Chapter 1. The fiancé is back
Hmm? Why is her name popping up all of a sudden?
Tail looked puzzled. The other aides also looked like they didn’t know what happened.
On the other hand, Philen continued with a serious face.
“She hates wizards.”
“When she was still a princess, she was caught by a bad wizard and suffered harshly, you know?”
Haha, so what?
He didn’t cancel the wizard’s employment because of the budget, he simply didn’t hire them because she hated them?
It was a truly ridiculous reason. Tail managed to swallow his smirk and continued.
“The young lady’s story is pitiable, but if you think about the territory, you need to hire a wizard.”
Philen’s eyebrows furrowed.
“And what if Cecily is so shocked to see the wizard and miscarries the child?”
At the question he returned, Tail was speechless and kept his mouth shut.
“We’ll hire a wizard once Cecily gives birth. For now, let’s put the territory’s people in it as soon as possible.”
An aide responded to Philen’s decision, shouting.
“Right now, the territory’s people are in a very difficult situation due to flood damage.”
Most of the people lost their homes, and some of them lost their families or were injured.
“And you want them to restore the farmland? You can’t do that.”
“That’s the territory’s people’s job. There’s nothing that can’t be done.”
“That’s true, but as I said before, the situation of the people is not very good right now.”
“The people’s resistance may intensify.”
Tail and the other aides came forward and suggested hiring the wizard, not the people, but Philen was determined.
“Put the people into restoring the farmland.”
Philen put aside the document he was looking at and stood up.
Tail and the other aides also stood up at once.
“If there were rebels, who dared to disobey the lord’s order, put them all in the dungeon. That’s it, the meeting ends here.”
House prices in the capital were more expensive than expected.
Although the price on the outside was cheaper, the security was not good there. It was dangerous for two women to live.
That’s why I was worried because I didn’t have much money to go to a place with good security, but then he’s helping me out like this.
His Majesty is a very good person.
When I heard the rumors, he was like an evil villain with a twisted personality who enjoyed slaughter, but it was wrong.
He was a very kind and nice person. He knew how to be considerate of other people too, unlike Philen.
But there were rumors like that going around. Someone must have been jealous of Kalian and spread false rumors.
The carriage stopped, and I got off the carriage while being escorted by Baron Delrond.
As soon as I got off the carriage, I saw a clean two-story house. There was also a small garden.
This is where I’ll live in the future, huh?
I would have been grateful even if he had rented me a shabby cabin, but to rent me such a nice mansion like this…
“His Majesty is a very good person.”
At the remark that I unconsciously uttered, Baron Delrond looked at me in surprise.
“His Majesty is a good person? Do you genuinely think so?”
“You don’t think so, Baron?”
“Of course not! First of all, he has a terrible personality! It’s so terrible that he’ll get angry if he doesn’t like it even a little bit!”
Baron Delrond refuted me with veins on his neck.
“Is that all? He’s so narrow-hearted that he’ll keep in mind what happened, and then get back to you several times later!”
…this person, has a lot of stuff piled up, huh?
“Uhum hum, let’s stop talking about it.”
Perhaps embarrassed after swearing for a while, Baron Delrond’s ears blushed and coughed.
Then he took the red key out of his pocket and held it out.
“This is the key to this house. It is the only key, if you lose it, you will have to change the entire door, so be careful not to lose it.”
Like the pass, I took the key carefully.
“Then, would you like to open it yourself and take a look inside?”
“Of course. This is the house where the Lady will live from now on.”
The house I’ll live in.
It’s not particularly a special word, but it made me feel strangely good.
I opened the door, went inside, and looked around the house.
The first floor had 3 rooms including the drawing-room.
There was also a separate kitchen and storage room.
I went straight to the second floor and looked around.
“As you can see, the basic furnishings are all there.”
Baron Delrond followed me and said.
“It takes about 10 minutes by horse to get to the Imperial Palace from here. Ah, come to think of it, you don’t have a horse. As soon as I return to the Imperial Palace, I will send you a horse.”
“Umm, I’m sorry, but I don’t know how to ride a horse.”
Baron Delrond, who had been following me diligently, seemed to have stopped.
Looking back at him, I saw Baron Delrond looking at me with eyes full of questions.
…I should learn horse riding as soon as possible.
Horse riding was a basic skill for any nobles to learn, men and women of all ages.
However, it was rare for noble ladies to actually ride horses when they went out. Most of them rode carriages.
So I thought there would be no problem if I didn’t learn it, but it was my arrogance.
“I’m sorry. I will learn it quickly.”
“Ah, I didn’t mean it that way.”
Baron Delrond placed his hand on his chest and bowed his head politely.
“Please forgive me for my rudeness, My Lady.”
“No. I also thought that I should learn how to ride a horse.”
“I also recommend you to learn it. When I am working as an aide, I often ride a horse.”
If that’s the case, I have to learn it even more.
I nodded, deciding that I should find a horse riding teacher right away.
“Then let’s discuss this again later.”
I said I would come to work tomorrow, but Kalian gave me a week off.
It took not only that long for the uniform to be made, but it was also a consideration for me to slowly adapt to the capital.
As expected, he’s a good person, but why was everyone saying he’s not?
“Did you bring a maid when you came from the Williot estate?”
“Yes. I brought one.”
“It will be difficult for one person to manage the house and the garden and even attend the Lady. If you can afford it, I recommend getting one more person.”
That was something I also agree with.
“Then let’s fill out the document.”
Baron Delrond took the document out of his bag and showed it to me.
“It’s a house rental document. Please read it and let me know if you have any problems or questions.”
“You mean, I should read it all right now?
I think it’ll take some time to finish reading it all.
If it was only one page, I would quickly read it, but there were more than six pages.
“No. You will need time to read it, so you can give me the document later. You can finish it until then.”
“Then, I will go now. I have a lot of work to do. I’m worried about leaving everything to the emperor.”
I thought I just heard something I shouldn’t have heard, but I must have heard it wrong.
“I’ll see you next time, My Lady.”
“I’ll see you off.”
After seeing Baron Delrond off, I looked around the mansion again.
Perhaps it had been well maintained, the mansion was clean with no dust.
The small garden was also well maintained with no weeds.
The vine roses that rose along the fence were particularly beautiful.
It was good that my worries about the house disappeared, and it was nice to live in such a nice place.
Sarah, too, would definitely like it when she saw it.
I wanted to quickly see if Sarah liked it, so I set aside everything else and went to pick her up first.
“Are we really going to live here from now on?”
“Yeah. This is the mansion bestowed upon us by His Majesty.”
To be precise, he rented it to me, but I didn’t need to say that, right?
At my words, Sarah clasped her hands like a girl and her eyes twinkled.
“When I heard the rumors, I thought he was a scary person, but he is actually a good person.”
“I think so, too.”
With such a person as my superior, it was a great honor to have him as my master.
“Are you using the second floor, My Lady?”
I already had a plan in my head on how to use the second floor.
I was planning to use the largest room as a study, the middle room as a bedroom, and the smallest room as a storage room for clutter.
“Oh, Sarah, I think it would be difficult for you to manage this entire mansion alone. How about getting another maid?”
“Are you okay with that? That…”
Sarah didn’t finish her words, but I could guess what she was trying to say.
She was probably worried about money, right? After all, it wasn’t comfortable enough to have two maids considering my circumstances.
It would be different when I get paid, but for the time being, her pocket money wouldn’t be enough.
As expected, it’s not a good idea to hire a new maid for a while.
“I’m sorry. If you had stayed in the duke’s mansion, you wouldn’t have to suffer like this.”
Sarah waved her hands in surprise.
“I am happy just being by My lady’s side! Really!”
No lies could be seen in her transparent, sparkling eyes.
I was happy to know that Sarah truly believed in me and came with me, but my sorry for her grew bigger.
I grabbed Sarah’s hands tightly. Telling her this, no matter how many times, wouldn’t be enough.
“Thank you so much, Sarah.”
Contrary to Ver’s expectations, Kalian was working diligently.
It was just that strange, so Ver looked at Kalian blearily.
“Do you have any complaints with me?”
With his gaze fixed on the document, Kalian threw a word at Ver.
Ver smiled brightly and clasped his hands tightly.
“I’m just very happy that Your Majesty finally feels like he’s working.”
“Of course, I have to work.”
Kalian stamped the seal at the bottom of the document.
“Or someone will keep being sarcastic.”
“I don’t know who it is, but I feel like I want to bow down to that person.”
Ver skillfully responded and shared the information he had learned.
“Ah, Lady Leila Thebesa and Duke Williot are said to have broken up.”
Kalian’s hand, picking up the next document, froze.
His cold blue eyes turned to Ver.
“What did you just say?”
“I said Lady Leila Thebesa and Duke Williot have broken up.”
Ha. That’s why when he asked about the Duke of Williot, she made that kind of expression.
“Well, but I don’t think it’s official.”
“What do you mean by that?”
“Rumor has it that Lady Thebesa has declared their breakup, but Duke Williot is still preparing for the wedding.”