The next day after Lucius' training with Sakuraka in the infinite prison.
Lucius woke up dragging his battered and sore body.
There were no wounds on his body, so it was true that only his astral body had gone to the infinite prison. But the magic and Qigong he consumed were those of his physical body. It is probably true that had he lost his life while in his astral form, his original body would be in a vegetative state.
"I have to improve my swordplay...."
He mumbled to himself.
If my opponent has my same strength and a weapon, I can overwhelm them with Qigong.
But what if it is a superior opponent? Fighting bare handed is too risky.
Rio has given me the Dragon Lord's sword, so it would be better for me to polish those skills.
While Lucius was thinking about how to improve himself, he went to the open field in front of Class Z's school building. Some classmates gathered there early in the morning even though the school was closed.
When he calls out cheerfully, his classmates respond in kind. When students close to Lucius have no plans, they gather here to continue practicing their magic and other skills.
At first, Lucius taught them many things, but recently, each of them has begun to understand their own strengths and find ways to develop them, so he no longer has an obligation to teach anyone new things.
As such, calling these training sessions "Lucious Juku" was no longer necessary, but doing so was rejected by all the students.
"I wonder if he'll come today to--... There he is!"
After finding the person I was looking for, I ran to him.
"Can I talk to you, Ibuki?"
"Hmm? It's unusual for you to want to talk to me, Lucius."
Ibuki gets up off the grass and responds to Lucius' words.
Although he is the prince's bodyguard, he is not always at Yuri's side. When Yuri wants to concentrate on his royal duties, he sends Ibuki away. Seems like it's hard to concentrate when he has someone who is very talkative by his side.
"So what can I help you with?"
"I want you to teach me swordplay."
"I see... I'm surprised you want to learn something like that, Lucius. But wouldn't it be better if you asked Char instead of me?"
"I will, but Ibuki's sword skills are the opposite of Char's offensive technique's, right? That's why I want to learn both."
Lucius was excited as he said those words.
Ibuki laughs as soon as he sees Lucius' expression and says; "That's great!"
"As expected from the boy the prince has his eye on... I have to emulate that same aspiration to learn things."
Ibuki was very impressed.
Lucius, who shot to the top without growing conceited due to his strength, looked dazzling in Ibuki's eyes.
Although he has been blessed with the gift of swordsmanship, Ibuki tends to skip practice. However, when he joined Class Z and saw his classmates pitted against their own talents, he realized he couldn't go on like this.
(Everyone is working so hard. I should do the same...!).
"Alright, I'll teach you the 'King's Guard' sword art that has been passed down in my family for generations. In return, can you teach me magic?"
"I don't mind, but I'm surprised that you want to learn magic."
"Haha, well, it's just that I've been influenced by everyone around me. I wonder if I can become just as strong."
Ibuki smiles under his helmet after saying those words.
"Well then, let's become strong together!"
"Yes, please go easy on me."
"What, you won't be!?"
Grabbing the surprised Ibuki by his shoulder, Lucius laughs and gives him a thumbs up.
"Don't worry, no one's died so far♪"
After that, Ibuki was trained the same way Demon Lord Testarossa trained Lucius.