How the Useless Me Became the Beloved of the Devilish Duke Knight - Chapter 5
Chapter 5 : Promise and Lost Items
After carefully examining the seams in particular, the man finally pulled the cloth over his head. It’s not good for the heart to spend so much time looking at the finished product. And when the face becomes invisible, expressions are also unknown, which, in itself, is nerve-wracking.
“…I tried to make the cut part as inconspicuous as possible.”
“Yes. It’s true that you can notice it up close, but from a distance, I don’t think there’s any issue.”
It seems that she has reached the passing point for the time being. Elma sighs with relief.
“I’m totally late in thanking you. Thank you so much. You’ve been a big help.”
The man reaches out his right hand, catching Elma off guard. Next, when her mind understood the words that had been spoken by the man, she stumbled back in shock, as if she had been slapped on the face.
“Are you alright ?”
“I-it’s nothing, please don’t mind me!”
Her face grows hotter and hotter as she worries about her sudden wobble.
‘Oh no, what should I do? …… I’m so happy. I shouldn’t be feeling like this… My heart is pounding, and I can’t calm down. What should I do…’
What took over Elma was a feeling of deep emotion. It overflowed from the depths of her chest, warmly embracing her entire body. Even when she tried to contain it with her cold fingertips, it didn’t seem to subside easily
“So, how much should I spend in a situation like this? I don’t know much about market prices. Please tell me.”
Elma, who had been patting her cheeks with a clapping motion, looked up and saw that the other person was also twisting his head.
“It’s not something that can be done for free. I’ve never seen such quick and accurate divine protection restoration. It must be the work of a highly skilled artisan—”
“N-no, it’s not like that! I’m just a mere errand person…”
“—That’s ridiculous. Restoring divine protection is not something just anyone can do.”
“You’re overestimating me… I’m just a bit handy with my hands…”
Her sister can even summon tornadoes if she sets her mind to it. Their father, Zayden, can unleash lightning from his palms. Compared to them, Elma has nothing. That’s why she has no choice but to move her limbs desperately. Although Elma understands this, the man seems dissatisfied.
“Besides, um… I just… that, um, request…”
“…Oh! That’s right, we were discussing that. Darn it, I shouldn’t have brought up unnecessary things.”
The original reason Elma offered to fix the cloth was to get the man to forget about today and go home. So far, things have been going so well that no one would think of Elma as a failure of the Talcoza family. However, perhaps Elma is just Elma after all. When she timidly reminded the man of their agreement, he let out a groan and fell into deep thought.
As the atmosphere turns uneasy once again, Elma tightens her grip on her hands, thinking, ‘If I could at least shoulder the blame and spare my father and sister from trouble, just for myself…’ Though it’s through the cloth, in her direction She gasps and, startled, releases a heavy sigh.
“I don’t want to see you looking so helpless. After all, I’m a knight, and I will keep my promise. I did say earlier, if you fix this, I will listen to your request. But… it’s a problem. This is really a problem. If it’s finished so perfectly, I have no choice but to quietly go home. However…”
‘Once the cloth is fixed, there won’t be any reason for to stay here any longer, right…?’
What on earth is he worried about ? Elma has no idea and is at a loss. Then, the man, seeming to have come up with something, claps his hands and says, “I’ve got an idea.”
“Here’s the plan. I’ll go home quietly today, just as you wish. However, I accidentally leave something behind here. After searching for the lost item, wondering where it could be, I coincidentally return here and meet you again. Yes, this way, I won’t be breaking the promise, and my wish can be fulfilled. Perfect, isn’t it?”
Elma’s thoughts stopped. She could not understand what he had just said. Or rather, it was as if common sense and logic refused to comprehend. While she was frozen, the man rummaged in his pocket and put something in Elma’s hand. Even the shape of the hand is so beautiful that it almost blows her mind, but he is a man after all, and Elma’s small hand is completely wrapped around it.
“Thank you so much for today. And if possible—no, we must meet again. Goodbye.”
Overwhelmed by surprise, or rather, unable to keep up with the unfolding situation, she can’t even muster a voice.
Seeing what she was given, Elma was even more startled. It was a ring. Not extravagantly decorated, but when illuminated by the moonlight, it sparkles in seven colors, making it seem like it’s a gemstone she has never seen before—perhaps even made of magic stone. In other words, even with a modest estimate, it was a valuable item, and for some reason, it is now in Elma’s hands. It was held firmly.
‘Lost item… But he didn’t drop it. The ring… I’ll see you again. What just happened? What’s going on??’
While Elma was standing there, her thoughts polluted by many questions, the masked man turned his back to her… and then he came back and took out something again.
“Oh, and this too. It’s a gift, but you seem to need it more than I do. Women want to lose weight quickly, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to go overboard with weight loss methods, right?”
Thud, in the hand opposite to the one holding the ring, she was given a fruit with a red and bumpy peel. Not just one, but one after another—five or so were casually dropped, and she hurriedly caught them.
“Lathy” the name of it flashed in Elma’s knowledge. It’s no longer in season, and even if it were available, it would be a luxury item that she could never afford.
The cause of today’s events was Elma’s sister throwing a tantrum, shouting, “I absolutely want to eat it!” Her father then told her, “Don’t come back until you find it!”
(Why do I have Lathy in my hands?)
Elma was completely stunned this time.
No, the fact that she didn’t collapse is praiseworthy in itself. And while she was in a daze, the masked figure had disappeared from sight. After sneezing and realizing her body was cold, Elma remembered that she still needed to find a place to sleep tonight.
‘—It must be a dream. Such a ridiculous and nonsensical event, it’s definitely a dream. I’m cold, and my stomach is empty, so I must have hallucinated. I know, when morning comes, this ring and the Lathy will disappear. Let’s go to sleep for today…’
The fact that she was tired was undeniable. Elma staggered her way to the gazebo in the garden and collapsed, falling into a deep sleep.
1. I’m sorry, there seems to be some error in my translation for this word. At first I thought they were talking about coffee latte, but in this chapter they mention it as a fruit instead TT. So from now on, I will translate it as Lathy.↵
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Translated by : Cutae30
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