055 – What the Heck!? How Troublesome!

 


Translator: SFBaka

Editor: Thor’s Stone


“I’m not gonna let you escape.”

“Ugh……”

Three days after making our preparations for departure. We’ve mostly finished restocking the necessary equipment and supplies and completed the maintenance of the power armor. All that’s left is to set out into space again! But Major Serena suddenly barged into Krishna once more.

In civilian clothes, no less.

“This is troublesome, dear guest. My dear, dear guest, please. Ah, dear guest. Dear guest. Ah–”

‘What the heck is up with that unemotional address of yours!? Stop pushing me out! Rude! It’s utterly rude of you! I’m a daughter of the Holz marquis house you know!?”

“Tsk. How bothersome.”

“Did you just click your tongue!? Bothersome!? Me!?”

Major Serena’s expression turned livid after hearing me blurt out my true thoughts. Oh? What now? Are you gonna insist on your privilege as a noble and cut me down milady?

“Um, Hiro-sama…… That attitude is a bit too impolite, don’t you think?.”

“Hah. There’s a limit to being unafraid of the consequences……”

Seeing my blatantly rude attitude toward Major Serena, Mimi attempted to soothe me while being a bit blue in the face as Elma covered her face with one hand as she turned toward the ceiling. No, no. I don’t think I’m in the wrong here. I don’t care if she’s of noble blood and whatnot. Krishna is MY ship. And in my ship, I’m the king.

“What the heck is with you lady? I thought you said you would stop aggressively forcing me into joining the military?”

“Uguh…… Y-You’re right, but……”

“But?”

“Don’t you think it’s unfair! You three are going on a lovely resort vacation while I’m stuck here busy with work! It’s unfair! Unfair I tell you!”

Major Serena pointed her finger straight at me and raised her voice in protest. I see.

“What the heck is with this bothersome woman?”

“You said I’m bothersome again!?”

I completely ignored Major Serena’s indignant reaction and let out an exasperated sigh. I mean, I think anyone else in my position would also find her troublesome. How else would I call a person who would purposely choose the timing when we’re about to set off to pay a visit and be an absolute bother?

“How should I say this? Hiro’s unexpectedly harsh when it comes to dealing with her, huh. Even though he’s usually quite nice to women.”

“It would have been fine if she was just a military officer, but she’s also the prized daughter of a noble house. Maybe he’s worried about inviting unwanted trouble if she ever became attached to him more than necessary?”

“Atta……!? I’m not some sort of pet!”

“……But didn’t it backfire? See?”

Major Serena’s elegant way of speaking was starting to crack from anger and frustration. Seeing her like that, Mimi could only give a quiet sigh. Oi, oi. Don’t joke around. Are you saying this sort of troublesome person would actually get more attached to me the more I treated her badly? I sure hope not.

“So what do you really want from us anyway? We’d really like to go ahead and travel to the Sierra star system in order to have a vacation while hunting pirates on the side you know.”

“Well, you see…… I, uh, think that very action is improper.”

“Improper?”

“Correct. The Alein Tertius colony was just recently hit by a bioterrorism incident, and a lot of people have lost their lives. Don’t you think having a resort vacation in that sort of situation is improper?”

“I see.”

“Fufufu, so you’ve understood? If so, then please stay here and–”

“It’s got nothing to do with us. Alright lady. We’re gonna depart for the Sierra system now, so could you please get off the ship? Or rather, don’t you think trying to stop us from doing our business with that sort of arbitrary reasoning is even more improper?”

“Ah–! Ah–! No! Stop! It’s not proper to touch an unwed noble lady such as myself like this! Ah! It’s blatant disrespect! I’m gonna cut you down you know!”

“What the heck!? Will you stop that!? It’s annoying! Did you actually go drinking before coming here!?”

I kept on trying to push her out of the dining room forcibly, but Major Serena latched on to the sides of the dining room’s entrance desperately. Dammit! Can somebody get me my power armor, please!? I’m gonna toss out this stubborn tomboy off my ship!

“Geez…… Calm down already, you two. There, there.”

Elma got between me and Major Serena in order to diffuse the situation. It won’t do any good if I kept being stubborn, so I held up both hands and agreed to sit back down on a dining room chair. Mimi sat down on a chair beside mine and Elma led Major Serena to sit on the opposite side. Elma then sat right next to her.

“So I’m gonna try asking again, okay. Just what the heck do you want this time? We really want to go to our next destination now. If you can’t give me any valid reason to stop us from going on with our business, I’m gonna use my authority as the captain of this ship and have the two of them send you out, okay.”

“Uguu……”

Major Serena flinched when I gave her an annoyed glare. She turned away from me, gazed at Mimi and Elma in turn, looked up at the ceiling as if thinking of something difficult, and then shifted her face away from everyone else in the room.

“I was just so utterly envious that I couldn’t help but come to bother you all…”

“……Eh?”

“Like I said! I was jealous, so I came to be a bother! Do you have any problem with that!?”

“A crap ton!!!”

“But isn’t it unfair!? I’m stuck every single day staring at images of disgusting tentacle monster corpses and asked to attend countermeasure meetings as well as write several pages of reports. And here you are, planning to spend an enjoyable time on a resort planet for a vacation! I couldn’t help but be jealous!”

“So you literally just came to be a bother!? You’re just seriously feeling jealous, aren’t you!?”

“No, no! It’s unfair! Unfair! I also want to have a resort vacation!!!”

“So you just tossed away your pride as a soldier and noble and are now throwing a hissy fit!?”

Major Serena slapped the table repeatedly in a sulk and complained loudly. Just where did that cool, collected and beautiful military officer go, I wonder……? Don’t tell me she really did go binge drinking before coming here?

“So, to sum it up, you simply felt jealous and came to the ship in order to make trouble, right?”

Major Serena looked at me with upturned eyes and softly nodded in reply. I gave her a soft smile. She smiled back in return. I see.

“Right then. Let’s throw her out and be done with it.”

“Nooooooooo! And I finally came clean too!”

“But you just came to harass us, right!? And you expect me to feel sympathy for you!?”

I tried to pull Major Serena away from the table she was desperately clinging to. Mimi was the one who finally put a stop to our antics.

“Um, can I say something?”

“What?”

“Um, I think I now understand the reason why Lady Serena is throwing a fit. I think I can relate to her more than anyone else here actually. You’re in casual clothes, so I guess it’s your day off, right?”

“……Yes.”

“In other words, Lady Serena simply wants to take a breather, or rather, to vent out her frustrations. She just wants to spend an enjoyable time with Hiro-sama, who keeps disregarding both her standing as a military officer and as a noble lady and simply treats her as herself, right?”

“……”

Major Serena turned silent. So I guess I can take that as a ‘yes’ huh.

“Play around……?”

I’m confused. How the heck should I react to that? Should I take this ojousama out for a date in the city or something? No thanks. I somehow feel that sticking around with this woman is dangerous for some reason.

“How about we have a nice time drinking in the ship then? We can’t serve those fancy organic dishes here, but I’m sure Tetsujin can whip up something delicious regardless. I have a nice stash of alcohol ready too.”

“Oh? So that’s why I felt the cargo bay was strangely full. And you haven’t even managed to pay me even a single Enel yet y’know.”

Elma turned stiff after I made a sarcastic remark. But I have to do something like this sometimes at least, or this person would most likely totally forget about paying her debts.

“Uh, isn’t it fine? A-And you said you wanted to stay with me for as long as possible too, didn’t you?”

“Well, yeah. I guess.”

That’s true as well. Elma’s a great girl. She’s also beautiful and can act pretty cute sometimes. Not as cute as Mimi though. But Major Serena’s definitely a no-go.

“Fine. Just for today. And you owe me again for this, okay.”

“Uu…… I-I understand.”

Man. Major Serena’s debts just keep on increasing…… I hope she’s not doing this deliberately in order to get closer to me. You can never be too careful around this woman.

“Well then, now that we’ve decided on partying, let’s go at it with a bang. Let’s try to forget each other’s troubles for today at least.”

“Yes! As a matter of fact, I’ve also managed to get a lot of different foodstuffs through mail order! I’ll bring them all out!”

Mimi said something I couldn’t just ignore. So that’s why the cargo bay’s been strangely looking full lately…… Even Mimi was part of the cause. I wonder if she’s been receiving some bad influence from Elma? I felt sort of complicated after witnessing a little bit of Mimi’s growth.


 


24 Comments

  1. lol she finally lost it…
    well, since MC probably the only male that can act natural against her, so she want him… tho it seems she didn’t realize her feeling yet…

    • Yea, it sade to see a fine women like her fell for some lusty scum like the MC. like, seriously, it’s clear like day the guy don’t want her because he can’t control her. It’s not about be “disapointing lady” or something, but because she will not become is lustfull pet/slave/sexe-toy like the two other.
      He is realy disgusting, with women.
      Trully a saving grace is good for almost all the other thing !

      Thank for the chapter !!!

      • Wait, wut? Are we reading the same thing? because it doesn’t seems so.

        He don’t want her because she’s “trouble”, high rank military, noble ojou-sama…

        1.if he lewds her he would be forced to stay by her side, be as aide-fukToy-husband-pet or whatever, GG, house dream and freedom.

        2.if he lewds her AND escapes? what could happen after lewding some virgin noble rich ojou-sama? ofc, nothing bad, right?… right?!

        Please, take off that fedora so you can see the letters.

        Not doing nothing to her is the best for the MC, at least until she loses her rank or some sh*t.

        But having read that little fast-forward wall of text in the first chapters it seems she and the MC will be famous but they will not have a -strong connection-, or not stonger enough if we look that the people doesn’t talk about them like some sort of -power couple- or like they are “known to each other”, they are like: “General Serena blahblah!” “Oh, yeah, but, also Capitan Hiro blahblah!” well, that’s what I have interpreted.

      • I’m with VivaEspañita, what?

        Separate Response:

        1: Its because she saw something she wants and he saw something that would invite more trouble and distance himself.
        2. No matter what anyone say about lust. Its simply your probable disgust of men or want to view them as “scum” under your heel as pigs for slaughter/torture.
        3. Don’t like don’t read… also “scum” would definitely find a way to get her and “disgusting to women” would depend on the victim or karma to make a difference.

      • P.S. The next chapter so far I’ve seen would be your field day… *party popper*

  2. I kinda feel this entire sequence would make for a great anime scene when i read it.

  3. Become more attached the more she get treated more badly

    What is she? Lalatina?

  4. So alcohol and all four together in a relatively limited space…

  5. Aleksander Naumenok

    First of all, who the hell let her in?

    What you do in this situation is tell her that you’ll stick around for a couple of days in order to get her to leave the ship. Then run for it!

    Or you can tell her that the 4 of us can go out, but you need time to change, you’ll meet her at arranged destination at certain time. Then run for it!

    • ……….
      She’d hunt you down and kill you, you know? It’s one thing to say and do that right up front, it’s another to betray a woman’s expectations. Don’t go turning a Noble with a fleet under her command into a Medea.

  6. Error?
    so could please get off the ship? -> so could you please get off the ship?

    Can’t wait to read the manga!! Thanks for the treat.

  7. I am firmly in Major Serena faction! Drop the other 2 Debt slaves off with an Debt in hand, 1% API to be nice – and have yourself an accomplished, wealthy, attractive woman who knew she wanted you the moment she laid eyes on you and chased you even though she can have anything and anyone in the known galaxy!!!

    Shes willful? perfect! Bossy? she gives a damn and takes care of business! Truthful!! She’s throwing a fit because of jealousy? everyone does but how many people admit it?

    End the Harem game and use that noble status to get a love nest… and while shes out serving the military – you can relax at home planet side sipping carbonated cola and playing VR games!!!!

    • DO you realize the horrible political games you’re inviting by being the “kept man” of a Marquis’ daughter?

      Don’t get me wrong, I like Serena, but Hiro’s instincts are right. The girl is nothing but trouble.

      Besides, Elma and Mimi are great in bed and in their ship duties. He does not have good reason to just dump them!

      • ? This world seems to hardly value chastity. If an unwed Noble woman having a concubine is a problem then diddle about and become noble. I doubt she would get him into some kind of illicit relationship, also a star system level civilization – her noble line probably has thousands of heirs, I see no reason shes truely stopped from having relations with commoners as she is a woman, her nobility ends with her unless she becomes a part of another house.

        Hiros insticts are shit. He got his genome mapped and then sold it instantly – I would have hired a lawyer. Who knows – since hes a completely new sepcies he might already be qualified for all kinds of things. Who is to tell him hes not a noble from civilization Q? he can completely fake it! Also his gene licensing deal was shit, he really really needed a lawyer.

    • Maybe can get Serena to be a crew member as well. Under the pretext of Pirate Hunting OnJobTraining or smtg.

  8. Lol~

    Thanks for the chappu~

  9. Thx 4 the chapter.

  10. Why do I feel like there will be a 4-some going to happen? And it’s already said that Hiro can’t hold his liquor…. so….heh.

  11. So… Are we to expect a drunken 1vs3?

    If so… Oooh, that’s going to have so many complications… “You have to take responsibility” incoming…

    As for the people who are saying that “chastity doesn’t seem to hold value”:
    Are you guys sure that you are noticing that we are talking about a) A middle-class girl who fell into debt becoming homeless and almost became a slave(that someone probably wanted), b) A freelance mercenary without a base that crashed her ship and racked up massive debt because of “administrative errors”(my guess is someone wanted her as a slave) VS c) A tomboy NOBLE daughter who had enough “allowance” to buy a whole bloody cargo ship(just to go with the theme of slavery, I’m guessing someone is trying to set up so she falls from grace and becomes their slave)?

    The value of people isn’t 1=1=1. If Hiro didn’t pick those two up, they would have been 0 or 0.#. Even now, Elma isn’t even trying to repay her debt because it’s a way nicer lifestyle than when she was alone. Mimi was giving herself away for free to repay her debt. The only one who has fully fallen for him because of his ability and not because of their debt towards him is this here Major.

    Even if the doctor is someone who is an eccentric researcher, who for whatever reason even though she is a beauty is treated as normal or less, feels nice that Hiro sees her as a woman, but loves research more so in the end she didn’t join him. Toward which I’m still waiting for the sudden “Oh, look, we got a ship with a research station, maybe Doc would like to join us now” type of development.

    • About the two, they have totaly fallen for him before the debt things ( mimi was falling when he save her and elma like him since the start with how much she tease him and try to help him when he start.) Since then, mimi have try her best to be of help to hiro and elma is tsundere, she use her ”debt” to hide her embarassement. For the major, i think it won’t be long for her to quit her familly to live with hiro (she’s saying a lot that she is jalous of hiro, since he is free to go where he want and win more money that what she earn in the army)

      • So Mimi is a suspension bridge effect, Elma is debatable though more plausible now that you’ve reminded me she did kind of bring him around the place and Major with the “Quit her family” plan is Very dangerous.

    • About the two, they have totaly fallen for him before the debt things ( mimi was falling when he save her and elma like him since the start with how much she tease him and try to help him when he start.) Since then, mimi have try her best to be of help to hiro and elma is tsundere, she use her ”debt” to hide her embarassement. For the major, i think it won’t be long for her to quit her familly to live with hiro (she’s saying a lot that she is jalous of hiro, since he is free to go where he want and win more money that what she earn in the army)

      And for the slavery theory you rightb, it seem extremly fishy and i don’t think i would be surprise if the one behind the multiples”error” would be one and unique person

  12. Serena cracks me up! But I dunno…
    Ibsay just bang her and add her to the harem.
    She’d be a great asset to have too, honestly.

  13. What the hell happened to serena?
    Thought she was a kuudere….

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