I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 60. Elimian’s Compassion (2)
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“Elimian’s Compassion?” Han asked. Carly decided she would elaborate.
“This is one of many items made by Elimian, a craftsman with a unique grade magical engineering attribute. The name of this item includes the word ‘compassion’ because it has a special power that increases the wearer’s physical resilience. Wearing the earrings will make you feel less tired by increasing your overall vitality.”
She maintained eye contact as she explained, intent on seeing his reaction, and she wasn’t disappointed. Astonishment flashed in the cadet’s distinctive black eyes.
At the same time, he also appeared to wonder, Is that all? But many people wanted this effect, even if they didn’t understand what it meant. She could understand that the cadet still didn’t know the importance of the item. She did.
That was how she knew this magical engineering item was suitable for him.
“And if the user so chooses, he can stay in a more difficult state,” she continued to explain.
“Does that mean it can increase the strain the body can take?” he interrupted.
Carly nodded with a smile. Cadet Han Seong had quickly learned why she had given him this.
“Yes, it can make life easier, as the name compassion suggests, but the opposite is also possible. It can make everyday life more difficult. For example, an action as simple as breathing can become very strenuous.” He touched an earring as he listened to her words. It seemed that he was not used to wearing an earring in his ear. On the other hand, it strangely gave the impression that he was trying something.
…Trying? Carly asked herself, a little confused.
“ARGH!” Cadet Han Seong groaned in pain, and he fell to one knee.
She was taken aback. I didn’t even teach him how to use it properly. How the hell…? She had merely explained the effects of Elimian’s Compassion.
However, it appeared that Cadet Han Seong had experience with magical engineering items, as he appeared to skip through the various stages of this item.
“Ha…” He bit his lower lip while breathing heavily.
She became more surprised the more she looked at him. She had also used Elimian’s Compassion, in both sparring and training. She clearly knew the intensity its effect could reach.
It had taken her days to get used to its use. However, it did not take Cadet Han Seong long to use it. He appeared to be getting used to it, way different from just laboring under the pain.
Labored breathing, unsteady posture – he exhibited the normal signs of struggling with its intensity. His eyes were unaffected, still open and shining with determination. Gradually, he seemed to return to normal.
“Haah haah.” He took deep breaths to control his state as he stood back up, straightening his posture.
The first time she used it, she had too much trouble controlling it. She had to suffer in that pained condition for almost half a day because she could not control the intensity. She wondered how on earth this was possible. He was not only able to use it right away, he even figured out how to control the intensity.
“I’m sorry, Instructor Carly. I lost my composure.”
He apologized as soon as he was back to normal. She shook her head.
“You don’t need to apologize. On the other hand, how did you immediately adapt to the magical engineering item? That’s… not so easy.” It could take a long time to understand magical engineering items, especially if the individual had never used one before.
“I just followed your words, Instructor. The charge is applied directly to the body, which gave me the clue I needed. I still need time to properly handle the magical technology item…” he trailed off, looking a little embarrassed.
“Of course. So you only did it with my words in mind?”
“Yes… Is my answer weird?” She smiled because he asked carefully.
“No. I’m just… a little surprised. Not many people get used to magical engineering items so quickly. Even I was a bit confused at first.”
“I guess I got lucky,” he replied with an awkward smile. She sensed again that he was no ordinary cadet.
Think. Act. Attitude. Values. None of them held by Han could be considered ordinary. She wondered why this world awarded him a low common grade attribute. Posted only on NovelUtopia
“I’m sorry… But I can’t arbitrarily give earrings to a cadet. I hope you’ll keep that in mind.” She felt embarrassed as she said it. Even if he was a special cadet, she could not just gift him a magical engineering item.
“Of course I know. How could I just accept this item without doing anything for it?”
When the cadet finished and smiled sympathetically… Carly felt a strange sensation. For some reason, she wanted to care for this cadet a little more. She was convinced. It didn’t matter from which perspective she analyzed this cadet.
He appears to be a genius. At least in terms of talent. Even though she hadn’t personally tested the cadet’s abilities, she couldn’t shake the feeling. Not every cadet came across to her like this.
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