I Stole the Child of My War-Mad Husband - Chapter 3
Naturally, Rupert looked at me as if he heard some mad dog barks.
Immediately, a cold answer followed.
“I must have just said it, but I have no intention of giving you more money for the indemnity.”
“That doesn’t mean that. I’m asking you for a loan.”
I knew he would give this kind of reaction. Objectively it will sound crazy.
Still, I added calmly.
“Of course I also use the borrowing card.”
He has a sharper tone of speech.
“What the hell are you up to? Do you really think I’ll listen to that?”
‘I guess so.’
His wife, who was in the worst relationship with him suddenly asks for money. I am glad that I didn’t get to hear any cursings.
But I brazenly maintained a ‘good face’.
First, let’s push it!
“Come on, listen to my explanation first, I have an idea this time-“
“So what do you make up for?”
My words were cut off in the middle. Rupert said he was very sick and tired of it.
“Just summarize your ulterior motive in ten letters right now. Before I kick you out because I hate to hear your bullshit.”
Rupert’s patience for me was very short.
‘Isn’t this my last chance?’
The difficulty level is too high from the start!
“If you can’t do it right now, I’ll-“
I spit out in a hurry.
“I want to invest in the land.”
I thought he wouldn’t understand.
‘That’s why I said I’d explain.’
I didn’t want to use this extreme method of investment from the very beginning.
‘But I don’t have time.’
I know Rupert’s propensity well. He was a terrible personality to take care of reason and efficiency. Anything that gets in his way is removed without hesitation.
‘This kind of hostility would really kill me.’
Naturally, the strategy that appeals to normal people didn’t work and has no effect on such an opponent like him.
In that case, it’s better to just show him the purpose as quickly and precisely as possible.
‘So that within a short period of time, my value of existence can fit into his mind.’
So, I was planning to bring him tremendous wealth by letting him know the land where the money would pour out just by digging it.
‘To do that, It needs investment money first.’
“Do you know the concept of investment?”
A cold reply followed.
“It’s a waste of time, get out.”
I said in a calm tone.
“I swear in my honor that it will never be a waste of time. Please give me an opportunity to really explain.”
“You won’t believe it if you’ve heard it on your own. Please call your aide, Ordin, too.”
His gaze me as if I was an unknown creature that appeared in front of him for the first time.
Well, it’s the first time I showed a rational attitude that makes my appearance less nervous.
“Noelle Ainel, you’re doing unusually persistent today.”
Fortunately, this attitude seems to move his judgment.
“Yes, it would be better to listen specifically to what you mean.”
Rupert pulled a string and called an attendant.
“Bring Ordin here.”
When I heard that, I secretly sighed with relief.
First of all, I have passed one hurdle.
After a while, a man with a rather cold impression came in.
“Did you call me, Marquis?”
He is a person with light brown hair and blue eyes.
He was Rupert’s aide. Of course, this man also hated me very much.
Fortunately, he is not a person who tells lies because of personal feelings.
‘That is why I asked for your presence.’
If Ordin agrees, it will be of great help in persuading Rupert.
While Rupert briefly explained the situation to Ordin, I pulled out a large map in the corner of the house.
“You said you didn’t want to waste a time, so let’s get to the point right away. ”
After seeing the two men for a moment, I turned my head toward the map again.
It’s better not to say anything unnecessary at all, is what their looks said.
“From here on.”
I pointed to the area of the map with my finger.
“I’m thinking of buying the land up to here.”
Ordin lightly frowns his eyebrows.
“It’s very barren so it’s not a land suitable for farming.”
It is a sign that Rupert knew it would.
“After all, you don’t really know what an investment is.”
I profoundly refuted it.
“I know it right. This land is not fertile and there are no rivers nearby.”
Therefore, this land has been neglected without much use all the time. There is no one willing to purchase it.
However, there was something that could be a lot of money under this land.
‘It was a ruin full of old golden treasures, probably?’
Yes, I was sure.
I clearly saw it in the story.
‘Wait, did I see it?’
I corrected the misrepresentation that came up inadvertently.
‘No, I read it.’
“The use of this land itself is not important. What is so important is the thing buried down here. “
Ordin asked suspiciously.
“Is something buried there?”
“The explanation will be a little longer to answer that question, so don’t hang up.”
This was a warning to Rupert.
“You know better, but in ancient times there is a record that the continent is divided into four lands, but now it is all combined.”
Suddenly it was time for geography, but fortunately, Rupert didn’t interrupt like before.
“In the past, each of the four lands consisted of a different type of mana, and Ainel region was located on the border of two of the house four lands combined.”
“So, that’s why crops don’t grow well on my land.”
All the land surrounding the land I wanted to buy was barren.
“The place I’m talking about now is similar to the Marquis. No, it’s rather worse. Because it is a boundary of three lands.”
“So it’s completely cheap if you buy it now.”
Ordin touched his head as if absurd.
“Cheap isn’t all good, but it should be useful.”
“As I just said, the usage doesn’t matter.”
Unexpectedly, Rupert corrected it.
“…You said there was something under the ground.”
“Yes, I got information from someone I know that there was a greedy race that lived only in this magical land in ancient times, who collected treasures, and it said that when the race died, gold and silver treasures remained with their dead bodies.
“What is that race?”
“It is a surprisingly famous race. It’s a dragon.”
Like fantasy, dragons were famous in this world as well.
It doesn’t mean that you see it often.
It’s just they often appear in legends or fairy tales, and rare relics are excavated from the places they are found from.
Well, to put it more simply, it was a level of familiarity similar to ‘dinosaurs’.
I continued to explain my answer further.
“I mean if you dig this land, there will be a dragon’s grave. So, there are ruins with gold and silver treasures. Well, are there dragon bones too?”
In the story, the heroine made a sword out of that material.
The two men who couldn’t be easily persuaded seemed to have a lot of criticizing remarks stating this all utter nonsense to say.
“The dragon’s ecology has not been fully understood. How does the Marchioness know that?”
“I can’t trust you. How do you know that? Besides, it’s all just theoretical talk. It has no practicality.”
‘Well, now I’m stuck here at this point.’
Certainly what I said now would be revealed in an academy thesis in the future.
Of course, it was still unknown.
The content itself is true, but the route of entry had to be turned over as a lie.
Even if you know the future, you can’t completely believe it.
“Your point is correct. Because……”