105 – Day Of The Tournament (Last)

Edited by Poor_Hero

Selphy’s fingers touched the wall of the swimming pool. And at that exact moment, the one who dived into the pool was no other than our Mi-sama.

” Yosh! ”

I did a tiny pump of my fist. It wouldn’t be good to be a bother to others. I was a man who learned, a gentleman who would not commit the same mistake second time. And I shall ignore that tsukkomi about how a gentleman would not even make that first mistake in the first place. I can’t hear anything.

 

Aiki the monkey immediately dived in after Mi and started running at the bottom of the pool. After passing Mi, Aiki held onto Mi’s hands, like baton touching. The scene and the timing of that was like a primary school relay baton touching race.

Ah, although I did not get to participate in that the last time. Because there would always be a fight about who was being the one to grab the baton from me so I was removed from the race by a visibly troubled Sensei. And after that, it was impossible for me to participate in any relay.

Because I was a good kid! I would never do anything to trouble my Sensei! I would certainly pull myself out of it with a smile! It was not like I was hated so much that no one wanted to be in a relay with me, you know!

…..Ha ha. I tried using a tsundere tone to convince myself but I ended up only feeling quite empty.

 

Anyway, let’s put this aside.

Aiki, holding onto Mi’s hand, ran through the water without any resistance. Seeing this scene once again reminded me that I was in an alternate world. By the way, this strange phenomenon of being able to move in water as if on land was a special trait of the water-attribute of Monkey, who lived near the river in the forest. This little tidbit was new to me too.

As I thought about all these random stuff, Mi was getting closer and closer to me. Fast. Because it had only been 4 seconds since he dived in. And the difference was very obvious as the rest of the opponents had only advanced about 2~3m ahead.

Mi was securely in the the first place.

…..Though it didn’t mean that we would come out first in the tournament. Why? Because this was the Phyllis Academy, located in the heart of the capital.

 

Naturally, the population was, of course, highest in the capital and Nobles that came from other territory, like me, were few and far in between. Many people chose this academy because of their grades skipping system like I did, although this being the place where my parents met each other as well as the alma mater of John-sensei factored in as well, another main point was to increase my connections within the Noble society.

There were many who sent their children into this academy for them to try to get into the royalty’s good side. Thanks to that, Phyllis Academy became the school that had the highest amount of Nobles attending which in turn attracted other nobles as well as merchant family enrolling in for the connections.

 

Leaving aside the history, what I was trying to say was that there was a large number of students currently enrolled in this academy.

If everyone was to enter into this tournament at the same time, the pool would have to be as big as the Tokyo Dome! So the tournament was separated into blocks and even that took some time.

Which meant, time was of the essence!

I finally see what you were planning, First Founder. Did you want to hold a swimming tournament that badly, First Founder?! …..To the extent of even creating a magic tool that record time….

 

Ah, Mi touched the wall as that all was going through my mind. Wah!

Yes, I was the last leg. The important anchor. I wanted to give a perfect performance as a tribute to my last life of being unable to participate in any relays. Anchor was a heavy responsibility.

…..You were cold? Eh, how strange. Right now it was the middle of summer.

“《召喚》!” [TN: Shokan. Summon]

Because it was a festival today, I shall allow some flashy moves, Shiro!

Thinking of that as I chanted, water splashed around me as Shiro appeared in the air. Of course, the form was of a dragon. Sunlight bounced off the scales of its huge form and even though that was awesomely cool, I kept that comment to myself as I dived into the pool.

“”””” EHHHHHH!! “””””

Yes, I dived all the way into the pool. I knew others were making noise. I also knew I had a grin on my face. And then, I landed at the bottom of the pool.

……I was pretty sure some of you had guessed it by now. My strategy was ‘Moses’. Or maybe some would like to call it ‘Red Sea’.

Shiro then separated the water of the lane I was at. Water began to split into left and right as I sprinted forward.

How exhilarating. And how very fun.

Grinning, I ran. In this case, the most appropriate lines would be ‘AWESOME!’ and ‘The water is making way for him!’. The feeling I felt was like a young child running through a corn field to pass something to his mother.

Eh? That’s not Moses? It’s of the same feeling! Who else were you thinking?

” YOSHHHHH!!! ”

I gave a roar as I touched the wall of the pool. Of course, the roar was because we were totally in the first place. Because, thanks to excitement, I left everything to my cheat-ability of my legs and sprinted, spending a total of 2 seconds. The speed was about 45km per second. The same speed as a beginner riding a bicycle. Ah…that example might not be correct…

But, if it was a 100m run, I would take only 8 seconds. It would be the world record for an 8 years old. Ah, someone like a referee would be running too, pale in the face if that ever happened. But since this world had magic, this much was common.

Selphy then came over and we high-touched. After everyone had finished recording their timings, Headmaster gave the orders for us to return to our respective dormitories. Students then began to leave the noisy grounds as per orders.

Looking at each other, Selphy and I gave each other a wry smile. And somehow, our first tournament came to a close.

 

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39 thoughts on “105 – Day Of The Tournament (Last)

  1. how could the speed of 45 km per second can be compared to a beginner riding a bicycle?! i will tsukkomi this no matter what! and those girls are fighting to get the position to pass the baton to you in the baton touching race you damn clueless dense handsome guy! they just can’t go ahead each other or they will be dead killed by the other girls in the fanclub!

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    1. never mind this i’m just throwing all of this tsukkomi out of my heart after this long period of times reading story about his tsundere dense guy…. welp this story always excites my soul to tsukkomi. btw thanks for the new chapter

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    2. If you compare his speed to the speed needed to leave earth which is 11,2 km/s then you can only imagin just how fast he is supposed to be.
      Also 2 seconds for 25 meters is quite long with that kind of speed.
      I think there is a typo. If it was 45km/h you would need 2 seconds for 25 meters.
      45 km/h * 1000 / (60*60) = 12.5 m/s –> 25 m / 12,5 m/s = 2 s

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      1. yeah i know it just my soul to tsukkomi have woken up again as the former straight man of my class and i already graduate so its been a long time to tsukkomi lately i have become the boke tho…..

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      2. If 2sec is all it take to run through the 25m pool surface, won’t it be better if he just run on top of it.

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    3. Remember, he has trauma from his mother and thinks he’s not handsome at all.
      BTW magic is all that’s needed to break logic. We ARE talking about a web novel here 🤗🤗🤗🤗

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      1. yeah i know it just my soul to tsukkomi have woken up again as the former straight man of my class and i already graduate so its been a long time to tsukkomi lately i have become the boke tho….. and i have made this reply to a different person…. cause i just woke up and i’m still half asleep…. i should drink some energy drink…

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  2. Is he really claiming 45km/s? I mean at that speed it would take him 0.00056 (rounded up) seconds to complete the pool. It would also require an increase in gravity to slightly over 4 times earth normal (seeing 11km/s is roughly escape velocity of earth) and not just the removal of the water but also the air turning his path into a vacuum (seeing that that is most likely easier then trying to deal with the sonic boom & hot plasma generated by someone doing mach 132).

    Ok now that is out of the way he probably did around 15 m/s to 25 m/s seeing he says it took him all of 2 seconds from jumping in to getting to the other side.

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    1. i think it’s a translator mistake. it should be “per hour”. i can’t blame him though… so many novels have stupid “per second” speeds 😀

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  3. and so Will decided not to swim at all for some reason, Selphy must be secretly upset she missed to see Will’s swimming action

    oh and that reminds me, could he not have just had the dragon carry him on the water?
    I was expecting speed boat Shiro not the staff of shiro splitting open the vast waters of the swimming pool

    45km/s??? I am sure Will you would have made the entire academy explode from the sheer force of breaking the sound barrier several times over… isn’t this like mach 10 or some jet speed his thinking of, Will you are tsukkumoming yourself now, hang in there…

    Will if they fighting over the baton being given by you, either 1. Will was slow or 2. He was actually cute in his past life too and the girls were all crazy over seeing that baton pass…

    Meanwhile Ivan dreams of Willia passing the baton to him

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  4. ∧__∧  Thanks!!
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  5. let’s just be glad he didn’t directly jump onto shiro and rode him ‘spirited away’ (Studio Ghibli ftw) style.

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

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  6. Oi oi oi….walking his way? That ain’t swimming anymore Will!!😭 Sigh I wouldn’t be surprised now if they got disqualified 😑 And yes now most peeps now that Will’s partner is a dragon. HA. How’s that? Lol:😂😂😂 and thank you sooo much for the chapter 😆

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    1. The way you commented reminds of that episode in Naruto which the bad feudal assistant was trying to disqualified the Naruto team because Naruto helped the runner by carrying him part of the way. Having his dragon help him win and your comment reminded of that episode.

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  7. The author still using the MC thinks he’s super ugly schtick is really getting old. It’s really played out now and he needs to find out he’s good looking. Seriously over a hundred chapters of this complex, it’s time for a change.
    Anyways, thanks for the chapters.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter.

    Btw. there is no way Will will be disqualified because the rule was “must get into the pool” and not “must touch the water”.
    So since will was running on the pool’s floor he was literally inside the pool just as the rules demanded.
    XD

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