Two Big Leaders
Translated by Mlzkzr
Edited by Mlzkzr
“Yo,your majesty, that’s really a bad idea.”
“No, it’s not.
World reformation by traveling incognito is one of the graces of a king!”
The king emphasizes so by clenching his fist so hard.
“No, that’s not how ――”
“I have heard that the former twin queens of Syracuse also hid their identities and set up a restaurant in the city, and they themselves became close to the people as signboard girls.”
There’s a precedent for this! I mean, what the hell is this Twin Queen people doing!
“It’s the same with my meeting with sensei, up until now I’ve just been randomly going out on the town in disguise, but this time I have clearly set my direction!”
He was getting more and more excited.
This is bad, I have to stop him somehow.
I wonder if there’s any way of saying it, something …… that’s right!
“Your majesty, that’s too dangerous.”
“Yes, the leader of the Phantom Troupe is Nanas, who is an incredible master of the sword ――”
I was about to say something, but then I realized.
No, that’s not it, this is bad.
This ―― would have an opposite effect.
Sure enough, the king’s eyes began to sparkle.
I was careless; when the king first met me, he suddenly challenged me to an exchange.
What’s more, until then, he had been fawning over at Daphne, but with a straight face, as if someone had suddenly changed him, he looked at me.
“I see…… it’s dangerous huh”
While rubbing his lower chin, the king grins.
It’s not a face that is saying, “Ah well, this is definitely dangerous, let’s not do this”.
This is the face of someone who thinks that such danger is exciting.
If I don’t stop him, he won’t just be involved with the Phantom trouper, he will aim for the leader of the Phantom troupe ―― in other words, he would try to pinpoint me.
“E,err, Your Majesty, I still think it’s a bad idea to join.”
“Those people, if they ever find out who His Majesty is, they’ll brag about it.”
The king tilted his head, his face saying he doesn’t understand.
Alright, I think I can go this route.
“Yes, those people have a habit of going around telling everyone they know some big shot, so”
“Mu…… You’re right, there are a lot of people like that.”
Oh Does the king have any idea what is it
“I’ve been to a few cities in stealth, and there have been a few times when people have found out who I am and tried to tell on me.”
He has experienced it!
All right, all right, let’s continue on this route!
If you’re only on stealth, there’s nothing wrong with it, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to expose the fact that you’ve joined a band of thieves, even if you’re a righteous bandit.”
“Umu, as expected, that’s bad.
It can’t be helped.
I think I’ll give up on joining the Phantom Troupe”
I unintentionally let out a voice, and then hurried to cover it up.
I was relieved to see that I had managed to desist from doing it.
“If so, I should create a trustworthy band of thieves.”
I became flabbergasted.
What is he saying suddenly I couldn’t understand his declaration for a moment.
“They can’t be trusted, that’s what you’re trying to say, right, Sensei”
“If so, I can make it with someone I can trust, with those I can trust under my direct supervision.”
“To put it simply …… it’s a Guardian Chivalrous thieves army”
Something’s wrong, very wrong.
There is a term of contrast between the government army and the rebel army, but the Guardian Chivalrous thieves army is already a complete contradiction.
I’m doing that, though.
“I do have people who had the ability and loyalty, but they were cut off because they didn’t look good.
Umu, this is a good opportunity to make good use of them.”
There’s something concrete and even a little good story for it!
“It’s not the sunniest place, but if they’re under my direct supervision, there should be no problem.”
No, no, it’s a problem.
Thinking about it calmly, there’s nothing wrong with this.
In short, it’s just about the King playing mischievous.
As long as he doesn’t get involved with the Phantom Troupe, there’s no problem at all for me.
It seems like he has been sneaking out a little bit before.
Summarizing the current situation, I feel a little relieved.
“At times like this, it’s better to make it into the form of two big entities, who can work together to move forward.
The Guardian Chivalrous thieves army will be one of the two Great Thieves alongside the Phantom Troupe.”
“Yes, that would be nice.”
“Then, I’ll be counting on you, Sensei”
“Understood ―― what was that”
“Sensei would become the leader of the bandit army.”
“Ah, of course, Sensei’s identity would be hidden.
It will be no laughing matter that the Viscount became the top of the chivalrous bandits.”
“I have said it earlier, right, I’ll solidify it with people I can trust.”
“That’s true, but……”
“I look at sensei as my trusted retainer, honestly speaking”
The king stared at me with a straight face, and then said.
“I must have the most reliable and the most skillful people at the front so that I can escape in case of emergency.”
Tha,that’s a sound argument.
That’s an unquestionable strategy to get things started and to secure the path of retreat.
“My life and my orders are at stake at the same time.
Let’s do it, Sensei.”
Thi,this is…… something I can’t refuse.
It’s not an atmosphere where I can say no, and it’s not a flow where I can refuse.
“Alright, I’ll take care of the details.
I’ll be counting on you from here on, Sensei.”
While in good mood, the king laughs heartily.
The King of Aegina, the strongest patron and competitor, and the Guardian Chivalrous thief’s army, will undoubtedly be as big as the Phantom Troupe.
In other words, I’m going to be the head of two major bandit groups at the same time.
…… Where and how did I go wrong in my life
(TN: That’s what I was wondering too)