Chapter 80. Entrance Exam (2)
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At the foot of the mountain, the river was as wide as a lake. There were five or six people on the beach by the river.
They seemed to be students from Eternia. He did not see anyone familiar nearby.
His nerves increased as he got closer to Eternia. She looked at each one carefully because they might be colleagues in the future.
Sylverine ruffled her hair with one hand.
She stood thoughtfully for a while.
“Why did the alchemist girl leave your room this morning?”
Sylverine added when she saw his reaction.
“Well, that’s not important…”
She quickly changed the subject.
“It’s beautiful. Sometimes Griffin, Pegasus and Unicorns come here to rest near the river.”
He had thought he wanted to know why Lilia left her room.
“Aren’t these demonic beasts dangerous?”
“They don’t attack people. I’ll show them to you later.”
He had used Griffin’s blood to make potions, so he felt uncomfortable when he learned that this demonic beast did not attack people.
“I just don’t want to see the Griffins.”
He drifted off to sleep as he enjoyed that scenery. He hadn’t slept well last night.
The carriages continued to move forward.
When he opened his eyes, the carriages had stopped in front of Sylverine’s property.
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It was not far from the Eternia Academy.
In comparison to Wiesel’s mansion, this one was more suitable for vampires.
After they unpacked their belongings, they began to clean the long-empty castle.The castle had a lot of cobwebs and rat droppings.
Sylverine drew magical patterns with chalk on every place in the castle. When she recited a spell, hundreds of rats fled the castle with tails on fire.
He was dumbfounded. She told him,
“It’s an annual event.”
After the rooms were assigned, almost everything was finished.
When he entered Eternia, he occasionally planned to come here for training.
But at this point there were only three days left until the entrance exams, so he decided not to train in order to rest.
In addition, he received a lesson from Sylverine about the geography of Grace Range, where the entrance exam would be held. She also explained to him what the entrance exam would be like.
He asked her if it was right for an Academy staff member to tell him this information, because then it would not be a fair competition.
“Most of the children know. Besides, they can’t look at your face.”
He had no choice but to do what Sylverine told him.
It took three days for the day of the entrance exam to come.
They traveled to Eternia in a carriage.
There were already dozens of carriages on the hill, so the road was almost blocked.
He wasn’t frustrated because the carriage was moving forward with a snail, he was distracted looking at the panoramic view of Eternia in the distance.
Eternia looked more like a huge palace than an academy. Its outward appearance matched its reputation as the best academy on the continent.
When they arrived at the main gate, the planteras welcomed them.
They had steel swords as big as a man. He felt he was passing through a tunnel because of the shadows of the planters.
The carriage continued to move forward after entering.
He saw many applicants through the window.
No one was alone. They were with knights, employees or private teachers.
It looked like they came from an important family because they had the seals on their chests.
Sylverine was also looking in the same direction as him.
He felt a little nervous when he saw the fierce looks from the others, but she seemed very unconcerned. Although he had no family, no status, no property, he was no less than them in power terms.
People were crowded in a place where there was a carriage.
It looked like there was a fight.
One boy, with very short hair, had pinned down another.
The punches could be heard.
The victim’s face was bloody and swollen.
A fight at this point? Clearly, it was absurd.
His friends were excited. They looked like mercenaries.
But Sylverine looked excited.
“That’s him, that’s him. The boy I mentioned to you.”
“Abel Barianne. He’s the boy who received a letter of recommendation.”
“He is the person who attacks. I recommend you say hello to him later.”
He didn’t understand why Sylverine was so calm.
He did not want to greet him because he had a bad first impression.
“He doesn’t seem very friendly.”
“It’s because he comes from the North, but he’s not a bad guy.”
Honestly, he disagreed. It seemed crazy to him that people had not intervened in this situation.
He expected the other children to be normal.
The carriage finally stopped. From now on he had to continue alone.
Although the carriage had Eternia’s seal, he could get out discreetly because Abel had attracted people’s attention.
Sylverine stared at him.
“Are you nervous?”
He felt nervous, but he didn’t tremble. It was the perfect level of stress.
He didn’t answer so that his emotions wouldn’t get worse.
As he pulled the mask over his face, Sylverine said,
“I won’t see you for a week… Do you want a hug?”
The entrance exam would last a week.
He hadn’t been separated from her that long since he’d met her.
He wondered if she would be a little lonely.
He quietly opened the carriage door.
Sylverine pouted when she saw his action.