πŸ™ Cramming Session, Results Stacked, and A Group Counterattack πŸ™

Hello my lovely readers. I am now back from my little vacation and we will now get back to our regularly schedule program. Thank you all for theΒ  many birthday wishes. That was very sweet of you all and now, we officially start with Octavinelle chapter, yay! Ooh also due to popular demand Kanzaburou may be a love interest, but I'll have to look through comments if not maybe make a poll. If by any chance this is a yes you'll be seeing more art of him made by yours truly. Now then, since your dear Author chan is so benevolent, I will not make this whole chapter sad...yea..ahem, anyway that's about it for now so like always, remember to enjoy and happy reading!
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"I would love to enjoy a day with just the two of us. Let me be the one to make you something as sweet as you are."

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The event with Savanaclaw and Magift came to an end and not only that, but (Y/N) also managed to befriend two students from Ignihyde Dorm.

Currently, the raven haired female slept soundly in her room at the Ramshackle Dorm before soon enough having another strange dream.

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The raven haired female was in the middle of the ocean, her dark blue orbs soon glance up at the skies at she took notices of the dark clouds along with thunder.

"A storm is coming, it looking pretty strong too.."

"Hurricane's a coming! Stand fast! Secure the riggin'!" A sailor soon called out from the boat as the others seem to quickly get to work.

Soon a red haired girl pulled a male with black hair to shore, before laying him on the sand as (Y/N) stared at the female in shock.

"Ningyo? She's quite a pretty mermaid...unlike the stories I've heard..."

"Look! He's breathing." The redhead said happily before she went back into the ocean once another voice was heard.

"Eric!" An older male exclaimed as he help the raven haired man up who seemed to be slightly dazed.

"A girl rescued me..." The raven haired male said as he walked with the elder male. "She had the most beautiful voice..."

Soon enough the two were out of sight and the mermaid pulled herself up on a rock, the wind blowing against her red hair. "My heart..oh, how it pounds! Yes, I know it. The day will soon come!" She said happily as she soon sang the last bit.

"Part of your world!"

Not too far from her, were two eels who watched the whole thing as they let out a small laugh both staring at the redhead female.

Soon enough the dream ended as the raven female slowly woke up as she let out a small sigh.

"Why was I dreaming about a storm?" (Y/N) said to herself before soon getting up to prepare to the day.

"..Mrrrghrow..the trick to tests...is if they're two choices, it's a trick question..." Grim mumbled to himself and soon enough he slowly began to start falling asleep, letting out a soft snore.

"Rise and shine, Grim." The raven haired female said waking him up as she was now dressed and ready for the day.

"Myah! Don't surprise me like that. You'll make me forget everything I just memorized!" Grim exclaimed. "Today's the last day of the final exams and you and I are still technically one student put together, so you better not tank my grades (Y/N)."

"This coming from the last minute crammer..." The female mumbles as she glanced over at the various books.

"Well I wouldn't worry about Tomioka sama hurting your grades..." A male voice said now catching both Grim and (Y/N)'s attention. "She preforms rather well unlike you I'm sure." Kanzaburou said as he gave a closed eyes smile before setting down two plates of food.

"Stupid bird..."

"Kanzaburou..I see you haven't changed back." (Y/N) said as she stared at the raven haired male who gave her a small smile.

"I'll just stick around for a bit like this is all. Enjoy breakfast Tomioka sama, you too Grim."

"Hey thanks!"

"This looks very good, thank you Kanzaburou."

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"The test is now over, whelps." The dual haired male said as he stared at all the students in the classroom. "Put your pens away and hand over your answer sheets like good little dogs. And with that, I do believe exams have come to a close."

"Yea!" Ace, Deuce and Grim cheered happily in unison along with a few others all while (Y/N) and Kanzaburou could simply stare at them in silence.

"Down! Sit! Don't start celebrating just yet." Crewel said as he then glared at Ace, Deuce and Grim. "Any bad boys who fare poorly in their exams will be given mandatory remedial lessons over the winter holidays. Consider yourselves warned. Class dismissed."

"Is it me or did it feel like those words weren't meant for (Y/N) at all..."

"There's one girl here, what about her?!"

"Whew, finally. It's over!" Ace said as he let out a small sigh.

"I gave it my absolute best. And all that's left now is to wait for our scores to come back." Deuce said as the others nodded in agreement

"No lousy test is a match for my brilliant mind." Grim said with a smirk now plastered on his face.

"Really? You guys usually look like your lives
just flashed before your eyes after written
exams. Now you're changing your tune?" Ace said.

"Rather weird coming from those with terrible grades." The raven haired male said making the three cringe at his words.

"Way to be blunt dude.."

"Well it's a new turning point and you can bet your bottom thaumark. Today marks the dawn of a new and improved me! You better be ready cause soon you'll all be calling me Galaxy Brain Grim and begging for scraps of my knowledge!" Grim smirked.

"That's a bold claim, but I'm pretty confident in my performance this time myself. No offense, but I'm definitely going to outscore you." Deuce said confidently.

"Says the guy who's perpetually biting his lip and barely staying above a failing grade. Of course, this test was a piece of cake for me so I'm pretty sure I'm gonna come out on top." Ace said.

"You all must have studied really hard." (Y/N) said making the three smile all while the raven haired male stared at them with narrowed eyes.

"I don't mean to doubt you Tomioka sama but..." Kanzaburou said as he eyed the three suspiciously. "I doubt studying hard was the exact word here, unless they cheated. Where's the cheat sheets you used I'd love to point out how right I am now."

"I hate to break it to you but there's no cheat sheet." Deuce said as he grinned at both Kanzaburou and (Y/N).

"Yea, pretty much!" Ace exclaimed. "This was all baby tier stuff."

"I see.." The male said as he gave a small shrug. "Well maybe I was wrong. I guess I'll just drop it."

"For now.."

"But Grim, you did one last minute study session..." (Y/N) pointed out as Grim smiled in response.

"What can I say? Geniuses like me can breeze through class without having to slave away at their desk like you all do." Grim said almost nonchalantly.

"What did you say?!"

"You've lost your breakfast privileges now." Kanzaburou said now making Grim drop his smile as he stared at him in horror.

"Anyways, now that the exams are done with, I'm gonna hit up the Track Club." Deuce said now taking his leave.

"You know, I could stand to get in some exercise at the Basketball Club myself. Let's break this huddle for today guys." Ace said now taking his leave leave as well.

"Let's head back to the dorm, (Y/N). I'm dead on my feet after that all nighter." Grim said as he soon let out a yawn.

"Yea, alright. We'll see you both tomorrow in class." (Y/N) said giving them a small smile bidding the two goodbye. "Let's head back you guys."

"See you both later."

"Ahh, I can't wait to get some sleep!"

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"Why did you ignore my summons yesterday? You clearly don't understand the position you're in." Azul said, as he watched the fidgeting student in front of him.

"L..look, I was just dealing with some, uh stomach problems is all..." The Octavinelle student said now trailing off as he avoided eye contact with Azul.

"Is that true?" Azul said as he raised an eyebrow, a slight smirk playing on his face. "Because lying would not do you any favors I assure you."

"Yes, it's true! I was sick to my stomach." The male exclaimed.

"Jade, why don't you help motivate our friend here to speak a bit more honestly?" Azul said as he faced the said male who simply gave a close eyed smile.

"As you wish." Jade said before looking back at the student who stared at him with a nervous look. "Now now, there's no need to flinch. This won't hurt one bit. If you could look my way?" He said smirking slightly. "Yes. Just like that, thank you. Now then..."

"Shock the Heart."

"Hrk! W...what was that?!" The Octavinelle student exclaimed.

"Now, let's try this again." Jade said as he look at the grey haired male before him. "Why didn't you respond to Azul's summons yesterday?"

"Because I was sick..." The male said slightly trailing off before a frown soon made its way on his features. "Sick of running myself ragged doing the dirty work of a low down, black hearted cheater like Azul! Of course I wasn't actually sick to my stomach, that's just an excuse!" The male exclaimed before his eyes soon widen in shock from what he just said. "Grk! What in the world?! My mouth started moving faster than my brain and...oh crud!"

"There we have it." Jade pointed out, a smile now on his face. "Your true feelings on the matter."

"Oh dear goodness gracious me." Azul sighed as he shook his head sadly. "Why, I'm positively wounded. Here I granted you a wish out of benevolence rivaling that of our venerable Sea Witch herself and you would turn around and call me what was it again? A low down, black hearted cheater."

"I....I'm sorry! This is all a misunderstanding, I swear!" The Octavinelle student pleaded trying to convince the dorm leader.

"Hmph. Spare me your sniveling." Azul said before look at Floyd. "Alright Floyd, you're up."

"You're finally done?" Floyd said as he look at the male with a bored gaze before suddenly grinning. "Can I squeeze him now?"

"Be my guest. Wring him out with all your
heart." The silver haired male said as he gave the said male a close eyed smile.

"Can do."

"W...wait! Give me just one more chance, please! I promise I'll-" The student was then cut off by Floyd who now approached him suddenly squeezing the life out of him. "Gyaaah!" The male yelled out in pain before soon his body dropped making Floyd smile.

"These deadbeats just love skimping out on their payments, don't they? When you buy something, you pay for it. When you incur a debt, you pay it back. That's just common sense." Azul said as he then let out a sigh.

"I couldn't agree more, sir." Jade said, smile still on his face.

"I can only hope this year provides me with
better clients than the last..." The silver haired male said as he stared at the twins.

"Heh. I look forward to seeing those final exam scores come in." Jade chuckled as Floyd smirked at his brother's words.

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Soon enough, before everyone knew it, the week soon had passed by. This also meant that the results of the exams were now going to be handed back to everyone.

"Hold it right there Grim! You're not getting off easy today you hear me?!" Ace yelled now glaring at Grim.

"Myeh heh heh!" Grim laughed at the orange haired male. "Maybe you should of put your name on it if you wanted it that bad!"

"Why you!" Ace exclaimed in annoyance.

"What is it this time?" (Y/N) asked as she watched from the side lines next to Deuce and Kanzaburou.

"Something about stolen food I think." Kanzaburou shrugged before looking back at the scene with a wide grin. "But I'm all gain with and if they go after each other's throats!"

"Another fight..."

"Of course you would..and now that you're human those words just sound so sadistic coming from you..."

"Seriously, don't they ever get tired of this?"
Deuce sighed as he watched the two.

"Hey (Y/N)!" Ace called out now gaining the raven haired female's attention. "You're the prefect, so do some prefecting! This lousy furball swiped the doughnut I bought and ate it! Again!" Ace exclaimed in anger.

"Prefecting? Is...is that even a word?" The raven haired female mumble all while Deuce and Kanzaburou stared at her slightly unsure.

"I didn't steal nothing! I just saw a snack left
abandoned on a desk and gave it a home out of the goodness of my heart." Grim said.

"It's not abandoned if it's on somebody's desk! If you're gonna keep running then I've got some wind magic up my sleeve with your name on it." Ace exclaimed with clear irritation written on his face.

"Here we go again.."

"Oh yea? Try me! I've got fire magic ready to-" Grim cut himself off as his eyes soon widen.

"Erk!"

"You know what, I think I'll skip on the magic for today. I don't wanna get sent to wash even more windows." Ace nervously said making Grim nod in agreement.

"H...heh. For once, I think you've got the right idea. I'd be embarrassing myself if I was the only one using magic, so I'll let you off easy this time." Grim said now giving a slight nervous chuckle.

"Hm..." The female stares between the two with a raised brow slightly confused. "So, you ended it now?"

"Surprised you both ended it pretty easily." The raven haired male said as he stared at the two just with slight confusion. "Usually it's never like this..."

"Wow, it's not every day I see you two de-escalate one of your fights without outside intervention. Normally, you go all at it until the classrom's blasted into bits and the headmage comes storming in or at least until you're met with a near death experience." Deuce point out before glancing at the female once he utter out the last part.

"Don't remind me..."

"That part is the best!"

"Can't say it isn't well deserved at times.."

"Hey, what kind of punk would I be if I started fighting with a weasel over one lousy doughnut?" Ace said now annoying Grim.

"Why do you always have to get in one last smart remark?!" Grim exclaimed slightly irritated now.

"You're either a cat or a weasel, take your pick."

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"It's time for class to start, whelps. Get to yours seats. First, I'll pass back your tests." Crewel said as everyone immediately went to their seats now waiting for their tests.

"This is it, the moment of truth." Deuce said.

"Myah hah! Gimme! Gimme! I want that test, Prof!" Grim exclaimed now grinning at the dual haired male before him.

"I wonder if I did any good..." (Y/N) mumbles as she looked back at the grey eyed male sitting next to her.

"I have no doubts in your ability Tomioka sama, I'm sure you did great!" Kanzaburou smiled as he gave the female a headpat.

"Settle down, Grim. Stay. Stay!" The dual haired male said before looking back at the students. "I shall call each you up by your class number. Number one!"

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Soon enough, one by one everyone was called up by Professor Crewel to come up to collect their test paper.

"Sweet! I got a 92!" Ace said.

"I got an 88! I never thought I'd see the day I
scored over 80." Deuce said as he looked at his test paper in shock.

"Hey, check it out (Y/N)! I got an 85! How cool is that!" Grim exclaimed as he showed off his test paper. "How do you like that bird brain!"

"You've lost your dinner privileges now." The raven haired male growled now annoyed by Grim's comment.

"W...what?!"

"Good job guys, seems like you all must of studied really hard." The female said as she gave them a small smile.

"Now I won't get held back a year!" Deuce exclaimed.

"Looks like someone went from failing to passing." The raven haired male smirked as he rested his cheek on the palm of his hand. "Not bad. You've all made a turning point."

"Hey, I don't like what you're implying!" Grim exclaimed.

"Hey (Y/N) what did you get?" Deuce asked now gaining the female's attention.

"I haven't received mine yet.." (Y/N) said andΒ  once those words left her lips her name was soon called out as everyone stared at her.

"Looks like that's your cue." Ace said

"Go on Tomioka sama." Kanzaburou ushered smiling at the female once more.

"Yea..." The female mumbles as she approached Crewel, who handed her test all while giving her a headpat.

"(Y/N), good." Crewel said as he gave the raven haired female a close eyed smile.

"So what did you get? Hey, don't be too upset if you got anything lower than mine." Grim said in a slightly smug tone.

"Shut it. Tomioka sama would far excel you in anything." The raven haired male glared before simply receiving a shrug from Grim.

"Well, what is it (Y/N)?" Ace asked as the others stared at her in anticipation.

"Oh.." The female then turned her paper to reveal her score shocking the three males aside from Kanzaburou who simply smirked at the results. "Is this good?"

"100?!" They exclaimed in unison.

"You're kidding me!" Ace exclaimed as he took the female's paper and stared at it in disbelief.

"(Y/N) you got a perfect score! A perfect 100. That's amazing!" Deuce praised the female.

"He's right. You did wonderful as always Tomioka sama." Kanzaburou said.

"I..uh, thank you.." The raven haired female nodded slightly blushing from the words she received from the two males. "I simply studied a lot with Idia senpai and Ortho and a bit more with Ruggie and Leona senpai....."

"Idia? The shut in?"

"How'd she manage to convince Leona to study of all people...?"

Crewel smiled at the class once he was finished handing out the tests. "You appear to have studied a great deal for this exam. Yes, a great deal indeed compared to your quiz scores." He said before a frown soon replaced his smile. "In fact, the class average has gone up to a degree one might call this unusual.."

"And what's that supposed to mean?" Ace said.

"The average test scores across every level of Potionology are over 90. Professor Trein has remarked upon similarly positive trends in his Magic History classes." Crewel said.

"Say what?!" Deuce exclaimed.

"Mraaah?!"

"Uh oh, I don't like where this is going..." Ace mumbles before letting out a sigh.

"The school's top fifty highest achievers will be posted in the hall. You can look forward to seeing that shortly." Crewel said to the class. "Now then, let us begin today's lesson. Open your textbooks."

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Soon enough, the bell rung signally class was over. Students almost immediately walked out to see if they were in the top fifty.

"Ok, where am I in the top fifty?" Grim mumbled as he looked through the listed of names.

"With an average score over 90, we've gotta be in there, right?" Ace said as he also looked through the list.

"First ten places..nope. Twenty...nope. Forty eight, forty nine, fifty nope." Grim said as he skimmed through the entire list before frowning. "Wait a minute, I'm not on here at all!" He exclaimed.

"N...neither am I." Deuce said sadly.

"Hm, let's see..." The raven haired male mumbles before his grey orbs scanned over the list of many names. "Ah, look here." He smiled as he pointed out towards a familiar name.

"Top fifty? Oh...it looks like I made it." (Y/N) said as she gave a small shrug not really caring much for the results meanwhile Grim and Ace look at her in shock.

"Seriously?!"

"It must be something good if they react this way..."

"Hold up. There's a list of the total scores each top achiever got across all subjects. The top thirty scored perfect marks, that's 500 points!" Ace exclaimed.

"Perfect marks?!" Grim and Deuce exclaimed in unison.

"Hm..." The female eyed the top fifty list scanning over the many names. "Can thirty students really ace every test.." She questioned as she looked back at the males slightly unsure.

"If you ask me I think it's just weird." Her raven haired companion frowned as he glanced at the list. "So many people getting so many perfect scores..."

"But..but (Y/N)'s name is on here? How's that even possible?!" Ace exclaimed as he pointed an accusing finger at the female.

"It's called studying, maybe you should look it up sometime." Kanzaburou said as he crossed his arms over his chest.

"Yea, well it wasn't just me." The female started off. "It's thanks to Idia senpai and Ortho. As well as Ruggie senpai and Leona senpai." She pointed out, now smiling a bit.

"What the hell, that's not fair at all!"

"I should make them something as my way of saying thank you.."

"But...top 50.."

"B...but if I don't make it into the top fifty, that counts as a breach of contract!" Grim exclaimed, panic slightly in his tone as both Ace and Deuce stared at him in shock.

"Wait, contract? Oh no Grim, did you.." Ace said as he stared at Grim with wide eyes.

"Judging by the look on your face Ace, don't tell me you also-."Deuce said before he was soon cut off by the sound of something sprouting on the top of his head along with Ace and Grim.

"What the..."

"I wonder if those hurt...."

"Myah! What in the world?! A sea anemone
just sprouted out of my head!" Grim exclaimed.

"G...Grim, you made a contract too?! You big
cheater!" Deuce said as he glared at Grim.

"Yea, whatever Deuce. You're just as guilty! Keeping your friends close and your anemones closer over there!" Ace exclaimed.

"I'll just give it a quick tug, and..." Grim said as he started pulling at the anemone before wincing in pain. "Ow! It's not coming out!"

"Hey hey, don't worry..." Kanzaburou suddenly grinned at Grim now resting his hand on the handle of his nirichin blade. "I'll simply cut it off you."

"I don't like that look.."

"Myah!? No way!" Grim exclaimed before he quickly coward behind the female.

"Why does (Y/N) keep him around?! I don't care if he's a crow or not!"

"But will it work? No wait...I don't wanna find out.."

"Well if you don't want Kanzaburou to cut them off you, then exclaimed what you guys did." The raven haired female said sternly as she crossed her arms over he chest.

"I came to see what all the commotion was." A voice said and the group turned to see Jack. "Why am I not surprised it's you guys? What are you doing?"

"Jack, did you make a contract too? Wait.." Deuce said as he observed the male before his eyes widen. "You don't have an anemone!"

"So much for looking like a bad boy. You're more of a square than Loosey Deucey over here!" Ace smirked.

"Says the one with the plant growing out of his head..."

"Ok, what? I'm completely at a lost here." Jack said with a hint of clear confusion written on his face. "What are you talking about and what are those things growing out of your heads?"

"Look, it's uh..." Grim said before being cut off as the anemone started to move. "Mrow?! What now?! This dang anemone's yanking my head!"

"Ow geez! It's gonna rip my head off!" Ace cried out in pain.

"You know, for whatever you guys did, it might not be a bad idea..." (Y/N) said as Jack and Kanzaburou nodded in agreement.

"How cruel..."

"So when he wrote absolute obedience, this is what he meant..." Deuce said.

"AaaAAAaaaAGH!" The three then exclaimed before they were soon dragged off to who knows where.

"What now? The way they were walking, it was like the anemones were pulling them in that direction. Is a picture that stupid still worth a thousand words...?" Jack said.

(Y/N) simply sighed before looking back at both males. "We better follow them..."

"Alright." The raven haired male nodded.

"Huh?" Jack stared at the two as he raised an eyebrow. "Where do I come in here? This is none of my business."

"Oh?" The female stared at the male slightly confused before tilting he head to the side. "I'm sorry. Are you still sore from your Magift injuries?"

"Huh?"

"No I don't believe that's the case Tomioka sama." Kanzaburou smiled before smirking at the male. "Perhaps he's just scared is all."

"I see.." The female hummed before nodding at male. "I understand. In that case, It's alright Jack. Don't worry." (Y/N) said as she gave the male a close eyed smile. "Kanzaburou and I can handle this ourselves."

Who're you calling a coward? Tch." The silver haired male scoffed before smirking at the female. "You're starting to fit in around here a little too well. Fine, l'll keep you company for a little while, at least. Let's get this straight though. This is purely out of curiosity, I wanna see what caused this. I couldn't care less about those guys. Just so we're clear on that."

"Now you're playing the role of a good guard dog." The raven haired male said now earning a glare from Jack.

"Shut it..." Jack growled.

"Hey, it's better than the other nickname. Do you wanna be called dingy flea bag?"

".........."

"Let's just go and save this for later." The female said, before following after the rest of the students.

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The trio soon came to a halt when they stared at the various student that walked past them.

"It's the Hall of Mirrors. The place that leads to every dorm." Jack said.

"I was sure I'd make the top fifty!" A Heartslabyul student exclaimed.

"Blast it all, I've been had! That cheating cephalo punk!" A Savanaclaw student said angrily.

"My school life is now doomed. Doomed!" A Scarabia student sadly cried out.

"Hm, looks like it's not just the three stooges. There are other students here with sea anemones coming out of their heads. I'm seeing some sophomores and juniors in here too. And they're all going through the mirror leading to Octavinelle Dorm." Jack said as he watched the students heading towards the Octavinelle Dorm.

"Yea, though I wonder who's the cheating cephalo punk.." (Y/N) mumbled as she silently observed the many students.

"Seems like they're complaining about their placements.." The raven haired male said.

"Let's head over there and see what's up." Jack said as the trio soon followed after the many students.

"Wow.." Kanzaburou mumbled as he looked around in amazement.

(Y/N) stared with wide eyes in awe. "The whole dorm is underwater! It looks amazing..."

"For real?! Night Raven College is so cool!" Jack said, smiling as he looked around before his eyes widen now in realization. "Just remember we're treading on another dorm's turf. Keep your wits about you."

"There's so many people here..." The female mumble as her gaze landed on the various students inside the dorm.

"There's gotta be at least a hundred, no perhaps closer to two hundred people here." Jack said as he looked over towards the crowd of people. "What is this place anyway? Some kinda coffee shop?" He mumbled before looking around. "Mostro Lounge? Where did Ace and the others go?"

"Guess it's just a big restaurant..seems like it'll be hard to fin-" Kanzaburou was then cut off by a new voice now catching everyone's attention.

"Well well, what have we here? A band of
misfortunate souls who failed to break into the top fifty. Welcome to the Mostro Lounge. I'm sure you're all well aware of who I am, but let's go over it again anyway. My name is Azul Ashengrotto. I am the dorm leader of Octavinelle Dorm, the manager of the Mostro Lounge cafΓ©, and..." Azul trailed off a bit before smirking down at all the students with anemones on their heads. "As of today, you have to listen to everything I say."

"I remember him. I saw him..back at the cafeteria and on my first day arriving here.."

"Say what?" Jack frowned as he stared up at the male.

"You made a bet with me and subsequently lost. As per the terms of our contract, you are to devote yourselves to my service until such time as you graduate." Azul said.

"Hey, hold on. This is all a huge scam!" Ace said now glaring at the male.

"Hm?" Azul raised an eyebrow as his gaze landed in the orange haired male. "You're Ace Trappola, a freshman if memory serves correct. Your accusations are insulting frankly. I upheld my end of the bargain and provided you with an impeccably flawless study guide for your exams. If you used it properly, you should have scored at least a 90."

"Yeah, and I did. I got a 92!" Ace said.

"Why, that's wonderful news! I'm delighted to have been of service." Azul said as he gave the male a close eyed smile.

"But you never told me you'd given the same study guide to this many other people!" Ace then exclaimed.

"Yea, Ace is right." Deuce added now agreeing with the orange haired male. "No study guide could help us break into the top fifty when the deck's this stacked!"

"When everybody else is scoring over 90, even with my 85, my spot in the rankings is no different than when I was failing!" Grim exclaimed now glaring at the male.

"Have you boys never heard of client confidentiality?" The silver haired male question.

"He has a point..."

"I guess they haven't...."

"I want an easy way to score high marks. I don't want to flunk out. I want to goof off until the night before the test. All of you fools..." Azul said as he smirked down at them. "I mean, you gentlemen had your own reasons for seeking my help with your finals. Details such as who made a contract with me, what kind of contract it was and why it was made well that's privileged data. Who am I to divulge someone's personal information to a third party? I am a man of integrity thank you very much. You will find this exact top covered extensively in the non disclosure agreement clause on page 127 of your contract. I simply abided by its terms is all."

"Lousy deal maker.."

"O...ok, then what happens to the fire magic I put up as collateral for the study guide?" Grim asked slightly worried.

"Y..yea, and what about my water magic?" A Pomefiore student exclaimed suddenly followed by many others.

"Give me back my signature spell!" A Scarabia student said.

"What's this? Have you really all forgotten the terms of your contract?" Azul said as he looked into the crowd of many student with fake sympathy plastered on his face. "I will provide you with a final study guide. In exchange, you will leave one personal specialty in my possession. Should you earn a spot among the school's top fifty highest achievers, your power will be returned to you and I will continue to provide you with study guides for all exams until such time as you graduate. However, in the event that you do not earn a spot among the school's top fifty highest achievers you will act with absolute obedience to me until such time as you graduate." The silver haired male said. "As outlines in the contract, I now control every part of your beings down to every last hair on you heads. In other words, your powers are mine to return or not as I please." He smirked.

"Now they've done it..."

"That's not fair!" Ace exclaimed now glaring at the male.

"I see.." The raven haired female mumbles as she looked up at the Octavinelle dorm leader before her gaze landed on Ace. "So that's why Grim and Ace weren't fighting..."

"Humans in this world are so strange..how can one take someone's power with a simple contract?" Kanzaburou said all while Jack simply shrugged before soon stepping out of his hiding spot now revealing himself.

"That's magic for you.."

"You know, I've been listening to this whole display and all of you disgust me!" Jack growled now glaring at everyone in the room .

"J...Jack?! What are you doing here!?" Deuce said as he stared at the said male with wide eyes.

"Hm? Oh are you..." Azul started off before noticing there was no anemone of the top of Jack's head. "No, I don't see an anemone on your head. I'm afraid we're having a staff meeting right now. If you don't have a stake in this matter then I must ask you to leave for us to sort this out internally."

"You think I don't have a stake in this? I was
planning on studying on my own and out
scoring these guys in a fair competition." Jack growled as he glared at Azul. "And now you've ruined that. I think I do have a stake here!" The male exclaimed before (Y/N) and Kanzaburou soon walked out from their hiding spot.

"So much for staying silent and observing.." The raven haired male said as he shook his head in pure disappointment.

"This is the last thing I need right now..." (Y/N) frowned now crossing her arms over her chest.

"Bird!? (Y/N)!? Jack!? Are you all here to save us?!" Grim happily said as he stared at the trio expectedly.

"Huh?! I have a damn name you know!" Kanzaburou growled as he glared at Grim.

"Don't get me wrong, I'm disgusted with every last one of you." Jack said as he glared at Ace, Deuce, and Grim before his gaze landed on Azul. "Why would I side with a slimeball offering shady backroom deals or the guys who chose to let others do their work for them?"

"What are you here for, then?" Ace questioned as he stared at Jack.

"Actually, I think Jack's right. He's given me the wake up call I needed. If I wanna win, you gotta snatch that victory yourself! In other words..." Grim then grinned as he look up at the Ovtavinelle dorm leader. "If I can snatch my contract from Azul by force and tear it up it's null and void!"

"Hey, now that you mention it..." A Pomefiore student mumbled before smiling at Grim's words.

"Who needs specialties when we've got numbers?! Let's get him!" A Scarabia student said.

"Hopeless..they're all hopeless." (Y/N) sighed as she watched the crowd of

List Chapter

🌊 About (Y/N) 🌊

🌊 Departure 🌊

🌊 Tanuki; A Ceremony Breaking 🌊

🌊 7 Unheard Rankings 🌊

🌊 Window Washing; A Grand Chase, and more Damages 🌊

🌊 Tagged 🌊

🌊 A clash within the Dwarf Mines 🌊

❀️ Desperate heart and a First Day ❀️

❀️ Fun Facts ❀️

❀️ Carbonara Scrap and Lunch Learning ❀️

Quick Heads Up

❀️ Tart Chefs and Egg Destroyers ❀️

❀️ Unbirthday Party; An Official Invitation ❀️

❀️ Dueling The Rose Tyrant ❀️

❀️ Sad Little Child, Reconciled Feelings, and Revenge Unbirthday Party ❀️

✨ The Crow and Hashira's Q and A ✨

♦️Cater's Phone Date♦️

πŸŒ‘ Kanzaburou's Alchemy Mishap πŸŒ‘

🦁 Meal Struggles, Deals, and A Violent Demonstration 🦁

✨ Possibly, Maybe? ✨

🦁 Dorm Leader Meetings, Accident Suspicions, and The After School Mission 🦁

🦁 A Detective Team, Magift Fight, and Midnight Encounters 🦁

✨ Future Special Chapters ✨

🦁 Portrait Spying, Suspect Cornered, and Sealed With A Fight 🦁

🦁 Uprising Start, Strategic Stampede, and An Urge To Concede 🦁

🦁 Fangs Bared, A Prince With Naught, and Vengeance Served Hot 🦁

🦁 Exhibition Rally, Savanaclaw Finale, Final Sales Tally 🦁

✨ Q and A Pt 2: With The Crow and Hashira ✨

✨ Readers Suggestions ✨

✨ Author's Note ✨

πŸ’€ Idia's Real Anime Waifu πŸ’€

πŸ™ Cramming Session, Results Stacked, and A Group Counterattack πŸ™

πŸ™ A Contractual Setback, Observing A Foe, and Lounge Shorthanded πŸ™

πŸŒ‘ Kanzaburou Fun Facts πŸŒ‘

πŸ™ Collateral Demand, Housing Bind, and Stardom Dreams πŸ™

πŸ™ Hasty Schemes, Amateurs In The Deep, and Group Infiltration πŸ™

πŸ™ Jolting Electrification, Rendezvous at Midnight, Return of the Morays πŸ™