As a follow-up to last week, no one asked what Derk does in his spare time… but he really wanted to tell you anyway.

Hi everyone! Well, what do I do in my spare time? I guess I don’t really have very much of it! I’m usually helping Boss out and going everywhere he and Lorelei go to protect them!

Here at the castle, I’m in charge of personnel – that means I interview all potential new minions. Or rather, this guy does…


Boss gives most of the orders, but sometimes I have to make sure they’re actually getting done. I’m also the one who listens to all the complaints. And I don’t just mean from Boss, haha- oh don’t tell him I said that.

I mean from the minions! I try to resolve their conflicts when I can. It can be a little tough to get people who are supposed to be evil to work together! But I think I do a pretty good job!

Other than that, well! I read a bit sometimes. Not as much as Boss though. Sometimes I read to Lorelei and sometimes we draw, do puzzles and all kinds of other stuff! But my favorite thing is cooking!

It's not required of him, but Derk just likes to make breakfast for Boss and Lorelei.

I know we have servants to cook for us, but I just like making my own meals a lot of the time. It’s more satisfying to eat something when you made it yourself, you know! Especially bacon.

One last thing is I like to call my family when I can. My parents live across the kingdom now, so I don’t get to see them very often. But I try to call them at least once a week and keep them up to date.


But… I try not to do it when Lorelei is around. I know she says she doesn’t care, but I still feel pretty bad.


I can’t even imagine what it would be like to not know your family at all. So I want her to feel like she has a family here. I can only hope she does.