An elegant moment after practice
I separated from Roka and the others at the entrance to the academy and headed to the dormitory.
It’s a suspension of academy, but it’s only for a few days. The dormitory should also be able to be used without problems.
At that time, along with the sharp trumpet sound, there was a sound of the wind cutting through.
Illuminated by the setting sun was a red-haired youth.
At the mock training ground where no one was there anymore, he was swinging with a wooden sword in both hands.
What a serious man. I decided to talk to him.
“Huh? Ah, Theodore!… Is it true that you were suspended from academy after supposedly beating a nobleman to death?”
“No, isn’t that a little too much? I was indeed suspended from academy.”
“I heard that you kept laughing and kicking at the nobleman who was unresisting.”
The rumors were grossly exaggerated.
“You’re strong. But don’t forget that your status is low. Although it is probably the nobleman who has done something, no matter what the commoner says, no one will listen. Although it is very unbelievable.”
“Are you different from them?”
“I’m proud to be a noble. I’m proud to be the heir of Count Lermit who inherited the holy flame. However, it is by no means to look down on low-status people.”
“So, do you believe my claim?”
Keith just kept swinging and said.
“I don’t believe you. Especially after what you did at the entrance ceremony, you’ve obviously overdone it and you’re a bad person. However, I don’t think you’re the kind of man who would beat up the weak for no reason. You’re only interested in the strong, aren’t you?”
“Well, I see. After all, I came here to see if there’s anyone strong.”
“…… Then I ask you. From your point of view, how am I? Do I have qualities that make me strong?”
Despite the straightforward question, he seemed to be feeling a little uneasy.
“What’s up with you all of a sudden? All I could say, It’s like you’ve been standing in front of a huge cliff.”
“Can I get over this cliff?
“! …… Hmm, maybe so. So, how about, I think you’re strong now, but you can get stronger with repeated training. You have talent, and most importantly, you’re a divine envoy. God approves of you.”
“God can’t be trusted. The gods are fickle. Both good and bad people can get that protection, it doesn’t matter if they have talent or not. I’ve seen many people who want to ask why God has chosen such people.”
Somehow, I thought that he must be having a reasonable hardship despite his status as a son of Count, too.
”I suppose the best way for you to become strong is through actual combat, but this academy might be a bit of a burden for you. ”
“I’ve met up with most of the alumni, but …… but it’s a shame. There are too many people who enter the academy, become a cadet, and graduate with the intention of taking it easy by becoming a sergeant.”
“Keith, do you have a feeling that an officer isn’t enough for you?”
“Of course. My dream is to become the grand marshal of this Elberia Empire. With these hands, I must take back the glory of the House of Lermit once again.”
Grand Marshal? What a big target.
In the days when our Demon Country of Tenebrae was at odds with the Empire, it should had been second in rank to the Hero and held the position of Supreme Commander of the entire army.
To the current him, that was just a pipe dream. However, it was perhaps not surprising that someday the time would come when it would come true.
“Theodore, do you have time for the rest of the day? I’d like you to fight me if you could.”
“I’m not doing anything today. I’m just bored back in my dorm, so let’s do a few things.”
Had him prepare the wooden sword, and after receiving that I started the match with Keith-.
Keith was blown away severely.
I did it with too much force. I guess I put a little too much heat on it.
When I noticed, I heard the twittering of birds. The sun was rising.
I don’t know how much time had passed since then, but Keith and I had been fighting with wooden swords in our hands.
Although it was more like a practice than a fight for me, it was quite enjoyable.
Maybe it was my interest in him that spurred me on, as he was getting stronger every time we fought. However, I told him what I found as we were crossing swords.
“Keith… Are you afraid of hurting people?”
“Does …… look like that?”
“I think in the end you were able to get serious. But before that, I was confused about how you used the sword. I didn’t think it was because you would have won against another student.”
I took Keith’s hand and made him stand up.
“Might as well say that the opponent will be break if you don’t do that. So you can’t give it your all anyway, right?”
“…… When I was a child, I fought against a nobleman who was around my age. I was told he was a skilled guy, so I got carried away and got him unnecessarily injured. Maybe that’s why.”
So he was already a distinctly different force than the people around him from that time.
Maybe there are only a few fights he had ever been able to use and give it his all.
“Theodore, can we fight one more time?”
“I’m okay, but it’s almost time for breakfast, right?”
“What? …… already? Is it already this time? I’m sorry, I didn’t notice.
He might be the same kind as me.
To put it nicely, he’s a great concentrator. To put it badly, if you’re too enthusiastic, you won’t see your surroundings.
Well, we’re opposites, but…
“Whenever I can, I’ll train or practice with you. Of course, not only fencing, but magic as well. I’ll see you next time.”
“Thank you. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but I have to prepare for ……. so I’ll take my leave.”
Keith left the place in a hurry.
Now, what am I going to do while I’m suspended? It would be nice to go back to the dormitory to sleep, but my body hardly needs a rest, so I’d rather be doing something anyway.
Contrary to yesterday, it might be fun to invite Roka and Shaula from me to tour the city.
Even though I was thinking about it, I noticed the scent of someone sneaking up on me from behind and said.
“If you’re trying to surprise me, you failed, Liz.”
“Oh, I’m found out? No, that’s too bad.”
Liz, who spoke in a floating tone of voice, came close like that and suddenly hugged my back.
“Hey! What, wait, liz!?”
“Naive, so naive, you’re so naive! There’s more to surprising someone than just shouting from behind…”
“Don’t you have the modesty and prudence of a girl?”
“I threw that useless thing out with the trash! And I think a boy like Theo-kun can definitely be attacked by pushing him like this~. Here, here, how is it? The soft feeling on your back… ”
Woohoo, so comfortable.
Rena’s size and elasticity are far superior to her, but this side also feels great to the touch. It’s a little different from my preference, but I think it’s soft or plump because it’s bumpy in the right places.
…… is not good. I’m afraid I’m going to lose control again. Rena told me to be careful. Be careful with this kind of woman.
I subtly passed through Liz’s arms, which were stuck behind my back, and looked at her from the front. The dark green hair that glistened in the sunrise was really pretty. Her ears were long and stretched out in a way that made me want to touch her. …… Oh, it’s not right.
“Liz, what’s up? It’s still early for school.”
“Since yesterday evening, I’ve been hearing the sound of Theo-kun and Keith-kun dueling for the win. I dozed off for a bit, and when I got up this morning, I didn’t expect it still going on, so I was surprised. So I just came to joke around.”
“Come to think of it, elves have very good ears……. Sorry about that, it might have caused trouble for the other Elves as well.”
“Well… It’s not that I’m brag of it, but I think I’m the only one with good ears, so don’t worry about it. I’m sure all the elves who live in the empire are familiar with noise and don’t mind it.”
I wonder if that’s the case.
“Ah~, that’s great. I want to talk to Theo-kun all day long like this. What kind of girls do you like, what kind of food do you like, where do you want to go on your wedding trip, how many kids do you want to have?”
Shit, why is this elf coming at me so flirtatious?
I can understand if it was Lumiere and Rena who have been a couple for a long time, but obviously I just met her recently and didn’t even talk to her properly.
…… But forget it. Let’s just let her talk this time. There’s something I want to ask her, too.
“Then, can we talk together for a bit? While eating breakfast.”
“Really? Great! Well, then I’ll take you to my favorite restaurant!”
After being talked to like that I was taken to the restaurant or something in the form of being dragged hard by her.