Chapter Five: Studying Stupid Things (Part III)
Because I know…! High school mathematics is like black magic that summons answers by chanting mysterious spells such as “tan(a+b) = (tana+tanb)/(1-tanatanb)” and “cos(a+b) = cos(a)cos(b) – sin(a)sin(b)!” The word problems have soap-opera-like dramas, like checking the percentage of the children’s genes to see if the mother cheated on the father. Fleming’s right and left-hand laws used to be popular a decade ago (check out my knowledge, yo!).
The symbols from the periodic table read horizontally just reminded me of ships, for some reason. It sounds like revival spells from some adventure fantasy novel. I don’t know much about physics because I’m not sure if I actually took it, but it has something to do with an apple falling in front of Newton! …No?
On top of that, Hououin Ayaka’s experience with the sciences before my memory returned has disappeared completely from my mind.
Anyway… the science traumas that took root in my previous life make my body refuse to study it again. So… So, at least one more year! One more year ahead of middle school, then I’ll start studying these concepts again…!
“…It’s not enough to start later in middle school. There aren’t many, but there are some who can do it. You have to remember that high school isn’t just self-studying. After all, it’ll be natural to be swamped in homework and lab exercises by then, so it’ll be harder to keep up with it”
…What a terrifying world!
I mean, I’ll have to work when I’m an adult anyway so at least let me play around as a teenager! When I was over twenty in my past life, I continued to play around a lot even while I was in college. Give me children’s rights! There’s a lot to learn from playing!
…Although these are the reasons why I ended up being stupid!
“…and I’ll be at the Oudou Academy, too.”
“…? That’s right. I’ll transfer there after Kaname does.”
Puzzled, I asked him, “What’s the matter with you?”, Kaname just let out a deep sigh.
“…It’s pretty well known in the school that I’m already studying high school topics. I’ve often been seen opening reference books during recess… Damn it. I left it in my school bag.”
…Wow. A ten-year-old who opens reference books for high school students during recess. To put it mildly, it’s crazy. You’ve been studying for hours in class, but how much do you like studying to even to do during breaks? It’s time to take a break during recess, so take a good rest!
“…I started thinking that it would be good stimulation because the levels at classes were too low and my brain wasn’t being challenged, but I think I should have read a foreign language book instead. Since I could know the difficulty level just by their titles.”
My face started twitching at his words, which he continued to speak naturally.
…How far is this kid out of standard? The ‘hero’ correction in otome games is terrifying! This isn’t a human being.
“…Well, let’s leave the ghostly features alone for now. How does that connect to me with studying for high school?”
Kaname is Kaname, and I am myself. Comparing the ‘hero’ correction with the Empress-sama correction, I don’t feel like I can win, so I don’t want to compete.
I think it’s enough just to have my prestigious family and beautiful face backing me…
In the original game, Empress-sama had said, “Aren’t you pitiful, Kaname? Because you, who have a great reputation and admiration as the King of the School, have to crawl miserably in front of me just because you are an illegitimate son of an inferior family…” Oh, the eyes of someone that’s been crushed with humiliation are just wonderful. I also remember her saying, “Hey, my cute dog. Why don’t you bark loudly?”
(Now that I’ve remembered it, that’s a really great line… I’ll definitely tell that to Kaname when I officially make him my dog.)
“…You’re a fool, after all.” Kaname shrugged his shoulders with a sigh. How many times have you sighed today? That’s it. Your happiness is going to run away.
“In other words, a gifted child like me has already emerged at Oudou Academy. It’s almost hazy to be such a good student. Even if you get good grades in such a situation, you won’t be able to stop the idiocy that would ooze out. So, you should get at least the same grades as me.”
“…This person actually called himself a genius. How embarrassing.”
“I’m just kidding! I’m just kidding! It’s just a little joke to lighten the mood! Kaname is undoubtedly a genius! I’m sure you’re right! …So please, don’t come any closer.” I hid my forehead and backed away from him to maintain some distance. He was definitely approaching to flick my forehead again. “My brain cells! The number of brain cells I have will decrease if you do that! The forehead is close to the brain. I’m sure the blow will affect my brain!”
“…Wouldn’t it be better for you to kill all your brain cells in one go and then just regenerate them from scratch?”
“If you kill all my brain cells, then I’m going to die with them! I’d rather value the brain cells that are still alive than taking such a risky bet!”