Life as a Tower Maid: Locked up with the Prince - Chapter 159
Whenever I wasn’t with Albert, I spent my time at the royal library, which was situated near the largest of the royal family’s palaces.
The people I would encounter on the way there always greeted me politely. After all, I now had a noble peerage as well.
I hadn’t done any paperwork regarding my fief’s management, but Albert said that he’d assign competent people for that…
I borrowed a few books here and there at the royal library, then I spent most of my time researching.
There was very little information about the Dragon’s Nest. I wouldn’t know anything about it until I went there in person.
That’s why I needed to study harder before I left. Albert didn’t stop me from going to the royal library.
He probably thought that it was futile—that he was going to be the contractor in the end.
Unfortunately, my meager skills in magic would allow me to teleport to places that I had already been to before.
Blanc knew where the Dragon’s Nest was, but it seemed to be a special place that couldn’t be accessed through teleportation.
So, we’re going to have to fly through the sky to get there.
This was an opportunity for me to study even harder at magic.
I went at it even harder compared to my review grind for the college entrance exams. It’s amazing how I didn’t get a nosebleed after all this.
Days passed by with my nose buried in books. Soon enough, the day of my outing with Mercy arrived.
“How have you been?”
As Mercy arrived and went into the room, she waved.
She had a lighter expression now, as if she had returned after letting go of a huge burden. She did say that she had something to do, so I guess it ended well on her part.
“I’ve been well. What about you, Mercy?”
Her voice as well was full of life. And I was amazed to see Mercy dressed to the nines today.
The dress she was wearing was adorned with vividly colored lace. Even though the design could be considered extravagant, it matched Mercy’s personality perfectly.
Really, it looked like those clothes were made for her.
“You must be in a good mood today.”
“It’s thanks to you, Big Sis! I have an excuse to go shopping! And, you know, I finally overcame my trauma.”
With her eyes curved and the corner of her lips turned up, Mercy kind of looked like a cruel witch for a second there, especially when a slight shadow came over her face.
“Overcame your trauma?”
I waited for Mercy to share more details, but she ended her answer there and turned the corner.
“I know we’re going out today to buy you some dresses, but… Actually, I didn’t like what I brought you last time, so I got you a new one beforehand.”
Towards me, she held out a soft satin dress, just like hers. It had a pale pink color, and it stood out with its fine lace.
Albeit puzzled, I nonetheless received the dress.
“We shall help you change your clothes.”
The handmaids rushed in and helped me put on the dress that Mercy gave as a gift. The high-quality fabric spread out gracefully as I spun around.
It felt a little weird to be dressed like a noble lady.
“It’s from the most famous designer in the capital. And we have a reservation at their boutique today.”
“Yes, that’s where we’re going to stop by today. We’re going to get you some clothes today, and we can’t possibly get you just ready-made clothes.”
Mercy spoke as if this was only obvious. I think I already have enough dresses as it is though…?
But I changed my mind right away. This place has a different worldview compared to what I’m used to. Since I’m an aristocrat now, I should know how to live like one.
I wish there’s a book like ‘Aristocratic Lifestyle for Dummies’. Ah, even if there was, I’m too busy as it is with my magic studies.
I’m better off following Mercy’s lead.
It might take us a couple hours. Since I’ll be out all day, it seemed like I might have time to choose out a gift for Albert, too.
I already had a few things in mind.
Seeing how different the situation was right now, I might be putting the cart before the horse, but.
After hearing what Mercy said, I nodded.
“Yes, you know a lot more about this than me, Mercy, so I’ll follow what you say.”
“I really like how you think.”
Laughing satisfactorily at what I said, Mercy clapped her hands once. Then, she smiled mischievously at Blanc, who was in my arms.
“You’d better be prepared, too, Dragon.”
Blanc flinched. But soon enough, he spoke bravely.
“I-I can’t wear a dress…”
Blanc tried to counter, but Mercy responded as if it was no big deal.
“There are many kinds of accessories out there as well. Every time I saw you, I kept thinking about how cute you’d be if we could get you a hat—or, oh, a cape. But there was never a chance to prepare them before.”
Blanc with a hat? Ahh, I can already imagine how cute it’ll be!
Blanc shook my hand.
I nodded in agreement with Mercy.
“Blanc, I think you’ll look great in one.”
Imagining Blanc with a cape made me so giddy, too.
My eyes met with Mercy’s gaze.
With merry imaginations, we soon left the palace together.