The King’s Death
It took a while for me to have a meeting with the Earl Sagitaria.
Thanks to everyone working with all our power, we were able to complete the transition to the banknotes system already.
At first there seemed to be some confusion, but everything was solved fast.
It was written in Sebastian’s report, because I built a good relationship with the citizens …
It is not foolish, they truly helped solving all issues about the transition.
If I didn’t build this good relationship with them over time from when I came to the territory, probably now things wouldn’t have been carried so smoothly up to here.
There are various modifications that I did to their way of life, and they accepted them and put efforts to adapt to the changes.
Various reforms and policies, and changes that were improved over time.
What I have done so far is connected.
I thought that the path I walked until now was not in vain.
At Azuta Corporation, we have already raised the prices.
Other commerce offices are also dealing with changing the prices etc. within the Duke of Almeria territory and in the kingdom.
“…… Even so, have you told the commercial guild people as well? about the coins?”
Sei who came to report the trend of Azuta Corporation finished reporting, and finally said so.
“They are top notch businessmen … Don’t worry about them”
To my words, he had a worried look on his face.
“If confusion happens, it is highly likely that we will not be able to do business as before, as it is easy to imagine that the distribution will be stagnant if we go out of money … they are top-notch merchants… So leave it to them as to not create confusion. ”
Sei agreed and nodded.
“Well, the operation of Azuta Corporation, as it is now, is fine, we could arrange escorts from our territory as security to each store … If any problem is reported from now on, deploy the escorts. ”
Just then, Tanya came into the room.
“…… Milady, official news that the king died have arrived.”
Finally, I wonder if the time has come … … for a moment I thought that the time has stopped.
I answer while exhaling.
“No way, did you know …?”
“No, but I heard that there were not much time left for the king”
“… Is the king’s left hand minster who said it?”
“Perhaps Princess Elle will be holding a funeral for the king soon. It cannot be helped, because she wanted to give Edward the throne soon …. so Tanya…”
“Lets prepare to go back to the territory. I will return to the territory after the funeral.”
“The worst situation has already started, so stay here any longer is useless, if I continue in the royal city they will find material to attack me soon and they will start.”
“… I’m sorry I didn’t think about that, I will prepare for the journey as soon as possible.”
“Okay … Also please.. I want to think a little bit on my own, will you let me please?”
To my question the two of them present nodded and left the room. (TL: Tanya and Sei)
Immediately after that, I exhale heavily.
I tried to support my head with a hand.
… The king died…
Princess Elle and the Marquis take the power.
What will happen to this country?
What will happen to the territory?
Even though I don’t want to think the worst, there is no stopper, it has started, anxiety is consuming me inside.
I put my hands on my clothes so as to ascertain the presence of the pocket watch that is hanging from my neck.
“Whatever state the kingdom is in, I will make the territory unshakable.”
Suddenly, I remember the words that my father used to say.
“Will be the truth or will be nothing… when that time comes, all our questions will be answered.”
While holding it to myself, I embraced it with all the strength I had in my hands and hugged it to my chest. (TL: the pocket watch)
Do not run away. Losing is not allowed. I will not give up.
That is responsibility.
I have to be prepared in order to do take the required actions to preserve them.
…… Those were the words that I used to tell myself whenever I had problems in my previous life.
Though it’s late to recall now my former memories, I was lost suddenly in them now.
“Whatever the circumstance is, I have to fulfill a given role ….”
After all, what I ought to do remains the same.
Thinking that way, I calmed down.
When I have calmed down, I went out of the room to tell my thoughts to Bern and my mother.