Higashi no Wadatsumi, Nishi no Soukai
Copyright Fuyumi Ono, Koudansya, 1994
~ Chapter Three~
gWhere are your subordinates?h
The central government had sent six officials to every province to help and supervise the provincial lord and Reiin. They were to advise the lords of the right way, educate on the history of this world, and correct the lordsf mistake, but they had become such cowards that they could do no harm or good to any province. Unfortunately, En had its hands tied up by such incompetence.
gIs Ribi all right? Did they do any harm
gWhat is up with Atsuyu? What happened to the provincial lord?h
gIt was a rumor from the officials, but the provincial lord seems to
suffer psychologically and cannot continue with administrative affairs.
Still fearing about Kyou-ou, he would not
come out of the inner palace despite surrounding peoplefs persuasion.
Some time ago, the lord still gave orders to officials when he was well,
but recently he was always feeling sick. He yelled at servants that take
care of him and accused them as Kyou-oufs assassins. Sympathizing the
lord, Atsuyu used spare time after administrative work to take personal
care of the lord.h
g--So it is just inconceivable that a man like Atsuyu will do such a
thing like abducting the kirin. He knows what is right from what is wrong,
and he takes great care about things related to the common people.h
gSyouryou is to blame. He skips his duties.h