The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C31: Demand and Ritual
Something I want….. There are some things I want so badly.
“Are you sure anything is okay?”
Yakult smiled happily and replied to my question. Well, even if it’s impossible, I’ll just say it.
“Please introduce me to a civil servant!”
I said with determination.
Yakult answered so simply and immediately that I was thrown off. I wondered if it was safe to make such a quick decision…
“Thank you! But is it really that easy for you to introduce me?”
I asked, and Yakult opened his mouth and smiled.
“In my country, we’ve been fighting all the time, so there are a lot of people who are suffering because they’re not treated as well as the military officers! Don’t worry about it!”
I see. If that’s the case, I’m sure they’ll be happy to come.
“Then feel free to hire them!”
“Ah! But you’ll take good care of them, won’t you?”
“Of course I will! I’ll take good care of them!”
It is likely that we will be able to recruit civil servants in an unexpected way. In a world that was about to become war-torn, it was definitely better to hire someone who had ties to a foreign country than someone who might be connected to someone in the same country. It was the best choice for me. I can’t thank Yakult enough!
“It’s not enough to thank you for this, but let me entertain you at this humble festival.”
When I said that, Yakult shook his head reluctantly, and then smiled, looked at me and said.
“Then I’ll feel even more indebted to you. From now on, let’s just enjoy the festival as Yakult and Chris!”
Yakult is a really nice guy. Let’s spoil him, shall we?
After that, Yakult and I went out into the city and played around until it was dark.
The next morning, Yakult left in a hurry. As a prince and the leader of pot-in-pot, he was very busy, and he must have pushed himself very hard to come here this time.
My coming-of-age ceremony was at noon. The ceremony will be held in a room of the Viscount’s house. The ceremony begins with the presentation of the sword by the head squire of the time, and ends with the squire leaving the room to congratulate me.
I heard that the meaning of the ritual was to encourage the squires to take up swords and fight to protect the people. However, now the sword has been returned to the head squire, and the ceremony has become a mere formality, just as it had ended so smoothly with my brothers.
In the town, I have not told the people about my coming-of-age ceremony so that they can enjoy the festival as casually as yesterday, and not be too conscious of the fact that it is my coming-of-age ceremony.
I’m currently in the process of putting on some awkward clothes, as the rituals must be performed in formal attire.
“Yulis. Can’t you do something about these clothes?”
“Please be patient. I’m dressing Chris-sama, who can’t even dress properly as an adult. Aren’t you supposed to say thank you before you complain?”
I was steadily being dressed by Yulis.
Fully dressed, I finished my work in the office until it was time for the ritual, and finally the ritual arrived. I accepted the sword from Macbeth as was customary, and opened the door to the ceremony without a hitch.
When I opened the door, I found that it was rather quiet. It was strange that it was so quiet, since there were supposed to be squires, students, and civil servants waiting outside. What’s going on?
I walked to the front door and opened it gently. There were three people in expensive looking clothes staring at each other silently, with a few strong men behind each of them, and my people were watching them from a distance. I closed the door softly.
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