I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 21. She came to see you (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
“…This concludes my welcome speech. Thank you for listening to me.”
The moment Leonhard’s long welcoming speech came to an end, her strange look at him also disappeared.
When he attempted to keep eye contact with Glesia, she averted her gaze.
But now he was aware of it, and he could sense that she was continuing to look at him on future occasions.
That was odd.
He didn’t know why Glesia was looking at him now. Perhaps the few times they had met had made a deep impression on her. If not, he thought that having told her that she could only understand him if she spent time with him had increased her curiosity.
What happened next at the entrance ceremony were simple speeches. They were generally about the mindset and attitude that cadets needed to have.
Very cliché phrases were uttered. You must use your power to help the weak, use your skills to contribute to the Empire, among others.
“All cadets who have been admitted to the Great Royal Academy are like a shining jewel! Therefore everyone’s heart should be filled with pride…”
He couldn’t help but smile upon hearing those words.
All the cadets… were like a shining jewel.
Was that really true?
As far as he knew, getting into the Academy was only the first step. After that most people were crushed by the hard reality of their attributes.
Most cadets can’t get over themselves during the semester, so they don’t have much hope even if they graduated.
It would not be unheard of if many just wasted their time every day.
In the spacious auditorium currently there should be approximately 1,000 cadets. For each class there could be about 250 cadets, which in turn were divided into 50 cadets per section, such as Class A1.
There were many sections of cadets in this one year’s combat classes alone.
Of course, in other separate spaces within the Academy, there were senior cadets who could be expected to enter, as in other years.
In addition, there were the instructors who taught the cadets, the staff in charge of the various areas, and even various knights and mages who resided at the Academy in case any dangerous situation happened.
There were countless people in this Academy.
It could be said that the power of the Empire was concentrated in this place.
“…Then, this is where the entrance ceremony ends. Now, go – enjoy yourselves, knowing that you’ve passed the hardest hurdle.”
The entrance ceremony culminated after the director’s words.
“It’s finally over. Now, let’s go. I hear the nearby coffee shop sells great apple pie.”
“Really? I love apple pie.”
He wondered if the two people had known each other before the entrance ceremony. He rose from his seat as he watched some walk away in groups of two or three.
I have to make friends. He thought in his mind.
He couldn’t live alone at the Academy even if he had an uncommon attribute.
It was important to have a social life.
But he was assigned to Class C. Most of his classmates had rare grade attributes. Because 99% of cadets with a common grade attribute were assigned to Class D, it would be strange for him to approach others first if he had a lower grade attribute. Posted only on NovelUtopia
He looked back because someone tapped his shoulder. He saw a man with short orange hair. He instantly wondered what this man who was smiling cheerfully wanted.
“Looks like you’re having a hard time adjusting to the Academy too, no?”
“… Well, you’re right.”
He was surprised by the sudden approach, but responded normally.
“Then we’re both in the same situation. I’m also in Class C1. Let’s see your name is… Han Seong…? That’s a rather strange name. My name is Dave.”
Dave had looked at the name inscribed on its label. He nodded his head.
“Han Seong, you don’t have any commitments later, right? I’d like to explore the Academy before I go to the dorms. I think it would be better to do it together.”
“No, I don’t have any commitments. Thank you. I appreciate your invitation.”
His problem was solved easier than he thought. He was approached by someone who had a good personality.
I’ve never heard his name; he’s probably an extra.
He wondered if it would be important to be around Dave.
“I had heard a lot about the Academy, but I still hadn’t expected it to be such a majestic entrance ceremony. I must confess, I’m a little in awe.”
“Yes. It’s not often you gather so many people in one place.”
“”But you seemed a little quiet. Honestly, I was looking around for someone to approach. You stood out right away. During the whole entrance ceremony, you looked around indifferently.”
“That’s… because I’m a bit of a mystery.”
He replied as they approached the exit. He saw two familiar people walking not far away – Luna and Milia. They seemed to be having a pleasant conversation, like two peas in a pod.
Then Luna’s and his eyes met again by chance.