Blaze Lamprogue closed the book that was open at the writing desk.
A room in a luxury inn in the Imperial City.
It was a clean and quiet room, unlike the cheap hotel on the second floor of a bar, but now I can’t concentrate on my studies.
Today was the day Seika left for Rodnea.
I wonder if I stopped by the first town and took an inn by this time.
Was my choice correct?
I just think about it.
Seika is not a child of Blaze herself.
Twelve years ago.
A mysterious woman in a black robe brought Seika, who was still a baby, to the mansion.
He said he was the son of Gilbert, Blaze’s younger brother.
Gilbert was also different from his brother Blaze.
Bohemian, with no aristocratic fragments. After graduating from school, I became an adventurer because I wanted to see the wider world. Probably a younger brother, such as a master of magic, who became an adventurer from the Count of Lamprog.
However, Gilbert was also excellent.
Chief at the school. As an adventurer, he made an outstanding appearance and quickly became one of the upper ranks.
Many of the clan did not admit it, but he was secretly proud of him as an older brother.
So I couldn’t believe it at first.
One day when Gilbert heard the news that he had disappeared in the demon territory.
A few years later, when a mysterious woman brought Seika.
Blaze didn’t want to leave the child in an orphanage.
Maybe it’s all a lie, but I felt that this was also an edge.
Isn’t it a child of the demons?
I persuaded my wife to be so skeptical and decided to raise Seika.
I decided that some people would be suspicious in the same way, but I was a child of my mistress. Of course, the truth was hidden from my two sons.
But as time goes by.
The suspicion that Seika was of demon blood was growing in Blaze.
Black hair and eyes, which is rare in this country. That is not all.
At the age of one, Seika began to show her magical powers.
It wasn’t an attribute, it was a primitive thing that just moved things, but it was almost impossible.
Magic and language are closely related.
It is no different even for a magician who is extremely unchanted.
Therefore, it is not possible for a child who cannot speak words to use magic.
Unless you are a child of a demon who is supposed to be able to handle magic by nature.
Seika’s magic became stronger and stronger.
By the time he was two years old, he began to destroy things as well as move them.
From small things to big things.
And next, to creatures.
Seika broke toys, beds, bugs and birds without any joy or fun.
Just make sure you can do it.
Seika’s magic was hidden except for his wife and some servants.
But the sensitive sons may have felt something from their frightened wife.
Luft becomes scared of Seika.
Gly, on the contrary, became hostile.
How much magic does Seika have?
With that in mind, the measurement ritual I performed when I was three years old turned out to be, contrary to expectations, having no magical power of any attribute.
This is also strange.
You can’t use magic without magical power.
Of course there are exceptions. However, it is a case where a person who has only magical power that cannot even be measured exercises insignificant magic.
Not applicable to Seika.
Curiously, after the night of the ritual — Seika became visibly decent.
I no longer use the magic of destruction, and I have more conversations.
Sometimes it looked more mature than Luft.
Isn’t it going to grow up as an ordinary child as it is?
Such an idea was broken when Seika was seven years old.
The magic of fire that Seika showed in a magic exercise.
That isFlame bulletNot like that.
Before power and color, that flame is not magical.
Probably some mineral burned.
In other words, it’s a completely different magic.
Despite being cautiously kept away from magic, Seika once again used her own magic to show her.
Furthermore, the monster uproar the other day was also strange.
Eldernewt’s corpse was inspected, but it was clearly not killed by fire.
There are too few burns and injuries.
It’s as if it was poisoned.
In addition, the medium magic that Efa, the daughter of that slave, showed is strange.
I was uttering the name of the technique, but that wasFlame halberdIt’s a magic that isn’t similar to.
That father is a good man, but he has no magical talent. The same is true for mothers who died a few years ago.
Efa has been on good terms with Seika these days.
I just can’t believe it has nothing to do with it.
There is something in Seika that even my father, Blaze, cannot understand.
That’s why when Seika said she wanted to go to school, I thought it would be convenient.
It is too dangerous to send Seika to the army.
The Imperial Army is the cornerstone of national defense. There should be no chance.
I did something bad for Gly.
He is an excellent child who masters medium magic in that year. I could have achieved results at the school, but … I can’t replace my stomach on my back.
Actually, I was going to find out the true nature of that child in the duel with Gly.
I wouldn’t have been a partner in Gly. So I was thinking of intervening immediately if there was any danger, and even killing Seika if necessary.
Fortunately or unfortunately, it didn’t come true.
But … probably this was good.
My wife is still scared, but now Seika is a kind child.
He treats the commoners gently and laughs and forgives the slaves who have made a rough appearance.
He didn’t kill the creatures in the dark anymore, and on the contrary, he gently grabbed the spider in the room and released it from the window.
Get along with Efa.
Recently, he has also been able to talk with Luft.
And the same is true for Gly.
The eve of the duel. Seika defeated Gly, who didn’t like the conditions of Blaze, without injuring her.
Gly didn’t tell me what he did, but … the result is enough.
Just the result that my son is still alive.
If you are blessed with the people around you, Seika will be a hero to protect the country.
However, on the contrary, if it is betrayed or ruined, it can be a demon king who destroys people.
I don’t feel like that.
Gilbert once said that the school is a good place.
Hopefully — I still pray for that.