ZAP – Chapter 89: Last Day of School Festival – Part 3

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“The winner of the special match is Eugene Santafield!!!” 

The voice of the commentator-san and the cheers of the people in the arena. 

Both of those sounded like far off things disconnected from me. 

I did stop the bleeding with healing magic, but I bled too much. 

My vision is going black. 

I can’t put strength in my body. 

“Eugene-kun!!” (Sumire)

“Eugene!” (Sara)

I could see Sumire and Sara running towards me from the spectator seats at the corner of my eye.

Leona and Teresia are together with them.

But the one who came faster…

“Eugy!!!!” 

A graceful landing sound rang and the one who came in front of me was a blonde blue eyed woman. 

“Airi… You jumped down from the VIP seats? That’s dangerous.” (Eugene)

“You idiot!!! This is not the time to be saying that! W-We have to treat your arm quickly…” (Airi)

“Right, Eugene. Come here, I will cast my healing magic…” (Uther)

Airi was on the verge of crying and Principal Uther seemed worried about me, but I…

“Principal Uther, I am fine, so check on Claude please. The curse of the Dragon God Spear has eroded his body. Airi, can you please pick up my arm?” (Eugene)

“U-Umu…got it. It is true that Claude is also gravely injured.” (Uther)

Principal Uther began to cast a spell I haven’t seen before on Claude after saying this. 

A faint green light enveloped the body of Claude. 

It is most likely a curse dispelling spell. 

“E-Eugy! By a-arm, is this good enough?!” (Airi)

Airi brought me my arm that was lying on the ring. 

“Eugene-kun, we have to quickly go to a doctor!” (Sumire)

“Eugene, what are you spacing out for?! You are gravely injured, you know?!” (Sara)

Sumire and Sara arrived where I am. 

“…Can you keep my arm in place?” (Eugene)

“O-Okay! M-More importantly, you should show this to a doctor just like Sumire says…” (Airi)

Airi is panicking while still holding my arm. 

“Give that to me! Eugene, I will use healing magic, so—ah! Geez, I can’t concentrate!” (Sara)

Sara snatched my arm away from Airi and stuck it at the severed location. 

I placed a hand over the wound on my arm and activated a spell. 

“Healing Magic: [Resurrection].” (Eugene)

I cast healing magic on my own body. 

A white warm light covered my arm. 

My wound was visibly healing and the sliced off part returned to how it was. 

“““EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHH?!!”””

Sumire, Sara, and Airi let out dumbstruck voices. 

I slowly stretched my arm that was severed a few moments ago, and opened and closed my fingers. 

It is a bit numb still, but there doesn’t seem to be any issues. 

“Alright.” (Eugene)

“Don’t give me that ‘alright’, Eugene-kun!” (Sumire)

“Eugy…uhm, is it really healed?” (Airi)

Sumire and Airi looked at my stuck arm and made faces as if looking at something weird. 

“Why can you use Resurrection which is a spell that only a few can use even in the Holy Union…? This man…” (Sara)

Sara crossed her arms slightly annoyed. 

It is always like this when I use healing magic. 

Sara is a Holy Maiden Candidate, but she is bad at using healing magic after all.

“Eugene is currently in the superior rank healing magic lessons, right?” (Uther)

“That’s right.” (Eugene)

It seems like Principal Uther has finished healing Claude, he asked this.

“You will be attending the saint rank classes from next semester.” (Uther)

“Not monarch rank?” (Eugene)

The magic ranks are: saint > monarch > superior > high > intermediate > elementary. 

There’s also god rank, but this is magic that can’t be used by humans. 

“That’s right. Why is a guy who can use Resurrection chantless still in superior rank classes?” (Uther)

“The exams are hard…when it comes to the ones above superior rank.” (Eugene)

“Theory is also important. Magic has a lot of depth.” (Uther)

“Well, I will study bit by bit.” (Eugene)

“Hmm, having low motivation is bad. Alright, I will choose the optional subjects for you next time, Eugene.” (Uther)

“Please spare me from that. Also, you are a busy man, aren’t you, Principal Uther?” (Eugene)

“Hahahaha, don’t worry about me.” (Uther)

He is trying to increase the difficulty of my exams next semester. 

That’s troubling. 

I want to master swordsmanship in actual combat rather than my book smarts. 

I was thinking about how to escape the proposal of Principal Uther and…

“Claude, are you okay?!” 

“Hey, can you answer?!” 

“…Kuh!” 

It seems like Claude has just woken up. 

Leona and Teresia are speaking to him by his side. 

“So you are awake now, Claude.” (Eugene)

“I…lost, huh. Seriously~?” (Claude)

Claude languidly got up. 

“It was close, Claude.” (Eugene)

“Don’t lie. How can you even retaliate after having your arm cut off?” (Claude)

“The result of my training, I guess.” (Eugene)

“Don’t joke around. Moreover, weren’t you aiming for my neck at the end?” (Claude)

“Aah, a habit of mine. I was thinking about stopping right before.” (Eugene)

“You are crazy, Eugene.” (Claude)

“Haha, no need to praise me, Claude.” (Eugene)

“I am not!” (Claude)

“Eugene and Claude, don’t you have something to say to the people that you worried about before babbling on?” (Sara)

Sara spoke in a cold voice at us having a leisure chat. 

When I looked around, there was Sumire, Airi, Leona, and Teresia glaring at us with half-closed eyes. 

“S-Sorry for worrying you.” (Eugene)

“Sorry, everyone.” (Claude)

Claude and I apologized obediently. 

By the way, the Dragon God Spear is still lying on the ground. 

Principal Uther picked it up.

“It is a terrible curse and miasma. I am impressed the Dragon Country is using something like this.” (Uther)

“That’s the only holy spear in our country despite appearances… Guh…” (Claude)

It seems like Claude is still not completely back in form. 

Leona and Teresia seem to be worried.

“Eugene and Claude, you two go to the infirmary to get checked. Good grief, you are a handful…” (Uther)

Principal Uther was speaking with a wry smile and then…

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An ominous alarm rang in the whole Dungeon City. 

“W-What’s this, Eugy?” (Airi)

“Eugene-kun, this sound…” (Sumire)

“It is the emergency alarm of the Dungeon Alliance. Did something happen?” (Eugene)

How loud and how long the alarm is decides the degree of the emergency. 

But this is the first time I have heard it this loud. 

“This is bad… I will return to the Alliance. Princess Airi, please evacuate at once. Students, obey the instructions of the teachers. Eugene and Claude, you are wounded, so make sure to also evacuate. Sara-kun, it would be better if you were to group up with the Enforcement Division.” (Uther)

“Principal Uther, what’s going on?!” (Sara)

“Sorry, I would like you to hear the details from the announcement of the Alliance.” (Uther)

Principal Uther disappeared with Teleport right after answering Sara’s question.

“Hey, Eugy, what was that just now…?” (Airi)

“Ssh, Airi, they will be explaining soon.” (Eugene)

The announcement of the Alliance rang in the whole Dungeon City. 

— “A large-scale Stampede has happened in the 1st Floor of the Zenith Tower of Babel. The guests that have come from outside the country and the civilians, please evacuate swiftly under the guidance of the dungeon staff. All explorers and the ones who can fight against monsters, please gather in the 1st training ground of the Lykeion Magic Academy.” 

“A Stampede?!” 

“W-We have to run away…!” 

“Everyone, please act calmly!” 

“Oi, don’t push!” 

“You are the one that bumped onto me!” 

“Oi, this isn’t the time to be fighting!” 

The cheers of just now made a complete turn into blood curling panic. 

“I will carry Claude!” (Leona) 

“Please, Leona. President Sara, let’s return to the student council building.” (Teresia)

“Yeah… What about you, Eugene?” (Sara)

“Sara-chan, I will look after Eugene-kun!” (Sumire)

“Right, please do. Let’s go, Teresia-san.” (Sara)

“Can you walk, Claude?” (Leona)

“Yeah…I am okay. Sorry, Leona.” (Claude)

Sara and Teresia left with quick steps. 

Claude was moving while borrowing the shoulder of Leona. 

The ones staying are me, Sumire, and Airi. 

“Airi-sama, we have to evacuate quickly!” (Camilla)

One of her bodyguards, Camilla, ran here. 

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