Chapter 25

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After mopping up monsters and returning to the town, Klaus and I were walking leisurely home, eating skewers we bought at a food cart along the way.
Actually, Klaus’ house is not in this direction, but after Heinz’s attack, he would always walk me to my home without the need for me to ask.
It’s a good thing that he’s coming with me, because if multiple Royal Magicians were to attack us, they would surely be caught without a second to finish their chant.
… Though he’s going to have his hands full of intercepting the intruders.

There were many horse-drawn carriages coming from somewhere else today, since at this time of day, I would have seen only one passing through, but I have already seen three just on our way home.
They might be people who have fled from the chaos in the capital.

While I was thinking about this, I arrived at the front of the house, parted with Klaus, unlocked the front door, and went inside.
I noticed something in the mailbox and when I looked inside, I saw a folded piece of paper.
I picked it up and opened it, and it said, “Thank you, I decided to escape.” I immediately recognized who the letter was from its peculiar content.

“… Good.”

My mother peeked out from the living room as I tucked the paper away in my pocket while muttering to myself.

“Welcome back. What are you doing?”

“Nothing. Is there any information about the Royal Capital?”

As I headed to the living room while asking, my mother nodded.

“Yeah. If what was written in the newspapers is true, then a part of the nobility is forcibly ordering the Knights Order to suppress the riot. Here, read it yourself.”

“Thank you.”

When I looked through the newspaper my mother handed me, it detailed the state of the capital that was in turmoil.
Knights have been pulled inside to defend the castle, and adventurers and vigilantes have been exterminating monsters and stopping them from entering the capital, so commoners with some wealth have begun to migrate to other cities, as even some former knights have joined the coup d’état, and so on…
So that’s what the carriages were all about, after all. I can understand why they were scared to stay in the capital that was in a state of anarchy.
And so, my mother sighed out uneasily.

“If the civil war continues in the capital, it’s best we consider moving to another country.”

“… Indeed.”

I really don’t want to leave the land where I was born and raised, but it’s dangerous for the capital to continue to be in such a stormy state.
Fortunately, thanks to the former minister and Elina, we have enough money to move, and if the situation is only going to get worse, maybe we should move as soon as possible.
Then my father, who was sitting on the sofa in the center of the living room reading a book, spoke up.

“You don’t have to think about the immigration at all. Just leave it to your father and mother.”

“Mom aside, you look a bit undependable, Dad…”

“Indeed, he does.”

“Do you guys have a grudge against me, or?”

My father looked at us from behind the book, but immediately smiled happily.
If we really were to move, I would give my parents a good home with my money. That is the least I can do to repay them for not abandoning me after I was dismissed.
I laughed at my father so he wouldn’t catch the growing determination in my heart.

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