Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku! - Chapter 33:Six-year-old, secretary candidate.
Chapter 33:Six-year-old, secretary candidate.
At the end of the year, there were only parties for adults, and Isaac should’ve gotten even more lonely.
(This fat geezer…)
Regardless of the end of the year party, Nicole’s grandfather, Terence, visited Isaac regularly.
Apparently Isaac’s ideas were unusual.
Humans in this world were inevitably trapped in the common sense of this world.
Isaac thought differently from others, so Terence spoke to him quite a lot in order to get more ideas and insight on his treatises.
Now, not only Isaac, who took the classes but also Terence was taking notes.
Even if he was old, he was still a scholar in pursuit of knowledge.
“Teacher, don’t you have to attend any parties? You’re a Baron, right?”
Isaac actually wanted to say, “go home, you’re annoying”.
“It’s okay. Since I withdrew from the official work to concentrate on my academic career, the actual Baron is now my son.”
However, his message wasn’t delivered.
They were completely dismissed.
(Shit, if it wasn’t Nicole’s old man, I could just get him fired…)
Isaac could ask for another tutor.
However, there was a reason he didn’t do so.
――To give money to Nicole.
In the original story, Nicole had to work part-time to buy good dresses and accessories.
Nicole’s reverse harem end, which Isaac wanted her to achieve, was achieved under fairly strict schedule management.
He left Terence with the job so that she wouldn’t have to work part-time, which was her biggest obstacle.
If his grandfather Terence earned it, then the money would indirectly be the money of Baron Halls.
The idea was that if her house was financially stable, then getting the captured characters would be easy for her.
(TL/N: He basically wants to achieve his goal in tandem to Nicole’s goal. But his actual goal is kinda ambiguous, you’ll understand in a bit.)
However, the price was high.
‘I didn’t want to get close to Nicole’s grandfather just for that’.
He wanted to use Nicole, but he had no intentions of joining hands.
If he got too close to Terence, then throwing away Nicole would hurt him.
He wanted to stay as far away as possible.
“It’s not that bad. We’re in a relationship that benefits both of our interests. Let’s talk to our heart’s content.”
“No. You are my teacher, right? Why are you abandoning your job?”
Isaac protested against Terence who was just trying to satisfy his own intellectual curiosity.
Isaac was perplexed that Terence was trying to use a child in his pursuit of knowledge, such were the morals of this world.
“Is it Nicole? Are you thinking of teaching your grandchildren using those materials?”
Isaac was scared to touch Nicole as it might influence the future, but he still touched her topic.
“Nicole isn’t as smart as Isaac, but she’s smart nonetheless. She learns things little by little, and thus top grades aren’t much of a concern…”
Terence laughed when he said so.
But with Isaac in the picture, Nicole couldn’t be the best.
However, Isaac was also his student, albeit only morally.
If his student and granddaughter could both achieve top grades, he would surely be proud as a teacher.
(By the way, Nicole is smart … but what about physical strength?)
Isaac thought about Nicole, the main character of the game.
If she studied enough, then she’d surely achieve academic proficiency.
And physical parameters could also grow steadily.
If she made enough effort then her physical parameters could also reach new heights, like a monster
If that happened, then in this world, Nicole would be a much scarier opponent than the prince.
(The game starts with the admission, but if you’ve been working hard since your childhood…)
Isaac swallowed his spit because of shock.
At least in brains, he was at the top compared to the rest of the children in his age group.
However, if someone way more capable than him came up as an opponent…
Then it would be the biggest barrier to his dream.
(Nicole’s intentions weren’t just to seize other’s love interests. Her goals were profane, she wanted all the power and money for herself. I can’t lose to such a woman.)
Isaac was wary of Nicole, even though he couldn’t say anything about Nicole having profane goals.
He’s good with helping her financially, but making her too powerful wasn’t a good idea.
He decided to use a slightly cowardly method, which was in line with the ‘ethics of this world’.
“But it’s not good if a woman is too smart, isn’t it? It’s better to concentrate on sewing and other girlish things, right?”
――A woman should make things easy for a man.
In modern society, problematic remarks like that could stir up quite a storm in SNS, but in this world, it was not a problematic remark.
If he could get rid of a tough rival with just some words then Isaac was ready to throw away his pride.
“That’s right. It’s better to use that talent for cooking and knitting… No, but…”
Terence seemed to be quite worried about Isaac’s words.
This world was treated as “lagging behind” after the age of 20.
An unmarried woman of more than 20 years of age was considered as ‘lagging behind’ in this world.
He wanted his granddaughter to nurture her talent, but then she may be shunned by men and miss her marriage.
“In the future, she might even despise Terence and say that all she wanted was happiness as a woman.”
Isaac pursued further.
Isaac was a bit conflicted by his own statements, but Isaac had to overcome not only Prince Jason, but also Nathan.
He couldn’t afford to compete with a new strong rival like Nicole.
Isaac’s words seem to work well on Terence.
He was seriously worried.
Just like Morgan he was very fond of his grandchildren.
Isaac felt sorry for making people’s life go astray as per his convenience.
But at the same time he felt joy in misleading people with just some words coming out of his lips.
One of the people who came to give New Year’s greetings after the new year…..
Was a person with a lot of enthusiasm.
“I’m graduating this year, but if you don’t mind, please let me work under Master Isaac.”
Norman, the son of Benjamin, Morgan’s secretary, said that.
(The course after graduation is set in January?)
Isaac was in no position to say that as he had experiences from his past life.
(TL/N: He’s a bit confused about actual Japanese graduation time and the ones in this world.)
“I’m happy that you asked me, but I think Benjamin’s kids will surely get hired into the Wellrod family.”
In this world where connections were very effective, having his father work as an aide for a Marquis was a really big advantage.
Even if the employee post was not decided, the Marquis family should be able to mediate a lot.
He shouldn’t have bothered asking Isaac.
“I don’t know where I’ll be assigned just because I’m hired by the Wellrod family. I read a letter from my father and wanted to serve Master Isaac if I am gonna serve someone.”
Perhaps it wasn’t just about the bouquet.
The bid and the elves were probably mentioned as well.
(From that, maybe working under me looked like a better job than just doing normal paperwork…)
When it came to working, in reality, paperwork would be the main focus.
That was one of the main concerns.
“I don’t want someone who wants to work under me just because it seems interesting and then leaves when they find it is not what they expected.”
This must be clear.
If he later quit saying “It’s not what I expected”, then it’d just be a waste of time.
–I am gonna stick to it till the end, so if you want to work under me then you’ll have to do the same.
At such a time, Isaac wondered, “Did the interviewers who interviewed me also feel like this?”
“I think it’s a rewarding job, but I wanted to serve because I know about Master Isaac’s talent. I can’t pinpoint it, but I feel like it’ll be a big success in the end.”
Norman cut off his words there.
Then he clasped his fists, held his emotions and started speaking passionately.
“I also want to do big things that will engrave my name in this country’s history. However, I understand that I can’t do anything on my own. At the very least, I want to help people who can do big things. That’s why I want to work under you. ”
――I want to do something big that will make a name for myself in history.
Those words hit Isaac’s heart.
Isaac was thinking about the same thing.
(…Anyway, it’s better to have someone with the same ambition)
Isaac decided to accept him.
It was better to have some enthusiasm.
Moreover, since Isaac knew what he was, he wasn’t overconfident in his strength.
To some extent, he wanted some peace of mind while entrusting work to his subordinates.
“Is that so? Then okay, but you’re accepted only after you’re done with your training for the work.”
“Yes, thank you!”
Norman happily bowed his head repeatedly.
Isaac was happy to hear that working for him would make him happy.
“Then, can you show me a report card? You should have received it before the start of winter vacation, right?”
With those words, Norman’s body tensed up.
He also looked a bit sick.
Seeing Norman’s reaction, Isaac noticed his own mistake.
Just because he was Benjamin’s son didn’t mean that he’d be academically excellent as well.
There is a possibility that he was so incompetent that he couldn’t find a job for himself.
Norman was happy to be accepted.
But now the idea of showing his report card scared him.
“…That? Isn’t it not so bad?”
Isaac looked inside and said what he thought.
He had grades ranging from 7-8 only, so it was probably a 10-point scale.
He had above average abilities, so it was not a shameful result.
However, as Isaac naturally said, “it’s not bad”.
“I know it’s a tough job to work as a secretary of the Marquis family or a title close to it… I’m sorry.”
Those who worked as aides for the royal family and higher aristocrats all had grades in the range of 9-10 only.
Even just being one step behind was not enough.
However, Isaac didn’t care.
“It’s okay. Study and work are different. Please do your best at work.”
Isaac was similar in his previous life.
‘I think I could have been more effective if I could get a job at a company rather than an Izakaya chain store’, he thought.
Therefore, he sympathized with Norman.
He thought it was good to give people a chance.
If he couldn’t handle the job then Isaac would just shift him to another job.
“But in the future, don’t try to deceive me.”
“Mr. Isaac… Thank you. I will work hard after graduation!”
Norman seemed like he’d kneel on the ground any moment.
He embodied the term ‘flat and low head’.
While watching his figure, Isaac spilled some words.
(TL/N: Flat and low head was indicating that he was bowing at quite a dangerous angle, it was basically a pun on how he was so low that he’d kneel in front of him. Am sorry but I can’t translate that pun properly.)
“It’s good. I wanted someone to do my dirty work anyway.”
“Did you say something?” Norman raised his face.
“Nothing. I’ll be looking forward to working with you starting next spring.”
There was nothing wrong with it.
Isaac, who had Adela and his servants nearby all the time, couldn’t move properly.
Ordering someone to do things instead of him would make his work quite easier.
That was a big advantage.
In particular, Norman tried to keep his grades a secret from Isaac. That was something Isaac could use against him.
Norman wouldn’t be happy, but he’d follow his commands silently.
(It might be terrible, but you can’t choose the means until you seize the country.)
Unfortunately, Terence’s classes had no effect on Isaac.
It might have worked if it were a pure child instead of Isaac.
However, Isaac already had the established ego of an adult.
If asked, Isaac could just fake his improvement, but he’d stay fundamentally the same.
What kind of effect would the meeting would Terence have, and on whom?
Nobody knew the answer yet.