Doctor Resignation - Chapter 3
“Hey excuse me, but are you giving me this room?”
It was a quick yet immediate action that Perelman has assigned a maid named Jenny to accompany me.
Jenny is a maid in her mid-40s. Her soft and gentle face gives a pretty strong impression. Her blue lake eyes and also her brown hair are rather ordinary.
It was said that she has been working with Perelman for the longest time.
“This room is always empty,” Perelman said briskly as he fixed his monocle glasses.
For a second, I was slightly surprised by the room’s design. It was way too feminine.
The interior designs are cute for a noble little lady like my current age.
However, I am not even a little girl inside.
“You can wear whatever you like, I don’t care.”
I gasped loudly as I opened the closet.
The big closet was full of cute clothes for a little lady.
Why is Jenny’s face flushed?
Being straightforward and shameless as he can be, Perelman said,
“I am going to throw all these clothes after the season ended. Since you are here, you can wear them all.”
Why did he give me these pretty clothes when he treated me coldly?
Perelman replied again while grumbling,
“Note that I didn’t give you these clothes because I like you, it’s just that it’s a bother to throw it all away after the season ends. But since you are a little girl who suits these dresses, I give them to you. Also, there are no skinny and small girls like you in this Duchy. Keep it clear that I’m giving you the clothes that I wanted to throw away.”
“Of course, my Lord. I am aware that you’d given me these dumped clothes.”
Perelman raised his sharp monocle as he speaks,
“I will ask someone to send you some books that you are obligated to read. You must memorize them by tomorrow.”
“Understood, my Lord.”
“You didn’t ask how much I wanted you to memorize? How many books will I give you later? Really?”
“Honestly, I don’t really care.”
I shrugged and continued,
“I can memorize a medical book I’ve read once without missing a single detail.”
Perelman laughed and left without saying goodbye.
After a while, Jenny, who is still with me, asked carefully,
“Miss…… He always made his assistants memorize a dozen of books. Why don’t you tell him that memorizing them by tomorrow is too much for you?”
“It’s okay,” I answered without hesitating.
“I’m a genius so I’m fine.”
It was self-confidence and high esteem that I don’t intend to hide.
I have been living at this current age with nineteen years of worthy knowledge. It is unlikely pretending to be stupid.
Jenny smiled and chuckled.
“Oh my…… You remind me of Sir Perelman when he’s younger. That’s what he always said at your age, ‘I am a genius’ ha ha ha.”
I asked again as if I heard wrongly. He is really as bad-tempered as me since young?
“Yes, I was really surprised when he suddenly gave you his daughter’s room.”
“I beg your pardon?”
I flinched when she said that.
This pretty and cute room is used by his own daughter?
‘And these dresses are……’
“Ah, I’m deeply sorry for the misunderstanding. To be exact, his lost daughter.”
I’ve never heard this kind of information before. That’s kind of new to hear.
I looked up at Jenny as I tilted my head.
Jenny has a bitter expression when she tells me about his past.
“He had a daughter. But he lost her without having a chance to see her face. He was desperate and was troubled after losing her. That is why the Duke allowed Sir Perelman to build a room for her missing daughter. He never gives up and is still waiting.”
“Ah…… I see.”
I don’t have any clue about his daughter but on top of that, Perelman is a successful and rich nobleman. I thought his missing daughter would hit a jackpot if she was found.
“Ah, at the end of the corridor, you will see the little duke’s room.”
Jenny said gently as she tied my messy hair and tried to braid it.
“Ah, did you mean the future duke, His Grace Erhan Casseus?”
“Yes, I did.”
The one who can change the future. The man that I have to save.
A nineteen-year-old man at that time coughed too much with his skinny body. I let out a sigh.
From now on, I will watch him closely. I have to identify his chronic illness and cure him.
‘We are on the same floor and our rooms are near. It was easy to bump into each other.’
That’s what I thought.
“Oh my, how pretty.”
Jenny picked out some clothes that suit me and decorates my hair with some ornaments.
“You really look like a young lady after dressing like this.”
“Everything in here is supposed to make me look like a lady, not a male, obviously.”
I replied nonchalantly while walking to the bookshelf.
“And of course, my skin glows and my features are flawless.”
Jenny couldn’t hold back her laughter while listening to my words.
“Oh my…… ha ha ha ha.”
Jenny murmured as she glanced at my self-reflection in the mirror who was smaller than her,
“It’s like seeing Sir Perelman’s twin.”
“……excuse me, but that was offensive.”
I stretch my body with all the fifteen books on the table
I scattered all the books on the table. There wasn’t a single thing that I didn’t know.
Actually, it was a medical book from six years ago, so I knew more than I thought.
In fact, my competency right now depends on discovering new things rather than knowing something that I already knew in this continent.
“Sir Perelman is quite busy as well. He was working at the upper office.”
“Yes, I am quite aware.”
“I have been repeatedly offered to resign because I can’t get attached to the Duchy. But I was not allowed to since the lord asked me to stay.”
“Why is that?”
“I am not suited to be in this kind of field. Ah, but I believe in your skill, Miss.”
Jenny soothed my hair and smiled gently.
“We didn’t have that many very good doctors until…… the previous Duke of Casseus died,” Jennie continued.
I nodded slowly as I remembered something.
Perelman was too busy to focus on the previous Duke. But after that, the Duke died suddenly.
So now the Duchess was in charge of various territories, and her only son, Erhan, was the only heir.
“His Grace Erhan couldn’t properly handle things yet so the Duchess did all the work.”
“Is His Grace Erhan not feeling well?”
“A few months ago, he managed to stay alive despite his severe condition.”
Perelman himself was good and loyal to the Duke of Casseus. If he could not save Eran in the end, it must have been quite a difficult disease.
‘Really, I have to check it out as soon as possible. Maybe it’s a disease that should be treated from a young age.’
I reminded myself of my purpose once again.
“Now, shall we prepare?”
Jenny held my hand and smiled.
“You will be having lunch with Sir Perelman.”
Jenny sighed and continued,
“Yes, the majority of the previous assistants left the manor after their first lunch.”
I slowly nodded because I had experienced his coldness towards a new employee.
“But I am sure that you will come back here safely.”
“I think so.”
Jenny giggled as I answered confidently.
“What is the use of pumpkin juice mixed with Deharin?”
“To temporarily relieve muscle pain.”
“If you suddenly get a headache, what method should you use?”
“First, use the seed flower herbs and see the reaction to decide on prescription later.”
The meal was excellent.
Growing up in an orphanage, I had opened a clinic after six years of living as a doctor’s assistant, but I had never eaten such precious food before returning to the past.
He kept asking questions about the contents of the books that he sent yesterday, and I answered with nonchalance and quickly emptied my dishes.
Of course, other applicants wouldn’t eat a bite. The atmosphere was icy enough to make the appetite disappear.
It was because Perelman’s questions were too straightforward and he gave a cold look to the ones who were not able to answer.
Of course, I answered without a flinched until dessert was served.
He poured out all kinds of questions throughout the meal and got all the answers.
Finally, Perelman stopped asking questions only after I started eating pudding.
“You are quite useful.”
“Am I just useful?”
I asked calmly, eating my pudding little by little.
“It’s hard to find talent like you anywhere on the continent.”
“I had clear goals at 13 and I couldn’t be under anyone.”
“You’re very honest.”
“It’s the virtue of a doctor.”
I said from the bottom of my heart,
“I am not lying.”
It was true.
‘I am very kind and full of humanity.”
I’m happy because I can now do things myself. I’m also kindhearted enough to come here just to save everyone in this territory.
“You have a personality similar to mine. I am very honest and kind too.”
‘What the hell are you talking about? You have no humanity at all and your way of speaking…… are you showing off?’
When I said nothing, he continued,
“What you think now is the truth.”
I don’t know if our bond is very good or very bad.