Duke, Please Stop Because it Hurts - Chapter 27
It wasn’t like she couldn’t emphasize with those servants. She understood why they were afraid and why they fled. It was true that his gaze was somewhat scary.
“Recently, I gave up on trying to hire more servants or trying to keep the servants from running away. I’ve decided to keep the people who’ve been working here for a long time. However, I hired two new maids in a hurry when I received word that you will be living here. If you ever feel like there’s not enough servants, please feel free to tell me.”
“No, the number of maids with me is fine.”
Molitia shook her head. She was someone that didn’t have an exclusive maid in the first place, plus, she didn’t like to have too much attention placed on herself. She found it to be quite burdensome. Molitia returned to looking through the papers again. The number was still too small, considering how large the manion was.
“It must have been quite difficult for the current servants to maintain the mansion considering the small number of servants.”
“Fortunately, the rooms that were not in use were locked up thanks to master’s permission. As a result, the current number of servants we have are enough to maintain the mansion.
This was the moment when her curiosity was satisfied. She wanted to applaud the Duke for his cleverness. He was able to reduce labor by shutting away the parts of the mansion that were not being used.
Her fingertips tapped the mahogany desk. Even though they might have enough staff for now, it still won’t be a long-term solution. Men would not be as hard as iron forever. It would be best for the Duke to have a few more servants, just in case of an emergency.
“Do we have any left over money from our current budget?”
“Then, let’s hire a few more servants. I’m not asking for you to hire a large number of servants, just a few that can understand the special aspects of this house.”
Molitia touched on all the questions she had been meaning to ask since earlier. The butler tilted his head slightly and his soft voice echoed in the study.
Her head was buried in the pile of paper, but the sound of his voice made her lift her head. She paused from working and looked at the butler.
“It’s already past noon. Why don’t you eat something?”
Has it been that long already? Molitia had been staying in one position for a long time, and when he heard his question, her body finally relaxed. Her habit of reading books since she was young had surprisingly improved her concentration.
She wasn’t hungry, but if she didn’t eat, it would be hard for her to take care of herself.
“I’ll tell the chef to make a big lunch.”
“I haven’t memorized the entire structure of the house yet, so let’s go together.”
When Molitia rose from her seat at the butler’s words. However, as soon as she rose, a loud ringing sound echoed in her ears, causing her vision to turn black and her body to wobble backwards.
Molitia clenched her teeth at the sudden ringing sound; she had been sitting for too long. She forced herself to smile as brightly as she could, trying to mask her pain in front of the butler.
“It’s okay. I just missed a step for a moment…”
She felt something running from her nose. Molitia lightly touched her nose lightly and discovered blood on her fingertips. It turned out she had a nosebleed. She quickly covered her nose with the back of her hand, but the blood flowed through her hand and dripped on the desk.
“Don’t worry too much. If I cover it with tissue…”
“I’ll call the Duke’s doctor.”
“I’ll also call the maid. Please hang in there a little longer!”
Molitia’s head was still in a haze from the sudden nosebleed. She couldn’t comprehend what the butler was talking about as she blinked her eyes blankly. She watched as the butler burst out of the study in the blink of an eye. Why was he in such a hurry? It was merely a nosebleed. Even when she was in the best of health, she would still have a few nosebleeds.
The maids were called into the room.
The maids were breathless and shocked by the scene when they burst into the study. “Oh, my God! Madam, there’s blood in your face; you were fine earlier.”
With tears in their eyes, they quickly put a cloth on Molitia’s nose. The blood that had leaked through her fingers had long since dried up.
“Madame! Have a seat for now.”
“No, it’s better to lay on the bed…”
“Ah! Don’t raise your head!”
The maids chartered incessantly in her ear in grief. She couldn’t even speak because they covered under her nose with too much cloth.
The doctor brought by the butler rushed into the room. It was obvious that he had come here in a hurry since his coats weren’t even buttoned up correctly.
The maids carefully moved Molitia to sit down on the bed as they continued to cover Molitia’s nose.