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It is a side story originally published in Dragon Magazine (September 2014).
- 1 Plot
- 2 Timeline Placement
- 3 Comparisons with other media
- 4 Appearance(s)
- 5 Chapter Illustration(s)
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Related Page(s)
- 8 External Links
- 9 References
- 10 Navigation
Rumia inquires if Sistine's anger comes from a place of concern, who blushes and disagrees. She then reveals that her recent outbursts at Glenn were the result of misfortunes she'd been experiencing. Misfortunes such as having her new notebook painted black, her hair mysteriously stained with ink, and the snacks she had been saving up for later mysteriously disappearing.
A Lesson On Poison
During the next class in the outdoor courtyard, Glenn appears with a defanged white snake around his neck for the lesson, as it bites him on the head. Glenn falls onto the ground in pain as the snake begins coiling around him, causing Sistine to reluctantly save from the serpent.
The lesson begins with Glenn explaining the topic of poison in magic combat, that despite it being a dishonorable tactic to use, he assures them that the use of poison occurs frequently in the field. Impressed by Glenn's lecture, Sistine asks if that's the main reason he brought snakes along for the lesson, to teach them about poison.
Sistine begins to berate Glenn for his attitude from a distance, leading him to suspect that she may be afraid of snakes. He begins approaching her with a snake coiled around his arm, claiming that if she shakes his hand, he will correct his attitude in exchange.
The gesture causes Sistine to snap, as she uses Gale Blow on Glenn to send him flying, followed by a kick that shatters a sealed glass cage carrying a snake. The escaped snake bites into Sistine's foot, as its poison causes her to faint and black out.
At the Academy Infirmary, Celica Arfonia remarks that while she cannot revive the comatose Sistine, there is a way to save her, by having Glenn give his life for hers. He agrees, claiming that Sistine still has a future, prompting Celica to wipe tears off her eyes. The bedridden Sistine demands that she not be killed off like this, and berates the pair for their dramatic joke.
Celica assures Sistine that the poison is not lethal, but the Academy had ran out of the antidote. As a result, she would just have to rest against various symptoms for a week, with the risk of death being a possibility. A concerned Rumia questions if there is stock of the antidote in town, with Celica remarking that the antidote, the Roulat Herb, is currently out of season. She adds that although some bloom at night in the Lost Forest at the north of campus, she dismisses the option and suggest that Sistine take the week off to rest instead.
The Lost Forest
That evening, Rumia sneaks off to the Lost Forest, concerned for Sistine as she cannot bear to see her suffer. Upon arriving, Rumia finds herself having to deal with a persistent Shadow Wolf that had been stalking her, upon realizing how weak she was with Black Magic to be of any threat.
Exhausted and out of mana, Rumia had resigned herself to giving up, only to be saved by Glenn firing a Lightning Pierce at the Shadow Wolf. She runs towards Glenn in relief, who flicks her head whilst reminding her that students aren't supposed to come to the Lost Forest, especially at night. He adds that how would Sistine feel should something happen to her, who retorts by saying she can't just sit around and see her best friend suffer.
Rumia then questions if Glenn is here to find the antidote, who denies it, while claiming to be taking a stroll in the middle of the night at this part of the campus. He adds that because she is here to find the antidote, he'll allow her to tag along with him on his stroll in case they chance upon the antidote.
Trekking into the Lost Forest, Glenn asks Rumia if she's tired. She denies it, as Glenn remarks that although the Alzano Imperial Magic Academy uniforms provide some basic heating, they would still need a campfire to rest under Fejite's cold nights. Rumia insists that she's fine, with Glenn retorting that he needs a break instead, to justify himself looking for firewood.
The pair start a fire until Rumia falls asleep. Upon waking up, she finds herself being carried by Glenn, to her embarrassment as she pleads to be let down. He remarks that she's more exhausted that she thinks, such that she wouldn't be able to walk properly due to her mana deficiency. He also adds that he wants to try a new trail for his stroll, with Rumia asking if he should rest instead, prompting Glenn to cheekily add that it's not often that he gets to carry a cute girl on his back. Rumia's mentally believes that Glenn is not the kind of person that would take advantage of her, as she tightly hugs him from behind, while asking Sistine to forgive her for this one moment.
Later, Rumia recovers enough to walk on her own again, as the pair discover a damaged Roulat Herb. Glenn suggests heading back, as Rumia confronts him for his dishonesty, assuring him that he deserves the happiness of being with someone, and even if everyone else is against him, she will still be by his side. Glenn dismisses Rumia's words as an embarrassing speech, as the pair return to campus.
Upon returning to the infirmary, the pair are greeted by an empty bed with white flowers. Glenn begins freaking out upon remembering Celica's words about death being a possibility, and begins blaming himself for allowing Sistine to die.
Celica then enters the infirmary, clarifying that although the Academy had ran out of the antidote, she had managed to finish Sistine's treatment with stock from her personal stash. She also explains the flowers as a mistake made by Kash Winger when he visited earlier.
- This side story was originally published on July 19, 2014 in Dragon Magazine (September 2014), the same release date as Volume 1.
- Glenn's lesson about poison may be referencing his fight with Carrel Mardos, who used his Poison Acid spell against him.
Comparisons with other media
- This short story was adapted in Side Story: Memory I, which includes several plot elements that were skipped and/or altered,
- The title was renamed as "A Bastard Eager to Make Every Second Count".
- A Lesson On Poisons
- Glenn's lecture about poisons was shortened.
- The sealed glass cage broke as a result of Sistine using Gale Blow instead of her kicking it.
- The snake that bites into Sistine's foot is called the Kushina snake, a name given by the manga.
- Celica and Glenn's dramatic joke was skipped over.
- The Lost Forest
- This chapter has not been adapted in the anime.
- Sistine Fibel
- Rumia Tingel
- Glenn Radars
- Gibul Wisdan
- Lynn Titis (Mentioned)
- Wendy Nablesse (Mentioned)
- Celica Arfonia
- Kash Winger (Mentioned)
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