The Maid In The Reverse Harem Game Wants To Quit - Chapter 14
“That is why you are so good at your job! Ten years! If I work for ten years, will I be able to do my job as well as Miss Irene?”
“…There is nothing you cannot do if you try.”
“Do you think so? I’ll do my best!”
Louise, who was burning with determination, clenched her fist. Though, of course, it lasted only for a very short time because another question quickly arose.
“Then, Miss Irene must have known the Young Masters since they were young?”
Irene did not respond hastily.
Because the answer to that question is both yes and no.
In the past six lives, Irene and the male protagonists were only maintaining a really business-like relationship. This was because she ran away with the intention of not wanting to be involved in the main characters and the story.
Even though the male protagonists treated her as a friendly employee in their own way, they were still her boss.
‘I would not know that.’
So, it would be right to answer ‘no’ to Louise’s question.
However, this life, the seventh life, was a little different. But, can she really say that she knew them well…?
‘How can I express that I know them with such kind of relationship?’
Although using the word friend does not mean that they were in a close relationship.
If she had to say, a babysitter…?
Irene suddenly recalled the first time she entered the mansion. After repeating so many lives, my memories before Louise came, that is, before the game started, were mostly faint.
‘After that, maybe it is because of the story, but it is a little clearer.’
Her life before that, which corresponds to the prologue, was hardly remembered. To the extent that it always flows similarly without doing anything else.
Nonetheless, there was one incident in this life, the seventh life.
It was right after she entered the mansion.
‘Well, right after might not be the right word, since there was about a month of probation…’
If you look at it in the long run, it is the same as right after. So, immediately after her return, Irene was always prone to mistakes. It was only natural that the fifteen-year-old could do the maid job right away.
No matter how much her mind was an adult, her young body would make mistakes easily as it was her first job as a maid, regardless of her will.
When she first came in, she only worked in the kitchen or in the warehouse full of ingredients.
‘There was one incident.’
The incident in which Irene became interested in the young masters of the mansion, whom she did not even pay attention to, with the intention of not getting entangled in the game for nothing.
Irene, who was carrying a heavy flour bag out from the high closet in the warehouse, fell off the ladder. Of course, she should have been seriously injured, though she was fortunately not hurt by a stroke of luck.
It was because there was someone under her who caught her.
The only problem was that she could not see his face because they were completely covered with flour as it fell along as well.
‘All I saw was his shorts.’
…His shorts and the legs of a boy as skinny as herself.
By the time she could barely open her eyes, the boy had already disappeared.
The incident triggered Irenea’s first personal interest in the boy in the mansion. At that time, he was just one boy, who was yet the main character in the game.
‘Because there was a lot of time until the game started, anyway.’
She tried to sneak a peek at the boys to find out who was the boy who rescued her, and that led her to become a babysitter.
‘In the end, I didn’t even know who saved me…’
In the game story, there was nothing written about the male protagonist saving an extra in his childhood. Therefore, Irene deliberately tried various attempts to find out who the boy was, although the results were still inconclusive.
It was not until the male protagonists left for Lichpen that she gave up looking for the boy, without finding an answer.
In a way, it is refreshing for her to recall the memories she had forgotten for a long time.
After all, which of the three male protagonists of the mansion was the boy…?
Irene slowly walked with a question mark floating in her mind. As they kept walking forward, there was already a commotion at the front door.
“Call the doctor!”
“S, stop the bleeding first!”
If you look closely, you can see the chef of the employees holding the young man with reddish-brown hair and urgently giving orders to the other employees.
‘Now, Rodion is back.’
After Rodion went to wipe out Delton, he returned with a cut on the side of his body. It was just a small event for him to get involved with Louise in the first place, so he would not have been too badly hurt.
“ What are they doing? Something must be going on.”
Louise raised herself up on tiptoe and mumbled, observing the crowd of people.
It was not too far away, so even though she could not see the expression, I could recognize his hair color.
‘Was there originally such a commotion?’
Irene remembered Rodion grabbing his waist as he entered the mansion, but why would people rush around him like that now?
The answer to her question came soon after.
Gradually, as they got closer, they could clearly see the situation.
Rodion, who was barely conscious with a pale face, was wearing a shirt stained with blood.
“Oh, my God!”
Louise screamed and ran to Rodion.
She was always a girl who took action more than expected. Irene wanted to do that, too, though her legs could not move a step.
‘Why… Why is he hurt so badly…?’
He had never been so badly injured in the past six lives. Rodion would walk in on his own feet, and during the treatment, he even laughed at saying that it was just a scratch.
Blood and death are common sights in 〈 Love or Die 〉 over multiple endings. Nonetheless, Irene has never been free from them.
Because someone’s death always made her cry.
Playing the game, living with these wounded protagonists, Irene always wished for their happiness.
No matter how hard she tried not to get entangled in the story, there was nothing she could really do about it.
She did so, knowing the predestination of misfortune and death…
Every day she sees Ahibalt’s sweet smile, receives a paper flower from Otis, and whines at Rodion, who had difficulty waking up in the morning—there was no way that she could not have grown attached to them.
It was also impossible for her not to like Louise, who was full of pure goodness.
So, when she thought that they might die, or when she saw their deaths, Irene was always agitated and terrified.
She could see Louise, who had hurriedly rushed to him, examining Rodion’s wounds.
Obviously, Rodion could not die here. Then, he would fall in love with Louise. Still, Even though she knows she cannot die, Irene was scared.
Her fingertips trembled as she gripped her skirt.
‘He will be okay…’
The grass was trampled on with a rustling sound.
Her legs were not strong enough to move, though she slowly forced them to. However, suddenly her vision darkened—No, it was covered.
It was someone’s hand.
“Rodion must have got injured stupidly.”
At the familiar voice, Irene turned her gaze around.
She could see the familiar blonde hair and a family smile. He was not as bright as usual, but there was still a beautiful smile painted on his face.
“Do not go. There is no reason for you to go.”
Otis whispered softly, wrapped her arms around her waist, and pulled Irene towards him, as if tying her.
His other hand, which had vaguely obscured her vision, completely covered her eyes again.
“Why would you want to see blood if you are able to see good things for the rest of your life? You do not even like it.”
The appearance of Otis here was, of course, no coincidence.
He found Irene on his way to the garden to ‘accidentally’ appear in front of her, who would be returning after seeing his rose, pretending to be an accidental encounter.
Otis was a person who knew how well romance works when seducing people.
A romance without falling in love.
With her quick wit and the time she saw Otis, Irene was sure to notice that this was all but a series of plays from him. After all, Otis and her were the same as far as the cynical aspect of the romance goes.
But, it does not really matter
Because Otis’ purpose was not to make Irene flutter, though to make her aware of herself.
So, he leisurely went out into the garden, and up until then, he never expected to see a sight like this.
Irene, who stands still and trembles as if her feet had frozen in the cold. Her expression was still emotionless, but no one can read her cold expression better than the men of Lavrenti.
Therefore, Otis noticed right away.
That must be the reason why Irene was not frozen still for unknown reasons. But, why? Is there anything to be afraid of?
Before long, Otis was able to find the answer to the question.
It was because of Rodion.
His gaze turned to the same place as Irene’s.
As if had been seriously injured while cleaning up the issue with Delton, Rodion was covered in red as he could see the emergency commotion even from a distance.
Such a wound, it was something that anyone who has been involved with Knox may experience. Besides, Otis was not interested in Rodion’s life or death, but that was not the case for Irene.
And, Otis knew that fact very well.
Because of what happened not long after he became the acting leader of Caporegime, at twenty-two.