Two years… Two whole years! That’s how long the training at the Magic School took!
I had never ever been so bored in my entire life! Technically, I was two years old if I were to count the amount of time I spent in this world.
On the bright side of things, they did have a rather big library with all sort of information I could use in order to further hone my skills and abilities. Apparently, I needed some things called Runes in order to unlock them, but if I didn’t recognize it or knew how exactly it worked, chances were I couldn’t use it.
Convincing the people around me that I had amnesia was very easy, especially since I was apparently an orphan, and I never did speak very much with other people. The girl before me was a really quiet one. Well, it worked in my favor, but I was of the chatty type. Thus, I learned how to write and read in this world quite fast. The boys were happy to help me, but the girls looked at me with flaming daggers in their eyes until I helped one of them hook up with the pretty boy in the group.
Doing stuff like that apparently earned me some XP points, but according to the status window, the XP was consumed immediately and turned into Basic Knowledge. How that worked exactly, was beyond me, but I accepted it as it was and didn’t ask any silly questions. This world had its own rules, and I was quite literally an intruder.
That being said, this didn’t help the teacher be any more fun. Their classes were as boring as they could be. The best way to describe them was by comparing the level of excitement with that of watching a snail move across an empty white room.
Anyway, I did my best to study on my own the one thing that separated this world from mine besides mythological beings, and that was MAGIC! I wanted to get better at it, but also learn to handle a sword. As for my knowledge of how to speak the language, that was the only thing preserved from the previous inhabitant soul of this body.
Well, long story short, I spent two years pretty much socializing and trying to get my skills up for when I was to find those rune thingies. In a way, I was excited, but at the same time, I was a bit worried about the dangers I would soon face out there in the world. Speaking with the guards and studying books about monsters and wildlife helped me learn a few things, but in the end, I lacked the one thing separating me from any warrior out there, and that was combat experience.
I was going to get my first taste of it during the final exam at my Magic School. Until then, we weren’t allowed to cast our spells outside the confined area of the training ground, something about a previous student blowing up a farmer’s goat and another setting the principal’s hair on fire. Anyway, my opponent was going to be a boy named Bernard, and I had to say, I was super excited about it!
“Students! Prepare yourselves! You will shoot Ancestral Fireballs at each other until one of you kneels down before the
other!” called out the teacher.
Talk about safety first…
“Good luck to you, Layla Ren!” said Bernard and the slimy little… shot first!
“Why you…” I coughed, but I was alright.
Although I didn’t look like it, my body was rather sturdy, so without remorse, I focused my magic into that one single spell I knew and shot it at him. Bernard lifted his hands up to try and stop it, but he was sent flying back into the fence.
“That’s for not knowing that ladies ALWAYS go first!” I smirked and then looked back at the teacher.
I think he was surprised by my ability.
“You-You pass. From this day onward, Layla Ren, you may call yourself a graduate student of this school! Now, you are free to go. Everyone else, prepare for the next battle!” the teacher declared and the other students quickly moved to get in position.
“You fought well, Layla. Ugh… that hurt.” said Bernard.
“Yup! So long, everyone!” I said with a smile and then dashed out of that place.
The first thing I did was to head over to the dormitory room and sneak up to the observatory. There was a chest there I used to store a bunch of secretly bought goodies. There was a shield, a dagger, and some potions I could use. Just what I needed to make sure I didn’t get cut down by wolves or brigands.
“Now, onward! To glory and fame!” I said proudly, lifting the dagger up in the sky.
“Will you be quiet, please! Some people are trying to sleep here!” said one of the old teachers.
“Sorry!” I apologized and left the place quickly.
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