Second half of chapter 4. Had to split it because it was long.. and I bet it was probably written in the three parts like the title. I bet!!
Things I changed: May Risa -> Satsuki Risa. I almost wrote Sasuke once. Phew.
I will also be using the -kun, -san stuff too. Because they kind of use/imply that they use it and I felt weird making them say classmate/student when referring to people in JAPAN. A previous chapter mentioned how polite the nerdy guy was and I think it was referring to how he called everyone -san, not student (lol).
On that note, our bricktagonist strikes again!
—————————— Combat Simulation Training Room
The combat simulation training room. It was a room that covered an area of more than 200 square meters. It has advanced technology that could simulate a demon’s form and even clone a demon’s ability. However, for the student’s safety, the highest setting was only a low demon. All the simulated forms were either lesser demons or low demons.
The teacher in charge of this course was Yaozele-something? I didn’t care what his name was. I just knew that the nerdy Lin Xiang who I thought would never think badly of others, hated him. If you weren’t strong enough, this teacher would even refuse to look at you. He was a typical teacher who only cared for the strong.
He seems to be 30 this year? And probably not married? Heh~~ but with that kind of character, how could anyone like him.
He likes sports so we line up and then he did roll call.
After roll call, he began to call names of the first people to fight against the lesser demon simulations: “Takahashi Nobuhiko.”
Was it zeyao or yaoze? Whatever. When the teacher called out Takahashi’s name, all the girls in the class made a *Waaa~~ oohh~~* sound. He was truly worthy of being the number one spirit user in this class. He was already a lvl 2 Intermediate Magician in his first semester and he already had the capability to fight a low demon.
Takahashi had a handsome aura around him when he went on stage. He really was so cool. At this moment I wanted to shout really loudly saying: “That handsome guy is my good friend.”
Of course, I wasn’t that silly. If I said that out loud, I would be despised by all the girls in here and be killed under their glares… Wait a minute, what the heck? I felt like I became a different person. Why the hell would I said to say ‘that handsome guy is my good friend’ out loud? Gross.
Forget it, I don’t want to think about it. I’ll have a look at how Takahashi eliminates demons and maybe learn something from him.
“Are you ready?” The system said in a voice like it was the opening of a game. Then it started to countdown: “Three… two… one.”
In front of Takahashi, a foggy thing appeared. At the same time, on Takahashi’s head, a golden magic circle appeared. Silver blades flew out of the circle to stab the demon.
“Takahashi-san is truly worthy of being called a genius. In just a few seconds, he brought out such a big magic circle of the gold magic.
This so-called gold magic is one out of the five basic magic properties a spirit user could specialize in. They are wind, fire, water, electricity, and gold kinds of magic.
Light magic. Aside from angels, no other species could use it. As for dark magic, it was exclusive to demons and a black mage.
Gold magic. It is a difficult to master magic that could materialize weapons. Only intermediate magicians and higher could cast that sort of spell.
“So handsome…” All the girls screamed as if it were a concert and the atmosphere kept rising.
That previous magic was really cool, was this the fun thing that Takahashi was talking about?
“Then, after Takahashi-san’s performance, we will request Satsuki-san to step on up….”
As soon as Satsuki went up on stage, the male students who were bored suddenly became vigorous. They shouted: “Satsuki, Satsuki, Satsuki.”
Satsuki specialized in wind and fire magic. If you combine wind with fire, the wind will strengthen the fire and let it be more destructive.
After Satsuki went on stage, in less than 3 or 4 seconds, the lesser demon got K.O.’d.
This could help me learn somethings but I don’t really want to learn magic. I rather learn combat skills. Speaking of combat fighters, the rank 4 in the class, Yamada specialized in close quarter combat. I should learn from him.
The person who was rank 3 in the class was the class monitor. She specializes in poison and fog. It fits well with her personality and character.
I forgot to mention that in addition to the five basic magic properties, there are other types of magic out there, such as poison magic, fog magic, wood magic, and so on..
Miss rank 3 killed the demon in less than a second. How terribly fierce… Now it is Yamada’s turn. He held a sword and when the system was preparing for the next demon simulation, I saw flames erupt from his sword.
As soon as the system said start, the demon appeared. Yamada ran up to the demon. His movement contained no elegance but the me that learned Kendo could tell that every slash of his blade was accurate and deadly.
The class had a total of 60 people. After 59 people went up for the battle simulation, I saw a number of fighting techniques. Now it is the turn of the lowest ranked person in the class, my turn. The previous 10 simulations left people bored out of their mind but when they see me get on stage, they became spirited again.
These bastards, they were probably looking forward to another one of ‘my’ embarrassing performances. But they won’t get it. Since I had already beaten a superior demon even though I had no idea how that happened. Oh, it was the white flame. Would it appear again?
As I thought about it, I shook my fist but nothing happened.
‘Hum~ if I think about it, how could that have happened. Maybe an angel was helping me out.’
I smiled to myself and stood on the designated location.
The mechanical voice of the system began again.
“3… 2… 1…”
This time, a fog-like substance appeared in front of me.
Once it appeared, it hit me…
Weird. What’s going on? The other 59 people’s simulation that I observed were completely different. Every time a demon appeared, it always tried to escape and let them fight with the simulation. How come when it was my turn the demon took the initiative to attack me? It’s speed was pretty fast too.
I jump backwards and the demon’s claw hit the place I was standing earlier and a deep rifted appeared.
‘Ha? What’s going on? Why was it’s strength so powerful? If it was a direct hit, then I would really have died. Does this system hate me enough to pick a demon that would initiate a fight? Was this a special way it tormented weak people like me? Wasn’t this AI a bit cruel and unusual?
Just when I was about to fight back, there was a *whoosh*, and a sword that radiated silver light stabbed the heart of the demon. The demon disappeared. The attacker was my good friend Takahashi.
“What the hell is going on?” Takahashi loudly yelled at the teacher.
“I… I don’t know either.” The teacher replied, panicking.
What happened? And why does Takahashi look nervous too?
“Do you call that a lesser demon? That was obviously a low demon, if Lin Xiang did not avoid that attack and got hit, what would we do?” Ah~~ I’m so moved. So Takahashi was worried about me.
No wonder, that demon’s murderous intent was heavier than all the other simulated lesser demons. If it weren’t for Takahashi’s fast reflexes, I really would not know what could have happened.
“I’ll immediately go check. It must be a system error.” The teacher said as he trotted away to the control center.
That guy, although he was snobbish, he was probably already to take responsibility for a student injury.
“Long live Prince Takahashi-kun ~~” A girl suddenly cried
“Whoa~~~ he’s so hot~~ Takahashi-kun, you’re so hot.”
“Yeah, he’s super hot, how can he be that hot?”
“I need to catch up, I will definitely become Takahashi-kun’s woman!” Wow, that was a really bold statement.
Takahashi laughed and paid no mind to them. He patted me on the shoulder and we walk together back to the classroom.
“I can’t believed that just happened.” Takahashi sighed.
“Yeah.” I nodded my head.
“But, how could you have dodged that? That demon’s speed was clearly very quick.”
“Mhm?” As he asked me that, he looked somewhat uncomfortable. He was probably wondering why my reaction speed became! “Ohh~~ just now? You know that I have a cold right? I was about to sneeze so I took two steps back because of that.”
“So that’s how it was.” Takahashi’s disbelief vanished and his eyes returned to his previous kind expression: “You were really lucky, but that’s a good thing.” Takahashi laughed, and his white teeth flashed every so often.
Back in the classroom, because of what had happened before, the girls could not keep calm. They all ran up to Takahashi.
“Ne~ ne~, Takahashi-kun you’re soooo hot. Everytime I look at you, it makes me love you even more.”
“Don’t be in heat, Riko.”
“Yeah Yeah. Ne~ ne~ Takahashi-kun, if something like that happened to me, you have to save me.”
Takahashi was surrounded by 27 chattering girls and the male students in the class were all jealous out of their minds.
There are a total of 29 girls in our class. One of the girls that did not join was my timid friend — Satsuki. The other was that poisonous class monitor, Kamiki Kuji.
“What? Jealous?” I smiled at the Satsuki who was staring intently at Takahashi.
“Hmph~~~” Satsuki snorted as if in a bad mood.
When she pursed her mouth flat, I realized that she was legitly unhappy. Relax, Takahashi obviously likes you, I snickered to myself.
After another lesson, it was time for lunch.
“Ahh? You have a bento?” Satsuki said in surprise as she saw me take out a bento from my bag.
“Ahh.. yeah… I had free time this morning so I made it.” I open my bento.
“Whoa, it’s deep-fried meatballs!?” Satsuki’s eyes shone as she exclaimed loudly.
Even if it’s a different world, she still likes eating deep fried meat balls? How typical of Satsuki.
“Haa~~~ this, I knew that you liked to eat this. Here, for you.” Since I was used to making deep fried meatballs for the other world’s Satsuki, I unconsciously made some this morning.
After her delightful feelings of happiness, Satsuki suddenly thought: “How did you know that I liked deep-fried meat balls?”
“……” Shit, I forgot. The nerd Lin Xiang always eats in the dining hall and did not know that she liked eating deep fried meat balls.
(TL: I suddenly realized that croquettes are deep fried meatballs.. found a cute looking bento too)
“Well… it’s because… when I first opened my bento, didn’t you say ‘whoa, there’s deep fried meatballs’? I figured that you must really like them.”
“Hmm~~ mm?” Satsuki said in a suspiciously strange tone of voice.
“Hey, stop thinking about the small stuff, you gonna eat that? If not, I’m going to eat them all.” I threatened.
“I do, I do…eh? These deep fried meat balls are so delicious, who made them? Isn’t this too delicious?” Satsuki said after she took a bite. Her eyes widened as she covered her mouth.
“Bought it off the streets.”
“Liar, I’ve eaten all the neighborhood’s fried meat balls and I’ve never eaten these delicious ones yet. It’s impossible that you made it, since you burned all your cooking when we’re in home ec.
Now that I think about it, that really happened before. Home economics is a class designed to teach people how to cook and will help people survive in the outside world. It’s good to live with a full stomach. That nerd Lin Xiang though, he always finds a way to burn his pot inside out.
“Hmm? Xiang you bright your own bento today?” Takahashi came over.
Satsuki immediately bowed her head and busily eat her bento.
“Mhm, yeah, sorry, I can’t go with you to the canteen…” I laugh, embarrassed.
“Is that so? No problem, I’ll go eat alone.” Takahashi glanced at Satsuki again and left, looking unhappy.
“Hey! That was a good opportunity! Why didn’t you talk to him?”
“Ahh~~ mmh~~ I got nervous.” Satsuki grumbled. Looks like she regretted her lack of courage that made her unable to talk to Takahashi.
Seeing her like this, I couldn’t help laughing. Aside from appearances, even the personality was completely different. The Satsuki from my previous world was very bold.
I laughed out loud: “Alright, I’ll bring you to the place Takahashi works at this afternoon, after school. You better not miss your chance again.”
“Mmm… I’ll definitely try my best.”
“I’m sooo full.” Satsuki said as she closed her empty bento.
I saw a grain of rice on her lips and stretched out my hand to take it off. I smiled: “Remember to wipe your mouth after you finish eating.”
“I… I… I… could have… done that myself.” Satsuki blushed and ran out of the classroom. Probably going to the bathroom?
After I closed my bento cover, Yamada came back into the classroom with his two minions while biting into a toothpick. Seeing that Takahashi wasn’t around, he swaggered over in my direction: “Yo, trash, help yo daddy here buy a bottle of juice.”
“I want one too.” Yamada’s two followers said at the same time.
I stood up.
Yamada thought that I was going to help him, as if I was his dog or something, and added: “Then three bottles of the same kind.”
I held out my hand out and casually started to speak: “Give me me money and I’ll consider if I want to help you buy them.”
Yamada looked very surprised by my actions: “What did you just say? I heard you wrong, right?” He raised his fist and it came towards me.
*Pah* I caught Yamada’s heavy fists. Then I kicked him in the stomach and he slumped onto the floor. The chattering of my classmates were so loud that no one noticed that Yamada had been defeated by me.
Yamada angrily stood up as his fists flew towards me again.
This time, I didn’t give him an opportunity to even touch me. Before his fists even reached me, I kicked him and sent him flying 3-4 meters backwards. As soon as I saw his disheveled appearance, I felt happy, carefree, because ever since I saw him this morning I was reminded of how he bullied the nerd Lin Xiang. It was not a pleasurable feeling at all.
All the students in the class turned in our direction. With great care, I ran over to where he fell and said spoke in a fearful tone of voice: “Uh, violence is bad, you see, it even made you slip and fall over.”
I lowered my voice down to a volume that only Yamada could hear: “I gave you an exit out but you did not take it, so now you’re losing face. What? If you want to fight, come at me. Oh, you should also bring your seven best friends.” I was referring to the seven friends of his that I beat to a pulp in the other world.
But in this world, Yamada and those bully friends of his always blackmail the me of this world.
The two followers had seen the easy to bully me unexpectedly beat Yamada with such an unexpected power. When they saw what had happened, they became completely stupid.
Yamada swore loudly: “You two assholes, why aren’t you coming to help me up?” They finally reacted and went over to give Yamada a lift.
After Yamada was helped up, although he was less arrogant, he growled: “Lin Xiang! Just you wait.” Then he went to the infirmary with his two attendants.
By now, most of the people in the class had returned. They did not know what I had done earlier and asked: “What happened?”
Fortunately, Takahashi and Satsuki had not arrived yet. I don’t want them to see me like this.
I sat back in my own seat, turned my head facing the window, and watched the scenery outside. I ignored the whispers of my classmates in the classroom.
A while later, Satsuki returned. Her face felt like it was more delicate and smoother than before so I guess she went to wash her face. She asked me: “When I left earlier, wasn’t it really noisy before? How come it’s so quiet now? What happened?”
“I dunno, oh, it was probably because Yamada fell down.” I said.
“Ohh~~ so that’s what happened.”
———————— After school
After school, Takahashi ran to his workplace.
Originally, I wanted to call him but did not call him in the end. So now it became a situation of going home together with Satsuki, which surprised a lot of the boys from school.
“The campus Madonna is unexpectedly leaving together with that piece of crap? Am I dreaming?”
They rubbed their eyes and realized that they were not dreaming. Then they started cursing me.
I was already used to it in the other world so I didn’t really care. Satsuki seemed to not be used to the stares of the male students but she did not utter a single sound.
“Hey~ you alright? Want to walk further apart?”
“No, it’s fine, I’ll use this… to practice my courage.”
I sighed and did not say anything else. As we walked along the long path away from the academy in silence, we arrived downtown.
Tired, Satsuki asked me: “Hey Lin Xiang, are we we there yet?”
“We’re almost there. You see that intersection in front of us? We just need to walk about 200 meters past that and we’ll be there.”
“Ha? That far?”
“It’s not far, it’s short. As long as you think about Takahashi, you won’t get tired.” The pedestrians around us kept coming and going. Suddenly, a duo of mother and daughter caught my eye.
The little girl was holding her mother’s hand in one hand, and a balloon in the other. She was bouncing up and down energetically.
The mother released the girl’s hand to bend down and picked up a coin she dropped.
At the same time, the balloon flew away from the girl and she ran away chasing it… but in front of her was a heavily trafficked road.
“…ne, Lin Xiang, are you listening to me…” Before Satsuki even finished her sentence, I gave her my bag and told her to: “Hold it.”
As I ran towards the girl, at that moment, the truck from the other side of the street appeared. In this situation, I could have waited for the girl to run out of the street, or even wait for the truck to brake, but that would be too late
Damn, why is it like this again? Do I have to die one more time?
No, I won’t die. Last time, I helped a kid riding a tricycle by kicking it out of the car’s range. This time, it was only a lone girl and there is nothing in my way. I can do it.
Okay, I caught up with the girl. The little girl was only 2 meters away from me and the truck finally began to brake after discovering the little girl. I took the little girl in my arms and barely rolled out of the truck’s way.
I quickly stood up, avoiding the traffic on the other side of the street as I held the little girl in my arms and casually walked back on the road.
The little girl’s tiny beady eyes stared intently at me. It seems as if she didn’t know what had happened.
That’s good, this means that this accident will not leave a shadow in her heart.
Next to the road, the little girl’s mom was scared out of her wits. She dropped her wallet and everything else she was holding to run at us.
I wasn’t sure if anything happened to the little girl so I carefully checked for injuries.
The little girl saw her mom crying so she started to cry as well. She dropped into her mother’s arms.
The little girl’s mother continuously said thanks to me as the truck driver pulled over, parking at the roadside. He got off and asked me if I needed to go to the hospital. I swiftly rejected him.
I was only a little dizzy but I didn’t get hit. Did that me I had to go to the hospital? I used to always get hit on the head with a stick in fights. If I went to the hospital every time I got a little injury, wouldn’t I have been in there at least a dozen or more times already?
After declining the mother’s invitation to dinner, I walked over to Satsuki’s side: “Sorry about that, they’re freaking out too much.”
Satsuki just continued to stare at me with an indescribable expression on her face. I ask: What’s wrong?”
She woke up from her trance: “Hmm? Hmm, yeah.” She looked surprised as she asked me: “You… when did you.. become so fast?”
“I was always like this.” I laughed.
Satsuki lowered her head: “Really… I had always felt like I never completely understood Lin Xiang. We’ve been classmates for 3 years, and we’re friends too.” What was she talking about this time? She sounded like she was accusing me of something.
However, it was true that you do not really know me. We have only met for one day. I rub her head like usual: “Alright, let’s go, to Takahashi’s store.”
Satsuki flushed beet red. She swatted my hand away: “Don’t touch my head~~ Today’s Lin Xiang is really weird, completely from the past.”
After hearing her say that, all the hairs in my body rose and I felt like I sweated a storm.
Oh no, the nerdy Lin Xiang would never touch Satsuki like that. I could bluff my way through that rescue but I have no explanation for touching her head. Don’t tell me that I have to tell her that I “came from another world.”
If I say that, wouldn’t they send me to a mental hospital?
I bitterly smiled, “I’m still myself. Okay, let’s stop talking about this, let’s go to where Takahashi is.”
“This… today… I don’t want to go anymore.” Satsuki said in a low voice.
“How come you don’t want to go anymore?” I’m confused, how come Satsuki suddenly said that she doesn’t want to go anymore?
“I don’t want to go, I want… to go home.”
Although I don’t know what happened to her, but since she didn’t want to go anymore, then we won’t go. I took both bags from her hands: “Then I’ll walk you back.”
Now that I think about it, what should I eat today? Lost in thought, I considered this problem.
As soon as I took Satsuki’s bags, she looked as if I scared her or something. Wanting to get her bag back, she fell into my arms.
“What’re you doing~~ aren’t I just helping you hold your bag.” I helplessly said.
She took two steps back, grabbed her own bag and bent her head, not even daring to look at me. She clutched her bag to her chest as she turned: “As expected, today’s Lin Xiang is weird, oh, even I have become weird.”
After she finished speaking, she ran away.
“Hey!” I shouted at her retreating back.
What happened to that guy? You know, the you over there always made me help you every time you went home. The you over there?
Darn, I acted the same way I act to the other world’s Satsuki, to this world’s Satsuki. I don’t know why I always forget about the fact that I traveled through time and space when I’m in front of her.
Her face was so red. She was probably mad at me? She probably hates me now?