A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world - Chapter 52
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- A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world
- Chapter 52 - Lady Alice’s memories [Party]
Translator: Darling | Editor: Coming soon…
After the ceremonial cremation, and after the goblins were burned, the soldiers decided to gather together and party.
The chosen location was a big pub in the city.
This place could accommodate about 35 people, that’s what everyone said.
The reason that only half of the soldiers were participating was that the others were either keeping guard or were being treated.
All the soldiers were to be treated equally.
The ones keeping guard or being treated were to be given 1 barrel each of their favorite sake.
The doorbell rang while Alice waited to be called.
The soldier Chief came to escort Alice.
“Lady Alice, the preparations are complete. I’ve come to escort you.”
“Thank you for your hard work. Did you charge our brewery?”
“Yes. We’ve secured the sentry duty as a top priority for today. About 90 percent has been taken care of.”
“That’s good. We’ll let grandfather drink with the remaining 10 percent.”
“Certainly, then shall we go?”
“Smith, I’ll be leaving.”
“Sister, Have a good time, don’t drink too much.”
“Fufu, I understand.”
After Alice left the mansion, a correspondence came for her.
This may become ashes later.
While being escorted by the chief to the store, the chief
“Lady Alice, I deeply apologize.”
“It seems that the word spread throughout the town.”
“Isn’t it good that people are aware that the goblins have been destroyed?”
“Not that. It’s about the party.”
“Ara? Is that bad?”
“…………..You’ll understand once we reach…….”
Alice followed after the chief after expressing that she didn’t understand.
Alice was shocked once the reached the street that held the store.
It wasn’t just a party.
All the shops on the street were open and liquor was being served everywhere.
Not only the liquor stores but also the greengrocers, sweet shops, coffee shops, etc.
People were drinking regardless of gender.
Men and women, regardless of their age.
You are considered to be an adult in this country from the age of 14. The children that weren’t 14 yet were treated with cider water.
As expected, Alice was also perplexed.
‘What is this festival…….”
“I’m sorry Lady Alice.
Everyone wanted to join in.”
“…….Well, since they are not drinking out of sorrow, it fine isn’t it?”
While talking to the chief, she was noticed by the people.
And the news that she had arrived traveled fast.
“Now.” With his signal, the whole street shouted.
“LADY ALICE, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST MATCH AND FIRST VICTORY !!!”
The clanking of cups was heard everywhere.
Alice teared up unconsciously when she saw that scene.
She realized that she had managed to protect the city.
The soldier chief waiting behind her was crying with snot running down his nose.
After that Alice had to do an exhausting task.
First, she had to greet each soldier and congratulate them for their hard work.
Then she went to each store.
Bread store, greengrocer, sweet store, coffee shop, etc…
She went around about 10 times.
Each time she explained that she wasn’t the only one who played a key role in this fight but the 81 soldiers including her and that her odd eye was an outcome of that fight.
She told them that they could win because of all the soldiers and all the townspeople.
Alice was very tired.
“Haa…….a party is so tiring.”
“Haha…….this time it’s a special case.”
The chief said.
“……….There is one more place that I want to go to.
Chief, I’m sorry but could we go together?”
“Yes! Of course!”
Alice took the sake from the table and walked ahead.
They walked to the place outside the gates where the soldiers were cremated.
Alice poured the sake over the place. It was a memorial service.
After silently finished up, she turned around to head back.
Alice was surprised.
The 32 soldiers that hadn’t participated in the party were kneeling before her.
“……….You guys, don’t push your bodies.”
“Yes! We’ll soon be closing the gates so we came to welcome you.”
“You guys can’t be helped.”
Alice smiled cheerfully, feeling embarrassed.
“From today, we vow to protect the city and to protect you, Lady Alice.
Please allow us.”
“Allow you……..I understand.
Everyone, let’s all go back together.”
Alice thanked each one for their hard work as they went back to the city.
The next day, there were stories all around town about the party and the event outside the gates.
Everyone was praising Alice,
“Our Lady Alice is amazing.”
She was escorted back home by the chief.
“Smith, everyone, I’m back.”
Alice entered the main hall.
“Sister, welcome back.”
“Yes. I’m back.”
The maid handed over the correspondence to Alice.
“Unknown sender…….there is a seal……who is it from?”
For over a week after that, Alice stayed put inside the mansion.