◈ Episode 248: Each person’s choice (1)
A good news was delivered to the students of Seorn.
This time, it was said that the third test would be conducted along with field trips.
The reason why I was happy was because it was to get points from them through mentors and actions without having to solve difficult test questions.
“I heard that if you meet a good mentor, you can always get a B or better?”
“Very few mentors know our situation, so they say they understand.”
In particular, the students, who were anxious about how difficult the exam would be, turned into colors and waited for the field trip to come.
What kind of mentors will I meet, and where will I stop when I go to the capital?
When everyone was thinking so positively, there were some who couldn’t enjoy it purely.
It was Leo.
‘It’s a big deal.’
As the field trip period approached, Leo couldn’t help but feel nervous.
It was not too long ago that an order had come down to inform the students of Seorn’s movement in the capital.
Leo pretended not to hear it, but he couldn’t ignore it forever.
So in the end, I took a big heart and sent a reply.
Most of the people here are students.
There are many nobles, but the number of commoners is also not small.
can’t hurt them
The contents of Leo’s reply were as follows, but the Liberation Army was adamant.
-Their sacrifice hurts our hearts too. However, their deaths will become a noble sacrifice and bring about the future that the Liberation Army wants.
Leo desperately resisted trying to shout out to him not to fuck with those words.
It was not because his patience far exceeded that of ordinary students.
‘Then let the other students die who did nothing wrong?’
– It’s not about dying. It is a noble sacrifice.
‘Why did you decide that noble sacrifice on your own rather than their will?’
– It is for the sake of an equal world away from the oppression of the nobility. accept it
No matter what Leo said, the Liberation Army did not accept it.
Their hatred for the nobility penetrated to their very core and they had no intention of giving up their will.
– And to remember. Who is taking care of your family now.
Leo couldn’t help but grit his teeth at those words.
With his sickly mother and only younger brother in their hands, Leo had no choice but to follow their orders, whether he liked it or not.
Leo clenched his fists in anger.
However, there was no target in front of me to wield this fist.
I wonder if I can wield it even if I have it.
You have to donate information for the sake of your precious family.
However, when information is handed over, Ceorn’s students are caught up in terrorism.
It’s not that comfortable to see the guys I hate die.
It’s not like they did anything wrong enough to die.
Even more terrible than that was the fear that the friends he had made in Seorn might die.
And when they know the truth, how will they see themselves… … .
“… … It’s annoying.”
Leo planned to go back to the dormitory early today and get some rest.
At that time, Aidan, Tacy, and Iona, who had spotted Leo from a distance, approached, but Leo ignored the call and left.
“What is that guy? What are you doing these days?”
Tacey grumbled at the sight of Leo ignoring her and leaving.
“Leo. What’s wrong with you these days?”
“It looks like there is.”
Iona replied immediately.
“Because you seem to have a lot of worries lately.”
“uh? did you?”
Teishi asked as if it was a first-timer.
Iona silently nodded.
Leo’s condition was not good enough that even that dull Aidan noticed that Leo was different from usual.
“What, what is it? Wasn’t I the only one who didn’t know?”
Tacey glanced back at Aidan and Iona.
As a self-respecting Taish, she was quite shocked by the current situation.
‘I’m the only one who didn’t know.’
Aidan or Iona weren’t the ones to reprimand for something like that, but Tacey couldn’t tolerate herself.
I thought I’d show you something more than this.
“Then can we find out?”
“If you find out, how?”
“Let’s tail Leo.”
Tacy puts a magnifying glass to one eye, not sure where she got it from.
“Uh,” Aidan asked stupidly.
“Let’s tail? Leo?”
“okay. You need to know why Leo is like that. To do that, you need to know more about Leo. This is the basis of the investigation.”
“Investigation… … .”
“I don’t know? There’s something that Detective Casey Selmore usually says. When an incident happens, do the investigation first. It is essential to apprehend the culprit.”
“Oh dear. That’s what it says.”
Towards Aidan, who asked back in surprise, Taysh waved his hand, telling him not to worry.
Then, Iona opened her mouth to see if she had any questions.
“Who is Casey Selmore?”
“It’s the first name I’ve heard of.”
When Aidan said he didn’t know, Tay’s eyes widened.
“you. Don’t you know Casey Selmore?”
“I don’t know.”
“oh my god… … .”
Tay’s head was spinning at these two lack of common sense.
Ionaya is a beastman and came from the place where his own tribe lived, so what the hell is Aidan even if he is blind?
“Casey Selmore. genius detective. He is a great wizard who even received the title of color in the Mage Tower by using single-attribute elemental magic.”
“of course. He is even the hero of the salvation of the country, who captured the famous villain James Moriarty in the Kingdom of Delica three years ago.”
“You were a great person.”
“He himself even showed a humble side, saying that it was not him who caught James Moriarty. He is truly an example that all wizards should follow.”
Tacey was a big fan of Casey Selmore.
He liked Casey to the point where he sometimes felt strangely proud that his name sounded similar to Casey’s.
“How could I not know him! Even the one who visited Seorn at the festival this time!”
“Uh, um. sorry?”
“I can’t. Aidan. I will lend you a book full of his greatness, so read it by next week!”
“Of course, that’s not the point, but anyway… … .”
Just as Taycey was about to speak, Iona stepped out.
“Let’s go after Leo for now.”
“uh? Oh right. It did. Let’s go, Aidan!”
“huh… … .”
Aidan nodded, but began to feel uneasiness at Tacey’s strangely excited look.
* * *
After finishing his deal with Hugo Brutegue, Rudger took off his glasses and blinked at the fact that he had done a big job.
“teacher. Are you very tired?”
Even though she was talking as if she was worried, her eyes were slightly dark, as if she looked quite tired.
“no. I am OK. Above all, the most annoying thing is over.”
“You mean Miss Hugo?”
“okay. The aristocratic teachers will have a hard time spreading their spirits within Seorn due to this incident. Of course, when time passes, I will raise my head again like before.”
At that time, it was enough to press down with moderate force to prevent Rudger, who held the position of Director of Planning, from raising his head.
Now he had the power and the power to do so within Céorn.
Thinking that way, Rudger was so dumbfounded that he let out an empty laugh.
‘It’s funny that I became a teacher at an academy that I had no intention of coming to, but to be in such an important position inside the academy.’
It was also the result of struggling desperately to survive, but even considering that, it was a lot of fun.
A teacher who hid his identity rose to an important position in Seorn.
Even the president handed over the position to him even though he knew that this side was hiding his identity.
It was the result of gaining trust from the appearances Ludger had shown so far, but for Ludger, the person in charge, he still felt dumbfounded.
“Once all the urgent work is done. May you rest in peace too.”
“yes. Rather, are you going to the capital too?”
“A field trip?”
“Yes. First of all, since I am also a teacher, I have to go as a leader. But before that, we need to sort through the list.”
The mentor application period for the upcoming field trip was still ongoing.
Now that Rudger has become the head of the planning department.
It was also his job to sort through the list of mentor applicants.
“Most of the mentors have been promised in advance, so in reality there will be few additional people. You never know when someone new will appear.”
Especially after Ludgar announced a research theory to increase the amount of magic discharge in the Arcane Chamber.
Regarding Ceorn’s upcoming field trip, the number of wizards sending applications to Ceorn as mentors increased exponentially.
“Then isn’t your work not over yet?”
“What are you talking about? My job is done.”
“yes? But I have to cull the list… … .”
“That is none of my business.”
Sedina realized something and nodded.
There was no need for Rudger, the head of the planning department, to work directly here.
Because that kind of chores are done by people below.
And, of course, if they were subordinates, they were servants who were hired by Seorn, which belonged to the planning office.
Because of that, people in the Planning Office were working through the night trying to cull out the right people from a myriad of lists.
“I just have to sign the payment documents that come up.”
“ah… … .”
Sedina wished the people in the Planning Office, whose work had doubled because of Rudger, to rest in peace.
* * *
Casey Selmore subdued all the assassins who attacked her and handed them over to the City of Ledervelk.
Before that, I tried to interrogate him personally, but the assassins never opened their mouths.
‘Well, I didn’t even expect it in the first place.’
Casey gave up cleanly.
After all, she can guess who ordered it from behind.
‘They must have been sent by the Black Dawn.’
He must have been trying to get rid of it because he heard the news that he was stalking him recently.
The fact that it was Ludger who warned him in advance was a sufficient clue.
‘That man rather than him.’
Casey saw Ludger’s letter in the trash and picked it up.
Letters written concisely.
The moment she saw it, Casey felt a complex emotion that was hard to put into words.
Why should I be careful? Just to laugh at this side?
no. In order to do so, he would not have even deceived me by sending such a letter in the first place.
He was definitely a bad person, but he wasn’t such a nasty and broken person.
Even so, sending a letter and giving a warning directly.
‘me… … I’m really worried.’
Casey crumpled the letter in her hand.
‘Do you think I’ll be happy with something like this?’
He said that, but Casey’s eyes were powerless.
Of course, this warning was an unnecessary action for her in the first place.
It was raining outside just in time, and Casey noticed at once that assassins were hiding in the room.
Even without the letter, she alone could have prevented the surprise attack.
Even so, I couldn’t get rid of the fact that I had been helped by Rudger.
The fact that the man who should always look bad worried about him.
Casey couldn’t decide whether to be happy or angry.
Three years ago, he was a criminal of the century who threatened a nation.
Tries to deceive, deceive, and start a war against countless people.
But now he was different.
Thinking of students, teaching magic, and revealing the discoveries of the century to everyone.
The moves of James Moriarty and Ludgar Celisi were diametrically opposed.
‘no. Was it really the opposite?’
Ludger’s past that I read the other day.
There, Ludgar stayed in Delica Kingdom and taught a boy his studies.
The figure he showed then seemed much gentler and kinder than he who had become a teacher now.
There was no need to wear a mask. Because I didn’t teach a child to write to show someone.
If you ask if that figure is a lie, Casey will answer.
It can’t be.
“… … .”
Casey took out a piece of paper containing Ludger’s magic from his pocket.
His past that he hadn’t seen because he was busy before.
Actually, it was just an excuse.
There was always a chance to see.
because you were hesitant.
Casey closed her eyes.
She is a member of the Selmore family, and is a magician with a unique title that deals with a single attribute.
However, if someone asked about her profession, Casey would proudly say that she was a detective.
Casey was not ashamed of being a detective.
He was proud and even had a sense of pride.
and the detective.
You should never turn a blind eye to the truth.
Casey opened her eyes with determination.
She immediately lay down on the bed.
To face the truth that I have been avoiding so far.
Casey took a deep breath and closed his eyes.
When Betty entered the room just in time, she saw Casey and exclaimed in surprise.
“Casey! What time do you sleep now!”
Casey picked up a pillow and threw it in Betty’s face.
“If you’re tired, say it with words. Why throw a pillow?”
Betty took the flying pillow with one hand and left with a grunt.
Casey stared at Betty like that and then fell back on the bed.
It was time to look into the truth.