Seiju no Kuni no Kinju Tsukai – Intermission 3

Intermission 3 (Demon Lord)
[Kyurie Velstein]




After parting ways with Kurohiko, Kyurie walk along the
corridor alone.
Some students casually walk back and forth passing her.
Everytime class is over, something like this is always
happening.
However,
ーWell
then, it attracts too much attention here.
Kyurie changed her direction and walked toward some
place.
That place is a place which Cecil had told her about.
The place that Kyurie is heading to is not the open
space with a fountain that gathered a lot of students, but, a place further
back, a place where a broken fountain exist.
She arrives at the desired location.
She had come to this location a few times in the past
but, this place is as deserted as always.
The broken water fountain bricks that always being
exposed to the wind and rain had changed color, and crumbling down here and
there.
A natural cause.
There’s also no sign that humans hands had touched it
for a long, long time.
One can easily see that this place had been left just
like that.
The word of abandoned fit this place very much.
The light is also not reached this place that much.
Maybe because this place is like this, that there are
hardly any students set foot on this location.
Because of this location being surrounded by thick
tree, this place can not even be seen from the windows of the building.
Furthermore, because trees and walls are encircling the
surrounding on some part, the possibility of students looking this way is quite
low.
She remembered the time when Cecil offered Kurohiko
some food at this place.
“………………………..”
No, This is not the time for her to think about such
thing.
“Now thenー How about you stop trying
to conceal yourself? I can’t stand an eyesore.”
When Kyurie said so, a man appeared from the shadow.
“An eyesore huh? I guess, I should take that as a
compliment?”
The man who appeared wears a uniform coat.
One can see black clothes being worn slovenly.
His hair which long enough to cover some part of his
eyes has deep blue color.
Brown eyes.
Sanpaku eyes. <TLN: Google it>
His height is taller compared to Kyurie,
One can say that his body feature is relatively well.
However, due to his facial expression that full of
wickedness, it resulted of the notion of a handsome man being taken away.
“It’s you huh, Lokia.” <TLN: Name is ロキア>
“Yap, it’s me. Kyurie.”
Lokia is the same as Kyurie.
A person from the sixth institution.
ーI
see now, what Hibigami had said is about him huh?
Kyurie recalled the words that had been spoken by
Hibigami.
『The
information I got does not seem to be true』
Noiz and Lokia, If I’m also considering the part that
the person he met is merely impostor then, I’m sure that the person image from
the information he got also considerably blurred.
Regarding that, even Kyurie information as well might
be mixed fragmentarily.
Even Hibigami, I bet he didn’t expect that, there are
three people from the sixth institution in this imperial city.
However, what I have on my mind is, who is the person
who gives information to Hibigami in the first place.
Lokia comes closer to the water fountain.
“But still, to think that I would meet you here, 『Silver Lady』. As I thought, is
it about that? About Noiz?”
“… Well, yes.”
“I really don’t understand. I came to get my
beloved sword that had been stolen by that shitty Noiz, but, why are you
looking for that person?”
“It’s something that you shouldn’t know.”
It seems like Noiz had stolen his beloved sword.
There are two swords that Lokia regarded as his beloved
sword.
If I’m not wrong, it is a 『Namochi』 sacred sword and
cursed sword.<TLN: Namochi lit = “Great Endurance”>
Kyurie tried to recall it from her memory.
Lokia’s beloved swords huh… the sacred sword was named
Rafeis and the cursed sword is Falvety, isn’t it? <TLN: His sword name ラーフェイス(Rafeis)
and ファルヴェティ(Falvety).>
Sacred Sword, Cursed Sword, Magic Sword.
By that, it does not mean that the sacred sword and
cursed sword have a 『Namochi』 inscription.
And also, 『Namochi』 is a sword more
stronger compared than the other.
Also, Lokia has tended to fight using the sacred sword
or cursed sword only one at a time.
By the way, as for the reason why he decides to fight
with only one sword at a time, the person himself said 『It’s obvious that
doing it that way is more hotter!』, or so he said.
However, Kyurie has no idea of what 『Hotter』 he means.
“More importantly… it’s about the theft who
stole the student uniform, is that you?”
“Ha~, isn’t that obvious?”
Lokia acknowledges it without fuss.
Lokia then stands above the broken water fountain rim.
“Since I think that you will need it soon. If I
were to search for Noiz within the academy then, I think you will need this
guy.”
“… Are you alone?”
“No, I have one comrade. currently, I had him hide
at a certain place in this imperial city. He’s too old to pass as a student,
and, more importantly, the Academy side has already known his face.”
“Already know his face you say?”
“Previously, he does investigation to this
imperial city including this academy but, that guy had stupidly being
caught.”
“… It can’t be, the things about someone broke
out the detention room in this academy; it has something to do with you?”
“Indeed. At the time when he wants to escape
alone, he broke out the detention room flashily.”
Lokia cracked his neck.
“But still, this academy, surprisingly can be
reckoned. the one that succeeded in arresting my comrade is, not a sacred tree
knight nor the instructors, but a student from this academy.”
Lokia move his neck again making cracking sounds.
“It seems like the student who caught that guy is
named Beoza, for him to be able to catch Ghost, it’s quite impressive.”
<TLN: Ghost here is an alias.>
Beoza.
It’s the guy that came to the dining hall together with
Viburk.
If I’m not wrong, I heard that he is the strongest
magic user in this academy.
“I was told by Ghost,  the conclusion of the fight against that
student named Beoza, it seems like he put up a white flag on the spot
immediately you know? Kukuku, such disgrace to the country of the end isn’t it?”
If Lokia is the one who sent him off, then he must be
strong.
And for someone making that kind of man surrender then,
Beoza, it seems like the title of the most powerful magic user in the Academy
is not just for a show.
On the other hands, Ghost who had been caught seems to
be quite unlucky.
I don’t know the details as to how it end up with a
fight but, it depends on the fact that his opponent is a student ranked first
in this academy after all.
“Like that, as the other guy who has the
responsibility. therefore the other day, I came here by myself.”
Lokia laughed and then looks down.
“But still, you still unable to catch that damned
woman right?”
“I guess…”
The person whom he refers to as damned woman is Noiz, I
guess.
“This might turn into a drawn-out war. but you
know, she herself might not have realized it butー.”
Lokia cut his words.
Then his eyes slide to the surrounding.
“Unexpectedly, she might have been observing us
right now you know? Since meeting between you and I, for her is something very
exciting.”
The way Lokia talk just now seems to be a plan to
reveal Noiz.
But,
“Soー.”
Right now other than that, I have things that I want to
ask this person since a while ago.
“Do you need something from me, Lokia?”
Kyurie asked with a flat tone of voice.
While also leaking a thirst for blood.
Lokia narrowed his eyes while opened his mouth.
“Oi oi, for heaven’s sake. You should know that
there’s no way for me to win against you, isn’t it? The special privilege to
bully others only belong me. Do you think I want another guy to have
it?”
“Speak. I should have said that you were an
eyesore a while ago. I was going to overlook you for the sake of looking up
Noiz, however, if by any chance you’re thinking of intervening with my life
then, ーI’ll
crush you.”
Her voice is full of intent to kill.
The voice that she doesn’t want Kurohiko to know about
it.
“Fuhahaha, how scary, Kyurie… look at me? I come
empty handed.”
“I also didn’t bring any weapon, howeverー against you; magic
should be enough.”
“No no, that’s not what I meant!?”
Lokia raises his hands while panicking.
“Like I said, I don’t come to fight you! Tte, oi
oi !? Aren’t you going to do it for real!? No matter how you put it, you’ve
gone too far Kyurie Velstein! As expected, you’re really scary! It made me
unable to speak instead!”
“… Disappear.”
When Kyurie said those word, Lokia fixed his breath to
calm himself.
“W-Well don’t be so harsh… I was only interested
in something you see.”
“Interested you say?”
Lokia laughed while stick out his tongue.
“Yes… the man who’s with you a while ago.”
“ー!!”
“If I remember correctly… his name is Sagara
Kurohiko, isn’t it?”
Lokia then bends his body forward.
And matches his glance with Kyurie.
“Who is that guy? For me, to see that 『silver lady』 completely madly
in love… oi, what kind of joke is that?”
Madly in love.
Based on the context, it carries a 『good will』 I guess.
Though it generally applies to Hibigami and the other
guys, since the olden days Lokia always have a weird way to express himself.
Toward such way of speaking Kyurie is already half
given up.
Since it was a regular occurrence to take no notice,
she decides to ignore it.
“That’s something that has nothing to do with
you.”
“I don’t care about your reason. Among the people
from the sixth institution. I heard a rumor that he fight against that Hibigami
you see? And far from it, I heard that he chase him out you know?”
“a while ago you said that you’d came to this city
since 『the
other day』,
at the time when Hibigami goes rampaging, you’re at the imperial city isn’t
it?”
“Don’t be stupid! Haven’t I told you the reason why
I come here! Who on their right mind would want to fight against that monster! I
have no wish to die fighting that guy! I heard it from the people I meet!”
Kyurie is at a loss.
Whether she should speak about the relation between
Hibigami and Kurohiko or not.
She quickly thought about it.
And then,
“It does not just chase him away. It seems that
Hibigami had decided to make Kurohiko his one in a lifetime arc-enemy you
know?”
“W-What did you say!?”
Lokia almost slipped his footing.
While looking confused, Lokia turns toward Kyurie with
an expression as if in shock.
“T-That Hibigami!? You bitch, that’s not a funny
joke you know!?”
“It’s not a joke. As a proof of that, Hibigami
going to wait for Kurohiko and he also entrust him with 『Demon eater』.”
“『Demon Eater』 you say!? the
shitty sword that he holds dear since the time when we’re still at the sixth
institution?”
“That’s right.”
Saying it as a shitty sword is a bit mean though.
The reason why Kyurie told him about their relation is
because, if he knows that Kurohiko is Hibigami favorite then Lokia won’t touch
him unnecessarily.
In fact, no one from the sixth institution wants to
make that Hibigami angry.
Just like I thought, Lokia seems also fear Hibigami.
Like this, he won’t make any stupid behavior.
“I-I see… I see now; I can understand if you get
infatuated then.”
“Moreover, Sagara Kurohiko is a forbidden spell
user. Do you know about that?”
“Forbidden spell? By forbidden spell, it’s
“that” forbidden spell?”
It seems like he has yet to know about it.
“Indeed.”
Kyurie realizes that she’s being impatient.
She felt like, there’s a strange feeling of wanting to
brag about Kurohiko to Lokia.
“Hee… forbidden spell eh.”
Lokia pondered while touching his Adam apple with his
thumb
It was Lokia habits to touch his Adam apple when he’s
in deep thought.
“If that is the case then, I can understand why he
can match against Hibigami. but still, when I saw him before… though his look
isn’t that bad, he does not look like a strong person…”
Kyurie becomes sullen.
“It’s because his nature is a gentle one. He just
likes to hide his fangs.”
“I wonder about that. If his nature is a kind one,
Hibigami is the type to spit out at a sweet dog, though.”
“… A fact is a fact. I don’t care if you were
going to believe it or not.”
“Houー?”
Lokia looked toward Kyurie as if finding it
interesting.
“What is it?”
“You bitch, do you really like that Kurohiko
boy?”
“… Dunno.”
“Kukuku, Hahahaha!”
Lokia is crouching and hit his own knee while looking
pleasant.
Kyurie is looking at him giving her a sense of deja vu.
“To think that a spring has come to that 『silver lady』! Some things are
hard to understand in this world!”
I knew it; He’s saying similar things as Hibigami.
I wonder if I changed that much?
For some reason, I feel embarrassed.
“S-Shut up, I told you that I don’t knowー.”
Lokia tried to hold back and raise his hands above his
head.
“I know I know. I don’t know it either. I don’t
know anything. I have no interest in other people love affairs either, I’m also
not interested if you see me as the opposite sex.”
“I also have no wish to see you as the opposite
sex either.”
“Unless you’re not a beauty, I might have been
interested.” 
Lokia tends to hate a woman who’s normally being called
a beauty.
He said that every time he sees a beautiful person, it
makes him remember his 『girlfriend』 or Noiz. <TLN:
Kanojo here, I don’t know his Girl-Friend or Girlfriend… honestly.>
“Well, I can understand it roughly. I’m just
interested in the person who has changed that Kyurie Velstein.”
*Fuun*, Kyurie snorted out her breath.
“If you’re done with your business then disappear.
I won’t report this to the headmistress. However, leave after the matter with
Noiz have been settled.”
“S-Sure…”
“??”
Kyurie looks puzzled.
“What are you surprised about?”
“No, It’s just that I feel strange that you become
quite perceptive… you, you’ll completely change, if you really want to
huh?”
“ー, S-Shut up!”
“D-Don’t tell me; you’re feeling embarrassed!?
That Kyurie Velstein is!? Are you sane!? You’re not lost sight of your own self
right!? you, don’t tell me, you’re not Noiz in disguise right!?”
“Shut up! Disappear!”
*Hup* Lokia jump down from the broken water fountain
rim.
“Fuhahaha, is that also the influence of that
Sagara Kurohiko? I suddenly feel interested in him. To think there’s a man
who’s able to change that Kyurie till this point, It surprise me like the
change of a climate.” 
“If, by any chance, you dare to touch Kurohikoー.”
“I said I know. I have no intention to make an
enemy out of Hibigami and Kyurie Velstein you know. I have no intention of
harming Sagara Kurohiko.”
Lokia smiled fearlessly at Kyurie.
“Well, If I were to find Noiz, I would inform you
as well. That’s why, until I find Noiz, please overlook me.”
Kyurie then has some thought.
About how far should she hold his words true?
Inside the country of the end, there are three
prominent organizations, one of them is named 『the kingdom of the
fools』.
The people from that organization regard themselves as
one true king; the place has the characteristic that everyone can call
themselves as 『true
king』.
That’s why whenever they are being caught outside the
country of the end, they will say that 『I, myself is the king』.
About that 『kingdom of the fools』ー If they are from
the country of the end then many would know. 
That there is one person who is clearly different
compared than the rest.
That person, once being referred as 『Demon lord』 by a former member
of the sixth institution.
Having an extreme superior magic power, he becomes the
man being called as magic power king.
And the king that controls that 『kingdom of the
fools』
isー
『demon king』 Lokia.
In the past, Hibigami evaluates Lokia in this manner.
『I
want to peel that clown skin Lokia have, however, I have not a single way to
force him to do so. He himself might not know about his own origin I guess.』
Hibigami then laughed while striking his scabbard
toward the ground as if half given up.
『Kakakaka,
what a difficult person. Lokia’s weakness, Lokia himself might not even know it,
the bottom line is that essentially Lokia is as elusive as haze. In order to
make that guy get angry, enough that he will bare his fangs against me… now
then, I wonder what should I do?』
At that time, Kyurie still doesn’t completely
understand Hibigami words, but now, Kyurie might understand it.
In other words, that even Hibigami 『didn’t know much』 about the guy
named Lokia.
However, regarding finding Lokia’s 『weakness』, Noiz who success
at 『stealing
Lokia’s beloved sword』
seems to be a great hit.
The reason why Hibigami didn’t use such plan is
because, of course, that would decrease his power.
Having remembered those stories regarding Lokia, Kyurie
becomes hesitant.
It seems like Lokia has the plan to find Noiz.
However, Lokia himself is an element of danger…
Kyurie herself is stronger than Lokia.
And besides, Lokia himself did not have his beloved
swords.
There’s also the possibility that he’s doing it to
himself.
Should I forcibly make him spit out his plan for
finding Noiz?
That being saidー The problem is Lokia 『Nature』 itself.
The fight might turn into a lengthy one.
Kyurie is contemplating whether or not if it’s wise to
make another uproar within the academy.
Currently Lokia, passing Kyurie side, he’s walking away
leaving the place.
Kyurie then clenches her hands.
ーAs
expected, should I eradicate him here?
Kyurie turns around, and walk closer toward Lokia.
Or take him by surpriseー
However, suddenly… the figure of Lokia is
disappeared.
“……………………”
A faint anger surges out from Kyurie heart.
It is because she felt relieved because of this.
Such as “I’m glad that I don’t have to make
another uproar by fighting against Lokia”ー, That was what
Kyurie had thought.
Since the permission for her to stay in this academy
might have been lost, if she has to fight against him.
After all the opponent is that Lokia.
She doesn’t think if she can finish the battle with
just a small scale of disturbance.
If a student got rolled up with the fight and got
themselves killed then, there’s the chance that the Academy would’ve thought
that she possess a huge dangerous element thus she will get thrown out.
Though leaving the academy itself, she does not feel
any regret.
However, that means she has to bid farewell to 『him』ー
“Iー…”
Kyurie opened her clenched fist, and gaze at her own
palm.
“You’ll completely change, if you really want to
huh?”

At the same time the words from Lokia flashes, the face
of the man who changed her also appeared in her mind.