Waking up was exhilarating.
This is also thanks to the Dark Spider’s black silk robe that I got for free last night. After admiring the robe shining in the morning sun, I headed to the academy a little earlier than usual.
It had been a while since I went to school alone.
Hyoro and Jaga are always on the verge of being late.
It was nice to get to school early once in a while.
The students on the street were fresh, and it felt good to walk through the school gate and see the morning sun …….
“……Is the worst.”
“Why is Pochi here?”
“Why is Alexia here?”
I walked through the school gate and there was Alexia.
“You should be happy to see me in the morning.”
“Waah, I’m so happy to see you.”
“Of course you are.”
“Okay, I’ll see you later.”
“Don’t walk away. Wait.”
As soon as I started to walk, Alexia was right in line with me.
“Why are you following me?”
“Because if you run away, I want to follow you.”
“What a raging beast.”
“You should be honored to go to school with me.”
“Why are you quiet?”
“…..you seem to have a happy head on your shoulders.”
“Not as happy as you are.”
As we were walking along, there was a crowd of people in front of the school building.
I could hear the buzzing of the students.
“H-he’s dead ……!” (Students)
“Who would do such a horrible thing…..” (Students)
“Oi, don’t come any closer! The Knights are coming, until then …….” (Students)
Alexia and I looked at each other.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a surprise event in my unchanged school life.
It is natural to be excited with anticipation.
I waded through the crowd, my eyes sparkling, wondering what kind of corpse I would find.
And then I was astonished.
“Ah, it is this one huh?”
I remembered that I had kicked him off the rooftop last night and left him there.
I had completely forgotten about it.
“How terrible …… to be skewered by a statue’s sword. I wonder if it was an execution.”
“I think it was just an accident.”
“That can’t be it. He had to have had a reason for killing him in such a distinctive way.”
“I wonder about that”
Alexia looked at the body seriously.
“I wonder who he is. I don’t think he’s related to the academy.”
“I think he’s a thief.”
“It doesn’t look like anyone from the Knights either. Probably an intruder. ……”
“I think it’s a thief.”
“Maybe the Church, or maybe it’s ……”
“I think it’s a thief.”
“You are being too noisy. It can’t be a thief.”
The students around me seem to be happy, which, come to think of it, is exactly what I had originally planned.
“I’m scared. …… I wonder if it was the same organization.” (Students)
“The missing students haven’t been found yet, right?” (Students)
“There’s also the matter of magic the other day. I think there’s more to this case.” (Students)
I’m happy, I’m happy.
The truth is that it was a dog-and-cat fight and the thief’s fall to his death. If this is as exciting as it sounds, I’m very satisfied as a plotter.
What should I do? I might even dress up as Shadow tonight and make the event even more exciting.
“Why are you smiling with that creepy look on your face?”
“Hmm? Aah, it’s nothing.”
Alexia’s red eyes looked at me curiously.
“Can I have a word with you two?”
Then there was a boy talking to us.
It was Isaac, a handsome man with dark green hair …….
“Yaa, Isaac-kun. How dare you take yesterday off.”
“Uhm, your name is Sid, right? I had to run some errands yesterday. Is there something wrong?”
” There was a short test.”
“There was a short test, I see. So?”
“Well, that’s okay. But they canceled school today.”
“Is that so?”
“A terrible incident. The school officials and the Knights are going to investigate, so we’ve been instructed to leave the scene of the crime. Be careful, there may be thugs lurking in the area. Never leave the dormitory.”
“Be careful, Pochi. It’s dangerous.”
At that moment, something snapped around my neck.
Is this a collar?
“I finally caught you.”
I turned around and there she was, my sister with a big smile on her face.
“Y-yaa, long time no see, sis.”
“Long time no see indeed. I don’t remember the last time I saw you.”
I was caught off guard.
I had been trying to avoid seeing her because she was such a pain in the *ss.
“H-Hey, Claire. That collar…….”
“What about it?”
“Is that your collar, Claire?”
“Yes. It was supposed to be in my room, but for some reason the Knights had it. It was very hard to get it back.”
“I-I see. What’s it for?”
“What do you mean……?”
She pulled the chain and laughed.
“Ah yes, of course …… I see, dogs need collars, right?”
“Yes, yes, they need a collar.”
“Uhm, I’m not a dog.”
“What are you talking about, Pochi?”
“Sid, sometimes you say the strangest things. Come on, Pochi. No, I mean Sid.”
My sister pulled me by the chain and dragged me in front of the crowd.
When did these two become friends?