Seirei Gensouki ~Konna Sekai de Deaeta Kimi ni~ (WN) - Chapter 41
Chapter 41 : Exploring The Royal Capital
TN : My apologies, I lost the edited version of the next few chapters
The next day after they’re arriver at royal capital, under the dazzling of blue sky, Rio’s walking in the downtown of royal capital along with Sayo.
They’re asked to purchase the luxury goods by the villager, while the other villager are going to sale trade goods, both of them are going to buy large amount of daily necessities for the village.
「As expected of royal capital, there’re so many people here right」
Having come to the royal capital for the first time and somehow left a deep impression on her, Sayo voiced her admiration.
To Sayo words, Rio too looking at the scenery of the royal capital that was spreading before him.
This is also the first time Rio arrived at the royal capital of this kingdom.
There’s many wooden building and house covered with mortar in the Karasuki kingdom, the building that standing in row is somehow exuding similiar atmosphere with that of oriental architecture.
For both of somesort of country bumpkin, they’re hardly know where’s the stores that selling luxury goods.
Though they’re asked by the other villager whether it’s fine for them to shop alone, they just said that it’s due to insufficient personnel, and Rio could do the calculation*. Though he was a little unsatisfied with the other reason, thus it came to the situation where he’s shopping along with Sayo.
They’re currently walking on bussiness district, as they’re going around many shop without finding the goods they want.
Their purpose on the first day is to sightseeing the royal capital along with shopping, they’re going around of various shop at slow pace.
「Sayo-san, this is really the first time you leave the village right？」
「Yes. I always want to go to this place ever since I hear various stories about royal capital from oniichan who goes there once before」
「That wish finally come true right」
「Yes! This is really just like a dream！ Furthermore, I can even sightseeing like this」
「That’s right, since it’s our first time coming to royal capital, it must be due to everyone consideration right」 [TL : Duh]
「Ye-Yeah. I think so」
She’s somehow stuttering at the end, even her face was blushing a little.
Though Rio is paying attention so that he won’t be overwhelmed by the ordinary surrounding, so there’sno way he’ll notice her state.
「E-Even so, viewing the royal capital from below is really amazing right！」
Said Sayo with somehow flustered voice.
「That’s right. Though I visiting many countries in my journey, I never seen a castle of that scale」
The capital of Karasuki kingdom build as if to surround a small hill, at the center of that is the royal castle on top of the hill.
Looking at the royal castle by looking it up from the urban area was surely the best part.
And then, walking around the whole town while enjoying such scenery—-.
「Oy, the two youth right there, are you in the middle of a date？」
Then they’re being called out by a female shopkeeper that was currently managing her stall.
It seems she’s selling amall accessories which is geared toward woman.
「Ah, no, we’re……」
Her face is bkushing in hearing the female shopkeeper, and flustered when she answered.
「We came to royal capital from our village, and currently shopping while doing the usual trade」
Just before her train of thought is short circuited, Rio replaced Sayo who’s stuttering with her words to explaining their circumtances.
「Ara, is that so？ Hee」
Say the female shopkeeper who’s turning her line of sight to Sayo who’s curling herself with flushed face.
To her line of sight that was seemingly seen through her, Sayo blushing even more.
「Onii-san, since it’s the long awaited coming to royal capital, how about buying something for the girl as a celebration？」
“Grin”, and along with her bussiness smile, she made a suggestion to buy an item.
Though he knew that it’ll come to bussiness talk since the very beginning, it’s not the talk that can easily refused.
If he refusing her here, it’ll made the others think that Rio is a bit to oblivious to the atmosphere.
「……Ah, You’re right. Sayo-san. Is there something you want? 」
Smiling wryly, Rio asked Sayo.
Rio have enough travelling expenses to use even in this country.
Buying one present to Sayo won’t even put a dent on his pocket.
Since he’s also feel awkward refusing a call in that situation, RIo only could hopping on board of the sales talk of the female shopkeeper.
「Fuee！ ？ I-I don’t need that! 」
As if being confused, Sayo is rtrying to refuse Rio offer.
Rio is laughing amusingly at her who’s pushing both of her hand in front of her and making an over reaction by vigorously shaking her neck to left and right.
「It’s alright there’s no need to hold back yourself」
「That’s rigth！ After a great trouble in making a man saying that he’ll buy a gift, here you must show your manner by choosing the present carefully as a girl.」
When Rio give an ok for Ruri to not hold herself, the female shopkeeper taking advantage of that.
「As what she says, feel free」
「Eh ……. Ah, The-Then ………..」
Being urged by those two, even while bewildered, Sayo was looking at the item item that was being displayed.
Though she seems to be timid at first, Sayo instantly showing a serious expression.
Rio is waiting silently as she’s staring intently at the items while hearing the female shopkeeper explanation.
Finally Sayo’s picking a beautiful hairpin in the form of a flower.
「Haha. You have a keen eyes. You have a nice sense. This is the best item」
「Erm, is it expensive？」
Sayo asking that as if being reserved.
「Nn~, How about 60 copper？ 」
It doesn’t mean that it’s expensive to the point that it’s unreachable even for a general commoner.
But, living in the village, that was considerably expensive for Sayo who’s never held even scrap of money.
「Is this to your fancy？ Sayo-san」
「Eh, Ah, but………」
Rio confirming Sayo choice in a way that won’t made her worked up.
But, Sayo was looking alternately at Rio and the hairpin with bewildered expression.
「Onee-san. Give me that please」
After looking at Sayo state, he know that Sayo want that, so Rio told the female shopkeeper that he want to buy the hairpin.
Sayo was befuddles when she’s looking at Rio who’s giving one silver coin to the female shopkeeper.
「Thank you for your patronage！ Not haggling when buying a present for a girl will give you a favourable impression you know! 」
Hearing that they come from the village, though the female shopkeeper somehow predicted that they’ll be bargaining a bit more, she’s dumbfounded when Rio readily handing over the money.
Then, the female shopkeeper showing a full blown bussiness smile as she receiving the silver coin and handed back the 40 copper coin.
When Rio receiving that, the female shopkeeper approached Sayo carrying the hairpin.
「Well then, here it is, will you put it on immediately？」
「Eh, Ah, Yes」
Thus, the female shopkeeper put the hairpin on Sayo with trained movement.
Sayo was accepting that with dreamy state.
The pink colored flower hair pin is shining brightly in contrast with Sayo white skin and her shoulder length black hair that was stretching till her shoulder.
「That’s really suit you！」
「Yeah, it’s lovely」
「T-Thank you very much！」
The female shopkeeper telling her impression while smiling sociably.
And Rio added his impression too, Sayo said his grattude with blushing red face.
「You must do your best you know. Because there’ll be high competition for this boy」
The female shopkeeper whispered so that only Sayo could heard it and winking lightly to her.
Sayo lowered her head body in hearing those words.
「Then, should we go again. Sayo-san」
「I’ll be waiting for your next patronage～！」
The two of them then left to continuing their shopping again.
The female shopkeeper said to the back of them who’s leaving.
By the way, after walking for a while, Sayo say 「Thank you very much!」 while smiling ear to ear and bowing vigorously at Rio, She was looking at it pleasantly.
After that they’re wandering around the royal capital for a while, they’re returning to the public lodging.
And then, the sharp villager find the hairpin that was being put on Sayo hair, after many questioning, Sayo told them with flushed red face.
It seems the trading group could sell all of the trading item, it’s decided that they’ll go back to the village two days later.
Even after returning to the village, she’ll be always being questioned by the village woman regarding the hairpin given by Rio which Sayo always put on her hair.
Several days after they left the royal capital.
In the house of Saga, a high class samurai family, Saga Gouki the current family head was facing his own son, Hayate.
「A letter from Yuba-dono？」
Gouki said that in a low but powerful voice.
「Yes. Look like this is an important letter as she wanted me to deliver this without fail」
「Uhm, I see ……….. Then, where’s that letter? 」
「Here it is」
When Hayate taking out the letter and deliver it, Gouki teared the seal in a polite manner which is unsuited with his build.
Though it doesn’t mean that he’s in sullen mood, Gouki is someone who’s strict and hard to please.
Without being agitated by something, he’s someone who’s judging everything by putting an emphasis on attitude*. With his nickname “Kishin Gouki[Gouki The Fierce God]”, which is once made the soldier of Rokuren, their neighbourhood kingdom trembling in fear.
That’s Hayate image of Gouki, Hayate and his siblings respected that kind of father.
Especially his younger by eight years sister who made a declaration that she won’t marry someone unless it’s a man who’s stronger than Gouki.
Even though they can’t expect that there’s a man who’s stronger than Gouki in this kingdom.
Back to the topic, currently Gouki is staring intently at the letter with somewhat gloomy expression.
「!!!!! ？ 」
But, just once, that Gouki letting out a shocked expression showing on his face.
Havng guessed that expression, Even Hayate is surprised by that.
（It must be something unusual for father to let it showing on his face. Is it really that important information？） [TL : Yeah it’s the information about your Brother-in-law to be]
Though he guessed that, he isn’t asking to his father who’s still in the middle of reading the letter.
Hayate just staring at Gouki who was reading that letter intently.
Somehow Gouki eyes is moving at alarming speed as if it’s chasing after the sentences in that letter.
He’s somehow showing a sad expression, then smiling as if being pleased by something.
Even after he finished reading it once, he read it again so many times as if he didn’t want to miss anything in it.
「Please tell me the detailed information about the boy called Rio」
After reading the letter so many times, Gouki asked about Rio to confirm whether it’s true or not.
Why is Rio name suddenly popped in this place.
Gouki voice was trembling.
Whether that’s due to sorrow, joy, or delight.
Though Hayate is unable to grasp that fact, he decided to told his father about Rio.
「Haa, he said that his age is around 14 years old. He’s polite and extremely excellent personality, he’s someone who’s cut above the rest which I feel can’t be found in an ordinary soldier」
「I see ……」
Gouki is grinning with fierce smile as he’s giving a full score to Rio personality.
「I can’t hold this any longer. I’ll visit his majesty immediately. Hayate, you did a good job on bringing that letter to me. That surely was troublesome」
Gouki quickly risen from his seat after saying that.
「Ayame-sama has passed away huh. Zen ……. No, I must immediately notify his majesty about Rio-sama ……… 」
When he left while muttering by himself with various emotion in his chest, Gouki gallantly left the room.
Hayate just looking dumbfoundedly at the retreating figure of his father.
「What was just happen……」