Chapter 7: Cheat Paper Money
I looked around the room, took a paper and a pen.
I split the paper into a rectangular, there I wrote”1000″, and gave it to Princess Iris.
「Right here, can’t you enchant the same thing with the fan? With magic」
「……What that does that mean?」
「In short, you’ll make that this is “issued” by the Royal House. Then, use this as a new currency」
In short, its paper money, I said.
「The crest can only be applied by the Royal Family, when consciously applying it, it would remain as it is」
「Meaning, nobody can counterfeit this, becoming money that has worth destroying」
「That’s disrespectful! You!!」
A knight from those who are aligned on the wall, the knight that introduced Princess Iris when I came to the room shouted angrily.
「That crest, the things that have the Royal House’s proof attached in it are used as bestowed goods. From the country’s foundation, it is something that maintained its authority!! Using that on a currency……That is not something that should be scattered everywhere!! You, receiving from Helen-denka, should know it’s weight!!」
It’s about the fan.
It is true that receiving it from Princess Helen made me happy, but having a crest or not doesn’t really mattered.
I looked at the male knight.
A hard-headed man, that looks serious.
Though he is angry, it’s not like he means bad, he is only obstinate.
……It makes it more difficult with that, though.
I thought of ways how to persuade him, but.
Princess Iris answered first.
「Kakeru, you taught me a good thing. Umu, I wonder why that wasn’t thought about until now」
「Denka? are you sure? That shouldn’t be done, that would lead to losing the royal family’s authorityーー」
「The country stabilizes」
Iris declared clearly.
「It is a currency impossible to counterfeit, it is not like you cannot understand the merit of that」
「Currency stabilizes. The remaining silver and copper can be used as a resource. and also」
It was different to what I’ve expected, but it’s an excited smile.
This also beautiful in this way.
「It becomes easier to do business. This one sheet of paper has the same value of 1000 copper coins. Peddlers especially would find it useful. Until now, they were carrying heavy currency, the only the promissory note was that of a Merchant Company was being used as a guarantee. If this is used, the country will have trust, it would be possible to have deals at ease」
The knight fell silent.
He was serious about his work, but not stupid.
He understood right away the large merit Princess Iris talked about.
However, this can only be called as a cheat.
In the real world, any country is fighting against counterfeits of paper money, for that counterfeit prevention technology was used.
According to that technology’s level, paper notes……money would have a steady value.
「That magic, only the Royal Family?」
「Right, only the direct line」
「Then, it is impossible to counterfeit then」
「It is not “then”, it’s completely impossible」
Princess Iris asserted, as I thought, it is a cheat.
A paper note that is impossible to counterfeit, the only thing you can call it is a cheat.
Compared to that, my idea……an idea that came from living in the real world seem trivial.
When I was thinking in such way.
「Thank you, Kakeru」
Princess Iris said. And……softly smiled.
That is, the smiled that I had expected.
Not like “Hm!……” or “Ha!”.
It is a soft, charming smile.
「Thanks for teaching me this. On Iris Teresia Mercouri’s name, I will surely give back this gratitude」
While smiling softly, Princess Iris said repeatedly.
At home, in a mansion.
I was dazed in the living room.
Sitting on the sofa, I remembered Princess Iris’ smile.
Remembered, ruminate, and got absent-minded.
It is a really, great feeling.
When I was ruminating, there was a *KaKaKa, KaKaKa* sound.
The entrance door’s, door knocker sound.
「Excuse meー, is anybody homeー」
Together with the door knocker’s sound, a boy’s voice was heard.
Though the voice was being raised it was through the door, so it sounded small. It’s possible that it was not heard.
I stood up, and went towards the entrance. When I open the door, there was a simple-clothed boy standing.
「Are you Yuuki Kakeru-sama?」
「It’s a message from master. There was a happening about the maid, so “Please come anytime you like” master said」
「Master? Maid……Ah, Samaras-san huh」
「I got it. Thanks」
Entering the Samaras Merchant Company, having his belly protruding as usual, Samaras greeted me.
「Welcome, It’s good that you’ve come」
Though his looks haven’t change, I wonder why, he looks like he’s in a good mood, more than usual.
A good smile, a surprisingly good smile.
「Did anything good happen?」
「No,no. Rather than that, I heard the rumours you know, solving a case as soon like that. Well, the lack of copper also bothered us you know」
「Ah, that thing」
「I guessed that you had an important mission having Helen-denka’s fan but, Well well, I didn’t think it would be this soon. As expected of Yuuki-sama I could say」
Samaras exaggerated, and showered flattering words.
Though it feels good, it feels disgusting.
「Rather than that, I heard you found the maid」
「Yes, we found some」
「Your hope was a slave maid that can do work so, we didn’t know what you demand more than that also, so we picked up three people」
「Every one of them can do work, and they’re all slaves. You can choose among them later」
Choose among the three, it means.
That certainly isn’t bad either, rather than pressing on one person, having options makes someone he feel the sense of selection.
「Well then, I’ll make them enter the room one by one」
When I nodded, Samaras clapped his hands.
The door opens immediately, and the first person entered.
A beauty that is about in the latter half of her twenties. Looking calm, she the type that has healing atmosphere within her.
She worked as a chief maid in the place before, but she was fired when there was a change of ownerships.
She’s a good person, and she looks like can do her job properly.
The second person was a little younger, a woman who’s about 20-years-old. This one’s the cutie type, she’s looks like a girl who is friendly and fun to talk with.
She hasn’t work experience, but really good in cooking, she learned housework so she can do anything in general.
This one doesn’t look bad too.
And lastly, the third person.
The door opened, and as soon as she entered.
I sprang up to my feet.
「This girl is good!! I choose this girl」
As soon as I saw her, she was the only choice.
Cute, and pretty.
And above all.
「Beast-man huh……are you really sure?」
That was the conclusive factor.
Denka(殿下) = a name honorific like -sama/-dono/-chan/-san. Mostly used as honorific for son/daughter of the house of nobles or royalties.