The World of Otome Games is Tough For Mobs Vol 3 Chapter 3.2

Publishedat 7th of July 2019 11:02:37 AMChapter 3.2 The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v3 Chapter 3 Part 2

July 7, 20192slow2latemtl

It was the evening .

Entering the deck, I carried a heavy bag containing the sharp, black armor part .

“Are we really doing this?”

Luxon’s red eye glowed ominously, which was a bit eerie .

[Of course . The preparations are already complete . This destructive impulsive is deeply ingrained into my program . Speaking in terms of humans, it’s an instinct . I have to get rid of it within the next minute, or even the next second . ]

──Is that so? All things considered, it’s scary to have an AI talk about destructive impulses .

[It seems to have been preserved in the ruins as a research object, but it has no value now . Now then, hurry!]

I took out the black part from the bag in order to throw it out, and when I touched it with my hand, the part pulsated .

“Ugh, disgusting!”

There was a gap in the part that opened up to reveal a giant eye, making me let go .

The lively eyeball seemed like a human’s, but it was definitely larger than one .

Twisting tentacles from the part reached out towards me .

[Be careful . This thing is still alive . ]

The part raised a ghastly cry .

Luxon shined a laser from its eye to signal for robots to attack the part .

The tentacles were burned down and the part’s eyeball continued receiving attacks .

The gathering robots carried the part and flung it into the sky──and then Luxon’s main unit, which had been hidden, attacked the part with a direct hit .

“Are you sure we burned it without leaving behind a speck of dust?”

Luxon answered with a robotic voice that seemed satisfied .

[Of course . That thing is a weapon that must not exist . No relics of the new humans have any value in this world . At any rate──is that what they call ‘feeling refreshed’?]

Well, it seems that its mood has improved, which is good .

However, that was a relic of the new humans? How revolting .

Having disposed of the part on the empty deck, we returned to the ship’s interior .

Thereupon, on the opposite side of the deck, Hertrude appeared .

“So you were here . ”

“What are you doing? Actually, what happened to your escort?”

Hertrude didn’t answer my question .

“I wanted to talk with you alone . I already said this at the collective, but could you sell me that object you found? To tell the truth, it’s a valuable item . I will pay a suitable amount for it . ”

──Hmm? That thing had worth?

“That thing was actually valuable? Wasn’t it just a junk part?”

In the first place, how is that thing supposed to be useful?

“You do not know its value . So, sell it to me . It’s even alright if you want me to offer it to the kingdom . I’ll only negotiate with a government official this time . ”

Staying silent might not be the best option .

Luxon said something like [Oh my,] acting as if it has nothing to do with this .

Are you just going to like act you aren’t involved?

“──Sorry . I dropped it . ”

When I said that, Hertrude’s mouth was agape for several seconds .

“A, are you an idiot?!”

──She was furious .

“No, you see──I got bad vibes from it!”

“That’s not the problem! Idiot! Idiot! Complete idiot! I can’t believe it . You dropped an important treasure? Lower the ship and retrieve it at once!”

[No . ]

Hertrude trembled when Luxon immediately refused .

“T, this matter will be reported to the kingdom’s upper management!”

[Oh, and what is that supposed to mean? The treasure was found by Master and is his property . You’ll only burden the upper management by complaining to them . ]

There’s nothing left of it, so I can’t retrieve it anyways .

“If you can’t handle such valuable treasure with care, you have no qualifications to be an adventurer! What have you been learning at the academy?!”

“Sorry . The academy’s just a place to find marriage . ”

[Too bad . ]

Luxon was quite cold towards Hertrude .

Hertrude turned around, causing her hair to sway, and returned to the ship’s interior .

“K, keep this moment in your memory!”

Seeing her leave that parting remark left me with one thought .

“──What an interesting person . I thought she was just a calm beauty, but surprisingly, she has a plethora of emotions . ”

[Are you interested in her? She’s deviates quite a bit from your tastes, Master . The stats on her chest are too low . ]

“Do you think of me as a guy who only judges people by their chest?”

[I do . ]

Luxon’s immediate reply irritated me .

Upon returning to the academy, I rushed to get ready for the royal palace .

Luxon stared at me as I was changing my outfit .

[A report as soon as you come back? How tough . ]

“I wonder why I have to do all this while still being a student . ”

When I made a complaint, Luxon responded .

[What happened to being an adult male on the inside?]

“My heart is always that of a child who never forgets how to have fun . ]

Since I have to head towards the royal palace immediately, I had no time to rest .

[Didn’t you call yourself an adult beforehand?]

“Did I say that?”

[You did . I haven’t forgotten . ]

“You sure are an insistent one . Listen, forgetting whatever’s inconvenient is also the way of an adult . ”

[That’s called escapism . I suggest you improve yourself . ]

“I refuse . C’mon, we’re going . ”

[Alright . ]

Luxon and I left the room .

I was in a hallway of the royal palace .

I was dead tired after having to report the latest matters .

It was dark outside .

“It’s already night . ”

[This visit had more to do with a women’s tea party than the report . ]

What awaited me there was a tea party with women who had graduated from the academy .

The daughters of influential n.o.bles and of n.o.bles who had recently gained power were there .

The tea party lasted for several hours despite the report being done in about ten minutes .

“I did not enjoy it at all . ”

[That seems about right . ]

The daughters of baron through earl households were there at the tea party .

However, they all had exclusive servants with them .

They kept talking about money, asking me what kind of revenue I would earn in the future .

It felt like being asked about my annual income at a mixer, I suppose . ──It gave me a headache .

Walking along the nearly vacant hallway in the royal palace, I happened to come across the queen, Milaine, who was wearing a different dress than when I had last met her .

Her platinum blonde hair looked as if it was sparkling .

Her gentle eyes soothed me and her smiling face compelled me to fell delighted as well .

“Oh, it seems that the viscount is tired . ”

The attendant standing behind her stood with a blank expression .

I braced myself and straightened my attire .

“Apologies for the appearance . As for what the queen──”

“Viscount, may I have some of your time?”

──I felt joyed on the inside after having Milaine call out to me .

“It would be my pleasure!”

Luxon muttered something while watching me accompany the smiling Milaine .

[What an easy-to-read person . ]

Luxon had hidden itself when Milaine arrived .

I was inside a room within the royal palace .

I was sitting across from Milaine, drinking some black tea that was brought here .

It’s better than the tea I have .

It’s not just the tea leaves, but also the technique that has to do with it .

While feeling a slight sense of defeat, I listened to what Milaine had to say .

Luxon stayed silent and hid near my side .

“Have you been getting along well with her Highness Hertrude? I was a bit startled to hear that her Highness was taken along for an adventure . ”

“She was forced to come along . It seemed like she was given permission to though . ”

Milaine’s expression turned gloomy . It seems that she didn’t want to permit it .

“There are people in the royal palace who have varying opinions about it . As for me, I don’t think that this matter falls under studying abroad . ”

It seems that despite Milaine’s objections, someone gave permission .

I suppose anyone would be worried if the princess of a country that declared war was in the same academy their son was attending .

We need to be watchful of Hertrude’s safety, so if possible I’d prefer if she stayed still .

I agree with that opinion .

If some crazed person appeared and Hertrude got hurt, it would be an international issue .

When she’s in the academy, she’s escorted by female knights dispatched from the royal palace and students who have been given detailed instructions .

Even so, there’s still some unease .

“I also spoke with her Highness . She didn’t say it explicitly, but she holds quite the grudge against the kingdom . ”

I didn’t see it for myself, but I did hear about the kingdom’s doings .

Listening to them made me raise an eyebrow .

However, I can’t reply to Milaine by lightheartedly saying “The kingdom sure is cruel, isn’t it~?”

I kept my mouth shut over this dicey issue . Is it cowardly? Yeah, it sure is . I’m a coward .

As I kept silent, Milaine continued .

“Viscount──no, Leon . I don’t think the princ.i.p.ality will give up . ”

“It seems that way . ”

It’s not so easy to erase a mountain of grudges .

“Even the matter of the bodyguards is causing trouble . Did you hear about the Lafuan viscount household?”

When I shook my head, Milaine place a hand over her cheek and with a troubled expression, told me about what happened .

“Julian had been working around the clock to solve the saint’s debt, but the Lafuan viscount household increased it further . I thought about revoking that family, but as to be expected, there was a lot of opposition towards destroying the saint’s household . ”

Marie really is cursed, isn’t she?

I wonder if Marie will faint after hearing that her debt increased even though it should have been resolved .

Though, I’d kind of want of laugh if I saw her in despair .

“It would be nice if the royal palace and temple could help pay back the debt on her behalf . However, there are a lot of things to budget for next year . ”

After hearing about it, in order to pay back Marie’s debt──well, it would require a large cut in flexible funds, or in other words a large budget cut .

The debt is that large .

Just hearing about it alone makes this tea tasty .

What fine tea cakes these are .

It seems that I’ll sleep well tonight .

“Now for the main subject at hand . The commanding officer of the saint’s bodyguards is──you, right? Now it’s become a question of where responsibility lies . ”

“──Huh?”

“Even when considering the time of your appointment and other matters, the royal palace and temple will be calling for someone to be punished . ”

This doesn’t look good .

Just what kind of responsibilities do I have?

“W, wait a minute . My job is to be her bodyguard, so I don’t understand why I’m involved in her debt too . ”

“I know that . Even so──this is a world where people will look for someone to blame . ”

This world is the same my previous one .

Society is rotten .

“There are also people who are jealous of your sudden rise . As for me, I can’t bear to see the knights, who supported the promotion, being accused . I’ll need to patch things up as much as possible . ”

“Thank you very──huh? Supported?”

“Right . You see, it was during the suppression of the sky pirates . Brad and Greg visited me and spoke about your achievements . There was also that matter of the princ.i.p.ality, so I endorsed it . ”

Milaine gave me a dazzling smile──no wait, something’s not right here!

I didn’t want to get promoted .

“S, say, rather than being me promoted──”

“Rather than being promoted?”

Milaine, who tilted her head to the side, looked sublime .

She’s so charming despite her age! I might be older on the inside, but I’m feeling kind of skittish all of the sudden .

Would it okay to hurt this person by saying that I didn’t want to be promoted?

Perhaps she would regret promoting me .

──I can’t let her feel sad .

I opened my mouth to quickly change course .

“──I want you . ”

“W, wait! W, w, w, we can’t . I mean, the age difference between you and me is akin to that of a parent and child . ”

We’re less than twenty years apart──we can’t? I mean, she’s more splendid than the girls in the academy . She’s perfect!

I clutched Milaine’s hand .

“Even so, I──”

“Ahem!”

I then heard a forced cough .

I don’t know who did it, but it was one of the attendants accompanying Milaine .

Whoops . ──I got carried away and made a move on her again . I forgot that this was the royal palace .

Milaine blushed .

What a nice reaction . It makes me want to tease her .

“Again with the teasing . That’s a bad habit of yours, Leon . ”

If only she wasn’t the queen──I’d really go after her then .

Changing the topic, Milaine spoke about Hertrude once more .

“By the way, there’s something curious about her Highness Hertrude . ”

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