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Doing Something Embarrassing
A few days had passed since our demon subjugation training.
Subjugating small-sized, medium-sized, large-sized, as well as disaster class demons one after another, our remuneration steadily increased.
And from the payment everyone received, I received a portion as payment for the battle uniforms.
Although I told them they didn’t have to do it, they strongly insisted that it’s inexcusable to receive it without paying, so, in the end, the balance of my bank account returned to its original amount.
Or rather, because of the payment for the demon subjugation, it has increased instead.
However, since I always barely had enough to live by in my previous life, I didn’t know what to do with so much money.
When I consulted Irene-san about it, she made an ‘it can’t be helped’ expression.
“As a parent, it is desirable to have my daughter marry someone who is financially stable for her to live an easy life. Thus, with Shin-kun’s assets increasing, it’s a dream come true for me. Because of that, please consult me when you’re having financial difficulties. No matter what, we are still a Viscount House who manages a territory.”
“Haaa, thank you very much.”
“Lady Claude, the rights to Shin’s Communication Magic Tool will also be introduced to the world. I think it would be better to consider starting a company.”
“There’s also that. Shin-kun, Guru-sama, are you acquainted with someone who owns a company?”
“Why is grandma being asked and not grandpa?”
“Oh, does Shin-kun not know about it? The majority of the magic tools around the world are invented by Guru-sama.”
“I have heard that that is the case.”
“And about the rights to those?”
“Ah… I haven’t heard anything regarding that topic.”
“The magic tools invented by Guru-sama has been spread throughout the world, right? That is not something an individual can manage. It is most likely advertised by some company.”
“Ah… If that’s the case, it might be because of Uncle Tom.”
“His name is Tom Hague, he is a representative of the Hague Chamber of Commerce. He has been coming to our house since a while back and he said he was indebted to grandpa, so it wasn’t actually grandpa but grandma.”
“You are acquainted with the representative of Hague!?”
Alice who heard the conversation suddenly asked in a loud voice.
Come to think of it, Alice said that her father was an Accountant working for Hague Chamber of Commerce.
“Yeah, did I not mention it before?”
“I didn’t hear about it at all!”
“Hague Chamber of Commerce, is it? Indeed, if it’s that company, they certainly do have a large variation of quality magic tools. So Guru-sama had dealings with that company.”
Ah, did I somehow expose something I wasn’t to supposed to expose?
From where she was sitting, grandma got up and seemed like she was heading towards the hot springs.
“I’m sorry, grandma. About Uncle Tom, was it supposed to be a secret?”
“Hmm? I don’t particularly mind if you disclose it. My business dealings with Tom aren’t specifically a secret.”
I’m really glad… Because the way Irene-san spoke, it felt like they finally found out that they were business partners! It had that kind of atmosphere, so…
“Fufu, Shin-kun is really cute, it is worthwhile to tease you.”
“So Lady Claude also understands. Because Shin gives the reaction you expect, it makes one want to tease him all the more.”
“I understand what you mean, Your Highness.”
“Wait a minute! Gus! Irene-san!”
“Eh? This one, too?”
What a disaster! If my mother-in-law participates as well, I’ll be teased all the time!
“Really, mother, please stop doing that. I feel sorry for Shin-kun.”
Sicily provided cover for me. Way to go! Do your best!
“Oh my, I’m sorry. You’ll feel unpleasant if your husband is being made fun of.”
What a disaster! Even Sicily fell into her mother’s trap!
Although Sicily lost her war potential, the good feeling continued inside the Claude mansion.
In the end, it was decided that I would receive guidance from Uncle Tom regarding the communication magic tool and start up my own company.
Well, since it can only be used for emergency contact, for now, I’m not in a hurry to set it up.
* * *
And so, the day of my engagement party in the Royal Capital arrived.
The venue is the Claude mansion in the Royal Capital, and will be announced to the people invited by the Claude and Walford House.
I don’t know how many people from the Claude House will come, but as for my side, it will be everyone who celebrated by birthday and my homeroom teacher, Alfred-sensei.
Because they are few in numbers, will this be alright?
“Really… I wonder what Shin-dono is talking about…”
“Although the numbers are few, the quality of the people are…”
“The previous General of the Knight Order, the King, the idols of the Knight Order and the Magic Division, and the representative of the famous Chamber of Commerce. And the person in question is the grandchild of Magi-sama and Guru-sama. Alfred-sensei is pitiable.”
“It is exactly as Rin-san said. As for me, my invitation might get refused at the door…”
“It will be necessary for us to back up Sensei…”
…Now that the mention it, it might be so. When they used to come to the forest house, I didn’t know of their titles, so I didn’t imagine them to be such great people…
The members of the research society will be participating today wearing their uniforms. It seems like their families will also be coming.
And when the time comes to change clothes…
Everyone gathered in the room, and there was a knock at the door.
When I responded and opened the door, there was a man and two women.
“Older brother, older sisters!”
“Oh, Sicily! It’s been——”
“Ahhn~! Long time no see, Sicily~!”
“You’ve gotten cuter again!”
“Ugh… older sister… it’s painful…”
“It’s been such a long time since I’ve seen my cute little sister, you know!? Bear with it for a while!”
“That’s right! And when I heard from father that my super cute younger sister is having an engagement party… Older sister was really sad!”
Uwaaa… About this older sister, it seems like she’s super affectionate towards Sicily! Is this what it is? ‘You are unsuitable for my cute little sister!’ That kind of pattern?
“You must be Shin-kun?”
Uwooo… She’s assessing me… She’s definitely assessing me!
“…Haaa, the guy who laid a hand on my super cute little sister, I was hoping to find a fault with that guy…”
“Magi-sama and Guru-sama’s grandchild, a good-looking guy with money, someone who has surpassed Magi-sama in terms of magic… No matter how you look at it, it’s hard to find fault in him…”
“Ah, thank you…”
Oh? It seems like I have successfully avoided something!
“Hohho, what do you think of my grandchild? Have you accepted him?”
“It’s only natural. He is, after all, my grandchild, you know?”
“Are you perhaps Magi-sama? Guru-sama?”
“I’m Shin’s grandfather, Merlin.”
“His grandmother, Melinda.”
When grandpa and grandma introduced themselves, the two of them immediately stood upright.
“I-I am very sorry for my late introduction! I’m Sicily’s older sister, the first daughter of Viscount Claude, Cecilia von Claude!”
“Li-likewise, I am Sicily’s older sister, the second daughter of Viscount Claude, Sylvia von Claude! I am very honored to meet you!”
Unlike the gaze the used to look at me as though they were appraising me, they looked at grandpa and grandma with admiration and respect.
“Hohho, you are the older sisters of my grandchild’s bride, there’s no need for you to be so stiff.”
“That’s right, we’ll soon to be family, so there’s no need to be formal.”
“Ma-Magi-sama and Guru-sama’s family…”
“Ahhh… Is this a dream?”
“What is it, Cecilia-oneesama?”
“You did well, Sicily! Although I never imagine Sicily getting married… but this is the best!”
“That’s right! You found the best partner, Sicily!”
“I am the eldest daughter, Cecilia. I entrust Sicily to you!”
“I am the second daughter, Sylvia. I, as well, please treat me well.”
“Yes, it is I who should say please treat me well!”
“Oh, his personality seems good as well.”
“That’s right, I wondered what kind of person you were before meeting you.”
The older sisters who seemed like they wanted to reproach me for taking away their cute little sister when grandpa and grandma mentioned being family, their mood changed to being contented.
It has suddenly turned noisy…
The eldest daughter Cecilia-san feels like a developed Sicily who is on her way to becoming similar to Irene-san. It will be interesting to put the three side by side to see the growing process.
The second daughter, Sylvia-san inherited her short beautiful blond hair from Cecil-san and she also has blue eyes just like Cecil-san.
The both of them are beautiful women.
Aside from that, there’s something I’m curious about.
“What’s wrong, Shin-kun?”
“Is there something you would like to ask?”
“Yes, umm… about the person over there who’s crouching…”
That’s right, the man who entered together with the older sisters and was shoved aside, that person… is probably… no, there’s no mistake…
“Are you Royce-san?”
“Yo-you were able to notice me, Shin-kun!”
“Well, about that… You are Sicily’s older brother, so, of course, I’m interested in you.”
“Is that so! I’m glad to have a dependable brother-in-law! Ah, I’m Royce von Claude, the eldest son of Viscount Claude.”
When he was noticed, the older brother suddenly became energetic.
…Usually, he is probably be oppressed by the other sisters…
“I’m Shin Walford. My best regards, Royce-san.”
“My best regards as well! And also, Magi-sama, Guru-sama, it is very nice to meet you. I am the eldest son of Viscount Claude, Royce von Claude. Please treat me well from here onwards.”
“I’m Melinda, please treat me well, too.”
“I’m Merlin. Royce-kun.”
“…I can understand your hardship… Do your best!”
“Magi-sama… Sniff Thank you very much…”
This looked like some deeply moving scene is occurring.
Grandpa is also often treated like air… So he has some sympathies for him…
Do your best grandpa! Royce-san!
“Really, Shin’s surroundings are always noisy.”
“Eh? Pr-Prince Augusto!?”
“Why are you in this place!?”
“It’s neither here nor there. I am part of the same research society as Shin, and the two of us are friends. I don’t think it’s that surprising?”
“I-is that so?”
“Ah! Please accept my sincere apologies! To actually disregard the presence of His Highness…”
“Ah, don’t worry about it. As I said earlier, I’m here because the two of us are friends.”
“The two of them always stick together and he is the original perpetrator of all this.”
Hearing Elly’s words, the two older sisters were surprised and expressed their gratitude towards Gus.
“I was utterly ignorant of that piece of information, please excuse my impoliteness.”
“Also, for mediating between the two people, please accept my thanks as their older sister. Thank you very much.”
Seeing that, Royce-san panicked and immediately got down on one knee.
“Yo-Your Highness! I apologize for not greeting you sooner. And I wish to express my gratitude for this occasion. Thank you very much.”
I seem to have found grandpa’s kindred spirit.
Air Alliance… Such a sorrowful alliance…
Because there’s still time before we have to change our clothes, we got out of the room to help out with the venue.
* * *
“Haaa… I was really nervous.”
“Even though they’re your blood-related older brother and older sisters?”
“About my older sisters, they said when I decide my partner, they want to ascertain it… But if it was Shin-kun, I was pretty sure you’d do fine, but just in case…”
“Well, you might never know what kind of question they might have asked.”
“It’s all thanks to grandfather and grandmother. They accepted it really quickly.”
After being called grandfather and grandmother, the two people were smiling from ear to ear. They look really glad.
I leave Sicily to change her clothes, and I also went to change mine.
It was finally time, and when Sicily finished dressing up, she returned to the room.
Although she is also wearing a blue dress, this time, she looks more adult-like and the frills were mostly gone.