A few days later.
A formal notification of acceptance arrived at the inn where I was staying, and I and Efa were admitted to the school on a sunny day.
And today is the entrance ceremony.
“Hey, Seika-kun … Isn’t this a short skirt?”
“That’s not the case, isn’t it?”
But it’s a uniform design …
I haven’t seen it much in the territory, but it seems to be popular in big cities.
“I’m living in a dormitory from today, but I wonder if I can enter the men’s dormitory.”
“I don’t think it’s possible”
“What is a servant …”
“Because I’m just a student here.”
While talking, I walk around the school at night.
The nights in this world are bright thanks to the two moons.
But tonight’s school was bright with a ring around it.
Vague magical lights are lit here and there, illuminating the roads and school buildings.
“Is there a spirit around there?”
“Um … oh”
Efa rushes to the bush.
“This is a child of darkness … a spirit of darkness. It’s rare. Why so many places like this …”
“… Maybe it’s because of this.”
I push through the bushes.
There was a large magic circle written in pale paint.
“Efa. Can you take the spirit of darkness?”
“Uh, yeah. Some of the magic stones I found with Seika liked the dark child.”
“… Seika-kun, why did you know that there is such a magic circle?”
“I don’t know. I’ve always had a sharp intuition.”
“… That’s right. What are you going to do with this magic circle?
“Is it from the school? Aside from taking the spirits, it’s not good to mess with them. I don’t know what to use them for.”
“Yeah … that’s right.”
“Let’s hurry to the venue. I still have time, but it’s hard if I get lost.”
With that said, I start walking.
Efa also seemed to follow from behind.
Anyway … I don’t like it.
I totally agree with you.
I haven’t studied much about this magic circle, but the flow of that power is probably … that.
But — somehow, I feel that things are going in a direction that is convenient for me.
This was a real intuition.
The venue for the entrance ceremony was a large auditorium.
“Wow, wide … there are so many dishes …”
There are also many new students. Is it about a few hundred people?
It seems that the food is eaten on a plate while standing. It’s a strange party.
“Have you already eaten Seika?”
“You should eat Efa while you can eat it.”
“I say something like a commoner …”
Then the moderator said something and the ceremony began.
It goes on without a hitch.
“Seika-kun, are you listening properly? See, it looks like that Amu will greet you next time.”
“I think it was because I passed the top
When I saw it, my red hair was shaking on the stage.
A dignified, well-passed voice echoes.
“―――― I don’t know why you are here today.”
I put the plate down.
Ah, are you coming now?
Is the timing good or bad …
Explore the view of the shikigami that you have skipped several in advance.
Unlike crows, owls have a blurred image, but instead they have a good night’s eye.
I was there.
It’s close. It’s right there.
“I just came to this school —-“
The walls of the auditorium were blown away with a roaring sound.
A scream springs up from the venue.
The wall of the auditorium was partially destroyed and had a large hole.
Fragments of stone fall off.
Beyond the white dust, you can see the outside.
A huge black shadow emerged from the hole.
Is it three times as tall as a person?
A strong body covered with jet-black hair.
Its face was strange, with neither a cow nor a goat.
“And … it’s a demon!”
“The Lesser Demon is out !!”
At the same time, the group fled all at once toward the exit of the venue.
In the waves of many people, I pull Efa behind a thick pillar.
At this rate, it is likely to be crushed by humans.
Look out from the pillar and observe the enemy.
The number of lesser demons has increased to three.
It seems that all the guys who were nearby came into the auditorium.
It looks scary … but it’s a small fish.
They are swinging clubs, but their movements are dull and three of them are in the way of each other.
Meanwhile, the magic of flames and icicles began to cast on the demons.
Is it the teacher who is skipping the instructions loudly? Some students seem to be seniors.
The magical demon flutters and stops moving.
“… I’m confused. What are you doing?”
I’m spending too much time. Why don’t you beat such a small fish quickly?
One of the demons behind his companion waved a club at the magical students.
It’s because it’s sluggish. I’m dead.
When I tried to release the technique while thinking so —,
I saw red hair sneaking under the club.
A flash of sword.
The club is played loudly with a sharp metallic sound, and the Lesser Demon rebels.
“Who can’t fight!”
Amu screams and shoots the magic of the wind, closing his eyes. The demon’s sorrowful cry rises.
The flow has changed.
The human side is starting to dominate. Is it okay already?
It’s totally bad for my heart.
However, those monsters are strange.
The eyes seem to look for prey, but the attack is dull. It seems that the number of three is just uselessly large.
Positive movement. No or …
Is it a kind of powerful reconnaissance that first reaches out and sees the reaction?
Well, anything is fine.
Where is the screaming surgeon?
We will explore all the sights of the ceremony that we skipped during the school.
—-I got you. That?
“What should I do with Sese Seika …”
Efa says in a quivering voice.
“Oh, that’s a demon. No way, at the magic school, it’s like this.”
“I’m really surprised.”
“It’s light! Uh, I don’t want to die yet …”
“Calm down. The teachers will get rid of it right away. It’s a small fish.”
“Miscellaneous fish !? It’s a demon !? Even though one army unit was killed by one animal!”
“There are a lot of demons, and that must have been the weakest one.”
“But I don’t think it’s a small fish …”
“It’s better to hide here for a while. Now the exit is full of people and dangerous. I think the demon will be defeated soon, but in the event of an emergency, don’t hesitate to use magic to escape. Did you understand?”
Let’s put some shikigami just in case.
That should be enough.
“What about Seika-kun?”
“I have a little business”
“If something happens, I’ll be back soon.”
Jump out of the shadow of the pillar, hiding from Efa’s eyes.
With a shikigami looking at the enemy,My positionReplaced..
* Shikigami (owl)
The owl’s eyeball has a reflector called the tapetum, which allows the light that has passed through the retina to be reused. While it is possible to secure visibility even in dark nights, it is difficult to form images, so visibility in bright places is not good. Shikigami functions by referring to the specimen set by the surgeon, so it has almost the same ability as the creature.