I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 81
Change of Plan
One night has passed since then.
I remember that I ran out of MP last night and made a lot of noise.
When Gillnia commanded the butler and the maid and took care of me, he also tried to inform Tenda and Uchikage, and even though it was night, it became noisy like a banquet.
I remembered it and heard it, but I couldn’t move, it felt like I was left alone.
Satella was the most confused, but Gilnia took care of her for the time being, so he managed to get rid of her anxiety.
After a day, my MP completely replenished and I was finally able to move.
When I moved, they saw me and Tenda and Uchikage were noisy, so I hit them twice with my tail to try the [Defense Penetration] skill that I wanted to try..
The two seemed surprised by the unexpected pain, but shouted, “Ouren-sama is awake!”
What a pair of energetic sibling…
As I became able to move and my surroundings began to calm down, I was sitting in the usual fixed position.
Gilnia is on a never-ending documentary arrangement.
I sat next to him.
I don’t know what kind of document he is working on.
Tenda and Uchikage were hiding, that’s why they couldn’t be seen.
Satella wasn’t sleeping much because she was taken around at night and was caught up in the turmoil at Gilnia’s house, so she’s sleeping in the bedroom assigned for her now.
I’m looking at Gilnia’s paperwork, wondering if I can peek at it a little.
Yes. I can read it.
I can read it without any problem.
I shouldn’t have been able to read it until yesterday, but … how can I read it?
Well, it’s good thing that I can read this world’s letter
Is it okay to be able to read so easily without studying?
But I can only read it, not write it.
I don’t know how, but … hypothetically speaking, I feel like I’m trying to write a Chinese character but suddenly I can’t write them.
They said ‘If you feel uncomfortable, don’t do it’.
Gilnia arranged the paperwork and put it in the corner of the desk.
Apparently it was a break time, and he drank the cold tea that Layton brought to him.
“Huh … Ouren-dono. Are you feeling well now?”
Yeah, I’m okay.
I just ran out of MP.
If I rest for a day, this will be cured.
However, it feels bad to run out of MP …
It felt like I didn’t want to move and I just wanted to breathe.
I reminded myself that it was not something I want to experience many times, and I reconfirmed that I had to be careful about running out of MP.
“I guess it’s a yes. But … Are you trying to find Satella this entire time…?”
Well, I never tell anyone.
It’s more like, I can’t talk.
“And … I didn’t think the slave traders were in the territory of Azbal and they were hunting slaves there …”
Gilnia heard about the town Satella lived in last night, so he knows most of it.
Satella was taken to Garrot and was forced to do manual labor for a while, but a few days ago she was protected by a man in Robe.
It seems the robed man may not be a bad guy.
The lord Azbal seems to be dead, and most of the people at that city has been enslaved from slave hunting.
It is certain that it will take a considerable amount of time to recover.
By the way, what kind of person was that Azbal …
Besides, I don’t know about their territory at all because no one is talking about it.
“Honestly … what on earth should I do … let’s find out about the territory where Azbal was.”
Then I heard a knock. Gilnia noticed it and called “Come in”.
It was Layton who came in.
After fighting for the last few days, his armor was already worn out.
I think he really used it a lot.
Today is the fourth day since the start of the operation …. Slave traders were getting caught more and more, and now a lot number of slaves is reduced, and Layton is finally able to take off his armor.
Layton, who came in now, stood firmly after he met his eyes with us.
“Thank you for your hard work, Gilnia-sama. The slave trader has finally calmed down.”
“That’s right. Thanks to you for your hard work. By the way, how is the cross-examination?”
“Yes. There are various people who enforces the slave hunting and those who do not, but … well, most of them are out of the question of being involved in slave hunting, so they will be subject to appropriate punishment.”
“I’ll leave that to you.”
Gilnia just threw the decisions to him..
Maybe he is tired of it, that’s why he left it all to his subordinate.
However, even though I continue to recover his vitality, he hasn’t slept at all for the past four days.
I really want him to sleep at least once.
But thanks to that, the slave traders’ hunting scheme have been destroyed to the point where they can no longer active.
For the time being, things seem to be proceeding according to Asure.
The rest is only for Asure’s dethrone plans … There’s only three days left.
The soldiers left in Zenki-village should be back in three days.
I think he’ll carry out the operation before that, but … we haven’t seen any further notice from him yet.
However, not all slave traders have been eradicated from here.
There must still some hidden slave traders somewhere.
It’s going to take a long time to find them.
But if the plant doesn’t work, we don’t have to persistently find them.
That was Asure’s instruction.
There is something I want to tell Gilnia but … how can I ask him …?
The royal family and the slave trader are conspires with each other …
And trying to start a war using Alena and Satella.
I’d like to convey this somehow … I wonder if it’s possible.
It’s impossible …
“What’s wrong? It looks like you’re tired …”
“… Did you just ask the snake? Does it understand?”
Oh, he was concerned about me.
I’m not sure if I had any facial expressions though.
“Somehow. It’s been next to me all the time. I just thought so.”
“That’s right … Ouren-dono, Gilnia-sama, do you want something to drink?”
“Then I’ll have the tea I mentioned earlier. I’ve finally got the hang of paperwork. I want to relax for the first time in a while.”
“… By the way, what can Ouren-dono drink?”
“Now that you mentioned it, that’s right … what do you drink? Are you okay with any water?”
Ah … I don’t have any taste buds, so anything is fine …
I can make it myself.
I don’t want to be a burden, I’ll make my own water and drink it.
“Hmm, I don’t think it’s necessary.”
“Then I will make only for Gilnia-sama. Excuse me
Layton grabs the doorknob to leave the room.
However, at that moment, the door was opened vigorously by someone’s hand.
Layton, who was already in front of the door, could not avoid it and ended up catching the door with his body.
He seems to have smashed his head and toes, holding his head and legs and enduring the pain hard.
Seeing Layton, Gilnia was laughing and looked like he had a lot of fun.
“Ha ha ha ha!”
He’s laughing too hard, it looks kinda painful.
When I turned my sight to the door to see the person who opened the door, Satella looked at Layton with a stern look. Apparently the culprit is Satella, but she doesn’t seem to understand why Layton is crouching.
Satella called out to Layton, then she tilted her head.
“Are you okay?”
“… I want to say yes but … I think I’m not okay …”
As soon as she heard Layton’s reply, Satella jumped at me.
Now that my body is getting smaller, I can easily be lifted by Satella who has a small body.
It hurts quite a bit because she is a child and she has no sense of control.
As Satella was clinging to me, someone came in from outside the room again.
He witnessed the white snakes that they worshiped being treated carelessly, and the blood was drained from his face.
Tenda was stunned with a pale face like a statue.
It’s been a while since I was treated like this…
I’m a little worried that if I meet Alena again, I bet my body will be pulled here and there.
In addition if the princess joined the farce.
……. I wonder if my body will stay in one piece …
“Ha ha ha. Ouren-dono is really popular! I would like to be your disciple.”
“Uhhm, Tenda-dono … are you okay? You don’t look so good …”
“… ha! No … no problem … Excuse me, Satella-sama. Please don’t treat the White snake-sama…. that roughly.”
It seems that Tenda also knows that there is a difference in recognition between humans and Oni, to not make her angry.
Satella just listened to Tenda’s words and replied “yes” lightly, but what she did hasn’t changed.
She just sat on a chair holding me all the time.
Tenda seems to respect me a lot, I’m fine with that.
To be honest, I prefer a treatment like we’re equal as friends.
I’m not someone noble, so he doesn’t have to worry about that.
Tenda was worried about what happened to Satella, though she casually responded to him, but it seemed that he knew that she wasn’t concerned about it, and in the end he sighed and gave up. I guess.
Layton, who had a pain in his leg, finally left the room to make tea.
After he saw him off, Tenda called out to Gilnia.
“Gilnia-dono. How is your progress?”
“Yes, I think you already know. We have caught most of the slave traders who were involved in slave hunting. There aren’t enough slave traders to hunt slaves anymore.”
“Understood, then our turn is coming soon.”
“There are still three days left, can you please keep quiet until then? If not, our plan would be exposed …”
“I see … it’s the first time I’ve been doing something like this … I can’t help but feel a bit impatient.”
It seems that Tenda was in charge of overall command in both the Zenki-village and the village where he lived before, and he hardly takes any rest.
I think he did enough as a general, and he realized that he has a lot of responsibility to do.
So he may feel uneasy about doing nothing for a week.
“Well, you have to take some rest when you have time to do that. It’s the same as the battlefield.”
You should say it again while standing in front of the mirror.
You haven’t slept for four days lately.
If I hadn’t cast any recovery skill on you, it wouldn’t be strange you will fall down by this time, you know?
It sounds so stupid when you tell others to sleep when you yourself haven’t took any!
He couldn’t hear my thoughts, and Tenda and Gilnia continued to talk about the future.
Satella didn’t seem to know how difficult it was, so she was rowing and stroking me while sitting on the chair.
I’m relieved that I already rescued Satella, but perhaps the man in that robe is reporting that Satella is already in Rudd’s hand..
No matter how much we create an ally-like atmosphere, we don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, so we need to assume the worst case scenario.
The man in Robe needs to be on Rudd’s side, so he should always report in case of emergency.
I don’t know how seriously Rudd will look for her, but he shouldn’t be stupid enough to give up on Satella, the catalyst for the war.
But three days.
If I protect her for another three days, Asure will take action until that day comes.
If Asure can successfully seize the throne, her security should be guaranteed.
Until then, I have to protect her at any cost.
Then, suddenly a loud banging sound can be heard!
It’s a pretty loud noise and the sound coming from the front door.
Everyone in the room was surprised for a moment, but immediately cautious and went out to the front door.
“What’s the matter!”
“!? Targa! What’s wrong!”
At the entrance was Targa, one of Asure’s vassals, who was out of breath and had his hands on the ground.
He seems to be in a hurry, and he is sweating and breathing hard.
Targa receives water and towels from the maid to adjust his heavy breathing.
After a while, he seemed to calm down and finally became able to speak.
After confirming that, Gilnia asks again.
“Targa, what’s the matter?”
“Hhaaah …, change of the schedule … The plan will be executed tomorrow.”
“What !? Tomorrow !? But then the soldiers who left in the Zenki-village will not come back right on time!”
“It’s okay! I’ve just sent my messenger to Zenki-village. I’ve told them to come back by tomorrow, so I’ll be back by tomorrow. But that’s not the problem.”
“………… the magic crystal!”
Targa heard Gilnia’s answer and nodded deeply.
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