Although there was a bit of awkwardness in the air, I then reported to Otousama and Okaasama about my first time at the academy, including the aptitude test and general education classes.
When I told them that we would be starting classes the following week, and that I had been told in advance that Mariel-chan and Sei, who is also a Sacred Beast contractor, would be in the same class with me, Otousama and Okaasama smiled with relief.
Yeah, it’s not a complete loner start, don’t worry.
“Say, Cristea. I wonder how the other Sacred Beast contractor, Seinoshin-san, is?”
Okaasama asked with great interest.
“Mother, he is a student from Yahatul, a cousin of the young lady from the Beasta Company back in the fief.”
“Oh my, the young lady from the Bastea Company. Isn’t she (he) the one you often invited over for a cup of tea?”
“Seinoshin-san and Sei-san… those are similar names. Is it because they grew up together, I wonder?”
“I, I wonder about that? Maybe it’s just customary for relatives to have similar names in their family.”
It’s the same person, though…
“Today I saw his Sacred Beasts for the first time, they were a white tiger and a scarlet bird.”
Come to think of it, there are no records of sightings of other white tigers and vermilion birds in the kingdom of Doristan. I wonder if they are sacred beasts unique to Yahatul?
“Hmm… he is not hostile toward the Doristan Kingdom, is he?”
“He’s not, Otousama. He came all the way from Yahatul, across the sea, to study in the kingdom of Dristan, after all.”
That’s all because of the attempt on his life by his stepmother, though.
“I see. I’m sure there are many things you don’t know about the Sacred Beasts, so you will learn a lot together.”
… That being said, although Teacher Neil who teaches Monstrologly would be the most educated person in the subject… I think it would be quickest to ask Mashiro and Kurogane directly, and even Teacher Neil himself and others(?) would surely like to hear from them as well.
Maybe it would be better for us if they spread the right knowledge about sacred beasts and sacred beast contracts.
I guess I should talk to Kurogane and the others about it later.
While I was thinking about this, Miria who seemed to have finished unpacking our bags, came to tell me that dinner was ready.
I told Miria to take the rest of the day off, and then headed for the dining room with the family.
The spicy aroma wafting through the air even before we entered the dining room made it easy to tell what was on the menu for tonight.
“Tea, this fragrance… it’s curry, isn’t it?”
“Yes, that’s correct.”
As for curry, I had made it several times since I came to the residence in the Capital.
Shin had been reluctant to get involved as much as possible after realizing that the spices were made from medicinal ingredients and the cost was extremely high, but the Head Chef of the residence’s kitchen had told him, “You are in charge of this menu since you learned how to make it directly from Cristea-sama,” so he had reluctantly taken the charge.
However, he let out, “I don’t want to know anything about mixing spices!” So I had mixed the spices for the curry myself and handed it over to him.