The Deadly Sins Sorcerer of Magic Academy
Mahou Gakuen no Taizai Majutsushi
Arc 2 Martial Arts Festival
The Saintess and The Hero
The contestants for The Kingdom of Lapis Lazuli’s Martial Arts Festival were as follows
First grade: Julis Anderberg
First grade: Emilia Lapis Lazuli
Second grade: Rubert Hardy
Second grade: Terry Fletcher
Third grade: Henry Harrison
Third grade: Sofia da Vinci
Fourth grade: Elliot Heviss
Fourth Grade: Annise Campbell
In the recent Lapis Lazuli Kingdom Martial Arts Festival Selection Tournament, students from the Lapis Lazuli Royal Magic Academy filled all the slots in the Martial Arts Festival, surpassing the selected elite students from other schools.
As one would expect from the best magic academy in the kingdom, the students enrolled there also seemed to stand out from the crowd.
Among the contestants were Lady Emilia, the third princess of the Kingdom of Lapis Lazuli, and Elliott Beavis, the student council president of Lapis Lazuli Royal Magic Academy.
Despite being from a commoner background, the talent that got him to that position with the support of the academy’s students and his own acknowledged ability was not a fluke.
Some of them did not achieve a clean victory————but the students of the Royal Magic Academy showed their abilities by a wide margin. Their appearance was truly befitting of those who will support and led the kingdom.
However, one student caught my attention.
A first grade student of Lapis Lazuli Royal Magic Academy————Julis Anderberg.
This person was the fastest to win the selection competition held in the academy, and he did not even give his opponent a chance to make a move in the Lapis Lazuli’s national selection competition.
What surprised me the most was the fact that the magic he used was not something I was familiar with.
There were two magic tricks that appeared to me he used. As soon as he snapped his fingers, a lion-like demonic beast appeared from behind him and instantly made his opponent fall to the ground. The other was probably some kind of instantaneous movement, I thought? In an instant, he shifted above his opponent’s head and kicked him in the brain with all his might.
One of the court mages who was watching it said, “That’s impossible.”
I also went to talk to him, but he refused, saying, “No, I would never reveal my moves in public”. Well, it was a natural reaction for a person who was about to challenge the martial arts festival.
Anyway, I am looking forward to the upcoming martial arts festival.
It seemed that each country, like ours, had decided on its contestants.
Who will grab the glory?
As a reporter and a person, I couldn’t help but pay attention to this event————
The girl asked the boy sitting next to her with a cheerful voice softly as she read a single issue of the magazine.
The setting sun was shining in and the classroom they were in glowed orange. The girl’s light blue hair reflected off the classroom, making her look somewhat enigmatic
However, only the boy could see this scene. Because they were the only two people in the classroom.
“Maan, I wonder why you have an issue of another country’s magazine in your possession?”
“Mufu~! I’ll tell you that it’s from my top-secret route~!”
The girl said proudly as she puffed out her ample breasts. The black-haired boy sighed loudly at the sight of her.
Most likely, he thought, the church members made another reckless request.
“And by the way, does it happen often that all the contestants from the Lapis Lazuli Kingdom are from the same academy?”
“I guess it doesn’t happen very often. Certainly, that is the best magic academy in the Lapis Lazuli Kingdom, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t talented people in other academies~. Thinking about it, maybe there are a lot of interesting people this year……”
The girl with light blue hair laughed happily.
As she touched the mace she carried on her back, she hummed like a child in anticipation.
“Geez…… even though battle-crazed saintess isn’t popular in any anime or novels nowadays……”
“Sometimes you say things I don’t understand, Takaaki-kun, is that a story from another world~?”
“Yes, yes, I guess it’s a kind of amusement.”
The boy looked up at the empty ceiling as he sat on his chair.
When the conversation stopped, there was silence in the room. The boy felt strangely comfortable in the silence.
“Aah~! I can’t wait to see Cecilia-chan~!”
The girl hugged her favorite mace and thought about the girl she hadn’t seen recently.
“Is that the girl who always writes to you?”
“Yes! She’s my sweet, sweet little sister~! I’ve never been able to see her since I started accompanying the hero……, Already, I’m running out of Cecilia-chan ingredients!”
“…… That poor little girl!”
The boy felt sorry for the girl whose face he didn’t even know.
“I’m sure Cecilia-chan will be there too! Because the letter said she attends the Lapis Lazuli Royal Magic Academy, and she’s a saintess! It would be strange if she doesn’t come~…… or rather, if she doesn’t come, I’ll destroy the Kingdom of Lapis Lazuli.”
(That’s not the face befitting of a saintess. ……)
Seeing the girl whose expression was instantly covered in darkness, the boy was saddened to see that she was not the saintess he had envisioned. He also wished that if he could meet that little girl, the saintess called Cecilia would not be like this person.
“————Speaking of which, there’s a guy named Julis who appears here…. As I recall, he’s the one whom Cecilia-chan is taking care of right now, isn’t he?”
The girl looked at the extra issue again.
The name on it was the same as the one that was always mentioned in the letters that were often sent by her sister.
“Aah……, the man who helped the saintess, right?”
The boy, who was always with the girl, of course knew the contents of the letter.
He knew what the letters said because he had heard them so often from the girl in front of him.
“Yeah……. Cecilia-chan’s letter said he was cool, kind, and a little greedy, but————he’s strong enough to protect himself. That’s what she said~.”
“If he is, really that strong……”
The girl laughed happily————again.
“You’d better fix that battle-crazed personality of yours, wouldn’t you? Otherwise, I don’t know if you’ll never get a partner, okay?”
‘It’ll be fine, I love someone stronger than me~! Takaaki-kun is stronger than me, but I don’t like him because he’s the hero!”
“I wonder why I was rejected…… Besides, I already have a fiancée……”
“And besides, Takaaki-kun, you say that yet you are laughing in anticipation as well, aren’t you?”
When the girl pointed this out to him, he rubbed his face.
Then he realized that the corner of his mouth was turned up, just as the girl had said.
“Fufu…… I guess you’re right. I am apparently a person just like you. I wasn’t like this before……. Maybe I’ve changed since I acquired this power.”
The boy stood up and gripped the divine sword that he kept by his side.
“As a Hero, there are no opponents before me————which is why I guess I am trembling in anticipation at the powerful opponent that will appear in the future.”
“I know, right~♪ I’m also looking forward to getting serious for the first time in a long time~!”
The girl was known as The Saintess.
The boy was known as The Hero.
The two trembled with excitement at the prospect of meeting their newfound opponent.