The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C9: Influence of Rakuichi Rakuza, Brother and Brother
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I finally finished the last piece of paperwork in the Lord office. As I stretched, I felt the light through the curtains of the window and finally realized that I had been working there all night. The pile of papers I had finished blocked out the light, and the shortened candlelight kept me from noticing.
“It’s already this late. I don’t even know how many days I’ve been living like this.”
I don’t know why this is happening to me.
Let’s go back in time a year. When the Rakuichi Rakuza began, the tax revenue quickly increased and the population exploded along with it. In addition, as the population grew, so did the demand for spirits, Reversi, and other products of the Viscount family.
However, with the increase in population came a ridiculous amount of work, including household registration, taxation procedures, and law enforcement, which could no longer be supported by the Viscount family’s civil servants alone. There was no other option for the Viscount family.
In addition, the biggest reason was that Yulis had grown numb and returned to her parents’ house a month ago. I clung to her shamelessly and kept her back, but she said,
“It’s okay Chris-sama. I have a younger brother and an older brother who are excellent civil servants at my parents’ house, so I’ll persuade them……and bring them with me, so don’t worry.”
I’m hoping Yulis will come back soon……and I hear a knock on the door.
“Yulis! Come on in!”
I opened the door with high hopes, but what I saw was a blonde-, long-haired man with dark under eyes and the eyes of a dead fish.
“Excuse me, Master Chris. It’s me, Macbeth.”
“Oh, Macbeth…….What do you want?”
“Master Chris. As expected, we’ve reached the limit of what we can do to maintain security. The number of people has increased so much that we’ve been working overtime to train and sleep, but it’s physically impossible anymore. We can police the normal streets, but not the slums that have started to form.”
The Viscount’s army, led by Macbeth, was the best of the best who had survived Yulis’s training. Furthermore, although not as well trained as I was, they had received at least some education from Yulis, and if the thirty of them worked hard to maintain public order, it would not be impossible to maintain public order in most towns.
The fact that they are now crying out for help shows how desperate they are.
“Yes, I have a plan to maintain public order. I’m thinking of hiring people from the slums and the jobless as civil servants, and putting them to work on flood control, police force, and cleaning, but then we’ll lose most of the huge profits we’ve made. Besides, this is Yulis’ idea, and we can’t implement it unless she comes back. I’m sorry, but you’ll have to hold out until Yulis comes back.”
I replied in a solemn tone, looking at the ground.
“Oh, I see. Then I’d better get back to work…….”
Obviously, Macbeth’s shoulders slumped and he walked out of the room.
A little while later, I heard the knock again.
“You can come in.”
The door slowly opens.
“Thank you for waiting Master Chris.”
I jumped at Yulis without thinking.
“I can’t do this without you, Yulis. I won’t let you go! Please don’t leave me again.”
Now she can finally get some work done and I can get some sleep!
“Hmm, that’s okay. You can rely on me more…….”
I’ve already said I’m reliant on her and I don’t care about anything. Yulis is a little scared, but she’s smiling happily.
“My sister has tamed the viscount…….”
“The queen is still the same outside the house. It’s horrible…….”
As I did so, I saw a man with a dull-looking stubble and a small, slender boy stood behind Yulis.
“I forgot to introduce you, Chris. This is my elder brother, Hal, and my younger brother, Zion. My older brother is not as good as me, but he works as a civilian official in the royal palace, and my younger brother has a reputation as a genius design engineer, and he also excels in water control technology.”
Seriously? I can’t believe such great people are coming! I mean, what’s going on with Yulis’ family tree? It’s too much. Viva genetics.
“It’s nice to meet you. I’m Chris Dreschord, the Lord of the Dreschord Viscountry.”
“That’s very kind of you. My name is Hal Hart.”
“My name is Zion Hart. I look forward to working with you.”
“And just to confirm, you’re really going to work for me in this territory, right?”
Well, I wouldn’t let him get away with saying he would. I mean, if they have a family name, then Yulis’s family was noble…….
“If I had the courage to defy my sister, I wouldn’t be working.”
“‘Haha, brother. It’s the same even if you have the courage. You know what happened to those who defied her.”
What happened to them?
“Foolish brother, shut up. Chris is a little frightened, isn’t he? Don’t joke too much or I’ll pull you out.”
“It’s true that I can’t go against my sister, but I’m fed up with the factional strife in the royal court, and my brother can’t stand the idea of proceeding according to the designs of his boss, who can’t do any better than him.”
So it’s not all forced.
“I’ll start working on Yulis plan tomorrow, so please read this booklet.”
Hopefully this will help us get out of this situation somehow.
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