71-One morning peace
Through the darkness, I felt a small hand touch me.
It's a girl's voice that sounds familiar.
I feel my body shake lightly.
That being said, I opened my eyes.
The face of the girl looking into me was there.
Her long, platinum blonde hair, her beautiful blue eyes.
A fluffy vertical roll tickled the tip of my nose.
'Are you awake?'
Then Misha smiled happily.
Picking myself up from the bed, I ask.
'Why is Misha here?'
I draw a magic circle around my feet.
I changed out of my pajamas and into my uniform in a flash.
'We're practicing lunch today,'
Oh, I see.
So when you're making my lunch, I need you to teach me how to make it.
"I made breakfast.
That's going to be fun.
When I say this, Misha blinks her eyes, a little surprised.
Do you want one?
Are we talking about breakfast?
Misha nods persistently.
Then she points to herself.
Don't say that you don't have one for me.
Your mother made one for Anos.
I'll take that as a yes.
As usual, Misha replied nonchalantly and opened the door.
She was still as expressionless as ever, but she seemed depressed.
'Well, but I'd be happy to trade you for the one Misha made.
She stares into my eyes as if trying to figure out my true intentions.
'....Are you sure?
If you want.
As she said this, Misha thought for a moment and said
'Anos likes his mother's cooking.'
'That's true, but I can only eat your food once in a while.
Misha turned over just a bit and grinned happily.
It's a whim.
Misha shook her head shakily.
'Did you understand Anos?'
What are you talking about?
A little disappointing, huh?
When I point it out, Misha looks down slightly.
''It's ... embarrassing ...''
You look at me a lot.
There is no one else who can see into my mind.
But my magical eye is no match for you.
When I said that, Misha rolled her eyes slightly and then giggled.
''Is something wrong?''
I guess that's why I laughed.
Did you have fun?
Misha said that without saying right or wrong.
She went straight downstairs. I followed her into the living room.
There's breakfast on the table, but only for two.
'Where's mom and dad?'
Come to think of it, my dad still had some help left over from the workshop he took care of with the Vajra Iron Sword. Due to the influence of the magic sword tournament, he's become a respected figure. I'm sure he's been invited to come and help out in the future, but he has no intention of doing so at the moment.
''What about your mother?''
"I have a client who needs to come to my house for an appraisal. A house a few blocks away.
So I guess that's why I left early.
'Anos said he was tired from the magic sword tournament, so he said he wouldn't wake me up.
I'm not particularly tired or anything, but that's typical of my mom and dad.
So, let's eat.
Misha and I sat at the table and had breakfast.
It was an unusually quiet morning because my mom and dad, who are always noisy, were gone.
We cleaned up and left the house.
The two of us walked side by side, leisurely walking the traffic leading to the Demon King's Academy.
＜It would be a short walk if we used the
Gazing at the city in the morning while going to school at a leisurely pace is not so bad.
I just bumped into a familiar face.
It was Sasha. She looked at us both quizzically.
''Well why are you and Misha going to school alone?''
We met this morning.
You know what? I know we've met. Just because it's too much to explain doesn't mean you can't say the right things.
'Anos's mother taught him how to do it.
Yeah. Hmm. You know, you said you were learning to cook. If you're going to be there in the morning, why don't you teach me?
Sasha looks slightly unhappy, as if she feels left out.
When you go out in the morning.
Sasha looks down as if she is thinking about it.
She seems to have no memory of what happened to her at all.
"When I woke up, Misha was gone, but...?
Misha shook her head shakily.
'That's the second time.'
'A lie...? Are you sure...?
Oh, I see. Double sleep.
"Hmm. Well, Sasha, you don't have a very good morning.
It's not that...
I looked at Misha and she nodded her head in agreement.
I just can't get out of bed for a second or I get all fuzzy-headed or whatever.
I don't care how you look at it, it's weak.
'What's with those winning eyes?
'Well, don't be so ashamed. A weak morning won't be a hindrance. And it won't be the end of your life.
Can you stop talking about it like it's so important?
'You don't understand when I tell you there's no shame in it,' he said.
'I'm done. Let's get the hell out of here.
As soon as Sasha started to walk away, Misha lumbered after her.
I went alone.
'I don't care about that. There's no point in going all the way to Anos' house in the morning to take the long way around.
Misha looks down and ponders.
'....I'm not going to go...'
Why would you do that? 'I said I don't care. If Misha wants to go, she can go.
Misha falls silent, as if annoyed.
Haha, I laughed.
"What are you laughing at?
'No, no, you've been lying a lot since we met, Sasha. If you wanted to come to my house, you should have said so.
I didn't say I wanted to go...
The end of the word disappears weakly.
'You're probably being stubborn because your mornings are weak and you can't come anyway. But don't worry. Morning weakness doesn't count in my presence.
''Well it sounds like you're making a big deal out of it, but what are you going to do about it?''
I'll go wake him up in person.
Sasha's face turned bright red.
'You seem to be good at sleeping twice, Sasha. I'm not as sweet as Misha. Don't think I'm going to let you sleep in front of me.
While saying that, I look into Sasha's face.
What did you say?
Unable to look into my eyes, Sasha drops her gaze diagonally downward.
Sasha replies in a thin voice.
Hmm. What's so embarrassing about not being able to get up in the morning?
''Now you can come with me next time.
I told Misha and she nodded happily.
''........But.......it's kind of weird. I'm going to Anos's house and Anos is coming all the way to wake me up.......
Muttering, Sasha muttered.
'Hey, good morning,'
I turned around and saw Ray there.
Misha and Sasha came together and said, "Good morning.
'Did you guys always go to school together?'
No, it's just a coincidence.
Ray lines up next to me.
'By the way, do you have any idea of a good magic sword?'
Hmm. You're replacing Initio?
'It broke off beautifully, you know. I'm sure it'll be fixed over time, but I think I'll need to use something else for the time being.
You can't have Sheila come over every time you want to use it as a sword.
Now, did you find a magic sword worthy of Ray in the treasure room?
Oh, good morning, everyone!
In the distance, Mass waves and runs towards us.
We greeted her.
It's unusual to see you all going to school together.
Yeah, it's like a coincidence.
'I see. Hmmm, but it's kind of nice to be able to go to school together like this. I'm always alone in the mornings, it's a bit lonely.'
You're a very lonely person.
Haha........don't tell anyone...?
The two of us exchanged such an exchange.
We walked to Delzogade, enjoying the peace and quiet.