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on March 14, 2012
Shurei takes the civil service exam and passes, with flying colors! However, even as the aching heart emperor watches, this does not mean success. She and another new initiate suffer the contempt of their peers, who resent being triumphed over by a child and a girl. They struggled though bathroom duty and drudgery, never flagging as they attempt to slowly climb the tree towards success, depending only on themselves for strength.