A happy event within another happy event
I called Raviara to the feudal lord’s office.
I knew it was Raviara when she knocked on the door. I can know who it is according to how they knock on the door. Certainly we have been together for a long time. Surely she is the person I spend more time with after losing my parents a long time ago.
「Raviara, you can enter」
「You called for me? Do you need help with something? If it is about the development of the ditch, these are advancing as planned. Because the town is alongside the river, Dwarfs who are good digging are coming to the town」
「Ah, it’s not about work… Let’s see, you can stay there…」
It would be rude to tell her while we are sitting, so I also got up from my seat.
I stood in front of Raviara.
「Now that I think about it again, when I became taller than Raviara?」
「What it is, all of sudden… Let me think, I think until my twelve, Raviara was taller」
It may be that Raviara remembers more things about me than myself.
「In those days, Alsrod-sama was still very bad with the bow. Even when practicing with the sword I excelled more than Alsrod-sama」
「Hey, don’t say such unnecessary things」
Our eyes met, and then we started laughing.
Our relationship as childhood friends is stronger than our relationship as feudal lord and retainer.
「But from that point, Alsrod-sama started to get stronger and stronger. And to match his strenght his body also started to grow, and after two years, it was impossible for Raviara to beat him on the sword」
「But at the same time, you specialized with the bow and became an unbelieable skillifuly with the bow」
Just talking to Raviara makes me feel warm. If it were not for Rariara, surely it would have been impossible for me to get up to this point.
「So, for what reason did you call me?」
Raviara’s big eyes looked confused.
I have to tell her in this place. Besides, what I’m about to say it’s not something shameful.
「This is something that sooner or later I’ll have to announce, but I want to tell you first before everyone」
「Yes, I’m grateful, Alsrod-sama」
「There’s no need to thank me before I tell you…」
I know her very well. Without a doubt Raviara will congratulate me. And she will not make any kind of sad face.
But I hope she doesn’t begin to question in some corner of her heart about whether it’s true or not about if it’s really true that it’s difficult for half elves to have children.
As Raviara’s husband, I’m worried about that.
「It may be difficult, but please you can say it, Alsrod-sama」
Okay, I’m ready.
「Um, Raviara, Serafina ended up pregnant. It’s that type of happy event」
「I-It’s true that!?」
Raviara’s big eyes opened even moere. It must have been a bigger shock than what she expected.
「I wouldn’t lie with something like this. Even I found out about that recently. Its gender is not known, but for the moment she or he it’s a prospective successor」
「It that right? I’m very, very, happy. Now Raviara is very relieved」
「So I even made Raviara worry so much」
Once you say it, it’s nothing special. Now I feel comfortable.
「Now it’s Raviara’s turn to say something very difficult to say…」
「Eh!? What it could be, that…」
I never heard about it. No, it’s something hard to say, so obviously I never heard it.
But it’s hard for me to believe that Raviara is hiding something from me. As for me, I thought I had firmly grasped all of Raviara’s habits.
I wouldn’t like to believe it… but don’t tell me it’s a case of adultery, right…?
It’s unquestionable that Raviara it’s a beauty. The mother of Raviara, in other words my wet nurse, even among the elves her beauty is praised since ancient times.
I don’t think any retainer of mine is not aware of my relationship with Raviara, but even so I can’t say with certainty that there is a man capable of resisting such temptation.
「I will proceed to tell you, okay…」
Raviara’s face immediately reddened.
It’s not a face guilty of having committed some sin, but rather, it’s one of happiness.
「In fact, just yesterday, it seems that Raviara has been blessed with the child of Alsrod-sama…」
For a moment I couldn’t understand what she had just told me.
「Eh, eh, eh…? A child…? It’s not a j-joke, right…?」
「There’s no reason to make a joke like this」
Raviara laughed at the words that I just said.
「Thank you, Raviara!」
Without thinking I ended up hugging Raviara.
Followed by Serafina, Raviara too! Without a doubt, there will never be a special day like this!
「A few days ago I started to feel sick and when I told my mother about it, she told me that they were symptoms of being pregnant…」
Raviara’s voice felt as if she was finally relieved.
「I really wanted to inform you right away, but I thought maybe such a thing would become a spiteful remark against the legal wife, so I kept it to myself… Since I was aware that she also wanted to have a child…」
「What, in the end, everyone was paying attention to the other」
So these things happen by having multiple wives? But now I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
「Raviara, I will give you an order as your lord. Be sure to give birth to a healthy baby. You also have to live healthily, and raise that child. Have you understood?」
「Yes! I will fullfil that order!」
I wonder if there is someone in my territory who is happier than me at this moment?
「Also, Raviara could you be Serafina’s child wet nurse too?」
「Also, rest if you think your work is tiring. You and our child are more important」
「For the current time I believe it’s still okay. Or at least, until all government matters of the Maust castle are able to handle themselves」
Later, I told my retainers that my wife Serafina and my concubine Raviara were pregnant.
For a quite a time many messengers came to congratulate me. Because it was a very large number, I decided to take charge and meet with them because leaving them to those two would tire them out.
Also because my territory is much bigger than in the past, the number of people visiting me increased considerably. Especially the merchants who show their face in Maust to grasp the benefits since the city undergoing a great change.
I don’t know what to say, and now being a father itself my work increased even more…