The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely - Chapter 132
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- The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely
- Chapter 132 - Marriage proposal
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
The following week I was part of the formal meeting in regards to Eina’s study abroad at the academy, and it came to be so that she was going to join my class – Well, they kind of pushed in onto me really.
Whatever the case, it also seemed that Eina really wanted to be in the same class as Iris.
Though this might sound like something that she would do, this does cause my class to host a noble of one of the great four noble houses, the so-called Sword Master Princess, Iris, and the daughter of the Empire’s Marshal, Eina. …Well, it would be fine if that was about it, but this might incline that I also have to be taking on the duty of being Eina’s bodyguard as well.
I didn’t really hear anything like that from Remyl though.
But if it did turn out to be the case… I am sure to ask for a raise in my salary.
Though the money isn’t really a problem because of that, I have the feeling that my job actually becomes one of those hard-working duties. …At first, I also believed that my job would be easy since chances were Iris was just too strong, but let’s forget about that now.
Anyhow, I will have to work hard for my salary.
I figured that Mersche would also be coming to this school since Eina is now too – But that topic never came to be.
I don’t know what they’re thinking, but I doubt that this is all just so that Eina can study abroad.
That being said, we did stand shoulder to shoulder once on the battlefield once. So I figured she wasn’t going to be up to something wrong.
I was suddenly called for behind me, so I turned around. There I saw Iris running at me.
It looked like she had some paper in her hands.
“I am sorry. This is an application form for a one day off this week”
“On a weekday? That’s rare. Do you have an appointment of sorts?”
I quickly glanced over the form, which only had “Personal affairs” written on it as the reason for absence.
It’s not like students never request this kind of stuff, but it was surely the first time Iris had put out a request like this.
Iris said, a bit inarticulate, accompanied by a nod. … It felt like she was trying to hide from me what she was up to.
I didn’t really have any intent on asking her further about this – Is what I would say, but the fact that she is requesting this from me leaves me really no other choice.
“Iris, just to be sure, could you describe your plans in a simple manner?”
“…It’s not something I can talk openly about with people, and I am going to decline anyway so..”
“Decline what exactly?”
“Truth is… A few days back, when you had your day off, we met in town, didn’t we?”
“Ooh, when you were dressed like a c—”
“Please, forget about that. A-hum, anyway, that day I was contacted by my house – House Reinfell”
“! Contact from house Reinfell…?”
To contact Iris like that must mean it’s quite a serious matter, no? Though I thought so, looking at Iris it seemed that that was not the case.
Iris took a breath and started to finally talk about her plans.
“…Truth is, we’re going to have an engagement talk”
“…Hm, an engagement talk?”
This was, in some sense, the thing that surprised me most.
In response, Iris seemed a bit flustered as she continued.
“B-but of course I will decline! I am still a student, and besides… I still have my dream of becoming a knight”
She won’t marry in order to become a knight – She may have chosen so, but she probably sees becoming a knight as the starting line for her life, and has not thought about marriage in the least, I presume.
To suddenly raise this topic sure caught me off guard, but it is not strange for nobles to have such talks. I too was once prepared for marriage … So I too have had that talk before.
Of course, ever since I became a knight of the Kingdom that talk had drifted away from me.
“Is that so? That being said, the day you meet your match would be on a day you also have class, then?”
“Yes, that’s right. I am planning to meet him and decline, so I should be back soon after”
“Can I ask about whom you are to meet?”
“The other party, you mean? He is the son of house Ranbelk”
“Ranbelk— Hm, Ranbelk? The Ranbelk of the four great noble houses?”
“Yes, that’s right”
Iris said as she nodded. An engagement proposal between two of the great four noble houses – This is far greater than I had anticipated it to be.
“That talk you’ll have… This is known only to house Reinfell and house Ranbelk, is it?”
“Yes, I think so. That being said, if the engagement is formally arranged there will be a public notice”
“Right… Well then, I will take a day off as well then”
“Underst—Hm? You too, Mr. Schweiss?”
I smiled and nodded towards Iris, who seemed rather puzzled by my words.
“I am your bodyguard after all. So if you are having a meeting such as this, I need to accompany you, no?”
“Do not worry. I am not going to be directly present. I will stand by close to your vicinity, that’s all”
I decided this on my own. However, if I were to relay this all to Remyl she is sure to tell me to escort her anyway.
Just a short while back I had heard from Remyl about the current situation of the nobles. It seems that every Knight Order backs their own candidate for the next crown, whether they’d be the king’s family or part of the four noble houses. Taking that into account, this talk Iris is about to have will have an influence on how the Kingdom is going to be shaped in the future. And what’s more – Cloe’s words still weigh on my mind.
“E-Ehm, I am certain to not accept any marriage proposal, so please, do not worry, alright?”
“I wasn’t really worried about that though”
Though I do not know why she would press that thought, all I could do is laugh wryly in return.