My Snake family is an emerging noble house. There’s just me at the moment.
Connections are important for aristocrats.
By marrying each other, families create new relationships, which can build
a faction or cause conflict.
I don’t have parents or siblings anymore…
I killed them when they rebelled against the Kingdom.
So, the only blood relation I have is the Canaan family from my maternal bloodline.
I think it’s fine to be independent, but it does lead to certain issues. It’s
difficult to hire servants without connections.
I can’t hire distant relatives
if I don’t have relatives, plus I can’t hire classmates since I didn’t attend
the aristocratic academy. I attended the military academy, since I was a third
son of a Baron.
Now that I’m living in a mansion in the Royal Capital with my pet animal, my
biggest problem is cleaning the house. I only use the entrance hall and a
bedroom, but I also need to clean the toilet and shower, do my laundry, and
buy and cook food.
I should probably get an introduction from the Canaan family.
“I want a maid…” Pat murmurs
My closest friend in the military is Wayne, but Wayne is now under Lieutenant
General Simon because of Wayne’s betrothal.
I thought I’d ask Lieutenant General Simon what I should do.
“I need to hire a maid, how would I go about finding one?” Pat
“Maids are normally the fourth or fifth daughters of connected aristocrats.
There are maid agencies, but those maids aren’t familiar with noble customs.
You need a maid to work in your aristocratic mansion, right?” Lieutenant Gen. Simon
I didn’t realize that maids needed specific education for aristocratic service.
While I was walking around the military barracks, I spotted my Uncle Trolla,
the current Baron Canaan.
“Uncle!” Pat called out
“Oh, Patrick! I haven’t seen you around the barracks before. I guess I’m always
staying around the royal castle when I’m here, so I never got around to meeting
you here! Hah!” Baron Canaan laughs
“Do you know how I could get a maid? I bought a house, but the cleaning is
too troublesome.” Pat
“Hmm, you bought a house! Where?” Baron Canaan
“It was the former Viscount Harter mansion.” Pat
“That’s really large for a single person, but for a count… it works. How
many people do you need? Baron Canaan
“For the time being, it’s just me and my pet living there, so I think one
person could keep it clean.” Pat
“Hmm, I’ll see who I know.” Baron Canaan
“Thank you” Pat says as he bows his head
“A Count doesn’t need to bow so easily! Act a little more dignified!” Baron Canaan
says with a laugh