288-Episode 200 Filman Donalty

'Fwiw, ...... is a Fuirman Donatey. ......'

I'm whispering so much.
He's scared shitless.

The stalker of Libeka, aka Filman, who came to the dining room with an irreverent attitude after making us wait for him out of rebellion against his lord, Donis.
As soon as he found out that we were the ones he had met at the koji factory, he became frightened and small, like a cat whose belly had been sucked dry by a vacuum cleaner immediately after he had borrowed it.

'...... What?I can't hear you.'
'It's Filman!I'm sorry to keep you waiting!

He lifts his once-settled hips again and sends a cheery greeting.
Mm-hmm. Young people like this kind of cheerfulness, don't they?

'You're a genius at figuring out what they don't like in just a minute, aren't you ......?

Estella gave me a big thumbs up.
You can count on me, can't you, me?

While I was sneaking around with Estella, one of the servants snuck up behind me and handed me a small, neatly folded piece of paper. He handed me a small, neatly folded piece of paper, stealthily, so as not to be seen.
I've received this kind of thing in class when I was in junior high school.
"Breaking news!Mr. Yoshimura's (a beautiful English teacher with big tits) blouse is about to reach the end of its second button!
There was at least one good-natured fellow in the class who would inform us of such trivial news.
I don't remember being able to get into the class that day. All the boys were concentrating on one point.

So, the sender of this letter that tickles my sweet and sour memory is, of course, the guy sitting across from me, Phil Mann.
When I looked at him, he was pointing at the paper in my hand and signaling, "Look. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one.
...... Well, I think it's pretty obvious.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.

"Please don't tell anyone about this morning.

--Please keep it to yourself.

So I decided to write a reply to the paper.
"Do you know what sincerity is? And.

'Hey, Estella. Give me your pen.'
'I'm not likely to write anything worthwhile, so I'll decline.

d*mn. This guy is kicking the lucrative business that's lying in front of him to the curb. ......

So I gave him a vague look that could be taken as a yes or no.
Filmmann seemed to be unable to shake off his uneasiness, and was squeezing his still-growing thin chest plate.

'Hmm?What, do you know each other?
'Ugh, no. ......'

Seeing the exchange between us, Donnis turns to Filman.
'I can't say that I don't know you,' says Filman, at a loss for words and sweating in an amusing way.

'I've seen you on the street before. I didn't know you were related to Mr. Donati.

Estella casually offers a helping hand.
Filman's relieved and happy face at that moment ...... Oh, I can expect a big payback from this guy by selling him a favor. This is the type of man.

But because he's a family man, Donnis is probably a little less critical of him. If you are a parent fool,......, what kind of fool would you call your nephew's son? ............ Well, I can't think of one, so I'll just call him a fool. I'm sure he's an old fool.

'I'd like to talk to Mr. Filman for a while, if you don't mind.
'Yes, that's right!Let's talk!

Estella quickly changed the subject before he could ask her where she met him.
Rather than taking advantage of ......, he jumped on it. I'm sure he's the type of guy who can't keep a secret.

'What, you're interested in each other?
'Yeah, yeah, well...'
'Yes, I suppose so. Mr. Donati has his eye on you, so that's interesting.

Filman, who was sluggish, and Estella, who answered without hesitation.
Looking at them alternately, Donis deepens the wrinkles on his face with a smile.

I'm not sure what you mean by that.
'No, that's not what I meant.'

The old man puts his hands on both sides of his mouth and makes a frightening, perverse gesture. ...... This is the kind of guy you want to put out on burnable trash day.

'Uncle Donnis. I've told you many times not to talk like that.'

Filman's voice contained a note of disgusted annoyance.
The panic he had shown earlier was gone, and he simply looked annoyed.

But Donis, on the other hand, shows no sign of being bothered.
In fact, she is becoming more lively.

'Why?Look at Miss Claremona. Isn't she breathtakingly beautiful?'

Estella's cheeks flush a little as she is praised right in front of her.
This guy has a weakness for compliments.
If you let him walk down a Japanese shopping street, he will be a sitting duck for the grocer, fishmonger, butcher, and dry cleaner.

'Besides, it's good to have an older wife. They're firm, calm, chaste, and educated. ......'
'I haven't heard anything about that.
'Your family background is well balanced. ......'
'That's enough!

The old man is persistent, and Filman is furious.
He punches the hard table and lets out a belch of anger.
His thin shoulders rise and fall quietly.

Donnis, with a sullen look on his face, closes his spinning mouth, strokes his chin, and stares at Filman.
Then he suddenly lifts his right arm.

'So you want the head waiter over there?
'Uncle Donis?
'I was thinking that if you take away the family background, you'd be better off over there. She's very pretty, and she's got big boobs!
'Shut up, old man!

...... Oh. He's calling his family old man, too.
I don't know.
Is that it?In BU, women like Natalia are popular?

Estella's cheeks, which were lightly tinted earlier, are now twitching.

It's ....... I'm not going to allow you to say it like that.


I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.
If you answer, you're my enemy.

I stood up slowly, pointed at Natalia and shouted.

I'm not going to let you get away with this.Call me 'tits' properly and respectfully!
'Can we please not make a fuss about something that doesn't matter?
'Shut up, no pies!
'Very good, Yashiro!Let's get you out in the open, shall we?
'Well, well, well, both of you. I'm the most beautiful woman in the world.
''Don't get carried away, Natalia!

Ironically, Estella and I agreed with each other, so I decided to settle the score.

''You can't be so rude.
'You can't speak for others, either. Uncle Donis.'

The wrinkled old man is being warned by a stalker about something.
...... There's not a single sane person in this space, except .................. me.

I'm sorry for all the trouble.
'No, no. I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that.

They apologize to each other and the situation is reopened.

If you look at Donnis gently, he doesn't seem to be expressing much displeasure.
He doesn't seem to be as short-tempered or eccentric as I had thought. Although he's the most troublesome.

'So, what did you come here to talk about this time?An old acquaintance asked me to come, so I agreed.

This meeting was arranged by Ma'ul.
Mahrul also said that Donnis was easy to talk to, and Donnis himself said that he listened to Mahrul's request.

Maybe this visit is a special case.

'As you know, the Forty-two Wards are currently being asked to pay compensation to the BU member wards for causing the water shortage. However, District Forty-two is not involved in any way with this abnormal weather. I'm here to make sure you understand that.
'Hm. ......'

He put his hand on his chin and stroked the wrinkles on his cheeks.
Although he is an old man, he does not have a beard. He is an old man, but he does not have a beard, which is probably why his fine beard makes so much noise.

'If you are convinced by what we have to say, we would like you to urge the lords of the other districts that are members of BU to listen to us.
'That's impossible.'

The denial came easily.
Not even hors d'oeuvres had been served yet.

'The claim for compensation to the forty-two districts was decided by majority vote. It's not something to be rehashed now.
'But, sir. Mr. Donati said he was against it at first. ......'
'It was too much trouble.
'............ Men, what do you think?'

He crossed the hand that had been stroking his chin and put his elbow on the table, resting his head on it.
After letting out a deep sigh, Donis mutters in a low voice.

I've had enough of the time to drag out the 42nd district and collect money and compensation. I have other, more important matters to attend to. I didn't want to spend my time on trivial things, so I opposed it. That's all.

The successor issue.
Donnis opposed the claim to the 42nd district for that reason alone. I don't want to take up too much of your time.

'But it was decided by a majority vote to file the claim, and I'm wasting my time. That's enough. Now, if the 42nd district pays the compensation promptly, I won't be wasting any more time on this issue. I don't want to revisit the issue now.

'Such ......'.

Estella's eyebrows twisted.

'Donnis doesn't care about the 42nd district.
He doesn't care what happens to it.

He doesn't want anything more to do with them, that's what he thinks.

He didn't do what he did to help the 42nd district.

'Come on, let's eat. When you're done, get the hell out of here. I have some things I need to discuss with Filman.

With a loud pang, Donis's hands were slapped.
That was the signal for the servants to bring hors d'oeuvres to each of them.

When this meal is over, ...... time is up, huh?
Mahr's guy. You don't think he's going to say, 'As long as we have time to eat, we can make it work, right? You're not going to say that, are you?
In any case, the hole that was about to open is closing at a very fast rate. There is only one course of action to take in such a situation: ......

'What do you think Fillman?

--The hole that's closing will be pried open.

I cast a provocative glance at the Fillman. I give him a provocative smile and strike a provocative pose.

'Ah ha~n.
'What do you want, you!
'No, I'm sorry. I just let out a provocative breath.

It's called momentum. It's nothing to worry about.

'Do you think humans can influence this world enough to affect the weather?

When I asked this question to Filman with a serious face, he raised his eyebrows in an obvious way.
He looked like he didn't understand the meaning of the question .......

'It is said that as a result of the festivities in the forty-two districts, it stopped raining.
'I've heard that story, sir. It's at .......'
'Do you really think that's possible?

Filman thought for a moment, then abandoned the idea.

'I don't know. But if the lords of BU have all decided that it's possible, then I suppose it could be the case.

Unlike Donnis, Filman seems to be a 'modern' BU kid.
In short, he has a 'everyone says so, so it must be so' mentality.

He mistakenly believes that if he does so, he will not make a big mistake, and that even if he makes a mistake, he alone will not be responsible for it.
It's a big mistake on both sides, though.
...... Well, I'll let you know more about that later.

Those who are eager to escape responsibility are vulnerable to having responsibility placed on them.
I wonder how he will react if he is forced into an unavoidable situation.

'If there's someone who can control the weather at will, then the koji makers in this town will be worthless.

Filman stands up involuntarily.
At first glance, it would seem that he was angry at being insulted by the proud craftsman of the 24th district.
But he's not, is he?

'If you could control the weather at will, you wouldn't have to adjust the temperature and humidity day after day, earlier than the sun rises. It would be ridiculous to see koji mold makers sweating and scrambling.
'No, that's not true!Koji makers are precious beings!

After saying that much, he must have realized that he was getting too passionate.
Filman paused for breath, then hurriedly added, 'For this, the 24th district,' and sat down quickly in his chair.

But don't think you can get away with that, okay?

'You seem to have a lot of feelings for the 24th district.
'...... Of course. It's the city where I was born and raised.
'You must really care about it.'
'So, ............ it's only natural.'
'Then let him inherit it. Lord.'
'Oh, that's good of you to say, young man!That's right, Firman!If you care about this city, study hard and follow in my footsteps as soon as you can!
'That's not the same as this!

Filman stood up as if he couldn't take it anymore.
As he was leaving, Donis's angry voice flew at his back.

'What's wrong with you?

Filman stops, his shoulders shaking with fear.
But he doesn't turn around.

Donnis slowly rises to his feet, his anger evident.

'What's wrong with being the lord of the glorious 24th district?There are many who would like to become one but are not qualified. From their point of view, how fortunate you are .......'
'I want to decide my future with my own hands!

When he looked back, tears were in his eyes and his clenched teeth were trembling.
He had a complicated expression, a mixture of anger and fear.

Fear of an opponent who cannot be defied.

Non-negotiable strong feelings.
The frustration of a life that isn't going the way he wants it to.

He's a really easy boy to understand.
He's so youthful.

'...... future, huh?'

Filman turns his head away.
Anger is explosive, but its fire dies down relatively quickly. It can't be extinguished, but it can continue to smolder. But it can't burn up either.

'Are you going to say you want to be a soybean farmer too?

That's what all my nephews have done.
Donis does not hide his suspicion that Filman might be the same.
But Filman has no answer.

'Being a lord is a proud job. I'm not saying farmers are bad, but!It's never an inferior occupation compared to being a farmer.
'...... I'm aware of that.'
'Then why?

Filman doesn't answer.
I can't answer that.

'There are many advantages to being a lord, you know?You'll have money for the rest of your life, you'll be able to do as you please with your servants, and you'll be able to serve the nobles.

He whispered such sweet words, but they did not reach the heart of Filman.

'It's the same with marriage.

Filman's shoulders shook slightly.

'You can choose the best partner. There are many daughters of good families who have come forward to marry you. All daughters of famous noble families.'

Filman bites his lip.

'Oh, uh, Mr. Donati!

Estella, who knows what's going on, interrupts him.
She looks at Fillman for once, and chooses her words carefully so as not to be recognized.

I've heard that these days, even among the nobility, there is an increasing number of people who want to be free to fall in love regardless of their status. Even when it comes to marriage, there are many who choose a partner they can truly love, disregarding the balance of their family background.

Filman looks up at Estella's follow-up.
He looks as if he's gazing at the light shining faintly in the darkness, as if he's hanging on.

'Indeed, I hear that the number of such people is increasing these days. The majority of them don't like bigamy.'
'That's true. All human beings are equal. Any action that narrows down the possibilities is the same as inviting a dwindling and declining future for ourselves. I believe that the lords of the 24th district, with their unshakable faith, understanding and tolerance for the new era, will have the courage to tolerate this.
'Of course.

Donnis's expression relaxed, and the tension drained from Filman's cheeks as well.

'I'm one of those who have long questioned the idea of marriages based on family connections. It's not right to involve politics in marriage, you know.
'Very good, Mr. Donati.

If you were a nobleman, you would want to marry someone who was superior to you, and you would demand that they be of at least the same rank as you.
Donis, however, disliked this.
This may have resulted in his celibacy.

'No matter how many times I was deprived of the title of lord, no matter how many times I was driven to the outskirts of the district because of it, I don't think I would have fallen because of that. If the world were to call it a downfall, I've been saying for years that we shouldn't worry about such trivial things at all.

...... Hmm?

'I've had a lot of trouble with old people who don't listen to me. I've seen the stupidity, narrowness and miserliness of those who don't understand, and I've seen it all. I'm proud to say that I have a good understanding of the youth and the new era!

............ Hmmm, that means ......

I'm sure you'll be able to find a lot of people who are interested in this topic.

I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but I think it's a good idea. .................. I was in love with Ma'ru, but my marriage was rejected because Ma'ru was forced out of the position of lord and fell.
If you want to know more about it, please visit ....... Oh, so all the servants in this mansion are men?I'm not sure what to make of that.I'm sure you'll agree.

...... Puberty, you old man.

'So, then, Mr. Donati. What if, what if?What if, just in case, Mr. Fillman had someone in mind ......?'

Filman's eyes widen at Estella's words.
You've taken a very bold gamble.
Well, with the way things are going, I'd have to say 'OK'.
It might be a good idea to go with the flow and get the word out.

'If there is such a person, I'd rather be happy.

Poof!--Filman's face brightened.

'Well, if she's an ordinary girl, she may need some education, but - as a lord's wife, that is - she won't be a problem for marriage.

Reflexively, Filman's fists clenched tightly.
A small gut-punch. You got the point.

'Once you're married, you won't have to deal with the outside world. I don't want you to have to go through what I went through. ......'

Donis's face, though wrinkled, looked soft and gentle as he said this.

'Besides, as long as you marry me, I can concentrate on my duties as a lord after that. That's all well and good. If there's a girl you're interested in, I'll help you in any way I can--'
'Uncle Donnis: ......'

The rift between the relatives, which had been complicated by the adolescent boy's concealment of his love for her, seemed to be resolved somehow.
The successor issue that had been bothering Donnis for the past few years was also resolved, and if Donnis was in a better mood now, he might be willing to help us with our claim for compensation against District 42.

Well, whether or not Rebekah agrees, our problem is solved now. Congratulations. ......

'As long as they're not subhuman.

Donnis's words froze the air.
No,......, it cracked.


Filman's face looked completely down.
The soft bangs of his hair hid his face, so you couldn't see his expression.

He's just trembling slightly. ...... by anger.

'Now, if there's a girl you're interested in, let me know!I'll get you a good match!
'............ That's none of your business!

He swung the glass he had snatched from the table and splashed Donis with water.
Filman ran out of the dining room, knocking over the chair beside him.

'...... now ..................... ...How rude of you!Catch him now and lock him up in the dungeon!
'But, my lord!
'Shut up!Do you want to be imprisoned too?
'No, no!I'm so sorry!At once!

The old butler hurriedly ran out of the dining room, followed by less than ten servants.

'............ At all!

He sank roughly into a chair and wiped his wet face with a napkin.
She then puts one elbow on the table and rests her head heavily on it. Wrinkles stretch, cheeks distort, a sad expression appears on her face, and she lets out a heavy sigh.

'............ I'm sorry'.

In a muffled voice, Donnis sends his apologies.
She may have wanted to show some kind of reaction, but Estella seemed unable to find the right words to say in the face of all the commotion that was happening in front of her.
In the end, Estella just dropped her gaze and let out a breath.

'............ It's always like this.'

In the heavy air where no one spoke, Donis moved his wrinkled mouth like an old tree, as if to atone for his sins.

'I don't understand what he's thinking. ...... And I don't know how to get my thoughts to him. ......... ...I don't know how to get my thoughts to him.

The old man whimpers as he presses his fingers against his temples.
Probably in another minute, he'll say, '...... I've said something boring. Forget it,' he'll say.

...... But...

'Shall I tell you?

At my words, everyone in the room turns to look at me.

'Or, rather, ...... shall I lend you a hand?

I'm not sure if it's possible, but I'm not sure if it's possible.
The old man's gaze and his eyes.

'What the hell are you going to do next? and Estella's cold stare...

Well, well, well. Calm down, both of you, don't be in such a hurry. You can tell by looking at .............