The Baby Raising A Devil - Chapter 127
The warning light in her head blinked.
Leblaine crept back and murmured.
“I, I’m sleepy.”
Then the three boys surrounded Leblaine and asked affectionately.
Leblaine said, “Yes!” and walked to her room. The three boys who were following the child up the stairs, glanced at their father.
“The blue rose…hmph.”
After the siblings disappeared, Theodore spoke in a dreary voice.
Nos, who watched from the beginning gulped.
“I think they like nicknames, so please make it for them one by one.”
Theodore’s eyes blackened.
The next day when I woke up, I saw a blue rose stuck in a vase and groaned.
“Father will be happy if you give him this.”
I was easily persuaded by Henry’s irresistible smile.
I’m sorry that I didn’t give it to him, but if I had given it to him, the mansion might have collapsed.
I shuddered at the thought of my father, the demon I saw yesterday.
I was so scared that I could see my father spitting out fire from his mouth with a blue rose in my dream.
Then, I could hear a few knocks and a familiar voice.
“Little miss, are you up?”
It was Laura.
When I shouted, the door opened as Laura and the three maid with the water came in.
I washed and changed with the help of the maids.
“What’s your schedule for today?”
“Would you like to have lunch at the mansion?”
“Should I get your coat ready?”
The maids asked me, but I only nodded.
“I’m going out today. I’ll take a look at the shopping district.”
“I’ll tell lord Noanoke!”
The war of nerves among the nobles surrounding Vallua intensified. Since there was a high possibility for Dubbled to win Vallua, Dad was concerned about those greedy hyenas, so the chairman was bound to follow me when I went out.
‘Well, it’s not bad for me.’
I’m going to the office of hope merchant guild today, so I have to go with the chairman anyway!
I thought of what I want to do in my head.
First of all, I have to do Seria’s job because she went to look for the children…… it’s been a while since I’ve been socializing, so I have to see the ladies.
‘The most important thing is to find a way to respond to Duke Marche’s attack.’
The chairman had the nerve to say I had the upper hand, but it was actually meant to reassure me.
Regressing is my last resort.
‘Well, I’m sure the chairman knows this and pretended he didn’t.’
I love my family very much, but objectively, now the Dubbled is still behind the Duke of Marche.
‘It’ll be different in a few years, but it’s after the Continental War.’
Many years are left.
If Marche attacks before then, there is no proper way to respond.
‘We need Dubbled to be a powerhouse beyond Marche as soon as possible. It won’t be easy, but I can’t ignore this, so let’s find a way.’
Having arranged what I should do in my head, I left for the shopping district with the chairman.
When we entered the office, Seria’s deputy Curtis greeted us.
“Long time no see, Danju*.”
*TL note: Another mistake :(, Leblaine has a nickname on the merchant guild. Everytime she went there people called her Danju. I’m sorry for this.
“Yes. Have you heard from Seria?”
“I think it’s going to take a long time as the area where Duke Vallua hid the child was restricted. We need permission to come and go. But she’ll try everything to see the children with her own eyes.”
“That’s understandable. They are precious siblings to Seria.”
Seria was very excited when I told her where the Duke of Vallua had hidden the children.
‘I hope not all of the children are dead.’
Thinking so, I checked the documents Curtis brought.
Hope merchant guild was collecting information throughout the empire, so there were interesting rumors.
“Marquis Nodelli is buying a ruined mine?”
When I checked the document and made a puzzled expression, Curtis put down the teacup in front of me and nodded.
“I think he’s looking for something.”
It didn’t happen before I regressed.
Above all, most good mines were already owned, so mines were not a good investment destination at this time.
‘The House of Nodelli received a diamond mine from the Emperor when the Marquis married Princess Ingrid.’
The diamond mine was full of high-quality black diamonds.
I thought of it and suddenly realized as I lifted myself up.
The chairman, who was about to sit on the sofa, looked back at me and asked, “Huh?”
“Curtis, get out of here.”
When Curtis went out, I checked the window and outside the door as I whispered,
“He’s looking for the suwon.”
“Suwon…… You mean a spirit stone that generates water? But isn’t it only a legend?”
“No, the suwon is really there.”
The place will be on the market in the near future.
And the owner is Marquis Nodelli
‘Legend says it’s deep in Nymph’s lake, but it’s in a mine?’
I don’t know how the Marquis of Nodelli knew that the mine, but otherwise there is no reason to buy the ruined mine.
However, most provinces are supplied with water from the Amentar River, so it would be unnecessary to have a source of water. Unless there’s a big drought like five years ago.
“That…… no way!”
“There will be a big drought soon. The severe drought has dried up the Amentar River, which is called the Empire’s lifeline.”
The Marquis of Nodelli was a man without a business brain.
It’s a good thing that there was a huge profit from the mines he received when he got married, or his family would already be ruined.
People laughed at him because of his suwon project.
All he did was to distribute it to other countries suffering from a long dry season.
Compared to investment and efforts, profits were not significant.
Until the drought comes.
‘After the drought, the price of water soared to the ceiling.’
The period of the drought is three years.
Until then, there has been no rain in the empire, and it takes two more years for the Amentar River to function properly.
Hence, that place has more power beyond the emperor.
‘That’ll get my family to reach Marche’s family in a short time!’
“I need to find it.”
“The water source?”
“Yes, first of all, I should investigate the mines that Marquis Nodelli bought… hm.”
“Everything we heard might not be everything.”
“Then we have no choice but to buy all of them.”
“Your wealth is not far off from Nodelli, but it might be a problem if you suddenly spend that amount of money.”
“If it becomes like that…….”
I touched my chin and grinned.
“There’s a way!”
I went to visit my dad.
Dad was about to meet the nobles at Rosario tower, where the nobled usually gather.
After about 30 minutes, the nobles started to come out of the room.
When I raised my head, my father, who was leaving the tower while talking to the nobles, saw me.
“I was hanging out in the shopping district and the chairman said it was time for you to finish up.
“So what brings you here?”
I didn’t have a good excuse, so I shouted,
“I miss you dad!”
Then the nobles grinned.
“What a lovely child.”
I smiled innocently, and my dad gave me a big hug.
Then, I glanced back at the nobles.
“Does your child visit you often?”
“Huh? Ah…… not at all. I don’t know what my daughter is into these days, she never visited me.”
“Mine is just annoying. My daughter never let me enter her room after puberty!”
“Still, a daughter is cuter. I only have annoying sons. I envy you.”
Among the smiling nobles, my father’s expression became arrogant.
“She always rubbed her sleepy eyes and waited until I got home.”
“I envy you!”
“She frequently waited in front of the gate.”
“She came to see me again today.”
“Isn’t she the cutest daughter in the Empire?”
Dad raised his lips when he saw the nobles screaming “I envy you” simultaneously.
“She even has a great reputation because of the long distance teleportation device!”
“Your daughter will remain in the history of the Empire for a thousand years!”
My dad nodded satisfactorily, and I moved my gaze away as it was a situation where dad had said the words, but the shame was mine.
“What should I give you as a gift?”
My father asked me.
‘I had waited for this moment.’
The nobles grinned.
“You’ll have to give her a lot.”
“Ah pocket money. My kids haven’t been asking for pocket money since they grew up.”
“Yes. Most can be purchased with seals, so there’s nothing can be done about it.”
My father lightly rubbed my cheek with his fingers and said.
“How much do you need?”
I looked into the air and calculated the amount inside.
‘The amount I have at the merchant guild…I still need more.’
After I counted, I spoke with a bright face.
“50 million francs.”
“5, 5, 50 million?!”
The smiling nobles froze. It seemed that people thought I didn’t understand that the amount of money would be a year’s allowance of a common noble family.
I quietly extended my hands and posed cutely. It was also the pose that captured the maids’ hearts.
50 million francs.
I have to buy it with that.
Dad was silent for a moment and looked at Nos.
The nobles gave me a look of condolence with a look as if I’ll be in trouble.
“Dispose of some islands.”
Nos was surprised and opened his mouth.
“I need an allowance for my daughter.”