Chapter 41 – Lord Selim gains a bond
After that, we decided to return to the Bergmann Dukedom. At the academy in the Royal Capital, the closing ceremony should already be over and summer vacation had begun.
We said goodbye to Pamela and the Countess.
Earl Satie and Frederik are treated as if they were killed by the monsters. Pamela, who subjugated the monster, inherits the Earldom, and her mother takes care of her territory while she is at school.
The Earl Household would still be very busy due to the formalities required to be done in the Royal Capital and the rebuilding of their territory. However, from now on, they will rely on House Louviers. My role is over.
“Thank you Selim. I feel bad not being able to officially show my gratitude despite being helped so much…”
“It doesn’t matter. Right now, you should focus on maintaining the Earl Household rather than thanking me.”
Hereafter, the whole Kingdom will be in turmoil due to the mass outbreak of monsters and the appearance of devils, so the most important thing is to let House Satie be stable.
“Um… this is a letter that tells the truth about this incident. If I had to say it, it’s our Achilles’ heel. As long as you have this, House Satie will cooperate with House Bergmann if anything happens up to our descendants.”
The letter clearly stated that the Earl had turned into a demon, something fatal to House Satie. Pamela is trying to show her sincerity by giving me this much threatening material.
“I will take it, but I have no intention of using it.”
When I said that, she smiled and replied,
“Although it’s unofficial, I would like to thank Lord Selim for his kindness. Thank you very much.”
After adjusting her words to a formal tone, she bowed his head deeply toward me.
On the way back to Bergmann Dukedom, when I got off my horse to take a break, I burned the letter I received from Pamela.
“Lord Selim is doing some things unlike a noble.”
Valéry, who was watching from the side, whispered.
“My bad. It is true that I should think about maximizing the profits of House Bergmann, but…”
Knowing the future of destruction, I began to think of the survival of mankind first. I don’t think I can return to the noble thinking of giving top priority to the development of the house anymore. For the members of House Bergmann, who will become my vassals, I won’t be a good head of the house.
In the future, if my younger brother, who is five years younger than me, wants to become the heir to House Bergmann, I’ll give it to him.
“Seeing what Lord Selim has been doing for the last six months, I have made up my mind. Lord Selim is my only master. I will serve the My Lord as an individual, not as part of a household. No matter which path you choose, I will follow you.”
Valéry declared towards me.
He must have guessed that I wasn’t thinking like a noble, watching me nearby while I spent my second life according to the <System>. Such misalignment in thoughts would lead to big problems someday.
The way Valéry looked at me was quite different from my previous life.
To think that until a little while ago, I was considering running away if the devil was out of control.
As I live my current life in this way, I began to feel the weight of having committed a grave sin in my previous life and shouldering the <System>.
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Chapter 21 – Lord Selim stays out without permission
By dawn the next day, Laura’s breathing had stabilized, and she no longer needed a water pillow.
In the end, I couldn’t sleep at all.
Noticing the light leaking through the cracks in the shutters, the owner of the house opened the window.
The stream of light wiped the darkness from the patient’s bed.
“… Laura, are you awake?”
She got up and slowly slipped out of bed.
“Everyone, you were taking care of me. I’m sorry. Are you hungry? I have to make something for you.”
As she tries to leave the room, she stumbles in the middle of nowhere.
“Laura! Are you okay? Haven’t you recovered!?”
Yelled the man.
“No, because I slept for a long time, I couldn’t remember how to walk. But I feel great.”
《You completely healed a disease Your experience points increased +1000 experience points》
《Current level: 20 Current experience points: 1300/2100》
“You seem to have healed completely.”
Looking around, everyone was in tears. No, only Amanda isn’t crying. She looks sleepy and grumpy, as usual.
“This is the end of the treatment. I’m going home.”
I’m worried about what’s going on with the castle because I stayed out without permission. Because I’m the Duke Household’s precious son.
“Wait, brother. I’m sorry I doubted you. Thank you for treating Laura.”
The man kneeled on the ground and banged his head on the floor many times. In a hurry, his wife also bows to show gratitude.
“I don’t know if I can thank you, but I have some money I’ve been saving to ask the church someday. Please take it.”
I stopped him from trying to get the money out of his drawer.
“I don’t need it. I have enough money.”
“I…I see. That’s right, you look like a noble. Well then, if you have any trouble, tell me. I’ll do anything I can for you!”
“Okay. If I need it, I’ll ask you.”
With that said, I left the house.
For the first time in my life, I stayed out without permission. I must go home quickly.
When I returned to the castle, there was a demon in front of the entrance. It’s a demon bear.
“Where have you been? What have you been doing all this time!?”
The demon bear dad had already drawn his sword.
“Ah, erm, helping people…”
No, I can’t think of anything because I stayed up all night. What should I do?
Father slashes at me. Wait, my current MP…
《MP: 413/7887 Healing skill proficiency: 1251》
Oh no, my mana volume is almost empty.
If one completely uses up their mana, they would not get hurt. However, they would faint on the spot.
If you suddenly faint while fighting using mana, you will be killed, so I was trained to never use up my mana.
However, in this situation, how can I prevent my angry father without mana?
I desperately try to avoid Father’s sword, but his swordsmanship is far superior to mine. Katia, my swordsmanship teacher, told me to learn more swordsmanship that is useful in actual combat, but now I’m starting to regret that I should have followed her advice.
I did not have other ways how to deal with Father’s attacks. I have to use a barrier.
After creating a barrier, I blocked Father, I blocked, blocked, blocked…
Then my consciousness became hazy, and my vision suddenly turned black.
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