Maseki Gurume – 003

I’m on the winning team, but looks like there will be some problems.

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Feeling the glare of the light coming through the window, I slowly awaken.

Immediately after waking up, I noticed a beautiful person with brown hair holding me in her arms.

 That’s right…… I was reincarnated.

“Abu……baa! “

 “Yes, yes, I’m mom, Ain.”

 

It seems like my name is Ain.

And this beautiful person is my mother.

 

“Yeah. Thank you for being born well and healthy.”

 

Thank you too, having a beautiful mother makes me happy.

Eh? Is the language the same as back in Japan?

It sounds like the Japanese I heard every day, but I’m sure this is just some kind of bonus.

  

Ah……Somehow, I’m starting to feel this itch……

  

“Fue……ogyaa! Ogyaa! “

 “Ara, are you hungry? Yes, yes, I’ll give you foodー.”

  

Hmm. If it’s from such a beautiful mother, I’ll drink all the milk I can.

Incredible, I unconsciously cried because I was hungry.

It has its demerits, but I think the merits exceed them.

  

However, I don’t feel aroused at all…… Could it be it’s because she’s my mother?

Or maybe because I’m just a baby and I’m not conscious about that?

Ahh, mom, I’m already full, thanks……

  

“Ara, ara, you fell asleep already? Grow up to be a splendid Knight, Ain.”

 “Olivia? “

 “Ara, ……Dear, you were a little late.”

 “Huh? Oh, I see, he has fallen asleep…… Right now, he should only worry about eating and sleeping, hopefully he grows up properly.”

 

The place I was reincarnated in was a luxurious room.

This house of an Earl was surely a hit.

 ……I’d like to spend my time without having to worry about any political strife, I wonder if that would be possible?

Well, it’s fine. For now, let’s just go to sleep, I’m already at my limit……

 

Mom says she wants me to become a splendid knight…… Sorry mom, my ability is——

 

 

“Alright, let’s go over the information I have.”

Four years have passed since I was reincarnated into this world.

During that time, as far as language was concerned I had no problems, however, it took a while before I was able to speak.

Firstly, about my physical abilities; I think I definitely have an advantage on this point.

Growing faster than others thanks to this blessed environment, talking about athletic ability, I can already win against those at the age of seven.

The rest is what I’ve really been waiting for, magic.

After coming to this world, I’ve had many opportunities to come in contact with magic.

When I sneaked into the study room, I read that magic basically has many attributes, and there seems to be no aptitude in it where only some particular attribute can be used.

However, there are strengths and weaknesses when going to the higher difficulty levels.

I tried only the beginning part, but about those strengths and weaknesses, I didn’t notice anything I was particularly bad at.

 

 

“As for these two points, this was probably also a perk.”

 

 

God gave me no explanation about any of this.

But what if everything so far is thanks to talent? Or so I began to think.

My father was a famous general in the country, and it seems that my mother had been working as a magician in the castle, so I can’t leave out the possibility that I inherited their talent.

Seems like genetics play a big role in this world.

 

 But even if that talent was hereditary, it can be said to be an extra benefit of the luck I drew, being born in an Earl’s house.

And even if it wasn’t passed down to me, there’s still the merit of being born like that.

  

However, there’s one thing I definitely think as a perk. Anything that I read, it immediately gets stored in my head, and remembering it is pretty easy.

  

I’ve already learned up to what an adult of years old would know about the history of the place I was born in, this Heim Kingdom.

I don’t think I could do that in my previous life.

Actually, I didn’t have that impression of myself.

  

“Also, my face isn’t half bad.”

 

 From Olivia, my mother’s side I inherited her beautiful brown hair, and from my father…… from Logas’ side, I got his tough, intense expression.

I’m surely looking towards my fun, bright future.

 

 “Umu, I knew I was on the winning team! “

  

HECK YEAH! Please understand my feelings of wanting to shout, after all, I never expected things would work out like this.

  

I have a sorry excuse of a skill, but mother was like ‘Ain can become a splendid knight’, so I’m really trying my best.

  

“Ainー? “

 “Yees, I’m coming! “

  

By the way, right now I was in the middle of a break as I was training with my father.

Well, even if I call this training, in reality it’s just me swinging my sword wooden around.

 

 “Ara, the spoilt little boy was here? “

 

 ……There’s only one thing I didn’t like.

And that’s her, this old lady.

  

“Mother Alma…… good morning.”

 “Yeah, morning. Logas-sama must have it hard…… to have to train a child who has neither combat nor magical aptitude.”

 “……I’m grateful to father for that.”

 “You should be. Still, thank God…… that my child is unlike you, and he’s got the Holy Knight ability.”

 

In this country, the moment you are born your talents, your skills are identified.

Obviously, I too was checked and my Toxin Decomposition EX was easily identified.

Certainly, everyone was surprised by the fact that it had EX in its name, but it was still just a toxin decomposition skill.

  

It’s okay, I already knew……

  

Compared to that, my little brother born from Mother Alma’s side, a concubine, was born as a cool Holy Knight.

He’s two years younger, so he can’t train like me yet. However, father is really looking forward to that, I bet he has high expectations of him.

  

By the way, my little brother’s name is Grint, and he inherited Alma’s blond hair.

 

 “Yes, I’m aware of the inconvenience I’m causing to father, and I’m very sorry for that. That’s why I’m doing my best…… I’m working hard so I can be of any help, even if just a little. And of course, so that I don’t dirty your name, Mother Alma.”

 

“Fufu……that’s right. I hope you’ll also do your best and support Grint as the future heir.”

 

 This is something quite talked about.

Well, that’s to be expected, after all Grint is more likely to be the successor.

Seriously, the attitude everyone has towards Grint is far gentler than the one they have towards me. And also, quite more indulgent.

Never in my life I’ve received a gift except from my mother, but I noticed she did it because she lamented that fact and secretly gave it to me.

I’m grateful for that, Mother.

 

 “Certainly. Excuse me, but Father has called for me, so I’ll be leaving.”

 “You shouldn’t have kept him waiting. Hurry up and go.”

  

But you’re the one who called out to me.

 Haaa…… It’ll be good if they don’t chase me away, at least that’s why I’ve been thinking recently.

Or at least I don’t want to be kept away from mom after waking up to a mother-complex (For real).

  

“You’re too slow, Ain! What were you doing? If I call for you, you need to come quickly.

 “I’m very sorry. Mother Alma called out to me.”

 “……I see, what did she want?”

 “That I should do my best to help Father and Grint, and that I need to work hard.”

 “I see. And what did you respond? “

 “……Obviously, I told her that was my intension, why? “

 “No particular reason, let’s get started with today’s training. Grab the sword.”

 “Yes! I’ll be in your care! “

  

I think my father Logas would like to train me and work hard with me a bit more.

However, Grint and Alma are both important family members for him. Therefore, he might not want me to think badly of them.

Yet, he couldn’t bring himself to tell them not to speak rudely to me.

  

 

  

 

A maid was arranging Ain’s room, the eldest son of the house Roundhart.

Although he was still very young, he was quite smart and clever, and very kind to the servants, so his reputation among the maids was great.

  

“Alrighty…… The bed has been done, now is……”

  

Although the eldest son of the Earl, Ain’s room didn’t have many especially luxurious items.

The most notable expensive items were the bed and a sofa.

And obviously, the maid didn’t cut corners and properly dusted out the sofa, so that Ain, the owner of the room, could have a comfortable rest.

  

“Huh? I wonder if it broke again……?”

 

 Ain’s room was a bit special compared to the other rooms, the reason being, here, the lights broke out quite easily.

Using a magic stone placed on the lamp as a medium, the light was turned on.

  

“Hmm…… There seem to have been quite a lot of defective products these days. It’s the third time this month―― well, let’s replace it.”

  

The magic stones in Ain’s room had already been replaced twice this month.

Usually, it was enough to replace them once a month, but this was the third time in January that they had to change them in Ain’s room, which was very unusual.

  

“I bet Ain-sama was hungry and he ate them…… just kidding. One can’t eat something like a magic stone just because they’re hungry, it will break your body. Also, that thing doesn’t look yummy at all.”

  Because the magic tones in Ain’s room broke down quite frequently, she even wondered if Ain himself was sucking up its contents. This was a rumor often said among the maids jokingly.

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