Filina woke up earlier than usual and was packing up her things to go into the dormitory of the military academy.
Laura, who was moving more hurriedly than she was, and constantly fussing, spoke in a serious voice.
“Your hands are always cold, young lady, so make sure you wear gloves too.
You have to be careful to practice, not just leave them out because it’s too much trouble like you usually do.”
Laura put the gloves in the bag and reminded Filina again and again.
Then, stroking her chin with her hand, she opened her lips again with a pained expression.
“I heard that the school has a specific uniform, but even so, the weather is chilly in the evenings, so you’d better take a few jackets with you.”
Before she knew it, the bag was full and there wasn’t room for any more.
Laura was going to bring another large bag, so Filina quickly grabbed Laura’s hand.
“I’ve already packed plenty of jackets.”
There was probably only one wardrobe in the dormitory anyway.
No matter how much luggage she brought, there wouldn’t be a place to put them.
Not to mention the scarcity, most of them would be wearing uniforms, so there was no need to bring many clothes.
Moreover, the dormitory at the academy was already equipped with basic items, so a few simple personal items were enough to get by.
However, Laura was still sighing with a look of inadequacy and there were already two luggage bags.
Filina knew Laura was worried about her, so until now, Filina had been nodding meekly at her words.
Filina held Laura’s wrist warmly and opened her mouth.
“Laura, this is enough.
I told you the dormitory will prepare everything I need.”
Laura looked around with a lingering face, searching for anything else.
Seeing her, Filina smiled softly.
“It’s not like I’ll never come home again.
If I pass the promotion test, I will be given a vacation, you can prepare everything I need then.”
Perhaps relieved by the mention of a vacation, Laura looked less worried.
Filina checked the time.
It took a lot longer to pack than she expected.
Filina hung the sword that Enoch had given her on her waist before grabbing her bag.
“If Lady Filina has not yet decided on a sword to take to the academy……..
I would like you to accept my sword.”
The words Enoch said flashed through her mind.
If it wasn’t for Enoch, she didn’t plan on taking the sword to the military academy right away.
If she couldn’t use the sword anyway, it would just be a piece of luggage.
It would not be too late to prepare for a sword when she passed the advanced test and had a vacation.
But Enoch’s words weren’t wrong either, for no one knows what the consequences of a moment’s carelessness will be.
There was nothing wrong with being careful.
Filina stared at Enoch’s sword on her waist, then quickly shifted her gaze.
On the round table, there was a long sword prepared for Leon.
Filina walked towards it and touched the blade with a cautious hand.
The sword made of cold iron brought a heavy feel.
“Miss, hurry up and go.”
Laura urged Filina, checking the time.
Nodding to her, Filina grabbed the longsword on the table.
Outside the bedroom, Enoch was waiting, carrying Filina’s suitcase to the carriage.
As she and Laura stepped out into the vast hall, they heard the sound of rushing footsteps coming from somewhere.
Amy approached quickly and stopped her.
“Are you really going to the academy? Are you out of your mind right now?”
Looking at the direction she was walking, it seemed that Amy had been in Ariel’s room.
Filina didn’t feel any regret for leaving anymore.
She just wanted to get out of this frustrating place as soon as possible.
Filina said in an emotionless voice.
“The entrance ceremony for the academy is tomorrow.
And today is the day we have our dormitory assignments.”
Amy shouted angrily at her words.
“Ariel was injured, and you’re going to school first? It doesn’t matter if you don’t share the same blood with her, your sister just fell down the stairs!”
Filina replied scornfully to Amy’s voice.
“My sister? I’ve never considered Ariel to be my family.
The same goes for Bruno.”
“Ha, what? How can you say that…………!”
“They are children that my parents brought into the world on their own.
You never cared about my opinion in the first place.”
At Filina’s voice, Amy stared at her with a puzzled face.
‘Don’t tell me, you didn’t even know I was thinking this way.’
The face was hilarious.
Filina really couldn’t understand how her mother could bring other children into the family where her biological daughter was living there and without ever asking how she felt.
Every time she saw her parents’ expressions change from moment to moment, even with Ariel’s small actions, she felt emotions she could not express.
However, all of these feelings became dull after a few repetitions.
Filina said with a dry expression.
“I’ll leave you alone, so do as much as you want.
That great family game.”
With that she turned and walked out of the mansion.
Belatedly, she heard Amy’s angry voice, but Filina did not turn around.
Laura gave her a worried look and asked her.
“Young lady, are you sure you want to leave Madam like this? If you go to the dormitory, you won’t be able to see her face for at least three months.”
If the word was three months, but if Filina didn’t pass the advancement exam of the Academy, she might not be able to go home for much longer.
But that didn’t mean that she would be completely stuck inside the academy.
At the entrance ceremony, they were sometimes allowed to go out, depending on the score of the team of knights they were assigned to.
But apart from that, Filina felt that she didn’t need to come home.
‘I don’t think anyone would be disappointed if I wasn’t here anyway.’
“I suppose it can’t be helped……..”
A bitter answer flowed from between Filina’s lips.
Her father might be more than pleased.
Because the person who used Ariel as an excuse to blackmail him was gone.
Not only that, but she also had a minor argument with Bruno yesterday.
Probably everyone would be happy if she was gone.
She had already spent far too much time in the family to expect anything more.
The hope she had initially hoped for had somehow been transformed into resignation.
There was nothing more she wanted from them.
Filina climbed into the carriage, escorted by Enoch.
The door closed, and a moment later the carriage rattled off.
Outside the window, the mansion was moving away, but Filina did not turn her head.
After running for a long time, she saw the Military Academy was crowded with freshmen coming in to receive dormitory assignments like her.
Laura, who was glancing out the window, suddenly asked Filina with round eyes,
“Miss, by the way, how many rooms does the dormitory have? I heard there’s not a private room.
You’re not sharing a room with a man, are you, young lady?”
Filina frowned at her words.
“What nonsense are you talking about?”
Laura quickly pointed out the window and shouted.
“Look! All the people going into the academy are only men!”
Hearing her words, Filina’s gaze naturally shifted outside the window, and just like Laura had said, everyone entering the Academy was men.
Filina fully understood what Laura was worried about.
That said, if Filina was to minister to Laura’s words in a sympathetic tone, Laura might spend the whole night worrying.
No, that would be better.
She might even grab Filina’s dress right here and stubbornly beg Filina to go back home.
Filina chose the perfect answer for this situation.
When I took the exam, there was one woman there.
Maybe I’ll be with her when I get assigned a dorm.”
Laura listened to Filina’s words with a curious look on her face.
“Did that person pass the exam?”
Filina replied without knowing the sure answer.
Filina answered vaguely, remembering the woman who had helped her during the physical fitness test.
However, she didn’t look for her name on the list of successful applicants.
However, that woman could subdue a big man who tried to sexually harass Filina in one shot during the physical fitness test, it seemed like she was not of normal ability.
Laura looked a little suspicious at Filina’s vague response, but soon regained her composure with a nod.
The carriage gradually slowed down and soon came to a complete stop.
The door of the carriage, which had been tightly closed, opened and Enoch extended his hand from outside.
Holding his hand, Filina stepped out of the carriage and directly took out the two bags she had brought from the mansion and the sword she had brought to give to Leon.
“I’ll take you to the front of the dormitory.”
Enoch immediately reached for her bags, but Filina flatly refused.
“No, thank you.
Outside people are not allowed to enter, so I’ll go alone.”
Enoch recited with a stubborn face, unlike usual.
“I graduated from there, so it’ll be okay to go in for a short moment.
The luggage is heavy, so give it to me.”
At his words, Filina shook her head and said,
“When you trained in school, you knew that you had to carry things heavier than this, so let me carry this much.”
Enoch was silent for a moment, then muttered in a grumpy voice.
“You don’t have to practice today, do you?”
Filina gave a small laugh and raised one hand and slightly tapped Enoch on the cheek.
I’ll have to go in now.”
Enoch had no choice but to nod at her words.
Finally, Filina stepped back and greeted Laura, who was standing alongside Enoch.
“Well, I’m going now.”
Laura, who had been whimpering as she spoke.
“Don’t be too hard on yourself, young lady, and if you feel you can’t stand it, just come right back.
You understand? I’ll always be waiting for you.”
Filina smiled and nodded.
Her red eyes reached Enoch this time.
He stared at Filina and opened his mouth in a lower voice.
“Have a safe trip, Lady Filina.”
She replied, smiling brightly.
“Yes, I’ll be back.”
With that, Filina turned around.
She deliberately walked looking only forward, as she could not seem to keep her feet off the ground if she turned around and looked at them.
After walking like that for a while, she completely lost sight of Laura and Enoch who were watching her back.
She felt somewhat empty.
The weather was too tranquil for her mind to be disturbed.
The feeling of being far away from the people who she cared about was terrible in the past and now.
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