Chapter 476.1

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What do you want to do!?
“Umu. I understand your standpoint, my Lord, but we Sacred Beasts cannot be used by others for their own purposes.”

Ehh~ what are you trying to say, Kurogane!?

“That’s right. Making the first impression is always important.”

Even Suzaku-sama!

“Yeah! I’m not going to show them any mercy!”

Mashiro, don’t be so joyful about it, okay!?

“… Just what is this about?”

The astounded Sei asked Byakko-sama, who was the one who came up with the suggestion.

“No~ it’s nothing? If they are asking us to show up, then it doesn’t matter where we loiter around when staying on the campus, right?”
“… Huh?”
“I see. We are in this situation because we have not showed ourselves. We are here to protect our Lords in the first place, so there’s no reason to stay barricaded in here.”
“Yes, we have no reason to be pushed around by the academy. We can do whatever we want, right?”
“That’s right, that’s right~!”

Apparently, everyone was tired of being shut-in.
But you sneaked out and went hunting and stuff, didn’t you…?
Is that different from this?

“… In short, you want to go out as you please. That’s what this is all about, isn’t it?”

Byakko-sama smiled at Sei, who presses his temples as if his head hurt.

“Naturally. There’s no reason for us to stay here in the first place. You understand that we are staying here quietly only because of your circumstances, right?”
“Well, yes… that’s true.”

Yeah, and I feel very apologetic about it.

“This solution is not that troublesome, then. We can walk around the academy freely, anytime, anywhere, and if there are any idiots who try to touch us, we can kick them to the curb and not be blamed. That’s it.”
“No, that’s the difficult part!?”

Sei immediately interjected, but I also think that would be troublesome, you know?
It’s okay to walk around freely, but it’s not okay to kick people around…

“You think so? You are just a fool if you try to mess with a contracted Sacred Beast. That kind of person doesn’t have the ears to listen. We have to let them know what they are getting into, right?”

Byakko-sama said such while biting into dorayaki.

“Yes, fools like that should be properly disciplined. Fufu…”

Suzaku-sama smiled refreshingly, but her eyes… her eyes weren’t smiling, and she looked scary!

“Umu. I should add that, similarly, they will be punished if they try to lay their hands on my Lord.”
“Kurogane!? Mashiro!? Why are you speaking of sanctions, didn’t I tell you that using violence is out of question!?”

I stopped them with a startled look, but Byakko-sama flipped his hand and laughed as he flattened the dorayaki in his hand.

“I’m telling ya it will be fine. We won’t take their lives. We are just going to make sure that they never think of messing with us again.”
“”No, that’s not fine at all!?””

The voices of me and Sei resounded in a perfect sync around the lounge.

I was so tired that I didn’t have the energy to cook, so I brought out some of the food I had stockpiled in my inventory for dinner.
Teacher Neil came home just as we were finishing eating, so Sei and I decided to discuss the day’s events.

“Teacher Neil, we would like to talk to you…”
“Ah, you must have heard the Headmaster’s request then? Please take care of it!”

Teacher Neil smiled happily.

“I still think it’s a bit too early, but the Headmaster and I both were continuously asked to introduce them to other students, so…”
“Eh, you are against introducing them to others, Teacher Neil?”

How unexpected. I thought that Teacher Neil would be thinking something like, “Let’s introduce them quickly, so the Sacred beasts can participate in the lessons, too!”

“Well, of course. Beings like the Sacred Beasts are not very simple, right? Even the guardian Sacred Beast of the Doristan Kingdom, Leon-sama, doesn’t show himself to the citizens. It’s not an exaggeration to say that they are solitary and holy beings!”

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