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“The inspection is scheduled to take place in two days. If there’s anything you need, please look for Tanya and let her know respectively. Tanya. Please take care of the preparation.”
“And also, is there anyone who can get in contact with Moneda?”
“Moneda, you say?”
“Yes, that’s right. If I’m not mistaken, he’s currently working for the Commerce Guild?”
The Commerce Guild is, as what the name implies, an organization that assembles stores. It is similar to the one Japan had during the Warring States period.
Moneda is also one of the children whom I picked up. But when I enrolled in the academy, he joined the Commerce Guild.
“Yes, and if I’m not mistaken, he’s currently in charge of accounts… I will definitely get in contact with him.”
“Then, Ryle. I’m counting on you to contact him. If possible, I’d like to have an appointment with him near the end of our itinerary.”
After I broke down the details of our agenda during the inspection, the three people left. With perfect timing, Sebastian arrived with the documents I requested for earlier, and I started to read them.
As a matter of fact, I used to work at a tax office in Japan when I was still alive. Thanks to that, I became really skillful at reading reports on income and expenditures, and other related documents. I could follow the number trail without any problems.
“…Young mistress. It’s already time for lunch.”
“…Oh, my. It’s already that time?”
Time passed by rather quickly, and before I knew it, it was already time for lunch. Even so, I’m really thankful that someone had prepared it. To be honest, because I was so busy in my past life, I didn’t have the time to eat proper meals.
After eating my meal quickly, I immediately returned to work. …Ah, I chewed the food properly. I did not forget about dieting. Since I’m busy, it’ll be just right if I forget to eat.
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My name is Tanya. I do not have a surname. A commoner, and because I used to be one of the residents of the slum, I never really cared about it.
Although I’m that kind of person, for some reason, I’m currently attending to the daughter of a Duke. For someone who was always distraught on what I will be eating and didn’t know what tomorrow will bring, but for things to actually turn out like this… In the past, I never thought this would happen even in my wildest dreams.
The person whom I serve, young mistress Iris, is a young lady of noble birth. She is a lovely young woman who occasionally displays naivety.
If you ask me why a person like me is serving at one of the Kingdom’s most eminent and distinguished family, it was because of the young mistress’ whim. However, I am thankful for her whim. Although it was more than enough that she saved this life of mine from the verge of death…
But the young mistress said I was “important” and treats me like a friend, which I am grateful for. …Therefore, I want to serve the young mistress wholeheartedly. That’s what I thought. The young mistress gave a trifling existence such as myself a reason to keeping living.
However, this time, my important young mistress’ engagement was annulled by a hateful man.
That fellow part of the royal family is really hard to understand.
Although it was acceptable that he did not see the magnificence of young mistress, but he not only fell in love with a daughter of a Baron and neglected the daughter of a Duke, he also humiliated her in front of a large number of people which is outrageous. Unforgivable.
Nevertheless, when my important young mistress returned to the house, she already looked refreshed. Huh? And to think that you yearned for him exceedingly! And because it was something she wholeheartedly pursued, I wondered if there was something amiss… But when I thought about it, there was no reason for young mistress to have lingering affection or have regrets when it comes to that guy.
Because I do not know how Master will react to this incident, but when he had the free time, he had a meeting with the young mistress. Please do your best. Even if young mistress is sent to the ends of the world, it is my utmost wish to serve young mistress.
Fortunately, apart from being confined to the house in the territory, the young mistress was not reproved.
However, rather than being relieved, I was astonished at how quickly the incident was settled. …Young mistress, will be the Duke’s Feudal Lord Representative?
Master as well, I wonder what in the world was on his mind. When I heard it, I even doubted my own ears.
My most important young mistress is an educated noble lady who would never disgrace the title of nobility. Although I have yet to see it in action, but when it comes down to it, I just have a hunch that that’s just the case.
After all, young mistress’ schedule since childhood emphasized on etiquette. And in the academy, it was Arithmetic, Poetry, Literature, History, Geography, and other general subjects.
And sure enough, the young mistress is able to accomplish anything…
She gave me instructions one after another, and she is presently reading the documents Sebastian had given to her.
When I briefly took a glance at one of the documents, my eyes were immediately clogged with numbers, but she, on the other hand, made me wonder if she was reading it really quickly.
Occasionally, she would write something down in a notebook, and I realized that she really was reading it.
As I expected, compared to me, the young mistress is unfathomable. That’s what I thought.
However, because young mistress seemed too concentrated that she doesn’t notice the things around her, I vowed to get her to rest from time to time so she doesn’t overwork herself.
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This chapter wasn’t as I expected… But it’s still nice to read the point of view of other characters.
One more chapter coming right up!