Early next morning.
Early morning of the next day.
It was about five o'clock in the morning.
As usual, I was the one who woke up early.
For now, it's good that Aleria is sleeping next to me.
No, it's not good, but it's allowed because it's approved by her parents.
But what does it mean that Aina is sleeping next to her?
I'm pretty sure I slept with the door locked last night. .......
Aleria was sleeping close to me, so I don't think she opened the door.
I look at the corner of the room.
...... I see, that's what it could be.
It must have been difficult for her to sleep in an unusual environment.
It's not good, but it can't be helped. .......
Fortunately, today I wasn't grabbing my chest like before.
Aleria and Aina were only holding my arms, so I gently let go and left the bed.
First, a drink to wake me up.
I quenched my thirst with cold water and went out of the room.
I thought I'd go out for a little walk...
'Good morning, Yuki.
In front of his room, he bumped into Arelia's father, Emperor Julius.
'You're up early, aren't you?
'You're the one who's up early.
'Oh, come on, you don't want to be the emperor because of me and Yuki-kun, do you?
'No, but ......'
'But Yuki, it's hard for you to call me that. ...... I can understand that feeling.'
Apparently, you understand.
It's true that Aleria is the closest thing to a fiancÃ©e that I have now.
I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.
...... No, but is that so?
You can't think of any examples to be honest.
What's the right answer? ......?
'So, I have a suggestion. Yuki-kun.'
'You can call me 'Mr. Julius'. Do you understand?
'Mr. Julius, is it ......?
'Yes. You can call me that without worrying about it. You can think of me as your uncle.
I can't really think of him as such, but I'm not afraid to call him that.
'I understand. I'll call you that from now on.
'Hmm. So what is it, Yuki-kun?
'What is it?
'You're an adventurer, aren't you, Yuki?
'May I ask your profession?
'I'm a sage.'
When I answered, I could see the question mark appear on Julius-san's face.
I'm used to this reaction.
'That doesn't seem to be a very common profession. You can use both magic and swords.'
'Hmm ...... which is your main one?'
'Well, ...... I'm about the same skill level with both, but I tend to use magic when I'm on the spur of the moment, and sword when I'm fighting from the hip. It's not something I'm very conscious of. ......'
'Oh! You use a sword, Yuki! That's very convenient!
I have a bad feeling about this.
'Actually, I've been practicing my sword every day. I'm the one who taught Aleria to use a sword. I'm sorry to sound so pompous, but of course I don't think I can beat you, Yuki, who defeated the demon tribe.''
I can't see what you're talking about. .......
The answer came quickly.
'So, why don't you teach me how to use a sword?
'What, not to the emperor ...... but to you, Julius-san?
'Well, I don't want to force you if you don't want to, but I'd appreciate it if you could ...... teach me.'
Julius-san looked at me earnestly. I felt as if he was as straight as a boy.
'I want to be able to use a sword well, no matter how old I am.
'I see. ...... I understand. I'd be happy to help you.
This is how I ended up teaching Julius how to use a sword in the morning.