Otome Game no Heroine de Saikyou Survival [WN] - Chapter 126.2
The heels of my boots clacked on the floor as we returned from the training grounds to the guild lobby, where the guild, which had been buzzing with multiple adventurers, had all quieted down, and Theo’s face twitched slightly at the stares being directed at him.
That too was a common sight these days. As I scanned the area, they looked away and made way for us, so it wasn’t a problem. …but there were some people today who didn’t seem to know about what our position was here at the Royal Capital guild.
“Oh, students are meeting at the guild, huh? The guild is not a playground for kids.”
One guy in his mid-twenties got involved. Theo and I were different skin colors, so he didn’t see us as siblings.
He was a large warrior type with an axe on his back, and his fighting strength was about 300…about Rank 3, so he was a mid-level guy in this guild. Since soloing was tough for a warrior type, it was probably a local adventurer who came to the dungeon looking for comrades in the guild.
The faces of the surrounding adventurers turned blue when we were suddenly tangled up with him, and the staff member behind the reception desk began to move as if in a panic.
“Oh, isn’t this girl over here pretty cute? Hey, say something–“
As he approached, I grabbed the man by the chin and bent his head directly to the side, creating a strange noise and causing the man to collapse.
[Call the Healer! Hurry!!!]
Immediately, a guild official moved to call the guild’s Healer. The guild was basically uninvolved in disputes between adventurers, but since I was at Royal Capital, a healer had been stationed at the guild.
“I didn’t break his neck.”
It was just a load on the joint that made a noise. If the treatment was quick enough, there would be no aftereffects.
But that didn’t change the fact that I caused a commotion. As I went straight to the reception desk, the receptionist, who I knew well, gave me a troubled half-smile.
“I made a scene. If you need money for treatment, you can withdraw it from my account deposited with the guild.”
“U~mm…adventurers of a certain degree who have come out of the countryside are often like that. Since he obviously knew that you were a student and got involved, I’ll let him pay for the treatment.”
The receptionist said something like that as she filled out some paperwork with an air of familiarity, perhaps an adventurer who had just arrived at the Royal Capital wanted to show off their power, and I, who appeared to be in my mid-teens, was tangled up with them several times.
This receptionist was the receptionist for the Adventurers’ Guild in the Barony of Horace, where I was born and raised. I remembered that I had caused her a lot of trouble both before and after that incident when the orc hordes appeared.
It was by chance that I ran into her again, and when I asked her why she was at Royal Capital, she told me that she was transferred there because she was planning to retire in a few years and set up residence at Royal Capital.
I thought she was going to retire soon, since she was quite the beauty, but one day I saw her with a man I knew very well, and guess what?
Well, he always had a weakness for tough, beautiful women.
When I told Theo that this would be my last recovery training on the way back to the academy, he suddenly turned serious.
“The reason I couldn’t go see Aria at Her Royal Highness’ place is not only because I needed a reason, but also because the subject of my escort is a problem. Since the incident with the noble faction, I have a feeling that she is hostile to Her Highness the Princess and Lady Carla… be careful.”
Not only do I have to be Elena’s bodyguard and attendant, but I also attend classes as a student at the academy.
The content of the classes was not easy, but to some extent the butler and the other attendants taught me, so I could keep up with them to a certain extent. As my main duty was to protect people, the school’s examinations were adjusted from the start so that I could get an average score.
However, this was a different story when it came to the “practical skills” test.
The conflict between the humans and the demon tribe had been going on for many years on this continent, and it had been decades since the last war, but even in the Kingdom of Cleydale, the children of noblemen were learning the art of self-defense.
From my point of view, I thought it would be better to train them in self-defense magic rather than having them learn many things on the fly, but the noblewomen who were in danger of being kidnapped had practical lessons with the use of hidden weapons, even if it was just an imitation.
With a snap, the wooden sword in Elena’s hand struck the shield held by a male student.
The self-defense class was mixed gender. Even if they did not have melee skills, the women of the higher nobility learned self-defense at home, so they were not complete amateurs.
Still, because of the gender disparity in status, it was unlikely that men and women would ever engage in a serious mock battle, but those aspiring to become female knights and the children of senior noble families along the borders were skilled enough to defeat a wolf or so.
“Your highness, princess, you did a fine job.”
A male student who was receiving the attack as an opponent gave words of praise to Elena, who was wiping her sweat after finishing her technique, while her cheeks were stained.
As a princess, that was enough. She didn’t even need to acquire swordsmanship skills. But if she wanted to hide the fact that her body was healed, she should stop taking practical lessons.
However, Elena chose to go head-to-head with the aristocrats to show that she was not a puppet, if they would not give up, no matter how much she tried to step aside.
The country would be in trouble regardless of whether Elena backed off or not. The Crown Prince did not have the power to unite the country. If so, she might have already given up on her idealistic brother and decided to organize the country as a queen for a short period of time.
However, this could turn not only the aristocrats but also the royalists into enemies. That was why Elena needed many allies.
Gradually, she started showing her power, and the number of students who believed in Elena increased. However, as the number of people increased, some strange people also appeared.
I did not attend the practical classes. If I was attending as a member of the princess’s entourage, I could be challenged to a serious fight, and if the opponent had swordsmanship skills, it would cause an unpleasant incident if I cut corners.
However, the middle-class and upper-class students who felt that I approached the princess’s side more closely now that I attained the rank of baroness seemed to think that they were more suitable for the princess’s entourage than me, who did not attend classes.
As I leaned against the wall of the school building as usual to observe the practical classes, a tall female student appeared, giving me a sharp look and pointing the tip of her wooden sword at me.
“You there! I will not allow a low-born person like you to trick Her Highness into becoming a member of the princess’s entourage! Fight me!”
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