Doctor Resignation - Chapter 1
“This is all due to the fact that the little duke, Erhan, passed away!”
“If only His Grace Erhan had inherited the Duchy……”
“Then, the crazy Wederick won’t betray the Dukedom of Casseus.”
The murmurs from the prisoners next door were heard.
Half a year ago, the Dukedom of Casseus lost its legitimate heir, Erhan Iliad Casseus.
After becoming an adult, he couldn’t get up from his bed and had to restrain himself from taking the Duke’s title. Unfortunately, he died due to ailments and hasn’t been meritorious as an apparent heir.
The new successor of the Dukedom falls to Erhan’s cousin, Frederick Vicedar.
As soon as he succeeded in the Dukedom, he joined the rebellion troops and quickly turned the Casseus territory into a battlefield.
Of course, the rebellion without justification and the ability to lead was easily taken down by the Imperial faction.
However, most of the young knights from the Casseus Dukedom were to meet death and were severely injured. They suffered a huge amount of loss to pay for the tremendous liability of the innocents.
All those who actively participated in the rebellion troops were hanged.
The problem is that I will be hanged as well.
I shook my head and bang it a few times.
I am only nineteen-year-old.
I was the best doctor in this territory.
I just treated a large number of injured people due to the war that took place. But the Imperial family charged me with the crime of ‘Playing a great role in the expansion of the rebellion troops.’
There is nothing I can do after being stuck in this prison.
I had been praised since I was at the age of thirteen. With that, I was able to become an independent doctor for some time after being an adult.
That is what I thought when I already gained some fame and money.
“This is not fair!”
Ordinary people like me have no loyalty and ties with the Imperial family and the Duchy. I was just living peacefully day by day without any distractions.
But, I suddenly got accused of joining the rebel troops. I only gained the crime because I want to save certain people. It was so unfair that I almost burst into tears.
As I was sobbing, an old woman, who was in the same jail as me suddenly spoke softly.
“Isn’t it too unfair?”
“Of course it is.”
I answered bluntly as there was nothing wrong with my nonchalant reply.
“I was punished to be hanged suddenly and I am going to die because I save people from dying. I can’t even run away with the two other dying doctors.”
The old lady had a big smile as she approached me.
“You are a doctor?”
I stared at her with a suspicious look on my face.
If you are one of the residents of Casseus Dukedom, there is no way you wouldn’t be able to recognize a genius like me.
It was obvious that she is s foreign.
“So you are a doctor? It will be such a waste for you to die.”
“You think so?”
Then, the old lady asked me with anticipation in her eyes,
“I am tired every day because of the sudden headache. Do you know what am I supposed to do?”
“Give me your hand.”
I was destined to be executed tomorrow at once, but with a sense of duty as a doctor, I took the old lady’s hand and started to examine her.
“This is a pain caused by the collision of mana in your body. Have you ever accepted other people’s mana recklessly? It is also mana with great power.”
This isn’t a common disease. The old lady widened her eyes after hearing my question.
“Oh my, how did you know? No one knows about this including the other doctors……”
“I am the most intelligent doctor in this territory.”
I continued to speak with a feeble voice.
“Drink the evening primrose tea every morning and eat the cut beef. It’s better if you mix dianthus and isarpule and eat it as a pill. Then the side effects will disappear.”
“You really shouldn’t take strange mana to your body in the first place. It would be dangerous.”
I gave a brief prescription and then sighs heavily.
Seeing that she was trapped in the same prison as me, it was quite obvious that the old lady is going to die with me tomorrow.
“Thank you, the most intelligent doctor. Is there anything you need? Just tell me.”
I asked with a sign of desperation.
“Then save me.”
“That is quite difficult, young miss as I am not the Emperor. Ask me about something else.”
You are the one that told me to say anything……
Then, I said the second wish that I want.
“Well, I am from an orphanage so technically I don’t know who is my biological parents are. Can you tell me?”
It was sad that I had no family that would visit me after my death and while I was imprisoned here.
It was sad that it was my destiny to die alone without anyone to cry over my death.
“Oh goodness, Young Miss. My crystal ball broke after I came here. I would be able to find them if it was still in good condition.”
You told me to say anything, but it was just empty talk.
I don’t know what to say anymore since I am going to die tomorrow.
So I said without any sincerity.
“Well, I am out of wishes. That would be enough, grandma. I don’t know what to wish for anymore.”
The old lady suddenly narrowed her eyes.
“Well, I can’t spare your life, Young Miss. But, I can give you another chance to live.”
“I beg your pardon?”
“Change the future, Miss.”
I stared in awe at the old lady.
“I will give you the time.”
That is the last memory of my nineteen-year-old.
When I came to my senses after the deep conversation with the old lady, I was back in my thirteen-year-old body.
“This doesn’t make any sense……”
I blinked several times in front of my reflection.
A girl with brown bobbed short hair and green emerald eyes standing there with an absurd face.
Is this what the old lady’s meant by another chance to live?!
By turning back the time, I was able to live in the past before being executed as one of the rebels in the Casseus territory.
“Oh my God!”
Looking at my outfit, it is still summer.
I remembered this outfit. This is the very day that I was supposed to leave the orphanage at the corner of the Casseus territory and become Mr. Ziban’s assistant.
“Let’s just run away.”
I should run away from the orphanage and get a job.
With my full medical knowledge, I will never starve to death since I am a genius doctor.
I am now still a doctor, I’m going to find a job so I can go anywhere.
“I just have to leave Casseus territory and then dash to any safe place.”
I murmured silently in a small voice.
“Sister! Don’t forget about us!”
“You have to come over often, sister.”
“I know I have to leave when I’m thirteen soon, but I’m sad..”
“Sister is too smart even though you have a trash-like personality.”
“No, sister was nice to us even though her personality is not that good.”
The younger brothers who grew up in the same orphanage as me suddenly came in.
“Lise, I heard you are going to be Mr. Ziban’s assistant.”
Teacher Elbern who treated me as his sister also came in.
Teacher Elbern risked his life to save me when I was still a baby. I was inside a basket and flowed by the river at that time. He even named me Lise.
“This is just a small gift from me. I hope you become a great doctor as you always wish.”
Elbern handed me a notebook and pen as he smiled sweetly at me. If it were me, I’d have to save my pocket money for a few months to buy high-quality pens and notebooks like this.
And that fact suddenly hits me.
These precious people died when the Imperial army swooped over the Casseus territory.
Would it be the right choice to run away and live alone?
I stared at these special people in my heart with a confused look on my face. Although I didn’t have any parents, I live well enough in the orphanage.
Taking the notebook and pen, I breathed heavily. Knowing the future, I couldn’t do anything for them.
“……I will be going to Casseus’ manor. Not as Mr. Ziban’s assistant.”
“What?” Elbern asked in surprise.
“I heard that Duke Cerceus’ doctor, Arga, is looking for an assistant.”
“He always asked for an assistant.”
One of the children voiced out in my stead.
“It’s a problem that everyone got kicked out in less than a week.”
“I will not get kicked out.”
I raised my head and spoke in an indifferent tone.
“And why do you think so?”
“Obviously because I’m a genius.”
I couldn’t say that my mental age is 19 years old with full medical knowledge.
A child looked at me with suspicious eyes.
“Why would you want to be Arga’s assistant?”
My voice’s tone became more serious.
“Because I’m a nice and tender-hearted person.”
I wanted to explain to him that I made a choice to go to Casseus manor to save my precious people, but I decided not to.
Elbern looked at me with his trembling eyes and replied,
“Well, it’s true that our Lise is a smart and kind girl.”
So with that, I headed out from the orphanage and went to Casseus territory.
Viscount Arga Eitte Perelman is the Chief Physician in Casseus Duchy and was a very competent politician.
Moreover, he ran the largest herbal business and always said that he needed an assistant.
Of course, there is no one that stayed with him for more than a week because of his high standard and bad personality.
“……he is the only way for me to get into the mansion.”
I ended up making the decision.
I will not run away in order not to make Casseus’s territory fall into the hands of that crazy rebel.
To do that, I have to stop Frederick from coming to the Casseus estate.
“I need to save Erhan Casseus. There is no other option.”
I have to save Erhan who died suddenly at the age of nineteen.
He is the same age as me.
Erhan who died when he reached adulthood suddenly appeared in my mind.
He kept coughing and he was too skinny.
“I have to build up his immunity from his young age…… and observe him closely.”
If only Erhan was to inherit the Dukedom, the territory would never be engulfed in the ridiculous rebellion.
“After everything went well, and there’s nothing left to do……”
Since Perelman is the only doctor in his mid-30s, there was no possibility that I would become the official doctor of the Duke.
“……I should go and search for my biological parents or make my own family.”
I didn’t even know my parents. I thought I could live well without them since I’m smart.
Before the times turned back and when I was about to die, I was curious about them.
Did they abandon me? Or did they lose me because of unavoidable situations? I wanted to know the truth about my origins because.
Even if I can’t find them, It would be a good idea for me to get married and build my own family, unlike in my past.
“Let’s start with Erhan for now.”
I said with confidence and take a step inside the Casseus territory,
With a letter of recommendation to become Arga’s assistant that Elbern wrote urgently.a