Eliza chapter 170 – The end result of four years

The nobles were already beginning to return home, and it was late at night with the moon high in the sky. In order to retrieve Ratoka, we left the party and headed for the back door. So that the door guard wouldn’t notice us, our horse-drawn carriage was parked a little ways to the side of the road.

Bellway went back first. He needs to write letters on my behalf, to let some other places know about what Margrave Freche just told me.

At the time that we decided on beforehand, Ratoka came out. Seeing him, Claudia silently moved to the coachman’s seat.

“……Thank you for your efforts, Elise. How was the result?”

“I was pretty lucky. I think you’ll be satisfied with the information. ……Why are you glaring at me?”

Ratoka was beginning to sweat and his face was paling, while he pouted his lips in dissatisfaction. Why am I glaring, he’s asking?

“You got lucky? Is that so. Didn’t I tell you not to overdo things and put yourself at risk, you idiot!”

My voice came out much louder and angrier than I expected. However, I wasn’t able to contain the hot emotion boiling in my stomach and get it under control.

Ratoka’s left arm was completely swollen. He probably has a broken bone. While grinding my teeth, I used a thick fan as a substitute for a piece of wood, and wrapped some cloth around his arm in a makeshift splint.

“Who beat you, and why?”

If he had been able to acquire the intelligence successfully, he probably wouldn’t have been beaten by the security for being a suspicious person.

In the first place, I had him infiltrate the archduke’s family’s servants. I knew that there was some risk involved. ……But the fact that Ratoka returned to me with a broken arm made my blood boil over.

Normally, my anger should be directed at the people that dared to hurt a citizen of my domain, but right now my anger was being directed irrationally at Ratoka.

But, I still know that being angry at Ratoka is unreasonable. So I desperately swallowed and pushed down my anger, until it was only a quiet whisper of rage.

“A, a male servant…… Actually I shouldn’t have been beaten. It’s just that, there was a guy who was pestering the laundry woman that was my information source. So, in order to protect her, teehee.”

What’s with that teehee. Don’t make it sound like your injury isn’t a big deal. Ratoka’s expression kept saying that it was nothing to him, and even though I just desperately pushed down my emotions, now irritation was welling up within me.

“Rather than such a thing, be happier. Although I got injured, what about the archduke family’s situation? The laundry woman was a maid back in the day and knew about it. I was able to investigate properly for you. You want to know, right?”

“Such a thing, you say……?”

Even though his lips were so pale, he was still smiling, something feels off about his expression. And at the same time, I finally understood what emotion this was.

“…………Got it. Report the information you obtained to me.”

“Like I said, you don’t need to be so angry. I even worked so hard for your sake.”

Both of our voices were tense. The atmosphere was filled with irritation as Claudia drove the horse-drawn carriage.

“I’m not being angry now. I just said to give me a report. You may want to be praised, but unless you have results, your injury will have been in vain. Hurry up and tell me.”

As expected, Ratoka deeply furrowed his eyebrows. Due to my irritation, what came out of my mouth sounded five times worse than what I intended, I realized this.

“Just what are you saying! What are you unsatisfied with!? Don’t joke with me!!”

“……That’s what I should be saying!! What am I unsatisfied with? You’re treating your own injuries too lightly!! You should be angrier, you should be in pain, you idiot! I said I wanted information on the archduke’s family, but rather than that, your body is more important!!”

“What!? I’m important!? That’s……”

“You are one of my citizens! Listen up, for a domain lord, their citizens are who they should protect first and foremost!! You got hurt carrying out such an unimportant task, and you’re treating it as trivial!? You’re the one who should stop joking around, don’t just debase your personal value as a citizen of Kaldia!!”

With the momentum of my anger exploding, I was ranting, and when I finished I noticed Ratoka’s eyes were wide open in astonishment and he was frozen solid. My head was cooling down now. Eh, just now, why was I so angry? Embarrassment, anger, confusion, and even masochism, all those emotions welled up within me, and I reflexively covered my mouth.

I couldn’t help but look, I noticed that Ratoka’s mouth was trembling.

“Y, you, did, did you really mean that……?”

“This is an order from your domain lord, forget everything you heard just now, get off the carriage, and run home.”

“Impossible.”

Now Ratoka’s shoulders were trembling as well. It feels like even a gust of wind could blow him over right now.

Indeed, for me to have said the things I just did, I feel like there’s so much to laugh at. I mean, it’s such a slip of my character for me to say the things I really wanted in a fit of anger.

But, I just couldn’t forgive Ratoka’s nonchalant attitude towards getting injured. And all the same, even if he returned without injuries, I wouldn’t be able to forgive myself if I wasn’t able to provide some security for him.

“……You, this is…… This is what’s called trust – isn’t it?”

-I expected Ratoka to explode at me, but opposite from what I was prepared for, his voice sounded shaky and almost teary.

Huh? When I hurriedly looked directly at him, he was wiping tears from his smiling face with his uninjured arm’s sleeve.

“Sigh – it took so, so long…… Later than me……. Honestly-”

“Y, you’re noisy. ……Shut up, Elise. Also, use neutral gender pronouns instead of male ones, to refer to yourself.”

With difficulty I managed to squeeze those words out, and all my emotions other than embarrassment had cleanly left me.

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44 responses to “Eliza chapter 170 – The end result of four years

    • Just ship Eliza with Zephyr as a main husband for a better life for Kaldia domain (tho maybe a load butt of trouble following. But atill a better life) and other as concu… er, lovers?

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  1. “Embarrassment, anger, confusion, and even masochism, all those emotions welled up within me”
    Masochism?
    What?

    “Sigh – it took so, so long…… Later than me……. Honestly-”
    I didn’t really understand what Ratoka meant while saying that.
    Can someone explain, please?

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

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  2. D’AWW, this chapter. Those two were so cute. It seems Ratoka had never felt that Eliza fully trusted him before, so he was doing his best to accomplish his task and gain her recognition. But this chapter, he got something better. He got Eliza basically yelling ‘I don’t care about all that, I care about you, you baka!’ x’D I didn’t like Ratoka much before, but it was worth having him around. This chapter was So cute. Since the two get along so well now, I suppose we won’t see some sort of weird rift developing later on?

    lol @ Eliza telling him to forget everything and run back home. She’s throwing a tantrum now, it’s nice to see her acting her age. I imagine all the others in the carriage are holding back huge grins.

    …. that said, give us the information anyway, please? xD

    By the way, I’m also glad to see that Eliza seems to trust Bellway a lot more now. She immediately passed him the information that Margrave Freche gave her, and she even involved him in her little spy works.

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  3. Thanks for the chapterS~ :3
    ‘… teehee.’ Lol Ratoka. You might be a natural harem protag by trying to ‘save’ those around you. I guess, like brother like sister? (There’s no confirmation that those two are siblings). I’m glad that those two are much closer now, with how Eliza become a tsundere and inadvertently said that she cares about him. I love seeing (reading?) a new side of Eliza, like Eliza being flustered like that. A break from those serious plot points with fluffy story~

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  4. damn that tsundere line… that was unexpected. but its great to see her be like that its cute! this combination of kuudere and tsundere kyaa! so cute! damn it i can’t get a grip of my self

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    • i’m grinning all the time while reading that! even tho before i read this i’m in a really bad mood, and i thought i need to relieve my stress. so this is a good choice to lift up my mood

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  5. Elizaaaaaaaaaaa you’re a bloody murderer in the battlefield but you’re cute and an ikemen–I mean, bifauxnen–and I love youuuuu

    I want people(in-story) to see this side of Eliza more often lol she’s a closet tsun hidden in a thick fortress of denseness and finally this chapter prove it true. I just need Zephyr to figure this out and be the doting wife–I mean husband–to await his partner returning from war clad in blood and probably bringing home another general’s head as a present and souvenir from war while riding on Rashiok’s back.

    Anyway.
    I’m already imagining the ‘closure’ for school matter would be her, picked up by her knights or soldiers, and or Rashiok, in her military uniform, ready to head off to war. She said to her teacher, “I need to attend real matter for a bit.” Then she gallantly dashed to war and bring home victory again with a far bloodied hand than before and tales of cruel plan to be told!

    ——I’m rambling sorry thank you again for the chapter

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    • That image of Zephyr as the doting w… husband back home, waiting for Eliza to return from the battlefield, while wearing an apron, holding up a hot pie and saying ‘Welcome home!’ with a smile is just perfect.

      Thank you good sir, now I can Actually imagine what Eliza would look like married. xD

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  6. I thought Eliza would say something like “It’s not like im worried about you or anything. Hmmp.” If she did i would probably laugh it out xD.

    Thanks for the wonderful barrage of updates imperfectluck 🙂

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  7. Tfw you’ve grown so attached to certain characters that seeing them clear some misunderstandings and reveal some new sides in their personalities causes you to tear up and have your feels attacked by even more feels. Author knows what’s good ;; 7 ;; )) Thanks for the chapter! Must have been quite the heartwarming translate~

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  8. Sorry for the third comment teehee~☆

    Ratoka repeating Eliza’s words; “What!? I’m important!? That’s…”
    This poor boy probs feel that his life didn’t matter his whole life….. remembering his past bratty attitude, I got sadder, since he didn’t even notice. What’s more, his mental age is like 3 or 4. Poor boy…

    Good thing now you are with Eliza! Her only body-double in the world, at that! Ratoka, you’re probably as important as Kamil and Rashiok! I’m happy for you :DDD

    The character development here is so gooooooood and this amount of fluff is greatly refreshig before we got to another battlefield and politics in adult’s world. Which I like as well! Go defeat Rindarl Union and behead someone again, Eliza! Take your soldier to the front line! Soldiers of the enemy are slaves, anyway! Nobody will miss them! Whip out another cruel, ruthless, vile, and inhumane plan! Slaughter them for Arxia’s victory—-!!!

    Then go back to school and be drowned in fluff and children’s problems until you got dizzy again XD

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  9. Though tsunderes gotta tsun,
    There ain’t no tsundere without dere sooner or later.

    I can almost make that into a short, rap-style verse…
    Too much work.

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