I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 48. Han Seong Didn’t Smile (2)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
There wasn’t even time to explain the reason to Dave.
If he reacted to the question, he would be marked by Carly.
So he kept his lips tightly sealed. He watched Carly as he controlled his expression.
And just as he expected.
Carly’s mouth curved as she looked at the cadet who had asked the question. She seemed to be smiling, but her eyes were not smiling at all. He could guess what words she would say next.
“The cadet who asked the question, what is your name?” The cadet opened his mouth in glee.
“My name is Gerard Leadri! I have a rare class attribute called Blessing of the Wind! You are very pretty, Instructor! Tell me, where would you like me to take you out to?”
Gerard seemed to be oblivious to the serious atmosphere. Han was stunned.
“Really?” Carly raised her right hand. He couldn’t help but gulp. Soon he would be able to witness what he had read in the novel.
She clasped her hands together perfectly.
Suddenly there was a loud bang like the sound of a drum. The inside of the classroom shook.
Most of the cadets didn’t understand what Carly had done.
Only he could see it clearly.
The face of the cadet who asked the question was hit as hard as if it had been crushed by rock. After falling to the floor, he rolled around wildly.
Many cadets belatedly reacted to what happened.
“QUIET.” Carly’s voice rang out again. It was an extremely cold voice, unlike before.
The screams of the female cadets stopped as if they were an illusion, and even the cadets expressing their astonishment closed their mouths.
“It is good that you cadets have so much encouragement. It’s better than an atmosphere of despair. Besides, I know that you have the necessary talent to enter the Academy. You all proved yourselves on the entrance exam. But…”
Her words came to an abrupt halt. Carly swept the cadets with her gaze. Not a single cadet made eye contact with Carly.
Their bodies all became unnaturally rigid, as if they were under the curse of petrifaction. They even found it difficult to breathe.
Then her eyes caught Han for an instant.
“……!” Goosebumps rose all over his body, but he was able to keep his composure. He probably hadn’t reacted as badly as the other cadets. And maybe neither had Dave, because he had advised him just a short while ago.
Carly, who soon looked away slowly, opened her mouth again.
“What I don’t understand is how rotten his mentality is. I don’t know how he dared to ask his instructor such a question. Some might now think that my punishment has been too severe because Cadet Gerard hasn’t done anything that bad…”
She paused again. The corners of her lips turned up. It was a truly beautiful smile. Not like before when his eyes didn’t smile. Now it did look natural.
“There is not a single instructor in this Academy who has not been on the battlefield. They have all experienced life and death situations. This means that they have dedicated their lives to the defense of this Empire. Therefore, my personality is not good enough to socialize with cadets like him, who have just received their attribute, but dare to ask questions like that. He didn’t even show basic courtesy towards his instructor. I hate rude cadets more than anything else.” Her voice was cold.
She sounded as if she didn’t like that he had asked something personal so lightly.
Her gaze continued to wander the room.
A suffocating silence hung in the air of the classroom.
Carly slowly shook her head. “The cadet next to Gerard, yes, you – take him to the treatment room.”
No one spoke even as the cadet walked out of the classroom with Gerard supported by his back. Han was still just as surprised by the atmosphere. Posted only on NovelUtopia
She is scarier than I thought. His experience in person compared to what he had read in the novel felt radically different.
This is a Level 9 attribute.
Just a few words, accompanied by a truly tiny display of power, caused all the cadets present to freeze. Carly had done nothing to any of them except Gerard.
She had enough power to overpower them with just eye contact.
He could feel it clearly now that his attribute was at Level 4. She was like a predator in this space.
“Han Seong?” He was surprised when she mentioned his name, but opened his mouth calmly.
“Yes, Instructor Carly?”
“Only Cadet Han Seong didn’t smile earlier. I think all the other cadets either laughed or were swayed by the question.”
He merely smiled awkwardly as he looked around.
At the same time, he noticed that Dave was avoiding his gaze. I don’t think he smiled either. Why does she only mention me?
“On that note, I would like to ask Cadet Han Seong a question. Cadet Seong, would you agree?”
“…Yes. Instructor.” A little fear crept in as he answered.
He was sure the question would not be easy.
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