A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker’s laid-back industrial revolution in another world – Chapter 6
Translator: Darling | Editor: Walker
“Sorry to keep you waiting.”
Instead of a grand luxurious carriage, a single chic stood in front of my eyes.
The luggage carrier (guest seating room) is covered entirely in wood, giving off a good feeling with its dark blue finish.
Is it normal to have an all-weather type?
Is it normal for the carriage to be pulled by 2 horses?
For a road like this, how does the suspension work?
Just like this, with great interest, Takeo was watching the carriage when a man got down from the coachman’s seat of the carriage.
“Once again, I’m very sorry for the wait.”
“……So it’s you who has come, Fredrick.”
The man named Fredrick regretfully lowered his head.
“There is a lot of things that we must tell you but returning back to the mansion is the first priority right now.”
“Hmm, I understand.”
“Then, shall we?”
Thus Fredrick opened the door.
The old man went into the carriage but Takeo was looking towards Fredrick.
Fredrick, noticing Takeo looking, asked.
”Is there something you need?”
“Excuse me but is it alright for me to ride it as well?”
“Yes. We have been informed that the Lord would be bringing someone back as a guest. It will take a little while till the mansion but please relax and be comfortable.”
“Alright then, thank you very much.”
I lightly bowed to Fredrick and after making a slight bow to the look-alike soldier standing behind the carriage, I boarded it.
“The soldier and the coachman are discussing something, so please wait a while.”
Fredrick closed the door after informing us.
Inside the horse carriage.
“Takeo, is this your first time in a horse carriage?”
“Your eyes are sparkling just like a child.”
“Yes, it’s my first time riding one. Moreover, both the interior and exterior are not gaudy but chic and simple. It’s a really nice carriage.”
Takeo is speaking while checking out the interior.
“Hmm, so you understand?”
“I don’t clearly understand but overall, if I have to put it simply, it must be the color usage?
The exterior is entirely dark blue but since the whole carriage is not unevenly colored, it gives off a clean feeling.
Is the interior finished with varnish?
Is the color a deep blue so that it is calming?”
“Hmm, that’s an interesting viewpoint.
Though I am often told that a grand looking carriage is much better.”
“A grand, luxurious looking carriage is, without a doubt, the finest carriage.
However, I don’t understand much in terms of value but as long as the will of the owner and the intention of the craftsman is the same then isn’t it already a very good carriage?”
“Hmm, I see.”
At that time, Fredrick got on the carriage.
“Please excuse me.”
“Oh, somehow it looks like the Lord is having an interesting conversation.
What might the conversation be about?”
As soon as Fredrick sat down, the carriage started to move.
“Hmm, Fredrick. You’ve worked hard.
Takeo has been praising this carriage.
By the way Takeo, what do you think was the will of the owner and the intention of the craftsman?”
“It may just be my imagination, I might be wrong so please don’t be upset………..
It is assumed that this carriage will be used by someone of a certain social status and any other passengers riding it will be either of a similar or higher status.
Although the use of this carriage is not aiming for gorgeousness, but he cannot seem poor or stingy by his social circle.
The seating was to be designed with the assumption that the carriage may be used for long periods of time at a stretch.”
“Were those the initial requirements?”
“Hmm, I see.”
Fredrick, was this the gist?”
“Yes, that’s absolutely right.
In addition, we requested that the suspension shouldn’t use the latest technology but a reformed conventional method instead.”
“Takeo, do you understand the meaning of this request?”
“If you don’t mind, I think that the reason for this request was so that in case the carriage breaks down on the road or at the travel destination, the local craftsman would be able to repair it.
It may take some time to repair but if it’s a reformed, advanced method then the craftsman should be able to deal with it.
Isn’t there a blueprint of this carriage kept somewhere inside the carriage?”
“You have understood it very well.
Even though I liked it at first glance, I couldn’t understand the intent.”
“Probably the owner wanted the user to feel comfortable and relaxed.”
Fredrick smilingly laughed.
A little before the conversation, let us return to the moment immediately after old man Elvis and Takeo boarded the carriage.
Fredrick called out to the waiting soldier.
“I don’t think that an assassin or a thug can have this kind of movement or behavior.
If he has the skill to intentionally behave so naturally, then I probably can’t deal with him.
I think there is no need to take care of him immediately.”
“What if he is a spy from somewhere?”
“I think that’s a low possibility.
Even though the equipment I carry is normal, but by seeing the crest on my chest, there should have been some reaction even if it was only for a moment.
That’s why I don’t think that’s a possibility.”
“Certainly the frontier emblem that you wear holds immense power.”
“I am sorry.”
“Do you like him?”
“I am inexperienced but I feel that I’m attentive.
I have a good feeling about him.”
“If you are inexperienced then all the other soldiers in this country are unbelievably weak.”
“Then we’ll take him back to the mansion without dealing with him.
You too, follow us for a little while longer.”
“Yes! Our master is actively waiting for Sir Elvis to return home.”
“Fufu, your master is not the only one waiting for his return.”
“Then, let’s go.”