The academy teachers gathered with serious expressions waiting for someone.
“Sir Silver hasn’t come?”
“Uh… he isn’t the kind to be late.”
“He seemed to be in a bad mood lately.
Maybe he is sick?”
“He would inform us if that was the case.”
“I can't contact him.”
A homeroom teacher for the elementary level Beta in Phoenix Academy, a cheerful and healthy man.
He was close to all the staff so it was natural that they were worried because of his sudden absence.
“Does anyone know where he lives? Didn’t you drink a lot with him after classes?”
“We did but I don’t know the address.
We never drank till we were drunk.”
Magicians don’t drink too much.
Because alcohol messes up with memory.
And memory was important to magicians, and they wouldn’t do things which would deteriorate their memories.
Because of that, even if they drank, it would only be until they felt better.
And the door opened and a little boy, Jamie entered while rubbing his eyes.
“Ahh~ good morning.”
Jamie went to his seat.
One of the teachers called him.
Did you see Mr.
Jamie didn’t remember most people, but he remembered this one person.
It was because he had spoken to him a few times.
And he seemed like a very kind person.
I didn’t see him.”
He couldn’t have been with you.”
“Did something happen?”
One of the teachers explained.
“He didn’t even contact?”
I tried calling, but he didn’t accept it.”
Sophia with her blue wavy hair responded and sighed.
“Something bad didn’t happen right?”
“It can’t be that.
He just had to be tired.”
Silver have class today?”
“Then Miss Sophia can go to the beta class for today.”
Although they were worried, they had an obligation to the academy, so they have to fill the vacancy.
“What are you all gathered here for?”
The door opened and Javelin entered.
He approached them with a smile.
The teacher who explained to Jamie, explained again.
“I don’t know.”
“I will go see him.
I will go find his address.”
Since Javelin would take the position as acting principal, finding an address wouldn’t be tough.
“As expected! So reassured by our acting principal!”
“It is fine.”
When Javelin solved the problem, everyone cheered for him.
“W-what is with you all acting like this.
Of course I need to do this.”
“We've been worried for an hour.”
“We can go to class at ease now.”
Javelin was a reliable man for not just the students but teachers too.
Everytime Jamie saw Javelin, he thought that he was a difficult-to-understand person, but he also knew that giving someone so much trust wasn’t easy.
Which meant he had to be a good man.
“Anyway, I’ll tell you after I find out.”
A large problem was resolved so Jamie headed to his seat.
He put down his bag, took off the tie around his neck and leaned back on the chair.
The door opened with a knock and Ann entered while looking around and found the spot.
“Ah! Good morning.
Ann greeted the other teachers too as she walked towards Jamie.
Yesterday, he met Ann on the way and talked to her and asked to drop by the teacher’s room in the morning.
Jamie looked at Ann.
A 10 year girl with her mouth shut as she was nervous, but eyes full of life.
It was the eyes which changed Jamie’s mind.
Jamie nodded with a smile.
“Come to my teacher’s house after class today.”
“H-home? I don’t know where.”
Lennon is also taking classes from me.”
At that, Ann’s expression wrinkled.
He knew without even asking.
Just yesterday he heard what Ann thought of Lennon.
“Why? Any complaints?”
Jamie would have been disappointed if he heard a stiff answer.
Jamie saw a bit of anger on Ann’s face.
Ann’s envy and jealousy towards Lennon won’t be resolved in just one day.
Ann still had a strong sense of inferiority towards Lennon.
So he accepted Lennon too.
He felt bad to take Lennon in on that thought, but he hoped that his presence would be a catalyst for Ann.
Come with Lennon.
And know this.”
“You two aren’t my disciples yet.
Only when you pass the test will you be my disciples.”
“Right, so work hard, or it could be only you or Lennon.
Both may remain, or both may fall.”
The sound of Ann gulping could be heard.
“Please don’t miss the chance.”
“I-I’ll do my best!”
When Ann answered loudly, all the teachers looked their way.
Ann quickly covered her mouth and bowed in their direction.
It was quite remarkable to see her white skin turn red.
Jamie smiled and waved to Ann.
“Now go and get ready for class.”
I’ll see you later.”
Ann nodded and walked out.
It seemed like there was too much motivation for her.
‘Ann needs stimulation.’
And in order to raise the magical talent she lacked, the emotional part had to be tapped.
And Lennon might be the right one for her.
“Are you going to make that child your disciple?”
“Ah! You shocked me!”
Jamie almost fell back at the sudden words from Keniac.
The gloomy man suddenly appeared with no sign.
“Give me a sign before you come! Please! I thought my heart was going to fall.”
“I am sorry.
It looked like you were too deep in thought so I didn’t care much about it.”
“… but, what is going on?”
“I guess you were too shocked to hear.
I asked if you were taking Ann as a disciple.”
Jamie felt uncomfortable talking about this to Keniac.
This was because they were talking for the first time, only after the first magic circle class was done.
He knew that Keniac respected him after the class, but Jamie was more comfortable with arrogant ones.
“I am still thinking about it.”
“Are you interested?”
“It is because I am interested that I am thinking if I should take her in or not.
Keniac stared at Jamie and lowered his head and spoke quietly only for his ears.
“Don’t be interested.”
“I think you should explain more about what you mea…”
Just keep it in mind.”
Keniac began to head back.
“… I don’t want to see a great talent fall down so quickly.
Don’t ignore the words.”
With that, Keniac left to teach.
Jamie, who looked at that, frowned.
‘What was that?’
Didn’t this mean that Ann was dangerous?
Ann was a genius with the talent of a scholar, but her family was ordinary.
He did a little research about her and her family and how she grew up.
And Jamie couldn’t find anything problematic in it.
So Keniac's warning didn’t make sense.
‘More than anything… when I talked about Ann to Siegfried, I didn’t hear any warning.’
Of course, Siegfried was the principal so he might not have known everything considering how he worked.
So he would have to look into the matter separately.
Ding! Dong! Dang!
The class bell rang.
Jamie got up as he decided to think about it later.
When Ann returned to class, she ran into Lennon at the entrance.
The two stared at each other without a word.
Both snorted at the other.
But Ann felt bad.
Lennon was staring at her terrifyingly.
After a brief night, Lennon snorted and looked away.
Ann couldn’t understand why Lennnon who was amazing in magic, was acting like this towards her.
In addition, the Simon family was known to have excellent magicians.
And his father was an elder in the Magic world.
Having such a great father, why did he have to ask Jamie to teach him?
And she thought of something else.
‘I will not lose.’
Although they were quite far away now, she was going to grit her teeth and learn.
And will pass this test and become Jamie’s disciple.
Ann had been diligent with her studies since she was young.
Although she is still young, she thought that there was nothing she couldn’t do.
Ann prepared for class without knowing that Lennon was thinking the same thing.
And looked at Finn next to her.
Finn didn’t look nice.
His eyes were slightly open and he looked weak.
“Finn, are you alright? Are you sick somewhere?”
“I am fine.”
He forced a smile.
“It is because the weather is cold… I have been feeling tired.”
Finn clenched his teeth and lowered his head.
Just yesterday Finn looked fine.
And just a day later he looked like a corpse.
“Are you really alright?”
“I am really fine.
Phew… don’t worry, I will be back to normal once I drink this.”
Finn said, taking out a bottle of Apophis X.
Ann stopped him,
“If you drink nutritional supplements, they won’t help your body.”
“It is okay.
This is good medicine.”
“You drink four to five of this a day.”
“I told you I am fine!”
Finn groaned and shook Ann's hand.
When Ann looked at Finn with a bewildered look, Finn’s face became startled as he recognized what he did.
I am really fine, don't worry.”
Ann turned away.
Meanwhile, Finn opened the bottle and shoved it into his mouth.
Did he have to do that?
Ann was concerned about his condition, but seeing how he reacted she didn’t want to.
And the bell rang.
Ann looked away reluctantly and opened her textbook.
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