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Extreme Flame Wizard c158

Ch. 158: The Cat and the Wizard

Igni: “What…..do you mean by protect?”


The cat’s eyes pierce Igni in response.


Celia: [I cannot say this loudly, so I need you to keep everything I say confidential.]


Igni: “Then should we go into the back alley? Then there won’t be anyone who…..”


Igni and his group were at the edge of a large street.


It is a place where people won’t pay any attention, but it won’t be possible to avoid all gazes from the passerby.


Celia: [No, I have created a simple barrier. The only ones that know that you are here are myself, and you three.]


As expected of the [Extreme] of [Life]. She was quite overly prepared.


Not being able to say this loudly means she’s asking Igni to not spread this to the public.


Celia: “First, I’ll cut to the point. The Kingdom and the Empire have both received a declaration of war from the [Transgressors].”


Igni: “........whー?!?!”


Celia spoke plainly as if the contents were insignificant, but Igni was hit hard and froze in place.


Yoori also had his jaws drop as he stared at the black cat.


Sara tilted her head not comprehending the implications of Celia’s first statement.


Celia: [All the <Extremes> are now defending their respective states but……I still have something to do and cannot return to the Empire just yet. Hence, I need you to protect the Imperial Capital until I return. All the Imperial Nobles will gather together for the Emperor’s birthday festival. For the [Transgressors], there is no greater opportunity than this.]


Igni: “......what about Grandpa?”


Igni wondered what his grandfather, Lucas, was doing, and as he askedーー


Celia: [The <Extreme> of <Light> is currently working.]


Igni: “What?! Grandpa’s working?!”


Celia: [..........I see that both of us see Lucas very differently.]


Igni: (Wait, there’s no way he’s working. I’m sure he’s just hanging out with women even now……he is my grandpa after all……….)


But Igni kept these thoughts to himself as he continued to speak.


Igni: “Leave protecting the Imperial Capital to me. I just have to protect it until you return, right? Celia?”


Celia: [Yeah. I hope the precautions are all for nothing, but now that they have declared war, since they have taken no action up until now, I suspect that they were waiting for a very specific time. And right now, the biggest event is the Birthday Festival. I’m almost certain that they were waiting for this.]


Igni: “And though you know all this, you still can’t come back?”


Celia: [That’s right. There’s a job I must do. I need to remove the “Vampires” that are heading towards the Empire. Besides me, only the <Extreme> of <Earth> and <Light> can deal with them.]


Vampires are creatures that stand shoulder to shoulder with Dragons as the strongest creatures.


The most frightening aspect of facing one comes down to the fact that they use Spells very similar to the [Demon King’s] Undead Magic.


But since the Vampires use Spells, they cannot continue to produce infinite amounts of vampires like the [Demon King]. But those who have their blood sucked or receive their blood become Vampires.


Hence, they can rapidly increase and multiply in numbers.


Celia: [Hence, I cannot return just yet. This is also something I suspect the <Transgressors> have arranged.]


Igni: “Why? For what purpose?”


Celia: [They are a hedonistic bunch. I’m sure that there’s not a well thought out reason for their motives. It’s most likely something like, ‘We just thought that taking down a country would be fun.’ That’s all the reason they need to do something like this.]


Igni trembled slightly as he couldn’t comprehend the logic or reasoning of the [Transgressors].


Igni: (Why? That wouldn’t help you get Popular at all……)


Celia: [That’s why they believe this country lacks a Magician. That is our opportunity.]

And Celia continued, not knowing what Igni was thinking at this time.


Igni: “........you want me to be the hidden trump card?”


Celia: [Exactly that.]


Igni: “......okay, I’ll do it.”


Popularity Etiquette No. 5 ーー “Help any woman in trouble. If a woman asks for help, help her no matter what.”


Celia: [I’m sorry. As for the reward, we will discuss that later.]


The black cat stretched as it spoke.


Yoori: “Oh, um, Ms. Celia?”


Celia: [Hm? Oh, it’s Yoori. What is it?]


Sensing that the conversation was ending, Yoori spoke up to Celia. Though she told them to not use any honorifics, it was just like Yoori to address her with “Ms.”.


Yoori: “How are you doing this with a Spell? Is it an enslavement or servant summoning Spell?”


Celia: [No, it’s nothing as complicated as that. I just copied my personality and what needed to be discussed and implanted it into the cat’s hippocampus.]


Yoori: “........huh?”


Celia: [Since a cat’s vocal cords are not meant to speak human language, I also had to make adjustments using a Spell.]


Yoori: “That……..isn’t very complicated…….?]


Celia: [It is far simpler than trying to reanimate a fallen life. Much simpler.]


Yoori: “...........the comparison is completely absurd…….”


ーーis what Yoori mumbled quietly under his breath, but Igni heard every word.


And Igni thought the same exact thing as Yoori.


Celia: [Hm? What’s wrong? Are you concerned about the cat? Don’t be. I made sure that my memories and the cat’s will not mix. Otherwise, the cat’s memories will mix into mine. That’s why after my Spell is gone, the cat will return to normal.]


Igni: “.......I, I see…”


Celia: [Now then, I’ll head to the castle from here. I need to relay this message to Sebastian as well.]


Igni: “Got it. Do you want me to escort you there?”

Though she was a cat, Celia still was a girl.


That’s why Igni immediately offered to walk her back home.


Celia: [HA HA HA! Igni, you’re as amusing as always.]


Igni: (For some reason, she laughed it off….)


Celia: [The main advantage of this body is that I can move around as I please. Do not worry, Igni.]


Igni: [Okay.]


Celia: [Well, until we meet again.]


With that, Celia jumped onto some construction materials piled up, and from there, hopped onto the roof of a building and disappeared.


Sara: “The kitty was talking.”


Igni: “Yeah, it was someone we knew.”


And it was Sara who spoke up first.


Among the three, only she didn’t know Celia, so for her, she only saw a curiously strange, talking cat.


Sara: “Igni’s friend?”


Igni: “Huh? Yeah, I guess so……?”


Igni didn’t know how to respond to the question. It was a very confusing relationship.


He couldn’t tell Sara about the time Celia cut off his legs the last time he saw her.


Yoori: “Sara, that’s Alicia’s older sister.”


Sara: “Really?” Igni: “That’s right.”

Sara: “Okay.”


And there was nothing more they could add as Sara nodded to both Igni and Yoori’s words.


Sara: “If you knew her, I wanted to pet her.”


Igni: “The cat?”

Sara: “Yeah.”


Though knowing the black cat was an [Extreme], the thought never crossed Igni or Yoori’s mind, but for Sara, it remained an obvious possibility.


Igni: “Let’s ask if you can pet her the next time we see her.”


Sara: “Okay!”


Sara nodded in delight, and followed after Igni and Yoori on their way home.


And as the next day arrivedーー


ーーto the night of the Birthday Festival, they flew.


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Extreme Flame Wizard - I can only use fireball but I became the strongest just wanting to be popular with the girls


Written by: Cyclamen

Translated by: ChonkyTranslator

Japanese Title:

極点の炎魔術師〜ファイヤボールしか使えないけど、モテたい一心で最強になりました~


作者: シクラメン


Original Source Link:

https://ncode.syosetu.com/n1537gq/159/


Book 4


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