I Mistook the Hidden Identity of the Sub Male Lead (Web Novel) - Chapter 16
Young people were busy walking somewhere with an armful of documents in their arms, and it was difficult to talk to someone who walked leisurely with a mustache and fat belly because they looked like high-ranking nobles.
While I was standing in front of the entrance to the main palace, I noticed a guard yawning while guarding the gate.
It seemed like there was one person with nothing to do, so I approached to ask that person, and then I started thinking what to ask…
“I’ve been waiting.”
“Oh, my! You surprised me.”
I was surprised by the man who suddenly appeared without notice.
It felt like my heart had fallen off my chest because of the ghost that appeared without a warning in the horror movie.
I was even more surprised than when I met Grandiel in the back alley.
‘If this person was an assassin, I would have died without knowing why my head and body fell separately.’
I looked at the man with his dark green hair neatly turned over to the side, thinking bitterly.
Realizing that there was only one person waiting for me in the main palace, I asked him carefully.
“By any chance, are you Mr. Sedum?”
“Yes, I’m Sedum Raul, the exclusive attendant of the Crown Prince.”
When I thought that being an assassin was more suitable to call him than the exclusive attendant title, I naturally thought of Nepenthes’ closest aide from the novel.
Even though the name was never mentioned, I felt that it might be this person for some reason.
“I’m Mayerie Syringa. I look forward to your kind cooperation. Thank you.”
“I’ve heard about the contract from the Crown Prince. The letter briefly described it as a palace maid, but all you had to do exactly was to take surveillance.”
What do you mean by surveillance?
I couldn’t understand what he was saying, so I glanced at him with a puzzled expression on my face.
‘There must be a lot of talented people who are suitable for monitoring someone. Why would they ask me to do it?’
The underworld does not mean that there are only people with low status.
There must have been more people than me who are more confident in their status and are good at monitoring the palace as a maid.
But I couldn’t figure out why he was making me do this, so Sedum said the answer first when I was about to ask.
“It’s about becoming Stella’s exclusive maid of honor and monitoring the princess’ routine.”
Stella? The evil girl?
At the moment, I was confused as to where to start asking questions, so I became speechless.
While struggling to talk as if the loading was jammed in my mouth, Sedum took the paper out of his arms and handed it over to me.
It was a letter of recommendation signed with the Imperial Seal.
After seeing my name written on the document, I finally came to my senses, starting with the most basic question.
“…Wouldn’t I be a little short of my qualifications to deserve and become an exclusive maid of the princess?
The exclusive maid of honor was an indicator of the servant’s master ranking.
She judged her master by appearance, lineage, and culture.
Basically, in order to become an exclusive attendant to the royal family, at least they have to be a descendant of a Count family.
In other words, as a lady from a Viscount family, I have to fall from the first document screening!
“It’s okay. Because it has an Imperial Seal, even Princess Stella couldn’t refuse it.”
I don’t think it’ll be okay.
I became an exclusive maid of honor that the princess herself couldn’t even refuse.
What if I was framed for offending her when she’s in a bad mood and I was executed?
Just by imagining the worst my face turned pale, but Sedum’s speech never stopped.
“I only said to take surveillance, but it’s not that difficult. You just need to record her daily routine. And collect the week’s worth and deliver it to Makia, the maid who also works in the palace of the princess.”
After finishing what he had to say, Sedum turned around, saying, ‘Well then.’
I urgently tried to grab Sedum, but he moved away at a faster pace than my power walking.
I stared at him as he drifted away with a bewildered gaze.
‘Wasn’t this really dangerous?’
I already expected it to definitely not be normal.
It’s what Grandiel told me to do.
I was even preparing myself that I might be doing something dirty to some extent.
‘This doesn’t seem just like bad luck, it’s life-threatening!’
For a moment, I wondered if Grandiel had placed me as Stella’s maid in order to kill me without using his own hands.
‘No, if he tried to kill me, he would have killed me even before we signed the contract.’
He wouldn’t have bothered to worry about writing a contract and calling me to the Imperial Palace just to kill me.
Then why did he entrust Stella with me?
The information provided was so limited that it was difficult to grasp Grandiel’s intentions.
‘In the novel, Stella was a flat character.’
I thought of Stella as described in the novel.
A typical evil woman who was jealous and tormented Radiata.
Although she caused various incidents to disrupt the relationship between Ellex and Radiata, the two went through the incident and grew closer.
‘Because it’s the only natural way to burn with hardships and adversity.’
A romance novel without a villain was a long way off, and it’s like a bland strawberry cake without a strawberry, its excitement disappears!
Stella, who wasn’t an extra like me but a real villainess, was obviously a perfect woman with a gorgeous appearance and a status of a princess, but she had a bad personality and did not hesitate to do anything bad for the things that she wanted.