Chapter 6: End of practice
We continued practicing until evening, with a few breaks in between.
Looking up at the reddish sky, I repeatedly took short breaths.
Even though we had a break, it was indeed hard to move around for three hours.
“…… great, the speed of activation has increased.”
Wiping off the sweat with a handkerchief, which I couldn’t prevent even with the temperature control, I looked at the rapid growth of His Highness Grayson.
As you would expect from a swordmaster, he took it in quickly and was improving faster than I had expected.
“That’s right. This is all thanks to Charlotte-san.”
“No, I was just giving advice. …… Anyway, why don’t we finish up here for today? It’s already evening.”
I looked up at the sky, where the sun was about to set and urged him to go home.
“Is it that time already?”
Unlike me, who lacked physical strength, His Highness Grayson, who was not even out of breath said.
What’s going on with His Highness Grayson’s body ……? He’s a monster in the sense that he moves around so much and doesn’t sweat at all…….
The fact that I possess extraordinary magical power makes me a monster, but I put myself on the shelf and criticize His Highness.
“I’m going to have to go through this practice again tomorrow?”
He said and slumps his shoulder.
“I guess so. If we stay up too late, it will affect our performance tomorrow.”
“I understand. Then let’s go to the classroom to get our stuff.”
“Yes. I’m going to get my blazer, so you go ahead. I’ll catch up with you soon.”
His highness added.
There was no reason for me to stay here, so I nodded immediately and headed for the school building.
I smiled at my sweat-stained body and worked hard to create a magic circle for purification.
After properly specifying the area of effect, I activated the magic circle to remove the dirt from my body and clothes.
As I walked along the second floor corridor──── I was suddenly splashed with water.
Unable to immediately comprehend the situation, I looked down at my soaking wet body and was stunned.
What just happened……? No way, an evening shower? But it looks like I’m the only one who got wet…….
I couldn’t hide my confusion as I stared at my hair, which was dripping with water.
As I was puzzling over what had happened, I heard a chuckle from above me.
“Ufufu… What a mess. You’ve been cheating so much, it must have hit you.”
“I hope you don’t get carried away just because you won the sports festival.”
“You’d be better off just admitting you’re cheating and apologize.”
I looked up, inwardly disgusted by the many sarcastic remarks raining down from above my head.
I can see three people who seem to be my classmates there.
They were looking down on me from the second-floor corridor and smiling nastily.
Judging from the situation……they must be the culprits that poured water on me. If it is that degree of harassment, it can be done to anyone if you use water magic.
Even so, I’m in trouble … More than that, the criminal is ──── Emilia-sama’s entourage … Emilia isn’t the kind of person who does this, so it’s probably their own discretion, but it’s possible that Emilia will catch on.
As I pondered what to do, I let out a sigh at the shallow behavior of her cronies.
“If you’re going to do this, at least do it in hiding…..”
──── A beautiful young man with black hair emerged from the shadows of the school building.
He puts his blazer on his shoulder and his eyes widen when he sees me soaking wet.
His Highness Grayson, who seemed to be unable to hide his upset, hurriedly rushed over to me.
“What’s going on? What happened to you? Why are you so wet? …… No way, did someone pour water on you?”
His Highness Grayson, who had figured out the correct answer in less than a minute, cringed and distorted his face.
He took the blazer that was draped over his shoulder and put it on me.
His Highness Grayson murmurs in a small voice and casually deflects his gaze.
I turned red as I glanced down at my own chest.
It’s really transparent. ……! Even though I’m wearing a T-shirt over my underwear, this is too embarrassing ……!
Realizing my disgraceful state, I wrapped myself in the blazer that I borrowed from His Highness and covered my upper body …… especially my chest.
In my confused thoughts, I hurriedly drew a magic circle and dried my hair and clothes.
Since I had the experience of drying a soaking wet Dr. Cyrus before, I didn’t have any trouble constructing the magic circle.
I didn’t think I’d have to use that experience in this way. …… Well, I’m glad it helped.
I took a glimpse at my own chest to make sure it wasn’t transparent and then I took off the blazer.
I cast a cleansing spell on the blazer that was lent to me and presented it to His Highness Grayson.
“Thank you very much, Your Highness. Thank you very much for your help.”
“No, I don’t mind. …… More importantly──── were those the ones who sprayed Charlotte-san with water?”
While receiving the cleaned blazer, His Highness Grayson suddenly looked up.
He looked at the culprits who were trying to leave quietly, pulling out their feet and creeping away. …….
The girls, who had failed to escape, shook their shoulders and turned pale.
As expected, they’ve decided that it’s not a good idea for His Highness Grayson to find them. But is there any point in running away when he can see their faces? Or rather, if they’re not prepared to be pissed off at, they shouldn’t have done it in the first place. ……
“I didn’t actually see the scene where they doused me with water, but given the circumstances, there’s a good chance they’re the culprits.”
“I’d say they’re the most likely suspects. Then I guess we’ll have to question them in another room.”
The girls turned even more pale when His Highness Grayson announced in a roundabout way that he would be conducting an interrogation.
In front of the girls, who were as pale as though they were sick, he was dismayed, “Why didn’t you consider the possibility of interrogation ……?”
As I held my head in my hands, the girls hurriedly began to assert their innocence.
“Eh, we didn’t do anything!”
“Yes, we didn’t! It’s just a self-serving accusation by that woman!”
“Well, since that’s the case, we’ll be going now!”
They just said whatever they liked and I held my head as the girls started running away again.
Although the difference in status is alleviated to some extent in the school, the footsteps stopped perfectly as the prince of one country would not have that attitude.
With a strange feeling of discomfort, I turned my attention to the corridor and saw a beautiful woman with red hair.
She stood in the doorway of the corridor, blocking the way of the cronies.
Not being able to force their way through, the girls who seemed to be the culprits pursed their lips tightly together.
I wonder who that person is? I think it’s probably a third year student wearing a gold tie pin….., but I don’t show up to social events much, so I don’t know who she is.
I don’t even recognize the faces of the leading nobles. I thought while floating the mark and tilted my head.
“Don’t lie to me, girls. You were the ones who poured water on Charlotte-san, weren’t you? I saw it with my own eyes. Oh, or ────.”
Then, after deliberately cutting off her words, she spread out her fan with a graceful gesture.
She then narrowed her reddish-purple eyes, reminiscent of rhodolite garnets, and continued with her words.
“──── Do you doubt the eyes of me, Clarissa Cindy Parsons?”