|Author: Kaburagi Haruka||Original Source: Syosetu||Word Count: 2579 characters|
|Translator: Aurum||English Source: Re:Library||Word Count: 968 words|
From then on I went to school while using my thread manipulation to reinforce my body and kept exercising like that.
After being sent to the infirmary on the first day so suddenly, it seems I’ve gained a reputation as a frail sheltered girl.
“Lord Lyell raised her too carefully after all…”
“Hey, I’ve seen her frequenting the music room after school.”
“The music room?”
“A short while later you could hear a beautiful violin ring out.”
“Ohhh? As you’d expect, the hero’s daughter is quite refined.”
Somehow the violin performance Letina gave that day was accredited to me.
As first years, our musical education only got as far as learning the basics of a recorder, if I tried to play it’d just be a mess.
Fixing each of these misunderstandings would just be a pain, so I didn’t. I just kept knitting in my seat.
Knitting helped increase my dexterity with my fingertips, thus it was effective training for my thread manipulation.
Anyways, the scarves and sweaters make good gifts, so it’s killing two birds with one stone.
Therefore, there’s a ton of scarves and sweaters laid out around the house.
There are even mittens in some of the more elaborate spots.
Well, you could say the main reason I’m knitting right now is cause I lost to Cortina’s greedy gaze.
The cause was pretty simple, thanks to Lyell and Maria showing up suddenly and bragging to Cortina about them, she suddenly decided she wanted one too and pressured me into making her one.
Of course, she’s not extorting it from me, but it’s hard to decline a request from your landlord.
Thanks to that though, I’ve been stuck knitting since the morning.
Seeing me diligently knitting at my desk, Letina gave me a curious look, “How strange, seeing you do something so lady-like.”
“How rude. Or rather, knitting isn’t especially a feminine thing.”
Even in my previous life, I’d always work on training my dexterity like this outside the public eye, mainly mending clothes along with Maria.
By the way, this is beyond Lyell, Gadius, and even Cortina.
Maxwell can’t even thread a needle with his presbyopia so it’s not feasible for him either.
Meanwhile, the whole time I’ve been sitting here knitting I feel like everyone’s been eyeing me enviously.
Speaking of, for some reason they don’t seem to be looking right now?
“By the way, do you not have to get ready?”
“Huh? What do you mean?” Hearing her say that, I looked up.
That’s when I realized everyone was restlessly changing out while waiting.
“Uh… Why is everyone changing clothes?”
Boys and girls are changing in the same room but they’re all under 10 so it’s not a big deal.
Letina who came over to talk was just wearing her underpants. Yup, they were a splendid pair of pumpkin shorts.
“Today’s the day of the physical isn’t it?”
“Oh, was it?”
The content of our lessons were just general education, history of the country, and studying the alphabet, so I often ignore class, I might’ve skipped any mention of a physical as a result of that.
I didn’t want to be the only late one, so I quickly put up my knitting equipment into my bag and started changing.
It’s pretty easy since it’s just a jacket, shirt, and skirt.
For a girl, it’s a slightly immodest behavior but I’m a kid anyway.
Since we don’t even get a changing room at this age, I’m not worried about it.
“Speaking of, don’t you have your examination after school today?”
“Examination… Oooh, from the other day.”
“Yeah. The complete physical.”
After hearing about me having a full checkup, the other students started getting noisy.
The girls started approaching nervously to ask me about it.
“Ummm… Nicole, are you unwell?”
“Err… I get tired easily, so we decided it would be a good idea to get checked out at least once.”
She had a worried aura standing in front of me with her hands joined together, she looked like a little puppy, but not the cheerful kind like Michelle, more like a spoiled pup.
“Um… Sorry, what was your name…?”
“Ah, right. I haven’t introduced myself yet. My name is Matisse Holton, daughter of the Holton group.”
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They’re a big company in Raum. I relied on them several times in my previous life when I visited the country.
I see, this is the daughter of the young master’s daughter from back then.
“Feels like so long ago.”
“Huh, excuse me?”
“Oh, don’t worry. Thank you for your concern though.”
I offered her my right hand for a shake, she timidly reciprocated.
Hmm, her pale white skin was soft, she shows great promise but for now she’s out of my strike zone though.
“Umm, is it fine if we become friends?”
“Of course. I’d be glad, my only friend so far has been Michelle?”
“Hey, and me?”
Letina started kicking up a fuss behind me. If I had to say, I consider you a troublesome henchman.
At this point, Cortina busted through the door.
“Alright, you guys. Looks like you’re good and ready. Let’s go take your measurements now!”
“Miss Cortina, why are you so hyped…”
“I’ll be sure to properly take you girls’ bust sizes.”
“No, I’m still not that big.”
“You boys better get a good look now while you can, you won’t get a chance in the future.”
And immediately following Cortina’s statement all the boys’ eyes converged on me.
As expected, their gaze caused me to break out in goosebumps and I reflexively covered my chest.
“…Cortina, don’t say unnecessary things.”
“Ahaha, my bad.”
She’s as noisy as ever, except when she’s on the battlefield.
We started moving towards the place we’d get our physicals as I heaved a sigh.
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