The Deadly Sins Sorcerer of Magic Academy
Mahou Gakuen no Taizai Majutsushi
Arc 2 Martial Arts Festival
The Martial Arts Festival Is
“The annual Martial Arts Festival is an event where representatives of the academies from different countries compete in their prowess.”
Julis and his friends were sitting in a circle so that they could see each other’s faces amidst the sound of swords being clashed.
Emilia explained everything to Julis, who knew nothing about the martial arts festival. Julis was listening to this explanation with Cecilia on his lap, who was still grumpy with her cheeks puffed out.
Emilia and Mirabelle were also slightly grumpy.
“First of all, in order to participate in the festival, you must qualify for one of the two seats available for each grade.”
“Of course, the two seats are not reserved only for this academy────, but for all grades in the country.”
“Hmm hmm…… So that means, I have to kick out all the other participants of the same grade in the country────, is that it?”
Currently, there were eight magic academies in the Kingdom of Lapis Lazuli, including this one.
In this academy, there were about 200 students per grade. If other academies were included, there would be approximately 2,000 students. The odds of obtaining one of those two seats──── were quite hard.
“…… Say, is the odds of getting into the martial arts festival that hard? Why don’t they just let everyone who wants to participate in it?”
“But Julis-kun, if so, the number of participants in the festival will be huge.”
“Indeed, If you participate in the festival, you will be the center of attention of the whole country. In addition, if you win, you get a prize, and even if you don’t, you can show that you are good enough to participate in the festival────. That’s why everyone wants to participate in the festival.”
“…… is it?”
Julis was drooping in disappointment.
It seemed that Julis had a long way to go to get to his goal.
“…… By the way, those who want to participate, raise your hands.”
Julis asked everyone.
Cecilia who were sitting on his lap──── and Mirabelle, didn’t raise their hands.
“Obviously I want to, Julis! I’ve got to show the whole world these majestic muscles!”
Saying this, Ricardo posed to show off his biceps.
He was somewhat on fire.
“I can understand if it’s Anastasia──── but, to my surprise. I can’t believe Mirabelle doesn’t participate while Emilia does.”
“I don’t really want any honors or anything, and I don’t expect to get any rewards~. So, this time I’ll be cheering with Cecilia-chan instead!”
“I’m looking forward to cheering with you! Let’s cheer for everyone!”
The two of them were really good friends, smiling at each other.
The scene was somewhat heartwarming for Julis.
“I came to this academy to develop my abilities…… so naturally I have no reason to miss out on this opportunity to fight against strong people.”
“…… Is Emilia a junkie?”
“Fufu, I shall let you interpret it yourself.”
Emilia smiled elegantly with her hand over her mouth.
Her smile seemed to have some depth to it, and Julis was a little horrified.
“Ah-hem! A, and then? How do they decide who gets those two seats?”
Cecilia rushed to Mirabelle, and Julis, whose knees were getting lonely, asked.
“I believe that the two seats for each grade will be decided at the upcoming academy’s selection competition next month. Then the two seats from each academy will fight each other to decide who will be the two seats for the martial arts festival.”
“At the martial arts festival, students of all grades will compete against each other in a tournament format. Of course, sometimes students from the same grade fight each other, and sometimes students from the same country fight each other.”
Julis nodded in a light tone.
(Which means I can do some special training for it…… it might be a good opportunity to test “that”.)
Julis smiled at the time period being established.
“As usual, you seem to have a lot of leeways.”
Anastasia looked at Juulis with a smile on her face and gave him a look of amazement.
As for Julis, he didn’t mean it that way at all.
“Oh man, there’s no way I have, you miserable tits.”
“Huuh? What did you just say?”
“Hii! I didn’t say anything!”
Julis apologized with a vigorous salute in front of the thin sword held at his throat.
It seemed that his Acedia could not be successfully exercised on Anastasia, who was already in the form of a demon.
“Indeed, I think even Julis-sama might have a hard time this time.”
“Ah, as I recall, I was told that the Hero will be participating this time?”
It was a being summoned from another world to defeat the Demon Lord and chosen by the Holy Sword.
It was said to be capable of piercing mountains, purifying demons, and leaving sound behind────. The actual fact was, that nobody knew how much of it was true.
“Yes……, this time the hero is attending the academy of the Zagar country. He has just been summoned and doesn’t know much about this world, so he’s studying there and trying to improve his skills.”
“Have Emilia-sama met him already?”
“No…… it’s just that my dear sister has met him once. And Zagar has been hiding the hero until now────, so I am sure they will let him participate this time to show off his skills.”
“I don’t think there’s any need to hide him…… However, just having a hero in the country can keep other countries in check and give them an advantage────. Considering that, they wanted him to develop his abilities and appeal to other countries…….. I think that’s probably the reason?”
“I’m also up to that point…… but surely even the Hero can’t win against Julis-sama. Poor Zagar country.”
“Wait, wait, wait. What the hell is this mysterious trust?”
Julis said so, but Emilia just responded with, “What? Isn’t it obvious?” and looked at him as if to confirm this.
It was so unbearable for Julis that he could not help but wonder about it.
“But it’s true, I can’t imagine Julis losing. Well, I’ve never seen the Hero, so I don’t know.”
“No, why do you guys have such a high evaluation of me?”
“Julis is sure to win, right!”
“Thanks for it~ Cecilia~ But you know what? I want to win, but I’m not sure if I can, you know?”
“I’m sure Julis-kun will be fine! You will, you will!”
“I don’t get what I’ll be fine means.”
“Well, I guess we should start celebrating now, huh?”
“Please no, I’ll be really embarrassed if I don’t win. So please don’t do that.”
He had no idea what everyone else was expecting.
Julis was in tears as he thought of this. Those were evaluations that made him both happy and not so happy.
“Well, joking aside──── since I’m going to participate, I’m going to take the challenge seriously……, so be prepared, okay, Julis.”
“I’ll give it my all, too, Julis-sama.”
“I won’t lose, Julis!”
At once, the three who are going to participate in the martial arts festival looked at Julis with fighting spirits on their faces.
Why are you guys telling only me? He wondered────
“…… I’m not going to lose either!”
Julis had a soft smile on his face as he took in the words.
Although he did not know whether it would come true or not, he still wanted to stand next to Cecilia.
Julis will participate in the martial arts festival.