Prideful Maid Nanaki-chan
How is it Friend, do I look good?
I stood in front of the full-length mirror that was installed in my the room I was given after putting on the work clothes I was supplied. It seems to have belonged to the maid working here before, it is slightly big but it is in the range that can be hidden. The Nanaki reflected in the mirror is no matter how you look at it a splendid maid. Dignified Nanaki.
From today I am 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 I think I will return to the beginning and be useful to one person first. I don’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 noble, if he a noble he should act like a noble. Nanaki does not like people without pride. If you have no pride, then just be proud. But humans without pride are just animals.
“I will act as such. But I will not be a tyrant. Here is not in front of people 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 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 should not interfere. Let’s work hard to become a good serveant fitting for a good master.
“But still, you have the atmosphere. If you were a former Five Emperors you should have been superior to me in position.”
“I am referencing the people working in the royal palace of the imperial capital.”
“I see, the empire’s servants.”
Even now I still remember their conduct. Even if it was oriented for something other than combat, that conduct was refined. Although right now it is just an imitation, Nanaki has pride in this body. I will catch up soon.
maid see maid 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 I’ve met my master. I will be amazed if he said he understood Nanaki in just one day. First I want you to make use of me. Then I will have you approve of me.
sincerity in actions
My master rang a small bell on his desk. A clear, beautiful sound rang out. A good sound, as I was preoccupied thinking that, a knocking sound was heard from the door. It is probably the presence I felt in the garden earlier. Quite a fast movement.
gotta be quick
The one who entered after receiving permission was a tall male. He is around 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.
I met those amber eyes. The formal introductions have not been done, there is no need to lower my head.
“I see, she has courage.”
“Right? After that is whether she is useful as a maid. Test her.”
I can see master’s trust. He is probably a suitable person. Nanaki can’t lose.
in serveant skill
“I serve as the head butler of this house, I am called Ridolf.
“I am called Nanaki.”
When I reported just my name and bowed, head butler Ridolf let out a sound of amazement.
“You did not say, ‘I will be in your care'” (T/N: yoroshiku~)
“Since it has not been said, I have judged that I have not yet been employed.”
From both my master Zean Alfred and head butler Ridolf, I not yet received the words ‘I will be in your care”. This is my own 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 me, Nanaki prioritises her pride.
“You seem to call the master, ‘master’ though.”
“Because I have no intention of discouraging him.”
(T?N:I think…? 落胆させるつもりはない)
When I said that head butler Ridolf widened his eyes like he was a little surprised and laughed.
Thats why its called pride
“Hahaha, this is quite……”
“How is it, she not ordinary 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 Emperors. Knowing that and being able to put out such pressure, you are plenty amazing.”
The two of them laughed enjoyably. When I started feeling a little left out, Ilveng=Nazgul comforted me. Thanks friend, Nanaki will work hard to join this circle. So if Nanaki seems like she is going to be crushed, I want you to encourage me again.
“Now then, you have been acquainticed. From now Ridolf will——”
something the matter?
I interuppted the words of my master Zean Alfred. This cannot be said to be the actions of a good serveant. But before apologising there is something I 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 flying. Even so, the insolent person was severely shaken by my existance.
most people would
I had thought it was someone repairing the roof, but I had not thought it was an enemy. Although I had noticed the presence earlier, what a failure. I should atone quickly.
Not an amateur.
The insolent person took a stance. The confusion at my sudden appearence is shorter than the normal person. 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 I will stake my pride and deal judgement. To someone beneficial to master a blessing, to someone harmful to master the iron hammer.
He has trained abit. But the stance is bad. The form is bad. The center of gravity is bad. The guard is bad. Most of all the opponent is bad. And so insolent person, you are bad. The insolent person’s voice was cut off by the air flowing out from his own lungs. When he noticed he had 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 I protected the body with magic. Mother, Nanaki has grown up to be a person who cares for others. Praise me.
“……this is what “with lightning speed” means huh.”
It wasn’t Mother but master that praised me, 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 me.
maid caught you
Maybe his lungs finally recovered, the insolent person who had been violently coughing spoke. I had noticed from her voice before, but it really seems to be a female. I 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 is it 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 perfect yet, humans other than Nanaki must not do the impossible.
but nanaki can
Silence hung in the room for a while until master breathed out and said.
“I will talk about it one day.”
I will be waiting.
Hecate’s Changelog: Zane Alfred changed to Zean Alfred