Even with what had happened before, everyone arrived at the hotel safely.
Haru didn't go out with Suzune this time, but he went with Miyuki, Mizuki, Shizuku, and Honoka, after all, they were all in their 1st year, and Suzune also had her own duty in this Nine Schools Competition. Both of them could be together anytime, and some distance created a beauty, right?
Haru also couldn't leave Mizuki alone since she would be his assistant in this competition. "Well, let's enter."
The four of them nodded and walked along with Haru.
"Haru, what's happening?" Shizuku suddenly asked since Juumonji, Mayumi, Mari, Suzune, and Haru didn't tell much of the details of what had happened before.
"For now, you don't need to worry and focus on the Nine Schools Competition, after all, you need to win, right?" Haru said while looking at Shizuku.
Shizuku looked at Haru for a while then nodded. She nodded and knew that he needed to focus on the Nine Schools Competition first since if she lost then it would be a joke..
"Mizuki, are you ready?" Haru asked.
"Um..." Mizuki was a bit nervous, but she nodded regardless since she knew that her task would be very important in this competition.
Honoka raised her hand and asked, "Um, Haru, is there something that we can do to help?"
"There's one thing that you can do to help, Honoka," Haru said while looking at Honoka.
"What is it?" Honoka asked in eagerness.
"It's to win at the event, I'll teach you some strategy later, so you need to win, alright?" Haru said.
"Y - Yes!" Honoka nodded with a smile.
"...." Miyuki looked at this bastard and thought that this guy was too popular, right?
"You have always been very popular, Haru!"
They turned their heads and were dumbfounded when they saw Erika was there.
"Erika, why are you here?!"
"Isn't the opening ceremony the day after tomorrow?"
Erika wasn't a contestant nor was she part of the staff so when she suddenly appeared, it surprised them.
"Erika, you should bring your own luggage!"
"Onii-sama!" Miyuki sounded very pleased when she saw Tatsuya was with Leo and one guy that she didn't know, but she ignored both of them and strode toward Tatsuya directly.
Haru looked at Miyuki and murmured in a low voice. "Brother complex."
"..." Honoka, Shizuku, and Mizuki.
Erika laughed hard when she heard Haru's words.
"Erika, did you use your family power?" Haru asked.
"Of course! My family has some connection here and there, isn't it wasteful to not use it?" Erika said smugly without shame on her face.
Haru nodded and didn't think that Erika was bad since she had a privilege, why didn't she use it? He thought for a while and asked, "Say, Erika, your family has a lot of connection with the police, right?"
Erika raised her eyebrow and asked, "What's wrong?" She knew that from Haru's face, there must be a problem. It wasn't that she was eager to help, but she wanted to prove her worth and by staying beside Haru, she knew that she could prove her worth. Even though she didn't say anything, she felt bitter that she couldn't be chosen as a contestant in Nine Schools Competition, becoming the student of Course 2, and couldn't use her magic very well, but she wanted to prove that she wasn't only a daughter of the Chiba Family, she wanted to show that she was more than that.
Erika then looked at Mizuki who had been invited by Haru to the Nine Schools Competition, and she knew that as long as someone showed their worth, whether it was Course 1 or Course 2, Haru didn't care much and would invite them to show their ability further, which somehow made Erika felt slightly jealous of Mizuki since Mizuki had special eyes.
"Well, this isn't a place to talk, let's talk to my room later," Haru said.
"Cough! Cough!" Mizuki blushed and startled.
"............" Honoka and Shizuku.
"Your room, eh? What are we talking about here?" Erika asked with a smile, trying to tease him.
Haru raised his eyebrow and said, "Well, it is probably the thing on your imagination now, you perverted girl."
"I'm not a perverted girl!" Erika quickly became annoyed!
"Cough! Cough! Haru, let's go to the reception since everyone has been waiting," Miyuki quickly said when she saw both Haru and Erika seemed to flirt with each other.
Haru looked at Miyuki for a while and nodded. "See you later, Erika."
"Bye, Erika," Mizuki, Honoka, and Shizuki also said goodbye to Erika.
Miyuki bowed her head politely, looked at Tatsuya then walked away with everyone.
"Bye!" Erika waved her hand with a smile, then Tatsuya came and asked, "What did you say to him?"
Erika looked at Tatsuya and asked, "You want to know?"
Tatsuya didn't say anything and kept looking at Erika since the answer was obvious. He had received intelligence from the army that a mafia would target this Nine Schools Competition, and he knew that Haru might know something.
"Well, it is a secret," Erika said with a smile then walked away thinking that Tatsuya was too gloomy, right?
Haru and his group walked together while talking to each other, but then Miyuki approached him and stood by his side.
Haru looked at Miyuki and asked in a low voice, "Say, do you have something to ask me?"
Miyuki looked at Haru for a while and nodded gently.
"Well, let's talk tomorrow morning," Haru said.
Miyuki nodded without hesitation.
Honoka, Shizuku, and Mizuki didn't hear their conversation and they talked together along the way before they walked into the group of the First High School who stood right at the entrance of the venue.
Even though the ceremony for the Nine Schools Competition hadn't started, there was a social gathering that they needed to attend and they could also use this event to observe their opponents in this competition.
"There's not much time left. Even though it's a social event, we will still be meeting our rivals in this competition...." Mayumi looked forward and said, "Alright, let's go!" She was about to push the door, but...
"Right, Haru, don't flirt with the girls from other schools, alright?" Mayumi said while looking at Haru.
".........." The momentum and the tense atmosphere that had been built were suddenly destroyed in an instant.