The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely - Chapter 55
- All Mangas
- The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely
- Chapter 55 - Visitors from the empire
Translator: Darling | Editor: Coming soon…
The state of the kingdom never changed. Iris and I, together with a few knights, set out to go and meet the
The Orenso district – A district of the empire, where a strong line of defense is held by the so-called Holy Knighthood.
At the surface, we say that we are on good terms, the Empire and the Kingdom. Yet we are always wary and cautious, and it is visible.
“Are you worried?”
“…Only a little bit. But that’s quite alright” – Iris said in response to my question.
She was dressed a bit more like a knight this time around. With blue and black she also had some noble sight to her.
Behind us stood knights of the Black Wolf Knight’s order – We moved out to go and meet the Empire’s first marshal’s daughter, Eina Bodel.
The Empire’s party too had plenty of knights that served as bodyguards.
There were plenty of knights, but the one it was all about was Eina.
After all, she is the daughter of the absolute top of the Empire’s army – If something were to happen to her, there were sure to be consequences for a foreign affair…
(Should I be more enthusiastic?!)
This thought suddenly came into my head.
While the knights too were standing down, I noticed that someone was coming over towards us.
(Wait, an assassin, already….? I didn’t even get a report about this)
That is to say, I didn’t get any report about abnormal movement in the area.
Since the Empire is coming, we are of course upping our surveillance within the Kingdom by a large amount too.
We haven’t even met the Empire’s troupe, yet there was already someone moving towards us.
Iris too took notice and quickly prepared herself.
“This doesn’t seem to be a mere delivery boy”
The one that appeared before us was a girl in black school clothes – Her coat was dancing in the wind.
She wore a hat that covered her eyes, so it was impossible to guess what their face looked like.
The knights in the back too prepared their battle stances at once, but…
“Whaaa, only two of this whole group were actually wary of me coming here? Does the kingdom have a shortage of knights these days?
“! You are…”
Iris looked at the girl as if she noticed something.
I too was surprised. The one that actually had to be protected came all the way here by herself, without an escort.
The girl stood up, looked at us and proclaimed
“That’s right. I am second lieutenant Eina Bodel of the Formea Empire”
…As she was relaying her message, she stopped talking as soon as she saw me.
It was so abrupt that I too was quite surprised.
Iris too was looking at Eina with a rather confused look.
Somehow Eine seemed to be unable to continue talking for some reason. She did remain rigid in her form though.
“Wha… Eh… Why is..”
“Ah, no, that’s…”
(…Are you trying to tell me that she forgot her line after making her appearance like this?)
After seeing Eina like this that was all that I could think of at this moment.
Then there was another thing that really seemed to puzzle us more.
Another girl from the empire, dressed in a school uniform, came a bit late to the party – She bowed her head deeply and then said
“— Excuse us for the trouble. This is first lieutenant Eina Bodel. I am her bodyguard and escort, her loyal subordinate, Marsie Arteina. I am a warrant officer.
Pleased to make your acquaintance”
This politeness made for a rather normal greeting.
Iris was all the more surprising due to the massive gap that this greeting formed with what we had seen just a few moments ago.
“Oh.. Ahum- The name is Iris Reinfell. I will be your guide during the time you are here”
“Lady Iris. Daughter of House Reinfell – I have heard of you. And this is?”
“My name is Alta Schweiss. House Scheiss is not of noble origin, but I will act as escort this time too. Please, excuse me whilst I travel with you too”
I introduced myself after Iris.
Eina stood there with a rather stern look on her face – It was Marshe that nodded in her stead.
“Understood, sir Alta. Please, wait for one moment” – Marshie said while moving towards Eina.
She whispered something in her ear, and Eina seemed to have returned her senses again.
“A-hum, excuse me. I was a bit surprised”
“You were surprised?”
“Don’t worry about it, little Iris”
“Lady Iris is of one of this Kingdom’s noble houses. You really shouldn’t address her like…”
“Hmph. This is in regards to the tour around the kingdom. Don’t you think it makes it easier to shed a bit of the formality, to make it easier for all of us?
As Eina said this, she once again looked over at Iris.
Iris nodded in response.
“…Right. Well, if that’s the case, then I will just call you Eina as well!”
“Mwa, that would help a lot. Shall we first go somewhere so we can have a talk?”
“Well, it seems that the other inspection team hasn’t arrived yet. … So you’re instigating we should go before they arrive at all?”
Without thinking I told them what I thought too.
Whatever the case, I should still be able to sense the presence of a carriage, would it be close?
But since I didn’t… Were these two ahead of the schedule of the Empire then?
I don’t know what they’re planning, but I don’t think it was to just make a flashy appearance like that.
(…They managed to come here without my knights noticing. Seems like they’re quite skillful)
I too received information about the empire.
Eina Bodel – Because she is the daughter of the Empire’s grand Marchal, doesn’t mean that she is related to the army.
Just by looking at her, you can tell that she is a soldier that hosts a lot of power.
She is young and pretty, and though she is a girl, she has a future within the ranks of the Empire – If Iris, who is also vital to the Kingdom, is able to get along with
with her, then the relation between the two states will definitely improve as well.
That’s perhaps the very reason the two of them are meeting this time around…
Yet still, there is one thing I don’t understand. Eina is barely even looking in my direction.
“No need to worry about the others. They’re taking a different route, that’s why.”
“As you might have expected, we have come early. Excuse us, but please, show us around”
Whereas Eina is rather arrogant, Marsie is all the more polite.
I signed toward my knights in the back.
Several of the Black Wolf Knights were now to act as Eina’s escort.
The ones that were actually closest to Eina to protect her were me and Iris though.
For the time being, I would move where Eina too would.
“Well then, Iris will lead you around. If you would, please”
“… Thank you so much”
Different than we expected in the first place, but we still got to start our tour.
It was to take about three days – Us leading Eina around.