I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 49. Carly Ishtar (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
Han became nervous as he looked at Carly.
Despite his confidence, there was only one way to describe the situation.
Predator, and her prey. They were now in those positions. Her smile seemed cold.
The red eyes looking at him were objectively beautiful, but not so much under these circumstances.
He swallowed hard. Then Carly asked him the question.
“Cadet Han Seong, do you think the Empire’s front is adequately maintained? I want you to tell me what you think about it.”
Her voice sounded calm.
It was completely unexpected, but ironically, it didn’t seem strange to him.
It was a question only Carly would ask.
One of the characters that he found unique when he read The Great Royal Academy was Carly Ishtar. She really was special.
She had a good quality attribute, but she was obsessed with the word effort. She was so obsessed with effort that everyone wondered why. She had a great attribute, so great she didn’t have to work as hard as most. Posted only on NovelUtopia
But he knew what the reason was. He also knew why she had focused so much on effort. And even now, why she had asked him this question.
Bloody Dawn. Her nickname showed her great performance. A performance that could only be achieved on the front line.
“……” Carly stared at him without pressing him to respond. She merely maintained eye contact. When he finished organizing his thoughts, Han then opened his mouth.
“I think the front will gradually recede.” He knew the future of this world. The Empire front had held firm for years in the current war.
But suddenly the winds of change would blow.
An absolute crisis would emerge.
There should already be some signs of this at the front.
“Why do they think that Cadet Han Seong? The front has not receded in the last three years. Not once.”
He wondered if he had been surprised by her answer.
Carly looked at him with interest as she asked him why he thought that.
“The main reason is that fewer and fewer cadets want to go to war. In addition, the number of officers and soldiers holding the front continues to decline.” Han’s response was immediate. Those that were fighting to maintain the front were still doing a great job. Some of them could be called key characters of this world, although he personally wouldn’t meet them.
Thanks to them and their efforts, the front had not receded at present. But everyday fighting was so intense that it could be said that the talents of the Empire were daily being plucked at the front.
Suddenly the words Carly had said came to his mind.
ㅡThere is not a single instructor in this Academy who has not been on the battlefield.
So he could understand her looking at them coldly.
Those who had been on the battlefield had a different outlook compared to the cadets who had just entered the Academy.
They were not only there as instructors at the Academy because they wanted to teach. They were there because there was a need for them to teach. On the battlefield there was a brutal reality. There was no way for people experiencing this reality to have an ordinary daily life. But there would be no future for the Empire unless they did.
Carly, who paid close attention to his answer, smiled slightly.
“It seems Cadet Han Seong is more interested in the battlefield than I thought. Most people don’t know the battlefield like that…”
“I know it by chance,” Han tried to justify his answer. Maybe he should have played dumb instead.
“Really? If you have heard about it, it’s because you have even the slightest interest.” He merely nodded weakly at Carly’s words. He couldn’t think of a better answer.
Fortunately, his response had not displeased Carly.
Finally, Carly looked away from him. Then she glanced at the numerous cadets in the classroom. When she stopped watching them intently, the stiff cadets gradually relaxed and the heavy atmosphere softened. Han let out a small sigh.
“Oh! You’re amazing.” Dave, who was also now able to relax, let out a short exclamation.
Han simply replied by shaking his head. Other people might assume the same. It was no big deal. Anyone else could have offered a similar response – or offered a response what they thought would be more to Carly’s liking. It was his own fault for singling himself out like this. And at that moment, Carly’s smile disappeared from her face, and she began to speak again.
“The front is holding pretty steady. And it’s been that way for years. Most people in the Empire believe that this situation will continue. But in my case, having spent my days at the front, I don’t feel that way at all. It is very likely that the front will recede in the future, as Cadet Han Seong just speculated. And it’s not much different from what the other officers now at the front think.”
Carly said calmly. Not a single cadet took her words lightly because a moment ago she had demonstrated her power.
On the other hand, he felt his ears tingling. It is too strange for her to include me.
Why had she chosen to mention him in this important statement?
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