I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 71. Accelerated Heartbeat (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
All facilities at the Great Royal Academy were massive in scale.
There were various facilities such as coffee shops, clothing stores, convenience stores, food stores, blacksmith shops with various weapons, all done according to the general needs of the cadets, or even on special order. Even a branch of the Magic Tower was housed within the Academy.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that virtually every facility there was in the city was located at GRA. That was possible because the Great Royal Academy received strong support from the Empire mainly thanks to the aristocracy that sent their children there.
That meant that even leisure spaces such as a certain coffee shop contained a surprising dimension.
A bell rang as the door to the spacious coffee shop opened. The cadets inside turned their gaze toward the sound. They saw that a man had entered, accompanied by two women. They had an unusual appearance.
Most of the seats were taken. But the three acted unfazed at that prospect. Everyone’s attention towards the three redirected to their own various activities.
Soon after, Han, Millia, and Luna were seated at a square table with their own drinks. Han Seong took his drink.
They also looked at him with a straw in their mouths.
One looked at him with good will, and the other with such coldness it gave him chills. He alternated his gaze between them as he took a careful sip of his drink.
Finally, he opened his mouth.
“Now that we’re here, I’ll formally introduce myself. My name is Han Seong. I have the common grade attribute Spearman at Level 4. I think I should clarify this if we’re going to continue to interact from now on.”
Millia looked surprised at the number of the level, while Luna looked on with indifference.
“It’s amazing that your attribute is at level 4. My attribute is still level 1.”
“That was a bit of luck. The sparring with Leonhard was very helpful,” Han replied earnestly. He did not want to show off so as not to appear vain.
“You don’t have to be so modest. It’s pretty impressive that your attribute is at Level 4 now. I’ll formally introduce myself as well. My name is Millia Evelon. I have the rare grade attribute named ‘Water Spirit Affinity’. I can summon Seshi.”
When Millia extended her left hand, a white light came out of it.
The moment the white light disappeared, a small bird made of water appeared.
“It’s… a water spirit.” Although Han knew Millia’s attribute, he was surprised because it was the first time he had personally seen a spirit. They were not living beings back home, but they clearly existed in this reality.
He had never seen anything so absurd, contrary to what most people thought back home.
“I named him Seshi. What do you think? Don’t you think it’s pretty too?” She spoke proudly. He nodded matter-of-factly.
The spirit body fluctuated slightly like a ripple. Then Millia raised her thumb with a smile. The spirit rubbed its body against her thumb, seeming to express its affection that way.
…Actually, that’s adorable.
His thoughts created a link between the spirit and Millia now that he was watching it in person. It seemed that she had created an affectionate bond with the spirit. Although the spirit was not very powerful at the moment, its potential for growth was endless. Posted only on NovelUtopia
Soon the spirit dispersed into thin air. He looked at Millia in a daze.
“Actually… I’ve been summoning it every night. So it’s a little hard for me to keep the summoning going any longer. I still need time to recover,” Millia explained as if she was embarrassed to have to cancel the summoning. She could have made an excuse, but she told him her weaknesses openly. He liked her innocence.
“It’s a very good attribute. It has great potential for development in the future.”
“You think so?” she beamed at him.
“Many people who have an attribute related to spirits are famous, right?” The number of active spiritualists on the front lines at that time was immeasurable. And they were treated amazingly because they were considered a valuable and irreplaceable human resource.
“But…I’m still at Level 1.”
“Perhaps it’s because it’s hard to relate to spirits.” He tried to sympathize with her words. Perhaps she would have been assigned to Class A if her attribute was at Level 2. She probably received a low score only because her attribute was at Level 1 on the entrance exam.
In fact, Millia’s attribute evolution was especially slow in the novel.
Maybe because she is not a heroine?
Perhaps it was because she was a character half abandoned by the author. She didn’t have as many appearances as Luna. Although in the beginning they were always together; as time went on, however, she seemed to become an irrelevant secondary character.
But her attribute was too good for her to remain that way here – in his reality.
Millia looked at him tenderly, perhaps because his words had made her feel better. Now that one person was on friendly terms with him, he with a smile turned his gaze to her side.
Luna was harder to understand than Millia. It was almost a miracle that she didn’t refuse his request to come to the coffee shop. It was also strange that she was remaining so quiet.
It had been just two days ago they had had a dispute at the entrance ceremony. Frankly, he didn’t have any good feelings for Luna, but she was a relevant heroine, and he had to try.
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