Chapter 5 – The Former Demon King, Using The Private Tutor
The next morning.
I went back to the detached building and had a good night’s sleep then I went back out again.
After a while, I returned to the mansion with the rabbit meat.
Through the main gate of the mansion, it was as if I had just went hunting.
But of course, the prey was hunted at night and I had the bats to watch over it.
“What are you doing there, Yuuki??”
The moment I walked through the gate, I heard someone called out to me.
Kachel Mieghem, dressed in a pure white robe was looking at me.
. . . . .
That’s to be expected.
“I see you’ve went out. Can you tell this Kachel where you were and what you were doing?”
“Why is that?”
”I’m Xellos-sama’s educator. I am obligated to keep the Baron family in an appropriate environment for him”
“…I was hunting”
I showed him the ‘Large Rabbit’ on my back.
“I went to look at the trap I had set up in the mountain behind the mansion and found out it had caught a prey, so I brought it back. I’m going to have a maid from the detached building to cook it for me”
“Why would you do that?”
”There’s not much meat to eat in the detached building. I thought of treating them with it”
”Oh, how selfish of you, illegitimate child!”
Kachel-sensei looked up to the heavens and shouted.
“Illegitimate child are no better than the servants. If the servant hunted a prey, it would make sense to offer it to the Baron!? But to use it for the servants’ well-being…I can’t believe it”
“If you’ll excuse me, I need to deal with the meat”
I ignored Kachel and started to walk away.
“Please wait, Yuuki-dono!!”
“What’s the matter? I thought I heard Kachel-sensei’s voice…?”
Otou-sama came from the garden.
Short blonde hair and a muscularly built body. In his hand, there’s a wooden sword used for training.
My otou-sama, Baron Georg Grossalia.
”Ohh, it’s Yuuki. Where were you going!?”
“I was hunting in the mountain behind the mansion”
“Listen to me, Georg-sama. It seems like Yuuki-dono is planning to keep all the hunted prey to himself”
Interrupting my words, Kachel told otou-sama.
”This is Baron Grossalia’s house. If a servant hunted a prey, it shall belong to Georg-sama. It is natural to offer it, but to keep it to oneself, well, this Kachel have nothing to say about it!!”
“If Yuuki hunted, then the prey belongs to Yuuki, right?”
Otou-sama put down his wooden sword and stroked my head with his large hand.
“Even so, two ‘Large Rabbits’. Hmm, you set the traps, didn’t you?”
“That’s amazing, aren’t it! When I was a child, all I could do were wielding a wooden sword! I’ve heard that the ‘Large Rabbit’ has strong wariness and thus difficult to catch. To be able to hunt it, well, that’s quite a feat! You have great talent, Yuuki!”
“Thank you very much. Otou-sama”
I don’t hate being stroked by otou-sama.
Otou-sama was a man who earned the noble rank through war.
That’s why he doesn’t miss any practices every morning.
I also like to see him sweating all over his body as he continues to swing his wooden sword.
In my past life, I didn’t have anyone to call as my father.
“But don’t be reckless. There are also powerful monsters in the mountain behind the mansion. If you are entering it alone, you can only go until the foot of the mountain. If you get hurt, we’ll all be worried about you”
‘You do not need to worry about such things! Baron Georg-sama!!”
“How can you praise an illegitimate child’s selfish behavior instead of criticizing it! Is that the right way to be a nobleman!?”
“Don’t be harsh, Kachel-sensei”
Otou-sama scratched his head in a troubled way.
“My son has made an achievement in the hunt. What’s wrong with praising him for that?”
“Baron-sama seems to have forgotten the terms and conditions when hiring me”
It’s an unpleasant grin that twitched his lips up.
I know what he’s talking about, and so does otou-sama.
For three years now, Kachel has been using the same words to silence those in the house.
“I’ll do my best to make sure that the legitimate son Xellos becomes a trainee of the ‘Rindobell Magic Guild’. In return of that, Baron-sama will not deny my manner of doing. Wasn’t that a requirement when you hired me?”
“……Y, yes. But”
”The mage training institution of ‘Rindobell Magic Guild’ is a place where the royal family and upper class nobles also attend. Even though Xellos-sama is aiming for there, but what to do if the Baron family can’t even abide by the discipline themselves? An illegitimate child stands below a legitimate son. Baron-sama does not need to speak to the illegitimate child more than necessary. I told you that was the rule in the aristocracy”
”I know…I know…but…Yuuki has talent!”
Otou-sama stroked my head again bitterly.
“Isn’t it a parent’s duty to make sure that their children grow?”
“Understood. Then I shall return to the royal capital. It seems that this Kachel has done everything in his power to get Xellos-sama into the ‘Magic Guild’, but to no avail”
“W, wait a minute! That’s a different story!”
”Once you become a trainee in the ‘Magic Guild’, you’ll often meet girls from the upper class nobles. I thought it would be the best way to raise the name of the Baron family, but it’s a shame. The master, Baron Georg-sama, is in such a state…”
“I offer this to otou-sama”
I offered the ‘Large Rabbit’ to my father.
“In return, will you listen to my request?”
“O, oh. Tell me about it!”
“I would like to have the permission to enter the main building’s library”
“Yes. As Kachel-sensei said, I lack understanding of the discipline in this country and of my position. So, to not offend nii-sama or Kachel-sensei, I want to learn about the system and the history of this country”
“……Amazing. You even think that far huh……”
I’m sorry, otou-sama.
It was all within my plan.
I was sure that if I brought back my hunted prey, Kachel would complain about it.
That’s why I entered through the main gate boldly while carrying the ‘Large Rabbit’.
I know that otou-sama trains with his sword every morning in the garden.
If I do anything under that circumstances, Kachel-sensei will make a fuss so that otou-sama can hear him. This has always been the case. No matter how much I’m as a non-human creature, if the same thing was repeated for three years, I’ll remember the pattern.
So, this time I decided to take advantage of it and gain access to the library.
Because if I go through the books in the library, I’ll find out what the world was like after I died in my past life.
“As Kachel-sensei said, I need to figure out my position and standings. For that reason, I want to make up for the knowledge that I lack of. Please, otou-sama, give me the rights to read the books”
“Of course! It’s great that Yuuki want to do self-study”
“Yuuki said he wants to understand his position. Is this against the discipline of the noble? Kachel-sensei”
“N, no problem at all!”
With that said, Kachel-sensei returned to the mansion.
Otou-sama let out a small sigh.
“Forgive me, Yuuki”
“No, I don’t mind”
I understand that otou-sama is trying to protect the house.
I can’t get in the way of that. After all, I’m a ‘Monster’ so I can’t inherit the Baron family.
”Regarding the library, I’ll tell the butler Neil about it. So, feel free to use it”
“Thank you very much, otou-sama”
After bowing to my father, I headed for the main building.