Feudal Lord: “…He was defeated, huh…”
I confirmed the conclusion of the battle from the manor’s balcony.
Feudal Lord: “Don’t you skip over me, you idiot son…”
People have an important order of things, the ones that are born first has to die first––––––––it’s simple but important. I couldn’t return almost anything that I got from my father… but I still kept the order and in the end I didn’t die first.
No matter how loyal the child is, if he didn’t follow the order and die before his parents, it could not be said that it’s a likeable thing even if the child was a knight captain who was being diobedient to one’s parent just for striving good conductsーーー
Feudal Lord: “――――I’ve told you…”
Rena: “What is?”
Feudal Lord: “…No, nothing. It’s just my own monologue.”
I looked back while answering the woman’s voice from behind.
Feudal Lord: “In any case, did my son leave some words to you?”
Even if he’s a big fool and unfilial son, he might still have a last request, doesn’t he? Hence, I asked her so.
Rena: “…Eeh, he said please live.”
Feudal Lord: “…I see……I see.”
It was the last word from my son that I deeply engraved as if it was chewed thoroughly… This must be done with maximum effort.
Feudal Lord: “…So? What do the winner wants from the loser?”
With a terribly complex expression, I asked the obvious question to her.
Rena: “Let’s see, first, you have to adopt Eren, the Moonlight Family leader, as your adopted child or a hidden child.”
I frowned when I heard the demand from her who became expressionless in an instant. Because I have understood how it will develop after this.
Rena: “After completing the various procedures, you will nominate Eren as the successor and retire from your lord position.”
Feudal Lord: “…How can I explain this to the central government?”
Rena: “Please tell them that Eren has won as a result of the successor’s scramble.”
Feudal Lord: “…………What if I refuse?”
At that moment, I stopped breathing due to the pressure.
Rena: “…are you going to ignore your son’s last will?”
Feudal Lord: “…I don’t mean it like that, it’s just a hypothetical story.”
This is… not good, my son have entrusted his will to her. If you look at her eyes, you will know that you won’t just die.
Rena: “Well, let’s see. If you refuse, can I have your remaining daughter do her best? If I’m correct, she’s 14 years old this year, so I’m sure she can make a child now, and I can put a goblin who is not related by blood with the feudal lord as a successor. yes?”
Just listening to this person who speaks a repulsive thing casually makes me horrified… Can someone say something like this while being conscious? Rather, would anyone think something like this in the first place?
Feudal Lord: “…I will ensure all the demands, so don’t put your hands to my daughter and wife.”
Rena: “Is that so? If so, then there’s no problem.”
In the first place, there is no choice for me since my son lost, so all I can do is to save as many lives as possible.
Feudal Lord: “…and one more thing.”
Rena: “There’s still more?”
Feudal Lord: “This is the last… promise me to never leave the fief and the people out of hand.”
Rena: “? Would that be it?”
Feudal Lord: “……yeah.”
I had thought a lot for a moment, but let’s stop. I don’t feel like it would be a decent result.
Rena: “That’s fine. Rather, it will still be the same as before except for some policies, and after you have succeeded Eren-san as the lord, please go talk to the Moonlight Family boss together with me. I only wanted a puppet.”
Feudal Lord: “…I see, well then, let’s act immediately.”
Rena: “Yes, please.”
Today marks the day where the fief of Margrave Vallence came to an endーーーーーー
Boss: “Fumu, I didn’t think you could accomplish this kind of feat.”
I alongside the feudal lord’s envoy went to meet the Moonlight Family boss on the next day and that was the first line that he said.
Rena: “You didn’t believe it?”
Boss: “Well, even if you’re not a human, you are still a single person. I had thought that it wasn’t enough to defeat the knight captain, Alexei. Did I go senile as well?”
Half in doubt, I see?
Well, you wouldn’t think that a coup would be successful with merely one little girl, yes?
Boss: “…One question, what if we don’t manage the territory like what you wanted to?”
Rena: “? I will just change the head again, though?”
Boss: “…I see, we don’t want to be as hostile as we could towards you as we won’t do anything from here.”
Rena: “That’s splendid.”
Even though I have succeeded with great pains, it’s troublesome to start over again, yes?
Though, it would be easy to do as there won’t be the knight leader next time.
Rena: “Well then, I will leave the rest to you, yes?”
Boss: “Yeah, leave it to me.”
Rena: “Now then, that will be it from me today.”
I said so and left the place, went back to the hotel, and logged out. Today was a passionate day. What a nice feeling of exhaustion.
What should I do next? Should I aim for the next city soon?