Study Magic in My Free Time - Chapter 27: First Generation and Third Generation
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3 days later, I was summoned again to James’ mansion.
It’s to meet with the first princess. That’s what I was told by the messenger, so I went with a lot of tension but I was naive.
First, the roadside. The more I got closer to the mansion, the more carriage I see.
And when I arrived, there were so many bodyguards standing by.
Both sides of the road from the entrance to the main gate were filled with soldiers.
It’s like some sort of ceremony is happening, or so it felt.
“I, it’s this serious, huh?”
I sweated a lot from my back.
But there’s no way to turn my back now.
After I told him that the princess wants to meet me, my father had said,
“Make sure you don’t do anything rude.”
He reminded me over and over again, even right before I departed.
I cleared my mind and went to the gatekeeper whose face I’ve become familiar with, and he let me pass.
On the way, there were soldiers standing upright on both sides.
Even though they didn’t do anything, with their numbers alone, the pressure felt intense.
As I continued walking, I arrived at the mansion’s front door.
Since it was built with stairs at the front, I looked up at the woman standing at a slightly higher place while looking down at me.
That’s what comes to mind when I see her.
Protected by numerous knights, the one with the highest position. The Princess.
Before I realized, my throat became sore.
“My name is Liam Hamilton.”
Since it’s so sudden, although the etiquette I’ve learned came out weird, at the very least, I’d done exactly how I was taught.
Inside the most luxurious room of the mansion, I am now facing the first princess Scarlet.
No. I was granted an audience.
Scarlet was sitting on a very luxurious throne-like chair.
Surrounding her are several soldiers guarding her with vigor, with James in the back like a minister.
It’s really similar to a scene in a play.
“Raise your head. Someone, please give this gentleman a chair.”
With her words, a maid went and brought a chair.
When I sat on the chair the maid brought,
Scarlet said that she wanted to hear about the Caterpillar and Giant Frog’s subjugation.
I’m a bit relieved.
When I went to meet her, I was worried about what she wanted to hear.
If it’s a question I can’t answer, what should I do? But this one is easy.
I honestly told her about the subjugation.
She listened silently, and then…
“Interesting. Especially your way of dealing with the Giant Frog. It’s my first time hearing its subjugation without using high-grade attack magic.
What about you, James?”
“It’s really something that’s hard to comprehend. Normally, the battle will be decided with high-grade attack magic since the only way to defeat it is
killing it with such magic.”
High-grade magic, huh… I wonder what kind of magic are they…
For the magic admirer me, the high-grade attack magic and high-grade spirit magic is something I really wanted to learn one day.
“So, about your familiar contract…”
I was surprised when she said that.
The real thing will start from here.
“I have heard about it. It’s interesting. Will you show it to me here?”
The power I’ve felt from the beginning.
The pressure surging forward seems to be telling me to do it for her.
However, it only made me more determined.
“Please forgive me, I can’t do it. I can’t make my comrades be a show.”
I told her the same thing I told James the other day.
“Both sides match… do you know what that means?”
“Fufu, interesting. This is becoming more interesting… I like it.”
She laughed with so much joy.
Is there any joyful event that had happened earlier?
“There’s no person that can amuse me 2 times in a row.”
Just what did she mean by that?
“Anyway, your deed has to be rewarded. Lord James…”
“Just as planned, I will grant Liam the rank of a baron.”
“By your will.”
“…eh? b, baron? me?”
“But, I didn’t do anything. There’s no achievement and such…”
To be a noble in this country, an achievement is needed.
The same achievement that my father was clinging to desperately.
I supposed to have none of it.
“You have amused me two times in a row, that’s enough.”
“F, for amusing you only?”
“You are better than those who play as a pimp.”
Pimp… Aah, she knows about my father.
The act of presenting his own daughter to the king and prince.
Though, to be called a pimp… that’s a bit overkill.
“In addition, I will give you this.”
She raised her hand.
Then a maid came closer. She brought a tray with a book on it.
“It’s a familiar magic contract grimoire.”
“If you’re going to learn it, then it’s better to learn it yourself.”
“Thank you! Thank you very much!”
I took the book, then stood and bowed to her repeatedly.
“….fuhahahaha! You prefer the grimoire more than the baron rank. You’re really an interesting boy.”
Scarlet, who saw me bow to her after receiving the grimoire, gave a hearty laugh.
Familiar contract magic- Familia.
After receiving this grimoire, I immediately went back to the mansion and secluded myself in the woods to practice the grimoire.
Until I can master this [Familia] magic, even if I make a contract with it, once my hand let go of the grimoire, the contract will disperse.
This is called a temporary contract.
Same as other magic, the contract I made after mastering this grimoire will have a lasting effect even without this magic book since it will be the main contract.
I practiced [Familia] with all my might.
Of course, I’m also not ignoring the practice of [Another World] that I’m about to master.
While I’m in the middle of doing it repeatedly…
“You’re still occupied with magic, I see.”
“Eh? Bruno ?”
When I turned around, I saw Bruno standing there.
So he was the one who called me.
“Why are you here?”
“It’s fine if I come to play at least, right? For nobles, networking is important. Because right now, I’m a noble like our father.”
Bruno told me in a jokingly manner.
I see… right now, he’s here not as Hamilton’s 4th son but, as a Lord from a different noble house. We’re equal, is what he’s trying to imply.
“I heard about a lot about you, you know?”
“It seems you have become a baron.”
“Kukuku… Albrevit… right now, he must be very frustrated.”
“Isn’t that natural? He’s a man who was so particular about the succession of a noble. Because now, he’s below you in rank after all.”
Ah… one side is the son of a noble, and the other, me, is a noble himself.”
That makes sense.
“Maa, anyway. The reality is that you are also above our father right now.”
“Eh? But I’m just a baron…”
I am a baron, and my father is a count.
A count is way above a baron. Even I who took over this body for a few months understands that.
“I-diot, that’s true in paper only.”
“Just think about it. You are the [First] of your house.”
“Father is this house’s [Third].”
“For nobles of this country, there’s a hierarchy between the [First], and those who inherited the titles for the next generation.
The person who actually made the achievement is more amazing, right? They also have the right to speak when something happens.”
I see if he explained it like that… it’s probably right.
“Great job, Liam. Surpass that shitty father of ours.”
Bruno seems to enjoy himself.
It seems that I have surpassed my father in a practical position.
Translator and Editor Notes:
For a smart mc he is dumb. I really think he doesn’t need Bruno to tell him all of that to figure it out himself.
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