Translator : Missme
Editor : Aru
“No one said anything first, but you’re quite bold.”
When I lowered my head, I heard a voice that was so cold that it made my blood run cold.
It was obvious that the Duke of Ace didn’t like me.
Well, there wouldn’t have been any existence that he liked in the first place.
“I did it because I thought the introduction was late. I decided I should apologize to the Duke first.”
I didn’t want them to see me arrogant.
Therefore, I apologized as candidly and plainly as possible.
“I’d like to say I’m sorry if I looked rude.”
But I didn’t want to lower myself too much.
So I stretched out my bent back and spoke quietly.
There was an inorganic pupil that looked exactly like Eugene but didn’t contain any emotion toward me.
The Duke of Ace looked at me with an expression of discomfort, without brooding for a while.
“Now, Mr Trump, why don’t you proceed with the ceremony quickly? We have a meeting later, so I think we’d better finish the important work first.”
A good-looking patriarch tried to calm the situation by opening his mouth.
Looking at his blazing red hair and a tall nose, I realized at once that he was the Duke of Jacqueline, the father of Astra.
I don’t think Duke Jacqueline thinks I’m bad.
I felt a little relieved at the thought of getting another support force besides the Duke of Ale Club.
But to the shame of Duke Jacqueline’s efforts, a Duke, looking at me with a look of disapproval as the Duke of Ace, broke in.
“It’s a ceremony, but you’re apologizing, but there’s no explanation for why you’re late. I’m the same nobility, but this is against the law.”
Then he looked straight at me and asked in a sarcastic voice.
“Why are you late, the next Duke of Spade? Because of that, everyone else’s schedule will be pushed back. You have to give me a good reason for that.”
Not everyone can like me.
Rather, it is true that the atmosphere of the academy and spade estates that most people like me are out of the ordinary.
Yes, this is the nobleman.
“Let me explain.”
There was no need to panic.
It was difficult to change the mind of someone who didn’t like me since we first met.
They just like it more when I show embarrassment.
“I was waiting at Seafrid Hall because I didn’t hear that the location of the appointment had changed.”
At this remark, the Duke of Ale Club and the Duke of Jacqueline exchanged glances, and even a skinny baron with dark navy hair nodded still.
And somehow a blue-haired man with a reluctant smile whistled, but I ignored him and went on with what I was saying.
“It wasn’t until ten minutes ago that I realized something was wrong, and I was following the guidance of the Prince, whom I happened to see.”
As soon as my words were over, the whistling man walked forward and spoke to the Duke of Ace in a voice that seemed to have found something interesting.
“Well, that’s what she says. What do you think, Mr Trump?”
To be honest, at first, I thought he was deliberately making sarcastic words because my excuses were ridiculous.
However, after the meeting was over and the Duke of Ale Club told me about the post-war situation, I realized it was the opposite.
“There’s no way a person who is sincere enough to carry out the work of the territory alone for about a year will mistake the place of the appointment?
A man talked with his fingers twisting his cotton candy-like hair.
“What’s the probability that someone who wants to be a Housekeeper will do that enough to keep sending requests for a Housekeeper promotion?”
The Duke of Ace threw his gaze at me. The Duke continued to speak without losing.
“I’m not going to lie.”
The Duke of Ace answered each word with weight.
“I’ve definitely contacted you, I’ll confirm if you want.”
Then he looked at me again and spoke in a cool voice.
“The next Duke of Spades, haven’t you gotten my call that the location has really changed?”
“I didn’t get it.”
I answered briefly, and I coughed and explained.
“I haven’t received a letter or anything since I got the box.”
But the Duke of Ace asked back, frowning at my answer for some reason.
I didn’t know why, but some of the family members in the venue were looking at me with puzzled eyes.
The rest stood up with a screaming smirk and said, ‘Sure, that’s what happened’.
“Letter, what are you talking about? The necklace in the box. Is it not working properly?”
By the time my head was confused by an increasingly unknown conversation, the saviour appeared.
“Mr Trump, is it alright if I step in for a moment?”
The Duke of Ale Club, who said so, came up to my side and talked to me even before she got permission from the Duke of Ace.
“Dear Duke of Spade, do you have the necklace from the Housekeepers conference?”
The Duke of Ace didn’t exactly stop her. I simply untied the necklace from under the cape and handed it to her.
Holding the necklace, she put it on her hand and looked around, and gave out a short exclamation, “Ah.”
“You didn’t activate it. Duke of Spades.”
“She’s not a Duke yet, Duke of Ale Club.”
The Duke, who asked me to explain why I was late, challenged me.
The Duke of the Ale club lightly ignored him and put the necklace back on my hand.
“Now, turn this necklace from hand to right three times, and put your left finger on the jewel of the necklace.”
As she said, after turning the necklace, the jewel began to emit a bright light as she sprinkled her left index finger over the amethyst.
At first, the jewels were dazzlingly bright, but as time went by, the brightness of the light gradually decreased.
But it didn’t shrink to a certain extent, and the surface was getting hotter.
“Now, when it gets heated while glowing like this, it means that you have received a call. At this time, if you press the jewellery with your finger again, you can receive the call.”
When I pressed the jewel again with my index finger, the golden writing spread out like a screen.
<Empire power: November 29, 10xx Meeting place, 7 a.m. Tirayya Stand Grand Room.>
“Oh, thank you. The Duke of the Ale Club.”
“No, it’s nothing.”
The Duke of the Ale club smiled and went back to her seat, and I put the necklace back around my neck.
“…….. we will not tolerate such mistakes in the future, the next Duke of Spade.”
“Yes, I’ll be careful.”
Frankly, I didn’t think I was completely wrong, but in front of the Duke of Ace, it was necessary to make a concession.
To keep refuting his words is a waste of energy.
I was sure I’d run into him in the future.
“Housekeepers are the representatives of the empire and the manager of the territory. If you think about your influence, it is appropriate to assume and act in all situations.”
“Yes. This was my fault, Duke.”
I think it’s time to start the appointment ceremony.
The Duke of Ale Club said that the request for promotion to Housekeepers was not accepted, it seems that this person was the person who opposed my promotion to Housekeepers until the end.
“Even if I didn’t get a call, there were many other ways.”
No, so I gave up my pride and came all the way here with the Crown Prince.
I thought I was going to die because I took a short cut and came on a rough road.
“Anyways, it is true that the rest of the people were inconvenienced by the mistake of not activating their necklaces.”
“Yes, I know.”
Eugene was a real angel compared to his father.
He didn’t at least humiliate me blatantly in front of others.
I didn’t like it quite a bit to deliberately say that I lacked self-awareness and qualifications in front of other people and the Dukes I would work with.
I felt like I was trying to take a picture of a newcomer who came in for the first time.
“To a Housekeeper, ignorance and unreasonable words and deeds are sins. Be careful in the future.”
By saying so, the Duke of Ace turned around.
But then, somehow, I couldn’t stand it and just said a word.
“Did you say unreasonable words and deeds were sinful?”
Then the Duke of Ace looked back at me with that lethargic look.
“Do you have any complaints?”
“No, just, I have a question. The Duke.”
Saying that I took a step forward.
“If unreasonable thinking is a sin, isn’t it also a sin not to say anything even though you know that you changed your appointment place to a place that is 25 minutes away only 30 minutes ago?”
I talked, looking straight into his blue eyes.
“It’s unreasonable to stay still even when you know you’ve made that decision when you’ve got someone new on this large site. Isn’t it so?”
At my words, the Duke of Ace wriggled his eyebrows.
Then he opened his mouth in an unswerving dry voice.
“You’d better watch your mouth. The Duke of Spade.”
Soon he swung his finger in the air, and suddenly a parchment with a golden rim popped out.
“Even though you’re still young, I won’t say much since Dukes are the Dukes.”
With that, the Duke of Ace snapped the parchment before me.
On the top of the parchment, it was written in gold letters, ‘Housekeepers appointment letter’.
“But be sure to know I’ll get angry one day if you keep acting that way.”
Looking down at the blank letter of appointment, I answered in a calm voice.
“I’ll be careful.”
Until the end, I didn’t want to say I was sorry to him.
The meeting ended without a hitch.
It was a success in its own right for experiencing a pretty glamorous hazing at the appointment ceremony before it started.
But I had another mountain left.
“I guess you’re done.”
The last thing I noticed as soon as I walked out of the conference room was Iker’s red hair waiting at the door.
“Then, shall we talk?”
He grinned and said, showing his teeth like a wolf who found its prey.
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