Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku! - Chapter 4:Three-years-old, Adela and Lisa.
Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku!
Chapter 4:Three-years-old, Adela and Lisa.
For Isaac who was reborn into this new world, the language didn’t pose any inconvenience for him.
There were quite a few books in the study, and for some reason they were all written in Japanese.
‘—Everyone speaks and writes in japanese.’
It was a big advantage for Isaac, who was originally a Japanese civilian- ‘Osamu Takahashi’.
The fact that he didn’t have to learn a new language from scratch meant that he could have a lot of free time instead of remembering letters like the rest of the children of his age.
Still, he went through the trouble of asking the adults to teach him Hiragana and Katakana and pretended to learn them little-by-little. All of this so that the potentially hostile adults didn’t get too cautious of him.
But that also became annoying, and by the time he read a book with Kanji characters in it, he would keep a dictionary with him to pretend like he was reading the book while looking the words up in the dictionary.
Even after doing that, such a child would be killed, the adults saying: “He’s possessed by the devil.”
After all, he’s a three-year-old child who talks and carries himself like an adult.
Then why is it overlooked?
There was a reason for this as well.
‘――The Marquis of Wellrod, the law of the third generation.’
The Marquis of Wellrod’s bloodline had characteristics that other homes did not have since the time of the first owner.
The first Marquis was an extremely talented man.
However, he had an eccentric and difficult personality.
The second generation Marquis was excellent, and his personality was a little bit strict but he was still kind.
He had a more than average ability and the personality of an ordinary man..
The third generation Marquis was a gentle man with a normal, human-like brain.
He was by no means disqualified as an heir of the Marquis family, but compared to the previous generations he was a bit unsatisfactory.
The fourth generation Marquis was extremely talented and had a difficult and eccentric personality.
The fifth generation Marquis was excellent and had somewhat of a normal personality.
The sixth generation Marquis was on par with normal people and had a gentle personality.
In this way, the three types of Marquis were repeated.
Normally, there was nothing weird in being extremely talented or average.
However, this pattern as a whole strangely continued in the Wellrod bloodline.
Isaac’s grandfather, Morgan, was excellent but had a bit of a strict but overall, normal personality.
His father, Randolph, was a gentle but ordinary man.
After that, it was the turn of the person with extreme talent but a difficult and eccentric personality.
In other words, Isaac.
They couldn’t assess his personality just yet, but Isaac was smart enough to formulate a way to introduce a better version of the sweets to the public.
So it was already a well established fact that Isaac inherited the traits of the Wellrod family.
That’s why even if he was a bit of an unusual child, his actions were generally overlooked.
As a successor of the Wellrod family, it was just in his nature.
However, the characteristics of a consort kin was overwhelmingly higher in Nathan.
Isaac was already a few steps behind him in the race for succession.
So, Isaac focused on collecting a lot of knowledge so that he could live anywhere and in any way even without becoming the Marquis.
The reason he was not disposed of even after his weird behaviour was due the law of the third generation.
Isaac’s reading time was really easy for Adela.
Isaac just read books while lying on the sofa, occasionally he’d feel drowsy and sleep right there along with his books.
Adela couldn’t help worrying about Isaac’s future.
There have been a number of great men emerging in the history of the Kingdom of Reed.
However, most of them have followed the pattern of ‘becoming a master and guiding people to the right path with their power’ or ‘using their talents and power as a tyrant’.
Adela hoped that Isaac would grow to be the former one.
But in front of her own eyes, at the age of three Isaac’s ego was established and it seemed like he had a clear goal.
If they are an ordinary child, you can show them the proper directions, if they deviate from the correct path then you can guide them back.
Then what about Isaac?
Personally, Adela thought he was growing up properly.
He wasn’t selfish and he tried to get along with everyone.
However, to her it also seemed like he was hiding his real emotions.
Isaac didn’t even have that rebellious prideful period that was common in the aristocrat’s children.
If Isaac didn’t understand something then he’d ask questions repeatedly until he was able to understand it.
(――It’s as if you know everything and you’re asking those questions just to make sure that you’re correct.)
‘He’s a bit weird but he’s a good boy’.
Adela thought as she stared at Isaac, who was reading his book while lying on the sofa.
Isaac is a wise child who can care for others.
Compared to Isaac, she wondered what her daughter was like when she was the same age.
Adela knew that both of them would be different.
But she just thought about that.
Isaac even showed a childish side of his when he read a magic textbook and tried to perform magic.
However only 1 in 10,000 people can perform magic.
He was disappointed when he found out that he couldn’t do magic.
When Isaac saw Adela saying,”So you still do childish things like these huh?” he felt a bit down but at the same time he felt happy that she didn’t get too suspicious of him.
Isaac only read books in his free time.
When someone came to play, he’d deal with them accordingly.
However, other children also had their education, so they didn’t come to play everyday.
On this day, Lisa, Adela’s daughter, came to play with Isaac.
She was eight, five years older than Isaac, but for Isaac, the five-year age gap wasn’t a big thing.
In terms of mental age, he was 27 years old.
He is old enough to be treated as an old man by Lisa.
But Lisa, who was unaware of that thought, was an older sister to Isaac.
And she was really looking forward to it.
She said, “Look carefully. If you draw two squares and connect the corners with lines … It looks like a box, right?”
“It’s true, you’re amazing.”
(No, I know this already.)
Lisa was confident and was showing her knowledge to her three-year-old friend.
(She looks good, but it’s too bad that she doesn’t have enough ‘volume’ yet.)
“Issac is always reading a book, isn’t he? It’s important to study, but sometimes you’ll find it difficult to learn things if you don’t draw or sing.”
“Well, is that so?”
“That’s right, you’re an aristocrat afterall.”
(How is me being an aristocrat related to that … Ah, yeah. you’ll be a patron someday, so you have to at least touch the subject a bit .)
Isaac had the notion that “art and music should be left for people who truly understand it”.
But if he ignored them completely then one day he might get ridiculed.
Isaac was already collecting knowledge from this world. However, learning about art seemed like a tedious job to him.
For music and songs, karaoke with his friends was the only experience he had with those.
(And I only learned a bit of drawing from the classes at school.)
He regretted his previous life, wishing that he had at least picked up a hobby of drawing manga or illustrations.
There was nothing he was particularly good at.
Academically, he was a little above average.
(I have no special skills, my hobby was playing games.)
The only experience I got at the izakaya chain that seemed to be useful was how to bake things cooked in a central kitchen or heat them in a microwave oven.
(I don’t even have any knowledge regarding land reforms… Did I make a mistake by choosing this route?)
Although Isaac was more ambitious than others, he did not have the strength to support it.
(I don’t know anything about these things…)
Isaac knew how incompetent he was, he was ashamed that he had no valuable skill accumulated from his previous life.
“Lisa, will you teach me how to draw like you?”
Isaac asked Lisa politely while watching his tone.
It was important to enjoy this kind of thing.
He doesn’t like to draw, and if he continues to dislike it, then he won’t grow up.
Before hiring a full-fledged painting tutor, he should find painting fun for himself.
Plus he thought he might come to like it if he drew alongside a friend.
Isaac chose a different way of life from his previous one.
Until now he was going with the notion of ‘there is no time for art in the battle for succession.’
Of course he wouldn’t have time for art after a few years.
That’s why he chose to come into contact with art right now.
Isaac wanted to be able to distinguish between good and bad art, even if he didn’t become an artist.
“Of course, I’d be happy to help.”
She had no reason to decline, and she honestly felt happy to be relied upon by others.
The two were like siblings.
Lisa was happy to see her younger brother relying on his older sister.
For a few hours after that, those two were completely immersed in drawing.
“Oh~~ This looks fun”
Isaac didn’t notice anyone until he was called out from behind.
That’s how much he was absorbed into drawing.
When he turned around, he saw his grandmother Margaret standing there.
“Yes. How about you drawing along with us, grandmother?”
“I used to draw when I was young. I haven’t drawn for a long time, so I can’t draw anymore.”
Margaret replied with a smile.
But to Isaac it was clear that his grandmother was worried about the fact that she wouldn’t be able to draw anything better than the kids.
Perhaps she only learned a bit about art from an aristocratic point of view when she was young.
Because she wasn’t very good at it, she thought it’d be embarrassing to show the children something badly drawn.
“Then, you can have this picture, grandmother!”
Isaac presented a picture of his grandmother.
Isaac painted his family so he had also painted pictures of his grandmother.
Of course, it was a bad painting because he didn’t have a picture of his grandmother alongside his inexperience in drawing bodies.
It was a child-like painting with a big head and an unbalanced body.
However, Margaret looked happy.
“Oh~ You see, I’m not very good at drawing. Thank you. I think you’ll become a great painter in the future.”
“… That’s too much of a compliment.”
(When someone happily accepts something you wholeheartedly made, it kinda makes you happy as well huh?…)
Isaac wanted to draw Margaret again, who was now stroking his head.
(Well, no one hates heartfelt gifts.)
‘Except when a plate with a couple’s photo printed on it is given as a wedding gift’, Isaac thought.
(A gift from a kind-hearted child. I’d also be happy if I were in her place. I wish I could give everyone something better.)
(I’m glad I made it, and it’s not a problem to dispose of.)
If such gifts can be made and distributed, it might increase Isaac’s standing even further.
(And I didn’t have much attachment to my parents in my previous life. I don’t even know what they liked. But this time, this time I want to give something to my family.)
Seeing the delighted face of his grandmother, Isaac decided so.