Chapter 73: Nidern’s letter
Nidern looked at Su Ye and asked, “I didn’t think that you would want to run a chamber of commerce. This will distract you. Why do you want to make money?”
“To become a legend.”
Su Ye’s eyes were gleaming.
“It is very difficult, way more difficult than you think,” Nidern said.
“I am ready,” Su ye said
“Go home. I believe that you will pass this semester’s exam.” Nidern’s tone became gentle.
“Thank you, teacher!”
Su Ye made an exactly ninety degrees bow, then turned around and left.
When Su Ye walked to the door, Nidern suddenly said, “Wait a minute.”
Su Ye turned around and looked at Nidern in surprise.
Nidern pondered for a long time and did not speak.
Su Ye felt that there was something wrong with Nidern’s attitude toward him. He stood there and waited quietly.
After a while, Nidern raised his head and looked into Su Ye’s eyes. He said, “Shortly, Athens may experience some changes. Other than going to your home and school, try not to run around. Stay away from the Acropolis especially. You can go now.”
For some reason, Su ye suddenly remembered Kaerton’s words yesterday, and he felt a little uneasy.
Watching Su Ye leave, Nidern looked at the empty doorway, and something that happened many years ago suddenly appeared in his mind.
Many years ago, a child who fled from the north to Athens raised his dirty face and opened his shining eyes wide in front of his teacher, he said the same thing.
Nidern was deep in his thought for a long time, after that he opened the Spellbook and wrote a letter to Thucydides.
“I once asked you what kind of student is the most outstanding. You said that the student who reminds the teacher of his dreams must be the most outstanding. I didn’t understand what you said until I met Su Ye. To be exact, it’s the current Su Ye.”
“I’ve been observing Su Ye for a month. I’m still not sure if he’s a genius. Laker was born with a photographic memory. Rolon had amazing bestial intuition. Jimmy could always avoid danger. And there are also the Four Elites of the Academy. They all have a natural ability that was already almost perfect. Su Ye is different. He is quite clumsy most of the time. He is so clumsy that I even suspect that he could learn magic purely because he is just lucky. Moreover, he has got the best luck in the world.”
“If I use the Four Elites of the Academy as a reference, Su Ye’s memory is not outstanding enough, he is not smart enough, his reaction is not fast enough, and his body is not strong enough. In most cases, he is no different from an ordinary student. I even feel that he is not as good as those ordinary students who started to learn magic since they were young. The only thing that he is better than other students is his ability to understand and meditate.”
“His overall learning ability is not very good, because he only allocates time to some subjects. For other subjects, his work is very average, and nothing is outstanding about it. Sometimes I think that he is just an ordinary person, way too ordinary. However, he could always do something extraordinary at a critical moment.”
“I don’t think that he is a genius, but he could be infinitely close to a genius in a special field and at a special time.”
“Or rather, he is a person who could become a genius in the field he likes.”
“In short, he is a person I do not understand. Even you have never seen such a person.”
“I’ve heard too many students say that they want to become legends and heroes. I did not take them seriously. But I don’t know why I believe Su Ye’s words. It’s not because he scored 98 points, or because his eyes are filled with enthusiasm, or because he studies until dawn every day, or because he’s saving to become legends, or because he has a powerful meditation ability, or because his changes are so unexpected. I can’t even find a reason, but my heart tells me that, among all my students, he’s the most likely one to become a legend, to become someone like you and Master Plato.”
“I am still looking for a reason, but I can’t think of one. Perhaps, in a very long time, I will be able to find the answer.”
“Previously, for the sake of the Four Elites of the Academy, the academy has changed the Black Iron Trial to the Divine Power Plane. This time, I hope, for the sake of Su Ye, you can suggest Master Plato and the other masters to change the next Black Iron Trial to the Divine Power Plane.”
“If the masters refuse, I will not complain. But I will say one thing, the masters’ standards are even lower than that of Hamon, the businessman who stinks of money.”
“Yours truly, your student, Nidern.”
Nidern finished sending the letter and closed the Spellbook.
Su Ye slowly walked back to the classroom. On the way, he met Laker. The two of them talked about their experiences in casting spells as they walked forward.
In this month, everyone at table five, except Hort, Laker, Jimmy, and Albert, entered the Divine Realm Light and became Mage Apprentices.
Rolon had long been a Warrior Apprentice, and no one knew Palos’s rank.
Even so, Hort had always been working hard to be a Warrior Apprentice.
Laker was beyond everyone’s imagination. Although he was not as fast as Su Ye in drawing Magic Arrays, seven mature leaves had already grown on his Tree of Magic.
Moreover, his Tree of Magic had been thicker and taller than Su Ye’s ever since it sprouted.
Su Ye attended class as usual. However, when the third class in the afternoon began, Su Ye felt that there was something wrong with the way his classmates looked at him.
Su Ye felt that those people were obviously trying to avoid him as if they were afraid that he would see them. However, some of them deliberately let him see them. It was the kind of like they feared him and wanted to provoke him at the same time.
While they were in class, Hort suddenly opened the Spellbook and read a few magic messages. His face darkened and he turned his head to look at Su Ye.
Then, Hort sent a magic message to Su Ye.
“Someone is spreading rumors behind your back to slander you! They said that you got 98 points yesterday because you cheated.”
Su Ye was paying attention to the teacher and had no intention of reading the magic message.
Hort kicked Su Ye’s foot under the desk with the tip of his foot.
Su Ye looked at Hort in surprise and saw that Hort was gesturing for him to read the magic letter.
Su Ye ran his hand across the Spellbook and the magic message jumped out and spread out on the page.
The moment he saw the message, Su Ye immediately understood why his classmates were looking at him like that.
Su Ye replied to Hort, “I got the highest score among the students in that exam room, whose answer should I copy? If I could cheat in front of a Gold Mage, I would have graduated long ago. Don’t mind them, a straight foot is not afraid of the cooked shoe.”
Su Ye seemed to be paying attention to the lecture, but his mind kept wandering.
“Was it an accident, or was someone deliberately spreading rumors?”
When the bell rang, Su Ye was shocked to realize that he had missed the lecture.
Su Ye took a deep breath and calmed himself down. He immediately began to record what had just happened in his Spellbook and reminded himself that he must not delay his learning for such things in the future. If it was particularly important, he should think about it after class or after school.
“Su Ye, I have a spell-casting question I wanna talk to you about. You are very good at using the magic rope, much better than me.” Laker stood up, and his voice was much louder than usual.
However, Laker looked very serious, and a wave of faint anger spread across his pale face.