Botsuraku Yotei 1-13
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Chapter 1-13 (Gossip)
My neighbors are dangerous!
At the time that almost all students had entered the academy and begun their dorm life, I had finally entered the dorms as well .
Before entering the dorm, I heard the female students’ rumor, “Aren’t the first floor’s residents a little strange?”
I didn’t think much of it .
The elite I have no need to pay attention to something at the level of another’s gossip .
Since after all is said and done, I am the heir of the Razan territory, famed for its jewel mining .
More so than such gossip, I can’t help but be looking forward to my new academy life .
I immediately decided my room after receiving the call of, “The first floor rooms are wider than the others,” from the dorm manager .
I small room is not appropriate for me .
The room I will be spending this three year period in from here on is room 1-3 .
While I intend on devoting myself to my studies while I am student, I also want to meet with people I can call friends .
Limited to those who possesses the mindset of the upper echelons of society like me, of course .
Though it would be nice if my dorm neighbor met those conditions .
There’s nothing to criticize about the inside of the room .
Space, basic facilities, the scenery from the window, sunlight, absolutely all details give satisfaction .
It can’t match my room at home, though .
Well, it seem that my choice of the wide first floor was correct .
It was evening when I was let into the dorm .
The organizing of luggage and such should take time .
I want to finish all of the work within today .
The greetings to my neighbor should be fine tomorrow .
Having expectations towards tomorrow causes power to surge into my body; I became vigorous . Work proceeded extremely efficiently .
The dining hall’s meal was also very delicious and I was able to be satisfied .
I experienced a bit of discomfort on the baths being shared, but it can’t be helped . I should become used to this immediately .
I returned to my room and looked at my new home that I had cleaned up .
“Hmm, a splendid and well-ordered room . ”
On the first floor, a garden is especially attached .
I exited the window and looked at the garden .
It is separated from the adjacent garden by fencing and its grass was a beautiful green .
I’ll have this for three years .
It might be nice to grow something .
A tree, flowers, my imagination is filled with ideas .
Growing a rose garden to suit me would be good . Surely that would best favor the person that I am .
“Hah! Hah! Hah!”
Another person’s voice resounded in my garden .
It seems the resident to the left room is doing something in their garden . 1-2’s side, huh .
I secretly peek through the gaps in fence and there was a man of a large build doing practice-swings with a large sword .
He’s naked above the waist and by obligation to no one, is simply swinging his sword in a state free from obstructive thoughts .
I thought, ‘Honestly, I don’t want to get involved . ’
I couldn’t imagine mixing with such a vulgar man .
It would surely leave a stain on my live .
My neighbor is not just him . If I look to the right, there is also the student of 1-4 .
I think I’ll go greet the student of 1-4 tomorrow .
I returned to my room and made the black tea I always drink before sleeping .
A gentle scent spreads throughout the room .
Within that I felt a small amount of bitterness, but I didn’t worry about it .
At the same time I put the tea in my mouth, I felt drowsy .
As I thought, the fatigue from moving around all day has come out .
After drinking let’s enter the bed .
However, it was quite the strong drowsiness .
Unable to bear it, I fell down on the spot and fell asleep before I had noticed .
I don’t know how long I slept myself .
The next morning, I woke up to a strong sound formed by a collusion .
There’s a sound coming from the door .
It seems that someone is violently striking the door .
If I look outside, the sun has just risen .
What business must it be from such an hour?
There is nothing more lacking of common sense!
Or is this a robber or something!?
Scary! Due to my inexperience, only such feelings come out .
My body wouldn’t move .
I simply waited for that fear to pass by .
Even after the sounds stopped, for awhile I was scared and unable to move .
I couldn’t yet understand what had happened .
Now that I think of it, I can’t remember last night well either .
I can remember until the part where I was drank the tea, but why was I sleeping on the floor?
There’s no reason to push yourself to remember something you can’t remember .
For now, let’s consult someone about this morning’s affair .
I finished my breakfast, reset my feelings, and visited 1-4 .
What came out was a dirty man wearing a hood and mask .
The room gives off a strong medicinal smell .
I reflexively wanted to plug my nose, but I was able to withstand it somehow .
The man is short with a thin body; looking at the recesses of his eyes, they are very dark, perhaps being due to not be sleeping much .
“Umm, I am Luin who moved in nextdoor . ”
I already didn’t want to greet him .
I can’t become friends with him .
He’s a completely different person from the I of glittering flowers .
I want to leave this place as soon as possible .
“I’m Toto Gapp .
By the way, did you sleep well yesterday?”
“Well, yes . For some reason, I can’t remember yesterday well, but I certainly slept well .
Well then, I’ll be leaving with this . ”
“Is that so, it seems to have gone well . ”
“What was that?”
“I was talking to myself . ”
“I, I see . Well then, I’ll be going . ”
Unfortunately, I was not blessed in neighbors .
The left is a barbarian .
The right is an eccentric .
What, there’s nothing to feel down over .
Once the academy’s classes start, you can meet with a countless number of students .
With my gorgeousness, I will surely be blessed in group relations .
Both neighbors were no good .
But 1-1 is also nearby .
I might as well try calling out to him .
I stand before the door of 1-1 and could hear a slightly sharp metallic sound coming from the room .
I feel like I’ve heard this sound before .
It’s similar to the sounds I heard at a smithy .
Is he striking iron?
A noble? For what reason?
Every possible question popped up, but due to the choice of not calling out to him, my worries disappeared .
I returned to my room and drink my favorite black tea to calm down my mind .
There’s no need to hurry .
It’s become certain that there are eccentrics around me, but I can make friends without hurrying .
That’s right, I’m a special person after all .
While it would be fine to choose to do nothing all day, I decided to spend the day reading .
I brought a multiple of my favorite books .
It’s a good opportunity to read them over again .
I noticed an irregularity immediately .
Without any regards to it being noon, I was attacked by a strong drowsiness .
“I, I have to get to my bed . ”
I head to my bed with an unsteady manner of walking, but I ran out of strength and fell down on that spot and slept .
I don’t know how long I had slept .
The next morning, I woke up to a strong sound formed by a collusion .
There’s a sound coming from the door .
It’s the guy from yesterday!
I understood right away .
The person from yesterday is trying to break the door again .
I look outside and it’s still sunrise .
Just what business do you say you have in my room?!
Once again, there was only fear .
“Okaa-sama,” I unconsciously called out for my mother .
Why do I have to meet such a humiliating experience?
Tears came out through chagrin and fear .
After time had passed, the sound stopped today as well .
Did he give up?
After finishing breakfast, let’s consult the dorm manager .
If I do not, I might not be able to bear living here any longer .
At the time I was drinking some black tea to calm myself down, a sound came from the door again .
It seems it was only knocked on this time .
After opening the door, yesterday’s resident from 1-4 was there .
A strong smell of medical plants comes from his body . The smell of his room much be staining his clothes .
It is extremely unclean .
I already forgot his name, but I have no intention in becoming friends with him .
It troubles me if he acts friendly, so if possible, I’ll turn him away .
“What is it? I’m a bit busy . ”
“Sorry, just a bit . Last night the lights seemed to had been off for the whole night, but did something happen?”
“Ah, now that you mention it, I woke up on the floor this morning, huh? Why did I sleep on the floor?
Hm, I can’t remember well . ”
“Two continuous days successful . ”
“I was talking to myself . Be careful with your body, well then . ”
“Ah, see you . ”
I closed the door immediately .
More or less, he seemed to be worried about me .
While I understand that the wants to get friendly with the elite I, there is something to satisfied before kindness .
With that appearance it’s hard to say whether his lineage should match up with mine .
Really, I picked a strange room .
Now that I think about it, it would have been better if I had kept that student’s gossip in the corner of my mind .
However, after commuting the dining hall for a few days, I was able to make friends naturally .
With the academy being this large, there were many elegant people who matched up with my lineage .
As I thought, having gorgeous people in my surroundings suits me .
1-2’s giant, 1-4’s medicine plant man, 1-1’s metal man, they are not suitable for me .
I’ve also heard there’s a new student from the commoners this year . The first time I heard it, it gave me a shiver . But either way they’ll immediately lose their place, so it doesn’t have any relation to me .
And, since the day I consulted the dorm manager, the thunderous roar every morning stopped .
It seems the dorm manager is patrolling .
While the start was the worst, my smooth-sailing academy life has set out on track .
I was born under such a star .
“Black tea is delicious . ”
I call my friends to my room and drink tea, a supreme luxury .
Everyone else is also enjoying it . A gorgeous scene, suitable for us .
“Uee,” just then, one of my friends vomited .
Breakfast, the black tea from before, all of the contents of their stomach .
“Hey, just what are you putting in your tea?”
My other friends’ gazes of suspicion were naturally turned toward me .
“I-I haven’t put anything stra…uee . ”
I also vomited .
After that, as if lured by it, everyone in my room vomited .
“What is wrong with your room?”
My friends felt indignation and left .
Why? Even though I didn’t put anything strange into the tea .
Reluctantly, I cleaned up the room that had become filled with garbage and put forth an apology to my friends the next day .
I really made the tea properly . I conveyed that to everyone with all my effort and somehow got them to forgive me .
Fu, I was dangerously close to a dark cloud hanging over my academy life .
Nevertheless, when drinking my black tea yesterday, it had a faint medicinal smell? …Well, I’m surely just thinking too much .
“It seems you made quite the racket with your friends yesterday, but did something happen?”
1-4’s hooded man came by again today .
He’s an annoying man .
“No, well, we met some light food poisoning is all . Next time we won’t make a ruckus, so there’s nothing in particular you need to be concerned about . ”
I tried conveying ‘don’t come anymore’ indirectly .
“Fufu, I’m a genius . ”
“I was talking to myself . Well then . ”
“Ah, see you . ”
The next time he comes, let’s not open the door .
He is not suitable for me .
In the afternoon, my friends invited me to exercise outside .
I wasn’t really in the mood, but there was also the issue of yesterday .
It’s a good chance for reconciliation .
I took everyone along and walked in the front .
Everyone was getting excited about what to do, but it seems that my mood wouldn’t become well due to having unpleasant things happen to me for successive days .
At such a time, I collided head-on with a man that came from ahead .
Due to the both of us looking aside we, fell violently .
I looked at the man I bumped into and it was 1-1’s metal man .
The resident that I went to visit, but gave up on .
I had seen him come out of his room several times after that .
From his clothing and behavior, I immediately understood he was far away from me, a low-leveled noble .
I really do think it was good to have not greeted him .
Who I just collided into was unmistakably that metal man .
“Sorry, I was looking aside and didn’t notice . ”
Words of apology came from the man and he held out his hand to me .
I stuck that hand strongly .
“Please do not touch me!”
My mood is currently quite bad .
On top of that, borrowing the hand of some guy who strikes iron is impossible .
“Don’t touch me with your dirty hand!
It’s impossible for a third-rate noble like you to touch me! It would be fine if you just would walk on the side . ”
“…Nn, sorry . Well then, I’ll be going . ”
I threw a final blow at the leaving man’s back .
“From now on, properly look in front of you while walking . That way, you life at the academy and your future should become something good!”
The man made no reply and left .
A useless man . Can’t even answer back .
“Hey! Just now was bad . ” One of my friends drew near to me with strong vigor .
“It’s fine, isn’t it? A single small fry like that . ” I don’t understand what he’s fretting so much over .
“It’s not fine! That guy is Kururi Helan! Don’t you know!?”
“I, I don’t know . ”
Who? Who is this Kururi Helan?
The friend who drew up to me had the blood in his face reced .
Even looking at my other friends, everyone was making an uneasy face .
Somehow, I have a extremely bad premonition .
“Helan is the most prosperous territory in the country right now . That guy is the next feudal lord over there .
He’s also someone who has connections to the queen and the second prince, Rahsa-sama!”
“Even if you say connections, it’s not such a strong connection, right? I haven’t heard such talk at all . ”
In order to erase my anxiety, I brought up material for an excuse .
“Nah, it was quite recent, but there’s a rumor that he’s quite close to Rahsa-sama .
If you poorly offend him, there’s the possibility of having a punishment from the royal family fly at you . ”
I involuntarily swallowed the saliva in my mouth .
“H, hmm . ”
Words won’t come out .
“Besides, I know about it . ”
My friends seem to still possess some information .
I’m already in the mood of plugging my ears .
“That guy is apparently quite the magic user . I’ve heard that has enough power that he can take down a monster with one shot of magic . ”
“I’ve also heard that . ”
My other friends showed agreement .
A monster with one shot of magic!? Is something like that possible for a student?
That’s something I haven’t heard of at all .
I’ve become anxious, but it’s still only the kind of stories that can’t be believed .
“Um, since it’s now I can say it, but…”
It seems there’s still something else .
“This story happens when I just entered the dorm .
That Kururi Helan came back once with his hands and mouth stained with blood .
I was scared so I didn’t enquire, but if I think about it now… ”
Everyone seemed to swallow down their saliva . It was quiet enough to hear that sound .
The surroundings became engulfed by silence at once .
It didn’t need to be said by anyone, we understood .
Ah, just what did I do?
Just where will my brilliant academy life be heading?
My neighbors all seem to be dangerous .
My mind became slightly disordered .
My neighbors are dangerous!!
Let’s just put that into my mind .
If I do so, my life at the academy might improve a bit .