“You will be sent to the military academy directly under the control of the Granden in the Western Territories for student exchange for a while.”
Everyone was taken aback by the sudden statement.
Even I was a little surprised.
“The reason is that it’s a …… annual event. Their military school and our school have always had a strong relationship. That’s why we have an exchange program, where every year we send a number of students from both schools to study at a different military school for about a month. It’s a bit early in the season, though.”
Sure it’s an annual event, but Principal Ludio seemed to say, “You guys are demoralizing, so go somewhere for a while.”
“In Mildiana, there are many people who practice magic, but in the military school in Granden, swordplay and martial arts are popular. The level of magic is inevitably lower than ours, but the level of swordsmanship in particular is much higher than ours.”
“What’s the point of going there for me?”
Julian said with a hint of amusement.
It is true that even Mildiana’s magic lecture is no more than a game to him, but it would be unbearable if the level was even lower.
“Well, well, don’t say that. Besides, there is a village where you used to live around the border of the Western Territories and the Imperial Capital, isn’t there? Why don’t you drop by for a while?”
Julian answered honestly, though he felt a little lost.
“Unless there is specific request, I will have you to take the carriage and head to Granden. It depends on the situation, but it’s about half a month each way. Aside from enjoying life as an exchange student, it would not be a bad idea to take a trip as a diversion.”
“Hmm. Theo is the only one in Mildiana who can take on me with his physical skills. I hope there is someone strong over there.”
“But it’s an exchange program, right? Aren’t the best students supposed to come here?”
“I can’t say that in general. It’s true that the best students are chosen, but it’s not compulsory, so in some lonely years, no one from one side goes to the other.”
“Then why are we forced to go?”
“I thought it would be interesting. Just the other day, I had a chance to talk with General Duras and we agreed that despite the difficult times, the events will continue as before.”
Principal Ludio smiled.
Yes. There is a general in Granden who is known as a great hero.
So it’s not a bad idea for me. I’d like to see his face once, too.
“I’m interested in Granden, too. I’m also curious about General Duras and how he’s doing.”
“I heard that Keith was once trained by General Duras. What did you think of him?”
“Even though I was a child, I felt a tremendous amount of power from him. He had only a stick in his hand, not even a wooden sword, but I couldn’t even wield an attack!”
“Did you get pressured?”
“Yes, I did. The moment I swung the wooden sword, he had already thrust the piece of wood at my body. No matter how many times I tried, the result remained the same. I couldn’t follow it with my eyes, so I felt as if time had stopped and that’s what I found myself doing.”
“Keith. How old were you that time?”
When I asked, Keith put his hand on his chin and said.
“I think it was right after the war with Zenan was over. That would have been about five years ago, which would have made me eleven years old.”
“Hmm. That sounds interesting.”
I know how strong Keith is.
From what he said, I could tell that he has rarely been defeated by anyone his own age since he was a child. It was only natural that he had gained the power of a prophet at such an early age.
Even though he was just a kid, he was more than a half-hearted soldier, and he didn’t let Keith attack him at all. I want to see it with my own eyes.
And this is a man who is called a great hero, even over this half-elf general in front of me.
I wonder how much power he has if he take it seriously.
“Hey, Ludio-sensei. If it’s compulsory, that’s fine because I’m going to enjoy the trip. When do we leave?”
“Tomorrow. You should have your luggage ready by the end of the day.”
“…… You really are a black-hearted elf.”
“Did you say anything, Your Highness Lizmelia?”
“Let me prepare a little bit! Let me do some preliminary research on the way to Granden, whether there are any popular shops or scenic spots along the way.”
“This is not a game, Your Highness,” he said with a smile, Liz clucked her tongue bluntly.
“Are we leaving tomorrow? We can use what we have for a change of clothes, but we’ll have to prepare food.”
“What about the money? Since it’s a school event, we’ll get paid for it, won’t we?”
“Of course, but it will be the minimum necessary. After all, our school has had a lot of expenses due to repairs and such.”
“Then, I must get ready immediately. Hey, you dragon race there. You should join me in the shopping.”
“Huh. It’s so stupid, you guys can decide what you want. I don’t care as long as I can eat.”
He said it in a very cumbersome way, but Keith immediately opened his mouth.
“It’s about half a month one way, it’s not stupid. Julian, you help too.”
“…… Oh, God. I know, I know. Huh, I’d rather stay in Mildiana for this. ……”
Julian let out a sigh as he scratched his head.
“I’ll take Theo, then, won’t I?”
“What’s going on all of a sudden, Liz? It’s always the case that there is no connection.”
Liz, who suddenly grabbed my arm, said.
“Let’s leave the food to the four of them, and we’ll stock up on medicinal herbs and such. We might need something on the road.”
“Well, that might be a good idea.”
“Isn’t that right? Then, I’m off to have a day with Theo….. No, I mean, I’m going to the store! And the rest of you can prepare the food! ”
“Hmm. I accept. We’ll meet at the square in the evening, if that’s okay with you?”
“That’s fine! Let’s go then, Theo!”
The two of us were forced to go shopping together by everyone who no longer cared to listen to my opinion.
In the end, the shopping trip was just a pretext and Liz took me to many places.
Night. At night, in my room in the dormitory, I told Rena what had happened.
“I see, …… such a thing.”
“Fumu. I’m curious about General Duras, but this could also be a good opportunity to look into the anomaly in the temple in the Western Territories that Asmo informed me about.”
I had already told Rena what Asmo had told me yesterday.
This kind of investigation is a perfect fit for Rena, who excels in stealth.
“This is the second time in a row since the last sky demon attack, can you investigate?”
“Yes. Leave it to me. However, I’m afraid that Lucifer-sama’s defense will be inadequate….”
“Don’t worry …. There is General Claude Duras in the first place. It’s hard to imagine anyone going on a rampage.”
I say this as I sit at the window, looking out at the view lit only by the moonlight, and feel a warm touch behind me.
“….. I heard the journey is half a month each way.”
“Aah, yes. But what’s wrong with that?”
I can’t stand the feel of her soft twin hills.
As I was thinking about this, she hugged me even tighter.
Aha, this elasticity is addictive…… Feeling it from the front or from behind is nothing short of wonderful.
“It’s half a month! It’s half a month, you know!”
“Oh, oh ……? So what does it matter?”
“Lucifer-sama, do you know what it is that humans need to live?”
What the hell kind of question is this?
I scratched my cheek and said what came into my head.
“First of all, you need to eat. It’s a prerequisite.”
“Yes, and then what?”
“Sleep. A majin like me can move for several years without sleeping, but a human being will die after ten days of continuous movement at most.”
“That’s right. Next, please.”
…… Next? What else is there for humans to do? I’ve been borrowing human form for over a month now, and I’m sure I don’t need anything else.
“Clothes ……. And a house ……? I know it’s ridiculous, but I don’t need any of this.”
In a moment, my body is flipped around to face Rena head-on.
The maid girl shouted with her dark purple eyes shining brightly.
“The most important thing is the passionate love that your loved ones give you!”
“Oh …… Oh? But there are those who live alone.”
“Those who have once known love are thrilled by its pleasant and sweet feelings! Especially for newlyweds like us, it’s very important!”
“Wait, Rena, what’s your definition of newlyweds? I thought we already had our wedding 500 years ago. ……”
“It’s only 500 years! Aren’t they still a newly married loving couple! It’s no wonder that you and Lumiere have grown weary of each other after a thousand years of marriage, but we are freshly made!”
I don’t recall any malaise with Lumiere either. …… but … is my senses paralyzed?
“That’s it, Lucifer-sama! Not for half a month, not for half a month! Me and Lucifer-sama can’t be together because you’re with other people! This is a serious matter!”
“Well, that’s true, but…”
“Asmo-sama is good, isn’t she? That person is skilled enough to satisfy Lucifer-sama in an instant. But I don’t have that kind of power. I don’t have it, Lucifer-sama!”
I’ll be able to catch Rena shouting that as she comes closer and closer to me.
“Wow, okay, calm down Rena. So, what do you want?”
“I want you to hold me. Now.”
It was a direct answer.
When I think about it, I think Rena has become more aggressive since she came to the Empire.
I thought it was because we were inevitably alone, but … Had Asmo already given some advice to you today?
“If you won’t listen to my request, I’ll temporarily return as a hero to defeat the bad guy Demon King and make him my prisoner!”
Hey, which one of us is the bad guy here?
Well, it’s a pleasure to hold my beloved wife, but Asmo has sucked me dry last night.
It was a mental relief to get rid of the evil thoughts, but at the same time, I feel something is missing with that kind of lack of feeling.
Besides, this girl gave me a bad time the other day. I remember the next morning, I couldn’t stand on my feet.
“…… Okay, fine. However, the carriage we have arranged will be here early tomorrow morning. We can’t do it for too long.”
“Of course I understand. Don’t worry, Lucifer-sama. You don’t have to make any move, but I’ll lead you kindly …… and gently.”
Last time I was in a lot of trouble because of it. ……
Today, I can’t let this kind, gentle, but slightly lustful loving wife take the lead.
I combed Rena’s long silver hair and slowly kissed her on the mouth.
I pushed her down on the bed.
I’m not going to let you do whatever you want today, Rena.