94) The Return of The  Wind Prodigy (part 4)

Editor : Xinshou

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We were inside the girls attendant dorm, Charlotte’s room to be exact.

Because of the sudden monster invasion, it couldn’t be helped for the usually organized room to become such a mess right now.

And thanks to that I became so exhausted I had to lie down on the bed.

Charlotte was previously showing a rare reaction where she was crying out loud and that was really troubling for me.

Even then, she was sitting on one end of the bed and once in a while tried to steal a glance at me.

But it seems she has finally steeled her resolve and looked at me directly.

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[S-so…….Slow-sama……. already knows everything……. But, honestly, to be able to hear the voices of the spirits…….. I think that is already cheating, Slow-sama]

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[Well, I also think that is a cheat myself. Oh and by the way, right now the great wind spirit is lying there right now]

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I said the truth just for your information.

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[Eh! Ah! I’m sorry! I never thought Art Ange would be the great wind spirit’s name!]

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It’s true that Art Ange was feeling sad since Charlotte forgot about her, but she was feeling happy since she will be able to materialize soon in the future.

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It was a happy future for her after all.

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I never forgot about it nyaa, but a long time ago I always used to sit on her arms, even though the person herself was not aware of it nyaa.

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[Don’t worry about it, Art Ange is not angry at you. She is a cat that that will soon forget things in the past, as expected from the great wind spirit.]

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Art Ange looked at me intently with narrow eyes as if she wanted to assault me, let’s just ignore it.

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[…..I was always protected by you Slow-same. Wait, perhaps, don’t tell me, did you turn into a pig because of me?]

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[I have to say that was just my glorious rebel age that time.  But well, I guess you can say you are one of the reasons]

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I saw Charlotte throw the pig plushie towards me.

But, the plushie never reached me, but instead hit Charlotte’s back of the head.

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[….What is it, Charlotte?]

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I couldn’t see the ceiling any longer since Charlotte was suddenly filling all my sight.

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[…..Slow-same, is it hard for you?]

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Just a millimeter more and it would be just like when I was in a position to kiss with Princess Karina again.

Well, at that time I hade a cover on me though.

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[…Well, how do I say this]

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There still was some distance between us, but the imperial princess’s lips were very beautiful, she also had eyes that could take anyone’s breath away just by looking at them, and those were the only things I could see with my eyes.

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[I guess I never thought about it as hard or something. Somehow I was having fun doing it since doing that means I will be beside you, the one that I love and that brings me happiness. Also, I was feeling like some secret knight trying to protect his princess, that is you. Oh and if you just move a little bit closer now, it will be easier for us to kiss Charlotte]

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I had experience doing this kind of stuff before.

Thanks to that it seems I had come one step closer to be an adult.

And Charlotte seems to be startled hearing my little provocation.

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[I-I, I am not a princess anymore! The Hugh Jack empire no longer exists…… And please stop saying that! That was foul play! Foul play, so please stop it!]

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[That? What is that?]

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[Um…. that about loving me! It makes my head go blank…….and also Slow-sama suddenly became so cool…..]

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It was a word that every winner in life usually hears.

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[Me? I’m cool?]

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[Everyone was saying that while going ‘Kyaa–kyaaa’ nonstop…..]

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[…. You serious? Let me make sure in real time after this]

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What an odd feeling I have here. I am cool huh.

I thought I was good material for some slapstick comedy.

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[You are so sly to not be able to see that yourself……. Then, Slow-sama. What do you want to talk about?]

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[Oh, Ooooh yeaaaah. I have something to talk with you Charlotte buhii]

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I somehow raised my body and sat down right where I was.

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[Tha-that one…… so cute]

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Charlotte was right beside me. She was so close to me, she practically was hugging me and it gave me some idea of doing something in this bed.

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[What is cute?]

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[Th-that…. Buhii buhii, that buhii buhii…. is cute…..]

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Charlotte was embarrassed by something, her face had turned so red.

 

I don’t know what to do with her now since she purses her lips like that, well guess I can’t help it huh.

 

Plus it seemed like she wasn’t planning to get away from me anytime soon.

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[Hey, Aren’t we to close now? Is this how Hugh Jack empire’s princess should act?]

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[S-slow-sama has been trying hard for me all this time, ……A-as the princess of Hugh Jack Empire….. I need to give my knights a reward……Hrmrmrmrm. B-but… why did you come so late?…… you were so slow I already cried…..]

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Charlotte still got easily embarrassed saying things like that as expected.

But it was a gentlemans job to not say he saw a lady crying even though he saw it.

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[…T-to make a p-princess become anxious…. Y-you have failed as a k-knight…..]

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………

What is this creature, how come you are so cute Charlotte?

I’m glad I survived up till now.

I can leave happily after now with just this cute memory.

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[……]

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The great wind spirit was looking at me scornfully……

Let’s just ignore her, hey you Ms. stray-cat, just goes over there, shoo shoo.

The preparation for that is not finished yet, so it’s impossible to do it now.

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Now that I thought about it, Charlotte’s tone had changed to one that I used to hear.

Right now we both shared such a great secret between both of us.

I kinda felt bad to Silva for saying this, but I was really glad he wasn’t here with us at the moment.

He was currently helping Rokomoko-sensei and the headmaster  to protect the cathedral from the remaining monsters.

There were still some monsters that lurked around here. So to make it easier for those three to protect the academy people, they were assembled in one place.

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[Well, Charlotte, I will go on a journey towards the former Hugh Jack empire territory]

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Hearing my sudden proposal made Charlotte’s body jump a little.

We coukd hear someone chanting magic from outside the window.

At the same time, the great wind spirit’s body suddenly got stiff and dropped to the ground very hard.

Probably there were some flying monsters that crashed their body toward the barrier when Silva was the one responsible for maintaining the barrier.

He tends to use Ms. great wind spirit’s power as he pleases, I think he will get punished once she successfully materializes.

Well well, guess I will say it first before it happens, rest in peace Silva.

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[To the Hugh Jack empire..? But I heard that place has turned into a place ruled by monsters. …… it’s dangerous, Slow-sama]

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Yup, that is true.

Right now the monsters are ruling that place.

But just for your information, there weren’t many monsters who loved war living there.

It was partially thanks to the existence of big sister demon lord, Aerith ruling there.

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[And it will be very bad if a noble got captured by those monsters there….]

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Yes, in case a noble got captured by these monsters inside their country, it wouldl count as an act of aggression against them.

For our country the noble class would be the aristocrats and some powerful nobles, while for the great magic country it would be their great sorcerers.

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[You don’t need to worry about me being a noble]

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There wee only a few humans that Aerith gave permission to freely enter her territory.

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[Well, there are a lot of monsters there so it has to be dangerous, but I need to go there no matter what. And Charlotte, I want to go there together with you]

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Charlotte couldn’t say anything after hearing my response. Her hand kept fidgeting as if she wanted to ask something.

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[…is it perhaps because I was born there?]

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She looked at me full of worry.

When I looked back at her, I could feel her warmth through her clothes.

Geez, letting her show that kind of face even though I tried to protect you from it, it means I need to try harder then.

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[Charlotte, I am still the same old piggy duke. I am still a failure who can’t cook for myself and don’t know how to wash my clothes by myself…..]

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And then I said the following sentences with confidence to her…

[‘I know you are the princess of Hugh jack empire. But you know…]

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******

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[—– If you are not by my side, trust me, in just 3 days, I will be dead, without a doubt]

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[I think the way you say it is so unfair to me …]

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******

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The girl looked at her master.

Charlotte thought the way her master said those things just now was so unfair.

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[Haaaah, I think I am the perfect candidate for that since I am your personal attendant]

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Was I just able to make her say yes? Or so he thought.

But sadly it was not because of what he said, but the girl had already decided on her own answer since before he asked about it.

When she found out about her own master knowing about her real identity as the princess of the already fallen empire, the thought of ‘this will be making a rift between both of us’ haunted her.

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What am I thinking, Slow-sama already knew who I really was since the very beginning…… it should be okay

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With a face free from all worry she looked towards her master’s eyes.

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[Slow-sama. Please bring me with you to the former Hugh Jack empire territory. I want to know what happened there, I need to know. I need to know what has become of my birthplace.]

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It was a very dangerous place.

But Charlotte didn’t even need to worry about it.

As long as Slow-sama is besides me everything will be okay.

And then she laughed.

I think I made a cute laughing face just now.

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Hmm?…. Wait for a sec….. isn’t that just now a marriage proposal?? ….. I think there’s a line like that from a book I have read….. Eeeeeeh??!

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The girl had a bad habit of jumping to conclusions too soon.

Her face turned crimson, she was ‘hawaa-hawaa’-ing while moving her hand around. Until suddenly——

—the boy’s hand beside her got tangled with her by accident.

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******

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It took Charlotte a bit of time until she finally snapped back from her own world.

So while waiting for her, I was amusing myself watching the great wind spirit doing some exercise by herself at the floor, it made me laugh.

Oh, it seems she remembered about the ‘materialization’, she got back on her own feet.

Ah, she flew and hit the wall again.

This is bad, the great wind spirits movement was so unpredictable, I couldn’t imagine what she would do once she successfully materializes.

…..I think it would be too soon for her.

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[Oh, but, Slow-sama. What about the academy? The summer vacation is still way off……]

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Charlotte had successfully returned to her senses.

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[Thanks to this accident classes will be canceled for a while. All the students from outside this country, just like Alicia, will return to their home country. I think it will be a long vacation we have here]

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[Now that I think about it….. Yeah, classes will be impossible for now….. then, when will we go there?]

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[Now]

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[I’m sorry?]

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Charlotte freezed once more as if the time itself had stopped.

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[The Royal knights will arrive at the academy any moment now, after that there will be a long questioning session  about the black dragon subjugation and the things following that]

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But that wouldn’t be all.

They would also ask about why the enchanted sword that Silva holds changed element.

There were a lot of witnesses seeing Silva using wind magic to blow his enemies away.

The great light spirit knew about it, but it was already clear to me this would become big trouble if the other big shots put an eye on it, at worst it would bring the Denning household into a troublesome situation.

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[….I have to agree, it has become such an outrageous thing, hasn’t it]

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Charlotte who was finally able to understand how big the problem had become got a pale face.

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[And if we wait for them, we will be separated without——-]

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[—–L-let’s get going! Slow-sama! Please wait for a second there!]

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Charlotte was dashing out of the room with great excitement.

After watching her gone, I lied on the bed and looked at the ceiling.

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[fuuuh….]

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Once our journey starts I can’t lie down into this kind of comfortable bed anymore, it will become such a hard life every day.

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[But, my heart can’t stop being excited]

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After all, I’m not alone anymore.

My love will be always beside me.

It isn’t a dream anymore, it’s a great start for me.

Now, let’s meet with the most beloved pixie.

The one, who entered the top list of the popularity ranking.

The number one rank of ‘I want her to be my big sis’, the older sister of the current demon lord, Aerith.

The de facto leader of the current Hugh jack empire territory, now we will meet you.

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[This is my room, Slow-sama!]

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I saw Charlotte coming back and push the door with a lot of power, and a question came into me.

Why did she have a big pillow on her hand?

Where did she get that pillow?

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‘Master and attendant are one body and soul’, I felt that someone told me that thing before.

I kinda believed it in my heart, but I  wondered, were there masters and attendants that act like us out there?

In a few more days I would be a noble no more.

With that, would Charlotte and I become just standard lovers then?

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[Charlotte, before I sleep I have to tell you something]

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[……What is it?]

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Now that I think about it I haven’t got any reply from my confession.

Guess I have to do it once again

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[I love you. Please take care of me from now on]

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Then she showed me one single move, I said one move since it’s all the move I could see.

It was one splendid form she showed me, Charlotte, with all her might, threw the pillow she held in her hand towards me——-.

I think she threw the pillow to me unintentionally, seems like it was too much tease for her.

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[You are always like this…..That was foul play from you, Slow-sama, you are an iiiidiiioooot]

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Aah, this is bad.

To be hit with that kind of strength right now—–

My body already reached its limit—–

My consciousness—–

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*****

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The princess was looking at the boy who majestically owned the bed up close.

She thought it was natural to love someone that always thought about her, or how he sometimes said some foul words that made her flutter.

Up till now, he was bound by his act of bad Mr. piggy, so perhaps it made him really free once he got to say those words with his own mouth.

But somehow it made her worry.

Somehow the beautiful silver-haired princess had an uneasy feeling.

Not just his inside, but now his outside also became so cool…..wouldn’t this thing make some misunderstanding when he met with some random girls in someplace?

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….But, it should be alright, right? I am a princess….. Well, it is an already ruined empire though, but still, I am a princess from that place….. And a princess should be ‘The’ protagonist right?…..it was the basic of the basic after all

 

In her favorite romance book, she read, to become a heroine in that story all it needed was to be a princess.

That is why she had confidence.

She wouldn’t lose to anyone else.

To whom?  Well, the girl herself didn’t know the answer to that question.

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The girl was looking at her master who achieved some outrageous things out there.

The wind prodigy was always and always protecting her.

It was not an exaggeration to say that he was an extremely handsome boy.

Even though just a moment before he looked like Mr. piggy.

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….. Rather than Slow-sama become popular with the way he is now, I think I prefer when he was my own personal Mr. piggy….

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unconsciously the girl’s thought turned like that