I, Who Own a Cheat Skill From Another World, Became Peerless in the Real World ~Level Up Changed My Life~ - Chapter 23
I still wasn’t able to recover from the rapid development that has happened when we arrived in front of 『Ousei Academy’s』 school gate.
The surroundings look like a western fortress. I would have never thought that this in front of me was a school gate.
It wasn’t only the exterior, inside the walls was a large school building that can seem to look nothing but a palace, and there was also the extremely wide sports ground.
Not only those, this and that……
Everything was large.
“Welcome to 『Ousei Academy』!”
Houjou told the dumbfounded me.
While I was still in a dreamy-state, Houjou dragged me past the school gate.
It seems like homeroom has started so there were no other students aside from us.
“U-uhrm…… Is it really okay?”
“Urm…. There are no students around so it seems like homeroom have already started—–”
Since I’m a timid person, being late is quite scary for me so I’m quite worried since Houjou might also be late.
And there, Houjou elegantly laughed.
“Fufufu. It’s alright. As I’ve told you before coming here, this academy’s board chairman is my father. Besides, I’ve already informed them that I’ll be late today.”
“Is that so…..”
Seems like I was worried about nothing. That’s good.
If she got scolded because of me, then I can only be too sorry.
At any rate, to be the board chairman of such a big school…. I thought Houjou has such refined behavior but she is also rich. I guess her elegance is innate.
On the other hand, I’m overflowing with a poor man’s aura.
Oh, I remembered…I have to pass by the supermarket later. They’re doing a discount on eggs today.
While I was thinking plebeian thoughts, Houjou continued taking me and at some point, we were able to arrive in front of a door with “Board Chairman Room” written on it.
Houjou knocked on the door, and a deep voice came from inside.
I responded with all I had, and follow Houjou into the room.
Inside was a high-quality leather sofa and a refined brown desk. At the back of the room was a desk used for official duty where an attractive middle-aged man was sitting.
That man is probably Houjou’s father. Looking at them, they somehow resemble each other.
The man was a little surprised upon seeing me, though he immediately returned to his kind gaze as he ushered us in.
“Thank you for coming. I am the board chairman of『Ousei Academy』, Houjou Tsukasa. Tenjo Yuuya….. I’ve heard a lot about you from my daughter. Thank you for saving my daughter.”
After his polite greeting, he bowed his head towards me which made me confused.
“Ah, please raise your head! Saving her is an over-exaggeration….”
“No, no matter what you think, you certainly took action. And that is something to be proud of.”
“That’s true, Yuuya. Again, thank you very much.”
I can’t help but be a bit embarrassed about what they said.
“I, I understand. I’ll receive your gratitude.”
“….. Thank you”
Upon receiving their gratitude, the two finally raised their heads.
And then, I asked something that suddenly bothered me.
“That reminds me, why was Houjou alone during that time? What happened to her bodyguard…..?”
“Yuuya, don’t be so formal calling me Houjou, please call me Kaori. You don’t have to use polite language either, okay?
“I think what my daughter said was correct. You’re about the same age so you don’t have to be respectful.”
“I-if you put it that way….”
I responded even though I still think it’s a bit discourteous. Houjou….. No, Kaori smiled.
“About your prior question, I wanted Kaori to have a normal life so she didn’t have a bodyguard except when she was little.”
“I also wanted it myself. Someday, when I apply for a job or started to live independently, a bodyguard would be unnecessary, don’t you think so? However, because of that incident, it became necessary for me to be dropped off to school.”
“I also feel her pain, but she’s my daughter after all. She’s very precious to me.”
The rich seem to have rich problems as well.
In particular, if someone poor like me was kidnapped, we wouldn’t have money to pay for the ransom, so a poor person being kidnapped is rare, but it’s a different story for rich people.
Well, I still think kidnapping is a serious issue. It was pick-up artists last time though. Still, Araki and his group seem to be involved with a bad group of people, so I can’t say that public order is extremely good in this area.
After this small talk, we finally head down to business.
“Well, Yuuya, you already know the reason why you came here, right?”
“Y-yes. Something about transferring school….”
Tsukasa nodded to my response.
“Yes. If it’s just me, I would like you to attend our 『Ousei Academy』…. What do you think? Of course, since you are my daughter’s benefactor, you don’t have to think about tuition fees.”
“What!? You don’t have to go that far…..!”
“Didn’t I say before? She’s my precious daughter. So this much, I can do.”
Kaori blushed embarrassedly hearing Tsakasa’s words.
…..What a close family.
My family…..is completely different.
But, I have Night now. Though I’d be lying If said I’m not sad but Night’s existence really helps.
“So, what do you wanna do?”
“I-is it really okay for someone like me to go to this academy…..?”
『Ousei Academy』 is an extremely famous school that no one in Japan doesn’t know.
In particular, I’ve heard that a lot of well-known people in Japan and around the world are alumni of 『Ousei Academy』.
In short, an academy for the geniuses….. and the selected few.
Someone like me who doesn’t have any particular talent will go……to that kind of school.
I was looking down when Tsukasa kindly told me.
“Yuuya. What kind of person do you think a genius is?”
“Eh?…. Someone who can do anything?”
“That’s right. When working on something, I think that a genius is someone who finds the right answer and the right way to do it faster than other people would. ———If anything, I’m with those other people. Every effort you make will bring you closer to your goal.”
“Of course, each genius has their own talent. But, that talent is not something determined when you’re young. You should try a lot of things, enjoy it….. and even after that, it’s never too late. And my academy is something that I built for other young people to have that kind of experience. That’s why you don’t have to put yourself down. From here on, you can slowly face yourself.”
Tsukasa’s words resonated with my heart.
No one except gramps has told me this kind of words.
No matter what I did, I was compared with Youta, Sora, and other people. No matter what I did, I was labeled incompetent. Since gramps died, I wasn’t able to do anything but accept it.
But now, someone is telling me these words…..
I was feeling a swirl of emotions and during my bewilderment, Tsukasa had a proposal.
“Well, I’m making it difficult having you listen to all these talks. So, how about for today, just one day, experience being admitted to this academy?”
I let out a stupid voice, but Tsukasa didn’t seem to mind and proceeded.
“Today, experience life within the academy, and if you decided to enter our school, then I’ll guide you through the official process.”
I accepted the proposal, and today for one day, I’ll experience being admitted at 『Ousei Academy』.
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