Cathy Chapter 4-3: Exchange condition
Because I thought that it was rude if he is the only one who introduced unilaterally, so, I introduced myself to Lior-san.
The place we stay right now is a coffee shop.
It’s not good to have a serious talk on the street.
『You are Tim’s disciple…!?
Please tell me!
He… where he is now?』(Lior)
And this is the first time Lior-san raises his voice. (T.N: Lior seems to care about Tim)
Even if it’s not, I guess I’m going to fight in my grandfather’s place …
It seems that he remembered my grandfather well.
『No, I can not tell you』(Cathy)
『Why is it so?
He disappeared while I still couldn’t settle the score with him yet.
Don’t run away!』(Lior)
As my grandfather said before,
I now understood the reason why my grandfather didn’t tell this person anything and left unnoticed.
He didn’t like it this much, so, back then he might try to follow my grandfather till he could win.
It would be a problem for my grandfather, who was thinking about living hidden alone.
Evermore, this man has quite a great position. I could imagine how their fight would stand out.
『My grandfather is hurting his back and he isn’t in a state where he can fight very well.』(Cathy)
『Nu… waist… is that so bad?』(Lior)
Oh, he cooled down his head at once.
I could see he had an anxious expression, even though he was rather selfish?
It’s slightly different from the story I heard from my grandpa, I wonder what it was about 20 years ago?
『There is no hindrance to real life, you do not have to worry, it will be fine if he doesn’t push himself too much』(Cathy)
No, I’m not worried.
After all, he is running away!
Do you run away from me, hey!』(Lior)
He isn’t honest. Even though he had a clearly relieved face…
Within a moment, Lior-san stopped drinking his hot tea…
Is he having a cat tongue?
『That’s why, please give up the rematch with my grandfather』(Cathy)
Just when I’m able to win against him in my perfect condition like now!』(Lior)
…Didn’t he hear what I told him just now?
I can feel that the blood is rising on my head, but I can not stop.
Who can win against who, he said?
『Why would my grandfather lose? No matter how strong you are…』(Cathy)
If he doesn’t hurt his back, there’s no way my grandfather can lose no matter who the opponent is.
I have seen it closer than anyone.
Would you like to experience it yourself?
I don’t know how strong I am now!』(Lior)
Somehow I suddenly don’t want to hear what you say』(Cathy)
Suddenly the tension of the place is raised.
Lior-san and my aura swelled up and the table cup was shaking hard.
Some of the customers in the store also scream.
『Wait wait Cathia-chan, calm down!
What’s wrong? You don’t seem to be yourself』(Fina)
Fina-san pulls me to the edge of the store and says so.
In the back, I heard Neil-san apologizing to Lior-san about something.
My head is getting cooling down.
『I know that he doesn’t try to make a fool out of grandfather but…』(Cathy)
『You just like him too much, the Master Sword Saint』(Fina)
『But it ‘s not good to behave like a while ago. Have you calmed down?』(Fina)
After apologizing to the surrounding guests and returning to the seat, Lior-san is sitting with a bad appearance.
It’s my fault for overreacting.
It would be better for me to apologize here.
『I’m sorry, Lior-san. When it comes to grandfather』(Cathy)
『No, I was also bad.
Tim is the best swordsman I know,
Even though I’m stronger than I was in the past, I didn’t mean that I’m stronger than him now, he isn’t an opponent anyone can easily win.
However, I’m lonely that I can’t fight him anymore …』(Lior)
I wonder if Lior-san feels like have been left behind.
For this person, fighting may be a means of communication.
Although it’s rather troublesome.
『Cathia, will you fight me?』(Lior)
『So, we are back to square one after all …?』(Cathy)
Even if I exclude the part that you are Tim’s disciple, you aren’t an average (ordinary) girl!』(Lior)
The story is back to the start.
In the first place, it was the reason why this person called out to me.
I hope that he doesn’t concern about me that much though.
『I am not such a great person…』(Cathy)
『How did you two see Cathia?』(Lior)
It seems that he wants to hear from the Raza siblings about my evaluation.
Surely I am not confident of self-analysis.
『If Cathia is a weak person, then I am weaker than a puppy. I’m shameful to even call myself a soldier』(Neil)
『Cathia-chan isn’t only strong but cool as well!
Her fighting figure is really beautiful』(Fina)
『”Right?” …That’s not it. What’s with that?』(Cathy) (T.N: It’s hard to properly translate this retort. “Na? Janai desuyo“)
『I thought you absolutely wanted to “sell yourself short” in order to avoid fighting. Tim’s granddaughter must be the first』(Lior)
I seem to have taken the same behavior as grandpa.
Why did I switch back as soon as I tried to avoid a fight?
Although I actually don’t avoid fighting, I just try to avoid troublesome things.
『Let’s go with exchange conditions if you don’t feel like it so much』(Lior)
『The terms of exchange…?』(Cathy)
『Oh, let me do whatever I can do if you will respond for that battle. Of course, I can pay here in advance』(Lior)
Even if he makes such a proposal suddenly, I can’t think of anything.
I felt that Fina-san’s eyes flashed the moment the story of the exchange condition took place.
『Mister Mane, Can we consult among us for a moment?』(Fina)
『I hope for a nice reply』(Lior)
『Raza house set! Cathia-chan, too』(Fina)
By the way, I was incorporated into the Raza family for convenience in Fina-san’s declaration.
I can’t get used to it.
We tell the clerk and go to the back of the store.
Even so, it’s awful how Fina-san called Lior-san.
Well, Lior-san also doesn’t care about it.
『Why don’t you tell that uncle teach Neil how to control the aura?』(Fina)
『It was for me? But then, Cathia-san will not get anything』(Neil)
『 I don’t mind. If Neil-san gets stronger, that will be good for me as well』(Cathy)
『Cathia san ……』(Neil)
Thank you for the meal. (gochisōsama)
How is it, Cathia-chan?
You don’t need to take it if you don’t want to.
Personally, I want to see Katya who is fighting that person.
There is no danger of life either』(Fina)
Is it not a nice condition?
Lior-san is a top class warrior in this country.
Rather in my inexperience or Neil-san blindly training.
This is much better than just fighting.
Also, Lior-san’s Aura from a moment ago.
I somehow felt like a similar nature like Neil-san.
The training method indicated by Lior-san may well fit for him.
『Let’s accept it because we originally came to this town for that purpose』(Cathy)
『Okay okay, shall we go back?』(Fina)
When we got back inside the store, Lior-san was sitting there.
The tea is already empty.
Have I kept him waiting?
『You back. So, how is it?』(Lior)
『Yes, I accept the fight』(Cathy)
『Ah, I see I see!
My body is trembling,
I will be able to do it seriously for the first time in a long time!』(Lior)
Lior-san smashes both his fists together.
Uwa, somehow, it’s impressive pressure.
If this is a weak hearted person, he might faint with this alone.
『However, you must accept our exchange condition』(Fina)
Fina-san starts explaining.
Lior-san nods with his arms folded up
『I see. Aura control, I was struggling as well when I was young』(Lior)
『What kind of drills was Lior-san doing?』(Cathy)
『Well, it’s faster to explain while doing it.
It is a rough treatment, but it surely achieves results.
Okay, you all, we will leave the store』(Lior)
『Huh, a rough treatment? … is it okay …?』(Neil)
『Neil …… Do your best!』(Fina)
『It looks like it’s not a moderate method…』(Cathy)
From how Lior-san talks, it seems we can train it quickly.
After putting some tips as food, drink fee and troublesome fighting fee in the store, we went outside.