For the record, I read the first 7 translated chapters then jumped to kakao and read chapters 140 and the last chapter. So I do not know the details beyond those chapters. Tho I felt like the whole story could be gasped with just those chapters ... The ML never married another nor did he take in a concubine after FL left so he kept his promise to her. He is being a responsible father my taking in who he thought was his son. Can you blame him? It happened before his marriage to FL and lize hid the kid until she came back. If you want someone to blame, blame lize. Carlisle got his rightful position back I assumed lize was punished or banished/exiled somewhere. FL lead got her empress position back as well..