Chapter 4- A fact that goes beyond expectations
After school that day, I had come to the training grounds at the request of His Highness Grayson.
It was almost test week, but there were few people around and the whole place was deserted.
I was already feeling a bit overwhelmed by the sizzling sun when I came face to face with the beautiful young man with black hair.
“You asked me to teach you some magic, may I ask for details?”
“Yes, of course.”
As I urged him to get down to business, His Highness Grayson nodded curiously.
He was wearing a blazer even outdoors and he hadn’t broken a sweat.
I, on the other hand, had used a magic circle to lower the temperature around me.
The air was cool and refreshing. As I was getting carried away with the thought that I would be able to withstand the midsummer heat, His Highness Grayson opened his mouth.
“First of all, the basic premise is that ──── I’m not very good at magic…”
His Highness Grayson drops a bombshell right from the start and I can’t help but shout out in surprise.
I was surprised by the unexpected revelation, but he was quite serious.At least, it wasn’t a situation where I could make fun of him by saying, “You’re a good joker!”
It’s not that I don’t like magic, it’s that I’m not good at it…..? What the hell does that mean?
He was able to use magic without any problem in my Magical Studies class, and I don’t know why he would be bad at it. …… At least he doesn’t seem to be ‘bad at it because he can’t do it’.
“Umm… may I ask why?”
I decided that thinking about it alone would get me nowhere, so I threw a direct question at him.
“You know I have a sword aura, right?”
“In fact, I’m so accustomed to handling the sword aura that when I try to use magic, I unconsciously change it into a sword aura.”
Despite the matter-of-fact tone of voice, His Highness Grayson’s cheeks were slightly inflamed.
If I’m looking at his embarrassment, he’ll avert his gaze.
I felt the freshness of his childish reaction, and exhaled, “Fu ……”.
The look of embarrassment on His Highness Grayson’s face is divine, and I’m starting to feel calm all over again.
“In other words, the magic power prepared for the activation of magic is turned into a sword aura ……, right?”
“Yes, it does.”
“Then how do you usually use magic?”
His Highness exhaled a breath when I perceived that he would have been able to use it normally in his magic class.
“It’s not that I can’t use magic at all. It’s just that it takes a little longer to activate.”
“What do you mean?”
“If I concentrate on the flow of both blood and magic, I’ll be able to activate it without problems.”
I secretly let out a sigh at His Highness Grayson, who had just said something outrageous.
At the same time, I understand why he didn’t use magic during the sports tournament or when the public morals committee was making their rounds.
I finally understood the strange reason why he didn’t use magic even in the match with Crown Prince Leonardo.
Concentrating on the flow of both blood and magic is difficult without a great deal of concentration because the flow of blood and magic is disjointed. In other words, it is like reading a newspaper and a novel at the same time. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but needless to say, it’s quite difficult.
I was even impressed when I thought of the tedious process that he had to go through every time.
“I understand the situation. In short, you wants to be able to use magic normally without having to be conscious of it, right?”
“Yes, that’s right. I know this is a difficult request, but will you accept it?”
I pondered in front of the beautiful black-haired young man who added that he would thank me properly.
I frowned in contemplation and muttered lightly, ‘Hmmm …….’
I’m sure he got impatient when he found out that the final exam was coming up soon. I think His Highness himself is thinking, ‘It’s time for me to do something about this,’ and that’s why he came to me for help.
Since it’s His Highness, I’m sure he’s tried everything beforehand, but I’m sure he didn’t get any good results.
If I could, I would take the job …… but it would be rude to take it lightly. So, for now──.
“Let’s do a quick test──── You can’t know what it’s really like until you see it. After that, I’ll decide whether or not I want to take it on. Do you mind?”
His Highness Grayson nodded his head, not offended by my postponing the decision.
“Yes, of course. So what do you want me to do?”
“Then, I would like to observe the movement of magic power, so could you please use magic? I’d like you to use it once without thinking about it and once when you use it consciously.”
When I suggested a simple test, His Highness Grayson cowered and said, “What’s that?”.
He sighs as if to say he’s out of sync, and reaches out his hand to me.
He must have been very thoughtful, because the best way to accurately sense another person’s magical power is to touch their bare skin.
After saying this, I put my own hand on top of the outstretched white hand.
I touched His Highness Grayson’s hand in a way that was closer to a handshake.
Perhaps because of the low temperature inside my body, his hand was a little cool.
“First of all, try using magic without thinking about it. I don’t care if you turn it into a sword aura.”
His Highness nodded his head and slowly increased the magic power in his body.
I focus my attention on his palm, sensitive to the flow of magic power.
There was no abnormality in his magic power, which flowed through his body like blood.
His Highness Grayson, who deployed the most affordable magic, released the magic power out of his body.
However, however, the magic did not manifest as per the chanting.
Instead, I feel something suffocating and disastrous.
In the end, it looks like he’s turned it into a sword aura. There seemed to be nothing wrong with the flow of magic power, but…….
I put my hand on my chin and thought about it, and smiled bitterly at His Highness Grayson, who looked rather disappointed.
He was a little shocked, although he knew the result.
“Then, next time, let’s try to be aware of the flow of blood and magic power.”
His Royal Highness Grayson quickly changed gears, regained his composure and increased his magical power.
With a serious expression on his face, he falls silent and doesn’t speak a word, as he seems to be quite focused.
Deciding that I shouldn’t interfere with this, I concentrated on the flow of magic power, stifling my breath.
Amidst the sounds of leaves rustling and birds chirping, His Highness Grayson finally opened his mouth.
His Highness said the chant in a whisper and deployed the same fire magic as before.
A moment later, multiple balls of fire appeared around him. They were about the size of a fist and drifted through the air.
“It looks like the spell worked.”
Exhaling a breath of relief, His Highness waved his hand lightly to cancel out the fireball.
Even though it was elementary magic, he must have decided that it would be dangerous if it spread to the lawn.
I let go of his hand quickly and cross my arms in thought.
There was no abnormality in the flow of magic power the first time or the second time. If this is the case, the only problem is the flow of blood …. or….
“Maybe you don’t need to pay attention to the flow of magic power. You can use magic normally if you just concentrate on the flow of blood.”