Blacksmith Volume 2 Chapter 8

The first Magic Science class is being taught in the park today, so Vaine and I arrived there early in the morning after waking up.

There sure is some spare time until class starts though, maybe we should do a little training as we wait.

 

Crossy doesn’t really get up on weekday mornings, so we followed through the stretches with just the two of us.

First, with our backs to each other, we connected our arms, and taking turns we bent over, stretching each other overhead.

“Uuu~”

My body feels good with that stretch, and my drowsiness has completely disappeared. Its also nice being able to see things from this angle.

 

“Uuu~”

Now it’s my turn to pick up Vaine. Ah! Yup, he’s heavy, I think I just broke my hip.

 

“Yesterday, even though I was reading it all night long, I couldn’t understand the spellbook I got from home at all.”

I said back over to Vaine while I helped him stretch.

“I see, so Kururi does need to study.”

“Vaine, how about you, what’d you do yesterday?”

“Hmph!”, Vaine stretched with heavy breath before answering.

“Yesterday I was practicing my swordplay.”

“Swordplay huh? That’s rather diligent of you.”

With my reply, for some reason Vaine stopped moving, he just stood there without even acknowledging that he stopped.

Since it was my turn to stretch, I turned my neck towards him in dissatisfaction.

 

“Ah.”

That’s when I saw it. To my left, right in front of Vaine.

…it was a cat.

A human sized cat.

Was it lion?! Nope, it was a cat. Vaine probably stopped moving because of this.

Its face wasn’t one that said it had a terrible attitude, in fact, its eyes were actually a little cute.

Somehow it also gives off the atmosphere of a kitten.

Even if it is a kitten though, it’s big. Even though it’s a cat, it’s the size of a human. A huge furball.

 

“Good morning, nyaa~”

It just spoke.

It just spoke to us.

 

“Hey Vaine, do you want to go somewhere together with Crossy and I this weekend? Just the three of us.”

“Hey, don’t just ignore meow~”

“Oh, that sounds nice.”

“You’re ignoring meow too, big guy?”

 

Big?! Isn’t that what we should be calling you?! …Don’t answer that.

Is this a dream?!

“Vaine, pinch me.”

“This isn’t a dream, nyaa.”

 

Vaine and I released arms, and confronted the reality that was in front of us.

 

“Who are you?”

No, What are you?

 

“The Magic Science Sensei(instructor), nyaa.”

“Really? …and why are you a cat?”

Vaine, hey! Did I just hear you right?! You’re going straight to the point just like that?!

 

“What’s the problem with that, does your teacher have to be a human, nyaa?”

 

To that response, Vaine whispered in my ear.

“This is dangerous.”

“Definitely dangerous.” I whispered back.

 

“Don’t be afraid, nyaa. I’m just your Sensei, nyaa.”

Or so you say with that nonchalantly cute face of yours, but what are your true intentions? I can’t help but feel a little suspicious.

 

“Then what’s your name then, Sensei?”

I asked gingerly.

“There are no names for cats without owners, nyaa~ Is that nyat common sense? What’s wrong with you people, nyaa?”

Oh, um… sorry about that.

 

“Then, Sensei?”

Vaine summoned up his courage and raised his hand.

“What is it, nyaa?”

“Sensei, are you a boy cat, or a girl cat?”

“I’m a girl, nyaa! How rude, nyaa!”

Oh, umm… sorry. Vaine was probably thinking the same thing.

 

“Even so, you! Big guy! That no good, nyaa! Your body is strong, but your magic is so weak I can barely feel it trickle out, nyaa.”

Whew, she wasn’t referring to me. As I was sighing, she put her hand on my shoulder.

No, her paw! She just put her paw on my shoulder!

“You should learn from this one, nyaa! His body is thin compared to yours, but… nyeah, an amazing amount of magic is overflowing from him, going ‘Doppyu Doppyu (sfx: something being powerfully ejected)’, nyaa.”

I’m happy about the compliment, but stop looking at me like that!

 

“You look like a promising student, nyaa. What’s your nyame?”

“I’m Kururi.”

“Kururi-chan, nyaa? I’ll remember that, nyaa.”

Vaine placed his hand on my shoulder too, what a chilling moment.

What?! What are you thinking about?! No, don’t answer that! I already know!

 

“Umm… Neko-sensei!”

“What is it, nyaa? Do you nyeed something Kururi-chan?”

“Neko-sensei is the instructor for magic science, right? So does that mean you can use magic?”

“Nyeah, of course.”

As she said so, Neko-sensei activated soil magic, creating an image of herself in the dirt.

I think her feet were a bit longer, and her eyes were sharper, but let’s not worry about that now.

“What do you think, nyaa?”

 

Closing in on Vaine’s ear, I whispered.

“Is she the real thing?”

“I think so.”

 

“What are you guys whispering about, nyaa~? Since a while ago.”

“I have a question! Neko-sensei, how much do you sleep in one day?”

“About fourteen hours, nyaa.”

Oh, just like a normal cat.

 

“Umm… You’re a cat.” Vaine said in an undertone.

“A big one.”

 

“What of it, nyaa? I can still teach you magic, nyeah? Why don’t we study a bit for meow, since it’s still too early for class to start anyways. A little prelude to what I can expect from you in class perhaps, nyaa?. ”

 

Saying “Go on, don’t be shy”, she rushed Vaine into using magic.

With his magical power, he changed the area in his palm into an open flame.

 

 

After looking at the flame for a while, Neko-sensei started shaking her head, “That’s no good, nyaa. Meow why don’t you try Kururi-chan?”

Feeling useless, Vaine went to sit down beside Neko-sensei with his head hung down.

Whatever, lets do this.

 

It was my turn, so trying to think of something that others wouldn’t do, I created an image with the same dimensions of Neko-sensei in my head. Creating the materials and changing their form into the shape I thought of while maintaining it.

It’s something that I mastered quite a while ago.

 

“Nyeah, your artistic sense is no good. It’s not beautiful enough, nyaa. Though that was a beginner level spell… Well, okay you pass nyaa.”

“Thanks!”

“Now, lets try making that again, nyeah?”

 

And so began my training in how to create the ideal form of Neko-sensei.

‘The feet are too short, nyaa!’, ‘Take a good look at me nyaa! You really think I look like that, nyaa?!’ and so on.

 

* * *

 

“Neko-sensei, what is magic in the first place?”

“That a secret, nyaa. You and Vaine-chan over there are outsiders so I can’t say, nyaa.”

Although Vaine didn’t seem to be that interested, isn’t this a good chance?

Not even the spell books written by Chris Helan could describe what magic really was.

Magic is special, there’s even unique magic that can take the world for a spin if it wanted too.

 

“Just study hard, and maybe you’ll find out, nyeah?”

Neko-sensei answered as if she was reading my thoughts.

“What an irregular study session, nyaa. How capricious, nyaa.”

She’s a cat!

“Adding meat to it is good nyaa, but salt is no good, nyaa.”

She’s a cat!!

“How you’re scratching me is no good, nyaa. Doing it like this is only sexual harassment, nyaa.  You can scratch me just under the chin if you want nyaa.”

She’s a girl!!! …I mean, cat!

 

* * *

Vaine and I practiced with Neko-sensei until we were tired, and eventually the other students started to appear in droves.

 

Everyone was like ‘A cat! It’s huge!’ and so on.

Please don’t do this anymore! I already did this earlier!!

After all the students finally began to calm down, Neko-sensei finally began her lesson.

“First lets see you’re magic output nyeah? Lets practice changing its form first, so today we’ll just focus on an easy nature change spell nyaa.”

 

I lighted a box into flames on the palm of my hand.

This much is easy.

Hmm… later let’s see how far I can take this spell.

 

Without difficulty about a third of the class was able to cast the spell. This is the A-class too… I wonder how much the other classes struggle?

 

Looking around, the prince and Rail were able to cast it without difficulty.

Vaine was only able to produce a small amount, resulting in him getting chastised by Neko-sensei “You’re still only leaking out a small amount, nyaa. You should work more on your output nyaa.”

 

“You have potential, nyaa. Same with you, nyaa.”

Neko-sensei stopped her feet in front of Eliza and Iris.

Ever since that matter with Eliza, she’s glared at me whenever she got the chance. I wonder if she’s in a good mood today though?

A sharp amount of ice suddenly spread across the ground from Eliza. Well, that answers that question.

Luckily nature change was one of Iris’s specialties, so she easily melted it, turning it back into clean water.

 

Although recently I’ve heard rumors about her relationship with the prince here and there, it seems like it’s still developing.

For the two to really fall in love, first they need to overcome Eliza’s bullying. Fortunately for them, it looks like Eliza is targeting me right now instead.

 

Eliza, I’m properly doing my work here you know?

So you can stop glaring at me you know?! It’s unnecessary! Like come on! Why me!

 

“Hey, Kururi.”

Shamelessly, Prince Arc approached me while calling me out.

Are you here for what I did during your date before?!

I’m just one guy! Again, why me?!

 

“It looks like you know your way around magic as well. So why don’t you and I have a match? Well? What do you think?”

“Stop it Arc, aren’t you troubling Kururi-kun? I’m sorry the prince said something so strange all of a sudden.”

The first prince was pulled away by Rail, returning to his original position.

 

Hugh!

Somehow, I was saved.

 

Neko-sensei walked around, giving advice to each individual.

She’s a surprisingly empathetic teacher, unlike her appearance.

“That’s no good, nyaa. You need to focus more on the hip.”

“You’re a bit too horny nyaa. Don’t just go and touch that stuff, nyaa.”

“How old am I, nyaa?! Why would you ask something like that, nyaa?!”

 
She’s a serious teacher… probably.


TN: They’re probably stretching like this if you’re curious.

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51 thoughts on “Blacksmith Volume 2 Chapter 8

      1. …yeah~ hate to burst ur bubble but technically u weren’t. I forgot to turn on the comments for this page when I first posted it, so the usual fast people could only comment on the main blog post, not this page.😛

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        1. This saying is terrible. It gives the image of torment a poor orphan child who found a small bubble making container in a drainage ditch with only enough soapy water for one bubble. And then someone comes along and pops it right as it leaves the instrument.

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    1. Well, given she’s a big-fluffy-fully-intelligent cat (not like those western-comic furry which stand by 2 foot, those are cancer), i’ll welcome her anytime!

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  1. Thanks for the cha-

    “Damenya, usually Nha. Order is Kururi boy Nha”

    Useless out has been Vine to the cat sat down with bent head and theories.

    Never mind.

    -pter? Are you alright?

    In any case, I love that out of all the possible non-human magical creatures, the author just went with giant talking cats and called it a day.

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  2. nyaaaa!!

    xD nice chapter! Never thought the teacher would be like that! Somehow the weirder it is, the better it gets!

    Also Eliza is just being tsuntsun xD but why does it feels weird (in a bad sense) when they mention IrisxPrince?

    It’s just wrong😄

    Also, sceming guys like Rail would instead put oil in the pan when Prince asked for the Duel (LOL) but that’s why I like him he gets it when he gotta be a good guy (infront of the Prince xD).

    Thanks for the chapter Sloooooooooooooooooooth!

    Good luck with tests too!

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  3. Wow, that prince Arc looks annoying. Don’t tell me he’s going to be a douchebag. I’d rather “fight” with Eliza ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  4. ………..γ ̄ヽ………Thanks!…………
    …….r’-‘| O |…~……..Nepu!!……..
    ….….’ーゝ_ノ……~…..…∧__∧..…….
    …………| ,|……~…….(´・ω・`)……..
    ……..,,-/ ̄|、…………O旦と )……..
    …….ヽ__シ……….(__(__つ……..

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    1. ………..γ ̄ヽ………Thanks!…………
      …….r’-‘| O |…~……..Nepu!!……..
      ….….’ーゝ_ノ……~…….∧__∧..…….
      …………| ,|……~…….(´・ω・`)……..
      ……..,,-/ ̄|、…………O旦と )……..
      …….ヽ__シ……….(__(__つ……..

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  5. Thx for chapter

    “What an irregular study session, nyaa. How capricious, nyaa.”

    Its another cat!

    “Inserting the meat system is good nyaa, but salt is no good, nyaa.”

    And another cat!!

    “How you’re touching it is no good, nyaa. Doing so is only sexual harassment, nyaa. Scratch it just under the chin if you want nyaa.”

    And another girl! …I mean, cat!

    Did other cat appear ?

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    1. I honestly don’t know… It mentions adding cats and then never mentions them again… This chapter was confusing as heck translating… everything was messed up using her cat speak… >.<

      Here’s the RAW in case you were wondering for that part… who knows? Maybe I did something wrong?

      「期待していいニャ」
      俺の考えを読んだかのように猫先生が答えた。
      「研究会は不定期ニャ。アタイは気まぐれニャ」
      ねこじゃん!
      「差し入れは、肉系がいいニャ。塩はダメニャ」
      ねこじゃん!!
      「アタイを触るのはダメニャ。セクハラニャ。触ってもいいのは顎下だけニャ」
      女・・・ねこじゃん!

      EDIT: …NVM!!! I see what I did wrong! He’s exclaiming that she’s a cat! Not that more cats are appearing! Srry I’ll fix that right away!

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  6. …….i laughed a bit to much, nya~
    oh fuck, now i’m infected too, nya~! (o_0)
    thank you for your hard work and the new chapter…..nya~
    * the dutch reading leech falls down on the ground and died horribly thanks to his crazy amount of shame….nya~*
    (Good night, nyaaa~)
    ( ~■_■)7 ‘

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  7. Nyanno, this was a pretty funny chapter. I hope nyext chapter, we get Kukuri screwing himself over even more in a hilarious sort of way. Though I wonder what’s the progress on his army and his nyew castle.

    Also, pls send help; I think the cat got my tongue, nya!

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    1. Nothing special really, just that they’re outside whatever ‘group’ they need to be in for her to answer that question. Or maybe she just didn’t know, and couldn’t answer them.:/

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  8. Nyahahaha another funny chapter and please don’t let iris end up with the prince, other people fine thought also where the princess ? Is there only me who still wondering where she end up, don’t tell me she going with epic quest to defeat some demon king

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  9. Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

    ” Ah! Yup, he’s heavy, I think I just broke my hip. ”
    Ahahahaha…
    XD…

    ” She’s a girl!!! …I mean, cat! ”
    Kururi hit the limit in this one…
    XD…

    ” “That’s no good, nyaa. You need to focus more on the hip.”
    “You’re a bit too horny nyaa. Don’t just go and touch that stuff, nyaa.”
    “How old am I, nyaa?! Why would you ask something like that, nyaa?!”
    She’s a serious teacher… probably. ”
    Concentration power in this class really needed…
    XD…

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    1. Its probably the ‘judgement event’ that happens in most Otome games, you know, the villainess’ bullying goes too far, then the heroine is saved by the prince and the villainess is then banished to some far off land to never be seen again as payment for her crimes. Though in this case its a farm with Kururi, and then the heroine and her prince live happily ever after.😛

      Does this help?

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