Tensei Kizoku wa Taishi wo Idaku! - Chapter 6: Four-year-old, Encounter with Patrick.
Chapter 6: Four-year-old, Encounter with Patrick.
October 10th, Isaac’s birthday-
(If it is the same event as those seasonal gatherings, it’ll be quite troublesome to greet everyone, they’ll drink till late night and eventually head to bed. Let alone going to bed, you can’t even relax around them.)
-The now four-year-old Isaac thought that.
But the only attendees were familiar people such as his parents, grandparents, Adela, and Lisa.
Apparently, the big birthday party where a lot of people are invited would not be held until the age of ten.
The main reason was that the people didn’t know when the children would die.
Children were very weak and could easily die of illnesses.
Unlike adults, their bones were soft, so they could be broken quite easily- In some serious cases, they’d die of broken bones.
Therefore, until the age of ten, till you grow up to a certain extent, it is customary to hold birthday parties only with your relatives.
(For that reason… isn’t it weird to arrange the other parties normally then?)
In each season, they invited the aristocrats under their umbrella to hold a party.
Isaac usually attended them and said hello.
“Maybe it’s just a long-standing tradition for birthday parties.”
‘I’m sure this is also an aristocratic custom’, Isaac thought.
“Issac, happy birthday.”
When the Lord, Morgan first congratulated him, the others present in the hall also followed suit.
The figures of Milenda and Nathan were nowhere to be seen.
They were too hostile towards Lucia.
Lucia’s and Melinda’s annexes were separate.
Although they were in the same mansion, a lot of care was taken so that they didn’t meet each other.
It would have been nice if Lucia and Melinda had similar families, but one was from a Viscount and the other one from a Marquis family.
(TL note: In the earlier chapters it is mentioned that she is from the ‘Earl’ of halifax. It was an error. Lucia is from a viscount family. I am sorry for the translation error.)
Because of that, Lucia was an enemy in Melinda’s eyes.
“I’m the right person for Randolph”, Melinda often said that to show her disdain towards Lucia.
Randolph was really bad at handling those kinds of situations.
Melinda, who was supposed to marry into a foreign royal family, found herself in a very unstable position when her partner abandoned her.
Randolph, who was jokingly asked by the Marquis of Wilmente, “Would you like to take her?”, Inadvertently replied, “Yes I would”
He felt quite sorry after hearing Melinda’s circumstances, so somehow, his tongue slipped and that was it.
His tongue slipped in front of the Marquis of Wilmente.
Randolph couldn’t easily undo his public remark and in the end he accepted Melinda as his wife.
Even though he made such a big mistake, he still loved Lucia.
So he got married to Milenda with some conditions, such as prioritizing the inheritance rights for his and Lucia’s children rather than Melinda’s.
Melinda didn’t like it.
She got in the way of Randolph and Lucia, and she made advances on Randolph earlier in order to get pregnant.
So Melinda ended up giving birth to Randolph’s first child Nathan, not Lucia, who married Randolph earlier.
(Muddy love-hate drama, that kind of drama is all you need)
Isaac was a bit disappointed when he learned the story.
However, this world was based on an otome game which in turn was based on predatory relationships, so the story wasn’t too strange for Isaac.
“I am glad she’s such a disgusting woman”, Isaac thought.
A close family would have hesitated to eliminate Nathan.
Melinda’s nature made it a bit easier for Isaac to think about eliminating them.
Isaac thanked everyone.
And to his parents-
“Father, mother. Thank you for giving birth to me.”
(Thank you very much. For bringing me to this world. This one looks fun.)
Isaac flashed an innocent smile to which not only his parents and his grandparents, but also the servants couldn’t help responding with a gentle smile.
If it were a cheeky shitty brat then the servants wouldn’t have reacted like that.
But Isaac didn’t only care about his surroundings, but he also treated his servants with great care and respect.
“Hey, bring me the present”
Randolph ordered his servants, who then proceeded to bring out a 30cm square box.
“Issac doesn’t usually ask for anything, so we were pretty lost.”
Lucia said with a slightly embarrassed face.
It wouldn’t have been weird for a child to say ‘I want sweets’ or ‘I want toys’.
However, Isaac seemed satisfied just by reading a book in his study.
From a parent’s perspective, it was very embarrassing not to know their son’s hobbies and tastes.
They wouldn’t be able to give him anything even if they wanted to .
Therefore, this time, a certain item was selected at Morgan’s suggestion.
Things that all children would be happy with.
The whole family was happy to choose the gift.
The box placed in front of Isaac made a rattling sound.
“Can I open it?”
This was Isaac’s first birthday present after being reborn.
In the first place, he was born into a Marquis family, so he could get anything he wanted if he just wished for it.
Since he was born into one of the four major aristocratic families, they didn’t put any major emphasis on birthday presents.
So Isaac didn’t actually receive a birthday present.
It was just another normal gift to Isaac from everyone else.
But Isaac was quite excited for his birthday present.
So he hastily opened the box.
“It’s a dog!”
There was a puppy with cream-colored hair inside.
Maybe because he was in the box, he looked a little sleepy.
Isaac tried to lift, but he couldn’t even lift the small puppy.
‘I hate young bodies’, thought Isaac.
(I couldn’t keep a dog in my previous life. This is a big house, so we can afford it.)
His father, a local civil servant, bought the house on a loan.
However, the size of the house and the financial conditions were not good enough to keep a pet.
However, this was a different world.
The house is large and his family was economically quite, well settled.
Not only that, there are even servants for taking care of pets.
It was the best environment to keep pets.
“He’s a Golden retriever, Patrick. It’s still a puppy, so it’ll be okay if you change the name.”
Isaac was a little worried when he heard Margaret’s words.
“No. Even though he’s a dog, I won’t change his name just because I feel like it.”
He reached for Patrick, who looked just like a stuffed animal.
Patrick didn’t try to bite or chew on Isaac’s hand, so it seemed like his biting habits were already corrected.
Patrick sniffed Isaac’s hands for a few moments, and then started licking it.
Isaac laughed and stared at Patrick who was licking his hand.
The family was staring at Isaac with gentle smiles.
“You can use the room near the garden as a pet room. It’ll be a good idea to play with him there.”
“Yes, Father. Thank you!”
Isaac tried to grab Patrick and was about to head to the room.
However, he couldn’t lift him.
He was so excited that he forgot that he was still a four-year-old.
“Lisa onee-chan~ can you help me?”
He called out to Lisa because he couldn’t lift Patrick.
She was also curious about dogs. So she happily picked him up.
Lisa picked up Patrick.
After picking him up Lisa brought him in front of Isaac so that he could get a better look of him.
Due to the peculiar cuteness of pets, Isaac’s cheeks loosened up.
“Thank you. I will cherish it.”
“Let’s go, Onee-chan.”
After saying so, Isaac and Lisa left the room.
“It seems like giving him a pet wasn’t a bad idea.”
Randolph agreed with Morgan’s words.
Seeing Isaac so pleased like that was a first for everyone.
Usually he would just put the present aside and talk as usual.
This time, he received the present and went to play with it innocently.
When they saw Isaac behave according to his age, everyone was relieved.
“Patrick, I’m tired …”
Isaac made a soft noise while sitting on the ground.
Patrick was wandering around, as if saying, “Let’s play more.”
Isaac played tug-of-war with Patrick and then proceeded to chase him all around the room, several times. But Isaac, who only read books all day, couldn’t keep up with Patrick’s strength.
Sitting on the floor, Isaac was reflecting on that.
(Rather than reading books all day, I think I should move my body a bit too.)
(It’s not a good thing that all my friends are girls.)
(The only thing we do is talk or play with dolls, which requires little to no physical effort.)
Thanks to Patrick’s arrival, the four-year-old Isaac realized that he needed to train his body a bit as well.
His parents and grandparents didn’t realize just how good their gift was.
“I’m going to the flowerbed for a while, can you play with Patrick?”
“Of course, I’m more than happy to”
After entrusting Patrick to Lisa, Isaac headed for the flower bed.
A flower bed in the corner of the garden.
Isaac asked Randolph to make it there.
And he bought all the flower seeds with his pocket money.
Isaac wasn’t particularly interested in flowers.
He wanted to use these flowers to get people to gather around him little-by-little.
To persuade someone to be on your side, you must first meet that person.
However, if Isaac went to meet someone without any reason then, they would think that he’s planning something.
So Isaac thought about approaching them under the pretext of presenting the flowers that he had grown to get a chance of talking with them openly.
It was a child-like plan.
Still, Isaac thought it was better than doing nothing.
“Young master! Are you going to pick the weeds yourself today?”
Karl, the gardener who confirmed Isaac’s appearance, called out to him.
As a child couldn’t do it, Karl was the one who made the flower bed. But Isaac did the weed picking and watering himself.
“Yeah. I want to at least do what I can.”
This was a lie.
He actually wanted to leave everything to Karl.
However, a flower that the gardener grew from the beginning himself would just be a flower.
It would have a different kind of value if it was ‘a flower that Isaac grew by his own hands’.
So he had no choice but to be patient by deceiving his desire to skip work.
“By the way, when will these bloom?”
“Around April. These take about half a year.”
“Is that so…”
(It’s longer than I expected, but it’s okay I guess?)
(I’m just four years old.)
(I don’t have to rush.)
(From next time onwards, I’ll plant flowers according to the season.)
(From now on, flowers will continue to bloom on my flower bed.)
“I hope they bloom early”
(Little-by-little I’ll solidify the groundwork.)
“I hope so, but it’s fun to watch as it grows slowly.”
It was not uncommon for aristocrats to take care of flowers.
The Wellrod family also have a rose garden created by the Marquis several generations ago.
It was a bit rare since Isaac was still a child, but trying to grow flowers was not a bad thing.
Because you can train your patience while waiting for them to bloom.
Isaac was not the only one who was looking forward to the flowers blooming.
Karl was also looking forward to it.
However, in Karl’s case, he was not just looking forward to the flowers.
What kind of reaction will Isaac have when the flowers bloom- when the hard work he put in and all of his efforts come to fruitition, what kind of reaction would he have?
Karl was looking forward to that too.