EX-Brave Wants a Quiet Life - Chapter 105
Shuvia Castle Main Hall
The women are dressed in glittering dresses, and the men are wearing tuxedos and escorts.
The couples were dancing to the backdrop of a gorgeous orchestra playing.
“Why am I here?”
Despite this atmosphere, I was eating the food on the table while letting out a sigh.
“You can’t help it, as a lord you have to communicate with the other lords.”
“That’s why we’re having such a lavish party. This is exactly what a nobleman looks like.”
“I’m not very good at it either. I’d rather be eating in a bar, making noise.”
“So we’ll get another drink later.”
I and Garthas were whispering and complaining to each other in the corner.
Why are we in such an out-of-the-way place?
To tell you the truth, Schwartz had been asking me to attend a social party for a while.
I’m not an aristocrat, and I’m not a fan of such glamorous places, so I’ve been quietly refusing.
To be honest, it was a pain in the ass.
But I couldn’t say no if he asked me to get down on my knees.
I agreed to participate on the condition that it would only be once.
I asked Garthas to come along as my chaperone.
I thought he would have more experience than me since he used to be a nobleman, but I was naive.
He assured me that he had done security work before, but that he hadn’t been to many parties.
That’s why we were eating in secret, trying to keep a low profile.
Schwartz came up to us with a woman who looked like his fiancée.
“You don’t seem to be enjoying yourself…”
Schwartz said with a wry smile.
“Well, I’m not used to it. It helps that the food is good.”
“I hope you were satisfied with that. Oh, let me introduce you to my fiancé, Ange.”
A woman with neatly coiffed red hair and wearing a dress greeted him.
“My name is Ange Mirandole. Schwartz-sama has been taking good care of me.”
So this girl is the fiancée. You can certainly see the dignity of a knight.
I can see that she has been fighting for a long time because her body lines are tight.
“I’m Noel Veigel. I’d like to thank Schwartz for all his help.”
“This is my escort, Garthas Erdhart.”
“I’ve heard so much about you from Schwartz-sama. I look forward to working with you.”
“It is my pleasure to meet you.”
She’s quite a nice girl, isn’t she? But she’s a noblewoman, so she might be divided between what she thinks and what she doesn’t.
When I went to other countries as a brave, I would go to the castle and meet the king and the royal family, and I would verbally express my gratitude to them, but their eyes would look down on me.
To be honest, I don’t trust nobles and the like because I see them like that. Except for Schwartz and the others, though.
“I’m so tired…”
After the long party, Garthas and I were finally released and came to the tavern.
In case you’re wondering, we changed into our casual clothes. The tuxedo was prepared by Schwartz.
“I knew you’d be more comfortable here. I thought you’d freeze.”
“Yeah, it’s a different world from ours, you know.”
“Yeah, but I’m glad we didn’t get into any trouble.”
“Is there any trouble?”
“It’s like a battlefield, you know. It’s like a battlefield. You can get into fights.”
“It’s a messy world.”
“The world of the aristocracy is the murkiest. I saw it from a very young age and hated it so much that I became an adventurer.”
I didn’t know that.
While we were talking about this, he suddenly called out to me.
“Um, Noel Veigel, is that you?”
“What? Yes, I am.”
“I am Meran Medwin, daughter of the Earl of Medwin, who rules the neighboring territory. I didn’t get a chance to talk to you earlier, so I’m sorry for following you.”
This encounter with the Countess would later lead to my involvement in the turmoil concerning the Medwin territory.