—The next day—
As I opened the door to the Arclaniska Auditorium I could hear voices from the inside.
“…..Aah. All of Jergakanon are off today it seems. Well, that’s nothing new for Zeshia though.”
“Well, they were crushed by the demon king academy lot. It seems Laos had to be admitted to the magic clinic because they couldn’t remove the poison from his body.”
“Heine’s even worse. His entire bodies covered in stigmata and healing magic won’t work on those. They used holy water on him so he won’t die but he might have been better off dying.”
“Wasn’t Ledoriano okay though?”
“Yeah but the guy who went to see him said he’s staying in his room and won’t come out.”
“Tell me about it. That mazoku lot is full of monsters wh—”
All the hero academy students turn around.
The students who were standing in a block in front of me quickly scattered to the sides and made way for me. Without fail, every one of them looked scared.
I walked down the now vacant aisle and headed to the demon king academy side.
“Did a certain someone overdo it yesterday?” (Sasha)
Misha tilted her head to one side.
“Fumu. You thinking what I’m thinking as well?” (Arnos)
Sasha’s expression took on a pained look.
“……Ahaha….. Everyone was amazing, right? Look at me. The exam was over before I noticed let alone did anything.” (Misa)
Jergakanon surrendered as soon as Eleonor left. Presumably, she told them to.
“But I’m glad you didn’t get hurt.” Ray says to Misa with a smile.
Misa blushes and says “Yes” in a small voice.
“By the way.” I say to Ray taking a set next to him. “You seem to have mastered that unique sword.”
“Really? I feel like I can still draw out more power from it.” (Ray)
This man constantly seems to be aiming at a higher place.
“Did you remember anything?” (Arnos)
“From my past life? No, nothing.” (Ray)
“Fumu. Since you used a holy sword I thought you might have remembered it.” (Arnos)
Normally, a holy sword is impossible to use by a mazoku, however, if your magic power is well above the holy swords power then you can force it to surrender to you. The thing is Ray had the sword recognise him as its rightful owner and didn’t force it.
2000 years ago Shin Reglia was known as the strongest mazoku swordsman but it’s unknown if he could do what Ray has done. He said he would start a new sword in a new era. If so he may have succeeded.
In any event, Ray is only going to grow more.
“Were you an acquaintance of Arnos-sama in your past life Ray-san?” (Misa)
“First time I’m hearing this. That would explain why the sword idiot can use demon swords so well. Were all the mazoku from 2000 years ago monsters like you guys?” (Sasha)
Sasha and Misa both have eyes full of interest.
“Well, I don’t really know yet but it doesn’t really matter.” (Ray)
Sasha makes a dissatisfied face when she realises neither of us is going to say anything further.
“…. Hmph. A secret between men is it…..” (Sasha)
“Ahaha… well, if Arnos-sama doesn’t want to say either then that’s it……” (Misa)
Misa seems to be a little uneasy so Ray laughed at her.
“I won’t change.” (Ray)
“I’m me. Even if I remember everything that won’t change.” (Ray)
“I…..see. That’s right….” (Misa)
“Am I wrong?” (Ray)
“…..No…I’m……. I’m happy…..” (Misa)
Misa looked down in embarrassment.
Looking at them sideways Sasha sighs.
“Enough already. Haven’t you both been flirting way too much in the classroom lately?” (Sasha)
“Eh, ah, no, not really, that sort of thing…..! Ah, eh? We haven’t, have we….?” (Misa)
While Misa was all flustered Ray wasn’t bothered in the slightest.
“If you’re jealous then you do it too with my demon king.” (Ray)
“Wha….. eh….ah…..!!” (Sasha)
Sasha quickly sneaks a peek at me then turns on Ray with a glare.
“Ray outside now! Were going to have a little talk.” (Sasha)
Sasha stands up.
“Class is about to begin right?” (Ray)
“Not a problem. I’ll end it in 1 minute.” (Sasha)
“Oh? This’ll be interesting with you.” (Ray)
Ray also gets up and laughs cooly at the glaring Sasha.
“Are you fighting?” Misha says looking at them both.
“I wouldn’t say we were fighting……” (Sasha)
“Just testing our strength.” (Ray)
“Tha.. that’s right. It’s just like that painful hell called self-study. We overcame it but these small fry heroes are too weak. It’s boring if we can’t get serious.” (Sasha)
“If you’re my partner I’m sure I can show the true power of this unique sword.” (Ray)
“Ah, that’s right. I was worried about that sword. Did you use holy magic?” (Sasha)
“Simply put I can do it if I want to.” (Ray)
“Haaa? Could you please explain a little more seriously?” (Sasha)
*Fufufu* Misha laughs and the 2 of them look at her.
“Good friends.” (Misha)
Sasha’s eyes go soft.
“Looks like your sister won.” (Ray)
Deprived of their venom the 2 of them sit down.
The bell signalling the start of class rings.
After a few minutes, Menou enters the classroom and another teacher enters the room and follows her to the platform.
Misha’s eyes went wide as she stared at the other teacher.
“It was a white-hot opposition test yesterday and both schools have found problems with their students. Let’s continue working hard together in the future. Let’s begin today’s academy exchange.”
It was Diego Kanon Ijeishka.
The man whose origin I certainly destroyed yesterday so it’s no wonder Misha is surprised.
It’s not another person disguised to look like him either.
The wavelength of magic power is identical and so is the origin to the Diego I destroyed yesterday.
The hero Kanon had 7 origins and could revive as long as one remained but Diego only had one origin.
Is it possible to revive if the one remaining origin was divided amongst 7 people?
No, and even if that were possible I don’t think this guy is Kanon.
Even if he used magic to divide his origin into 7 there’s no way he could withstand the pain like Kanon.
And even if all of it were true and he could revive I can’t believe he’d still be sane after the treatment he received.
“Oh yeah before I start I need to communicate something to the class. All members of Jergakanon are absent today due to fatigue. I’ll let you know when they are coming back.” (Diego)
“Wasnt one okay?” (Arnos)
When I raised my hand Diego gazed at me.
“What do you mean?” (Diego)
It’s certainly the same origin but somethings off. His reaction is like a different person.
After everything he went through yesterday non of its showing in his behaviour at all. I don’t think he’s that good of an actor.
“Eleonor seemed unharmed in yesterdays test. Is she not okay?” (Arnos)
Deigo didn’t even pause he just answered straight away.
“She’s tired as well. It seems she used too much recovery magic on Jergakanon. It’s not serious but she won’t be coming to class. She needs to take care and rest.” (Diego)
Certainly <Gavel> is no easy spell to stop, however, we promised to meet after school today and I don’t think she resting from fatigue.
“Let’s begin the class. Today we are talking about holy magic tools. You guys at the demon king academy might not remember but—” (Diego)
Yare yare. For some reason, the hero academy is more trouble than I thought.