is his God.
Still messed up
This disgusting old man ugh… I’m seriously mad at Anna for even giving him a chance to do this, I know she is innocent and naive but uhh her gullibility led to this. Tsk
He better not mess with Damian or Lucia’s child.💢💢
Thanks for the translation. ♥😅
We all know he will try. He might even kidnap the child, experiment on it and have it carry Damian’s child. If it were up to me, I’d kill both Philip and Ana, and all her existing family just in case, to stop that shitty madness,
Just the mad doctor Philip. Don’t touch Ana 😑.
Nah…Anna committed a huge ass blunder as a medical practitioner by disclosing her patient’s medical history to a 3rd party (who is pretty shady i might add, plus she is already aware of this)
If the results ended up completely opposite or anything other than getting pregnant unknowingly such as endangering Lucia, you’d bet your ass Anna’s head would be sent flying high up by the Duke :3
I don’t know why everyone goes so hard at her. The two of them are peers who (theoretically) perform the same job for the same family. She received an official ok from the steward to consult. She hasn’t been indiscreet or broken any rules.
Y’all are so victim blamey. Are you going to bash Lucia next for taking the medicine prescribed to her?
The Taran bloodline needs one Taren male and one Taren female to continue which can be achieve by the union of two Tarens (which will bore a son) and the union of a Taren with a non-Taren (which will bore a daughter).
So I can foresee that if the old man plans does not work out due to Duke’s or Duchess’ resistant, he may kidnap Lucia’s daughter and raise her into a breeding bot (Ditto…), and have her or one of her daughter unite with Damien with any means possible…
Trueeeeee.. Ugggghhhhh I hate him ph how I wish Hugh and Lucia child will be a boy.
That creates another problem similar to Hugo (really Hugh) and his brother… So not advisable.
But im sure hugh wont do the same as his father. If they have child is a man. He will keep them both. And hugh need to kill philip if he dont want other problem come after.
I also hope Phillip’s attempt is thwarted in some way. Yucky vibes even if no future incest happens.
Even if the next kid is a boy I wouldn’t put it past Phillip to invent A/B/O he has the same energy as fans of it. 😂
I have been wondering since a while ago: is this guy a illegitimate descendant of the Taran family? He possess the same madness and folly. Also did he believed that he would be able to convince Damian and the Duchess of his plan? The Duke would kill before that
Think about the stuff he’s been tought growing up. All of this bloodlust and madness. He’s murdering innocent girls. Why? I believe that it was mentioned earlier that his family has been following the Taran line since the fall of magic, like a thousand years ago. He was raised with the mentality that this is his purpose in life with the full force of a thousand years of tradition behind it. It’s like extreme brainwashing, but not cause rather than washing his brain it was formed that way from the beginning. He’s just insane.
He is a mad doctor/scientist born solely for the sake of the mad noble bloodline. A mad noble will have a mad servant too.
Yes mad bloodline .. and will have a mad maid that really loyal on do everything just to have the next bloodline of it master.
Thanks for the chapter~
Yup, he’s insane.
Haiz~ Called it. ( T_T )
They’ve been dropping hints for chapters now. Let’s see how this one plays out.
He wants ‘pure taran bloodline’ by practically incest woah
I think thats how the tara bloodline survived…..incest…there are some special conditions if i remmber right… Well, he’s mad..
Ok, Anna. Let me really punch you. We have a nutcase on the run T_T This guy obsession is super creepy like some evil pig breeder… Helppp
For some reason I can’t help but laugh hahaha xD
I mean I know Phillip is an obsessive nutcase, but all he really wants is for people to screw each other hahahaha xD It’s a funny reason for smutsmuts to become meaningful lol (pls don’t throttle me)
Anyways, transparency and communication is best. If Hugo/Lucia haven’t learned that by now, then they certainly will soon. Better yet, they should inform Damian about it as well so he can make informed decisions…. Pftt, just thinking about Lucia and Hugo sitting down with poor innocent Damian to have “the talk” makes me chuckle lolololool
Everyone else is raging at Phillip and Anna, I feel like I’m looking at this too light-heartedly but oh well lololol xDD
This is so messed-up.
Thanks for the chapter!
All I can see is Lucia crushing all of his plans, since she is not someone he can predict
Phillip is using the Taran family to continue “his” legacy. Is he related to the Taran’s?Could he possibly act in stead of the duke and have his own children.
OMG that dude is way too creepy !! *got chill*
That Taran family is really messed up n so does their doctors!! As for Anna… she’s really naif to believe this creepy old man. That’s his new surname starting now.
Tsk…. Those people should know that incest cause deformities and disabilities within the family!!!! Stupid old man! Don’t tarnish my little Damian!!!!😠😠😡
Oh gosh. The one thing she thought was preventing her from getting pregnant is actually the thing that’ll enable his evil plan?
Wew.. for a moment I got worried there. But I have faith with lucia’s female lead halo .. it will be alright. (patting my disturbed heart😥)
I mean, he himself established that without his interference, the odds lined up to his favour. So you know, if he just sit back and relax until he died, there might be a time that Lucia will give birth to Hugo’s child. XD I mean, she already know how to treat herself. Just one word of approval from Hugo and she’d totally drink that cure. XD Regardless, if they don’t know the full process of the Taran reproduction system, there’s that magical artefact for DNA testing. Hugo won’t be able to deny. Plus, the baby girl would most likely have black hair and red eyes when it’s born anyway. XD
So, if I can advice Philip on one thing, I’d say he should just grab some popcorn and watch the story unfold. XD
I sincerely don’t understand why this crazy bastard thinks his plan is going to work out perfectly. I mean its not like it’s for sure that if Lucia gets pregnant she is going to have a girl and even if she does have a baby girl, what makes him think he can go to Damian and tell him “here fuck your baby sister/ cousin and have a baby” and he is just going to be like “yes” ??? it doesn’t add up old man
I’m a little scared of Phillip for the next few chapters.
However, even if Lucia gave birth to a daughter, it’s likely that Hugo would tell her and Damian the Taran secret, which could cause Damian to be just as disgusted and not want to marry and sleep with his little sister/cousin. And there’s no way that Phillip force Damian to do so even if Hugo was no longer around. So nothing much would change
Well, obsession and insanity are always a good plot point.*pfft* On another note Philip is starting to remind me more and more of gobi from Akatsuki no Yona. We’ll just see where this takes us.
Yes, Gobi was insane for dragons.
again, goddamnit, Anna. goddamnit, Philip.
And thus appears our antagonist
If Tarans are born with a madness, so is Philip’s family. Gosh, he’s madly obsessed. Thankfully we know Lucia will raise Damien and her daughter well but I can tell that things are going to get messy before we reach any sense of harmony
What are the odds that Damian’s mother had an “accident”?
No. She was weak from the get go. She probably died because of that.
At the earlier chapter, I was not able to understand why Hugo hated Phillip, but now I feel creepy because of Phillip’s nauseating obsession.
He really is a madman! Im getting goosebumps by just imagine the Philip Scene.
I think he is not at fault after all, isn’t it good having descendant of Taran? Lucia would teach her child to be a good boy/girl tho. Lol me :vv
Ew, ew, and ew. Phillip ought to be thankful for the plot armor since he’s the required component to get the story and love relationship flowing by the looks of it but ewwww
Anna’s slip of tongue did this. I am a doctor myself and disclosing patient’s privacy is a big NO.
I can’t hate Phillip ☹️
Bcoz he’s also the victim 😟
Poor him 😟
That is disgusting Philip, okay? Obsessing over the Taran bloodline is okay but don’t take any unsolicited, unconsented and unacceptable methods because that matter is not up for you to decide. That subject of pregnancy is first foremost for Lucia and Hugh to discuss on.
Thanks for the chapter! 💕
Oh no…i want them to have a baby but…this doctor is so selfish
That’s bad….that’s sooo bad
Okay so what if Philip is behind Countess Falcon? She and Hugo was the most steady going on for a year(?), and she had three husbands who mysteriously died.
I’m also curious about Lucia’s alt. future. Was Philip behind Hugo’s wife there too?
But he needs a virgin and I am 99.99% sure Falcon is not a virgin.
Philip, the Nazi mad scientist 😱
And here I thought at first that he is actually not a bad guy.
But noooo 😨😨😨
After reading this chapter, I absolutely understand why Hugh really really wanted to f**king annihilate him. Even non-bloodthirsty people probably would feel the same.
What a freaking psycho
I got a goosebump…. this’s sooooo bad. Sooooooo badㅠㅠ
Not too concerned that Hugo and Lucia ends up having a daughter if that happens, though Hugo would be going through a massive emotional and mental ordeal, but hopefully, from that he’ll realize it’s all Phillip’s doing and offs the madman before he has a chance to do more… because I’m pretty sure Hugo and Lucia won’t let there be any romantic relationship between Damian and the daughter (unless the author pulls one of those incest shit, which I’m hoping is not the case), but there’s always the worry that Phillip will try to kidnap the daughter and later introduce her to Damian. (I know incest typically refers to siblings, but any less than 6-7 degrees of separation is no different, so I think this term still applies.)
First cousins is still incest.
So this has kinda answered my previous question of “if lucia had a daughter would she be able to marry and have children normally?”. It seems that if Damian’s mother had lived she would have been able to get a normal Non-Taran male and have a female daughter with him.
Now a new question has arisen. Is it possible for the Taran female to have a son and does the Non-Taran male need to have special conditions like the Non-Taran female?
After this chapter I really want to kill Dr Phillip. 😡
I’m worried if Lucia does get pregnant; cuz the Duke wouldn’t think it’s his and the anguish from both- thinking she cheated and thinking he’s rejecting her with false accusations- damn the upcoming drama is gonna be painful
Exactly what I was thinking, I am not looking forward to this🥲
How horrible! I hope this doctor burns in hell!
And if Lucia is going to get pregnant, it can happen when she wants to, that it be her will and not that crazy doctor!
He is just old phycho bastard
Philip………..your sick! Please sleep for a long time and do not wake up anymore,hhmmmm…