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Friday, July 8, 2016

Seiju no Kuni no Kinju Tsukai - 41

Chapter 41 (EATER)



Even I feel surprised toward my sudden acceleration of my slash.
Kyurie-san raises her sword quickly with her face which seems like she'd been caught off guard.
Our blades crossed once again...

In that momentー

"ー!!"

My sword attack, easily being parried by Kyurie-san.
I lose my balance and stumble forward.

"... Khu !!"

I'm able to stay from falling down somehow.

"Sorry... I was  planning to receive it normally, but... I put too much strength on it."

After saying that Kyurie-san then looked at me suspiciously.

"You, you're inexperience in sword art no ?"

While I'm fixing my posture, Kyurie-san asked me such question.

"Yes... I don't have any experience."
"Fumu... Indeed, it seems like you're not a person who had experienced any sword art lesson, but..."

While she muttered some words by herself, Kyurie-san shows an expression as if she figured out something.

And then,

"... Let see, let's try to see a little more... I will do it properly this time, though I want to take it easy, I will try to be a little bit serious now, alright ?"
"Understood... well then, please take care of me"

I hold my sword up once again.
And Kyurie-san also holds up her sword.

"Ah right, I will say one thing first... I'm different than that Arclight family daughter, I've never learned a proper sword art, everything is self-taught."

Though Kyurie-san stance is the same as before, the air around her is different.

"That's why, I might show some strange habit. you should ask the instructor if you wish to learn a proper sword art. my sword is to speak, a sword that being held in order to survive, because it is something that I'd build up naturally..."
"Iー"

I put more power in my grasp holding the sword hilt.

"I still wish to learn from Kyurie-san..."
"... understood. very well then."

She then rubs her back shoes on the soil.

"Here I come..."

I raise my concentration.
I dashed while slashed my sword at the same time.
The blades draw a curve toward Kyurie-san abdonmentー her sword catches my blow without any danger.
*Gakin* our swords crossed and creates a strong high-pitched sound...
I did not stop my offensive until there and keep brandished my sword toward Kyurie-san.
I intend to strike her with my everything.
For sure, if it's this person then, she will be able to catch everything.
Such sense of security wrapping me.
That's why... it is fine being clumsy.
For nowーー, I will strike with all of my energy !

*Dokun* (Heartbeat)

My sword slash speed increased.
Somehow, it has become fun.
I was filled with a joyful feeling.
Soon after our blades crossed, an attack from Kyurie-san comes.
I pull my swords and take the sharp blow immediately.
ーーHeavy !
That is my impression when I caught her attack.
My hands which holding the hilt feel slightly numb.

"ーー..."

.................................

Alright, this time, it's from meー
And then...
ーEat thisー 
... Eh ?
Eat ?
What was that just now...
ーEat this...

Something has 『Changed』
My sword is.
As if, showered on toward Kyurie-san.
My sword attack, as if it's being entwined.
That sort of feeling.

Eat this, eat this, eat this !

Furthermore, my sword attack which has become quick begins to have more force.

"Khu !? You... !?"

Kyurie-san voice comes out together with a face of bewilderment.
This is funー really fun.
This feels goodー really good...

The sounds of the swords crossed each other makes really nice soundsー very pleasant.
In an instantー, Kyurie Velstein sword changed for a moment.
Is she going to strike ?
If that the caseー

"ーーTch !"

In that moment,
A high pitched metallic sound sounded.

"......................"

The side sweeping that I just did before...

"Huh ?"

The sword that I should be swinging is on the ground making around and round rotation in the corner of the training ground.
And then before my eyes, Kyurie-san with a little bit severe stares glares at me while on the same swinging posture as I do.

... umm ?

"You... did you really never receive any sword art lesson ?"
"Just like what I had said, my first time would be the mock battle."
"... It does not seem to be a lie, however"

Kyurie-san then lowered her weapon...

"Well, whatever. let's end it here today."

Then someone applauded.

"Wah, that was excellent..."

It was instructor Isabella.

"Or rather, aren't you both normally will be put inside the group A class? fufu, moreover."

Instructor Isabella then shows an expression of groundless suspicion.
<TLN : The expression is like an adult who's going to tease/gossiping someone>

"By any chance, is it an excuse so that you both can stay just the two of you ? when I watched, you both, shows so much trust in each other you know ? what's this ? did you both, in that kind of relationship ?"
"You're wrong... please stop with your strange suspicion."

Kyurie-san denied her immediately.
Well, it's not really like what the instructor say, however... from now on I want for both of us to have a deep trust...

.......................

Nn ?

Kyurie-san looked at my direction with a serious look.

"Umm, what's wrong ?"
"Just before, when you exchanged swords with me, what do you think ?"

Is what Kyurie-san asked.

"Umm, my personal impression is it ?"
"Yes..."
"Let's see... Kyurie-san in training uniform is beautiful, it really suits you... that kind of thing ?"
"... be serious."

No no, even if I'm being serious, she's really do look beautiful with it see.

Haa, well anyway...

"Unn, is anything alright ? I say, it feels very powerful, and then it feels fun... I can't really put it into words, however, that was what I feel, probably, my compatibility with Kyurie-san is high, I wonder ?"
"... Is that so ?"

While putting her hand on her lips, Kyurie-san looked at me while contemplating over something

And then,

"... Can I have a moment ?"
"Emm... Eh !?"

I was at a loss.
That's because...
After Kyurie-san put away her sword, she comes close to me and begun rubbing my right arm with both of her hands.

"K-Kyurie-san !? W-Whatー"

While I feel panic, Kyurie-san continues touching my arm with her long beautiful fingers.
I-Is it massages ?

Kyurie-san then opened her eyes wide.

"Your muscle is good."
"I-Is that so ?"

SO far, I've never done any muscle training though...

"However, no matter how much... in just one or two days... this kind of thing is..."
"Oh my, it's true..."

He ?

Without me noticed, instructor Isabella is touching my left arm.

"...................."

What's wrong with this situation ?
Is this the so called flowers in both hands situation ?
or rather, being this close to Kyurie-san and instructor Isabella...
I-I can't move...

"... Uwaa ! Eh !?"

Instructor Isabella has begun rubbing my leg this time
She rubs around the tight thoroughly.

"Hee... what's this, aren't you training quite a lot ? with this, I can understand why you can make that kind of strike back then at the time of the mock battle."
"No, I think yesterday it gives more a softer impression..."

Kyurie-san has been rubbing my leg as well.
I'm in a situation where I looked at two men holding my legs under my eyes... somehow this is giving me a strange sensation...

"You..."

Kyurie-san is looking up at me while touching my legs with her beautiful fingers,
Because of this angle, I feel a slight startle,

"What is it, I wonder ?"
"Today training, let's do a basic swinging practice"
"U-Understood"

And then, after I've finally being released (?) I began my swinging practice on the training ground.
And also she also put a moderate amount of sit up, push up in my training menu.
For the sake of not becomes a burden to Kyurie-san, and for the sake of my sacred ruin exploration
And then, doing training with such clear objectives. somehow it gives me a nice feeling

I continue my basic swinging practice, while also being taught an art of swinging by instructor Isabella.
.
..................................

A bell resounded, a mark the end of the battle practice lesson.

"Fuun."

I lower my sword and take some breath.
However, there's not much of fatigue...
In fact, I was flooded with a sense of fulfillment.
After that, we tidy up and left the training ground.

"Alright then, see you tomorrow... fufu, you, it was a really good today"

While winking her eyes Instructor Isabella then left.

"So, regarding sacred ruin exploration..."

After having seen off instructor Isabella, Kyurie-san opened her mouth.

"As for me, I would like to train you for a while, after that we can think about what to do next, after all, based on the fight against the goblin, it is dangerous for you to only rely on the forbidden spell."

The thing that Kyurie-san had said is quite reasonable.
I also have no objection either...
Or rather, for me to take up her time to train me, I feel sorry instead.

"However..."

Thus Kyurie-san continues the talk

"Surprisingly, we might be able to go rather soon than expected..."
"Will I be fine ?"
"I intend to see the result after several days... if you decide to go, then I will also go. well, I don't intend to make you overdo it either. it just, there's things that cannot be learned from practice alone after all"

Well if Kyurie-san said so, then it must be true...

It might be a little bit weird coming from me, but I feel like she knows me more than I myself.
That's why I should pour all my energy to train myself for now.

"Lastly, you should learn more about the sacred ruin before exploring and that would be good. That knowledge might become useful in case of emergency."
"Yes, I'll do so... then, umm, about today..."

As soon as I changed the subject, Kyurie-san eyebrows contorted.

"... Aah right, the lunch with that Arclight lady. I see, your head is already filled with those thought huh ? sure, go ahead, you should go quickly. *fuun*, you should enjoy it as much as possible."
"That's not it... what I want to talk is, about the plan after school today..."
"Mu~"
"Kyurie...-san ?"
"About just now... umm, my bad..."

Kyurie-san then put her hand on her forehead, while apologizing.

"So, what's of it ?"
"To tell you the truth, I have some business at the library."
"I see... ah, by any chance, is it about the forbidden spell ?"
"That's right..."
"I understand, regarding the preparation schedule at the sacred ruin exploration assembly hall, let's leave it for tomorrow."
"I'm really sorry..."
"Don't mind it... I also have something to do after all"

Somehow we both fell silent...

"By the way, I would like to ask you"
"Y-Yes ?"

Kyurie-san then touches her own clothe.

"... Did I really look good wearing this ?"
"O-Of course. !"
"Isn't this just a mere training uniform ?"
"Err you see, but it still looks good, or how should I said it..."
"... Then how about this, for example, If I were to wear this when we meet, are you happy ?"
"I-If it's a daily routine then..."
"However, this clothes is being worn when I move my body intensely outdoor right ? and yet, if I were to wear it at other time than that, is there any meaning in it ? isn't it better to wear good clothes ?"
"About that, well~..."

Kyurie-san then exhales some breath.

"I really don't understand... However, I know that you like these uniform isn't it ?"
"Rather than like, I like it because Kyurie-san wears it..."

Kyurie-san then stares at me...

"It's not only me, isn't it ? that lady from Arclight family too right ?"
"About that..."
"Be honest."
"... Yes"
"Fuun, good grief... you're really honest guy aren't you ?"
" ...I'm really sorry"
"It's not something that you have to apologize to. besides, being honest is not something bad... well , I asked something like that which a little bit too mean too... I'm sorry alright."

Kyurie-san then parted with me after saying such words toward the locker room.

............................................

With that being the case, after I change my uniform, I went out from the locker room...however,

"Well then, Kurohiko... just like you promised, let's have a lunch together."
"........................."
"Hm ? is something wrong ?"
"... Did you wait here all this time ?"
"That is a matter of course. because I'm the one who asked about it after all"

Cecil-san who has a smile on her face had waited in front of the boys locker room.
Some boys student who had gone in and out of the locker room being surprised and said "why is Cecil Arclight here !?" wonderingly while admiring her.

"Because people are gathered in the dining room(cafeteria) and will make us unable to talk calmly, today, let's eat outside. because of that, I'd prepared the lunch in this way..."

Cecil-san then lifts the basket which she holds in her hand.

"The weather is good too... well then, do you not mind ?"
"S-Sure, I don't mind..."
"Fufufu, I'm glad... well then, shall we go ?"

Cecil-san asked me while naturally hold my hand.
Some of her hair grazed on my nose.
It has a really nice smell...

"... !!"

.......................................

Just now, I feel like I'd seen something...
From the corner of the corridor, someone is looking this way.

"Is there anything wrong ?"
"... Ah, no, it's nothing..."

I saw a glossy silvery hair, which gently flew in the air...
A silver hair, currently I only know one person having such hair.

"Cecil-san.."
"What is it ?"
"About today lunch... it's just the two of us right ?"
"That's right, it's just the two of us you know ?"

Her voice sounds gentle, however, her tone, somehow it gives the feeling of stubbornly won't forgive any change...

"...................."

Having lunch with three people, I guess there's no such option huh...
Or rather, how long is Cecil-san going to hold my hand ?
Because of the tension my hand sweat tensely, I'm really worried.
However, toward the worried me, Cecil-san walk while pulling my hand toward our destination.

....................................

Such strange feeling...
Being held by that Cecil-san walking around the academy...
And right now, Zix-san and Hirgiz-san is also not here.
Indeed, this is really just the two of us...


Like this, under the gaze of the passing by students filled with curiosity, I'm taken by Cecil-san and gone outside of this building.



Personal Impression : Kyurie aside, what did Kurohiko do to make Cecil fall like that...? anime/novel/manga character ways of fall in love are never fail to amaze me.
I guess it is the power of "protagonist privilege" huh ?
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