The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 41
The Duke’s Madness chapter 41
Arthur held out the gold coin he had promised.
After receiving the sacks, Ginny began checking to see if the number was correct.
One···. 250 pieces.
If you add up the 250 you received from the previous deposit, you get exactly 500 gold.
‘… It’s embarrassing, but I kept my promise.’
With a murmur, Ginny smiled.
It was a bright smile he had never seen before, but it made Arthur tilt his head.
‘He really likes money, Mr. Ginny.’
Many people like money.
Mercenaries in particular were more like that.
But few people were as happy as Ginny.
Arthur suddenly wondered what the reason was and asked.
“Miss Ginny. Why do you like money so much?”
“It is literally. Other people like money too, but Ginny seemed to like it more. Why do you like money so much?”
Ginny’s eyebrows gather slightly.
“So, are there people who hate money?”
“hmm… That’s not it.”
Ginny shook her head at Arthur’s speechless appearance.
With this incident, the evaluation of Arthur was going to change a little, but as expected, the crazy guy seemed to be the crazy guy.
‘Put this question casually… Well, still, this is enough for medicine.’
Ginny ponders along with a murmur.
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Normally, I would have ignored it, but maybe it was because I thought the end was near.
I suddenly thought that it would be nice if someone knew the end of the mercenary named Ginny.
‘It’s just that the person who knows the end is a madman… .’
When I thought about it, there were rather good points.
Who would believe a madman’s words?
Having made a decision, Ginny opens her mouth.
“I’m thinking of retiring from this job.”
“So it feels good. Of course money is good, but… Money is not what makes me happy.”
Arthur muttered in bewilderment.
“ah···. Ginny is retiring.”
“hmm···. It’s a waste.”
Arthur answered with sincerity.
“Of all the mercenaries I met, Ginny was the most professional. So the thought of retiring like this makes me regret something.”
Ginny shuts up.
She looked at Arthur with a look of surprise.
“Aren’t you pretending to be too sincere with empty words?”
“no? I’m really sincere. Genie was the most professional of the mercenaries I met.”
“I won’t return the gold coins for that.”
“You don’t have to give it back.”
Ginny bursts out laughing.
Then I turned my gaze and looked at the signboard ＜Manners make a man＞.
‘but···. I worked hard on this job.’
It was to survive, but I worked really hard.
So when I thought about retiring, I felt something strange.
But she soon shook off that sentiment.
It was too hard to leave any regrets, and there were more painful memories to cherish.
Thinking this far, Ginny turned around.
“Give my regards to Elder Willett. Thank you so far.”
With these words, Ginny leaves.
Just as Arthur was watching the back, Willett reappeared.
Arthur recited the same words as Ginny.
“Thank you? Did you say you were quitting your mercenary job?”
“I’ve been having a hard time lately… I guess that’s what I decided to do after all.”
After muttering these words with a bitter expression, Willet raised his head.
“He was a good mercenary. Because he was more professional than anyone else. That’s why I didn’t like it either.”
Arthur smacked his lips.
It would have been nice if Ginny had heard what Willet had to say now.
Then Willett makes an unexpected proposal.
“Come and visit the orphanage once.”
“… Athena Orphanage?”
“okay. Like the kids this time, and the kids I saved the last time in Hajes, I’m just waiting for you.”
Arthur laughed softly.
“I am really good. I’ll visit you when I’m done.”
After hearing the answer, Willett went into ＜Manners Make a Man＞.
Arthur, who watched the scene, stretched.
“hmm···. Then, the work is over, and now I just have to worry about Arcane University.”
With these words, Arthur raised a corner of his mouth.
“What kind of place is the university… It would be nice if it was as fun and profitable as the afterlife.”
* * *
In the midst of that, the first class schedule was finally set, and Arthur left the mansion after packing the backpack and various things Anna had prepared.
“Gongja. Did you miss anything?”
“doesn’t exist. Didn’t Anna take care of everything?”
“Uh… I’m still anxious. Since it’s the first day, you shouldn’t make any mistakes… First impressions last a long time. Especially at school.”
Arthur burst into laughter at Anna’s uproar.
‘Anna is better than me. Are you that nervous?’
Still, they agreed on one thing.
It is said that first impressions last a long time.
From what I’ve experienced so far, the first impression between people is quite a big part.
In that sense, there was a high probability that the location or image of most students would be decided on the first day today.
‘Don’t jump out, in moderation… Let’s not go unnoticed. I’m living a normal school life.’
I pretended not to, but Arthur was also anxious.
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Now he is a normal person who is close to normal, but he still has old habits that pop out from time to time.
I was looking forward to it even after drawing it.
What kind of place is Arcane University?
what is learning
As Arthur had never received professional training, I was very curious about this part.
‘That’s why it’s important not to have an accident… I don’t know if this will work for me.’
In the meantime, the car stopped to see if it had reached its destination.
When I opened the door and got down, I saw the four towers I had seen before.
“It’s really big… What school is similar to the Imperial Palace?”
Arthur stuck out his tongue and moved on.
I didn’t wander around the destination like last time.
The reason is because the place where the first class was held was the same as when I had the last interview.
Arthur, who visited the place relying on his abnormal memory, carefully opened the door.
The students of the same age who had already come and waited all at once turned their eyes and looked at Arthur.
Arthur let out an unknown exclamation inwardly and moved cautiously.
The students who watched the scene began whispering in low voices.
‘Is he… that Arthur Bayern?’
‘It’s better than I thought… No, he’s handsome?’
‘I heard he was called Dumb Confucius until a few days ago, but is he really Arthur Bavaria?’
According to the rumors I heard, I heard that he was a disabled person who couldn’t even distinguish between sarira properly, which was surprising.
However, the moment Arthur put down the bag he was wearing, the students started chattering again.
It was surprising that Arthur Bayern was more normal than I thought, but it was nothing more than that.
“Where did you join the club?”
“me? Of course I joined the swordsmanship club! The best sword there! Harnan-nim is here!”
“ah···. A swordsmanship genius from that southern kingdom?”
“In reality, it was even more amazing. How could the royal family have such skills?”
Arthur, who had been sitting and overhearing the story, murmured.
‘hmm···. The relationship has already been completed.’
It seemed to be because of the various programs that had been implemented over the past week.
All the students already in their seats had their own group.
Of course, it didn’t look easy to get in the gap.
So Arthur didn’t bother to intervene.
‘It’s better than making a mistake by talking about making friends.’
The fact that no one is approaching means, in other words, that there is no possibility of making a mistake.
It was a time when Arthur nodded and was spending such a meaningless time.
The classroom door opens and someone else enters.
Just like when Arthur came in, the sound of the conversation cut off and his gaze turned.
And a faint exclamation broke out.
It was mainly male students who exclaimed, and it was not difficult to see why.
It was because the girl who opened the door and came in was very pretty.
“Wow sir… .”
“That person… Isn’t that the first daughter of the Hazel Corporation?”
“that’s right! Aren’t you Jenika Hazel, the daughter of one of Arcane’s leading entrepreneurs?”
“I’ve heard that it’s pretty, it’s pretty… awesome… .”
Pale-looking skin with black straight hair.
The low-set pupils created a mysterious atmosphere.
Considering that she was fifteen years old, she had no idea how much more beautiful the girl would become in the future.
It is said that it is enough to set fire to the hearts of boys who are just about to open their eyes to the opposite s*x.
Because of that, the boys couldn’t take their eyes off the girl named Jenika.
Yenica Hazel, who was staring at the male students in the classroom, came up to Arthur and said.
“Do you have a seat?”
“I’d like to sit here, do you have any seats?”
Arthur, who blinked, answered a beat late.
“uh… yes. I have a seat.”
With these words, he put down the bag he had put on, and Yenika sat down next to him.
Arthur, who was looking at the figure sideways, tilted his head.
‘There are many seats left… Why are you sitting next to me?’
Do you have any friends like me?
It was with this thought that Arthur turned his gaze again.
About 40 students blinked their eyes at Arthur and Yenika.
There were many reasons, but the main reason was because of the odd combination.
Jenika Hazel, the daughter of Arcane’s top entrepreneur.
Arthur Bavaria, the most prestigious family in the empire.
It was a time when students paid a curious glance to the combination that suited and did not suit them.
The classroom door opened again.
And then, a girl who appeared was as beautiful as Jenika who had just appeared.
“Halan Leverkusen, isn’t she the granddaughter of the Imperial Sword Master?”
“and···. I’ve heard rumors that she’s pretty, but she’s even prettier in real life.”
I didn’t know that along with the whispers, the male students’ eyes would fall like in Jenaka’s time.
In the meantime, Elin, who had entered the classroom, looked around and checked her surroundings.
And when he found Arthur in a corner, his eyes twinkled.
Arthur, lost in thought at the call, raises his head.
and murmured in surprise.
“What about Miss Elin?”
Elin tries to sit down casually next to Arthur, who is empty, but hesitates.
“Elin… A sheep?”
“uh… yes? yes. Miss Elin.”
“… That title is a bit.”
Seeing Elin’s speechless expression, Arthur cautiously asked a question.
“… did i make a mistake? Can’t you just call me ‘sheep’?”
“no···. That’s not it.”
“Since you call me ‘sheep’… The chicken meat is coming up.”
Arthur shuts up.
Meanwhile, Elin scratched her head and asked.
“Can I sit next to you anyway?”
“… ah! Sure. Sit down, Elin.”
With permission, Elin put down her luggage on the seat next to Arthur.
The students who had been spying on the figure blinked their eyes.
‘What combination is that?’
‘That Elin Leverkusen… Yenica Hazel and… Arthur Bayern is sitting side by side?’
Perplexity, doubt, doubt.
It was when these emotions raged in the classroom.
The classroom door opened again.
At this, everyone’s eyes turned once more, and a man walked over and stood in front of the church.
Among the professors at Arcane University, the most famous swordsmanship professor appeared.
Because of that, the gossip subsided, and the students, who had been sitting at their desks freely, went to their seats and sat down.
In the meantime, Professor Knowles, who had stepped onto the podium, raised an eyebrow.
It was because the straight gaze of the students looking at themselves with posture was more than expected.
‘It’s definitely worthwhile to choose more. This rider.’
When people think of children from aristocratic families, they first think of arrogant and disrespectful idiots.
That prejudice wasn’t wrong, but that didn’t mean everyone was a jerk.
And Arcane University only screened and selected children from real aristocrats, not such scumbags.
As proof of that, all the students sitting in the seat were full of enthusiasm, although there were individual differences.
There were also children who smiled in order to somehow look good to themselves.
It was a time when Knowles smiled happily as he looked at the outstanding squire.
Arthur narrowed his eyes as he looked at the note in front of him.
[Do you have time after the end? I have something to say.]
Arthur raised his head and looked to the side.
Looking at Professor Knowles, I saw Jenika Hazel.
Arthur lowered his gaze again and read the contents of the note.
‘Have something to say?’
What are you talking about today when we first met?
Arthur, who was worried, was startled.
‘I can’t believe this…’
Arthur, who was speechless, swallowed dry saliva.
‘Love letter… ?’