“How were the students?”
On the way back to the office, Javelin asked which made Jamie think for a moment,
“There are some good ones.”
“Oh. Who were they?”
“All of them look fine. They are at a stage where it would be difficult for others to achieve.”
Javelin looked at Jamie curiously. He couldn’t figure out how to handle this from someone as young as Jamie, who had achieved such good eyes at a young age.
So he continued to listen.
“It certainly seemed like a class full of excellent students. Especially the one called Ann.”
“Ah, Ann. That child is very smart.”
“At first I wondered why she was in Alpha, but then I realized it.”
“She is different from other kids in her thought process. She is a kid that even the Academy pays close attention to.”
“I can only imagine.”
Although it was short, Jamie too thought she was impressive.
Unfortunately, magic wasn’t her talent, but if given a chance she would grow the most.
‘I mean, it is like him.’
Among his past disciples, a child like Ann was there.
-Teacher! I figured out how the structure of this flower was derived!
-Teacher! What do you think is the starting point of elements? I…
-The structure of spells is understandable, but I can’t handle it that way.
Unlike his extraordinary brain, the disciple couldn’t keep up with magic.
So, it was painful to hold on.
‘But in the end he turned his back on me.’
-Teacher. So… sorry. I am really sorry.
The disciple left him with sad eyes.
Jamie sighed briefly.
“Are you concerned about something?”
“Ah. No. I just thought a little about handling the class.”
“Ahh. Even if we aren’t nervous, any person would get tense when put in such a place.”
What Jamie was feeling was different, but he didn’t bother answering, and just smiled.
‘Forget the past.’
The past cannot be undone.
The disciples who turned their backs on him didn’t exist. Years had passed.
But even if there was one who survived…
‘I’ll think about it later.’
Jamie clenched his fist and entered the staff room.
“This is your first class, and since you are a student teacher, this is a temporary position, you can check how the class is going on.”
“Then I have a class.”
Javelin prepared to leave for his class.
Jamie, who was given his temporary seat sighed, leaning back in the chair.
He was a little tired because of the busy morning.
This was a workplace. As long as he was a teacher, even a student teacher would be paid. So shouldn’t he do his work right?
Jamie’s life motto was ‘give back what you receive’. And wasn’t he trying to get stronger to give back what he received from the 12 Gods?
Of course, there was a long way to go.
“Let’s see. The elementary level teacher…”
Jamie looked at the information of another teacher.
35 years old. A 5th class magician, he learned from Serpent Gerol. With great interest in Magic Circle, he published more than thirty papers, and five were recognized by the world.
‘The picture is quite ghastly.’
The dark brown hair down to the neck was messy and tangled, and his cheeks were sunken like he couldn’t eat.
The dark circles under his eyes proved that he wasn’t sleeping, and the droopy eyes said he had no strength.
Jamie couldn’t understand why this picture was used for his profile.
One shouldn’t judge a person by their looks, but that didn’t mean that such photos were shown.
‘More than that… Serpent Gerol.’
3rd Elder Serpent Gerol. The middle-aged man who couldn’t hide his inferiority complex towards Jamie when they first met.
A disciple of such a teacher…
It was said people shouldn’t be judged on appearance.
“Hm. I’ll see it for myself.”
Even if he didn’t want to, they would be going to the same class together in 2 hours.
That was when someone called Jamie.
He turned to see Sophia standing. It was the teacher who came running to Jamie when he first entered the room.
Jamie pulled back the chair slightly and looked at Sophia narrowing her eyes.
“Haha… I can do nothing if you respond that way, but I didn’t come here for that. I came here to apologize because of what I did.”
“Is that so?”
“Yes. I am sorry. I was surprised to see the star of the kingdom in front of me this da…”
“I don’t understand how I turned into a Star, but please don’t do that next time. I was quite flustered.”
Sophia nodded her head.
Looking at her face, it seemed like she was really apologizing. And he didn’t think she was lying either, so he decided to let it go.
‘This is why being popular is a problem.’
Jamie asked Sophia.
“But what did you come here for? I don’t think you came here to just apologize.”
“Because of Mr. Keniac.”
“My teacher guide?”
“Yes. I am here to tell you to be careful.”
Before he could even ask, she answered it.
“He feels inferior to those who are better than him. It isn’t that he does harm, but there are rumors that if he knows one is better than him on a small level, he would start strange rumors or throw tantrums.”
“Mr. Jamie achieved such a feat of touching the 6th class at a young age, so Mr. Keniac won’t treat you well. Besides, the teacher, the 3rd elder…”
Serpent Gerol’s personality was so famous that even the teachers seemed to know.
Jamie smiled and nodded.
“Alright. Thank you.”
“But, could you do me a favor?”
Jamie let out a sigh as Sophia smiled awkwardly.
Jamie got up with his designated textbook.
And he found a man standing by the door. A man with deep dark circles and cheeks hollowed out.
It was Keniac Azir, who seemed a lot gloomier and darker in person than in the photo.
“You seem quite tired.”
Jamie mumbled as he followed him.
Keniac, who saw Jamie come, moved without a word. Embarrassed that nothing was said, Jamie greeted the back.
“Hello. Nice to meet you. I am Jamie Welton, who will be teaching here for a month starting from today.”
“Welton family. It is a nice family, because they made a name all over the world with one sword. And the current head of the family is a Sword Master too.”
Jamie laughed at it, it was like he was being asked ‘Why the hell was a talented magician born in that place?’
Keniac glanced back and frowned.
“I thought rumors were always exaggerated. How old are you?”
“8 years old.”
“8 years old… What did I do when I was 8? What will it do even if I know? Unlike someone I wasn’t the kind who made people come and go at 8 years old.”
He seemed like a crooked person.
Keniac deliberately mumbled unpleasant words in a low voice, as if wanting Jamie to listen.
‘Huh. A rare group of people.’
It has been so long since he saw someone being openly sarcastic. Even Serpent, who didn’t express his inferiority out loud was one thing, but this disciple was even more sullen.
“You are learning swordsmanship too? Must be nice to be talented. There is still a lot of time to study magic.”
“Right? It is good to be full of talent.”
When Jamie answered with a broad smile, Keniac stopped and looked at him.
“It would be great if others can know the feeling of rising to the top without even doing something, right?”
Keniac stared at Jamie and then started walking again.
No one in that situation could ever respond to that kind of words, it would be more embarrassing to say something.
“Please tell me how hard the class is going to be! I will try to understand it as soon as possible!”
At Jamie’s last words, Keniac picked up the pace.
“Let’s go together!”
Jamie shouted in a lively voice and followed him. Javelin, watching that scene from afar, took a sip from his cup and smiled.
“I don’t want to take Magic circle classes.”
“Mr. Keniac is scary. From his appearance to voice. Uh…”
“But it is good that Mr. Jamie will come.
“I still can’t get used to it. A kid younger than me is a teacher…”
The elementary Alpha students were gathered during the break and chatted amongst themselves.
And then a student came in.
“Ghost teacher is coming.”
‘Ghost teacher’ was the name given to Keniac because of his ghost-like appearance.
The students, who gathered in groups, hurriedly returned to their seats.
In the meantime, Ann was studying the spell book without losing her concentration and Lennon was lying on his desk.
The door opened and Keniac came in with Jamie.
Keniac glanced at the students and said,
“If I hear the name ghost one more time. I will not let it slide. Do you understand, Hamel?”
Hamel, the student who ran in, called him Ghost teacher. He was the kind of kid who got scolded by each teacher all day.
Keniac stood on the teacher’s podium. Jamie followed him.
“Starting today, the genius magician Jamie Welton will be teaching you for a month. Nice, right? Since you bark every day you won’t have to see this ghost for a while. Must be really nice right?”
‘Wow. He is so cheap.’
It was Jamie’s first time seeing a teacher start the class while being sarcastic to his students.
If this was a place filled with nobles, then all sorts of things would have been thrown at him.
“But he said that even if he is a genius, he didn’t know how to teach and wanted to learn from me.”
“I don’t remember saying that.”
“So, I am going to show him how to teach for 30 minutes.”
Jamie spoke but Keniac ignored it. It seemed like he wasn’t the kind to care much about his self-esteem.
“From today on, you will learn the deepening parts of the six dimensional nature, especially the synergy from the symmetry of the symbol, the nature of pattern, the stimulation and change of attribute, diversification and side effects.”
It was hard to keep track of.
“Simply put, we will be teaching the pros and cons of the pattern used in hexagram.”
So Jamie explained it in an easy way and looked at Keniac.
“If you say it in a difficult way, it will be hard for the students to understand. Right, Mr. Keniac?”
“… a genius.”
Sparks flew between the two.
The students gulped at the scene.
“How is this? I’d rather you take the class from now on. Not by someone who teaches in a complicated way, but who makes it simple like you.”
“That is fine. Perhaps because I am the same age as them, I think I can communicate better.”
“Please go ahead.”
Both the teachers snickered.
‘What are they two doing here!?’
At that, Lennon began to doubt whether coming here was the right decision or not.
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