Higashi no Wadatsumi, Nishi no Soukai
Copyright Fuyumi Ono, Koudansya, 1994
~ Chapter One~
gItan, when did you arrive?h
Rokutafs friendly smile was greeted with a freezing glance.
gWhat a bunch of slackers. What a mystery that the Kingdom of En can stand again!h
gDaibu, where are you going?h
g... To catch that guy.h
gHefs so quick-tempered.h
Itan had second name Tyototsu (Ë, lit. dash like a boar). This name is also not without meaning.
gWhat bad timing.h
gI am not like Itan, but I am also very quick-tempered.h
gYour majesty didnft attend the last administrative meeting, so nothing could be decided. When Itan and others wanted to hand in their report, they were told to wait till the day after. They were designated an appointment at this time today, but no matter how long they waited, your majesty still didnft show himself. In this situation, they were supposed to ask for further instruction from Taihou, the support of the emperor. However Taihou is as inattentive as he is right now...h
gIf the same thing happens again, I have also made up my mind. No matter whether it is your majesty or Taihou, I am resolved to show no mercy.h
gYeah I got it.h
gThen...h Syukou took out a scroll from his inside pocket and shoved it to Rokuta.
gThis is Taikou no Ten no Maki (¾jÌVÌª, The Heavenly Commandments -- Scroll of Heaven). In it recorded the experience of emperors and Taihous. Write about your absence from the administrative meetings as proof of your reflection.h
gWrite six paragraphs by tomorrow. Do you have any objections, my dear sir?h
gDoing this will slow down the administrative work, wonft it?h
gIt wonft make a big difference if the work is slowed down for just one day.h