Act 1-8 : Hero’s Girls
Chiyuki met Reiji when she was but a ten-year-old. Because both of their parents were acquaintances, they met during a certain party.
Reiji had been an extremely talented child from his childhood. Chiyuki’s father even went as far as calling Reiji a “Child Sent by Heaven”.
She was told that the day Reiji was born was special. The young Chiyuki at that time couldn’t comprehend what that meant. But she knew that her parents wanted her to get along with Reiji.
As expected of a good child, Chiyuki started to get along with Reiji.
But, because there were so many girls who got along with Reiji, Chiyuki recalled the times when she received threats from the girls who loved Reiji.
（Those were almost like killing intent… Only now did I remember that.）
Chiyuki was reminiscing about the old days. The group had teleported back to Holy Republic Lenaria after Reiji was defeated by the Dark Knight.
Eight people were summoned to this country in Goddess Rena’s temple. It had been one year since they were summoned to this world. For Chiyuki, this was a long year.
Reiji was asleep in one of the rooms in the temple, being nursed by Sahoko. Chiyuki was waiting for him to awaken in the next room.
The atmosphere of their party worsened after Reiji experienced a defeat against that Dark Knight.
Despite being on the verge of dying from his fatal wound, Reiji’s defeat dealt an even greater shock to the girls. They had believed that Reiji could defeat any opponent with ease.
Chiyuki received a huge shock seeing THAT Reiji getting owned so easily.
Chiyuki recalled the figure of the one who defeated Reiji.
The battle between Reiji and that Dark Knight was so fast that not even Chiyuki could follow their movements. By the time she noticed, Reiji had been defeated and a huge amount of blood sprayed from his chest.
Chiyuki had goosebumps seeing the sudden appearance of such a terrifying enemy.
「Onii-sama has yet to wake up. What in the world is Sahoko doing!」
Sitting beside Chiyuki who was lost in her own thoughts, Midou Kyouka’s sharp tongue was criticizing Sahoko.
Kyouka was Reiji’s little sister.
It was natural for her to worry about her big brother.
（Haa, she’s the same as ever.）
It had been quite a long time since Chiyuki first met Kyouka. She felt that her personality had hardly changed since the old days.
「Kyouka-san. It’s not like Reiji-kun will wake up if you say that out loud.」
Chiyuki had said that for who knew how many times today. Reiji was sleeping in the room next door, so she thought they should be quiet.
「Are you not worrying about onii-sama, Chiyuki-san?! Come to think of it, onii-sama turned out like that cause you people didn’t even try to stop him! Tell me, how are you going to take responsibilityfor this incident?!」
Honestly speaking, what she said was almost spot on, but Chiyuki didn’t want to talk back since it was troublesome.
Kyouka didn’t participate in the Demon King subjugation mission. She and her maid Takayama Kaya, or Kaya for short, were house-sitting in Holy Republic Lenaria.
Reason being: Kyouka’s weakness.
Because of her inability to control her magic, Kyouka’s magic was more likely to hit her allies rather than her enemies. To make matters worse, her vast amount of mana enabled her to activate her magic just by a momentary emotional fluctuation.
That was also the reason she was being called “Exploding Princess” by the citizens of Holy Republic Lenaria.
She was nothing more than a burden even if she came along. So Chiyuki made her house-sit.
But, contrary to Kyouka, Kaya herself was an extremely capable maid who can use kenpo*.
[TL: Chinese traditional bare-handed martial arts]
Chiyuki wanted to take Kaya along with them, but they couldn’t leave Kyouka by herself, so Kaya was house-sitting along with Kyouka.
Different from Chiyuki and co, Kaya and Kyouka went to a school exclusive to young ladies that was slightly far away. Back on Earth, the reason Kaya was always there on Kyouka’s side was because of her job as Kyouka’s maid.
It had been three days since Reiji’s miserable defeat.
His body was alright after being healed with magic, but he had yet to wake up due to the vast amount of life force he lost in that deadly duel.
「I feel the same way you do, Kyouka-san. But we can’t do anything but entrust this matter to Sahoko-san.」
Chiyuki said as she looked at the room where Reiji slept.
No matter how worried Kyouka was, it really couldn’t be helped. Chiyuki could only pray for Reiji’s safety.
She could only rely on Sahoko’s power right now. Sahoko, who also took care of Reiji back in Japan, had been using her healing magic on him for three days without pause. Thanks to her chanting magic continuously, Reiji’s life was somehow saved.
Even today, she kept using her healing magic on him and Chiyuki wondered how Sahoko could withstand that.
Sahoko was Reiji’s childhood friend.
Due to complicated reasons in his family, Reiji was raised in Sahoko’s family while using another family name. The two of them were raised as siblings.
Chiyuki was aware that there was a deep bond between them.
When Sahoko took a break, she was replaced by Chiyuki, Kaya and Shirone who cast healing magic on Reiji in turns.
Kaya and Shirone were currently using the palace guard’s training ground for their own training. Since Reiji had yet to wake up, it was their job to take the vanguard position in an emergency situation. For that reason Shirone asked Kaya to spar with her.
Meanwhile, Rino was staying in her room in this temple while Nao strolled outside.
Suddenly, she heard Sahoko’s voice calling out Reiji’s name from the room next door. Both Chiyuki and Kyouka went into that room in a rush.
When they entered the room, they saw Reiji had woken up and Sahoko was hugging Reiji’s body.