Chapter 217 – Unrelenting Story
After being pampered by the Harpies to my heart’s content, I decided not to think too much about Amalie-san and Bertha-san’s cases. The world of chastity, marriage, and the sense of the relationship between men and women are very different from my original world.
In fact, there are so many other people who have already made a move on me besides Sylphy, including so many Harpies, so what’s the point of having two more now? There are more Harpies than I can count on the fingers of my two hands. It is really too late.
“Kosuke is a visitor. In other words, you are truly alone in this world. I think you should leave as much blood as you want without thinking about the details.” [T/n: On the advice of readers, I will change rare person again to visitor. Thank you very much!]
“I guess that’s the way it is…”
It’s impossible! It’s impossible not to think about it! Help me, Lion Man!
So I asked Sir Leonard to take time after dinner to consult with him, but he still didn’t give me the answer I wanted. It was more like a recommendation. No, that’s not it.
“That’s the way it is. If things continue as they are… Kosuke is surely the man who will be the king of the new Merinard kingdom, so you can have as many children as you like.”
Sir Leonard said, shrugging his shoulders as he held a cup of honey wine in his hand. The small table where Sir Leonard and I were seated had not only honey wine, but also dried meat cut into thin strips for snacks. It’s a little expensive, more for taste than preservation.
“Would there be any concern about succession to the throne or anything like that…?”
I have an image that if there are too many children, there will be a dreadful succession battle between brothers and sisters. I don’t want to see my children squabbling like that.
“Kosuke is just a prince consort, not a member of the royal blood of the Merinard Kingdom, right? The only child who has the right to inherit the throne is the child of Princess Sylphiel, no matter how many seeds Kosuke scatters, so you don’t have to worry about it. Well…”
“It would be a disaster if you and Her Highness Princess Sylphiel were to have no children. It is said that it is relatively easy to have children between elves and humans, but elves have a constitution that makes it difficult for them to have children in the first place.”
“That may be so, but Her Highness Princess Sylphiel is not the only one of the former royal bloodline.”
Does that mean that I should have children with Sylphy’s sisters as well?
“As I am sure you can guess. I think it will happen sooner or later. You had better be prepared for it.”
“No, no, no, that’s not exactly what you meant earlier when you mentioned the question of the succession to the throne.”
“The other princesses have stated that they have no intention of taking over the throne in the new Merinard kingdom. However, the blood that flows through their veins is the same as that of Princess Sylphiel. In case Kosuke and Princess Sylphiel are unable to have a child, you have the option of adopting a child from one of the other princesses if they have a child of their own. In terms of the survival of the nation, the more options we have, the better.”
“N-no, that’s… no, wait, I object to the fact that elves have difficulty conceiving. Seraphita-san has given birth to four children, including Sylphy, after all.”
“That is true. It might be Seraphita-sama’s constitution, but it is not common for elves to have difficulty conceiving. The fact is that it is generally difficult for elves to conceive. Perhaps Princess Sylphiel, Seraphita-sama’s child… might possibly be able to conceive, but it is clear that this is not always the case, as I have seen so far.”
I was weak when he told me that. It is a fact that Sylphy and I have not had any children up to now. I have not been using any contraceptives, so if Sylphy is fertile, she should have had a new baby in her belly a long time ago.
“…Tell me it’s not true, Barney.”
“I’m Leonard, aren’t I? And what have you done to Seraphita-sama, Kosuke?”
“Eh. No, nothing…?”
I was unconsciously made to behave when he mentioned Seraphita-san. No, I didn’t do anything serious. No big deal, you know? I just consoled her a little.
“Even I can tell at a glance. I can see it in her eyes. She has the eyes of a woman who is completely attracted to a man.”
I had a dim inkling of it, but… no, it must be my self-consciousness. Sir Leonard’s eyes must also have a piercing eye. There is no such fact. Not at all.
“Well, I think it’s much better than the state of being on the verge of self-determination… With the princesses, the saint, and Seraphita-sama, Kosuke must be giving off some kind of scent that attracts women of noble status. Even the princesses seem to be in a good mood.”
“I’m not emitting any such suspicious pheromones.”
I’m not sure about the spirits, Lime and the others, or the fairies liking me so much, though. At least not such dubious pheromones… a pheromone…?
I opened the menu and checked the achievements.
・Technician――: Satisfy your partner during sexual intercourse. Not bad. ※Increases attack power to the opposite sex by 10%.
・Philanderer――: Favored by more than 20 members of the opposite sex. Nice Boat. ※Increases attack power against the opposite sex by 10%.
・Hero――: Kill 3,000 human beings single-handedly. If you do all this, you’re not just a murderer, are you? ※Increases all abilities of all allies within a 100m radius by 10% and makes it easier to gain favoritism.
・Lady-Killer――: Copulating with more than 20 members of the opposite sex. It’s about time ○○○○ died! I guess that’s what they’ll say. ※Increases attack power against the opposite sex by 20%.
・Dragon Slayer――: Slays or subdues three dragon species alone. ※Increases attack power against dragon species by 15%.
・Death Creator――: Kills 10,000 or more people with a weapon of your own creation. Welcome…! ※The performance of weapons you create is increased by 10%.
・Royal Killer――: Favored by three or more women of high status. Just kill me if you want, kill me! ※Increases the attack power against the opposite sex of noble status by 30%.
・Madam Killer――: Favored by five women 20 years or more older than you. Oh, you are such a bad boy! ※Increases attack power against women 20 or more years older than yourself by 30%.
There are more things that I don’t recognize, but if this increase in attack power to the opposite sex or women works on the colorful love or that side, then the total attack power to Seraphita-san is improved by 105%… Right?
The effect of the hero is not clear, but it’s not shown as a percentage, so if it’s bad, it’s a multiplier, right? I mean, there’s a possibility that the other ones are also multiplied if they’re not so good, right? This ability is rather governed, you know.
As for the comments, ignore them. If I ignore it, then I ignore it.
But if the achievement really works the way I imagine it does, then unintentionally talking a little bit or being a little kind can cause the opposite sex to fall for me…? Hey, come out, administrator! That’s a serious glitch! If there are still other achievements unlocked in the same line of work, it will get out of hand.
“Oh no, I think I might have found it.”
“What a dirty man you are. But I don’t want you to be depressed.”
Sir Leonard gets up from his seat and moves away from me.
“It’s not a smell. As I said, it’s not a smell! Please stop calling me dirty or something! You’ll make me cry!”
“Hahaha, I was joking. Well, it will be tough, but you will do your best. Kosuke’s life as a stud horse is inevitable now.”
“I didn’t want to hear that kind of judgment…”
“When you have come this far, there is nothing else to do but to enjoy it. If you don’t like being surrounded by beautiful women and living as a stud horse, the unattractive men of the world will try to kill you.”
“Hahaha… good luck Sir Leonard!”
I know, I know. There are many widows who are in love with Sir Leonard in the main group that will be arriving soon. Until then, you can pretend that you have nothing to do with love.
“I-I’ve devoted myself to my late wife…”
“It is impossible for a nobleman with a territory to be without an heir. So, good luck with that.”
“Good luck! I’m rooting for you! I’ll even pass around some good medicine to help you out if you want!”
I won’t let you get away with this. Just you…!
“So what happened?”
“Hmm… well, it’s more like self-loathing or sulking, or just writhing around with unresolved feelings, and that’s what happened to me.”
Then Melty smiles bitterly.
I returned to the room I had been assigned after giving Sir Leonard a lot of the energizer that works so well, and there was Sylphy sitting there, with her head in a pile of cushions, her head hidden and her bottom not covered. Moreover, she was sleeping. She was not even moving, as if she had fallen asleep.
“It’s hopeless, isn’t it?”
“It’s not like that. Well, that’s the way it is, so you’ll just have to do your best. Good luck.”
“Well… let’s start by digging out this princess.”
“I’ll help you.”
For now, for today, I’m going to devote myself to dealing with ojou-sama, who has hit rock bottom and is sleeping unfaithfully. There’s still a long way to go, and for now, that gives me time to get rid of the external enemies and get a foothold here.