Becoming a demon lord

when I peeled of my friend\'s puton

I go to a school-like facility where we learn basic reading and writing, fundamentals of magic and simple body movements starting from around 9 a . m .

The very young-looking principal told us ”Please come to school before the sun reaches the peak of that mountain ” . After that, I was told that the dragon kin are the oldest in this village even if they have a young appearance . However, the concept of time here is a little vague . Its doesn really trouble me in any way but as a former Japanese, Im a little bothered by it .

There are no clocks in this world so, in my free time during sunrise, I pierce a pole into the ground and straighten it with my hands then point out my pinky finger towards the horizon . When the sun is fully aligned with it, I place a mark on at the tip of the shadow the pole is making . Then I do the same again when it aligns with my ring finger . When all of the marks are aligned, youll know the general direction of east and west . Since it seems that the sun moves approximately 15 degrees per hour, when you open your fingers at a 15 degree angle, youll find out how long an hour is . [TN: Im pretty sure there were less complicated ways to tell if the time is about the same in another world . ]

Well, this was how to know the approximate time from when I was on Earth . Then, I just have to stand above the line to face north and synchronize my body clock with the approximate time from the suns angle . Or rather, I thought that the sun was supposed to come out from the east . [TN: It doesn ?]

”What are you doing? ” Suzuran suddenly called out from behind me . 「I was just playing for a bit, it wasn fun so I stopped . 」 「hm?」 Shes tilting her head . I was probably able deceive her since it looks like she didn understand .

[Skill・Comprehension of Time: 1] acquired .

I just remembered something . Theres isn really any concept of time here but, that doesn really matter .

When school starts, as a man, there should be a ”getting woken up by my childhood friend ” event right? Shell say ”If you don wake up, youll be late! ”and forcibly pull off my futon, shell scream when she sees my forming tent and well run off to school while still in my bed hair . I yearned for that kind of event but, I only had male childhood friends when I was on Earth and I didn have any close female friends nearby . That was just my delusion . I did have someone like that at school but, I was just Mob A, a classmate to talk to .

As my childhood friend, I had great expectations from Suzuran but unfortunately, Im good at waking up in this world as well . In my previous life, I got up just before my alarm then turn it off the moment it rings . My alarm clock was treated just as something like an insurance .

Ever since I came to this world, I would wake up a little bit before sunrise, help out a bit on the fields and then finish eating breakfast so I had plenty of time to go to school ..

Five minutes passed but Suzuran still didn arrive in the meeting place . I told her to come in advance but she only arrived after 5 minutes . She had Japanese doll-like bed hair and she looked really sleepy .

「Hey, Suzuran-chan . Are you perhaps not a morning person?」 「……? … . un?」

Not good . Blood hasn flowed to her head yet . Im not even sure if she had breakfast .

「How many times have you been late? Ill pick you up from now on so that we won be late for school . If you don want your sleeping face to be seen, wake up early!」 「・・・un?」

Its unclear whether or not she understood it but I got her to agree more or less . Ill also ask Suzurans parents later . Weve been childhood friends for 2 years but this will be the first time Ill get to know them .

When we somehow arrived at school without being late, Miiru[ミール] the self-important* Dhampir immediately looked like she had something to say . I wonder if they
e the type that thinks their race is superior? It doesn matter to me as a former Japanese though . Kids like those exist right? [*TN: I wonder if egotistical or elitist is better? Im not really sure what 仕切りたがり屋 is in english]

「Shouldn you have come to school earlier?」 She looked down said that while her waist-length silver hair was swaying . I just replied ”Aa*, Ill do so to the best of my ability ” . For people like this, you should just brush them off lightly . Still, I thought that Dhampirs have weak constitution as a child but, it doesn look like that to me . [*Used when agreeing with someone]

「There are 10 apples in the store, if you buy 4 apples, how many are left?」 …whats this? I feel like Im being severely looked down upon . The teacher drew a circle with a line on something like a blackboard . Its kinda like an apple bomb but…well, lets just ignore that part .

The problem is reading and writing… I don have a choice but to seriously accept it but, why is there a「ξ」? Thats Xi* right? [TN: I probably murdered this . Its supposed to be a pun, I think? なんだよ「ξ」って,クサイかよ!]

After school, I went home with Suzuran . I tried to tell her parents this morning but, I was only able to tell uncle because aunty was out shopping .

「To be honest, that would help a lot . This one is really bad at getting up . If its Caam, you can probably wake her up . 」

The uncle who said that in a deep voice had a muscular body, exactly like the oni that you see in manga . His skin color isn red or blue but, hes really scary . He has an incredibly intimidating aura . He looks so scary that the moment I say ”Father-in-law-san, please give me your daughter ”, I can help but imagine that sword hand making my body bid farewell to my head . You can immediately sell that in a Yakuza movie .

Suzuran left after finishing her lunch . I decided to go exploring since Ive been thinking about it for a long time now .

「Mother, Ill go into the forest for a bit」 「You shouldn go deep into the forest, okay~?」

It seems that my very slow and laid-back mother whose race is close to a Sahagin is good with water magic . Because of that, we don have to draw drinking water from the well . Furthermore, once a week, we get into a bath filled with my mothers water magic and heated by my fathers fire magic . Aren my parents amazing?[Im not sure if this is sarcasm . ] If I can also use magic, I think it would make things like working in the fields a little easier . I don know whether or not magic can be inherited but, it would be nice if I can learn water and fire magic that my parents can use .

Now then, I guess I should try to see if I can learn skills I can remember(from games) .

First of all, lets try to throw a stone to that tree . whoosh!, whoosh!, whoosh!, thump, whoosh! thud! . Oh, a rabbit . As I was thinking about adding that, which I killed with a stone, to tonights dinner,

[Skill・Throwing: 1]acquired .

Ohhー That was unexpectedly easy to learn . And also its not ”stone throwing ” but just ”throwing ” . Oh well, I wonder what else I can do in the forest . Remember, think of something, me . I thought about throwing more stones but, there were already no more rabbits .

After a few minutes, I thought ”Poison? Thats right, how about a patch test ” . Im going to check whether or not a plant is safe to eat . Ill go to the area near the stream where I can pick several kinds of grass . If something happens, I can just rinse my mouth, drink water or vomit . First of all, Ill grind some grass . Then add water and grind it some more . Next, Ill press it against a tender part of my skin for 5 to 10 minutes . If a rash doesn appear, Ill smear some of it on my lips . After 5 to 10 minutes and still nothing happens, Ill put some of it on my mouth . Then, after another 5 to 10 minutes and nothing happens, Ill swallow it . If everythings fine after 1 to 6 hours, then I can say that its not poisonous . Although its unappetizing, it has no poison . You can get moisture and nutrition from it but right now, my parents aren worried about our meals so I can just use this knowledge as a last resort . I don think I can wait 1 to 6 hours so Ill just try another one .

There it is! This is bad! When I chose the 3rd plant, the moment I smeared it on the inside part of my upper arm, I felt a burning like pain . This one is obviously poisonous . I resolved myself . I put that plant into water, grind it, and dilute it some more . I put it in my mouth along with some water, then gulp it down after enduring it for a bit . My stomach hurts and I don feel so well but I haven thrown up yet so I went home, eat a little dinner, told my parents ”Im not feeling well ” then went to sleep .

[Skill・Poison Resistance: 1]acquired .

It seems like I got over the poison while I was asleep . When the announcement didn come after I swallowed the poison, I was planning to repeat doing that for 2 to 3 days but, its a relief that I didn have to .

「Okaaーay . Today, I will teach you about the basics of the foundations of magic」 Birke-sensei had a serious look but she said it with a light feeling . Im troubled since I can read this teacher .

「If you roughly categorize magic, then there are attack magic, recovery magic and summoning magic which is a special case . The magic each race can use is limited . There are rumors that within the humans, there are several people who can summon heroes from another world . 」 The classroom started to become noisy when they heard the term ”hero ” .

Hero, huh .

「For attack magic, there are fire, water, earth, wind, light and darkness attributes」

There are fewer attributes than I expected .

「The form is not really fixed . Please make it with your own imagination . When it comes to fire, having a mental image of fire burning from a furnace is okay . With water, water droplets . Everyone should give it a try with that kind of feeling」

Oioi isn there some kind of chant? Something that would tickle my heart?

「Magic power is inside of your body . Be aware of that special power and imagine turn it into fire or water」

Eh? Is it okay for it to be that simple? First is fire . Like a fire burning in a furnace . Fire! 『whoosh!』 Ah . It came out . I wasn startled but it was so unexpected that I was strangely surprised . [意外にあっけ無く出るもんだな,意外過ぎて変に驚いたわ.]

[Skill・Offensive Attribute・Fire: 1]acquired .

I was able to do it on my first try . I don know what are the standards of this world . Compatibility? Well, lets not think about it too much .

There were a lot in the class who were able to do it on their first try so they were raising cheerful voices . And then, I noticed a strange noise coming from Suzuran who was sitting next to me . When I looked, with her palm facing upwards, a vigorously burning flame reached the ceiling burning it a little . Are you a flamethrower!? [Temporary TN: It said ”Are you a gas burner at an asphalt laying site? ” or something like that . Should I have just stuck with that? I think its weird . ]


Suzuran is expressionless, as usual . You won know what shes thinking from her facial expression . She doesn have a surprised look on her and shes just looking at the flames with a straight face . Are your bangs alright, Suzuran-san?

After that, the teacher quickly made a water ball and safely extinguished the fire on Suzurans hand .

Father . Mother . It seems that I don have much magic power .

AN: Caam just set the standard of this worlds hour on his own . A day may not necessarily be 24 hours .

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