Chapter 107 – Iana’s Release (2)
Translator: SKAIS Editor: Eyeful Solstice
“But if this thing is executing something unusual, that means this is broken, right? Did you just give me the defective product?” I asked.
“No! That’s not it. Well, it’s all about magic stuff, so when you run into something that has a more powerful mana, you’ll fail. It wouldn’t have happened unless you fought a senior knight with it.” Jair stated.
“Strong mana…” I mumbled.
“Yes. A typical example would be the prison head who is like a monster.” Jair declared.
Is he really that strong? Well, that’s right. Lenag must be strong and powerful. After all, he’s the villain’s right-hand man. I bet he is.
Speaking out of the blue, because of the fact that I’m leaving this prison, I unknowingly forgot about visiting the basement cell.
“So, what kind of family do you belong to, Miss?” Jair was still eager to know about my family.
“What are you going to do about it? Anyway, we’re not going to be seeing each other.” I told him.
“Ay, I’m curious.” Jair said plainly.
I tossed my clothes in without putting them in order. Heh, what’s the use of organizing them too much. They’re just… clothes.
“It’s a great family, okay?” I reassured him.
What was the family name, again? Ein? Aici? Aninte? Oh, no. I forgot what Baron had told me. All I remember is that it’s a great family in the east gate.
But thinking about it right now, made me uncomfortable.
“I know, that’s what it is. But you know, it’s a fact that we can only discover what we have not yet found out.” Jair stated.
“Yes, yes. That’s right.”
“I’m just being careful, Miss. My personal curiosity cannot be resolved.” Jair replied.
So, wondering about my family was your personal curiosity? I gave out a false laugh. This guy is completely out of bounds.
“Forget that interest today.” I said and then tapped the bracelet.
“On a second thought, what about this bracelet? I don’t think I’ll have time to give it back to you.” I asked.
It’s true. The time left before my release was extremely short and I did not have enough time to think about contacting Jair. Although I am somewhat ignorant of magic and this world, I know that this bracelet is not an ordinary thing, so I better return it.
“Oh, just keep it.” But with a sense of concern, Jair replied with great equanimously. “You can have it.”
“…just giving it to me that easily? I think you’re nothing like that.” I said flippantly.
“You have not only done such a precious thing, but you have also risked your life to help.” Jair said, his voice warm and grateful.
Life, he said, I reflected on what I had done. That’s the right thing to say. If only such a noble prisoner could do what I have done…
When I met Lenag in the hallway that one night, I thought he was not from this world. It’s creepy to think of it…but I couldn’t help it. I know what happened. And I don’t have to argue about the past.
“Well, I appreciate it. Thank you.” I replied, with a smile, even though he can’t see it right now.
The bracelet still had the magic that Jair had casted on it. Since there were two bracelets, one would be used in communicating Jair while the other had various spells. It wasn’t a bad thing for me because I didn’t know what I was going to go through in this world. Life has never failed to surprise me after all.
“Yes. Enjoy using it. Don’t throw away anything you received from me that could be of use.” Jair said, laughingly.
“How did you know?” I asked him. I’m aware Jair could see me flush. It’s embarrassing.
“You’re kidding, aren’t you?” I could tell that there was a pinch of ‘seriously?’ look painted all over Jair’s face. Also, laughter came over my bracelet.
What should I do? I’m not kidding. I can’t believe he’s laughing at me right now.
“Please keep it. You don’t know that maybe I can help you someday.” Jair tried to clear his throat this time as he ceased his laughter.
“…if it’s within a certain distance of the road.” I mumbled.
Though I grumbled so much, I got both bracelets. Well, if you happen to have a chance in your life to get help from one of the original characters, the supporting role of a sorcerer; whom I of course met coincidentally. Indeed, it was a good chance. I was not going to let that good chance slip away to a waste. I was not missing the probability here.
As someone who opened my eyes in this world, it’s difficult for me to not think about it…the things that I have yet to be experienced.
“Anyway, stay fine.” I told Jair inexpressibly.
“Wow, thank you for your ‘sincere’ greeting.” Jair also took my greeting lightly. “I truly appreciate you.”
I thought he was just playing along with me but surprisingly, a pretty deep voice was heard from the bracelet. Hmm. What’s wrong with him? That seems unfamiliar!
“There’s something I’ve learned from you. All this time, I was thinking wrong.” Jair said. There was laughter in his voice this time, but a serious one.
“Was it about making Ricdorian sick?” I asked.
“Yes.” Jair replied.
He must have realized a lot, after everything he said something at that time. However, it wasn’t a bad thing to think about the future of Ricdorian. He was indeed destined to have great things in the future.
“That’s good.” I passionately smiled as I stared at the bracelet.
“Yes.” He answered. “I don’t know if I can tell you…”
“Then don’t.” I said, trying to cut off what he’s about to say next.
“…I don’t think it’s a good idea for him to leave. He doesn’t listen to everything. Didn’t I say my people here provide me news about him?” Jair stated. It was evident in his voice that he was really concerned.
“You did, didn’t you?” I replied. Does that even have anything to do with me?
“I’ve told you that maybe a noble person will never come here again.” Jair’s voice dropped. “I don’t think that’s going to be easy.” Jair said.
Archduke Harnim of Hel Estate will continue to come to this prison. And he would not overlook it, even when he can’t visit Ricdorian.
“So, you’re just going to let it go?” I asked.
“No.” He answered firmly. “We have been passive for the meantime because we decided to wait until his highness awakens. But I realized it was a wrong decision. So, I decided to change the direction.”
As his words continued, I gradually changed my posture.
“In the future, we will protect him as much as possible from external violence.” Jair said.
It would have been violence and abuse from the outside by his biological father, Archduke Harnim.
“Saying it like that means there’s a way, right?” I asked, very intrigued.
“Yes. It may not be complete…But I’m going to try.” As I listened, I pursed my lips.
I was going to ask what it was. But he didn’t open his lips. As if a line had been drawn in front of me.
Then I thought. Okay, don’t cross this line, Iana. Just until here.
“I’ll ask you one question. Can Ricdorian…” I lowered my gaze. The cold stone floor, the flooring of this prison, might be the last thing I would see here.
“Can he be released from prison in a year? He said to me that he might be released in a year.”
“That’s… it’s impossible.” Jair answered firmly. Suddenly, I was filled with sadness. “I know what you’re talking about. But that will not be observed. Archduke Harnim is a noble man who is capricious.”
He went on calmly explaining.
“At the very least, his highness can’t come out of the prison until he’s fully awakened…and therefore, I don’t think so.”
With Jair’s words, I stared blankly at the floor once again. This cold stone floor. I could picture out what Ricdorian’s days would feel like for a year or more.
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