Prideful Maid Nanaki-chan
How is it Friend, does Nanaki look good?
Nanaki put on the work clothes Nanaki was granted and stood in front of the full-length mirror that was installed in the room Nanaki was given. The clothes seems to used to belong to the maid working here before, it is slightly big but it is in the range that can be hidden. No matter how you look at it, the Nanaki reflected in the mirror is a splendid maid. Dignified Nanaki.
From today Nanaki has changed from Lightning Empress Nanaki to Nanaki, the maid in service to my master, Zean Alfred.
not even final form
Beloved and respected Mother, Nanaki has worked hard to be useful to many people as Mother has said. But it seems the treasure known as the imperial capital is too large for Nanaki. Because of that Nanaki will go back to the start and be useful to one person first. Nanaki doesn’t mind if you scold this bad daughter. Nanaki will take that as food for growth.
start from basics
“I have made you wait, my master.”
“Don’t mind it, you look good.”
“Thank you very much. But as long as there are no flaws, there is no need to mention it. There is no need to be considerate of me.”
maid after all
Nanaki is his servant. It is putting the cart before the horse for the master to be considerate of the servant. Even if he is a weak aristocrat, since he an aristocrat he should act like an aristocrat. Nanaki does not like people without pride. If you have no pride, then just be proud. Humans without pride are just animals.
“I will act as such. But I will not be a tyrant. This place is not before the public eye after all. Like other nobles have their ways, I have my ways.”
“Splendid, good master”
private vs public
As long as he has a basis to his thinking I don’t mind. The timing to be proud is something for him to decide, it is not for Nanaki to decide. It is Nanaki’s wish that he stays a likable person to me. I must not interfere. Let’s work hard to become a good servant fitting for a good master.
“But still, you have that air. If you were a former Five Emperor you should’ve been superior to me in position though.”
“I am using the people who worked in the royal palace of the imperial capital as referenced.”
“I see, the imperial servants.”
Even now, Nanaki still remembers their conduct. Even it’s vector is different from combat, that conduct was refined. Although right now it is just an imitation, Nanaki has pride in this body. Nanaki will catch up soon.
meido see meido do
“There doesn’t seem to be any worries as a maid, but just in case I will be checking.”
Of course. It has been one day since Nanaki has met my master. Nanaki would be shocked if he said he understood Nanaki in just one day. First Nanaki wants you to make use of Nanaki. Then Nanaki will have you approve of Nanaki.
sincerity in actions
My master rang a small bell on his desk. A clear, beautiful sound rang out. A good sound, as Nanaki was preoccupied thinking that, the sound of knocking came from the door. It is probably the presence Nanaki felt in the garden earlier. Quite fast movement.
gotta be quick
The one who entered after receiving permission was a tall man. He is nearly two meters and in a neat tailcoat that hugged his large figure. I see, just having the servant look good is good for appearances. He has flaxen hair and amber eyes.
Nanaki met those amber eyes. The formal introductions have not been done, there is no need to lower Nanaki’s head.
“I see, she has guts.”
“Right? After that is whether she is useful as a maid. Test her.”
Nanaki can see master’s trust. He is probably a person worthy of it. Nanaki can’t lose.
in serveant skill
“I serve as the head butler of this house, I am Ridolf.
“I am Nanaki.”
When Nanaki reported just Nanaki’s name and bowed, head butler Ridolf let out an impressed sound.
“You did not say, ‘I will be in your care'” (T/N: yoroshiku~)
“Since it has not been stated, I have judged that I have not yet been employed.”
From both my master Zean Alfred and head butler Ridolf, Nanaki has not yet received the words ‘I will be in your care”. This is Nanaki’s opinion, but those are words that promise the future. Those are not words that should be used in this place. No matter how this reflects on Nanaki, Nanaki prioritises Nanaki’s pride.
“You seem to call the master, ‘master’ though.”
“It is because I have no intention of discouraging him.”
(T?N:I think…? 落胆させるつもりはない)
When Nanaki said that head butler Ridolf widened his eyes at little in surprise and laughed.
Thats why its called pride
“Hahaha, this is quite……”
“How is it, you can’t deal with her normally right?”
“It seems so. Really, you have brought back quite an amazing person. As the one testing I felt a chill.”
“The opponent is a former Fiver Emperor. Knowing that and being able to put out such pressure, you are sufficiently amazing.”
The two of them laughed as if having fun. As Nanaki started feeling a little left out, Ilveng=Nazgul comforted Nanaki. Thanks friend, Nanaki will work hard to join this circle. So if Nanaki seems like Nanaki is going to be crushed, Nanaki wants you to cheer Nanaki up again.
“Now then, you have been introduced. From now Ridolf will————”
something the matter?
Nanaki interrupted the words of my master Zean Alfred. This cannot be said to be the actions of a good servant. But before apologising there is something Nanaki must confirm. Friend, prepare.
“There is one more person, what about that person?”
That instant, my master and the head butler exchanged looks.
couid it be
“————orders please, my master.”
An immeadiate decision, well done.
Let’s go, Ilveng=Nazgul.
Nanaki is a special human, Mother’s words are right. The distance a person takes a minute to walk does not take this body even a second. In this age where people fly in the sky, there is nothing strange about this human body turning into lightning and dashing. Even so, the insolent person was severely shocked by Nanaki’s existence.
most people would
Nanaki had thought it was someone repairing the roof, but Nanaki had not thought it was an enemy. Although Nanaki had noticed the presence earlier, what a failure. Nanaki must atone quickly.
Not an amateur.
The insolent person took a stance. The confusion at my sudden appearence is shorter than a normal person’s. Due to the outfit, the face cannot be seen but it seems that this person has not done this just once or twice. In that case Nanaki will stake Nanaki’s pride and deal out judgement. To someone beneficial to master a blessing, to someone harmful to master the iron hammer.
The person has trained abit. But your stance is bad. Your form is bad. Your center of gravity is bad. Your guard is bad. Most of all your opponent is bad. And so insolent person, you are bad. The insolent person’s voice was cut off by the air flowing out from their own lungs. When that person noticed it, they had already been struck, that’s what it probably felt like.
“I have returned.”
Catch the insolent person and return to master’s room quickly. A normal person probably cannot handle my high speed movement so Nanaki protected just the body with magic. Mother, Nanaki has grown up to be a person who cares for others. Please praise Nanaki.
“……this is what ‘with lightning speed’ means huh.”
It wasn’t Mother but master that praised Nanaki, Ilveng=Nazgul. What? That’s not a maid’s job? I see, that’s right, Friend is a wonderful god that says correct things. But Nanaki wants to be praised by you too. So it’s fine to praise Nanaki.
maid caught you
Maybe their lungs finally recovered, the insolent person who had been violently coughing spoke. Nanaki had noticed from her voice before, but it really seems to be a female. Nanaki removed the cloth covering her face without allowing objections. Nice to meet you, I’m Nanaki.
nice to meet you too
“……A familiar face.”
Master sighed and head butlet Ridolf stayed silent with a complicated expression. It seems like there are some kind of circumstances. Even so, this is not for Nanaki to interject. The one to make a decision is master.
Since I wasn’t holding her or anything, it probably means to let her escape. I won’t do something like ask if it is fine. It is the master’s decision. Also she doesn’t seem like she will become a threat.
She showed an apologetic expression for an instant before quickly jumping out the window. You are not in your best consdition yet, humans other than Nanaki must not do the impossible.
but nanaki can
Silence hung in the room for a while until master let out a breath and said.
“I will talk about it one day.”
I will be waiting.
Hecate’s Changelog: Zane Alfred changed to Zean Alfred
Edit(7/12/2017): yep changing the pronoun makes it feel a lot closer to the raw