Charming Men Have a Lot of Secrets
“Boy, put me down!” Evelyn shouted flustered.
“Sorry, but that is impossible.”
“I can run by myself!”
I rolled my eyes in exasperation. “Yeah, but I run twice as fast as you, so it’s better like this.”
Evelyn bit her lips with a mortified expression. “Damn it! Wait a moment, I only need a spell to kill all these monsters!”
“… Headmistress, the reason we are running is not that we can’t kill them. It’s because we need to save as much mana as possible. Besides, how much mana you have left after two failed attempts to teleportation?”
Evelyn was stunned. Looking into her remaining mana, it was only enough to cast one seventh-layer spell. If she forced herself, she could cast one eighth-layer spell.
In the end, she could only sigh with a disheartened look.
“… I guess I can only let you protect me.”
After Evelyn failed twice to activate the teleportation spell, we were attacked by a group of monsters.
The monsters were not very strong, with the strongest of them being just in the tenth layer. They seemed starved and despaired for food, with red eyes and berserk expressions.
They were probably monsters that did not manage to go through the portal.
If I’m not wrong, the monsters were attracted to us by the surge in mana caused after Evelyn cast the two teleportation spells. Once they came and detected the two of us, they were unable to suppress their desire for food and mana and attacked us with disregard.
Of course, not all the monsters attacked us. Some of them took advantage of this opportunity to hunt other monsters nearby and get an easy dinner, but most of the monster did go after us.
So, what did we do?
Of course, we ran away. Or to be more exact, I ran away while carrying Evelyn in a princess carry.
It was not that we can’t kill them, but in a situation where we must use our mana sparingly, wasting mana in an unnecessary battle is not a good idea.
Thus, to keep with the act without revealing my true power (and the fact that I’m using this situation to make my relationship with Evelyn closer), running away is the best option.
“… Boy, are you sure you are not using this opportunity to take advantage of me?” Evelyn asked with narrowed eyes.
“Why do you think something like that? I’m not a pervert.”
“… Not even you believe these words! And I can feel your hands moving suspiciously close to my butt!”
I shrugged. “It’s just your imagination.”
“… Shameless bastard!” Evelyn snorted and closed her eyes in anger. She probably did not want to watch my face anymore in fear of fainting due to anger.
I chuckled and avoided an attack from a monster. Then, I jumped aside to avoid a claw, kicked the leg of another monster, and jumped over the head of one more, bypassing the group of monsters in front of us and continuing running forward.
I did everything using the slightest amount of mana possible. In fact, the mana I was using was so little that Evelyn needed to focus to feel it.
I looked at Evelyn and realized that she was frowning. She probably was worried about the teleportation spell failing.
I sighed. “Don’t worry too much. It’s normal to fail.”
“Normal?” Evelyn was startled.
I nodded. “Think about it. We are in a completely different world, perhaps in a completely different dimension. In this situation, it’s normal if not everything goes according to our expectations. It would have been too easy otherwise.”
That is true. Teleporting between worlds is not very difficult, but if we are talking about teleporting between different dimensions, it’s a completely different story. Each dimension is separated by a thin layer of energy.
Such layers, although thin, are very, very resilient. Normally, it’s incredibly hard to break through that film.
Of course, everything is resolved if you use the right method.
“I think you can try probing with different approaches.”
“What do you mean?” Evelyn looked at me curiously.
I thought for a moment before explaining the solution a bit vaguely. “Why don’t you try to find a way to stop the energy interference… A barrier, perhaps? You can make it cone-shaped to penetrate through the energy interference and reach our world.”
Evelyn fell silent for a moment while thinking about my words.
After a while, she looked at me with a solemn gaze.
“Boy, you are hiding something from me, right?”
“Hm? What do you mean?” I feigned ignorance.
Evelyn snorted. “Hmph! Do you think I am an idiot? There is a limit to how great of a genius you can be. You already far surpassed the territory of geniuses and stepped in the territory of the impossible.”
I smiled wryly inwardly. Well, it’s normal to be suspicious.
Perhaps she could believe that I reached the thirteenth layer when I’m only eighteen years old, and maybe she could understand if I’m good at both magic and martial arts. But at some point, it’s normal that she becomes suspicious.
And in fact, I never tried to hide it seriously. At least not from her or my lovers. I’m sure many of my girls, including Dina, have realized I’m stronger I show. But they just keep the suspicion to themselves. And now that Evelyn and I came to this world, there is a considerable possibility that she witnesses a part of my true strength.
“… I’ve been suspicious for a while, but my suspicions became bigger when you talked by the monsters.”
“If you were not hiding something, why did you stopped us from hearing the conversation?”
Yeah, that was pretty fishy.
But the fact that the monsters recognized my identity as an immortal took me by surprise. Hey, I don’t mind if Evelyn learns about it, but the other teachers? No no.
I smiled mysteriously. “Are you curious?”
“… A bit. Are you the reincarnation of a god or something like that?”
I thought for a moment before grinning. “I’ll tell you if you give me a kiss.”
Evelyn’s face darkened. “Shameless bastard! Are you not planning to tell me?”
“Charming men have a lot of secrets.”
Evelyn snorted before closing her eyes again deciding to ignore me.
Strangely, though, she wrapped her hands around my neck with a peaceful expression. I could feel her trust in me through her body language.
I smiled and continued moving through the monsters. I easily evaded their attacks and left the encirclement. In less than ten minutes, I had left all the monsters behind.
“Where are we going now?” Evelyn asked.
“Let me see.” I said and closed my eyes while spreading my senses through the surroundings.
Soon, I found an empty cave nearby.
“Let’s go. I find a place to rest… And give you a bit of mana again.”
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