Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 254
……And while I was doing a lot of work on the territory, Beatrice-chan’s birthday was quickly approaching…….
The debutante ball was scheduled not on the day of Beatrice-chan’s birthday, but three days later, to avoid the royal palace’s and other family’s parties.
And today is that day.
[……Mitsuha, what should I do?……] Beatrice
Beatrice, who was always cheerful, let out such a boorish line with a face as pale as someone devoid of blood.
It’s not good. Maybe it’s because she never had a nerve-wracking event before, maybe it’s because she’s been acting freely in front of her family, maybe it’s because she’s not used to this kind of thing, or maybe it’s because she doesn’t have the tolerance for it…… (TC: or maybe, it’s Maybellene.)
[Don’t worry, you’ve been practicing really hard. Also, my food and beverages are perfect! Now all you have to do is follow what you’ve practiced and you’ll be fine!] Mitsuha
Yeah, it’s gonna be okay! Probably okay! Yeah, maybe!
……Will it be okay?
…………I hope it’ll be okay……
I can’t do it! The more worried I look, the more uneasy Beatrice-chan will become!
[I’ll take care of it!] Mitsuha
I tried to cheer her up, but Beatrice-chan still didn’t look so good.
Well, I guess it’s understandable since it’s her life, her future is at stake.
Come to think of it, Adelaide-chan, Viscount Rainer’s daughter, was the first person I received an order from to arrange a debutante ball. She had a very strong spirit…… The only skits she had to do were my own fantasies, but she did them all confidently and nonchalantly……
After that, she seemed to have become a central figure among the kids her age, which made sense.
But I don’t think that Beatrice-chan is by no means as good as Adelaide-chan……
It seems that the Reiner Viscounty is an emerging aristocratic family that was newly anointed in the generation of Adelaide-chan’s grandfather, so I wonder if they still have the strength of a weed…….
Anyway, there’s nothing I can do about it now. I’ll just have to do what I need to do right now!
Then there was Beatrice-chan’s debutante ball, held in the Count Bozes’ royal capital residence’s courtyard.
……Yes, in the <courtyard>.
A lot of the attendees this time are the same people who attended Adelaide-chan’s party, so it can’t be the same kind of performance. In addition, Adelaide-chan’s family is a Viscount, while Beatrice-chan’s family is a Count that is inevitable to become a Marquis soon. It’s not even allowed to be on the level of comparison.
……So, I changed it from the ground up so that there would be no comparison. Instead of going indoors, we’re doing it outdoors.
Seasonally, the weather was neither hot nor cold, but rather cool. The weather was clear with a north-northwest wind at 10 knots (5 m/s). The time was a little after sunset. It was already starting to get dark swiftly.
Then, in a corner of the courtyard, on a hastily built stage against the white wall of the building, Count Bozes greeted everyone, illuminated by a spotlight.
This time, we are running a generator a little farther away because we are not sure about the power from the battery alone.
When it’s time to have a chat, we have to turn on the lights in the entire courtyard. Even though LED lights consume less power, a large number of them will still consume a certain amount of electricity……
[Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming to the debutante party of Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Count Bozes House……] Count Bozes
In these countries, girls are treated more lightly than boys. This may be inevitable in a world with a level of civilization like this. It’s a history that many countries on Earth have followed.
But Beatrice-chan is the only daughter of the Bozes family and is doted on by her parents and siblings. She’s also a friend of Himemiko of Thunder and the Third Princess Sabine. She’s also the owner of the Beatrice Trading Company.
In addition, she’s also the sister of one of the heroes of the absolute defense of the royal capital, the founder of the new noble family, and now the object of respect and admiration among the young people of the nobility, Alexiscon……, no, I mean, Alexis.
……Yeah, that’s why she’s the target of a lot of admiration. isn’t it? As Count Bozes and I had feared.
But that doesn’t mean that I won’t introduce Beatrice-chan’s selling points or describe her value in a way that makes her seem less valuable.
Although, I will appeal to Beatrice-chan’s charm and her value to the fullest. This is a point that neither I nor Count Bozes can compromise on.
How to attract a large number of talented and good-natured young men and well-characterized third sons, and how to select a good person from among them, someone that Beatrice-chan would like.
In order to do so, we cannot afford to spare any of our forces.
After the Count’s <introduction> of Beatrice-chan without her presence, the Count proceeded to the bottom of the stage and the spotlight was turned off.
It was already quite dark in the area.
「「「「「「 Ohhhh!!! 」」」」」」
A beautiful image was projected on the white wall behind the stage. It seemed to be a corner of some royal castle.
Yes, just like with Adelaide-chan, we used a projector to project the images. Of course, this was the reason why the stage was set up in front of the white wall of the building.
People who saw it when during Adelaide-chan’s coming of age were not so surprised, but people who saw it for the first time were quite bewildered.
Well, of course.
«A girl who works at the court as a lady-in-waiting for her friend, the princess…….»
Using a microphone, the narration began.
The speakers are placed high up in the building, so not only the whole courtyard but also the surroundings of the Bozes residence can hear the whole thing.
But no one would complain about the noise to Count Bozes, and since entertainment is scarce in this world, they would probably enjoy even with just the voices alone as some sort of entertainment…… I guess.
This time, I was not in charge of the narration. I found a servant from the Bozes’ household who seemed to be good at that kind of thing, so I gave her special training.
Also, I did not dub Beatrice-chan’s lines, but rather, she speaks them herself. I’ve attached a very small, high-performance microphone to her collar girdle.
If I don’t do that much, I won’t be able to differentiate her from Adelaide-chan.
The second one has to have several times the impact of the first one, or it will be ridiculed.
And after the narration explains the situation, Beatrice-chan appears!
«Merchants who send their dirty hands to the court to plot evil! As long as I am here, Your Highness, the rest of the royal family, and the people of this country will never fall into the wrong hands!» Beatrice
Yes, indeed, I can’t use the internal strife of the court as a story, so I assigned the role to the familiar <Villainous Merchant> who has no problem getting the role of a villain.
This time, it’s not a <one-man show>, so I can add more characters. That’s why I made the antagonist appear as well…… This will increase the number of micro microphones needed, making the budget bulky, but I’m sure I’ll have a chance to use them again. These necessary expenses will be paid by Count Bozes.
……And as the story progresses, Beatrice-chan, dressed as a courtesan, finally makes her grand entrance in front of the villains.
It was not a proper play, but a <very short skit with a few tasty scenes>, so it was inevitable that the story would skip a beat. It’s just that it’s only for this scene, which lasts less than two or three minutes.
«At one point, she’s the daughter of the Count Bozes. Occasionally, she is the owner of the Beatrice Trading Company. At other times, she is the third princess’s lady-in-waiting. And yet, her real appearance is!…»
And so, seven maids wearing black bodysuits, carrying a long curtain…… a very long curtain…… appeared from the hem of the stage. They walked in front of Beatrice-chan. And from there, they circled around Beatrice-chan. Everyone is not sure what to make of this. And with the curtain still up, the maids continued to circle around Beatrice-chan.
My palms were sweaty with tension as I clutched the switch.
Three… Two… One…….
…… Okay, now! Beatrice one change, switch, on!
The mirror balls that were hanging from the roof of the building illuminated the stage with colored lights, creating a wild dance of lights around us.
Inside the curtain, Beatrice-chan slipped out of her easily removable women’s uniform, opened a storage compartment on the floor, took out a pair of slacks from inside, and quickly put them on. As for her clothes, she wore the shirt she had been wearing underneath the uniform and put on the jacket that was made for easy wearing. She then kicked the clothes she had taken off into the storage compartment and should have closed the lid……
Don’t fail! If my timing was off and I exposed Beatrice-chan’s underwear in front of the audience, Iris-sama will kill me…… No, seriously!
Okay, the maids wearing black bodysuits who went around the prescribed number of times broke the encirclement and started moving at the hem on the other side of the stage!
I’m sure the black bodysuit maids will make sure Beatrice-chan is done changing before they leave, so she should be fine. If there is a delay in the change of clothes, they will increase the number of times they have to go around her.
When the last of the black bodysuit maids who raised the curtain left in front of Beatrice-chan, there was the sight of Beatrice-chan in an interesting costume…… with rabbit ears and a rabbit tail…….
Of course, no exposure at all. A bunny suit IS out of the question.
The clothes of the women here are very bold in showing their backs and cleavage, but never above the knees. And since Beatrice-chan is just 15-years-old, there’s no way she can wear something that shows off her cleavage, so there’s no top or bottom exposure!
No, other 15 year olds wear dresses that expose a lot of their upper body, but personally, I didn’t allow Beatrice-chan to wear that!
The dress made by the store manager, who specializes in nobleman’s costumes, which I’ll have her change into later, is not too revealing either.
……I’m not jealous or anything!
That’s why Beatrice-chan’s current costume is a messy, cool outfit that reminds me a little bit of a female royal guard knight, but with a modern design and a superheroine feel.
The store manager who specializes in nobleman’s costumes burned her life force for this work……
The weapon in her hand is a rapier.
This rapier is a real thing. It’s cheaper to borrow one from the Count Bozes than to buy an imitation in Japan.
«I’m a court cutie bunny, an angel of love who protects the peace of the court!» Beatrice
Now! Light effects, pattern 2! BGM, on!
«I have long ears to catch all information from the court! Prepare yourselves, scoundrels!» Beatrice
「「「「「「 Ohhhhhhhhhhh!!! 」」」」」」
Then the sound of sword fighting began.
……Okay, we got this in a bag!