To Be a Power in the Shadows! - Chapter 123

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Autumn fell, and winter began in earnest.

I waited for the counterfeit bills to be made while watching over the daily lives of the mobs at the school.

While they live their boring lives content to be ignorant, I am well on the way to becoming the boss of a large organization that would control this world’s economy from the shadows.

Aa, even boring everyday life seems to sparkle.

No one can imagine me to be an influential person when they see me, who forms a mob trio with Hyoro and Jaga.

While enjoying mob life, sometimes I mutter meaningful words and try to give them hints.

“The winds are troubled…… Great changes are approaching……”

No one seems to recognize the significance of those words.

But that’s fine. In time, of all those who knew everything, only a handful will recall.

My words……

“Come over here for a moment.”


With tremendous force, the scruff of my neck was seized, and I was forcefully dragged by the silver-haired and red-eyed Alexia.

“While I am busy, can I help you with something?”

I say while being dragged along since it’s too troublesome even to resist.

“I wanted to see you in my spare time.”


“The sword.”

Like that, we arrived at a deserted dojo.

It was a small private practice dojo located at the edge of the school.

While I sat on the floor, Alexia stood ready with a practice sword.

Well, while seeming to watch carelessly, I observed Alexia swing the sword.

And, I noticed it.

‘Huh, was she this strong?’

The last time I saw Alexia’s sword was a long time ago. I liked her sword from the start. Only the sword.

‘Was it a change of mind, or did you grasp something?’

This is the pattern of rapid growth.

“I think it’s okay.”

I said to her, who wielded a sword.

“Is that so.”

She stopped her sword.

“I think it will probably continue to grow. Though it is an amateur’s opinion.”

“Is that so. Thank you.”

“You’re welcome.”

Alexia looked away and wiped her sweat.

“Before, you told me that you liked my sword.”

“That’s right.”

“Right. So I thought I’d show you how I’d improved.”

“I see.”

“But it’s still not enough. I’m capable of more.”

“Oh, cool.”

“Why?… Just listen.”

Alexia glared at me.

“I don’t particularly want to know–”

“I couldn’t protect Rose-senpai. The Kingdom of Oriana is now in serious trouble, and Senpai will inevitably suffer. That’s why I need power……”

“……I see.”

Come to think of it, I wonder if Rose-senpai was able to escape after all. It would be good if she’s alright.

“My older sister is also feeling depressed recently … Too many things are not going well. On the other side of this daily life, the world is always moving. If you stop, you will soon be left behind……”

Yes, on the other side of this everyday life, I am moving.

“Jeez, I don’t want to be left behind anymore. It’s strange, isn’t it?…… It’s reached the point where it feels like it’s time to advance by my own will.”

“C’est la vie.”

“You seem to be very carefree and cheerful. Well, thank you for today. I hope that your perpetually carefree attitude is something that will continue to exist.”

She said so with a sigh, as I left the dojo.


When I left the dojo, the sun had already gone down.

The winter nights are cold. I went home to the dorm early, disguised myself as John Smith and headed to a deserted location.

There, a tawny cat-eared beast person was waiting. Her name is Natsu, one of Yukime’s close aides.

“So, what’s the matter?”

I suddenly appeared behind her and said.

Natsu jumped, turned around in a panic, and stared at me like a cat.

“Jo-John-sama, please don’t startle me like that.”

“……I did not intend to startle you.”

I just wanted to produce a sudden appearance from behind.

“So, what’s the matter?”

When I asked that, Natsu’s smile deepened as if she had been waiting for it.

Yukime’s close aides are just Natsu and Kana. Natsu and Kana are sisters, but in fact, they are not very similar.

Natsu is a mature woman with tawny cat ears, while Kana is a girl with black cat ears.

While moving her tawny cat ears with a twitch, Natsu says –

“The sample was completed.”

“Is that so……”

‘It finally came!’

I was excited about the story of John Smith which will start from now on.