I Became the Tyrant’s Servant - Chapter 28
“Tell me where she is right now.”
Cardan grabbed Erina by the shoulder and shook her roughly, but she only groaned a little.
“Say it, damn it!”
Erina, completely unconscious, limped down.
Cardan threw out her mushy body as he chewed on the curse.
She said she lost her memory, but I expected her to remember something unconsciously when she was drunk.
“I never thought I’d stretch out before I could use my hands like this.”
Cardan rubbed his rough face.
No matter how strong the drink is, the duke, who used to drink it like water, falls down like this with five strange drinks.
It was an unexpected ambush.
Then the Duke began to toss and turn with a thin groan.
“Oh, it’s hot. It’s frustrating.”
Erina, whose face was red with alcohol, began to take off her clothes one by one as she tossed and turned with her brows frowned.
The sight made Cardan laugh out of his mouth.
“What kind of a trick is this?”
Erina, who had already loosened her clothes, turned around with a very comfortable face.
Then, not long afterwards, there was a sound of even breathing.
I tried shaking Erina Baloa a few times, but there was no movement. She even seemed to snore shallowly.
A crooked smile hung on the corners of Cardan’s mouth. There was a little spark of unpredictable interest in the eyes.
I thought it would be a shame to leave the duke alone like this.
After a short consideration, he lightly lifted Erina’s limp body.
Erina didn’t budge as he hugged her and took her to bed as she felt nothing.
Cardan smirked at the sight of her eyelids shaking without much reaction until he lay down on the bed and covered himself with a blanket.
There is another chance to find out where Eleanor was.
After the duke left the palace to find a 100-year-old liquor, she could search the duke’s office again.
“I can’t wait to see how she looks tomorrow morning.”
I thought I should be satisfied with teasing Duke Baloa today.
Cardan walked lightly out of the bedroom.
It’s driving me crazy.
In the last few minutes, this one word has been circulating in my head like a roundabout song.
It’s driving me crazy.
It was a turnaround song that made me forget the headache that I had because of a hangover.
No matter how much I pulled my hair out, the scene in front of me didn’t change.
When I came to my senses, I was lying on the bed where Cardan was lying last night, and my clothes were scattered on the ground.
The outer glasses were lying half buried in the sheet on the other side of the bed.
“I don’t think so.”
I groped my body. I didn’t feel much, but I wasn’t sure.
My head was twisted trying to remember anything.
I think Cardan talked a bit of crap last night after drinking and asking me to talk about Eleanor.
After that, I couldn’t remember anything as if someone had cut out my memory.
“I don’t think so. If I really had an accident, I would have remembered something.”
If I had done such a big thing, I couldn’t have forgotten anything.
“I’m sad that you can’t remember at all.”
When a low voice rang in my ear, the hair of my whole body stood up.
Before I knew it, Cardan was standing next to me.
Reflexively , the sheet was brought to the front of her chest.
I could not help but gasp at the approaching face.
Even at this moment, the thought that his face was really handsome crossed my mind.
“It’s not new while I’m done shopping.”
“B-bo … ….”
The sensation of blood escaping from my whole body made my head dizzy.
As expected, the ominous foreboding seemed to have been true.
I poured all kinds of curses on myself drunk from yesterday.
It’s true that the Emperor’s naked body almost caught my eye. But, on the pretext of drinking and being rational, you’re going crazy over that counter!
Unknowingly, she grabbed her head, and Cardan tapped his foot on the clothes that had been thrown away like a tear on the floor.
“The Duke seemed as urgent as I was yesterday, did you change your mind from last night?”
The corners of Cardan’s mouth, which were lightly rolled up, were sharper than the blades.
It was never a smile that made me feel good.
“No, that’s not it.”
I forced up the corners of my mouth.
I have to live.
Whatever the situation is, the fact that the man in front of me is a mad tyrant hasn’t changed.
The emperor, who suffers from severe narcissism, lived under the great illusion that every woman in the world adores him.
That was true to a certain extent.
He’s unrealistically perfect as long as he’s far away.
I was paralyzed by alcohol, and I was bewitched.
“Excuse me for my rudeness. I’m afraid I’ve caused you trouble.”
I ducked my head in a hurry.
The words “I was amazed” or “I was honored to serve you” were not uttered out of my mouth.
I don’t think I’ll be able to recover my pride even if I die.
Cardan smirked at what was so funny.
When the person who always crumpled his face violently suddenly smiled, she felt dirty.
This is exactly how the accident last night made our relationship more intimate.
“I had fun, too, so you don’t have to apologize. I’ll try to call you from time to time.”
To make matters worse, it was a disaster. I clenched my fist with a splitting headache.
“I’m sorry, but I don’t know if a humble servant like me can serve you.”
“There is no need to be so modest. It was such a fun night that there was joy in my life.”
Cardan picked up my chin and raised my face.
“Or, are you turning me down right now?”
“No! Absolutely not. How dare I………….
I gulped down my saliva.
“I had a great time, too.…….”
It was all done so as not to die, but I felt like dying.
“Really? Then you can look forward to the next time.”
I left the palace that day without hesitation.
There is also a good excuse to pick up the 100-year-old wine, so if I leave for Count Lenoah, she will be able to avoid Cardan for at least a few days.
The preparatory work was easy.
All the divers hired were skilled, and as requested by the count, the dock was empty and they could work without interference.
But I could hardly concentrate on my work.
‘You can look forward to the next time.’
Cardan’s low voice still made her clench her fist automatically with a sense that seemed to ring in her ears.
The map I was holding was crumpled mercilessly, but I had no time to care.
It should never happen again.
“What are we doing wrong?”
As I quivered and gritted my teeth, the diver who was waiting asked with an uneasy face.
“Oh, no. You’re doing great.”
I unfolded a crumpled map.
“We’ll be on the rocks around here, and we’ll find them in no time. If you find the ship, search for the junk first.”
Then she pointed to the place marked with the red X mark on the map.
It seemed unbelievable to see him tilt his head, but the diver immediately nodded.
His eyes say that he did it just because he was given money.
In other words, the eyes of a mad aristocrat who is paying for it.
I couldn’t blame him.
If anyone suddenly knew the location of a shipwreck full of treasure, they would treat me like a madman.
Then the divers came up to the surface.
“I found it!”
The diver came over the pier.
“As the duke said, there was a shipwreck on the reef.”
I hurriedly picked up a heavy bag. Wine bottles poured out.
The label has been torn to shreds by sea, but it was as certain as the year it was stamped on a glass bottle.
896 years of imperial power.
Strictly speaking, it was a 102-year-old wine, but I thought Cardan would accept it.
I smiled with satisfaction.
Other officials were right.
You won’t find a hundred-year-old wine even if you search the whole continent.
Someone must have drunk it right away.
But what if it’s in the cold sea that nobody can touch?
Before the cultivation of grapes in the Empire, all wine from the South came in and out of the port of Count Linoa.
Therefore, finding well-stored wine on the shipwreck was not a story without possibility.
The original Duke of Baloa also used this method to obtain precious liquor for the emperor from the shipwreck.
“I found it well.”
I put the bottle back in the bag.
“Bring all the bottles you have left. I’ll give you one gold coin per bottle.”
The divers’ eyes were wide open.
“I’ll pick it up right away.”
All the divers jumped into the sea in unison.
Soon after, bags filled with wine bottles were placed on the quay.
When I rummaged through the bag and counted the number of bottles, it came out exactly as I expected.
I paid the divers a day, and they bowed and hurriedly collected the gold coins.
The oldest-looking diver among the divers carefully opened his mouth.
“What is it?”
“How did you know that there was a shipwreck of precious wine here?”
I laughed half-heartedly.
In the original work, the location of the shipwreck was not detailed.
Therefore, as the original Duke of Baloa did, she had no choice but to estimate the location of the shipwreck by comparing various historical books.
“If you master all kinds of books like me, you will naturally learn them.”
The divers looked suspicious again, but I just laughed.
“<The History of Sailing and Storms> is especially interesting.”