This woman, if I was not wrong, was one of the research instructors from the NNU Magic and Science Investigation Academy . I think her name was Irina .
Her silver-rimmed glasses shined coldly as she continued .
“You can obey us and cooperate . Or you can continue to live here freely . ”
Irina paused here and made sure that the students had understood her meaning .
Once she saw that they had been listening to her carefully, she continued .
“Now, we will request help from the mainland . We can go and defeat the Greed Circus if we want, but those people will likely be able to serve a different purpose . In any case, about all of you . We will take you with us if you agree to cooperate . Your safety will be assured and you will have a degree of freedom . Of course, you are also free to return to your own countries . However, you will have to undergo certain ‘restrictions’ and there will be ‘oaths’ to be made first . If you do not want to cooperate with us, that is your choice . You can just stay here and live freely…”
So saying, her eyes moved through the group as if she were looking into the eyes of each student .
“Now, what will you do?”
She said .
The students were thrust into the worst kind of chaos .
Of course, part of the reason was that they were assuming that all of the teachers and Julius and the others, whom they had depended on, were dead .
“Wait! Who are you people?”
I was Master Pury who asked the question as she came out of a tent, her expression was severe .
Her exhaustion nearly ruined what was a pretty face .
It showed how long and how desperately she had continued to treat the wounded .
“Yes, Miss Irina . What exactly do you think you are…”
After Pury, it was Heinrich who came out next, as if to protect the students and find out what Irina’s true motivation was .
These two were the only teachers who were unharmed .
Neither of them liked to fight much, and so they would not have been useful in combat . Of course, it wouldn’t have mattered anyway, with the strength of these white-robed people in front of them .
“Yes, I suppose we have not introduced ourselves yet . We are the ‘Humanity Emancipation Alliance . ’ Our purpose is the end of the domination of the evil Demon Lords and to win back a future for ourselves . This plan was built with very long-term goals, so all of you will be useful in it as well . ”
Here we go . A weird organization .
The ‘Humanity Emancipation Alliance’? What is that?
All I selfishly wanted was to enjoy a little vacation…
Really? Where did I go wrong?
No, now that I think of it, perhaps I had gone wrong the moment I decided to ride that airship?
No, no, I would never…
No matter how I look at it, there is guilt . How could I merely doubt?
I’ve been used . There is a mysterious organization… I’m not even sure if they are real…and someone wanted to crush them .
The real culprit behind this is surely…
No, I don’t suspect you at all .
I am sure of it .
If it comes to this, I will see it through .
So it is according to your calculations, after all, Ciel! I thought this, but decided to not let it appear on the surface layer of my consciousness .
It was a little late, and there were some things that I thought were strange .
While I reeducate the students, I will have to do something about this Humanity Emancipation Alliance as well .
These organizations tended to be dangerous while they hide in the shadows, but are surprisingly easy to crush once they are exposed .
Thinking of it like that, Ciel’s plan was perfect .
The Humanity Emancipation Alliance was over the moment that I knew about them .
Well, even if that hadn’t happened, I am sure that Diablo or Souei would have caught them eventually .
“And I am a member of the Glory Knights, one of the factions within the Humanity Emancipation Alliance . I was pretending to be a student in order to investigate from the inside . ”
Magnus said this, just as I had decided to crush the Humanity Emancipation Alliance .
I see, since just about anyone could become a student, it was easy to sneak in .
But using the school for such a purpose seemed like nothing short of a declaration of war to me .
I mean, I could see why Ciel would not ignore such a foolish organization existing here .
She had looked for the perfect timing to get evidence and then had me move .
I was perhaps not the smartest, for being so easily lured by the word ‘vacation,’ but the people who were unlucky in this situation were those of the Humanity Emancipation Alliance .
Ciel was even more frightening than any Demon Lord once you made an enemy of her .
Irina and Magnus appeared to be in high positions within the organization .
They talked on of how wonderful it was, and of how horrible the Demon Lords who ruled…in other words, me and the other Demon Lords, were . They insisted on the validity of the right of humans .
After that, they went about trying to persuade the students .
This was so that they would testify that the students that they had abandoned had just been killed by the monsters .
Also, they wanted to place all of the students in important positions in the country once they had become older, therefore extending the power of the Humanity Emancipation Alliance .
Perhaps Julius and the others had denied their invitation to join .
And so they had become a nuisance to be rid of, once the opportunity presented itself .
And such an opportunity had arrived, and so it had now come to this .
“I suppose it will be too difficult to give us an answer this instant . We will return again once we finish going to the shore and requesting help from the mainland . I hope that you all would have come to a conclusion by then . It would not be a good thing for us, to have colleagues and fellow students die . And so I pray that you make the right decision . ”
Irina said and ended her speech .
Magnus had created a barrier around the area to keep out monsters, ensuring the safety of this place .
This was likely done to calm us and minimize the amount of hostility we might feel .
“Magnus . So, you were tricking everyone?”
“Ah, Satoru . Sorry to involve you in all of this, when you aren’t even a student . ”
“You, are you really fine with having allowed Julius, Karma and the others to be killed?”
“…I am not fine with it . But…those who think differently than you are only in the way . ”
Translations by AsianHobbyist Website .
Magnus muttered in a slightly saddened voice .
However, he seemed very convinced that he was in the right .
This idiot was a student at the school .
“Hey, Magnus . You made me very angry . You better remember that, the next time we meet . ”
Magnus did not understand what I meant, and he could only shrug .
And once he had finished setting up the barrier, he reunited with Irina and the others, and they left us .
And that was how the long night ended .