9 - 008 Preparation for admission

"So, when are you going to enroll in the training school?"

"Huh? I can't do it anytime."

"You really don't know anything about ......, you're kind of a strange guy. ......"

 I don't know much about the empire. .......

 Don't go there! And he stopped me. I wonder what's going on. Well, maybe that's the reason I escaped.

"There are regular opportunities to enter a training school, but a letter of recommendation is like an exam qualification, if you will. You have to pass the exam to get in."

"Is that right? ......"

 How hard can it be? .......

 I'm worried, especially with my lack of common sense in the empire: .......

"The fastest I can do is in two days. I don't know when the next one will be, but I'm sure there will be another call for applications within the next ...... hundred days. If you need more time to prepare, you can do it next time ......"

 Awen looked at me like he didn't care one way or the other.

 The test is supposed to be a written test of knowledge and a combat test of ability.

 This is the same whether you are an adventurer or join the army. The content is different, though.

"Come to think of it, can't Awen make a living as an adventurer? Why bother with a training school?"

 From his reaction earlier, it is somewhat obvious that Awen is in the upper echelon of adventurers.

 I asked her about it, but it seems that she has her own reasons.

"My rank is too low to work in the capital. ...... I don't want to start picking up garbage again. I don't want to start picking up garbage again. I don't have the confidence to pass the guild's special exams either. That's why I'm going to the training school."

 Apparently, it was a shortcut to start at just the right rank.

"And, well, just getting out of here gives you a certain amount of prestige," he said. I'm not talking about the nobility, but I'm just curious because they say they can help you make ends meet to some extent."

"I see. ......"

 That's kind of what I'm here for, too.

 But an adventurer. ...... adventurer is a bit of a stretch. .......

 I think if you join the army you will be completely free from pursuers. That would be better.

I'm actually better at housework than I am at fighting.

"You're lying. Even if that were true, you'd have to be an army man or an adventurer now.

I've got a letter of recommendation.

No, it's not. We've caused so much trouble in the guild. The guild won't let you go. Unless you join the army.

"I see. ......"

 The ladies behind the guild counter were smiling. They certainly have a strong will not to let you go. .......

 I wonder if I should have thought a little more before coming to the empire if this is what I wanted to do. .......

 At the time, anything was fine, but now that I think about it, there was another way.

 Well, there's no point in saying that. Let's switch.

"Sister, the guild can be used as a library, right?"

"What? Yes. Yes, but ......"

"Well. Prepare for the written exam. So when do we start?

I guess it'll be a while... day after tomorrow.

"What?" Huh?"

 Awen and I are on the same page.

 I'm not going to wait that long.

 I mean, I'm not sure when the next one is. I don't think they'll come looking for us in the Reich for a few years.

 No, I've been cursing them for their uselessness. Maybe they've already got their next butler and forgotten about it.

 Just in case!

"Are you sure about Awen?"


"I think I'm more suited to be an adventurer, but ...... I want to go into the military."

 As soon as he said this, it was obvious that the people behind the counter were disappointed, but let's pretend we didn't see it.

"Oh well. I'd rather go into the military with you than go into the adventuring world by myself.

Then we'll study together.

Don't be stupid. I'm not that stupid.


 Looks can be deceiving. .......

"You're the kind of guy whose face shows it. ......

"Is that so?"

 When I was with Hime-sama, I tried to kill my emotions as much as possible, so I guess it's a reaction to that. .......

"Maybe it's because it's fun."

"You don't mean that in a bad way. ...... Okay? The combat exam will be no problem, but the written exam will test your Imperial common sense. Especially in the military, it's harder than for adventurers."


 Two more days.

 I'll do what I can.