Chapter 19: Young Ace of Light Armored Knight Squad (LOL)
My name, is Zen=Helix. I am a member of the Light Armored Knights. It has only been one year since I joined the knight corps. I’m 20 years old and having been praised because of my ability, I began being called as knight-ace by my companions.
Due to my fame, prince Alto often sought me for consultation and often practiced with me.
I heard that the infamous Governor-dono Grid=Ractos and his son Jake=Ractos are inside a shop called [Crescent Moon Pavilion] today and are in the middle of a meeting to overthrow the country.
Their evil deed actually never got confirmed as there wasn’t even any proof of it. Perhaps because of that, the knight captain, prime minister, and even his highness, never believed in their wrong doing and thought all of that was just a baseless rumour.
Prince Alto should also have heard the same from his majesty. Thus, I want to get the detailed explanation of what happened, and want to ask for a detailed explanation from him, but it seems that Prince Alto was at his wit’s end. It seems that Prince Alto got some kind of information that both of them tried to do something outrageous to the prime minister.
If such a thing really happened, then surely the spy will get wind of it. If it’s just his baseless fear, then I can just leave it alone, but if it’s not then I’ll take care of it. Thus, with that in mind, I walked toward the Crescent Moon Pavilion from Prince Alto’s information.
As I arrived near the Crescent Moon Pavilion, the target of my mission, the two persons , were about to enter the store.
(but really, this sign … it’s written in a unfamiliar word eh?)
A messed up character that seems like some complicated symbol, perhaps someone who knows what it is will know what it means. It could be that this was a code or something like that.
No, for now, I have to take precautions against governor-dono’s movement. I hid my presence, secluded myself near the shop window, and looked inside.
The atmosphere inside the shop was different. The store interior had unknown ornaments lined up, the governor-dono who had just entered showered with people with his gaze, but everyone immediately gazed away.
… Those guys didn’t felt scared, it looked like they already knew that the governor will come to this place . (TL : no this is a normal people reaction )
And then the shopkeeper, I already knew with a single glance, he is not just a normal shopkeeper. There were scars all over his body that seemed to have been caused by a sharp object. This is, it seems this is quite suspicious.
[ Boss, that thing that just entered today, we came to get that]
[ ….. Oh, just sit and wait. I’ll prepare it ] –
The governor’s son called the shopkeeper over. The fact that they didn’t use their real names made my doubt become stronger.
[Boss, I want to have that usual thing first before the other, can I ? ] – gr
[ …. aiyo (Ok)] – bo
Raising their lips into a smile, governor-dono and the shopkeeper made a wicked smile.
[ Nfu … Nfufu ]
Governor-dono, he’s laughing … ! ? His looks right now,it was an expression that I’ve never seen inside the castle. This is just like what prince said … !
[ …. thanks, for, waiting ]
That man who I think is the waiter, brought some kind of drink container to the governor’s table. Looking at that man, I am convinced. The assassin that the prince told me about,without a doubt is this person. That glint in his eyes was the look of someone who had already killed many people, It was the eye of an expert assassin. Furthermore, the cloth that covered his mouth.
it was an appearance that was impossible for waiter. (TL : I thought so too)
Also his speech. It seems that he still didn’t quite get used to speaking the language from our country. Possibly a foreigner … I’ve heard of it .The assassins from other countries differ from the spies from our country that cover their face with a mask, they cover their mouth with a black cloth and blend into the darkness. If I recall, they were called [Shinobi] , the ones who specialize in spying. Without a doubt, he was one of those so called shinobi.
Thus, as I was having thoughts like that, the waiter brought something to the governor’s table.
As I peeked at the thing on the top of the plate, as that thing entered my sight, I felt frightened.
( wha, what is that ! that bizarre red thing … ! ! )
I’ve never seen something like that before. It was the meat of a beast, a piece of red meat without any sign of processing before. From its look, it looked like a piece from some kind of fish, but I don’t know any fish with red meat. My fear heightened in front of this unknown object.
[ OOh ….. ! this, this is it ! Nfufu …. as long I have this, I will able to fight no matter where it is ….. ! ]
That wasn’t a reaction that one will give to a food. If that is so,then that was the thing that prince said, the important thing that is needed for their plan … !
I can’t leave this alone .
I don’t know what they will use that thing for, but that kind of unknown object, if I leave them alone, I don’t know what fearsome thing they will use it for … !
Though charging in with just one man is a disadvantage for me , but it can’t be helped. I’ll prepare for the worst.
[ I got information that there were illegal dealings that happened here. Nobody move from their seats ! ]
Me who barged into the store vigorously.
The target, stopped their movement as if seeing something unexpected.
They gazed at me, but I will make the first move.
I will not give them any room to resist.
[ I already took control of this place, you cannot make any excuse you know . GRID=RACTOS ! JAKE = RACTOS ! ]
As I declare so with all of my might, I place my hand on my sword. That moment when I was about to take out my sword.
[ Wa … ! Wait ! ! that knight over there ! ! ]
The prime minister with his rough breath, makes me stand still with his voice.