Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 249
Another thing that kept me from going to the victory party was that <I think there would be a lot of navy men there who knew me>.
No, if it’s just navy soldiers, I’ve already met many of them at the parties I’ve been to. What I’m talking about now is not me as the daughter of a foreign royalty or a great noblewoman doing business in the capital, but as the daughter of a rich immigrant or a noblewoman who is a citizen of this country, living in that military port city. At least for those guys whom I talked to at the bar, the commanders, and the soldiers…
Well, it’s not that I don’t want to be found out.
I didn’t identify myself as such, I just said something that they may have speculated and misunderstood a lot of things on their own ・・・・・・, you know.
I didn’t tell any lies, and even if they found out, it wouldn’t change their primary assumption that I was a nobleman’s daughter on a secret trip.
Still, it’s better if they don’t find out.
Also, there is a possibility that she will complain about the orders from the nobles, so I instructed Refilia to refuse the orders from nobles such as, orders from nobles that were designated as prohibited sales or orders that ignored the quantity limit, even if they say <Did you say you can’t process our orders even we are the apostles of the goddess!>…….
Like I would know something like that~…
They may be heroes to this country, but to the rest of the world, they’re just soldiers. their statuses as aristocrats are only that of <a nobleman of his country> and are of no concern to me as a person from another country.
No, I also use my title as a <noblewoman of another country>, but I only use it to talk and negotiate with the nobles of this country on an equal footing. As nobles of their respective countries.
……I never use my title of nobility as a reason for giving attitude towards the people of this country, give unreasonable orders, nor gossip to others.
[I feel like I’m going to get involved in something troublesome, so pass!
Or what? If I get entangled, whether it’s with royalty, dukes, marquises, heads of other factions, ministers, big merchants, etc., will Marquis Mitchell intervene and drive them away, and beat up anyone who persists?
And of course, if I get involved with such people in any way, I’ll leave this country and move my base to another country, okay? To some other country or the Noral Kingdom, perhaps?] Mitsuha
[…………] Marquis Mitchell
Marquis, you seem to be speechless.
Okay, now he’ll give up.
I really don’t see any advantage to being at that party at all.
The advantage of the free food is outweighed by the disadvantage of <Waist Size Tragedy>!
Right, I was curious about it, let’s check on that matter.
[Um, I heard a rumor in the city, but did the family of the <Goddess Apostle, Soldiers of the Expeditionary Fleet> receive any kind of reward?] Mitsuha
[……You suddenly become polite only when you want to get information……] Marquis Mitchell
Yeah, I was talking rudely, almost like I was calling him names, until just now.
However, it’s natural to use polite language when asking for a favor than when dealing with someone who is forcing you to talk about something troublesome, right? If you use a rude tone of voice when asking for a favor, they will not listen to you, right? Unless you’re the king or some other powerful person who can’t be trusted.
[Why would you want to know something like that?] Marquis Mitchell
Well, isn’t it a natural question? If you want to gather as much information as possible about me and use it for future negotiations, you would be a fool not to ask.
[No, I have a friend who knew someone who was on that ship……] Mitsuha
I’m not lying. I know that crew of that ship myself, and I can also say that Colette and Sabine, who were taught the language by those guys, knew each other on that ship……
[Right, …….In the next few days, it will be formally passed and announced at the meeting, the crew will be entitled to have a share in the bounty of the captured ships, special prize money, and a medal for each rank…… Of course, they will be handed over to their bereaved families.
Money is only temporary, but with the honor of being a family member of a person who became a hero and protected the country, the bereaved family will have no trouble finding a job. As long as they are willing to work normally and happy to be employed anywhere.] Marquis Mitchell
[That’s good……] Mitsuha
Yeah, I’m sure everyone in the expedition fleet will be happy to hear this.
They’re all crying……
Yeah, I’ve been stocking up on information about the families of the expeditionary fleet crew……, or rather the money and medals that will be given to their families. That made them cry apparently……
If the family does not have to worry about their livelihood, and the younger siblings have a higher chance of being blessed with a good marriage as they have a hero for a brother, they will be happy, even if they can never return. It’s a great way to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time and money.
Of course, the families of those who weren’t on the ship at the time are treated the same way. Because those in the Vanell Kingdom believe that everyone on the ship was… the souls…… of the original exploration fleet…….
Not surprisingly, that goes for the families of the people…… who were on the first three cutter boats that landed, and are now in the dungeons of the royal capital.
Just because those guys happen to be on a cutter boat doesn’t mean they’re any different from the rest of the crew, or that they’re bad guys.
It’s a shame that they were taken to the capital along with that merchant who misrepresented himself as the governor and put in jail like they represent the invaders. The other crew members are getting paid well, working as usual, and having girlfriends one after another……
Now that the rest of the crew knows about the Goddess’ work, there’s not much need to quarantine them for information control.
Except for those guys who have seen the power of submachine guns, and because the country seems to need the existence of something called <captured, invaders>…….
It would be a bit of a problem if we say, <All the invaders are now working as our citizens>. I’d like to capture the master of the enemy and at least a few of his men.
And when the crew heard that the merchant’s family would not be given any money, honor, or anything else, they shouted for joy.
Yeah, well, I guess so.
In an attempt to get rich, he took it up to the king and was given a free ship and crew for a reckless voyage called exploration, using no money other than bribes.
That’s a good thing for a merchant. If you succeed, you will be rewarded with glory, status, vast treasures, and concessions. But if you fail and die, then it’s over……
However, the crew members are on a military mission, so they don’t get anything for the success of the expedition. It’s just a way to brag to your family and grandchildren that you were one of the crews on that voyage.
……And if they die, it’s over. No glory, nothing to brag about to their family, they’ll just die in the open sea in a foreign country. They were caught up in the ambitions of a foolish merchant……
And now, although they did not die, they will never be able to return to their homeland and will be separated from their families and loved ones forever.
But it’s also because that merchant got carried away and called himself the <Governor>, declared the possession of this land without permission, then said and did things that were equivalent to a declaration of war……
That’s because he’s a grudge-monger, or rather, a grudge-mongering marrow. The crew can’t stand the thought of their credit going to that slave merchant, so it’s no wonder they’re shouting for joy.
Well, he’s in the dungeons of the royal capital now, ……But, hey, everyone looks a little awkward…….
Oh, did you think of your friends in the dungeon who got associated with that merchant?
It’s true that they just happened to be selected for the landing team, but they’re one of you, just like everyone else.
Going with the logic earlier, if I think of them as <just a bunch of poor fellows who had bad luck>, it’s not unreasonable for me to feel sorry or feel bad for them compared to our current fortunate situation.
But that doesn’t mean we’re in a position to say this, and I’m sure they understand that politically, we need a few <human sacrifices>.
I’m sure the topic of <Can you do something about those guys?> There must have been superiors who took care of them, subordinates and juniors who loved them, and good friends who were close to them……
But the smart ones must have explained it properly and made them give up. <So you’ll take your turn in the dungeon for me?> For example.
All you need in life is hard work and luck.
In particular, what the soldiers need is luck.
For now, I hope they can overcome their bad luck and bite on the good fortune they have earned.
Nobody knows when it will slip out of their hands again, but for now, they’re holding onto it, and that’s damn good luck…….
I’m sorry, but I’ll be taking two weeks (twice) off for summer vacation.
This time, I think I will be able to take a proper rest without being thrown into the work of making three books. (^^ゞ
I hope you will continue to support me after the vacation. (^^)/