57 Episode 57

 I took my three students to the start of the 100 meter run.

 Then I saw my brother and the little guy from earlier standing at the waiting area.

 When we got there, my brother came strolling over, stood in front of Rio, not me, and looked down at the small figure.

"Hey, little shit. How dare you talk to me like that. I'm a brave adult, unlike you, and I'm not going to let you use force to make me understand.

Huh. ......

 It's a great way to make sure you're getting the most out of your money.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're talking about.

But I can't forgive you for insulting an adult. So... let's both be brave and play fair with the results of this status test. If you lose to me, you're gonna get down on your knees and apologize to me. Okay?

Huh. ....... Hey, bro, what's this old man been saying for a while now?

 I'm sure you're not the only one.
 No, I don't need you to ask me that.

 Well, to tell you the truth, it seems that you've realized that you're no match for me, so you've changed your target to Rio.

 I'm not sure what kind of pride that brother has, but he says "fair and square," but I don't understand how a seasoned professional Demon Lord hunter can compete with a student of the Courage Academy on the results of a status test.

 In general, the results of the status examinations of the brave academy students, depending on the grade and other requirements, often fall within the framework of 2 to 5 levels of certified brave.

 In contrast, the standard line for a veteran demon hunter with a lot of experience is about 7 to 8 levels of certified heroic level.

 So, normally speaking, the "fairness" that you are talking about is almost equal to "unmannerly".

 Well, you're right. .......
 I thought about it for a while and then replied to Rio like this.

I'm sure you'll be happy with the results. I'll give you some conditions.

"What? I don't know what you mean by "appropriate conditions. I'm not happy with this old man getting down on his knees. ......

 Rio seems to have thought of something.

 Then Rio chuckled and said to his brother.

I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand. I'm sorry for causing you trouble. I won't do it again.

 When Rio said this, the older brother frowned.

What the ......? ...... Hmm, okay. But only if you can beat me in this status test.

"You don't have to remind me every time, I know. If I lose, I'll get down on my knees or something.

"I'll get down on my knees or something if I lose." ...... "Get down on your knees or something. Don't forget that word.

Don't forget what you said. - You remember what you said.

 As they were talking, the 100-meter dash attendant said, "Twenty-eight, Aaron. Thirty-first, Johnny. Please be at the starting line.

 When the little man heard this, he called out to his brother, "Aaron's brother, you've been summoned," and the brother went with the little man to the starting point of the 100-meter run.

 Iris and Maifa, who were watching them, came up to me, looking a little uneasy.

"Um, doctor ...... Rio, are you okay ......?

I'm not sure what to say. The ...... 'get down on your knees or something' was a bad idea. ...... He's definitely thinking about something bad.

 They said that, but I wasn't too worried.
 I turned to them and said.

I say to them, "Hey, Rio's not a complete idiot. And Iris and Maifa, do you know how good that old man who calls himself a veteran Demon Lord Hunter is?

 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

"Well, that's it.

 I then patted Iris and Maifa on the head with my right and left hands respectively.
 They became like cats being patted.

 That brother is not very good at hiding his abilities.
 Anyway, let's see what he can do.

"Get into position and let's start!

 As soon as the attendant waved down the flag, the brother and the little guy who were in the crouching start position on the first and second courses respectively started running.

 As expected of professional demon hunters, they were both impossibly fast compared to ordinary people.

 Almost immediately after the start, the attendant at the finish line beeped the magic watch.

 The attendant at the finish line enters the measurement results in a ledger and tells the person the results.

Aaron, 5.26 seconds. Johnny, five and fifty-six seconds. Thank you for your efforts. Next...

 Hearing this, the little man blatantly praised his brother.

No, you're really fast! I'm good at agility, but I still can't beat you. That's my brother.

Oh, yeah. Ah, but 5.26 seconds! That's 0.02 seconds slower than last year! That's 0.02 seconds slower than last year! Well, there is a measurement error, so it can't be helped!

 He said the result as if he wanted to be heard.
 Then he glanced at Rio.

 But Rio, on the other hand, was doing his preparatory exercises as if he was not interested.
 He was bending and twisting his body.

 When the older brother saw this, a blue streak appeared on his forehead.
 He didn't like that I ignored him.

 It was, in essence, like, "Oh, no,......, five seconds and 26 seconds, that's too fast,......, I can't beat that,......, what should I do? I think he was expecting Rio's panicked reaction,......, which is pathetic.

 By the way, it is said that a cheetah, which is said to be the fastest animal in the cat family, will run a hundred meters in about five to six seconds.

 In other words, even an average veteran Demon Lord hunter can move as fast as a cheetah in terms of initial speed, acceleration, and maximum speed.

"Next, number twenty-three, Iris, number twenty-four, Maifa. Please be at the starting point.

"Yes, sir.

 Iris and Maifa came first.
 They replied cheerfully, and then took their places at the start of the 100-meter run.

 If this is the way it goes, Rio will be next in line with me.

So, get into position and let's go!

 As soon as the starting official's flag was lowered, Iris and Maifa began to run.
 And then...


 Both of them crossed the finish line in the blink of an eye.

 When they came back, the attendant told them the result with sweat on his forehead.

Yes, Iris, 3.70......, and Maifa, 3.85.......

 When Iris heard this, she looked smug, and Maifa came back to me with a look of disapproval.

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

"...... Bu. ...... I was a little out of sorts today. ...... Next time, it won't be like this.

 It's a good thing that you're not the only one.
 They have a good rivalry with each other.

 I'm sure you'll be able to understand why.
 Well, it's the same for Rio and Meifa, and it's a distance only the three of them can feel.

 On the other hand, the two people who were watching the scene with their mouths wide open were the brother and the little man.

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

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to get the best out of it. That ...... looked to me like those kids were much faster than you. ...... It was just my imagination, wasn't it ......? 

"Oh, oh, oh. I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out. I'm sure you've heard of it. That's what I was using.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out. It's a great idea! I'm not sure what to make of this. ...... Huh? In the event that you've got a lot of money, you'll be able to take advantage of it.

I'm sure you're right. You're learning a lot, aren't you?

"Heh, right?

 The two of them were having a rather interesting interpretation.

 Even though the laxity of the doping check in the status examination is considered a problem by some, at least doping by magic is obvious by the color of the magic power on the body.

 The speed of running a hundred meters in three seconds is equal to the speed of a cheetah that has already reached its maximum speed and runs through a hundred meters at the same speed.

 The current running ability of Iris and Maifa is such that they could catch up with it starting from a standstill.

Next, Brett, number 21, and Rio, number 22, please follow me to the starting point.

 While we were doing this, it was my turn and Rio's turn.
 I called out to Rio, and we headed for the starting point.

"Okay, Rio, let's go.

"All right, bro. Hehe, I'm going to beat you today.

 I'm going to beat you today," Rio said, giving me a big smile.

 That's right. .......
 Agility is Rio's strongest point, and he can already take a bite out of me.

 As I was thinking this, Rio said something like this to me.

Oh, yeah. Would you like to play against me?

"A game? What happens if I lose?

I get to hug you for three minutes.

And if I win?

You get to hug me for three minutes.

...... Rejected. I refuse.

What? Why not?

Don't say "why"! You know you're seducing me, don't you? You're playing with me, aren't you?

"Heh heh heh...

 Rio sticks his tongue out and gives you a friendly smile.

 When I put my hand on Rio's head and ruffled his hair, Rio's cheeks colored with happiness and he squealed like a puppy.

 d*mn, he's so cute, it's a crime.