Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 307
“…I’m tired…” (Mitsuha)
“What’s wrong, Anesama…” (Sabine)
I’m at home in Japan, Sabine-chan gave me a worried look as I let out a deep sigh with a cup of tea in my hand.
“I’m just kinda tired…
In the first place, I only wanted to live a carefree life as a general store owner.
Well, I’ve been doing some pretty outrageous business, hoping to stash enough assets in case I can’t ‘transfer’ anymore and get stuck in the Kingdom or Japan…
But that’s because things that commoners can buy in Japan and my home country are ridiculously expensive in the Kingdom, and when I convert the gold coins of the Kingdom into the money of Japan and my home country, they are reduced to less than a quarter of their value and tax is charged. I have to earn money to prepare for my retirement, and there is no way around it!” (Mitsuha)
Areya, Sabine-chan’s reaction was not good …
“Anesama, that’s a commoner’s way of thinking. Nobles don’t have to worry about that, because they have income from their fiefdoms.
Even if you pass the title to your children, you can live a comfortable and retired life in your manor.
Well, let’s leave it at that… Go on…” (Sabine)
O, o ~u…….
“So, with all the recent events, including the ones that almost got me killed, It got me thinking…
I’m not exactly a battle-crazed battle junkie or a shooting-crazed trigger-happy person.
I just don’t think bad guys have human rights, and I don’t think the life of a filthy bandit is worth 1/10,000th of the life of a pretty girl, but…” (Mitsuha)
“… O, o ~u……… Keep going.” (Sabine)
“And yet, recently, there’s been a lot of killing, maiming, wars, the affiliated stores being attacked, and so on……
I’d like to live more of a life of domestic politics and business, playing with fluffy animals and flirting with cute girls…… what?” (Mitsuha)
For some reason, Sabine-chan suddenly extended her hand.
“……Cute girls.” (Sabine)
“……O, o ~u……” (Mitsuha)
For the time being, I merrily touched her hand.
“Well, that’s why I’m a little tired…” (Mitsuha)
“The female lead is tired?…… Or was it, ‘Fatigued Heroine’?” (Sabine)*
Yeah, under the influence of Colette-chan, Sabine-chan also started to play with words.
By the way, since we’re at my home in Japan, I’m speaking in Japanese for Sabine-chan’s study.
Sabine-chan’s Japanese has improved considerably…
“But why do so many incidents keep happening? The chances were quite high……” (Mitsuha)
I said so and overflowed with complaints……
“Anesama, that’s not a series of independent events. They’re all connected.
The first invasion from the empire was repelled, which led to a desperate, last-ditch invasion of Remia-chan’s country. And the failure of that invasion bled the empire’s economy, in which they had no follow-up. So they were forced to resort to assassination.
I’m not sure about the new continent, but even the naval battles over the colonies were triggered by your meddling with the navy of the country where you were staying and the strange behavior of the naval relations, which led to suspicion from other countries, right, Anesama?
Even the troubles of the affiliated stores were caused by Anesama’s support for the weak and emerging merchants, giving them rights, and allowing them to monopolize the sale of products that were as good as weapons against the nobility and even the royal family…
Didn’t they all just have a cause that in turn progressed and became what it was supposed to be? It’s just a seed that someone sowed and it grew naturally…
Anesama, it’s not like you have the curse of the child detective that has cases happen everywhere you go, right?” (Sabine)
Gah ~~! !!
Yeah, even if you ask me, that would be the case……
It is not a series of isolated incidents that happened by chance. All of them happened for ‘reasons and circumstances’……
“So it’s all my fault then? The war, everyone getting attacked……” (Mitsuha)
“No, of course not!” (Sabine)
“If it weren’t for you, our country would have been conquered by the imperial army, which killed many soldiers and civilians, and our people would have been enslaved. And after that, the invading imperial army would continue to invade Princess Remia’s country and the surrounding countries one after another, wouldn’t they?” (Sabine)
“…T, that’s true …” (Mitsuha)
If I had not been there, there was certainly a high probability that what Sabine-chan said would be exactly what would’ve happened.
“Moreover, there’s no way we could have dealt with the guns and cannons of the survey fleet from the new continent on our own, which should have led to the arrival of a full-scale invading fleet from the new continent…” (Sabine)
“That’s also certainly true, but……” (Mitsuha)
“And if someone were unhappy because they got involved with you, Anesama, they would have been more miserable if you hadn’t been involved.
Suppose someone fell and sprained his leg while out to meet Anesama.
But if he didn’t plan to meet Aneesama, he could have gone off somewhere else and gotten hit by a carriage or attacked by bandits, right?
There are no ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’ in life. Everything is the result of the choices you make.” (Sabine)
You mean, there’s no point in regretting,…
Sabine-chan, at your age, you’ve become a philosophical girl……
Ah, of course, even if I don’t have regrets, we still need to reflect and learn from it for the next time.
It means there’s no point in thinking about meaningless, backward-looking things.
The result of choosing the options one considered most appropriate at the time, based on the information they had at the time and the forces they had at their disposal. It was not the same as saying, “I made a mistake!”. When new information becomes available, it would be a little different from regretting it later.
There, they “reflect” on the fact that they did not obtain more accurate and detailed information in advance, and that they did not prepare carefully by organizing sufficient forces, and learn from it for the next time.
“Regret” was a negative act. Instead, One needs to have a positive attitude of “reflection”.
“I see… You’re right…” (Mitsuha)
If I regret my past actions, I would feel bad for all the people who have died, been injured, or had the misfortune of being involved with me. I may reflect on the choices I made and my actions, but I should not regret them……
“And when Aneesama fought, it was only when you were attacked and you retaliated, when you went out for revenge, and when you tried to avoid getting attacked again.
As a result, it led to the early end of the war, and far fewer casualties and other damage than if the war had continued on without you, or if the city had been invaded and the inhabitants got massacred, assaulted, looted, incinerated, etc., right? Enemy or not, friend or foe…” (Sabine)
That being said, she’s certainly right……
The war would have happened with or without me…….
Right, there’s no point in dwelling on it!
It’s not like I’m going around picking fights. Let the one who started the fight take responsibility!
“Now then, we’re off to Colette-chan!” (Mitsuha)
* (『疲労ヒロぅイン』) Puns. Puns everywhere…
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