The morning of the day after the entrance exam.
Lucius woke up in bed at a certain inn.
I feel a little tired after everything that happened yesterday, but also full of energy because of the soft bed I was able to sleep on last night.
The inn that Yuri brought me to wasn't too fancy, but it was a very nice place where they paid a lot of attention to the details.
Once I got up and did my morning stretches, I had a light breakfast and went out on the town.
The test results will be announced tomorrow, so I decided to take a walk and get a feel for the place.
The moment he stepped out of the inn, Lucius was met with the figure of a person who looked very familiar. The moment she approached him, she greeted him with a slightly-forced tone.
"G-Good morning, Char."
That person was Charlotte Yudelia, the descendant of the legendary hero.
Lucius was confused by this sudden event.
Why is she here? Did we make an appointment that I forgot about?
"What's the matter? Does it bother you that I came so suddenly?"
"No, not at all. I'm glad you're here."
"Then it's fine."
A smile appeared on Char's face upon hearing those words. Lucius, on the other hand, got a little nervous.
"You were planning to see the city, right? Come, I'll show you around."
Following that, Char takes Lucius by the hand and the two start walking.
We checked out many clothing stores, tasted delicious foods, and now we are taking a break in a coffee shop.
I enjoyed doing the things that guys and girls my age do. It's fun to just relax and watch the sunset.
This moment was very exciting and enjoyable for Lucius.
But the more fun he had, the more he felt somewhat indebted to Char.
Since Lucius' main goal was to defeat the hero.
And the most common way to break a seal is to defeat the person who placed it.
However, the seal placed by the legendary hero Oger has yet to be broken. Demon Lord Testarossa, who was also an expert in sealing techniques, had explained this to Lucious.
"The hero who sealed Rio and me... He's possibly still alive."
"What? What makes you think that the hero is still alive after 300 years? Isn't that something impossible?"
"It's true that for a normal human it would be impossible to live for that long, but... The hero is not someone normal. It's possible that he's using some kind of magic to prolong his life, or it's possible that he's also created for himself an infinite prison to protect himself from aging."
"I see... That makes a bit of sense. Then I have no choice but to strive to find the hero and defeat him myself!"
"Fufu, I'm looking forward to that day."
The hero Oger is Lucius' sworn enemy.
But to Char, he's a respected ancestor. So he can't help but feel guilty.
"Lucius, is something bothering you? You're looking a bit grim."
"Huh? No, nothing's wrong."
Lucius hurriedly changes his worried expression in front of Char, who was looking at him, worried.
"By the way, how much do you know about Oger?"
"Oh, so you're a fan of the hero too?"
"Yes, I suppose so, hahaha."
"I have no problem talking about him, but I also don't know as much as you think. It's been 300 years since then. I grew up hearing all kinds of legends, but they're not much different from what you hear anywhere."
Lucius shrugs at the disappointing response.
Then again, Char isn't very adept at lying, so she's most likely not lying to Lucius regarding not knowing anything about the hero.
"But if you want to know about any items left by my ancestor, there might be a few in my house."
As soon as Lucius hears those words, a strong feeling of happiness permeates throughout his body."
"Is that okay!?"
"Yes, I also have this sword named 'Frau-Kerassos'. Apparently it was the sword used by the hero."
Following this, Char pulls out the sword she had on her waist and hands it to Lucius.
The sword was bright pink in color, and it was so mysterious that it made him feel at ease just looking at it.
Lucius can't help but be impressed by the power of the sword.
After looking at that sword for a few seconds, something strange happens.
From within the sword, a strange power flowed into Lucius' body.
A strange, warm power that was neither magic nor Ki. It melted into the core of his body, and soon he stopped feeling it.
"What the heck was that...?"
I checked my body, but found nothing unusual about it.
It's not like his magical or physical abilities had increased. Lucius was curious, but no matter how much he thought about it, he couldn't figure it out.
"Is something wrong?"
"Ah, no, it's fine. Thanks for letting me see it."
Lucius returns the sword without explaining what he just experienced, but he kept wondering what it was that he just felt.
"Lucius, is there somewhere else you want to go?"
"Ah, no, I'm fine. It's already late, so I'd better get back to the inn, I have to go to school tomorrow."
After saying that, Lucius got up and was about to head for the inn, but Char grabs him by his sleeve as she looks Lucius in the eyes and says something bold.
"Hey, Lucius... Can I walk you back to your room?"