“You were right. You’re amazing in many ways,” Lumi said with astonishment.
“What’s that supposed to mean?” I asked.
I wasn’t sure if she meant it in a good or bad way. Lumi looked at me innocently and replied, “Nothing. I just hope that you will have more confidence in yourself. You’re really a wonderful person no matter who looks at you.”
I’m confident! Indeed, I’m not sure about my looks, but it doesn’t mean I’m not confident in my abilities. A nineteen-year-old secretary recognized by many higher-ups. I find myself astonishing, to be honest. I worked hard to achieve that, but it doesn’t change the fact that I’m amazing. I know I may have no charm for a romantic interest, but I don’t plan on getting married, so that doesn’t concern me. What’s important in life is the ability and power to survive and money.
In response to my answer, Lumi opened her eyes wide and asked, “You do?”
“Yeah. As an officer, I’m amazing. Don’t worry. I’ll rise up the ladder and become a high-ranking official.”
My confident answer made Lumi sigh again, “Whew…. Yeah, I hope you do that.”
Her sighs seemed to have gotten deeper, but anyway we moved on to different topics energetically. After a short moment of chatting with the kids, the carriage soon arrived at the theater. The door opened, and Rian offered me his hand with a bright smile.
“Marin, I’ll escort you in.”
He looked just like a prince, so I became dazed. Then I saw something strange and rubbed my eyes. That’s strange. Why am I seeing the Crown Prince there?
“Marin?” Rian asked me with a confused look, and I rubbed my eyes only to see the Crown Prince disappear. I see. I’m tired and hallucinating.
“Oh, it’s nothing. Let’s go.”
I held his hand to enter the theater. The interior was quite lavish, although it was no match for the Imperial Palace. I was quite nervous as I didn’t want to make any mistakes on my first visit to the theater. Soon, we were at our seats. The seat was comfy and had a good view of the stage. Yes, our seat was on the second-floor special seating, separate from the floor seating. It was different since we entered, actually. While everyone else was buying their tickets, as soon as Rian showed his badge on his chest, we were immediately guided into this place without being asked a single question.
Well, he’s the only son of the family of the marquis. Not only that, but his father is also the current chancellor, so he has power. I don’t know much, but I heard that the theater gives their sponsoring family special seating in the form of a room. This special seating where we were escorted in was the largest and had the best view of the stage. It meant that Rian’s family had donated the most amount of money to the theater. The man on the top of the ladder. To think I’m watching a play with such a man when I used to do two jobs because of poverty… It’s astonishing. But of course, my noble cousins should be familiar with such-
“Whoa! This is amazing! The seat is so comfy!” Jianne shouted.
“This is much better than where we watched last time! Well, of course, you can’t watch from here no matter how much you pay! Teehee!” Lumi shouted.
…I guess they aren’t familiar with this either. But I can see that they have watched plays several times. Meanwhile, all the plays I’ve watched were plays with dolls when I was young. This is very unfamiliar.
Jianne then spoke familiarly to the servant of the marquis that followed us, “Stay outside. I’m not sure when we’ll head back, so tell that to the carriage rider too.”