The only sound in the classroom was the pen running over the answer sheet.
I wrinkled my brow and glared at the test paper.
“…… I don’t understand.”
As the final exam approaches, the number of in-class quizzes increases.
If a student gets a red mark on this quiz, they are given a special assignment, but that special assignment is tricky because it requires a tremendous amount of work.
The teachers were desperate not to let these idiots fail.
I have been able to avoid getting a red grade like a mob, but only just barely.
By cheating, of course.
However, I had relied too much on cheating, and now the bill for that had come due.
—Isaac was absent.
Isaac was the best student in the class, and he was sitting right at the angle where I could see the answer sheet from my seat.
In other words, it is no exaggeration to say that he was born to cheat for me, and thanks to him, I was able to adjust my scores in a miraculous way.
And now Isaac was unexpectedly absent!
Thanks to him, I was in danger of getting a red mark.
When it comes to cheating, it is important whose answer sheet to look at. It is meaningless to look at the idiot’s answer.
I looked to my right and saw Hyoro acting suspiciously, his eyes wandering about.
This guy is useless.
I looked to my left and saw Jaga looking under his desk at a suspicious angle.
This guy is useless, too.
The only one I can rely on none other than…… Duchess Christina who is diagonally in front of me.
She is one of the top five honor students in her class, but she has one drawback.
From my angle, more than half of the answers are hidden.
I had already transcribed the answers as far as I could see.
However, this would be 40 points at best. It was not enough to get 60 points to avoid a red mark.
Should I erase my presence, move to a position where I can see the answers, and copy it?
However, even if I erase my presence, my body does not disappear. If I move in this bright, unobstructed space, I will be seen even if there is no sign of me.
There are multiple eyes in the class, and they will definitely know.
If this is the case, the only way is to move at a speed that no one can see me.
This is possible.
If I put my mind to it, I can afford to do so.
However, there is one major drawback.
If I move so fast that no one can see me, I will be exposed because of the wind pressure.
The answer sheet might blow away.
Or rather, Christina might be blown away.
This would be a loss.
Then I would have to move so delicately that I wouldn’t generate wind pressure, and so fast that they wouldn’t be able to see me.
I didn’t think that such a high level of skill would be required for a mere quiz.
I wonder if I can do it. ……
I have trained myself to move fast many times. But I had never trained to move fast without wind pressure.
The special assignment was so tedious that it would take up two days of my holiday.
” ……Let’s do it.”
Giving up at a place like this would be a disgrace as a mob.
I worked up a fine magic that no one would notice.
Put it to the test, and go for it.
At that moment…
“Oi, you there! What are you doing!!”
Did he find out?!
I was so shocked that my magic power dissipated.
But the teacher was not looking at me.
What the teacher was looking at was the person next to me—
“Hyoro Gari! YOU ARE CHEATING!”
“I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I wasn’t looking! I wasn’t looking at Christina’s answer sheet!”
Hyoro’s face was pale and he was trembling.
“Hou, I didn’t expect you to confess. I’ve been watching you since a while ago. Now leave, and I’ll double your special assignment.”
With a lifeless face, Hyoro left the room.
Christina looked at him as if she were looking at trash.
N-now, let’s get back on track.
I kneaded up a minute of magical power —- at that moment.
“Oi, you there! What are you doing!!”
I looked up in surprise, but the teacher was not looking at me.
What he was looking at was my neighbor again.
“Jaga Imo! Why are you looking under your desk!”
“I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I wasn’t looking. I wasn’t looking at my cheat sheet under my desk!!”
Jaga was breaking out in a cold sweat like a waterfall.
“Hou, your honesty is great. Now leave, and I will triple your special assignment.”
With unsteady steps, Jaga left the room.
“The next one who cheats will get quadruple special assignments.”
Then the teacher looks at us.
Hyoro and Jaga, you’ve gone to unnecessary lengths.
They’ve increased the risk. The teacher’s vigilance was also strong.
“….. there is no room for compromise.”
I kneaded up the magic.
The flow of time seems to be slowing down.
I might be able to do it now.
The phantom mob style technique that specializes in cheating──no. 49th!
“Keep your eyes open—”
Just as I was concentrating all my attention, there was a thud and something fell.
It seems that when something unexpected happens, people are at a loss for words.
For some reason, Claire Nee-chan suddenly fell on top of the teacher. The whole class was appalled and stunned.
I didn’t think she would go this far either. I didn’t realize that her disappearance was foreshadowing for this…….
“What do you mean you can’t let them have me?!”
Sister stood up, stomping on the teacher, and shouted into the empty space.
“Tell me! I have special powers—–!”
There she suddenly scurried around the classroom and put on a straight face.
“Claire Kagenou. This is not your class.”
The trampled teacher squeezed out a strained voice.
“Ah, uhm, that……ehe”
She turned bright red and made a face that I couldn’t tell if she was smiling or twitching.
“E-excuse me! Sorry!”
Then, quickly bowing, she turns and leaves in a great hurry.
I’m sure she will be called later.
Falling from the sky, speaking to empty space, claiming she has special powers —- it seems the disease is progressing further than I imagined.
But for once, I am saved.
“……Thank you sis, for drawing all the attention.”
I filled in the blanks on my answer sheet and smiled.