I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 110. Cadet Romance (2)
She didn’t understand why an instructor would just… observe. Cadets could and certainly did develop friendly and romantic attractions to another cadet. They were natural. Instructors – that was unheard of. Regardless of individual status, she believed it was necessary for everyone to overcome those natural instincts.
After the cadets left the Academy, there was no Instructor to guide them directly, no one to tell them what to do. Most cadets became independent after graduation. This was the time to make the most out of their attributes.
They had only recently received their attributes, so now was the right time to make an effort. Otherwise, the opportunity for their attributes to grow would be squandered. There was a right time for the attributes to grow, just as there was a right time for attractions to begin.
“I just want you to not be so strict. I also think you’re right. I’d be disappointed if a cadet didn’t make an effort because he was in love. But there’s nothing we can do. Their feelings will remain, even if you attempt to persuade them, right?”
She could not understand the meaning of her words.
“Are you saying the cadets can’t control their emotions?”
“They’re in their early 20s. Do you think they can?”
“Then we need to restrain them.” Essie gaped openly at her.
“Carly.” She began, hesitantly. “Just because you haven’t fallen in love, doesn’t mean the cadets shouldn’t.”
She stood puzzled for a moment, then smiled bitterly.
“Essie. Why do you say that?”
“It seems to me that you exaggerated a bit. When we were cadets, you weren’t interested in romantic relationships. You were a minority among us. Now? I’m concerned that you’re too strict with cadets.” Carly knew that Essie had said it kindly, but she felt like she got punched in the face.
She felt a little nervous. It seemed that Essie assumed she had that stance because she had never fallen in love.
Her true motive was the cadets’ well-being.
“I apologize if I’ve offended you, I’ve been a little down lately. It’s only natural that we didn’t get married because we were on the battlefield. But I’m 25 years old…”
“… What do you mean?”
“Sometimes I think I must have fallen in love when I was a cadet. Even now that I’m back at the Academy, I can’t find a man I like. I think there is also a right time to fall in love. I regret it.”
Her eyebrows rose. She didn’t know Essie had such romantic interests. When she experienced the battlefield, she only cared about the future of the Empire.
“I appreciate your perspective. But I’m just thinking about what’s most beneficial for the cadets.”
“Really? Then I’m sorry… but who is he?”
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“Is there a cadet you’re interested in? If so, who is that cadet?” Carly puzzled at the question.
“……” Her question was not strange – but involuntarily her lips faltered.
“Carly – I’m really curious, can’t you tell me, huh?” She finally opened her mouth.
“His name is Han Seong.”
“… The cadet who tied in a fight against Leonhard?”
“Yes, that cadet.”
“Now I understand. I myself would recognize a cadet with those abilities. He must have worked pretty hard in the fight to draw against Leonhard.”
Her heart filled with pride. She didn’t have a direct impact on the result of Han Seong’s fight, but he was the cadet she was training personally.
Although, so far, we only trained together for one day. Han Seong deserved it without a doubt. Then she looked back to where he was sitting. Her hand, which was holding the spoon, lost its strength. Her heart seemed to drop.
“Carly, is something wrong with you?”
“… No.” She saw Han Seong smile as he grasped the hand of the cadet named Glesia.
“I still believe that cadets shouldn’t fall in love.” Essie was shocked at her firm words.
Carly planned to instruct Han Seong after tomorrow’s lesson.
She didn’t think it was right for him to do this.
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