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Chapter 19 The Hardship of Women Loving
I put the pen down and close my eyes.
Documents are piled up on the desk like a mountain.
Even if I try to forget about them for a moment by closing my eyes, nothing will change in the end.
A night after Argento defeat Abyss Call,
even if I’m working overnight, there are still a lot of documents about this matter.
“Samaka-sama, thanks for your hard work ~” (Eldera)
Together with a sweet voice, I hear the sound of water being poured.
I turn my head and look at her, my twelfth wife, Eldera (エルデラ: Erudera),
who is responsible for assisting me in my office.
As usual, she wears the maid dress prepared by me, making my tea when I’m working.
She is an excellent aide and a lovely woman who is also my beloved wife.
“Samaka-sama, didn’t I tell you that you should seperate “public” and “private” matters when you are still working?” (Eldera)
I had intended to reach out to caress the butt with a very natural movement, but Eldera-kun seems to have already predicted my action as she pinch and twist the back of the hand with a smile.
My guardian Yuzuriha-kun (ユズリハ: Yuzuriha) who is leaning against the office wall is sighing after seeing it.
“Strict, both of you” (Samaka)
“Sorry, Ero Samaka-sama” (Eldera)
“Erotic lord” (Yuzuriha)
“Mercy please!?” (Samaka)
Outside of work, they are both really kind to me, but at times like this, there is no mercy.
Thanks to that, I was saved.
…I do not need to spoil it where I do not need it.
That is one of my bad habits,
whenever I see a beautiful woman,
I tend to get derailed from what I was doing.
I also don’t like dealing with paperwork.
At times like this, I’m willing to work because they will put pressure on me.
Still, they will pamper me well after I leave work,
I can live life with happiness as a man.
Both of them are good women.
However, for now, it is better to not derail a bit.
Eldera-kun seems to understand this, so today she made more tea than usual.
They are really capable women.
Yuzuriha-kun is, as usual, my escort.
She normally does not move unless there is some reason to.
Furthermore, she is not my wife.
I really want Yuzuriha-kun to be my wife,
even if I propose it many times with “I would like you to become my wife, you do not have to fight if you become my wife”
Well, it is all good. It’s rather good.
“Eldera-kun, can you get me some tea?” (Samaka)
“Okay, today I’m including a good sponge cake.” (Eldera)
“I am looking forward to it.” (Samaka)
“Samaka, here she come” (Yuzuriha) (サマカー。来る: Samaka, kuru. Yes, Yuzuriha call samaka by name without -sama)
“Okay, that’s too early.” (Samaka)
With Yuzuriha-kun’s short words.
After a while, even I can also hear the footstep.
It’s unfamiliar footsteps.
Clearly, it is an intruder, but the soldiers have been informed to let her go if she comes to the hall.
It would be useless to stop her in the first place because our opponent is out of our soldier’s league.
She flings the door of the office open roughly, and she steps into the office.
“Isn’t it Felnote-dono. Welcome.” (Samaka)
Felnote-dono does not respond to my words, she is gazing coldly only to me.
It is different from admiring gaze.
That’s obviously an eye of anger.
She walks in front of me with each step filled with enough power that each step echoes in the room.
With a desk for defensive space in between us, she looks at me eye to eye.
Her pleasant chest was shaking violently due to her steps,
but when I looked at her face now I was self-conscious because I could not start with a joke.
Her words when I finally gathered my thoughts are as expected.
“Samaka …you, where did you hide that girl?” (Felnote)
“Who is that girl?” (Samaka)
“Don’t toy with me!!” (Felnote)
Along with those words, she strongly hit my desk with both of her hands.
I think my desk will be broken for sure.
As I had expected this, I lifted the mountain of the documents before it was hit.
Beside me, Eldera-kun lifts the teacup in the same way, so the damage is zero.
I knew her power so if anything was hurt then it was probably her breasts.
I wonder if it hurt shaking like that.
Since I already predicted to some extent what she would ask,
I had prepared several answers before she came.
When one prepares in that way, the other party can’t really do anything.
“Arge … It’s about Argento Vampear!” (Felnote)
“I do not know” (Samaka)
“I already told you, don’t toy with me” (Felnote)
“Hmm… Is it the rumoured recovery mage from a few days ago? If so, I have not met her yet.” (Samaka)
“What ?! What are you say…” (Felnote doesn’t finish her sentence yet and Samaka cut in)
“I am busy, Felnote-dono,
I have to report the damage of Abyss Call and coordinate arrangements, make necessary funds adjustments and allocate resources for the reconstruction.
I don’t have time to ‘care’ and ‘report’ about a mage that was ‘a little’ good with healing spells to ‘anyone’.” (Samaka)
Felnote-dono’s eyes are opened in surprise.
It seems that she finally understood my words.
I am telling her, right now that I am too busy with the city re-construction so I have a reason for not reporting the mage to the King for now.
She is the former soldier in the Kingdom Order, also a vice-captain of the Third Corps, which is composed of only women.
In other words, there is a reason why the deputy captain stopped.
If she is still working for the kingdom, she can’t turn a blind eye to Argento’s existence…
She is a serious person unlike me, so she won’t lie if she is asked about Arge.
“So… How are you going to report about yesterday?” (Felnote)
“There is nothing to report, the damage of Abyss Call has come out considerably …” (Samaka)
“… I can see that, but it looks like this time there is less damage than usual” (Felnote)
“No, even so, many ships were sunk,
some people lost their lives,
there were also injuries sustained during the fight and during the evacuation.
There were also damage from the Looter (Looter: One who loots, who steals during a general disturbance such as a riot or natural disaster, Thank reader Wabba) …
Well, one by one, every nook and cranny needs to be looked into.
It is painful to have to look thoroughly and carefully,
but this is because it is the work of a lord,
so I still cannot take it easy yet.” (Samaka)
Felnote-dono is quiet.
She understands the meaning by digesting these words one by one.
Yes, she is serious.
So take my words seriously for once and then think about it, the meanings behind my words.
Although it may be said clearly, Felnote-dono who receives it seriously in that way is somewhat adorable, and it made her kind of lovely in a way.
This is also a bad habit.
I have consciousness.
I do not feel like fixing it
Well, anyway, I need to tell her soon.
“So it seems that it will take quite a while for the news to reach the King that an ‘unknown thing’ suddenly appeared before Abyss Call, defeated it and flew off to somewhere … No … It is really troubling.” (Samaka mean everyone don’t know about our MC is the one defeat Abyss Call, so rumor will reach the King that way)
“… Which way did that ‘unknown thing’ go?” (Felnote)
“Well … either Empire or Republic …” (Samaka)
“… It is in the direction of the border, is it also like going to either place?” (Felnote)
She seems to be seriously considering looking for the ‘unknown thing’,
as her words are of someone who had a firm grasp of the geography.
I do not affirm or deny, instead,
I return the mountain of documents to my desk.
It is because there is nothing left to talk to her anymore.
And It seems she knew that I have nothing else to say anymore,
so she turned away from the desk to the door and left the room.
“I’m saved.” (Samaka)
Feeling reluctantly, but also relief, Felnote-dono disappeared.
“The vice captain has became a stalker” (Yuzuriha)
Usually, when others are around, they will never speak.
Yuzuriha-kun opened her mouth after Felnote left the room and said those words.
“Do not say that, Yuzuriha-kun, she is an earnest person.” (Samaka)
“It is unspeakable thing ~ being too serious is not good, right?” (Eldera)
“The vice captain is too serious” (Yuzuriha)
“You guys really are strict” (Samaka)
When I am talking to other people,
I try not to get caught with a foot in my mouth, it was really good.
If you do not do that, I will definitely end up with misfortunes.
Of course, I love such honesty, but I thought that my women who could separate the public from private matters were really good and I was sighing.
“But Samaka-sama, you can’t stop the rumours from spreading, right ?” (Yuzuriha)
“Some rumors will spread about Argento, but if I keep it as 「not knowing the detail」 the King will also place great emphasis on it.” (Samaka)
“What about the Vice-captain?” (Yuzuriha)
“She went on a journey saying 「I will see the world with my cured eyes」 If the king seems to hear it, I will say so.” (Samaka)
“Ero !!” (Yuzuriha) (エロ: ero not ecchi) (TN: I don’t know why, maybe she want to tease Samaka)
“Why !?” (Samaka said and thought 「How did it turn out that way?」)
I thought and thought about it.
Yuzuriha-kun got castella from Eldera-kun, she decided to not ignore it anymore and was eating it.
They really act freely when there are no other people around…
While thinking so, I decided to start working on my own.
Take your time slowly so that there is no mistake.
Whew… At this rate, what time and condition will I be in when reporting to the King.
“By the way Samaka-sama.” (Eldera)
“What is it, Eldera-kun ?” (Samaka)
“What if the people of the town talk about Arge to an outsider?” (Eldera)
“… They are also good.” (Samaka)
Because those people lived in the town and were taken care of by her.
They will be talking about her because they want to express their gratitude.
That’s how it is.
We have to talk about it well and we must survive.
If the turmoil grows any further, it will reach the king’s ears quickly.
I’m truly grateful.
Fortunately, they were longing for her.
They will keep quiet to some extent if they are understood that it is the best for her.
Of course, there are people that don’t get help from her, they have already left the town with rumors of Arge.
As Eldera-kun said, you cannot close a person’s mouth.
… Still, I have to relax a bit.
I breathed out again and I got up to leave the office.
This is also to make a beautiful woman live herself.
I could not get her in my hand, but let me pray so that at least she can be happy wherever she is.
What I can do is only that.
“Samaka-sama is grinning” (Eldera)
“He is thinking something ero” (Yuzuriha) (TN: the raw is also ero, not ecchi here)
“Can you two please show me some mercy?” (Samaka)