"It's almost time. Please put away the study materials."
The students started to put the study materials away. Seeing that everyone had finished cleaning up, the teacher began distributing two large sheets of paper to each seat.
The school conducted three exams in every semester, but the first two of them covered very few subjects. In exchange, they start in the morning and continue all the way till noon at a stretch. The teachers then finish grading in the afternoon and the results are announced the next morning.
In other words, the two pieces of paper that were distributed to Lilia just now contained all the problems for this exam.
― Good luck Lilia. Fight on Lilia. Hurray-Hurray-!
―Yup. I'm trying to get in your way.
―So that's it. I understand.
―Ah, I'm sorry, I was just kidding so put away the thoughts of bell pepper in your head!
[T/N: IDK why she hates capsicum. I love them]
The moment Sakura feels sense of crisis regarding this, she would always start vigorously apologizing with tears in her eyes. Lilia understood this well, and nodded her head while wryly smiling.
―Aye aye Sir.
What should be the answer? Lilia tilted her head downwards, flipped over the paper upon receiving the teacher's cue and started to solve the questions.
How much time has passed? She could still hear the crisp sound of writing from the surroundings. Lilia seemed to be the first to finish. At the end of her third re-check, Lilia casually sighed from boredom.
―Ah, Lilia. finished?
―Yes. It’s enough for now.
―Let's go out. Immediately.
With a twitch, Lilia moved her eyebrows. Being slightly suspicious, she frowned and ask a question.
―Is it necessary?
Prompt answer without hesitation. Lilia nodded and raised her hand. After a while, the voice of the teacher could be heard.
"Huh? What is it Ardis. Did you drop something?"
Saying that, the teacher walked there. When the teacher arrived in front of her, Lilia spoke.
"Since I have finished, is it okay if I leave the room? Staying here is really boring."
The sound disappeared from the surroundings. Everyone gazed at Lilia with a surprised expression, and even the teacher was dunbstruck. After Lilia cleared her throat, she immediately recovered and showed a slightly embarrassed expression.
"Are you sure you are fine with that? There is still more than half the time left..."
Even though she was surprised to hear that there was so much left, Lilia still nodded with a smile.
"Yes, it's okay. I've done a solid review."
After saying that, the teacher squinted suspiciously and picked up Lilia's answer script. After going through it, her eyes slightly widened.
"Is there something wrong?"
"No... Nothing. Okay, I'll allow you to leave. You can't come back... well, even so that's fine."
The teacher chuckled slightly at Lilia's self-confidence and returned to the table with Lilia's answer script. Lilia headed towards the doorway of the classroom with her paraphernalia. A few whispers could be heard, but they were ignored.
"Everyone, please do your best."
She showed a smile while saying so, closed the door of the room.
Lilia returned to her room and was greeted by a surprised Arisa. There were two cups on the table. Apparently she was drinking tea with someone. Looking around the room, there was no one, so the other person could be easily imagined.
"Is it the spy girl?"
"Yes, it is"
Lilia questioned Arisa who nodded obediently. Heading to the table, Arisa prepared her tea right away.
―Let's call the spy girl.
―Yes. Where is she?
As per the plan, Lilia wryly smiled, and struck the table twice. Gazing at the ceiling, she spoke.
"I'll give you permission to sit at the same table as me. Come down."
Saying so, she hit the table again. A part of the ceiling was displaced, and the girl appeared.
"Ah, that's... The same table...I am afraid it's..."
Lilia hit the table again without saying anything. Immediately after that, the girl trembled, and came down with a crying expression, shivering. Perhaps it was because of the pressure from silence, she sat facing Lilia while trembling. Alisa prepared her tea while suppressing her laughter.
"What are you so scared of?"
"Well, no, that, that, um..."
She started stammering, and a solid word could not not be spun. Lilia waited for a while, but she gave up and sighed because she was just too impatient.
"The other day you were able to speak properly, weren't you?"
"That... Um at that time, I had received direct instructions, if it wasn't for that..."
"Is that how it is..."
Lilia sighed and drank tea. She nodded with satisfaction, and then tapped the table towards Arisa. Excuse me, says Arisa by the table.
"So? What's your name?"
"Cynthia. I'll remember."
Replying to that, Cynthia looked at her with frightening eyes. While she was wondering why she was so scared, there was a voice from Sakura who seemed to be trying to endure her laughter.
―If you're told by someone that they will remember your name, you can't help thinking that some punishment is waiting.
―Is that so? I didn't mean that.
She turned towards Cynthia. Cynthia gave discreet glances in Lilia's direction in order to discern her expression.
"Cynthia. Are you scared of me?"
"Then look straight into my eyes."
Capture of the spy child begins. just kidding.
By the way, this child is more or less firm in her "work mode".
It's like Lilia appeared to be in the beginning.
<stuff related to stockpile>
<joke about sakura>
I would be happy if you could report typographical errors and comments.
See you soon.
Juggling between 7 tabs on 2 mobiles to properly TL this chapter. Oof this was a wild ride.
New character introduced in this chapter.