I Am a Child of This House

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Ch. 8
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anyone know what chapter it is when estelle told amel (? maybe wrong person) how she was treated by her mother? thought it was this one but he didn't ask her
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aw i love the whole family, except for estelle's original mother. she doesn't count >:(


I think way too much about how we've managed to completely switch around the original meaning of "blood is thicker than water" somehow over the years. The original full version is "the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb," which is to say stuff like bonds forged between comrades are stronger than those caused by something nobody can control like who your relatives are. I'd say the only reason "blood is thicker than water" ever works at all is because some people manage to forge decent bonds more along the lines of comradery within their families. Often, you see people further corrupting the original meaning of it by just using this arbitrary bond to take advantage of the kindness of someone related to them. Honestly, this is probably how the phrase evolved into the modern usage. A quick little edit and suddenly you can guilt some poor sod into helping you.

In this story, you can see how the mother probably didn't put much stock in either of the intended versions of the saying, for instance. She's my daughter? So what. We've lived together for years and should have probably bonded over that time? Nope. She's totally one of the ones attempting to use an arbitrary bond for personal gain. Her blood relation to the daughter she doesn't seem care about gives her an in with the duke who should most likely be the child's father, so she went after his money.
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Goddammit hamth, you naughty boy
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aw i love the whole family, except for estelle's original mother. she doesn't count >:(
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"The risk of death, I felt that more with my mother then here"

If you're using it to compare two things, it's "than"
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i am glad Carles isn't an ass to Estelle. so the knight is only around 18 years old? if i read that correctly. i guess a 7 year gap isn't too bad but she's still a child so i won't be shipping her with anyone yet
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What’s indigo
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?????oh no!!!!! ? i love it!!!!
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I'm liking these discord advertisements at the end of the chapters.
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The panel where she's imagining Carles sitting on the dad's lap and saynig "Appa" is PURE.
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@Kitsunestorm65 He actually said 'wold'. I misread it at first as well, but the definition is along the side. It's an area of uncultivated land.
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The knight can't handle this cuteness.
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Someone stop Hamth’s sinful finger.
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so she's 11 yo. She's so tiny that I thought she was 9...
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Did anyone pick up that "Mr. Knight" said he came to this world five years ago.
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It looks like the primary purpose of the isekai memories is to get the MC familiar with several concepts like drowning, torture, poverty, etc. That way, the author doesn't have to worry too much about mentioning things the MC shouldn't know yet.

That in itself is a low-key superpower, though.
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I wonder if it'll be like 'ascendance of a bookworm' thing as to why she's so small for her age? (If the writer keeps up with it...)
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I'm glad the brother warmed up to her so quickly. I was expecting it to take longer the if at all .
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Somehow I feel that Estelle is going to end up unknowingly ruling the world through sheer cuteness.
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