The Weakest Summoner’s School Conquest – I Became Strong Only After Losing – Chapter 178

𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐤

𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐤

Demon Emperor Shin’s attack on Asgard.

Everyone present in the audience chamber was ordered to maintain silence. It was unthinkable to say that the Special A-class and S-Class Summoners were rendered incapable of acting with just one intimidating glance.

Everyone present there saw it.

The battle between Shin and Albero. A fight that seemed to be between polar opposites concluded in a draw.

Then, Shin left a message for a hundred days later.

Leading an army, she threatened to destroy the Kingdom of Asgard.

The Asgard Kingdom is undeniably the most powerful and largest nation in this world. If it falls, none in this world, neither summoners nor summoned beasts, can stop Shin.

The king ordered the Special A-class and A-class to start preparing the army.

Just a hundred days. But, it’s enough.

The Special A-class and Esterize leading the 『Peacemaker squad』 began their preparations.

Meanwhile, the S-class members were. . . . . .in the dormitory.

“. . . . . .Tsk,” Kid clicked his tongue.

Ridelle sighed, “Whew. . . . . .”

“. . . . . .” Ashe remained silent.

“. . . . . .” Lapis stayed quiet.

Yorha sat silently with closed eyes.

Amidst this, Leivinia spoke.

“I’m glad I wasn’t there when Demon Emperor-sama resurrected.”

“Yeah, same here.”

Nisrok was also terrified.

Originally, the two summoned beasts that Shin had summoned sensed Shin’s presence and immediately hid. They just retreated to their dorm room and hid under the blankets.

Ignoring the conversation of those two, Kid spoke to Ashe.

“Is that idiot still sleeping?”

“Uh, yeah. His fever hasn’t subsided.”

Albero collapsed immediately after fighting Shin, having a severe fever.

It’s the after-effects of overusing 『Nether Eye Balor』. Unlike Shin, Albero is a flesh and blood human. He hasn’t modified his body like Shin, so using his eyes strains him.

The reason Ashe and the others are downcast is undoubtedly because of Albero. However, Kid bluntly stated.

“Seriously, that idiot is upset just because he got kissed?!”

Ridelle’s elbow jabbed into Kid’s stomach.

Ashe and the others reacted sharply. It seemed they were already late.

Ridelle, who knew that Ashe, Lapis, and Yorha all had feelings for Albero to some extent. Of course, Ridelle was also concerned, but she regarded Albero as a 『younger brother』.

Yorha let out a small sigh and gently tapped her cheek.

“For now, our future plans. . . . . .We only have ninety-eight days left. Those of A-class and above have been summoned to the royal castle. Probably, we’ll be under Esterize’s command. And. . . . . .temporarily, the 『seal』 of the Special A-class will be released. With this, the twenty-one heroes can use their summoned beasts outside the kingdom. . . . . .and beat the Demon Emperor’s army.”

Kid asked.

“What about us?”

“The S-class will be under my command. And, the proposal of the twenty-one heroes, Otou-sama, and Gabriel. . . . . .It’s the first time these three have had the same opinion. Albero will directly fight the Demon Emperor alone.”

“. . . . . .Figured as much.”

Kid seemed convinced.

Currently, the only one who can counter Shin’s 『Nether Eye Balor』 is Albero, who possesses the same eye.

Yorha addresses everyone present in the room.

“We, the S-class, are here to support Albero. We’ll pave the way for Albero to face Shin directly.”

“The way. . . . . .?”

“Yes. Ashe, are you prepared?”

Ashe nods in agreement. Both Lapis and Ridelle do the same.

And so do Leivinia and Nisrok.

“Hey, if you’re going to fight the Demon Emperor. . . . . .we’re coming too.”

“We think we can be of some help. . . . . .and even if our bodies perish, our souls will return to the other side.”

“Thank you, but. . . . . .we don’t need help based on the premise of dying.”

“No, we won’t die.”

“That’s not the point. We won’t be able to see you again. That’s death for us.”

“”. . . . . .””

It seems Leivinia and Nisrok don’t quite understand.

At that moment, Albero arrives. Dressed casually in a shirt and pants, he takes a water bottle from the fridge and drinks it all at once.

“Phew. . . . . .finally some calm. So, what were you all discussing?”

“Isn’t it obvious? Our future plans.”

“Oh. . . . . .”

Albero sets down the bottle.

Then, he addresses everyone.

“I’ll be the one to defeat the Demon Emperor. In fact, only I can.”

This was Albero’s determination, and what the kingdom desired.

◇◇◇◇◇◇

Later on. . . . . .

Everyone returns to their rooms, and the night deepens.

Albero is called by Kid and meets him in the dormitory’s backyard.

Kid sits on a bench with a bottle of liquor, a glass, and smokes a pipe.

“So, what do you need?”

Albero sits next to Kid.

Kid exhales smoke, speaking with an air of annoyance.

“You’re taking a month off from tomorrow.”

“. . . . . .What?”

“A break. Actually, the S-class will also suspend their classes. Prepare for the 『war』 in a hundred days.”

“. . . . . .Why are you the one telling me this?”

“It’s hard to face others, right? Ugh, such a pain.”

Kid pours whiskey into the glass and takes a sip.

“It’s the Scheming Princess-sama’s suggestion. During your break, visit the Isavel territory you oversee. It’ll take about half a month by horse carriage, but a few days if you use a summoned beast from Ashe or Lapis. Well, if you want to get a workout, you can always run.”

“. . . . . .Why so sudden?”

“It’s clear, isn’t it? You won’t defeat the Demon Emperor just by training for a hundred days. Think of your own way to beat her. Plus, staying in this country will get you involved in the Rushout family’s issues.”

“Uh. . . . . .aren’t you coming too?”

“Joking. Well. . . . . .I wanted to say that, but. . . . . .I’ve been asked to be your escort. I’ll accompany you.”

“Huh? Escort?”

“If you die, this world ends. There are those. . . . . .『fanatics』, you see, who worship the Demon Emperor. I’ve dealt with a few in the past. Talking nonsense like 『Purify with summoned beasts!』 or 『The Demon Emperor is right!』.”

“You’ve never mentioned this before. . . . . .”

“There was no need to.”

Kid blew on his pipe.

Strangely, the smoke had a sweet scent.

“The academy is getting chaotic. Those above A-class are preparing for national defense and war. Also, there are preparations to announce it to the public. They probably say something like ‘Leave it to the 『Peacemaker squad』 led by 『High Priestess』 Esterize’. Well, Scheming Princess-sama has taken care of us to free us from such crap. Think of it as a short final vacation, and relax in your own way or plan to kill the Demon Emperor.”

Kid took out a bottle of orange juice from somewhere and handed it to Albero.

Surprised, Albero took it, while Kid poured whiskey into a glass and raised it.

Albero thought.

“Were you always this kind?”

“. . . . . .Nonsense.”

The glass and bottle clinked together, and the two smiled.


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