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Chapter 35 – Culprit of the Harassment

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Author: Eltria Original Source: Syosetu
Translator: Mui English Source: Re:Library
Editor(s): Robinxen

After Teacher Anais’ sermon, the interrupted magical engineering class resumed. However, due to the limited remaining time, the session was just a review, and a self-study assignment for Create Fairy was given.

As planned, I created a random slime and incorporated a transformation function, taking inspiration from Teacher Anais’ magic class. When it came to transformation, I played it safe by shaping it into a fist, adding some size variations. Slimes could transform and stretch to attack, so incorporating such behavioral patterns seemed natural. It seemed like I was getting the hang of thinking in a more childlike way.

As for Alfe, she diligently copied the formula board I had gifted her onto a blank one. It seemed like she was preparing a backup in case she lost it. However, even after receiving the teacher’s advice, if the same harassment continued, it could be troublesome in the future.

Nevertheless, neither Teacher Anais nor Lionel attempted to find the culprit1, and Alfe and I had no plans to spend time searching for the perpetrator.

I had intended to turn a blind eye to the single instance of harassment if we could peacefully spend our time without any interference. However…

◇◇◇

“Hey, Alfe, Leafa!”

As the class ended and Teacher Lionel left the room, a sturdy boy called out to us by name. Even I quickly understood that he was the one who insulted Alfe, referring to her as a demon race girl.

“Do you know what will happen if you snitch to the teacher?”

With shoulders held high, chest puffed out, and trying to make himself look bigger for his grade, the boy approached us.

Seems like he’s either got some nerve or has no idea what he’s doing.

“Well, well. Surprising. Did you come here just to tell us you’re the culprit?”
“Sh… shut up! If you interfere, you’ll suffer the same fate!”

I tried giving a warning, but it fell on deaf ears. I couldn’t help but be amazed.

“Oh dear. Your logic is flawed. You’re really acting like a child2.”
“You’re a child too!”

At my mutter, the surrounding boys chimed in. “That’s right, that’s right!” they jeered.

“We’re more superior. How come you newcomers who joined midway became scholarship students!”
“Maybe it’s because of our abilities?”

Does he have no idea why we took entrance exams and placement tests? Or perhaps, there’s a different evaluation system at play here.

“Gutenberg family’s eldest son can’t be inferior to commoners like you! I know you guys are cheating!”
“…Life would be easy if intelligence was determined by family background.”

Oops, that slipped out without filtering. That wasn’t very childlike. Well, with people like these who readily admit to being the culprits, it’ll be forgotten in three steps.

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“I-I propose a duel to settle this!”
“A duel?”

The conversation took a leap, but I guess this is the kind of idea you’d expect from boys this age. However, the size difference was troublesome, and if by any chance I got injured, what excuse could I give to my parents…

“I mean a Fairy Battle. Don’t you even know that?”

Oh, I see. It’s just a child’s game.

If it’s something without a physical presence, and there’s no risk of harm to each other’s bodies, then fine, I’ll play along. Can’t guarantee I’ll hold back, though.

“…Leafa…”

Alfe, who had been silent the whole time, let out an anxious voice and clung to my arm.

“I’ll be fine, Alfe. More importantly, if I win, promise me you’ll apologize to Alfe and swear never to pull such a stunt again?”
“Sure. But if we win, you two have to leave the school.”

The request doesn’t match the situation at all, but well, whatever.

“Such a thing…”
“It’s okay. So, shall we do it?”

I should make them regret choosing me as the opponent a little.

“Did you not hear?! I said you have to leave the school!”
“I don’t mind. It doesn’t matter as long as I don’t lose.”



 

Footnotes:

  1. Robinxen: The most realistic part of this novel so far.
  2. Robinxen: Real Sherlock you are there…
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