180. Allen Cell and Political Marriage [31]


Translator: Saitama-sensei Editor:Ryunakama


180. Allen Cell and Political Marriage [31]

Clad in black cloaks, we started to move toward the roof of Belios Castle.

Right now, we were on the tenth floor. The residential area of general members.

We left Zack’s private room, pulled on the hood low over our eyes, and went on to the eleventh floor.

「… I can’t seem to calm down.」I mumbled.

「Yes… I’m also a little nervous.」Ria, walking to my right, nodded.

Everywhere you looked, all the members were dressed in black cloaks.

It felt as if I had become a member of the Black Organization too. It wasn’t a very pleasant feeling.

(But, well, borrowing this cloak really came in handy.)

As Zack said, as long as you’re wearing this cloak, you won’t look suspicious.

(There are some guys who stare at us sometimes, but…)

They just pass by without saying anything.

(I guess one’s personality shows up in situations like these.)

Ria walked forward carefully, seeming to be feeling on edge.

On the other hand, the courageous Rose, and Lilim-senpai who is always positive, walked confidently.

And Ferris senpai, who is usually calm, was in the same condition as usual.

(But the person who I’m a little surprised about is Sebas-san.)

He covered the hood deep enough to cover the tip of his nose, and walked at the end of the line with his face down so that he would never be seen.

I thought he was bold and confident, but he actually seemed to be a pretty cautious type.

After that, we managed to climb Belios Castle unexpectedly smoothly and arrived at the 20th floor which was the top most floor.

The floor had a completely different atmosphere than the lower floors.

(Is this… a library?)

Books as far as the eye can see.

An innumerable number of books arranged tightly on the bookshelf, seemed to reflect the scrupulousness of the person who manages this place.

「This is a great number of books. Full of old books that I’ve never seen before.」

「Are there archaeologists in the Black Organization?」

The moment Ria and Rose said that,

「Shh, be quiet!」

I put my index finger to my mouth, and cautioned them with a whisper.

Listening carefully, I heard someone’s footsteps coming towards us from the back of the library.

(…This is bad. This guy’s pretty strong.)

It was a quiet and calm footstep that you can’t hear unless you concentrate your senses.

There is no doubt that the owner of this footstep is an extraordinarily skilled person.

(Moving back to the 19th floor… That would be a bad choice.)

It is too unnatural behavior, and will raise more suspicions.

(…We have no choice but to go forward.)

We exchanged glances with each other and nodded.

Apparently, we seem to be of one mind. We resolved ourselves and moved towards the footstep.

I lay the hood deep over my eyes, looking down so that our eyes would never meet, and quietly tried to pass by him.

(Please… Just let us go through quietly.)

If a problem breaks out in this place, the chances of rescuing the president will become hopeless.

That must be prevented at all cost.

The moment I walked past him slowly while praying in my heart,

「Wait.」

A cold voice that I have heard somewhere before, echoed loudly within the library.

「Which group do you guys belong to? Why do you enter my library? What business does a group of six have in this place where not a soul would dare enter?」

「「「「「……」」」」」

We were unable to answer the rapid questions.

(Shit, we’ve managed to come this far, and yet… this is the worst development.)

And when I was gritting my teeth,

「…When you talk to people, it’s manners to take off the hood, isn’t it?」

Suddenly a fierce gust of wind broke out, and the hood that hid my face was blown off.

「Oh my… A very unusual guest.」

When I looked up slowly,

「Fu Rudras…」

One of the Thirteen Knights of the Oracle, Fu Rudras. A formidable swordsman who once attacked Thousand Blade Academy and easily defeated everyone.


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