Chapter 20 – First Lesson
” And so, shall we begin the lesson? ”
Asking with a smile, Sensei, for some reason, took a thick book out of his bag.
” Yes! ”
On this side, that smile looked really ominous so I gave a vigorous reply. I did not know if it was because of my willingness to study came through to him but Sensei nodded, satisfied.
” And so, to begin with, the necessity for any form of learning, let us start with learning how to read and write. ”
” Oh, there is no need to. ”
I learned how to read and write a long time ago.
Since I answered straight away, John Sensei was surprised for an instance.
That’s of course! Do not look down on the specs of a child’s brain!
” …I see. Then let us start with mathematics, addition and subtraction. ”
” I probably could do that too. ”
This time I was directed a stunned expression.
I was not trying to be smart…ah, it was true that usually one would learn all those at 3 years old so he must definitely think that I was bluffing.
” I can really do it. ”
Looking down on me, a gentle smile appeared on John Sensei’s face.
Ahhhh…please don’t look at me with those tepid eyes!
” Well then, please solve these for me. ”
Pulling himself together, John Sensei took a few pieces of paper from inside a bulky book and passed it to me.
” Yes, Sensei. ”
Taking a pen out of my breast pocket, I looked at the paper that was handed to me and saw math questions lined up.
There are a few that were graphics questions, just like a school test.
Since I said I could do it meant that I had to solve this easily right? What was this punishment?
I glanced at John Sensei and our eyes met. It was difficult to do this with someone watching…
I prepared myself and began to solve the questions silently.
Since the questions were prepared for kids, I, who had prepared for high school examinations, could solve it easily…. But man, if this was kid’s level, this world’s studies level was so high…
Since everything looked mid-european-ish, I had underestimated you.
After 20 minutes and with all the correct answers, I handed the paper back to John Sensei.
With wide eyes and a pensive look, John Sensei asked.
” ….You are done? ”
Come to think of it, calculations in this world might not be the same as my previous world…and I felt a tinge of uneasiness. The possibility that I did not think of made me started panicking.
What if all he saw was nonsensical calculations written on the paper….? Nervous, I looked at Sensei, frowning.
” …You had..done it. …Well done, Will. ”
After checking for a period of time, John Sensei looked up with a smile. However, his face showed a moment of worry.
…I wondered what’s wrong?
” But…What am I doing to do? I thought I would be teaching reading and writing and now, I do not have enough materials to continue. ”
He murmured and I finally got it. So he was worried about that. If that’s the case, we would do that!
I then smiled at Sensei.
” In that case, I want to know more about John Sensei! ”