Chapter 12 – I Cannot Believe It
It was a few days after I came to know about Father cheat like existence.
My 1st birthday.
We had a small party in the house. I received a picture book from Mother and a doll from Mary San. Hm, to tell the truth I did not really need those.
But the fact that my birthday was being celebrated by anyone had already made me very happy….Let’s keep it a secret that I instinctively embraced Mother.
Due to his work, Father had to rush over to the edge of his territory as soon as possible.
” Wait for me and look forward to it! ”
With that and a smile, Father left. Ah no, he was not dead yet.
I had a bad feeling about this….Let’s just wait without any anticipation.
I trained sneakily and was able to use fire magic quite easily now.
There had been a few close shaves though, like how suddenly someone would enter the room. I would cancel the magic once I heard the door opened and the important part was to put on a nonchalant face.
I really did seem to have a talent in spying. Hehe.
And so I would be trying a new skill today!
After hearing the fact that Father was a ‘Double’, I had hopes of being one myself. Since the incantations were in Japanese, I did not need to go through the trouble to read the book. [TN: Why not? The author’s hilarious.] And so, I sat on the sofa and murmured softly.
” [水] ” [TN: Water, japanese Mizu]
As the matter of fact, I could actually cast fire chantlessly. It had been some time since I chanted so I was a little nervous. A cute ‘Pong!’ sounded and a ball of water appeared, floating in the air.
I did it! That’s amazing! We were indeed father and son, I was a ‘Double’ too!
” Yay! ”
I was so happy that, against my better judgment, jumped on the sofa. Getting ahead, without thinking, I began to cast magic of other attributes continuously.
” [土]! [風]! [光]! [闇]! ” [TN: Here we go.. Earth, wind, light, dark / shadow. Japanese, Do, Fu, Hikari, Yami.]
Balls began to appear in a ‘Pong pong pong pong’ rhythm.
I can cast them all ✨!
” For real..? ”
The feeling was so unreal that I laughed. This was a dream! …Was how I tried to escape but in front of my eyes, cubes of earth, spiral of wind, ball of light and something like a ball of blackness were floating in the air.
” …unt I awesume? ”
I muttered, dumbfounded for a moment. Finally I came to my senses and, when all 4 balls of magic disappeared, did I accept reality.
” HERE IT CAME!!!!!!! ”
I yelled. Wasn’t it awesome?! How fun! Because the incantations were in Japanese, if I said it badly I would sound like the blue tanuki.
I trembled, excited. At the heat of the moment I punched the air.
And then, I remembered.
…hm? I was supposed to have not…receive any [cheat] from god…
But the fact I was stuck in that pose was my retribution.
The door opened with a ‘gassha’ and Mary San entered. Just nice, I was standing right in front of that door.
Our eyes met.
” …….. ”
” …..Young Master Will….. ”
I knew what you wanted to say so please don’t say it! Please don’t say I was embarrassing!
” Mary San…whatsu uppu? ”
I looked up at Mary as I slowly lowered my raised fist. Trying to stop something, I cocked my head to the side like a child.
I would definitely not say that Mary let out a snort of laughter and turned her back on me, something she rarely did.
How awful! Please give me some leeway seeing that I was just a year old child!
…Ah. A Noble’s kid would not do this kind of action.. I would take care not to do it again.
” ….Cough. Young Master, your lunch is prepared in the dining room. ”
” Okay, I am going… ”
The trembling Mary San who was trying to bear her laughter and the depressed me.
….Let’s not be bothered about it.
Mary San held my hand and we began walking towards the idiotically huge room.
Yes, I had weaned! How’s that! Was I fast or what! Though it was still only baby food but I was glad I weaned before I got addicted.
Walking down the long corridor, we arrived in front of the dining room and Mary San opened the door.
” Thank chu… ”
At the moment I said it, something lunged towards me. I backed up by reflex but sadly, I was caught.
” Father… ”
” Ooh, I am back! ”
Aah, I had a bad feeling about this. Why not just telling me that Father was back, I thought as I looked at Mary San. Our eyes met. …Ah.
” Have you waited long, Will? Father had brought back a huge present! ”
” Loads of coupons for playing with Father! ”
” Hiyaaaaaaaaaaaa! ”
My unpleasant premonition came true!
Will [ Your beard hurts! ]
Father [ Ah, sorry. ]
Will [ High up high up is scary! (It’s embarrassing) ]
Father [ No need to be reserve! ]
Will [ NoAh. ]
Father [ That’s it! ]
Will [ Kyaaaaaaa!!! ]
Father [ Okay! Next is hide and seek! ]
After a few minutes.
Will [ ……..Exhausted. ]
Will is then determined to train his body.