Before you read, I just wanna let you know two things.
1. So that you don't get confused, this chapter focuses on another "side story" if you will.
2. This is set about a month or so before chapter 11.
January 1, 1791
After Duke had left the room, Gumina waited five seconds, slipped on her underwear, bra, and dress, and sighed.
"I can't keep this up. This is too hard. But I have my evidence. Time to respond.".
Gumina crept out of the bedroom, and walked down the hall and into her own. After locking the door, she pulled out an ink pen and some paper, and began to write,
Everything has been confirmed.
Your wife is definitely here.
It has taken me some time to confirm this, as my schedule has been rough.
Since you hired me, I have become one of Duke's favorites.
Actually, I believe that I am his second favorite, as he has done 'it' with me several times and quite frequently.
Your wife is unquestionably his favorite.
But don't worry, your wife is not cheating on you.
Duke has made several attempts to, do 'it' with her, but she always refuses.
However, from what I hear, he did rape her the first night she was here.
In my advise, I would say to dress up as a woman, fool him, and kill him, that might be the best solution.
Do it quickly though, he lures a new woman in almost everyday.
Gumi put down the pen and read the note. She proof read it at least five times, before biting her lip. She neatly folded the letter, and stuck it in her bra. Gumina then exited her room, and made her way to Duke and Asakura, who were having lunch at the time.
"Yes Gumina?" Duke said with a warm smile.
"Master, the fabric is running low, do you want me to retrieve some more?".
"Ahhhh yes, yes! Such a thoughtful one. Here, " Duke dropped some coins into Gumina's hand, "is that enough?".
"It's the exact amount! I shall be on my way now, master." Gumina turned around and started to go towards the door, before she turned around and said, "Oh, and uhm... master? Sh-shall I prepare for another 'session' with you?".
"Well Gumina, I suppose tomorrow is the date. Do you have any problems with that?" Duke asked truthfully.
"No no, I was just curious." Gumina headed to the door again. She grabbed a light green shawl, put on some black heels, and tiptoed out the door to the fabric shop.
When she arrived at the fabric shop, she silently purchased the fabric, like everything was normal. Then, she walked another half mile or so, and sat on a bench at the park. She tilted her head back, closed her eyes, and let the breeze blow through her short, light green, silky hair. She released the ribbons from her hair, and for the first time in a while, she felt free. But next thing she knew, a tall man with blue hair was standing in front of and facing her.
"Hello Kaito." She didn't even have to open her eyes to feel his worried and stressed presence.
"Any news?" He sighed.
Gumina pulled out the note from her bra with her index and middle finger, and handed it to Kaito.
"Thanks for the boob mail." They both laughed.
As Kaito read the note, Gumina opened her eyes, tilted her head forward again, stood up, and started to walk away. The two didn't need to talk, the fact the Kaito read the note was all that mattered. To make sure she had an excuse for being late, Gumina used some extra money to but some bread, milk, cheese, and a green apple.
~~Flashback, to a couple weeks ago.~~
"Are you Gumina?" Kaito whispered.
"So, let me get this straight. You see a foreign girl, buying an apple, and you decide to go up to her and whisper in her ear, "Are you Gumina?", when, I could just be a tourist that got very creeped out when you did that." the woman retorted and sighed, "But yes, I am Gumina. Why?".
"I heard that you were a detective." Kaito said emotionlessly, "And my wife is missing. I think I know where she is, but I cannot enter the building because I am a man. I... I just want to know if my wife is really there.".
"Alright. Challenge accepted stranger. Tell me everything I need to know." Gumina crossed her arms.
"Ok. My name is Kaito Crim, my wife is Asakura Leeans. She has been missing since May of 1790. If you believe in magic, just bare with me... I have reason to suspect the my wife's childhood friend has been kidnapping women and using them in his harem. Haven't you seen the missing female's list?, a lot of young girls are missing, and I believe that Duke Venomania is taking them, and has also taken my wife. Rumor says that whoever looks at him, will fall under his spell, but thats only women, and he doesn't even speak to men who come to his castle for whatever reason. So, I'd like you to go undercover, infiltrate his mansion, and try to see if the rumors are true. Could you do that?'.
Gumina was wide eyed and then she bit her lip so hard that it started to bleed. "I expect a very, very high pay. At least 500,000 dollars. You see, I have a plan. If I wear contacts, "fake eyes" will be looking at him, and the spell shouldn't work on me. If this works, my pay should be about 200,000-300,000. If it doesn't work, I expect the first amount I said. Understand?".
"Yes. Th-thank you so much Ms. uhm..." Kaito stammered.
"Glassred. My name is Gumina Glassred. And no need to thank me. I enjoy my job.".
~~Flash forward, to the present.~~
Gumina trotted slowly down the path to Duke's mansion. She dug into her basket, pulled out the green apple, and started to eat it.
"It's been awhile my twin." Gumina laughed, "Having apple colored hair has it's comedic benefits." Gumina laughed again.
She continued forward, started to skip along, and began to daydream about what she would buy with Kaito's reward money.