Prince’s Battle to Concede the Throne - Chapter 30: Obvious Trap
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“–A welcome party?” ~Gettenwo
“Oh, they’ll just introduce us to the other members.” ~Sugen
The messenger reported the message to Gettenwo. Her face turned suspicious after hearing it.
”Is there any ulterior motive for this? I can’t trust it.” ~Gettenwo
”It’s okay. We have a long and good relationship with Old Man Ren.” ~Sugen
”That guy with a long and good relationship had just sent an assassin recently. Let’s talk more about this in detail. Let’s talk about where, and when the meeting will be held.” ~Gettenwo
As it was a secret meetings, this was supposed to be kept a secret but telling Princess Gettenwo about this should be acceptable.
”First of all, the timing is during midnight, tonight, when its really dark. We need to sneak out of the castle and make sure no one sees us.” ~Sugen
”It sounds suspicious from the beginning… but continue.” ~Gettenwo
”Next, the venue is the training ground at the outskirt of the town. As it is a place where the new recruits train, so it is the remotest place in Ando. It is a bit troublesome to go there.” ~Sugen
”Its a place where no one will notice even if there is chaos.” ~Gettenwo
As it was a verbal message and not a letter so there isnt a clear message in my hand. However, I had memorized all the details.
”By the way, as it is a welcome party, bringing in weapons is strictly prohibited so as not to be disrespectful.” ~Sugen
”Open your eyes, bastard. No matter how you look at it, I can only think of it as a place full of traps. Seriously, you are not going to respond, right?” ~Gettenwo
I closed my eyes silently.
”…… Hey, Gettenwo. I am not a fool.” ~Sugen
”No. Right now, I can’t help but see the limit of your stupidity..” ~Gettenwo
”I noticed that this invitation is suspicious. However, the people from the ‘Revolutionary Organization’ are against our enthronement, so the obvious intent to kill is overflowing. Don’t you think you can be a true comrade only by taking the enthusiasm head-on?” ~Sugen
It is said that adversity strengthens the foundations . Only by overcoming this overpowering intent to kill will the path of cooperation to work together will be open.
Gettenwo held her head with both hands.
”I thought it would be this way anyway …” ~Gettenwo
”Don’t stop it. This is a man’s romance.” ~Sugen
”I think it’s useless to stop it, so I won’t stop it. But, as a precaution, I will follow you. Perhaps a negotiation might be possible. Well, in addition――” ~Gettenwo
“In addition?” ~Sugen
Gettenwo slowly raised her face and nodded several times as if to persuade herself.
”As expected, it is hard to think of a trap as that is too easy to understand. Now I think about it, this should not be a trap or maybe the other party is seriously stupid.” ~Gettenwo
”Gettenwo. It is better not to look down on Old Man Ren, he is a soldier who has experienced many battles.” ~Sugen
”Because people are trying hard to interpret it favorably, don’t interject with unnecessary talk.” ~Gettenwo
During his younger days, he has gained fame as a guard who excelled in conspiration. There is no way such a man will set a trap.
Believing so, I waited for the night to come.
”That’s why, why did you shamelessly accepted such a foolish invitation…? It’s normal that its a trap. It’s too suspicious and you should hesitate! But, why did you really come without any weapon?” ~Gettenwo
In the cold midnight, Old Man Ren sorrow resounded.
The four of us sneaked out of the court without any problems, and now we are sitting straight in the middle of the training ground.
The surroundings were crowded with hundreds of soldiers of ‘Revolutionary Organization’ members, and our exits were completely blocked.
”Hey, as expected, Old Man Ren. It was a trap…” ~Sujen
”I thought there is no reason for a sly person like you to set up a plan, but you’ve done it.” ~Ryausha
”It is a plan where you have to step in daringly even if you could see it through. Indeed, it was impressive.” ~ Sauran
”Don’t call it a rough crafty plan because it’s sad. My pride is hurt. You’re simply too stupid. Don’t make that calm and collected face when you are caught.” ~Renfu
Old Man Ren yelled his grief to reprimand the siblings who were trapped carelessly. Seriously, I came and prepared for everything, aware of the danger, but Iifu must have come without thinking about danger. Here, the difference between a person’s ability was shown.
Besides, Gettenwo was wrapped around with ropes and hung on the beams in the training ground.
When we were completely surrounded, she tried to escape and call for help, but was caught.
―― By the way, I am the one who caught her.
If she informed Father about this siege, the ‘Revolutionary Organization’ will be destroyed.
”Sorry, Gettenwo. I can’t lose comrades in such a place. I’ll give you something delicious next time, so please forget about today.” ~Sugen
”Oh, do what you like. I don’t know anymore.” ~Gettenwo
The sulky Gettenwo is hanging and swaying.
After a glance, Old Man Ren turned towards us. On the contrary, the soldiers gathered around were slowly narrowing their siege.
”You guys are really be calm.” ~Renfu
”Well, our guts don’t get cold at this level.” ~Iifu
We brushed off our knee after getting up. At a glance, the number of soldiers gathered at the training ground are less than four hundred. We dont have any weapon and it was impossible to steal from the other party. They were wearing weapons covering the back of the hand and wrist.
But it’s not too difficult for us to defeat one hundred soldiers per person.
When Old Man Ren hit his cane on the floor, the soldiers jumped at once.
It was not a random move. The first team, who were prepared to risk their life, rushed. Their movement divided us by its momentum.
The truth was, after jumping sideways to avoid the charge and counterattack by foot sweep, I was already quite far from the other three.
However, from the beginning, I don’t intend to have such rotten siblings protect my back.
You have to give in imposingly to all enemies by coming head-to-head.
And then, the second team approached. We were simultaneously attacked from all sides. I tried to think of a way to weaken the mobility here, grasp the situation and aimed to blow at the lower position. Anyway, the number is overwhelmingly favorable. The idea is that it would be enough if you can inflict one blow to one person.
But, many-to-one is my field of expertise.
Before being welcomed by the court, I was involved in with the hoodlum in the city and made a great turn around. I know the old trick.
”Anyway, catch one in the group and send him flying!” ~Sugen
That many-to-one is my secret. Of course, I will attack by throwing the enemy. Many others who gathered around the surrounding will be hit in chain. If you catch someone then you can use him as a shield.
The enemies are approaching from all sides, lets aim at a suitable person and counter-attack. Once I have captured his stomach firmly, I will swing him around and mow down the remaining three.
――I though so.
But, I failed to pull the enemy towards me.
I succeeded in grabbing him. However, the collar of the uniform of the enemy was torn like paper.
I didnt know that the formal uniforms were woven with such shabby material.
Suddenly, my plan went crazy. I jumped vertically from the spot to dodge the lower kick from all sides.
And then, I tried to floor two people nearby by flying kick from the air, but,
As if he had read my movement, he grabbed my ankle and just like that, I was thrown on the floor.
They attacked while I was trampled but at the last minute I managed to evade them and stand up. Funny. Certainly, everyone here is an elite so thats why they can cope up with my movement.
”You guys rely too much on your talents. Certainly, power is indeed a threat, but to the self-taught, the art or war produces a habit. And if one can read this habit, he can understand the gap.” ~Renfu
I turned to the voice. Old Man Ren was at the center of the training ground while thrusting his cane.
”They are educated carefully to counter your habit. Of course, they have been training to match your skills.Its good to know they can suppress those who drowned in their talents and neglected to train.――” ~Renfu
”Hey, old man. I understand that you’re happy to suppress them, but it’s too early to reveal your tricks.” ~Gettenwo
A voice fell came from above the head of Old Man Ren.
It’s the hanging Gettenwo.
”Surely, their personality is rotten. No matter how you look at them, they can be evaluated. However, it is wrong to neglect discipline.” ~Gettenwo
Without a break, the third team of soldiers charged at me.――I switched my breathing. I need to demonstrate my power.
Translator and Editor Notes:
 Proverbs. Basically means, after you experience something bad, there come good things.
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