Chapter 39 – You’re more than happy to see me tonight, aren’t you? (2)
Translator: SKAIS Editor: SKAIS
Thank goodness no one noticed my presence.
By the way, was Lenag back this dawn? What a workaholic. Sure enough, he might have reached such a position by working hard like that.
Soon, after looking at the back of the guards who passed right through me, I turned my back quickly. Fortunately, I didn’t meet any more people until I reached the basement. Well, I can consider myself lucky…for now.
When I finally got down to the last step, I realized my back was sweaty. It is because it took me too long to arrive at the underground.
And when I reached the end, I realized, the change from day to night was very subtle; as I wasn’t able to comprehend this unusual place that I’m in right now. I didn’t know that the basement that I was so familiar with during the day would feel this strange at night.
I sighed and raised my head a little. Then I saw Hans, who was dozing off in front of the cell.
In the beginning, Hans is not the only jailer assigned in Ricdorian’s cell. But after the daily walks of Ricdorian, instead of guarding other prisoners, he became the only jailer exclusively assigned to him.
It may also seem that Ricdorian was assigned to me considering our very close relationship and the fact that my presence is required every time we take a walk. It was a good thing for me, as well.
Hans was kind, decent, and a good person. But, he has a rational, dual, and calculative personality.
Thinking more of Ricdorian, it’s unusual to hear him moan in pain and I would really be surprised to see him hurt again this time. At the moment, I couldn’t help but think of those days when he was beaten and suffering.
Fortunately, even though Jair wasn’t with me, he was smart enough to help me take care of something like this.
Soon, I slowly approached Hans, who was asleep, but I stopped. It was because Hans’s eyes opened in an instant.
“Yes, what is it? The flag… Was I mistaken?” Surely, he wouldn’t be called a guard for no reason. Like now, even though he is asleep, he’s still alert and active.
I shouldn’t have taken him lightly.
A cold sweat broke out. I squeezed my sleeves and stepped back a little. And before Hans turned his head, I quickly pressed the bracelet’s third jewel three times.
<The third gem should be used carefully. The important thing to take note is to use it up close.>
And while Hans hadn’t seen it, a flood of gold light stuck in his neck…I feel like a cartoon detective.
My name is Conan! Woah, a detective’s job is tough. I think we should commend such a profession.
“Oh, what is it? A Mosquito?” Hans, who was patting his neck, muttered, “What is it?” He added, and soon, his eyes closed slowly.
I gradually backed out while breathing heavily, then looked at Hans, who was in deep slumber.
“…I lived.” He muttered once more.
That was so close!
Then, I sighed in relief.
I looked at the bracelet with a perplexed look.
The magic that Jair cast on the last jewel was a sleeping spell.
<I assure you, even the person with the most considerable mana will fall asleep.>
When I heard that, I was shocked. I wonder if it is okay to use this kind of magic to people. But Jair guaranteed the safety of those who were under this spell, so it might be okay. I know he was someone who wouldn’t talk nonsense when it comes to magic.
Of course, I also read this part in the book, this will also happen a few years from now, and I hope so too.
Thinking about those, I clenched my fists.
Soon, the door opened with a rusty sound of iron. And that noise sounded louder at dawn. Looking at the rusty iron bars, I thought it was a good idea putting Hans into a deep sleep.
Even so, I also thought a little suspicious of myself for doing this at dawn.
The familiar smell of the moss after I opened the bar was reeking. I slipped in and put down the lamp. I couldn’t bring one from my room, so I brought the one next to Hans.
Soon, I met Ricdorian’s sparkling round eyes.
“Who is it?”
Oh, my. I haven’t taken off the magic yet, so he won’t be able to see me… But to my surprise, Ricdorian looked precisely to where I was. Not just where I was, but to my face to be exact.
I cut a spare bed cloth, turning it over like a cloak. But I still didn’t know why he knew my exact location.
Does Ricdorian has magic, or his instincts told him where I was?
Moreover, it was amazing to see him not stammering. When he looked at me, he would always blush while staring at my face.
I wanted to watch him for a while, but unfortunately, I don’t have time. Blinking my eyes, I took off the magic and threw the cloak I was wearing, and his blue eyes shook slightly in the dark.
The blue eyes seem like questioning me ‘why’. But he couldn’t say and ask anything, because I blocked him from speaking.
“Shh. very good.” I placed my index finger on his lips.
“Shhh.” I whispered one more time and slowly took my fingers off.
The chain was quite loud, so someone might hear it. But of course, no one will come all the way here early in the morning, but we still need to be careful not to get caught.
“You’re more than happy to see me tonight, aren’t you?” I said as I really wanted to say this right now.
Oh, there’s no window. I don’t think Ricdorian would know if it’s day or night.
It was the moment when I was about to correct my mistake when he suddenly spoke.
“…Yes, it’s night, I was surprised you came.”
Ricdorian pinpointed the time and made me forget what I was about to say. So I looked at him and soon remembered what I was about to ask.
“Do you know it’s night-time?”
“What? Yes. I can tell it through my senses, even if I don’t see the sky. Also, it’s not hard to infer between meals.”
I looked at him with bewildered eyes. But as I stared at him, I saw his cheeks were slightly stained. Soon he shyly looked down to the ground, as if he noticed my gaze at him.
He was quite intelligent when he was rational, and his words were full of courtesy. But he was still stuttering a little. On the other hand, his beast side would utter words that I can’t understand.
What an impressive being.
I narrowed my eyes even more and questioned him.
“How long have you been in this cell? It’s not like you were here since birth.”
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