Chapter 94 – The Birth (Last part)

Chapter 94 – The Birth (Last part)

Tanya’s arm, which had become completely powerless, felt awfully heavy—-

Eiji wanted to drop her hand unintentionally. (1)

– Tanya-san……? W, Wait a moment?

Eiji called out to Tanya timidly, but she wouldn’t react.
Her eyelids were closed, and they wouldn’t twitch.

……C, Could it be? No, that’s impossible.
Hasn’t she been holding to my hand firmly all this time?

Still, that very same hand was now completely out of strength, placing more of a load on his.

A bad feeling rose inside Eiji.
He had heard that there were lots of cases in which a mother would run into problems despite her child being delivered healthy.
Imagining the worst-case scenario, Eiji’s face turned pale.

Thinking back, he understood that Tanya felt anxious when she last spoke.
Most likely, she anticipated something would happen.

Had he known this would happen, Eiji wouldn’t have agreed with Tanya about making children, no matter how much she begged him…….
Without realizing it, tears began to gather in the corners of his eyes.
Eiji couldn’t see clearly, as his field of vision turned blurry.

Not even 2 years had passed since they met each other, but, his rich memories of their daily life started to gush out from inside him.
Eiji was filled with anger and regret.
No matter which memory it was, Tanya would always face him straightforwardly and express all her emotions.
For Eiji, they were precious and indispensable days.

Tanya-san…. Please forgive me.
If only I had been more decisive…………..

– Hey, Tanya-san is sleeping from exhaustion, so don’t just cry out of joy over there. Go back home.
– ………..Yes? Sleeping?! So she’s sleeping?!
– That’s right. She had been enduring her delivery for many hours, so she’s probably sleeping from exhaustion.
– That may be true, but…….*Sigh*……

Good grief……

He felt as if his body was sinking and dragging on from the loss of strength.
Tanya’s heavy hand, which was still keeping its warmth was just motionless due to her sleeping.
Eiji made a mistake by jumping to conclusions.
No, rather, he was truly glad it just ended with him jumping to conclusions.

Checking his slightly irregular heart rate, Eiji sighed at once.
Indeed, she was one worrisome person.
Ehehe – Did she notice his sight? Tanya moved her lips as if smiling clumsily.
Seeing her somehow carefree expression, Eiji wanted to get angry at her as he continually poked at Tanya’s cheeks.

Her face was warping and making a strange look. She seemed to be somewhat irritated.
Eiji felt a bit refreshed.

Honestly, thank you for your hard work. – He thought.

– Thank you for everything you have done today. Please continue to take care of Tanya and Liberto for the time being.
– Leave it to me. I’ve performed deliveries of many children who live here in this village, so I’ll make sure they both become healthy, okay?
– Yes.

Eiji expressed his kind gratitude not just to Tanya, but also to the doctor who moved around during the birth. After that, he left the place.
The doctor’s words, filled with self-confidence, felt reliable to him.


Eiji headed toward Bona’s house immediately after Liberto had been born.
It was already nighttime.
The surroundings were completely dark and the blowing wind was chilly, but, Eiji deemed it was probably better to relay the information about Tanya’s delivery ending safely.
Bona wasn’t present during the childbirth, however, she too must have been worried deep inside about her first great grandchild being born.

The house of the tribal chief was lit.
Apparently, being unable to sleep, she was waiting for the news.
The door opened soon after Eiji knocked on it.

– Oh, I’ve been waiting for you. You must be getting cold, so come in.
– Sorry for intruding.
– ………Then, how did it go?
– The delivery ended safely. Both for its mother and child.
– Is that so….?

Bona bent over as if collapsing right after listening to the news nervously.
Placing her hands on her laps, Bona somehow managed to remain on her feet while feeling relieved.
For Eiji, this experience was a first, however, for Bona, it was first birth after her granddaughter’s 2nd marriage.
She probably held lots of expectation and concern for the delivery alone.
Being guided to his seat, Eiji received hot water and warmed himself.
His body was slowly warmed to its core, however, Eiji trembled without realizing it.

– Is it a boy? A girl?
– A boy. We’ve named him Liberto.
– As in ‘freedom’…..?
– Yes. I want let children do what they like and live freely.
– For that to happen, we first need to create a world where it’s possible.
– I guess you’re right. Do you think it’s difficult right now?
– Generally, everything is difficult. We are currently placed in a situation in which we can’t be picky about what to eat for tomorrow.
– That’s true.

Starting from eggs, Eiji had continued to improve foodstuff while incorporating various parts of his knowledge.
But it didn’t just stop with that. With the 4 crop rotation system, which had been implemented using a part of existing fields, the amount of crops would certainly rise.
Perhaps, the number of livestock spared would too.

– Eiji, thank you for your hard work in Nazioni.
– In the end, it was decided I would become Nazioni’s son-in-law.
– It probably went just as you had intended at first. You did well in making him swallow the bait. Then, what’s your opinion on Nazioni?
– I’m not sure myself.
– What do you mean?

Seeing Bona’s curious expression, Eiji began to explain.

– You could say that the reviews, which I had heard from everyone, and the impression given by Nazioni during our conversation don’t hold water…….? Has anyone ever talked with Nazioni in person?
– I do. However, it doesn’t look like anyone besides me has had the same chance. Everyone here, will mostly only come into contact with Franko.
– That’s why, I was wondering if there isn’t a misunderstanding in their opinions.

Umu – As soon as Bona groaned, she slowly began to ponder.
Eiji waited silently for her next words.

– I think I’ve got your point. You mean to say that everyone’s reaction toward Nazioni are actually meant for Franko, right?
– Yes.
– Still, it doesn’t change the fact that Franko is merely Nazioni’s servant who carries out his policy and gathers taxes.
– That’s…….. I guess you’re right.
– Apart from being one’s superior, that person should also be held responsible for his people’s actions.

This time, it was Eiji’s turn to groan.
Certainly, those standing above others should be prepared to suffer the consequences as well.
If that’s the case, was Nazioni being misunderstood the result of his own mistake and misjudgment as a bureaucrat?
Nevertheless, Eiji believed that making an effort to understand oneself was of the same importance too.
If it was just a common villager, his officials couldn’t care less about that person’s interests, even if he begged.
However, Eiji was one of the executives in this village, and Bona was the tribal chief.
If they acted carelessly, they could most likely start a dispute without realizing it, as a result of one’s misunderstanding.

– Although, collecting taxes seem to be a form of countermeasure against disasters and famine. If we plan to rebel without knowing things ahead of time, won’t we suffer damage because of a small misunderstanding?
– Fumu, I think your concern is justified. We aren’t making any rash decisions, but it’s just as you say, it’s better to put a more thorough consideration into how to deal with Nazioni, I guess….. However, we still need to be prepared to make our move at any time.
– In other words, we should continue to store up a food supply, arm ourselves, and build defense facilities?
– Yes. So as not to have Franko poke his nose into them, I think it’s better to tell him they’re intended for warding off wild animals as an argument.
– And there’s still the wedding reception once we go through the winter, right?
– Back then, I was unable to hold a proper reception for you, so it’s fine for you to enjoy this one to the fullest.

Bona stated that calmly.
She was most likely thinking so from the bottom of her heart.

– Some time has passed since my and Tanya’s first ceremony, so it feels strange to me to have another one, you see.
– What? Being able to receive congratulations from everyone, shouldn’t you be happy about that? Well then, go back to your home quickly. Tomorrow, I too shall check on Tanya and Liberto.
– I think you will be glad to see them.

Holding a lamp in her hand, Bona saw off Eiji to the entrance.
The light coming from her lamp dimly shone on the path at night.

With Tanya being absent, Eiji felt their house was spacious, calm, and a bit lonesome.

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Translator and reference notes:

1. We made a mistake in the previous chapter, saying that ‘her hand fell with a thud’ instead of ‘turned heavy and lost all its strength’. Despite that,  the impact at the end is supposed to be the same, so yeah, glad you’ve swallowed the bait. XD

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18 Responses to Chapter 94 – The Birth (Last part)

  1. Mutsu says:

    Oh wow
    The bait is real....

  2. thanks 🙂

  3. You got me there, Author-san
    Really got me

  4. Thanks for all the hard work you put in! Enjoyed the series! Looking forward to your next project.
    Thanks again for the hard work!

  5. Ori says:

    And now I can see this series off peacefully.

    Jeezus Author, one final heart attack for me eh?

  6. Anon says:

    Eiji promising Nazioni he won't try to rebel just a few days ago.

    However, just one day after coming back to the village, he is already talking about defense fortifications and weapons/arms development.

    If Eiji is this much of a liar and hypocrite when talking with Nazioni and even shaking hands with him and also anxious about the future, why did he pass up the offer to become the next King of the Land?

    if Eiji becomes the next King or ruler, they wouldn't be any need for wasting manpower on building defense fortifications or making weapons and Eiji could just concentrate on improving the food situation, instead.

    Seriously, Eiji becomes more dislikable to me with each passing chapter. All these criticisms or complaints of Eiji would be immediately solved if Eiji grew some balls and stopped acting so passive and hypocritical in everything he does.

    You don't like the current tax system. Well, change it once you become King.

    You think people can't stand the sight of Franko anymore? Well, hire a new, more likable tax inspector once you become King.

    You want officials to care more about the average villager more? Well, drill it into their heads to care more once you become King.

    Well, you can't do that anymore since you refused to be the next King/Ruler, Eiji, and now you have to bear the burden and dangerous risk of hiding defense fortification and weapons development from Franko in the near future.

    Hope your bad choices bites you in the ass someday, Eiji. You don't deserve to have the luxury of making so many complaints when so many golden opportunities dangled right in front of you yet you squandered them all and now have to pay the consequences.

    Unfortunately, I also realize the huge amount of convenient plot armor the author has given Eiji as evidenced by past arcs so I don't think the author will ever let Eiji experience anything bad happen to him no matter how many stupid decisions Eiji makes.

    • Albedo's Ahoge says:

      Yep, completely agree there Wise Anon-san.

    • Pablo says:

      Obviously it was a trap, just to test how greedy mc was, if he accepted he wouldn't be free to do everything he wanted, he would have to act as nazioni told him, try to mantain the status quo and he could never gain the trust of the opposing town

  7. Albedo's Ahoge says:

    Another unbelievable chapter.... what is Bona-chan doing sitting in her home when she is a highly experienced female and THE ONLY (relevant) family that Tanya-chan has. Seriously...

    Anyway, ty for the TL. While the WN had questionable issues, our Translator team was excellent.

  8. CardinAll says:

    The king laid a trap foneji całość wanna be a king?! And tomorrow u will not wake up od it would be traktor kill it before it breed. Eji is smary enouh to forseen such obvious traps caled temptation of the weak.

  9. John says:

    Uhh........I know I'm asking too much from you hachidoritranslation, but I just want to know the ending for this wen novel so can you translate the ending for me;of course, I'LL send you some donation. It's fine if you don't want to it.

  10. Joe Vega says:

    Is this story on hiatus or has been dropped? Last update is all the way back in may. Also my thanks on translating this story.

    • acefisher says:

      We have chosen to wait for more of the story to be translated(or see an update in general on the raw site), since the last update on the raw site was back in January. We've translated up to the most recent completed section. And we're glad you enjoy this story.

  11. Unravel-in Tokyo says:

    Midway into the chapter all i heard in my head was "nagisa!! nagisa!!! (clannad theme song plays)"


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