Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku! - Chapter 10: 4-year-old, first attack.
By the time spring came around, Isaac was no longer bothered.
The reason was very simple.
(――As long as you are here, you cannot change the influence you have on your surroundings.)
Because he gave himself a clear and concise answer.
As long as Isaac, who didn’t originally exist in this world was alive, there was no way for him to avoid having an influence on his surroundings.
He wasn’t willing to die to get things going according to the original event, so he decided to give up thinking about the problems he couldn’t solve.
It’s just a waste of time for him.
Isaac had knowledge as his weapon.
Not only did he have academic experience from his previous life, he also knew about the characters of the princes.
Isaac wasn’t certain about Tiffany, but he shouldn’t have influenced the princes, whom he hasn’t met yet.
There was no point in worrying about it.
He had a bigger goal of eliminating Nathan and overthrowing the royal family, he decided to take action based on that while leaving everything else to the flow.
It’s past mid April.
Isaac was informed that his family would soon be returning from the royal capital.
Thus, all the employees were now standing near the entrance to greet them.
“We can finally meet father.”
While he was away, Morgan’s subordinate bureaucrats were doing all the work.
However, as Lucia remained here, she was required to make decisions in the event of an emergency as a member of the Marquis family.
She was glad that nothing happened, but still, her stay was a bit awkward.
As everyone was returning now, she seemed relieved.
Led by the cavalry, a carriage stopped in front of the mansion.
Morgan and Margaret came down from the carriage first.
The servants sang and bowed to the words of Lucia and Isaac.
“I’m home. Were there any problems?”
Morgan aimed for the servants.
“I’m home. What does Isaac have in his hand?”
Margaret took notice of Isaac’s possessions.
“These are the flowers I grew. Welcome back, Grandma.”
Isaac presented a bouquet to Margaret.
It was a bundle of about 10 spring flowers.
The flowers were raised for other reasons, but Isaac was still a child.
So he wanted to give his flowers to his family first.
Isaac had already handed flowers to Lucia, the only ones left now were his family who went to the royal capital.
“Ara~ thank you… but is this okay? Aren’t these the flowers that you grew with so much care?”
“Yes, it is ok. I intended to give them as gifts to show my gratitude.”
Isaac received another bouquet from the maid and gave it to Morgan.
“Thank you. My office will look good with these.”
Having received an unexpected gift, they both felt the fatigue from their journey being relieved.
Then, Randolph came down from the following carriage.
“Father, what is that?”
Randolph asked when he saw the bouquet held by Morgan and Margaret.
“Issac gave me these”
After hearing those words, Randolph looked towards Isaac.
Isaac received another bouquet from the maid and headed towards Randolph.
“Father, welcome home”
With a smile, Isaac offered a bouquet.
Randolph, given the simple man he was, became really happy and smiled while carefully receiving the bouquet.
“Are these flowers from your flowerbed?”
“Yes, it’s a celebration for everyone’s safe return.”
Randolph stroked Isaac’s head.
“I see, thank you.”
(Tl note: ‘Hai’, basically ‘yeah’, kept it for the feels.)
Isaac was in a good mood, because the gift made his family quite happy.
But that’s not all.
He wanted the atmosphere to become like this.
(Now, the final part.)
Isaac received another bouquet and headed towards Milenda.
“Mrs. Melinda, welcome home”
Isaac also presented Melinda with a bouquet.
While consciously weakening his grip on the bouquet.
[PR note: dayum, this sneaky MC…]
“Did you think someone like me would be pleased by flowers grown by an amatuer?”
Melinda lightly pushed the bouquet aside, with just enough force to open curtains.
However, the bouquet fell out of Isaac’s hand.
The voice came out of Isaac’s mouth.
But Melinda herself flinched too.
Even though she pushed the bouquet aside, it was unexpected, even for her, that the bouquet fell over.
For some reason, the bouquet fell well in front of Nathan, who was standing right next to Melinda.
“Issac, we’re tired from a long trip, unlike you who stayed at home all the time. Now, get out of the way.”
Nathan headed for the mansion with a nasty smile on his face.
He even bothered to step on the bouquet.
The surrounding air froze due to the actions of Melinda and Nathan.
Even Melinda’s attendants were surprised at their actions.
Such a development was unexpected for everyone present there.
Within moments, the atmosphere changed from warm and peaceful to an icy cold one.
The brother’s were on bad terms with each other, nothing could be done about that.
It was natural that they couldn’t accept each other as a person.
However, this case was still beyond the line.
Even if you were on bad terms with each other, you couldn’t just kick a gift that someone gave to you.
Morgan looked at Randolph with a stern look.
‘――You are the father, you should discipline your kids properly!’
Yes, he was scolding Randolph with his eyes.
Randolph couldn’t overlook Nathan’s actions either.
Randolph approached Nathan to scold him.
But he was stopped on his tracks.
“Father, it’s my fault.”
Randolph became confused when Isaac said that he was at fault here.
No matter how you looked at it, Nathan was the one at fault.
He didn’t need to trample over the bouquet.
Even with a child’s stride it should’ve been easy enough to walk over the bouquet.
But Nathan didn’t, he deliberately stepped over the bouquet.
It only meant malicious intent.
There was nothing wrong with Isaac here.
Then Isaac turned to Melinda.
And he told Melinda.
“Mrs. Melinda. I’m sorry to make you feel uncomfortable, I didn’t know what Mrs. Melinda and older brother liked. I’d be happy if I had the opportunity to talk to you next time.”
Isaac said that it was his mistake, instead of Nathan and Melinda’s.
The toddler was the one apologizing to the adults who were clearly at fault.
When a 4-year-old child said something like this, Melinda and Nathan’s faces were totally crushed.
‘――Show the difference between Isaac and Nathan in front of the servants.’
‘――And make Melinda and Nathan into villains.’
Isaac was achieving both of these at the same time.
By repeating the same things, he would set the stage for the future.
It will be a stack of small things, but small things are the first steps to big things.
This way he had lower chances of making mistakes.
“Yes, it’s your fault.”
After saying that Nathan quickly made a beeline for the annex.
Morgan’s scream must’ve made Nathan scared of what he had just done.
There were several servants behind Nathan.
“Grandfather, everything happened because of my incompetence. I’m sorry for making you worried.”
Isaac apologized to Morgan.
To the people around him it looked like Isaac was saying, “Please, don’t get angry with Nathan.”
Actually his intentions were a bit different.
(Why give them the chance to learn from their mistakes and grow?)
There was no need to bother about strengthening your opponent.
It was better for the idiot to remain an idiot.
Isaac would be in unnecessary trouble if Nathan learned from his mistakes and grew up as a person.
“… Are you okay with that?”
“Yes. I believe that my brother will surely notice it without getting scolded.”
“I believe in my brother.”
It was that precious innocent feeling that drove Isaac, at least if you saw it from his family’s point of view.
“Then I won’t say anything. Randolph, you are the father. You can’t go around overlooking such behaviour.”
Saying that, Morgan entered the mansion with Margaret.
Melinda quietly followed them.
Even if Nathan doesn’t get scolded, an adult like Melinda was surely going to receive a few words.
Melinda who sensed it quietly walked behind the elders.
“Issac, I’ll be sure to scold Nathan.”
“Just don’t be too strict.”
Randolph hugged Isaac, who was just worried about his brother.
‘My child is so kind and wise’, thought Randolph.
“Then, I’ll see you later.”
Randolph then chased after Nathan, leaving Isaac behind.
Because now he had to act like a father.
Isaac saw the stepped-on bouquet. Looking at his father’s back, he lifted the bouquet and checked its contents.
(Even though he stepped on it, only the stems were damaged.)
“Hey, Sherry. Can you decorate this flower in Patrick’s room?”
“Yes, Master Isaac”
Isaac handed the bouquet to his maid.
If he simply threw away the flowers then it’d mean that the flowers were worthless.
Because they were the flowers that Isaac carefully grew himself, it was necessary for Isaac to make sure that the flowers didn’t get wasted like that.
After handing the flowers to Sherry, Isaac grabbed Lucia’s skirt and buried his face into it.
It was to hide his face which was overcome by joy.
(I did it, I did it! The bouquet operation was a great success.)
The purpose was to make Melinda and Nathan take such an attitude in front of all the servants of the mansion.
The servants were basically the third sons and daughters of the Baron families and Viscount families which were under the Wellrod family.
When talking about the Marquis family, Isaac would surely get an advantage over Nathan.
After hearing about such incidents, Isaac’s reputation would grow among those families, even though a little, it’d be enough.
Of course, those families were also aristocrats.
They might not move based on emotions and may side with Melinda.
However, if only some of them even think ’I want to be on the side of Isaac’ and ’Nathan is no good’, that’d be fine.
‘Raise your reputation until you kick Nathan down, and keep lowering Nathan’s reputation’, that was the basis of Isaac’s plan.
Isaac planned to increase his allies little by little.
This time, Nathan stirred up trouble in front of all of the servants.
Thanks to that, Isaac would have earned a lot of sympathy points.
Isaac was desperately trying to hold in his laughter.
The appearance of the quivering young child further struck a chord among the servants.
‘――He tried to celebrate Melinda and Nathan’s return, but he was treated unjustly’
‘――But he endures without showing his tears to anyone.’
That was the message received by Lucia and the servants.
If he cried, Melinda and Nathan would surely become bad guys.
Isaac was perceived as “a kind child who endured such terrible things to save his relative’s face.”
Everyone thought that, without knowing that it was exactly what Isaac expected.
[PR note: All according to Keikaku (Keikaku means plan)]