Chapter Six: Studying Stupid Things (Part IV)
I managed to avoid the forehead flick, but I couldn’t avoid the challenge of studying for high school… That even went as far as studying the sciences.
…Because when I think about it, Kaname is being reasonable.
It’s said that idiots can’t be cured unless they die, but unfortunately, in my case, it didn’t seem to have been cured even after a few years of being reincarnated. Yeah, I don’t think so.
Before I grow into an adult who gets fired from her company due to stupid errors — like in my previous life — I’d like to cultivate high enough specs to supplement this stupidity.
Even after receiving the requisite education expected of the Hououin family, I had not demonstrated any singing skills or proficiency with instruments. (Even with the correction of Empress-sama, I couldn’t get over my tone-deafness…?) So, if I were to be treated as a genius, then I would have to study.
Also, to be evaluated as “smart” even if one is next to Kaname, who possesses good looks, high intelligence, and super-talented abilities, one must perform as well as the other.
“…Ryudoji Kaname, as the eldest daughter of the Hououin family, I have an order for you.” After thinking it over for a while, I spoke with a heavy heart.
“…What’s wrong with you, stupid? Well, depending on the request, I might agree.”
I’ve made up my mind. Even though I’m half-crying because I’m not too fond of it, I still looked straight at Kaname. “I will focus on the application for middle school and study high school only when I am with you… So teach me exactly what I need to understand within a year and a half before I enter middle school!”
—I am Hououin Ayaka, the woman who will eventually be nicknamed ‘the Empress’ and dominate the Oudou Academy.
What’s wrong with high school-level science? Since this is the case, I’ll have to do my best! This should still be better than a situation where I was reincarnated into a fantasy novel and had to study advanced magic from early childhood when you can’t even speak much! (Long live, isekai reincarnation!)
And a few hours after I declared it so loudly.
“…What a lie. I can’t believe this.” I was stunned when I saw the results of the quiz Kaname made. “It’s kind of… I got a perfect score.”
Empress-sama’s brain specs were much higher than I had expected. I could understand everything. Even the sciences fields’ that I shouldn’t have gotten much of. Moreover, once I learned something, I felt as though I’d never forget it at all.
…What is this?! The ‘villainess’ correction or the ‘Empress-sama’ correction?!
Wow, I’m impressed that I even thought that it would be fun to solve math. It’s like we’re solving a quiz. Wow, it’s so much fun. I’d become terribly impressed with myself, who thought it was fun to solve math problems. What is this!
“…Oh, I was surprised too. If you could understand this quickly, then say so sooner. With this pace, I think you can learn the high school topics in half a year, not a year and a half.”
“No, I really didn’t know I could do this well until I did it… Or rather, my brain is amazing, but that’s not the only reason that I could understand so quickly.”
Well, there was one more thing that I was surprised by.
“It was effortless to understand because of your teaching! I was so bad at science, but I was able to listen without any resistance! You really are a genius! I was really impressed!”
Kaname was surprisingly good at teaching.
I always thought that smart people understood too much and couldn’t explain it to an average person like myself, who didn’t understand what she didn’t understand.
When you don’t understand something, there are many times when you don’t even know what you don’t know. And if you don’t know what you don’t understand, then you can’t even ask questions.
When smart people were teaching me, I always felt something like there was a wall that I couldn’t see, therefore, could never overcome.
However, Kaname carefully took into account my weaknesses and taught me point-by-point in a polite and easy-to-understand manner. Of course, half this understanding was possible due to Empress-sama’s high spec brain, but he was definitely amazing nonetheless.
He can even become a teacher at a prestigious academy. I’m sure about it.
“…No, anyone can do this. I just taught them how I understood it.”
“That’s not the case at all! Kaname, you don’t understand how amazing you are!”
You even called yourself a genius. Why are you unconscious about it now? Is it because a part of you believes you can only be evaluated purely through numbers?
…Well, well, well. If Kaname can’t evaluate himself properly, then I’ll compliment him as much as I can.
“Kaname is amazing! He’s a genius! A great teacher!”
“…I feel like you’re making fun of me when you try to praise me.”
“I mean it, so why!?”
Yes, I meant it. Because I’m so happy with the results of the test. I was able to do what I thought I was incapable of doing… I guess it’s something that could make your heart beat fast and warm.
There were so many things I couldn’t do in my previous life, and I felt like I had completely forgotten about this feeling. When I held the test results in my arms, my expression naturally loosened.
“Thank you, Kaname… I’m happy that you’re here with me.”
If it wasn’t for you, then I’m sure that I wouldn’t have been able to overcome my weaknesses so easily. So right now, I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s because he didn’t just teach me how to solve math, but also how to enjoy studying.
“…I don’t need your gratitude, so can you just solve the next problem already, Ayaka. There’s a lot more I haven’t taught you yet.”
“Yes, I got it! Hehe. It’s kind of fun, so let’s study hard.”
It was so natural that I only notice it that the evening after I got home.
…Did that Kaname actually call me by my name?