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Published at 4th of February 2018 05:38:19 AM
Chapter 100.2

Chapter 100 [Second Day of Evening Party, After]



+++第100話 夜会二日目 後編

TL : Cnine

TLC : LittleEndu

ED/PF :

Part 1

 

The inside of the hall became noisy due to the sudden visit from unwelcomed visitors .

「THEY’RE HERE!」

「THEY’RE HERE TOO!」

 

The two groups of intruder appeared from two passages .

One group came from the door, and the other group from the window, and then with quick movements they invaded the inside of the hall .

They wore black garments on their bodies and white masks to hide their faces .

 

「UWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!」

 

In the blink of an eye, the nobles in the surroundings panicked .

The wave like chaos kept spreading wider .

 

「DON’T COME!」

「RUN!」

 

The inside of the hall had fallen into a mess as everyone tried to be the first to escape .

 

「CALM DOWN!」

「PLEASE LET US TO PASS! WE’RE GOING TO REPEL THOSE INTRUDER! 」

 

Even the guard knights patrolling inside the hall couldn’t move very well since they were being pushed back by the crowd .

Though those knights had undergone training in preparation for emergency cases, it’s not the same for the many nobles in the venue .

Of course amongst them were some who had received combat training, some of them were even recognized for their military service, but those were the minority .

Obviously, because of the group causing the panic being so irrational, it was inevitable that they would lose the initiative to deal with the emergency .

In the first place it’s already abnormal for such a group to be able to bypass the defenses of the castle and to march into the venue without anyone noticing it before hand .

Since it seems they have taken measures against abnormal situations due to the strict defense outside of the venue .

The attendance was strictly controlled, so they deployed a minimum number of knights inside the hall for the sake of appearance .

When it comes to that, it’s natural to think that there are collaborators of those intruder amongst the invited guest .

But, now was not the time to find the culprit .

 

「Move as planned before . Now spread! 」

 

The person who seemed like the leader of the group gave an order, the intruder then spread into groups of two people .

It seems they’re trying to do some kind of outrageous crime .

Their nimble movements indicate that they’ve trained for this beforehand .

Therefore, no hesitation could be felt from their actions .

They just pushed through the momentary gaps that were created due to the chaos――

They needed to act quick, it was just a matter of time before the guarding knights in the venue regain their freedom of movement and then turn around to intercept the intruder .

Every second counts for these intruder and might be the difference between victory or defeat .

The intruder ran straight through the inside of the hall with more nimble movements and superior strength than normal people would have .

 

「HYIIIIIII!」

 

The crowd of nobles was neatly separated which helped the movement of the intruder .

The knights pushed through the wave of nobles while the intruder kept advancing smoothly through the path made ready for them .

There were some knights trying to disturb the intruder hiding amongst the crowd of people but,

Part 2

 

 

「GA!」

 

They fell to the ground due to intruder stabbing their chest with a knife .

Though there were knights trying to move by their own discretion, it was useless since the intruder individual combat ability was high . That’s how catastrophic the current situation was .

The knights were overwhelmed since the two groups of intruder could perfectly coordinate against single knights .

Moreover the one-on-one combat ability of the intruder and the knights was more or less equal .

Although several knights had already fallen to the ground, the intruder would advance unhindered if left as it is .

By the way, everyone, excluding the venue guards of the Galwark kingdom, were prohibited from taking along their weapon to the hall .

 

Even the weapons carried by the defense knights are only a club and a knife . That’s because they keep in mind that they only need to arrest the criminal . So it’s all in the premise of not causing casualties, because in the middle of a crowd something that’s too long would be hard to swing and would most likely hurt those around .

Against the intruder who had received plenty enough training to pierce their way through the crowds, the defensive side was obviously in an extremely disadvantageous position .

The intruder made the best use of the little time they had, till the knights could cope with their movements, to run towards their target with all of their power .

They were heading towards――,

 

「O-OY, They are heading towards us!」

 

Hiroaki shouted in a shrill voice .

That’s right, the intruder were gathering where Rio and the others were .

 

(Is it because the one they’re aiming for is amongst us?)

 

Rio guessed their intention in that moment .

Nevertheless, the list of people who could be their target was too large .

It could be the royalties of these powerful countries, or the hero, Hiroaki, or maybe the CEO of Rikka firm and the daughter of a powerful noble, Liselotte .

Maybe because he was always secretly monitoring other people’s tendencies, he could pinpoint the target without any hestitation .

 

「W-What is this? What are the defense knights doing? 」

 

 

Michael said that with a voice that carried a hint of hysteria .

 

「O-Onii-sama」

 

Charlotte, frightened, cuddled Michael .

The intruder drew near from every direction as far as the eye could see .

 

「Kuh! They’re coming from all directions! Form a circle! 」

 

Five knights hiding in the vicinities who were acting as the secret bodyguards of the royalties formed a circle .

Even with a glance one could tell that the number of intruder were easily more than 10 people .

The number of the intercepting side was obviously lacking .

The color of impatience rose on the faces of the knights .

Part 3

 

 

「Everyone, please gather here behind our circle! You must not by any means move from there! 」

 

One of the knights said so and urged everyone to take shelter behind their encirclement .

Lilyana, who had a conversation with Hiroaki, didn’t notice that the three noble daughters of Saint Stellar kingdom were getting closer . [TLC: We’re not sure if the author wanted a third person perspective or if it was Lilyana who didn’t notice . ]

 

「This way, Lilyana-sama」

「Y-Yes」

 

The noble daughters of Saint Stellar kingdom called her with a calm voice and then brought Lilyana to the center of the knights’ encirclement .

The four of Michael, Charlotte, Liselotte, and Rio were already there .

 

「I-It’s a joke right! How can this happened . So many of them are coming at once! 」

 

On the other side, Hiroaki was standing still with a pale face while shouting .

The approaching intruder were clearly moving with ill intents .

Hiroaki never had any true combat training since coming to this world, only mock battles, and sometimes, things can be different from mock battles where one can be as moody as they want .

It’s not like he was practising some sort of martial art back in Japan, nor was he ever attacked by hoodlums .

So it can be said, this is the first real combat for him .

It might be strange if he were to not experience any fear, even though he gained these special powers as a hero, considering all the approaching opponents were holding edged weapons .

 

「Hi-Hiroaki-sama . Don’t hinder the knights by standing still .   Please, quickly, take shelter behind their backs」

 

Hiroaki kept standing still despite Flora calling his name in panic .

His head spinned and his legs trembled in fear .

There’s no way he could hear Flora’s words .

 

「Liselotte-sama, please go behind the knights along with the other royalties . I’ll go help the knights」

 

Rio told Liselotte, stepping out while saying those words with a calm voice .

Though he didn’t feel like protecting the royalties was the right thing to do in this situation, he didn’t know what he would say to them later if he ran away alone right now .

Moreover if those intruder ever breached the line of defense set by the knights, Rio would still have to fight against them .

So, if they successfully breach the line of defense the situation developing into free-for-all combat would be inevitable .

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In that case the situation might be better if he willingly goes to the front line .

That was his judgement .

 

「G-Godspeed!」

 

Liselotte told behind Rio .

For her, who had basically witnessed Rio’s fighting power, him joining the line of defence was extremely reassuring .

 

「Let us use 『Barrier Magic of Magical Power(Magic Barrier)』 for you」 [TLC: Atleast I get to translate them the way I want in the LN…]

 

The noble daughters of Saint Stellar kingdom said so .

 

「Let me help you too」

 

Part 4

 

 

Liselotte announces her intentions without hestitation .

『Barrier Magic of Magical Power(Magic Barrier)』 as its name suggests is magic that will protect one from external attack by enclosing the target in a barrier of magical power .

It’s defensive ability depends on the covered area and the amount of loaded magical power, the consumption of magical power for continuous use was large, thus it was hard to use any other magic .

But she only needed to hold off until additional knights came as reinforcement, so this magic was the most appropriate one for the current situation .

When spreading the barrier vast and thin, it’ll become a simple barricade .

 

「HIROAKI-SAMA! PRINCESS FLORA! COME HERE QUICKLY! 」

 

Liselotte shouted at them seeing that they were late to react .

Hiroaki’s body was trembling .

When he glanced behind him, he saw people clustering together to take shelter,

 

「R-RUN, RUN!」

 

Hiroaki turned around and started to run while shouting loudly .

 

「KYAAAAA!」

 

Hiroaki ran into Flora, who then lost her balance .

Meanwhile, a fight had already started right by her side――

 

☆★☆★☆★

 

「I have come to assist . Since coordinating would be hard, I’ll attack who ever I can」

 

Rio said that briefly after slipping into an open spot between the knights forming a circle protecting the royalties .

Thanks to Rio joining the formation they can now cover more area than before .

 

「T-Thank you!」

 

Both knights next to Rio are showing delighted expressions on their faces .

 

「I’ll take care the two coming at me」

 

Right after saying that, Rio steps forward and closes the distance between him and the two intruder .

Of course he doesn’t forget to secretly raise his physical abilities with spirit arts .

 

「Bow!」 [TLC: The weapon you use in archery]

 

One of the two intruder running in that group shouts .

They have no equipment anywhere close to resembling a bow .

 

(They’re faking it? Or have they prepared a weapon? No――)

 

The next moment, the two intruder are forming a front-back line formation――,

 

「Fuh!」

 

The burglar in the front is lunging his knife with his right hand .

But, Rio calmly brushes that lunge away with his left hand .

And just like that, with a flowing-like movement, he drives in a strong blow towards the abdomen of his opponent with his right hand .

Part 5

 

 

「GA…………………… . KAH」

 

A unintentional shriek leaks out from the man’s mouth before his body falls down .

At the same time, the next burglar is making his appearance from the back of the first one, and rushes to attack .

He might be acting as a backup to be certain that Rio dies . [TLC: Gets killed/ dies… same thing]

Perhaps the so called 「Bow」 was an order that was already decided beforehand as some sort of a signal .

The other man rushing from the back of the fallen man sends another surprise attack at Rio .

He lunges from Rio’s blindspot firmly holding his knife while aiming at his heart .

If that hit lands, it would mean instant death for Rio, there would be no escape from it .

But, Rio’s swiftly steps to the side .

The lung sent by the burglar just barely grazes his clothes .

 

「WHA!」

 

Under the mask, a surprised voice leaked out .

Rio, now standing next to the burglar, quickly grabs the intruder arm, leaving no room to break free .

And just like that Rio pulls the burglar forward, gaining control over their entire body, and then finishes it by suddenly overturning the burglar body* . [TL* : If you’re confused, this is aikido throwing] [TLC: This sentence will give me nightmares…]

Following it by elbow striking the burglar still rotating in the air,

 

「GAH………………… . 」

 

The burglar landed on the floor like a sack of potatoes, and he then lost his consciousness .

It’s only been few seconds since Rio started fighting .

After giving a glance to confirm that his opponent lost their consciousness, Rio pay close attention to the knight still fighting near him .

It seems that some reinforcements have already come but, there are still people who are fighting the intruder alone .

The knight to Rio’s left was also one of them .

Though it seems that he somehow can face against two intruder alone, there’s a knife lodged into his right arm .

 

(I should cover for him huh)

 

After thinking about it for a moment, Rio decided to help him, but the moment he decided so,

 

「Kyaa」

 

Behind the knight whose right hand is stabbed, Flora falls down due to Hiroaki running into her .

Hiroaki failed to notice that he bumped into Flora and kept going toward the last line of defence where Liselotte and the noble girls of Saint Stellar kingdom were gathering .

 

「Kuh, I’m at my limit! Make a protective wall . 『Barrier Magic of Magical Power(Magic Barrier)』」

 

Right after Hiroaki has come in, the noble girls of Saint Stellar and Liselotte activated the  『Barrier Magic of Magical Power(Magic Barrier)』 .

The barrier of magical power is expanding as if to protect Hiroaki and the royalties who are taking shelter .

 

「CEH」

 

Clicking their lips, the intruder who have managed to bypass the first line of defence, the knights, were just one step away from the nobels .

Though the barrier is not so hard to break considering how big it is, it’ll still take some time .

The pursuing knights are sure to come at them during that time .

On the other hand, at that time,

Part 6

 

 

「GUH」

 

Behind them, Flora’s scream could be heard for just a moment, and then the consciousness of the injured knight was snatched away .

Making use of that opportunity, the burglar threw away the wounded knight .

 

「KYAA」

 

The knight bumps onto Flora and both of them fall to the floor .

Even the three intruder who were stopping right before the 『Barrier Magic of Magical  Power(Magic Barrier)』 were turning around and heading toward Flora .

 

(Could it be that they’re narrowing down their target to her for now)



 

It’s even including the intruder who were pushing down the the injured knight, the four intruder are for sure getting closer to defenseless Flora .

The one closest to her was the knight who was pushed down by the burglar .

Rio runs towards that burglar in only a moment after strengthening his legs with spirit arts .

 

「!!!!!」

 

Being hindered by Rio when he was just one step away, the male burglar was gulping in shock .

Rio’s destroying the posture of the man by seizing his clothes at that moment .

And then flinging the burglar with all his might, aiming at a burglar who was behind and to the right of him .

The man is blown away with unexpected force, and magnificently hits the body of the approaching burglar .

 

「GUH」

 

Being unable to stop the unexpected impact, the two intruder crash into the magical barrier Liselotte and the others are casting .

Rio quickly turns around and then faces toward the two intruder who are attacking Flora from her left side .

Stomping hard on the ground, he instantly enters the gap between Flora and those two intruder .

 

「WE’RE NOT HIS OPPONENT」

 

When one person says that, the intruder were separating to cover Rio on both sides .

It’s their strategy . Whichever Rio fought first, the other will get Flora while he’s busy fighting .

 

「I’LL BECOME HER SHIELD! DON’T WORRY ABOUT HER . PLEASE BEAT ONE OF THEM FOR THE TIME BEING! 」

 

The knight who fall along with Flora is shouting so .

Maybe he’s literally planning to put up his body to stop one of the burglar .

It’s an admirable chivalric soul .

Though Rio didn’t have such a soul in his heart, he was admiring him .

He believes so even while thinking that he didn’t want to die at the same time .

 

「……」

 

Though Liselotte’s feeling troubled whether she should use attack magic, thus cancelling the『Barrier Magic of Magical Power(Magic barrier)』, if she misses her shot others might get involved too .

The probability to miss is high since the opponent is fast .

And the intruders would be rushing at them right away if Liselotte leaves an opening for them .

Part 7

 

 

「Liselotte-sama, please keep your 『Barrier Magic of Magical Power(Magic Barrier)』 up」

 

After shouting that, Rio rushed towards one of the intruder .

The worries then vanished from Liselotte face .

 

「Fu~h」

 

Maybe because he feels like Flora’s guard has resigned already, the burglar who’s aiming for her makes a nasal sound as if celebrating his success .

But, the next moment,

 

「WHA?」

 

Rio vanishes from the burglar’s field of vision, which shocked him .

The truth is, Rio is moving so fast that he only barely touches the ground . To the negligent burglar it seems as if Rios figure has vanished .

In that moment, Rio grabs the burglar from his leg with powerful force .

And just like that, the burglar can’t help but be flung towards another burglar by spirit  arts using Rio

 

「HAH」

 

Maybe because he had already seen how other intruder were tossed around, the targeted burglar easily avoided the collision with his comrade .

But, that delayed his approach towards Flora .

During that, Rio already reached the burglar to stop his plans .

 

「CEH」

 

When the decentralization plan to aiming at Flora got foiled, the burglar clicked his tongue .

The two of them are now facing each other at several steps distance .

 

「It seems your plan has failed . It seems more than half of your comrades are arrested too, how about surrendering yourself now? 」

 

 

Rio’s asking with bone chilling tone .

 

「WHAT HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR US WHEN WE FAILED IN OUR DUTY IS DEATH!」

 

The burglar charged toward Rio as he shouted those words .

He’s without doubt ready for his honorable death .

Three stab of knife is coming non-stop at him .

Chest, arm, stomach .

It’s piercing the air while letting out “hyuu” sound .

Rio’s hand is dancing so fast and brilliantly parrying all those strikes .

 

「KUH」

 

A voice of pain is leaking out from the man’s mouth .

Despite him using every bit of his strength for the attack just now, he can feel that Rio still has some leeway for parrying it .

But, for a moment, Rio’s line of sight moves when he surveys the surroundings .

 

(Still young huh! You’re too careless boy!)

Part 8

 

 

The burglar won’t miss that opprotunity .

In that moment, he closes their distance and then stabs Rio’s chest .   [TL : Liselotte’s gasping at this time]

But .

It’s as if Rio has been expecting an attack to come from behind all this time, and he strikes the fist of the man grasping the knife .

 

「WHA!」

 

The man is left dumbfounded by the situation .

And just like that, Rio grabs and twists the man’s arm which forces him to release his knife .

Rio goes to, somehow, take control over his opponent and then, in the next moment, topples him over to the floor .

Rio keeps holding down his opponent,

 

「This is the end」

 

And told him about the end of the combat .

 

「BULLSHIT」

 

Nevertheless, the burglar is still struggling around .

But he is immediately put into sleep after Rio chops the back of his neck .

Rio stands slowly .

 

(………… . . Next is, it seems it’s alright)

 

Judging from the surroundings, Rio came to conclusion that he already doesn’t have a stage to come out on .

The reinforcement knights are gathering, most of the intruder in their surroundings have fallen to the floor .

After all this, none of the royalties were injured .

The only thing left is for this country to get some information from the captured intruder .

 

「GAH………………… . . AAah!」

 

All of a sudden, the burglar who Rio put to sleep was in pain .

 

「Oy . Are you okay? 」

 

Though he called the burglar in panic, the burglar is just pinning his chest, soon after that his body convulses bit by bit, and then completely stops moving .

Rio’s checking the man but, his breathing has stopped, his pupils already void, even his heart is no longer beating .

It’s just a possibilities but, they’re dead .

Why?

He already made sure that his attack won’t cause a fatal wound .

When it comes to that, it just natural for him to think that it might have been caused by some sort of a internal or external factor .

Rio quickly tears the clothes of the man with a knife that was on the floor .



Thereupon, he discovered there was a complicated magic equation carved on the area around that man chest .

 

「Is this…………………… A magic formula…………… . ?」

 

Magic formula―― Though there are some which are unknown even amongst them, it’s a magic of which even the research made brands ones as a felony, a forbidden magic, either way, it’s effect is way too malicious .

He doesn’t even know whether the magic equation carved on the man’s chest is truly a magic formula .

But, even if this effect is designated as magic formula, it wouldn’t be strange for it to be dangerous magic .

By the way, though the user who carved magic equation on their body can voluntarily invoke magic, the magic equation is carved inside their flesh .

In cases where one invokes magic by carving the magic equation on the surface of the skins as a tattoo, it can’t be categorized as magic .

Part 9

 

 

「…………」

 

After giving a sever glance at the corpse of the burglar, Rio looks at his surroundings while letting out a small sigh .

It seems that somehow the other intruder are also suffering, the battle has ended .

The knights are staring dumbfoundedly at the sudden death of the intruder .

 

「Uhm, are you okay? Are you injured? 」

 

Rio hears Flora’s voice right beside him

It seems she used 『Recovery Magic(Heal)』 on the injured knight .

Before he knew, Liselotte has already come next to him, being vigilance of the surroundings as if to protect the defenseless Flora .

 

「Yes, if it’s this degree of injury…………」

 

The knight replied respectfully .

He never thought that he would personally receive healing magic performed by a royalty .

So it’s natural that he felt nervous .

 

「I’m already alright . Thank you very much」

 

The male knight staggeringly stands and then tells his gratitude with tense expression .

 

「I’m glad then……」

 

Flora’s sighing in relief .

After confirming the recovering of the knight has ended, Liselotte immediately rushes to Rio .

 

「Haruto-sama . Are you alright? 」

 

She already knows that he was safe by seeing the combat but, Liselotte can’t help but ask about his condition .

 

「Yeah, I’m uninjured as you see」

 

Rio’s shrugging his shoulders as he replys to her .

 

「I’m glad then . The burglar over there is………………? 」

「Yes, he’s dead . He has a magic equation carved directly onto his chest . Maybe some type of a spell」

 

So Rio conveyed the result of his own investigation .

 

「Is that so……」

 

Liselotte’s showing a distressed face .

Following that, her expression changed to a serious one and,

Part 10

 

 

「You saved me, Haruto-sama . If you were not here it might have not just been Flora-sama, but maybe even Michele-sama, Charlotte-sama, and Lilyana-sama would have also been wounded by them 」

 

She deeply bows to Rio .

 

「It’s nothing to feel gratitude towards . I’m just fulfilling my duty as a guard and a man to protect my partner, right? 」

 

Rio cheeks slowly loosened as he said so .

Liselotte looks at him with slightly perplexed expression and,

 

「I’m truly glad that Haruto-sama is my partner」 [TL : Riajuu just explode!!!]

 

Said that as a reply with delighted expression .

 

「U-Uhm, my  apologies! You got into trouble because of me……………… . . 」

 

Flora’s standing slowly and then bowing to apologize to her .

 

「Such thing is――」

 

Just when Rio’s about to reply to her .

 

「Are you okay, Flora?」

 

Hiroaki already came and suddenly grabbed Flora’s shoulder .

Flora body is trembles with a “twitch” .

 

「Y-Yes . Because Haruto-sama and knight-sama protected me……… . 」

「Rather than that, how did you fell? I’m worried, you know? 」

 

Hiroaki said that as if scolding her .

 

「M-My apologies . I’ve, always been a klutz………… . 」

 

Maybe because she thought that it’s a critism, Flora felt despondent .

 

「A~h, well………… I’m glad that you’re okay」

 

Hiroaki’s saying so with a slightly awkward tone .

Maybe because he’s at least aware of the fact that he ran away after losing himself .

During their little skit, Rio already went to confirm the death of the other intruder .

 

「AH……」

 

Flora who failed to say her gratitude is letting out vanished-like voice .

 

「I will help too」

 

Rio also joining the work by mixing along with the knights who are gathering the surrendered intruder to one place .

The number of the intruder beaten by Rio is six, the injured knight beat one, and it seems there are seven others totaling to 14 arrested intruder .

 

「You too, Liselotte, come here . There might be another intruder around . It’s safe if you come to the back」

 

Hiroaki called to Liselotte who, from nearby, was carefully watching the work of Rio and the knights .

Part 11

 

 

「No, I’m…………… . . 」

 

Saying so, Liselotte was glancing at Rio .

But, Hiroaki’s seizing her hand and,

 

「Listen . Don’t be so unreasonable」

 

Saying so while pulling her from the arm .

Maybe because she wasn’t be able to withstand his strength,

 

「—」

 

Liselotte’s slightly grimacing due to light feeling of pain .

She couldn’t resist even if she tried since Hiroaki is a man .

Hiroaki didn’t notice the change on Liselotte’s face .

 

「Y-Yes」

 

As a result, Liselotte had no choice but to reluctantly follow Hiroaki to the back .

 

「But………………… . That was truly a terrifying capturing skill, wasn’t it . He overwhelmed six trained intruder with his bare hands……………… . 」

 

The knight who arm was wounded is earnestly talking about that .

The so called six people were almost half the intruder .

 

「Hahaha,  naturally, trying to cover him when we lack skills will only hinder him」

「He played a really big role in this . This all happened because you received such wound, right」

「For someone to be able to have such skills at his age they would not only need talent but also focus on training, right」

 

The knights who were looking at Rio’s combat praised Rio’s exploits in said combat with debacle atmosphere .

Though all of them are still young, they’re still older than Rio .

Even so, their tone was fully loaded with respect to him .

Thereupon, to that place,

 

「Haruto-kun!」

 

A girl calling Rio’s name could be heard in the vicinity .

There are no other girls who called Rio with “-kun” attached at his name .

Rather, there’s no one but one girl who called him with such suffix .

The owner of that particular voice came in front of him faster than he could turn around,

 

「Satsuki-sama, you’re okay, right」

 

Rio said that with a gentle tone .

Satsuki’s approaching Rio with an anxious expression .

 

「I was not attacked even once . So I’m okay . Rather, it’s about you, are you alright, Haruto-kun? There are no injuries?  」

 

Satsuki asked with said anxious expression while timidly touching Rio’s body . [TL : Wait a minute, I don’t remember him building Satsuki flag, so how could it suddenly estabilished?]

Part 12

 

 

「As you see, I’m completely uninjured」

「I see, thanks goodness」

 

Satsuki sighs in relief while still grasping both of Rio’s hands .

It’s as if she goes limp in one go .

Rio stares at her with his eyes wide open while wondering whether she’s truly worrying that much about him .

 

「Geez, please don’t make me worry so much」

「My apologies」

 

Rio’s smiling wryly while apologizing to her .

 

「Hahaha, and then his princess made her appearance, huh」

 

And then, one of the knights said that when he saw their exchange from the side .

The surrounding knights also started laughing as if approving that remark .

 

「Y-You’re wrong! W-We’re nothing like that! 」

 

Satsuki’s denied it with beef red face .

Maybe because the tensioned thread also completely snapped, the atmosphere become completely calmed down which made one not think that assailants appeared just a while ago .

Besides the defense knights, maybe it’s the effect of no one from titled nobility and royalties who were attending receiving such notable wound from the assailants .

Or maybe thanks to the intruder only targeting the royalties, there are zero casualties besides the assailants .

But, it’s also a fact that there would have been casualties if they couldn’t hold back the assailants .

 

「Uhm, then who are they…………………?」

 

When the situation has calmed down, Satsuki asked that question while glancing at the corpses of the intruder who are lying down on the floor, or rather it’s inevitable that it come to her sight with expression as if she’s going to escape at any moment .

As she removes the mask of the figure that tumbling on the ground, under the mask is a suffering expression which made her recollect herself like pouring cold water on her head would do .

 

「Unfortunately I don’t know………… . 」

 

Rio shaked his head lightly .

 

「I see………… . . 」

 

Satsuki face grimaced and seems like she was about to cry at any moment .

That was natural since she saw more than ten people’s corpses tumbling around on the floor .

This is the first time in her life seeing this many fresh corpses .

Maybe because she became scared, Satsuki’s tightly grasping on the sleeves of Rio clothes .

 

「Shall we go」

 

Rio obstructed her line of sight and then gently said those words to her .

 

「Uhn………………… . Sorry . Can you lend me your arm for a while? 」

 

Satsuki asked him with paled face .

If she becomes a hero, she might be getting used to the scenery filled with corpses soon enough .

Something like that was natural, and Satsuki understand that too .

But, for a 17 year old girl like her who was living peacefully in Japan, that was too much of a request for her from understanding till suddenly forced to bear with it .

Because imagination and reality are completely different matter .

Part 13

 

 

「Yes」

 

Rio nodded without saying anything and just gently presented his arm .

 

「Thank you」

 

Satsuki gently seized Rio’s arm .

 

「Satsuki-senpai」

 

While walking with her head down, a voice called Satsuki’s name from ahead of them .

Satsuki slowly raises her face .

Standing in there was Sendou Takahisa .

Lilyana who looks frightened is quietly standing by his side .

He might be coming to confirm the safety of Lilyana first after separating from Satsuki .

 

「Uhm, are you okay………………… . Takahisa-kun? Your face looks pale」

「I’m okay . Uhm, he is………………… . . So that’s the case? 」

 

Takahisa asked with paled face .

But, he can’t help but to ask .

It was that kind of expression .

 

「Uhn」

 

Satsuki’s nodding as her answer .

 

「I, see……………… . 」

 

Takahisa eyes are slightly trembling .

Just what kind of emotion bottled up inside of his chest .

It wasn’t something that can be understood by Rio .

 

「It’s my pleasure to meet you . My name is Sendou Takahisa」

 

Takahisa bowed his head as he introduced himself .

 

「My name is Haruto . My pleasure to meet you」

 

Rio also returned Takahisa greeting with his own simple introduction .

Right after that, they’re notified that this day of evening party is interrupted .

Following that is the announcement that tomorrow is the last day of the evening party .

Just like that with nothing more than simple a introduction, the first meeting of Rio and Takahisa met its end .

 



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