I Reincarnated as a Mob Villain in a Game World I Had Been Playing~ Using My Knowledge of the Game, I Lived a Carefree Life but for Some Reason I Became Famous Everywhere~ - Chapter 62 - The Promised Morning
Chapter 62 – The Promised Morning
The scheduled day arrived.
It’s the day Remy is supposed to visit the Jet-black’s mansion.
“Normally, someone like her wouldn’t be coming to visit us so easily… Really.”
“Yeah… I’m sorry for everything. It was sudden, and I didn’t even ask for a specific time she’d be coming…”
Today, the Jet-black, who wore his armor to preserve his dignity, was face to face with the dignified resident.
“Are you once again trying to test my ability to adapt?”
“No, it’s not like that. I really forgot to ask.”
“There is no way you could have made such a mistake.”
Everyone makes mistakes, don’t they… I just so happen to make simple mistakes often…
The man felt like he was about to blurt out this inner voice in response to the worshiping-like reply.
And why does she rate me so high… I have no idea what I’m doing…
Seeing they have gotten off topic, the man actively spoke up and tried to take control of the conversation.
“Ah, I only invited Remy, but if you think about it, there’s a good chance she’ll be accompanied by someone…”
“I’m sure she’ll be accompanied by Ruca-sama, her older sister.”
“Hmm? Not her parents?”
“Mr. Banrard is a very wise man, so he will not take any unprecedented action like a gamble. I am sure he will make a safe choice.”
“This is something that even a fool could understand. I’m sorry for stating the obvious.”
“…N-no, that’s fine.”
The man cleared his throat to maintain the atmosphere and held back his emotions.
‘Yes! I’m that much of an idiot!’
That’s how self-deprecating he felt. He really felt screaming to get it out and clear his mind.
To be honest, he only understood about 20% of what the resident was saying.
In particular, he has no idea what was meant by ‘unprecedented action’ and ‘like a gamble.’
He would really like to know more, but the current situation doesn’t allow for that.
But he did hear some good news.
This is what such a reliable resident said,
‘I’m sure she’ll be accompanied by Ruca-sama, her older sister.’
‘I am sure he will make a safe choice.’
If Remy’s parents, who have a lot of power, had come with her, the man would have been terrified to the point that he would have regretted inviting Remy.
He couldn’t help but let out a breath of relief.
“…I’d like to change the subject, Sir Jet-black.”
“I have anticipated an increase in the number of visitors, but I have prepared a variety of offerings for the visitors. I hope this is not a problem.”
“No issues at all. It’s actually quite helpful. Thank you.”
The man can’t thank Duke Diggoth enough for giving him such a good resident.
“So, um… How much was the cost for what you provided this time? I would like to repay at least the amount we’ve used…”
Although the Jet-black doesn’t work in this world, he did receive a large amount of reward money. There is enough to be sensible.
And he doesn’t want to be indebted to someone with power, either.
All is for the sake of peace. He wants to avoid any kind of conflict.
——Strangely, he would never have known that those people in power were thinking the same thing.
“I appreciate your offer, but there’s no need for a refund. The Duke has instructed me to ‘provide everything you need,’ and we have received some funds for that purpose.”
“Can’t we do something about that?”
“In that case, it would be best for Sir Jet-black to negotiate directly with The Duke. My position makes it difficult for me to do anything other than act passively.”
“That’s the same with… I see.”
The man could only answer with this.
“The-then, can I ask you to record the amount for now? I’m busy at the moment, but I’d like to negotiate about it when the time is right.”
“Yes, I understand.”
“Also, if there is something that the resident wants personally, she can add the amount to the record too. For example… A jeweled accessory or something.”
“Thank you very much.”
The man has left everything to the resident, including dealing with the destroyed stone bridge.
He hopes to return the favor in this way.
“Then, I will take you at your word if it comes to that.”
“You don’t even need to consult me, so feel free to buy anything.”
“Are you sure?”
“I’m always grateful for your hard work.”
“Your words are too kind.”
Of course, the man wouldn’t treat anyone like this.
As he said, he’s grateful, and he trusts that the resident will think things through with common sense.
“Ah, yeah. On another topic… I actually have something I’m going to give Remy today——”
Here, the man slowly opened the cloth bag that was hanging around his waist.
“A present, huh? I think it would be very appreciated.”
“By the way… Is it okay if I give her this?”
The moment the present was taken out…
The resident’s eyes widened and her body instantly stiffened.