046 – First Lesson

Editor: Poor_Hero

TN: HERE WE GO. Sorry for waiting.


My master was not to be underestimated.
The man snickered.

Iron fortress – Gion. It was natural to think he would lay traps around in his office but to think the Shadows, who were pro in this field, were caught so easily. Plus there was something unnatural about the way this news was presented.

No matter how I sniffed around, I could not seem to even get a single bit of information. The only thing I found out was that somehow, Gion had been running around. And even that was an unreliable bit of rumor from the streets. To think Gion Beryl managed to keep such a tight lid…

But now, just by poking a little, the seams fell apart and information could be easily gotten. It was as if he was trying to hide something else….

And my master, whose appearance was easily looked down upon, was actually a sharp and able person. To get that fact confirmed again, the black hooded man….no, the masked man laughed. My master had picked up on this tiny clue and gave his instructions quickly. To think I had decided to investigate it myself had he not say anything.

I had plenty of time.

And I waited for 3 years.

Finally my time had come.
Will―――― Williams Beryl had entered the Academy. Even if I still had to wait for 2 more years till Will graduates, this was still an unexpectedly good news. The mansion and Gion’s close proximity were too dangerous. The risk of me being found out was too high. And right now, both of those were a far distance away from Will. Now is the best timing.

Lowering my hood and deeply covering my face, I cackled.

I had a dream.
I dreamed that I was summoned by god (gramps) and I laid all my dissatisfaction on him. To give me a [cheat] ability that I did not even ask for, did he know how much troubles I had because of him? But it was also thanks to that, I managed to help Selphys and most of all, to be able protect all the people I hold dear from now onward. I should be fine if I hide my abilities to prevent being feared or looked upon as a weirdo and if it really did get found out, I can only resigned to my fate.

But that gramps.
He was definitely not reflecting on his wrongdoings.

To prevent the incident that happened to me happening to others, he should at least shave off his beard. If he ever appears in my dreams the next time, I am going to pluck all of it out.

Ah, don’t mind that too much since after all, it was only all a dream. But it did make me think. Even if I received this [cheat], I am still living as now I want it to be.

My first aim is that.
Yep.

To be loved by people. In other words..

To be popular!

As I renewed my determination, the alarm sounded. I peeled myself off the bed and climbed down the ladder.

” Oi! Zen! Wake up! ”
” Unn…5 minutes more… ”

Leaving the mumbling Zen, I quickly washed up and got ready. Sorry Zen, I don’t want to miss breakfast. Brushing the lint off my uniform, I opened the door. Since it was still early, I leisurely strolled down the corridor and heard bustling behind me.

” Will~ Don’t leave me behind! ”

Zen.
As he had rushed out in a hurry, his bed hair was still sticking out all over the place and his collar stood up too. Since it was amusing, I shall keep quiet about it. I then grinned.

” I woke up on time though? ”
” Uuuu….but what if I am late to class? It’s the first day too! ”
” Then try your best to wake up on your own. ”

While conversing, we climbed up the stairs and as we were about to turn around the corner to the lobby, someone bumped into me.

” Ah- Sorry…. Oh, Selphys. ”
” Uwah! Yesh! Good mongol! ”

Selphys bit her tongue from shock. But she immediately got a grip and after a small wait, she tried again, her face red.

” ……Good morning, Will. ”

Her face was really red, was she okay? Was she running a fever? ….She looked energetic so I guessed she was fine.

” Ah, the sullen girl from before. ”

Just as I was worried about Selphys’s health, Zen just casually dropped a bomb. Though it was true that she was seen as sullen from before but I am pretty sure her personality was nothing like that. Nope.

” Will, you spoke with her after that? ”
” Ah…yeah.. ”

I did not know if it was okay to talk about Selphys’ situation so I just gave a vague answer. Picking up on that, Selphys smiled.

” Will helped me yesterday. I am Selphys, nice to meet you. ”

To the smiling Selphys, Zen blushed and straightened his back. But since his hair and collar were still sticking up, it looked even more amusing than ever. Even I want to prank people sometimes.

” I’m Zen, Will’s roommate and best friend! ”

He seems to emphasize on being my best friend but let’s just ignore that.
….Zen, you are a man too huh? Though you were still only 10. I understand, I totally understand your feelings. If I was truly an 8 years old, I would want to be liked by her too.

…….Since I am not a lolicon, it was that. Like how a big brother looking out his sister. Eh? I am younger than the both of them? Shut up, it’s the inner age that counts!

Ahh, but it was nice to hear that Zen treated me as his best friend too. A small smile danced on my lips as I began to walk towards the cafeteria.

” By the way, is bed hair a fashion thing now? ”

Selphys asked Zen, amused. Zen, who turned red, burst out at me.

” Will! You definitely know about this, don’t you! You’re horrible! ”

I laughed out loudly as Zen chased after me.
Yep.
This was a peaceful day.
In the end, Selphys pacified Zen and we entered the cafeteria together.

Today, as Zen had previously said, was the first day of lessons. Since I had learnt it all from John-sensei, the lessons don’t mean a thing but still, it was my first school lesson after so long! Strictly speaking, it was actually an academy but I was still excited for it.

As this was the lower academy, the homeroom teacher would be in charge of most of the subjects. Just like primary school. My previous homeroom teacher was a useless and awkward man and I got another teacher for my music and home economics classes. Going with the flow, it meant that Zelda-sensei most likely would be doing the same thing. And he looked like he was boorish and clumsy too.

I thought about all that as I ate and all of a sudden, Zen threw a question in my direction.

” So Will, what did you help Selphys with? ”

He asked, curious. I looked at Selphys, asking with my eyes if I should talk about it. She nodded, letting me know to leave it to her. To think she was backed up a wall yesterday. She sure changed fast. Just like the piper uncle who ate mushrooms. She evolved instantly. Mah, it was true that children have these traits in them. With a personality 180° from what she was shown previously, the brightly beaming Selphys was attracting gazes throughout the cafeteria.

” I was rather silent the entire time, wasn’t I? ”

Zen did a difficult move of turning his head and nodding at the same time to Selphys, who spoke. Ah, because of his age, his neck sure was soft….

” That was because I kept hearing voices from the faeries. It was really noisy and it covered up your voices so I couldn’t hear a thing. ”
” Eh~ As expected, elves can talk to the faeries. ”

Zen said, impressed. But Selphys shook her head sadly.

” No. It is true that elves that were aware of the faeries can speak with them but for me… ”

Selphys let her sentence trailed off into silence. Which means, Selphys can hear them without being aware of it…. No, she had a constitution that can hear things regardless of what they are. Zen seem to understand that too. He quickly apologized, feeling bad.

” Ah, sorry. I didn’t mean that… ”

Selphys panicked at his apologies and said that it was okay. Still feeling slightly bad, Zen wanted to continue hearing the story about how I helped her. He might not know that I did not do much actually.

” Will saved me from those noises. ”

Selphys, with her eyes sparkling, turned towards me. I felt slightly guilty at that sparkling eyes since I did not do anything much. And, as I expected, Zen had a funny, idiotic look on his face.

” Huh? Eh? ”

I smiled wryly at that.

” Yeah, I only asked the faeries to go away. ”
” Only. According to what I read, Faeries only listen to people with magic power higher than them…. Will is really un-normal, yea? ”

This time, I was the one stunned by Zen.
What? How rude. I only tried asking them.
Since I am an adult, I shan’t hold it against you.

Leaving the empty plates on the counter, we left the cafeteria.

” Wo~ah, lessons’s starting! ”

Gori…Zelda-sensei entered the classroom as energetically as ever.

” Well then. Okay, stand up!. ”

The chairs rattled as everyone stood up. It seem like this world had the same practice before class. Somehow, I was kinda happy about it. But the next part made me want to bang my head.

” Sit! Greet! ”

Nononononononono!
I really want to bang my head against the wall at such an old joke. And I had no idea if it was done on purpose or not as Zelda-sensei just pass the entire thing with a bright smile.

And so, class started with a sloppy start. Since it was the first day, we were learning about writing. But, expected of 10 years old. They had all memorized the alphabets before coming and was taking the lesson just because and in the end, the lesson went smoothly. But as I soon became bored, I started sketching instead.

Next was mathematics. The 4 fundamentals were easy. [TN: +, -, x, ÷] I was so bored that I finished all the questions.

So I am very free now. Was there nothing else to do? I looked around the classroom. On my right was Zen, left was Selphys. Zen was as good as he said, solving the questions without any trouble while Selphys was earnestly paying attention to Zelda-sensei’s lesson.

She then discovered me staring at her.
Hehe, sorry, I’m bored!
To convey my message, I smiled at her and she turned her head away.
Uwah……Her ears were red with anger! I’m sorry!
Please forgive me since I am younger than you.

But since I don’t want to anger her again, I began to observe others. Oh yes, I wondered what happened to Miso-kun.

My eyes searched all over the classroom. Oh, he was in a blind spot. He was just right in front of me. Had he repented? I would like some friends when I succeeded Father so I would really be happy if he changed his way of thinking. As I stared at that blond hair, my name was suddenly called out.

Hm? Turning to the direction of the voice that called me out, it was right at the front of the classroom, where the blackboard was.

…..Oh man……

I was called by the teacher. This was bad, I totally did not hear what he just said. Ah, would it be fine to just answer the question on the board? I looked at Zen and he nodded. Oh, that was easy.

It was a simple question that could be solved by mental calculation and when I answered immediately, Sensei was shocked. The class stirred as well.

” Hm? Eh? I was wrong? ”

I whispered at Zen, asking, only for him to stare at me, smiling wryly.

What was it, man?

 

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73 thoughts on “046 – First Lesson

      1. Chiffon is back at the mansion. Will collected her flag, rubbed her fluffy ears and tail several times, and left her, that scoundrel! Shall we hope for better with Selphys?

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  1. “To convey the message, i smiled at her and she turned her head away.
    Uwah…Her ears were red with anger! i’m sorry”

    Will… you bitch… haha!

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  2. Maybe he just solved for x in basic algebra where x squared plus x minus one gets x equal to positive and negative one or something silly like that

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      1. You forgot a part. Something like that should be in the form of [left part] = [right part]
        So it should have been something like X^2-x-1 = 0
        And the solution for me in this case is rote memorization seeing that one of the answers is the golden ratio (and the second possible answer -1 divided by the golden ratio, oh and yes that is a minus sign).

        Here is a very easy one that looks like you need to be a rocket scientist to solve:
        e^(√-1*π) + 1 = 0

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      2. I think it’s ironic for your name with the word “whocares” to provide an answer to the question😂

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      1. Well, I think his complex also comes with the girls blushing and running away without saying anything.
        I don’t think that complex will be cured…. Not until he is super duper popular(like 16 to 18 years old)… I think? Or maybe it wouldn’t be cured!😨

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  3. Really thanks for the chapter,i laughted a lot for the misturanding of will about others ^_^ and i really like the POV chapter to read their impression on him ahahahah.

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  4. Kuh… wasn’t as early as I wanted. I almost forgot about Miso-Shiru-no-Fu and isn’t Will re~ally dense? Mistaking embarrassment for anger…

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    1. Hei hei hei… Remember that he is really bad at reading other expressions since he always though everybody dislike arguments hate him. Remember his suck mom? From previous life?

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      1. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ah.
        Get to it man!!! MOVE! MOVE! MOVE!!!!

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    1. You’re probably right. This bit of OP-ness brought to you by his earlier Japanese education rather than God. Though John would have trained him to that point also.

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  5.      ∧_ ∧
        (`・ω・)  Thanks!
       ,ノ^  yヽ、  Nepu!!
       ヽ,, ノ==l.ノ    Pudding!!!
        /  l |
    “””””~”””””‘””””””‘”””””~”””””‘””””””‘”””””~””

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      1. I don’t believe un-normal is a word. If you are trying to say he is not normal, without a negative connotation, how does ‘out/outside of the norm’ sound?

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      1. That’s… funny. I guess?
        Maybe since they greet by bowing, if you sit and then bow, you’ll hit the desk with your face?

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  6. Ayyyyyy~~~ Thanks for the Chapter! Dang-I’m sapposed to be doing my Homework >~< Couldn't resist it. Ahhh~Will, dear Will… That question, it seems your the only one who could answer it that fast! 😙At least that what I think it ment😶. Lol

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  7. another school arc cliche that Arisa would love to experience but blocked by another satou loli member. ahahaha, thank you as always

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  8. Usually i hate dense characters but im ok with this one because THEY ACTUALLY GIVE A REASON FOR IT! You know with the whole terrible mother thing.

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  9. Heyyyyy..
    From the POV of the Black Hooded Man, it seems that he infiltrated Beryl Household as someone close to Will and/or Gion..
    So the enemy was this close huh..
    Wonder who he is..
    Is it someone we know?

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    1. It might not be a he or could be a she? Since it seems like they have quite a bit of maids and expecting a woman to a spy without a slave collar seems like it would easy to deceive.Thanks for the chapter.

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      1. You’re right.
        Somehow, that’s the impression I got, but now that I think about it, “being found out” could simply mean “being discovered lurking around the mansion and Will”..

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  10. Thanks for the chapter~~~~
    When will be the day where I will manage to read this on the day it is published?…..😶 Well not complaining.

    I’m not surprised Will manage to answer maths questions at least because Japan maths level is very high… Well at least compared to my country cause we solve problems with calculator…

    Another very dense OP MC. I look forward to his development with heroin-chan(?). Also I look forward to see him pluck the moustache of God😁

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