The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely - Chapter 123
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- The "Master swordsman” who was reincarnated, wants to live freely
- Chapter 123 - Cute little Alta and cute little Iris
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
After I had met with Mariel we walked out of the store and asked what had happened.
I had actually meant to ask why she was with Iris… But that seemed to be a complete coincidence.
“I passed by and asked her what was going on. She seemed so troubled after all”
“Ufufu, that’s right. And then she told me her name was Iris Reinfell. Oh, Cloe is such a big fan of yours”
“That’s not true! I am just very familiar with the rumors of the “Swordmaster Princess”. How she’s only a student and is already deemed the Kingdom’s strongest… That’s all that I admire about her!
“I-Is that so..”
“You’re quite even when you’re bashful”
— What the hell is this.
Mariel is just playing around with Iris the whole time, and Cloe is just goggling at her with eyes of admiration.
Iris looked rather troubled as she looked at me with eyes begging for help.
… There isn’t really much that I can do for her though, but I do know why Iris was with Mariel in the first place.
Still, I wanted to hear the reasoning behinds Mariel’s choice as well.
“Big sis, you had business with me, right? Is that why you’ve come here?”
“! That’s right! That’s right! But then Cloe got lost so…”
“I-I didn’t get lost! It’s you who always disappears …! It wasn’t me that got lost, it was you! Lady Iris, don’t get the wrong impression here, please?!”
“Ah… Yes, that’s alright. That being said, you called her sister… These people are your family, aren’t they Mr. Schweiss?”
“Ufufu, that’s correct”
“Yes, Alta is my brother – But, Mr. Schweiss…? What is the meaning of that?”
Cloe looked at me dumbfounded as she asked this question.
Iris was taken aback and seemed rather embarrassed. … There really was no need to hide our relationship at any point, but looking at Cloe’s behavior she could’ve guessed we’re not on such great terms.
“Right now I am, as a knight, positioned next to her. As her escort, I am also a teacher at the academy she’s studying at”
“…W—Whaaa?! What is that supposed to mean? A knight becoming a lecturer at an academy… That being said, at the very academy Lady Iris studies at?!”
“That’s how it is”
“I am always indebted to Mr. Schweiss. I have much respect for him”
Iris said in addition. This left Cloe even more troubled.
Cloe really looks up to Iris, but she has quite an apathy towards me.
And I am then again Iris’ homeroom teacher as well… And Iris respects me for that very work.
Perhaps this all would cause Cloe and I to get along a little better.
There was no need to force that though… But it did leave Cloe wondering.
“N-no way. Lady Iris…? But that is…”
“Ufufu, Cloe is quite unusual. If she’s confused she jumps into her own world. Shall we just leave her to it?”
Mariel might say so — But then Cloe actually got silent.
I then again asked Mariel.
“Well, let’s go back to the beginning… What exactly is your business with me?”
“Oh, right, that talk. It isn’t anything major. I wanted to know about your recent activities but wanted to hear it directly from you, my little Alta”
“My recent activities?”
I heard Iris repeat the words “Little Alta…?” in a low voice but paid it no attention. After all, I am not going to correct Mariel on her words, am I now?
“I already told you by letter, didn’t I?”
“That’s true but… It’s normal to want to hear your voice, right? You’re always so cold”
“Well, the “cold” behavior your suggesting I have really is just normal behavior though”
“Oh my, oh my. That’s quite a cold reaction again, no? Wouldn’t you agree, Lady Iris?”
“Eh… Ah… Hm…?”
Iris quickly looked over at me with worry on her face. She had no idea how to continue this conversation or how to answer.
I left out a small sigh.
“Sister, please don’t bring Iris into this. And then also to tow her around wherever you please… You know that’s not the right thing to do, don’t you?”
“Ufufu, it’s not wrong, is it? … That being said, the time spent looking for Cloe sure went by fast. I had actually promised to meet with someone else after this all. I really have to make my way there now. Cloe, let’s go”
“Hm?! B-big sister?! Your talk has… Aah, whatever! The next time we meet we can actually have a decent conversation, alright?!”
Cloe had come back from her own world, but she soon realized that Mariel had almost disappeared again, and followed her quickly.
They then disappeared, looking ever so busy. I then noticed that Iris and I were left to ourselves.
“…Erhm… I don’t know what to say. They’re quite something, aren’t they?”
“Well, that’s just how they are. That’s how everyone in House Schweiss is”
“I just feel that you leave quite a different impression though… Unlike that…”
“That” was supposed to be a link to her in cat ears, I suppose.
Iris has the kind of personality that is hard to sway… But even Mariel someone like Iris far enough to get her to dress up like that.
Mariel has her very own special pace she moves at, but that pace is one that drags in other people all too quickly.
— And I can hardly imagine she’d come all the way here just to ask me how things have been lately.
(…That being said, she might actually know)
The fact that I am Iris Reinfell’s main escort, that is.
“That being said, did you have business in town as well?”
“! Yes. Something that could not be left undone…”
“Oh, is that so? But to then get engulfed in — No, to actually involve yourself in something like this”
“I-I can’t deny that that happened, but… But then again, you actually got called Little Alta, didn’t you? That was quite surprising, really”
Suddenly Iris mentioned this again.
I looked at her quickly, but she somehow seemed to be enjoying what I was going to say as a response. So I answered simply.
“Ahaha, yes she did call me that. For the time being, I am still twelve, so”
“For the time being… You are actually twelve, no?”
“That’s right. But that’s just the kind of person my sister is. Iris too would’ve been called Cute Little Iris when being dressed as a cat, no?”
“Ha.., Wh-Who would actually dress like that..!”
Iris’ face became red as she tried to be resistant.
… She was already dressed like that more than halfway through, but perhaps for Iris, it was still in the safe area.
Though it was a while since I had met up with my family, our meeting had ended again… So Iris and I returned to the academy.