51 Episode 51


 I was taken by my brother and left the inn with Iris and Maifa.

 It's already midnight.
 It's already midnight and I'm walking down the street at night, following my brother's back.

 I wonder where he's taking us?

 No way, he's taking us to some kind of sleazy inn. .......

 No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
 What am I thinking?
 Calm down.

 My face is getting hot from imagining weird things.
 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

"...... Rio. I was just thinking about how disgusting ...... is.

I'm not sure what to say. I'm not sure how you know this, but I do.

"...... caught me. I was just trying to ...... trick you. I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out. ...... Rio is surprisingly hot.

Oh, my God. ......! What the hell? Leave me alone!

 I'm sorry. .......

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who's a fan of your work.
 I'm not sure if my face showed that much.

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

 I was nervous for a moment, but I was whispering, so he must not have heard what I was saying. .......

 By the way, my brother is always cool.
 He's so handsome.

 His hair is brown and kept short like a man.
 His eyes are a gentle shade of brown, and he is always watching over us with his kind eyes.

 His height is about the height of a man looking up from me.
 He is about the normal height for a grown man.

 Not too fat, not too thin, just right.
 His body is toned and well-muscled, and he looks like a professional athlete.

 He looks to be about seventeen or eighteen years old.
 He has the appearance of a cool older brother.

 But that's just because he has a baby face, and it seems he's actually already twenty-four.
 I'm not sure if that's true, but he looks very mature, so I guess he really is.

 And of course, my brother is very strong.

 I think I've gotten a lot stronger, but I still don't think I can beat him.
 Adolf's guy was also strong, but my brother is definitely stronger than him.

 I'm not sure if it's because he's an adult hero or not.

 In the year since I met you, I've met a lot of adult heroes, like the Demon King Hunter and the Village Guardian, but none of them were as strong as you.

 I'm sure you'll be able to understand why.

 I thought he was a strange person from the first time I met him.

 I don't know why, but he accepted us, helped us, took care of us, and raised us.

 I shudder to think what would have become of us without you.
 I would never have been able to protect Iris and Maifa on my own.

 You're the one who saved us, and you're cool, and it's a little weird but I love you.

 I'm so grateful to you that I can't even describe how much I love you, and I can't imagine my life without you, I'm completely addicted to you.

 It's not just me.
 Iris and Maifa are the same.
 Both of them love my brother, and out of the three of them, I was the first to fall in love with him.

 And maybe... maybe my brother likes us too.

 Do you think that's egotistical?
 But if he didn't, I don't think he would have hugged me and patted me on the head like that.

 But he's an adult and he treats us like children.
 Mei-Hwa and I have tried to attack him in a very rude way, but he just shrugs it off as "okay, okay, okay.

 I think there must be a difference in the type of "love" between us "liking" our brother and him "liking" us.

 But we know that, and we'll always love you.

 I wonder when you'll start to see us as equals.

 When we're as strong as you are, or ......?
 That's still a long way off.

 As I was thinking this, before I knew it, we had arrived at our destination.

 I looked up at the building.

"Is this the ...... stadium where we had the tournament today?

"Yeah. This way, this way.

Uh, yeah, bro.

 Why is the stadium ......?
 Iris and Maifa are tilting their heads.

 But as he walked into the stadium, we followed him.

 We were both relieved and a little disappointed that it wasn't a shady inn or something like that,........

 I don't know why I'm disappointed.
 No, not now, not at all!
 I'm not expecting to do anything like that with my brother, not at all!
 I'm not!

 Who are you excusing yourself to? .......
 I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.
 Oh my god.

 When I was thinking about this in my mind...

 Eventually, we arrived at the stadium ground.

 That's where my brother told us...

 I'm not sure what to do.

 I brought Rio, Iris, and Maifa to the stadium at night.
 Of course, I got permission to use it beforehand.

 I stood in front of the three of them on the field.

I stood in front of them on the field. ...... Brother, what are you doing here? ...... If you're going to do something disreputable, why not do it outdoors, and why not do it with three people at once?

 I'm sure you'll agree with me.

 I was tempted to make a comment about whether it was possible only under those conditions, but I decided to swallow it because I didn't think the conversation would progress if I did that.

 Instead, I handed the "tools" to Maifa and the three others.
 When the three of them saw the tools, they all tilted their heads.

"Sir, are these ...... the wooden weapons and mages that were used in today's battle to determine the strongest hero?

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one.
 I've rented these tools in advance.

"Oh. Put them all on.

"What? Why, bro? Are we going to have a mock battle now?

 This time Rio asked me, and I replied in a slurred voice, "Well, something like that.

 Rio and the others nodded their heads, but did as I asked, putting on their mages and picking up their wooden weapons.

 I move to a place about twenty paces away from Rio and the others.
 I stood facing my students, facing the three of them.

 And I say to them.

"Graduation exam. The rules are the same as in the tournament. The rules are the same as in the tournament... if the magic tool sets off the knockout alarm, you're out.

 When the three of them heard my words, they just stood there with blank faces.