Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku! - Chapter 19:Five-year-old, Lisa's ten-year-old ceremony.
On this day, the eve of December 25th, an event, which was called ‘The Agreement Anniversary’, was supposed to be held.
December 25th was the anniversary of the end of the interracial war that took place throughout the Liber continent 200 years ago.
The party started from the night before, and it was a year-end party day to celebrate the end of the war.
As alcohol was heavily served in the party, it was an adults-only party.
Participation was limited to those aged 15 and above.
(However, you can drink alcohol only after you reach the age of 20. They wanted to stay true to the rating at such a weird place…)
Although people could get married from the ages of 18 or 19, he couldn’t understand why they could drink only after reaching the age of 20.
However, this was unavoidable considering that the game was for the general public.
To be honest, it was the scenario writer’s mistake.
Even if the setting did not match the world view of the actual public, there was no reason to be this strict about drinking.
A party for adults with alcohol.
Of course there was no place for children in it.
Families went out to attend the party at the royal palace.
‘Singles’, the second sons and daughters of the lower aristocrats who didn’t find a partner yet would attend parties of higher aristocrats in search for a spouse.
Every year, families come together to hold a speed dating party.
During that time, the children stayed home.
Although they were not outright left behind, after the meals, the atmosphere changed to one that pressured them to go to bed quickly.
Everyone except for singles desperately looking for a spouse had a really fun-time at the party.
Isaac felt like a lone outcast.
(Well, normal children rarely stay quiet.)
Even if they had hired a babysitter, Isaac couldn’t stand the idea of staying home while his parents were out partying.
Isaac, who was born with the memories of his previous life, felt lonely whenever his parents and grandparents were all gone.
Times like these made him look like an actual child.
Of course, Isaac acknowledged the need for adults-only parties.
Someone might tell stories not suited for children, or discuss things that couldn’t be exposed in front of everyone.
In a kingdom without a parliament, parties were a place where people of various ranks could gather and talk about the administration.
Things that couldn’t be easily spoken in front of the king or the ministers.
Not being able to attend such a party was really frustrating for Isaac.
Isaac felt even more lonely when he thought about his friendships.
Friends came to Nathan’s room so that he wouldn’t feel lonely, but Isaac was all alone.
This was due to the undisputed reason that “although young, men and women cannot stay in the same room alone”.
He wished he could go to another room, but he’d feel ashamed if someone started the rumour saying that he was clinging to women.
Isaac’s only male friend was Damian, but he had only met him twice.
Moreover, since they were under the Marquis of Warwick, he couldn’t visit Isaac.
The Marquis of Warwick were allies with the Marquis of Wilmente who shared the same sentiments, in short they were associated with Melinda’s parents’ home.
As friends Lucia and Catherine were allowed to interact, but they were under the pressure of others, who said “don’t let Damian become friends with Isaac”.
Isaac came to know about this after their second visit.
Melinda’s grasp extended to even the Fosbury family under the Marquis of Warwick family.
Harassment like this was now a daily occurrence for Isaac.
Isaac had a sober view on this, as he had to follow his plan.
But gradually, Isaac’s anger was accumulating.
(I hope I can make some better moves next year…)
Isaac was too young to do anything.
He couldn’t get permission from his parents to take any drastic measures.
――I want an opportunity to do something big.
For Isaac, December 24th was Christmas Eve.
On his bed he wished,”I want a chance to seize all of the power” to Santa, like a normal child, and went to sleep.
Isaac had no special feelings for New year’s eve.
There was no New Year’s Eve soba and no New Year’s gifts.
At best, he’d go to a church to pray, “I hope this year goes well”.
New years didn’t feel very special after becoming an adult.
(No, it’s better than dealing with the New Year’s rush…)
There was no New Year holiday at the izakaya chain.
Rather, during New Year’s eve it became so busy that Isaac once felt like dying from exhaustion.
Compared to that, this slow and boring New Year’s eve was much better.
But that was not the case for his grandparents and parents.
They had to deal with the aristocrats who came to give them New Year’s greetings.
Lucia and Melinda continuously responded to the year-end and New Year greetings without showing any signs of exhaustion.
Isaac was also impressed with the fact that they could fulfill their duties as an aristocrat without showing any signs of exhaustion or unpleasantness.
This day, a New Year’s party was supposed to be held, it was different from The Agreement Anniversary, which also served as a year-end party.
Children were the main focus of the party.
The reason for the party was to congratulate the 10-year-old children.
Young children were more likely to die from illness or accidents.
Therefore, the 10-year-old child would show up at the party with the parents making an announcement that, “my child has grown up safely”.
And everyone would celebrate that with the new year.
At the year-end party, adults drank alcohol to forget the unpleasant things that happened that year.
However in the New Years party, alcohol was served in moderation.
Considering that the children were the main focus of the party.
Isaac would finally be able to attend this New Year’s party.
Basically, although children under the age of 10 were not usually allowed to attend this party, the relatives of the 10-year-old children could attend with special treatment.
Isaac was the foster brother to Lisa, who turned 10 this year.
However, it was a party under the Wellrod Family.
Isaac couldn’t attend the party being held in the Royal palace.
Therefore, he could only greet Lisa who came to visit him before going to the palace.
In front of the mansion, Lisa and Isaac, who got off the carriage, were talking.
Next to them, Lucia was talking to Adela and her husband, Oliver.
“Congratulations, Lisa onee-chan.”
Lisa replied happily.
There was little entertainment in this world.
There was no TV or radio, however there were occasional events like concerts or operas.
Lisa was delighted that she could participate as one of the main focuses in one of the few events she could attend.
However, she was a bit dissatisfied.
“This dress looks good too”
“Eh? I see..”
Lisa answered with a little confusion.
She didn’t like her light green dress.
She wanted to wear a girlish red or pink dress, which would be worn by the daughters of the higher-ranking families to make sure that they stood out.
Thus, according to Isaac’s nanny, Lisa had no other choice but to choose a plain colored dress.
Although she was happy to be praised, she still had mixed feelings about her dress.
Isaac had heard everything from Adela.
So, rather than attending the ceremony dissatisfied, he wanted to send her out in a good mood.
“See, these look good with this dress.”
Isaac picked Lisa’s hair a little and brought it to the front.
“Your Purple-red hair looks great thanks to the light green dress. The dress plays a supporting role, and the main focus is Lisa onee-chan herself, so I think it’s a good dress that perfectly brings out onee-chan’s charm.”
Adela thought so too.
She may have had to choose a plain colored dress, but she also wanted her daughter to stand out more, even only by a bit.
Lisa was the main character and the dress played a supporting role.
Lisa didn’t feel bad after being told that.
Her hair would surely be less noticable if she had worn a red dress.
It was all about Lisa herself, not the dress.
“Hmm, that’s right. If you say it like that.. I see …”
Lisa’s mood was elevated a bit.
Adela had already told her “it looks good on you”, but Lisa felt like she had to put up with the plain colored dress because she was the daughter of a baron family.
That was the reason why she was dissatisfied.
But now that she knew why she looked good in the dress, she no longer felt bad.
Isaac said, “It’s great to be able to choose the color that suits you, rather than trying to stand out with flashy colors”.
Lisa thought, ‘I didn’t choose it’, but since Isaac praised her, she didn’t deny it.
She replied to Isaac with a bright smile.
“I didn’t choose this color, mother chose it for me”, Lisa told him.
It was a little embarrassing.
However, it felt good.
“Master Isaac. the ceremony will be starting soon, so we’ll be leaving now.”
Oliver, who had been talking to Lucia until now, said:
“It’ll be troublesome if you’re late. Please tell me what it was like when you came back.”
“Yes, I’ll be going then.”
Lisa waved her hand before boarding her carriage.
She then helped Adela get on board, who before going inside, gave Isaac a courteous bow.
—Thank you for fixing her mood.
Isaac also returned her courtesy.
Finally, Oliver bowed deeply to Lucia and Isaac before boarding the carriage.
Then both of them waved at the carriage till it was gone.
(When I grow up, will I also host these year-end and New Year parties … I can’t wait for that.)
There was also a graduation ceremony for the Royal Academy in March and an entrance ceremony in April.
In addition, the bureaucrats changed in March.
In the game, it was only a capture event, and as Nicole was the main character and the daughter of a Baron family, all of them were just normal events for her.
But after being born into the Marquis family, Isaac often wondered whether events and other things were way easier for the lower aristocrats.
Lucia called out to Isaac, who was waving in the carraige’s direction while thinking about such a thing.
“Hey, Isaac. I also thought that the green dress looked good with her hair. I’m glad Lisa left in a good mood. Thank you.”
“Because it’s true”
Isaac said and smiled without any hesitation.
(Because young children are the main focus of this event.)
Isaac was against high school girls wearing garish makeup.
In some cases, even elementary students wore heavy makeup.
――Youth is the best color.
――It’s best to put on flashy makeup and dress up with jewelry from around the time when you start to lose confidence in your beauty.
That was Isaac’s theory.
He thought that Lisa’s cuteness would get hazy if she had worn a flashy dress.
“Lisa is just naturally cute.”
Isaac said it naturally, but that statement worried Lucia a bit.
(It’s nice to be kind, but sometimes kindness has cruel consequences)
Lucia quit trying to tell Isaac that way.
Although he was a wise child, he was still a child.
When he got a little older, he would need to reconsider speaking like this.
When Randolph was a student, he was kind to many girls.
Because of that, many people misunderstood whom he was interested in.
But Randolph didn’t say “I love you” to any of them.
Thanks to that, Lucia, who had been told in advance that Isaac had said “I love you. I want to stay with you forever”, was distressed to see her child handing out compliments like it was second nature to him.
――As it is now, many children have surely misunderstood his compliments.
Lucia wanted to teach Isaac about being careful with his words, before he was ten.
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