Chapter 15: Reckless Reasoning

“Assaut Magnifique. Match Set. Lucy Hardtvelt.” Lucy fell to her knees, and her eyes felt hot as she stared at the scoreboard. Her mind didn’t believe it. It was impossible to conceive. But a second later the board changed with a flash to reflect the final score and...

Chapter 14: The Resolve to Fight

For the final time, the pillars of light vanished to reveal everyone in their starting positions. Nora was back to her old self, smiling arrogantly, while Dominic carried his usual air of indifference. “It isn’t a chance to lose everything you love. It’s a chance to...

Chapter 13: A Chance to Save Everything

A trickle of sweat ran down the side of Lucy’s face and past her thrilled smile. A moment ago it felt like her heart was going to explode from staring down Nora’s attack, but now that fear had transformed to excitement. All of Nora’s icicles had stopped dead in the...

Chapter 12: Turning Point

The rest period was still underway, having been extended to ten minutes after Cedric used one of their two extension requests, and now each team was busy preparing for the next round.

Every now and then Nora threw a glance over to Lucy’s side, fantasizing about how broken and discouraged she must feel.

The Luckless Mage of Greidwhen Academy. What a wonderful weapon Nora’s upperclassman had given her. It made these past two months of flirting and flattering them well worth the trouble—especially after she was able to convince them that Lucy should be their target this year.

Chapter 11: Playing Dirty

“Oh, looks like she was able to cast it after all,” Nora said, sounding amused.

“Don’t change the subject!” Rosseau yelled. “What did you mean before about Lucy being expelled!? Is that really going to happen if she loses!?”

Rosseau looked irate and attempted to grab Nora’s shoulder to make her face him. Dominic dashed between them, however, and wrestled Rosseau to the ground, subduing him painfully by the arm.

“Hmph. Dom’ may not be as skilled with a sword as you, but he’s quite good at things like this,” Nora said, snuggling up to Dominic to caress his face. “Anyways, it’s quite true. I overheard her mention it herself.”

Chapter 10: The Sorcerer’s Knight

“You are going to leave your current team and accept Miss Straughtvern’s kind invitation to join hers.” Rosseau stood at the end of the table, his mouth agape as he listened to his mother’s words. Only a minute ago he had stepped off the carriage home—filled with...