Today’s lesson came to an end .
Explanations of different magic concepts and techniques that did nothing but make me sleepy . The test against Sasha barely qualified as light exercise .
For the last week, I’ve been going to Deruzogedo but nothing happened . No surprise raids by the humans, no petty tricks by the spirits, not even some conspiracy from the gods . Nothing at all .
I must remain wary though and be ready to protect Deiruheido if it comes to it .
I say this, but the greatly weakened Mazoku who should be vulnerable have prospered to this day .
Is there no need for my protection?
Total calm seems to have visited the Mazoku . Peace is boring, though that’s no bad thing .
“What I mean is……”
Leaving the gates of Deruzogedo Demon King Academy Sasha walks behind me complaining .
“Why do I have to go back with you?”
I tilt my head to the side as Misha looks at me as well, her eyes blinking rapidly .
“So we can deepen our friendship as members of the same group . ”
“I joined as your subordinate . I have no recollection of saying I would be your friend . ”
“Now, now . If it’s that unpleasant you can go home . ”
“Indeed? Well then, I’m off . Have a nice day . ”
Turning around Sasha walks off in another direction from us .
Misha stares at her back .
Despite being expressionless she seems a bit lonely .
Can’t be helped .
“In the group opposition test, I suddenly appeared in front of your castle . ”
Sasha stopped suddenly .
“What magic did I use? Shall I show you?”
Twin-tails shaking gently Sasha looks back at us .
“I’ll use Contract . ”
As I thought, she’s interested .
“Do whatever you want . ”
Sasha used and I signed it with magic .
“Here . ”
I hold my hand out to Sasha .
“I said I’d show you but it’s faster to actually experience it . ”
“Even so, why do I have to hold hands with you?”
“You obediently held it a while ago . ”
Sasha’s face became red .
“Tha, that’s was just part of the scene . This is…… . . mongrel…… . . ”
She makes an excuse that I don’t understand at all .
“It doesn’t matter which hand you take but I can’t show you if you don’t hold my hand . ”
“……………… . . ”
Sasha holds my hand with great reluctance .
“Misha . ”
“……Nn… . . ”
Misha takes my other hand .
I make Sasha and Misha hold each other’s hand as well .
This fellow’s expressions change an awful lot .
“If you don’t want to see it that’s fine . I won’t be breaking the contract that way . ”
Sasha quietens down and holds out her hand to Misha again .
“Here you go . ”
Misha takes her hand with no sign of hesitation .
“Hold it tighter . ”
Sasha holds my hand tighter .
Misha tightens her grip .
“Hey . Do it properly . Tighter . If you don’t, I can’t use the magic . ”
Sasha holds Misha’s hand tighter .
“…… . . Nn……”
Misha also increased her grip .
Somehow her expressionless face seemed really happy like she was smiling broadly .
Thank you, Misha’s eyes seemed to say to me .
Don’t worry about it I laugh back with my eyes .
“Nee, you . What are you talking about with your eyes?”
Sasha glares at us .
“What? Do you want to join in?”
I stare into Sasha’s eyes and her face quickly turns red .
“Fumu . You are not used to meeting peoples gazes due to your are you Sasha?”
“No… . . that’s…… . . not… . ”
Her words vanish .
Bulls-eye? It’s no wonder really if your control over the is lacking .
If you carelessly meet someones gaze you could kill them by mistake .
“It’s fine . Just hurry up and show me the magic . ”
“Alright, alright . Stop being so annoying . ”
I use Transfer . Our view is dyed pure white and the next moment I’m outside my house . Blacksmith/appraisers [Solar Wind] .
“……… . . After all . Lost magic …………… . connecting 2 spaces…… . there’s no doubt . ”
Sasha is muttering to herself while trying to analyse the remaining magical residue though that’s pretty much impossible .
“This is my house . Do you want to come in?”
“Rather than that, that magic just now was wasn’t it? How did a mongrel learn a lost magic? Teach me!”
Are you that interested? Sasha steadily edges up to me .
“If you want to know then come to my house . ”
“……… . Why do I have to enter a mongrels house… . . ?”
“Don’t be so restrained . ”
Sasha glares at me and magic formations appear in her eyes .
“Really? Are you going home? See you tomorrow then . ”
I turn my back to Sasha and talk to Misha .
“Do you want to stop by Misha?”
“… . . Nn… . . ”
“Let’s go then . Do you want to talk about lost magic today?”
Saying something provocative I put my hand on the door handle .
When I turn around Sasha is muttering awkwardly .
She looks down embarrassed .
“… . So… . . I’ll go……”
Her words disappear again and I laugh unintentionally .
“Haah . ” Sasha heaves a sigh of relief .
“You wanted to play?”
“No! My purpose is That’s it . Will you stop it with your strange suspicions . ”
Looks like I was right with her getting so excited and denying it . Perhaps she unexpectedly wants to just hang out? Whatever . I should stop poking her . Misha gets depressed when I get too stubborn .
*Klang-klang* I open the door .
My mother who was tending the front of the store notices me and comes trotting over .
“Welcome back Arnos-chan . How was your group opposition exam today?” my mother ask with a nervous look .
“I won . ”
My mother smiles brilliantly and hugs me tightly .
“That’s amazing Arnos-chan! A genius . Only a month old and surpassing great people! Too amazing! I’ll make a feast tonight!”
She’s rubbing her cheek against mine now . Really puzzling behaviour .
The force of my mother is as great as ever .
“Oh, I’ve also brought guests over……”
“Misha-chan again? Mouu, Arnos-chan is so lovey-dovey . ”
My mother pokes me in the stomach with her elbow several times before speaking to Misha who was behind me .
“Welcome Misha-chan…… . eh?”
A question mark appears above my mothers head when she sees two people .
“Nice to meet you mother . I’m Sasha Necron . I’m pleased to make your acquaintance . ” Sasha lifts the hem of her skirt and elegantly bows . “… . . Mother-sama…… . what……?!” (1)
My mother seems to have received a shock of some description .
“… . . Arnos-chan has…… . Arnos-chan has…… . ”
My mother’s complexion became pale and she shouted out .
“Arnos-chan has bought a second bride hoooooooooooooome!!!!”
My mother is greatly overwhelmed and wound up while Sasha is dumbfounded .
“Errrm…… . . what do you mean?”
“Hey, hey Sasha-chan, will you calmly listen?”
My mother grabs Sasha by both her shoulders and appeals to her with a serious look .
“I’m fine and calm . ” Sasha tells my mother who’s still wound up .
“Arnos-chan is only a month old . He doesn’t know better . He doesn’t mean any harm but he’s already got a bride called Misha-chan . ”
“Hmmm . It doesn’t matter . That’s got nothing to do with me . ”
As expected of Sasha . She’s calm .
Surely my mother will pull herself together now .
“It doesn’t matter……it doesn’t matter……a mistress is good too!! Arnos-chan, Arnos-chan, why are you so popular!!”
As expected of my mother . She’s able to twist anything and put a slant on it .
“Please wait a moment . You’re misunderstanding something . ”
“Eeeeeeeehh! Then are you aiming for a stolen love!?”
Sasha looks at me with a troubled look .
Since this is interesting I’ll leave her alone a little longer .
“How about this . Do you know Misha’s family name?”
“It’s Necron . ”
“I’m Sasha Necron . ”
My mother was taken aback .
“That’s right . Were sisters . We only got to know each other by chance, I— . ”
“Sisters are fighting over Arnos-channnnnn!! What should I do? What should I do!? Arnos-chan is too handsome . He’s tearing up the close bond of sisterssssssss!!”
At that time a door banged open and another troublesome one arrived .
“Arnos . Papa was, papa was also naughty in the old days though I did it through fencing hahahaha”
Fumu . My father is going full power right from the beginning . Why did you start with an old tale suddenly?
“Therefore I understand your feelings well . I did dome stupid things as a boy and I’m able to understand most of them . But . ” My father’s expression turned serious . “You . You’ve got 2 women . I’m so envious!”
Fumu . Your true intentions are leaking out father .
Turning amazed eyes to both parents and child Sasha sighs .
“Hey, Arnos . Take responsibility . ”
“How? Should we get married?”
Sasha’s face turns crimson .
“How did you arrive at that conclusion? Are you stupid!”
What a noisy fellow .
“Hey, Misha . You say something too . ”
Misha thinks about it and says .
“………Sasha likes Arnos…… . . ?”
“Are you stupid!!”
Fumu . Despite calling her a trash doll their relationship doesn’t seem that bad .
(1) Sasha uses the word for mother-in-law/stepmother here (gibo)