116 Episode 116 "The 1st Christian Welcome Plan (1)"

 We decided to return to the frontier with the Dragon Emperor, Kristia.
 The way back was by carriage.
 In fact, we were going to take her by way of a boundary transfer,......, but Christia wanted to take it easy.
 She had never traveled before.
 The only exception was when she had escaped from the court, but she had been in a state of suspended animation.
 Christia longed to travel through the landscape.

 So we decided to grant her wish.

So, how's the 'Christiania Welcome Project' going? Lisette.
It's going well, sir. Brother Shoma.

 We're in a carriage heading for the frontier.
 Lysette and I were sitting across from each other, talking in hushed tones.

 I want Christia to live a comfortable life in the frontier.

 Sooner or later, the battle between the Keeper of Kittle and the Ten Wise Men will begin.
 At that time, Christia will be carried as a banner for the defeat of the Ten Wise Men.

 At least until then, I want Christia to forget about the status and pressure of the Emperor.

 Ever since she was born, Christia has been used by the Ten Wise Men.
 She's never left the court, she's spent her whole life under their watchful eye.
 She deserves to have a normal life as a child while she's in the middle of nowhere.

I don't know how to make Christia happy, though.
...... Yes, you do.
So we'll do whatever it takes to make her happy, and we'll go with the limiter off.
Yes. Then anything (・・・・・・) is possible (・・・・・・・), right? Brother.
Hmm? Yes, it is. In the meantime, the other party is the Emperor, so ...... be careful not to be rude. Other than that, I think it's fine.
Yes, sir! Please leave it to Lysette!

 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

 Anyway, let's try all the fun things we can think of.
 I'm sure at least one of them will be a hit with Christia's taste.

So, what's the situation in the village?
"Leroy the Harpy came this morning with a message. It seems that Haruka, Yukino and Prim are taking the lead in making preparations to welcome His Majesty.
"All right. And Lysette, please don't call me 'Your Majesty' in the village.
"Yes, sir. Brother.

 Lisette held her tongue.

 The information that Cristia is the Emperor is not public.
The only people who know about it are Sylvia and a few soldiers in the Kitor Territory.
 So even in the frontier, we decided to keep it a secret.
 Christia wants to live like a normal girl, and I want her to forget that she's an emperor, and just relax.

I told the people of Hazama Village that I had rescued a girl who had been imprisoned by the Ten Wise Men in the royal capital. She is an acquaintance of Sylvia's and has the blood of the first Dragon Emperor.
 She was tired of living in the human world, so I brought her to the frontier.

 Everyone agreed with that.
The people of Hazama Village are good people.

So we decided to spoil him thoroughly, didn't we?
"Yes. Everyone agreed.
All right. Then, when we get to the frontier, we'll start the plan.
All right.

 Whispers, whispers.

 We whisper to each other.

 When the meeting was over, I awakened and got off the carriage.
 While floating in the air, I knock on the carriage door where Christia is.

"Excuse me. I'm Shoma, the King of the Frontier.
"Yes? "Yes? The King of the Frontier?

 With a crunch, Kataria opened the door.
 Behind her is Kristia. She is leaning against the seat of the carriage, asleep.

We'll be arriving at Hazama soon. Please be ready.
"......, the King of the Frontier.
What can I do for you?
The carriage is moving, is it not?
The King of the Frontier isn't running or walking, is he?
The king of the frontier neither runs nor walks. - He matches the speed of his flight to the speed of his carriage.

He's flying on magic power.
 It can move horizontally while standing in the air like this. It's convenient.

"...... Mnya. The king of the frontier?

Did I wake you? I'm sorry. Your Majesty... or should I say... Kristia.
The King of the Frontier ...... is flying ...... alongside the carriage.
It's a trifle, Your Majesty.
"It's a ...... trifle.
We'll be arriving at the frontier village of Hazama shortly. Please be ready.
...... Okay. Prepare to say hello to .......
No, no, no. That's not necessary.
Wait, ......?
First, think about what kind of house you want to live in, Christia.

 Not quite a palace in King's Landing.
 At the frontier, I want to let her choose where she wants to live.

I'll do my best to accommodate her request. I'm already prepared.
"Yes, yes.

 Christia nodded seriously.
 The courtesan, Kataria, smiled kindly.

 A few minutes later, the carriage arrived at the gates of Hazama Village.

「「「「 Welcome to Hazama Village...! 」」」」

 More and more, more and more! Puff!

 On the other side of the gate, the villagers were gathering.
 They were all clapping their hands around the carriage.
 There are beautiful flowers on both sides of the road because they have been planted by the villagers to welcome us.
 Behind the adults, children are beating impromptu drums.
The "puff" is a grass flute played by harpies flying in the sky.

"............ Wow.

 Christia leans out of the carriage window, her eyes sparkling.
 She likes it.

Hazama Village, blessed by the Dragon Vein, is moderately warm.
 The flowers around the carriage were healthy and smelled good.
 Christia seems to be enjoying it with her eyes closed.

As a representative of Hazama Village, the village chief, Haruka Karmilia, would like to greet you.

 Haruka in a dress stepped forward.

I'm sure you'll agree with me. If you are of the blood of the first Dragon Emperor, then so are your brother who is the 'King of the Frontier' and sister Liz's family. Please relax and enjoy yourself in the frontier!

 In the second half of ......, you are speaking very fast.
 I think that's Prim's note that she's hiding behind her back.
 I'm sure you'll be able to find something to help you. Haruka.

"Can you get off? CHRISTIA.
Thank you, my lady. "Thank you, King of the Frontier.

 I take Kristia's hand and lead her out of the carriage.
 When she stood on the ground, the villagers cheered.

The villagers cheered as she stood on the ground. "...... I can't believe such a small child was imprisoned by the Ten Wise Men. She must have had a very hard time. ......
I'm so glad ...... Shoma saved him. ......
You're so cool! Play with me later! See you later!

 Everyone in the village treats Christia as a normal, little girl.

 She's holding my hand, and she's shaking.
 She's not scared.
 She's looking around the carriage at the demons and smiling, though awkwardly.

My name is Kristia.

 Christia said in a faltering tone.

I'm a ...... wanderer who has left the familiarity of King's Landing. I'm a wanderer who left my home in King's Landing and came here to rely on the King of the Frontier. I hope you will treat me like a friend.
"Yes, sir. I welcome you as the village chief. Please make yourself at home!

 Haruka, you bit me again.
 It seems you bite when you try to speak too politely.

"I know it's a little late, but are you sure you want to do this?

 After thinking for a while, I asked Kataria, the courtesan.

I want her to be able to live in this village like a normal child, to be ...... honest, but are you sure that's what you want?
I'm sure. His Majesty was grateful for the King's suggestion.

 Kataria and the other three courtesans nodded.

We risked our lives to free you.
"That wish is about to be fulfilled. You can't argue with that.
"Your Majesty honors the King of the Frontier as if he were the first Dragon Emperor. Is there any mistake in his proposal?

 The palace ladies bowed deeply to me, saying so.
 These people really care about you, don't they?

 If that's the case, then fine.

I understand. But please support Christia's physical condition and living environment. There may be some things I can't reach here.
Yes, sir.
Christia's bodyguard will be Lysette. And for general support...

 I raised my hand.
 That's the signal for Prim to come over.

"My name is Primudia Baby Phoenix. My name is Primdia-Baby Phoenix. I have been ordered to support you in your daily lives. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask.
"...... Why are you smiling so good? Prim.
This is my chance to satisfy my thirst for knowledge!

 Prim clenched her small fists and struck a gut pose.

I used to travel to King's Landing in search of knowledge, you know?
Oh, you ran away from home to King's Landing?
I was a fortune teller there, gathering knowledge, but I couldn't get any information about the Royal Palace or the Ten Sages. Then, the people in the center of the palace came to the frontier. How can I not be excited about this?
...... Please moderate yourself.
...... I'll control myself.

 I nodded my head, and Prim narrowed her eyes and smiled.
 Well, I'm sure Prim will be fine.

So, how's everything going at Christia's house?
"It's ready, sir. We found a nice clearing in a part of the village.
What? A clearing?

 You look surprised, Kataria.

The King of the Frontier asked you what kind of house you would like to live in. ......?
Yes. So I've prepared a place and materials for it.

 I nodded.

I'll make sure the house is just the way you like it. Will you come with me?

 Then we moved to a clearing in the village with Christia and Kataria.

Now we'll start building her a house!
"Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, ────!

 The soldiers of will gathered in the clearing responded to my command.

"...... is amazing.

 Christia is looking at the scene in front of her with a gaping maw.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
A few days before I departed from the Kitor Territory in a carriage, I secretly "warded" my way back to the frontier.
 At that time, I made some willpower soldiers for construction.

 The fences here are different from the ones I've used in the past.
 They were cut out of the rock with my dragon's roar and then cleaned and processed.
 In other words, they are highly accurate walls - elite soldiers.

 The surface of the fence has been shaved with a "super hard long sword" to make it smooth.
 Some are wide and some are narrow, but all are rectangular.
 As a result of the hard work of Lisette, Haruka and the village volunteers, the walls are suitable for construction.

Now, I'll ask Christia.
Yes, yes.
What kind of room do you want?

 I squatted down and made eye contact with Christia.

"Well, um... I'd like a room where me, Kataria, and the ...... 'King of the Frontier' can have tea together. ......
"What size is it?

 The foundations of the house were laid by the villagers, and the soldiers of the will laid the groundwork.
 I will draw a line on it with my club.
 As I listened to Christia's wishes, I redrew the line little by little, and when I had settled down...

"Now, my soldiers! Home position!
"Hey, hey, hey, ────!

 The Soldiers of Will lined up along the lines I drew.
 A room has been created.

"...... yeah.
「「「「 eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Yes. It's a floorboard!
This is the technology of Hazama Village!
Let's show it to our king and his guests!

 "This is the technology of Hazama Village!" "Let's show it to our king and guests!" Haruka and the villagers arrived and laid the planks on the stone floor.
The floor, made of soldiers of will, can withstand magical fire and ice. It also has excellent thermal insulation.
 The only problem with a stone floor is that if Christia falls, she might get hurt.
 I had the floorboards made out of soft wood.

"Okay. The room is ready.

............ Well, yes.
Now the bedroom. How would you like it?
"Well, I'd like to have my own bed, in case the King of the Frontier comes to stay. And Kataria's bedroom next to it.
Yes, sir. Then the next soldier can come here.

 And so...

 And so... according to Cristia's wishes, one room after another was created.
 The long, thin soldiers merge into pillars.
 The wider ones became the inner walls.
The Soldiers of Will gathered and combined to form Christia's home.

 In the meantime, the village craftsmen are laying floors and reinforcing the foundations of the building.
 The necessary parts are made by hand.
 As you can see, the house is not fully automated.
 But it would have saved a lot of time.

 Once the room is built, Haruka and the villagers will bring in the furniture.
 Beds, tables, chairs, and so on.
 These were provided by Sylvia, and I brought them here with the help of a "ward transfer.

 All I had to do was to make windows and put up curtains.
 Of course, I didn't forget the fence surrounding the house.
 Finally, a wooden door...

That's it, Christia's house is complete.


Christia's House

 Address: A sunny vacant lot in the remote village of Hazama.

 Total construction time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

 Materials: 82 "Soldiers of Will". Other materials: Wood.

 Number of rooms: 7. One-story stone building.

 Special effects: Insulation effect by "Soldier of Will". Sound insulation effect. Earthquake resistance and shock resistance. Magic Resistance (Strong).

 Special ability: automatic room resizing system (room size can be changed according to Cristia's wishes).
      Automatic walking system (can move the whole house in case of emergency).
      Automatic defense system.

 Sponsor: Sylvia Kittle, the third daughter of the Kittle family.


...... This is my ...... home.
"The walls and floors are golems, but I've instructed you to keep your privacy. The walls and floors are golems, but I've been instructed to protect your privacy. You can rest assured that no one will know what's in your house. Also, the walls and floors will obey Christia's commands, so you can redecorate at will.

 This is the first part of the "Christia's Welcome Project".
 I wanted to give Christia a custom-made house, since she hadn't been able to choose where to live until now.

 Of course, there will be things that she doesn't like about the house.
 I've made it customizable for you.
 You're free to do as you please.

If you want to go up to the roof, just ask any wall to carry you up. Just be careful not to fall off. There's a lot of open space around it, so you can add things as you see fit. Just let me know and I'll take care of it...
"My ...... home ...... is a free place to be.
What? Kristia?
A place where I can be ...... free to do what I want.

 Tears fell from Kristia's eyes.
 Then Christia clung to ...... my clothes and began to cry aloud.
 Like a literal little child, she said.

"Oh, um... Hey. Kristia?
...... If you don't mind, you can leave her be.

 Kataria, the courtesan, ruffled Christia's hair.

She was happy, wasn't she? Your Majesty.
"...... Yes.

 Christia nodded, still clinging to my clothes.

Lysette understands. You've been in the palace for a long time and you've never had a moment to relax. I'm sure you're not the only one.
"Do you understand ............?
I understand.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.

I'm sure you're not the only one.
"...... Lisette, my lady.

 You'll be able to find a lot more information on this subject in this article.
 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do it, but I'm going to try.

 They look like two good sisters standing side by side.

"Brother and sister, let's go to the village square. The welcome party is ready.
All right. Let's go. Cristia.
Yes, yes.

 Me, Lisette, and Kristia start walking.
 Kataria is following behind us.
 The other courtesans are going to clean the house and prepare to welcome Chrystia.

"Listen, Master Christiania. Brother Shoma said that he would do anything to entertain you.
"......, 'King of the Frontier'?

 Well, yes.
 I want Christia to relax here after all the trouble she had in King's Landing.
 I don't know what to do to make her happy, so I thought I'd do what I could.

Today, we're going to listen to a song that everyone in the village has been practicing.
What kind of song is it?
"The full version of the 'High King of the Different Forms' song, written by Nanayla, the Elder Harpy!

 What? Why is that happening?
You banned "The Deformed High King Song," right?
 I mean, we even censored it, didn't we? So why are you practicing the full version?

My brother said 'anything goes', so the harpies took the lead in practicing the 'full version without censorship'.
"All right. "Okay, I'll do it again under the authority of the King of the Frontier...
You want to hear it, don't you, Christiane?

 ...... Hey!
 Lisette. That's not fair.

You've prepared a song in praise of the King of the Frontier, and I'd love to hear it. I'm really looking forward to .......

 Kristia is looking at me with sparkling eyes.
 Not good. ...... I can't say no to this.

"Yes. Brother.
I'll take care of the ............ industrial response.
Thank you, sir. Sir!

 Lysette smiled broadly.

I've always wanted to sing the full version of the song in honor of you!
"...... Ugh.

 And so...
And so, in Hazama Village, the party to welcome the Dragon Emperor, Christia, began.

"...... I've never had so much fun in my life. Thank you very much. "Thank you, King of the Frontier.
"...... ah

 The feast lasted until the end of the night...
 Or more accurately, until Christia (・・・・・・・) fell asleep in my lap.

 I will continue to listen to the full version of the song until the party is over.