The Deadly Sins Sorcerer of Magic Academy
Mahou Gakuen no Taizai Majutsushi
Arc 2 Martial Arts Festival
In a carriage
Now, after the national selection competition was over, Julis and his group were heading to Zagar, where the martial arts festival was to be held.
Zagar, which was adjacent to the Kingdom of Lapis Lazuli, faced the sea and was known as a large country because of its thriving trade using the port.
Furthermore, this time, a Hero was summoned to the Zagar country. ──── Therefore, the recognition and development of the country would be even greater than before. The country where the chosen one is located is naturally not a country that can be ignored, and while forming alliances with other countries, they are all agitating for one step forward.
That was why Zagar was chosen as the venue for this year’s festival.
And now, Julis and his group were on their way to Zagar, which could be reached in one day by horse-drawn carriage.
The participants and their leaders were going to Zagar by carriage because there was a combination of preparation and ceremony at the beginning.
“The air was so bad…… Emilia-han…….”
In the midst of all this, Julis was crouched in the corner of the carriage.
No conversation, and no smiles, everyone was sitting in their respective seats, radiating nervousness and spirit.
The cargo seat of the luxurious carriage, which displayed the symbol flag of the Lapis Lazuli Kingdom, was spacious enough for 50 people to sit comfortably. In addition, it was followed by dozens of escort knights.
For Julis, who had been acting on his own desires and never having any escort, this situation was very uncomfortable.
“Well, even though everyone here is from the same country, everyone was also opponents of each other, so it’s inevitable that the atmosphere becomes like this…”
A single flower blooming in the raging battlefield. An oasis that treated him as usual in such a tense atmosphere.
For Julis now, the very Emilia sitting next to him looked like an angel.
(And just being a little away from Cecilia makes me anxious…)
Currently, Julis and Cecilia were separated. Even though he knew they could meet up later, he couldn’t help but feel anxious when Cecilia was not by his side.
Is he becoming dependent on Cecilia, or is he just concerned about her safety? Julis himself couldn’t quite tell.
“Fufu, even Julis-sama can dislike this kind of atmosphere, huh?”
“Well, what’s up with that… even I can do too, you know… I was known for being a guy who can read the atmosphere back home. I’m not some idiot who would throw a party in a place like this.”
“My? Where did your usual arrogance go?”
“I know at least how to act according to the time and place. Even if everyone here is weaker than me.”
Julis, who self-claimed to be a guy who could read the atmosphere, didn’t display such an arrogant attitude in a place like this.
He quietly talked in a hushed voice.
“Hahaha, isn’t that statement kind of arrogant?”
“Shut up, Emilia.”
Julis nudged Emilia as she laughed teasingly.
Emilia’s face momentarily lights up, it’s probably not just a coincidence.
“Oh? You two seem relaxed over there.”
At that moment, a new voice interrupted Julis and Emilia’s quiet conversation in the corner.
In front of Julis, a boy with neatly arranged blond hair, a well-groomed face, and a refreshing smile was sitting with his legs stretched out, relaxing.
If one were to describe him in one word, it was…
A handsome guy. Yes, the student who sat in front of Julis and started a conversation was a handsome guy.
“Nice to meet you, I suppose? I’m Elliot Heviss, I’m in my fourth year and I’m serving as the student council president.”
“Even his self-introduction is handsome…!”
Every word that came out of the blond boy’s mouth────Elliot, gave Julis a sense of discomfort.
It’s probably because Julis was born with an ordinary face.
“I am Emilia Lapis Lazuli. I’m a student in the same grade as Julis-sama.”
On the other hand, Emilia calmly returned the introduction. Her composure didn’t waver even in the presence of a handsome guy. Perhaps due to she was truly a princess.
No, maybe there was a different reason.
“Please stop being so formal. It makes me uncomfortable to be respected by the princess.”
“Fufu, then let’s just be ourselves.”
Emilia, who smiled gracefully like an angel. And Elliot, who was captivated by her presence despite having a light bitter smile on his face.
Were truly a beautiful couple. If someone were to paint a portrait, these two would surely make a stunning model.
(The-they’re so dazzling!?)
For Julis, an ordinary person, their presence was poisonous to his eyes.
“You’re Julis Anderberg, right? We might become opponents, but it would be helpful if we could get along as students from the same academy.”
Saying that, Elliot extended his hand to Julis.
“Ah, I’m allergic to handsome guys.”
But Julis instinctively rejected his hand.
It all stemmed from his single prejudge. He was behaving like a brat.
“Julis-sama? I may not understand your feelings at all, but wouldn’t it be better to at least pretend to be friendly? Even I would instinctively reject any man other than Julis-sama who tried to reach out to me, but in this situation, at least a minimum greeting…”
“Ahaha… Emilia-sama, you’re quite straightforward, aren’t you?”
“But Emilia!? This person is incredibly handsome, isn’t he!? Look at that aura of handsomeness emanating from his wry smile! Even as a man, I can’t help but think, ‘Ah, I can’t compare to him!’ Ah, damn it, I’m so jealous! I hate handsome guys who have everything I don’t! I hate this person!”
“And you’re quite honest too, aren’t you…”
“It’s okay, Julis-sama. A person is not just their face… I, um… I actually… like you more than him.”
Emilia’s cheeks slightly flushed as she calmed Julis’ jealousy down.
Elliot could only laugh at the two of them at this point.
(I didn’t talk to them just to be told all this…)
Amusing or rather, strong personalities.
It was probably the most words anyone has ever said to him, at least since he had been student council president.
Amidst all that────
“What’s wrong? Can’t you guys sit quietly?”
Beside Julis was the entrance to the empty carriage seat, designed to allow them to get on if they could keep up with the carriage’s speed.
There, a girl dressed in a modest, gothic-style dress with a predominantly black color scheme appeared.
At that moment, she skillfully delivered a knee kick to Julis’ head.
“Master… How dare you…!”
“You’re noisy. Shut up and be quiet, my disciple.”
Pressing his head down and glaring at him, Musée confidently spoke without hesitation.
As expected of a brave. Furthermore, Julis’ master. She was more than qualified to lead this trip.
On the other hand, Emilia and Elliot tilted their heads upon hearing an unignorable word.
However, they refrained from interrupting their conversation for now, suppressing their desire to ask questions.
“But he’s a handsome guy, Master! The most enviable quality in this world… “handsome”. Can you not be jealous of someone who possesses that!?”
Julis couldn’t stop his jealousy.
Despite the person being right in front of him, his feelings were expressed loudly and frankly.
As a result, he attracted the attention of those around――――but Julis didn’t mind at all.
“Calm down, my disciple. With that kind of mindset, you won’t be able to succeed in the Martial Arts Festival, you know?”
With Musée’s words, Julis immediately calmed down.
“In the Martial Arts Festival, even with your power, you can’t afford to be careless. So for now, you should relax and focus. In everything, composure is the key.”
Musée calmly advised Julis.
Upon hearing Musée’s words, Julis obediently sat on his knees and became quiet, as if his previous fury was just a lie.
Seeing his figure, Musée nodded happily and slightly bent down to pat Julis’ head.
“You should just focus on the Martial Arts Festival. I’ll kick away anyone who gets in your way… So, do your best without getting too worked up about it.”
After saying that, without waiting for Julis’ response, Musée quickly rushed out from the entrance.
Where did she go? The carriage was still running, but she was no longer there.
The two were still speechless at such a scene.
Perhaps it was because the brave was talking so familiarly with Julis.
And Julis also remained silent.
As instructed by Musée, he focused on what he needed to do.
And while doing so, the carriage carrying Julis and the others crossed the border.
[To be Continued]