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The Evil Empress Adores Me CH 3

Author:Rana Category:Unreal Update time:2022-12-26 21:18:32

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Sister Rose and I usually met every twice a week.

Tuesday and Saturday, these two days were the time we had set for our weekly meeting.

Due to the busy training schedule, my sister had no choice but to compromise with my schedule.

‘… sister, I couldnt see you last Tuesday.

I think I wont be able to meet you today either…

My expression was sullen.

This happened once in a while.

There would be days where we couldnt meet.

Of course, Rose never got angry even if I broke our promise, but I didnt want her to wait pointlessly for me.

I had wanted to ask for her workplace in our previous meeting.

I was planning to contact her in advance in case a situation like this arose.

However, Sister Rose refused to tell me.

“Its all right, Lize.

I enjoy waiting for you,” she said, her smile bloomed like a young rose.

‘If you keep laughing, it will wash my guilt away…

My mind dazed at her brilliant smile.

“But… Sister Rose, do you always wait even if I didnt come”

“Yes, but its okay.

I can think of Lize while I am waiting.”

“Huh What are you talking about”

“What I mean is, Im okay waiting for Lize, so you dont need to worry about me.”

Rose closed her eyes as she leaned back.

Seeing her contented smile, I nodded, forgetting my original purpose.

However, I regretted my action.

I should have insisted, because it couldnt go on like this.

Leaning onto the big broom towering over my head, I agonized over my negligence.

‘What should I do My sister will be waiting for me in the garden today… but I cant come, again.

‘She shouldnt waste her time on me.

Im just a maid in training who hasnt even got an official job title yet.

The other maids also dislike me.

‘But, why wont she tell me your position I mused.

Itd be nice if she had told me in advance.

So when a situation like this happened, she wouldnt have to wait for me in vain.

While I was fretting over the problem, a disturbing thought crossed my mind.

‘Come to think of it, high-ranking maids get a lot of favors.

‘Is Rose worried that I may want to go to the same palace as her Maybe shes afraid she may lose the head maids goodwill Is that why shes hiding her identity from me!

Thousands of disheartening speculation buzzed through my mind.

I felt nauseated, my whole body huddled at the thought of Sister Rose shuning me.

‘Im confident Ill never get you in trouble! I tried to think positively as I pouted my lips with indignation.

“Hey, Lize!” without a warning, a dirty mop was thrown in front of me.

‘That scared me! Why would someone throw a dirty mop on the floor!

I looked up past the big broom, Becky was standing over me in her maid attire.

I glanced at her face, seeing her displeased look, I became disheartened.

The problem was, every time Beckys in that state, she would vent her anger on me.

“Why are you still standing there Whats the use of keeping you, if you cant even clean this place properly!”

Just as I had predicted, her temper sparked and she started hurling criticisms at me.

My grip on the broom tightened in vexation.

‘She kept picking on me and bad-mouthing me! Cant she see that Im sweeping the floor right now!

Still I bit back my anger.

I tried my best to tune out her furious voice.

I didnt want to create any conflict hence I dropped my gaze, trying to avoid contact with her eyes.1

“Youre so slow! At this rate, you wont ever be a full-fledged maid!” Becky said to me as she kicked away the piles of dust I had cleaned up, scattering them everywhere.

‘What are you doing! but before I could voice my complaint, she cut in.

“Anyway, Im looking for you.”

Beckys voice turned menacing and an ominous feeling engulfed me.

Whenever Becky came to see me, she would always leave her work to me.

Alas, my hunch was correct.

“The head maid told me to wipe off all the stains in the main hall,” she said, a threatening smile was visible on her face.

“…”

‘What does that have to do with me The main halls her area, isnt it I thought to myself.

I glanced at Becky.

Her smile widened, then she said shamelessly, “Im busy so I cant care about trivial things such as cleaning the hallway.

Thats why youre going to take care of it.”

“What! Thats-“

“What Are you trying to tell me you cant do it” her voice raised at mydisobedience.

Her eyes fixed at me, watching my reaction, ready to lashed out if I objected to her.

‘Im scared.

I bit my lips in an attempt to hide my fears.

I wanted to argue,Isnt this your job

‘Im only five and shes already eighteen years old, thats a big age gap! Even though my mind is older, my physic is that of a child.

Isnt it too much to give a child her chores!

But to be honest, deep down, I was just glad Becky didnt hurt me when I tried to reject her.

“Wipe the hall thoroughly with a wet mop.

The head maid said she will come to inspect later.

So you better do your job right.”

“Also, sweep the dust off the floor,” Becky, who added a teasing remark, passed by me.

I stared at Beckys distant back, with burning eyes.

‘Shes so annoying!

Nonetheless, despite the anger, I picked up the damp rag with a sigh.

I wanted to tell the head maid about this petty harassment, but…

‘What if I say something wrong and the head maid hates me for it

The head maid had the authority to appoint maids in training their new departments.

It would be great for me to get in her good grace, since she might help me escape from the Emperor and the Empress barbaric clutches.

But if I accidentally bothered her by reporting Beckys behaviours.

No one would be able to help me in the future.

Its better to take Beckys harassment than ruining my future.

‘Ive come all this way, havent I I thought positively.

‘First, I need to sweep the scattered dust again, after that I will wipe the hallway.

I swept the floor laboriously.

Everytime, the broom swept, it swayed my body along with it.

My feet stumbled and the broom fell down on the floor as it brought me down along with its weight.

‘Its hard to work with a small body.

Somehow, my annoyance at this bodys height managed to push my distress away.

‘I cant wait to grow up! I dont want to put up with this anymore! I sulked.

I walked towards the hallway with a bucket full of water and mop beside me.

“… oh my goodness …” I exclaimed in shock.

I was devastated at the view before me.

When I was told to clean the hallway, I thought it would be a puddle of muddy water or a few dirty stains.

But it wasnt something as simple as that.

The hallway was all messed up with shoe marks.

‘What were people doing here Were they dancing in the hallway I thought.

With this much stain, Id need at least six hours to clean this hallway up.

‘Isnt this is simply too taxing for a five years old

‘Hey, the people of this world.

This is child labor exploitation!1

“Hah… What am I doing” I shook my head, pushing away the useless thoughts.

Complaining about things that have already happened would only prolong this.

I kneeled on the floor as I began to focus on scrubbing the floor.

Spread the water, scrape away the dry soils, drain the mop, rinse the water with a mop and rub the surface to make it smooth.

I repeated those steps on all the stains in the hallway.

“Ouch!” my face accidentally hit the mops handle.

My nose tingled in pain.

Sighing in defeat, I looked down at my hands and scrutinized them.They were all red and puffy from the labours.

I cried, covering my swollen fingertips, “It hurts.”

‘I want to give up, but… No! I havent cleaned up the hallway yet, I immediately drove the idea away.

I stared at the partly cleaned hall.

It was still full of dirt.

Furthermore, my back, which had been bending all day, was aching.

I wiped the dirty water off my hands with my apron and massaged my waist to ease the pain.

‘I dont think I will be able to sleep tonight…

“Lize”

A sweet-toned voice traveled the hallway to my ears.

I flicked my head at the direction the voice was coming from.

My eyes widened in realization,…wait, isnt that Roses voice Why is she here at this hour

“Ro-Rose!” at the sight of Sister Rose, I quickly straightened up my hunching position.

Sisters lovely look in the hall, covered with dirt, was contrasting.

However, she didnt seem to mind any of it.

Her eyes looked around as her face darkened.

“How did this happen again”

“Sister~”

I ran towards Rose, but my steps were halted.

‘Gasp! my eyes widened in shock, I had never seen my sister this angry.

“Lize, why are you here alone” her voice was smooth despite the scary expression.

It was just like calm before the storm.1

“Huh Thats…”

“… are you cleaning this wide hallway by yourself” she asked, her voice colder than the north wind on the new year.

This mustve been because of my fault.

“Um, you know.

Um…”

I wanted to tell her the truth, but the words were stuck in my throat.

‘Of course Ive complained to her alot before, but still…!

As I hesitated, Rose stared at me with a stern gaze, demanding my explanation.

After a while, she spoke , “If you feel guilty about it, you dont have to tell me.”

“Huh”

‘Sister, do you have the superpower to read my mind I was startled at her accurate guess.

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“Even if youre a maid in training.

Its ridiculous to have a young child clean the hallway.”

“Well, its my job…” I pouted my lips in defeat.

Although Rose had told me countlessly to not feel guilty if I didnt want to do others chores.

‘…Im more concerned about you rather than myself.

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