Chapter 676 – Calmed Down

The next day.

Though I planned to have a family meeting, I calmed down after a good night’s sleep.

 However, we still need to do it.

The agenda I want to discuss is the children’s future.

Considering that it is about the future, everyone, including those who haven’t borne my child yet, deserves to participate……

No, I’m not going to assert dominance to have everyone follow me obediently.

Am I still too selfish wanting others to agree with me by making them understand?

However, it is very likely to get out of control if there are too many people involved in this discussion.

That’s why we scale it down to meetings of delegates.

The participants are….Loo, Tier, Ria, Ann, Hakuren, Rasuti, Frau, and Senna.

I asked Gran Maria, Kuudel, and Corone to join but the three of them refrained saying Tier would participate.

It’s not that they’ll obey Tier’s decision one-sidedly but they want to avoid making angels the dominant race in the meeting.

Maa, given the character of the participants, that might indeed happen.

For the time being, let’s say that my idea is the “Liberal Faction” and those who are with the inheritance side are the “Inheritance Faction”.

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Considering the reason how this meeting came to be, Loo and Tier are part of “Inheritance Faction”.

Ria and Ann are part of “Inheritance Faction” too.

Hakuren and Rasuti will surely support my opinion but I remember Dors saying that they have roles as dragons.

Since it is their race’s role, it is something that will be inherited.

Yep, there’s no doubt.

They might say I’m wrong but let’s mark Hakuren and Rasuti as members of the “Inheritance Faction”.

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Frau doesn’t want Fracia to inherit anything.

However, don’t Beezel and the nanny Holy expect Fracia to be a successor?

Frau is Beezel’s only daughter after all.

Once Fracia grows older, Beezel might come forward and talk about succession.

Is there no other way?

If he has any other blood relatives, can’t he leave it to them?

…….but once Fracia grows up, she might marry someone and leave the village.

On the other hand, if we leave her under Beezel, she’ll live the life of studying to inherit Beezel’s territory.

Once Beezel comes forward in the future, will Frau go against him?

Frau should be “Inheritance Faction” too.

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What about Senna?

……..

Senna is Gutt’s little sister and the daughter of the mayor of Howling Village.

However, Senna is prepared to bury her bones in Big Tree Village.

This doesn’t come from me alone, Senna said it herself.

And I don’t doubt her.

Thus, she doesn’t care about Howling Village.

And with regard to how she educates Sette…..

In addition to studying, she’s also making her help with the beastkin’s job.

Isn’t that education for successors?

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The meeting will take place with those participants.

Yeah, I can already see how they are going to admonish me.

I can see it clearly.

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Maa, yesterday, I got a little hot but thinking about it, role succession is the same as skill succession so it is not a bad thing to let the children help the parent’s work.

Skill is an asset.

What’s so bad about parents teaching their skills to their children?

Is it evil to make your child inherit the skill you have developed?

Of course not.

However, if the child doesn’t have the talent to inherit the skill or if the child doesn’t have the intention of inheriting that skill, it becomes evil.

But, will you let that skill be buried forever?

In addition, how can one decide if the person does or doesn’t have talent?

Is motivation even counted?

Can it really not be done without talent?

I don’t think so.

It should depend on how the successor or the other people around the successor are happy or not.

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Let’s think again, reset.

Summarize your thoughts.

What do I hate and what do I want to do?

As for me…..

When a child reaches a certain age of being able to think for himself, I think he should have the freedom to choose his profession.

Yeah, that’s right.

Just because your parent is a knight doesn’t mean you have to become a knight too.

The children must do what they want to do.

…….

However, thinking about it from the side of an employer, I won’t hire someone just because he “wants to do it”.

He should have the physical strength and knowledge fitting the “wants to do it” properly.

And, can we live by doing what we want to do?

In my previous world, even if you want to be an idol, even if you strive to be an actor, you often hear stories of how they suffer along the way.

Moreover, not only that it takes time but you have to be lucky too. Most people give up because they can’t even make a living.

As a parent, there’s something inside me that will support my children.

However, there’s also something inside me that will not let them walk the road of suffering.

This is hard.

A child should be independent and walk the path he wants but the parent’s instructions shouldn’t be overlooked.

Umu.

I can’t conclude anything.

However, I shouldn’t give up.

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「Ano, village chief, it’s time to start the meeting.」

One of the oni maids told me that.

Thanks.

……….

Yeah, let’s talk to my wives for the time being.

How should I convey my thoughts?

I think it would be best to look at each child first before saying something.

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The next day.

I spoke with Gulf’s wife.

「Gulf is the best warrior in Howling Village but in this village, he’s in the lower level. Even so, I don’t want him to lose the skills he had cultivated since we were in Howling Village so I consulted Loo-sama.」

I see.

So you accepted that because of Loo and the other’s advice.

However, if that is the case, you should have your own child succeed him.

Don’t you think it is wrong to push that to Pirika?

「My son took the path of being a mason.」

That’s right.

「My daughter is working under village chief.」

Yeah, she’s a hard worker.

「As village chief said, I want to make my own child inherit Gulf’s skill….however.」

Say it.

What is it?

Is it a problem regarding the age where a beastkin can get pregnant?

No, I heard that she can still bear a child if she wants to.

「My daughter is doing well in this village but I abandoned her before.」

………..

「We were able to meet again in this village but I thought I would never see her again. My guilt prevents me from bearing another child.」

………

I understand.

I understand why she feels that way.

No, I’m being too arrogant saying I understand.

Although her daughter is happily living here, she abandoned her daughter.

There’s no way I’ll be able to understand how a mother would feel after being forced to abandon her daughter.

Fumu.

However, I ask you to forget that guilt.

If you can’t forget, put all the blame on me. I’m the one who took your daughter away from you.

「Village chief….」

And I want you to consider Gulf’s feelings.

Because for Gulf, he only belongs to you.

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Elite4Harmon

    Q: Where did the pickle go to have a few drinks?
    A: The Salad Bar!

  2. Shino

    Lol, i think VC want to preserve a guy like Gulf bcs VC himself lost against his desire 😂

  3. lycopene322

    Thanks for the chapter

  4. lycopene322

    This chapter is a little bit special. It leaves my heart in pain when Gulf Wife choose to abandon her daughter for the Big Tree Village.
    Common sense in this world is really like that, cause they dont have enough food in the table.
    Thanks for Village Chief cheats and abundant STAMINA (ehem ehem) supporting the howling village

  5. Zax

    Not often he has these clash of beliefs. Thanks for the chapter

  6. Chronoa

    I like VC in this chapter so much. What he think in this chapter is what I alway have this conflict in my heart in real life. I want the child to have freedom to choice what he want to become. But just look at the young in this generation really worry me. I mean the child in this generation have TOO MUCH freedom. “I don’t want to work/get the job! I want to become an e-sport gamer/youtuber so that I can play video games all day!” and turn into a NEET. This is one of what I feel in the preview chapter too.
    ps. I don’t hate an e-sport gamer or youtuber. I like them IF they can make money, can take care of themself, can become independence. What I hate the most is those youngs who have too much freedom and get cocky said “I have freedom to do this, to do that, to become an e-sport/youtuber” but do nothing but play games all day and become a NEET/SHUT-IN.

  7. Lamora_R2

    And now what was the wife’s reaction?
    This was one of the chapter where VC’s will was tested to the limit hahahaha,

  8. Booty Licker

    Village Chief: “What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater?”

    1. Exfernal

      Aspirations are like body hair, everyone has some. What you need is aptitude, not aspiration. You need some highly specialized examination procedures to discover them. It’s a pity that universe doesn’t have convenient personal status screens (like in RPG games) to display what one is supposed to be good at.

      1. JMac313

        Not necessarily aptitude, but ability. Aptitude is inherent–ability can be gained.

      2. Exfernal

        Ability without aptitude would be always worse than the same level of ability plus aptitude.

      3. Countrymage

        You know Gulf is technically on the low aptitude side, right?

      4. Exfernal

        And he is quite low in the food chain in the Big Tree Village, so?

  9. Kev

    Finally, VC growing some backbone.

  10. rocheneorecormon

    Sorry VC but even in your modern world, people can’t achieve the dreams they want even with even if they got the aspiration/aptitude for it. Only a very small percentage of them are able to do it, and you know why? Because they have money, luck and the guidance of their peers, either parents or other outstanding people, and they are more often than not pressured to do it at the very young age.

    This is much more that you are the “CEO” of an entire corporation which is BTV. Every one of them will try their best to keep the company afloat and train even their kids if necessary to be well off in the future. Feudalism? This has already gone past that.

    Stable future is the main priority for every parent. If it’s not their main priority then the parents are well off or just doesn’t care for their children at all. And vc, your “village” is far from being well off from external threats yet. Remember your dreams of your children? They are participating in a freaking WAR! This is why I go for the inheritance side. Life is unfair but you gotta establish that starting point first. After that, THEY (the children) will decide on what to do next…

  11. KomisomethingXTR

    i guess Gulf is gonna be the next harem stud of the village…. after Sil…

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