The Book Eating Magician - chapter-13
Here comes the Mutiny #1
The two months winter vacation was coming to an end.
The students, who had gone home, gradually began to return, while the
professors were already preparing the class materials. The campus, which
had been empty and cold, soon regained its usual warmth.
However, the wind was still chilly, so there weren’t many people
outside. In the midst of that, one student was running around the campus
Theo heaved as he moved around the grounds. This would be his 32nd lap.
When he first started exercising, he couldn’t even do 10 laps. At least
he hadn’t vomited up what he ate after the first day. He used the
knowledge he had to exercise properly. His body, which he had trained
systematically for two months, was gradually becoming more manly.
‘With this… 40!’
As soon as he completed his 45th lap, Theo fell to the ground instantly.
It was the basic strengthening method of placing his palm against the
floor and pushing up and down. He’d read in a book that it was a method
the northern knights used.
As his arms trembled, Theo thought about why he was doing this. It
started from when he accepted Alfred’s memories.
-From [Ballistics magic], the magic is an arrow and the magician is the
bow. The magician not only needs to hone the magic but also to train the
In fact, he remembered that Alfred Bellontes’ body had been as
conditioned as a knight’s. In particular, the arm which shot the Magic
Missile had been like a log. It was clear that physical training was
necessary to withstand the recoil and release of magic.
Since then, Theodore had added working out to his routine. He didn’t
miss a day of running every morning, and he conditioned his muscles
steadily. Although his body was fatigued and screaming with pain, Theo
didn’t give in. Rather, he doubled his usual food intake and immersed
himself in the training.
Theo fell down after fulfilling his quota.
Despite the fact that his forearms had thickened compared to two months
ago, it was difficult to increase the amount he did everyday. This much
training was possible because a magician’s body recovered faster than
an average person. It couldn’t be compared to the knights who refined
mana, but it was enough to allow him to not struggle to get out of bed
the next day.
‘Uhh, this is why studying is the easiest part.’
It would be hard to find someone who agreed with him, but Theo was
sincere in his own way. Since he’d been born, his memory had been good.
His active wear was sticky with sweat and his limbs were rubbery to the
point where it was hard to stand up. Still, there was a sense of
accomplishment like when he was studying magic, so he was able to endure
for another day.
Every time he looked in the mirror, his appearance which was different
from yesterday was a big motivation for Theo.
Despite the sweat, his body was cold due to the chilly wind. It would be
bad if he caught a cold. He got up and brushed away the dirt on his
hands. Ordinary people would need to go to the bath, but Theo was
With a simple spell, the dirt on his body was stripped away. Other
students often ignored this method since they lived well, but Theodore
understood the practicality. As the magic power wrapped around his body
gently, he became cleaner than before.
‘Is this the 3rd Circle? It feels cleaner than when I used it
It wasn’t a simple feeling but the truth.
Any magic required magic power to maximize its performance. 1st Circle
magic could be made more efficient by inserting more magic power.
Therefore, the difference between a 2nd Circle and 3rd Circle magician
There was a difference between the 2nd Circle Theo and the 3rd Circle
The third circle around his heart was still strange. He touched his chest
unconsciously. However, the number of circles didn’t change. This was a
state he had accomplished after visiting the black market trader three
times and feeding on 40 artifacts.
3rd Circle magician…
Theo was now at the same starting point as the other students.
* * *
“Oh, cold. It is finally worth living.”
Unlike the outside where the cold wind blew, the air inside was nice and
The heating had been turned off during the vacation. Theo was more
sensitive and realized that artificially created heat was seeping from
the walls and corridor tiles. He raised his cold hands and let the warmth
penetrate his skin.
‘Applying Heat magic, simple but efficient.’
He admired the person who designed this heating system. It was at this
Tak… tadak… tak…
Theo, who was warming his hands on the wall, opened his eyes he heard the
sound of footsteps. He unconsciously counted the number of steps which
could be heard.
‘Someone is nearing… roughly three people?’
This ability was closer to an ability of an assassin or tracker than a
magician. It was a type of sensory perception in which he could sense the
movement of magic power. Theo had gained the ability after experiencing
Alfred’s memories from [Ballistics Magic]. As a war hero, Alfred
Bellontes had conditioned his senses to the level of tracking magic.
Theo, who had obtained a little bit of the hero’s memories, awakened a
similar sense of perception.
Unsurprisingly, three students wearing uniforms appeared in the corridor
leading to the dormitory. The four pairs of eyes met in the middle.
He glanced at his opponents reflexively. They had loose ties and rolled
up sleeves…. Accessories and shoes with heels which were technically
going against the school rules. Theo could tell what type of people they
were just by the way they were dressed.
This led to the next development.
“Hey, isn’t he that bastard?”
“It seems like it? It is obvious just by the face.”
“Whoa, we are now in the same dormitory. Now I can finally feel like
I’m in the third grade.”
Indeed, they spoke loudly to make sure he heard it. Theo moved his feet
as he suddenly felt like laughing. This much wasn’t enough to be called
harassment. Last year, there had been someone who had shot at the back of
his head with shock magic. There had also been someone who created a hole
in his bag with a magic arrow.
It was a very good level if they were just talking.
Theo passed by the three people calmly. Was it because they didn’t like
this response? It was at an angle where the three people couldn’t see
The long-time dunce of the academy, the one who was the symbol of a loser
since they entered school… Why was he so confident? He didn’t even
ask them to move out of the way with a subservient expression. The three
people’s sense of superiority boiled over.
Theodore stopped moving as he sensed the movement of magic power.
Magic… The magic was only 1st Circle at most, but the epicentre was
right under Theo’s feet. If he took one more step, then he would’ve
‘This magic… ‘Grease’? What a trivial trick.’
It was a trick he was familiar with. Everyone who attacked from behind
was the same. They wanted to laugh while watching him fall. It was to
ridicule the loser who was older than them but considered inferior. If it
was last year, then Theo would’ve been numb to it, but…
‘The suffering ends here.’
As a 3rd Circle magician and the owner of Gluttony, Theodore Miller was a
completely different person from before. Theodore identified the position
of Grease using Alfred’s detection ability and immediately
counterattacked. At the very least, he should return what they were
trying to do.
He didn’t hesitate to point his fingers behind him and cast
‘Grease’. The three idiots didn’t know what was happening at the
soles of their shoes.
“Idiots,” Theo said softly before moving again. As he stepped over
the area where Grease was, he heard a loud sound from behind him.
The three people shouted loudly from the ground. but Theo didn’t turn
back. He would see countless of these idiots in the future.
“The opening ceremony… is in a week,” a cold voice emerged from
A new semester had begun again. It was time to pay back the three years
of scorn from the professors and taunts from the students. He knew it was
simple, but he couldn’t stop his mouth from curling upwards.
Then a week later, Theodore Miller’s final year in the third grade