A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker’s laid-back industrial revolution in another world – Chapter 20
Translator: Darling | Editor: Coming soon…
Fredrick entered the room with a relatively big box.
From the box, he took out the reward that Takeo received for saving Grandpa Elvis and placed it in front of Takeo.
“100 GOLD COINS???”
Is it a lie? When I calculated earlier, 1 Gold coin = 100,000 yen…………isn’t this too much???
Takeo kept on looking long and hard at the coins.
“………Is it too little?”
It seems that Mr. Elvis had misunderstood.
Puzzled by the large amount of money, Takeo couldn’t hear anything that Grandpa Elvis was saying.
However, the Elvis household took his silence as acknowledgment.
“Fuu, shall I give another 20 from my savings?”
“Then please give another 10 from my savings.”
For some reason, Alice also added in so………..the total went to 130 gold.
Takeo’s cold sweat wouldn’t stop………really!?
Takeo started thinking.
‘It is a little less’ or, ‘I didn’t save him to receive money’ should he try to be cool and say that…..
Impossible! If there is money in front of him, he doesn’t have the courage to refuse it.
If it’s reduced he wouldn’t be able to endure it!
For a regular salaryman like Takeo to have a capital of more than 100,000,000 yen, he was almost panicking.
Finally, he decided to not say anything and let the small mountain of money in front of him pass through silently.
“…….By the way, how much money will I receive monthly?”
“How much would be proper……Fredrick, how much do you receive?”
“I receive 10 gold per month.”
“By………by the way, what work do you do, Mr. Fredrick?”
“I’m a clerk and a butler.”
“Please excuse but what does that pertain?”
“My responsibility is to manage the Elvis territory……and the Elvis family’s personal affairs.”
…….in other words, he is at the top of the civilians, isn’t it?
“Even so, most of the work is divided amongst my subordinates to my main work is to be the Lord’s butler.
By the way, the Knight Commander is called Harold Lloyd.
He is 35 years old, just as old as you.
He is always working out together with the knights so I think you may be able to meet him sometime.”
“I’m an assistant consultant for Mr. Elvis but my boss is Mr. Fredrick right?”
“Hmm……….Fredric, what do you think?”
“I think he cannot be my subordinate. He may have to give opposing views and if he becomes my subordinate he cannot give opposing views.
I think it’s better if the Lord is Takeo’s boss.”
…….You just said that I might have to display opposing views right? Takeo started to feel a cold sweat due to his thoughts.
Grandpa Elvis looked at Alice.
“Certainly Lady Alice’s standing is equal to what Takeo will be asked to do.”
“Hn. Alice. You are Takeo’s boss.”
“So what do you think Takeo’s wages should be?”
“That’s right………how about we start with 5 gold for now and then see?”
“Hmm, depending on the outcome, we can increase it.”
“In that case, I’ll hand it over to Takeo every month.”
“Hmm. Takeo, it’s decided.”
“Understood. I’ll do my utmost best.”
“Unn. Anyway, that’s it for now.
The room where you stayed yesterday is fine right?
What are you going to do after this Takeo?”
“For now I would like to go back to my room and keep the money.
I’ll have to find a place where I can keep it.
After that, if possible, I would like to visit the shop where you got your spectacles so that I can one pair made for myself and also get some clothes made.”
“Hmm. Is that so? You won’t be able to understand how to get to……..the place.”
“Than, Grandfather, shall I go together with him?”
“Hnn, that will be reassuring. Alice will take you to the tailor shop and the magic goods store so it’s alright if you go later.”
Once he returned to the room, he checked on the items essential for his daily life.
…………’I’ll take 5 golds with me’ he put them in his pocket as he walked towards the entrance where Alice was waiting.
“Lady Alice, sorry to keep you waiting.”
“No, I wasn’t waiting for long. Shall we go?”
“So are we going to the tailor shop or the magic goods store first?”
“I was thinking that we can get the spectacles made first.”
With that Alice leads the way as she walks ahead.