Time Stop Swordsman With Romantic Concept - Chapter 22
Time Stop Swordsman With Romantic Concept chapter 22
Frederike von Elbrenhart.
Nicknamed Ricke, she was one of those people who would always be mentioned if someone asked about the most beautiful woman in the empire.
Clean red is one of the colors that symbolizes beauty in the Empire.
As if she had raised the standard of beauty that her person could achieve to the maximum, her hair with the color of her pure passion and her eyes made her look ‘beautiful’.
But Rike did not like her own beauty.
The only thing that attracts her attention is the sword, and only swordsmanship.
Since she was very young, she has longed for the Knight of Iron Wall, a mythological hero who says she will not be broken no matter what the trials.
That’s why she trained her swordsmanship harder than anyone else to become a strong knight, but no matter how hard she worked, people only cared about her appearance.
The more Rike did, the more she pushed herself to wield her sword.
Her hard work paid off and at the age of 17 she entered Helios Academy, the best educational facility in the Empire.
Even there, in six months, she was able to rise to class A…….
[ This is the most beautiful flower of the empire and has a good swordsmanship, so the man who will become my husband will be really happy, hee hee. ]
[ I really envy the Count who has such a daughter. ]
In the eyes of others, the sword she forged with all her passion was nothing more than a device to enhance her appearance.
[ Why don’t you recognize my efforts? I am a knight When you are holding a sword, I ask you to judge only by the sword…… ! ]
She once thought she would ruin her face in desperation.
But that would be tantamount to dishonoring the honor of her family and her parents, who were the only ones who recognized her stubbornness.
It was also like running away from the limits of her birth.
Rike did not give up.
One day, I will definitely be recognized only with my sword.
She looked up at the sky.
The moonlight from the clear blue full moon illuminates the world.
Rike liked this open-air training room with an open ceiling.
It was good that I was training alone until this time, when everyone was preparing for tomorrow, because I felt like I had worked hard.
‘Just a little more.’
While swinging the sword while thinking so.
Suddenly, a man’s voice was heard.
“It’s beautiful… ….”
It may be the best compliment for someone, but to Rike, being beautiful was only getting on her nerves.
Once I hear those words, I feel bad for several hours, and it’s hard to concentrate properly on training.
Since Rike has made this known to the people around her, no one here speaks of her beauty towards her.
Moreover, even though I am exhausted and tired right now, I was trying to overtrain myself in order to push myself a little more.
With just one word from the man, his strength drained away and his motivation disappeared.
“Oh, sorry. Because it is so beautiful, it is unintentional.”
Rike turned wildly and glared at the man.
‘This person… ….’
The man’s appearance was truly unusual.
Anyone can see that the outfit looks like it came from the far east.
Plus sunglasses that I don’t know why I was wearing them.
Rike asked as calmly as she could, though she was in a state of anger, her sword hanging down.
“Who are you?”
“My name is Yuseong, who has just enrolled this time.”
Yoosung is quite a celebrity now, but Rike didn’t know much about Yoosung.
Because, like the security guard, he was not interested in rumors.
She practiced every day, so it was late to hear about her outside, and she had no friends to talk about.
In a way, it wasn’t strange since she had been thoroughly fighting against herself.
Since she entered Helios, she has not made any effort to make friends with anyone for a year.
‘I’m a freshman, so it’s only natural that I don’t know. She comes from an uncivilized place, so she lacks common sense and courtesy. It’s okay for her to pass this on as a senior, but…….’
This side interrupted her divine training time.
You’re training so hard, but you can’t even see the sweat pouring down like rain, just looking at your appearance as if it’s natural.
That was so unpleasant that I felt compelled to say something.
“What class are you in?”
“This is Class D.”
What is Class D doing here to say to themselves?
Ricke gave off a hint of displeasure and snapped at him.
“There are no restrictions on what to wear, but aren’t freshmen wearing uniforms too freewheeling?”
“Oh, that’s because the uniform hasn’t arrived yet. It is said that they measured the size today and entrusted the production to the workshop.”
“Is that so?”
Come to think of it, she was like that even when she was a freshman.
…… Does she have anything else to complain about?
For some reason, I feel ashamed and I have to turn around.
“You came in here tonight and interfered with the senior’s training. I think this might be a bit rude.”
“Sorry. She really wanted to go on a field trip, but she chose the night time because she was worried that she would interfere with the seniors’ training. It’s really amazing that you train until this late. Should I say Class A?”
After apologizing so neatly, I have nothing else to say.
Why are you being polite when you’ve been acting like a savage?
The excuse was so appropriate that I couldn’t think of anything else to say.
“Your training is so beautiful that it seems that my inner feelings came out without me knowing.”
When she flattered her with compliments on her appearance, Rike again hurt her sarcasm.
‘It’s like paying tribute to her appearance without context, just to get out of the situation.’
At other times, I don’t know her, but it’s an insult to say such a thing now, when she’s wearing a practice suit and wielding her sword with all her might.
Her jewel-like eyes relentlessly scanned the man.
She was there to see if there was anything wrong with her.
At that time, something flashed into my mind.
That freshman is violating school rules.
“You know? You are breaking the school rules.”
“Those sunglasses. At Helios Academy, the dress itself is free, but there is a school rule that says you must not cover your face.”
“Oh, that… ….”
“I don’t need any excuses. If you are a freshman, you should have checked the rules even more carefully. In the sense of being more careful, I will tell you about this case to the Life Instructor. You will probably be penalized.”
And the next word that came out of the man’s mouth made her face as red as her hair.
“Senior. The rules have changed a while ago. It is still impossible to wear a mask or cover your mouth, but you can wear sunglasses.”
The silence that followed.
“…… Is that so?”
Rike felt ashamed and wanted to cry.
She closed her mouth involuntarily and clenched both of her fists.
If this scene were to be translated into a painting, it would sell for a pretty high price.
“It’s not a violation of the school rules, but if you feel uncomfortable, I will take it off.”
She was the one who tried to say it didn’t have to be, but her words didn’t come out because she was ashamed of her rudeness.
And Rike saw.
Eyes shining white and dead under the moonlight.
“You, those eyes… ….”
“It’s embarrassing, but I can’t see. I wore sunglasses because it would draw too much attention if I showed my eyes.”
Doesn’t that attract more attention?!
No, more than that.
You can’t see ahead?
This man…… What do you mean blind?
Intense doubt hit my head.
Rike, who was very curious, immediately asked.
“You, blind, what on earth did you see and tell me that I am beautiful?”
“Yes? That’s what I meant by ‘of course’ swordsmanship.”
Rike’s mouth, which had been pierced by the words that suddenly struck and entered without prior warning, came out of Rike’s mouth, a grotesque sound he had never uttered in his life.
“I am blind, but I can distinguish between objects and movements by practicing a sense of sensibility. In my hometown, it is often called the eye of the heart. I came across the senior’s practice by chance, but the trajectory of the sword and the movements of the body that followed were so beautiful that I threw away the training as if bewitched.”
Rike felt her heart beat.
‘You mean I said that based on the trajectory and movement of the sword, not my appearance?’
I saw it for the first time.
A person who prioritizes himself over his appearance and judges him with his sword.
“I can’t help but pay tribute to each and every movement that bears the traces of countless bloody and sweaty research…… Oh, sorry. Inadvertently this time. It must be unpleasant for someone like me to evaluate your beautiful swordsmanship. I didn’t notice it before because I didn’t notice.”
Rike, who had been listening to Yoosung’s words in a daze, shook his hand in fright.
“Oh, no. No, bro. I was offended because I thought you said that just because of my appearance.”
“Are you talking about looks? Well, I have no interest in that at all. Do you feel like there is no inspiration? It might have been different if I had vision, but the mind’s eye only grasps the shape. The appearance of features is meaningless.”
Rike felt her heart beat stronger.
How can he say only what he wants to hear, as if scratching the hard-to-reach places with every word he says!
Rike hesitantly brought up a story.
“I want you to tell me more about my sword… ….”
“Ah. Can we talk?”
“Yes… please… ….”
Her face was filled with strange excitement and anticipation.
Looking at that, she only laughed inside Yoosung.
‘How come I seem to be more foolish than games.’
She has a beauty to the point of being called a peerless beauty several times in the story, but since she was a child, she has been set up as a single-minded sword fool and full of sloppiness.
The type that looks elegant when you do nothing and stay still.
Yooseong didn’t enjoy her because she wasn’t fun in terms of play, but it was clear that she was the most popular character in Wizardry Calibur both in name and reality.
Since the choices are fixed in the game, this type of attack is absolutely impossible.
However, in a relatively free place, it was possible enough if you brushed your teeth well.
‘I’ll definitely eat the gift.’
This can also be called the power of information.