Study Magic in My Free Time - Chapter 14: Passing Graduation Exam
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There is a small lake located deep inside the woods.
It’s a bit too wide to swim across as it is on the level that you’d need a boat or
I opened my [Item Box] inside the lake.
When I opened the lid, the water got sucked in rapidly, like what my phantom did at the sea last time.
I think it was enough since my [Item Box] had sucked all the lake’s water inside.
On the dried up parts, there were fishes jumping around on the muddy lake floor.
This time, I flipped down the lid of my [Item Box] that contained the freshly sucked water.
There were a bunch of aquatic plants and fish inside, so I made it that only the [Living Things] would come out.
This is where [Item Box] is really useful.
The thing you want to take out, and the things you don’t want to, can be freely decided by the caster.
I can fill this dried up lake with water or, even if it’s not making sense, I can even fill it up with sand.
I can also decide how much to take out, so with some calculation, I can only take out the numbers needed to fill it.
It’s really convenient to use it, and while I refilled the lake again with water,
I thought about more things that I could do while watching the process. 
“So you’re here.”
The one calling me from behind was Bruno.
He looked around at the woods with a disinterested expression.
“Why are you here?”
“I heard that you were always playing around here.”
“Do you need anything from me?”
He stands in front of me while smiling from ear-to-ear.
“My marriage has been decided.”
“I will be a son-in-law for a lower aristocrat. They’re poor if compared with the Hamilton House, but it’s still their first-generation, so they’re free to continue as a noble even if I retire.”
“Is that so… Then… congrats? Is it alright if I said that?”
“Yeah, I can say goodbye to this fourth-son-of-a-noble life.”
Bruno shrugged his shoulders and smiled.
I see… you can also do it like this.
That’s right. Rather than holing up in a room inside a noble’s house, you can get inside
a newly appointed noble house as a son-in-law and become their first-generation Lord instead.
“Fu….let me tell you something interesting. You are a pretty serious person so you probably don’t know about this.”
“What’s it about?”
“Dad’s greatest failure.”
Bruno then started to speak, while laughing more cynically than usual.
A few years ago, Hamilton House’s Lord, Charles, deployed soldiers to defeat an evil beast.
It’s a pretty strong monster sealed inside the territory, so he deployed 1000 soldiers for it.
The plan was to release the seal, defeat it, and then make it as an achievement.
However, the result was an overwhelming defeat.
Losing 90% of his 1000 men, he only managed to reseal it, barely causing any casualties from the citizens.
“Because of that, dad’s been afraid of making an achievement of his own. It became a trauma for him.”
“By the way, that monster was sealed by a lord, two generations above dad. Meaning, he’s the previous third-generation lord.” 
“It’s a pretty famous evil beast. Sealing it was an achievement, and subjugating it will give another accomplishment. They wanted to get a 6-generation worth of status. But dad ultimately failed.”
“In other words, what I meant to say is…”
With an even larger smile, Bruno cynically laughed with all his heart.
“Dad’s no longer thinking about offering his daughters to secure his standing. You should also hurry up and think about how to get out of this place.”
“Is that so? Thanks, Bruno.”
“Fu….well, give it your all.”
After saying what he wanted, Bruno turned away and waved before walking away.
His tongue is sharp, but he did give me advice. While also implying something big in his advice.
While we are chatting, the lake’s water had been filled, and it became a normal lake again.
Since the test is over, I erased the [Item Box] and proceeded to the next… At least that’s what I’m planning to do, when a complete surprise overwhelmed me.
Seawater: 5,000,029 liters
Pure Water: 5,788 liters
White Charcoal: 318 kg.
Jamille Silver Coin: 36 piece
Gold dust: 100 kg.
[Letter to Liam]
When I thought that everything the [Item Box] had sucked up was out, and the list should have gone back from what it was before the test began, there are 2 others left behind.
Gold dust… and a letter?
Since it’s addressed to me, I opened the letter first.
“It’s a waterproof paper…”
The instant I took out the paper, I can understand from my touch that the paper is the type that can repel water.
At the same time, I also understood that this paper was inside the lake all along.
I opened the letter. It was a letter from Master.
[To Liam, If you read this letter, that means you have mastered how to use [Item Box]. Even if you are not, try submerging the [Item Box] inside the lake, suck everything, and then try letting the water and living things out.]
“He read me like a book…”
It seems my action had been inside Master’s prediction all along.
[Since gold bar won’t fit, I scattered gold dust inside the lake. There are 100 kilos of them. If you already mastered [Item Box], that means you can roughly use other magics inside Magicpedia, right? Those gold are a
graduation present from me.]
[I heard you are the fifth son of a noble. You can use it as funds when you gain your freedom.]
[P.S: If you felt sorry to receive those gold, try guessing why it’s only 100 kilos. It’s your graduation exam.]
The letter ends there.
I looked at the list once again.
Even though it’s gold dust, the number is precisely 100 kilos, it must be because Master is using his [Item Box] to take it out. 
I was a little happy when I understood the meaning behind that, and that I had passed the graduation exam Master had given me.
An asset of 100-kilo gold dust had come down from an unexpected place. From the bottom of my heart, I thought, “One day, I will directly thank Master for this.”
Translator and Editor Notes:
 What’s the point of doing this, again? ~ Tenka
 I know what he means, but can’t convey it into English that well, hope it’s enough ~Tenka (see TL notes below)] [I did what I can. Lmao ~Yuranon(Editor)]
 Seriously? That’s the test? His test should be the experiment he did 2 chapters ago and made this his little discovery instead.
So, Bruno was saying that the one who sealed the monster was 2 generation above Liam’s father, that makes him the previous third generation
before Liam father, which mean they can keep their noble status because that Lord sealed the monster hence getting an achievement to keep
his noble status for another 3 generations which leads to now. I’m under the impression that the lord that sealed the monster had planned
it with his next generation to defeat it with another third generation to prolong their noble status for another 3 generation in which the role falls to Liam’s father, but he failed.
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