I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 59. Elimian’s Compassion (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
Men don’t wear accessories
This was often said in the world of the Great Royal Academy.
Although stereotypes had changed over time, even during the course of the novel, men rarely bought accessories because of their group’s biased gender worldview.
Generally, accessories were still considered exclusive to women from generation to generation. It seemed that all accessories existed to enhance only women’s beauty. In addition, a man almost always bought accessories with the intention of giving them to a woman.
Carly knew that.
She also knew that Cadet Han Seong certainly did not know how to put on earrings. She instantly decided to put the earrings on him personally.
Carly carefully pushed his black hair aside to expose the cadet’s ear. She noticed that the cadet froze when her hand touched his body.
She didn’t think she was doing anything serious.
However, she hesitated for a moment. But, she kept calm.
And she carefully brought the earring in her hand up to his ear.
Suddenly she wondered why she was doing this.
I didn’t plan to go this far.
It was an unintentional action for her to stop Cadet Han Seong as he was leaving.
Her instincts had guided her.
She didn’t know what to say after that, emotions too roiled inside her to be instantly rational. So she ended up taking him to her private training camp, which she would never reveal to an ordinary cadet.
Then again, she would never normally give a cadet a priceless magical engineering item. She wondered if maybe she had gone crazy.
The cadet’s soft breathing tickled her.
“I’ll tell you up front. It might hurt a little.”
“Don’t worry.” She smiled slightly at the cadet’s awkward response.
The cadet was startled for a moment when she finally put the earring on him. Then she moved her hands to place the other earring on the opposite ear.
Cadet Han Seong did not move a muscle. His entire posture was rigid from the head down.
“……” His gaze had blanked out. Apparently, he didn’t know where to place his eyes.
Strange. He didn’t ask me anything.
She thought he might have rejected her sudden approach, or perhaps he would react strangely when she wanted to put her earrings on him, but Cadet Han Seong accepted it quietly. She would have guessed that he believed in her, as strange as it sounded.
It seemed as if she could do anything to the cadet. At that moment she felt strange.
What am I thinking?
The two of them were just interacting in their normal roles as instructor and cadet.
Yes. That’s just it.
It was normal for Cadet Han Seong to accept her touching him, given her rank above him.
Finally, she put the other earring on him.
Then she stepped back, and she looked at the motionless Cadet Han Seong. He seemed inexplicably adorable to her.
He was taller than her. His lean body had muscles everywhere. It was proof of the intense effort the cadet had put in for the past two months. And to have fought Leonhard to a draw like that…
…Then she realized her ridiculous thoughts.
I can’t believe I’m looking at a cadet like that. It’s so… unprofessional. She shook her head slightly to clear her thoughts and regain control.
“Han Seong,” she began. “Don’t do anything; just stay still for a while.”
“Okay.” He still sounded paralyzed, but he did as she asked. Carly methodically observed the cadet. She had to carefully examine the cadet for a while to see if there was any rejection or unusual phenomenon due to wearing the magical engineering item.
All magical engineering items were special. Magical engineering items were so incredible that none could be underestimated. Only a very small number of craftsmen born with magical attributes could even try to make them. It took years to hone their craft.
And in the Empire, there were no more than ten such craftsmen. For this reason, some referred to magical engineering items as treasures. Treasures that most people could not obtain even if they had enough money. Posted only on NovelUtopia
The special yet innate power of these items sometimes rejected the wearer. She checked the scene before her now, to see if that would be the case. She had supplies just in case.
And just like that they crossed glances for 5 minutes. Cadet Han Seong seemed nervous under her gaze. However, that had been no different than the previous 5 minutes.
Finally, she was relieved.
“You can move now. There is no rejection.” The cadet moved at her words, only to lurch awkwardly – having been still for a little too long. Surely his muscles were screaming at him. She laughed inwardly. He paid too much attention to her and to her reacting to him. He still seemed naive.
“The earrings are a magical engineered item called Elimian’s Compassion,” she continued, maintaining her composure.
“Elimian’s Compassion?” Han asked.
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