This was the report that was described on the paper:
- Leader: Maury Gapp
- Followers: Tomilu Gain, Ryan Christopher
Details of Event:
- Around 16:00 the three mentioned above had trespassed into the greenhouse.
- After being caught by Toto Gapp, a dispute broke out inside.
- Maury was then seen exiting the building holding something that looked like a plant.
- The fields were then vandalised by the three, fleeing the scene after.
- Toto Gapp then proceeded to intercept them, but they were too fast and got away.
- Tomilu, and Ryan have both been confirmed to not have a direct relationship with Toto.
That is all, at the time this report was created.
I will ask for the usual remuneration for payment.
Thank you for your payment.
Hey! What the hell’s with that end?!
Even so, this is a surprise. I didn’t know he had this kind of information network.
If I had to describe my feelings after reading the report in one word.
It would be ‘anger’.
Judging by the contents, this is obviously an attack on Toto.
Moreover, this is just another way for him to exploit his position as part of the head family.
Toto even gave chase afterwards and became tattered because of it.
Somehow, I see Toto’s pain in the palm of my hand.
Now who should I show this too…
No, that’s not enough for what they did.
I can’t forgive them! I’m going to get revenge on the three of them for sure!
They might decide to continue their harassment if I leave them alone.
I need to take action!
After thinking about it for a while, I couldn’t think of any good ideas.
No matter what I do, it would always end up with them linking it back to Toto.
I don’t think about these things very often after all, I’m a pacifist.
How pathetic, I can’t even think of one way to take revenge for a friend.
I went to sleep that day thinking this over.
Falling asleep was worse, it made me recall a bunch of things.
I ended up having a nightmare that night.
Once morning came, after checking myself in the mirror I realized I was deathly pale.
Its definitely a dream I don’t want to see again.
…it was a good idea though, for a nightmare.
Let’s try this out.
As the day went by, I set out to look for Maury Gapp in the classrooms.
It took a while, but eventually I was told that he was a student from the D-class.
I immediately went to confirm this, and there he was!
A guy with a cleft chin and flowing blond hair. That’s definitely Maury, no doubt about it.
What a damnable-looking face. I wanted to punch it just by looking at it.
No, wait… calm down Kururi. This and that are separate matters, I need to be calm.
Once school finished, I hurriedly ran to Class D to track down Maury.
In the end, I found him leaving with his two-person entourage out of the classroom.
I then proceeded to follow them, doing my best to be sneaky.
Eventually arriving at a deserted corner of the school building.
This is their usual hangout spot, you’ll see them gather here from time to time.
‘What a humble guy’ I thought sarcastically.
“Let’s do it, it’s already ours isn’t it?”
Well not anymore.
I was clenching my teeth in response to the laughing of the trio.
Using transformation magic, I took on the appearance of one of the radish magic organisms.
A human-sized one.
Complete with a gross old-man’s face, and short unnatural limbs.
This is probably the biggest shame in my life, taking on such a grotesque appearance.
Why would I do such a thing you ask? Well, this is what happened to me in my dream last night.
I was attacked by a giant radish that wanted to get revenge on me for my herbicide massacre.
It was horrible, no matter how I begged forgiveness it continued to beat on me in revenge.
I shudder just by thinking about it.
Well, it did give me this idea on how to humiliate these guys.
“U~i, are you having fun?”
“W-what the hell are you?!”
The trio jumped up in surprise to my sudden appearance.
There is no such thing as mercy in my vocabulary right now, I’m going to give these guys hell.
“U~i, this is divine punishment for destroying all those herbs the other day.”
“How stupid, I don’t remember doing anything like that.”
Well, it’s time for them to learn of their mistake.
It’s time to resort to violence!
I slammed my fist into the Maury’s face, blowing him away.
The grunts just stood there in shock, amazed at the powerful blow to the jaw I just dished out.
Maury grumbled “Get him…” as he tried to get up.
That person fell while letting out a heartbreaking sound.
Grunt #2 wasn’t any harder to beat.
While I was distracted though, Maury took this opportunity and jumped me from behind.
I was somehow inverted mid-fall and was completely pinned down.
He rode on top of my belly, and began throwing punches at my face over and over again.
This is bad, I won’t be able to keep the transformation up!
I need to change the situation!
Parrying one of the fists he swung down, I grabbed at it and twisted it with all my might.
“Owowow, that hurts!”
Maury’s face twisted in pain, while I pushed him off me and escaped.
As a result, I was somehow able to escape that bad situation there.
I hope you enjoyed beating because now…
It’s my turn.
“Dammit, just die already!”
To the me who had started to fight back again, Maury whipped out his hand and release flame magic.
Flame magic caught onto the grass growing on my head.
I struggled to put it out, but I couldn’t reach it because of my short arms.
Realizing the this struggle was useless, I put it out by using a spell.
My human figure than appeared with a ‘Poof!’
“You’re… Kururi Helan! Haha, did you come to take revenge for a loser like Toto? Hahaha!”
Oops, that wasn’t supposed to happen.
Also it seems like they know about my relationship with Toto.
“Toto didn’t ask me to do this.”
“He really is uninvolved this time! This was all my idea!”
“Lies! As if we could believe that.”
“I’ll apologise for this, so beat me up all you want. Just leave Toto alone!”
“Oh? What a wonderful friendship, then I guess we’ll just have beat you up too!”
Maury sent a kick into my stomach and I went flying.
A dull sound cracked out when I fell. I think I might’ve just broken something.
This isn’t good though, I’m not sure how much of this I’ll be able to take.
“Go to hell.”
I retorted with a whisper at the last moment, but they didn’t really like that response.
The three of them started to surround me, their fists clenched and ready to be swung.
I gently let out those words before activating my magic.
* * *
That day I was called to the teacher’s office.
I was reported for carrying out violence.
Needless to say, I was the one punished for starting it.
There was no excuse, so I just took whatever they threw at me head on.
I was to be locked up in the punishment room for three days because of this.
They call it a room, but it’s more of a cell really.
Now I have three days to relax.
I don’t think I was in the wrong, but that’s useless now. Might as well think about something else.
After school, Toto ended up paying me a visit.
“I heard about it. You got into a fight with Maury, didn’t you?”
I didn’t answer Toto’s question. I couldn’t even look at him.
“To recklessly start a fight with three people like that, you really are brave, you know that?”
“Please don’t blame yourself, I’m actually really grateful for what you did.”
I raised my head to look at Toto, completely surprised by his words.
“…but now you’re going be involved with a bunch of annoying stuff, right?”
Toto said so while showing me a rare refreshing smile.
We talked for a bit before he had to leave.
Now that he was gone, I had nothing else to do, so I started thinking again.
He was like that because… I guess it’d be better if I didn’t answer this now.
I don’t really want to think right now.
That’s good, what I did wasn’t useless afterall.
Soon it’ll be seven, meaning it’s almost time for my evening rice.
It’s a little regrettable that I only get rice for dinner, but this is a punishment after all.
As I thought that, the door to the room had opened. Alright, it’s time for the rice!
“I passed the interview, so they allowed me to deliver a meal.”
The person who entered while carrying a meal was Eliza.
Why?! I wasn’t just anxious about the meal she had, but about Eliza herself.
A meal? What? Why is Eliza here?
I was that hungry.
“Eliza, why are you-”
“Oh, thanks. ‘The Flower Prince’ huh? …wait, isn’t this a fairy tale?”
“It is, but the contents of it are surprisingly dark.”
“Thanks anyway, it really is boring here, you know? So this will really help.”
“Well, I thought you might need it.”
Eliza let out a small giggle.
My impression of Eliza has completely changed from the calm image I had of her from before.
Looking at her pretty face that was happily smiling, my heart went and skipped a beat.
“Kururi, I’ve come to visit you.”
At that moment, as if to break that good atmosphere we had, came in Iris with her usual smile.
Immediately aware of Eliza’s presence, Iris’s expression had hardened.
“S-sorry, am I interrupting something?”
“No, its nothing. I’m actually really glad you came.”
“Really? Well pardon my intrusion then.”
She entered while saying so and sat down next to Eliza.
Iris’ slightly cold voice made the atmosphere even more uncomfortable as it was.
“Well, I had an idea.”
While Eliza’s sharp response just made it worse.
…I wonder what’s this unpleasant feeling that’s building up right now?
“Anyways, because you didn’t come to class today, I brought a copy of my notes for you.”
“Don’t worry about it, I knew that you would want these.”
“You sure are attentive Iris, you’ll surely become a great bride someday.”
She responded with a “I don’t really know about that…” as she blushed while fiddling with her hair.
Iris seemed to be really happy from my praise.
“It’s a bit late, but why don’t you eat your meal now?”
Eliza asked me.
“As in, you’re going to start using those notes?”
Ugh, what am I supposed to say in this situation?!
“Is that so?”
Eliza’s mood seems to have lightened up just now.
Iris suddenly cut into the conversation, and started talking about today’s events.
“Of course you did the right thing! I believe you did!”
Now Eliza’s cutting into the conversation. Why?
“I also thought you were cool…”
She said with a low voice I could barely hear. I wonder why she’s so tense right now?
“You definitely did the right thing Kururi, I believe in you.”
Eliza said so with her eyes closed.
“I said I believed in you first…”
Iris followed up while looking away.
“Yeah uh, thanks.”
To this painful air that seemed to flow around them, I was somehow able to squeeze out a response.
“Kururi, we’re here.”
“Huh? Why’s it so quiet?”
Vaine and Crossy suddenly entered as well.
It looks like they’ve noticed the weird atmosphere here too.
Well, I guess now that they’re here things will get better, right?