Story of Mizzet Galhart 1
Ever since that day when I left Kenji behind in the battle with the demons, he ended up never coming back to me.
At first I thought he had wandered off somewhere, thinking that I would have to punish him when he returned after making me wait for a few days.
On the next day, two more days passed, and again he did not return after a long time.
My father was furious with me on the first day of my return, and likewise praised me, tell he was very happy.
But according to the information I had heard from my father, the whole town, no matter where I went, was talking about me, saying that I was a Saint who had solved the problem of stampede, that I was a future Paladin, and that I was the hero who had single-handedly rescued the adventurers from the demons.
When I heard that, I was confused and angry at the same time.
That’s because it’s all thanks to Kenji, isn’t it?
Why didn’t you say that it was my Kenji who tried to defeat the demons in order to protect us all alone?
But father-sama, mother-sama, brother-sama, servants in the house and people in the town all treated Kenji as if he didn’t exist.
Even when I told my father that Kenji had made a lot of efforts, he would always look inexplicably sad and say, “No such person exists”.
That’s not possible. He was always a valet at home.
There must be something going on.
That’s probably why Kenji didn’t come home.
Then one day, a sword was brought to the house. There was no doubt that it was the Earl’s sword that Kenji had used.
It was cleverly concealed so that I wouldn’t find it, but it’s useless.
No one could escape my eyes in this mansion, where I knew the movements of the servants and even the secret passages since I was a child.
As soon as I got the evidence I pressed my father, but he only looked at me with increasing pity and said.
“Mizzet. ……. I’m sorry to hear about him, but it’s time for you to move on. He’s no longer alive. Kenji Garhart died trying to protect my daughter, Mizzet Garhart, and everyone in this town from the demons. If you respect his death, then you, as the daughter of the Earl’s family, will have to live with his death. The adventurers have already agreed……… His merit will become your merit.”
My mind went blank.
…….. Kenji is dead?
What are you talking about?
It’s a lie, it’s impossible.
He’s my Kenji, there’s no way he can lose to anyone!
Father is lying!
“Mizzet. I have prepared a new valet for you. I know you’re sad about his death, but just start building a relationship with the new valet again.”
My head is boiling.
Tell me about the new valet?
I don’t want that shit.
And there is no way that a valet like that could ever take the place of Kenji.
Would that valet come and help me when I’m in trouble?
Would that valet teach me a lesson about Paladin like he did when he read shojou manga?
These are definitely things that only Kenji can do.
I don’t think the new valet can do it.
But I know these things won’t help even if I say them.
I also understand that everyone treats Kenji as if he’s dead, and in order to use his credit effectively, they treat that as my honor.
In the end, I still don’t know why he didn’t come back, but if that’s the case, I’ve decided what to do from now on.
If it’s father’s decision, I have my own ideas as well.
“I’m sorry, Father, I seem to be in a bit of a panic. From now on, I’m going to become a Paladin and gain power and strength for Kenji.”
“Oh, do you understand what I mean, my daughter oh!”
Father-sama seemed pleased, but he was no longer in my eyes.
I am determined to become a Paladin in this country, and seek out Kenji.
This must be his test, or his mischief.
Because I was only a stumbling block in the battle with the demons, I was so useless, I could only observe the situation from a distance.
After all, it’s that Kenji who always to be on the act but nags at every little thing, so it must be that way.
So, in order to stand next to him this time, I’m going to become a Paladin as soon as possible, gain control of power and strength, and show him how great of a woman I am.
If by then, I find Kenji and he’s having fun in some other territory, I’m going to beat him up hard.
I’m going to show him how strong I’ve become.
Once I made up my mind, I immediately resumed my training in magic recovery and hunting, and gained strength faster than ever before.
But, of course, the lesson was not forgotten.
Pursuing power but being consumed by it can be called absurd.
The shojou manga he left in his room are kept safe in a treasure chest in my room.
Strong, smart, gentle and beautiful, never give up pride, and fight against the strong to protect the weak.
And don’t let power sway you.
That’s a promise I learned from him, and it lives on.
For now, I’ll save the words I wanted to say to him the next time I see him, until I’m strong enough to put a fist in his face.
Oh, be thankful.
I’ll see you in person.
No matter where you are in this country, no, no matter where you are in the world, I’ll find out and catch you.
So when the day comes that I catch up with your back, praise me for striving to become stronger.
Then as a knight’s oath, accept my sword.
This time, I will protect you with that sword oath, there must be absolutely no refusal.
If you refuse, I will not forgive you.
“This is a declaration of war from the girl who will become the strongest Paladin, Mizzet Galhart!!! Until then, watch over me from afar!”