I was sold at the lowest price C217 – As a Daughter and a Disciple
Kiyone had a complicated expression on her face and looked like she was about to cry. She was standing there with a sad expression on her face, as if she didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to say to her, so I just looked at her as she stood there.
“I owe you an apology, Yuta…….It is true that I was angry that you guessed my mind. Maybe I was just frustrated. I am well aware of my immaturity. I have known for a long time that I may not understand the true meaning of what you want to tell me. Yuta……I sensed from the moment we met that you had something that I had not gotten from your father’s teachings. And when I heard that he had taken you as his disciple, I felt an emotion similar to fear.”
I don’t know how to talk about it, I can’t find the words. Kiyone seemed to have some kind of feelings that I couldn’t understand.
“When I saw the technique you used in Namakra, I thought that all the training I had done was a mistake. The more I thought about it, the more I felt jealous of you, to the point where I hated myself…….”
“What are you thinking so hard about? The point is that we’re both half-baked. What are you going to do if you’re depressed because you don’t have what others have? That’s what friends are for. Kiyone has the Swordsmen, and I have the Iron Knights.”
“I can’t believe I’m being lectured by my junior brother…….”
“No, this is what dad taught me. Just by being with him for two months, I’ve learned a lot. I can’t even say it myself, but I feel like I’ve grown up.”
“Two months……I’ve been with him for twenty years and I thought the only thing he taught me was swordsmanship……I’ve only seen my father’s sword.”
“Well, you’ll learn from this, fortunately dad will be near Kiyone.”
“I don’t know if I can do it…….I’m not sure I can learn anything other than swords from my father…….”
“Of course you can. Kiyone and father are really father and daughter. Don’t look at him as a teacher, look at him as a parent. I think you’ll learn a lot from that.”
“………Yuta, can I ask you to practice with me one more time?”
“What’s the matter, suddenly you want to take out your anger on me again?”
“No, I’m just trying to learn as much as I can from you.”
“I don’t think you’ll learn anything from me……”
“Just take the wooden sword. That’s an order from your elder sister.”
In the end, I spent about two hours with her, got a bit of a whack, and was covered in bruises from the relentless attacks of the wooden sword. I think father and daughter are very much alike in their relentlessness in the presence of others.
When it was over, Kiyone’s sad expression disappeared. With a big smile on her face, she said good job to me. I wondered if she had experienced some kind of breakthrough, otherwise the bruises on my body would have been for nothing.
After the mock battle with Teppei, the way the members of the Sword Clan treated me changed. In particular, the Kiyone clan began to talk to me in a friendly manner.
“Yuta, this is Tris. He’s one of Kiyone’s clan members. He insisted on being introduced to Yuta-san…….”
Brunnhilde arrived with a young man. The person introduced as Tris had bizarre orange hair and was dressed roughly for the disciplined Kiyone clan.
“Excuse me, Yuta. I’m Tris, a Highlander, even though I don’t look like one. My swordsmanship is still in its infancy, but I look forward to working with you.”
“Nice to meet you, Tris. I’m not very good with a sword either, Kiyone beat me up yesterday, you see, I’m covered in bruises.”
“You practiced with master? Wow, I would have loved to have seen that.”
“No, it was just a one-sided beating.”
“When master hits you with a wooden sword, it means she appreciates you that much. Master will stop short of touching a true inexperienced person’s body, even with a wooden sword.”
Even if that’s the case, I think she was too merciless…….Well, I guess both dad and Kiyone approve of my swordsmanship a little bit.
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