Sevens: Young Fredricks


Young Fredricks

In Bahnseim, true nobles was a term to denote baron and above.

Knight, and baronet were positions that existed below that. But they weren’t despised or anything; considering territory scale and responsibility, it wasn’t a mistake that true nobility started from the Baron House.

The population under their charge, and the size of the land to manage.

They had an obligation to protect it all, and from it, the vassal knight and baronet positions came to be.

But they hadn’t spent long years to obtain that title. The surroundings held dissatisfaction towards the upstart Walt House

The Third was a Hero, and the Fourth got on well with the King… he thought. Those times were good ones. But then came the Fifth’s era.

From that time, the country of Bahnseim started growing stormy. Because invasions from outside powers were on a decline. As goes without saying, they had recovered the national power they expended in the Third’s time, and it was a time where their left-over complaints, and the problems within the country were coming to the surface.

In the Fifth’s room of memories…

The scene projected there was something I couldn’t believe.

It was an unfamiliar mansion, not the Walt House’s. With verdure hair, the Fifth of his childhood… Fredricks had his best clothes stained with dirt, surrounded by boys and girls at an unpopular corner.

Fredricks was crying.

『I-I didn’t do any…』

He was small-built from a young age, and he didn’t have the removed atmosphere he had now. And seeing the he of the past, the Fifth covered his face with his right hand.

『… I thought you didn’t have to see. But if Milleia isn’t satisfied, then I’ll never be able to intrust my Skill to you.』

The gathered girls and boys kicked him.

『Shut it, damn upstart!』
『Because of your house, ours is going through hell!』
『When you’re just a low-class house, getting so stuck up because they call you a Hero!』

The giggling girls seemed to truly enjoy the sight of Fredricks being kicked.

Unable to endure it, I extended a hand to the leg coming at him, but without being able to touch it, I passed right through. It was a projection of a memory, and Fredricks was slammed against the wall.

The Fifth explained.

『It’s because the throne had already been succeeded. The king who felt a debt to the Walt house… or rather, the one who feared the Third was already an old man of a generation gone by. The situation had changed. Could it be these kids felt something in their childish view of the world?』

“What was the Walt House’s fault?”

『Hmm? Ah~, it was that. The Fourth’s ability in domestic affairs really was high, it goes to show. He invited craftsmen to a place devoid of anything, and raised them to be great. According to mama, he was managing the territory through trial and error, and sticking his hands into a number of things, but… the results came out.』

The results came out. As they started coming out, the Walt House began standing out from the surroundings, it seemed.

While the tax was the same, if you helped out in projects, you could get an exemption, or reward, and that brought out peoples’ motivation.

As a result, it made a situation where there was less tax in the Walt House than anywhere around.

『I understand their hatred, you know. If the tax is extremely lower somewhere, the people will flow there. Both who they run to and who they run from are troubled, right? So after a few of those talks we got things together to an extent. Though the Fourth tried recommending it to the others as well, it seems. But no one can get motivated if it means lowering their prospects. Even if there’s a large success next door.』

Even if they knew it would succeed, there are many people out there who wouldn’t want to change the way things have always been, said the Fifth. And it was there that the Walt House shouldered a large problem.

『… The Walt House that had always been thought of as low-class suddenly held the largest power. But if everyone worked together, it was possible suppress the House. We were standing on a dubious power balance words can’t describe.』

The children on the bullying side had probably been raised watching their parent’s fear and hatred towards the House.

『Thinking back now, they were probably scared. Of the Walt House that continued to grow.』

As the Fifth said that, the children began to leave. With teary eyes, Fredricks wiped his face with his sleeve, stood, and patted the dirt off of his clothing.

And his retainers were brought over by the mansion’s servants.

“… The servants were in on it?”

Those servants’ expression ranged from conflicted, to holding in laughter. Perhaps they were talked into conspiracy by the House’s heir, but they’d probably kept his retainers busy.

『Fredricks-sama! What happened to you!』

『Ah, t-this is…』

Before he could say anything a servant of the mansion spoke.

『Did you fall over? That’s terrible. We’ll prepare a change of clothing for you at once.』

He said, and led him off.

Having seen that, I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t think the Fifth would have that sort of past.

The Fifth spoke.

『… Lyle, let’s leave it here today. It’s quite hard on me too.』

On his words, I nodded, and left for the Round table room. In the room, Milleia-san was raising and lowering her shoulders in deep breathes, with a hand to the floor.

Her form was watched by the Third, who was sitting in his own seat.

『Lyle, were you able to learn anything?』

He was yawning, and it didn’t look as if he’d moved a step from there, I looked over Milleia-san and the Third as I spoke.

“Could it be you purposely pulled Milleia-san away.”

The Third chuckled.

『Everyone has a past they don’t want others to see. I thought the slight father-con Milleia-chan might voice a desire to tag along. She’s also a brother-con to boot. What a troublesome great grandchild I have.』

Milleia-san stood, and looked at me.

『… Lyle, did you see the Fifth’s past? Whether you learn something from it or not is all up to you.』

I shook my head to the side.

『Milleia-san, please don’t throw out that sort of line, as if none of that ever happened.』

When I said that, the gunpoint was turned on me, so I fled to the world of reality.

The morning we would depart from Cartaffs.

I looked at the strange atmosphere surrounding my comrades.

Shannon was the same as always. She sat at the end of the cool newly-reborn Porter’s loading tray, flapping her legs as she took in the outside scenery.

But Clara was acting a little strange.

She was talking with Ludmilla-san, who came to see us off, but by her attitude it was as if their conversation was one of sworn friends.

Ludmills-san spoke.

“Here is the item in question. It’s a good things that we had them in Cartaffs, but they’re relatively rare. Please treat them with care.”

What Clara nodded and accepted looked to be a sort of bullet.

“It’s a huge help. Bullets are valuable.”

Ludmilla-san handed those valuable bullets to her en masse.

“It’s fine. That you’re safe is vital to me. And it will also be necessary to protect Lyle.”

Saying that, Ludmilla-san laughed.

It’s true it would be a huge help if Clara had the means to fight. For monsters, or for bandits, attacks by handguns had an extent of effect.

But watching over the two of them, Aria alone made a conflicted expression. And there was a strange distance between them. No, it looked like she was taking distance from Shannon as well.

Monica near me looked at that sense of distance.

『Oh? It does seem to me that a new faction has made its move. Now go and crush each other. I, Monica am more than plenty for the chicken dickwad.』

Seeing her come out with factions, I scoffed.

“What factions? You make it sound so grandiose. Quite a bit happened last time, but I doubt it’s gone to that level. Good grief… even so, I thought Aria would be the one to get along with Ludmilla-san.”

As similar female fighters, I thought Aria and Ludmilla-san would surely have plenty to sympathize over. But after going off to the bath together, the one who made friends with her was Clara, it seems.

The strange pairing made me want to tilt my head, but accepting those sorts of things happened, I decided to depart.

From the Jewel, Milleia-san, who’d been silent form her sullenness opened her mouth.

『… A powerful foe has appeared. I never thought that child would go to that side.』

The Third’s voice was a little lower than usual.

『If anyone lays a hand on my favorite Clara-chan, I will get angry.』

Listening to their conversation, I wanted to tilt my head once more, when the Seventh spoke.

『How unexpected. I thought Ludmilla and Aria would have much to talk about… likes repel, was it?』

Within all that, the Fifth alone addressed me.

『… Lyle, call out to Aria. You can just strike a conversation while on the move. And you need to hold a little more tension.』

We were heading for Bahnseim from here, so that’s what I thought it was about, but it seems I was off.

『This is bad. A wife who knows of factions. She may be more troublesome than Novem.』

He seemed to be worrying about it in earnest.

The journey on the reborn Porter was pleasant.

On most roads, it could move with little sway. As we were travelling in a lump of steel, bandits and monsters didn’t know what it was, and were too wary to come out.

Watching from afar, they saw how our movement speed was even greater than it had ever been, and gave up on chasing us.

I sat on the loading tray’s bench-like sofas I spoke to Aria beside me.

“It’s become quite comfortable. Though it’s a problem how the strange added features have made it a little narrower.”

Aria shared the opinion.

“It doesn’t shake as much as before, and it’s become more comfortable, but it’s narrow. It would’ve been nice if we had a larger one. Like the one at Damien’s place…”

Aria was smiling. But when Damien’s name came out, Monica- who was knitting- reacted. She stood, and spread out her arms.

“You mean to say you prefer that fake Porter with nothing but its size to it!? You make light of this mass of romance I even added transformation functions to, and the proof of me and the chicken’s love— ow!”

I borrowed Aria’s spear to lightly tap the hilt against her head. A teary-eyes Monica sat on the spot, with both hands pressed to the hit portion. Her twin-tails gracefully fell across the floor.

She was calculating, and purposely making herself look cute, Valkyrie Unit One had informed me recently, so it felt quite crafty to me.

“Monica, quiet down a bit. You’ll wake up the girl drooling asleep right next to you.”

Seeing Shannon happily asleep, Monica took out a cloth, and wiped off the drool.

“Please don’t sully me and the Chicken Dickwad’s Porter.”

And after saying that, she sat down again, and resumed her knitting. It was almost time for winter. It seems she was doing various things to prepare for it.

Last winter, she had stuffed way too much love into a heavy sweater and muffler, and gloves. I was a little curious as to what she would come out with this year.

I let out a sigh, as I returned Aria’s spear.

“Thinking back to the start, we’ve got quite a few more people. When I used to make Zelphy-san angry in Dalien as I tried to become an adventurer. Yet now, we’ve been driven out of the Guild.”

Zelphy-san was the adventurer who advised us right when we had just become adventurers. In a town full of newbie adventurers, she was a veteran.

She used to be of a family in service to Aria’s House, and something of a big sister to her, it seems.

“If she looked at the current me, what would Zelphy say… if it’s appearance alone, I’ve become a splendid adventurer, have I?”

It’s true Aria held the presence of a female adventurer. On top of the equipment she’d grown accustomed to, her fighting style would make men feel ashamed.

But even so, from my point of view, having seen her various failures in her novice days.

“You’ve grown wilder, but you haven’t changed too much. Lively, with surprisingly maidenesque hobbies.”

Aria spoke awkwardly.

“Yeah, yeah, I’m crude after all.”

She said, but it didn’t look like she was too mindful of it herself. She laughed a bit. But her expression immediately turned dark.

“Lyle, there’s something I’d like to ask you.”


She looked up at the ceiling, and confirmed that Clara driving up top couldn’t hear, before speaking in a smaller voice.

“As I thought. I’m, you know… as you can see, and I’ll still help you but… I think I’ll give up on becoming your wife.”

What Aria put to mouth were words that she’d assist but not marry me. But it looks like some part of her was seeking for me to approve of it.

In any case… I wanted Aria to find happiness, and if that was her choice, then…

But there, the one to put out an opposing opinion came from the Jewel. Surprisingly enough, it was the Fifth.

『Lyle, no matter what you have to do, detain this child. I’ll say it. She’ll definitely be necessary for you.』

The Fifth was seriously telling me to stop Aria. In my confusion, Aria looked a little nervous as she awaited my answer.

I opened my mouth.

“… May I ask the reason?”

“I-it’s you know! I’m, like, not as strong as the others, and I can’t put out money like Vera, and I can’t lend manpower like the others can. I’m not smart like Novem or Miranda… even in magic, while I can use it, I’m no good at it. I’m aware I’m nothing but a hindrance.”

Hearing Aria’s words, the Fifth let out a stronger tone than usual from the Jewel.

『Lyle, don’t let Aria get away. This child holds something you’ll definitely need in times to come. Something neither Novem nor Miranda holds. Difference from Vera or Ludmilla, she’s an absolute necessity for you.』

I half-listened to the Fifth’s opinion, as I thought over what to say to Aria. But in my heart, I thought it… If she remained by my side, would Aria ever truly be happy? … that question.

Could I really just follow his words, and pursue happiness for myself alone? I thought.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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106 Responses to Sevens: Young Fredricks

  1. darkstrolm says:

    Thank you for the translation. All hail the Mighty and Exalted Yoraikun.


  2. zekkendo says:

    What? Two years? It feels like I’ve been reading on your site for much longer than that. . . Congratulations! Shield hero was the first japanese novel that I read, and it really opened up a new world for me. Of course, it may or may not correlate to a rise in procrastination . . . but correlation =/= causation. So it’s fine. Anyways, thanks again!

    Liked by 6 people

  3. Starltyz says:

    Scheet in late


  4. GM_Rusaku says:

    .   |
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    .   ∧⊥∧∩ Thanks!
    .  (* ・ω・)ノ Nepu!!
    .  ミ∪ミミ
    .   ミミミ
    .   ミミ
    .   ミ

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  5. BadJoke says:

    Thanks for the chap 😄😄


    • BadJoke says:

      Lyle should not better let Aria go
      She’s the most rational when it comes to Lyle
      She’s not obsessive and controlling like Novem, Miranda, or Ludmilla or a blind follower like Vera, Gracia, Elza, or Clara.

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      • Yoraikun says:

        I don’t think Clara’s a blind follower.


      • She’s a normie, basically. That’s why she’s importance. A backbone that connect the wives together by being friendly at anyone. With her honesty and strong personality, she’s also the one that would let Lyle know what’s going to happen, like a literal backbone.


        • manthin says:

          Are we seeing possible hints of Aria being the 1st/legal wife? I mean shit will hit the fan if any of the factions win, so neutral Aria would make sense and I don’t think any faction would oppose her TOO MUCH…

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        • Selinus says:

          I’ve always been in the aria camp since day 1, and I can say with certainty she’s really the best candidate for the legal wife. Like others have said, she’s quite honestly the anchor into the realm of normality for this grandiose harem Lyle has, and will continue to build for himself. I mean even besides that, she’s actually quite attractive based on her description and has a great personality. Yeah ofc she isn’t as extremely gifted in a lot of aspects when compared to the others but she’s a good all-rounder and at a point where she can be a nice glue to stick everyone together.

          What it kind of reminds me of is that one series Shuffle! (Spoilers btw for those who haven’t read/watched it). In it a guy had a choice between choosing the daughter of the god’s or demon king, a yandere, and his best/childhood friend (who was tbh, really normal comparatively). In the end he chose normality over all and I think that choice is the smartest. If you’re constantly in a state of dealing with abnormality, you’re going to be constantly stressed out dealing with it, and having that anchor of normality is a good reprieve from it all. This is especially more true considering that Lyle is aiming for the Emperor of the Continent.


        • Sage says:

          Thank you. This is the biggest cryisis in the harem, and he3e i though Lyle was smarter at this point. If he fucks up in the name of the First i demand death by snusnu.


      • Atamahead027 says:

        Aria is more like, she is the pure one among the harem.. i mean it.. no motive whatsoever..


        • NZPIEFACE says:

          ….. OH SHIT YOU’RE RIGHT. Kinda

          How ’bout Shannon?


        • ampzz says:

          In response to NZPIEFACE: Shannon is a schemer, and well likely become as able as Millea in doing so since she’s receiving instructions from her after all.

          The only healing factors Lyle has is Aria, and May, everyone else causes him a fair amount of mental stress to some degree.


  6. Kags says:

    Thank you :D

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  7. GonZ555 says:

    Meatbun delivery~
    Congrats on the 2 year anniversary yoraikun~


  8. goblinrou says:

    Gratz on 2 years of translations!

    Also yes the ancestors must make Lyle decide things more.


  9. darkstrolm says:

    They had a, obligation to protect it all, and from it, the vassal knight and baronet positions came to be.

    a, obligation < an obligation

    He was yawning, and it didn’t look as if he’d moved a stem from there, I looked over Milleia-san and the Third as I spoke.

    a stem < a step

    What Clara nodded and accepted looked to be a sort of bullet.

    accepted looked to be < accepted what looked to be

    Aria was smiling. But when Damien’s name came out, Monica- who was knitting- reached.

    reached < reacted

    “Monica, quiet down a bit. You’ll wake up Shannon, drooling asleep right next to yyou.”

    next to yyou < next to you

    If she looked at the curreny me, what would Zelphy say… if it’s appearance alone, I’ve become a splendid adventurer, have I?”

    curreny < current


  10. jon021 says:

    Where’s Bakahou?


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  12. Robz says:


    So maybe Lyle needs Aria as the most level-headed wife in the harem? Since there are too many strong-willed ones trying to one-up each other maybe they need some sort of mediator or something.


    • DiegoDeveze says:

      That role would’ve been, and was, in actuallity, Novem’s, until we realized how yandere she is and that she has a hidden agenda.
      Aria is the next best candidate for harem manager.


  13. andreliu507 says:

    Be a man Lyle, where is our Mr. Lyle?!!


  14. roro-kun says:

    Dont let aria chan go lyle the 1st will kill you!!??


  15. Catfish Menance says:

    Thank you for these years translating. We can use MTL, but i prefer yours. Specially the early part about best Mr. Lyle. Good laugh.
    Good job dude. Time well spent :)


  16. Rain says:

    Good stuff. I was expecting development from Shannon but this is nice too.


  17. Avarrencus says:

    Thanks for the chapter


  18. vlue19 says:

    Of course he needs aria, She’s the only sane one in the harem.

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  19. William Giovanni says:



  20. seihaikun says:

    Thanks for all you have done these 2 years Yorai-sama.

    Fifth sure are my favorite character. I mean… he was the only one who survive from Harem wars in Walts house history.


  21. Thanks for the update… beware of the wife factions!
    But Clara is an intelligent girl so I was wonder if she was using Ludmilla instead with far more experience than Gracia and Elza who was easy to bait…


  22. CW says:

    Could it just be because Aria is the most sane? Or because Aria would be the one to always like him whatever his status is?

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  23. thank for the update

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  24. Damn so much translated and only 2 years? Yoraikun you are a god.

    And dont let Aria go! She is me favorite! After Novem and Ludmila and Gracia and Milleia-san… err


  25. Twia says:

    Lyle you surely need her in the future, haha like the fifth said, she hold something that other girls haven’t


  26. framee says:

    Aria will be head of moderate faction in the harem, with so many agresive faction (already 4, for now) her presence is essential.

    Shieet, what is this? A f*cking war?

    Thank you for the chapter~
    Zu’u kogaan hi dii thur


  27. Kudan says:

    thanks for teh chapter


  28. Deal with it says:



  29. HapUgMata says:

    if you take out aria in the harem, i’ll bet the explosion would be so devastating i’m doubting weather lyle will survive or not…

    you need to have someone normal in a group of geniuses or else they will become like oil and water that doesn’t mix well…

    thanks for the chapter…

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  30. chendu says:

    Exponential the thanks Yoraikun


  31. rennass says:

    Aria-tan is Lyle’s oasis when war between factions happen, he’ll need Aria tsun-tsun to heal him.

    Faction A: Lyle is mine cos I stay with him the longest,
    Faction B: I gave him more support than ten of you combine.
    Faction C: Mine status is above you all so I’m to be main wife.

    Lyle: I didn’t see any bomb. I didn’t see any bomb. Qui sera sera, what will explode will explode.
    Aria: Good grief, I’m outta here.
    Lyle: (Perfect), Aria let me accompany you.
    Aria: it’s not like I want you to come with me but fine.
    Lyle: ( ahhhhh, so refreshing.)

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    • Sage says:

      The sad thing is this was always like that since the beggining. Lyle is really a maron if he doesn’t realize this. Aria is really the closest choice to a legal wife, for him (also the real choice for msüany things if you know what i mean) since everything they both do with each other came naturaly (with a small push from the first). But he probably needs too let her go to realize it all on his own.


  32. Congratz Yoraikun! Props to your dedication (or love of procrastination). Your blog is a testament to that.


  33. Thyros says:

    Thanks for all the chapters, and congratulations for the second year anniversary o/


  34. ocebey says:

    2years only? You did so much in such little time. You’re the best around.


  35. machinaforce says:

    Two years huh? Feels longer thanks for the chapter sir.


  36. sdf says:

    Damn, it’s time for Lyle’s harem management skills to be put to the test. Let’s hope he’s up to the task.


  37. erikcheah says:

    Thanks for the translation!


  38. abaddonsama says:

    I think that i agree with the fifth, but for a whole different reason. It doesnt have to do with Lyle’s happiness or his needs, but rather for Aria’s own sake.

    After all, when you heard her reason for wanting to part from being a love interest…..i never once heard the words “i dont love you anymore” or the like.

    You should never stop pursuing love because it inconveniences the other person. You should stop your pursue of love when you dont love anymore!!!

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    • rourou says:

      ya… as if Aria will ever be happy with another man… when all her love belongs to Lyle

      she will be his refuge when all the different factions drives him up the wall


  39. Yuzuru says:

    Oh Aria, oh aria… :)


  40. AlbinoBlackSheep says:

    Happy anniversary. Looking forward to many more years of happy translations.


  41. boartank says:

    Oh, man. 2 years since Tate no Yuusha. Happy Anniversary


  42. ampzz says:

    Aria trying to cut herself away from the harem is more her unconditioned love for Lyle.

    Think of it like this:
    – She’s been more than aware of the amount of mental stress that his harem’s friction causes him due to knowing him the second longest.
    – Has been able to see how withered Lyle has gotten at times while noticing his facial expression suffers subtle changes while also knowing that as time progresses it will continue to happen.
    – After the bath session with Ludmilla, and Clara finding out that there will now be clear cut factions showing up within the harem to the point it will immensely impact Lyle.

    All of this has led her t believe the best possible solution for helping him out is to remove herself from wanting to be his wife as the less numbers Lyle would have to deal with the better it might be for him. Despite this she still intently loves him dearly to the point it’s taken quite a bit of resolve for her to even suggest cutting herself off from him as her expression growing dark means she’s emotionally just hurting herself with all of this. She knows her place as one of the offensive members of the party isn’t as strongly emphasised as it once was due to a bunch of other, possibly stronger members have joined with Lyle so she has understood her ‘worth’ as not being nearly as beneficial as it once was even stating she feels she would become a hindrance in the end. Again, this would be emotionally killing herself.

    All I can say is all aboard the Aria feels train – part 2.
    Continuation from Dalien?

    As a side note to a rather long text I’ve decided to take up the advice from someone a few posts back after enquiring if Yorai had a Discord server to set up my own for Sevens.
    You can find it here:


  43. Gitami says:

    Who will win the Lyle Bowl?
    First wife
    First waifu
    First mistress

    Would anyone care to celebrate up with odds? Novem has 75% since Lyle had said before although she’ll likely decline.
    Miranda 80% since she can scheme her way but faces other nobles.
    Vera has better chance as mistress as mentioned in the story.


  44. Thank you for the chapter.
    Despite Miranda being my favourite and all, I still find Aria pretty useful considering she was the only one looking for Lyle when Gracia and Elza was fighting for real. I guess it is not easy for her to get swept into someone else’s pace and her instincts must be getting sharper being a vanguard and all. Aria definately is essential to Lyle’s harem.


  45. NZPIEFACE says:

    holy shit wtf

    2 years? That’s so short?! And you’ve done what?! 700 or something releases?


  46. Slayazar says:

    Grats on the 2 years and hopefully many more :)


  47. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Yes Lyle! Don’t let Aria get away! She may be what you need to keep the harem from killing each other.


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