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[Innocent 43 Translation by Kewl0210]
Title: n°43 I am "Rouge"
Andre: Ah... Y-Yes, m'am!!
Marie: You're slow.
Andre: M... My apologies.
Marie: This sucks.
Narration: 2 years earlier
Thomas-Arthur Griffin's residence
Somebody: ...I see. That's too bad.
Jean-Baptist has fallen ill...
I suppose we are both getting to that age...
Marie: Damn this is tight...
You are recommending your little sister to me as the Prevote De l'Hotel...?!
Charles: Lately, you have been the proprietor of even more philanthropic ideas than father.
I have heard that there is no small number of people that are aware of the indiscriminate warm friendship you have extended even to us executioners.
Three years ago my uncle resigned his post as Prevote De l'Hotel and I have since been fulfilling those duties in addition to the ones I previously performed,
but next year my little sister will turn 10, so I wish to turn over those rights to her.
Griffin: ...But Charles-Henri,
Do you not have three younger brothers older than your little sister? Why suggest her to me in lieu of them?
Charles: It has already been decided that my younger brothers become executioners to Tours, Blois, and Provins.
And she has remarkable talent, so I would like her to fill a job.
Griffin: Certainly... the scientist Emilie du Chatelet and the Austrian Queen Maria Theresa exist as two of many examples
of people who are women, yet possess intelligence and judgement surpassing that of men.
Women that possess shine on their own talents
are more charming than any women that only adorn valuable jewels and beautiful dresses...
But... to believe in a very young woman's passing fancy and take responsibility for her,
the cruel occupation of executioner is too heavy, don't you think...?
Marie: It's no passing fancy.
Marie: I'm not afraid of ending people's lives.
I want to be an executioner.
[Nobody could say no to that face.]
[Or those hip bones.]
[A cute little snake in come flowers.]
Charles: M... Marie?!!
Charles: L... Lord Griffin, are you all right?!
I'm terribly sorry!!!
Griffin: I'm quite all right......
This young woman does indeed possess the vigor fitting that of an executioner.
I will submit a letter of recommendation.
please come to this mansion alone to retrieve it.
Griffin: Upon writing the letter,
I would like to ask her a few questions while we have dinner.
That's all right, isn't it, Charles-Henri?
Thank you so much, my lord!!!
Marie: This sucks.