The End of the Day ① – Elisha’s Request
＊ Elisha’s POV ＊
After Mars went towards the bath, I left the dormitory towards the institute.
The destination is the 9th floor of the institute where the instructors’ living quarters are.
Every room in the 9th floor is being allocated to the instructors and it seems that they are permitted to use it as they like.
In other words, it’s the instructors’ room. (TL: Though it sounds obvious, the phrasing in Japanese was slightly more towards saying that the rooms are still considered to be the institute’s properties in the beginning.)
I am proceeding to meet Instructor Lania.
I have a request to ask.
(She might be troubled that I came suddenly.)
But, I wish to make a move now.
To accept 『My Own Weakness』
I have decided to make that one step out after all.
For that, it is necessary that I first reveal that I am a female to Instructor Lania.
But, as I lied about being a male when I entered the institute, it’s possible that I might be expelled if I reveal myself as a female.
Though Mars say that something like that wouldn’t result in expulsion.
Even then, I am still anxious.
But, if I stay like this, I would not fulfill my goal.
To become stronger than I currently am, and to accept my own weakness.
There is something I have to do first no matter what.
As I am considering that, I quickly arrived at the front of the institute.
The destination has already been decided.
I have also made my determination.
I entered the institute.
As I am about to ascend the stairs,
Laughter could be heard.
I wonder what happened?
As I approached the direction of the voice, I realized that the canteen is getting noisy.
At this time?
The canteen should already no longer be utilized by any student.
If that’s the case….?
I walked towards the canteen.
“Lania, how many cups have you been drinking?”
“I have not drank that much, you know?”
“Gahhahahaha! Right, the party is just getting started!”
“If I joined the party of the dwarf, it will continue till morning.”
The instructors were drinking ale together.
I wonder when did this place turn into a bar?
It was a spectacle that makes you think that way.
“Ara? What’s the matter at this time?”
The person who first realized my presence was the Dark Elf Instructor, Listhy Lilifur.
“Ah, Good, good evening.”
Instructor Lania called out to me.
Instructor Lania stood up from her seat, and came walking towards me.
“What, do you wish to drink with me?”
“…..It might not be bad to deepen the relationship with the students occasionally.”
Though I heard such words, my business is totally different.
“Instructor Lania, may I have a few minutes of your time?”
“….would it be better if it’s just the two of us?”
“Yes. If possible….”
If I speak to Instructor Lania, it will be revealed to everyone anyway.
But, I wish to talk in a more quiet place.
After all, this place is way too noisy.
“What Lania, are you running away from me?”
“I will accompany you tomorrow. For today, drink with Listhy and the rest.”
“Funn…. that’s fine…Let’s reaffirm our spirit, IT’S A PARTY today!!”
And just like that, the instructors drank together.
As all the instructors are adventurers, they wouldn’t dislike alcohol.
It’s possible that such parties are taking place every night.
I wonder if I might have intruded them?
“Well, let’s go to my room.”
Though Instructor Lania doesn’t give a unpleasant expression, I felt somewhat sorry.
“Sorry that I have intruded.”
“It’s fine. If I keep company with that group, I would be late for lessons tomorrow.”
We arrived at the 9th floor, after ascending the stairs.
Turning right and taking a few steps from there, we stopped.
Though there is a door, the name of Instructor Lania isn’t written on it.
The door doesn’t even have a door knob.
Instructor Lania hold up her hands towards the door.
It seems that a special magic is used to lock up the door.
Due to the ‘Unlock’ magic, a door knob started to form on the door.
Then, Instructor Lania opened the door,
She permitted me to enter the room.
It’s a lot more normal than I thought.
It’s a simple room, similar to ours at the dormitory.
Though clothes and books are scattered all around, I could feel that it’s really like the rough Instructor Lania.
“……s, sorry that it’s messy.”
“No, instead, it is I for suddenly intruding. Sorry.”
I believe that’s because no one usually entered.
As if Lania was thinking “Crap”, she frowned.
Though I have heard that instructors have large amount of magic experiments and research tools, it seems that it is not the case for Instructor Lania.
At the very least, to the extent of what my eyes are able to see.
As I entered the room, Lania sat down on the chair.
“Then, I wonder what’s the matter?”
She faced me with a sharp look that doesn’t seem to have drank ale just a while ago.
It seems that she is not drunk at all.
If it’s like this, there doesn’t seem to have a problem to have a serious talk.
“Actually, I have something I wish to reveal to Instructor Lania, and also a request.”
And then, I asked Instructor Lania for a certain request.
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