Arc 1 Admission to Royal Magic Academy
Towards the royal capital
Hearing that the entrance exam was to be held the day after tomorrow, Julis and Cecilia left for the royal capital at noon that day.
Marianne and all the servants came to see them off, as well as the people who heard the rumor.
Marsha, for some reason, was buried in a hole and could not come to see them off.
Receiving warm cheers from everyone, Julis and Cecilia were off, with having neither carriage nor escort prepared for themーーーー
“T, this’s amazing, Julis! The scenery is changing in the blink of an eye!”
“It’s fine to get excited, but absolutely don’t ever let go of my hand, okay?”
ーーーーBecause they were flying in the sky.
The figure of Julis, who was carrying Cecilia in a princess’s carry, disappeared in an instant.
The next moment they appeared was far ahead in the sky. And then, while experiencing a bit of a floating sensation, they disappears again, and once again, proceeded far aheadーーーーheading towards the royal capital.
……Well, the two were indeed in the sky, but the word “flying” might be a bit of a misnomer.
It might be the people who saw them would think soーーーー
“It’s like teleportation!”
“…… Well, maybe so?”
They were not flying, but moving.
If others saw this, they would probably be surprised.ーーーーThat’s why Julis and Cecilia were moving through the sky, aiming for the royal capital.
The distance to the royal capital, which would take two months, was shortened in the blink of an eye.
The reason why Marsha didn’t prepare a carriage and escort for them might be because it was unnecessary.
“But Julis’s sorcery is amazing……. Teleportation is something that can’t be replicated with even today’s modern magic.”
“But to be precise, this is not a teleportation, you know?”
“Is that so?”
Cecilia looked at Julis’s face in wonder.
But Julis didn’t meet her gaze, because he prioritizes safety.
“Yeah……, if anything, this isn’t ‘we’re moving’, instead ‘the world is moving for us’.”
“Yes, that’s right. Think about it, Why do I have to move myself to move? If I’m going to move, it’s only natural for the other side to move for me, right……. Trying to move me is beyond ridiculous.”
This sorcery Julis created was “to move the coordinate in his field of vision to the coordinate where he is”.
By setting the coordinate in a certain spot of his field of view and moving it to the coordinate he was, his own coordinate would be overwritten…… The coordinates he set would shift and it would look as if he’d moved.
This was why it looked like they were moving at a moment’s notice and yet they were able to move with great speed through the footholdless sky.
“Fufuu, prideful, yes.”
“It’s just natural…… this is the sorcery of Superbia.”
“For that matter, the usual Julis isn’t prideful at all, is he? It’s more like modest or mature…….”
(TLN: Pride with furigana Superbia”; in raw it’s “Superdia (スペルディア)” but I tried searching wiki, and found it should be “Superbia”, so I thought it’s better to change it.)
It was not easy to behave like that, even if he tried.
……This was why he might have given birth to the sorcery of Superbia, Julis suddenly thought.
“Then, I’m going to go all out at once……Absolutely don’t ever let go, understand?”
“…… Absolutely don’t, do you understand?”
“Are you pretending? Does Julis want me to let go?”
With a little bit of fun, Julis went straight through the sky to the royal capital using Superbia.
“Haa… haa… ugh! I can’t move anymore, I can’t!”
A short distance from the royal capital, on a meadow. If they looked around, they could see the fortress that surrounded the royal capital, and this place with no obstructions at all gives them a refreshed feeling.
In such a meadow, Julis was lying down, breathing heavily.
Cecilia, on the other hand, placed Julis’s head on her lap and stroked his head affectionately. That was the so-called lap pillow.
“Thank you for your hard work.”
“Right! Thanks for your hard, me!”
Six hours had passed since their departure. Julis and Cecilia managed to reach the royal capital safely.
All that is left to do is to pass through the checkpoint and check in at the Magic Academy.
Then they can relax in the soft beds.
(Aah~……, but keep like this might be just fine…….)
He was sure that Cecilia’s lap pillow is more comfortable than any high-class innーーーーor perhaps even more satisfying…… thought Julis.
“If you’re tired, I can use my magic to recover you, you know.”
“It’s okay, it probably doesn’t affect anything to me. My current fatigue is not physically, it’s mentally.”
“Yeah, and ……, my sorcery doesn’t use the mana inside my bodyーーーーinstead, it was “performed by using mana in the air”.”
Magic is performed by putting the mana inside the body on an image to create a phenomenon, but the sorcery that Julis created is performed by putting the mana outside the body on an image to create a phenomenon.
This is why Julis, who had no mana, was able to use it and the concept of the limit of mana was no longer exist for him.
“But these sorceries are not an omnipotent either……. For example, there are ‘restrictions’ when using them, and gathering mana outside the body and making sorceries happen uses more mind than performing magic…….Haa.”
“Ummm…… I don’t really understand, butーーーーin short, you’re tired, aren’t you?”
“Right, right……, so heal me.”
“Fufu~, then let’s take a break here for a while.”
Cecilia continued to pat Julis’s languid head.
At first glance, he might be looked lazy, but she thought it was okay for now.
“You did your best.”
She gave a gentle smile to Julis.