The next day, the school was abuzz about last night’s fight between Zeta and Delta.
“Last night, it seems there was a tremendous amount of magic observed in the back of the dormitory.”
“I don’t know, I was asleep.”
“I was sleeping as well, so I don’t know.”
Hyoro and Jaga were talking with a difficult look on their faces.
“I heard they are examining the scene?”
“It seems so. Some teachers went to help.”
“The back of the dormitory is the crime scene, so he must have intended to break into the women’s dormitory. The perpetrator must be a pervert.”
“No, it looks like it is the back of the men’s dormitory.”
“Muu, then he was going to break into the men’s dormitory.”
“What was the purpose then?”
“Well, there’s a good-looking guy over here.”
Hyoro said with a dirty smile.
“I see. There is another handsome guy over here.”
Jaga smiled dirty too.
I agreed with a Buddha-like face.
Aside from these two, the other students seemed to be talking seriously about last night’s incident. The reason for this is because of the fact that the school has a lot of people who have a grudge against the school, the valuable artifacts in the lab, or because of the missing person case, and so on.
The truth is, it’s just a dog and cat fight. But I don’t mind the atmosphere that something is going on behind the peaceful school life.
The next class is in the exercise room, so let’s get the hell out of here.
“Wait a minute, it’s impertinent to leave this handsome man behind.”
“Hold on, this handsome guy is getting ready.”
I leave them alone and move on.
The best thing about last night, however, was that I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to hit Alexia with a shadowy, powerful move.
The battle that unfolded behind the peaceful school and me worrying about the future of the school. The ad-lib ability and realistic direction using the battle between Zeta and Delta were high points of art.
Furthermore, I showed my capabilities and appealed to a different world in which we live.
In the underworld conflict, people from the front are just an obstacle.
Just thinking back on it makes me smile.
My idea of the best “The eminence in Shadow” will be etched in the history of this world.
Is it my imagination, or is that Zeta’s voice coming from somewhere?
“My Lord, over here.”
It wasn’t my imagination.
A girl in a janitor’s outfit grabs my uniform, but it’s Zeta.
For some reason, she was dressed in her work clothes, wearing a knit hat and covering her ears.
“Why do you look like that?”
Zeta sticks with me and says simply.
“Stop with the markings, it makes us look conspicuous.”
There are other students in the hallway.
“My Lord, you smell like a dog.”
“When zeta sticks around, it smells like a cat.”
I pried Zeta off with my elbow.
“By the way, where’s Delta?”
“Scattered all over the place. She’s at sea by now.”
“I’m not going to ask for details.”
Zeta is hard to catch when she’s really trying to escape. That’s why she can fight with Delta.
“Hmm, this way”
Zeta took me by the hand and led me into an empty classroom.
The air in the empty classroom was cold and dusty, probably because it had not been used for a while.
“My next class will be starting soon”
She snuggles closer and whispers in my ear.
She wants to continue playing spy.
“The attack on Claire failed.”
“But she’s still on the other side.”
“The Church will unleash its next assassin.”
Zeta moved to the window and looked out.
I stood next to her and we both made the move to look out the window. In the distance I could see the Knights and the teachers conducting last night’s site inspection.
Zeta was staring at them with her purple eyes.
I stared at them as well.
“Maybe it’s him.”
“If it’s dangerous, we’ll intervene.”
“I’ll leave it to you to decide.”
At that moment, Zeta quickly crouched down.
Imitating her, I crouched down as well.
“We’re being watched.”
“You got some good instincts.”
“Hmm, I’ll lurk in the shadows.”
I looked out from my hiding place, and for a moment I felt a gaze from afar.
“I wondered what they were looking at.…… Oops, I better get going.”
The bell rang.
When I turned around, Zeta was no longer anywhere to be found.
Hyoro, Jaga and I were standing in line at the cafeteria.
“Now, what shall we have for lunch today?”
“Sid is good, he’ll have a sumptuous lunch with the money he stole from us.”
“Sid has it nice, heh. We’ll have the daily set meal for 980 zeny, the poor aristocratic meal set will be tough.
“I don’t like to hear people say I took it away from them. It is a fair privilege.”
Nevertheless, the money I have collected from the two of them is the activity fund for the “Eminence in Shadow”. Wasting it in a place like this would hinder my future activities.
I am the type of person who keeps my priorities straight.
Today, too, I’m going to take the 980 zeny poor aristocrat meal set. I believe that daily savings will lead to success.
“It’s been a while, little brother.”
At that moment, a voice called out to me from behind.
There is only one person in the world who calls me “little brother”.
“Nina-senpai, long time no see.”
Her burgundy hair is still silky smooth today.
The chest of her school uniform is open and she is wearing a short skirt with her thin legs stretched out. Her fashion style is very challenging.
Her name is Nina, a third-year Senpai.
“Where were you during the winter break? Claire was looking for you. I had to go with her, too.”
“Well, I had a complicated thing going on.”
“Fmmm, complicated things heh.”
Nina-senpai cut in front of me.
She is very petite. Her head was at about the level of my chest.
“No cutting lines”.
I put my shoulder in her way, but she ducked and dodged.
“Little brother is still having the daily set meal of 980 zeny, the meal for the poor aristocrats. Having a hard time, I see”
“I’m saving for my big ambitions for the future, not having a hard time.”
“Yes, yes. I’ll buy you a drink. What do you want?”
“The most expensive one.”
“Okay. Two Deluxe Lunch 100,000 Zeni Super Rich Nobility meal set.”
Nina Senpai ordered the most expensive lunch for me.
She is a good friend of my sister’s, which is probably why she treats me so well. She is a very helpful Senpai who will do anything for me if I ask her to.
I once jokingly told her that I wanted to read a forbidden book from the library, and she actually brought it to me. How she prepared it is still a mystery to me. She is also a great help to me in many other ways.
When I met Nina-senpai, for the first time I felt happy to be her little brother.
“Please buy me a drink too!”
Hyoro and Jaga were a bit intimidated by Nina’s aura, but they still hung on to it.
“I gave you guys a deck of cards, didn’t I?”
“T-T-T-Thank you for the playing cards the other day!”
“Not at all. Claire was a nuisance to me.”
That seems to be the case.
We had a first-class seat by the window, thanks to Nina’s influence.
“Here, sit down.”
I ate the super rich aristocrat meal set next to Nina, and Hyoro and Jaga started eating the poor aristocrat meal set across from me.
The super rich aristocrat meal set started with appetizers. The maids prepared the food with great dexterity.
“Looks like Claire is missing.”
Senpai said while eating the carpaccio appetizer.
I also ate a carpaccio. I don’t know what kind of fish it is, but it’s really good.
“Princess Alexia asked me earlier if I knew anything about it, but I was just going about my normal day and had no idea what to say. What about you, little brother?”
“I don’t know either. Alexia is looking for her.”
“She seems to have something on her mind. I’m a little worried about her, too, because I heard there was another student missing.”
“There was some sort of disturbance last night.”
“It’s behind the boys’ dormitory, right? That’s pretty disturbing.”
“I know right?”
“Come to think of it, I saw the Red Knights near the scene of the crime. They’re hiring more people, but I don’t think they’re as good as they seem.”
“Heeh, you know a lot about them.”
“You could say that~”
Nina Senpai winks at me with a proud smile.
“Are you going to be a knight after graduation, Nina Senpai?”
“I don’t know. Unlike Claire, my grades aren’t so good.”
“Eh? Is that so?”
“You look surprised. I’m notorious for my bad grades.”
“I thought you’d be at the top of the class.”
“Hahaha, I think Claire will be at the top of the class this year. I’ve been making great progress lately. I’m just a dropout.”
“Would you like to leave it like that?”
Nina-senpai was carrying the soup in her little mouth in an aloof manner.
I thought Nina-senpai was stronger than my sister. Well, everyone has their own reasons for hiding their skills. Nina-senpai is also a rather mysterious person.
“I’ll let you know if there are any developments regarding Claire’s case. Aren’t you worried?”
“Worried? No not really ……That’s a lie and I’m very worried.”
“You’re the same as ever. Well, I guess you don’t have to worry about Claire. If you have any problems, just let me know.”
Nina Senpai smiled cutely.
Hyoro and Jaga ate the 980 zeny poor aristocrat daily meal set in silence.