I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 47. Han Seong Didn’t Smile (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
“Is she the instructor of our class?”
“She’s very pretty.”
“I know that instructor. I think her name is Carly Ishtar.”
“Bloody Dawn? Is that really her?”
“I heard she did great work on the eastern front.”
As Carly stepped onto the platform, there arose a commotion inside the classroom. Some cadets recognized her even though they were in C-class.
And Han was simply flabbergasted.
“Han Seong, do you know the instructor? Why are you so surprised?” Dave’s curious questions prompted him to respond.
“I don’t know her personally. But she was one of the instructors who examined me during my entrance exam.”
“What? I thought most of the examiners were in charge of A~B classes.” That was what he had thought too. Han was puzzled. Like Dave, he couldn’t understand.
Even though the cadets were making noise, Carly just watched in silence after she said her first words. It was as if she could see right through them, and was enjoying it.
She looked at the cadets’ faces starting from the left and moving to the right, as if memorizing them one by one. It was then that he realized.
Carly must be a Class C instructor. It’s the only thing that makes sense.
It had to be complete nonsense. She was an instructor worthy of Class A. To be an instructor here was practically insulting her talents.
However, he had to accept what was happening. Otherwise, Carly would not be standing on the instructor’s platform right now.
Soon Carly’s eyes stopped on him.
His body stiffened.
He was sure that her red eyes looked at him with a strange emotion.
It was a positive look. But it seemed that the eye contact bound his body. He couldn’t explain it in words. He felt a gentle pressure. Also as if something was holding his limbs.
These sensations caused his body to want to shrink. He clenched his hands under the table with all his strength to keep from shrinking.
He didn’t know why he reacted that way, even though Carly wasn’t acting overtly hostile to him.
Don’t panic…act normal. He had to appear calm.
Then he understood what he felt.
It was like the instinctive fear a prey felt in the face of a natural predator.
The moment Carly smiled, the pressure on his body disappeared.
“Han Seong. Why did she smile at you like that just now?”
“…I don’t know.”
He really felt as if he had been hit for no apparent reason.
He had made a good impression on Carly during the entrance exam, and as Dave had said, the instructors were interested in him because of yesterday’s sparring.
Surely Carly’s interest in him had increased.
That was a good thing.
Of course, her direct gaze was so strange that it even embarrassed him.
Because things continued to happen that had never happened in the original work.
“Silence, cadets. Enough chatter.”
When her cold voice rang out, the classroom immediately fell silent.
“It’s good that everyone is excited on the first day. I like to watch that passion. There seems to be a few cadets who recognize me, so first I’m going to introduce myself. My name is Carly Ishtar. I am the instructor who will be in charge of you for the next six months. I was in the battlefields in the eastern part, and now I will be an instructor at the Academy to rest for a while.”
It was a modest introduction. Her playful first words seemed like a lie because soon her face became indifferent. No one made any noise at her sudden change of mood. Posted only on NovelUtopia
Six months…? He wondered in the midst of his confusion.
Carly said six months even though she would normally be in charge for a year.
“Normally I wouldn’t be here. Originally the cadets I would have to teach were assigned to class A3. You know what that means, right?”
Carly continued to speak.
He noticed that some of the cadets’ eyes were glowing.
ㅡAn excellent cadet is accompanied by an excellent instructor.—
Although this was an all too obvious statement, it made even more sense in this Academy. The level of the instructors also changed according to the level of the cadets. Of course, that meant that what could be learned by each class was very different.
And all the cadets in this classroom had understood that. An excellent instructor was now in the C1 class. What did that mean for the A- and B-classes?
“Normally this doesn’t happen. This is a blessing for you, and for me it’s a small gamble. I want to see if you can grow in half a year under my guidance. I wonder how big the sprouts will be this year.” The atmosphere in the classroom softened a bit as Carly continued her words with a bright smile.
“Now, does anyone have any questions? Since today is only the day after the entrance ceremony, there is no set schedule, unlike tomorrow. If it’s a simple question, I’ll try to answer it appropriately before class officially starts.”
As Carly looked around at the cadets, Han stared at her blankly.
It’s real. Carly was actually the instructor for the C1 class. He wasn’t sure if he was excited for her to be his teacher, or terrified.
Then when a cadet raised his hand, the eyes of those present focused on him. It was a male cadet with blond hair. He did not feel a good impression when she saw him. At first glance, he looked like a punk. Leonhard would be like that if his honorable character was twisted to the max.
“Instructor? I have a question.”
“Ask the question.” Her voice sounded calm, collected, but a little amused.
“Instructor! Do you happen to have a boyfriend?” The moment Han heard the cadet’s question, he kept his mouth shut. …He’s crazy. He needs to shut up.
But unlike his thought, other cadets also expressed their admiration.
“I’m curious too!”
“She’s really very beautiful!”
Even the girls were excited with the question. That’s when Han remembered something. He whispered to Dave urgently.
“Dave, don’t smile.”
“Just don’t smile.”
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