A young girl in a village without protection - Chapter 7
Translator: Darling | Editor: Coming soon…
Selesina took Hisui and Toi to the mansion in the Royal capital.
Her extremely worried father came to welcome her as he questioned her thoroughly.
When Selesina told him that she had hired Hisui as an apprentice, he was suspicious but soon agreed since Selesina wanted it.
Her father – Bethel relaxed a little as he watched Selesina.
“Since it’s so rare for Sele to ask for anything, I’m really happy.”
When Selesina recovered the memories of her past life at the ceremony at the age of 6, she became more mature and didn’t make any selfish requests. Bethel thought that it was because she didn’t receive any blessings but that made him lonely.
When she finally asked for something, it was for a boy the same age as her so he was a little hesitant but he wanted to respond to his adorable daughter’s request.
“I would like Hisui to change his clothes so we’ll do the introductions in a little bit.”
“Is that so. However, even though you are engaged at the moment…….you’ll soon be Prince Soratek’s bride. Regardless of taking Anna as your maid, you won’t be able to take him as your butler.”
He followed up by saying that he can continue working at the mansion.
“What is it? Don’t you want to become the queen?”
“It’s not that……”
Selesina couldn’t say that her engagement was to be broken soon as that may create a disturbance before the actual event.
“……..But since I don’t have any blessings, I may not be suitable for Lord Soratek. That’s what I’ve always been thinking.”
Selesina laughed sadly because he couldn’t deny it as she ate the macaron.
She made an ecstatic expression as it was delicious.
There was a knock on the door.
When she gave permission to enter, Hisui and Toi came in.
Hisui wore clothes that were appropriate for the apprentice butler and Toi wore an adorable ribbon around his neck.
“Well, it suits you. And Toi you look really adorable !”
She glomped onto Toi who came rushing at her and happily licked her cheek.
Watching the scene, Bethel welcomed the two with a smile.
At the same time, he thought that he would have brought an animal to the mansion earlier if he knew that Selesina would be so happy.
Selesina went over to Hisui and was surprised.
With his amber hair neatly set, he looked ready to work as a butler. Maybe he could become her right-hand man when he grew up.
“Father, this is Hisui. He hasn’t learned etiquette but he is a good person.”
“I’m Hisui, nice to meet you.”
“Hmm…..please take care od Selesina. Hisui, I heard that you’re a boy from town, you seem to be level headed.”
Her father said while nodding.
“Hisui, what blessings do you have? As your master, I must know.”
“I must tell you about my blessings?……..I mean is it compulsory?”
“That’s right. Since I’m the employer, it’s obvious. What will you be good at, what potential you have – I can only decide once I know your blessings.”
For example, a person with the blessings of the spirit of fire Salamander would even be suitable to become a chef. Whereas a person who is blessed by the wind spirit Sylph often improves their motor skills and aims to become a knight.
Often people don’t like to talk about their blessings but it’s important to know as an employer.
Since he seemed like he didn’t want to say it, Selesina walked in front of him and told him that it’s alright as she looked to her father.
“Father, I’ll be Hisui’s employer so please allow him to avoid reporting his blessings to you.”
“What……? Sele, you want to directly employ Hisui?”
His eyes flew open as he was surprised to know that she wanted to be his direct employer.
She could certainly pay his salary since he gave Selesina pocket money. She didn’t spend much after anything and saved most of her money happily.
He placed his had on his chin as he wondered what to do but he said that he was fine with those conditions till Selesina got married.
“When you marry prince Soratek, Hisui can work for me since you can only take Anna with you.”
“Understood. At that time let’s discuss it again.”
‘Lord Soratek will break the engagement so it’s not a problem.’
“By the way, Sele.”
“……Have you heard the rumors?”
“Rumors? What is it about?”
She knew that nothing big was supposed to happen around this time. At the start of the game, the only thing that happens is the entry of the heroine but Selesina doesn’t have any direct contact with the heroine.
Since she didn’t remember it, she shook her head as her father responded with a sigh and an ‘is that so’.
He was wondering whether he should tell Selesina since it was a difficult thing to say. He inclined his head.
But at Selesina’s request to tell her honestly, he decided to tell her while clearly mentioning that it was just a rumor.
“The rumor is that Prince Soratek is with another woman. I obviously didn’t believe it and I also confirmed it with the prince.”
‘Ah, that’s the heroine.’
No, wait, more importantly.
‘Confirmed it !?’
Shocked by her father’s ability to take action, she urged him to continue.
“He said that since he is the prince, it’s often that there are rumors about him but he already has a fiancé and he doesn’t intend to dump her.”
It would have been fine to inform him that he would like to break the engagement.
Why would he purposely try to continue it? He had to give troublesome answers.
‘But Lord Soratek is kind.’
It would be difficult for him to tell Selesina that he found a girl that he wishes to marry. She informed her father that she wasn’t bothered by it.
“It’s fine if you’re not anxious but if something happens then tell me immediately.”
“Understood. Thank you, father.”
While going to Selesina’s room, she showed the mansion to Hisui. He looked around while letting out noises like ‘ohhh’. This was a fresh reaction from Hisui.
“The butler will show you to your room later Hisui. You’ll be training under Hanley as an apprentice butler for me.”
Although he wasn’t good with words he responded immediately. She thought that she wanted to quickly see a Hisui that was trained in etiquette.
“Hisui, since I’m your employer, please add ‘Lady’ to my name. It might be a little stiff though but still.”
“Hn, understood. Lady Sele.”
‘Did he say that because father called me Sele?”
Anyway, that wasn’t an issue. If it was then Hanley would let him know. Besides, she would prefer a butler that wasn’t too stiff.
After reaching her room, Selesina gave a key and a silver pocket watch to Hisui.
“This is the key to my room and that’s a present for you since you became my apprentice butler.
Please take care of that key since only you and I have it.”
“Eh…..? Un, understood. Thank you Lady Sele.”
The only person who has a spare key other than the owner of a room is the butler. For now, Hisui only had a key to Selesina’s room but it would be good if someday he was entrusted with the responsibility of the entire household of Marquis Rinklat.
“You can wear the key around your neck and put the watch in your inner pocket.”
Hisui put the two away carefully while looking happy.
She was glad that he was happy as she thought of asking him to start by pouring tea first but she noticed Hisui’s jade eyes watching her.
He seemed like he wanted to ask her something.
“Lady Sele, you don’t have any blessings.”
“Yes, that’s right. I haven’t been blessed by the spirits or the Gods.”
She sat down as she asked him whether she disliked such a master. Hisui quickly shook his head and muttered that he didn’t.
Looking a little worried, Hisui approached her. He took her hand and looked at her.
As his jade eyes drew near, they locked eyes and Selesina’s heartbeat quickened.
Hisui pressed onto her right hand and slowly touched her cheek. Selesina was panicking inside wondering what he was planning to do. Then she relaxed.
‘Hisui is looking at my left eye?’
Why? She wanted to ask as she took in a breath and opened her mouth.
“Hey, Lady Sele, isn’t that in your left eye…….”
At that moment Selesina subconsciously squeezed her eyes shut and the door flew open.
“Sele, I came to see……….who is that?”
“Lord Soratek !”
“Umm, Lady Sele’s fiancé ?”
He came forward with big strides and pulled Hisui off Selesina.
“What are you doing!!”
Soratek’s cold voice echoed and Hisui’s face distorted as if it was troublesome.
Looking at it from the side it seemed as if Hisui was pushing Selesina down.
It was obvious that her fiancé would be furious.
“Lord Soratek, this is Hisui, my apprentice butler.”
Selesina quickly introduced him and Hisui confirmed his identity.
However, it wasn’t easy to convince Soratek.
“Apprentice butler? You’ll soon be my bride so that’s useless.”
“It is, till that time. Hisui helped me out when I got into trouble in town.”
“As I was saying, I cannot forgive what I just saw. Hisui, depending on your answer I’ll decide whether to let you off.”
Ignoring Selesina’s plea, Soratek continued to hold Hisui. He was certainly furious since he- who was blessed by the war god had his hand on the hilt of his sword.
Seeing his anger, Selesina was scared.
‘He doesn’t even like me so why is he angry?’
She decided that it was male pride and she moved to protect Hisui. However, Hisui stopped her.
“It wasn’t anything special. It’s just that…”
“Just that…….what is it?”
Hisui opened his mouth but paused again.
He looked towards Selesina from Soratek and said, “It’s beautiful.”
“You! Selesina is my fiancé!”
“No, I meant her eyes are beautiful.”
Certainly, pink eyes were rare.
“I have never seen a person with God’s blessings engraved in their eyes.”