There's one thing I need to tell you.
Since Akira's arrival, Noah-san has stopped practicing like the human sandbag she was before.
Maybe it was the words Akira said that tugged at her heartstrings, or maybe she was playing with us from the beginning.
Whatever it is, I'm not very good at reading people's emotions.
If all the people in the world had an honest thought process, things would be much simpler.
The day after Akira's arrival, I was wiping down the windows as the sun was shining brightly and making me sleepy, when Noah appeared in front of me, seeing that there was no one else around, and he said this with a serious face.
I couldn't help but brace myself as I remembered what had happened yesterday, but then I remembered that she hadn't attacked us before we weren't firmly poised.
Now that I think about it, maybe she was trying to train us in her own way.
The way she did it was really outrageous, though.
What is it that you want to talk about ......?
I tossed the rag I'd been wringing out to wipe the window into the bucket and stood up to look down at her, who was even shorter than I was.
She pushed me toward the less popular side, looking vaguely around my waist.
Around my waist, or more accurately, she looks at the sword I'm carrying around my waist.
'What is this sword?'
A sword that was handed to me saying that it was a holy sword, probably fake and just sturdy.
I've been saved by this sword countless times in my journey so far, and it's not an exaggeration to say that it's no longer a part of me.
That's why it's a shame that this sword is not a holy sword.
I've been wondering how happy I would be to be able to use this sword to perform that technique that I was able to unleash with the Holy Sword Technique that I couldn't master even though I had practiced so much, until I saw it in my dreams.
''Hasn't that sword become a holy sword yet?
"Not yet," she would have said.
I unconsciously put my hand on the hilt.
Unfazed by my state of readiness to draw my sword at any moment, she said, tracing a finger across her mouth.
The sword of the brave is not an easy thing to pass down from generation to generation. I've been told that the holy sword is the sword of the brave, but that's not true. The sword of the brave is not something that can be passed down from generation to generation. The sword of the brave is never passed down from one generation to the next; it is only in the hands of one person, a brave man, that the weapon can give power to a brave man who cares about him. That is the Holy Sword. Well, there are things that are not in the shape of a sword.
Otherwise, the weapons held by the larger and smaller ones would be the same, right? I just opened my eyes as Noah said that as a matter of course.
Subconsciously, I had imagined that the "sword of the brave" was like the legend of King Arthur, a sword that only one person could pull off.
I'm sure that the sword I've been using was broken in the labyrinth, and when I was handed this sword, I felt a sense of comfort in it.
I'm sure you'll be able to find out what's going on in the marketplace and what's going on in the world.
I'm sure you'll be able to find a way to make the most of your time with us.
...... Are you sure about that?
Even if it's indeed true, I can't help but doubt it.
It's not only because this person is the newest among us, but also because Akira and the rest of the non-combatants were beaten to a pulp without restraint and that's why I don't trust him.
Now he's pretending to tell me something, but I don't know what he really thinks.
I'm in Mali and I'm seeing examples of people who seem feeble-minded turned leopard.
'...... That's right. The best way for you guys to doubt me would be to doubt me. I'm not sure that's true either. After all, it's fortunate for a man to be brave once in his life. I've been alive a long time and have only seen two.
Despite his unspoken suspicions, Noah laughed with amusement and slowly turned his feet toward the building.
'Nevertheless, the wisdom of our ancestors should be passed on. "To awaken the sword of the brave, it is the experience and heart of the brave themselves. These words were spoken by a brave man of the previous generation. You don't have to believe them, but keep them in the corner of your mind.
With that, Noah's figure hid behind the building.
Could it be that that was advice?
Even while I was fighting Noah-san, I was thinking about how to use the 'Holy Sword Technique' that I was able to use only once at that time.
Once I almost gave up on the 'Holy Sword Technique' because of the difference in swords, but if the sword wasn't a factor, it was because of my heart.
It had been a grueling journey so far, but this partner didn't break no matter how recklessly I attacked him.
'...... Maybe you've already accepted me.
I pulled my sword from its scabbard and placed it against the sun, which shines on humans equally, even if it is in another world.
For a moment, the sword seemed to glow in response to my words.