my fingers, Marie flinched and slowly raised her head.
When she lifted her head, the hair that had hung down like a silky curtain lifted slightly, but when she looked to the side, she had a somewhat blank expression on her face.

I opened my mouth, convinced she was still half-sleeping.
“Are you coming to your senses?”

“… Huh?”

Marie turned her head to me in a dreamy state when I asked her that.
Marie’s face, with its hazy yet distinct charm, drew my attention.
She used to only have a lively appearance, so this was kind of refreshing.

Even as she pondered my words, Marie blinked and looked ahead, still not grasping the situation.
Did she understand the situation after realizing the professor was still giving his lecture?

She shifted her gaze to me again and asked in disbelief, “…Did I doze off?”

You slept well.”

“Oh, my.” In response to my answer, Marie rubbed her eyelids and groaned.

I asked the question I had kept to myself as she slowly revived, “What did you do yesterday for you fall asleep in the first Theology class?

“… Xenon’s Saga.”


“Ahhh…” After a long yawn, Marie answered in a hoarse voice, “I was up all night re-reading from the 1st to the latest volume.
Originally, I was only going to read up to the third volume, but somehow I ended up reading all of them…”


“You know.
Professor Beerus told us to predict the development of Xenon’s Saga as a group assignment.”

I ran out of things to say.
In the next week or so, the group assignments will begin in earnest.
So she must have been working hard on her side.

However, being motivated enough to disrupt your sleep patterns is not a good thing.
If you do that, you may miss both rabbits.
{*T/N:- There’s a saying that if you focus on two things at once, you end up getting none.}

“Still, do it in moderation.
Otherwise, it will be difficult to concentrate on the lecture like today.”

“But what can I do since it’s so much fun to read? I’m already looking forward to the next volume…”

I couldn’t help but laugh bitterly at Marie’s voice.
As the writer, I was happy enough, but the next volume will be out in at least two months.

Before entering the academy, I had a stockpile so I was able to release the 8th volume sooner.
But I don’t have much time right now to write a manuscript, and it will only become more difficult as the exam period approaches.

Not only that, it’s nothing compared to the time I spent teaching Cindy to write and History to Marie and Cecily.
Whenever I have some free time, I go back to my dorm and write, but I also need enough spare time for research.

‘Thanks to the free time I do have, I can set up the settings in the novel meticulously…’ The papers and books in the lab are extremely useful to me.
Moreover, while Cindy only has poor writing skills, she is very knowledgeable about the history and she clearly explained any topics I was curious about.

Xenon’s Saga Volume 9 will be a fascinating episode in many ways.
The Devil’s executives, who have shown their presence thus far, will begin to come forward in earnest, causing a lot of new horrors.

This is because there are humans, beastmen, demons, and even elves among the Devil’s executives.
For reference, the background setting is the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, which were commonly used in the subculture in my previous life, and each has special attributes.

While I was thinking about the story settings in my head for a moment, Marie muttered softly while looking at her notebook.
“…I must have been really sleepy.
What did I write down?”

“You didn’t write anything down, you just drew a long wavy line.”

“Tch, I am sorry, but do you have any notes? If you show me, I’ll buy you something delicious.”

“Whoa…only this time?”  When I complied and showed Marie what I had written, she smiled brightly and began to write it down.

“Thank you~”

But there was one thing I overlooked.


It’s not easy to escape from sleep. I couldn’t help but be surprised when I saw Marie dozing again after transcribing my notes. If that’s the case, why did you bother asking me to show mine?

I took a deep breath and was about to wake Marie again.

“Just let her sleep.
Marie sleeps a lot, so if she goes to bed late, she keeps dozing off.” It was Rina who was sitting to my right.
She was looking at Marie, who was dozing off with a still expression on her face.

I heard these words and asked, “Is that really okay? If she gets a penalty for doing this…”

“It’s okay.
Marie has studied the subject under tutors back home, so she’ll get a decent score in Theology.
I can guarantee it, having been educated together in the Imperial Palace.”

Listening to Rina’s words, it seems that she and Marie had gone through separate advanced courses before.
After all, either as a princess or as the daughter of a duke, they must have received a very different education from other nobles.

After she said this, I asked the question I had in my mind, “I’ve been wondering about it since the other day: when did Ms.
Rina and Marie first get to know each other?”

“Probably…when we were 10-years-old? I know we’ve met occasionally since then.”

“I see.”

“Why do you ask?”

“Oh, I’m just curious.”

Usually, Marie is a bit grumpy about Rina.
Marie frowns whenever she looks at Rina, and I can see that much.
However, since I can’t ask the parties directly regarding the reason, I plan to bury it in my heart.

Rina grinned as if my answer were bland, and then called my name.


“Are you interested in attending a little gathering?”

“A gathering?”

A gathering.”

As I looked at Rina with a puzzled expression, she smiled and said to me, “There is a gathering soon, but rather than calling it just a gathering, only freshmen will attend.
A lot of people will attend regardless of the program they’re in, whether they’re in Academics or Martial Arts.”

“…This the first time I’ve heard of it.”

“My brother warned me beforehand.
And in a little while, the Academy will also notify you.
What do you think?” Rina met my eyes straight and invited me again with a face filled with anticipation and interest.
“Will you attend?”

It’s a good suggestion, I thought, or rather, a request.

“It’s up to the individual whether to attend or not, but personally I want you to come.”

To me, it was no different from a ‘princess’ command.

‘…it’s sad.’ If Xenon’s Saga Volume 9 comes out late, it’s Rina’s responsibility.

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