Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku! - Chapter 1: Zero-year old Reborn, Wellrod
Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku!
Chapter 1: Zero-year old Reborn, Wellrod
A violent shock
With those thoughts, Osamu closed his eyes.
(What happened? … Why can’t I open my eyes?)
The ending that should’ve come after the shock didn’t come.
Osamu wondered why nothing had happened; he tried to confirm but his eyelids didn’t open.
When he started to ponder, he suddenly felt a sharp pain in his back.
Someone was slapping his back.
Even if he asked them to stop, he couldn’t. Instead of words, only moans came out.
“Ok, we got him back from asphyxia”
(TL note: ‘Asphyxia’, kind of choking due to lack of oxygen.)
“Thank god …”
He could hear the voice of a young woman and a slightly older woman.
(Asphyxia? Is this a hospital?… Masami… What happened to Masami!?)
If they had an accident then his sister who was sitting in the passenger would also be injured.
Osamu was really worried about his sister, but the next words entering his ears blew away all of his worries.
“Would you like to hold it?”
“Yes, of course”
(Well, hold me !? Wait- Wait a minute. I’m injured and my heart is not prepared yet. I can’t see the face, but I wonder if it’s a beautiful woman?)
He should’ve been worried about his own situation and his sister’s situation, but the idea of being held by a woman had much more impact on him.
For a man with zero experience with women, that idea alone was enough to stop his brain from thinking any further.
However, that also lasted only for a moment.
After feeling his body being lifted in the air, he resumed thinking.
“Then, be careful not to drop it. Yes, support its neck with the inside of your elbows …”
Something warm and soft slowly and carefully wrapped around Osamu’s body in sync with the old woman’s explanation.
He was impressed by the soft something touching his cheek.
“I’m afraid that even if I hold it gently, it’ll get hurt… I thought babies were more energetic, but it’s… quiet.”
“That’s right. Although every individual is different, it should at least cry or move around a bit….”
Osamu, who thought he was in the hospital, couldn’t grasp the current situation of him being reincarnated.
Of course, very few people would be able to make such a decision immediately.
Therefore, it was unavoidable for him to be passive and quiet, as he was too busy trying to understand the current situation.
As a result he neither cried, nor did he relax.
“My child! I’m here!”
A man opened the door with all his might and shouted out loud as soon as he entered the room.
Being surprised, everyone present inside the room stiffened up.
Of course, the same goes for the mother; Her body suddenly tightened up, as she suddenly brought Osamu even closer to her chest while releasing a small shriek.
“Randolph! Don’t come in like that! You’ll scare the baby!”
“I’m sorry, but I couldn’t wait when I heard that it was born.”
“It’s not your first child.”
“Lucia, it is OUR first child. Thank you for your hard work, I’m really happy.”
And then you could hear the rubbing of clothes, it seemed like they were hugging each other which then proceeded into kissing, all right above Osamu.
(Randolph? First child? No no, why are you flirting above a person’s head!?)
Even if he raises a voice of protest, only a moan comes out.
However, that was enough this time.
He was able to inform the two of them who were busy in a world of their own.
“Oops, I’m sorry. I didn’t forget about you… Hmmm…. Boy or girl?”
“It’s a boy, did you think of a name?”
“If you’re a boy…. your name will be Isaac.”
“Yeah, it sounds nice.”
Randolph poked Osamu’s cheek while saying, “Daddy!”
When he saw his child clearly disliking it, he pulled back his finger and poked again.
From his expression, it could be easily said that he loves his child.
However, he’s too happy.
“Randolph! Isaac doesn’t like that.”
“But, he’s so cute~”
“Children are not toys. Stop it already.”
The room has a nice atmosphere, everyone is happy and smiling.
But there is one who isn’t.
Osamu – Issac.
He was called by that name and poked in his cheek, and he realized that he was a baby.
(I’m Isaac …, have I been reborn? It’s an english name. Why are you talking in japanese even though it’s an english name?)
He thought he was in the emergency room, but instead he was reborn.
Osamu couldn’t catch up with this unexpected situation.
‘For a while after I was born, I concentrated on collecting information.’
He thought, although the only information he could collect were tales and gossip from his parents, the nanny and the maids.
He was worried about his previous life’s parents and his sister, but he had no choice but to give up because he had no way of knowing what was going on over there.
He was reborn with the memories of his previous life.
He was thinking positively about taking advantage of the rebirth, a situation unlike any other child of his current generation have had.
(This time, I want to be on the winning team.)
Here’s the information about his family that he collected-
His father is ‘Randolph Wellrod’.
The heir to the Marquis of Wellrod.
For the better or the worse, he’s studying as the future lord under the guidance of his grandfather.
His mother is ‘Lucia Wellrod’.
She is Randolph’s first lady and is from the Earl of Halifax.
She had a marriage full of love, but her relationship with Randolph’s second wife was at its worst because even though she was only from a Viscount family, she was the first lady.
Mrs.‘Melinda Wellrod’, the second wife.
Randolph’s second wife, from the Marquis of Wilmente.
She was planning to marry into another country, but it broke down and then she was forced into a friendly marriage with Randolph.
Randolph was already in a loving marriage with Lucia, but due to the pressure, he accepted her as his second wife.
‘Nathan Wellrod’, son of the second wife.
Isaac’s older brother, currently one year old.
When he first heard about having an older sibling, he wondered if he had an older sister, but after hearing the name Nathan, he realized that he in fact had an older brother.
(I was born and now have the second right to the inheritance right after Randolph … Nathan went down to third?)
Isaac thought this was a really dangerous situation.
The first lady from the Viscount family and the second lady from the Marquis family.
This alone was disturbing enough, but the eldest son, Nathan, is subordinated to his second son, Isaac, in inheritance.
That would be unacceptable for Melinda.
Randolph made it clear that he would prioritize inheritance to his children with Lucia when they got married, but that could be overturned by the power balance between the Wellrods and the Wilmentes.
(Did his love for Lucia blind him or did he not think about it at all?)
For Isaac, he didn’t bother about the inheritance.
Whether he has inheritance rights or not, he only has to eliminate Nathan when he takes over the house.
The problem now was his own assassination.
‘Nobuyuki Oda’ and ‘Kojiro Date’ suddenly came to his mind.
A younger brother who was killed by his brother as a result of a family power struggle.
Considering that, he couldn’t just stay idle.
He was in danger right now.
Isaac was prioritized in the succession.
However, Nobuyuki and Kojiro were also prioritized to succeed the family, but were killed by their brothers.
(――How is Nathan being raised?)
He will not wait until he confirms it.
Even if he’s raised like garbage, if he’s smart then political and financial might alone wouldn’t be enough to overturn him.
If so, eliminating Nathan at the earliest stage would be for the best.
Osamu was born into the Marquis family.
He wasn’t going to give up his succession to anyone.
The most important thing in the future is to hide his ability so that he will not be targeted.
Either that or show the difference in ability from his childhood and build a solid position within the people around you so that you will not be assassinated.
It was a very annoying plan.
He didn’t know the culture, but with average college-level knowledge, he’ll almost certainly get treated as a child prodigy as a kid.
“Ten is a child prodigy, fifteen is a talented child, and if it is over twenty, it is just another person.”
As there is a limit to his knowledge, it wouldn’t be possible for him to keep running at the top for a long time.
Still, Isaac has the advantage of 24 years.
If he does his best, he will stay high in the social standings compared to the children in his generation.
However, that means that he’ll constantly have to keep trying.
(… Still, it’s a lot better than working in that black company. If I had studied harder and went to a better university, I could have had a better life in a decent company. This time, I’ll aim for a better place.)
He worked for 15 hours or more everyday.
Rather than struggling with such a life, it was better to struggle with studying.
The state of being able to only eat and sleep gave Isaac/Osamu, who was an ordinary person, time to think about his future life which indeed had a great impact on him.
(Good, successor, bad, you’re going to lose your life. Either way, there will be turmoil … The only difference is whether I’ll cause it or the other side will. There is no choice other than to make a name strong enough that the Wilmentes won’t be able to interfere. And then easily get rid of Nathan and Melinda)
It’s a new life.
Then this time, I choose to live a better life.
‘――A safe and quiet life’.
It will be a mediocre but fascinating life.
However, that was if it was the modern era Japan.
Osamu read about the Warring States period of Japan, Europe, and China in a book once.
If this is such an era, if he worked enough, he could even become a king.
It may be tough if the system was tightly packed, but even then he would get at least one chance.
However, it is not possible to do that right away.
‘――Can ordinary people suddenly become politicians? Can they do it alone?’
It is impossible.
It cannot be done.
In the previous life, he studied-hard as it was, and since he graduated from university, he has basic academic knowledge.
Then, the first thing for him to do is to acquire knowledge in this world.
If there is no standard for judgement then nothing could be done, especially in this life.
‘――Can the son of a local civil servant live as a venerable senior citizen of the Marquis family?’
It would be very difficult.
Even if you learn the behavior according to your status, it can be influenced by the memories of your previous life.
It is also necessary to balance the knowledge learned in this world with the knowledge of the previous life.
(It’s also important how people use it. If you’re an heir to an aristocrat, don’t try to do everything yourself, but think of a way to assign work to people suitable for the job. I want to write down all my knowledge from my previous life, and–)
A baby’s body repeats drinking, eating, excreting, and sleeping.
And since the tightness of the anus is also weak, excrement naturally spills out regardless of the person’s intention.
However, the way intentions are made clear is by speaking out something that is familiar.
If he speaks out, the nanny Adela who is by his side will approach him.
“Oh, are you hungry? Or is it the diaper?”
Isaac replied with a louder voice.
It was his usual gesture for when he leaked.
“Diapers. Then I’ll replace them.”
Saying that, Adela removed the diaper
The smell of defecation stuck to the nose of nanny Adela.
However, Adela was surprised because of the smell, or because she noticed that Isaac understood the language and responded accordingly.
Adela’s reaction was unknown to Isaac, who blushed due to the shame of his diaper being changed and as a result, closed his eyes.
There was only one thing on his mind right now.
The ‘diaper play’ that a friend was talking about…
He just didn’t understand it’s pleasure in this situation.