Chapter 2 – The Wrecking Crew in the Classroom
Immediately reviving from the blow, Toori looked at Sanyou, who had been grabbed from behind by Oriotorai.
Oriotorai was speaking to Sanyou right before his eyes. Sanyou’s breathing was ragged and tears were spilling from her eyes.
“It’s alright, it’s fine Mitsuki…just calm down, OK?”
“Yeah Sanyou-sensei! If you don’t stop crying then we’ll be seriously troubled!! Here, just take a look.”
He had thrust out his hips, but looking at his groin, you could not see skin, just a square bundle of light.
“Look, Sanyou-sensei! Through Amaterasu’s optical divine musical technique, which can manipulate sources of light, I can make use of optical camouflage! Or in English, God Mosaic! Shiro’s prepared a whole bunch of charms for me, and I do a lot of stripping, so no matter what kind of massive damage I take I’m fine due to the power of the idiot Ability!”
“Ah, no, um, rather than that…”
Sanyou’s gaze rested on Aoi’s left shoulder.
“Um…is your left shoulder alright?”
“Huh? Ahh, this.”
There was a scar on his left shoulder. Wide and thick, it traced a curve down towards his side before circling back. The legacy of a laceration five centimeters in width.
Toori raised his left arm, showing it to Sanyou.
“It happened a reeeeaaaallly long time ago. Since it was so far back, the scar got bigger as I got bigger. That’s all.”
Toori nodded at her. After a while, Sanyou nodded back, faltering only a little.
A figure clambered through the gaping hole in the wall. It was Heidi.
Heidi looked around for just a moment, taking in the debris on the floor before counting something off on her fingers.
“…Righty. Well then, Miss, Azuma-kun’s arrived, you know? He’s walking through the courtyard right now.”
“…Heidi. You calculated the price of repairs, didn’t you?”
“Hmm?” Heidi smiled.
“The Bertoni Company is backing DYI ventures after all. If we settle this using the school’s repair fees, we’d be in really big trouble. Should I make arrangements now?”
“Yeah, yeah.” Oriotorai nodded. Seeing this, Toori asked her a question.
“Miss, he’s coming back?”
“Yeah, but rather than that, please get on some clothes and think about how we’re going to fix this.”
“How to fix it?” Toori muttered. He noticed that in one of the classroom’s containers, which lay on top of the lockers, there were scrolls of Japanese paper that were used in writing classes.
“How to fix it…”
Murmuring it again, Toori took one of the scrolls and held it up to Sanyou and Oriotorai.
“Won’t it be alright if we cover it with this? It’d be like a massive sliding door. What do you think, Miss?”
“I guess.” Oriotorai said, as Toori unrolled the scroll of Japanese paper in front of her.
Spreading it wide with his hands, Toori slid the paper between his legs, effectively straddling it. With his next motion, he wedged the paper between his butt and groin, pulling it up and squeezing it tight. Having done this, he rolled it back up.
“Then with this…”
“Wait a second, what the hell did you just do!? Didn’t you just do something really weird!?”
“Huh!? What are you talking about, Miss!? Just leave me alone! I’m by myself!!”
“Um, Toori-kun, Miss…I think Azuma-kun’s about to arrive.”
“Ah,” Oriotorai said, lifting her head. Releasing her hold on Sanyou, she looked at Toori, eyes narrowed.
“You’re going to be in the same class as Azuma starting today, so don’t tell him anything weird. After all, he’s—”
“I got it,” Toori answered with a smile. Standing in front of Sanyou and Oriotorai, whose narrowed eyes were fixed upon him, he was still completely nude.
“He’s the emperor’s child after all…There’s no way I’d do anything strange.”
After he finished speaking, voices could be heard from Plum Class, the neighbouring classroom.
“Miss! Azuma’s arrived!! And so has the king!!”
Hearing this, Oriotorai sighed. She lightly tapped her shoulders with the hilt of her longsword.
“After they’ve greeted everyone Azuma and the King’ll come here. I’d like to do something about the wall before they do…”
Looking at the classroom’s clock, its needles indicating that it was directly before noon, Oriotorai said this.
“At this time today, Masazumi’s probably on break. Well, she’s escorting President Sakai to Mikawa as the representative of the student council, so it’s not like she’s just absent…I wonder what she’s up to now.”