(Um, Sorry) I've Been Reincarnated! Chapter 14
Editor: Poor_Hero kun!! and Lazaruz22!!
TN: And finally the story is moving onto 002 of the digest chapters.
AN: Thanks for your likes! The number of people increased so my heartbeat is raising…And so.
A child's work was to play, to eat and to sleep.
I bade farewell to the 1 year of being a kid which I enjoyed very much.
In that year I played with Father in the garden sometimes, had Mary San read pictures books to me, played building blocks with Mother. And also practicing magic when no one was looking.
It seemed like in this world, the growth of the body was faster as compared and nowadays, I was eating what adults were eating. Eating food that Nobles ate.
But somehow even though the ingredients were high-grade, there were times when the taste was so bland that I yearned for a stronger, junk-food like taste.
Which I felt was such a pity.
And that kind of me was finally turning 3 years old today!
Finally! 3 years old!
Actually, upon coming into this world, I made a promise with myself. 3 years old, it was 3 years old. When I could finally show my thirst for knowledge as well as speech and conduct. As I had memories of my previous world, I came to the conclusion that it would not be strange for a child to have a thirst of knowledge at 3 years old.
Honestly, hearing all about Father's hero's tale and gossips about the nation from the maids made me unable to stop thinking about it!
And finally the day which I could do something came and I was so excited.
Ah, no, it was that I was excited about the party or looking forward to the presents or stuff like that. I was not.
And that kind of me is finally turning 3 today!
Finally! 3 years old!
Actually, upon coming into this world, I made a promise with myself. 3 years old, it is 3 years old. When I can finally show my thirst for knowledge as well as speech and conduct. As I have memories of my previous world, I came to the conclusion that it would not be strange for a child to have a thirst of knowledge at 3.
Honestly, hearing all about Father’s hero’s tale and gossips about the nation from the maids made me unable to stop thinking about it!
And finally the day which I can do something came and I am so excited.
Ah, no, it is that I am excited about the party or looking forward to the presents or stuff like that. I am not.
" Young Master."
Mary San took my hand and opened the huge door.
" Good luck."
With that, we entered the room. I gave a small nod, and looked in front of me. A red curtain filled my sight. Splendor gold ornament embellished it, a rare sight in our house.
And if I turned my head a little, what entered my sight would be people, people, people….
Yes, today was my birthday party slash debut party.
3 years old debuting was a little early but when I heard about it, my first impression was that it must be a custom among Nobles.
Tentatively, it was the birthday of the eldest son of a distinguished family so a magnificent buffet was held, where the likes of Nation's high ranking officers and Nobles were invited.
….Uwah, how very noble-ish… Even though I was a Noble as well…
Did I have to do courtesy calls? To become a Tanuki to find out what was their intentions? [TN: Meaning using sly methods to gauge their intentions or what they are thinking.] Well, I had been worrying about all these things but it turned out that because I was only 3 years old, my duty was only to do the introductory speech at the beginning.
Ah, I was relieved.
And thus, I was at the stage of a ballroom-like room in my house, standing at the side, behind the curtains, waiting for my turn.
…I was not..nervous..not but since I was only 3 years old, I could pretend to be innocent. Thinking of ridiculous excuses like that, I could remain somewhat calm.
There was no royalty here. There was no state officers here. Everyone was a pumpkin! [TN: Me!]
Yes, pumpkin…no, that person might be an egg that looked like a pumpkin. Oh, I was about to burst into laughter, and thanks to that, my nervousness lessened.
Thank so much, Egg-like Uncle. In my heart, you were THE Humpty-Dumpty.
And as I was thinking about rude stuff like that, Father finished his greetings and my name was called on stage.
On the palm of my hand, I wrote 'EGG' 3 times and swallowed it down. I steeled myself and walked out of the curtain and onto the stage. [TN: Japanese custom is to write people, 人, 3 times on the palm and swallowed it down to prevent nervousness.]
" Oooh! "
Immediately all eyes were on me and astonished gasps could be heard.
….E,eh?! Eh, eh, was there something wrong with me? Was there something stuck on me? It could not be, were my clothes torn?
The EGG I just swallowed felt like it exploded somewhere inside me but somehow, I managed to control my expression and walked to the center of the stage slowly, minding my posture.
I faced the front.
I could see the Egg (-like Uncle). …Phew…I felt more composed.
" As introduced, I am Williams-Beryl. Today is my birthday party for celebrating me becoming 3 years old and I am really grateful to all of you for accepting the invitation. I hope you can enjoy yourselves and hope you have a great chime. "
Commotion stirred among the guests.
Uwah…Damn it, I fumbled!
Wasn't it fine, I was only 3 years old! …Of course, I guessed a Noble had to really do it properly…
I controlled the urge to hang my head and mustered the last of my energy. Pasting a pleasant smile on my face, I slowly and elegantly bowed.
" And so, let the feast start."
With that one sentence from Father, the room became brighter.
…It must be light magic.
I bowed once more, to the noisy guests who held wine or appetizers in their hand, and walked back backstage.
….Hahhhh….I was tired.
As I released a deep sigh, the door opened and I met eyes with Mary San.
" ……. "
" You worked hard, Young Master. It was a wonderful speech. "
…I fumbled though.
But I accepted Mary San's compliment honestly. …I think it was okay to not rub salt into my wounds.
" Thank you."
I smiled, finally relaxed, and entered the room.
AN: EGG Uncle played a big role.