On a late sunny afternoon, I was in the big garden connected to Lilia-san's mansion, with Lynn on my shoulder, and we were currently facing an unusual combination.
On one hand was Hina-chan, her stance nervously raised, while on the other was Kuro standing there with a gentle smile on her face……. The reason why this happened was, simply put, because they're combat training.
A few days after Aoi-chan and Hina-chan arrived here, I heard from them that they wanted to become adventurers. The reason for this was that they would be staying in this world from now on, so they apparently wanted to earn at least the minimum amount of money they needed on their own instead of always being dependent on Lilia-san.
Of course, Lilia-san did tell them that they didn't need to worry about it, but they at least wanted to pay the rent for the room they're using.
However, there is one problem there. Aoi-chan and Hina-chan wouldn't be permanently living in this world like I do, and they also have a life in the other world.
The duration of their stay here will vary, and there would be problems that would pop out if they were to work somewhere.
Well, thanks to the cheat item that Shiro-san created, no matter how much time they spent in this world, they can go back to a day after they teleported to this world and their physical changes will be restored, so it isn't completely impossible…… but still, thinking that they wanted to earn money through a job that would allow them to have some time to spare, they came up with the idea of being an adventurer.
But of course, they weren't taking the job of being an adventurer lightly. In fact, at this point, they are still in a state of uncertainty and hesitation.
They were particularly anxious about the combat aspect, so just like back then, it was decided that I would be training with Aoi-chan and Hina-chan, but we encountered Kuro, who had just come to teach Sieg-san as she promised at the beach, and she agreed to watch us fight after she finished teaching Sieg-san.
Incidentally, it seems that Sieg-san had some work to do, so after she finished her training, she thanked Kuro several times before going back to the mansion, so it was just the three of us and Kuro here.
As I was thinking about this, Hina-chan kicked off the ground and started running towards Kuro. Her speed was so fast that it was hard for me to follow them with my eyes, and before I knew it, she had closed the distance and had sent a kick towards Kuro.
But even though Hina-chan's kick had a speed that was tremendous to my eyes, I guess it isn't that fast from Kuro's point of view. Kuro stopped Hina-chan's kick by gently placing her index finger against her foot.
[Unnn, you got good speed and the guts to back it up.]
[……Eh A- Arehh I didn't feel anything with the kick just now……]
[Ahh, I'll take care of it so that you don't get hurt, so don't hesitate to attack with all your might.]
Hearing Kuro's words, Hina-chan unleashed a raging barrage of strikes, but with a smile on her face, Kuro stopped all of her attacks with the same soundless and gentle touch.
[Your Body Strengthening Magic certainly has a high level, and you move pretty well…… but it's a bit too monotonous, don't you think It would be better if you include feints in your movement. It would be hard to try out every feint possible, so I think you should first practice the pattern of making a straightforward attack, and the pattern of swerving to your opponent's blindspot before attacking…… Let's consciously switch between these two types. After you learn this, you'll have a much wider variety of ways to attack.]
Just like that, Kuro gave advice to Hina-chan, before she turned towards Aoi-chan next. Thereupon, Aoi-chan nervously nodded and drawing a magic circle on her feet, she summoned her signature golem.
The golem that she summoned was about three meters tall and quite dark in color…… From the amount of magic power she had poured into it, I guess she developed a high-density golem
[That was a beautiful magic formula, and you have a good way of pouring your magic power into it. Your foundations are pretty good too. Hmmm, yes, Aoi-chan, let's have you learn this next.]
After praising Aoi-chan for the golem she summoned, Kuro flicked her fingers and a magic circle appeared in front of Aoi-chan's golem. Thereupon, a golem's arm came out of it and punched Aoi-chan's golem to pieces.
[It might look a bit difficult, but it's actually just an application of Magic Partitioning, where you would split a magic technique into multiple parts and activate your partitioned magic. For example, you can divide a golem into six parts: the arms, the legs, the torso and its head, and use them as needed. They can be used for spontaneous attacks and defenses, or you can add more techniques later to combine them mid-battle. If you can do this, your strategy will be much broader.]
[I- I see……]
[I'm pretty sure I wrote a book about this before…… Ahh, here it is. This book has detailed information about Magic Partitioning, so you can refer to it if you want. Aoi-chan has a good sense of magic manipulation, so I'm sure you'll be able to learn it without too much trouble.]
[T- Thank you very much!]
After Aoi-chan happily smiled when she received the book, Kuro nodded with a smile before alternatively looking between Hina-chan and Aoi-chan and tilting her head.
[I think the both of you have already improved in magic after the year that you started learning it but…… speaking of which, is there something you're worried about]
[……Actually, we're thinking of becoming adventurers.]
After Kuro praised the two of them, Kuro asked them about it, to which Hina-chan and Aoi-chan talked about the anxiety they were feeling. With a worried expression on her face, Hina-chan was the first to speak.
[……We're worried if our combat skills will work against the monsters……]
[U- Unnn Errr….. Are you worried about the same thing, Aoi-chan]
[……Yes. I think it's difficult at the moment, so I'd like to know how powerful we need to be to be able to fight monsters……]
[……I see…… Sorry, I'll be right back.]
I can understand their concerns. It's true that from my point of view, the two of them seem to have a lot of combat power…… but that's just the opinion of the human me.
It's understandable that they would be wondering if they would fare well against monsters.
When they asked about this, Kuro nodded with a smile on her face, excused herself for a bit and turned towards my direction, she spoke.
[……Shalltear, do you have a moment]
[Yes, yes, what is it]
When Kuro called out, Alice appeared next to me. Thereupon, with a slightly troubled expression on her face, Kuro spoke.
[……Errr, is there such a level of monster around here that I don't know about]
[I don't think such a thing would be possible, but no. There's no way a monster of a level that the two of them can't fight against would appear anywhere near a human settlement……]
[ [ [ ……Eh ] ] ]
Arehh Isn't the situation going differently than I thought it would
Serious-senpai : [Unnn What does this mean……]
: [Ahh~~ It's that, you know It was just that Kaito-san and the others were forgetting something.]
Serious-senpai : [And that is]
: [……In the Human Realm, magic isn't something that everyone can use, and was considered as a specialty of magic experts. Which means, about half of the adventurers can't use magic either.]
Serious-senpai : [Ahh, speaking of which, there was such a setting……]
: [So, as long as they can use magic, they would be somewhat stronger than the rest of the Humans. The problem is that the only monsters the three of them have ever seen up close are the behemoth, Bellfreed, the White Dragons, and Black Bears, so they misunderstood the average strength of monsters.]
Serious-senpai : [I see…… Is that so…… It doesn't look like there will be anything serious appearing in the future……]
: [Isn't that just the usual]
Serious-senpai : [……I was just…… hoping for such a thing occurring……]-