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I don’t have to worry about whether to say it or not.
My criterion is whether or not I can fight a strong man.
In other words, whether or not he can be of use to me.
That’s why I’m going to say something now that Evia has never said.
“That person was considered a failure, you know.” (Kio)
“Huh? Hmm, give me a break.”
“I understand your feelings.” (Kio)
Evia, who looks like an elite to everyone, this was old news to others.
“I’m an old-timer, and I know she was a lowly demon before she got where she is now.” (Kio)
“I know. That’s how hard she’s been working.” (Kio)
The demon race has a strict hierarchy.
The demons are also quite tough, and this hierarchy has always been decided by strength.
But we are different.
There are ranks, higher-ups, and other troublesome classes.
There is a mechanism that prevents the people below from going up easily.
“I’m sure she has experienced being lambasted and looked down upon from above more than Jiro has. Envy, resentment. She was raised in an even worse environment in a world where it is normal for demons to grow up. She must have thought your circumstances were similar to her own, you see?” (Kio)
“No matter how hard I try, I’m still more blessed than her. What is with the soap opera-like rise in social standing?”
What are you saying when you faced me and fight, you died many times?
Jiro is certainly blessed.
But he has to work hard and suffer for it.
He’s got assistance from Suela, and he’s got us generals, No-Life, and me on his side.
But he’s using his body to live up to our ideals, even if it’s unconsciously.
It’s a result that he himself has grasped.
It’s the result of rolling around and grabbing it even as he is wounded.
I would have given up on him if he had thrown up halfway through the training.
At the midterm training, he was the only one left who caught Evia’s eye.
And probably our Commander as well.
It was through hard work that he had earned his current position.
“If you think so, you don’t need to take a break anymore, do you?” (Kio)
“Yeah, that backfired.”
“Hey, it looks like you’re getting stronger? Do I have to use a decent weapon instead of a toy like this?” (Kio)
“I will die, so please have mercy.”
“Gahahahahaha! It’s a joke! It’s a joke!” (Kio)
I have this toy sword protected by my magical power, and even if it is slashed by iron, it won’t even be damaged. Even so, the surface of this toy has been hit for only two hours, but there are slight scratches all over the place.
At least, it’s a trick that he couldn’t do when he started training.
I’m really looking forward to the future of this guy.
I was looking forward to it.
“Oh, man, I overdid it.” (Kio)
To put it bluntly, he was a mess.
Three hours later, Jiro was more motivated than I thought he would be, and I wanted to respond to him, so I got excited and this is the result.
I didn’t give him a direct hit, but I think I did a lot of damage to his spirit.
“I should heal him before they find him.” (Kio)
“It’s too late.” (Voice)
I didn’t feel any presence, but I felt magical power. It’s hard to come all the way with transfer magic.
“Well, you’re here Evia?” (Kio)
“This place is my dungeon, like the inside of my body. You’re haven’t been saying anything extra to this guy right? That’s why came to see you as the supervisor.” (Voice => Evia)
“What? If you didn’t interrupt us, then it’s okay to tell him, right?” (Kio)
“Bullsh*t, I’m busy, unlike you. I don’t have time to correct you every time.” (Evia)
“For that reason, you are here, oh, oh, you’re not.” (Kio)
When I avoid the magic that has been silently thrown, her moody face becomes even moodier.
“Why did you say it Raidou?” (Evia)
You don’t have to ask why.
This is her dungeon, it’s like the inside of her body. All actions here are known to Evia.
“That, you took care of him because you like him?” (Kio)
I don’t have a hobby of going through the trouble of asking obvious questions.
So I answered her honestly.
“Hmm, you’re a hindrance to the treatment.” (Evia)
“What, you’re not going to deny it?” (Kio)
“It’s no use saying anything to my old friend.” (Evia)
“Personally, I’d like to know more about why my old friend cares so much.” (Kio)
“Do I need to tell you?” (Evia)
I continued talking while watching her kneeling and manipulating her magic.
“No, but I’m curious.” (Kio)
“You guys are selfish.” (Evia)
“Gahahahaha! That has often been said.” (Kio)
“… Imagine yourself.” (Evia)
“Stop sulking, stop sulking! I took care of you when you were young!” (Kio)
“When are you talking about?” (Evia)
“Well, I’m going to talk about you when you were a newcomer. Just like Jiro there, you’re a mess, and I was just talking about old tales.” (Kio)
Even cladding myself with magic I will play with the magic bullet
It’s a habit that I’m struck by a bullet, such as long-range magic while she’s doing a treatment without even looking at me.
It’s really the same as we used to be.
“Hmm, I just came because I don’t like him being crushed by you.” (Evia)
“Kakaka, let’s go with that.” (Kio)
Let’s not mention that your timing was too good for that.
“Throw him in the infirmary for the rest of the treatment.” (Evia)
“What, you’re leaving?” (Kio)
“I told you, I’ve been busy with work, thanks to some idiot who’s been adding extra work to my schedule.” (Evia)
Oh, I pity that idiot from the bottom of my heart.
When she does that smile, where only her mouth smiles while her eyes aren’t laughing, the other party doesn’t end in a good place.
This is the kind of woman who will hold on to her origins, grind it to dust, then use them even after they have scattered miserably.
Evil be gone. This is why she can’t get married. [T/N: Kio is saying kuwabarakuwabara “クワバラクワバラ” or something similar to “knock on wood”, “evil be gone” or some saying that wards of evil or bad luck.]
“I didn’t say anything, did I?” (Kio)
“I just didn’t like the smirk on your face.” (Evia)
This time, she used magic with a physical form.
I’ll break the ice spear with the tip of my hand.
“What a uselessly sturdy body.” (Evia)
“Demons are like that, aren’t they?” (Kio)
If it’s a demon there if that pierced them they would be frozen. She left using transfer magic, but she glanced at Jiro before the magic is gone.
“Kaha, it’s getting fun. That’s why life is good.” (Kio)
There are many things that I understand because I used to be familiar with her.
And that attitude is… no, I dare not say it.
“I’ll carry you through the many challenges that await you.” (Kio)
So that’s it for today’s fun. After I carry Jiro, I’m going to No-Life’s for a drink.
“I’ll bring my own snacks, I hope to have a good drink.” (Kio)
Another Side END
Instructor Kio (real name Raidou) – Age: Unknown – Married: 2 wives 4 children
Occupation: Seven General & Instructor
Magical Aptitude: Eight (General Class)
Job Title: Warrior
Secret – Secret
Note for the Day
Kaha, there’s nothing better to sip on than someone else’s misery.
It’s spicy and goes well with sake.
That’s based on my experience. There’s no doubt about it.
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