Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 265
The Rise and Fall of an Empire 1
[So, what are you going to do, Oneesama?] Sabine
[No, I mean, what do you want me to do?……] Mitsuha
Yes, there’s nothing I can do about it.
The Empire is another country.
The Kingdom of Darrisson is also another country.
If this country gets invaded, I will do my duty as a nobleman of this country and to protect the people I care about, <as long as it does not endanger me>.
But there is no reason or need for us to meddle in the war between other countries without permission.
The Kingdom of Darrisson and this kingdom have a non-aggression treaty, but they’re not exactly allies or anything. Therefore, we are not obligated to unconditionally enter into a war just because one side starts one.
And while I did make a personal promise to Her Highness Princess Remia that I would help her when she was in personal danger. I didn’t mean it in the sense of taking her side in a war between countries. It was only meant to pressure and intimidate the dangerous people in her country.
Yes, I said, <No matter if it’s an invasion from another country or the Demon King’s army>, but that meant that I would protect only Her Highness Princess Remia from them, not the entire country or its people. It’s a promise between me and Her Highness Princess Remia, not a promise to the country.
Also, the promise made by our previous mission when we visit her country was only to consider the priority deployment of the equipment they had developed. Not to cooperate militarily.
In the first place, unlike my personal <promise to protect Her Highness Princess Remia>, I am not allowed to get involved in a war with another country without the kingdom’s, or His Majesty’s, instructions.
It’s okay to help individuals as an angel or as Hime-Miko, but it’s not a good idea to interfere in another country’s war without permission. I am a nobleman of this country after all…….
So, the only thing I can do is to rescue Princess Remia herself from the enemy soldiers just before they break into the royal palace and take her to the asylum of her choice.
Oh, and of course, if she wishes, she can bring her brother with her, His Royal Highness the Prince, and his attendants.
Well, anyway, let’s meet the king and hear what he has to say……
[That’s why I came to talk to you.] Mitsuha
This is Sabine-chan’s house, which I entered without permission.
……In other words, the royal palace.
And I’m talking to the King.
[Not that there’s anything I can do about it, but I just wanted to make sure you were aware of the situation……] Mitsuha
The king seemed to have a complicated expression on his face at my words.
No, I didn’t say anything crazy, did I……?
[It’s a matter of other countries, but since Princess Gegege’s country is a member of the Grand Alliance, isn’t it bad for the Grand Alliance if it loses the war and is occupied and annexed by a hostile country? Besides, if they get that country, which country would be targeted next?] Mitsuha
That’s what I said. then, I was about to ask the king what he was going to do……
[Princess Gegege? What is that? Is it some kind of spectral transformation?] King
Oh right, that was a name only Sabine-chan and I could understand……
[Etto, I mean Her Highness, Princess Remia.] Mitsuha
[…Oi, don’t say that weird name anywhere. Never. Even if it’s fake!] King
[……Of course, I understand…….] Mitsuha
[What’s with that “pause”, huh? That “pause”!] King
[……Anyway, Mitsuha, you should not meddle without permission. However, if you decide to do something, always, ALWAYS consult with me beforehand! Are we clear?] King
[Yes, of course…
Oh, I’ll just take the liberty of rescuing Her Highness Princess Remia by using the Go…… <crossing> in an emergency.] Mitsuha
[Well, that can’t be helped. You may also bring the Prince and the Ministers here.] King
Yeah, with that many people, we could probably set up a government in exile.
If His Royal Highness the Prince is captured, the other side will be able to seize the rightful heir to the throne, so there’s helping it but to save the siblings as a set.
No, it’s not that there’s no meaning in <saving Her Highness Princess Remia>, but it’s only in the context of the future of the country and the happiness of the people.
Originally, I couldn’t just annihilate the enemy by myself.
No, I might be able to do it physically, that’s true. And if I hire all the members of Wolf Fang again, or teleport a large rock over the enemy’s main camp, I can annihilate them…….
But I don’t think I need to go out there and kill people if I don’t have to. It’s not like I’m a homicidal maniac.
It’s only for the moment when I have no choice but to protect myself and the people I love.
[Oneesama, Remia has contacted me!] Sabine
While I was talking to the king, Sabine-chan came over.
Yeah, earlier, the topic was too sensitive, so it was just a <small talk>, between me, the King, and the Prime Minister. The Crown Prince, the First Princess, and Sabine-chan were not present.
However, Sabine-chan barged into the king’s office without knocking.
If it was anyone other than Sabine-chan, even if it was another princess or prince, they would be reprimanded severely.
……But Sabine-chan is mostly an exception.
Although, I only think of her as a little too spoiled.
Well, I can’t speak for others either……
And this time too, no one scolded her because she seemed to have brought information that was highly urgent.
[It’s not time for regular contact, is it?] Mitsuha
Regular contact is once every three days. Today is a different day and a different time.
[Yes, while Oneesama is in the Royal Capital, I left the divine power switch on for a few days just in case. I thought Remia might contact me after hours……] Sabine
Here it is.
As expected of Sabine-chan. She thinks for herself and takes appropriate action without anyone telling her to do so.
Be as meticulous as the devil and as bold as an angel……
Oh yeah, compared to Sabine-chan, Princess Remia is much older and already reigning as the crown princess… Since she’s been trained as a princess from birth, she has a lot of time to mature… and her succession rate to the throne was higher. Moreover, she’s reigning in a big country. Even so, Sabine-chan and Princess Remia are <friends>, so Sabine-chan is calling her [Remia] and Princess Remia is calling her [Sabine-chan].
And no one can complain about it.
No brave man can say, <Mind your manners!>, even if he has enough influence to speak. Both Princess Remia and Sabine-chan will give him a rather cold gaze that might kill him (socially) if he offends them…
[And the contents?] Mitsuha
[There are disturbing developments in the empire. And she would like to ask Mitsuha-chan to prepare to fulfill her promise……] Sabine
[What the hell is that~~? That was just lip service to protect Princess Remia and to silence the opposition in the country, you know!
No, wait, it’s a promise, so I’ll have to keep it……
But she didn’t make that statement with the intention of running away on her own, did she?……] Mitsuha
[Of course, Oneesama. She’s deliberately expanding the scope of her request to escape.
…Or rather, in this case, I will also use that strategy. To reduce the damage to my own country as much as possible and gather support from other countries.
The strength can be obtained without the troublesome negotiations, subsequent rewards at a national level, and huge debts. You can also obtain <The banner of justice>, which means that the servant of the goddess is on your side. And the possibility that the divine soldiers who crushed the imperial army, the elder dragons, and the monsters last time will join the war.
……This is not the time to pretend they are in good shape. I’m sure they’ll cling to you with all their might.] Sabine
Sabine-chan drops her shoulders as she says that.
Gaaa ~~ !
Damn you and your plots, Princess Gegege!！
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