The Rune Magician Who Lost Everything to Her Older Sister, Becomes Doted On by the Genius Prince – Chapter 37
Chapter 37: Strength comparison
“D-Did you really come from a noble family?”
“What? How many times are you going to ask that? Are you really that curious?”
“W-Well, it’s just that, I couldn’t tell at all.”
After Rejhon and the others left the office, we remained behind.
Kaijin sat on the sofa, and Zion-kun was hiding behind the sofa, speaking quietly.
I turned to His Highness and asked him.
“Your Highness, did you know about this?”
“Well, yeah. But he didn’t say anything, so I kept quiet.”
“I wouldn’t have minded if you had told them. To me, family background is a trivial matter. It’s been over ten years since I left the estate.”
I couldn’t help but exclaim in surprise.
Kaijin would be turning 25 years old this year.
In other words, he left the estate before he even became an adult at 15 years old, and embarked on a journey called warrior training.
bandits, demon beasts, and danger were everywhere in the world.
It could be considered suicidal for a child to travel alone.
Did he have the courage, or did he leave with determination?
Or was it just an impulsive departure?
Kaijin seemed uninterested and didn’t seem to want to talk about it in detail.
“Remhound family is a distant relative but has royal bloodlines.”
“Yeah. Of course, it has been hundreds of years since the split, so the bloodline is already diluted. Now it’s just a noble family in the frontier, so Meiana probably didn’t know.”
Even if I stare at Kaijin carefully again, I can’t see that he has royal blood.
Especially compared to Prince Alectos.
“Shut up. Who cares about the family history! Let’s talk about the fight! When are we going to have a showdown?”
“Huh…Didn’t you hear what we just talked about?”
Zion-kun trembles even with just a glance.
He speaks as if to counterattack while hiding behind the back of the sofa.
“It’s going to be right after this! His Highness Rejhon has prepared the location, so we’re going to fight soon.”
“I see. Can’t wait. Heh, looking forward to it.”
“I’m not looking forward to it at all…”
“Kaijin is special, so don’t worry about it. Even I’m not excited about this one. There’s no point in this kind of fighting… but we have to do it, or my older brother won’t be satisfied.”
While saying that, His Highness looks out the window.
With a distant look and a sad expression.
Even though they are in conflict, they also have to fight against each other.
I can’t measure His Highness’s true feelings.
No, I am the same. I have to fight against my own flesh and blood.
In our two meetings so far, she has never looked me in the eye.
I thought Onee-sama would be burning with a sense of competition against me.
As if being there was unwilling.
If she was brought here against her will…
I feel a little irritated with His Highness Rejhon.
At least, I hope no one gets hurt.
We wait and hope for that.
And then, an hour and a half later…
We were invited to the simulation training ground owned by the Order.
Among the various training grounds tailored to indoor, outdoor, and underground environments, His Highness Rejhon designated the outdoor one.
A place that simulated nature with a forest, a river, and a small waterfall.
Preparations have already been made, and there are towers with large, conspicuous aquamarine crystals on each end of the training ground.
Our faction takes position to the east.
“We win if we destroy this thing? What a bothersome rule.”
“It’s a consideration to reduce the number of casualties. My brother has thought about that.”
“Hmph, too naive. Once we’re on the battlefield, it won’t end until one of us is dead.”
“Don’t get it twisted, Kaijin. This isn’t a war. It’s just a test of strength.”
His Highness approaches Kaijin with a sharp gaze.
A slightly tense atmosphere flows, but Kaijin sighs.
“I get it. I’ll take it easy.”
“Yeah! In exchange, I’ll do it freely.”
“That’s right. This was a hastily decided battle. There’s no time to make a meticulous plan and no teamwork to execute it. Therefore, let’s just decide on roles easily.”
This time, the rule is to see who can destroy the tower first.
We need to divide the personnel into roles attacking or defending the tower.
“Given my brother’s personality, there will be few people on defense and more on offense. There’s a high chance there will be at most two defenders…no, more likely just one.”
“So, should we have more defenders?”
“I want to, but if the offense is weak, we’ll ultimately lose. The question is, who will attack the opponent’s tower…”
Until five minutes before the start of the battle, we discussed role assignments and basic tactics.
And now, it’s time.
The signal is a large smoke signal in the center of the forest.
“Let the battle begin.”
Given the size of the training ground and the distance to the tower, we can engage in the shortest time possible.
According to His Highness, His Highness Rejhon, he is likely to aim for a straight-ahead breakthrough at the beginning, given his character.
As expected, they’ve arrived.
“I knew you would be on the defensive, Alec.”
“And I knew you would be on the offensive, brother.”
On the attacking side were His Highness Rejhon and Norman-sama, with the figure of Onee-sama in the back.
The number and lineup were just as His Highness Alectos had predicted.
“The defense will be headed by the Knight Commander.”
“Yeah, he alone is enough.”
“…Is that so? That’s good.”
His Highness Alectos smiles.
Our defense consists of three people: His Highness Alectos, me, and Zion-kun.
The attacker entrusted with the task is recklessly charging in——
“So you’re my opponent!”
“…Is that a problem?”
“No, I’m relieved that you seem strong!”
Kaijin and the Knight Commander confront each other.