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In fact, various things were made again
After the engagement party, Sicily and I returned to our individual rooms.
I’m telling the truth!
At her parent’s house, and with her parents currently living under the same roof… I don’t have the courage to do that kind of thing!
“Good morning, Shin-kun.”
The next day, on the way to the dining room, I met up with Sicily.
She greeted me with a somewhat different smile compared to yesterday.
“Good morning, Sicily. Also, today… You seem even more beautiful.”
“Fufu… Thank you very much.”
Oh, Sicily didn’t turn feverish.
Maria seemed to have sensed something.
“Haaa… I didn’t think that Sicily would the first one to climb the stairs of adulthood…”
“Wha! What are you saying, Maria!”
“It’s exactly what it seems, something probably happened between you and Shin, right?”
“So-something, you say…”
I thought that she wouldn’t suddenly become hurry-scurry, but as I expected, she did after all.
Gus, who just entered, looked at what was happening with a smile before retorting.
“Shin… You, I feel repulsed looking at you…”
“Those things aside, onii-sama! Sicily-san is acting strange!”
“Ah, about that… Shin, what did you do?”
“Wh-what, you ask…?”
“Even though you’re incompetent, your hands move quickly.”
“What are you saying…”
Gus let out a sigh, and he moved his mouth closer to my ear before muttering.
“Did you properly use contraception?”
“Idi—! You idiot! I didn’t go to that extent!!”
“I see, so you have indeed planned to go that far.”
This bastard… As expected of the black-hearted Prince… He had actually planned so far ahead to get a confession!
“No… It’s because Shin-dono is easy to understand…”
Eh? Is that so?
“Ugh… Really, Shin-kun!”
“Ah, I’m sorry Sicily.”
I wonder if she wanted to keep what happened last night a secret?
Although it was immediately found out!
“Hawawa, it’s a love affair between adults!”
That’s why I said, May-chan! For someone who’s just ten years old, you cannot speak of love affairs!
“You guys, why are you people making so much noise at this place?”
“If you don’t hurry up and eat breakfast, won’t it will turn cold?”
The group of adults appeared on the corridor while we were making noise.
That’s right, it would be bad if I don’t hurry up and send Uncle Dis and Cecil-san to the Royal Castle.
“Good morning, everyone, Your Majesty.”
Irene-san was already waiting inside the dining room.
The dining room which was arranged differently because of yesterday’s party was already returned to normal.
As I thought, the level servants of the Claude House is high!
“Oh, my? What happened, Sicily, for your face to turn so red?”
“N-no! Nothing happened!”
“Hmmm, is that so? Other than that, everyone please hurry and have your meal.”
And so, the usual members plus additional guardians started eating breakfast.
* * *
And while we were sitting down, Gus brought up a topic we once talked about.
“By the way, Shin, it’s about the ceremony of the official investiture to become the Crown Prince.”
“Ah, now that you said it, there was that.”
“The ceremony will take place in a week.”
“Heeeh, is that so.”
“Because of that, I’m sorry but I would like for you to hold your engagement party before then.”
“After the ceremony of the investiture of the Crown Prince is over, it will be a public holiday and the Royal Capital will be having a festival for a while. Since that’s the case, your engagement party will become really late.”
“Ah, so it’s like that.”
“Viscount and Viscountess Claude, since that’s the case, although there’s not much time, I ask of you to please make the preparations.”
“Certainly, Your Highness.”
“In that case, Claude, take some time off to make preparations. I will let the office know in your behalf.”
“Could I really do that!? Thank you very much!”
“Thank you for your consideration. Dear, I will take care of the preparations for the party, and I’ll leave it to you to make a list of the invited guests.”
“I-I understand, you can leave it to me.”
Cecil-san was pressured by Irene-san’s aura… So this person will end up becoming my mother-in-law…
“Shin-kun… You’re not thinking of something impolite, are you?”
“No! I am not thinking about anything like that!”
Scary! Irene-san is super scary!
“Sicily, after the training camp, there are a lot of things to be done for the engagement party, such as picking out a dress and choosing your accessories. So do your best.”
“In addition, because you’re getting engaged before Cecilia and Sylvia… Please be prepared.”
“They’re my first and second daughter.”
I was probably making an inquisitive expression, so Cecil-san told me.
“Now that I think about it, except for Sicily, Shin-kun hasn’t met any of our children?”
“Yes, although I did hear about them… Do they not live in the house?”
“It’s because the three of them have already become independent, they are living in dormitories away from the house, or rent a house of their own.”
Three of them? …Ah! The older brother!
“What is the name of the older brother-in-law?”
“Hmm? Ah, it’s Royce. Royce von Claude, for now, we have planned for him to become the heir to the Claude House…”
“Nothing really… about our children, Sicily, and the other girls have entered the Advanced Magic Academy. Cecilia and Sylvia also joined the Magic Division… Only Royce, however, graduated from the Advanced Economic and Law Institute… Although he has a good head, he feels like he has lost to his sisters in physical strength… In any case, he lacks confidence.”
I-Is that how it is… The girls of the Claude House is scary!
“No, it’s nothing at all! Un!”
I feel like there’s a strange power coming out of Sicily!
* * *
“Eh, Your Majesty! It’s it about time we leave for the Royal Castle!?”
“Oh, that’s right. Since that’s the case, I’m counting on you, Shin-kun.”
“Y-yeah. I understand.”
“Ah, which reminds me.”
“What is it?”
“About that communication magic tool Shin-kun showed me, can you prepare two or three more of those?”
“It’s fine. Since I have some of them on me, do you want it now?”
“Oh, it will be a great help! Because of what’s happening in the Empire, it’s really hard to communicate with other bordering countries. It won’t be right for our Kingdom to monopolize the magic tool Shin-kun made.”
I took out three of the magic tools I made and handed them over to Uncle Dis.
“Wait just a second… What are those, Shin?”
“Huh? Nothing really, it’s because I heard that it’s difficult to gather intelligence of what’s happening in the Empire, I thought that it would be convenient if there was a long distance communication tool, so I…”
“TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE!?” [Said by everyone.]
Ah, did I not tell everyone about it?
To explain how it works, I showed the magic tool to everyone.
The form is a telephone made from two cans and a piece of string.
The cup part is the ‘Voice Transmission and Reception,’ and once magic is directed into it, communication is possible.
I thought that the magic tool was nice and easy to use, and the structure of the communication device itself was simple. This is more enough if it’s just talking and listening to other people’s voices.
“With this… Can someone go outside the dining room to test it out?”
“Yes! I want to go!”
May-chan raised her hand looking really cheerful.
“Ah! I was too late!”
Alice, you can’t be too childish, since you’re the older sister, please concede it to her.
“That’s right. Since this will also serve the purpose of training May-chan how to use magic tools, can I leave it to you?”
“I did it!”
“Grandma, can you go with May-chan?”
“Ah… I don’t really mind…”
With a complicated expression, grandma left the dining room with May-chan.
“Alice, can I count on you on this side?”
“I did it! Leave it to me!”
“Then, just like what you would do to use other magic tools, please direct your magic power to it.”
“Wa! I can hear a voice!”
“Eh? Princess May?”
“Eh? Are you Alice-oneechan?”
“That’s right? But Princess May, where are you right now?”
“I’m in my room.”
She sure went somewhere far!
“From that place!?”
“Then, May-chan, we will cut off the magic source from here, and switch with May-chan. Grandma, please teach her.”
“Y-yeah. I understand”
“Now then, cut off your magic power, Alice.”
And after a while.
“Umm, can you hear me?”
“Yeah, it’s alright, we can hear you loud and clear, May-chan.”
“I did it! I was able to use a magic tool for the first time.”
* * *
While May-chan sounded pleased with herself, a lot of questions were asked by the surrounding people.
“Wait a minute, Shin! What is this? Although Princess May was so far away, we could still talk to her!?”
“Shin-dono, you once again made something really unbelievable.”
“With this, it would be easier to gather intelligence. This is wonderful.”
“Ehh~? Walford-kun, I really don’t understand you anymore!”
I wonder if it was close to the end of the joint training sessions with the Knight Academy? that I heard from Gus that it was really problematic to gather intelligence about the activities of the Old Empire. So I thought maybe I could do something about it.
While I was explaining the process, grandma’s expression changed and jumped at me.
“Shin! You once again made something outrageous!”
“Gra-grandma… I can’t breathe…”
“Grandmother! Please calm down!”
“Huff~! Puff~! Shin! What exactly is this!”
“It is as you see… A magic tool you can use to talk to other people even at a long distance.”
“Something like this… The dream of Enchantment magic was this easily…”
Ah, that’s right, that’s how it is…
“This, with this transceiver, when I used enchantment on this connecting thread… I managed to succeed creating the “Voice Transmission and Reception”…”
“This is… a large spider silk you got from a demon?”
“Ah, as expected of grandma, you are absolutely right.”
That’s right, the string that I used as a transmission line was a silk thread I got from a spider that turned into a demon.
I expected it when I was looking at the uniforms enchanted with magic, and when I tried using the demonic spider’s thread as a magic tool, it was a success.
Although I say that it’s a demonic spider, it’s not a two meters or three meters demon. At most, its size is twenty centimeters, and when you capture it alive, it will continue to spit yarn with magic power.
And if you use those thread full of magic power to make clothes, the clothes will be of high quality…
“No way, to use a magic thread this way… So it was the stereotypical concept that magic threads should be used to make clothes prevented us from making this…”
That’s right, everyone thinks that magic threads are strictly used to make clothes.
I knew that everyone was looking at me dubiously when I went inside a clothing store and asked for a magic thread.
“However, with this thing, Shin-kun and His Highness doesn’t have to go to the Royal Castle every day…”
Although Sicily’s question is reasonable, there’s still a big problem with this.
“This thing, if it doesn’t connect, there’s no meaning to it. That’s why even with the Intel Unit, we still need people to stand-by on the other side of the line in order for this to work properly.”
“I guess that’s only natural, but if we were to do that…”
“That’s right, it will take some time. It is dangerous work to gather information about the Old Empire, and in addition, it takes a long time to communicate with the other neighboring countries.”
In order to use this for long distance com