As I was receiving the magic tools I had requested from Alma, Cyrus, who was glaring at me, said to me in a sarcastic tone, "I'm sorry, but I don't know what to say.
...... Mr. Brett, Ms. Alma, we're in the middle of a social studies class. Can we leave our personal matters for another time, please?
A fair point.
But the look of hatred on Silas's face suggests that telling him to stop because he's in class is just a cop-out, that he has some other agenda.
I give Alma an earful.
"Hey, Professor Alma, what's Cyrus so angry about?
Then, Alma hears back from me.
"Maybe he's pissed off because I'm not doing what he wants. Maybe you don't like the fact that I'm still friends with Mr. Brett, even though I showed you how shabby he is.
Don't say "shabby" so casually.
That's not how a person's worth is determined.
I thought about it, but then I thought I understood.
According to Silas' plan, the value of a human being should have been determined in such a way.
I guess he thought that if I was kicked out of the elite teaching course at the Royal Courageous Academy, and Alma saw me modestly teaching in this remote village, she would think I was worthless and give up on me.
But unfortunately, if Alma was that type of character, she wouldn't have hit it off with me in the first place.
Alma is a tough guy, but at heart she's pretty pure... well, that's just my image of Alma.
And then Alma tells me one more thing.
If you want, you can put your arms around her like a lover and harass her even more. ......
You know, ....... That's in front of the students.
"Heh, I'm kidding, I'm kidding.
I'm sure you'll find a lot of people who'd like to have a look at it.
Watching her, I sigh.
I can see why he has a fan club. .......
If a beautiful woman like Alma behaved like that, boys would be all over her.
Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the point.
While the teachers (me, Alma, and Cyrus) were battling it out, Rio, Iris, and Maifa, along with about fifteen students from the royal capital, were staring at each other.
Both sides are on the verge of a catastrophe, both sides look like they're about to jump on each other, and it's going to be hard to get them to cool down.
However, only three of the top three in the King's Landing camp, the top three as it were, seemed to be paying no attention to the situation.
I say to Cyrus.
"Hey Silas. It's because Silas and the others made fun of our Academy of Bravery that our children are upset. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you can do it. Otherwise, they'll have to hit each other to see who's better.
I tried to start a conversation with him.
But Silas is a man who hates the act of apologizing like a scorpion.
It's hard to believe that he would comply with such a request, so I was really just saying it.
Silas, on the other hand, grinned and replied.
No, no, no, Mr. Brett, why don't you let your students do what they want? Competition is very good. It is the spirit of the students that will help them grow into strong heroes. It is also necessary for the education of the brave to have students clash with each other to the best of their abilities.
He said such a thing shrewdly.
...... No, no, no, no, no, no.
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.
I'm not sure what to make of that. I think it could cause serious injuries to the students.
"Mr. Brett, let's leave this discussion of educators' views of the classroom for another time, when the students aren't around. Now is the time to think about the students' development first.
No, that's awesome Cyrus: .......
He has an amazing number of quibbles and arguments.
And the students of King's Landing also said, "That's Mr. Cyrus. You're too right. I'm learning a lot." "On the other hand, Mr. Brett is ......," and so on, expressing their approval of Silas' opinion.
No, I don't mind.
I have no objection to the students clashing with each other now that this has happened.
"Okay. Then what about matchmaking? There are only three students here, so I guess you'll have three as well.
As I asked, I knew that Silas' answer would be this.
Cyrus hates the disgrace of defeat.
Of course, he would use the top three players.
That's what I thought, but...
But Silas's reply was diagonally different from what I had expected.
"No, no, Dr. Brett, you shouldn't have such a fixed mindset. There are three of you, so there are three of us. Sometimes it's necessary to not be bound by those rules.
I'm not sure what he's trying to say, ......?
While I was dumbfounded, Cyrus continued in a lively manner.
I'm sure you're aware of that. That is unacceptable. Those words hurt my students very badly. Then let's have them take responsibility for that. Let's have them fight all fifteen of them who are what they call 'small fry' and 'incompetent'.
He said this without hesitation.
How can you say such a thing without a trace of fear?
Incidentally, there are eighteen students in the capital, and the fifteen exclude the three students in question.
Well, I know those three because I used to teach at King's Landing, but I don't think they would be involved in such a mass lynching.
I guess Cyrus knows what he's talking about.
On the other hand, hearing Cyrus' words, the other students of King's Landing said, "Oh, you're right, Cyrus! "We're so hurt! We're so hurt!" "We'll take the blame, fifteen against three! "This is our right! And so on.
Wow, that's amazing. .......
The lack of pride has reached such a level that it's almost touching.
I'm sure you'll find a lot of people who'd like to know more about this. .......
By the way, when I looked at Alma, she was shrugging her shoulders like she was in trouble.
If you think about it, there's no way I could accept such a condition as a mass lynching...
"So, what do you guys say?
That's what I was asking Rio and the three of them.
That's because I had an idea in my head.
Brave men grow dramatically by experiencing fierce battles with powerful enemies.
Rio and the others had already experienced that once.
After the battle with the Oak Lord, Rio, Iris, and Maifa had all dramatically improved their abilities.
It's not just an inborn talent.
It's not only inborn talent, but also the density of experience is much different from those who have been in the lukewarm water of the heroes academy in the capital.
Rio, on the other hand, asks me back.
"Well, ......, brother, is that ......?
"Hmm, I see. In short...
Rio beckons to me, so I bend down a little and listen closely to what my student is saying.
Rio whispered in my ear.
He whispered in my ear, "...... They think they can beat us with fifteen of us?
At Rio's words, I smiled and patted the girl on the head.
Then Rio chuckled too and went to tell Iris and Maifa about it.
The next thing I know, all three of them are giving me the thumbs up.
I stood up and went to Silas.
"All right, Mr. Cyrus, let's do this. My students also want to take responsibility for calling me a 'small fish' or 'incompetent'.
I said, and lifted my mouth.
Cyrus looked dubious, but as expected, he did not try to overturn the conditions he had proposed, and that was the point of agreement.
And so, the heroic confrontation of three versus fifteen, with seemingly crazy conditions, was realized.