It was not foolproof!
After saying goodbye to Owen-san and the others after lunch, we moved from the fief residence to the warping room in the Royal Capital.
“Now then. Otousama, I plan to return straight to the academy today. See you next time…”
I hurriedly asked a servant to arrange a carriage and started heading towards the entrance hall.
“Wait, Cristea. I’ll have tea prepared, so don’t go back to the academy until I have prepared a letter for Teacher Marlen.”
Otousama immediately stopped me, perhaps realizing my intentions.
I had hoped to leave the mansion quickly and quietly.
It seems I couldn’t deceive him…!
I watched Otousama as he went to his study and then headed to the parlor, where Mariel-chan and Sei patted my shoulder and comforted me.
“Thank you for today, Cristea-san, and I’m sorry.”
As the tea was being prepared, Mariel-chan bowed her head as soon as the servants left.
“Huh? What’s wrong, Mariel-san? Please lift your head!”
I urged Mariel-chan anxiously, and she looked up at me with an apologetic expression.
“If it weren’t for the cane, Owen-san and the others might not have found out about your magic abilities, and you might not have ended up with Teacher Marlen’s private lessons, right?”
“Oh, that… It’s fine. Galvano Ojisama and Tirie-san already knew, and Owen-san, well, he may have used strong words, but he was probably just worried about me and giving me advice.”
Considering how Owen-san is obsessed with magic tools, I’m sure he didn’t want me to be taken by the Mage Order.
Well, it’s a bit of a problem that Otousama got worried about the warning regarding the cane.
“As for Master Marlen… there’s no issue there. With so many exempted classes, I am left with no choice but to practice on my own. Having a top-notch instructor like him is what I wanted.”
To be honest, there are so many types of magic I’d like to learn from Master Marlen, just like before I enrolled.
Plus, it’s a relief not to have to worry about which of my magic I shouldn’t use in front of an unfamiliar teacher.
It’s probably the reason Otousama hoped for Master Marlen’s guidance.
Well, if there’s a problem, it might be the length of Master Marlen’s lectures… I mean, his lengthy explanations.
His lectures were so long that they almost made me fall asleep, and it created a really awkward atmosphere when I managed to learn the magic effortlessly, considering how challenging he made it seem.
But somewhere along the way, Master Marlen seemed to let go and started enjoying experimenting with me.
So, when I think about it, Master Marlen was like an accomplice, no?
Alright, I’ll do my best to learn average-level, or rather, common magic from Master Marlen and aim for the goal of being evaluated as “Cristea has grown and is just an ordinary person.”
“But if you receive direct guidance from Teacher Marlen, Ronnie-sama is unlikely to stay quiet…”
I forgot about that. Ronnie-sama, who is more like a devoted follower of master Marlen, might not take kindly to this.