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“I have the honor of receiving His Highness Dietrich, the Kingdom’s Star. My name is Hanna Schacht, and I’ll be your personal attendant starting today.”
Three days after my meeting with Marguerite, my chamberlain was replaced by Hanna, who performed the courtesy in front of me.
Despite her title as a baroness, this woman is a secret agent working for the Marquis of Friedenreich.
I can only thank Marquis Friedenreich for sending her in three days rather than a week.
Still, she appears to be a little older than fifteen years old.
N-No, Marquis Friedenreich assigned her to me. She must have a lot of talent.
“So, what does Hanna think of this?”
“Yes, Hanna will remain faithful to His Highness Dietrich for the rest of her life.”
“Is that so…”
I recoil at the unexpected response.
It’s nice to have a trusted subordinate, but I never imagined it would last a lifetime…
“So, what can I do to assist you?”
“First and foremost, I want Hanna, as my chamberlain, to discover who the servants and attendants are in the palace and to whom they belong.”
I go over all of the tasks Hanna will have to complete during her month here.
The first step is to get to know all of the palace’s servants.
It is especially important to identify those who belong to the faction of the second prince.
Next, determine who has a weakness among the first queen’s and second prince’s factions.
By exploiting their flaws, I will entice them to join my faction.
“Yes, I see. And may I make a comment on that?”
“What is it?”
“Weaknesses can be of various types and degrees of severity. How much vulnerability should we exploit…?”
Hannah asks calmly, her expression remaining unchanged.
Yes, I see… I can tell she is capable based on the fact that she correctly understands my intentions and her calm demeanor.
…I’ll have to thank Marquis Friedenreich the next time I see him.
“Yes, if we want to bring in a member of the first queen’s faction, we must find a weakness in the reasons of others, and if we want to bring in a member of the second prince’s faction, we must find a weakness in the Prince himself.”
“May I inquire as to why?”
“First and foremost, those affiliated with the first queen’s faction will be in charge of Marguerite, my fiancée, once she arrives at the palace. Then I want to build a trusting relationship with that person so they don’t betray me or Marguerite.”
After all, when it comes to oneself, weakness is almost always the result of one’s own fault. Bringing such a person to your side will undoubtedly destroy you one day.
Those who are not at fault but are the result of the actions of others can, on the other hand, feel secure. Furthermore, if I save such a person, it is simple to establish a trusting relationship with him or her.
“I understand… Those who support the second prince’s faction… You mentioned discovering the second prince’s weakness…”
“In this case, we don’t need to recruit them; we’ll use them…”
Hanna gave me a firm nod, satisfied with my explanation.
“Then I’ll look into it as soon as possible.”
“Yes…Hanna’s work will lead to Marguerite’s happiness… and, in the future, Hanna’s own happiness as well. I’m relying on you.”
“Yes! Leave it to me.”
Hanna bowed reverently and exited the room after a brief pause.
“…I’m a coward.”
I muttered to myself as I looked at the door Hanna had exited through.
Because of the unique nature of their missions, the majority of agents like her are orphans.
It is more convenient and makes disposal easier when the time comes.
And I made a promise to her.
I promised her that if she obeyed me and behaved properly, I would treat her as a subordinate rather than a disposable pawn.
In short, I exploited her mentality, shook her, and made her reliant on me.
“Well… I’m not lying or pretending to say those words…”
Making Marguerite happy indicates that her position is secure.
Naturally, I must guarantee that those who serve her will also be happy.
“… I can be an angel or a devil for Marguerite, but I don’t want her to despise me if at all possible…”
After what I did to Marguerite, it’s not right for me to have such high hopes, but still. If it makes Marguerite smile, I’ll be happy to do it.
I clutched my chest, thinking of her.
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