I need sponsorship Chapter 15 - Chapter 15

Author: Eillie

I need sponsorship

Chapter 15

 

“…… Omurice.”

 

“Alright, I’ll make it for you when I get back. Will you look after the children until then?”

 

Jake, who was staring at me, nodded quietly. I smiled for the last time then turned around and headed for the carriage waiting for me.

 

“ hold my hand.”

 

As I tried to get on the carriage, Rick held his hand out. I looked at the gloved hand and slowly put my hand on it.

 

“Thank you.”

 

after getting on the carriage, I looked at the orphanage once again and raised my head straight and said,

 

“Let’s go.”

 

To the place of this man who will be my children’s sponsor. Soon the carriage began to move.

The carriage quickly crossed the main street and was speeding towards inwards.

While looking outside the window for a while, I put my head back and got lost in my own thoughts.

There was only one person I couldn’t stop thinking about in my mind.

the Duke of Crayman, his name was Duke Dietrich crayman.one of the main characters in “the Indelible Scar”.

 

 

I lowered my gaze. There were several reasons for choosing the Duke of Crayman as my sponsor. First,First, the Duke of Crayman was rich enough to support our orphanage. Second, the Duke of Crayman is the only family that opposes the imperial family. And lastly, the third, Duke of Crayman, later becomes the adopted father of the male lead, Chloran. And he Will make Chloran the emperor. I was only focusing on The second and third reason, because they were the most importantI ones. In case of emergencies,Only he can protect the orphanage .

 

‘‘Above all, he is the man who will become Chloran’s adoptive father. There’s no harm in making a connection in advance.’

 

However, as long as I am present, Chloran might not become emperor.

 

‘But will this really work?’

 

If it didn’t work out, I would rather look suspicious to him and suffer from a big loss. Dietrich, he’s a cold, knife-like man. Nevertheless,but I have no choice but to grasp into him.

 

While I was thinking, the carriage that entered the mansion stopped. Then the door opened and Rick reached out to me.

 

“We’re here. Get off. His Excellency is waiting.”

 

The sight of Rick standing in front of the entrance and extending his hand towards me made me feel like a watchman keeping me from escaping. Of course, I also had no intention of running away.

 

“Thank you.”

 

I proudly grabbed Rick’s hand and got out of the carriage. And I raised my head and burst into exclamations without even realizing it.

 

“Wow…”

 

Even though I knew Rick was watching, I couldn’t hide my admiration. Duke Crayman’s residence was more suitable for the word old castle than the word mansion. Four spires towering high into the sky, with the duke’s flag hanging at their ends. Far away, A garden full of distant sights and a sculpture fountain in the middle. And there were countless windows embedded in the large main building. I could feel the long history, and nevertheless, I could see the delicacy and tidiness were visible enough to feel that it was well managed. It looked Honest, powerful, and quiet. Just like the owner of this place. The appearance of the house reflects the personality of the owner. This mansion seemed to represent the Duke of Crayman itself.

 

For a moment in admiration, I gulped with nervousness. You need to get your act together. I’m not here for sightseeing. I’m here to deal with the owner of this magnificent house.

 

“Follow me. I’ll guide you to the duke.”

 

Rick’s title changed when we entered the mansion. It was to prove that this was the Duke of Creman’s district. I followed Rick slowly. Unlike the outside, the inside of the mansion felt the splendor of neatness. Stained glasses on the ceiling illuminated the central hall in many colors. The marble floor facing the second floor and many beautiful sculptures lined up from side to side. The occasional famous paintings made my eyes happy. I climbed the stairs and walked inside the hallway on the third floor. The maids passing by were also neat and tidy.

 

“We are here, Ms. Sierra Peirunte.”

 

“…….”

Rick’s steps stopped in front of the innermost room. behind the large, maroon-colored door that matches the mansion was the owner of this mansion.

 

knock, knock.

 

“My lord, I have brought Sierra Peirunte from <Sierra’s orphanage>.”

 

“ Let her come inside.”

 

An answer came through the door. How do I put it? His voice,it’s a very..

 

‘Sweet voice…….’

 

His voice was so good that I was stunned before I knew it was calling me. I recalled Dietrich for a momentarily. So in the book, the Duke Dietrich Crayman was described like this.

 

 

[The most beautiful and cruelest man in the Empire]

 

 

 

 

 

“Come on in.”

 

 

As soon as the door opened a little,There was a smell of paper, ink and some scrap of metals . It felt like a typical office. I walked step by step into the room. As soon as I was fully inside, the door behind my back closed with a sound of thud. At the same time, I heard the sound of putting down the pen right in front of me. I looked around the room without looking at what was in front of me. The first thing I saw was countless amounts of books and papers, as well as general maps and various types of maps, such as charts. It was an ordinary office with nothing special. There was a soft carpet on the floor, and a table and a sofa in the center for entertaining the guests, and there was a bed in the corner to rest for a while. And at the very front…….

 

 

“Here you are.”

 

 

Sunlight penetrated through the big window.The wind blew through the slightly open terrace door and pushed and pulled the blue curtains. The desk in front of the terrace was large, and the documents piled on it were like a tower. And the man was sitting at the center of it all. The moment my eyes met him, I was out of breath. He took off the glasses he was wearing. Even though the pitch-black haired man was in broad daylight, he made this quiet place like night. his eyes were indifferent, soon the golden eyes which were indifferent reached me. He said.

 

“I felt like someone had sent me this letter fearlessly.but that person looks more ordinary than I thought.” he said so.

 

 

 

I wanted to answer him. But I couldn’t stop admiring him, he looks so special. Oh, my God, how can he be so beautiful, he is not the male lead, but a supporting character. He did not look like a man who had slaughtered many enemy soldiers on the battlefield. But the subtle smell of iron coming from him was telling me his true nature. He’s a dangerous man. Don’t be charmed by his looks.

 

 

I smiled lightly.

 

 

“Are you disappointed that it’s not as much as you thought?”

 

 

at my answer He stared at me. And got up from his seat. For a moment my vision went up. He felt big when head was sitting down, but when he stood up, he was a bigger man than I thought. I felt not only his height, but also his solid body beyond comfortable clothes. I gulped as he approached me. But when he came to me,he stopped at the sofa in front of me.

 

 

“Let’s sit down for now to talk. I have no intention of leaving the guests standing like that.”

 

 

“……gladly.”

 

 

Fortunately, he didn’t seem to want to harm me. I sat across from him. Just in time, Rick came in and put the refreshments on the table. After looking at me for a moment, he went out. Steam was rising over the teacup in front of me, but I couldn’t reach it. He also did not seem to have any intention of enjoying the refreshments, so I also did not pay attention to it. He was just staring at me silently,I felt defenseless, as if I was confronting a wild king. I was overwhelmed by great pressure, but I did not avoid his gaze.

 

 

Before I died, I did all sorts of menial jobs to feed the kids at the orphanage. Because of that I met all kinds of people, I was confident that I wouldn’t be discouraged by those people at least. But here in front of me he didn’t seem to want to fight me. Then He took something out of his arms and held it out to me. I recognized it at once.

 

 

“What does this letter mean?”

 

 

I could see my handwriting on the paper.

 

 

 

 

 

[Dear Duke Dietrich Crayman]

 

 

I’ll cut it short and tell you the main point.

 

I know the answer to the problem that you are currently most troubled with. If you want an answer, please respond back.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

[From Sierra Peirunte of <Sierra’s orphanage>]

 

 

 

 

 

It was none other than the letter from me. I looked at it again and looked at the Duke of Crayman.The man’s golden eyes were relentlessly pursuing me as if they were going to eat me. He opened his lips.

 

 

“Answer me, what am I currently in trouble with and what is the answer? And how do you know that?”

 

 

The atmosphere of the office, which was rather drowsy, changed in an instant. I felt like the air surrounding me became a sharp sword and was pointed at me.This is probably because of the killing aura he had.

 

 

‘But I am not dying.’

 

 

To be precise, he couldn’t kill me. Because he hasn’t gotten the answer he wants yet. I struggled to catch my breath. Then I looked straight at him and said,

 

 

 

“Before that, I have one condition.”

 

 

“Condition? What is it?”

 

 

 

“Sponsor our orphanage.”

 

 

“ the orphanage…… Do you mean <Sierra’s orphanage>? ”

 

“Yes.”

 

 

The duke’s eyes narrowed. As if trying to figure out what my real intentions are. But I didn’t avoid it, I looked exactly at him. Because my real intention itself is the sponsorship. I didn’t wanted anything else.

 

 

The duke let out a laugh as if it were absurd.

 

 

 

“You did this just to get a sponsorship?”

 

 

He said it with a look of absurdity, but I was serious. I opened my lips. I felt a little choked up.

 

 

“To his excellency, sponsorship may look like nothing to you but to us it’s equivalent to life for us.”

 

 

“…….”

 

 

Perhaps I was a little upset by the Duke’s attitude for taking it lightly. But There are children who have to starve because there is no support, and there are children who cannot get treatment because there is no support. I’ve seen so many of those kids, and I was one of them.

 

 

The Duke’s expression hardened at my heavy voice.But he didn’t show any anger at all. If it’s “that” Duke of Dietrich crayman I know, he’s probably reflecting on his rash remarks right now. Only If he’s that right one I know. then soon he said.

 

 

“My remarks were imprudent. I apologize.”

 

 

Fortunately, the man in front of me seemed to be the Duke Dietrich Creimann I knew. I felt a little relaxed. It was not because he apologized to me, but because I myself deduced his murderous look.

 

 

“Then I’ll change the question. Why do you want to be sponsored by me? You could get the sponsorship by the Empire or by another aristocrat too?”

 

 

I was a little speechless by the intrinsic question that he was asked from the beginning. But it’s not like I didn’t know he’d ask this question so I came prepared. I replied in a relaxed manner.

 

 

“Because you are the strongest and the kindest man I have ever seen.”

 

“I am the strongest and the best person?” What do you mean?”

 

 

“feeling… … I would say. Even so, I have a good eye for people.”

 

 

 

The duke frowned. I knew That this statement was absurd . But I had nothing to say about this. Not much was officially known about the Duke of Dietrich Krayman, except that he was active on the battlefield. It was a natural thing. Because he doesn’t leave the mansion and doesn’t show up in public. However, even if I am a noble, how would I know about him, who is close to a commoner? I can’t even honestly say that I read it in a book, so I have no choice but to equivocate it like this.

 

“Are you trying to play a joke with me right now?”

 

He spoke in a cold voice. For a moment, I felt my hair stand at the end, but I answered without giving up.

 

“No way. As I told you, I risked my life to come here.”

 

“……I see, Regardless of that.”

 

I don’t know, but he seemed to be convinced by it anyway. He moved on to the next question.

 

“What’s the problem I’m having trouble with right now?”

 

“It’s about maritime trade with the Western Kingdom.”

 

I got up from my seat, brought a chart among the maps I had seen on the way in and spread it out on the table. Then I pointed my finger to the Luxe Empire where I am currently living. Then, I drew my finger over the sea and pointed out the western kingdom on the other side.

 

“Is that right?”

 

“……it’s ridiculous.”

 

When I looked at him, the Duke muttered with a genuinely dumbfounded face. In fact, the reason why this job was more dangerous than anything else was because it was difficult to accurately determine the timing of when it would occur. In the book, it completely proceeded from the perspective of the main character, and it was difficult to read the situation in detail because the Duke of Dietrich Krayman was not the main character. However, since Chloran is his adopted son, the circumstances of the Duke of Crayman have come out several times. And what was mainly dealt with was the confrontation with the imperial family.

 

‘When it was described, Chloran was 20 years old, so it’s about 10 years from now.’

 

This has been mentioned in the book before. It was a conversation between Chloran and Dietrich.

 

[“Father, you don’t look so happy. Is something wrong?”

 

““The imperial family completely occupied the sea. Therefore, maritime trade, one of the big projects that supported the family, is not running smoothly.”

 

After talking, the duke poured the wine in his mouth.

 

Chloran stared blankly at his father’s collapsing figure. the duke murmured.

 

“Ten years ago, if we had taken the trade route with the Western Kingdom first, it wouldn’t have turned out like this.”]

 

 

 

 

It is difficult to completely restore the original dialogues, but anyway, that was the main topic of it. Originally, the relationship between the Imperial family and the Duke of Creman was friendly. The Duke of Krayman becomes the sword of the imperial family, and the imperial family protects such a duke. But The relationship was broken after the current emperor took the throne. The emperor, who killed his brother and sat on the throne, feared the enormous power of the Duke of Krayman and openly rejected him.

 

 

 

Author's Thoughts

Hii! You might have noticed that the chapters are longer than before, yes I made it longer this time. And I am going to translate the vol ver so the numbering of the chapters will be the same as kakao page once.

Anyways I hope you enjoy reading it!~
Merry Christmas ( even tho I am late)
And happy new year in advance ^^

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