Rather Than The Son, I’ll Take The Father - Chapter 59
“Your Grace, did you not sleep much?”
Procyon asked anxiously when I started yawning, deciding to go to bed early today.
“I was a little uncomfortable while sleeping.”
Procyon, who hardened his face at once, immediately began to plan something with Agena.
You guys still haven’t given up on the Baron yet?
It was Sein. He only glanced at my eyes.
“A-Are you going to Lydia estate?”
“Ah…that…thank you for letting me know.”
Was that too short an answer? The child seemed to be a bit upset.
“Does the Lord have any business to do in Lydia estate?”
“No! Absolutely not!”
The child burst into a roar. It was surprising.
Sein became flustered, noticing his rudeness a beat later.
“Sorry, sorry. I can’t even imagine going there…that’s…with Viscountess Ella…”
Stop, stop. Don’t tell me the story. Agena already told me.
“I’m sorry, too. I didn’t ask the question to make it difficult for the Lord.”
Though I soothed him with a soft voice, Sein’s face became pale.
And that was because of knights.
“How can you shout at our heavenly Her Grace?”
“We shouldn’t just let the Baron’s laughable attitude continue. The Lord is also being affected. Or maybe he already had a disrespectful attitude.”
“I think this is a bit of a problem.”
Before I knew it, Thuban was already joining in and whispering. No, he’s got a book there… I told him to sit in the carriage.
Anyway, because the knights seemed to hate the Baron, Sein did not look okay.
“The knights there, my eardrums are fine, so stop staring at him.”
To think that the Grand Duchess is unique is fine, but these guys were too enthusiastic.
I didn’t expect Agena to secretly get along with Procyon.
Only then did the knights raise their eyes, pretending they couldn’t win.
While Sein tried to calm his trembling, the carriage soon entered a large road with a large population.
Although it was not a high-quality carriage of the Grand Duchy, Thuban stood firmly even though it continued to rattle.
I turned away from Thuban with cloudy eyes and looked outside the window.
Suddenly, a building caught my eye.
“…..What is that?”
The five-story building wasn’t just on an inclined level.
The top of the building was bent downwards in a “ㄱ” shape!
At my cry, the coachman stopped the carriage.
I jumped out of the carriage. Aedis, who was holding hands with me, was also dragged out.
Crazy, there’s also a ticket office. Is this a tourist destination or what?
I picked up a ticket that fell on the floor.
“Your Grace?! You’ll get dirt on your hands!”
I’ll just need to wipe my hands then.
I glanced at the knights to be quiet, and then looked at the back of the ticket.
In very small print it was written that some of the profits were taken by Baron Paisley.
Indeed they only take a part of it, but there were no instructions regarding liability or compensation in the event of a collapse.
I asked, throwing away the ticket.
“Aedis, what kind of magic is going on here?”
“It’s an ordinary building that doesn’t have a single magic stone on the wall.”
I frowned at Aedis’s answer.
Rather than restricting access, they are actively encouraging them, and there weren’t even any safeguards.
Someone said that this building, which looks like it was built and constructed poorly, has not collapsed for 10 years.
The locals who filed a complaint, also said it was very strange.
-Oh, that building is famous. I also went there to commemorate.
I remembered Tolyman Elliott’s relaxed behavior.
How can you just go sightseeing after seeing its condition!
It’s a building built in a place with a large population.
Shades were made from the hollowed-out bottom of the structure, like a willow tree leaning toward the water.
The people walking by on the side of the road have seen this scenery for 10 years, so it seemed like they had gotten used to it.
It felt like my drowsiness was running away. If it collapses, it wouldn’t end with only a few people getting slightly injured.
“Yes, Your Grace.”
“Tell the Baron that I give him two hours. If the structure remains intact or if any debris remains after two hours…”
I said with a cold smile.
“Please tell him that I will demolish it for him, the Baron will also be removed from this estate.”
I’m tired to death, but I won’t let this be anymore.
Even if it hasn’t collapsed for 10 years, there’s no guarantee that it won’t collapse tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
Now, let’s say that it would start being repaired, it has been brazenly left in this state for 10 years, so it’s unclear whether or not it would be done properly.
I looked up the building with a face full of annoyance and then turned my attention to Sein. Sein shrugged his shoulders as I met his eyes.
“Lord Sein, it’s okay if you have something to say.”
“Ah, ah, no…I am…”
“How dare…how dare I cross Your Grace.”
“I said I’d remove the Baron too, but you have nothing to say?”
Sein licked his lips, dropping his head.
Just five minutes before this mess, this was a property he stood to inherit.
He must have helped the Baron at least once.
But Sein couldn’t get angry or couldn’t make excuses.
“Oh my God. Looking at the Lord, I’m worried about the Lydia Estate. I hope that Viscountess Ella’s daughter isn’t as helpless as the Lord.”
At the words I threw, Sein made an expression as if he had been hit in the head.
Either way, I walked past Sein.
After sending Agena, I continued to look inside the estate.
Three more problems, big and small, that needed immediate action were discovered.
One of the pillars above the water’s edge had completely collapsed, so repairs were urgently needed.
The only luxury hotel showed signs of turning into an illegal gambling venue.
The Baron’s private soldiers were also sitting down with blank eyes while smoking cigarettes.
Why do animals roam around so much…I’m a little worried about the hygiene issue.
Thanks to all of this, every other knight, besides Agena, was also busy.
Overall, after looking around once, the conclusion I came to was: Let’s change this quickly.
Time was tight, so I focused on the places that needed improvement, but there were certainly some parts that weren’t bad.
This was probably the merit of a previous Baron who was loyal. The Baron of this generation was a fool.
No wonder Count Elliott took care of the new land ruler candidates.
If you look at the financial situation, you may laugh even more.
Tsk. It was a waste of time to write a threatening letter. I don’t think I would have read it myself.
Someone, whether it was Sein or the butler, would have appropriately transformed my harsh words into pleasant sentences.
It won’t be just a day or two.
I thought Aedis wouldn’t have come, as usual.
I was confused and fiddling with the cigarettes the soldiers had been smoking.
I didn’t really intend to smoke, but Aedis reached out with a grim face.
I was in the midst of quietly returning the cigarettes to Aedis when the Baron’s carriage arrived.
If you are buried in a wagon, you don’t need a coffin, right?
I laughed sinisterly and slightly pinched Aedis.
“Aedis, try to hide your presence completely.”
It was exciting.
The Baron, who scrambled out of the carriage in a hurry, did not disappoint my expectations.
“Your Grace! How can you make such a decision without consulting me! Searching hotels and moving my family’s private soldiers!”
The Baron’s jaw and cheeks trembled.
“And Sein, what the hell were you doing that you didn’t stop Her Grace!”
“Even if there is a complaint from the Grand Duchy, I won’t let this happen. I can’t agree with the demolition of the building. People want tourist attractions. Isn’t this too much?”
I tilted my head innocently.
“So what’s the relationship between you and the building owner?”
“He’s my cousin’s nephew…heuk.”
The Baron shut his mouth, but it was too late.
I raised my hand as if covering my mouth and laughed like a villain.
“Nathan, Martin, Rita, Blaze.”
“They’re the officials of the Grand Duchy. I have to leave tomorrow, so I was about to call for someone from there to clean up the Rosa Estate for me. I am a new candidate to be master of this land too.”
Even though the Rosa Estate is managed by Baron Paisley, in the end, it’s Aedis’s.
This was the case for all the land in the North, commonly known as Esmeralda.
“…Did you say that you are the new master of the land?”
“Why, are you going to protest against the Grand Duke?”
You’re right next to him, but you can’t recognize him?