134 – Creeping Up Silently
Posted on October 6, 2017 by crazypumkin
The sun rays grew softer as the end of the summer holidays approached. 1 month had passed after Zen and Selphy, who stayed around for a week after the Fireworks Festival, went back home.
And at last! My wish had finally came true!
―――――――――――― Yes, I finally got to helped out with Father’s work. I had always wanted to rescue Father, who was always buried under layers of paperwork and I was finally allowed to assist! Yay me! Go me! Let’s go for more and more!
As party poppers were setting off inside my heart, I was working hard at writing up all the reports. These reports were all reviews that were to be send to different villages.
For example, giving advice to questions like ‘This and this happened so what would be the best course of action?’.
Yes, I was living each day to the fullest.
I would have you know what I had given up on a lot of things just to reached this stage! Yes! Like my will and pride! Eh? I don’t have any pride from the beginning? Idiot! Imagined a middle-aged man like me looking up to another person while going ” I want to be of help… can I? ” and tilting his head!
A man always had a sense of pride that he would carry to his grave, was what Grandpa had taught me. That’s a man! So why was I playing cute over here?!
But, there was a huge wall, my age, blocking my way forward so this was the only choice I had. Besides, my only aim was to be able to help my father in his work. So I had said something I would never said usually due to my highly easily embarrassed nature.
I love my parents, who gave me immense love that I was unable to get in my previous life. So even if it’s just a little, I want to fulfill my duty of filial piety towards them. And to achieved that aim using any methods could be counted as a man too, right?
It, it’s not like Father stifled his laughter until his shoulders was trembling after I did that. And definitely not that even Mary-san had the same reaction.
….. That was unexpectedly unbearable.
It was easier to bear if they had just laugh right out. Like how it would be better to admitted that you fell instead of pretending that you were tying your shoelaces. Trust me, it was loads better.
My neck made cracking noises as I lifted my head. The long hours of staying in the same position had stiffen it. I had this since my previous life. This pain was only those who get stiff shoulders easily would understand. But to think I would had it when my age now was only in a single digit…
Lossening my shoulders, I gathered the documents I looked over as I stood up. Father was sitting right opposite of me. Ah, the towers of papers were gone, by the way. The first thing I did when I started was to clean everything up. I had stored the overflowing papers into another pocket space magical tool that I newly created. This tool could only be opened by those whose mana had been registered. Of course, the only ones registered were Father, me and a few officers working under Father.
” Gion-Sama. ”
A crease appeared between Father’s brows when I called him.
” Just call me father. I gladly welcome papa too! ”
I called that title because I thought there was a need to separated work from private life. I smiled when I heard Father’s objection.
” ……Father. These documents doesn’t seems to be about the territory. ”
Father stood up and walked over.
” Sorry, these are for the knights. ”
Father said as he stick his tongue out. I want to draw back in disgust but I suppressed that impulse and shown no reaction. It would be my loss if I did. My experience told me that it was useless otherwise with Father.
But dear Father. He looked reliable but he was unexpectedly careless. Eh? Like father like son? Ah, but I don’t know much about my grandfather…… Not that, it’s me?
… I know that!
” Suspicious personal had been spotted in Sociunnov’s territory… Father, this is… ”
But, in these situation, Father’s very much reliable. When I touched upon that subject, Father’s expression turned serious.
” The Anti-Kingdom fraction is hiding themselves recently. Or is it better to say that the trend had died down… And Manny from the Sociunnov’s territory has been asking if it was alright to request for the increase in people to deal with all the suspicious people appearing recently. ”
Father’s explanation confirmed my suspicions. Father was the leader of the knights as well as the lord of Beryl’s territory. His position don’t allowed him to moved or to released any information he knew easily. Although he easily revealed it to me. This showed a flexibility in thinking and a great intellect. Too bad about his average face.
The lord had asked the King directly for permission. Which meant..
” He is cleared of suspicion of belonging to the Anti-Kingdom fraction so the King’s response would be… ”
” He approved. The Sociunnov’s territory is the wall of defense against North side of the [Demon Forest]. It’s position is incredibly important in regards to the national defense. We are to temporary dispatch some help from our side. ”
It sounded like something was about to happened. And, the King had wanted us to dispatched all the support we had. Which meant the Black Knights. Of course, support against the ‘suspicious personal’ could only meant one thing.
” Father, my stomach hurts so can I take some rest? ”
―――― The Black Knights were none other that the Intelligence corp. And if the country’s battle troops had been deployed, it meant that it was the same for our opponent.
In simpler words, those suspicious personal was people send out by the Hattuo Empire.