(Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated! - Chapter 39
039 - Welcome Party
I left the stunned Mi Sociunnov by his own and walk away. When we were captured by him, the rest of the boarding students had already went in. Even though we came first, our time got wasted. What a troublesome thing.
This is my lesson to him. Status is nothing and it would be good for him to learn that. But he seems like a guy who is going to repeat his mistakes. Looking at him, I directed a cold look as though asking if he is that stupid or not.
With that over, Zen and we step into our dorm.
’’ Welcome, to the White Wind Dorm! ’’
We are welcome with enthusiasm. Looking closely, many upper classmen are gathered at the entry hall of the spacious dorm.
’’ Thank you very much! ’’
’’ T, t, t, thank you very much! ’’
We gave our thanks at the same time and did a quick bow. By the way, Zen was the latter. I am not nervous at all.
......I am 25 after all.
Then, from the crowd, a sharped eyed Onii Chan step out. Oh, he is the one who brought all of us to our class....
’’ I see, you are the 'Door Duty Officer' this time round! ’’
He spoke when I am stuck reminiscing about the time I first met him. Still as forcefully and energetically as ever. This school sure have a lot of hot-blooded types... It seems he is talking to me instead of Zen.
’’ Door Duty officer...? ’’
’’ .....Hm? Eh? You didn't know? ’’
When I returned with a question, I am approached at a great speed that I instinctively take a step back. People are laughing, saying something like ’’ Don't go scaring small kids like that, Kiro. ’’. I see, this hot-blooded young man is called Kiro. Rather than that, I think I heard something rude being said about me being small. I wanted to think it's my imagination. Let's do that.
Pulling myself out of the depressing thoughts, Kiro nod at me.
’’ .....Eh? Is that so? Then why did you opened the door? ’’
At first he is observing but his curiosity gradually wins and he asked happily.
’’ Will skipped grades! ’’
Zen, standing besides me, still very nervous, answered even he do not need to. Instantly, all eyes are on me.
I let out a sigh internally and speak up.
’’ I had a little practice in magic circles. ’’
With that, everyone comes to an understanding. Kiro then shouted ’’ Is everyone present? ’’ and the dorm's welcome party started.
....Eh? Where is Mi Sociunnov?
Right when you stepped into the dormitory, it looks just like a hotel lobby. The room of the Dormitory manager is facing the entrance as well. The dining hall seems to be right inside. Sofa, chairs, tables are placed in there for everyone to enjoy a light meal.
Today, it will be where everyone staying in the dorm are gathering. Contrary to expectation, the dormitory is not separated into males and females. The top floor belongs to the girls while the lower floor are where guys stay.
’’ Then, let me start by introducing myself! ’’
By Kiro's words, everyone cheers.
’’ I am Kiro, obviously a 3rd year! The leader of the white team as well as the dormitory leader. Come find me if you have any trouble. Attribute's earth. Ah, by the way, I am still single, That's all! ’’
With all different kinds of meaning he is rather amazing, this guy. White Team Leader... Does this Academy have some sort of Teams events going on?
Kiro is blond and blue-eyed but is also blessed with light brown skin color and coupled with the way he speaks, he simply exude a wild-ish feel. His hair, different from Sociunnov, is short, might add on to the feeling as well.
[TN: I am currently suppressing my urge to simply call him Mr Miso. I'll have you know I am really trying hard.]
Kiro then hits the back of the boy next to him, as if asking him to introduced himself next. That hit looks painful though.
’’ I am Calius. 3rd year...the vice-dorm leader tentatively. Attribute's wind. Interest is observing. ’’
His name sounds like calcium... let's put that impression aside. As compared to Kiro, he do not speak all that much. Most likely in his future, he will be called a 'cool beauty' by others. Blue-eyed with long white hair that has a bluish tint tied it up in a low ponytail. Another Ikeman.
Ah, instead of that, his interest is observing.... how scary. Please do not say that without any expression on!
’’ I'm Freya. As you can see, I am a lively and energetic girl. I am also currently the vice-team leader. My attribute is fire, please take care of me. ’’
To the left of Calius stood a girl. And she had just introduced herself in a earnest tone despite what she said. Lively and energetic girl..... Ah no, I would like to believe in that.
Freya is actually a beauty. Deep blue hair with grey eyes. Depending on the angle, her eyes would sometimes look like some gold is mixed in as well. What a wondrous beauty she has.
Oh well, I am not a lo*ic*n so I am not that infatuated with her. [TN: Japanese, Or moe about her.]
And now, I am extremely troubled.
Why? Because that Freya is sitting right next to me, to my right.
’’ Next is this year's door duty officer! ’’
I am urged on my Kiro when I am feeling flustered. In the first place, I was pulled by Kiro to sit over here. I wonder what I need to say.... Let's just give a simple self-introduction.
’’ I am Will, 1st year, and I kinda opened the door...? ’’
’’ Why are you questioning us back? You definitely opened the door. ’’
I am completely retorted back. Saying that, I have no idea what 'Door Duty' is, which is why I wanted to ask...
But as I thought, in this world, the vague expressions Japaneses love to use do not work here. But being a former Japanese, it still comes as a shock to me. Then, the girl sitting next to me slowly raises her hand.
’’ Leader Kiro, maybe Will do not know what 'Door Duty' is and is currently troubled at how to answer. ’’
Ah, my meaning got through. And when I am thinking that Freya is smart and thoughtful, I see everyone around me nodding. It seems like it was only Kiro who did not get it.
Regardless it being Noble's culture or Japanese's culture, things are usually not said straight out, which is why learning how to read the meaning behind is an important skill to know.
Having bath in both culture for 25 years, I had already gotten used to it. That's great. That's great that the meaning got through. Relieved, I smiled as Kiro, seemingly embarrassed, starts explaning.
’’ Ah sorry. Door Duty Officer is what we call someone who is in charged of the door. In this dormitory, we have a welcome event where 'Door won't open, everyone troubled and flustered, lets help each other out and open the door!' kind of thing. But as recently there was situation where no one could open the door which is why someone who heard about it from a friend will act as the HERO (Door Duty Officer). Ah...it can also be said to be a prearranged performance. ’’
I think Mi Sociunnov was shouting about something like that just now. Looking forward to being a Hero, he must have been very angry to find out that the title had been robbed from him.
’’ So that's why, since you are the one who opened the door, you are called the 'Door Duty Officer'. Hahaha! ’’
Laughing unlike a 12 year old, Kiro used his eyes to urged me to proceed with my self-introduction.
’’ I see.... It is great that I did not made any trouble for opening the door. ’’
I smiled, relieved, but somehow, someone besides me let out a snort.
D...Don't laugh! I am only a 1st year so it's fine for me to know these isn't it?! .....Don't tell me it is common sense? A sense of shame started spreading within me so I hurriedly continue.
’’ I am Will. As to why I opened the door is as I said just now, I had a bit of practice with magic circles, reason being I want to skip grades. Ah, I am 8 years old. ’’
I wonder if I managed to convey my feelings across. I had a feeling that Calius, who said his hobby is observing, had turned his glaze towards me with a smile. I would really like to think I misread that. Even though I just said I am not flustered because I am 25 inside, please ignore that..... after all I am still a child.
I will try not to get pulled by my body's age! That's right! I am going to train everyday! My to-do list increases yet again.
But, there is no need to feel down. It is my turn now! I grin and turn to my left.
Hehehe.... Definitely flustered. Very flustered.
Ah, I am not laughing in other's misfortune. Definitely not. I would not do something so un-adult-like, even though I just refuted myself just now...
This is...I mean, 'that'.
Like a father watching his kid in class for observation day....
’’ I...I..I..I..I am Z..z..z..zen!! 1st year!! ’’
My anticipation...no, as I expected, he stuttered perfectly. That guy, Zen, he might be the nervous kind.
....It is amusing so it's fine. I burst out in laughter and even if I am being glared at by Zen, I paid no notice to it.
And after that, the welcome party and self introductions truly started.
AN: Because I wanted Will to give a proper self-introduction instead of the one in the classroom, I had him do it here.
TN: You don't say.