Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku! - Chapter 26:Five-year-old, Tiffany's engagement, Wellrod.
Chapter 26:Five-year-old, Tiffany’s engagement, Wellrod.
-It’s been two months since the bidding started.
The bidding that started in April became hot in May and June, not only in temperature but also the bidding itself.
The second bid was won by Henry of the White company again.
The winning bid was 14 million leads.
Other companies had also predicted that the winning bid would be around 10 million leads, and wrote around the same amount.
Then, the other companies felt a sense of crisis because the White Company had won twice.
If the White company wins the bidding two more times then it will be over.
Their impatience appeared in the third bid.
The third bid was won by Ian of the Gray Company.
His winning bid was 46 million leads.
While the other companies predicted that the game would be about 30 million, they bet with 32 million and 27 million Leads respectively, but Ian forcibly won by paying an amount almost 50% more than the prediction.
This was due to the anxiety that the winning bidder’s amount wouldn’t be announced.
‘――Isn’t White company bidding too much?’
Ian thought so, and thus bid for an amount that greatly exceeded the expected amount.
This is the result Isaac wanted.
He fueled their anxiety and increased the bids.
Unlike ordinary competitive bidding, this happened because the amount of the winning bid was not known exactly.
Isaac had no intention of squeezing them dry.
However, he was thinking of collecting money within a reasonable range.
It doesn’t matter how much money you have.
If he saved money, then those looking for money would gather around him.
If people gathered, it would be possible to gather allies by using their personal connections.
If he was really careful while using money then he could get even greater results.
He gave bonuses to the escort knights and soldiers to get them to work in the future.
Because the winning bid amount was still small, it was a pain to distribute bonuses. He knew this wasn’t enough as savings.
Isaac didn’t stop the bidding.
And the merchants complied.
The purpose this time was to bring down the Black company.
Saving money was only the by-product.
Then, it was better to use it in case he wanted to drive Nathan down.
If he succeeded, then he’d get more money than he spent.
There was a reason why the merchants did as Isaac wanted.
All thanks to the Wellrod family’s law of the third generation.
And the existence of Jude Wellrod.
Ten years hadn’t even passed since the day Jude died in war.
The existence of Jude was deeply engraved in their memory.
–Issac, three generations after Jude, showed a glimpse of his abilities.
“Isaac will become the successor” and “I will stand with the legitimate successor, I don’t care about the power of his mother’s house”.
They were scared of Jude, but they knew how talented he was.
Because of that, all of them were a bit fixated on getting on Isaac’s good side.
Thus, Isaac needed to acquire real power before they noticed the “original Isaac”.
(TL/N: It’s referring to how Isaac is a normal person with just knowledge from his previous world, which will eventually become irrelevant as he grows up and his advantage will be gone.)
But Isaac wasn’t the only one who had to show his strength.
If they wanted to have a good relationship in the future, the merchants had to show their abilities.
The whole situation was like that.
The merchants needed to outsmart their opponent in a way that wouldn’t disappoint Isaac. And Isaac needed to acquire power before his advantage from his previous life became irrelevant.
Both sides had to prove themselves so that they could continue to be partners.
However, Isaac couldn’t just be concerned about the bidding only.
Because of being allowed to go out at the early age of five, he spent more time with his family while in the mansion.
The adults were gradually trying to recover all the time Isaac had lost due to the bidding.
Especially with Lucia, that tendency was strong.
Before, Isaac used to read books and play with Patrick alone, but now he could be seen beside Lucia almost all the time, almost like a doll that she always carries around with her.
(TL/N: Must be nice….)
[PR note: (￣┰￣*) yea]
On this day too, Lucia had Isaac sitting next to her, using Tiffany’s birthday as an excuse for a tea party.
The attendees were Karen and Tiffany, along with the mother and daughter, Adela and Lisa.
Isaac presented a bouquet.
Her cousin and friend Tiffany had more flowers than the bouquets he gave to the servants.
Tiffany received the bouquet with a smile.
She was still a child, but she was also a girl.
She was happy to receive a bouquet as a gift.
Especially because she knew Isaac himself was taking care of the flowers.
“It’s amazing that Isaac can still take care of the flowerbeds. He goes out a lot. I want to go out too.”
“You can’t go. Isaac is a boy, so it’s ok.”
Her mother, Karen, stopped Tiffany on her tracks, who was trying to create the atmosphere of “take me with you, Isaac”.
Karen’s belly was getting bigger.
She may have a son to become the heir in the near future.
“Didn’t Tiffany go out to visit the royal capital with her family? I couldn’t go out to see the royal capital, so I envy her.”
In the royal capital, the number of times he met Tiffany had decreased.
He felt envious because he thought, ‘she’s going out with her family.’
She was much better off going to places like that rather than going to some remote area.
To put it in a better way, nature was beautiful.
To put it in a truthful way, that place had nothing.
The only thing different around Tilly Hill was the area with the pine forests.
He just thought, “Oh, a pine forest. I miss those.”
Because he didn’t have any special feelings for the pine trees, the feeling of “I want to do window shopping in the royal capital” was much stronger.
Tiffany probably remembered something from the Royal Capital, and smiled with an ‘ehehe’.
“Hmm. Actually, you know, I got a fiancé.”
Isaac and Lisa said in a surprised voice
There was not much of a reaction from the adults, so they probably knew about this.
Then Tiffany just smiled, she couldn’t even hear what Lisa and Isaac were asking.
So, Isaac focused his gaze on Karen.
“What kind of person is it?”
“He’s Charles, the son of Count Adams. Even though he is a count, he is a court aristocrat who does not have a territory. Just the other day, I received a letter asking for the engagement, it will be confirmed this winter. ”
At Karen’s words, Isaac became even more surprised.
(Charles was Tiffany’s fiancée in the game! Doesn’t the story get affected if I am here?)
Isaac, who thought that his existence might affect Tiffany, was surprised that things were moving in the original direction.
That was fine.
But it was also a pity because it seemed like his existence was worthless as it had no effects on the surroundings.
Adela joined in on the conversation along with the already surprised Isaac.
“Count Adams is a bureaucrat who is said to be promising in the future with the Ministry of Finance. He also has a great relationship with the other influential aristocrats. How did you do that?”
The daughter of a local aristocrat without that much power became engaged with the son of an influential person who was considered to be the “future administrative vice-minister”.
It was a really beneficial engagement.
Adela thought she would take this opportunity to ask for tips because she was yet to find a fiance’ for Lisa.
Karen heaved a light sigh.
“I didn’t do anything special. All of it happened because she is Isaac’s cousin.”
“Huh? Because of me?”
Hearing that he was involved in Tiffany’s engagement, Isaac was once again surprised.
“Yeah. To some extent at least, because you’re her cousin, she’s not completely unrelated to the Marquis of Wellrod. Rather, she’s quite closely related. Count Adams is neutral, so maybe there’s a lot of political consideration behind it as well.”
Adela was convinced by Karen’s explanation.
She also had quite a lot of importance as Randolph’s first lady, Lucia’s niece, even if Nathan was more likely to get the inheritance, that fact wouldn’t disappear.
They may also have been interested because she was quite close to Isaac, the legitimate successor.
It seems that she was engaged conventionally, unlike Randolph and Lucia who’s houses came close quite unexpectedly.
Adela admired her, “Tiffany is still young, but she made a pretty good decision.”
And what surprised Isaac was that he was involved in the engagement.
He thought he wasn’t in the original story, but he was involved in the engagement between Tiffany and Charles.
Isaac was pondering about that very point.
(In other words, it didn’t appear in the game, but did I exist as a background character? So, the engagement between that couple was decided because of me? The main story was written with me being there in the back?)
The more Isaac thought about it, the more uneasy he became.
He had read about the Wellrod name, but he had known nothing about Isaac or Nathan.
He didn’t want to play the game, so he just took a quick look at the information on the walkthrough page.
He knew about the capture characters, but he knew nothing about the characters that weren’t mentioned there.
Until now, for him, there was no such thing as, ‘Issac Wellrod’.
However, if it was a character that actually existed in the game and just doesn’t appear…
(Yes, it’s “Six Men”!)
(TL/N: It’s in the prologue. There was one hidden capture character.)
Isaac remembered the existence of the sixth man, who was not included in the designs.
Although it was a hidden character, it was a capture character that did not appear without being flagged due to a mistake in the code.
There was no information about the sixth character on the capture page as it was nothing more than a glitch.
Pamela, Amanda, Fred …….
Although other members of the Marquis families had appeared, he was wondering why the 4th character hadn’t appeared yet. This was the point.
(I’m a reincarnated person and a ghost.)
It was just right to be included in Six Men’s.
Isaac also noticed a surprising but also disturbing fact about that.
(That means I might be targeted by Nicole!)
‘――This will be a new problem’.
He didn’t like that fox-eyed woman, Nicole.
He didn’t really think that she looked bad, but he felt that the mob-faced maids were cuter and more to his taste.
(TL/N: Maids are top tier.)
[PR note: Cultured.]
Due to this new found problem. He involuntarily sighed.
“Oh, was it disappointing that Tiffany got engaged?”
Karen asked Isaac a question without overlooking the sigh.
“I think Tiffany is cute, but she’s more like a little sister, so I feel lonely rather than sorry.”
“Issac, I’m the older sister. Look, I’m taller.”
Tiffany protested against Isaac who said she was his little sister.
Although it was a three-month difference, Tiffany didn’t want to overlook it.
“I’ll overtake your height in another ten years. Remember.”
Isaac was also worried, he replied like that because he was concerned about his height.
He was not that worried because Randolph was slender and tall, but he was a little worried about losing to Tiffany, who was of the same age.
“I was finally born with a nice face, I’ll be tall as well”, Isaac thought.
Although there was a difference in the growth of children, if they didn’t grow tall then they’d have a crisis, no matter what.
And there was another child who had a sense of crisis.
“Hey, mom. Tiffany overtook me …”
She turned ten and gradually began to attend parties in the royal capital, but she was yet to find a fiancée.
She was a little worried about her future today, as she was overtaken by Tiffany, who was just six years old.
“Tiffany is the daughter of a Viscount family and Isaac’s cousin. Even though you are like Isaac’s sibling, as the daughter of a Baron family, you’ll get a fiancé when you’re around 14 years of age. All right?”
“Hmm. Will it be okay…?”
Adela didn’t lie.
Everyone wanted their child’s fiance’ to be from a nice house.
The fiancées were decided in the order of the Marquis family, the Count family, the Viscount family, and the Baron family.
Adela was Isaac’s nanny, so prospects might be a bit different, but everything would still be within the framework of the Baron family.
After all, there was a big difference between her being related to Isaac like Tiffany, and her title.
“It’s okay. Lisa is cute, so you’ll surely find a good person.”
Isaac followed up.
Due to that, Lisa’s expression became a bit brighter.
“Well, that’s right. At the latest, by the time I graduate from the Royal Academy, I’ll probably find someone, so I don’t have to rush.”
That was not right.
If someone like Lisa from a Baron lineage couldn’t find a partner before graduation, then there was little-to-no chance of finding one after that.
――If you become careless then you’ll later regret not finding a partner.
However, the only people present there were already married.
So unfortunately, no one was able to remind Lisa.