Katariona Enters the Magic Academy
Findalia Royal Academy of Magic. This is where I’ll be attending for the next five years.
This academy, run by the Magic Academy, holds its doors wide open for royalty, children of the aristocracy, and commoners alike, regardless of status.
When I went through the brick gate, I saw another brick building in front of me.
This building isn’t a school building. It’s a monument, so to speak.
Drawn on the front wall is the symbol of the Academy, a phoenix, to welcome visitors.
The school building is located beyond this monument.
The road from the Marquis de Grandeur’s townhouse to the academy is closer than I thought, so I’ll be able to walk to school. Best of all, commuting to school by foot means that I’ll be able to stop by a cafe on the way home. There are many delicious sweet shops in the royal capital. I’ve got an all-you-can-eat sweets passport, and I want to eat my way around.
“Do I have to take to Leon to the Holy Beast House?”
On the day of the entrance ceremony, I went through the Magic Academy gates with my brother and looked at Leon who was on my shoulder.
“Hmmm. These days, all the small holy beasts are brought in. Leon-sama is in his small cat form, so I believe it’ll be okay for him to go with us.”
I don’t remember the school rules being that lax in my previous life, but then again, Leon wasn’t here in my previous life, so I wouldn’t know.
Since big brother said so, I’ll take Leon with me.
“Right. If you receive a warning, we can just let Leon disappear.”
“Of course. Don’t lump me in with beasts, even if I am a holy beast.”
Leon reminded, his telepathy echoing in my head. I told him that a talking holy beat wouldn’t be a good idea, so we decided to use telekinesis to communicate within the academy.
As we passed by the monument, we could see the school building, which was built in the shape of a U.
First of all, I decided to go see the class divisions.
My older brother is a student council officer, so he had to go prepare for the entrance ceremony.
“Brother, I know where I’m going, so don’t worry. Go and do your student council work.”
“Un. See you later, Rio.”
With a wave of his hand, he quickly headed to the central building.
The entrance ceremony will be held in the auditorium in the central building.
Going to the west wing where the first-year classrooms were located, I found that students had already gathered around to check their classes.
As I made my way through the crowd, I saw the class placement bulletin board. I was in class…….A. As I expected.
I also checked Chris’s class and found that we were in the same class. She is the representative of the new students and has to give a speech at the entrance ceremony, so she must’ve gone to the auditorium first.
The representative of the new students is the person who placed the highest in the academic test before the entrance ceremony. This year, Chris took the lead with first-place.
By the way, I was the runner-up. Christ blamed me saying, “You cut corners, didn’t you?” But it couldn’t be helped, as the problems were different from my previous life.
Hearing a voice calling to me from behind, I turned around to see Tria and Angel waving at me.
“Tria. Angel. Good morning.”
Pinching the hems of my skirt, I gave a slight curtsey.
“How do you do, Rio? Have you checked the classes yet?”
Following the energetic Angel, Tria modestly returned the greeting saying, “Good day.”
“Yes. I’m in class A.”
Tria and Ange drooped their shoulders in disappointment.
“What a shame. We’re in class S.”
“I would have loved to have been in the same class as you, but even if we’re not in the same class, I hope we can still be friends.”
Tria said, squirming as her cheeks were stained red.
When we came to the capital three months ago, Chris held a tea party for us. Tria and Angel had also been invited to the tea party, and that was when we last met.
Tria had become even more beautiful than she had been three years ago. Her personality is as quiet as ever compared to her gorgeous appearance, whereas…… Angel, however, has grown taller and bolder.
It was decided that Tria having been able to use water magic in the magic attribute assessment before entering school, and Angel having acquired special skills, would enter the S class.
“Yes. Of course. We’re friends.”
Our friendship had deepened at the tea party.
“By the way, Rio, is that your Holy Beast on your shoulder? It’s adorable.”
Both of their faces relaxed.
“Yes. His name is Leon. Nice to meet you.”
“Can I stroke him?”
Angel’s hands were already fidgeting.
Angel, whose hands were already excited and waving, and Tria, who was admiringly worshipping him saying, “Fluffy, precious.”
“Leon, can I let them touch you?”
“Hmph! Well, alright. They’re special since they’re your best friends.”
After asking Leon through telekinesis, he gave his permission.
“Do as you please, you may pet him.”
I took Leon off my shoulders and put him into my lap.
They stoked Leon cautiously.
“Ooh! His fur is so fluffy. He’s well-groomed.”
“It’s silky to touch. Such noble fluff.”
Angel’s face was tearing up, and Tria was becoming increasingly suspicious.
The three of us headed for the auditorium, reporting on each other’s latest developments.
As we entered, the seats were starting to fill up one by one. However, those with lower status seemed to be discreetly sitting in the back. In this magic academy, there is a school rule that states that status is equal regardless of whether you are royalty, nobility, or commoner. However, there are still some nobles who are proud of their status and do not comply with the school rules completely. The only people sitting in the back are probably the children of merchants or slightly wealthy commoners.
“Where do you want to sit?”
I asked Tria and Angel. Angel was the one who responded.
“I’d like to sit as close to the front as possible. I want to be able to hear Chris’s speech up close.”
It’s not a speech, but a greeting from the representative of the new students. But Chris’s voice was clear and dignified. Her pronunciation was also very good, so it sounded like a speech, as Angel said.
“That’s right. We have to witness Chris in all her glory.”
The three of us looked at each other and giggled.
As we walked down the stairway towards the front seats, someone called out to us from behind.
“Oh my! Someone brought their Holy Beast to an official celebration.”
“Oh? What insanity.”
The owner of the voice was Adeline, the daughter of the Marquise de Trevize. Her cronies, the ladies…….excuse me. She’s standing proudly with her friends.
Lady Adeline is the same as she was in my previous life. In a good sense, she’s like a mass of “Noblesse Oblige”. In a bad sense, she’s too proud.
I curtsied and greeted Lady Adeline.
“Good day, Adeline-sama.”
“Do you know who I am?”
“Yes. I met you three years ago at the tea party after the magic attribute test. I am Katariona Julie Grandeur, the eldest daughter of the Marquis de Grandeur.”
“What’s this!? You’re the daughter of the Marquis de Grandeur, Katariona-sama? I apologize for my rudeness. I am Adeline Olivier Trevise, the second daughter of the Marquis de Trevise.”
The Marquis de Grandeur is the second most prestigious family after the dukes, so it’s the first in rank of the Marquis’ families. Naturally, it’s of higher status than the Marquis de Trevise.”
“I did not mean to be rude, but I do not think it appropriate to bring a holy beast into the auditorium.”
I knew that they would say something about me bringing Leon with me. That’s to be expected.
I have already thought of a way to deal with such situations. I was about to speak up when I was unexpectedly interrupted.
His Royal Highness the Crown Prince appeared asking, “What are you doing?”
His voice has changed, sounding the same as when he had condemned me. But I was no longer afraid. Instead, I inwardly cluck my tongue, thinking, “I’ve been interrupted.”
TL: Lol. Well, it seems that the story is about to get real juicy~