Chapter 15. Party in Asgard
And so, the party in our Asgard territory began. Galatea and Noel had already prepared the food and decorations and it looked absolutely gorgeous. Today, Bowman was unusually dressed in formal attire and Noel warned him about trying to snack on the food.
The two seemed to be getting along well, probably because they were doing research together.
“You look nervous, Grace-sama. Here you go.”
As I took a deep breath, Noah poured me a glass of apple juice. This apple juice is made from apples harvested in my territory and the fertilizer has a restorative effect on my strength.
If possible, I’d like it to have a tranquilizing effect as well.
“Yeah, I’m not very experienced in this kind of situation. …… What about you, Noah?”
“If so, please allow me to support you today. I’ve had to deal with this kind of thing a lot in my father’s company. I really wanted to do research on golems……”
Noah smiled gently at my words, but finally muttered. Well, I can understand Noah’s father’s feelings. She’s beautiful and her movements are graceful, so her presence can liven up a place in many ways.
I was not invited to these social gatherings because I was considered to be an outlier and a disgrace to the royal family. This is the reason why I’m honestly happy that I’m now the guest of honor…….
“Well, you look gorgeous.”
“Fufufu. I’m glad you’re unusually hitting on me, but I think you need to stop glancing at my breasts.”
“I’m not hitting on you! But I was looking at your breasts. I’m sorry.”
I hurriedly countered Noah’s words. But if the cleavage is visible, I’ll just get caught up with it. As we were talking about this, the door opened and Vigna came in.
“What’s all the fuss about? …… The guests are about to arrive. Pretend to be dignified, as usual.”
“Pretend I am …….?”
I don’t know if it’s because of the usual poisonous tongue, but my mind is a little crispy. I feel like I’m being trained and for some reason, Vigna is pulling her hand close to her chest.
“What are you doing? You’re not injured, are you?”
“It’s not like that you idiot…… I’m not as big as Noah anyway. ……”
I was worried and called out, but why is it an unprecedented reaction? The last part was mumbled and unintelligible. ……
As I was about to ask for more information, Edward and Galatea escorted the invited guests to the room. When I looked next to me thinking that I won’t be enthusiastic, Vigna had a sharp look and Noah was welcoming the invited guests with a gentle smile.
I shouldn’t rely too much on the girls…
Then, after the non-merchants enter, the nobles come in ascending order. It’s probably inevitable that the number of nobles is small compared to the number of merchants. I don’t think it was my imagination that they were looking at us as if they were judging us.
When the entrance was over, a sharp-eyed, mature man of about 40 years old, dressed in a very expensive costume, entered the hall. The merchants and nobles around him tensed up.
Yes, he is Noah’s father and the head of the Cassius family, Lamech Cassius. I’ve met him before, when I was a little boy. …… He had a strong face, but when it came to Noah, I had the impression that he was a very sweet uncle.
When he came in front of me, he looked at me with sharp eyes, then looked at Noah and smiled.
“It’s been a while, Prince Grace. I apologize for the delay in coming to greet you.”
“I’m not a prince now, I’m the lord of Asgard. Please don’t be so formal.”
Suddenly, I panicked in front of Lamech-san who bowed his head. No, certainly I’m royalty, but it’s just a title now and I am currently the Lord of Asgard territory…. It’s hard to be that way when Lamech-san, who manages the nobles here respects me like this.
I felt that the gaze of the aristocrats who were being fussy and noisy around me changed. I see… since Lamech-san treated me as a prince here, other aristocrats wouldn’t lick me either. I looked at him and he winked.
“I’ve heard a lot about the reputation of Asgard territory. I heard about the activities such as defeating a group of thieves who use monsters, growing potatoes that restore magic power, various inventions and others. I always wanted to hear from you.”
“Yes…. That is…. I hope you will enjoy the inventions and potatoes made in my territory.”
We exchanged social greetings like that. After chatting for a while, Lemech-san called out to Noah.
“Noah, how is your life in Asgard? Is Grace-sama giving you any trouble?”
“No, thanks to Grace, I’m having a very good time.”
“Don’t worry, …… her administrative skills, magic and golems have helped me a lot.”
When I said that, Lemech-san nodded. I don’t think it was my imagination that made him look happy for a moment. It was a little surprising, but well, maybe he was positive, since Noah came here and he didn’t try to bring her back.
“I think there are others who would like to speak with Grace-sama, so I’ll be leaving soon. This is just a thought. I believe you are collecting Souzi’s relics. Please, have this”
“Thank you for that …….”
Then, after receiving an expensive looking jewelry box from Lemech-san, he bows and leaves. I was about to call Galatea and ask her to store this somewhere when I noticed a piece of paper attached to it.
“I’d like to talk to you alone. May I have a moment of your time?”
What exactly are we going to talk about? Is it about Noah? I put the paper away in my pocket and went on to deal with the other aristocrats.