Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 245
After the battle 3
[And the hero in the rumor…….] Prime minister
[Yes, It really was Commander Amoros, the commander of the expeditionary fleet. Along with the captains, officers, and crew of the three ships under his command. That’s what the rumors circulating in the city say.] Minister
In the royal palace of Vanell Kingdom, the King, the Prime minister, the ministers, and the military generals were having a meeting.
And the King was mostly nodding at the report from one of the ministers.
[I see. I can’t take the fame away from that merchant who was only given a command post as a form of symbol.
But it was the naval soldiers who died in the line of duty who asked the goddess to come and save our fleet.
No, that’s not a lie, because it was the truth. I don’t believe that that merchant-like man would wish such a thing for his country, and since he’s a complete amateur at fighting, he would not be able to command a ship properly.
There’s no doubt that it was really a request to the goddess by the soldiers under Commander Amoros.
Now then, start directing the rumors that are circulating in the city to that effect. Then, in the military, teach the soldiers to spread the story in that direction and instruct them to make sure that the stories they tell on the streets are favorable to the military.
There is nothing to be ashamed of because this is not a lie, it is the truth. There is no need to feel guilty about anything because it is exactly what it is. It’s a story that had been heard by the Goddess and can be said with pride!] King
The military attendees replied in unison.
Even for them, the instructions were perfectly fine, no, convenient.
[I can’t give recognition to a merchant I’ve never heard good things about.
Besides, I can’t stand the thought of his family or even his company ran by his son was getting carried away and asking for rewards, concessions, or favors from the higher nobility and royalty.
That merchant is the one who caused a great deal of damage to the country by getting involved in a reckless plan that wiped out three warships and their crews borrowed from the country. He may not be a sinner, but he is like a bitter pill for the country and the military.
And, with the annihilation of the fleet and his death, the loan contract for the ship and the crew had ended.
At the time of their deaths, the soldiers returned to their original unit and became heroic spirits who had given their lives for their country.
Yes, it does not mean that they are still under the command of that merchant after death.
Therefore, his posthumous activities really came from the soldiers and the god of war. It has nothing to do with that merchant.
Of course, that merchant, who’s not a soldier, will receive no prize money for the capture of the enemy ship, no condolence money, no benefits for the bereaved family, nothing.
……Isn’t it natural since he’s not a member of our military force, but a civilian who was simply tagging along for a ride?] King
Yes, that was the most convenient interpretation for those present in the meeting. Therefore, there was no way for them to raise any objections or counter-arguments.
This avoided the situation where <the merchant who organized the expedition was praised and his remaining family and the company benefited greatly>.
If that happened, merchants planning exploration voyages would appear one after another, but unbeknownst to Mitsuha, this dangerous seed had its bud been plucked in advance.
A few days later, the fleet returned. With many captured ships in tow.
And already, the Sloop that brought in the first news, along with the crews of the six preceding ships that followed it, have been spreading rumors throughout the city. The main sources of gossip are hanging around at the bar.
Yeah, you know the old saying, <If you’re looking for a hero or heroes, go to a tavern. You’ll find a number of them. But in the dentist’s waiting room, you won’t find any heroes or brave men at all>.
Well, anyway, the number of navy soldiers who’re talking about miracles and heroic deeds has increased five-fold.
And for their second story, it had to be more flashy and more interesting than the first one, or else the other customers would not buy them drinks.
……Yeah, that seems about right.
Thus, the naval battle turned into an extraordinary super war. It was almost like Armageddon, the final war between good and evil, or even Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods.
……It’s not my fault.
[So, is your brother okay?] Mitsuha
[Yeah! He was slightly injured, but it seems to be something that will heal quickly. And I heard that he got a promotion after he did a great job in the white warfare leading a cutting squadron to port!]
[Ooh! Congratulations!] Mitsuha
[Thank you very much!]
Yes, I heard that there were some victims among distant relatives, but no one lost anyone close to them. So the expressions on the faces of everyone in <Society> were cheerful.
No, not just the members in <Society>, that’s what everyone feels in this country right now. Except for those who have lost their loved ones……
It’s war, that’s what it is.
If they accept everything the other country says because they don’t want their people to die, the other country will take over this place. And the people will be treated as slaves. The result would be even more miserable.
Even in that naval battle, if the <good match> had continued without one side winning unilaterally, the bombardment would probably have continued until both fleets were torn to pieces and both sides would sustain more damage.
The sooner the winner is revealed, the fewer casualties there will be.
[Ufufu, it seems that our prayers have been answered.]
[Yes, it seems that my constant prayers to the goddess for the destruction of the Noral fleet have been heard.]
What? That’s scary.
[Punishments, curses, whatever you want! Our prayers to the Goddess are no match for you!]
The <Society>, our <Society> is turning into some kind of shady secret society…!
[Wan! Wa wa wan wan!] Mitsuha (TN: Dog barking noises.)
[Mitsuha-neesama, what are you doing?] Sabine
[Uwa! Sabine-chan, what are you doing there?] Mitsuha
I was surprised when I was suddenly approached from behind while I was experimenting on a puppy (probably a street dog) that I had caught with bait under the eaves of Mitsuha general store……
[No, nothing… What are you?… Are you talking to a dog on the side of the road?… Did you eat something bad?] Sabine
[It’s just an experiment, to see if I can master the language of dogs.] Mitsuha
Oh, shoot! I didn’t tell Sabine-chan about the language master ability!
My only special ability as a Hime-Miko* is supposed to be my spatial transfer!
My current home country and Japan are both <on a distant continent in this world> and not in another world. And I’m also telling them I have no other abilities.
[No, no, no, it’s nothing! I was just playing with my dog!] Mitsuha
Ah, she’s doubting me! Sabine-chan’s moist eyes are looking at me with doubt!
This is bad! Very bad!
[……Come to think of it, Mitsuha-neesama has been as fluent in the language here as in your native tongue since you came to this country……] Sabine
[You can speak, read, and write the language of a new continent that I didn’t even know existed, as fluent as your native tongue, and you can even create your own dictionary……] Sabine
[And at that time during the royal capital absolute defense battle, it seems that you were threatening the orcs and the ogres with your <Megaphone>…] Sabine
Awawa wa wa wa wa!!
[Hi ~ya, hi ~yeah?] Mitsuha
[Neesama, I can’t believe that animal language…….] Sabine
[What? I don’t know what you’re talking about! I swear to the goddess!
During the battle for the absolute defense of the royal capital, the ancient dragons spoke the language of the humans, and what I was shouting over the megaphone was just some random noises-sounding-like-threat, imitating the howling of the orcs and ogres!
Moreover, if I could speak the language of dogs and cats, this place would already be <Fluff Heaven> by now!] Mitsuha
[Oh, that’s right……. You love animals, right? But if you could talk to animals, you wouldn’t be stuck in your current situation, would you?
Besides, that dog had been ignoring you the whole time……] Sabine
[How long have you been watching me?] Mitsuha
But that is the fact, I can’t talk to animals.
Of course, I have tried many times before. But I just couldn’t give up, so I still try to talk to the animals from time to time. Hoping that there is a faint possibility that I might be able to <level up> or <acquire skills>.
……And there is still no result.
During the royal capital’s absolute defense battle, I was able to master the words of orcs and ogres from the ancient dragon. But why can’t I do it to other creatures?
Orcs and ogres are humanoid and quite intelligent than animals and other monsters, so I guess it’s because they had a means of voice communication that could be called <language>. Don’t cats and dogs have the means of voice communication to communicate with humans?
Or is the structure of their brain is so different that the skill can’t scan for information?
Hmmm, well, I guess it can’t be helped……
However, I’m hoping that maybe someday I’ll get a skill level up, or get a new skill!
……This isn’t the game world, you say? Is that so?
But I won’t give up!
Someday, I’ll definitely have that <Fluff Heaven> in my hands!
*I’ll be using Hime-Miko from now on, instead of Princess shrine maiden because of convenience!
Hey there people. It’s been a long time since my last update of Mitsuha. I was actually thinking of dropping it, but in that time period nobody took over, probably because I didn’t say I’m officially dropping it, but still. Usually, 3 months would be considered dropped, but no one picked it up, I wouldn’t even mind if someone does, given that it’s far too long since the last update.
Well, here I am now continuing the series. Would it be daily, weekly, 2 weeks, 3 weeks? I don’t know, I’ll post whenever I can, that’s all I can say.
Oh and I do have to say that I’m officially dropping Kaoru, I can’t fit her in my schedule that would be too much for me… Well until next time!