Author Note: I have posted the information about the Book in the Activity Report, So please go through it if you can .
Several months had passed since Hiiro met Nikki, and recently Hiiro was feeling that her heart and body now far surpassed her previous self . Looking at the scene in front of his eyes where Nikki was fighting against Leowald made him relax his cheeks a bit . . . just a bit, since she was getting stronger .
「Master~ I have lost desuzo~」
While heaving a sigh, Hiiro looked at the sad Nikki who came running .
「Did you think that you could win Baka-disciple?」
「uu~ I’m still being treated like a child . . . . . 」
「Because you are a child, there is no helping it . 」
「mumumu! No matter how many times Master says that, I will not agree desuzo! Even if I look like this, I’m still growing everyday! When I measured my height, I won against Mikadzuki desuzo!」
Although she tried to brag about it, the height difference between the two was less than the size of an acorn . And for the most part, the difference was hardly distinguishable .
「Gahahah! As expected of Hiiro’s disciple! Her personality is quite the sight to behold!」
On the side, Leowald who had just fought with Nikki laughed heartily at the sight .
And then with his huge hand, he put it on Nikki’s head and stroked it with a *Gashigashi* .
「But you still have a long way to go . That 《Explosion Fist》is an attack with Magic Explosion at the root, correct? But it seems that you can’t still compress it far enough . Well at your age, it can already be considered as an achievement」
Nikki’s head was swinging grandly with *Guringurin* .
As soon as she escaped from her position, she took cover behind Hiiro .
「Garururu!」and looked back intimidatingly at Leowald as if she was a beast .
But there was no error in what Leowald spoke .
One can see that Nikki’s fighting style was learned from Hiiro . Surprisingly, she could learn the techniques quickly, but there were still a lot of flaws in them .
Nikki had a physique such that she could not use Magic even though she is a human .
However, the amount of Magical Power that is inside her body is as vast as Hiiro’s .
That is why Hiiro taught her such a method of using Magical Power .
And that was the 《Explosion Fist》 .
The attack used Magical Power to create explosions but it was quite difficult to control .
If the explosion failed then the Magical Power will backlash unto oneself .
When Hiiro told her about this, Nikki told him that she would do anything to get stronger, and so Hiiro taught her how to use it .
Actually, Hiiro could also use the Magical Explosion .
But in Hiiro’s case, he could use magic but chooses not to because it is inefficient .
「Ne-Next time I will definitely win!」
Nikki declared while pointing at Leowald .
「Gahhaha! That is interesting! Then quickly get stronger boy!」
「I-I am a girl desuzo!」
「Oo! Is that so, then my apologies for the remark, gahahah!」
Certainly one cannot easily perceive from Nikki’s appearance that she is a woman .
She still looked like a child, and her face was Androgynous .
Although she looks cute, it did not have the persuasiveness to be recognized as a woman just from her appearance alone .
「Hmm? What is it?」
「Let’s go practise, please desuzo! I want to complete the challenge quickly!」
While holding Hiiro’s arm, Nikki looked up at him with motivated eyes .
「 . . . . . . . . . you, did you not say that you would practise together with Nitoryuu after this?」
「 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . aaa! th-that is right desuzo!」
「 . . . . . . . as expected you’re still an idiot even after growing up . 」
「Th-then Master, after that !」
「After that, you had promised that you would go out shopping with the castle maids right?」
「 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I forgot about that desuzo!」
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nikki was certainly Nikki after all .
( TL Note: Does it remind anyone of Steph from NGNGL? Steph is steph, it can’t be helped . )
In the Royal Castle of 【Victorias】, Avoros who was now the king of Victorias was seated on the throne in the 《Throne Room》
Besides him, 05 Valkyria Series was present to serve him .
She stood silently just like a shadow while behaving like a secretary, while handing papers over to Avoros to look through .
「 . . . . . . Fuu~ During the period when I was immobile, there was quite a lot of movement . 」
「Yes, there were quite a lot of facilities that were previously built by King Rudolph and were funded secretly, but all of them have been crushed . 」
「It seems that the culprits behind it are still unidentified . 」
「Yes, apparently they seem to specialize at stealth and confidentiality . 」
「 . . . . . . . . . . . . . could it be Judom Rankers, leader of the Rebel Army?」
「Maybe and maybe not . 」
「 . . . . . . . . . . That’s right . It seems that they are experiencing infighting and would certainly not have much movement from the organization . 」
「What should I do?」
Avoros stroked his head with index finger .
「Is it not fine to just leave them alone?」
「Do they not matter?」
「Yes, because I don’t intend to take the same stance as the previous king . If it can be crushed as it is now then there is no harm from it, so i guess it’s fine . 」
「So it’s like that . And also, there is this one . 」
05 handed over a piece of paper to Avoros .
By looking at the contents of the paper, Avoros felt content .
「Fuu~ Is this true?」
「Should i call the informer?」
「Yes, I wish to hear the circumstances . 」
05 lowered her head then left from her spot .
After a short while, two people appeared in front of Avoros .
「Hey Kiritz and Ranconis, I want to hear about this affair in a little more detail . 」
Avoros waved the paper in his hand with a *Hirahira* .
「Yes? What is that?」
A middle aged man with a stubbly beard wearing spectacles which looked like black sunglasses tilted his head .
「Huh? Wasn’t this submitted by Kiritz? Or was it Ranconis?」
Avoros moved his gaze to the woman next to Kiritz .
Ranconis have a short light purple hair and she also wore glasses .
Her eyes that lifted up showed a strong will .
Speaking of features, she have cute fluffy lips .
Her overall feature seems regular .
「Yes . 」
「I see . 」
「hee Ranco-chan, are you covering up something?」
「Please stop speaking like that . Originally, it was Kiritz who was supposed to prepare the document, but since I was the one who did it . . . please reward me . Give me money . 」
「Dahahahha! Isn’t gold coins really stupid Ranco-chan?」
「 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anyways, right now we are in front of His Majesty . Let’s talk about this later . 」
「ue~ So scary . 」
Avoros laughed while looking at the two’s interaction .
「You two seem to be on quite good terms, but right now i want to ask you a question about this first . 」
「We are really not on such good terms, but please . 」
Ranconis completely denied those words and urged Avoros to speak .
「Then first off, I understand that you two went to the Demon Continent to obtain information, but is it true that the 【Cupids Tribe】were destroyed?」
「Yes . We understand that Your Majesty had been there to obtain some mummies but as soon as you left, the ruins completely collapsed」
「That may be so . Well I don’t have anything I need from there anymore . Magic Formation Analysis needs to be done over there, then as you said, some mummies could be obtained . 」
「But after that very recent occurrence, the ruins were completely destroyed . 」
「Surely, it is not possible to conduct any rituals over there anymore . 」
「fuu~ It doesn’t matter anymore . But who could possibly do such a thing . . . . . . . 」
Avoros turned his gaze towards the sky with his hands supporting his chin .
「 . . . . . . Well it’s fine . The next thing is what I wanted to hear about the most . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . about it being found, is it the truth?」
「Yes . We thought that it was extinct, but somehow it seems to have survived . 」
「Is that so . . . . . . . . I did hear about it from one person, but that person is like a bomb that’s why I did not want to get involved . . . . . . . . Yes, now I understand . If it is alive then i definitely want it .
No mistake right?」
「Yes . It is the information from Kiritz-san . 」
「Eh? About what?」
Then Avoros read the contents written on the paper by Kiritz .
「 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Certainly that may be so~」
He understood the contents and gave his approval but thinking about what a pain it would be, Avoros scratched his head with a *boribori*
「Yes, the war has already been declared, but it would have been better if I had more pieces at hand . I also want to ask the two of them . 」
Avoros murmured to himself .
「Ano~ Your Majesty, I still have work to do, so is it fine now?」
「Yes, it’s fine . Much appreciated . 」
「E~i Then let’s go Ranco-chan . 」
「I told you this, please stop calling me like that . 」
It was Kiritz who walked forward while Ranconis was the one who was catching up in a hurry .
After coming out of the 《Throne room》, Kiritz’s footsteps suddenly halted .
Ranconis who was in the back, suddenly felt something unnatural and stopped while frowning .
「 . . . . . . . . . . . . nee Ranco-chan . 」
「That’s why I’m saying . . . . . . 」
When Ranconis tried to speak as usual, the previous smile that was on Kiritz’s face who was always playful was not there anymore, and his words were different .
「 . . . . . . . . You spoke about that thing . 」
「Eh? Ah, are you talking about the previous information?」
「You know I heard about this once from His Majesty . . . that the ravages of war would spread again right?」
「 . . . . . . . . . . Eh」
「Well, Ranco-chan is just faithful to her job but . . . . . 」
「Well, it’s my bad that I did not give the hush money . 」
「 . . . . . . . . . ?」
One couldn’t really understand the true meaning behind the behaviour of Kiritz but Ranconis could feel her heart beating wildly .
「 . . . . . . . . . . . . . It seems that I did a bad thing to that child~」
Kiritz spoke with his gaze looking far into the distance .
And while not responding to the words of Ranconis, Kiritz scratched his head with a *BoriBori* then cocked his head while fixing his sunglasses and started to walk again .
「Well, I hope that you can pray for this to end safely . . . . . . I hope . 」
「Ah, wait a moment Kiritz-san! what are you saying about that kid?!」
But Kiritz kept his eyes closed and walked ahead of her .