Reincarnated into a Game as the Hero’s Friend - Chapter 15
After the awarding ceremony is done, next is a banquet. I really don’t know what these people are thinking to hold a banquet in this kind of situation. Maybe the royal family or the nobles had some sort of plan? Who knows.
What I know is that currently we have become celebrities among our peers.
“Sigh… Really, how did things become like this?”
“Welner, you’re the only person who will complain after being given a peerage, you know.”
Mazell, whose contribution earned him third place in the award ceremony, said. In the game, Mazell was the first place, not the Crown Prince. As I expected, deviation from the game scenario has appeared.
A banquet like this also didn’t happen in the game. Well, with the death of the Crown Prince, who would have been in the mood to hold a banquet?
Even now, it’s not the right time to hold a banquet. After all, the demon king is in the midst of his revival. Not that anyone knows about it. Even if I go on my way to announce it, I won’t be able to answer where I got this information.
Regarding the banquet itself, the Crown Prince and the King had already left. Maybe they need to take care of the kingdom’s matter or something, I don’t know.
Why does that punk Mazell look more handsome while wearing a student’s uniform compared to me who has worn the gallant formal suit? God sure is unfair.
Not that I believe God exists.
“No way, it’s just me! If you properly search…”
“If you properly search, you’re only going to find that other students envy you.” Mazell said.
It makes sense that being bestowed on a peerage is an honor for others, but for me, it’s the worst thing that can happen.
First of all, it’s already bad enough that it’s hard for me to leave the capital for a long time as a student. Now, my chances of being in the royal palace, the heart of that event, just increased.
“My stomach hurts…”
“Now you know how I felt yesterday, don’t you.”
Now that I looked closely, Mazell seems to be more relaxed compared to yesterday. Despite everything that I had said before, it seems like Mazell was really nervous yesterday because of his manner.
So he can converse that well with His Majesty yesterday despite being nervous, eh. I remember thinking that the scene of Mazell conversing with His Majesty is good enough to be included in a future history book. Being able to do everything perfectly seems to be included in the protagonist’s cheat.
Well, my number one problem right now is this stomach ache. It did come at a perfect time, though, since I had no intention to eat anything at this banquet.
Suddenly, a familiar man wearing a ceremonial suit approached me. It’s Marquis Norporth.
“Sir Welner von Zevert. First of all, let me extend my congratulations on your new peerage.”
“Thank you, Marquis Norporth.”
First of all, it means there’s more. Arghh… Is it about that? Let’s just apologize first.
“Also, please accept my apology for my actions in the previous battle.”
Did he or did he not accept my apology? Anyway, I just lowered my head. I was the one who was in the wrong after all.
After I raised my head, I could see Mazell’s confused face.
I stayed silent and waited for Marquis Norporth’s next word. What I got is the low hearty laugh of this dandy uncle. He looks handsome when laughing. Why is the ratio of handsome men near me so high?
“It’s fine as long as you understand. I also need to honor His Highness’s request.”
“His Highness’s request?”
“His Highness requested me not to be too harsh on you as you’re still young. Despite His Highness’ request, I came here prepared to scold you if you let your achievement go over your head, but it seems like it’s a needless worry.”
“I am thankful for your kind intention.”
Wha- Did I just enter His Highness’s good grace? What should I do…
“Count Zeavert is lucky to have such an excellent heir. I will be looking forward to your future.”
“Thank you for your praise.”
I bowed again. When I raised my head, Marquis Norporth was gone. Fyuh…
“So, what just happened?”
“Well, to put it simply…”
I explained the situation at that time to Mazell who had to repress his question until now. After I noticed the enemy was using Tsurinobuse, I immediately went to the main camp to report to the Crown Prince. That’s the problem.
According to the army’s chain of command, I should have reported to the left flank commander, Marquis Norporth. Then, the marquis should be the one that contacted the Crown Prince.
“But if you did that, won’t it become more dangerous?”
“Yeah. That’s why I went straight to His Highness because I don’t have any time to persuade Marquis Norporth.”
Still, I ignored the rule. This is the same as I, a representative of the sectional manager, skipped the department head and immediately reported to the CEO. That’s ignoring the proper procedure.
“But if someone is allowed to ignore the rule because that person had some achievement, the order of the army will collapse.”
Mazell stared at me like I was some kind of alien. Can I slap the ‘stop looking at me!’ meme on his face?
“Welner, are we really the same age? I understand why Marquis Norporth came here only after your explanation, so how did you…”
“That’s called the difference between our life experiences.”
Literally. That is if you count the experience from my past life.
As we were talking, other people started to gather around us. The nobles that want to form ties with the hero must have exhausted their patience.
We might get busy for a while…
…and we did.
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