Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 243
After the Battle 1
Of course, I gave a hush order to the crews of my ships.
I preached to them about not speaking lightly about the work of the goddess and that this miracle should only be put into the hearts of the crew members of the three ships……
Of course, if this goes out, it will be dangerous.
……Mainly, to me.
Besides, if I’m not involved in it, the military and senior management can take the credit.
They would say that they were protected by the goddess and that their country was invincible…
That’s extremely bad. It’s fatal.
Besides, if such a story reached <those people>…
Yes, to those people whom I explained that using the power of <transfer> would chip away my vitality.
[Mitsuha! Where are you! Come out !!] C Bozes
U hy~ia!! It’s Count Bozes. This is extremely bad!
Yeah, when I told him that I might be going in actual battle, he said <I will accompany you too>… Count-sama.
However, while I was following the Count, I sneaked out using my ability to transfer. So that time I decided to <go out to the open sea and train for squadron’s live-fire excersise>.
Of course, I didn’t board the ship. The Navy officers of this country, the Zegreius Kingdom, served as captains and the kingdom’s Navy soldiers were the ones who boarded the ships.
…And this time, in addition to that, the former crew members, that is, the sailors of Vanell Kingdom, who’re reporting directly to the demon sergeant, were on board as coaches… For <training guidance>.
It just happened okay, it just happened!
It just happens that an incident occurred during the training and I just urgently dispatched them!
To put it in a military-style, it’s like, <Because an event happened suddenly, we took an emergency action based on the judgment of the ones on the scene>.
So it can’t be helped. It’s a Force majeure!
……But it seems that the Count was not convinced by the contents of the letter explaining the circumstances that I had given to the captain of [Carriard].
And now he’s yelling at my territory. He took the trouble to ride on a horse for hours just to come over…
If only he visited normally, he will be guided in. But since he’s yelling at the front door, the maids will not be able to escort him and he will be stranded outside instead.
……Yeah, he’s pretty angry, isn’t he?
But I’m grateful that I can take the initiative thanks to the noise at the front door!
[Anton-san, I’ll leave the rest to you! Please deal with the Count!] Mitsuha
[…Eh? Mitsuha-sama, what on earth?… No way…] Anton
It’s okay because the ships’ crews are reminded that <this time it’s a top-secret mission, so It’s forbidden to talk about the details of the mission> and <It’s forbidden to talk about the miracles of the goddess>. I explained a little about the punishments…
No, I said that it’s okay to talk about their point of view of the battle and the results of the battle. I would like to brag about it and I need to report about it in order to calculate the reward for the work and the degree of practice.
……However, I banned the talk about the detailed supernatural tactics, <Goddess tactics>.
Well, it doesn’t matter if it leaks a little. Unless it is officially reported as <official> or submitted as a detailed combat report.
[I’m sorry! … Emergency evacuation, escape !!] Mitsuha
[No, please no, wait, wait please…] Anton
And, of course, that wouldn’t solve the problem.
When I went to Beatrice-chan’s room in the evening, thinking that he had already cooled down, I was captured by the waiting Count and saw hell.
……Iris-sama was also with him. I couldn’t hear her voice earlier because of the noise at the front door…
Eh? Did she get so angry that she couldn’t let out her voice?
Aha ha, I see…….
[What the hell!] King
The King, who received the reports from the fleet who returned, was sitting in the large conference room along with the ministers. He took his eyes off of the report from the captain of a small sailing warship.
The first report of the Vanell Fleet’s victory came from a small fast sailing ship as a messenger, arriving prior to the fleet’s arrival at the port. Upon entering the port, the captain, who left all of the ship’s command to his deputy, rode his horse and heading for the royal capital at full speed.
The ship was unharmed during the battle as it waited for a short distance from the battlefield, where it was the battleground. Originally used only for communication, it is a small ship with poor armament but it has a little confidence in its speed. Rather than a frigate, it was a small ship that was closer to a Corvette.
Therefore, the captain and others on board this ship did not directly witness all of <The Miracle of the Goddess> and <The Miraculous Great Reversal by the Expeditionary Fleet>. After the battle was over, he boarded the flagship via a boat, entrusted with a report to deliver to the royal palace, and was given an overview of the miracles that had occurred from the HQ staff and the first report was to be reported to His Majesty. And only His Majesty.
……The detailed report will be made by the fleet commander at a later date.
Currently, they have selected six ships whose navigation capabilities have not fallen so much and are returning to the shipyard at full speed by transferring the command center.
The other ships are slowly heading for their homeport, along with damaged and captured ships.
The crew of the aforementioned six ships was thrilled with the prize money, which would be a significant sum because if they went to the city for a drink, they would be given free booze to those in the city who wanted to hear the story of the battle.
What’s more, the story almost made them heroes, about destroying an enemy fleet with the help of the expedition fleet that became an apostle of the goddess. It was certain that they would be popular with women…
And, of course, the commander was also thrilled.
The miracle of the goddess.
The goddess supported his fleet, saying, <We are blessed by the goddess>. And to report that fact in front of His Majesty and many other higher-ups.
No commander would give that honor to others.
Currently, he just announced the results of the war, the damage report, the news of the great victory, and the first report that my country is <a country under the blessings of the goddess>. And that the worries of His Majesty and the people are resolved as quickly as possible. He sent a messenger just for that purpose. Therefore, the content of the report given by the letter was not very detailed.
If they were losing the battle, accurate, detailed, and prompt information will be needed to deal with it. However, for a grand victory, it was not a big problem even if the detailed explanation was delayed a little.
…But even though it was a <summary report>, this report was too astounding, absurd, and questioning the saneness of the reporter. And if that was true, the future of the motherland would have been rock solid…
The King, who read the report, was thinking.
Certainly, there was something called <Eras’ miracle> a while ago.
But that was simply the goddess giving mercy to save the lives of one ship and its crew.
It is impossible for the goddess to be interested in the killing of human beings, let alone interfere with it, or shouldering one of them. It just gave them mercy on a whim.
That was the outcome of the discussion with the clergy on the matter.
Therefore, it was decided that there would be no problem in continuing to strive to maintain and strengthen the military and to use its power as a means of diplomacy.
In the first place, the fact that it saved us without being told anything about <organization to fight> or <ship to fight> is nothing but acknowledging its existence and role. The clergy also had no choice but to nod to the military men who claim so.
However, it would only mean that it is <the result of bravely fighting the threat of nature, not the battle between humans>.
……But this time it’s different.
It is a battle between human beings and killing each other by their own will.
So to speak, it would be <falling out>. From the perspective of the goddess, who is the supreme being…
……Then why did it lend us its power?
Did it think we are on the side of justice?
Or does the goddess love our country?
Will it protect our country no matter what happens in the future?
[…Fu hi.] King
A strange voice leaked out from the King’s mouth.
But no one was laughing at it or making a suspicious look.
That would be a matter of course.
All the people who were listening to the report in this room now had the same sly face as the King and there were many who unknowingly let out their voices.
…Yes, they all followed the same thought process as the King and came to the same conclusions.
[[[[[[The future of our glorious country has been promised !!]]]]]]