2 Episode 2

 I stopped in front of the exit of the chancellor's office and looked back towards Cyrus.

"Hey Silas, as a teacher at the Academy for the Brave, it's your job to raise brave men and women. I'm not sure where I'm going to be transferred to, but I'm going to do my best to nurture the heroic eggs I meet there. That's what I'm proud of. So, how long are you going to cling to that stupid thing called power like that? Your way of doing things will not bring up a brave man.

 That's what I said, and I was about to leave the chancellor's office this time.
 But then...

 There was a roar.

 I turned around to see what was going on, and saw Cyrus swinging his fist down on the Chancellor's desk.

 Silas's fist, covered with the power of a hero, was cracking the top of the wooden desk.
 The boys behind him were startled and frightened by Cyrus' transformation.

 The boys behind me were startled and frightened by Cyrus's change. Cyrus, with a blue streak on his forehead, glared at me hatefully and said.

"...... Okay, Mr. Brett. If you insist that your education is the right one, then prove it to me.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.
 It may be that the little pride he had left was cracked.


I'm not sure if you can call it proof.

 I muttered to myself.
 If I could prove it, I would, but I thought it would be virtually impossible.

 But when Silas hears my mumbling, he smirks in spite of his anger.

"Hmm, I won't let you get away with this. You know that one year from now, a tournament will be held here in the capital to determine the best new hero. You should enter your student in that. I'll be looking forward to seeing how far you can go in a place with no good training facilities.

 Silas then chuckled with a scornful look on his face.

 When I heard that, I thought, "I see what you mean.

 That's what this is all about.

 One year from now, I'll have my student compete in a tournament in King's Landing to determine the best new hero.

 If my student wins against the students of King's Landing, then I'll have to acknowledge my ability as a teacher.

 It was straightforward and easy to understand for a proposal made by Silas, and I liked it a lot.

 However, I hadn't even met the new student I was supposed to nurture yet.

 Also, even without that, I had various disadvantages, which meant that I was at an overwhelming disadvantage, and that's probably why Cyrus was so confident in his proposal.

 However, it was obvious that even if I made a complaint there, I would only be called a coward for running away from the game or something.

 Then... I thought, and asked Silas.

By the way, is there anything good that will happen to me if I win that game?

"Hmm ......, yes. If your student wins, you can say what you want, whether it's your return to King's Landing or not. ...... But you insulted me so much. If you fail to produce results, you'll have to pay the price.

 I caught it.
 The odds were overwhelmingly against us, but that's probably why Cyrus said those words of pride.

 Incidentally, even if Cyrus were to shirk this promise, if my student were to perform well in the tournament to determine the strongest new hero, the results would be exposed to the public.

 The tournament for the best new heroes is an open competition, like a festival held once a year in the royal capital.
 If you get the results there, Cyrus won't be able to move the facts around as he pleases.

All right. Please remember what I just said to you. I'll see you in a year.

 I dared Silas to do so and left the chancellor's office this time.

 The next day...

 The day after all that happened...

 In other words, today.
 Or rather, it was just a few minutes ago.

 As I was living in a dormitory and didn't have much luggage, I had finished the necessary preparations yesterday and was at the stop of the carriage that was leaving the capital.

 My colleague Alma, a female teacher, came to see me off and put her hands on her hips in disgust.

So you picked a fight with Mr. Silas? You're still doing crazy things, Mr. Brett.

 Alma is an older woman teacher with a great figure.
 Her vermilion hair is pulled up in a ponytail, and her large glasses look good on her.

 She is said to have a fan club among the boys, but she is more of an easy-going type.
 We are on friendly terms.

 I say to my female teacher colleague.

"You're the one who started the fight. I don't like the idea of just getting beaten up.

So, what are the odds?

Well. I don't even know what kind of students I'm teaching yet. I'll do what I can.

 I shrug my shoulders and Alma sighs heavily.

I'm sure you're not the only one. If you have any questions, please contact me at the contact information on the phone tool. I'll be happy to help you. I'll call you if I need anything else.

Thanks a lot.

 As I said that, it was time for the carriage to leave.
 I hurried toward the carriage and waved to Alma.

"See you soon, Dr. Alma.

"See you soon, Dr. Alma. See you later, Miss Brett. Oh, and can I ask you one more thing?

What the f*ck?

f*ck you. You have to think about how I feel.

...... What? What's that? It's the most important thing in my life. I don't have time to think about the feelings of my fellow teachers every time.

 When I replied that, Alma stuck out her tongue in a cute way.

 I boarded the carriage, wondering what the heck was going on.

 What's going on?

 And now, after all that, here I am.

 The carriage, which left the royal capital some time ago, is now passing through a rural area and going into a deep forest.

....... I'm not sure what this is all about.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're doing.
 It's not good, but I think I need to let it out a little.

 What is the purpose of the Academy of the Brave?

 This is the first thing that is written in the founding words of the academy, but now I feel that it has become a famous nothing.

 The significance of the Academy of the Brave...

 In order to explain the significance of the Academy of the Brave, it is necessary to reconfirm the relationship between the "brave" and the "demon king".

The battle between the "heroes" and the "demon king" has been going on for hundreds of years.

A "demon lord" is a monster that mutates into a demon.

 The monsters that become Demon Lords lead their subordinates to attack human villages and try to destroy humanity.

 On the other hand, the ones who have the power to fight against such monsters are us, the "heroes".

 To put it simply, the brave are people who have supernatural powers not found in ordinary people.
 It is said that a brave person is born in the human race at a rate of about one in several tens of people.

 An ordinary human being who is not a hero can fight against a goblin-like monster.

 However, compared to heroes who can use magic and supernatural physical abilities to fight, the fighting ability of ordinary people is not as great.

 Even if dozens of ordinary people with weapons gather together, they will be lightly beaten by a single bare-knuckle hero, which may give you an idea of the strength of the hero.

 However, this is only true if the hero is a seasoned warrior with ample experience.
 An inexperienced hero has a combat power that is not much different from that of an ordinary person.

 Incidentally, the strength of the demon lord depends on the monster before mutation, or on the individual.

 For example, a goblin lord, which is a goblin turned into a demon lord, can be defeated by an inexperienced hero in some cases.

 However, if it is a dragon lord that is a dragon that is a demon lord, it will be a monster of a calamitous level that even a bunch of veteran heroes will not be able to defeat.

 So, the battle between the Demon Lord and the heroes, and between the monsters and mankind, continues day after day around the world.

 The battle is always won "in the end" by the human side, and the Demon Lord is defeated.
 And if it weren't so, humanity would have been wiped out by now...

 The existence of heroes who lose their lives in the preliminary stages of that "in the end" will never cease.

 An inexperienced hero challenges a powerful demon lord in his inexperience, and is defeated.
 In order to reduce such tragedies as much as possible, the "Academy of the Brave" was established about 300 years ago.

 The Academy of the Brave was created to train the brave, the hope of mankind, carefully, safely, and efficiently.

 I agree with that philosophy, and I'm trying to educate the inexperienced heroes to the best of my ability.

And yet...

 I blurted out again as I looked at the scenery outside.

 I'm sure you're aware of that, but I'm not.

 As long as it's an organization run by humans, corruption is inevitable...

 Well, it itches, but it's not something I can do anything about.

 All I can do is raise the students in my charge to the best of my ability, and I think that's the job I should be doing.

 That's why I was thinking about the heroic eggs who would become my students at the place I was going to work.

 What kind of people are they, and how is the best way to teach them?
 While simulating them in his mind by dividing them into patterns, he smiles.

...... I haven't even met them yet, so what am I doing?

 I thought to myself that I was being a bit of an educational idiot.

 The carriage entered the forest, shaking and shaking, but moving along without a hitch.

 It would take about a week from the time I left the capital until I arrived at my new workplace in the village.
 I thought I'd be bored for a while, but...

 On the evening of the third day after I left King's Landing, an incident occurred.

 The carriage I was riding in encountered a monster on the way.