Chapter 2 – The Wrecking Crew in the Classroom
Oriotorai’s class was fundamentally based upon a principle of absolute punishment. Her way of teaching was simple.
2:Ask someone, who is required to respond.
3a:If they cannot answer, they will be punished, but points will not be deducted from them. Nicknamed ‘execution’.
3b:If they can answer, they can gain points corresponding to the punishment that was announced.
Furthermore, each person announces his own punishment at the beginning of each month. The actual contents of the punishment when it needs to be put into practice are, with the exception of the guilty party, discussed by the class and the severity adjusted. As such, favours and connections are important to have beforehand. If they chose a light punishment, it was possible that the conference would increase the weight of the punishment by ten times just for amusement’s sake, so none of them could let their guard down.
If the punishment you announced was heavy, then your grades would go up every time you could answer.
In addition, a special characteristic of Oriotorai’s class was the ‘opinion’.
“Alrighty then, the Far East history for today is going to be about the ‘Harmonic Unification War’, the circumstances leading to the Divine States’ provisional occupation.”
Oriotorai was sitting in a chair beside the teacher’s desk.
“Suzu~ It’s fine if you just talk about what you know, so please gives us your opinion.”
“Ah? Eh?…Miss, ah, um, y-yes. T-The Harmonic Unification War?”
Continuing to face downward, the girl, Suzu, stood up, her movements panicked. She was blushing.
“A-According to w-what I know…um, in the past, the world was divided into the Divine States in reality’s world and t-the Harmonic Divine States, w-which had been copied over to Altered Space. T-This was done by controlling the earth p-pulse. The people of the Divine States lived in the Divine States in reality’s world while the people of the countries lived in the Harmonic Divine States of the different world. They got along p-pretty well, I think, um, is that fine?”
“Yeah, you’re fine. To summarise, they recreated the descriptions within the Testament in reality and the other world, all the while thinking of a countermeasure to the harsh environment outside the safe Divine States.”
Everyone nodded after Oriotorai spoke. There were some voices that were saying, ‘You were great!’
Sitting in the window seat of the row of seats all the way to the back, Toori was opening the guide to the game he had bought with a smile on his face.
“Hey, don’t worry Bell-san! If things got dangerous, I’d get punched in your stead! It’s alright! I’m not gonna die today till I get to the first branch of this eroge, at the very least!”
“You. Please stop saying things that’re obvious death flags. Actually, why’re you opening up your guide in the middle of class? You’re even filling in the survey?”
Hearing Oriotorai’s words, Toori raised his voice.
“Huh!? What’re you saying, Miss!? I just want the membership special, so please let me go!!”
“Ahaha, yeah, if I could I’d like to seriously let you go…but this is my job.”
“D-Don’t just say it so directly, Miss! Your job!? A job, huh!? I’ll say this really clearly then…adults’re dirty!”
Toori stood on top of his chair and pointed at Oriotorai with his two index fingers.
“Is money everything!? Miss, you’re just getting money from the school by teaching classes, aren’t you!?”
“I’m pretty sure that that’s what being a teacher’s about,” the class muttered. Despite this, Toori did not show a single sign of caring. He examined the guide, holding it up such that the sunlight passed through it.
“Goddamnit, I can’t go down the committee president route even if I look through the guide! Also, I can’t change the name of the protagonist in this game! I entered in Tenzou’s name for my first playthrough, thinking that I’d get a bad end!”
“Why did you choose me, Toori-dono!? I am in charge of blonde girls with big boobs!”
“It’s fine, don’t worry about it, Tenzou! The second time I’ll take a male character’s route with Ulquiaga’s name!”
“You bastard…! We should have decided that I am in charge of older sister characters!”
The treasurer, Shirojiro looked up at their argument. Frowning, he looked at Toori and spoke.
“Be quiet. I’m working right now. For some reason, during this docking, we haven’t been exporting anything to Mikawa compared to the goods that are coming in. The struggle to reserve warehouses is fierce. Save it for later…Heidi, why are you looking at me like that?”
“Mmm, you know, Shiro-kun, I’m just thinking that we’re in class too.”
“You guys need to shut up…” Neshinbara muttered. But as expected, Toori ignored them. Her eyes still hidden, Suzu spoke, a small smile on her face. After her shoulders stopped their slight tremble, she took a breath.
“Um, i-it’s fine, then?”
Suzu waited for everyone to settle down before speaking.
“It all started with the…Nanboku-chou war.”