Translator : Missme
Editor : Aru
After recovering the knife, I was going to ask the Academy to analyze it, but unfortunately, the professor of drugs magic was on a business trip.
Upon receiving the call, that professor said it would be better to leave the analysis to Rayl before the samples were damaged, Prof. Frain and I agreed with it.
Rayl gladly accepted the request, and the analysis took less than an hour.
“Wow, you were really in danger.”
I looked around in amazement, but Rayl didn’t notice it.
He was just slowly turning the test tube with one hand and fixing his dark green eyes to the test tube emitting suspicious black smoke.
“This is quite… Interesting.”
By saying so, Rayl put the test tube down and took off his glasses.
Turning his chair toward me, he took off his gloves, and when he finally became bare-handed, he held his chin in his hand and rolled his eyes.
“That man sure is a madman. You’re sure he’s in prison, aren’t you?”
Rayl asked with a worried look.
“That’s right, but wait, Rayl, so what exactly is this poison?”
“Well, I don’t know.”
I opened my eyes wide and asked back to Rayl.
“What does that mean?”
Does that mean that there’s a poison that Rayl doesn’t know, exists in the first place?
“Well, I mean, this is a poison that’s never been in the world before. I saw this combination of drugs for the first time today. I’m sure Professor Pherfeld is, too.”
Then Rayl beckoned me to speak slowly, touching the parchment he had laid down in front of the test tube with his finger.
“Look. This poison’s supposed ingredient. Dried pumpkin roots, Shirakentami seeds that are good for insomnia, dragon tendons, yew skin, and so on.”
Then he raised his finger at me and continued his words.
“These ingredients definitely have a healthy effect when used alone. But if you put all these ingredients together–”
In my words, Rayl nodded and soon breathed a deep sigh.
“Honestly, even if you just brushed against this poisoned knife, you…….”
Rayl couldn’t finish his words.
“You mean I’d be dead, Rayl?”
“No, it’s worse than that.”
He clenched his fists in both hands. And, subtly, I saw his hand trembling.
“You wouldn’t have died right away.”
His voice also seemed to tremble with rage.
Have I ever seen him like this before?
“The entire inner wall of the organs must have melted, and the aftereffects will probably remain for the rest of your life.”
The moment I heard it, I felt like my whole body was cooling down.
“What a vicious bastard. I wonder what he is, he’s not a human, he’s a demon.”
Rayl shouted angrily, but the voice sounded faint and soon scattered.
My mind was too complicated.
‘In the first place, Leon doesn’t have the ability to make poison or magic potions on his own.’
Furthermore, such a complicated poison could not have been his work.
‘With his current financial situation, it would be difficult to buy the ingredients at a drugstore, but it would be even more so to ask for it.….’
So where the hell did he get that poison?
I came to my senses by the voice of Rayl calling my name.
“Are you all right?”
“Oh, yeah. I’m okay.”
I knew Leon was burning with vengeance, and I knew I didn’t know what he was going to do.
So I expected he would have prepared something to harm me, but I didn’t know the scale would be this big.
“This is gonna be better. If he rots in prison all his life, he won’t bother me like this again.”
I spoke calmly in front of Rayl, but honestly, it was true that cold sweat was still flowing when I thought of the moment.
‘What a crazy bastard?’
I was fortunate to shoot the flame right away without hesitation.
I don’t want to imagine after that if the knife touches me.
I shuddered and shook my head back and forth.
‘It’s so terrible that the internal walls of the organs melt…….!’
“Yerine, for the time being, well, I think you’d better just stay inside the Academy.”
Rayl spoke in a low voice, adjusting his serious green eyes to me.
“Yes, you’re right.”
And added with a bitter smile.
“I’ll do as you say. Thank you for analyzing it.”
As soon as I left the infirmary, it was Cassius who came running with an urgent look and gasping for breath that welcomed me.
As soon as he saw me, he grabbed me by the shoulders and tried to say something, but, grudgingly, he took his hand off and backed away.
“I’ve heard everything…….. Are you hurt?”
Cassius’ golden eyes had a worried glow, and his face was flushed as if he had been running at an incredibly fast pace. His sweaty black hair clung to his forehead, and his red lips seemed to tremble.
I could tell that he was surprised at the news, so I took a step closer to him, looked him face-to-face, and said in a voice as calm as possible.
“Yes, I’m fine. I’m not hurt anywhere. Erica seems a little surprised though.”
At the words, Cassius closed his eyes and sighed.
I’m sure I didn’t get hurt, I might just be a little bit nervous if something wrong happened.
As he lowered his head, his golden eyes shone through the flowing dark hair. Somehow when I saw it, he felt like a big cat.
And at that moment, in the look of Cassius’s expression seemed to reveal how anxious he was, unwittingly reaching out and tidying up his messy hair.
“I’m really fine.”
“Still, the fact that he tried to hurt you doesn’t change.”
At that moment his golden eyes began to flash like a beast.
‘Oh, the switch turned again.’
“Those Postades bastards. I should have taken that root out a long time ago…”
Before I knew it, his worried eyes were gone, and he had eyes as sharp as a beast.
Cassius would really root out the Postade.
Even though I haven’t stepped forward, he’s on his own path of downfall.
‘It’s a shame because I didn’t tell him that the knife had poisonous poison…….’
If the other kid like Astra or Rachel asked me about this, I was going to answer without hesitation.
Because I didn’t want those kids to ever get into the same thing as me.
However, I decided not to talk about the specific effects of poison, as it would amplify their anxiety.
The Academy also agreed to remove the information from official documents for students.
If I hadn’t done this, I think Cassius would have escaped The Academy and torn Leon to pieces.
“He’s been tormenting you for years, and He’s been trying to take your place as heir, and He’s pulled out his sword, he’s not worthy enough to be keeping alive in this world.”
I agreed very strongly, but I didn’t think it would be right to say “Yes, that’s right!” here, so I stayed still.
“That guy who tried to take your place by saying he had enough mana for it is trying to harm you with a knife rather than magic in front of the Academy. Such a guy doesn’t qualify as a wizard. He doesn’t even deserve to be noble.”
It was right.
The man who said he would be the successor to the 7 Imperial Family took out a knife with poison because he thought his magic would not win.
He attacked from behind knowing that there was no chance of winning if he faced me properly.
“What a brainless fellow. He really thought he could touch you with a knife without any installation?”
At the moment, my heart ached, but fortunately, Cassius did not seem to notice.
He didn’t stop there and grunted his teeth in a low voice.
“If I had noticed quickly, I’d have already cute his neck…….”
I thought Cassius might have been charged with murder if I had sincerely brought up the poison.
“They look like shit right now anyway. Mrs Postade is in jail, and so will Leon.”
Leon was about to go to jail for attempted murder. In return for committing a heavier crime than his mother.
When I thought about it, I felt a little better.
“And again, you shouldn’t abuse the imperial power for that purpose.”
At the remark, Cassius opened his eyes wide and said with a sizzling smile.
“You still don’t know me well, Yerine.”
Then Cassius bowed slightly, and whispered in a low voice, taking the hair off my cheek.
“I can do anything for you, and I’ll take advantage of anything.”
I know. Today’s Cassius is no different from his usual Cassius.
He was very obsessive in the original work, and he used to say things that were possessive or jealous of me often.
Why does it make my heart beat faster when I hear that?
“You know it right, Yerine?”
“……there’s no way I don’t know.”
By saying so, Cassius slid back.
The tail of his eyes looking at me drew a soft line like the moon. Like the crescent moon floating in the dark night sky.
“If you know, I’d like you to use me.”
“Didn’t you help me often already?”
“Well, I’m a little disappointed these days.”
I asked in a slightly startled voice. Disappointed, what does that mean?
“Because you’ve been training with the silver-haired guy and haven’t been looking for me.”
“Anyway, that’s it.”
That’s how Cassius put his hand on my head.
“This is a service.”
“Oh? Wait a minute.”
However, I already started seeing a bunch of golden lights around me.
“I didn’t even get hurt……!”
“Health and mana are not necessarily proportional, but usually when the wizard’s mana is restored, their physical strength and physical condition are also restored.”
The lump of light that floated around me as he spoke came into my body one by one. Then there was a slight warmth.
“You must have been tired today. Take this and recover your stamina.”
At the same time as the words, all the lumps of light disappeared.
I felt strange, for some reason, that the top of my head seemed warm.
When the light went out, Cassius lowered his hand and smiled at me with a grin.
“Come on, it’s done.”
I thanked Cassius, stroking the top of my head with my hands as if it still had warm energy.
“Do you think you’re feeling a little better?”
“Maybe, it’s not enough.”
“No, that’s enough. Because I wasn’t tired in the first place.”
When I stepped back, refusing to do so, Cassius rolled his eyes with a regretful look.
“Really? Then there’s nothing I can do about it……….”
“Yes, that’s enough. Thank you very much.
Cassius, arm in arm, listened to my thanks, and said in a raspy voice, raising the corners of his mouth.
“Why don’t you skip practice for a day, since you’ve had a big day today?”
“Huh? It’s not that bad though..….”
“You’ll collapse later. You were tired this morning. If you go to Eugene with me and tell him, he’ll let you take a rest.”
“He? He’s never gonna do that. I think he’d rather laugh at me for not taking care of my health at a critical time.”
I said with a false laugh.
‘He’s a guy who’s going to have to practice even in the rain or snow..’
“Well… is that so?”
The moment we were talking like that, we could hear an icy voice behind us.
“Who’s going to laugh at you?”
As I turned around, I saw Eugene Ace standing crooked with a magic book in one hand.
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