TN: Sorry, but this is a bit of moan on my part. I normally like to leave anything I have to say until the end of the chapter but this time it will have to go to the top I’m afraid.
I’ve noticed people are starting to posts spoilers in the comments, so to all the people posting spoilers can you please stop. There are forums you can go and post your spoilers on which people can look up if they want. You are free to post the links to whatever forum or other places you choose in the comments so people can find them but I do not like nor tolerate spoilers. I do not read ahead and part of the fun for me is reading as I translate and reading the comments section where people put out their ideas and discuss them. Spoilers ruin all that and really hit my motivation hard so please do not post spoilers. Thank you.
I woke up with the bell signalling the end of the class.
“Today’s classes are now over. Everyone, please be on time tomorrow.”
Emilia leaves the classroom and all the students start getting ready leave.
Ray who sits in front of me leaned his chair back and tilted his head my way.
“Should we get something to eat?”
“You’re always hungry.”
“My bodies efficiency is bad.”
I push my chair back and stand up.
“Do you want to come to my house and have a victory celebration? My mothers home-cooked food is the best.”
“Sounds good. It’s your treat then.” Ray says before standing up
Next to me, Sasha has a doubtful look on her face.
“Nee. Just this morning we were cruelly fighting for our lives in the demon tree forest. Why are you both so friendly? Also, isn’t it humiliating to celebrate with the person you lost to?”
Ray and I look at each other.
“Is that so?”
“It was my complete defeat and I don’t feel bad about it because I’ll win next time.”
Ray smiles at me. He’s a funny guy.
“Surely you don’t think you’ve got a grasp of my power with just that one match?”
“I’ve never lost to the same opponent twice.”
“I’ve never lost.”
In response to my gaze that looks down from the high place I’m in Ray smiles his refreshing smile.
“…….Why are you competing against each other again? I thought you were going for a victory celebration? I don’t understand at all.”
Sasha’s complaint seems to come from the bottom of her heart.
“What don’t you understand?”
“It’s a difficult thing for girls to understand.”
“Aah, I see.”
We laugh together as we reach an understanding.
It felt like we could understand each other’s thoughts and feelings without speaking.
There’s some similarities to the master-servant relationship from the age of myths but there’s more a sense of equality between us here.
Is this what friendship between men is like? It’s not bad.
“Jealous?” Misha said to Sasha.
“I’ve said before but I’m not even though Misha keeps saying it.”
“It’s fine. It’s good you speak your mind.”
“Hey! Don’t answer for me! Misha asked me not you!”
What are you getting so excited for?
“I say what I want to say when I want to say it.”
Sasha seems dissatisfied but I lightly brush her off.
“Anyway, let’s go. There’s a guy over there who’s face is saying he’s hungry.”
“That would be me, but I can last another 10 seconds if needed.”
“Is that your limit?”
Me and Ray laugh.
“……..What are those two laughing at……?”
“…….Relations are good…….”
Sasha and Misha mutter something to each other.
“I’ll transfer us.”
I hold out my hand and Sasha takes it firmly while Misha takes Sasha’s hand.
I offer my other hand to Ray.
“…Aah, could you wait a moment?”
Ray seems to have remembered something and calls out to a girl who’s about to leave the classroom.
Misa stops and comes over to us.
“We’re going to have a celebration at Arnos’ house. Do you want to come with us?”
“Eh…that’s. I’m happy to be invited but isn’t it better for just your group to go?”
Ray makes a meaningful face at me.
Is he just being kindhearted or is he interested in Misa?
Either way is fine I guess.
“What are you talking about? You are already one of my subordinates.”
“Eeh…..? But I completely lost to Sasha-san and Misha-san. I borrowed the power of Ray-san.”
“Victory or defeat is irrelevant. You showed great promise. Also, mazoku cannot use spirit magic but you can and it was the same magic as the great spirit Riniyon.”
“You don’t know?”
Misa shakes her head.
If I remember right she did say that her mother was dead. No wonder she doesn’t know anything.
“It’s one of the great spirits that protected the spirits forest during the age of myths. You probably have some kind of link to it. A spirits magic is deeply related to its existence.”
Misa was seriously listening to my words. She must be interested in her deceased mother.
“It’s pretty interesting that you can use the true power of a spirit.”
There were no half spirit half mazoku in the age of myths so I have no idea if Misa will be able to completely use the power of a spirit yet.
“….Thank you…….I’d love to be one of your subordinates but……”
“…….What about the others in the Arnos Fan Union…….?”
Aah, that’s right.
“For the time being it’s only you. It seems like it would be too noisy if the others joined my group.”
Misa looks uncertain.
“What’s wrong? Is it that hard to join by yourself?”
“More like I feel sorry for them……Their reactions will be scary. I might be attacked in the dark if things don’t go well…..Ahaha……..”
Fumu. Those fellows are a little crazy.
“But that’s my problem. Please don’t worry about it Arnos-sama.”
“If you say so.”
“Fast! What a heartless response.”
Sasha pokes fun at me again.
“Aah Sasha-san, that reminds me….”
Misa sneakily beckoned her over.
“Fufufu. Because I lost the match.”
Misa takes out the magic photo and gives it to Sasha who looks hard at it.
“……..Tentatively, I’ll take it as loot….for now……”
“What’s on the photo?”
Misha suddenly appeared surprising Sasha and causing her to drop the photo.
“Fumu. What are you making noises over?”
I pick up the fallen photo.
“Don, don’t look! You mustn’t look!!”
“What are you so panicked about? It’s only a photo. What’s going to happen?”
Turning the photo around I saw a boy with black hair and eyes. He’s also naked.
Because it was necessary to change clothes for class the photo was taken in the few moments when changing clothes with magic that you are naked.
Sasha’s face is red hot and she shrinks into herself.
“Even though its a voyeur photo Arnos would be aware of the magic.” Ray says while looking at the photo over my shoulder.
“There’s no way I wouldn’t notice. Loads were taken after all but I left it alone because it seemed harmless.”
I present the photo to Sasha.
“It’s a very cute thing to do. Did you always want to see my figure?”
Sasha raises her eyes and glares at me. Her cheeks are red hot and her have formed.
“Don’t be so conceited! Okay? Listen up. I like naked men! Your body just happens to be my preference! It’s only your body I’m after!!”
Fumu. Is that so? Even I’m a little troubled by her words.
The classroom has fallen silent and everyone is pulling back a little.
“I also like Arnos’ naked body.” Misha says throwing Sasha a lifeline.
“Misha. You don’t have to support Sasha you know?”
Misha shakes her head.
“Arnos’ naked body is artistic. I like it.”
Misha stares into my eyes.
Yare yare. How brave, but isn’t it shameful?
“Truly? I had no idea my nakedness was so attractive. I’m really sinful.”
I let out a laugh.
“All right then. I’ll fulfil the wishes of my subordinates. If you want to see it that much Sasha, I’ll show you. Not with a photo but directly!”
“Eeh….? Directly…..eeeh……! Ah…..errrm……”
Sasha is completely confused.
“What’s wrong. Wasn’t my body your aim? I’ll give you today’s reward.”
“Tha, that’s right….I did say that……”
“What? Don’t you want to?”
Sasha looks down.
“All right. Here you go.”
I strongly clench my fists and flex my muscles.
The upper half of my uniform explodes.
“Look at it!”
“Why are you taking it off here!? You idiot!!”
Sasha regained her full form and yelled at me.
It’s not bad to play the fool once in a while.