2:48PM Feb 2, 2020
July 19. I entered the restaurant excited that summer break was beginning the next day. I intended to order myself a nice big meal to celebrate the start of the vacation. But that's when I saw it. I could tell that sleazebag was up to no good. I had to step in and help for girl. What else could I do really well. Honey, let's go. Excuse me.
You should go. You're bothering the young lady,
a beating maybe well.
What was I thinking was my look I should have known this would happen.
Finally, they got tired of running and.
What was that all about playing the hero by protecting some dim witted thugs. What are you a teacher something.
So the only stopped running
after me because you got it. They were starting to annoy me so I dealt with them.
Hey hero. You ever heard of a real gun real gun, a super electromagnetic gun. It's an application of flemmings kinetic momentum theory, you use it to watch projectiles with a little extra.
Allow me to demonstrate it for you.
When it's launched at three times the speed of sound. Even something small packs a big punch.
We used to take care of those guys.
Don't be such a moron. There are easier ways to take care of a bunch of levels heroes, and I know them all.
Yep. As it turned out, it wasn't her that needed saving it was those poor saps were careless enough to get on her beds. So here, one of the seven level five experts at Academy city, tell me are the other six this route Are you just special. You could stand to be less condescending humility is a virtue, you know,
you might be good. And you wouldn't talk to me that way.
I'm just a level zero.
So, if you're really a level zero like you say, explain how you don't have a scratch on you.
I don't know what to tell you. Maybe it's coincidence or just claimed bad luck. Either way, this really isn't your night.
Last night's lightning caused the power outage, which turned my place into a sweltering cesspool,
it also meant that everything in my refrigerator had become toxic. On top of that, I lost my emergency rations when they fell in the sink. I crushed my cash card when I was looking for my wallet.
And then someone called him for me that I'm such an idiot I need to take a remedial class.
Just my luck. All right, it's a nice day outside, maybe airing the mattress out will improve mine.
Yes, my future might be dark and gloomy. But at least it's a beautiful sunny day.
Then again, now that I said that it'll probably start pouring rain.
I already hung something. That's strange.
A girl. What's she doing on my balcony.
She looks like a sister.
I'm guessing she's not from around here.
Just out of curiosity, is this something you make a habit of randomly appearing draped over people's balconies
any food in there I'm really starving.
I think she'd be better off someplace far far away from here.
Do you think this will do the trick.
Really Does that surprise, considering it's a stir fry made of spoiled ingredients from a dead refrigerator.
There's some sour flavor in here that's really making up my taste buds
sour. Don't feel like you have to heat it all, its bachelor cooking nothing exciting.
No need to be somebody who's very kind of need to go to the trouble of making
it for me.
So, uh, do you mind telling me why you were hanging out on my balcony.
Oh, I found what I was actually trying to do was jump from one roof on to the next.
But this building is eight storeys high, I didn't
exactly have many options, I was being pursued
myself did I fall How rude of me. Nice to meet you,
and text that's your name. That sounds like an alias to me. You can't tell me you're named after a part of a book.
Oh, yes, the index i properly the time in my magic name is gonna cut just by four or five. It translates as the consecrated man who safeguards the wisdom of the mighty.
Okay index why exactly would someone be chasing a sister like you, I believe they seek the
103,000 grimoires that I carry with me, grim.
Let me get
a few typical examples of grim lives.
So where are they. It's hard to believe you're hiding a whole library under that dress, I'm carrying
That's more books than I've ever seen before. What you mean you got a key to a warehouse or something.
Is this some kind of joke. Next, are you going to say, well, stupid people can see them. People who
can't plan is for them not to be visible.
Okay, so who is it that's chasing you.
I first read society,
You've heard of sorcerers before people who do magic, a magic cabal,
do you belong to one of those new age religions or something, making fun of me.
You're making fun of me. I'm sorry. It's too much.
I know there are plenty of unusual powers being used out in the world. I just can't buy magic. This is Academy city supernatural abilities aren't really anything new and different here. Anybody can develop them if they use science not magic you believe
in supernatural powers but the idea of sorcery is too much for you. Well okay,
explain what sorcery is then, or maybe show me an example. We can't do any magical power.
If you can't use it then how are you so convinced that it actually exists.
To tell you the truth I was born with the kind of strange unexplicable power myself.
It's something in my right head when it comes to contact with any unusual ability my hand cancels it out. Who knows, it may even work on divine miracles. Well, face You look like you're listening to a used car salesman. Can you blame
me. I'm guessing you probably don't even believe in God, and you're telling me you're super special right hand has the power to cancel a miracle.
What a joke, you still like to play make believe and you're the one making fun of me, not make believe and why not show me something magical and when you see my right hand negate it then you'll have no other choice but to believe what I said, Okay,
I can show you something. Magic. These are known as the walking church, they create an impenetrable protective barrier.
The Walking church. What does that even mean you keep throwing up these terms like I'm supposed to understand well sorry but I don't
have to explain everything.
The same way the church was strong as if they were an actual building.
Yeah, well, that's interesting and all but I'm still not going to stab you with that thing, listening to
me. I am wearing an exact replica of the Shroud of Turin it's
questionable. It works often absorbs any attempt that's made against me, physical magical.
Oh, I see. From what you're saying. If those ropes if yours really do have supernatural powers, and all I would have to do is touch them with my right hand, and that will be that
your power actually works the way you say,
then fine with me when it's over. Just remember to ask me.
Okay. That's strange.
Oh, what a surprise.
Look at this. You must have been me 100 times.
I'm sorry, maybe we should just forget about it that way,
forget something like this. How much money can you be,
well, I, I thought it would be easier not to talk about, I guess I'm pretty embarrassed about what happened to still.
She wasn't lying then her habit blew apart when I touched it. She must be involved with supernatural powers somehow or another.
Nice job. You look like a pin cushion.
Oh crap my class. Sorry, I'm running late for my remedial class. What are you going to do. I can give you a key if you want to stay.
No, that's okay,
fine move on. Otherwise this people will track me down here, and I'm guessing you prefer it if your place didn't get blown out.
Hey, wait. Just a sec.
You want to know what I think about your power that right hand of yours. I think it cancels out the grace of God and everything that goes along with your hand opposes the divine and without God's grace you're bound to meet without fortunate every rotten luck.
He asked me, being born with that power of yours is pretty much the most rotten luck a person can have
index. What now. Is there anywhere. See if you can go after you leave here.
If I stay in one place you're gonna find me. But how, like I showed you before my habit is imbued with magic. Because of that magic they're able to track my location. It'll be okay though, if I can just make it to the church they will offer me things.
Why didn't you tell me knowing all that how can I let you leave here.
Do you really want to be dragged down into the depths of hell.
If you run into any more trouble you know where you can find me.
Oh crap, my class
Academy city is pretty much what it sounds like a City Colleges high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. With a population of 2.3 million, it's one third the size of Tokyo. About 80% of the people living here are students. It's an unusual place filled with unusual sites like this cleaning robots outside my place are never a dull moment here,
everybody it's time to begin. Welcome to remedial class, I have a little spare time so I thought I'd write a pop quiz for you to take today. You want to do your very best on it. If your greatest poor you'll be playing a game of no i poker.
Oh yeah, I think I remember that she makes you play poker with a blindfold on right, that's it with the added bonus that you can't leave till you've won 10 hands in a row of cheese, the last time she made us play that we were stuck here almost until morning.
You're the exception stay calm and Joe you don't have enough development points, so you'll be playing the game whether you do well or not,
or sweet teacher is totally got a thing for you man. Are you too blind to see it. Shut up. I don't think giving me a lot of extra work to do me she likes me. Didn't you hear she's gonna keep you after school to punish you. You can't tell me that doesn't sound kind of hot, so you're a pervert and a masochist a real stand up guy.
There's a whole wide world of lovely women out there. Why would I want to limit myself, you free.
Another burden you'll get more than know there are some even better games I know, do we understand each other.
I wonder how index is doing. She left her headdress thing at my place. And what was that other thing she said something about 103,000 books. I didn't see a single volume. Weird. She swore she was carrying them, but
I bet you'll be back for her stuff before long,
teacher Kami Jones watching the girls tennis team instead of paying attention to you.
Unbelievable. I was stuck after class that lazy. Stupid
serious. I found you in this time.
Come back here. Listen, I'm talking to you, stop walking already.
Oh well, if it isn't a little bugs
me that I have a proper name thank you very much and it's Makoto me sucka. I'll bet you've been calling me bug zapper behind my back ever since we first met, have you
are you here zapper you in remedial to remedial class
never, I'm here to shock you full of so much electricity you'll twitch like a frog struck by lightning if you have any last words say them now. Oh, I know.
Well now. How you doing, did that wake you up the bait you ready to fight me
driven arrest, thanks to your little lightning storm yesterday all my electrical appliances are fry. I've got a fridge full of rotten food,
it's your own fault for
pissing me off what could I possibly have done to make you this mad at me. I didn't so much as lay a finger on you even after you attacked me. Exactly.
You haven't hit me a single time with no points scored on either side this is a draw.
Okay, whatever you went already don't whatever
me You should be taking this seriously. Oh,
you want me to take this seriously,
stay over yet. First to fake sorceress and no Trigger Happy Esper
detected system malfunction identify
Now, I shouldn't be anything to clean in front of my place.
That's just my luck. I should have known. Hey index. What are you doing out here.
You can't sleep there.
No way. This looks like blood.
Please just stay with me index.
What happened, why are you here. Who did this to you.