Chapter 73 – Servants are not teachers…
A new morning, a good morning, has arrived.
I look up at the sun through the open window of the salon and salute… the smooth sailing [Kronos]!
Why am I in such a good mood, you ask?
That is because all the recent events are going in a way that is convenient for me.
I trained Lilia to become a sword saint, and she exploded with talent. For some reason, I was given the task of scouting for the Swamp Demon, which has been postponed.
I’ve also paid salary to Mob who came to my hideaway last night for the period of time I left him in charge, and from today I’ll be working as Glass again!
“Soooo~, …… haha!”
I took a deep breath and started my duties with cleaning.
Well, but after doing some work today and tomorrow, I have to see the situation of [Swamp Demon].
I’m not sure if you can solicit… but you can get paid just to take a quick look and tell them there’s nothing wrong, so for now, there’s nothing to say. It is a day off, so it won’t be a nuisance.
“Glass, may I?”
“Yes, thank you very much for your patience. Please come in.”
The group of noblemen’s sons and daughters who had reserved the room seemed to be waiting for me.
“Oh, Glass. You seem to be in a very good mood today.”
“Indeed. Is there something good going on?”
“Really, has anything good happened to you?” They inquired in elegant tones.
They are very interested in trivial things, which shows that they are just students.
“I was just reaffirming the beauty of labor.” I responded to their queries.
I’m going to work hard again today!
It was only a short while before I realized that… was the place to be.
The first set of customers had left, and I was cleaning up the dishes and other things when… they invaded my room as if it were their own, as if it was natural.
Princess Erika was getting too brazen.
I’m going to clean up, wash the dishes, and prepare a new cup of tea. I don’t have the time to rest in between.
“…Hey, is Glass still not back? What’s going on?” She pushed the sword to me, sat down on the rock chair, and pouted.
It seems that she didn’t recognize me.
“My brother… is very busy, so I’d like you to do a little more of your training on your own.”
“I’m sure that Glass is just eating ochazuke and taking a nap. Maybe he’s not coming because he’s eaten too much and now his clothes don’t fit.”
I’ve got to do something about this selfish princess.
“Why don’t you take over your brother’s position? I’ll take in that dumbass.”, the mischievous princess asked.
“…Ah. Are you perhaps… Glass?” The princess asked awkwardly, noticing that my eyebrows were raised, and that I looked down on her. I wasn’t exactly sure how she noticed, but it would be a hassle to help her train, so I held my ground and pretended not to know.
“… is a sad thing.”
I let out a blatant sigh, while she glared at me, trying to assess me. “I’m sure you’ll be able to understand how sad it is that you mistook me for my brother. I can’t imagine how saddened my brother would be to hear that. Can you imagine, Erika-sama? Now change into clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and quickly go outside. Repeat the training regime of hanging your jacket on a tree and then taking it back.”
“I’m Glass’s brother, Glaz.”
“You’re lying! You have no respect in your eyes! You’re a liar! You’re Glass!”
“What the hell are you talking about? That’s a ridiculous accusation!” I can’t hide my surprise at the fact that Princess Erika’s image of Glass has become that of an outlaw.
“Everyone calls me Princess Erika! Only you, Glass, call me Erika-sama!”
I scooped up my glasses and propped the sword up on its special… resting place.
“…You’ve improved your skills while I haven’t seen you for a bit. This was a test of insight.”
“Don’t try to cover it up! Tell me if you come back! You were even trying to make a fool of yourself! God!”
Princess Erika, who was very upset, held my arm the moment she finished yelling at me, dragging me along with her.
“This way! Hurry up!”
I thought she wanted me to train her since she was taking me outside, but it seems I was wrong.
“Hakuto’s gone crazy. Do something.”
“Master Hakuto? Is he so heartbroken that he’s lost his mind?”
“Let’s leave him alone then. It’s too much trouble to deal with such stuff.” Princess Erika responded to my hypothesis.
Isn’t that an awful decision?
Princess Erika took me to a small park at the edge of the school, unconcerned by the whispers and curious glances of the students passing by.
This princess is an immensely beautiful girl, but she comes into contact with men too easily.
She worries about her fiancé, so I think she’s great there.
“You know, that thing.”
“I don’t know if I can solve it, but which one is it……” From behind a large tree, I peeked at where Princess Erika was pointing.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Oh, gwaaah!
…Hakuto, with a slight gush of white magic from his body, poked at the shield that Oswald was holding with his hand knife.
Then he moaned in pain and dropped to his knees.
However, the shield was also in tatters. It seems that he had been training for a long time using different amounts of magic.
“He said he learned it from the Black Knight, and he’s been injuring himself like that since yesterday. At first I found it funny, but now I’m worried. My… head hurts.”
Unfortunately, no holes were present on the shield. It appears that his skills haven’t grown in any way. That’s just the way it is…
…He didn’t know what he was doing! He’s not manipulating the magic in his body in any way! He was just injuring himself by slashing his hand blade with as much magic as he could muster. His slashes did contain a certain amount of power, but there was no way they could destroy that massive shield by themself.
“Well, Hakuto. I still think this method is wrong. It’s also… rather.” With a troubled look on his face, Oswald told Hakuto, who was moaning in pain. Oswald must have advised Hakuto the same way many times before this.
“Ugh…No, no. It’s just that when I put this through, I feel like I can master the profound meaning of Black Knight, it’s as simple as that!!”
“Your belief is so wrong on so many levels that I want to slap you.”
I can’t help but step out from behind the tree and pitch my opinion in.
“M- Mr. Glass! …Erika! I told you not to tell anyone because this is the secret training that the Black Knight gave me!” Hakuto shouted at Erika, but she turned away with an indifferent look on her face and pretended not to understand.
“Don’t worry. The only thing people will gain from seeing this training is the ridiculous appearance of yours.”
“Eh… um, are you mad about something?”
Her anger is justified, since it’s caused due to this stupid training. I don’t blame her for trying to do something about it. What pissed me off was that not only did he not listen to his friend’s advice, but he also yelled at the worried Erika.
“I’m not sure if I’m mad or not, but… I don’t think you can learn Black Knight’s techniques that way. I think it’s a waste of time… especially Mr. Oswald’s.”
“What? Why are you saying that?”
Oswald felt glad to know that he was not the only one who couldn’t understand what Hakuto was trying to achieve.
“You can’t catch up with Erika-sama, let alone Black Knight-sama, at this rate.”, I commented.
“You can’t catch up with Erika-sama, let alone Black Knight-sama, at this rate?! What do you mean by that? There’s so much magic in every slash of mine!”
Hakuto’s hands glowed with a white aura as if they were proud of themselves.
“Just that much?”
“What?”, he asked.
Aiming for a gap in his alertness, I appeared in front of Hakuto who was kneeling on one knee, and held out my sword at his neck.
“I’m sure you’ve heard of this. This is one of the three methods of the Black Knight’s magic manipulation that makes such speeds possible.”
“Oh… is it?” Erika mumbled in surprise.
Of course. It’s a setting I just created.
[TLN : Hi, this is SymphonyOfEverything! I’m the new translator who took over this project. I’ll be translating the old version till the end, which has around 230 – 240 chapters.]