The Mighty Dragons Are Dead - Chapter 60
Chapter 60: Goltai’s Struggle
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
“Liszt has more and more plans. There’s no time to rest at all. Isaiah, I haven’t slept well for a whole week.”
Goltai fanned himself with a piece of paper in his office in the town. “I thought that it would be an easy job in Flower Town, but it turned out to be exhausting.”
“It’s obvious that Liszt does not expect his officials to slack off.”
Isaiah counted the income of this season and remarked, “Goltai, you should be more diligent. An easy life is not for a knight.”
“You seem to have fallen in love with life in Flower Town. I remember that you complained a lot when you came.”
“I was indeed disappointed at the shabbiness of the town when I came,” Isaiah said while warming up his numb fingers, “but after I got used to it, I sense unprecedented hopefulness in Flower Town. I talked to Marcus. He said that Liszt is a unique noble.”
“He’s indeed unique.” Goltai shrugged.
“So, I think that Marcus’s wish to become a noble and my wish to make my family rise again both lie in this place.”
“You are getting serious.”
“For my silly son, I have to work hard.”
“We all need to. I’ll check the progress of the houses in Oysterton. The whole town is short of people. I need to figure out a way to organize a logging team.”
That being said, Goltai did not leave for Oysterton but returned to his house in the town.
It was a two-storied house where the tax-collecting knight lived, because the castle was reserved for the lord even when it was not occupied.
“My lord, you’re back. Are you done with your work today?” A girl in a flaxen dress hurried to take off Goltai’s coat.
Goltai touched the girl’s butt frivolously. “Work can never be done with, but life has to move on.”
The girl blushed. “Wouldn’t his lordship blame you for not working?”
“As Liszt’s teacher and the town’s administrative officer, I have the right to give myself a half-day holiday… Freya, I miss you. I don’t want to work.” Goltai hugged Freya and kissed her, pushing her to the bedroom.
Freya hurried to break free. She said quickly, “M-My lord, it’s still daytime.”
“What about it? I’ve had too many oysters recently. Nights are not enough.” Goltai had selectively forgotten that he could only do it once every night and he could last for no more than thirty seconds.
Freya seemed panicked and looked for a change of subject. “You seem to be in a foul mood. Is it because of the consultant thing?”
“Of course I’m in a foul mood! He’s the lord, and he’s entitled to keep me busy every day. However, I’ve been in Flower Town for three months, and I still haven’t been appointed as the consultant. Who else in this place is more qualified than me?”
Goltai punched the wall and said angrily, “I regret coming to Flower Town!”
Freya’s face changed. “My lord, are you going to leave?”
“Not for now. Freya, you are the reason why I linger here.” Goltai embraced Freya and kissed her again.
Freya pushed him away hard.
Goltai’s face turned gloomy. “Freya, what’s the meaning of this?”
Freya took a deep breath and put on a smile. “I know that you’re upset. I assume that you’re planning to return to Coral City, a metropolis much more prosperous than Flower Town… I want to tell you that I will stay in Flower Town and raise your child. You don’t need to bother with me.”
“What do you mean?” Goltai was shocked.
Goltai’s face was frozen. He didn’t return to himself until a long time later. “You’re pregnant?”
“Yes.” Freya touched her abdomen. It was still flat, but she sensed a little heart beating powerfully there.
She suddenly gagged as she talked.
Goltai was convinced that Freya was pregnant, but he didn’t know whether he should be happy or stunned. He had a wife and children in Coral City, and his children were already married. His grandchildren had been born last year. He only looked for a relationship to overcome his loneliness here.
He never saw this day coming.
“Oh heavens, Freya, I-I mean, my head is a mess. Sorry, I don’t know how to react to the news,” Goltai stammered.
Freya simply smiled. “It’s all right, my lord. I know that a serf like me does not have a bright future. I thank you for giving me a pleasant memory. I will raise the baby independently. The baby will grow up healthily. I just hope that you can give him freedom before you leave.”
Goltai hesitated, and Freya simply looked at him with a smile.
A moment later, he took a deep breath and made the decision. “I’m sorry that I’m a disappointment, Freya…”
Freya’s smile quickly dimmed.
However, what Goltai said next put an even more brilliant smile on her face.
“I shouldn’t have hesitated just now. I guarantee that I won’t leave Flower Town, at least not until the baby knows that Goltai Mast is his or her father… I think I know why I can’t get used to Flower Town.”
Goltai embraced Freya, with warmth but not lust. “It’s because I’m a noble who’s used to enjoyment instead of striving. I complain that Liszt doesn’t appoint me as his consultant, but I do not work hard enough to earn it. From now on, I have to work hard for our child!”
“Really, my lord?” Freya’s eyes widened.
“Of course, I swear in the name of a knight!”
After some brief cuddling, Goltai put on his Frak Abie and walked out, this time really to Oysterton to inspect the construction of houses.
At night, dinner was held in the castle again.
Before it started, Marcus, Blair, and Isaiah chit-chatted casually while Goltai reported to Liszt about work in the study.
“The main road from Thorn Hill to the town is half complete. Sand is copious, but stones are not enough. I’m selecting strong serfs to build a logging team. In the meantime, they will shatter the rocks on Thorn Hill and use them to build the road. If there is more, the sand roads among the villages will be mixed with stones, too.”
“That’s a great plan. Let’s do it, Mr. Goltai.” Liszt nodded in satisfaction.
He was not only satisfied with the plan but also with Goltai’s attitude. In previous dinners, Goltai mostly used his mouth to eat and make jokes, and he never talked about work.
He was surprised that the man reported work on his own initiative today.
As a lord, he naturally preferred subordinates who worked hard over those who were only interested in his food.
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