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Chapter 116 – Dear Tenma, I Want to Vent My Stress IV
“It was a very fulfilling time. I think we can talk about more specific data in the next discussion.”
“Yes, I will collect material for the next discussion!”
Luca, who didn’t have the perspective of gold stars, was looking enviously at the conversation between the two.
I still can’t wrap my head around what they are talking about…
If it was his elder brother instead, perhaps there wouldn’t be this alienated feeling. As Luca unconsciously bit his lips, Sophie lifted the hem of her skirt and spoke with a bright voice.
“Luca, I tried to wear clothes that are easy to move in for today, what do you think?
It was a jacket with thin yellow stripes on brown fabric. The cream-colored skirt was embroidered with a fine floral pattern. With thin clothing overall, it certainly looked easier to move in compared to the dress she wore yesterday.
“Should I have worn boots and trousers instead? But that wouldn’t be good for the first impression of a young lady, right?”
As Luca hurriedly said, “There’s no need for such consideration,” he also wondered why it was necessary to wear clothing that emphasized ease of movement.
“…Sophie-sama, you’re just going to watch the lesson, right?”
“Oh my, Luca. Since I got the opportunity to go see the copper star, of course I would want to participate in the practical lessons that I can.”
As Sophie said that with a smile, Luca broke out in cold sweat.
I guess the gold stars from yesterday also felt like this, as Luca thought of that, he shook his head in a panic.
“The lessons of the copper star are mainly about practical exercises using weapons and strengthening physical strength!”
“That sounds wonderful. I look forward to it.”
“That’s… there’s nothing to look forward to there!”
Contrary to Sophie’s deepening smile, Luca’s expression turned paler.
“Leaving me aside, is it really okay for Lars to come with us?”
Sophie was surprised to hear Lars had said he wanted to go see the copper stars as well yesterday.
As Sophie said that with the intention to check whether his feelings had changed overnight, Lars nodded strongly.
“Yes, I’ve obtained permission from the instructor. Please let me come with you!”
Looking at the pair being filled with motivation, Luca couldn’t help but worry.
The number of copper star students was about 200. It had the largest number of students compared to the other stars in “The King’s Sword.”
It consisted of 20% aristocratic students and 80% commoner students, and it was the sole star that allowed commoners to enroll in it.
The ages of the students varied greatly, from 10 years old all the way to 18 years old. Because there was no tuition fee for the copper star and because food and board were provided for free, it was the most appreciated place for commoners.
If they managed to enroll in “The King’s Sword,” they would be able to become knights of the royal palace if they were great at it, and even if that wasn’t possible, they could still work as escorts for aristocrats.
For the children who had a hard time making a living, it was the only place that gave them the possibility to crawl up from the bottom as long as they were quite capable with a sword.
The man with chestnut-colored hair and eyes that greeted Sophie with a smile was Marcus.1
Marcus was one of the people who came to greet Sophie on her first day, and he was known as the strongest copper star student.
Marcus was 16 years old and had already earned two copper stars. Luca also introduced him as the director of the copper star faculty.
Even though Marcus was still in the middle of his growth, he already sported muscular arms, thick thighs, and a perfectly toned body. Looking at the completely different physique compared to Tasuku in Sophie’s previous life, he couldn’t even feel jealous or envious about it.
Sophie paid her respect and gave him a lady’s greeting, but Marcus’ cheek tightened with concern instead.
“Sorry, but I have no idea how to make such a proper greeting. Is it bad? Is it considered a lese majeste after all?”
“You can act as you usually would. In exchange, can I call you by your name?”
As Sophie spoke with frank words to match the other person, Marcus patted his chest in relief.
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