I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 14. A Way to Understand Him (2)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Fafa
Glesia’s head moved slowly up and down.
It was an affirmation.
He managed to restrain the urge to speak first.
He assumed that now Glesia would be with him.
Now, he had to pay more attention to his behavior. If he had answered enthusiastically now, he would lose the firm, indifferent attitude Glesia was used to and interested in.
“I… agree. I have to spend time with you to understand you…so I will.”
“If you respond that way, it seems like I’m forcing you to. And I’m not.”
He felt like he was gambling again.
He wasn’t asking Glesia’s permission to be with her.
He was allowing her to be with him, since she wanted to understand him.
And he had to emphasize it, so that Glesia would also clearly recognize it.
She looked at him very calmly.
“You are a little cocky.”
She laughed after saying those words. There was no hint of annoyance on her face.
He was relieved that his bet was a success. He responded with a smile.
“I don’t think I’m cocky. That’s a strange word to describe me. I only said that because even if I spend time with you, there’s no benefit to me, right?”
Actually, there was a lot of benefit. But she didn’t need to know that he was kinda-sorta- using her.
Nonetheless, Glesia nodded as if she understood his position.
“You’re right. Because I’m the one who wants to get to know you. All right. From now on, I’ll pay all your expenses at the Academy to spend time with you. That’s enough, right?” Posted only on NovelUtopia
Even he was surprised at Glesia’s statement.
He knew he was very lucky when Glesia answered right away.
I don’t know how much the Academy can cost.
…It was a shocking statement.
He didn’t know how often they would see each other, but it cost a lot of money to live at the Academy.
Except for accommodation, the Academy provided only enough to subsist on.
Additional pay was based on performance.
At the Great Royal Academy, there was a meritocracy based on talent.
That meant that if he didn’t excel, he had to pay out of pocket a huge amount of money for everything he did, from buying equipment to purchasing decent food.
But Glesia said she would pay all expenses to be with him.
He swallowed hard.
He strained to keep the corners of his lips from lifting.
Suddenly, Glesia seemed much prettier to him.
He really thought this woman had a brilliant personality.
She had made a great suggestion on her own.
Then he thought.
I must catch Glesia.
And at the same time, not let her be able to understand him.
He decided on the spot.
“Well Glesia, I’ll see you tomorrow at the entrance exam place.”
After a brief reply from Glesia, the two parted ways in the coffee shop.
Glesia frowned as she watched Han Seong disappear down the other street.
How can he be someone so ordinary?
She couldn’t even understand.
She turned around to head for the inn where she was staying.
She had gotten answers to her biggest doubts.
But now she also could not understand the chaos that invaded her heart.
A person who completely contradicted her values.
That someone was precisely the man Han Seong.
In this world, the grade of an attribute usually represented the value of a person.
She had always thought so.
In her sister’s case, like many other people she had met, she also had a unique grade attribute. Moreover, in the high-ranking nobility or royal family, there were numerous people who had high grade attributes.
In contrast, ordinary people were usually born with a common grade attribute.
If one of them could rise to high office in the future, he would be seen as the chosen one.
Anyway, the man named Han Seong seemed unusual to her.
He behaved in a way that she perceived him to be completely different from other ordinary people with common grade attribute.
Even his thoughts had a peculiar depth.
However, the man’s attribute detracted too much from him.
The lowest grade of attribute.
Furthermore, his Spearman attribute didn’t even have much potential.
Although very few people have actually gained reputation by having a common grade attribute, not a single one of them had the attribute Spearman.
“…I don’t know what to think.”
She wondered if that man really had a common grade attribute. She also questioned whether a person’s value was distorted by the grade of their attribute.
Tomorrow they might know what classes they have been assigned to.
What class would he be assigned to?