The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C34: Adult
“Master Chris. Even though it’s a strategy to get out of that situation, it’s not a good one.”
She came up to me, staring at me with eyes that froze anyone who looked at her, and said.
I’m scared. She’s mad as hell.
“I’m sorry Yulis, I couldn’t think of anything else but that way…….”
“They’ve been trying to make friends with us, but now it’s safe to say that all hope of that is gone.”
“I’d rather be an enemy than a friend. Hahahaha…”
“No, it’s really not funny. I’m going to get ready to go back to my parents’ house.”
Yulis said and walked off. I hurriedly called out to her, who was about to enter a room in the lord’s mansion.
“Wait, wait, wait! Please! Really, please! I’m so sorry! I’ll do anything! Please don’t go!”
“Well, I’ll be damned.”
“Thank you! Yulis!”
I clung to her miserably.
“It was my fault for not telling you about it when I could have…”
“What do you mean?”
I asked, and Yulis replied with a downcast look in her eyes.
“The first thing is to send a messenger. After hearing the events in the capital, I thought that some houses would definitely try to make contact with us, but no house has done so. This is, on the contrary, unnatural.”
“The only reason I can think of for that is that the three families are trying to prevent each other from contacting our house, to make us think that they won’t notice us.”
“And this coming-of-age ceremony is the only opportunity for the three families to come together in a big way. I thought they would be happy to come.”
“But it wouldn’t be surprising if there was some kind of contact, would it?”
“Perhaps, under the circumstances, I feared that the letter would be forged. Unlike before, this time they will actually meet the Viscount. If the Viscount refuses to cooperate based on the forged letter, the other two families will take it to heart and impeach him.”
“I see what you mean…….”
“And when the congratulatory messenger arrived, I was going to lie and say that the coming of age ceremony would be for the Viscount’s family only, and no one else would be allowed to participate…….”
“That’s where my long history of working for the Viscount family comes in handy. I never imagined that the Viscount family would be so important that they would send their children.”
When I saw Yulis looking sorry for the first time, the guilt in me increased enormously. Under normal circumstances, Yulis, who was always perfect, would not have made such a mistake. Perhaps she didn’t have enough time to prepare because of the festival I asked her to organize.
“If it was just a congratulatory gift, I wouldn’t have expected the children of the three families to come.”
Then Yulis bowed deeply.
“Dear Chris, I apologize for acting on my own accord.”
It was the first time I saw Yulis bow.
I guess she’s acting on her own so that she doesn’t have to worry about me looking forward to the festival. I cried at my own pettiness.
Now that I think about it, I wonder what I’ve done to deserve this. I’ve been reincarnated and trained as Yulis told me to, I’ve held festivals for my own self-satisfaction without considering the burden on Yulis and the others, and I’ve lived my life as if I were in some kind of fluffy game without having the awareness of being a nobleman protecting the people.
In the end, my careless actions endangered the lives of the people I was supposed to protect, including the people of the Viscount’s domain and the Viscount’s retinue. I’m definitely alive and well in this world. And I have to live as Chris Dreschord and do what I have to do.
“I’m sorry, Yulis. I’m really sorry for always indulging myself! I’m really sorry that I can’t do anything for you! But still, you have to teach me too! What Yulis has had to bear until now, let me bear it too!”
I cried out, tears spilling down my face. Yulis closed his eyes as if she was looking back on a memory, and then opened her mouth with her usual sullen expression.
“Chris-sama, you’re already an adult. Please don’t cry…”
Oh no, Yulis’s voice was hoarse.
“I’m really sorry. I may make mistakes like this one. Still, I think I can do better if I can share my thoughts with Yulis.”
Yulis raised her head and said.
“Yes……so let’s figure out how to get through this together, shall we?”
“Yeah. Let’s do that!”
I felt as if our relationship, which had remained unchanged for fifteen years, had changed a little.
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