I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 10. Completely Different Positions (2)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Fafa
“Huh?” Han was taken aback from her harsh words.
“Your Spearman attribute is a common grade. I’m not asking with the intention of hurting your feelings, but because I’m genuinely curious.”
As she suddenly spoke in a serious voice, he was speechless for a moment.
She had a strange look in her eyes.
Instead of her glaring at him, he could see the innocence of her question. She really didn’t mean any harm.
Genuine curiosity, as if she couldn’t understand him or his goals… He was dumbfounded.
Still, he kept his composure.
Since he knew his attribute was a common Spearman, he had expected this kind of conversation.
“Glesia, I know my attribute is not good. But that doesn’t mean I want to quit the Academy and have a mediocre life.”
He tried to speak as calmly as possible.
It was the first time someone had directly hinted to him that his attribute was garbage, but he didn’t want to show that he felt affected by that.
“You don’t want to have a mediocre life? That’s the only reason?”
“Yes. Is my answer strange?”
“Frankly, I still can’t understand it. I’m sure there are also people in the Academy with attributes superior to mine. Honestly, if you enter the academy as a common grade attribute, you won’t be treated great by others, right?”
Glesia, who had only responded briefly earlier, very clearly and articulately expressed her opinion. He was thoughtful for a moment. Posted only on NovelUtopia
What should I even answer with?
He could think of nothing.
He felt he was about to spit out some harsh words or a string of curses, so he bit his lower lip to restrain himself. She was just curious, she had no malicious intentions.
He knew how painful it would be for her to hear the ugly words he was thinking.
He was finally able to speak again when he calmed his mind.
“Before I answer your question, Glesiac there is no particular reason as to why I shouldn’t enter the Academy either, right?”
“There is no reason why you should not enter?”
“Yes. My life won’t be any better if I decide not to enter the Academy. It’s hard to be treated well anywhere with the Spearman attribute.”
He basically asked her the opposite of her question.
There was also no reason for him not to enroll in the Academy.
If he didn’t go to the Academy, it would certainly be the end of his life.
The novel he came up with had the word ‘Academy’ in the title, so logically the main events would be related to the Academy.
Of that magnitude was the importance of the Academy in the world.
Those who don’t make it into the Academy get horrible treatment.
At the very least, if someone’s attribute was useful for factory working or some other non-combat occupation, they could have firmly resigned from enrolling in the Academy.
But the attribute he got was Spearman, so it didn’t make sense.
Among all the combat-related attributes, Spearman was one of the least versatile for other activities. He had no choice from the start but to try to be accepted.
“So you’re doing it because it will be hard to get a better treatment elsewhere?”
“…It’s not that. The most important thing is that I don’t want to live in mediocrity. I believe that if I try hard I can shine, even if I have a common grade attribute. That’s why I’m going to try to go to the Academy.”
Of course, in the world of the Great Royal Academy that he knew from the novel, he could confirm that not a single person had shined with the Spearman attribute.
However, he couldn’t just stay frustrated.
The only thing he knew about this world was related to the Academy.
Unless he wanted to spend the rest of his life doing drudgery in inns, he had to get into the Academy somehow.
“If I try hard, I can finally shine…”
When Glesia recited exactly what he had said, he couldn’t help but frown.
But he remained calm.
This situation made him a little uncomfortable.
It was obvious that there was a limit to what he could achieve with his efforts.
It seemed like he had no future.
He kept bumping into reality all the time.
He asked, after exhaling briefly,
“Glesia, is that all you want to know about me?”
He could no longer tolerate this situation.
There was no point in continuing to converse with Glesia if she had this attitude.
“Yes. My biggest doubt has been resolved.”
“Your biggest doubt… Does that mean there was something else?”
He was dumbfounded. Glesia nodded matter-of-factly.
Although he wanted to get out of his seat instantly…. only a chuckle escaped him.
If this is what it meant to talk to her, he wouldn’t have agreed to it.
He regretted it a little, but he was also curious.
He wanted to know what Glesia was interested in.
“Han Seong. How can you… be so confident?”
He asked, stunned at the unexpected word.
Why on earth would she ask that?