“Welcome young emperor.”
Sitting lazily and looking down at the young man with a bossy attitude. Afterall he failed to persuade Runamiria to lower the height so he was lookig imposing.
My neck is tired looking down.
“Haha.. The 24th generation of Gozman empire emperor, Harold. My name is Guardian Dragon God of Sloth.”
It was enough to scared the hell out of Harold. Direct gaze from above is pressuring him.
“The first emperor of Gozman empire was my ally. Those who have his blood is also my al-ugh..”
I bite my own tongue. It’s Runamiria fault, she said “Please speak with dignity that won’t put a shame on the name of Dragon God.”
“Ha ha.. Thank you for patronizing me.”
“Umm.. Well, you have done a great job for reaching my throne. It was done in half a day earlier than your successor.”
Actualy it’s a big deal. He reached my throne so quick. I was hoping to get a quick nap first. However it was a simple barrier to make them think like me. Lazy, sloth, it can’t be broken by a regular person.
If not for the first Gozman emperor I will send him back right now.
If it was anyone else, because I was ordered not to kill anyone, I will throw them out.
However he come for a coronation ordeal. The test for diligence of the human was enough.
“Alright.. Now, you have completed the coronation first step. Please return to the empire.”
However when I said that, Runamiria enters the hall.
“What are you doing Runamiria? ”
” Guardian-sama.. I was just. (how can I leave him alone with a man in a room). ”
” Whatever. Anyway you have completed your ordeal. You should left this cave as soon as you can because if you stay too long there will be a harm to the body. Please return.. ”
” Please wait.. I want to ask the Sloth God. ”
” Hm.. What is it? ”
Is he trying to ask me about how to lead a country? My hobby in previous life is sleeping. I don’t know anything about ruling a country.
” Sloth-sama.. In your mind, what is the perfect king like? ”
” The perfect king? ”
” Yes. My father Garandia was blessed by you with valor. Unparalleled talent in governing and brings development to the emlire. However I was far from him. How can I be a good king? ”
Oh no. When did I gives the previous emperor a blessing?
” I confess that I was weak. If I become the emleror, the Empire will declining. I couldn’t lead people, how can I lead a country?”
Aah.. I remember someone is saying the same thing.
” Sloth-sama? ”
” Forgive me. It was funny that someone once asked me the same thing. ”
” Someone asked the same thing? ”
” 500 years ago. There is no empire, only countless war to reign in supremacy. A farmer come to me and said: “I want to end this war”. ”
“How come a mere farmer asking the Guardian God such thing? ”
Oh, emperor-kun show a surprised face. It was natural. A farmer break into my shrine. For the emperor-kun who gone trough the same test. He must be shocked.
” Of course I refused. As a Guardian God, I only solved problem and shouldn’t be biased towards the people. ”
Hearing my words Runamiria just nods.
It was a true story, at least half of it. We Guardian Dragon God can’t sided with human. If we help someone, many others will ask for our help too. Then it will be troublesome.
” However it was true that it wi be better if the war is ended. ”
” So? Did that farmer become the emperor? ”
In my previous life in Japan, there is a farmer Toyotomi Hideyoshi that becomes a lord. Some famous figure lineage is coming from a farmer family.
” The farmer was surlrised whrn I tell him this. The one who wanted to stop it is him. So he should be the one who stop it. ”
Emperor-kun is looking at me with a strained face.
” The farmer start to gather allies and united the continent. His name is Orlando, Gozman empire first emperor. You are not worthy? Yes. However if you reached my shrine, you should realized your own determination. The ideal king is something for you to decide. ”
“I, Harold Gozman, sorry for saying something nonsense earlier. ”
When I was cleaning the mana stream I also make some mistakes. Is there really a perfect being such as an ideal king?
” Listen to your heart. If you’re lost, ask around. If you’re wrong there’s a time to correct it. You can only keep moving forward. ”
Alright.. I think that was a grand speech.
” Yes! ”
The emperor-kun was crying in gratitude.
” guardian-sama. It is time to send him back. ”
” That’s right.. Harold Gozman, I gice you my blessing as the 24th emperor. You can now return. ”
” Yes! ”
Emperor-kun gives a bow then went back with a face brimming with confidence.
” Runamiria, that should do it right? ”
” Yes Guardian-sama.. ”
It was tiring to keep my head high. I immediately thrkw my body down on the bed.
May jaw and tongue was cramped because of speaking some word that I don’t usually use. I opem and close it several times to stretch it.
500 years ago when Orlando asked the same thing, I was surprised that he becomes the emperor. However because of him, now the crowning ceremony includes coming to my shrine. It just add more trouble for me than helping him uniting the continent. Talking formally exhausted me.
“Thank you for your hard work Guardian-sama. ”
An appreciation from Runamiria gives me some energy.
” No problem. ”
” It is a problem to let a human enter your shrine but it was amusing to see the awe inspiring Guardian-sama when giving advice. Oh such a dilemma. ”
Runamiria then show me her usual smile.
” Your majesty, the prince has come out. ”
” Harold? Hahaha. ” Garandia was surprised to see his son has finished the ordeal in less than a day.
” It seemed you have finished your audience with Sloth-sama. ”
” Yes, He also gives me a wonderful advice. ”
” What kind of advice? ”
” The ideal king. ”
Garandia was confused with Harold’s answer but he noticed his son’s air is changed.
” Now, let’s crown you as the 24th generation emperor when we get back. ”
Then they leave to head back to the empire.
Harold from now on will be burdened with a great responsibility. Thousands of people fate is now rest in his hand.
” I am Harold Gozman. The 24th emperor of Gozman empire. We will continue to move forward. Please be my power and support me. ”
” long live the emperor! ”
On that day a new emleror was born in Gozman empire. He listened to advice from the people. He carefully make a decision. With the diligence of Asuraddo people, the empire was developed.