The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely - Chapter 104
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- The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely
- Chapter 104 - As a teacher
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
After Ruino’s extreme greeting… I returned to my work as a teacher.
“Fua, you’re early Mr. Schweiss”
“Of course, I am a teacher after all. The people we rent the lodge from have prepared us breakfast, so if you’re ready please go to the cantine”
I laughed wryly at the listless reaction of the still sleepy girl students.
It seems quite a few students are bad with mornings, but them waking up on time really saves me a lot of trouble.
But it seems that there were no students that were going to be woken up by a child like me.
After everyone had finished their breakfast, all students were to choose their assignment for the day.
As they all made their choices, I made sure to warn them not to go out of town.
…I also told the knights looking out over the town the same.
(Well, and now..)
I quickly looked over to the corner of the canteen.
There stood Iris, looking over all the students dutifully.
She had a serious look that said, I can fight whenever I need to.
… I knew that she was going to be serious from before, but it’s very much like Iris to also look the part.
She listened very well to my request, so she was in a constant state of alertness… But this actually scared the other students.
Next to her sat Alia, who was slurping her morning soup with a very sleepy face.
I could not sense even the slightest form of stress coming from her.
Mixing Iris’ aura together with Alia’s strangeness created a rather strange atmosphere.
I sighed and walked up to Iris.
“You don’t need to put on such a scary face you know?”
“! M-Mr. Schweiss! Is my face that bad?”
As I pointed this out to her, Iris seemed rather embarrassed. As expected, she didn’t even realize it herself.
And quickly after,
“She’s been like this ever since you left the lodge in the morning”
Alia explained to me.
When I left the lodge… That’s when Ruino came to “greet” me.
Her tone sounded rather implicit as if to criticize me. But that was not correct I thought.
“That being said, we’re glad you came back unharmed”
“Of course. That’s what I am a teacher for”
I said as I sat down in a chair close to them.
“That’s quite irrelevant, no? But you’re strong, so I guess there is some truth in those words”
“Ahaha, I am glad you understand it, even if it’s like that. Could Iris also keep her promise she made to me and keep her spirits high, even in the morning?”
“! T-that’s not… I-… It just weighs on my mind”
“I thought it would. Perhaps I should apologize to you for that”
“You shouldn’t apologize to…”
“Nono, I leave it all to you when I am not here. But now that I am here again, you can relax, and act like always”
“… I am trying to act like always already though”
Iris said, with a dissatisfied look on her face.
Perhaps it makes Iris happier when she’s entrusted with something.
Of course, it is my intent to rely on them during an emergency. However, if she keeps being so cautious all the time, I might lose my position. .. Not that I am really worried about that anyway.
(It’s just students acting like students … That’s what it is)
However, it’s quite hard to say that.
I, after all, never really experienced student life.
“By the way, will you two move together today?”
“That’s what we plan to do. We’re free to do whatever we like after all”
Iris and Alia are working as a pair again – Exactly like they would in the academy as well.
Of course, the other students that go along well also team up for the day.
However, there is of course interaction between groups as well.
And from my point of perspective, there seems to be little of that for this two-man group.
“Well, what about a little bit of interaction with the other students?”
“…That’s the thing, when I am around some of the children can’t seem to behave normally, so…”
Iris responded to my remark. … I have already urged them to do this a number of times, but Iris always seems to be in the position to distance herself from the other students.
…Alia might not be in the same position as Iris, as a Great Noble’s daughter, so she might be in an easier spot to get along with her classmates.
However, it’s not just the fact that Iris is of one of the great noble houses that she distances herself from the others.
There is a root for all of this – Iris is afraid that there’s again someone that comes for her head. She is constantly having this feeling.
(Why I was able to be the strongest… It’s because I also didn’t have any friends)
There was one person that called me a friend. But in the end, I couldn’t close the distance between us.
And to say whether I’d be able to do so now…
(…Now that I think about it, I never really had a friend. And there is no need for a Master and Disciple to fulfill that role either…)
There is one difference between us, and that is that Iris has Alia, who is both friend and family.
It is because she can stand next to Iris, that she has found her place here herself as well.
It would be rude to ask other students to fulfill that role.
(I also wonder what the other students think of Iris)
At least I have never heard anyone talk about how they got a bad impression from Iris.
If anything they might be jealous of her — She’s very prominent with the blade, so we might be what the others aspire to be.
And for Iris they are — The one’s she wants to protect, I suppose. … That’s a rather troublesome thought though.
“I said so yesterday as well, but this is really a good opportunity. A good opportunity to strengthen your relations with the rest of the students. Would you be able to see this as a part of your training as well?”
“… That really depends on the situation. I can’t say that I feel like doing so now”
Iris politely declined my request. It seems that I have a lot to learn still, as a teacher.
Alia kept staring at me, but I just shrugged my shoulders in response.