I like walking at night.
The world is quiet when illuminated by the moon, and it helps my mind to wander.
I don’t often get lost these days, but in my previous life, I was sometimes torn between the reality and the ideal of becoming a “Eminence in Shadow”.
At such times, it is nice to practice mindlessly, but it is also not bad to take a walk at night and look at myself again.
Looking up at the moon in a quiet world can make you look like the “Eminence in Shadow”
If there is a biker gang that is making loud noises, I can swing a crowbar down on them in the name of the greater good.
Anyway, that is why I have been going out for a night walk every now and then even after I entered the school.
Recently, looking down on the night world from the roof of the school has become my current obsession
Laughing like this is cool.
The moonlight is especially beautiful today.
I took out a red gem, cleaned of Delta’s saliva, and held it up to the moon.
The deep red color is fantastic and incredibly beautiful.
“It looks like it’s filled with some kind of magical power. I wonder how much it will fetch.”
Dear me, Delta did a great job.
I’m looking forward to seeing it on display at the Mitsugoshi’s auction.
If it fetches a high price, I’ll be able to buy all the “Eminence in Shadow Set” I’ve put on my mental shopping list.
Black Lion Mane Scarf, Dark Crystal Tableware, and then …….
I looked to the side and saw an old man in a black robe standing in the corner of the rooftop.
That’s unusual for a place to be standing there.
Hmm? Looking closer, I realized that he was wearing a black robe made of silk, the same material made by dark spiders!?
There is no mistaking that sheen and deep black.
It’s the ultimate in material quality, something that cheap products can never match.
“…… Good taste.”
I observed the old man with the good taste.
His hair is silver and reaches down to his waist.
His face is carved with deep, eagle-eye pores, and he is quite cool.
When I looked closely, he seemed to be muttering something to himself.
“We are behind schedule. I checked it against the drawings and it looks like …….”
A thief, I guess.
That’s all I can say about people who prepare drawings and sneak in.
I heard there are a lot of valuable artifacts in the academy.
In other words, he’s a stylish thief.
“I knew they’d intervene. But I’ll get rid of anyone who gets in my way. …… That’s all there is to it.”
Without knowing that I was watching him, he was muttering something meaningful.
He also has a good choice of words.
At that moment, the stylish thief suddenly turned around.
Our eyes met perfectly.
I was out of sight, but I was not hiding my appearance. Of course, he would find me.
“Wha!? How long have you been there—-“
“Ah, don’t worry about it. I was just taking a stroll.”
Showing that I have no intention of interfering with his activities, I appealed to him to be harmless.
“You don’t even look like a member of the Order. Now, who are you?”
“An ordinary student, I guess.”
“A student huh? …… I can tell from your mannerisms that you are not lying. I’m surprised to be spotted by a mere student on my first day here.”
“I suppose it happens. I’ll see you later.”
“Wait. Now that you have seen me, I have to erase you.”
“Ah, I’m not trying to get in your way or anything. I don’t care if Midgard Academy is being robbed…”
But the stylish thief would not listen to me.
“You’re out of luck, boy.”
I swerved to avoid two scythes aimed at my neck.
He was fast and strong for a thief.
As expected of the Stylish Thief.
“Wha—! You dodged?!”
Alarmed, he moved out of the way.
“You …… aren’t just a student”
Stylish Thief’s voice lowered.
“I don’t mean to interrupt you”
“Is that trick, a special unit of the Knights? You’re the first person to deceive me.”
“I’m just an ordinary student.”
“Nonsense. You’re the one who killed “Dark Smile”. It is rare for that gentleman to call for backup. It’s only natural that I, Dark Spider, should be sent. ……”
“Yeah, I think you’ve got the wrong guy.”
“But you’re out of luck.”
“I’m stronger than Dark Smile.”
The Stylish Thief’s scythe slashed my arm.
A hard sound came from my arm and sparks flew.
“I-I can’t cut it!”
I changed my uniform.
Black slime flowed down my arm, covering it and forming a clawed claw at its tip.
“Black equipment, Shadow Garden….”
The Stylish Thief hurriedly moved away.
But no matter how he moves, the result will be the same.
I closed the distance and plunged my hand through his heart.
“Impossible….. this power…….”
In his hands he clenches his hands and his face contorts.
“No way,……, no way you are dressed as a student here ……Fen…..rir-sama….I’m sorry….”
He said that much and coughed up a lot of blood.
“Yare yare, I’ve wasted my life killing again.”
I took the dark spider silk black robe so that it would not be stained with blood and kicked him off the rooftop.
When I looked down, I saw that Stylish Thief had fallen to his death.
That’s fine, but he fell on top of a statue, and unfortunately, he was pierced by the statue’s sword.
It was like an execution.
What should I do with the corpse?
“……Nothing to do about it”
The blood is splattered all over the place and it looks like a pain in the *ss to clean up.
A surprise present from me to the students who are leading an ordinary school life.
I suddenly noticed a strange white fog floating around me.
There should have been no fog until a moment ago.
But when I blinked, the fog disappeared without a trace.
“Huh, maybe it’s just my imagination …….”
It was not a mistake.
It was only for a moment, but I was sure I saw a white fog.
“……Well let’s just go home”
It had nothing to do with my life at all if I saw a white fog, and I could see fog in the mountains as much as I wanted to.
Regardless, tonight I’ll sleep with my dark spider silk black robe on the wall.