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Chapter 26.1

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The Princess enters the academy.
My consciousness rushed to awareness as I felt something flutter and shake. I felt a soft touch on my outstretched hand… I unconsciously hugged it to my chest and pulled it into the blanket.

“Owowowowow!! That hurts, My Princess!! Let go of me please!! Why do you never wake up unless you do this!! Oww——————w!”

Since I can hear a voice disturbing my blissful time, does that mean it’s already morning? She’s so loud every morning, I wish she’d let me mooch her tail quietly. I couldn’t help it, so I got out of bed.

“Good morning, Alicia.”

“Please let go of me!! It really hurts when you pull on it.”

“If the body is also with me under the blanket then it won’t hurt and I can enjoy the tail to the fullest, that would be two birds with one stone.”

I have no choice but to let go of the tail.

“You won’t wake up at all that way, no? Moreover, you would wake up with my tail in your mouth…”

“?”

I couldn’t catch the last part. Anyway, let’s get dressed. My motto is: “Do what you can yourself.” So I get changed by myself and I can also comb my hair on my own since it’s just straight most of the time. Therefore, Alicia doesn’t have much to do!! She won’t let me cook on my own, though, so I’ll have to sneak into the kitchen to cook one day.

“I tell you this all the time, Young Lady, you’re royalty, okay? Why do you have to do it yourself?”

“Because I can do it myself.”

Of course, if I can do it myself, I will do it myself. Alicia is basically a decoration maid. It’s her job to show me that nice equipment of hers and let me fluff it.
Now that I am ready, let’s go to the academy. Today is just the entrance ceremony and examination. Exams are usually held before the entrance ceremony, but since the academy is basically open to anyone who can pay the enrollment fees, the exam is held on the day of the entrance ceremony. The results of the exam will determine my rank in the dormitory, so let’s go with a bang.

“Are you really intending to walk?”

“I don’t want to ride a carriage for a while… I’m afraid I would modify it again…”

“Fufu… I won’t let you do it next time.”

Hiiii a black smile appeared on Alicia’s face… it’s like I had two mothers. Just now, my natural enemy multiplied before my very eyes. But I’m no longer frightened, as long as I can take credit for the great work I’ve done, there should be no problem. The noblemen at the castle also said that if I take credit (I think their eyes were dead), they would forgive me. I’ll definitely take the credit and make Alicia cry and apologize for her rudeness up until now.

“Anyway, I’m going to the academy, learn a lot of magic there, become a Great Mage, and start the human ear Beastification proje… ow!!”

Bam!! She grabbed my head in an eagle grip.

“You are thinking of something worthless again. Why would you even do something like that?”

“I think it’s unfair that only Beastmen have them… that’s why everyone should have them.”

“So you are finally not satisfied with only touching them, huh… I won’t let you do this.”

Sheesh… since she’s serious on obstructing me, I will have to change my plan. Let’s make them for myself, though.

“No choice, I give up.”

“As long as you know.”

Eh, this is not the time to be talking about this!! Let’s GO.

 

 

At the entrance ceremony, I couldn’t stand the very long story of the balding old mage and fell into a sound sleep. It is possible to fall asleep standing up. I was a child and could not resist my instincts. So, Alicia, please don’t be angry with me, it’s not my fault that his voice has “Sleep” in it. I mean, half the people were asleep.

“You’re forgetting that I’m a child. Children fall asleep when they have too much free time. It’s not my fault, this is a habit peculiar to children… I heard that my Father also sleeps in meetings occasionally, so there is a possibility that it will remain this way even when I grow up.”

“Stop making excuses!! Please don’t pretend to be a child only when it suits you.”

Rude!! I’m just a little girl, no matter how you look at me!!

“I already know that your looks don’t match with what’s inside, so I’m very aware you just took advantage of the fact that everyone was asleep because you were bored.”

“How did you find out?”

“You closed your eyes after seeing the reactions of the surrounding people.”

So Alicia’s eyes were locked on me even among the crowd of people. It seems I cannot take things easy, so the next time, I’m going to use magic to set up a decoy and take a nap somewhere else.”

“It was more boring than I expected. If things continue like this… I should probably seclude myself in the library…”

“Your school life has just started, don’t be secluding yourself anywhere, please.”

It’s not fun, you know? The other students… or rather, the noble sons and daughters were clearly staring at me and scaring me, and when I think about it, it’s the first time I’ve been thrown into the midst of so many strangers… I wasn’t this scared when I left for the royal capital. My legs are shaking a little.

“Everyone was looking… glaring at me, I wanna go back.”

“Eh? Hey! You really don’t want to say? That’s why you should have socialized more. You are never going to get used to these stares you dislike so much.”

So that mean if I go out in Arland’s society, I’ll be looked at the same way as here, and I don’t want that!

“Won’t it finish soon, I wonder?”

Even though this was my wish, this will continue until the evening, I wonder if I should go straight to my dorm and sleep… I’d better get used to it. I’ll just assume they’re all gone and I can’t see anyone. Yep, perfect.

“It will be fine. The exam is next, right?”
“Yeah! I’m sure you’ll be fine. You’re right, the exam is next. First of all, it will be a departmental test. It will be basic mathematics and letters. The history will be a general world history since each country is completely different. It should pose no problem for you, and then there’s the magic aptitude test to see if you can use magic and lastly, the magic skill test.”

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