Reincarnated Young Lady Aims to Be an Adventurer - Volume 9 Chapter 164
Translator: Jasper Kadowaki | Editor: NovelMultiverse
I’ve had quite a turbulent life.
I was born into the warring state of Trundle, then became an adventurer to grow stronger, and ran around the entire world.
I met Gainz, who taught me to use my magical powers. I found out that my strength was in Wind Magic, and trained in this discipline until I became strong enough to be called the God of Wind.
I continued doing crazy things out in the world, and when I was called upon, I would return to the guild. I established the group Tag with my friends, and we set out on missions together.
When I realized that my body wasn’t what it used to be anymore, Gainz handed the guild over to me, and I gave up being an adventurer to become an administrator for the guild.
I didn’t have any debts, but I didn’t have any money, either. I had to take care of my parents, and myself throughout my life, I had been the type to spend all of my money on equipment. That might have been a reason why no women were attracted to me, and in the end, I never got married.
Back then, there were really no women adventurers who might come to me to challenge me in a fight.
After my parents died, the guild became my family. At Trundle Guild, strength was everything. Nobody cared if you were the daughter of a nobleman or a jaded prince. Your background didn’t matter, there. All that mattered was whether you could fight. Only those who could hold their own in a fight were allowed into the guild… Now, though, even if you’re weak, you can be loved.
When I saw the princess Lilufiona training to raise her fighting level at the dojo, I asked my friend, “Why did the princess take up the long sword?”
“In order to one day be able to wield the Black Sword!” he replied.
“Once Gil is adopted, won’t she become a ruler?”
“…Don’t be stupid. Gil is the crown prince. It’s already being discussed with the king whether Lilufi can be both the princess and the ruler of Trundle at the same time. It is true, though, that Lord Thomas doesn’t have many respectable people around him…”
“Gil… He should just ditch all of that troublesome business and join up as one of us.”
“…If only it were that easy… Gil would be so happy with that…”
I watched the princess and Prince Gilbert battling endlessly, rivaling each other’s strength, and I worried about the path these two adorable children were headed down.
Then, Elza whipped her fan open with a gust of noise as if to clear the air.
“The heir to Trundle must be the strongest person in both body and mind, you know? Isn’t that right, you two?”
“…Yeah! You’re right! Alright, Lilufiona, you’ve got this!”
“Well, then, I support Gil! Don’t give up, Gil!”
“Shut the hell up!”
“You shut the hell up! I’m trying to watch the fight!”
The two fighters, still young and childish, clashed swords, and sparks flew from their blades.
Elza squinted and looked upon them with love, and laughed softly, saying, “Either way would be fine. Trundle will be in good hands, no matter which one of them becomes the heir.”
Times like this became a distant memory, and just a rumor of a peaceful age, as Trundle was soon plunged into an era of darkness.
The birth of Lilufiona’s two children, Laruza and… Serafiona marked the end of a harsh winter.
They were charming, obedient, and humble. But most of all, they were supremely strong!
Serafiona, like my good friend and Lilufiona, had sharp, black irises, but… sometimes there was a sinister glint in her eyes that was a cause for worry.
“Guild Leader Sieg! Lala-san! Look, look! I found an unusual kind of grass so I brought it home!” she said.
“Let’s see… Ah, this is Onikiri (Demon Slayer) Grass,” I said.
“Whoa! That name makes me expect a lot out of it! What kind of use does it have?” Serafiona asked, hopping about, but… I’m sorry.
“It makes meat that’s hard as a demon’s muscles tender. It’s a spice that masks bad-tasting meat,” I said.
“…Lu, you said it’s worth about 50,000 gold, right?” she said.
Lu remained silent.
“50,000? What are you talking about? All in all, it’s about 100 gold per bundle,” said Lala.
“…Ah, we went so far down in the valley for it, too…” said Lala, shooting down the ridiculous price.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
The princess fell to her knees on the floor, in disappointment. Then, a flurry of adventurers came over to pat her on the back, give her juice to drink, and make her feel better… They were all great warriors who had sworn loyalty to the princess.
Above the princess’s head, though, a faint light shined. It was hard to see clearly, even when trying to focus it on it, but… She was clearly blessed. We tried our best to defend the ecosystem of Trundle Forest as much as we could, and since ancient times, it was a place beloved by holy spirits. Spirits only approached the purest of humans. It appeared these spirits blessed our princess. It was an auspicious revelation, indeed.
After all, she had returned joy to the guild.
As she progressed from a little girl into young adulthood, watchful eyes and trainers surrounded her as she bloomed like a flower. I was an old man, too, but I fought for her with all my strength, and I blasted away that bastard general with a kick. Gainz, remember this – It was I who protected the princess! Hahaha!
After overcoming those difficult times, we came out of it bruised and tattered, but the princess had managed to wrench out a victory and returned peace to our lands. Serafiona had truly become the leader of Trundle.
“…Grandpa! Grandpa Sieg! Grandpa Sieg!”
…I was dreaming about something nostalgic. Upon slowly opening my eyes, I saw the love of my life – the princess, fully-grown, crying, and caressing my cheeks with both hands. She was chanting a slightly difficult spell.
That’s right – After that battle, I had slowly fallen to the ground, and I was still down.
In that battle of geezers, in just a few minutes, I had used up all of my energy. After that, I somehow forced even more energy out of myself. I had chipped away at all my physical strength and my life force. It had been the right thing to do. I had no regrets. Defending the princess was a main tenet of the Trundle Guild, and so the decision had already been made for me.
I had already lived long enough.
I handed the guild down to Matt. He was still young, but I had raised him to be a chip off the old block. Besides, Lala and the others would help support him. Trundle would be able to stand the test of time. There was no question about it.
“…Serafiona, the healing magic isn’t working. His time is up,” I heard Elza’s voice echoing.
“No! I can’t accept that! Please, Grandpa Sieg! I need you to get better! Pain, pain, go away! Go away!”
The princess embraced me and lay atop me. How… honored I was.
As I slowly lifted my gaze, I saw beautiful Elza, who somehow never aged, rubbing the princess’s back, comforting her. As we met eyes, she smiled at me with sympathy and nodded.
Yes, our friendship was forged in battle. We had fought so long together for Trundle.
“Princess…” I said, raising my hand slowly, and petting her head.
“Grandpa Sieg, you can’t die! I won’t allow it! Grandpa Sieg – Grandpa Sieg, you’re the one and only grandfather I have!!”
What… Ah, I see. The princess was my granddaughter. I never regretted failing to get married, but… I had a granddaughter all along. What a godsend.
Ah, now that I had a granddaughter, I found myself wanting more. Kodak and Sasara’s wedding was so beautiful… The princess in her wedding gown… That would have been nice to see.
Suddenly, the princess’s noble holy beast appeared in my line of sight. I didn’t even have the strength to be surprised as it laid its front paw on my forehead and gazed upon me.
“You’ve lived a splendid life. Well done,” it said.
Ah… My body felt lighter.
The princess looked up. I saw those black eyes that I adored, and I peered into them. To think that those tear-filled eyes would stay with me as I went…
“Princess… You are vibrant… So adorable… My granddaughter…”
“Aaahhh!” cried Serafiona. “Uaaaaaahhhhhh….”
“Sieg! You bastard! You died in the arms of my adorable little grandchild?!”
“…Hmph! Well, it’s your fault for up and dying so quickly!”
“Hahaha. Guild Leader… You defended my princess. Truly… I thank you.”
I didn’t need any thanks for that. I lived a delightful life, after all.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]