If I Disobey the Duke - Chapter 85
Real Look (2)
When he didn’t let go of her hand even after she had safely reached the floor, Lily looked up at him hesitatingly.
Should I ask him to let go of it? But since you’re my husband, would it be more natural to hold on to it like this?
Vlad lowered their clasped hands, his large one swallowing up hers.
Unlike Lily, who was bewildered, he had a nonchalant face. “You don’t have to worry about such trifles.”
Lily blinked. “What worries…?”
“Worries about money.”
Lily reflexively looked behind her as he touched his chin and pointed over her shoulder.
Her eyes filled with astonishment.
* * *
Servant Lowell couldn’t quite comprehend what was happening.
The lord’s recent behavior was confusing.
He had to look at documents.
He narrowed his eyes and raised his spectacles, then carefully set his eyes on the pile of papers on the table.
“If our Prince Isles wants to go home… We will take action immediately.”
“Oh, it’s not like that!”
Dandelion was terrified. He was standing across the chieftain’s office table.
Lowell was even more puzzled as he looked at the pile of papers again.
“Are you saying you really don’t know how to do this?”
He was genuinely curious.
It was the first time in his life that he had to work on such useless documents.
Parchment, ink, and wasting time reading papers that were a cluttered piece of rubbish was a waste of time.
He began to point down the contents one by one with a fountain pen.
“The banquet hall was misspelled, and there’s problems with the tiles for the floor. If this kind of document is approved, both sides will suffer. I really have nothing to say about this.”
Dandelion lowered his head, blushing.
He felt embarrassed several times when he saw the other servants working at the left and right tables flinch slightly.
The chief of staff continued his comments calmly in a low-pitched voice, “Not one or two items were missing, and the unit price calculation was not correct. The rest of it…”
As if he didn’t need to look any further, he piled up his parchment and pushed it aside.
“As per Madam’s words, I will order things from other territories as much as possible and only purchase minimum things from the Isles. Now, your only job is to organize the list of available quantities and stocks for each…”
After waiting for a long time, he thought Dandelion would answer but later he continued, “Madam has already organized almost everything. Your only job is to calculate and record. How could a person of your status not know this…?”
Dandelion sullenly stayed silent. “How do people do that in half a day? My head hurts so much right now…”
The area where he was hit by Vlad was still swollen and red.
“It took Madam only two days to prepare and give you instructions.”
“Look, my sister, too.”
“She organized the entire building’s upholstery, chandeliers, and curtains, and even a list of furniture to replace. She also chose a gift for the lord.”
“This is honestly a tribute to the Isles… Work progress is almost two hundred times faster. There were no errors in the documents Madam gave me, so everything went well.”
The first instruction that Lily gave when she came to the estate was to reorganize the work system.
Her skill in arranging, even at first glance, was obviously an impressive feat of efficiency.
She should go on vacation with the lord.
It was only right that the two of them took care of the many works in advance so that the progress would not be delayed even if the two of them were away.
“I thought that everyone from Madam’s family were equally capable. My thoughts were short-lived. It was just that Madam is just a wonderfully extraordinary person.”
Lowell underestimated Dandelion’s common sense and intelligence.
Who would have imagined that he would take a criminal to his sister’s bedroom?
In any case, in return, Lowell was now being ordered to educate Dandelion while Lily was away.
After Lowell sighed, he threw the wad of papers in the trash. “This can’t be done. I’m just wasting my time for nothing. Once I go back to the mansion I got in Cadis, um… You just rest.”
As soon as he finished speaking, the servant slammed the door open. It meant that he was leaving immediately.
Dandelion, unable to understand how to speak suddenly, stood tall in the middle of the room.
He was quite confused right now.
“My sister is… You mean smart?”
He couldn’t believe that his sister, whom he had subtly ignored, could do such a deed.
Lowell, who was looking at Dandelion, was so puzzled that he felt frustrated. “How did you not know that? Isn’t it Madam who discovered the diamond mine owned by the Isles?”
Dandelion went crazy.
His lifelong faith was cracking.
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