141-Episode 122 The 2 Secret Room Talks and the Second...

After the meeting in the forty-first district, we were on our way to the forty-second district in a large carriage that Assunto had prepared for us. ...... You've got a nice carriage. ............ You could take more taxes from this guy.

'But it's been quiet, hasn't it, Assunto and Use?

I say to the two old men sitting next to me.
I mean, why do I have to sit next to them? Isn't it strange that Estella and Imelda are sitting across from each other?You should have the two beautiful women sitting next to me and the two old men on the other side.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on.

From the other side of Assunto, Use whispered to me, accusing me.
Assunto is also glaring at me. 'What the hell?

'You were given the right to speak if you raised your hand, so you have no right to be angry with me, do you?
'I'm not stupid enough to make unnecessary remarks in that situation. That's not what I meant. ......!'

Gui, Assunto leaned in closer to me. It's ...... disgusting. And a little smelly. I smell like an old man.

'Why didn't you tell me ......?

In a whisper, Assunto says in a strong tone.
What are you talking about?

'Our acting lord is Estella!I thought my heart was going to stop when I found out over there!
'That's exactly right!That's all I was thinking about during the meeting, and I didn't hear a word of it!

No, no, no.

'You guys have met before, right?Aren't you meeting the acting lord to discuss the establishment of a branch or something?
'I'm aware that the acting lord is beautiful, innocent, and has reasonably large breasts. No matter how much they resemble each other, Estella-san will be the first to be excluded!
''That's right!It's only natural, since she has a bit of boobs!
'...... you two old men. Where do you recognize me from?
'No, before that, Estella, ...... what are you packing?

Don't be vain, be vain!

You know what I mean.
'The acting lord is more beautiful!

That's why Use ...... is the same person.

'Estella is always beautiful.'
'Estella-san. Please don't make creepy noises next to me.

It seems that these guys hadn't really noticed it until now.
Well, I was surprised when I first saw her too. Women can be transformed by makeup.

'Well, I didn't notice it. I hadn't thought of it that way.

You'd think that someone with Assunto's insight would be able to spot him at a glance, but this guy didn't seem to be looking at his face. I think it's essential to remember faces and read expressions in order to win over opponents.

'I don't intend to argue with a nobleman, you know. I don't think you need to be that insightful. ...... And ......'

Assunto whispered modestly, showing some awareness of Estella.

'I try not to look at the nobleman's face too often, sir.
'Come to think of it, you always look down when we meet. I thought you were nervous.'

Hahaha. Assunto wouldn't be nervous with a nobleman.
Well, he's mostly ......

'Does your envy show on your face?
'Yes. I try to keep it under control, but ...... it seems to be seeping out.'

Assunto's face, as he said this, was a perfect reflection of his envy of the noblemen at a higher level that he had not yet reached.

'Well, Assunto. Calm down. Even if you say you're a noble, you're still Estella.'
'Yes. If you think about it that way, you'll feel a little better.
'What do you mean, what do you mean?

For better or worse, you're not very noble.
Astonished by the shocking revelation, Assunto and Use were quiet during the meeting. Well, I'm sure they won't talk too much in the future, but I'll give them a warning.

'Oh, by the way, about Estella: ......'
'There's nothing to worry about. I'm not going to provide you with information for free.
'There's no benefit in spreading the word.

The two of them wouldn't be particularly interested in revealing anything.

'It's not easy, isn't it ......, for a lord to have no tits?
It's a good thing that you're not the only one.

I'm sure you're not the only one who's had it.

'But Yashiro'.

In the shaking carriage, Estella stares at me. Her eyes are serious.

'Why did you make the rules like that?
'What do you mean?
'The way the game is played, the number of participants, the time limit...' Since it's you, it must mean something, right?

Here are the rules I've proposed.

The gluttony contest will be a team competition among selected members.
There is a maximum of six rounds. The first district to win three games is the winner.

The time limit for each match is forty-five minutes. The time limit focuses on gluttony, not fast eating.
It is also intended to encourage people to eat as beautifully as possible without making a mess.

The district that finishes last in the first round prepares the food for the next round. This means that the losing district can choose the ingredients to give an advantage to its own district. You want to make the game last as long as possible. It would be tasteless if one district wins three times in a row and the game ends.

We prepared a common plate and limited the dishes to those that could be placed on it. You can bring whatever you want, as long as it is on the plate. Putting a bowl of ramen on the plate is also acceptable.
A whole roasted hexenbiest is fine, as long as it is not impossible to finish.
The winner will be decided by counting the number of plates that are eaten.

The number of plates eaten is counted to determine the winner. In each district, the players and their dishes can be kept secret until the last minute.
Well, to tell you the truth, it is a measure to be able to change the strategy flexibly according to the situation of the battle.

According to the schedule, the tournament will be held over two days, with three rounds each.
The tournament will end when one of the districts wins three games.
Incidentally, since the tournament cannot be carried over to the seventh round, the situation after that will be decided at the stage of the fourth round.
In the case of two against one, the game ends when the district with two victories wins the next five rounds. If either of the other two districts wins, the loser is eliminated and the districts with two wins compete for the championship in the sixth round.
If the score is 2 to 2 to 0 in the fourth round, the lowest ranked district will be eliminated. The fifth round will be the final between the top two districts.

--and I proposed such a rule, and neither Demilly nor Ricardo raised any particular objection, so it was decided as is. ......

You can't make a normal, entertaining proposal.

That's a terrible thing to say.
But you're sharp.

'There are monsters like Medora out there.

If it's a one-shot deal, there's always a 'just in case'.

'...... is going to eat you, anyway.
'Anything that moves in front of you, .......'

Everyone in the room turned pale as they imagined the scene of Medora's predation.

'Ugse. Do you know how much a Medora eats?'
'I don't. She only eats with people she's comfortable with. ...... We've never seen her eat before.
'............ is this a no-viewing level?'

I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not. I've never seen you do that. I can easily imagine a scene like this: ......
...... If I make eye contact with it, it'll eat me.

But he's always saying that you can't get stronger without eating. I'm sure he's eaten a lot. ...... He's pretty strong.

The amount of food you eat is proportional to your strength. ...... It's a theory that's not hard to understand if you look at Magda.

I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to compete with a monster like that.
'What, Assunto. Do you want District Forty-two to win?''
'Of course I do. I can't stand it if they charge a toll tax. Besides, if Mr. Yashiro wins, there will be more restaurants in District 41 and more customers for us.

What do you mean if I win? ......
But you're right, Assunto. I'm sure you have some vague idea of the reforms I'm about to implement in the 41st district.

'When you say there will be more restaurants, you're just renting them until the tournament is over, right?When it's over, won't it go back to being an arms store?'
'Imelda. The thing that humans like most is to maintain the status quo.
'What is it, Estella-san? You don't know what you're talking about.

Estella must have tried everything to improve the 42nd district. Since she hadn't been able to improve it, she must have had some bitterness.
Estella is right, people like to maintain the status quo. We are strange creatures who insist on maintaining the status quo even though we strongly desire to 'improve'.

When our daily life changes, we explode with frustration due to anxiety and resistance to the environment outside of what we are used to. Sometimes they even become stubborn and rebel.
However, when the change is made, the situation changes, and a little time passes, people adapt to the change. ...... Then, they gradually begin to think that the reform is a good thing, and when they get used to it, they run back to maintaining the status quo.

'In other words, the people of the 41st district are currently clinging to the status quo. Suppose we force them to destroy it and build a store on the main street for customers from outside?Then the boulevard will be crowded with people.

Estella said with a certain certainty.

'If you make it obvious to everyone that the situation will work better that way, the power to maintain the new status quo will prevail over the power to restore it.

Just as Japan once modernized en masse. A culture that is accepted as a good one expands rapidly.

Well, in the case of the 41st district, it's more of an optimization than a modernization.

'...... Surely, there's no way you can have a city where you have to go to that smelly third street to eat. ......'

The previous visit must have been quite painful. Imelda's face twisted into a huge smile.
The mangoes were good and I want to go back for more, but I don't want to go to that third one. I'm sure there are more than a few people like that.
If we succeed in attracting such people... If we can send out the charm of the 41st district to more people, ......

'If we can make the boulevards work, the 41st district will be more economically prosperous than it is now. Then Ricardo's idiot won't be so greedy about tax revenue and jealous of our profits.

In short, the poor are to blame.
The people in the forty wards don't complain when the forty-two wards are having a cake fight. That's because they have it in their own wards. And no matter how excited District Forty-two is, they can afford to think that they are still better than them.

But that's not the case with District 41.
If they are overtaken by District 42, they will become the poorest district, and District 42 is currently the most prosperous. We are impatient, frustrated, and envious.
That's why they can only come up with ideas like 'taking profits from the 42nd district.

'After the city gate is built in District 42, I think that the area around the main street in District 41 should become a lodging town for those who use it. You see, there are many fields in District 42 and very few inns, right?
'The number of foreign visitors to District Forty-two is only about two digits a year.

In addition, there aren't many places to build new inns.
Once the city gate is built, many people will come and go. Inns and eateries are essential.

'I'll give that part of the city to the 41st district.
'What a waste of time. If it were me, I'd cram the inn into the 42nd district at all costs.

Assunto shrugged his shoulders as if he didn't understand.

'My lord isn't the type to evict or seize land from his people. He's a status quo guy.
'......, I'm sorry. You're right.

In contrast to Ricardo, who is devoted to the hunting guild and is trying to maintain the city with the hunting guild, Estella is trying to save all the people equally.
In the Forty-Two Wards, it is difficult to carry out bold reforms as Ricardo is trying to do. The best you can do is to make the best use of the land that is left over.
And I've already done that.

'If the 41st district gets more customers and more profits, even the most foolish of Ricardo's people will notice the benefits. He won't try to stifle our city gate.

Then let's have a big party.
If you have an inn nearby, it will be easier to attract visitors from outside, and if the road to the 40th district is built, it will be easier to transport them. The hunting guild and the lumberjack guild would also benefit greatly.
If we can gain their understanding, there will be no one to complain about the city gate in District 42. Now we can build them with impunity.

In the end, the root of the uproar was 'I don't like it'. You don't like it because it makes you feel inferior. You feel jealous because you think the other side is better than you.
Then, if you eliminate that envy, there will be no one to complain.

'Then, for my benefit, I'll ...... make some money for the 41st district as well.

When I said that, the people in the car all looked at me.
It's ....... What are you smiling about, guys?

'Yashiro is, after all, ......'.
'Yeah. I guess so.'

Estella and Assunto smirk at each other.
'...... Don't look at me, you creep.

'Huh~...... is this what they call a tsundere? I've never seen that before.

I've never seen this before.' Usher lets out a gasp, exposing his stupid face.
What kind of rumors are you talking about?

'Yashiro-san is a man with deep pockets. You are indeed the one I expected.'

I don't know why Imelda is so proud of her chest. ...... Don't stick it out so far or I'll squeeze it.

'...... You're being targeted, Imelda.'
'Oh no!............Oh, Yashiro-san.'

Imelda is holding her breasts and her cheeks are lightly stained. I'm not sure what to make of that.

It's a good thing that you're not the only one who has a problem with this.
'Hey, what the hell. When did anyone conquer the hunting guild?

It's funny, I don't have any such data in my memory.

'Well, it can't be helped in this situation. After all, they are the only tits in this car.'
'It's not the only one, is it Imelda?'

Estella puts her arms around Imelda's neck and smiles angrily at her.
What a crusty yuri video ...... that doesn't seem to be in demand.

'But you know, Yashiro-san.'

In a carriage full of idiots, Assunto shows a serious expression.

'I understand the plan to provide economic benefits and eliminate friction with neighboring districts, but what about the actual gluttony contest?Well, as long as the competition is held, the economy will move and it may be possible to get the city to allow the installation of city gates through discussion. ......'
'What are you talking about. Of course we're going to win.

You might be able to persuade them, but that will slow down the installation of the city gate.
It would be better to win the battle and build it quickly.

'There are probably people in other districts who pride themselves on their gluttony. There might be some monster-grade ones lurking around.'

Both Demilly and Ricardo's expressions didn't falter when they heard about the gluttony contest.
I'm sure you have some idea of the gluttonous bragging rights in your territory.
The evidence of this is that both sides seemed a little impatient when they heard about the team competition.
Even if one of them won, it would be meaningless if they lost to all the rest.
This impatience must have shown in their expressions.

We have monsters, too.
Two of them, too.

'We have Bertina and Magda. We're good for two wins.'
'I see. Those two can do it!'

Estella leans forward excitedly, and Imelda is lightly pushed in reaction, and her tits shake. The 'only' tits in the car.

You'll be able to find a lot of people who are interested in this.

All we have to do is find one more who can eat a little.
In the worst case, we have a trump card we can use.

'Well, our victory is not so easy.
'Yes, it is.
'In proportion to the breasts of the district's representatives, I suppose.
'Oji-sama and Ricardo's breasts are bigger than mine!I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've seen it before.

Estella grabbed Imelda's shoulders and shook her forcefully.
I'm not sure what to make of it. Imelda's tits are the only ones shaking!

I'm not sure what to make of that.

Assunto makes a surprising remark.
What, you don't know?Those two have an abnormal appetite. ......

'Okay!Let's do a demonstration of gluttony to explain to the people. Assunto, prepare the food. I'll show you something good.'
'Ha, ha...... well, I'll be happy to prepare that much for you. ......'
'I'm sorry for your loss......'
'......I can't believe that such a quiet-looking sister and such a small girl could eat so much ......'

Assunto didn't seem to notice Estella's exhale of dismay, Use's honest muttering, and Imelda's condolences interjected in the middle of the sentence.

'But you know what, Yashiro? We can't win by two either, you know?'

Estella was right, we need to find someone who can win another game.
I have an idea ......, but I don't know what he's capable of.

'Then you don't have to worry about it!

Imelda puffed out her chest and slapped ...... her tits. ...... Pointy.
I'm not sure what to make of it,......, but the density of boobs in the car is so thin that you can't help but concentrate on Imelda,.......

'I'm a good eater, even though I look like one!

I don't think so. ......

'Just the other day, I tried the grilled salmon set meal with a large portion of rice, and I finished it!I was applauded by the manager!
'Imelda. The exit is right there, but it's moving, so be careful jumping down.'
'Why are you trying to get rid of me?You've been so cooperative!

What's the big deal about a big bowl of rice?
Even a Loretta can eat that!
Even a normal Loretta!
I mean, that's 'normal'!

'Well, I have an idea, don't I?
'Yeah, who's that?
'I don't know yet, but I've got a date with ...... and I'd like to test my strength.
'............ date?'

Estella's eyes sharpened.
It's ......... I don't mind, but... It's like a thank you.

'Mr. Yashiro. That can't be .......'

Imelda, who was there, would know.

'......Watashi, isn't it?'
'It's Delia!

I'm telling you, the deal with you is not done!You can't end a contract with a unilateral demand!

'Does Delia eat that much?'
'Only sweet things, though.

Delia has a sweet tooth and eats a lot of sweets, if you limit it to sweets.

'But she eats a little more than others. ......'
'What kind of people do you think are selected for boasting about their gluttony?
'Well, I'd say a big, muscular guy like Medora or Mr. Javier.

You put Medora in the big man category. Is that what your ...... brain is telling you?

'So, how much sweet cake do you think such a muscular man would eat?
'Oh, come to think of it, men don't really like sweets, do they?

Estella's gaze turns to Use and Assunto.
Both Use and Assunto frowned at her.

'I prefer meat, you know. Sweet things don't go well with alcohol.
'I'm not a fan of sweets either. It makes my jaw itch. ...... Well, my wife loves it, so we sometimes go out to eat it. ......'
'Why are you suddenly declaring that you love your wife?
'No, no, no, no, no, Mr. Yashiro!My wife loves cake, so I'm just going to eat it with her.

Wow, Assunto is embarrassed with a bright red face~, creepy~!

''But, is it so convenient for you to get something sweet?
'After we win two games, if we intentionally come in last, we can decide what to serve in the next matchup, so we can serve cake there. That's right. Jashiro.

That's Estella. You're indeed Estella. You're aware of the 'winning strategy' I've put into the 'seemingly equal rules'.
With this rule, if you give up one win, you can surely get one win back. That is, if you have the right people.

'But it's hard when you keep losing. It can be a double-edged sword, can't it?

I understand Assunto's concern.
In other words, you're throwing away a game to win one, and it's hard to know how to use it under these rules.

'Well, don't worry. We don't need to go to the trouble of preparing it for you.
'Why not?

Because, you know, 'he' said so.

'What's the specialty of the Forty District, ......?

That's when Estella seemed to notice.
Yes. In the past, the culprit of the harassment that occurred in the 42nd district was determined to be Pompeo, the owner chef of Luxury, a coffee shop for the aristocracy of the 40th district, and forcibly kidnapped ............ for investigation. In the event that you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find it on the web. When it comes to the specialties of the forty districts, the name of the luxury cake is the first to be mentioned.

'If we bring Delia in on the first turn when the forty wards are in charge of cooking,' he said.
'I can win one unconditionally!

There are a maximum of six rounds, but I don't know how many times I can take charge of the cooking.
You never know how many times you will be in charge of cooking.
At the tripartite meeting, I emphasized the aspects of "economic flow," "new customers," and "post-tournament connections.
Every district will have one item that is the ultimate gem of 'this is it! as the first item. A product that will be highly effective in publicity.

'Did you make such a rule in anticipation of that?
'Well, yeah.

Ever since we went to District Forty-One to inspect and decided to drag them into a big tournament to end this mess, we've been thinking about how to make sure we'd win without being unnatural.
In order to do that, we needed to make them willingly provide us with what we were best at.
So we gave them a lot of cumbersome explanations about the economy and new customers.

They were so focused on their own interests that they didn't look at what the other side's interests were.
I'll make a hundred while Demilly makes ten.
They don't know that there is such a way.

You make the most profit while they make the least.
To use an analogy, it's like saying, 'I'm going to make a bra that fits Jeannette, who has raging breasts, and you're going to let me measure her breasts.
Ginette will be able to control her raging breasts and I will be able to examine every inch of her raw tits. .................. ...... I'll give it a try, that's it!
I'm not sure what to do.I'm going to make you a bra so that you can take a closer look at my raw tits!
...... No!No, no, no!No, no, no!It's the other way around!...... No. I can't show my true colors when I'm dealing with Jeannette. ......

'Haha ...... I can be my true self in front of Estella.'
'What?What's with you all of a sudden?...... Are you that calm when you're with me?

Oh. I can stay so calm.
I don't know.I'm sure the shaking will have a disturbing effect on your mind. There must be a demon living in her boobs. ...... is nice. I want to move too.

'I'd like to win three games like that, but just in case, I'm going to bring in another person.
'One more person?I can't think of anything more serious this time. ......'

Estella crosses her arms and twists her head.

'Don't take it so seriously. He's an idiot.'
'Stupid?......Yashiro is the only one I can think of. ......'
'Hey, come on.'

There's no way I'd be the first one to come to mind in the forty-two districts full of idiots like him.

'If, contrary to expectations, we are forced to fight hard and we reach the stage where we are in trouble,......, I will be devastated and take ............ Magda hostage! I'm going to take Magda hostage.
'And then I'm going to let Umaro play and declare that if you lose, I'm going to pee on Magda's embarrassing parts!
'You'll win!Umaro will definitely win, that situation!
'Stupid solution, though!
'Yes, it's very stupid, but it's also very convincing, Yashiro!

Use and Assunto are looking at me and Estella with cold eyes.

'Hey, ......, can we leave it to this kind of thing, the 42nd district?
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'...... It's not easy when the person you rely on is an idiot.
'Well, that's the beauty of it, isn't it?

What's going on? They're sneaking away from me and talking over there.
Hey, there's no demand for rose images of old men and pigs anywhere.

'Anyway, let's gather all the people together and explain the tournament.
'Right. This time, all forty-two districts must unite and win the victory!
''It's getting important, isn't it?
''However, it's great to see the city getting excited, as a merchant.
'It helps us too when the city gates are up. Do your best and win for sure.

The hearts of the people present converged towards a single goal.

'So, take care of the food for the gluttony demonstration, Assunto!
'I'm looking forward to it, Assunto!
'Sometimes despair is the essence of a happy life, Assunto.
'............ Don't die, Assunto.'
'What's this?What is this disturbing atmosphere?Have I made a terrible promise?'

Assunto realized the seriousness of the situation when Bertina and Magda (with the 'Red Moya' correction) began to fight each other in a demonstration held at the briefing session for the people.

The fierce confrontation, one of the largest of the century, ended with more than a dozen injured and the loss of ingredients. The two monsters defeated Assunto. ......
Hmm?Injuries?The ones who got heartburn watching the confrontation between the two.
One of them is me, of all people. ...... Common sense doesn't apply to them. ...... It was one afternoon when I realized that.