Smartphone Chapter 28

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Chapter 28: Engagement and the Uninvited Guest

What did that child say just now? Marriage? Bloodstain? Splendid? Oh, a duel huh? 『I wish to duel with this Mochizuki Touya person.』 Yeah, I don’t get it.
(tln: There are different kanji for marriage(結婚)and bloodstain (血痕), kekkon, but have the same reading which turns into splendid(結構), kekkou, which further turns into duel, kettou(血統). It’s a stupid pun.)

「……I’m sorry, but could you say that one more time, Yumina?」
「Like I said, I wish to marry Mochizuki Touya, father.」
「My my」

At the King’s words, Princess Yumina repeated the same thing. Queen Yuela who was sitting beside the king opened her eyes wide and looked at her daughter.
The Duke was surprised as well? He glanced between niece and elder brother.

「May I ask why?」
“Yes, there is the fact that you were saved, father…… the people that surround Touya-sama are all smiling. Uncle Alfred, Charlotte, as well as everyone else are so happy. He is a person of very desirable character. I wish to walk my live with this person…. It’s the first time I’ve ever thought that.」
「……I see….If you say as much there is no reason to object. Become happy」
「Father!」
「Please wait one moment!」

I threw my hand up and butted into the conversation between parent and daughter. If I don’t cut in now, it will become an even more confusing situation. No, it’s already plenty confusing right now!

「Please don’t move ahead without consulting the other party first please!」
「Oh, sorry about that. Please take good care of my daughter, Touya.-dono」
「Nononono! That’s strange! Your Majesty, you’re strange!」

I went and called the King “you” but I wasn’t worried about it. My life hangs in the balance here!

「Even if she is the princess of a single country, is it really alright for her to marry some guy you hardly know anything about!? I might actually be a nefarious villain you know!?」
「On that there is no mistake. Yumina recognized it so, at the very least you are no villain. She has the power of “understanding the nature”」

Ha? She can understand the “nature”? What does that mean?

「Yumina possess “Evil perception”. She has the power to see through to the true nature of a person. Well, you could call it intuition but, in Yumina’s case, she has never been wrong.」

The Duke explained. To sum it up, she can ascertain if a person is good or bad by instinct? Is that the power of heterochromia. Well if it were someone like Earl Balsa then it would be easy to tell if he was a villain, but if that ability was real, then she wouldn’t be caught by a bad guy.
The princess doesn’t seem like a bad person, but that’s a different story.

「……Just how old is Princess Yumina anyways?」
「12 years old」
「Isn’t marriage too early for…!」
「No, people in the royal family regularly get engaged by 15. I myself was engaged to my wife at 14.」

Gu. This is why different worlds are. My face looked like I’d swallowed a bitter bug, there was a tight grasp on my coat sleeve.

「Do you hate me, Touya-sama?」

Princess Yumina looked at me with such sad eyes, Wai-, that’s foul play! That’s unfair!

「Ah-… I don’t hate you but…」
「Then there is no problem, right!」

Yumina broke into a sudden smile. How cute—janakute!
What should I do? I-it’s true that I don’t really dislike this girl, I don’t really have anyone I especially like either. Her parents have given their permission as well, there isn’t a problem with the cost of living. Huh? There isn’t any reason to refuse?
No! Marriage is life’s graveyard! My older brother cousin told me so!
He had a pregnancy marriage, and after 3 years got divorced. He didn’t know why. After his wife pestered him he went and got a loan to buy a house, then he was thrown out. He had to keep paying the high loan payments and child rearing expenses for his children that he lives far away from. But, the ex-wife kept using the money however she pleased. When the family got together for New Year’s, everyone kept pouring sake to comfort him.
That cousin’s exhausted face floats in my mind.
Ok, I’ll be a well-off bachelor nobleman! Well I’m not a nobleman though!

「…In my country, men can’t get married until 18 and women until 16. Furthermore, I don’t know anything about the princess, so I can’t think of getting married yet.」
「How old are you now Touya?」
「I am 15 years old. But, I’ll be turning 16 soon.」

I answered Queen Yuela’s question. If I remember correctly my birthday should be about 2 months away. I’m not sure if this world’s calendar matches this one‘s though.

「Then the wedding will happen in two years. There shouldn’t be a problem if you take the time to learn about her by then. So as the fiancé you’ll have plenty of time to think about it Touya.”

Wait wait wait, in 2 years Princess Yumina will be only 14 years old! This is bad, the Queen is strange too!

「Touya-dono?」
「Yes!?」

I let out a strange voice in reply to the King. It couldn’t really be helped under the circumstances!

「If after 2 years, you get to know Yumina and still cannot consider her for marriage then we will give up. Would that work for you?」
「Ha… well, if it’s like that then….」

That’s many times better than getting married all of a sudden, after a while they might cool off as well, some other man might come along too… Then if they see reality and marry her to him then all the better. Arguing any further doesn’t seem to do any good huh……?
I gave up and accepted the conditions the other side had proposed.

「That’s wonderful isn’t it, Yumina. Catch Touya’s heart in the next 2 years. If you do not we are sending you to the monastery, so be prepared.」
「Yes, mother!」
「Wait! What the heck is that!?」

I was to rash after all! It’s heavy! Far too heavy! What is this, my escape routes are being sealed one by one!
Why do I have to spend my entire life married to this girl? Isn’t there someone better for her?!

「I hope to get along with you from here, Touya-sama」

The Princess had a shining smile. I on the other hand couldn’t do anything but laugh dryly. I heard my cousin’s voice “Don’t become like me” is what it felt like.

「What the heck are you doing?」
「Well, I’m not really sure what’s going on myself……」

After returning to “The Silver Moon” I explained the entire situation to everyone, and Elise retorted in an astounded voice.

「Touya-dono is going to get married degozaru?」
「What a surprise……」

Yae and Lindsey said with an astounded face, as they stared at the girl clinging to my left arm.
That’s right. She followed me back. It was this country’s princess
Ms. Yumina Elena Belfast.

「I’m Yumina Elena Belfast. I hope to get along with you all.」

The princess politely bows her head at everyone while greeting them. She had an unbearably happy smile, it was heavy on my heart.

「So? Why is the princess here?」
「Yes. As the person who saved my father’s life, I wanted to live together with Touya-sama. It seemed suitable for bridal training. I may trouble you as I am ignorant of the world but, I hope to get along with all of you.」

That’s right. Right after “that” happened, the princess followed me. Just what was the King thinking? It is most important for her to learn about her partner. At least send a guard! Aren’t you at least worried about your daughter? Could it be that there are ninjas in the ceiling?
Just when I thought that, there was a noise in the ceiling ……It’s just a rat, right?

「Live together, here? Is it really alright with you being the princess?」

What Elise said was most reasonable. I thought so as well. Until now, she had been surrounded by many employees, and had everything prepared for her.
Honestly, it was considerably painful and I wished she would go back…

「Please stop speaking formally to me, Elise. For now, I will do whatever I am able to help Touya-sama. I hope I just don’t slow any one down, and will do my best!」

She grasped both fists in front of her chest and had a pose like she was full of inspiration. How cute—janakute.

「……what do you mean exactly?」

Asked Lindsey, who had raised her hand.

「To begin with, I’ll register with the same guild as all of you. I will take on requests as well.」
「「「「Eh!?」」」」

Everyone exclaimed in harmony. Register with the guild… you want to become an adventurer!?

「Wa- Princess? Do you understand what it means to take on a guild request!? There are many dangerous———」
「I understand that. Also, please stop calling me princess. Call me Yumina please, hubby.」
「Please don’t say hubby!」
「Well then, Yumina」

The princess smiles a pleased smile… I mean Yumina. This girl is surprisingly tough.
For the time being please don’t say hubby or Touya-sama. It’s just Touya, Yumina.

「I learned some magic from Charlotte, and learned how to shoot a bow. I think I’m fairly strong.」
「A bow and magic… Certainly, long distance attacks will be helpful. What magic attributes do you have, degozaru?」
「Wind, earth and shadow. I can only summon only 3 kinds of beasts however.」

Wind, earth and shadow. Those where attributes that Lindsey didn’t have. I don’t know her strength yet though…

「Um, what should we do?」

I face Elise, Lindsey, and Yae with my arms crossed. What to do, meaning whether or not to add her to the party.

「…Well for the time being we could wait and see, we could go and take a request…?」
「I see. We could choose after seeing her strength, degozaru?」
「Yeah, well if it’s too dangerous we’ll just get Touya to defend her. It’s decided right?」

I wanted to interject in several places but I decided to stay quiet. I mean, it had a feeling of me not having the right to speak.
We’ll head over to the guild tomorrow. It seems it’s been decided that Yumina would register with the guild.
After that, I arranged for a room for her with Mika (she wanted to stay with my but I absolutely refused), I made meal plans with everyone, and decided to prepare for tomorrow before going to sleep.
After going back to my room, I lay on my bed, finally alone. I’m beat…….Completely exhausted…….
While I was sleeping like a log, I heard my ring tone that I hadn’t heard for a long time and answered the phone. It was a light hearted tune, but I was a little irritated.
When I took it out the caller ID read “Receiving: God”

「……Hello」
『Oh, it’s been a while hasn’t it? Congratulations on your engagement, Touya』
「……How do you know about that? ……Oh wait it wouldn’t be strange for God to know about that right?……」
『Hahaha. It was just by chance. I decided to take a look at where you were, some pretty interesting things happened』

God’s voice seemed to be happy.

「It’s not interesting at all….. Getting married at this age is unthinkable you know.」
『She’s a nice girl isn’t she? What’s the problem?』
「No, well Yumina is cute and in the future will become a considerably beautiful woman you know? Her character is obedient and she is desirable too. But this and that are two different things.」
『You’re stubborn. In this world polygamy is actually pretty common; you should go ahead and marry as many girls as you are pleased with.』

Is that how it is……? Because the Duke and King only had one wife, I assumed that…… Nono, that’s not the issue. I’m not looking to make a harem. (tln; The harem is coming for you whether you like it or not)

『Well, what you end up doing is of great interest of everyone here, do your best ok?』
「What a selfish thing to……N? ……What do you mean by “everyone”?」
『This world’s pantheon. I showed you to everyone and they all showed some concern. Although about half were amused.』

Eh? What does that mean? Isn’t there just one god?

「Pantheon? There are gods other than you there?」
『There are. Although I’m tentatively the highest god there are other lower class gods, the god of Art, the god of Love, the god of the Sword, the god of agriculture among many others. The god of Love was especially interested in you.』

The person that stuck their head in other people love affairs, the god of Love.

『As your relatives everyone is going to attend your wedding. Ah, I’m going to play the part of grandfather though.』
「Now see here……」

Were the gods that available? For all gods to attend on the bridegroom’s side as relatives, what does that even mean? It’s true that I don’t have any relatives in this world though.

「Would it be possible to keep them from interfering any further?」
『It would be more accurate to say that “The world of gods doesn’t often” interfere. But, there is no problem when they come down to the world of humans.』

That’s a big enough problem all on its own though……you lose if you retort. In myths the gods would often come down and mess around didn’t they.

『Well, anyway. We’re rooting for you. Think hard about living a life with no regrets. We wish for your happiness. Well then, see you later』
「Haa……」

With a vague reply the phone call ended. A life without regrets.
What would happen if I were to marry 12 girls……? The age difference between a freshmen in high school and a 5th grade girl, when I think about it, seems considerable, but 4 years difference isn’t really that big a deal…? My parents were 6 years apart. There were even performers that were married that were 30 years apart.
To start with, I hadn’t even gone out with a girl, so marriage didn’t click at all.
Crap, I don’t get it. I’m going to sleep.


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libraryrocker
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Hahahahahhahaha!!! I laughed so much!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work!!!

jammerg55
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yeah better watch out for them ninjas in the ceiling.

Countrymage
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He said it was obviously a coincidence…main characters are usually right, right?

alu
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This MC said: “What would happen if I were to marry 12 girls……?”… will he be right?

jammerg55
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in so far as I can tell, yes. He has survived for over 300 chapters so i don’t think he’s going to die any time soon. (Excluding the first chapter)

going
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I don’t think he would die easily cause the gods don’t want lose their amus….*ahem* relative.

random passsbyer
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i think i dont get the reference

jammerg55
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thats ok dont worry about it.

Killica
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Thanks for the Translation

kirindas
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What character is that pic from?

Killica
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Killica is a character from Cosmic Break, just google it

Countrymage
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Those are very dangerous words…
“just google it” have sent me to many a strange place…

Shirobakonyaa~.
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Ooooh…. too bad CB2 failed at the kickstarter huh.. it looked really cool… And if it also allowed the transfer of items from CB1 to CB2 that would have been the best ever…..

kirindas
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Thanks for the chapter!

“How cute—janakute!” You might want to translates janakute to ‘no, not that!’ since the romaji is a bit obscure I think.
What would happen if I were to marry 12 girls……?
12 year old girl? Not enough characters for him to marry 12. XD

jammerg55
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no i prefer janakute. “No not that” just doesn’t have the same impact. It was written as “marry 12 girls” because its polygamy he was thinking about what would happen if he married 12 of them. Also the following sentence is referring to the fact that he is pretty much engaged to Yumina who is 12 right now.

kirindas
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Okay. Just wanted to check.

TamaSaga
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So that’s what janakute is! I was wondering. Okay, I’ll flip it to “…my ass!”

Although truthfully, this is the first time I’ve seen it left alone. I think everyone else translates it to whatever suits their tsukkomi preference.

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fayte413
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icemiced
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o wow that actually made me chuckle i can’t wait to see more, thanks 😀

Countrymage
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Well, the Gods have officially sanctioned the harem…

xen
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wouldnt even be surprised if some of them joined in on it too.

Shiikun
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Thanks for the chapter ~~!

Princes, GET!

Shiikun
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Princess* lol . This typo… I would’ve cringed if this is true.

Wildan Fauzan
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TY. kk
for the chapter

RyuGen
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Lol Touya your cousin was right however the irony is that in Japan they just can’t say no to something XD. Ahh well the harem ship has sailed, the god is certainly amusing for encouraging the MC to pursue a harem GG God :). All that is next is for Touya to build his harem even more. Thanks for the update.

going
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Sadly,the marriage scam(marrying then divorce to fleece of thehusband) is not a rare occurance in real world . Especially those places that practice alimony . one reason why men seldom marry anymore.

Ingro
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Thanks for the chapter.

Kllick
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You don’t need to think anything, okay? Just marry the girls and done.

WillTell
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That’s one “godly” family.
Wedding day, the palace, Touya: “Hello, Your Highness. These are my family, the gods of this world.”

habib
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That will be a shocking development!

Kazekid
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In 21st century Japanese LN, Harem captures you!

haruhachama
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Yeah don’t think too much about it… There is a case in my country where an old lady married with a young guy with 50-70 age gap(?)

Granhelios
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“What would happen if I were to marry 12 girls……?” HAREM FLAG DETECTED!!!!!!
Thanks 4 the chapter 😀 But i must say that first

habib
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King and Queen really accept their Daughter’s request. I am happy for her! ?

Though I really think the Author somehow forgot the Fox woman? Touya really saved her after all?

Thanks for doing this Chapter!!! XD

Neko MK2
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that escalated to quickly 😀 as excepted of this LN it’s shame Touya isn’t have skill of certain Tourist self proclaimed ,merchant skill to dodge getting betrothed to princess (lol) the party reaction kinda lackluster eh :v no any sounding jealousy lel

jammerg55
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To be fair the heroines arent consciously aware of feelings toward the MC. They will start to become aware of them, but as this is a polygamist world as long as they all agree they probably wont have strong feelings of jealousy unless it’s non-wife candidate women I think.

going
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I am relieved that they aren’t violent to him or blame him just like other harem fics. Other stories they get mad at the mc even though it is the other girl’sidea.

Neko MK2
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Yeah that good thought, but their reaction kinda like “oh its that so good for you” like they not really mind about it well might be like what jammerg55 says they just not yet aware about their feeling for MC

acefisher
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So, if Touya is technically engaged to the princess, does that make him technically the prince consort?

jammerg55
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yeah, but the author doesnt say it.

thejum
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Heh. Thanks for the chapter!

Harem, here we come!

frajos2009
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mc will become king? 😮 thaks for the chapter ^^

bakaleaf
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well with the Gods backing the Harem project plan MC has no choices in that matter lol
Seriously that was one hell of a laugh
Can’t believe even the gods are joining the fun
Sooner or later MC well get random call and mail from his smart phone lol

Thanks for the chapter!

abyssdarkfire
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Harem just got confirmed

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Akabanenabaka
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Not sure if I like the route that is being taken here…

Warilized
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you set a lov- i mean deadly flag there, Touya

Tengeh
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Thanks for the chapter! ! ! !

sdeligar
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Thank you

xtremeloldude
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hahahahaha, the part with the gods playing his relatives at his wedding was unexpected, but that’d be hilarious, just imagine the other party-goers having a chat with them
“hello, i’m (one of the) bride(s)’s mother”
“oh hello, i’m death”
“desu?”
“no, as in ‘Death’, the god of death”
“oh”

azkal
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I wonder if the gods have a form that the people recognize? That would be even more hilarious as guests look over and see what is obviously the god of war tearing up at our MC getting married.

Fyl
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Ninjas in the ceiling~!!!

Please, PLEASE tell me that’s Chekhov’s Gun at work, and not just an idle wry comment…

jammerg55
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find out in Chapter 45 or so

blackhawkrider
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poor guy…..the harem is being forced on him…….

Anon
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None of the other girls got jealous though which means MC didn’t really raise enough flags for them yet. And speaking of girls, seems lolis are more interested in MC than similar aged girls.

Guess MC has the lolicon curse. He could have achieved the Christmas Cake Flag with the court magicians but he is not interested in research so he pretty much shooed her away with those translation glasses.

Santino Liwanag Poztimus
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Santino Liwanag Poztimus

Remember guys

“In this world polygamy is actually pretty common”

Psychronia
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Now I’m just imagining the wedding in the future. Even better if some people Touya made enemies of try to target him and all of his loved ones during the ceremony.
Cue everyone’s half surprise and half understanding when Touya’s “relatives” make him seem like the weakest runt of the family.

justreading
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didn’t she only wanted the mc so that she could go adventuring? ( che-manipulative b*t*h )

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