Reincarnated Young Lady Aims to Be an Adventurer - Volume 9 Chapter 170
Translator: Jasper Kadowaki | Editor: NovelMultiverse
“So, Count Larick, what’s your plan to aid those commoners?” I asked, with an elegant smile.
“W-well, um… Hahaha, you have quite the proper young lady for a daughter, Count Granzeus,” said Larick.
“Well, yes. She has been accepted to the School of Knighthood due to her hard work. I’m very proud of her. I don’t even know if I would have been accepted if I took the entrance exam. I suppose she gets it from her mother,” said Father.
“Is it that hard to get into the School of Knighthood?” asked Asu.
“Well, yeah. Sera went through hell learning under Elza since she was six years old, and now she’s finally gotten in. This woman here wouldn’t be accepted. Sera is using that to remind everyone here of how her mother was a valedictorian at the school, too,” said Lu.
Mother was around the same age as this woman. There was no way that this woman hadn’t heard of Mother, before.
“S-Serafiona-san?” the woman in front of me said, finally speaking.
“Yes. What kind of plan did you have in mind?” I asked, in a friendly tone, but still pressing the subject.
Hmm, I figured this woman was in her mid-thirties. She was wearing stylish clothes that you could tell were expensive. She was a blond-haired, blue-eyed, beautiful woman. However, there was a slightly dangerous-looking glint in her eye that worried me.
After entering the School of Knighthood, my standards for beauty had gone up. Having an attractive face only got you halfway there. Looking calm and collected… Like Erin-nee… No, having child-like eyes tinged with sorrow… like Sasara-nee… No, having the confidence to go after one’s goals with determination… Like Alma-chan… To me, you needed something like that to look fully beautiful. It all depended on the person, of course.
“Shall we leave those political discussions to the governments, and talk about your Father for a moment?”
“Isaac is the government of Judor, though,” said Lu.
“Lu, be quiet! I want to hear what this woman has to say, too,” said Asu.
“Talk about Father? Gladly! …Madam Larick?” I asked.
“You are still young, so you may not realize this, but… The countess passed away in order to bring you into this world, and Isaac-sama had to make sacrifices to raise you by himself.”
“…This is becoming an uncomfortable conversation,” said Asu.
“Hey, now. Calling Isaac by his first name is making Isaac’s magical energy flare-up,” said Lu.
It was a sad fact that Mother passed away in order to give birth to me. However, we as a family had gotten past that a long time ago, and we looked forward to the future. We worked hard, along with Grandmother. The four of us endeavored to lead lives that Mother would be proud of.
…It was a good thing Brother wasn’t here for this.
“Yes. I’ve gotten plenty of love from my father and have been living happily because of it,” I said.
“Right? So, now that you’ve moved to a school dormitory, I’d like you to set your father free, okay?”
“Set him free?” I asked.
“Yes. I’d like him to start enjoying life as a man, again. And I’d like to help him along that journey. Oh, and considering Laruza-sama will be succeeding your father’s place, I’ve already looked into where you can be married off to, okay? You’ll be able to meet candidates for marriage very soon, so don’t worry, okay?”
“…I guess she didn’t really understand that her middle name is Trundle. Those jabs Sera worked so hard on mean nothing to someone this ignorant,” said Lu.
“Hahaha, marriage candidates for Sera! I’ll have to tell Gilan about this, for sure!” said Asu.
Since I still had the memory of someone in their thirties from my past life, I didn’t need Father around all the time, and I did want him to start a new, fulfilling life.
However, I wanted that to be according to Father’s timing and with someone he wanted to start a new life with.
Using Father’s love for me against him like this… Well, it just enraged me. I didn’t let the rage show, though.
Father was working hard to make sure that this weekend was a special one where the whole family could get together. He considered each moment of it precious.
I wanted to wrap this up, soon.
“Lady Larick, are you saying that you love my father?” I asked.
“Yes! Of course. I want you to celebrate our betrothal, as well.”
“Just as you say, Lady Larick, I, along with my brother, would love to celebrate my father’s betrothal. Of course, we would support him in going down a path that will make him happy… If the requirements are met, that is,” I said.
“Ah, what wonderful Isaac-sama has! So understanding! Um, and by ‘requirements’… do you mean a dowry? My brother can take care of that… right?”
“What, you need a dowry for this? Count Granzeus is doing very well. You don’t need money, do you? It would be his second marriage after all, right?”
“Oh, I don’t mean a dowry. There is only one requirement to become a woman of the Granzeus family. You don’t know? I think it’s a rather famous tale,” I said.
“W-what? There’s a famous tale? I wonder what it is. Whatever it is, I’ll bring it to the table.”
“You must be stronger than my father,” I said, looking the woman straight in her eye.
“The Granzeus family is one of the only magical clans in Judor. All of the wives in this family are like this. That’s why they must be very strong to keep control over our lands.”
“W-what in the hell are you talking about… That’s what vassals are for,” said Larick.
“We do vassals, but one family stands at the top of the hierarchy in this land. That’s the Granzeus family. During war times, we can’t afford to not fight for our country. Oh, and it doesn’t matter how you choose to fight, okay? You can use weapons, or magic, if you please.”
“Preposterous! I’ve never heard of a noble wife fighting before!”
“You can say what you will, but that is the tradition of the Granzeus house. By the way, my mother infiltrated this land while my father was away from the palace, and basically cut an entire army in half. Anyone who wants to be a woman of the Granzeus family must be able to fight. My mother, when fighting my father, could win about one in five bouts.”
Father nodded, nostalgically. [Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“She won… against Isaac-sama? That’s… that’s impossible!”
“Oh… Well at the very least, you must be able to withstand our house’s magical powers. Or else, you won’t be able to handle living here. Ready? Here!”
I sent out a blast of magical force. At the same time, Enrique, who was guarding the door, and Martha, who was trembling in rage beside me, sent out magical forces of their own, releasing the stresses they were holding back all day. A thick magical force swirled throughout the room.
“…Oh, that’s a dirty move, Sera. But I guess I’ll throw some in, too. Here!” said Lu.
“Ah, the servants of this manor use magic at a very high level. They are around the same level as the generals of Galle,” said Asu.
The two visitors before us grew pale and couldn’t move a muscle. They were in a cold sweat almost immediately. They didn’t seem to know what was going on, but they were instinctively terrified. Well, Lu threw in his magic after all. I’m not surprised they trembled in fear…
“Sera, I kind of went along with all of this, but are you sure it’s okay to reveal that you’re supported by my magical power?” asked Lu.
“Well, I don’t think they have the wits about them to even realize that, but if they do, we can just write it off as an ‘acquired trait.’ I’m already in the School of Knighthood, after all. I’m sure General Avenger would take care of it.”
“You’re right. That guy works under Elza, after all,” said Lu.
As I finished whispering with Lu, the visitors turned back to face us.
“Please take into consideration that it’s always like this around here. Now, please, to see if you can handle it, stay for a while. Martha, our tea has gone cold. Could you pour us some more?” I asked.
“Yes, yes. Just a moment please,” said Martha, picking up the hot water and pouring new cups of piping hot tea, immediately.
“Oh, Lady Serafiona, by the way. Matsuki heard you were returning and sent some scones. Would you like to have those with the tea?” asked Martha.
“Wow, really? I’m so happy to hear that! Please bring those over, Enrique! Then I guess we can save this strawberry cake for after dinner!” I said.
Enrique brought the scones in from the kitchen while grinning.
“Father, why don’t we split a scone? You like lots of butter and a bit of honey, right? …Here you go,” I said.
“Thank you, Serafiona. Ah… I feel a bit better now that you’re here, Serafi,” said Father.
We touched our scones together as if clinking glasses and started eating, at once. Ah, Matsuki’s scones were the best!
“Sera, leave at least three for me,” said Lu.
“I’d like some ice cream with mine,” said Asu.
Lu, you haven’t been working hard enough lately to deserve all that. Asu, you want ice cream in the middle of the winter? You never get cold, do you?
“P-please… Stop the magic power from flowing, please…”
Father and I looked over to where the voice was coming from and saw that Larick was succumbing to the magical forces, and was flat on the floor. The lady had fainted.
As if to finish them off, Father let loose a blast a magical force! A sound like a shock wave could be heard!
“…If you cannot withstand this level of magical force, never come to my manor ever again!!” said Father.
“The Sorcerer King!” cried Lu and Asu, together.
“All right! Understood! I’ll make my sister give up on all of this as well! I’m sorry!” said Larick.
Our strength-enhanced servants came into the room, promptly picked up the two visitors, and carried them off to their carriage.
As we heard the carriage rumbling off, our house was finally restored to its normal state.
“Father… Did I take that too far?” I asked.
“No. I thought it was extremely impressive. I’m so proud of my daughter, right now,” said Father, smiling, and hugging me around the shoulders.
“But you know, Father. What I said earlier was true. If you find someone you love, please don’t hesitate to get married. Don’t mind us,” I said.
“To tell you the truth, I don’t have time to think about things like that, right now… Before I make any predictions for the future, I still have something I feel I need to protect…” said Father.
“Uhm, thank you. It’s a little embarrassing for me to say aloud, but inside my heart, my beautiful Lilufi is still shining. Forgetting her is… impossible,” said Father.
“I see… If that is what warms your heart, Father, I won’t say anything against it,” I said.
“Yes. My heart is full of loving warmth for Lilufi, Laruza, and you.”
“Haha… Okay, good!” I said.
“Ah, good!” said Asu.
“That’s great, isn’t it Sera?” said Lu.
I snuggled up to Father and continued eating scones.
Asu and Lu floated down to the table and fought over the remaining scones.
“It sounds like there was quite a problem, there. It would be a bad situation if you become hated over this. I’ll take care of things like this myself, from now on.”
The next day, Brother and I rode Lu to the site of the snowstorm. Our magic room was full of things that would help with the relief effort.
“If anyone ends up hating my contracted human over this, I’ll have to punish them, you know?” said Lu.
“Lu, that talk is too violent!” I said.
As I translated for Brother, I cautioned Lu against talking like that.
“That’s right, Lu-sama. You needn’t get involved, Lu-sama. I’ll… Hahaha, Count Larick… What shall I do? That area up ahead is covered by an avalanche, so please detour around it.”
“Brother, you know this area well!”
“The northern territories are… under surveillance. I travel there often.”
“Oh, really? Okay, we’ll turn, then,” said Lu.
We turned so suddenly that a heavy gust hit us, and powdered snow went up my nose!
“Ahhh choo!” I sneezed.
“Serafiona, have you caught a cold? Here, get in my cape!”
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