Teacher caught up in class summoning, repairs mechanical girl with unorthodox skills C29: Dinner and a request
The restaurant was immediately distinguished as a high-class establishment. The furnishings were full of luxury, the chandeliers were dazzling, and the music was a live orchestra. Even the carpet we were casually walking on must have been an incredibly expensive item.
I escorted Lucia, feeling nervous. Brunnhilde followed behind us and sat down in the seat we had reserved.
“Sage, do you like wine?”
“Yeah, I can drink anything.”
We ordered some expensive wine and toasted with an aperitif. Expensive wine is not a bad thing. The otherworldly wine is so delicious…….
Then, when the food arrived, I realized that I was not used to this world’s customs and wondered if I should follow Japanese course etiquette. For now, I picked up the outer knife and fork, and Lucia did the same from the outside, Brünnhilde also began to use the same from the outside.
Oh no, I don’t remember any manners……I hope it’s okay.
I managed to finish the dessert and the meal without really tasting it. I am now picking at the fruits on the table and drinking my after-dinner tea. There was hardly any conversation during the meal. Well, it’s bad manners to eat while talking, and a meal is also a place to enjoy the taste. So, now it’s time to chat.
Lucia giggled as she sipped her tea.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve had dinner with someone or a man like this.”
“Is that so? Even though you’re a Knight Commander?”
“Yeah. I usually cover everything with my armor and helmet. Most people think I’m a man. Even the members of the group think I’m a man.”
“I know the vice commander and the top brass, as well as Chancellor Nachtigal.”
“Why are you hiding your true identity?”
“Did you think I was a woman when you saw me in that armor? And since I always wear armor in public, the only people who know who I am are my family members. Besides, it’s not like I’m going to tell anyone.”
“I see. That’s a shame…….”
“Oh, no, ha ha……”
Oh man, I might have given her the wrong idea.
I wonder if Lucia is immune to men. It’s not that she’s naive, it’s just that she blushed a little when she heard my words. But that’s not the point. Let’s get to the point.
“You know, I was thinking of doing a survey of the ruins at the adventurer’s guild today, and I heard that there was a……bandit gang out there?”
“…… Yes. It’s a famous bandit group around here called “Night is Our Garden.” As the name implies, these guys at night are too agile to be trifled with. They’ve been moving from place to place, stealing from the ruins.”
“Well……you know, I need to talk to you about something.”
Finally, I’ll get to the point. It would be great if Lucia could help us here. There would be no need for Brunnhilde to fight alone. I put away my cup of tea and leaned forward toward Lucia.
“The purpose of me and Brunnhilde is to investigate the ruins. But we can’t do a thorough investigation if there are bandits around. That’s why I want you to let me help you get rid of the bandits…….”
“Cooperation?……Hmm, is that as a force?”
“Brünnhilde, not me.”
She seemed to be saying that if it was a matter of strength, there would be no problem because the Knights were there. However, Brunnhilde’s strength is stronger than the Knights. She also has a history of defeating 20 bandits by herself.
In addition, I have the power of technology that is not found in this world. I raise my right hand and show my ring.
“My ‘cheat’ can detect a wide area. It’s not impossible to find the location of the bandits and eliminate them all at once…….What do you think?”
“Huh……you’re going to tell me, a day after we met, about your cheat? The fact that would go that far for a mere ruins survey is……really something, isn’t it?”
“No, not at all. I just don’t like the idea of people trampling all over the ruins.”
“Hmm……it’s fine, I believe Sage’s words. I’ll nominate you as a collaborator of the Knights from the Adventurers Guild. Of course, we’ll pay you, but not Brünnhilde.”
“It’s obvious. We can’t take her into a battle where she can’t avoid fighting, since her ability is unknown.”
“I will protect you, sensei.”
“Let’s see what you can do then.”
I kind of get it. Lucia wants an excuse to fight Brunnhilde.
“Does that mean I have to fight you?”
“Yes. I want you to prove to me that you can fight. If you’re ready, we’ll have a mock battle tomorrow at the Order’s training grounds. Will you accept?”
“Yes, I will fight if necessary to protect sensei.”
“Okay……see you tomorrow.”
With that, Lucia stood up and left, not with the air of a lady, but with the firm gait of a knight. I can’t help but think she’s already turned on.
“It is my duty to protect you, Sensei. I will not tolerate anyone who stands in my way. I will eliminate them.”
“No, no, don’t kill her.”
Tomorrow, Knight Commander Lucia and Brünnhilde will fight.
I paid one gold coin again and went to Kutone’s house…….I had 78 gold coins left.
When I entered the house, I found Kutone in her underwear, slumped over with Silica.
“……Yes, welcome back……Huh?”
“What the hell?”
Kutone was wearing only a pair of cheap-looking shorts and a sports bra that hid her breasts, which showed a slight bulge. She turned bright red, ran into her room on the first floor and screamed from inside the room.
“Hey! Why are Sage and Brünnhilde here?”
“Why……because we’re done eating.”
“What? Just eating? I thought I was going to be alone today. You didn’t have any fun with the knight commander?”
“You’re an idiot!”
“Sensei, what does “fun” mean?”
“You don’t need to know.”
Then Kutone showed her face through the door with a resentful look on her face. What’s with that face?……Is it my fault that I saw her in underwear? Anyway, I have a favor to ask of Kutone.
“Kutone, I’d like you to take me to the Order’s training grounds tomorrow.”
“You know what……is it, right?”
“No, it was just a fluke. I just had a feeling that Brunnhilde was involved.”
“Well, you’re right…….”
I told her about the investigation of the ruins, the bandits, and the fact that I had asked Lucia for help then Kutone grinned at me.
“Very well. I’ll take you to the Order’s training grounds tomorrow.”
“Mwah, a battle between Brünnhilde and the Knight Commander sounds interesting. Besides, killing the bandits is……”
“That’s none of your business…….”
“No, no, I’m Sage guardian!”
“That’s none of your business either…….”
I look at Brünnhilde with my head in my hands.
For some reason, Brunnhilde was carrying Silica in her arms.
Today, I am fully equipped as an adventurer and I’m heading to the training grounds of the Order on foot.
“The Order training grounds are inside the Magicalize Royal Academy of Magic. The reason is that the department for training knights is located in the school.”
“Yes. The name of the department is “Magic Knight Department”. This department focuses on teaching the art of sword fighting, which is a fusion of magic and swordsmanship, and in the future, students will be assigned to the Dark Night Order. However, this is a department that requires a certain amount of magical power and skill to enter. It’s also the department that male students yearn for.”
“Heck……seems like a department that boys would like.”
“Yes. By the way, I’m a special student of the “Magician Department”. As you can see, I’m very elite.”
“……as I can see?”
“What’s that look?”
Kutone explained with pride, but sadly, the mountain was very flat.
“Anyway, Mr. Sage, is Ms. Brunnhilde all right?”
“Even if it’s a mock battle, she’s going to fight that knight commander, you know? The Black Knight who is called the strongest in the Magicalize Kingdom.”
Kutone looks at Brünnhilde, who walks staggeringly one step behind us.
She has long silver hair, ornate armor that fits her body with a silvery white tone, a hair ornament with feathers, silvery greaves, a pure white miniskirt, typical of a young woman and gauntlets that fits her slender, delicate hands.
In addition to the equipment that makes her look like a warrior maiden in the service of the gods, she has a “rare metal sword” that I bought at a weapons store hanging at her waist.
“Brünnhilde, it’s amazing. She’s got a certain air about her…….”
“She’s always like that, though.”
Finally, we arrived at the Magicalize Royal Academy of Magic.
After passing through the huge gates, we found a huge plaza with a path leading to the royal castle.
This is also a park-like plaza, a place for students to relax and have lunch. From here, there are paths leading to the castle, where the various departments are located, and to other buildings. There are also dormitories, sports fields, and a variety of restaurants. It seems that this school alone is like one town.
“The Order’s training grounds are this way.”
On the west side of the huge castle, there is a large building. Apparently, the training hall for the knights is an independent building. Kutone and I walked nervously, but Brunnhilde was exactly the same. At times like this, I envy androids. Then we arrived at the entrance to the training grounds of the Knights.
“Here we are…….”
“It’s my first time here too…….”
On the other side of the splendid gate, there is an even more splendid building.
The people walking on the other side of the gate were probably students, young boys and girls in cool knight uniforms with swords at their waists. Wow, I never thought I’d see such an otherworldly scene in person.
As I was looking up at the building, someone called out to me from the side.
“Welcome, Sage, Brünnhilde.”
It was Lucia, dressed as a black knight. She was wearing jet-black armor with no exposed skin, and the same jet-black sword at her waist.
I wonder if it’s not too hard for those magnificent breasts to be shoved under that armor…….
“Now, are you ready to begin? I can wait a while if you need to do some prep work.”
“Wait, you’ll not fight here.”
I hurriedly stopped Brunnhilde as she tried to draw her sword. There’s no way they’re going to fight in front of the school, that’s for sure.
“Hahaha! You’ve got a lot of time for jokes.”
“No, she’s serious. ……”
Brünnhilde was staring at me and tilting her head.
A knight under Lucia’s command led me and Kutone to a place that looked like an arena. There was a stage in the center of the circle, and the seats were lined up in a stairway around it.
Kutone and I were in the front row of the seats.
“So this is where the Knights train…….I’ve never been here before.”
“It’s like the Colosseum…….”
“What? What’s that?”
“No, it’s nothing.”
“Huh…….Oh, there they are!”
Strangely, I felt an oppressive presence. I looked around and saw some black knights. They were probably Lucia’s men.
Then, Brunnhilde came out of a place that looked like a player entrance gate. And from the gate on the other side, Lucia, a jet-black armored knight, comes out. I activated the sound-collecting function of Holacty was on my shoulder in stealth mode.
“The rules are simple, make me admit it. Of course, I won’t use my cheat.”
“I understand. I’m not going to kill you, because that’s what Sensei says.”
“Damn……you’re really funny.”
Lucia drew her sword and prepared….What’s with that sword? The hilt and blade are all black. Brünnhilde did not move at all, but kept her camera-like eyes on Lucia.
There was no signal. The battle began the moment she drew her sword.
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