Use Your Head to Find Employment
If the world I live in was a fairy tale world, the prince might have splendidly embraced me. But this beautiful moonlit night is undoubtedly reality, an anguished voice leaked out as Nanaki’s head slammed into the chest of the golden-haired prince.
Flight distance, about three meters.
This is bad, Mother. Nanaki’s headbutt is unexpectedly brutal.
I panicked and ran to him. Never mind imperial knights like me who trains everyday, there is no way an average person who doesn’t do any training at all can be fine after taking a headbutt that sent him flying three meters through the air. At best his ribs might be crushed, at worst his heart having stopped is quite possible.
one hit kill headbutt
Ilveng=Nazgul is laughing his heart out from somewhere else at me panicking. What do you mean headbutt Nanaki, just because it sounds good don’t be so proud. Weren’t you the cause of the problem, not more than 50% is Nanaki’s fault.
“I’m sorry about my head! Is your body okay!?”
“I, I’m okay……”
no you are not
There was a response, for now that’s a relief. But the voice is weak and the breathing seems painful. Please forgive me, from now let me show you my sincerity in order to be forgiven. If it is still not okay than I will frantically lower my head. Nanaki did a bad thing, like this I can’t face Mother.
With that word I tore his coat. From the side would I seem like a pervert? How improper. But there is no choice but to be resigned and accept it. I placed my hand on his chest to ascertain his condition.
As expected, ribs are poking out here and there. I felt the urge to press him for what he meant by he was okay, but for now let’s let him act tough and prioritise healing. Humans aside from Nanaki are weak, that’s why they shouldn’t do the impossible.
But nanaki can?
‘It will hurt a bit, but please continuing acting tough”
“……I’m not acting tough.”
Then without restraint.
Honestly speaking, with his ribs is such a paradise state, normal magic cannot heal it. But it’s okay, my magic is different from others. In order to prove that, lend me your strength Friend. (T/N: Literally says paradise state (パラダイス状態) someone explain this to me)
I am friends with a god that has power unimaginable for humans. That is why we the Five Emperors were called transcended beings. To have a god obey you, you have to win against that power that is unimaginable for humans.
Ilveng=Nazgul was reluctant at first, but he listened to my request. Thank you Friend. I like the kind you. That’s why I think I want to stay as the Nanaki that likes you. Leaving that aside, there is really something I cannot accept, so let me say it, the one pulled the trigger this time was you.
While healing, me and Friend cursed at each other.
Beloved and respected Mother, today I have learned that occasionally things do not go well in life. Was it like that for Mother back when you were young? Or is it that Nanaki is lacking? When I tried to devote myself to the capital I got treated as an enemy, when I tried to earn money I got turned away, when I tried to respect the rats I headbutted a prince.
What should I do to become a person like Mother?
be a maid
Lately I have been making failures after failures. Could you please teach me? I am extremely aware that this is being spoilt, but could you grant this daughter that has overcome suffering until now a reward? Just once is fine, Nanaki wants to be spoilt by Mother.
I understand. First finish up with everything before me. But leaving that aside, I am profoundly thankful to Mother for giving birth to such a sturdy body. Nanaki’s head is fine.
“I am truly apologetic about causing you trouble upon this occasion.”
Prostrate, kowtow, headbutt the earth.
“Ah, don’t mind it.”
“Before that, is your head alright?”
mentally or physically?
Human words are difficult. I understand well enough that he is worried about me. What a gentleman. But I don’t understand by which meaning he is worried about. For now, Nanaki’s head is alright for both meanings. Thank you for worrying.
“I am okay, thank you” (T/N: It actually just says おかげ様で=thanks to you….I don’t really get it so I chose to be slightly liberal)
“Then it’s fine.”
if you are not lying
What a well brought up person. People that are able to worry about the other party even though they were almost killed are quite rare. Furthermore what is strange is that I can’t feel any anger in his voice. In fact it is a very calm and nice sounding voice. Mother, Nanaki has met a strange person.
beware of strangers
“This is extremely hard to say, but I am currently in a state where I am lacking even daily wages. I cannot prepare anything as an apology.”
Nanaki judges that he is a good person. Because of that I have no intention of presume upon his good will. Nanaki’s pride does not allow that. That is why I conveyed that as it was. Shame is not in appearance. Shame is not in wealth. Shame right now is to rely on his good will and lie.
“Never mind an apology. And please raise your head. There is also no need to kneel. If I made a girl do that I won’t be able to face my father.”
“But I also won’t be able to face my mother.”
Just this I will not yield. The one at fault is me. I will only accept your good intentions, gentleman.
“……Understood. Then please listen to one thing I have to say.”
“I shall listen.”
After a brief silence, he gave in. Deep in my heart I’m thankful, a headbutt for the Ilveng=Nazgul that is laughing.
gods heads are hard though
“The truth is, right now there is something I’m a little troubled about.”
speak your will
Could it be Nanaki?
“I’m looking for servants but my household is a weak one on the brink of ruin. In this town nobles are everywhere. I cannot prepare a sum of money that can be called anything more than wages and a meagre salary. There aren’t many people that want to serve such a household.”
poor rich people?
It doesn’t seem to be self-depreciation. He is probably talking about it as it is. The proof of that is that his expression has not changed at all from before as he continues speaking.
“I brought this up because you said you are lacking even daily wages. But honestly I’m not interested in demanding gratitude or anything like that. Noble society is something where appearances is more important than anything else, there is a large difference in the standings of those able to keep up appearances and those that cannot. Well originally I never was of a great standing though.”
judge a noble by its cover
Mother, is this path connected to a world I can love?
it might be
“Please let me ask two things.”
what doeth thine desireth to know
I will confirm it. Please watch over me.
“I am a former Five Emperors of the Frost Empire, Lightning Empress Nanaki. Knowing that truth, are you able to employ me?”
great in fact
I couldn’t even see a bit of unrest.
“Are you aware of what happened in the capital?”
“I know. It seems that many died.”
An immediate reply again.
are you sure
Déjà Vu. His existence is familiar.
how resolved are you?
“On the occasions that pursuers from the empire appear, are you able to abandon me?”
can you do it?
He is a good person.
is he resolved enough?
Because of that, I must ask this in the end. But for some reason, I already knew what his answer would be.
Ah, I see, this person——
he has the resolve
“I will abandon you”
i know this kind of person
With almost no change in expression, he responded immediately while remaining calm. He is deviated. I miss this helplessness. It feels like my tears will start spilling over. After all, he is similar. To me, and to Mother.
We do not mesh with this world, to a fatal extent. It’s like a mirror, this feeling of helplessness and longing flooded my heart. It’s like something I have lost is right in front of my eyes.
“Your name——My master.”
I am yours
Mother, I do not know if this path is right. I will definitely have regrets. But I think that humans are creatures that regret even if they are right. So Nanaki is thinking of advancing on this path. Here, there is a shadow of Mother.
I will devote myself
I’m sorry for always being a spoilt daughter. I’m sorry for always making you worry. I’m sorry for being an unreliable daughter.
This I swear
——I will be going.
“I’m Zean Alfred.”
Prince is a strange person 😀