The next day, it was officially decided that Rogel, as an instructor, would also attend the new adventurer training.
Rogel found himself wielding his sword whenever he had free time from work.
”You’re doing very well.”
“Yeah, well, I haven’t been on the front lines for a few years now.”
In other words, he had been on the front lines a few years ago.
Indeed, his swordsmanship was very beautiful.
”That sword, it weighs twice as much as the sword I’m using.”
Alise used a sword that emphasizes lightness and sharpness, but the sword Rogel was wielding had a long blade and a good amount of weight, so it was considered difficult to handle.
The fact that he is able to wield it so lightly makes him no ordinary man.
No wonder he was selected as an instructor.
“Rogel, would you like to have a little sparring session?”
His skill made Alise want to have a match with him.
”Such a thing, it is a fearful thing for me to compare with the young lady.”
“Just think of it as a job.”
“If you insist.”
Alise and Rogel confronted each other in the middle of the training grounds.
“You don’t need to hold back”
“I know what I’m doing. It would be disrespectful to the young lady to go easy on her here.”
This butler, after all, was pretty self-aware
She didn’t want him to go easy on her, or treat her special.
Rogel was extremely calm.
Alise put her hand on the sword at her waist.
In one fell swoop, she closed the gap and swung her sword towards his neck.
Rogel parried it easily with his sword.
”I knew it wouldn’t be this easy.”
“Then my turn.”
Rogel swung his sword down vertically.
The movement was so beautiful that it was hard to believe that he was almost 60 years of age
Alise caught the sword between her forefinger and middle finger.
But as expected, the sword was heavy.
It was different from some bandit.
It was the weight of a sword of a person who had trained and mastered the sword.
”I didn’t expect you to catch it with your fingers.”
As he said this, Rogel leapt backwards, putting a little distance between him and Alise.
“It was heavy as a stone”
“I haven’t had this much fun in a long time either.”
The corners of each other’s mouths were slightly raised.
The two readjusted their swords.
From there, the evenly matched strikes continued for about ten minutes.
”You’re strong. ……”
“It’s a pleasure, sir.”
They were both getting a little out of breath.
“This decides it”
“It’s as good as it gets.”
The two sides closed in on each other at once.
Just when it seemed to be settled at last, Alise’s sword rested on Rogel’s neck and Rogel’s sword rested at Alise’s side.
”Phase combat, right?”
“On your left, Miss.”
And they both sheathed their swords.
They bowed their heads and heard applause from the side.
“You two are as good as it gets. I came to call for Mr Rogel, and I couldn’t help but watch.”
Cecile approached with a snap of her hand.
“If you were a swordsman, Rogel-san, you should have said so.”
“That was a long time ago.”
Rogel looked drained.