Princess Or Whatever, I'm Going Home! - Chapter 1
Two days before, when she won the lottery—
Did she have a scary dream?
Did she have a sad dream?
No. She had a dream of becoming steamed dumplings.
‘…But, why am I crying so sadly?’
Ji-yoon thought, wiping away the flowing tears.
‘Because it is better to be steamed dumplings, rather than going to work. Damn it.’
On Monday, Ji-yoon, who goes to work at a company like most, grinds her teeth inside the steamy subway.
No, wait. In this kind of weather, even killing people should be recognized as self-defense. The steamed dumplings are ripening, right now—it’s to the point that she doesn’t know if she is herself or the dumplings.
Or maybe the weather is tempering her? Are you tempering to make Korean people into master swords by alternately putting them in fire in summer and cold water in winter? If so, isn’t it common sense to become a sword?
Exhausted from the heat, nonsense rang out like dialects in her head.
‘But, I’m sure the company has the air conditioner on.’
As she got off the train and quickly climbed the subway stairs, Ji-yoon realized that she had not checked the winning number of the lottery she had bought over the weekend.
“Oh, if I get it, I’m going to quit this job immediately.”
Even though she uttered those harsh words, Ji-yoon knew it deep inside. She probably wouldn’t have won the lottery anyway, and she had to go to work today.
A boss who never paid for overtime, a manager who kept barking at her without seeming to think what he’s doing was sexual harassment, and a company president’s daughter who would slap employees in the face and, when food expenses were submitted to her, she’d just say “How much did you eat that the bill’s like this?”
Just before entering the company, Ji-yoon checked the winning number on her cell phone again.
‘Wow, I think a few are correct.’
‘…Uh, I think I got a lot right.’
…No, everything is correct.
Jiyoon, who was standing tall in front of the company, walked to the corner and checked again.
Immediately, her whole body was drenched in sweat. It wasn’t the hot, unpleasant sweat that was flowing from the heat, but the cold sweat that had cooled down dripping down from her body.
Her lower jaw trembled. Ji-yoon bit her lips and took a deep breath several times before exhaling slowly as her whole body started to tremble.
After trying to calm his mind, she checked the numbers again one by one. That wasn’t enough, so she checked again with the QR code.
It was definitely the first place. Six numbers sparkled in color.
She hurriedly put her cell phone and winning paper in the pocket of her trousers, in case she might drop it.
After collecting herself, Ji-yoon then pulled out his winning paper again, held it tightly in her hand, and headed to the front of the company door.
Although she was worried about what she should do about the resignation, as soon as she opened the door, Ji-yoon couldn’t control the overflowing emotions and burst out.
But, she wasn’t at the company.
“What do you mean, Soleia?”
She tried to ask, ‘Who are you?’ but the men’s eyes were looking straight in her direction.
At the top of the long table, a middle-aged man with silver hair with few wrinkles on his face was sitting in a solemn posture, and two young men with their backs straight were sitting next to him with their heads slightly turned toward the door.
Of the two young men, the gray-eyed man with reddish brown hair with a relatively sharp impression opened his mouth first.
“Whenever you’re lying in bed because you’re sick, you always talk about your marriage and now you’re coming out and saying what? Quitting? Do you think this marriage is up to you to decide?”
Then, the calm-looking pink-haired man, sitting opposite her, frowned.
“Grey, you can’t talk to your sister like that.”
‘Yeah, you bastard.’
Aside from the profanity that popped out of her head, she still didn’t understand this situation.
Surely, she opened the door to the company. She also clearly saw the crude company name on the door.
“No, the way… I must have entered the wrong room. I’m sorry.”
With a blank expression on her face, she stuttered and stepped backward. It was only at that moment that Ji-yoon realized that she’s wearing shoes, not sneakers.
As she looked down, the dress she was wearing caught her eye.
As well as the red hair that flowed down slightly from her shoulders.
‘What is this…? Is it a dream? What did that guy just call me?’
Ji-yoon, no, Soleia moved her gaze and looked around the dining room.
Gorgeous chandeliers hung from the high ceiling and twinkled, and bright sunlight streamed in through the round arch-shaped windows. The long white marble dining table was wide enough for all the company people to have a party. The floor was also so shiny that she couldn’t see a single speck of dust, even though she didn’t know who had cleaned it.
The silver-haired man who looked pitifully at Soleia, who glanced around the dining room with wide-eyed eyes, said in a friendly tone.
“Soleia, if you’re not feeling well yet, you can go back. Anne, if you’re outside, take Leah to her room.”
At his words, the dark-haired and blue-eyed maid came in through the door, carefully grabbing Soleia’s arm and supporting her.
“Let’s go, Young Lady.”
“No, that’s, uh—ah, I…”
‘Could it be that the door that I opened was not the door to enter the company, but the door to the dimension…?’
At this point of her winning the lottery, the door of the dimension appeared? When she was a teenager, praying and wanting to go to a different world, she couldn’t. Though now, it’s here when she already gave up.
Soleia, with a dumbfounded face, was led by the maid in a wide hallway that could fit two people freely.
“Young Lady. Please speak comfortably.”
“Where did you learn Korean?”
Ann widened her eyes at the words of Soleia, who was observing at an unknown place, and answered with a weeping cry.
“What are you talking about, Young Lady? It’s Ann.”
Ann. The Anne she knows has red hair, but the person in front of her has black hair.
‘If you’re a Korean, then please tell me your surname and your address. If your surname is Kim, then it’s Kim, or maybe you’re Miss Park Miryang. Park Ann. Kim Ann. It’s weird, but in any case, if you’re called Ann, then I want to ask myself, too. Just what the hell are you talking about?’
“Maybe I’m in the middle of a shoot. Did I come the wrong way?”
Anne, who asked back in a bewildered voice, felt as though Soleia was rather strange so didn’t continue her words any longer, only supporting her silently.
As she walked for a while, several more maids appeared as they had almost reached her room.
“Young Lady, I was really surprised earlier. Suddenly you jumped out of bed and ran to the dining room!”
“Is your body all right? You’ve been lying down, but you’ve been up for a while.”
“Shall I call the doctor?”
“Shall I prepare a meal since you’re awake? I’ll make you lightly seasoned soup. If the Young Lady doesn’t fall asleep again, I can get it to you in half an hour.”
“Drink a glass of water first, Young Lady.”
Soleia, who suddenly took a glass of water from someone else, drank it gully, then looked around and asked.
“Where are we? Who is Soleia? Tell me right now if there’s a hidden camera because this is not funny.”
As soon as Soleia’s words were over, the maids, who had just handed her her glass of water, rolled her eyes and collapsed.
The words that popped out through her scattered breaths were, ‘Oh, my. Young Lady has lost her memory.’
“Oh, my God! Marsila! Calm down!”
“Young Lady! Marsila has collapsed!”
“Marsila… That place, Masshin? Isn’t that the name of a four-way street?”
Although She was still confused and couldn’t understand the situation, but once the person fell, Soleia thought she should move—
Because you can’t just pass by when you see a sick person.
Soleia then carried the maid who had fallen on the floor, on her back. At that, screams burst out from behind.
“Wow, Young Lady!”
“You’re hurting yourself!”
‘Why are you so eccentric for picking up a skinny person? But, this seems a little more difficult than usual—’
“You have to tell me where the vacant room is, so I can lay her down!”
The strength in her arms slipped and the maid’s body flowed down. Soleia, who had carried the woman, went into the room next to her, where Ann pointed and laid her down on the bed.
“Tell me if there is a hidden camera and is everyone’s hair natural? Is it a wig? What’s wrong with your eyes—are you wearing colored lenses? Everyone has very western facial features, no, but they speak Korean very fluently? Maybe if I speak English… Hellow, dew you know me.*”
[ T/N: She’s speaking in a really heavy accent. ]
‘Is it a movie set? Or did Korean become a universal language without my knowledge?’
The faces of the maids who were listening to Soleia’s unfamiliar voice turned white.
“Young Lady, what’s wrong with you? What really happened?”
“I can’t. Angela, call the doctor right away.”
Seeing a few of the maids hurried out of the room to call her doctor, Soleia frowned and grabbed her hair. It was crimson red.
“I don’t know if I was even hypnotized, but this kind of joke is not fun—Ah!”
Soleia stumbled as she screamed and grabbed a handful of her hair at the back of her head, trying to remove the wig.
“What is this…!”
The faces of those who witnessed the Duke’s precious youngest maiden, grabbing her hair and pulling it upwards, turned to contemplation.
“There is an evil spirit in the Young Lady’s right hand!”
Oh, wait. I’m not even a black flame dragon, let alone an evil spirit.
‘Someone, please help me understand what is going on?! If I’m an evil spirit, just explain to me now so I can understand!.’
And who’s the hairdresser who bleached this sleeping person’s hair, come out already.
During the doctor’s examination, the maids stood next to Soleia and chatted on behalf of the fallen Marsila.
“She doesn’t remember anything at all—who she is, and where she is.”
“And, I think I heard an evil spirit. That demon possessed the Young Lady’s right hand, grabbed her hair, and swung it upwards.”
‘So, that’s why you guys tied my hands to the head of the bed? These sweet and naughty things…’
The doctor asked Soleia a few questions with a very serious expression.
“Tell me your name.”
“…I’m Yoon Ji-yoon. From now on, just call me Yoon Ji-yoon. And, even if you turn it upside down, it’s still Ji-yoon Yoon.”
Whenever she introduced herself, people always asked, ‘Is it Moon Ji-yoon? Or is it Yoon Ji-woon?’ So, it became her habit to answer, ‘From now on, just call me Yoon Ji-yoon. Even upside down, it’s still Yoon Ji-yoon.’ Without realizing it, the words came out as casual.
In response to Soleia’s answer, the doctor asked again, staring at her with a more serious expression.
“Do you remember where this place is?”
“…I was hoping it was a set somewhere, but looking at the atmosphere, I don’t think it is.”
The doctor shook his head slowly as if there was no hope.
‘No, why are you looking at me as though I’m dying? Hey, doctor?’
Just as she was about to say something, the door suddenly swung open. It was the silver-haired middle-aged man from before.
‘What is it, those worried eyes and gorgeous eyes… I’ve never been seduced by a silver-haired middle-aged man like that.’
Seeing Soleia’s bewildered eyes, the man, who became even whiter, clenched his trembling chin once and opened his mouth.
“Do you know who I am?”
Behind him were the two men who were in the dining room with him.
“Father, I’m sure she just fell down as usual.”
As the gray-eyed man grumbled at the silver-haired middle aged man, the pink one next to him intercepted him as if he was scolding him.
“Do you really have to tell your sick sister that way?”
“It’s because every time something big happens, she likes to ask for attention.”
Whether it’s pink hair or grey hair, it really suits his face, but couldn’t he have received some manners, through airdrop even?
Meanwhile, the doctor, with a sad expression on his face, told the Duke that the Young Lady had lost her memory. At that moment, the ominous feeling, as if she had forgotten something very important, slammed Soleia on the back of the head.
‘What was it…? I think I forgot something really important…’
Forgetting that her right hand was tied, Soleia fluttered like tuna that had just caught from the sea.
“My money! my money! Where did the lottery go! What if someone picks it up?! Ah, shit! Money! Lotto!”
When they saw Soleia, who suddenly began to run wild, the doctor shouted for her to calm down, while the maid pressed her body down, as if she would jump out of her bed at any moment.
The maid then shouted in a weeping voice.
“Young Lady! Calm down!”
”Money, wait a minute! Time! My money! 1.7 billion! I’m going home—I have to go! Argh!”
I’m going home~!
And so, the Young Lady Soleia’s screams continued to shake the entire Ducal estate upside down.