Chapter 33 – Something More Interesting
It was revealed that the Empire’s side was cheating, and it became a big deal.
As I thought, the Empire would not admit it, but still there were many witnesses such as Erika-sensei and Desmond, so I guess it’s going to be quite hard for them to get away with this.
“Well in any case, they were trying to kill us, the students……”
By the way.
Since then, the outcome of the friendly match has become undecided.
‘Now’s not the time for that!’
Something like that.
From now on, the Royal Capital will thoroughly condemn the Empire, and it will be good if the Empire gets into trouble as a result of it.
On the other hand, I…….
“Well……then. This is it huh. I don’t have much baggage to begin with”
Inside the dormitory’s room.
After cleaning up, I placed my hands on my waist and looked around.
“It was a short time”
I’m thinking of quitting the magic school here and investigate the mysteries of the Empire.
To be honest, I think there’s almost nothing I can learn in this school.
It doesn’t look like there’s anyone here who are stronger than me, which is what I’m looking for.
More than that, the decline of the magic in this world……I would like to investigate the ‘Truth’ that Arnold mentioned.
For that reason, I felt like I didn’t really need to be in this magic school.
”Even so……I didn’t know I was called the ‘Demon King’”
As Arnold had said.
There was a Demon King in this world 1000 years ago.
He said that the magic and theory of that Demon King, were so terrifying that the Empire worked hard to seal them away.
“It’s all a lie”
At the very least, I wasn’t called the ‘Demon King’ in my past life.
And while everyone was enjoying the convenience brought by the magic, they didn’t seem to be afraid of it.
Why would the Empire be spouting such lies?
Why the Empire that was destroyed by the Demon was restored again.
That’s where — the truth of the decline after 1000 years seems to be hidden.
”Well……I wonder what I should do first”
I murmured, and just as I was about to leave the room.
The sound of knocking came from the door.
“It’s unlocked. You can come in”
I called out to the person on the other side of the door,
“Kurt! Don’t quit school!”
“I will not allow you to run away from me!”
Lara and Marise came rushing in from the corridor.
Moreover, they approached me so closely to the point of coming into contact, and it felt appealing to me.
“H, hey! What happened to you two all of a sudden!”
I could feel the softness of the two, and I couldn’t help but getting disordered.
“Because! Because……I had a feeling that Kurt is going to quit the school……”
“At first it was just a hunch from Lara……but after the friendly match was over, Kurt was always thinking about something the whole time. That’s why I got the feeling that you are really going to quit, so I became worried……”
They drew their faces close to mine while saying that.
……so, they are telling me that they had a hunch that I’m going to quit the magic school?
And here I am trying to prevent them from knowing it.
I give up.
I think I’ve said it before, but Lara’s intuition is really something not to be reckoned with.
“Even If I were to quit, what does that have to do with Lara and Marise? Even if I’m gone, I’m sure the two of you will still be able to do fine at the magic school”
I tried asking the questions.
Then Lara’s face crumpled up.
“Ueeeeeeeeeeeee! Kurt is……! Kurt is saying such a thing!”
Ultimately, she started crying.
What is this situation?
“Kurt! Even if it’s you, what you just said is too heartless! Please take it back now!”
Marise is pointing at me while yelling frantically.
Well, this is getting out of control.
I let out a sigh and then,
“Sorry, sorry. But I’m not going to quit the magic school, both of you were too quick in jumping to a wrong conclusion”
They voiced out at the same time.
“Is that true…?”
“Yeah, it’s true”
I shrugged my shoulders.
……I was really just about to leave the dormitory without telling them.
Well, that’s okay too.
It’s not like I can’t continue staying as a student, while also investigating the truth of the decline.
It’s just that when I looked at their faces, I suddenly became reluctant.
I don’t dislike the life of the magic school.
Balancing the school life and the after-school activities……it would be easy for me to do both even without getting serious.
“Besides……I still have a lot to teach the both of you”
“T, that’s right! I won’t allow you to just stop halfway on that!”
“What was the magic you used on the <Four Great Sages>? And what is……the <Demon King’s Magic>?”
Lara, who had been crying until a while ago, was already smiling.
Marise seemed to be in her usual tone but was sounded restless.
I can’t get serious in this declining world of 1000 years later.
But surprisingly, this declining world is not boring either.
As I was patting their heads, I began to think about the things that could happen from here onwards.
This is the end of Arc 1.
I will do my best in Arc 2 too!