◈ Episode 11 First Class (1)
When first offered a meal.
Will spring finally come to me too? … … I didn’t think of anything like that.
Since you are a new teacher just like me, I wonder if you can have a meal to promote friendship. It’s only when you’re in the heat of your youth that you’re allowed to have the heart-pounding illusion for nothing.
In fact, when I followed Selina, there were three other people besides me.
two men and one woman.
They all look unique, as if shouting, “I’m a wizard.”
“Heh heh heh. hello.”
The first to reach out to me and ask for a handshake was a very warm-hearted man.
The flesh is thick and the overall impression is round. He seems to be quite old, but he smiled like a friendly next-door neighbor.
I shook hands lightly with him.
“This is Rudgar Chelsea. I am in charge of the expression system.”
“This is Brino. I am in charge of golems in the summoning class.”
The next person who spoke to me was a bewitching beauty with long light purple hair covering one eye.
“oh. You are a handsome man. nice to meet you. My name is Merilda, who is in charge of enchantment and hallucination in the Curse and Haul series.”
“yes. Nice to meet you.”
And the last one left had a slightly different feeling than the previous two.
He was a man with dark blue hair up all back and wearing rimless glasses on his face.
He was frowning the whole time, as if he didn’t like the fact that he was here with him.
When I looked at him, he looked at me as well, then turned his head. It was an expression of his willingness not to even introduce himself.
what is this guy
While I was puzzled, Merylda smiled and explained in a small voice.
“This is Mr. Chris Benimore. As you can see, he is a nobleman who is different from commoners like us.”
ah. So that was it.
I’ve heard of the Bennimore family. Did he say he was a countess with a long history of the empire?
Chris, even if he is an academy teacher, probably has no desire to be friends with commoners.
In my case, I am a fallen aristocrat in terms of status, so it is only natural that I be looked down upon by the current aristocrat.
“Couldn’t Mr. Rudgar be ignoring us just because we’re commoners?”
“I don’t care.”
When I replied that it was absolutely not, Ms. Merilda widened her eyes and then smiled lightly and withdrew.
hmm. After all, there are five newly appointed teachers including me.
One noble, one fallen noble, and three commoners.
However, since everyone has become a teacher at this Seorn Academy, it must be that they are talented people who are never inferior in their field of teaching.
“joy. I can’t stay here any longer. Besides me, I asked what kind of guys were newly appointed, and they said they were fallen nobles and commoners.”
Chris’s cold voice flew in before he could even say to go out to eat together.
At that, Brino smiled awkwardly, and Selina flinched and panicked. Only Merylda glanced at Chris with an unkind look.
me? I just have no idea.
It only takes a day or two to see nobles immersed in the idea of the chosen people.
I was showing the attitude of saying, “If you’re just going to go, go on your own,” but Chris gave me a sharp glare.
“Don’t be proud.”
Didn’t he just turn around and leave?
It’s not someone else, so why did he do that by pointing at me?
Were you originally acquainted with Rudger? It doesn’t really seem like that.
‘It would be nice to get along with fellow teachers, but I don’t think I’ll be able to get along very well with them.’
I ignored Chris, who had disappeared, and looked at the other three.
You could say that he was a fellow teacher who had been assigned at the same time, but he couldn’t put his mind at ease.
Maybe there is a spy planted in the secret society among them.
‘Is there a First Order among these three?’
Currently, there are close to 40 members of the secret society hiding inside the Seorn Academy.
Of course, considering the entire population of Seorn Academy with this large site, 40 people is nothing, but that doesn’t mean there’s no chance of not encountering them on the road.
Excluding the Third Order, one of the Second Orders may have infiltrated as a student.
Especially in the case of the First Order, even the teachers cannot escape suspicion.
‘Once Rudger took the position of teacher with the First Order. There’s no law saying that other First Orders shouldn’t do the same.’
The question is, who is it?
If you said that you came together this semester like me, it would definitely narrow the range of guessing.
The problem was that the phrase ‘they came in first’ could be interpreted in any way.
Was the first period much earlier than me? Or was it around the same time as mine, but a little earlier.
Of course, I had no choice but to be suspicious of those who asked me to eat with the same motivation.
In fact, isn’t the reason why you called me like this was to subtly tease me?
I really can’t be careless.
I tried to keep my expressionless face and followed my fellow teachers to the cafeteria.
Still, since I don’t eat alone, I think it’s not bad.
* * *
New animology teacher, Selina.
She had just been assigned to the new academy not long ago, and became a teacher in the elemental sciences of summoning.
She came in with her swollen breasts, but at the same time was quite nervous.
Seorn Academy has a great reputation beyond the Empire and in other kingdoms as well. The students who enter here are geniuses who will be responsible for the future, who are qualified to be treated anywhere by themselves.
Teaching such children came as a great burden to her.
‘What if I make a mistake? What if I can’t teach you? Besides, there are a lot of noble children here!’
The difference between a commoner and an aristocrat is huge.
Thanks to the development of magic engineering, the world has gradually changed, and commoners have become members of the House of Representatives and become involved in politics. However, the social barriers were still high.
I heard that the reason why there were 5 teacher positions this time was because the teachers who were in charge of the class until last year had retired.
The reason why he quit is not known, but it wasn’t that there were no guesses if you knew how to use your brain a little.
Before coming here, the wizards I knew had repeatedly warned me of the territorial behavior of the noble students.
There are students who secretly look down on teachers and try to win over them.
Selina was terrified.
‘Even the royal family is said to attend this school.’
Did the third princess say that she was a sophomore? She said that her charge was a freshman, so she wouldn’t be involved right away, but when she said that there were three people in her right, her tension doubled.
It seems that the orientation on the first day of the semester went smoothly, but it is also true that I am still anxious because of my low self-esteem.
Selina didn’t want to go on like this, so she decided to make friends with the other new teachers who had just been appointed this time.
Still, life at the academy might be better if you have a colleague with whom you can share your hard work.
That’s how I made friends with Merilda, and after calling people one by one, I went to find the last one left.
A man from an aristocratic background, not a commoner. However, because of his family’s decline, he was not a difficult position to approach.
Until I met him, I definitely thought so.
At first, the crowd in the hallway split left and right, so I wondered what was going on.
Could it be that the imperial family, whom I had only heard of, made a visit?
Breaking that expectation, it was a well-dressed man who slowly approached me. gray suit. black frock coat. Even a silk hat on his head.
‘Wow, my God.’
Selina’s impression when she first met Ludger was one of extreme admiration.
I heard that you are a fallen nobleman.
Seeing him, Selina had no choice but to correct her narrow-minded thinking.
He walked slowly, scattering grandeur around him, more noble than any she had ever seen.
Each step is like a painting, so you stare blankly without even realizing it. Selina belatedly recalled her purpose for visiting Ludger, and she hurriedly called him over.
‘No, I’m scared.’
I felt my heart drop when he stopped and turned around.
Still, Selina smiled and cautiously asked Ludger to join him for a meal.
I wanted to say sorry.
It felt like Rudger would stare at me with contempt and say something like a commoner.
However, Rudger readily accepted her offer. Even when she walked in her path, he timed her stride and kept her distance from her.
I could feel the consideration for others in every little action.
‘Contrary to what he looks like, he has a very warm personality.’
Even when he introduced himself to his other colleagues, Ludger didn’t care whether he was an aristocrat or a commoner.
Even when Mr. Chris Benimore showed an openly hostile attitude towards him, Ludger showed no reaction.
Normally, he would get angry or annoyed, but his nobility never lost its light.
It was as if I was standing alone on a cloud in the sky.
As I heard later, he was a former military officer and was a great person who even submitted several academic papers to the Magic Tower.
‘Mr. Rudgar is a really great person.’
She also wanted to become a charismatic teacher like that.
Even when eating, Rudger just ate quietly without saying a word.
How restrained he was with his fork and knife, as if he was the only one living in another world.
Even the passing students glanced at me, so I said everything.
He himself acts as if it was natural, or as if he did not care about the reactions of those around him.
It was like a living statue, and I felt a kind of conviction in the whole process.
Ludger’s demeanor was the same even when the meal was over and they exchanged greetings and dispersed to their private quarters or the school building.
Even when everyone was waving to see you later, Rudger greeted with a nod.
I must be in a bad mood, but I couldn’t help but think that even that appearance was like that.
Selina, who was returning to the lodging with Merilda, recalled her brief meeting with Ludger today.
Selina inhaled and breathed in, deliberately making an expressionless face.
Merylda, who was walking by her side, noticed her behavior and asked.
“Selina. What are you doing? frowning.”
“Miss Merylda. Don’t I look a little strong just because I’m like this?”
Merilda tried to ask what that meant, but burst out laughing.
“Ahaha! Selina. Are you imitating Mr. Ludgar now?”
“yes? oh no that’s not it… … .”
Merylda shook her hand saying it was okay to Selina, who was flustered and babbling.
“Well, just do it. Rudger is so special that it’s hard to believe that he’s a new teacher like us. But considering his past, it was worth it.”
“ah. Wasn’t Selina darkened by this news? I checked what kind of people all the people who came in this time were like. He was a former military officer.”
“Is that so?”
“What’s even more amazing is that Selina, you and I all came here after being recommended by the Mage Tower or Spirit Society. That man didn’t He came in on his own, without belonging anywhere.”
“and. no wonder. It was different from the first impression.”
“For such a person, the teaching method must be something extraordinary. Still, we have no choice but to teach our students in our own way. Let’s not be too swayed by others. It’s okay if you don’t pretend to look strong. Because we also became Seorn’s teachers.”
Although they met for the first time today, the two quickly became friends and had a friendly conversation as they headed to the teacher-only accommodation.
* * *
Three days have passed since the orientation on the first day of class.
Since these 3 days are the lecture correction period, it must have been quite a busy time for students who have not yet made a choice about which lectures they will take.
Of course, that didn’t work for me.
The long-awaited first class. I crossed the hallway with a little excited step.
3 days ago I threw out enough warnings. My classes are like landmines.
Rumors about me must have already spread widely among students.
Having said that, I wonder if there are any students who want to take my class?
no, there will be When there are no seats in other classes, so you have no choice but to hold back tears in order to complete your credits.
It was a sea that was well considered. The important thing is that the fewer students I have to teach, the more comfortable I am.
The number of students who can take classes is from a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 80 students.
Lectures were never closed because there were few people, so if there were few people, it was enough to lead them well.
Of course, there is no possibility of the minimum number of 15, so a compromise of around 30 should be sufficient.
With that thought in mind, I opened the door and entered the classroom.
And I saw
Students who filled the inside of the classroom.
That number is over 30 people I thought, more than twice that.
No, it was actually the maximum number of people the classroom could accommodate.
why so many?