The Knights Order and me.
Because there are no classes today, I decided to go to the Knights Order. Since the Magic School has a teleportation room from which you can move to the Knights Order, Magic Institution and the Merchant’s Guild, there were many students gathering at the teleportation magic circle.
I have also lined up in the queue and teleported to the Knights Order.
I have safely arrived. I felt that I was being awfully stared at, but I did not mind it. I was given an armband of the Magic Institution and the apprentice knight clothes and was told to change. As expected, I couldn’t change in front of the opposite sex, so I called out to the knight in charge of the coaching.
The knight stared at me for a little, but he promptly replied to me.
“Huh, Rosarin-san? What is the matter today?”
“I was dispatched by the school. Please treat me well.”
I bowed my head. Geh, the other students are beginning to change. Stop doing that in front of a girl. When I tried to explain in a panic that I would like to change in a different room, I got surrounded.
“Oh, Rosarin-chan. Were you doing well?”
“You have grown up~”
I got encircled by knights whom I was acquaintanced with and was strangely looked at by the surroundings. Greetings are good, but I would like to change. What do I do?
“You guys are so noisy~”
The one who came through the group of knights who were encircling me was… Hugh-san, if I am not mistaken. It’s a playboyish guy that is on good terms with Curtis. He was a capture target as well. He was not that liked… I think. I called him playboyish, but he would unexpectedly get serious in the relationship if captured, so he was a character that possessed a wholehearted gap… or at least he should. I have no confidence since I see him only as a playboyish character. He has silky brown hair and blue eyes. Anyhow, it’s of great help that he’s playboyish.
“Oh my, oh my, a sweet flower appeared in this filthy place…”
“You are of great help. Thank you. I want to change, do you have any other available rooms?”
“Before that, let’s cha- “I want to change, do you have any other available room?”
We smiled at each other in silence. The knack for conversations with this guy is to quickly shut him up before he can finish talking.
“If I guide you- “I will give you this cookie as thanks.”
I won’t let you say it, you know? I quickly handed him the cookie.
“… Why did you bring sweets?”
“I prepared them in case my fiancé gets hungry.”
Hugh-san guided me to a different room with his body trembling. His flabbergastation boiling point is low as ever. Just what was the boiling point, I wonder? I heard him giggling while holding his belly even now.
“We mainly ate lunches together, so one time when I heard an unthinkably loud grumble of his stomach… well, he must be starving now.”
“Stop it, my abs are going to explode…”
I finished changing after being guided by the disappointing playboyish knight to a different room. I did my hair into a ponytail.
I joined up with other students and received a simple explanation. Today, we will have a light training session, then a competition against the senior knights to have our strength measured.
First, the training.
There were about thirty students, but all of them were exhausted. I was, more or less, tired too, but I can still go on. Having a healthy body is wonderful.
“15 minutes break!”
Since we finally received a break, I decided to search for Dirk. The other knights were also resting. I used magic to create an illusion, erased my scent and sound, and stood behind Dirk. Just when I dispelled the illusion and was about to embrace Dirk from behind and ask him who it is…
Eh? Did I got exposed already?? Good on you, Dirk! Ah, Curtis was here too? When I grinned at him, Curtis returned a wry smile.
“Curtis, I want to see Rosarin…”
Huh? He just said my name coincidentally? I was not exposed? Curtis gestured, telling me to be quiet since it was an amusing situation.
“Yes, yes. Rosarin this, Rosarin that, why don’t you just go see her?”
“I don’t want to be disliked from being too obstinate. But, I want to see her. I want to hug her, sniff her scent… I want to pat her and get caressed… I don’t have enough of Rosarin.”
“Then go see her?”
“That’s… I can’t do that. She just started school, so she’s surely busy.”
“Then, it can’t be helped.”
“Ugh… but I want to see her. I want to be hugged.”
“… You want to be hugged? Isn’t it normally the other way around?”
“… In exchange for her promise to not mofumofu and touch others, I promised her that she can do whatever she wants with me, so the touching part would be probably done on me.”
“… You sold your body.”
“Yes… I wonder if I can endure having my tail touched…”
“The tail is an erogenous zone after all. Coiling your tail around someone you like and then having it touched… I can’t help but feel anxious. However, I am even more anxious about myself wanting to have the tail touched. I can’t help but feel uneasy that my reason will escape and I will end up assaulting her.”
“… What about the person herself.”
“She told me that it would be good if I did as I liked.”
“Then, why don’t you do that?”
“As if I could! Besides, I am already guilty.”
Dirk hid his face from Curtis.
“Eh? At last?”
“The last time I drank too much…”
“… Ah~ that time? But, according to what Rosarin said, you did not go all the way, right?”
“I did not but it was completely bad! I thought they were just my wild delusions, but it was all real!”
“… Just how far did you go?”
“As expected, you better not tell him that.”
Dirk turned around like cogwheel and faced me.
“… Rosarin? Since when?”
“Just as I wanted to surprise you, you spoke my name so I got surprised instead. Additionally, Curtis gestured me to keep quiet since he found it amusing, so I was listening in to your conversation.”
“From where were you listening?”
“Since you said you wanted to see me.”
“Isn’t that nearly the beginning!”
The cuteness of Dirk with his teary eyes and red face is stable today as well.
“So, you want to hug and sniff my scent while patting me, right? Feel free to.”
I spread my hands wide and invited him. Huh? Is he not going to come today?
Don’t be so stiff. His dejected ears started twitching again. I’d like to touch them by all means.
“So I am the object of your many wild delusions, huh. I was not aware.”
“I, I am sorry…”
“I don’t mind. It’s like being told that you find me attractive. If you told me that you did not find the woman who is going to spend the rest of her life with you attractive, that would make me indeed cry.”
“You are too cautious, Rosarin! Please have more shyness! Don’t tempt me!”
“Eh~? I won’t tolerate anyone but you, you know? And I am not tempting you, it’s because I believe that you will stop when I tell you to stop, so it’s probably the result of my trust for you.”
“… That trust is too heavy for me.”
Dirk fell down on his four, his face facing the floor. Both his tail and ears got dispirited.
“If I am too cautious, I won’t be able to hug you, okay? I love hugging you and being hugged by you, though.”
“… I don’t feel like I can win against the temptation at all! Ahh, geez!”
I was hugged and lifted up a little too roughly. I cheekily touched his tail and ears.
A soft, wonderful fluffy feeling. Such a bliss. Curtis addressed me with a wry smile.
“Rather than that, I know this is quite late to ask, but why are you wearing apprentice knight clothes?”
“Ah, I utilized the grade-skipping system, but it was confirmed that there was nothing for me to learn, so utilizing the temporary employment system, I decided to join the Knights Order.”
Curtis and Dirk made complicated expressions. It can’t be helped, right?
“… Does the Commander know about it?”
“I did not tell him. By the way, I did not tell you on purpose, Dirk. I am satisfied with today’s harvest.”
“Rosarin… are you satisfied with teasing me?”
“Yes. Very much. I am also confident of my charm. I will be tempting you even more from now on, so prepare yourself.”
“I won’t be able to take any more than thiiis!”
Dirk shouted with teary eyes and Curtis burst out in laughter.
“You guys are too funny. I will go tell Commander about Rosarin.”
Curtis left the Knights Order building. I returned with Dirk to the meeting place.
“Umm, the lunch…”
“If you have time, how about we eat together after a long while? Also, if you want to see me, come see me anytime, okay? I will be waiting for you.”
Seeing Dirk delighted, a smile spontaneously crept on my face. I parted with Dirk and we each returned to do our best with the training.
Now then, the opponent for my mock battle is…
“Son of Marquis Roswayde?”
“I lost the last time, I won’t lose this time!”
“… You are fired up, aren’t you? Umm, why only I have a special opponent? I was fine with the knight the others fought against.”
“This fellow was coincidentally there when Curtis came to report. I thought it was a good opportunity for a rematch.”
Don’t mind it, Rudolf-san laughed. Well, there’s no point in minding it, I prepared my weapon. It was a pair of training swords. My opponent, the son of Marquis Roswayde used a standard long sword.
Sparks scattered around. He’s indeed strong! However, I who have been recently sparring with the muscleheaded Hero have more wins than losses.
When compared to a Hero, he lacks both in speed and strength.
He’s probably vigilant against my acceleration. He’s using defensive swordsmanship. Is he aiming for a counterattack?
Rosalia-san was delighted. She, on the other hand, has been recently losing against the Hero, after all. Her swordsmanship is on equal skill with the son of Marquis Roswayde.
There, I remembered. That reminds me, I have the weights on… I was careless. It’s because Dirk lifted me up as if nothing happened.
Rosalia-san surely forgot too, yes. I will lighten us up by canceling the magic instead. I would like to take it off, but I don’t have the leeway to do so. It will be troublesome to adjust the heaviness later, but it can’t be helped. Let’s go-
My senses sharpened. I could now see the movements of the son of Marquis Roswayde clearly. He tried to receive my swords with his, but… too late!
The long sword got knocked out and we placed the twin swords against the throat of the son of Marquis Roswayde with fluid movements.
I exhaled. My field of vision felt clear as never before. It must be because the two of us were thinking the same.
As I reached out my hand to the son of Marquis Roswayde who collapsed after receiving our attack, there was applause.
N? An applause?
“You are so strong!”
I got surrounded by the upper-class students. Stop it, don’t look at me with such sparkly eyes. I am not able to bear it.
It’s too late to think about this, but maybe I was not supposed to win… eh? You wanted to fight with all your might once in a while? If you say so then it can’t be helped, Rosalia.
“I was beaten. What was that chant of yours? Magic?”
“.., If you say magic, then it was magic.”
I averted my gaze because I could predict what was going to happen.
“What kind of magic?”
“… Magic to dispell the effect of these things.”
A picture is worth a thousand words. I dropped the wristband magic tools in the hands of the son of Marquis Roswayde.
The son of Marquis Roswayde lost his balance after receiving the wristbands in his hands. You did well not dropping them. But, you are trembling.
“It’s fine to drop them. It’s troublesome to adjust them after dispelling their effect, but as expected, I had no leeway to take them off.”
The son of Marquis Roswayde obediently dropped the magic tools and they sunk into the ground.
“In other words, I lost while you were handicapped?”
The son of Marquis Roswayde received a great shock. I ended up speaking the truth carelessly.
“No, you are strong. I just completely forgot to take them off. I did not think I can challenge you with these.”
He grabbed my head with a nice smile. Crap! I have a bad feeling!
“You moroooon! Prepare yourself completely the next time!!”
“Ouch, owow! Sorry, I am sorry, please forgive mee!”
I got scolded by the son of Marquis Roswayde. His hand-claws seriously hurt!! I am, more or less, a girl, so please spare me!
A few minutes later, I was rescued by Dirk who noticed the situation. However, Dirk who rescued me inquired.
“… Just what did you do for Fizz to be this angry?”
Hearing him ask that, I realized that I have no credibility. When I explained, Dirk didn’t know what to say, but he went together with me to apologize to the son of Marquis Roswayde.
It wasn’t on purpose! I was just careless! When I frantically explained, the adult that was the son of Marquis Roswayde apologized too.
I spent my first day at the Knights Order like this.
Ah, I had lunch with Dirk after a long while, but Curtis and Hugh-san intruded on us, so it was quite lively.