CH45: Ghost, Not Witchcraft
The next morning I woke up, took a shower and changed into clothes for exploration, finally putting on the long coat I got when I joined the clan.
“… Does it suit you?”
I look at my outfit through the mirror, but I’m not sure if it suits me.
I don’t feel comfortable in this outfit right now, but I hope I’ll get used to it soon.
Seeing myself in this outfit makes me realize once again that I’ve joined the Yaoten no Ginrabbit.
After changing, he sits down on a chair and eats some of his own portable food.
It is not unusual for you to move violently while exploring the labyrinth.
If you eat a full meal in the morning, you may vomit in the worst case.
Therefore, when I go exploring in the labyrinth, I eat a small amount of my own portable food which is nutritious.
The taste has been somehow managed through trial and error to the point where it doesn’t taste bad at all.
After a quick breakfast, I went out and bought three copies of the newspaper.
They return to the Clan HQ and head for the Operations Room where they’ll meet today.
Take the book out of the library on the way to the mission room.
It’s just after 7:00.
You have about two hours to get there.
I put the newspaper and the book I brought on the table in the center of the room and sit down on a chair.
I decided to kill some time by reading until the meeting time.
After a few moments of reading, the door is opened with a mighty thud,
“First on the train today! Orn’s here? You’re early.
Lecrae came into the room on a high.
Without moving his gaze from the book, he greets Leclerc.
“Yeah, good morning. Are you reading?”
I finish reading the book in good time, I close the book and look at Lecrae,
Yeah, well. I had time.
“But you’ve brought too much, haven’t you? You can’t read it all, can you?”
There are thirty-two books on the table.
On the right side, looking at me, are five piles of thirty books in total.
There are two books on the left.
“I’ve got a stack of them over here that I’ve finished reading.”
He answers Leclerc’s questions, showing the thirty books on the right.
“… Yes? Have you been reading since yesterday? We’re going to search the maze today!
“No, I went to bed. I’ve been here since about 7:00.”
“Oh, good. You can’t read this much then!”
“Lecrae makes a good point, but I can read fast. That’s why I’m really finishing the book here.”
“Oh, wow… You’re a fast reader. It’s amazing how much you can read in an hour and a half!”
Leclerc was honest in his praise.
I’m aware that I’m a bit cynical, so I don’t like people who are open and honest, but I don’t feel that way about Lecrae.
Why is that?
“Thanks. I’ve been reading at a leisurely pace since I’m about to explore the labyrinth.”
He gets up and casts the same spell as he did when he brought the book and makes it float away.
“What, witchcraft…? That’s amazing! I’ve never seen anything like this!”
It’s one of my original tricks.
It can only float light objects, so it can’t float a person, but it is very useful in daily life.
<I’ve heard that there are some secret techniques in the Night Sky Silver Rabbit, so I thought that this might be one of them, but Lukre’s surprise means that it’s a magic that doesn’t exist here either.
That’s good to know.
At that moment, the door opens and Mr. Lane enters.
“Lecrae, don’t make a scene this morning, you’re not making any… What?”
When Mr. Lane warned Lecrae about the book, he saw it floating in the air.
I saw the book floating, wobbling and shaking, “Poltergeist…? A ghost…?” he mutters, looking quite scared.
“Rain-san doesn’t like ghosts or anything. He’s fine in the labyrinth. Oh, yeah. Heh-heh-heh.”
Lecrae gives me an earful and then smiles wickedly as if he’s just come up with something.
“Oh, my God, Rainy Tharn, you’re a monster!”
That’s a hell of a bar…
Lecrae grimaces and looks to Rain for help.
“You’re a ghost after all! It’s okay, Lecrae. I’ll let my sister take care of it!
His voice trembles with an unreliable tone.
He still tries to protect Leclerc, perhaps out of pride in his seniority.
You look scared, which is more than you deserve.
I am looking at it without any correction because it looks interesting.
Rain’s magic concentrates around him and a magic circle appears.
Hey, Mr. Lane, you can’t do that!
Lecrae is surprised to see the magic circle and stops Mr. Rain.
(Attack magic? Oh no!)
The amount of magic that flows through the magic circle is judged to be Intermediate Magic and I immediately disturbed the magic around Mr. Rain.
“I can’t get the magic to flow! Can a ghost do this? But I won’t lose!”
He’s surprised, but he tries to force the magic to flow into the magic circle.
You’re the S rank party mage after all… This is no time to be impressed!
“Sorry, Mr. Lane! This isn’t a ghost! It’s my magic! So don’t fire your offensive magic here!
With that you hasten to undo the spell and pile the books on your desk.
“… What? Orn’s magic?”
Mr. Rain realizes that it’s not the ghost and makes the magic circle disappear.
I was in a real hurry…
“Yeah, I was just levitating some books with my magic to get them out of the way.”
“Oh… Oh, my God, you’re… Don’t scare me anymore. You could have just attacked me.”
Light? I mean, sure, it was less powerful, but…
Lecrae moves away from the reassuring Mr. Lane and comes closer to me.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Orn. I didn’t think Rain-san would react so seriously…”
“I’m glad nothing happened as a result…”
I promised myself I wouldn’t play with Mr. Rain with this story.
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