Chapter 1. The fiancé is back
“Come to think of it, now that you have become an aide, I should call you Sir, not Lady.”
Unlike me, who didn’t even eat half of the bread, Baron Delrond, who ate two, said.
“Since your last name is Thebesa, then you will be Sir Thebesa. Sir Thebesa, it’s kind of awkward.”
Kalian replied indifferently.
“There’s nothing awkward about it. You called her right.”
“Okay. Then from now on, please take good care of us, Sir Thebesa.”
When Baron Delrond bowed his head, I hurriedly put down the bread I was eating and bowed my head.
“Please take good care of me too, Baron Delrond. Ah, should I call you Sir Delrond too?”
“You can call me Sir, and if you want, you can also call me Baron.”
“Then I will call you Baron.”
Sir was a title used to call those who were given administrative positions, including knights. However, if that person had a title, generally, it was his title that was called.
“Let’s stop it and continue eating. The food will get cold if it’s continued.”
At Kalian’s urging, I ate the bread again.
The freshly baked bread was delicious enough to whet my appetite, but that’s all.
I didn’t want to eat more. So I was going to stop eating after eating it.
But when I finished eating it, Kalian put a new piece of bread on my plate. He also kindly gave me rose jam.
“Once again, I’m not forcing you. If you don’t want to eat, you don’t have to eat it.”
…you’re sure you’re not forcing me, right?
I read Kalian’s face and picked up the bread.
Then, I’ll just eat it and really stop eating.
That’s what I thought.
The bread with rose jam was very delicious.
“Try this too.”
When I was admiring it, this time, Baron Delrond pushed the strawberry jam with pulp in front of me.
…the strawberry jam is also delicious.
Before I knew it, I finished one piece of bread and picked up a new one.
When I was thirsty, I ate the soup while eating the bread. I also ate the salad little by little.
After eating for a long time, when the meal was over, I had already eaten my portion.
That alone was surprising, but what was even more surprising was that even though I ate so much, my stomach didn’t feel uncomfortable at all.
It was really… strange.
Early in the morning just before dawn.
After sneaking out of the mansion, Cecily secretly contacted a maid and waited under the secluded wall.
Cecily covered the maid’s mouth and looked around.
After confirming that there’s no one around, Cecily took her hand off the maid’s mouth and asked.
“Did you find out about what I asked you?”
Cecily had ordered the maid to find out the identity of the drug she had obtained from Leila’s stuff.
The maid nodded. To Cecily’s ear, she told her what she had known.
Cecily’s eyes widened as she heard all the stories.
“Yes. It’s definitely an abortion drug. One is a drug that will help you get pregnant.”
She thought it was an expensive magic potion. She couldn’t believe it was a drug used for that purpose.
Cecily clicked her tongue at the completely unexpected result.
It was not difficult to guess why Leila had the drugs ready.
The drug to get pregnant would have been to have Philen’s child. And the abortion drug would have been for her.
That woman, unlike her appearance, is sly.
I have no idea that she has drugs like this ready.
What a shame. Had I known this would be the case, I would have kicked that woman out a little later.
If that had been what happened, Philen would have completely thrown away any lingering feelings for her.
Biting her nails in regret, Cecily’s eyes flashed for a moment.
“…didn’t I still have a chance? ”
Better late than never.
A quote from someone suddenly came to Cecily’s mind.
And Cecily came up with a very useful way to use this drug.
If I use that method, he won’t be looking for that woman anymore.
A sly smile crept across her lips.
“Which one is it?”
Cecily grabbed the maid’s shoulders hard and asked her.
Surprised by Cecily’s sudden behavior, the maid blinked her eyes like a fool.
Frustrated by this, Cecily shouted loudly.
“Which one is the abortion drug?!”
The maid hesitated as if she didn’t remember it well.
No matter how uneducated a lowly maid is, how could she’s so stupid?
Cecily’s irritation soared, but she tried hard to hold it in.
Currently, in Duke Williot’s mansion, the only people she could use as her hands and feet were the maid in front of her and a servant named Jack.
Other servants didn’t move according to Cecily’s will. Because everyone was impudent and only followed Leila.
Because of that, Cecily had no choice but to hold back her irritation.
If she kicked out this maid, she would have no hands and feet to use.
As a princess who had many attendants, Cecily knew how frustrating it was.
Even so, there’s a limit to patience, so she hoped the maid would give her an answer before her patience ran out.
“Ah, I remember!”
Fortunately, the maid remembered before Cecily’s patience reached its limit.
“The drug dealer definitely said that the red one is the abortion drug.”
[T/C: Lol ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)]
“Are you sure?”
“Yes. Apparently, the blue one is the pregnancy drug, and the red one is the abortion drug.”
[T/C: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)]
Cecily grinned with satisfaction.
Cecily put some gold coins in the maid’s hand. The maid’s mouth opened wide.
The maid held the gold coins tightly and bowed her head toward Cecily.
“If you have anything else to order next time, please feel free to let me know, Princess.”
Princess. That’s right. I’m a princess.
Even if my country is destroyed, that fact doesn’t change.
The title of a princess that Cecily had not heard in a long time made her shrug.
“This is your tip.”
Cecily smiled and put another gold coin in the maid’s hand.
After the meal was over.
Kalian left immediately due to the nobles’ request for an audience, and I followed Baron Delrond to the aide’s office.
The aide’s office was right next to the emperor’s office.
If you open the door and look right next to it, you can see the emperor’s office.
“Don’t you have to accompany him when there’s an audience?”
Didn’t the aide usually have to go there too?
When I asked in wonder, Baron Delrond kindly answered.
“Normally, one has to do that, but now it is an unusual case.”
“I am the only official aide. If I accompany him there, the other things will come to a halt.”
The baron let out a small sigh.
“So, for the time being, I am only reading the records written by the secretary.”
Somehow, it seemed that my role had become more important, so I answered resolutely.
“I will do my best to fulfill my role as soon as possible.”
“I am sincerely looking forward to it.”
The baron entered the aide’s office and added several explanations.
“As you know, the working hours are from 9 am to 6 pm. Of course, there are times when you come to work a little earlier or leave work late. All of them are paid for, so please work with a joyful heart to earn money.”
Is it my illusion that he emphasizes the word ‘joyful’?
“There are also other offices, but I usually do my work here. Still, it’s better to know, so if I have a chance later, I’ll show you the other offices of the outer palace.”
Baron Delrond pointed to an empty desk.
“This is the seat where Sir Thebesa will work from now on.”
This is where I’ll be working from now on, huh?
I swept the desk with my hand. The texture of the wood that my fingertips felt was soft.
The thought of working here already made my heart race.
“Did you bring the rental document?”
I handed the rental document I had brought to the baron.
Baron Delrond checked the last page of the document to confirm my signature, then nodded.
“I have confirmed your signature. Do you have any other questions about the document?”
“No, I don’t.”
The baron put the rental document in his desk drawer and looked at me again.
“Then I will tell you what to do.”
The baron put down the documents piled up as high as his upper body length on my desk.
“First of all, you just have to sort these documents in chronological order. Then, organize these documents by region and by case.”
The baron put another pile of documents next to it.
“Sometimes, there are cases where they foolishly omit the seal and submit for approval, and I have to go to the department and pick it up myself…”
Baron Delrond suddenly blurred the end of his words, made a serious expression, then smiled casually again.
“I will take care of that part, so you just have to give it back to me.”
“If it is only getting the seal, I can do it.”
He seemed too busy to do even such a trivial thing, and I thought it would be better to go there in person to find out the location of the department.
Baron Delrond shook his head violently as if he didn’t think so.
“Please leave the work that has to go to the outer Palace with me unconditionally. Sir should not go there by herself.”
“Ah, yes. I understand.”
I couldn’t say I’d go despite all the opposition.
The documents without seals should be given back to Baron Delrond.
I thought about what the baron told me to do over and over in my head.
“When should I finish the work you gave me?”
“I hope you can finish it today, but you don’t have to push yourself too hard.”
The baron said that while having dark circles on his eyes. Tiredness was smeared on his face.
“Do it in moderation and leave work at 6 o’clock. I will do the rest.”
“No. It is my work, so I will do it until the end.”
“Then you will leave work late.”
I was sorry for the promise I made with Sarah, but I couldn’t help it.
I hated the thought of throwing away the work given to me or passing it on to someone else.
I have to finish it as soon as possible.
And it’d be better if I could finish everything in the meantime.
“That’s a good attitude. I like it.”
Baron Delrond smiled contentedly as if he liked my answer.
“Then let’s start working. If there is anything you don’t know, feel free to ask.”
I immediately sat down and started sorting out the pile of documents.