A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world - Chapter 48
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- A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world
- Chapter 48 - The living room after Takeo left
Translator: Darling | Editor: Coming soon…
Takeo left the living room.
The ones left in the living room were – Grandpa Elvis, Alice, Smith, and Fredrick.
“Still, Alice, it’s too sudden.”
We just wanted to see the rings. I asked Sir Takeo to put it on my finger and he suddenly put it on the ring finger of my right hand……..
That………..I was happy and I thought I can remove it immediately…….I thought……”
“Umm……Sir Takeo……. didn’t seem to know about the meaning of this finger………”
“……..Seriously…….the two of you………..”
Grandpa Elvis was amazed.
“……..Did I say something that I shouldn’t have?”
Smith said apologetically.
“Sir Takeo seemed to understand the meaning of that finger after hearing what master Smith said.”
“Hmm. It’s only been 3 days………..but I think that he’s a good person.
He seems to have a good heart and seems to be responsible.
Moreover, he is good at strategizing and understands tactics plus he has a good commercial sense.
He certainly seems to be a good catch……..”
“Somehow, after putting all of this together… isn’t Sir Takeo a genius?”
“The actual person seems to think otherwise but that’s how it is for us.
His knowledge holds a lot of value for us.
He’s taking it leisurely at the Elvis household but if would be able to make a name for himself if he was an up and coming energetic noble.”
“What d you think would happen if we’re to go to another house.”
“Hmm………that’s right. If that family was ambitious and if he was favored, then I guess he would be able to defeat everyone other than the prince.
But that’s stupidity.
Of course, I do think that if a self-made man were to marry my daughter then he wouldn’t betray us.
…………….And then help us exterminate enemy noble factions in a few months.
“It could go…….that far?”
“Hmm. Smith, think about it.
There was no need to say anything, but he mentioned strategies to destroy the opponent right?
According to the conversations earlier, guns are very useful but they can be replaced with magic.
The strategy discussed was certainly the basics of strategy.
However, Takeo also said that right?
Tempting the opponent to come in order to destroy them……….but you will have to sacrifice your elite soldiers in order to do that.
Only a foolish commander would sacrifice his elite soldiers.
In order to minimize damage, you allow your elite soldiers in first.
If you think of it that way then he was talking about a method that would result in the shortest war.
The destruction of the nobles and the deployment of the forces would be very quick……I guess it depends on the methods used.”
Smith couldn’t say anything.
He must surpass that person……
“I guess the saving grace is that Takeo has no ambition.”
“Yes. He doesn’t seem to have any.
He seems to be just moving out of duty.”
Grandpa Elvis and Fredrick said.
“Eh? Sir Takeo is not ambitious?”
“Hnn. He doesn’t think about taking over this mansion or killing you.
In fact, he seems to want to help you grow into a good leader Smith.”
“That’s right. He was quite regretful after he said that to Smith on the first night as well.”
Smith was confused. Why was a person with so much talent interested in his development?
“Come to think of it. Lord Goodwin, Sir Stanley, both of them were interested in him.
They said that in case you don’t want him anymore, to give him over to them.”
“Hmm. I don’t like that. He’s a waste on them.”
Alice and Smith gave a wry smile.
“You should go to Takeo’s room now.”
I’m sure that Sir Takeo has a lot to think about right?”
“……I think that Takeo is a good man but I feel that he thinks of himself lowly.”
“What are you trying to say?”
“He must be feeling responsible by thinking that he suddenly stole the granddaughter of the man that he wants to return a favor to and betrayed him.
Takeo likes you, Alice, so he must be thinking about your future.
He would be thinking that as a noble lady, you should marry someone of the same stature.
He must be thinking that he has destroyed your future.
Moreover, his self-esteem is low so……..”
“He must be building the determination……….to lose his finger…….right about now.”
Alice got up quickly and left the living room.
Takeo had returned to his room.
He moved the luggage to the corner of his room and lit a cigarette.
“Why did something like this……..” Takeo was worried.
No……….it’s not that he didn’t like Alice.
In fact, he thought that this turned out to be very lucky for him.
But there is a possibility that he would have ruined Alice’s future.
And she might have had a fiancé.
He was worried about various things.
………Looks like he should………his finger……he thought…….
He became pale and cried.
………..He couldn’t bring himself to lose his finger.
………..The price for saving a person’s future was just 1 finger.
Even so, he wasn’t able to prepare himself.
At that moment, there was a knock on the door.