Intermission: A Day in the Life of Vera

“… Hah.

The one whose sigh intermingled with her stroll through the inner palace was a certain Vera Trēs.

A bright red dress, and her hair done up on both sides. In the town prepared within the castle… she walked through the inner palace, but it truly felt as if she walked through a small town.

There were small children walking along the paths before her eyes.

In their hands they held books and writing implements, and they were likely off to study in a different mansion. Rather, the only kids on the block who did that were Shannon’s children.

Generally, there was a time period where everyone got together and studied. But if that was insufficient, they’d either call a tutor to the mansion, or go to the castle for some extra study time.

That being the case, at Shannon’s place, since she never got a proper education herself, their learning was completely left up to Miranda.

Three young children.

As they walked on, a Valkyrie stood to block their way, a toy in her hands.

“Everyone, you could at least play with us today. We are eternally devoting ourselves to the development and recreation of toys, and we can say you shall enjoy them with certainty…”

The Valkyrie recommended toys to the children who were going off to study, but all three kids shook their heads.

The smallest one, a young girl with golden eyes, spoke to the Valkyrie.

“Unit Ninety Two, we’re going off to study at auntie’s mansion, so we can’t play with you. We’ll play once we get back, so until then, could you look after mom for us?”

With those words coming from such a young child, Unit Ninety Two collapsed at the knees. The toy fell to the ground, but she didn’t even try to retrieve it.

Vera was impressed at how focused, those still-small children had grown to be.

(Are they really Shannon’s kids?)

One of the kids retrieved the toy, and after handing it to Unit Ninety Two, the group took their leave.

Ninety Two burst into tears.

“This cannot beeeee! This has to be a liiiiieeeee! I mean, there is no way the hybrid chicks of our master and that hopeless Shannon could be so upstanding! They should have taken some of the more useless parts, and not want to study, and just want to spend their days in ease… then we come in and say, ‘oh there’s no helping you cute little things,’ and play with them… what happened to my dreeeeaaaammmm!!?”

Before the breaking down Unit Ninety Two, Vera stood fed-up.

Valkyrie Unit Eleven- who stood to her side- scoffed. In her hands, she held the baby that was Vera’s child.

“Hah, how unsightly. When you boasted of having the largest faction of them all, this is where you end up? I’ll show you how useless I can raise the chick at our place.”

When the Valkyrie said that to the child with a smile on her face, Vera felt true fear.

“You’re saying that as a joke, aren’t you?”

Eleven tilted her head.

“Eh? I’m quite serious. We plan to make out of them existences who would not be able to live on without us. Do not worry. With regular maintenance and overhauls, we brag that we can operate for several tens of thousands of years.”

In a sense, the Valkyries were scary existences.

“Should I tell you you’re wasting your abilities? Or should I rejoice you’re pouring your efforts towards us… rather, what were the ancients thinking when they made you, I have to wonder.”

In front of Ninety Two’s eyes, Eleven lulled the baby as if to show off.

Unit Ninety Two looked on it with envy.

They were quite a handful when they were babies. And the Valkyries couldn’t get enough of that, apparently.

“Ufufu, your big brother chick grew up to be a splendid human being, but as long as this Unit Eleven is here, I shall show you just how hopelessly we can raise you.”

For any servant who said that, a normal master would drive them out at once. But this was the inner palace, and the Valkyries were overly proficient as maids.

Driving them out was impossible, and there was no intent to do so.

For these Valkyries… as long as they were Lyle’s children, the automatons would protect them unconditionally. They treated them as targets to guard, so no assassinations ever took place within the factional wars.

More than that, if anyone tried, the information would leak, and the mother would be the one cornered.

That they put a fixed brake on the factional disputes was something everyone was well aware of.

They had no choice but to rely on them.

As Vera took her walk, she looked up at the sky.

Unit Eleven looked at her. Gently poking the baby’s face, she seemed to be in bliss.

“Oh? What seems to be the matter?”

Vera spoke.

“Father, you see. He said he wanted my second child to take over the Trēs House. He’s using this hand and that to get me to approve of it, and it’s getting to be a right up nuisance.”

As Fidel frequently commuted to the capital over the cuteness of his grandchildren, he was trying his best to get them out of the inner palace.

Unit Eleven laughed.

“That is not happening. The Trēs House’s heir was already decided to be the child of your sister Gina-san. If you wish, you could leave this matter to us. We cannot bear to have a chick snatched away, so we could find a truth or two he would not want found out and threaten him to obedience…”

When Eleven started into something scary, Vera cried out.

“Of course that’s no good! Ah, goddess! I’m going to bring this matter up with Lyle, so none of you lay a hand on it.”

Unit Eleven seemed quite disappointed.

 

 

 

 

Night.

Having dropped by Vera’s mansion, Lyle looked at the baby in Monica’s embrace.

Monica’s right hand was properly cradling the baby. Her left was grasping Unit Eleven’s head and pushing it down.

“G-give her back! That child is my chick!”

Monica made a triumphant smile.

“How unfortunate. As the Chicken Dickwad’s exclusive maid, I can brag that the care of all his chicks fall under my jurisdiction. You degraded defects and mass produced lot can just stand down.”

Irk! Said Eleven as she played around with Monica. Lyle watched over it absentmindedly. A look at his figure, and it seemed that he was thinking over something.

Vera looked at Lyle.

“Hey, were you listening? My father is genuinely trying to gain custody of his grandchildren, you know?”

Lyle seemed taken aback.

“Eh? Oh, I see. That’s right. Those grandchildren are quite cute, don’t you think?”

Seeing Lyle hang his head, Vera shrugged her shoulders. There, Monica burst into joy.

“Oh my, it seems the chick is asleep. This Monica shall sing a lullaby. To sleep to my beautiful voice, you’re quite the lucky one. The only one beside the Chicken Dickwad allowed to listen to it are his chicks.”

As Monica headed to the depths of the room, Unit Eleven gave chase.

“You get out of here already!”

Once the two automatons were gone, Vera placed a hand on Lyle’s shoulder. Lyle raised his face.

“Hey, this really isn’t a good environment for them, is it?”

Vera laughed a bit.

“The Valkyries? But they’re convenient. Since we have them, we never have to see blood in the faction wars. The children alone will always be safe.”

But Lyle saw that as unnatural.

“You don’t want them around?”

“That’s not it. They seem to be having their fun, and personally, I think they’re a big help. But you see, their time is quite different from ours.”

Vera spoke.

“They said they could remain operational a thousand, even ten thousand years. Isn’t that secure?”

Lyle’s eyes were serious, and Vera could understand that wasn’t what he wanted.

“If they got serious, I’m sure this empire could last thousands of years, maybe more. But you see, do you think that’s the right thing? These days, it’s been on my mind a lot.”

Lyle’s sense of values was something he formed on his travels with advice from his ancestors. To Lyle, an ever eternal empire felt unnatural and unneeded.

Vera agreed.

“You may have a point. But if you take the children from the Valkyries now, won’t they get angry? And the faction wars will intensify.”

They were only remaining peaceful because there was no worry of harm to their children, and if the possibility came out, there were many of the women there who would become demons.

In truth, if Vera saw her own child might be in harm, she’d do all in her power to protect them.

Lyle held his head.

“That’s what I’m talking about. Why do they have to fight so much? I said it to Novem and Miranda as well. When I did, they laugh and say, ‘the other one started it’. Now that’s strange, isn’t it? Ludmilla looks like the sort who’d really do it. Why do they have to be so bloodthirsty? I’d really like some slack here. I want to at least take it easy as I sleep. Learn a bit from Shannon. That one actually worries me because she never comes out of her mansion. Those two should learn to enjoy the great indoors.”

As Lyle spilled his complaints, Vera embraced him and consoled him.


 

 

Fourth Generation Head ( @д@): “Even when Vera-chan’s so kind, her nickname in the comment section was, ‘Wallet-san’, popular as she was.”

Monica ( ゜∀゜)o彡°: “And I was popular too! … And! Sevens Volume 2 is coming out on April 30th! Though I’m not appearing yet!”

Miranda ( ゜д゜): “…”
Miranda (゜д゜): “Who the hell is Sophia?”

(TL: The Fourth is referring to the author’s comment section on Syosetsu. Sophia is a LN only character.)

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61 Responses to Intermission: A Day in the Life of Vera

  1. GM_Rusaku says:

    ∧_∧  
    (il´‐ω‐)ヘ Thanks!!
    ∩,,__⌒つっ Nepu!!!

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  2. vince321 says:

    Thanks for the update 😀

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  3. Dana says:

    Money? Check
    Caring side? Check
    Not involved in any faction? Check

    Vera really is the best girl ever!

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  4. boartank says:

    If I commented right off the bat I’d get #2 spot.
    Vera is trapped. Lyle needs her there.
    Fidel wants to die. I won’t be surprised if he thinks Lyle is the demonlord kidnapping Vera.

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  5. Lagraser says:

    As I thought…..vera is the best one for Lyle…ever since she was added to the harem, she was always neutral, calm and cool headed. Even now, she’s the one who really acts like a normal wife to Lyle….though i think Aria is also the same, though currently, we haven’t have any news about her and her chicks.

    Thanks for the chapter yorai~

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  6. CJ Carlet says:

    Thanks for the update 😀
    Oh my God, Miranda is getting bloodthirsty to a character that only exist in the LN version… Sophia run!

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  7. Archus says:

    …..we really need a story of the usual interaction between Shannon and her children. They’re just too capable even from childhood LOL

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  8. Kudan says:

    thanks~

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  9. darkm3d says:

    Sophia, I wonder if I will ever meet her. Thanks for the chapter. =)

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  10. guradugilgida says:

    Sophia? Another new wife?

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  11. bcahthekill says:

    Miranda (゜д゜): “Who the hell is Sophia?”
    same reaction with me, hahaha

    damn! This chap is have too many sugar!

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  12. Phoenix says:

    …Who the hell is Sophia?!

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  13. Arc says:

    So is Lyle and Vera going for third?

    Also, nothing wrong being called a wallet. I love my wallet.

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  14. goblinrou says:

    Shannon the hikkikomori empress.

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  15. nanosaur says:

    I won’t accept any bad talk about best wife you hear!

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  16. flat says:

    Anyone know what Sophia is like? Or her relation with the cast?

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  17. Thank you for the chapter.
    That the author keep finding a way to insert Monica in every side story is a little unusual.
    I like it but can’t help feeling that Monica will die in the Gaiden.
    Most importantly, Lyle seems to be aware that the lack of a real conflict is also problematic. And he even acknowledges that empires will rise and fall. I am surprised at how realistic his mindset is. No wonder future generations will come to know him as God Emperor Lyle. It is a befitting title to one such as Lyle.

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    • Lagraser says:

      No……she’s still the one who takes care of the current possessor of the blue gem. She lived till the end of the empire….she still alive while guiding the future generation head Leon Walt

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    • Lagraser says:

      Also, if Monica is to die or for her to finally stop…i think that’s good for her. I mean, she’s seen it all….Lyle creating the empire and lyle’s descendants killing each other….don’t you think it’s sad for Monica seeing his beloved masters descendants killing each other and trying to obtain the blue jewel…i don’t think monica deserve to see all of that.

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  18. zarvii says:

    Lyle’s Wallet lol
    so I can expect something new to the light novel
    I thought that other girl in the illustrion of the light novel volume 02 was the girl in the party of adventurer they met who was killed by celes but it turns out to be a LN only character

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  19. ArKain says:

    Wallet-san… I feel sorry for Vera….

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    • ArKain says:

      Also, what the hell, Gina is back in the main branch of the Tres house? I thought she went off on her own with…. what’s-his-name to a tiny store after Fidel arranged something with Lyle.

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      • Jaypay says:

        That is what happened. But Gina isnt the successor. Her child is. Cause Fidel loves his grandkids.

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      • Archus says:

        There are probably lot of things not covered, maybe Vera try to push for Gina to at least be added back to the family but seeing Lyle’s children so capable, he try to get the child to succeed him despite doting on all of them. Gina’s child will probably become branch manager or something

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  20. Yomi El says:

    I want a spin-off novel on Lyle’s empire days. I want to see the Chicks’ stories and the faction wars(long campaign).

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  21. rizuki says:

    Vera is Wallet-san.lol
    Maybe the empire fall actually started by Valkryie’s success raising useless chicks after 500 years.

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    • Lagraser says:

      No….i really think the fall of the empire happened because of what happened to the emperor that time. He was poisoned and was only alive to become a decoration. Cartaff and Faunbeux might not be able to find the opening to attack the empire if not for what happened to the emperor…and there will be no just cause for them to attack it. Also based from Monica, the emperor that time was a really capable one…a wise emperor if I may.

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    • From the looks of it Lyle intentionally dismissed the Valkyries so to let fate run its course on his Empire. Kinda get his reasoning as an everlasting Empire would just lead humans to the same point as the Ancients but really mad at Lyle for making the choice that leads to the fall of his Empire and all his direct descendants getting killed.

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      • Lyle’s descendants are still abundant actually, well 500 years laters in the future it means it’s about 10 generations if it’s approximately 50 years per generation. Lyle’s initial children are from 25 wifes that most of them have more than 2 kids, it’s probably over than 100 childrens only on Lyle’s generation. After 10 generations it’s pretty much multiplying into more than a few thousands descendants which spreading across the world… Unless humanity itself perished, basically it’s impossible to get rid of Lyle’s blood in future generations.

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        • ^I miscalculated, somehow I foolishly forgot to subtract the mortality rate… It’s far less than thousands but still they’re a lot. I remembered on the gaiden Monica established that actually there are thousands of Lyle’s descendants on that era and it’s pretty common.

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        • nihillistkun says:

          its basically lyle acting as gengis khan

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        • manthin says:

          nah, its millions, 1 generation is ~20 years not 50 (You grow up to about 20, have kids, after 20 years they grow up and have kids of their own etc.). So we have 25 generations, 25 wives, if we give each 2 children (probably 3, but lets stick with 2 right now). If each generation produces 2 children then Lyle should have quite a few descendants, if my math is right: (25 * 2^25) – (25*2^22), I am assuming that the last 3 generations (60 years) are alive here and the rest are dead. Our number is 734 003 200.

          Side note: realistically this number is a lot smaller as it did not take into account several factors including, but not limited to:
          Child mortality
          Inbreeding
          Lyle’s descendants failing to produce offspring (dying in teenage years, failing to marry etc)

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        • Should also consider whether his male descendants (ergo Around 50%) become playboys like him so the number of dependents shoot up depending on how many years they live to gather women before they get knifed.

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      • raj72616a says:

        ya that was what the other God Emperor did. plant the seeds for the destruction of his own empire, so that humanity will no longer be bound by the vision of a single man.

        kinda like what Novem would do.

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      • Archus says:

        There are so many Walt around in the gaiden to the point that its kinda a ridicule. They got alot of thing to do if they want to kill them all, starting from differentiating between poser and real one. and maybe find the one that change their name or marry-in to another family.

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  22. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Shannon’s kids must be proficient to make up for their mother. And the youngest seems to inherit her mother’s eyes.

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  23. Avarrencus says:

    Thanks xD

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  24. Guy!!! I just found some translated seven gaiden chapters!
    https://zmunjali.wordpress.com/sevens-gaiden/

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  25. Guy says:

    My understanding of the situation is that Lyle ordered the Valkyries to let all future emperors make their own decisions, for better or for worse. This allowed the empire to change with the times, but also opened the door for someone to fuck up and ruin everything.

    But 450 years before the inevitable decline is a pretty good run.

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  26. Fueee says:

    Thanks for the chapter 😊

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  27. rennass says:

    Well, in the end when chicks start leaving the inner palace to govern their given or mother’s territory, Valkyries decide to follow them anyway.
    As we see in “The last day of Empire”, they in the end they end up serving only their child’s bloodline and probably give little care to other’s bloodline.
    Only Monica who wasn’t appointed to any bloodline stay in inner palace watching over the fight btw descendents.
    Without giving favorite she couldn’t decide to serve anyone.
    Damn it, my eyes start sweating again.

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  28. rick says:

    Inis prediction really accurate. Lyle really should’ve made Shannon as empress. That would make Miranda’s faction as the strongest and end the faction war

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  29. seihaikun says:

    This make me think about Novem words once more. Automaton are the tools that bring depravity upon humanity right? Seem legits since we saw what happen in the last day of empire.

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    • Yeah.
      Shouldn’t have blamed the Empire’s end on the harem making of Evil Goddess Novem. The making the children as useless as possible Valkeries are the root of it’s destruction.

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  30. Ryuutobi says:

    but it truly felt as he she walked through a small own. (if)(town)

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  31. RedKaiser says:

    Now who the hell is sophia??

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  32. Bloom-san says:

    There have been two Vera after-story chapters and in both cases the interesting parts do not involve Vera…

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  33. Spamking says:

    Thanks, but……………who is ths Sophia? she important?

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  34. SmokeyJoe says:

    I like Vera and I enjoy how even as the ruler of an empire Lyle has no wish for it to last forever.
    Though I’m wondering how he would have preferred to have it fall apart?
    Thanks for the chapter!!!

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  35. Ah, I forgot about wallet-san, cough, cough, I mean Vera.
    She’s so quiet and peaceful , when she’s not leading a party of marines in combat. ⛵
    Thx for the chapter

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  36. gantono says:

    thanks for chap

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