Chapter 1. Kill the Empress
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Because Roselyn had an ambiguous expression, Tasha and Louie shook their heads as they looked at each other.
“It wasn’t good?”
“No! No, it was. I found it very interesting. It’s more interesting than I thought it would be.”
The twins’ faces finally brightened at the hastily added words.
The twins, who had set up the table with fast and skillful hands, adjusted themselves comfortably.
“Actually, we’re very confused because it’s our first publication! Of course, it’s not a book that can fit into a library like the novels that the nobles read, but I think we can at least fit into the bookstores on Reinleset Street. Oh, Reinleset Street is a bookstore district. It has about ten stores, and they sell a variety of books, from used to new!”
…A bookstore district?
In Tanatos, books were classified as a high culture of the nobility.
The illiteracy rate was close to 50%. It may actually be larger, as the lower class people might not have been included in the research.
Therefore, things like book stores also belonged to the high class stores used by the nobles.
However, it was surprising that there were so many of them in Amor.
“I’m curious about the bookstore district.”
“By the way, Lady Asha, you haven’t gone out yet, have you? When Master returns, let’s go out together! Speaking of which, isn’t there going to be a flower offering festival next month?”
“Oh, yes. Last year, it was around the time when the daisy flowers were blooming, so it will open soon.”
The chattering twins began to make their own plans for the outing.
Roselyn had to go out with the utmost caution, so she had to dress up in costumes, search the secret passages, and so on.
It seemed as senseless as children’s escape plans, and on the other hand as serious as adventurers on a journey, and even Roselyn, who was listening, was buoyant.
“Yes. I’d love to go there.”
Roselyn smiled and nodded.
The potage, a little redder than usual, was warm and delicious.
As Roselyn happily emptied the soup bowl, Tasha and Louie clapped their hands, having successfully selected the menu.
Roselyn smiled shyly for no reason, wondering why they would react so well to something like this.
“But how did you write a novel like this? The story is very…”
Roselyn, who was hesitant to say something like this, boldly opened her mouth. It was just too disturbing, and her mouth moved naturally.
“I thought it was very racy.”
“Huh? It’s racy?”
“My God! This doesn’t even put you in the naughty group, Lady Asha!”
The twins erupted in laughter as they stared at each other.
The new young lady was even more adorable now, with her elegant and graceful face, and her cheeks reddened.
Surely, their master was famous for never letting her leave the bedroom…
And while they were taking care of her bath, they saw countless traces of their engraving…
How could she make such an innocent statement?
The two stepped towards Roselyn with a twinkle in their eyes.
“Do you really think this is vulgar?”
Roselyn’s eyes shook finely at the twins’ serious question. She hesitated and nodded.
“Done. We succeeded, Louie.”
“Yes! We are on the road to money, Tasha. What should we do when we have money?”
The twins mischievously patted each other on the back and debated success.
Looking at the reactions of the two, it seemed to have a very positive impact on sales.
Somehow, Roselyn knew why.
Roselyn put her hand on her hot cheek and meekly caught her breath.
“But really, this isn’t even racy, Lady Asha. Is this the first time you’ve read a novel like this?”
Roselyn nodded, and Tasha and Louie laughed with mischievous looks on their faces.
“Some of them are very thick, and some of them are very famous novels…do you want us to bring them to you? It would be interesting to read when you’re bored.”
Roselyn didn’t really want to read that many. This novel of manners and customs was not a useful kind of book.
It did not discuss any particular knowledge or ideas, nor did it share any information.
But …… Roselyn couldn’t really say it. Yes, she just found out for the first time that there was this kind of world, but she didn’t have to reject it.
And it was kind of fun.
She didn’t know how long it had been since she had read a book purely for fun.
“We’ll have plenty for you this evening!”
“That’s right. You’ve read a lot of books for us and even modeled for us.”
“Oh. Did you notice anything that bothered you while reading? You’re the main character of the novel so please tell me if anything is wrong.”
Actually, the heroine of the novel was very different from her when Roselyn read it, with only similarities in hair and eye color.
Abigail, the heroine of the novel, was more passionate and extreme than Roselyn was.
Abigail didn’t hesitate to jump into the flames to get away from the male protagonist, and she even found out who betrayed her and cut off his head directly.
How could she compare herself to such a hero?
Roselyn shook her head with an elegant smile.
“Don’t worry, there’s no such thing.”
“Still, I think we should ask Asha’s permission first. You’re the model for our novel, and if our novel becomes very famous, there will be people who will think of our novel when they see Lady Asha.”
“That’s right! It’s not like people often have such beautiful silver hair! I hope that in the future this book can have a more positive impact on Lady Asha!”
Didn’t they say they were going to publish 300 copies?
Roselyn was puzzled for a moment. The twins’ ambition was even more amazing than she thought.
Looking into their eyes, she could see the ambition to create an echo across the entire continent with this 100-page novel.
The ambition of a promising stock was a little worrisome and on the other hand, admirable.
Roselyn chose to boost the twins’ expectations rather than dampen them.
And this short story was pretty interesting. After pondering for a while, Roselyn thought of a scene.
“Thank you. If you say so….then can I ask for one thing?”
“Yes! Please say anything you want.”
“Can you change one scene a little?”
Tasha and Louie looked at each other and nodded.
“Yes! Go ahead!”
Roselyn told them about the scene that was bothering her.
The twins listened, nodding their heads, and agreed as they knew what it was.
“Good, we’re a little stuck on that scene too……….. Okay! I’ll change it that way!”
“I can change it within today!”
The twins replied with a strong nod.
Roselyn was worried that she had violated the rights of the creators, but the twins responded pleasantly.
By the time Roselyn sighed in relief and drank a cup of hot tea.
A sharp voice came from outside.
It was actually someone that had been making a bit of noise earlier.
She thought it was knights in training passing by, but she could tell the noise was getting louder and louder.
The twins were the first to react.
“Why is it so loud out there? Tasha, you go out and check.”
Tasha quickly stood up and was just about to open the door when someone had already opened it from the outside. It was Asrell.
“Hi Asha, I went to run an errand. Did Tasha and Louie prepare your afternoon snack properly?”
Asrell, in her outdoor clothes, walked in with a smiling face. Louie asked as she saw her.
“Asrell, why is it so noisy outside? Did you see it when you came in?”
Asrell turned to Roselyn with a troubled expression.
“That’s why I came right away without changing my clothes.”
With a sigh, she spoke in a quiet voice.
“Master Cassion is here.”
It was an unfamiliar name and Roselyn couldn’t immediately think of who it was.
It seemed that Tamon’s brother had finally arrived.
“Why can’t I use the east annex?”
Cassion Krasis asked sharply with a tired face from a long trip.
It was already the third time he asked.
“The east annex has been sealed off for the time being. There was a small fire inside. So please use the west annex this time.”
Satin Noham, who was in charge of housekeeping at the Krasis mansion, said in a calm voice to explain the situation.
He also repeated the same words for the third time.
“So, where is the fire? There’s not a speck of soot. Oh, that’s enough. I’ll use the third floor anyway, so it doesn’t matter. The third floor is fine, right?”
Cassion walked past Satin with a stern face as if he didn’t want to hear any more.
Naturally, he acted as if he thought Satin would not be able to stop him. But his thinking was wrong.
Satin, of course, but the Knights of Krasis who were waiting behind Satin prevented Cassion from doing so.