The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 126
The Duke’s Madness chapter 126
The streets of District B, where the night had fallen, were very quiet.
Arthur and Willett walked the street side by side.
“If I leave this time, will I be away for quite a while?”
“well? Perhaps he will come back after the vacation from Arcane University?”
“Then I’ll be back in a month or two.”
With these words, Willett pulled out a cigar.
Arthur, who was staring at him, gently grabbed the end of his cigar.
Willett asked, narrowing his eyes.
“… what are you doing?”
Arthur shrugged and replied.
“You’ve given up drinking, wouldn’t it be nice if you quit smoking too, old man?”
“… Are you suddenly nagging me?”
“Elder Willett, every time I see you, your white hair grows a lot.”
“… … .”
“You are old, but you should stay away from things that are not good for your body.”
Willett burst out laughing.
“Do you know who caused this gray hair and say that?”
“… Who is it for?”
“All right. Talking about it only hurts my mouth.”
This time, Arthur narrowed his eyes.
Willett shook his head and put the cigar in his hand back into his bosom.
“I heard you went out with Julie today?”
“ah… yes. The two of us ate dinner together and walked around a bit.”
“Do you like it a lot?”
“Looks like it?”
“Shouldn’t that come a little more often?”
“I wanted to do that too, but I didn’t have the time.”
“You’re using that as an excuse.”
“… Awesome. I have nothing to say.”
The conversation continued without interruption.
Willett and Arthur, who had been chatting for a long time, stopped walking.
It was because somewhere in between, I was at the end of Area B.
Willet pondered for a moment, then turned his head to look at Arthur.
“I left this time, let’s have a drink when we get back to Arcane.”
Arthur tilted his head.
“hmm? As the elders said, I am a minor… .”
“You can drink alcohol given by an adult.”
“You can drink alcohol given by an adult. That’s how everyone learns to drink.”
Arthur’s eyes widened slightly.
Meanwhile, Willett held out his hand and said.
“then… Arthur Bayern, let’s talk more seriously.”
Willet’s words awakened Arthur from his daze.
Arthur, who looked at Willett for a while with his brown eyes in that state, burst out laughing.
“I understand, old man.”
Arthur held Willett’s hand.
“When we come back to the next Arcane, let’s have a serious talk. Then I will learn to drink from the elders.”
* * *
The day after the meeting with Willet, I headed to Arcane University to meet Professor Chizui.
Arriving at the entrance of the school in a Bayern-only limousine, Arthur murmured in surprise.
“and… Why are you so quiet?”
The streets, always bustling with students and professors, were as quiet as a rat.
Even though it was vacation, it was very surprising that no one was walking on this wide street.
‘If I hadn’t contacted Professor Chizui in advance and made an appointment, we couldn’t have met?’
With my thoughts, I headed to the [Tower of Knowledge] where Professor Chizui’s laboratory was located.
“oh… Arthur Bayern… student.”
Professor Chizui, who was sitting on a chair in the lab reading a newspaper, greeted Arthur with a broad smile.
Professor Chizui’s personal assistant, who was scribbling on the other side, also bowed his head.
Arthur politely bowed toward the two of them.
“is it so… . Welcome… .”
Professor Chizui, who spoke up as usual, invited me to sit down.
After Arthur sat down without hesitation, Professor Chizui brought hot tea.
“Lecture ends… Is this your first time meeting?”
“yes. To be exact, after the experiment announcement is over.”
“Ohh… okay. that’s right. The day after the experiment announcement was over… It was the last time we met.”
Starting with this conversation, Arthur and Professor Chizui had a few sad conversations.
The teaching assistant who was organizing the thesis glanced at him and tilted his head.
‘really… You are a unique friend. Why do I visit Professor Chizui during the golden vacation?’
It wasn’t just because Professor Chizui was known for being picky, but it was very rare to visit a professor during vacation.
‘… Could it be that he came because of his grades?’
The teaching assistant burst out laughing.
There are often students like that, but it was a shallow move that didn’t work for the picky Professor Chizui.
Rather, it was fortunate that I did not go down further than the score I had previously received.
The assistant shrugged, and it was the moment to focus on his work again.
Totally unexpected words came out of Professor Chizui’s mouth.
“… Arthur Bavarian student? Maybe from next semester… Would you like to try my teaching assistant?”
The assistant’s nib was broken.
Raising his head, he looked at Professor Chizui, unable to hide his astonished expression.
‘Muh, what? You’re suggesting a teaching assistant?’
It couldn’t have been a huge thing.
It was also because it was the first time that Professor Chizui had stepped forward to find an assistant.
‘I heard that they are extremely picky when it comes to hiring their own people, so they rarely pick assistants themselves… .’
Even himself, now sitting in the teaching assistant position, would not have been there if he hadn’t been assigned to this place.
Because of that, the assistant’s lips twitched.
‘De, finally… Is the successor assistant coming in?’
In the case of other professors, only 3 or 4 assistants were employed.
The number of professors was too small compared to the huge number of students, so there were many assistants to fill the gap.
However, Chizui’s professor’s assistant is only herself.
Thanks to that, I couldn’t even get off work and stayed up all night, but Professor Chizui finally decided to hire a new assistant.
‘… But wait. Would that friend really want to be the assistant to Professor Chizui?’
The assistant teacher groaned at the sudden thought.
Come to think of it, there was no way that handsome young man would accept Professor Chizui’s assistantship.
‘Who would want to become an assistant to Professor Chizui, who is known for being eccentric?’
Even the teaching assistant himself would have beaten him a long time ago if it hadn’t been for his degree.
To that extent, being Professor Chizui’s assistant was a difficult job.
At that moment, an exclamation of surprise escaped from Arthur’s mouth.
“yes… You can do research together and see various materials… If you become a teaching assistant, it will be of great help to Arthur Bayern’s studies.”
“hmm… Just listening to the story is attractive, isn’t it?”
The assistant’s mouth fell open.
‘Ji, are you really accepting Professor Chizui’s assistant position?’
Did that handsome young man injure his head?
You look like a freshman, so why are you doing this crazy thing with that valuable time?
‘… What does it matter! It would be nice if only the successor assistant came in!’
However, his expression was stained with disappointment at Arthur’s answer that followed.
“But I don’t have much personal time… It’s a great opportunity, but I think I’ll have to turn it down, Professor.”
At Arthur’s words, Professor Chizui’s expression was also stained with disappointment.
“hmm… okay. Well, taking the teaching assistant position takes up a lot of time… .”
“I’m sorry, Professor… You gave me a good chance.”
“it’s okay… . Learning is also something you should do when you finally make up your mind… There is not much time, so there is no reason to force it.”
Professor Chizui smiled broadly and resumed the conversation casually.
The assistant, who watched the scene, let out a deep sigh.
‘ha… Then it is. What lunatic would accept Professor Chizui’s assistant position?’
The teaching assistant shook his head and concentrated on his work again.
But it was seldom focused.
‘If that friend doesn’t come in, how many more months will I have to wait for a new assistant to come in?’
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No, maybe while I was in the teaching assistant position, I didn’t know that a successor assistant would not come in for the rest of my life.
The personality of Professor Chizui, who is picky.
The assistant life of Professor Chizui, who is notorious for being rough.
If I missed the young man who showed curiosity now, it could become a reality, not a joke.
At that moment, the assistant’s nib snapped once again.
‘Well then, for the remaining three years of my teaching assistant life… Do I have to do this for the rest of my life?’
Skin troubles caused by staying up all night for research assignments.
Gastrointestinal medicine that I live with every day because I can’t get my rice on time.
In addition, the hair that started falling out a few months ago also started to fall out.
Because of this, the assistant’s eyes widened.
‘okay… Anything else can survive. but!’
As much as the ‘hair loss’ that came from a few months ago, it was difficult for him to endure.
‘I couldn’t even get married, but did I lose my hair?’
The assistant with his mouth open jumped out of his seat and stood up.
“I am… I am! I’ll work for that friend’s share! So why don’t you give me a temporary assistant position!”
Professor Chizui’s eyes widened at his sudden cry.
Arthur also tilted his head.
In the meantime, Professor Chizui’s assistant hurriedly explained.
“If wasting time is a problem, start with something simple! Then, if it suits your aptitude, I will entrust you with a little more work! Because starting is important… .”
After coming to his senses at his words, Professor Chizui asked a question.
“You… Are you even responsible for the share of Arthur Bayern students?”
“yes! It’s still what I’m doing anyway, so there’s no big problem, right?”
“Ohh… Come to think of it, it is. By the way, Assistant Iluna?”
“You… So, to the successor assistant… I didn’t know you would be interested.”
The teaching assistant called Illuna distorted her expression.
‘Of course I’m interested!! How can I not be interested!’
Hair loss is coming at this young age!
But I couldn’t say this straight away.
Assistant instructor Iluna answered with a smile on her lips.
“hahahaha… It was already suitable for me to do research on my own, but wouldn’t it be nice for me if a successor assistant came in?”
“hmm… That’s right. Then Arthur Bavarian student.”
Professor Chizui looked around and asked a question.
“What do the students think?”
Arthur pondered for a moment, then his eyes twinkled.
‘hmm… Not a bad suggestion if it doesn’t waste time.
Even so, Professor Chizui’s lectures were inspiring.
If given the chance, I wanted to learn a little more from him.
Thoughtful, Arthur finally nodded.
“If you take care of my work… I want to give it a try, assistant.”
Professor Chizui exclaimed.
“oh… Is that so?”
“yes. Someday, I wanted to do research with Professor Chizui.”
At Arthur’s words, assistant teacher Iluna tried to hide the tears of emotion that were about to flow.
Meanwhile, Professor Chizui nodded in satisfaction.
“… All right. Today, inform the faculty meeting about this… I should inform you that Arthur Bayern has become my teaching assistant.”
Professor Chizui smiled softly and held out his hand.
“next semester… i look forward to. Arthur Bavarian student.”
Arthur replied with a smile.
“I’m asking you to take care of me. professor.”
* * *
After the meeting with Professor Chizui, Arthur nodded in satisfaction.
‘Teacher… Are you expecting something?’
In fact, he entered college, but he was Arthur who had not been able to do the things he should have done in college.
‘Going out with friends… Or doing club activities or sharing hobbies.’
Of course, I have no regrets because I did more valuable things than that, but I couldn’t help but feel regret.
‘But if I become a teaching assistant starting next semester, I think I’ll be able to spend a fruitful college life.’
A university, especially at Arcane University, as an assistant.
How wholesome is this, something that can only be enjoyed in college?
Because of that, Arthur’s mouth went up once again, satisfied with the decision he had made today.
The driver sitting in the front seat asked a question quietly.
“Gongja. Where can I take you?”
Arthur, who had escaped from his thoughts, answered his question.
“Please go to the Leverkusen family home.”
“Yes, I will take you to the Leverkusen family home.”
The limousine started smoothly.
Arthur naturally turned his gaze and looked out the window.
‘Now if I meet Elin, will I meet everyone?’
Arthur’s eyebrows curled slightly.
‘What is Elin doing… .’
The only friend I made in college.
The person who came to me for the first time in this life.
Thinking of her like that, Arthur turned his head.
The limousine, which had been running smoothly, stopped.
“We have arrived, Gongja.”
Arthur opened the door and got out of the car.
At that moment, I saw a beautiful mansion surrounded by flowers that I had seen before.
It was the second visit, but when Arthur burst into exclamation at the sight of the beautiful mansion, the lady-in-waiting who was sweeping the yard often came stepping up.
“Prince Arthur of Bavaria?”
“… Are you here to see the young lady?’
Arthur nodded at her question.
“yes. I came to see Elin, are you in?”
The maid could not hide her regret.
“oh my… The young lady left for the empire a few days ago.”
“His Excellency Holland Leverkusen urgently called… He left without a hitch.”
Arthur’s mouth opened slightly.
Could it be that Elin has already left?
When Arthur was embarrassed in an unexpected situation, the lady-in-waiting smiled softly.
“… Whoops. But don’t be too disappointed.”
“My lady left me a letter. If Prince Arthur of Bavaria comes to visit, I will give it to you.”
Arthur raised his eyes.
In the meantime, the lady-in-waiting entered the mansion with brisk steps and carefully brought a letter decorated with flowers.
Arthur, who received the letter, looked at the first greeting written in neat handwriting.
[Dear Arthur Bavaria]
Arthur, who blinked for a moment, murmured.
“Is this really a letter from me?”
The maid answered with a smile.
“Your Confucius letter is correct. This is a letter I wrote after thinking about it for several days.”
Arthur’s eyes widened at her words.
‘I hope this… .’
Arthur’s neck swayed.