“The other countries stopped hounding him after that, but some ill feelings remained. It would have been great if they managed to catch the Child of God too after the king was executed, but they never managed to, and the treasures stolen were never returned.” [Remilie]
“So it wasn’t exactly resolved, huh.” [Ryouma]
“Yes. This is just one example. There have been many cases of countries being shaken up in a similar way. That’s why countries do their best not to antagonize the Children of the Gods. Even if they can’t form a good relationship, they can still have a peaceful time together if they don’t poke their nose into each other’s business.
Of course, there will always be fools, and there have also been cases where people didn’t believe in the existence of the Children of the Gods and brought ruin onto themselves. There’s plenty of precedents, so caution is important.” [Remilie]
“…Okay, I think I’ve more or less understood. But why are you talking to me about this?” [Ryouma]
Remilie-san must’ve spoken about her past for my sake. But there shouldn’t be any reason for her to reveal the fact that she knew about me being a Child of God.
“I wouldn’t have said anything if you were the sort of person to lash out, but you seemed like the type to listen. So I figured it would be easier talking to you if I just told you.” [Remilie]
“Well, thank you for trusting me.” [Ryouma]
If what she said about the treatment of the Children of the Gods was true, then she really is a considerate person. After all, she very well could have ruined her life if things had taken a poor turn.
While I was thinking that, Remilie-san dropped another bomb.
“It’s fine, it’s convenient for me too. After all, I need to explain this much to you to tell you that Erias has also noticed that you’re a Child of God.” [Remilie]
That was a name I heard just recently. I found myself turning around, but then I felt those soft things on my head and stopped.
“That’s right. Erias also participated in that research. In fact, he’s the one who told us to do it in the first place. He’s a member of the royal family and a descendant of a Child of God. There were also documents that only the royal family were allowed access to, so it’s likely he has information we don’t have.” [Remilie]
His Majesty responded to the rumors that sparked the investigation and judged that Elialia was not a Child of God.
“Though she possesses mana far beyond normal people, she possessed no other special traits. Her large mana pool was likely due to her connection to King Masaharu, who too possessed vast reserves of mana. However, the evidence we had were also too weak to completely rule out the possibility.
But since the king had already decided, we had to follow accordingly. It was safer for Elia-chan that way too. Erias-chan likely possesses information we don’t have and has a way to determine whether someone is a Child of God or not.” [Remilie]
I think that makes sense. At the very least, I don’t have any reason to disagree with it. I mean I don’t even know what kind of person the king is. What I’m more interested in is whether he’s actually realized that I’m a Child or God.
His spy, Yurdum-san, was with me until just recently. Reinhart-san has settled that matter, so he’s no longer leaking information. However, the king must’ve surely heard about the events at the end of the year.
“It’s because of that that I wanted to tell you about this. You’d be surprised if you were suddenly summoned to the castle, right?” [Remilie]
“…Yes, if you hadn’t talked to me beforehand, I would have been really on guard. I might have been unjustly suspicious too.” [Ryouma]
“Should that time comes, just be calm and hear him out. Erias-chan shouldn’t have any reason to be hostile to a Child of God, so he won’t do anything bad.” [Remilie]
“I understand.” [Ryouma]
There’s probably no point thinking about it now. If the situation changes, I’ll just have to contact Reinhart-san. That should be good enough.
“But in that case, it’s probably better to just tell him that I’m a Child of God.” [Ryouma]
“Are you fine telling him?” [Remilie]
If it’s just about me being a Child of God (an otherworlder), then there shouldn’t be any problems, but there were a lot of otherworlders in the past who suffered because of that.
They were either betrayed by the people they trusted that information to, or labeled a liar and isolated because people didn’t believe them. There were also cases where the information spread too far and wide that they lost their freedom and the people dear to them.
So although it’s not forbidden, it’s not recommended. If I really want to tell someone about it, I’d have to choose the person wisely. Or at least, that’s what was written on the manual I got after my transmigration.
I trust the duke’s family, and they probably know about it already anyway, so I might as well tell them to make it easier to move in case of emergency. And…
“…I mean I haven’t known you for long and you found out about it, so I don’t think there’s much point in hiding it from the duke’s family.” [Ryouma]
“That’s true. The most suspicious one right now is me.” [Remilie]
“You’ve helped me out a lot, so I’ll trust you. Just please don’t tell others.” [Ryouma]
“Of course.” [Remilie]
She seems so aloof most of the time, but those words felt sincere.
“Alright, I’ve said everything I wanted to say, so let’s go to sleep already. We have to get some sleep before our shift or tomorrow will be difficult. It’s bad for the skin too.” [Remilie]
“Right… Goodnight.” [Ryouma]
A lot of things happened today, so I was quite tired. There were a lot of things that surprised me, but I was able to relax in the end. It didn’t take long before I found my way into that oh so comfortable slumber land.