I'm Being Raised by Villains - Chapter 14
“Ah, alright. I’ll be right back.”
When Myla left, I crawled under the bed.
I sat down on the floor, then opened the bundle and arranged my collection.
‘I don’t know the market price for these things.’
The problem is, there is no one I can trust to sell these stolen goods.
‘After all, these are stolen goods… So, I can’t ask the people in this house for help.’
While I was pondering, I heard a voice from outside.
I was surprised and hurriedly wrapped the cloth back and slipped it under the bed.
“My Lady, I brought you a thin soup. You can eat this and the pudding first, then eat some more solid ingredients in soup for dinner.”
Myla sat me down at the dining table, then blew on the soup she’d brought and fed me.
I ate the soup slowly, until I finally saw the bottom of the soup bowl.
“Oh my, my lady eats so well. No wonder your cheeks become chubby like this.”
Myla wiped the soup that stuck on my lips, then gave a satisfied smile.
“Thwank you, Myla…”
“There’s no need to thank me, I am the one who should be thankful to you. It’s thanks to my lady that I’m able to enjoy this luxury.”
“Yes, I was able to get a promotion, get my salary increased as well, and I can see this cute lady every day.”
Thanks for saying that.
I’ve always been the ugly duckling for anyone, so sometimes I feel strange receiving this kind of affection.
‘If I only listen well…’
It is not difficult to receive love, so I know exactly what to say to please others.
“Mhm! If Myla is happy, I’ll be happy too!”
“Oh my, my lady has a kind heart too. You’ll listen well from now on, right?” Myla asked while stroking my cheek gently. Anyway, it was a strange feeling, but I nodded obediently.
“Then, is my lady ready to meet the Duke?”
Myla called another servant as soon as she received my consent.
“We’ll help you get dressed.”
Three maids entered and each said hello.
“Yes, thwank you!” I smiled widely and nodded.
I sat down quietly and was dolled up. I thought I was going to die because I wanted to move my body so much.
“How can my lady be so mature?”
“When I worked for another noble family, we had to get their children’s attention with all kinds of toys while dressing them.”
“I know, right? I really want to raise a daughter like my lady.”
The maids whispered in a low voice.
Apparently they thought I can’t hear them, but as I’ve mentioned before, my sense of hearing is very good.
‘Fortunately, my reputation seems to be good.’
The time to get dressed takes quite a while.
Sometimes choosing clothes alone takes around 30 minutes.
So, even if you’re a kid, it still takes an hour, two if you cry or whine.
‘Even I, myself, feel tired; there’s no question as to what other children feel.’
But anyway, I can somewhat manage it well since my soul is of an adult.
“Okay, it’s all done, my lady!”
Finally, this tiresome preparation is done.
I jumped down and stood in front of the mirror.
A light pink dress that is similar to the color of my hair sways. The ribbon dangling from my head adds another level to my cuteness.
After getting dressed, I grabbed the stuffed tiger that was lying on my bed.
‘Come to think of it, this doll was dirty at that time.’
The stuffed tiger looked very normal sitting on the bed.
“Okay, my lady.”
I headed to the Duke’s office.
“Hewwo, kuul knights! I came to meet Gwandpa.”
As soon as I arrived at the door, I smiled widely and bowed my head. The guards’ eyes widened.
A polite greeting is an impression worth 100 points.
Then, a knight crouched down and met my gaze.
“Haha, is Miss talking to us?”
“I see. Has Miss already talked to the Patriarch?”
“Mhm. Gwandpa asked me to come.”
“Alright, please wait a minute, Miss. I will inform him.”
The knights said something inside before nodding.
“You can come in.”
“Mhm! Fighting, kuul knights!”
I took a deep breath and came into the office.
“Is that kid perhaps…?”
“That’s right! She’s um… Lord Erno’s plaything now.”
“…What a pity, even though she’s such a bright child.”
I pretended not to hear their voices before the door closed.
I traveled a long and difficult journey before arriving here, but Duke Mirel wasn’t alone in the office, just as I had thought.
“Hewwo, Gwandpa, Fathwer.”
The two people who were facing each other turned their eyes toward me.
Behind Duke Mirel was a cute and shy girl, hiding behind his legs with a frightened expression.
‘First of all…’
I ran, then hugged Erno Etam’s legs and buried my face.
I seemed to have been hired(?) by Erno Etam to touch Duke Mirel’s feelings, so I showed some cuteness.
His reaction isn’t so warm.
‘Has he already lost interest in me?’
Maybe it’s because he has learned about the power that the heroine has and the suggestion to adopt that child as his daughter.
‘…Tsk, then everything is too late.’
I had already anticipated it, however I feel somewhat strange seeing Erno Etam’s lukewarm attitude.
I’m just a little surprised that it ended faster than I expected!
Of course, choosing the heroine who was born with everything is the right thing to do, instead of holding a disgusting lizard who can’t even be of help.
‘I’m sure I’d do that too.’
Yes, what’s good about someone like me.
I tried to convince myself, then turned to see Duke Mirel.
“You’re here, feather.”
“…Yes, Aylin has awwived.”
“There were flying stones in the place you told us about. So, our business is back on track. Since it can cause headaches.”
“It’s a rewieved!”
“Then, I heard something scary happened to him while I was away and you helped him.”
“Yeah, I helped Fathwer ‘cause he was sick.”
Erno Etam’s eyebrows twitched at those words then he looked at me.
I quietly covered my mouth so that sparks wouldn’t fly towards me.
“Right, a reward is good. I think anyone who does a reasonable job should be given a fair reward.”
I deliberately pretended not to know. Then, Duke Mirel lightly rubbed his chin.
“In short, a wish coupon.”
Those words alone made my heart beat faster.
“Tell me if there’s anything you want. If you want to inherit the family surname, let’s do it. If you want to get a mine or business inheritance, that’s fine too. What do you want?”
Duke Mirel spoke at length about what he can do in a serious tone.
I didn’t really hesitate at all.
Actually, there was only one thing that I wanted to take with me when I left the Etam family.
I didn’t want a great business, a big building, let alone a family surname that I would get as an heir in this family.
I folded my hands, then held them out politely.
“What did you just say?”
“Please give me moni to my bank accwount.”
“You want money? How much?”
Actually, I didn’t think that far.
After thinking about it for a moment, I opened my palms and stretched them forward.
“No… A million Loste…”
“Wow, a million Loste?”
Simply put, one million Loste here is equivalent to one million Won in South Korean currency.
Perhaps because it’s difficult to calculate, the author of the novel <Adopted> equates the exchange rate with the South Korean currency.
Of course this makes it easier for me to calculate it.
‘One million Won is a lot of money…’
Is it the same in this world?
‘Even though Erno Etam gave ten million Loste…’
I didn’t know much about the price of goods in this world.
“Did you say you want a million Loste now?”
Duke Mirel’s question sounded somewhat unusual.
Aware of this situation, I shook my head, then lowered one hand and hid it behind my back.
“No. Fi-five hundwed…?”
At this point, I felt a little defiance.
For someone who has the title of duke, isn’t he too small-minded?
Contrary to what I think, I folded two more fingers.
This is a bit unfair.
Of course, I only took away part of the heroine’s work in the future and sold the information I saw in the novel.
But, isn’t 300,000 won too cruel?
In fact, I’ll get even more rewards than now if I were to report it to the newspaper.
“Is that the price you ask for the information you gave?”
He held out his hand to me.
His wrists were filled with platinum bracelets that glowed iridescent every time it reflected the light.
And I also have a small bronze bracelet on my wrist.
This is my bank’s pass that also works as the key to my safe deposit box and account transfers.
Although platinum means VVIP, while I’m just a regular customer.
If these bracelets are joined together, we can send and receive any amount of money as desired.
Even at the store, especially if it is a ‘Magic Tower branch’, we can pay directly with this bracelet without having to carry heavy cash.
Of course, if it is not a ‘Magic Tower branch’, payment must be made in cash because there is no ‘magic payment machine’.
I hesitantly held out the hand that wore the bracelet, and Duke Mirel placed his bracelet on mine.
A small group of lights appeared, then quickly disappeared.
“I think the information you gave is worth at least this much.”
The light disappeared, then a hologram came out on the bracelet.
[Deposit amount: 100,000,000 Lo
Balance: 110,000,000 Lo]
One hundred million?!
My mouth opened widely at the amount I saw for the first time in my life.
<To be continued>