Dragoon 46: The Protagonist and a Friend

 

The day after the riot in the cafeteria… Chlust was shaking in his room at the dorm. Since that day, everyone would look down him. The nobles would call him a disgrace, while the commoners called him an enemy, their eyes full of scorn. Chlust didn’t go to class, trembling had become the most he could do.

“Each and every one of them just doing whatever they want!”

Wrapping his blanket over himself, Chlust called out. At that moment, the locked door was forcefully kicked in. There, Chlust’s big brother Rudel stood with the dorm’s supervisor. Chlust had lost the key to his room once before, so he was using the supervisor’s copy.

Rudel had tried to enter the room, but that reason prevented it from opening, causing him to take some rather forceful measures. The supervisor put in a word or two. After Rudel said he’d foot the repair fee, the supervisor nodded and left.

“… Chlust, get out here.”

“W-what do you think you’re doing? Out there? Don’t just enter my room. You get out!”

In his confusion, Chlust ended up crying out loudly. Hearing that, Rudel… forcefully lifted Chlust up and dragged him out of the room. Going out into the boys’ dorm yard, he tossed Chlust aside. He had prepared two wooden swords, and he tossed one of them towards him.

“Pick it up Chlust.”

“So you too… you hate me so much? Each and every one of you comes to bully me…”

As he mumbled some complaints, Chlust didn’t even try to look at Rudel. More than that, he was lightly shaking. Forcing Chlust to his feet, Rudel grabbed him by the lapels.

“From today forth, I’ll be training you. I’ve already gotten permission from the academy and the house, so your resistance is futile… prepare yourself, Chlust!”

What a fearful Chlust saw was Rudel’s serious face. His fear telling him he couldn’t go up against that seriousness, something of a will formed to make him reluctantly take a stance with the wooden sword.

That day onwards, Chlust’s days of harsh training began.

A few weeks later, in the renewed academy cafeteria, Eunius and his tagalongs appeared at the table Luecke and his followers ate. As Eunius boldly sat in front of Luecke, Luecke’s followers tried to complain but stopped. His face was serious, and his atmosphere was clad in a spot of rage.

“There are a few things I need to ask. It seems this and that happened in my remedials…”

Cutting off Eunius’s words, Luecke started into conversation.

“About Fritz? He punched Aleist’s friend who was hitting on girls or something and Aleist beat him up so he’s been hospitalized. At first, he just stepped in to mediate, but once he learned his friend carried no fault, he got serious… he’s quite the immature one.”

“Wrong! Not that… wait, Aleist punched Fritz!?”

Eunius bit onto the story with Aleist. It wasn’t what he originally wanted to know, but he had some interest so he asked Luecke.

“It’s famous, you know? He had intended just to tease. I’ll repent, but I won’t regret, is what that Aleist said, it seems.”

“I see, that’s cleared up my mind a bit… more importantly, why wasn’t Fritz punished!? And then there’s Rudel! Is it true he withdrew from the second term’s individual tournament!?”

Luecke looked at Eunius’ tagalongs, he found them looked around awkwardly. While they were talking about the events during his remedials, Euinus suddenly rushed over to him, or so Luecke concluded.

“You musclehead… It’s your fault for being bound so long. With Fritz, he was acquitted in his meeting with princess Aileen who had snuck in. It’s a real problem when an oblivious princess who knows nothing of the circumstances seriously hears out the boy’s drivel. I feel sorry for Rudel, but this year, he’s attending the minimum amount of classes and spending the rest of his time on his little brother… looking after Chlust.”

Hearing that and unable to accept, Eunius slammed his fist against the table. The students in the cafeteria turned to look at him, but minding them not, Eunius continued on.

“He could at least go to the individual tournament! More importantly, what does the academy intend by acquitting Fritz? Did they think we’d just stay silent?”

“It’s the princess’ order… Princess Fina was against it, and the academy was as well. Neither of them has stepped down… there isn’t a soul who accepts it. But Rudel’s lost interest in Fritz… in that case, then it’s a right opportunity to get Chlust back on his feet he said and argued and argued.”

Luecke laughed as he spoke. While Rudel had no interest in Fritz’ punishment, he was thinking of Chlust. Rather than staying scared of Fritz forever, he wanted to give him an opportunity to get back up.

“When Fritz heard he wasn’t interested and flew into a rage, it was a sight to behold. So he put out a condition… in exchange for fighting Chlust, he’ll get to fight Rudel as well. Ain’t it a laugh?”

“I’m not laughing! If that’s what’s made Rudel withdraw from the individual tournament, there’s no way I can laugh! Can’t he at least do something about the second term tournament? He can’t keep uninterrupted supervision of Chlust forever, right?”

Luecke felt Eunius’s irritation at the fact he couldn’t fight Rudel. It was an emotion Luecke couldn’t understand.

“If it’s a match, you can ask him anytime, right? Chlust is going to graduate this year so he doesn’t have any time.”

“You just don’t get it… fighting in the arena before a full house. There are fights that can only happen in that sort of space… it’s a chance you only get once a year”

Even after hearing that, Luecke couldn’t understand, so he gave up on understanding. Even for Luekce, it was problematic that Rudel wasn’t attending class. He had no friends he could talk about magic with. Rudel was a valuable existence who could respond to his jokes.

When Luecke joked around, no one would understand, and the man himself was seriously troubled. As Rudel was able to comprehend, for both Luecke and the people around him, Rudel was a precious treasure.

“You’ll have to give up on this year. You’ve got Aleist, so it shouldn’t be a problem.”

“Wait, you’re not taking part either?”

“Of course not. I’m busy with my magic research… it’s not going as I hoped.”

Luecke breathed a sigh as he thought over his experiments. Not Eunius, if it was Rudel, he’d be able to discuss it, he thought…

In the girls’ dorm, Izumi seemed entranced by the katana Rudel had given her as a present. Pulling the blade in her room, Izumi’s face flushed red.  For someone who didn’t know the circumstances, it was undoubtedly a scene to strike fear. Izumi’s roommate called out to her.

“A present from Rudel? Even so, it’s got no romance to it.”

“Yeah, but it’s a really, really nice katana. I can count on my hand the number of blades I’ve seen of this caliber. There’s the fact that my house is a fallen one, but I really am happy. And while it seems it wasn’t that expensive, this really is a nice find.”

Izumi seemed delighted. While her roommate hadn’t noticed it, the katana presented to Izumi was worth more than its weight in gold. While Rudel had managed to buy it with the money he saved in monster subjugations, it was a katana worth enough to build up a house.

“He said the blacksmith was a fellow oriental, so I’d like to meet him someday.”

 

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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65 Responses to Dragoon 46: The Protagonist and a Friend

  1. Fukuda says:

    Ty

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  2. sodemaso says:

    Thx o/

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    • sodemaso says:

      ok, now that i’ve read it~~ why wonder why not many (at least not as many as i expected) are upset about Fritz and the Princess… Fritz aside who seems like a good guy with bad ideas, the princess should be more educated but it’s just plain dumb -.- she might be the first character that i actually hate in this story…

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      • riad69 says:

        agree, she is the 1st character that i want author remove from this novel, rather heroine from original story she was like 3rd rate villain

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        • bestspw says:

          U guys got it wronggggggg

          U can’t remove the villain alright

          With villain there, so there is clich!

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        • sodemaso says:

          i understand bestspw, but all previous villains were kinda understandably for me… i didn’t agree with then or their methods but at least i could see where they were coming from, they were either raised like that (in the case of Rudel family and their servants) and simple became “bad people” or were influenced by a external force to think and act in a certain way, but this time we have someone who should be well educated and peace loving going all dumb and almost villain level’s of plain discrimination (while those around her don’t seen to share these views) to me she looks kinda plot convenient for the author…

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  3. Thanks for the chapter! :0

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  4. jii~ says:

    Thank you ~

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  5. Erwin says:

    Thanks for the chapter ~!!!

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  6. GM_Rusaku says:

      ∧,,∧ 
      (´・ω・)
    ⊂ノ  ニつ Thanks!!
    (`(´ ノ   Nepu!!!
     || ノ
    (_(_)

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  7. hexwolfx says:

    Strange title for the ch

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  8. Dark Jackel says:

    1st princess is really annoying… Thanks for the chapters! 😄

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  9. frenzy85 says:

    Isn’t the “world’s will” to set things back in order?
    Having the 1st princess directly butt heads with the 3 top noble families seems like an express ticket to a civil war, though…

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  10. thanks for the chapter

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  11. Thank thy translator and thy editor for what I am about to receive.
    AMEN~

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    • now on a more serious note. The princess won’t be able to go far by herself, If i remember correctly even the King himself likes rudel; so in combination with the 3 lords, 2nd princess, academy head and the head of state would be more than enough to stop her.

      In fact, why is she even favoring Fritz? Fritz represents some of the commoner demi-humans.

      but then again, she can just use the poison that exists called:rumors.

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      • Reginleif2004 says:

        Because she knew nothing about Fritz but already hated Rudel. So it wasn’t “I’m helping Fritz” but “I’m hurting Rudel by helping Fritz”.

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  12. nobod says:

    At first I though “Who’s Aleist ?” Then I remembered the title. Oh, how could I forget that self proclaimed protag ? To be honest he is pretty forgettable at this point.

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  13. framee says:

    “Wait, this event is not in the script”(Aleist)

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  14. cloudytama says:

    Annoying princess and annoying commoner have a meeting, it produce something even more annoying and idiotic.

    But, that way, Rudel can focus all of his time and energy to train Chlust. This lil’ bro had a decent personality in the original story. I wish this train can change him back to his decent personality.

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    • Neko MK2 says:

      Rather than annoying that princess better to be called shitty, is her ear only just decorations ? How come she got the conclusion 2 Noble bullying “weak” shitty Commoner also is her eyes only jewel that put in her eyes socket ?

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  15. Merlin says:

    I was expecting something like Norn and Rudeus when Rudel was visiting his brother.
    I was wrong.

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  16. ryllonceras says:

    That katana is predictably a famous one in the game. Forged by some master.

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    • Neko MK2 says:

      I want to see Aleist rolling in ground in agony when he knows that Izumi already got that Katana lol

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    • Nyesh says:

      You almost have to be right. I can’t believe I didn’t think of that. All I was thinking was that with this the Izumi-ship is probably sealed for sailing. Giving her something that truly and greatly *matters* to her is much more important than giving her something romantic that might be forgotten in a week or two. (Granted, he would never think of giving her something romantic in the first place….)

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  17. Asf says:

    Rudel already given izumi a house worth expensive katana before they even start dating. Lol.

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  18. Inner-fun-cloud says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  19. Dragons33 says:

    I knew Aileen would be nothing but trouble. Who wants to bet that she’s the shadows next target?

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  20. zarvii says:

    3 chapters and still not enough to feel sated
    thanks for the chapters

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  21. Lewd Anon says:

    At least Aleist has become more normal; sticking up for a friend, and effectively going “sorry, not sorry” about his actions in defense of his friend. Maybe he’ll get himself a girl of his own; possibly one that wasn’t even originally in the story as a companion. That would be a nice twist in its own right.

    Also, the World now begins to defend Rudel instead; Fritz’s plan to fight Rudel backfires when Aileen takes things in the wrong direction. Now he’s desperate to challenge Chlust just to also challenge Rudel somehow.

    Meanwhile, Izumi is close to orgasming at the combination of a wonderful, high-class blade she has gotten from the man she practically calls master in all but name. I wonder what her break point is, to jump Rudel’s bones. At this point, she’s unlikely to just serve some other noble house just to attempt rebuilding the family’s clan.

    As well, with how strong Rudel has become (the man doesn’t even bruise to a wooden sword being smashed against him by some small-time adventurer), on top of some of the unexpected favors the world is doing him (despite still occasionally trying to reset the story) such as the King having a bit more roles, Rudel would probably be better off being granted a new House and title, with Izumi by his side (and the rest of his harem).

    Izumi just has to be careful not to let Fina take Rudel away using her authority and rank. Now all that remains to be seen is Cattalya’s and Lilim’s own paths, and if they too will still end up being in Rudel’s Harem. Same goes for Milla, who has been neglected these past few chapters but also has an obsession with Rudel too.

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    • gohankuten says:

      Don’t forget the black cat girl and the tiger girls that Rudel tamed who would love to follow him. I could see Fina roping them in to get both her fluffadise and Rudel at the same time lol.

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      • Selinus says:

        I’m expecting a mini-arc somewhere down the line where Fina stages a kidnapping of Rudel via her fluffies at some point.

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  22. hezat says:

    Thanks for the food yoraikun !
    And may the 4th be with you

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  23. moto says:

    Thanks for sharing yoraikun, big triple release.

    I wonder if rudel will show some famoly lpve to chlust and change his personality.

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  24. Kasinki says:

    beat Fritz up, Rudel and Chlust!

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  25. Communist-Trump says:

    If you sold a piece of gold weighing around 33 popunds (common weight of a steel sword) you would get $591,986.43 (US dollars)
    Thanks for the chapter

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  26. boartank says:

    1st Princess reminds me of some Witch we all hate.

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  27. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the triple release!

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  28. Jhettra says:

    Thanks for the chapters!

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  29. Selinus says:

    Rafu~

    Thanks for the chapter
    (Glad to see some TnY fans still around.)

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  30. AnimeloverN7 says:

    Thanks for the chapter. I wish Rudel would enter into the tournament. I think it would been even better if Rudel was training Chlust and Fritz, but I guess I can’t have cake…….and eat it all.

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  31. nekogamivni says:

    Thanks for the chapter ~

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  32. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I would be scared if I happen upon a girl looking at a sword like that. Might even call the police.

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  33. BWard says:

    Yoraikun is the protagonist of my story.

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  34. Thank for chapter!

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  35. So not a ring but a sword?? Way to go Rudel!

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  36. Thx for the Chappy ~!

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  37. habib1100 says:

    Thanks for doing this chapter! 😁

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