14 Episode 14

 The next morning.
 I wake up, bite down on a yawn, and stretch.

 It's a pleasant morning.
 I open the wooden window of my bedroom, and the warm morning sun darts into the room.
 I could hear the chirping of birds.

"Okay, let's go. I wonder if they're up yet.

 I wonder if they're awake yet." With this in mind, I left the bedroom and went to the living room.

 There were two girls in the living room.
 The two girls smile at me.

"Oh, brother, good morning.

"Good morning, sir. Good morning, sir. Thanks to the bedroom and the bed, I slept well today. Thank you very much.

Good morning, Rio, Iris. That's good. It would be a shame to leave the bed unused, you know.

 I felt happy to see Rio and Iris greeting me cheerfully.

 Incidentally, I had given Rio, Iris, and Maifa separate bedrooms from mine.
 It's bigger than my bedroom.

 I can't find one of the three of them.

Is Maifaa still sleeping?

"Yes. ....... Mayfa stayed up late last night. ...... I'm sorry.

 Iris said apologetically.
 That's not Iris's fault at all. .......

 It's not your fault at all.
 I'm gonna wake her up.

"Hey, Maifa.

 I walked over to my students' bedroom and opened the door.

 There was a bed with a mess of blankets and stuff (probably Rio's), a bed with everything neatly folded (probably Iris's), and a bed with a silver-haired girl still sleeping peacefully.

 I walked over to the sleeping girl and tried to wake her up by shaking her from the blanket.

"Hey, Maifa, come on, wake up. Rio and Iris are waiting for you in the living room.

"......nya...... five more minutes...... no, five more hours......

 Maifa said and crawled under the blanket.

 No, no, no.
 She's not going to wake up at all.

 And now...

"Hey, wake up, Maifa. If you don't wake up... here's what we're going to do!

 I rudely pulled off the blanket that Meifa had been hiding under.

 And there it was...

"What? ......?

"......Unya......I'm cold......Give me back......

 Maifa's eyelids fluttered open and she reached out her slender hands toward me.

 No, that's fine, that's fine.
 The problem is...

 Why is this guy sleeping in the nude?

 She's got translucent white skin and a developing, uneven body.
 The naked body of a girl, without a stitch of clothing, lying on the bed.

 By the way, under her pillow is the elementary magic textbook that I bought her yesterday...
 No, I don't care about that right now.

"...... big brother, ...... give me back ......

"Oh, yeah.

 I ripped the blanket off Maifa and put it back on the girl.
 Then Maifa began to breathe again, happily.

 When I think about it, I've bought her clothes, and I've bought her replacements, but I don't remember buying her sleepwear. .......

 No, but...
 Even so, this was an accident.

 It's not my fault.
 It's probably, probably, probably, it has to be.

 I thought to myself and went back to the living room.

"Sir, is Mayfa awake?

"No, ...... I didn't see her. It's a trap.


 Both Rio and Iris were tilting their heads in wonder.

 I don't know.

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea.

"...... fluffy...... Rio, Iris, and your brother...... good morning......

 Maifa was still sleepy.
 She is standing and swaying in a daze or in a daze.

 By the way, Maifa has a beginner's magic textbook under her pillow.
 The fact that she stayed up late could mean that...

"Maifa, did you by any chance spend all of last night reading a magic textbook?

"......Unyu? ...... Brother, how do you know ......? I was trying to surprise you .......

"No, no. I heard you were up late.

I've heard you've been up late." ...... "Hey, I don't know if it's Rio or Iris, but you're telling me something I don't need to know. ...... But it's surprisingly astute of you to notice that.

"Surprising is a bit excessive, Maifa.

"......? ...... Your brother's tone is strange.

I think it's your imagination. Hahahahaha.

 My heart was beating fast and furious.
 I felt like a criminal.

But it's good that you're so studious. But it's good that you're so eager to learn. I don't think children should stay up too late. Is Maifa interested in magic?

"...... Yeah. I don't mind the ...... spear, but magic sounds more interesting.

 That sounds interesting.
 This part is also scary.

 But, well, magic is not something you can learn to use overnight just by reading a textbook.

 It depends on your talent and learning environment, but even the first level spells such as Ignite require at least a few days of training to master, and a month or two at the most.

 It is the power of magic that can finally be exercised after continuous trial and error under the guidance of a teacher, and gradual modifications to the control of magic power and the image of embodiment.

 When you try to use magic a little bit, people say, "It's easy to be a magician, isn't it?" But there is a certain amount of effort before you can use that power.

"Brother, the firewood is ready. Can you light it?


 However, I don't want to be reluctant to use it in front of my students.
 I want them to yearn for magic, and to study it diligently.

 The strongest force in learning something is the desire to be able to do it.

 That is a much greater learning power than being forced to do something unwillingly.

"...... Oh, brother, wait. I'll do it... [Ignite]

 I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on.


"Uh, let's see, .......

 I held my eyes with my fingers and then fluttered them.

 Wait a minute. ...... What just happened ......?
 Mayfa suddenly ...... used the magic of ignite, right?

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea.

I've been studying all night. It was worth the ...... all-night study.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.
 I'm not sure if it's a devilish or an angelic smile.

 I can't believe this guy...
 You mean to tell me that you've been up all night and taught yourself magic just to surprise me?

 What a waste of talent.

 I don't know if that's even possible.
 Is an S rank in magical talent this great?

"Ha, ha, ha, ......

 It's so awesome, I can't help but laugh.
 I can't help but think that my existence might not even be necessary.

 But then Maifa took my hand and smiled at me again with that innocent angel face.

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do my best. ...... I'm happy to have ...... you as my teacher.

 Kirakira Kirakira .......
 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

 Yeah, ...... it's good that you're happy.
 But that's definitely not what "for me" means, is it?

 Well, I guess it's all good as long as it works out.

 Oh dear, ......, this is going to be harder than I thought.
 Good luck to me, don't let me down.