The Reincarnated Person Doesn’t Want To Cheat (LN) - Volume 2 - Chapter 1
Gai and I headed towards the Knight's Order Training Ground. Although we usually study or eat lunch with Princess on days with no school, today we will be with Blum-san and have lunch at the Knight Order's cafeteria.
Today is the second time I practiced flight magic. At the first, since I have two problematic points: fear of heights and fear of high speeds. I thought it couldn't be helped if I give up on flight magic, but...... At the tea party seven days after that camping event, I decided to practice flying magic.
At that day, Princess who are looking at the castle town from the window, inadvertently said.
「I wonder if the capital look different from the sky than the scene I look from this place?」(Filseria)
Princess herself was surprised at the words that she unintentionally spoke out, the next moment she covered her mouth.
「I-I only think that I also want to try to fly desuno. I understand that it is a serious problem for Mira that time. I only regret that you didn't remember the scenery that time and......」(Filseria)
「I understand, Princess.」(Mira)
I smiled and calm the Princess down. I couldn't answer her question. That time, it was really a dire situation, so there was no time to enjoy the scenery. But──
「Someday, surely, I will take Princess to the sky. Can you wait until then?」(Mira)
While thinking that the flustered Princess is so cute, I told her with a wide smile on my face. Princess stared in amazed for awhile, but she smiles afterward.
Because of this promise, on the very next day with Gai's assistance, I went to consult Magician Master Gringam.
「Fumu. You have no choice but to train patiently and familiarize yourself to the height and speed, right? There are two practice methods that I can think of. The first is while under Unification with a Wind Spirit, jump down from a stair. Raise higher one step at a time. The second one is to slowly float up and gradually raising the altitude. More or less like that.」(Gringam)
The Magician Master-sama stroked his fluffy board while looking at the empty air. 「But you know,」 He continued.
「With this method, there still a point I concern with.」(Gringam)
As I don't know what made him worried, I tilted my head in confusion.
「During Spirit Unification, you can directly influence the magic by your own will, right? Certainly in the report, when you compressed the air, you only give verbal instruction. Then when you begin flying, you didn't make any particular fine details. So you didn't give any precise instruction to the Spirit, right?」(Gringam)
「Ah, now that you mention it......」(Mira)
Certainly, he is right. When I was falling, I only made verbal instruction when creating the compressed air wall, but when I was flying I didn't say anything. At that time, I only thought that the flight reflected what I imagined subconsciously.
「Gringam-sama, can I test whether I can use magic without chanting?」(Mira)
「Oh! Of course! Or rather, I want to see it.」(Gringam)
Magician Master-sama bent his body forward from excitement.
I left my seat and moved towards the door. Next to the office where books and documents piled up here and there and a straight line from the room's door was a balcony, the only open space in this room. By the way, the office was located quite high. The outside scenery that I could see from the window made me afraid a bit, but since there was more than enough distance between me and it, I could endure it.
「Rufi, I want to test something, so lend me your help.」(Mira)
As if to answer my call, a green light appeared in the room, and the next moment a beautiful girl came out from the light.
A short back-length long green hair. A flagrant green accented, Knight-like outfit. Then a large wing in her back. She is one of my contracted Spirits, Rufi the Wind Spirit.
「You see Rufi, I want to try using magic in the Unification state.」(Mira)
Without asking why the girl smiled as she disappeared into the wind and entered my body. I entered a Unification state with Rufi and wings appeared on my back. I stretch out my hand together forward and imagined.
(Compress the air and make a thin firm wall!)
Normally, using a magic without chanting will be impossible.
However, just like what I imagined, in front of my hand, a magic circle appeared. The golden green shining light was drawing a crest symbol of surging wind.
「Awesome, a magic circle really appears without chanting.」(Gai)
「Let me see it. Let's try to hit it with something.」(Gringam)
Gai opened his mouth wide as he stared at the magic circle, Master Magician Gringam crumpled a paper (which have various writing mistake inside it) into a ball and throw it towards the magic circle. The crumpled paper hit an invisible air wall and fell to the floor.
「Fumu, as we have predicted, a 'no chant magic' is possible to be done. Therefore, during the practice, as a precaution so your magic won't go berserk due to your fear, it's better if there is a Magic Knight of Wind Attribute present in the training. But who will be the right man for this?」(Gringam)
I see, so his concern was about my magic going berserk.
After I understood his reasoning, I try to ask Magician Master-sama.
「Is Gringam-sama busy?」(Mira)
「If I being asked if I am busy, then I am indeed busy. However, the bigger problem is because I am an Earth Attribute Magician. I don't have any confidence that I'll be able to stop your magic from out of control with just magic stones. Also, the young 'uns have more physical power.」(Gringam)
「Then is Swyn-san out of the question?」(Mira)
「That guy is also an Earth Attribute. However, even though your maid Emel Sheeda is Wind Attribute, she is not qualified. Her mana amount won't be enough to stop an out of control magic.」(Gringam)
「Then what about Blum-san? He is a Wind Attribute, right?」(Gai)
At Gai's proposal, I clapped my hand in realization.
「Blum, right? It won't be a trouble...... but you propose someone who you acquainted not long ago?」(Gringam)
「When casting a magic, it is better if you are not too nervous, right? I learned this in class.」(Mira)
「Ah so a child who uses her first magic against Mana Eater as the target can feel nervous too......?」(Gringam)
He said this seriously as I averted my eyes. Please don't mention this. I only could do that because of being in enraged mode......
「Meeting with a new Magic Knight is more nerve wrecking than a Mana Eater, right?」(Mira)
Magician Master-sama laughed heartily ’’hohohoho’’, and then he continued.
「There are people with higher magic power than Blum, if you try to meet with them, you might get along with them more than you think. If you are not in hurry, then I can make a list of Wind Attribute Magic Knight candidate for you to choose.」(Gringam)
I accepted his proposal with gratitude...... so I left the matter of cadidates to him, but I don't know from where anyone catch the wind about this, but the candidate number was outrageous.
Several days later, when Gai and I visited the office of Master Magician Gringam together, I only could laugh as I saw the long and long list of candidates' name. What a bunch of ambitious people. Then, I recognized the name at the top of the list.
「Blum-san also registered on the list. Furthermore, it's with Gringam-sama's recommendation.」(Mira)
「Since he is your number one wish.」(Gringam)
「Then, as expected, please let it be Blum-san.」(Mira)
The one who will present in my practice would be in direct contact with a new form of magic. The flying magic has the problematic point of the needed mana amount so it would be hard for them to master, but what the candidates wanted to know was about the method to achieve Spirit Unification.
I don't know the condition to enable Spirit Unification, but in this state, it is possible to use chantless magic that was deemed to be impossible. I believed for the candidates, it would be the most satisfactory outcome if they could learn about this even for a bit.
Certainly other than flightless flying, I could show them my Unification with Rufi. However, right now I am stumbled on the first step for flying. It doesn't mean that it had to be someone that I know, but since his role will be to watch over me repeatedly jumping down from the stairs, I will feel awkward if I have to ask someone who I never meet before.
Because of that, I ask for Blum-san help for the practice. It ended up costing him half of his day off.
「Even if the person himself had given his permission, he already spends most of his time working and training, so we thought: won't it will bothered him in his already short spare time? It would be bad if this happens.」(Mira)
「Therefore we met him at his day off. But then, Blum-san is that kind of person, right? Workaholic.」(Gai)
「Back then, he said the meeting place will be in the training ground of Knight Order's House. Then when we arrived, he didn't eat anything for lunch after his training.」(Mira)
「Even though we said that we will wait for him until he finished eating, he replied back that it already the promised time so he participate in Mira's training just like that without a meal.」(Gai)
Gai crossed his arm and nodded.
Yes. Without having a meal, Blum-san watched me continuously when I was jumping from the stairs.
By the way, I start jumping from the lowest step. As expected, I didn't feel any fear at such height, but I feel nervous at Blum-san who standing by watching over me.
Although it is called flight magic practice, I am just jumping around to familiarize myself with heights, so I suggested to him,
「It's your free time, right? I think my magic won't be running wildly at this stage, so it will be no problem for you to have a meal.」(Mira)
「It is my duty to protect Mira-san from out of control wind magic at the critical moment. Although, in my other duties I also couldn't have a meal as I like, so please do not be concerned over it.」(Blum)
If this is called as work, then he wouldn't decline me, the person whom he is guarding.
「Today, let's absolutely make sure Blum-san eat his meal.」(Mira)
If I said to him to eat lunch together, then he wouldn't miss his meal, right? For that reason, we also haven't eaten anything right now.
「I wonder what kind of menu will be in a Knights Order's cafeteria. Will it be plentiful with meat as expected?」(Gai)
Gai's eyes were shining brightly.
「Since a Knight is a physically demanding job, there must be a lot of people who eat meat.」(Mira)
「Like a thick slice of beef?」(Gai)
Although there is a saying: A child who eats well, sleeps well.
Although he had been asleep until now, Gai still expecting for a meal right now. He will surely won't have a growth problem. Gai is blessed with a tall physique among the children of his age, so if he becomes an adult then he would surely end up with really tall stature.
After he graduated from Academy, he would become a Magic Knight or Hunter, huh?
「......Even Gai unexpectedly has a cheat, right?」(Mira)
「Ah, umm, what I want to say is that Gai is amazing.」(Mira)
I unconsciously let my mind came out, so I gloss it over in hurry.
「Mira can also be said as amazing, too.」(Gai)
Indeed, certainly it is.
「But you know, amongst the Fire Attribute classmates Gai's magic power is the top ones, right?」(Mira)
「Yeah, but I still lose to Ballanc.」(Gai)
「He is the Young Master of Ducal House. Since he was a small child, he already received many training as an heir.」(Mira)
「So, is it like that?」(Gai)
Although I thought my words would fill his chest with proud, he felt dejected instead by his own words, then he cheered up from my statements. What a restless child he is.
In the first place, the target of his rivalry was too extreme. Although Gai had won against that Young Master in running, he hadn't won in martial arts match until now. Even so it is amazing that he still put an effort into this, as unlike me, he didn't have any special power. Furthermore, the person himself isn't boastful, not only that, but also he shows great efforts to develop his talents.
What is this child, how can he be this super excellent material as a person?
If we can disregard his social status, I want to recommend him to Princess as husband candidate. While I was thinking about this, I could see the training ground gate. Even though it is called a gate, it reality it is just gaps between the stone wall and there is no gate doors.
「Excuse me. I have an appointment with Magic Knight Blum-san. Is he in here?」(Mira)
「Hm? Ah, you are the children who visited last week. Blum, right? Please wait here, I will call him.」(Knight)
I greeted the Knight-sama who are nearby the gate. After replying, the Knight-sama went inside. Beyond the wall, we could hear energetic yells like 「Rya!」or 「Ha!」. Gai and I peeked our face from the gate and take a look at the inside.
*bam*kabam* The sound of wooden swords repeatedly hit each other. Countering slashing attacks were evaded with skillful defensive movement, then once more the wooden swords clashed again. The hectic long exchange of offense and defense drill took our breath away.
While we were extending our neck like a totem pole between the gate, there were sounds of footstep coming from behind. I twisted my body around and saw a 17-18 years old looking girl bringing large baskets on each of her hand.
She greeted us, so Gai and I also greeted in reply.
「What are you doing in this place? Do both of you lost?」(Girl)
「No, we are not lost?」(Mira)
「We are waiting for Blum-san.」(Gai)
The girl tilted her head after she heard our answer.
「With my Nii-san?」(Girl)
「I am sorry to make you wait, Mira-san, Gai-kun...... Oh, Iéna? What are you doing at this men's reeking place?」(Blum)
We looked at the voice's direction and saw Blum-san in light armor jogged towards us.
「Men's reeking...... but there are Female Knights too right?」(Iéna)
The girl, who are called Iéna by Blum, objected with a bit scowling.
Both of their hair and eyes are light brown. Blum-san have a curly short hair, while Iéna-san have her hair in a bun at her back, but the small remaining side hairs are slightly curly. Now that I see it, their faces had the same features.
「So, Blum-san has an imouto.」(Gai)
「It seems so.」(Mira)
I had a whispering conversation with Gai while observing the sibling's conversation.
「But, it's the truth that most of them are men.」(Blum)
「You should have said: You are only visiting your lover, right? What with this bad personality brother.」(Knight)
While saying this, the Knight-sama that went to call Blum-san appeared. He had dark brown eyes and short trimmed hair. Although he is a Knight, he is smaller than Blum-san, but he has a firm body. Right now, that Knight is wrapping his arms around Blum-san.
「I don't want to be called as the older brother by someone who have the same age as me, Kevin. Also, let go of me, it's hot.」(Blum)
Blum-san seems to really hate his neck being entwined by Kevin's arm. Of course, it's hot, right? Furthermore, their muscles were touching each other, how much heated it will be. Thank you for the meal.
「Don't say it like that, you know how the magic to coil yourself in wind, right? Gugh, I really envy the Wind Attribute! Split a bit of your wind with me!」(Kevin)
While saying this, Kevin-san leaned over Blum-san...... Perhaps this is what called 『The scene that delighted the rotten onee-sama』 in the previous world? Such terminology appeared in my mind, but I couldn't judge whether the me in previous life liked this kind relationship between men. Perhaps the me in the previous life didn't have any interest in such kind of things. While I tilting my head in confusion, I keep on observing. This time, it is Iéna who made a move.
「Kevin, if its wind then I could also manipulate them. Though, it will only a weak one.」(Iéna)
The girl touched Kevin's firm arm and spoke to him, then he called her name as if being overwhelmed by emotion, and released Blum-san before lightly hugged Iéna-san.
It suddenly started, the flirting time.
「Iéna, my cute love. It's alright, don't push yourself.」(Kevin)
「Kevin. However, please let me alone, the one who will you embrace.」(Iéna)
......Now, what kind of reaction that I should make?
I don't have any feeling to yell 「NormalfagsRiajuu explode!」. I don't have any, but how should a six year old child reacted to this?
(Alright, let's just mimic Gai for now)
When I look at my side, Gai was staring fixatedly at the lovestupid birdscouple. I felt an unconscious impulse to close his eyes and say 「Don't look.」
But this;this isn't good for his sensibility development, right? No, wait, but the age of marriage in this world is low...... So is this good? Is it alright to let him see this?
As I was being lost whether or not I ought to close his eyes, I was moving around fidgety.
I turned my attention towards the coughing sound and met eyes with the uncomfortable Blum-san. He nodded to me and then turn his sight at the love birds.
「Both of you, you are in front of children. Show some restraint.」(Blum)
Being rebuked, the love birds finally remembered that they are in public space. But why they are not looking at the Gai but at me?
I became embarrassed as everyone look at me, so I know that my cheeks are red. I don't know what should I say, but for now, I tilt my head and say what came to my mind.
「Umm, we will leave this place, so don't mind it?」(Mira)
There was a silent for awhile. The Blum-san let out a loud sigh and then he strike Kevin-san' head.
「What are you making the children say?」(Blum)
「No wait, I couldn't predict the situation you know!」(Kevin)
As if the quarreling men were not a big deal, Iéna leaned over me and then suddenly she give me a strong hug me.
(Ah, what a nice smell)
Eh? It's not the time for this! This is not a time for immersing myself to onee-sama's hug, isn't that right me?
「Nii-san;Darling. Can I take this girl home? Can I?」(Iéna)
「Of course, you can't!」(Blum)
「Honey, that girl is a candidate to be adopted by important nobles. So it will be hard for a mere Knight like me.」(Kevin)
Iéna showed her discontent at Blum-san full power retort and her darling Kevin-san shaking his head.
Or rather the nobles really trying to adopt me as their child?
(Wow, I couldn't make light of Rufi's intelligence gathering power.)