Chapter 10 | Parents’ Inheritance

Once he returned to his bedroom after breakfast, he once again adjusted his appearance in the mirror.

When he returned to his living room, he found Minato and another woman waiting for him.

Her name is Yumi Aiba, and it seems that she is also Haruto’s full-time maid.

Many of the maids in the Sumeragi household have multiple skills, with Ayane being a lawyer and Minato a psychotherapist, and they have other jobs in addition to being maids.

So the women who were CAs on the private jet when Haruto came here are also maids for the Imperial family.

And Hiromi is also a qualified nurse, working two days a week at the general hospital run by the imperial family.

The reason why she was put in charge of Haruto was due to the fact that Haruto’s physical condition must have been overstrained due to years of abuse.

“I look forward to working with you.”

Haruto’s impression of her was that of a bright and kind older lady, and her greeting was polite, but at the same time, she was very brisk and easy to get along with.

“Yes, I’m looking forward to working with you.”

Haruto replied and bowed his head.

However, since Haruto is the employer, it is not right for him to bow to the servants, but since they are not supposed to point this out until he gets used to living here, Hiromi looks a little troubled but smiles without saying anything.

Hiromi was not in the least bit offended by the polite, yet cute boy’s bashful bow.

At first, Hiromi, who had not seen Haruto since she had to work at the hospital yesterday, thought that Shigeto was being too overprotective, but that feeling evaporated in an instant.

Later, when she hears about the abuse he has suffered and sees the scars on his body after attending a doctor’s examination, she takes the initiative to spoil him, but that is a story for another time.

In the meantime, the time Shigeto had told him was approaching, and Minato led me to my grandfather’s room.

“Sh, excuse me. It’s Haruto.”

“Mm. Come in.

There was an immediate answer when he knocked, so he opened the door and went inside.

The size of the room is about the same as Haruto’s room. It is located right below Haruto’s room, so it probably has the same layout.

However, unlike the simple living room in Haruto’s room, it is decorated with antique furniture, furnishings, and paintings, giving it the impression of a European guest house.

There are no TVs or other home appliances, at least not as far as the eye can see.

The grandfather, Shigeto, is sitting on one of the sofa sets in the center, smiling at Haruto. And on the sofa to the left of him sat Ayane.

Although he was puzzled for a moment, he thought that it would be good to have Ayane, with whom he had spent the whole day yesterday, in the room with him so that they could talk more easily.

“There you are. Sit down.”

“Yes, sir.”

He was still a little nervous in front of Shigeto.

After all, it was only yesterday that he called him grandfather, and it is only natural since he has been shown to be such a wealthy man.

But even so, he could tell that Shigeto was welcoming him and treating him with affection, so even though he was nervous, he didn’t feel deflated.

“How’s the room? Is there anything missing? If there’s anything you want or need to change, don’t hesitate to tell me.”

First of all, Shigeto asks calmly.

But he doesn’t know what to do about it, not because he’s dissatisfied, but because it’s too much since that’s what Haruto is comparing it to in the first place.

“I’m glad Haruto wants to talk to me, but I’d like to finish my story first so that we can have plenty of time for it, okay? That’s why I have Ayane present. When I’m done, I’ll kick Ayane out, so don’t worry.”

“Wait, master! Doesn’t that make it look like I’m in the way?”

“Of course, you are in the way. Why should I allow a delinquent maid like you to be present when I talk with my lovely grandchildren?”

Suddenly, a comic dialogue started right in front of him.

He was surprised to see another side of Shigeto, who had given the impression of being strict, but his shoulders relaxed a little.

“Well, it doesn’t matter. Anyway, let’s get the matter done. Ayane.”

“Haa~, I understand. Um, Haruto-sama.”

“Uh, ah, yes!”

The two suddenly returned to the conversation and surprised Haruto responded in a hushed voice.

“Ehm. I’m sorry. I told you yesterday that Haruto-sama’s parents have passed away.”

Ayane looked uncomfortable at having to go to the trouble of reminding him of this, but Haruto nodded his head and replied, “I understand.”

“So, as the only son, Haruto-sama will inherit the property.”

“There is no debt, and the inheritance tax has already been paid. As for those that need to be administered, I have entrusted them to a fund and management company I own, so there is nothing to worry about.”

Following Ayane, Shigeto said that.

“As of today, there is 25,311,240,000 yen in cash and marketable securities, plus six condominiums in Tokyo.”

“Eh ? Eh? Ano?”

Haruto is at a loss as he does not understand what is being said.

There is an inheritance. He managed to understand up to that point.

However, the amount of it completely exceeded the capacity of his brain.

“You seem surprised. That’s understandable.”

“Well, maybe a little much for a child to carry.”

It is more than a little. Not only is it a lot for a child to have, but the total assets exceed the lifetime income of dozens of salarymen.

“Perhaps it would be better not to judge the family based on the Master’s financial sense.”

“But Haruto will inherit my property eventually. I have no intention of dying yet, and until I hold Haruto’s child in my arms, I will cling to this world, even if I have to scold the Shinigami. That way, there is still time for him to get used to it.”

“If he knows Master’s assets, Haruto-sama’s heart might stop beating, so until he builds up some tolerance, please come back to life even if you die.”

Ayane and Shigeto wait patiently for Haruto to come to his senses as they whisper to each other.

“Eh, etto, it’s, I, I can’t accept that!”

Ayane’s expression said, “I knew it.”

Even if you don’t think about the past of being mistreated, a child with a sound, or even a good spirit like Haruto, would be troubled by suddenly being told that such a large sum of money is his inheritance.

“Let’s not be so hasty. For the time being, I will continue to manage it until Haruto comes of age. There are many things we can do without money… but there are many things we can do with it.”

“I think it would be better if you didn’t say unnecessary things.

Haruto-sama, in any case, the inheritance procedure was completed as soon as we found out that Haruto-sama was alive. It is the only form of thought that your parents were able to leave behind for you. Please accept it.”

Saying this, Ayane bowed deeply.

When asked to do so, Haruto’s personality makes it impossible for him to refuse.

Even though he has no memory of his parents, he still has an affection akin to longing for them.

Besides, the amount was too large, to begin with, so he couldn’t think deeply about it at all, and in the end, he nodded his head.

“Hmm. Now, let’s move on to the next topic.”

For Haruto, it was a rather big deal, but Shigeto moved on to the next topic without hesitation.

In fact, for Shigeto, the amount of money Haruto inherited is not that big, so it is not a big deal.

Shigeto, who looked puzzled for the first time, straightens up his posture and waits for Haruto to speak.


“Yes, yes.”

“Today is Christmas Eve. Tomorrow is Christmas.”

“Eh? Yes, yes?”

For a moment, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and then he says something strange.

“I’m very sorry to say that I only found out about Haruto in October.”

He nodded vaguely to Shigeto, who looked as if he was about to make a hard decision.

“After that, I did a lot of research, but I didn’t know what Haruto might want!”


Shigeto confesses with such force that you can almost hear the sound effects.

However, the content of his confession is that he doesn’t know what to give as a Christmas present, and is just having trouble being a grandfather.

“In short, he wants to prepare what Haruto-sama wants, but he doesn’t know what it is, so he wants you to tell him what you want.”

Ayane explains without any substance.

With her eyes clearly containing a sense of exasperation.

Haruto, who had been unable to grasp the meaning of Shigeto’s words due to his power, finally understands.

However, he could not think of anything he wanted more than what he had already been provided with.

“I thought of an entire southern island, a private jet, or a cruiser, but the others objected. Well, it’s certainly too conventional and boring, but I can’t think of anything else.”

Haruto’s imagination is so far off that he can’t keep up with them.

The servants who opposed the idea did a good job.

Haruto was wondering how to respond to Shigeto, who had his arms crossed in thought when he suddenly remembered what he was going to ask Shigeto to do later.

“Um, um, I have a favor to ask for Grandpa, is that okay?”

As soon as he said that, Shigeto leaned forward with great energy.

“A favor? What is it? If you want, I’ll do whatever you want. Just say it!”

Shigeto’s momentum made Haruto look up, but he still managed to keep his spirits up and continue to speak.

“I want to go to high school. I will study hard, so please let me go to high school.”

Haruto stood up, said all at once, and bowed deeply.


Silence fills the living room.

Haruto raises his head in fear when he hears not a single wrinkle in the air.

(Was it no good? Did I fail again? ……)

Thinking this, he strongly reminded himself that he would not regret what he had said, and opened his eyes, which had been tightly shut.

The first thing that Haruto saw was Shigeto and Ayane’s faces, which looked as if they were taken aback, or in other words, surprised.


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