I stopped working because I was expelled from the Hero’s party who denounced me as a coward - Chapter 62
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Volume 4 ~Revenge as a Teacher~
“Wake up, teacher. It’s morning.”
Nikola woke up to Alice’s bell-like voice. When he opened his eyes, the well-defined face with blonde hair and blue eyes jumped into his vision.
“So I fell asleep in the Dojo…”
“If you sleep in a place like this, you’ll catch a cold, you know?”
“I can’t have that. Health is important for revenge.”
He stood up and stretched his body.
“We have time, so how about we do our training right away?”
“Is it fine? The Class 9 students are looking forward to you coming, sensei.”
“…They shouldn’t have a problem with Jessica around.”
“You shouldn’t sulk, sensei… It’s all about how you think about it. How about we think of this as a great chance?”
“If you do a lesson better than miss Jessica, you can get back at her by making them feel that the one who’s suitable as Class 9’s homeroom teacher is you. Revenge is not all about violence!”
“You’re right. If I show them my worth, Jessica would lose her place in the class! This is great, Alice! I can be satisfied with this!”
“That’s the spirit, sensei!”
Nikola who had regained his motivation as a teacher left the Dojo. His steps that were burning with revenge were light. When he reached in front of Class 9’s classroom, he checked on the situation through the gap between the door.
“It seems miss Jessica isn’t here.”
“She must have overslept or something… However, that’s convenient.”
If there was Jessica who was the target of his hatred, he didn’t have the confidence to keep his calm like usual. He vigorously opened the door, thinking that he had to blend himself into the class before she came.
“I’ve kept you waiting, guys. Your teacher has arrived!”
He had expected his students to welcome him with smiles and applauses, but they let out a sigh after looking at Nikola’s face.
“Hey, what happened to yesterday’s welcoming mood?”
“No, it’s not like we don’t welcome you, teacher. It’s just that we’re worried about miss Jessica…”
“Did she catch a cold or something?”
He asked whether that was why she wasn’t present, but the students shook their heads.
“Actually… This morning, we received a magic telepathy message from miss Jessica. It said to save her and it was cut there…”
“They want you to save her, huh… I bet an insect just appeared in her house.”
“It would’ve been fine if that were the case. Usually, miss Jessica arrives faster than any of us. That’s why we’re worried…”
The students’ feeling of worry to Jessica irritated Nikola. The anger wrinkled his brow, and before he knew it, he was clenching his hands.
“I’m sure it’s nothing big. It’s useless to even worry about her!”
“But miss Jessica isn’t someone who would be late without a reason… I’m sure she got caught into some trouble…”
“A~h, okay, I got it! If you’re that worried then I’ll call her!”
Thinking it was faster to take action than worrying, Nikola activated telepathy magic. But he only heard a noise and there was no sign of it connecting to the other side. Sensing something was amiss, Nikola’s expression turned serious.
“A spelled to block telepathy was used…”
“Teacher, does that mean…”
“It means she got caught in a problem.”
Upon knowing Jessica whom they respect and love was in danger, the students gasped. No one spoke a word as if the room was frozen.
It was at that time that Alice’s expression suddenly changed.
“Teacher, I received a telepathy call from miss Jessica!”
“Why do you get it…”
“I don’t know. But miss Jessica and I are friends, so…She might think it’s easier to reach me than to you directly.”
Jessica and Alice had become friends after meeting on his training trip. That was why rather than talking directly to Nikola who had a bad relationship with her, it wasn’t strange that she would think it was easier to talk by using Alice who was his pupil as a medium.
“Miss Jessica, where are you right now? Yes. I see… Eeeh!”
“Let me hear what you’re talking about too.”
“Miss Jessica, can I share what we talked about with everyone?”
Alice took permission from Jessica and changed the telepathy so she could share it with the others. When she did, she could hear people’s shouts of joy. From that sound, they could speculate that she was near a business area.
“Miss Jessica, I’ve connected it to teacher. I’m sure he’ll help you.”
“Jessica, I heard you’ve gotten into trouble. Serve you right.”
“It’s fine, Alice. It’s my fault…”
“However, I’ll hear you out. Where are you currently?”
“Actually, I’m at a town called Syphon in Saize Kingdom.”
“Why are you even in Saize Kingdom?”
“That’s…You disappeared without showing up to the classroom, right? I wanted to meet you directly and apologize. That’s why I tried to rely on a magician in Syphon who’s good at searching people.”
“You think I’ll forgive you with an apology?”
“I don’t think so. But I wanted to apologize… I’m sorry…”
The fact that she had gotten into trouble because of him had somewhat softened his hatred. With a mind that had calmed, he told her to continue the talk.
“Ha~, so what kind of trouble are you into?”
“Actually… At the time I arrived at Syphon, I was attacked by a suspicious group of two people.”
“A group of two that attack Jessica, huh. They really don’t like to keep their lives. What kind of people they are?”
“One is an old woman and the other is a young man. It seems they belonged to a certain organization from how they talked like there are others beside them…”
“Are they strong?”
“They are. The old woman used a large area spell that cut telepathy, so she’s quite a skilled magician. I’ve luckily managed to get away from the area of her magic, but if I didn’t take her by surprise, I wouldn’t been able to connect this call.”
“What about the young man?”
“That one is more troublesome. I don’t even think I can win even if he fights while handstanding. He’s as strong as a hero.”
A hero was Saize kingdom’s greatest military strength. It was unthinkable for such a person to dirty their hand with the crime of kidnapping.
“Yeah. I might have exaggerated about him being as strong as a hero. However, if he were an adventurer, he’s strong enough to enter the country’s top ranks.”
“Do you have any idea on why you’re targeted by such strong enemies… Well, I bet you do. You’re trash after all.”
“I won’t refute. However, I don’t remember anyone having a grudge over me. Also, their movements don’t seem like they’re taking revenge on me. It’s as if they’re planning to kidnap me.”
“… Could it be their purpose is commercial kidnapping?”
“They’d go out their way to kidnap me of all people?”
“I’ve heard there’s an organization that specializes in kidnapping the strong in Saize Kingdom. If it were that organization, it wouldn’t be strange if they aimed for you.”
“A kidnapping specialized at the strong. Why would they bother doing something so high risk?”
“Who knows. After all, I could think of many reasons for them.”
It was a world where strength was directly related to attractiveness. There would be no end to thinking of a reason to want a superior person.
“To kidnap a strong person, they need quite the organizing ability. The young man who could go on par with a hero is one thing, but they must have a lot of manpower.”
“How do I run from such an opponent…”
“Well, you can’t.”
“I said it’s impossible. They specialize in kidnapping. They must also be good at searching for people. You’re going to get cornered and caught.”
“B-But, I managed to run away once, so there must still be a chance…”
“Nope. It’s about time this call gets cut. Once you’re surrounded, you can only get taken away powerlessly.”
The noise started to appear in Jessica’s voice. Then, as Nikola had predicted, the call was jammed by telepathy blocking magic.
“Jessica, he~y. Can you hear me?”
“Miss Jessica! Please reply if you’re safe!”
Jessica who was at the other end of the call didn’t reply to Alice and Nikola’s call. As if to show the call was completely blocked, only white noise was left.
“Hahaha, serve you right! It’s your punishment for betraying me! Let’s have a celebration party!”
“What’s it, Alice?”
“Could you save miss Jessica?”
“Even if it’s your request…”
“We also ask you, please!”
The Class 9 students who heard the telepathy call were worried about Jessica, but they knew they couldn’t do anything. That was why they were suffering from their lack of strength. The action they chose was to lower their heads and entrust it to Nikola.
“I understand what you want. However, I hate Jessica. Are you really asking me to help her?”
In Nikola’s words, there was a strong hatred. Unable to force it after hearing that, the students could only look down. However, there was one student who kept their head up. It was Nikola’s pupil, Alice. She sent her sincere eyes to him.
“I think you should save her, teacher!”
“Even if it’s your favor, I…”
“You’re holding a grudge to miss Jessica, right? Are you fine with someone else relieving your grudge?”
The one strike that’ll drive the opponent to ruin only had meaning if done by himself. Even if she went through misfortune somewhere he didn’t know, Nikola’s feeling wouldn’t get refreshed.
“In order for you to get your revenge. Let go save miss Jessica, teacher!”
“A~h, geez, I get it. I’ll go save her!”
“That’s my teacher!”
Nikola declared that he would save Jessica. He started moving while receiving looks of expectation from the students.
Translator note: Well, folks. This’s as far as we translate this novel. We planned to translate till the end of volume 1, but might as well tease the second arc in case anyone will pick this up.
Yeah, you heard it right. We’re dropping this to pick up another novel. The beginning was quite fun, but it became quite bland right around the end of the first arc. Like it follows the same pattern all and over again. Anyway, there you have it.
Thank you for reading this far and may we meet again on another novel.
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