Chapter 58: Claus von Wattin’s Activity Report
Volume 2 — The Honeymoon of the Northern Nobleman and the Raptor Wife
From Sieg’s nephew’s point of view.
Having been a soldier for eighteen years, she had a sharp personality and was more popular with women.
She was tall for a woman, had a sharp gaze and looked valiant. According to the women, aunt was ‘someone that fulfilled the dreams of women’.
I’m not sure, but the aunt I know is stoic, and if she talks it’s to lecture me. Peckish. Not a bit feminine.
But she does play tennis well. That sort of person.
But then, even for aunt who was unfortunate as a woman, a change came. It’s called marriage.
I did hear from mother that aunt was looking for a marriage partner, but I thought she wouldn’t be able to find one. Even if she did, I thought that she would marry a man that kept divorcing or an old man. My family all thought that too.
My uncles were making bets on when she’ll find a marriage partner. The consensus was that it would take about three to five years. While everyone was complaining that it didn’t make much of a bet, a surprising news came from the capital.
My aunt’s marriage was decided.
However, who it was was not written.
As everyone’s expectations gathered, aunt brought over a foreign nobleman three years younger than her.
Everyone suspected that she forced him to marry. However, he called her by a nickname, and he didn’t look scared of her. Also, he was a man of valour who treated aunt as a proper woman.
The foreign noble looks fluffy, but he’s apparently a hunter living in the remote regions. Won’t he fall over if he holds a gun, that’s what I felt.
However, as I listened, I really did think that the place fit my gallant aunt.
Even after she left, my life did not change that much.
It might have been different if it was when I was living in the capital with mother, but now that I was enrolled in a school with a dormitory I didn’t meet aunt that much. So I didn’t feel lonely anyway.
But then, news came that aunt was returning home after a year. We all worried that she might have been divorced, but we were surprised that it was not that.
When we all gathered at the Wattins’ mansion, everyone was thinking the same, and the topic of the day became aunt.
Everyone thought that she would return with thicker arms and bulging muscles, but when she returned with her husband the change was different.
When I went to the living room, thinking of saying ‘granny’, as well as attaching ‘chased out’, there was some madam there, and the usual crossdressing man was nowhere to be seen.
The person in front of me was my aunt for sure. I only knew one woman who had red hair like the sunset along with grey eyes.
The aunt I saw after a long time was very different. Before, she had short hair, an intimidating glare, and wore men’s clothes. That was the crossdressing granny called Sieglinde.
However, today, aunt looked normal. She gained a bit of weight, and she looks softer now. Her short hair was now longer. And just where was she hiding those big breasts.
The people in the mansion were surprised about aunt’s change as well.
My uncles and cousins all said that “her husband made her into a woman”. I’m not sure what that means, but alright.
I wanted to talk with her marriage partner, but I didn’t have the leisure to do so.
Another surprising news was delivered the next day.
Aunt might be pregnant with a baby.
Since it’s not good for pregnant women to go on boats, aunt will stay here while her husband is returning to his country.
I was worried about many things, but I had to go back to the dormitory now. I wanted to say goodbye before I left, but the servant said that her condition was not good so I couldn’t.
A week later, I visited the Wattins’ mansion again.
According to grandmother, she’s waiting for her stable period? I’m not sure, but she’s being docile until the chance for a miscarriage becomes low. Until then, she can’t move much.
So she can’t play tennis, or so grandmother said. I’m not really here to play tennis though.
I was caught by grandfather. Then I helped with the ranch until night. How careless.
For dinner, the sausage we made during daytime was served. Maybe because I made it myself, it felt tastier than usual. Aunt too praised that it was good. I felt a bit happy.
After that, I visited her three weeks later. Aunt was very bored.
“What, this ain’t like you!”
“Claus, speak more politely.”
Even when I said something rude, she just let me off with a soft warning. She’s so different from usual, it’s strange.
“It looks like you’ve become docile thanks to your husband’s love.”
“I wonder. How was I anyway?”
Always having a frown, with an aura that seemed to declare everyone around her as an enemy.
“Since everyone who saw auntie said that you were scary.”
“Well, that can’t be helped. I never had an ally I opened up to. In the military that only had men, one mistake and I would be criticised, and people would denounce me for being a woman if I ever failed, so I had no leisure to be relaxed.”
I wonder if she couldn’t find rest even amongst family. What a lonely life, I thought.
However, it’s different now. Anyone can tell. Aunt found someone she could rely on, and was now living in peace.
“Sorry for saying that it wasn’t like you.”
“I like you better now.”
When I said that, aunt smiled with a bright expression that I never saw before.
I felt embarrassed somehow, that I said something rude again.
“What a relief. There wasn’t even a trace of it, but your husband made you into a woman in just a year.”
“What did you say!?”
Her soft expression disappeared, and she narrowed her eyes.
“Where did you hear that!”
“M-My, uncles, I, guess.”
“Hoh, so my brothers said that.”
“Y-Yes. W-Without a doubt.”
I lost to her intimidating aura and ended up blurting everything out.
Since it’s winter vacation from today, my uncles are also coming back here.
It’s going to be very uncomfortable. I ended up shuddering even though it wasn’t me.
During dinner, my uncles had a dark expression, as grandmother asked what was wrong. However, aunt glared at them so no one could say anything.
Just who is this husband that made this aunt who has this glare of a raptor. Just how did he tame this ‘crimson eagle’, I wondered.
After that, every time aunt saw my uncles, she looked annoyed. Her anger did not subside easily.
A few days later, her husband came. My uncles welcomed him as much as possible.
Back after breakfast.