Jend, Hero, and Free Wind.
“Oneechan, stop playing the bad guy. Err, Otou~san? Oneechan is kindhearted, you know? She beat up the guy who was bullying me. Okaasan said that you are working hard, so you can’t return home. That’s why, please talk it out with Oneechan properly, okay? I believe that Oneechan would cook you if you didn’t Otou~san.”
As expected of super intuition. He immediately calmed both me and Geraldin-san.
“… We shouldn’t be talking in a place like this, huh. Let’s change the place.”
By the way, we are currently in our garden. It’s an open place suitable for practicing magic, as it’s wide with nothing around. I teleported us to Yggdrasil-san.
“Jend, tell others to not come here for a while.”
“Okay, but you are going to fight with Otou~san while I am not here, right? Wouldn’t it be better for me to stay here?”
On the contrary to his clumsy way of talking, Jend is quite sharp. Can’t be helped.
“Curtis, inform the children.”
“I will tell you later. You weren’t listening to half of this stuff anyway. After you tell them, eat some sweets and wait for us.”
Making sure that Curtis left, I addressed Yggdrasil-san.
“Yggdrasil-san, please erect blocking and soundproofing barrier in the surroundings.”
In response to my voice, Yggdrasil-san sent down a gentle light.
“… Umm, I feel that I have seen this tree before.”
Sugar-san looked at Yggdrasil-san in dumbfoundement.
“Chief-sama gave it to me.”
Sugar-san was understanding. I faced Geraldin-san.
“Now then, Geraldin-san. I will have you stop the war between Christia and Wolfanea.”
“Because your relatives are going to die. I would like to stop that.”
“… Who are you?”
“I am the daughter of Duke Rosenberg, Rosarin. A possessor of the Clairvoyance Revelation.”
“Clairvoyance… what an unusual Revelation. You are telling me to believe that?”
“You are going to die at this rate. What do you think would have happened to your family if I did not intervene? Lumia-san would overwork herself to death and Jend would pass away from an illness at nine. Before that, Jend was to be placed in a brothel from which my Father was to rescue him and adopt him to our family, but I would bully him because I misunderstood him for a child from Father’s adulterous relationship, and he would kill me in the end.”
“I, I wouldn’t hurt you, Oneechan!”
“That is only if I didn’t do anything. The current you won’t kill me. I also won’t bully you. Geraldin-san, you are strong. But, super-intuition is not omnipotent. Just like today, it’s possible for you to fall into a trap.”
Jend took on the attitude of understanding. Geraldin-san stared at me as if trying to confirm something.
“… What is it that you desire?”
“That the war doesn’t happen.”
“You are telling me to do as you bid?”
“As compensation, I will be responsible for the well being of your family. I plan on shouldering Jend’s tuition too.”
“I earn quite a lot as an adventurer, so I can at least support Jend and Lumia-san.”
“Why is a complete stranger like you…”
“I am Lumia-san’s niece and Jend’s cousin though.”
“… Rosenberg!? You bastard, are you trying to use Lumia as a politica- “As if you idiot!!”
I reflexively turned the Warrior Maiden’s ring into a harisen and slapped Geraldin-san. Together with a satisfying noise, the Warrior Maiden’s harisen’s power sent Geraldin-san flying.
I froze in place from guilt. Jend approached Geraldin-san without a care.
“This one was your fault, Otou~san. Because Okaasan said she won’t be returning to the Rosenbergs, she gave her a job, you know? Okaasan said that Oneechan is our benefactor. It can’t be helped that Oneechan got angry at you. If Okaasan was here now, she would be probably very angry, you know? Even though Okaasan believed you, you won’t believe her, Otou~san?”
“N, no, umm… sorry, I overdid it.”
The tail and ears of Geraldin-san who was in tatters from being found fault with by his son collapsed despondently.
“Oneechan too! I am happy that you are angry for us, but we are not angry at Otou~san. But, yes. Otou~san, please help Oneechan.”
“Oneechan is our lifesaver, you know?”
And then, Jend proceeded to talk about me. How kind I am and how attached he is to me.
I tried to correct him that I am not that virtuous, but I was stopped by Dirk.
“Jend is persuading his father. Leave it to him. Besides, although you have acted recklessly in many instances, I don’t think he’s particularly wrong, no?”
It got really embarrassing halfway, so I decided to not listen.
“Oneechan, Otou~san wants to talk to you.”
Just what happened in this short period of time? Geraldin-san was crying.
“Dank you… for helping my son and wife.”
I was told such by my Uncle-in-law whose face was smeared in tears and snot. Jend-san yo, just what did you tell him?
“I was listening, but it was generally the truth. Rather, I was surprised just how much Jend had grasped about the former Duke.”
It must be the truth if Dirk says so.
“I wasn’t lying. I love Oneechanmon. I am Oneechan’s ally, okay?”
I tightly hugged my cute cousin. Because I brushed Jend daily and his malnourished condition improved, his fur was fluffy and soft.
He rubbed his cheeks against mine with his eyes closed. How cuteee…
“… Won’t you untie the rope, Miss Rosarin? I won’t escape nor cause anyone harm. I promise.”
“I don’t mind.”
With the snap of my fingers, I cut the rope with magic. I cured his paralysis too.
He came to me who was holding Jend in my arms and performed a Knight’s greeting. The meaning of kneeling down is loyalty.
“I want to serve you as my Lord. Miss Rosarin, please give me your permission.”
“… I’m sorry?”
How did it become like this? Seriously, what did Jend tell him?
“Your desire was to use me as your subordinate, right? What are you dissatisfied with?”
“No, this isn’t a temporary contract I wanted, but a Master and Servant contract, isn’t it?”
“Yep. How about the temporary… “Not gonna happen. I decided that I want to serve you.”
I sought help from Dirk with tears. He smiled wryly back at me.
“The Silver Wolves are told to be stubborn, so I think trying to refuse would be futile.”
“Give up. You have no choice but to give up and recognize me. I am persistent, ya know?”
Stop acting smug! It seems that I don’t have a choice.
“I recognize it.”
“Lord! Best regards! And so, what do you want me to do?”
I took a few items from my satchel. Sugar-san apparently noticed something about them.
“T, those are…”
They are the abnormal state invalidation accessories that the Elven Chief-sama made himself. Six of them.
“One for you. This is a magic tool that turns poison, paralysis, confusion, curse and other abnormal states ineffective. Get accustomed to always carrying it on your person.”
“Free Wind members too, take these.”
“Haah!? W, we cannot accept it! That’s something so expensive we won’t be able to get our hands on even if saving for the entire lifetime!”
Sugar-san who understood its value refused.
“Unfortunately, you have no choice in the matter. I am designating the Free Wind for a special, indefinite request. Having heard that a war might be happening, did you think that you are not related to the matter and could return home?”
“I thought so.”
“We were set up, huh…”
Mirula-san and Sugar-san blanked out. Sole-san with his wild sixth sense somewhat understood. Binet-san was making a sour face.
“I am sorry. I will have the country… I will do my utmost best so they compensate you. If not possible, I will pay you myself.”
“Right now, you spoke as if you were going to force them to pay, didn’t you?”
“What a frightening young lady.”
“I can hear you~”
Please don’t insult me. Yggdrasil-san who has become attached to me is… good, good, do it more Yggdrasil-san… or not.
“Yggdrasil-san, that’s enough.”
Yggdrasil-san who was holding Sole-san and Mirula-san upside down, released them.
“What are the contents of the request?”
“Mainly the obstruction of Wolfanea’s spies and subversive activities.You will be working with Geraldin-san as a party.”
“Hmm. Why us?”
“I was looking at many high-ranking parties, but only the Free Wind has no prejudice and overwhelming strength. And above all, trust was the most important factor.”
“What do we do, Leader?”
“It can’t be helped after being told this much. S-ranked party, Free Wind accepts the request!”
“Thank you very much. Are you fine with that too, Geraldin-san?”
Like this, I made a step closer to changing the future.