Chapter 24: Two of his cronies were different│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
Hernan Ledesma and Chico Marquez were outliers among Imperial Academy students.
First and foremost, Hernan was a man who had inherited his father’s character, dubbed “The Ice Prime Minister,” and he was a man who pursued only his own interests, even within the Academy.
Furthermore, he also inherited his father’s abilities, and he was a man who was good at organizing things behind the scenes and doing whatever he could to get things done.
Hernan’s only blunder was falling in love with that lousy woman.
The second, for better or worse, is that Chico is a brat.
He boasts that he is more talented at magic than any previous academy principal, and in fact, his magical power and the number of magic attributes at his disposal rank among the highest in the academy.
If he keeps growing at this rate, becoming a legendary wizard will not be a pipe dream.
However, because of his childish personality, he struggles to interact with others and is even more selfish than Donato.
He throws tantrums and rages from time to time, and he frequently attacks people with his magic.
Chico basically only listens to Aria.
And now, the two of them are now pushing Emilio into a corner.
“…I suppose it’s just another love affair.”
Nadia muttered to herself, raising an eyebrow as she observed the three of them.
Her indigo eyes glowed with disdain and contempt.
“Yes. But I think it’s because Emilio isn’t around that lousy woman. Anyway, let’s take a closer look and see what’s going on.”
Nadia and I get close enough to eavesdrop without being noticed.
“…Say it! Where did you take Aria?!”
“Will you please hurry up?!”
“I don’t know! I don’t know! She was gone before I realized it! You must believe me!”
Emilio desperately tries to explain to the two deep-sounding screams.
But more importantly, their luggage? Yes, they still have it.
“…What a fool! You know what happens to weak Aria when she’s alone in a labyrinth like this!”
“Haha, you know what would happen to you if Aria got hurt, don’t you?”
Hernan frowns and shakes his head, while Chico looks at him with a frightening look.
Emilio looked like he was about to cry as he looked at them alternately.
“Haa~, let’s leave this guy alone and search for Aria…”
“…Wait. Before that, we can’t just walk away from the guy who did this to us, can we?”
“Hahaha, you’re right.”
With those words, Hernan drew his saber, and Chico activated his 【Fireball】and 【Aqua Bullet】in his right and left hands, respectively.
It appears that they intend to kill Emilio here.
At that moment
I purposefully kicked a pebble.
“Huh?! S-Show yourself!”
Emilio looks over here and asks quietly.
“Nadia… This is my fault. You should stay and hide here.”
“No, I’ll accompany you.”
I tried to persuade Nadia to wait for me because it was my fault and I didn’t want her to kill people if possible, but she apparently had no intention of doing so.
Furthermore, her eyes tell me she will not back down.
…Really, Nadia is surprisingly stubborn and unyielding.
Of course, I love her in this way.
“OK, then let’s go together.”
Nadia and I held hands and we walked out in front of those guys.
“…Oh, it’s you two.”
“You’re still alive, that’s for sure. What a pleasant surprise!”
Emilio lost interest the moment he saw us, whereas Chico looked at us with interest.
I suppose the only thing we shared was that we were still alive.
In the eyes of these two talented people, the unimpressive Nadia and I are probably insignificant
“Having said that… Didn’t you work as Emilio’s followers? What is the meaning of this?”
I dared ask them, even though I knew. — So they can show their true colors and Nadia won’t have to feel guilty.
“…I don’t recall ever serving such a fool from the start. First and foremost, Aria was not the right person for such a man.”
“That is absolutely true. I’m clearly superior to him.”
Regardless of what they say, I see no distinction between these two and Emilio.
They are both helpless fools who have fallen in love with that lousy woman.
“More than that. Do you have any food left?”
…this is it.
“Why do I have to answer you?”
“…Be careful what you say! You only answer to what is asked of you.”
I keep my gaze fixed on Hernan’s arrogance.
Of course, Nadia, who is standing next to me, feels the same way.
“Hahaha, don’t be an idiot, Hernan. It would be so much easier to simply kill them and take it from their corpses.”
“…I suppose so. Let’s get some food before we deal with that moron.”
They both raised the corners of their mouths.
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