Black Iron Magician - 8
Chapter 8 Magic
Sufficient sleep is a luxury. No matter how early I go to bed, in the morning I have an unbearable desire for another five minutes, and then another five minutes. Then, how if I reverse the idea? I stay up late at night and sleep in the morning until I’m satisfied. Ohh, isn’t it a wonderful strategy? I now have an overwhelming victory.
――――Bang bang bang!
A metal sound like iron and iron being hit violently can be heard near my ear. I was pleasantly sleeping, but it makes me awake from my dream.
「Shishou, get up. It’s morning.」
I used to sleep twice and sleep three times in the morning, which was my blissful time. However, after Haru came, she always wakes me up at six. It became like that….
「Good morning, Shishou! Today is also a good morning with a warm sun.」
「Yeah, good morning. By the way, Haru. Are you going to keep waking me up each morning by striking the frying pans near my ear?」
「It’s not that I want to do that either. But Shishou, you won’t wake up if I don’t do this.」
「…Lifestyle sure is scary, huh?」
「Let’s correct it from now on. Then, I’m going to do the daily running. Breakfast is prepared at the table in the living room. Please eat it properly, okay?」
「When you wake up, please wake up properly. I’ll be back in about 30 minutes.」
Haru in tracksuits said so and left the room. I don’t remember about it, but this nostalgic sensation―― is she a mother? No, what the hell I’m thinking about. My eyelids still want to sleep. However, if I sleep as it is, Haru’s fist will come flying next. I know that because I experienced it yesterday morning.
「Okay okay, I wake up!」
I stood up from the bed slowly and took out the clothes from the chest.
Haru’s second day of training.
I was completely awake when I was surprised to find Japanese dishes on the table that remind me of Japan. After washing the dishes with Haru who came back from running, the morning training begins. The place is the table seat in the living room where I used to eat just now. This place completely became a study space, huh.
「Well then, I want to announce today’s training content.」
「Today, I will have you learn magic. No matter how much you raise your martial arts skill, your magician level won’t rise. Haru, did you read the textbook I gave you yesterday evening?」
Last night, I was giving Haru an introductory book for magicians, 『The Basic of Magic Even Goblin Can Understands』. To tell the truth, it was best for me to teach Haru directly, but yesterday I’ve been supervising Haru since noon. As a result, the main job had not progressed at all. I thought this is not good and then staying up all night.
「Yes! Because it was an introductory book, it was easy for me to read. It was accompanied by explanations using cute characters, and the elementary dark magic that Gobuo-kun released to help his fiancee, Gobuko, at the last scene was touching!」
Well, it was originally intended for young children. The number of pages of the textbook itself is almost zero. I bought that book that only mentions the magic foundation when I went shopping. To be honest, reading this kind of thing is not something that can be said to be useful for raising the level of skills, but it is enough as a start.
「Okay, you read it through. I think it was written in that book, but magic has skills according to attributes. Fire, water, wind, earth, thunder, light, and dark… Which magic do you want to learn?」
「Of course it’s dark! As a fan, I want to use dark magic as cool as a Gobuo!」
Gobuo’s influence…. No, no matter which one she chooses, there is no right or wrong answer. But, is she okay with that reason? She’s simple in strange things, eh. Well, I hope she can stay motivated.
「Ahh, dark magic is not good at attacking, but it is tricky magic that can interfere with the ability of the enemy or manipulates the corpse or gravity. With that balance, I think it is difficult at the beginning, but is that okay?」
「No problem. But, it wasn’t on my list of available skills, you know?」
「No, it should be lined up already. Check it out.」
「Eh…? There was!?」
That’s because she was hooked by Gobuo and read through the with all her might. At least, it helped her learn magic.
「Say your thanks to Gobuo, okay? Then, set it to another free skill slot. Be careful not to make any mistakes in the operation. If you pick a skill other than magic, your job skill won’t rise. Also, the conditions to reset the skills are severe.」
「Y-yes… it’s okay. I set dark magic.」
What scared me the most was a blunder when setting up the skill. If you get over it, it’s like going over a mountain.
「Shishou, I have a question. Can I increase the skill slots? If I’m not wrong, Touko-chan and other classmates had more skills…」
「That’s because their job level is high. As the job level rises, the skill slot will increase by one each time you level up. Haru’s level right now is 1, so you only have 2 skill slots. When you become level 2, it will increase by 1 and become 3 in total.」
「Since Touko-chan is a Level 5 brawler… it means that she has 6 skill slots in total, right?」
「Correct. As the number of skill slots increases, so does the status. So, proactively raising the job level is the standard method in this world.」
「I see. Then, I need to do my best raising my magician level thoroughly!」
I’m sorry for throwing cold water on you when you are in high spirits, but magic has inseparable relationships with study. There’s a way to temper magic in actual battle, but the MP becomes shackles no matter what. Her current maximum is 5. Potions are bulky and there’s a limit to her stomach.
It seems that she doesn’t think that she’ll use up her MP, and use the rest of the time for enjoyable study time together with a magic book. Well, if her intelligence goes up, the smoke will come out less from her head.
「Haru, what you should aim is for a super-offensive magician who can hit and use magic in close quarters battles. You’ll need to learn a lot, but with your concentration, it’s not impossible.」
「Um, is it like an idol who can sing while dancing?」
I never expected her to bring such an example. It feels correct, yet it feels wrong.
「The original plan was to train your martial arts in the first week and teach magic after I officially accept you as a disciple. Well, this is a matter of my convenience because I set a trial period.」
「What do you mean?」
「I’ll tell you when your job level goes up. C’mon, I’ll make you use Gobuo’s magic. Let’s go out.」
Although she can only use it once or twice with her MP.
「D-do you mean that legendary magic!? I’m coming!」
…………I wonder if her learning efficiency will increase if I use Gubuo as a bait?
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