Chapter 6 Part 1
The next day…
Classes began at the magic academy.
But the magic they taught in these classes was boring to me.
‘First of all… let’s memorize the “Ice Ball” spell chant.’
and so on.
Since chanting magic is the standard in this world, I cannot help but feel that this class is inefficient.
Everyone was staring frantically at the blackboard and eagerly taking notes.
“I feel sleepy.”
I was seated at the very back of the class by the window, so my eyelids were heavy with the warmth of the sunlight shining on me.
Before I knew it, I had fallen asleep.
And so, in the last class before noon.
The <First> class was gathered on the school grounds for the ‘practical skill’ lesson.
“Ohh..! Finally, an interesting class!”
“Kurt, you seem very enthusiastic.”
Of course. That was a given
I do not dislike studying magic, but I still prefer to move my body and defeat monsters and such.
“What kind of class is this?”
asked Marise with a little hint of excitement.
A few moments later ── an unexpected person appeared, and everyone was surprised.
“Hahaha! Are you guys doing any muscle training?”
All the students shouted in surprise.
The person who appeared on the school grounds was the old man I had fought in the entrance examination ── the former S-rank adventurer, Desmond.
“Why are you here?”
Marise stepped forward and asked Desmond.
“I’ve been assigned to this school as a teacher this year. I’ll be mainly in charge of practical classes. Don’t worry! I’m going to be gentle.”
Desmond put his hands on his waist and laughed heartily.
If I remember correctly, at the entrance exam, the examiner said something like, “You’re only here to observe, right?”.
I did not realize this was what he meant.
“D-Desmond-san’s class… I never thought I’d be taught by a legendary adventurer!”
“Idiot! He was also called Desmond the Demon, you know? I wonder what kind of tough lessons await us…”
“But… Desmond-san can’t use magic, right?”
I heard words of anticipation and anxiety from those around me.
“I’m looking forward to it.”
In the midst of all this, I still muttered it honestly.
“That’s right. I can’t use magic.”
said Desmond, sharpening his eyes.
“But a mage can’t just use only magic, don’t you think so? You need physical strength, too. So I’m going to teach… mainly basic physical strength training and martial arts!”
No matter how good you are at magic, you will also need basic footwork on the battlefield.
Even with enough magic power, when you get too physically tired, it will all be over.
“Alright! Let’s work on endurance first. Do fifty laps around the school grounds!”
“F-Fifty laps!? That’s absurd!”
Cries were let loose from the surroundings.
“Don’t complain before you do it! By the way, there will be a penalty game for those who fail to run fifty laps within the one hour during this class. Everyone, get a grip!”
“Lunch break. It’s a fun penalty game where you just run until the next class.”
Fifty laps, huh?
Sounds good for warming up.
“Well then… start!”
Let us just talk about the results.
There was only one person who could complete the fifty laps within the class time.
It goes without saying ── that was me.
“T-This is tough…”
“Why is Kurt the only one who looks… haa… haa… okay?”
Lara and Marise were sitting on the ground, gasping for air.
“If you’re tired just from this, you won’t be able to conquer a labyrinth in a day.”
“That’s just… your common sense… haa… haa…”
Marise remarked as her shoulders moved up and down in pain.
That being said… I was not using any body strengthening in this marathon.
If I did that, I could have completed fifty laps in an instant, but that would defeat the main purpose of training physical endurance.
“You were… as I recall, the monstrous boy I fought in the entrance exam, weren’t you?”
“You remembered me?”
Desmond looked surprised.
“To be honest… I didn’t think anyone could complete the fifty laps. You… are also a monster in terms of physical strength?”
Even before coming to the magic academy, I had adopted marathons as part of my daily workout routine.
Even that still did not allow me to reach my peak from a thousand years ago.
“Can I ask you one question?”
“Yeah, what is it?”
“Now that I have done my warm-up, what should I do now?”
KAN ── KAN ──.
Just as I asked the question, I heard the bell ring, signaling the end of class.
“That’s too bad. The class is over.”
“…I shudder to think that you would say it’s just a warm-up after all this…”
said Desmond in astonishment.