Chapter 36.3 : Capital of North
「As a matter of fact, Parsish and I can’t dance. May I ask your majesty to introduce us to a woman who can dance, or someone who can teach us dance?」
Hearing my request, king Eclas laughs heartily.
「Wahahaha, I see. Well, that’s good. Shall I introduce you to people who’ve fulfilled both of your conditions?」
「If possible, a beautiful woman would be nice」
Parsish expresses his thoughts with such impudent response.
I lost my cool. I don’t want to incur the king’s displeasure due to such trivial matters.
「Hahaha, we have many of them. Allow me to introduce the super beauties of our nobilities」
But then, king Eclas didn’t seem to mind that. I feel relieved upon seeing that.
「Beauty, huh. That would be for the best」
Parsish expresses his satisfaction in a delightful tone.
I heave a sigh while wishing that no problems would happen.
◆Sword Maiden, Shirone
「It’s nice to meet you, my dear princess. My name is Parsish. It’s my honor to be able to dance with someone as beautiful as you」
The man called Parsish bows his head to Kyouka-san.
There’s a cramp on Kyouka-san’s face.
Though I don’t want to say something that discredited someone’s face, the face of the man called Parsish resembled that of a goblin. To put it bluntly, it transcended the realm of ugliness. And to be honest, not a desirable dancing partner.
But since it’s not like he also wished to be born with such an ugly face, I chased away such thoughts.
But then, I noticed one thing.
It seems that the man called Parsish made himself look beautiful with magic.
Because my eyes can see through his magic and hence his real face, his lust-filled ugly face is as clear as day to me.
Since Kaya-san’s magical power is around the same level as me and Kyouka-san’s is even higher than mine, they might be able to see through Parsish’s disguise.
Even if not to our level, he obviously has quite an amount of magical power for a human.
We can use magic without any prior training ever since we came to this world. But then, even individuals among the general population possessing abundant magical power in this world can’t use magic without prior training.
There’s no mistaking the fact that he put in quite a lot of effort in his magic training.
It might have been hard for him to learn the magic to alter his appearance.
And that said person is showing an elegant expression to Kyouka-san.
But then, Kyouka-san face stiffened when she was introduced to a man whose face is a billion miles away from her preference.
The people being introduced to us as ones who don’t have any dancing partner for this ball dance are that Parsish and Omiros who’s standing beside him.
Eclas paired me with Omiros and Kyouka-san with Parsish.
He might look like an extremely handsome guy in Eclas’s eyes.
And Kyouka-san is more or less our leader for this ocassion. That’s why Eclas introduced the best dancing partner to Kyouka-san, our leader.
But in terms of appearance, Omiros is billions time better than Parsish.
「This is the birth of a handsome and beautiful couple. I can’t wait for the ball dance the day after tomorrow」
Eclas is laughing heartily while saying so. Eclas isn’t doubting the fact that Parsish is handsome.
Though I don’t know what he’s going to say once he sees Parsish real appearance, I can’t bring myself to tell him that since that Parsish might be troubled by his appearance, too.
「Uhm, may I ask to cha-…」
Kyouka-san is demanding an exchange.
「No, this gentleman is good」
But Kaya-san interrupted her when she was about to ask for an exchange of her partner.
「This is your trial, my lady. As long as you can resist this gentlemen, dancing with any kind of gentlemen thereafter will be a breeze for you」
Kaya-san mercilessly expresses her reason.
In fact, opposite to Reiji-kun, Kyouka-san is poor when it came to men.
Thus, I know that Kaya-san wants to change that point of Kyouka-san.
But for her to pair Kyouka-san with Parsish, isn’t that more like a desperate measure?
By the way, Kaya-san isn’t going to dance. Because she’s the type that moves behind the scenes.
Despite telling us to participate, she’s the only one who isn’t participating. In that point, I’m on the same page as Kyouka-san as I slightly disagree with Kaya-san’s decision.
「Right! Ri-ght! Please change him with Shirone-san’s partner」
Kyouka-san proposes her idea while looking at me with pleading eyes.
「I’m sorry, Kyouka-san… That’s a little bit…」
I refuse Kyouka-san’s proposal while bowing to her. I also want to be spared from pairing with Parsish.
When I avert my gaze, Kyouka-san glares at me with a reproachful gaze.
Kyouka-san is groaning with a vexed voice.
「Is there something?」
Eclas inquires us in a worrying tone. There’s no way she can tell her complaint to Eclas whose job is to only introduce Parsish to us.
「No… It’s nothing. I’m looking forward to dance with you in the ball dance then… Lord Parsish」