The Villain Wants to Live - Chapter - 203 - EP. 203. Return. (2)
For the first time in a long time, the entire Red Garnet Adventure Team has gathered. Ganesha, Leo, Leah, Kalos, Dzum, Rohan, Boar, and even Reilly.
They were hanging out as usual in the noble guest rooms of the new Recordak building.
Ganesha lay on the couch yawning, Dzum, Rohan, and Jinchen the boar were playing a card game, and the Leoria-Carlos triumvirate was also playing along.
“…… Yes. A quick stop at the Sanctuary of the Ruined Lands and you’re off to the Duchy of Yuren.”
No, I’m in a meeting. Leah is the most diligent and lazy member of this group.
Leo rolled his eyes.
“Do you mind if we take our chances there? Isn’t that a dangerous place?”
“Yes, but we’re not adventurers. It’s not like we’re going to attack as soon as we see it.”
The size and ecology of the Altar Sanctuary is beyond imagination. Because it is so large, and because it is often beset by demons that are difficult for the Altar alone to solve, introduce yourself as an “adventurer” and we’ll take care of the mission.
Of course, it’s hard to get into the deep stuff.
“…… Ross, are you okay?”
During the conversation, Leah was secretly looking at Carlos.
Whether or not …… “Lacquer of the Silver Covered Temple”.
Because she had sold Carlos a very useful item.
But Carlos only blinked. His peculiar pale pupils moved as if he really didn’t know what he was saying.
“…… Oh, no. Nothing.”
It’s true, but as long as you have the money, you can get the Silver Covered Lacquer somewhere. You might as well spend it on the nemeses you need right now.
That’s when Leo asked.
Oh, yeah! What about the Uri driver?
Uri woke up from a long sleep. The moment he woke up, he felt an intense pain that ripped through his whole body, but he was able to endure it.
“You’re awake. Knight Dair.”
Uri hurried to turn around. There was Zayt by the hospital bed.
The head of Puhailden sat shrinking, his body too large for the chair and space.
“Stay seated. You are in no condition to move.”
As Yuri tried to get up, Zayt sighed. It was as if he was blaming himself.
“You requested a mission from the Red Garnet Adventurers. And here are the documents.”
Zayt held out an envelope of documents. There was no sign of tearing or forcing open.
Zayt just asked.
“Does it have anything to do with my old son-in-law?”
Uri looked at Zayt.
Strictly speaking, he was not his old son-in-law. He was not Jaite’s daughter, but his brother. But as the head of the family, Zayt was willing to take on his father’s role.
Zayt nodded his head in reply. Then he looked out the window.
“It looks like it’s going to be surprisingly easy to restore civilian life in Recordak and Puhailden.”
“Why is that?”
“There are plenty of wizards left.”
Wizards. Valuable people who are always in dire need in the north, but won’t come no matter how much you pay them.
There are still many of those wizards in Recordak.
“Only the Decurayans and their two assistants have left. The rest have remained here in Recordak.”
“Is there a reason for ……?”
Uri blinked in disbelief.
A wizard wouldn’t want to spend more than an hour in this cold land.
“Decurane left my writings in this library. We’ll retrieve them, of course, but at least they’ll wait until the wizards who come here have finished their studies.”
It was payback of a sort.
An Eldorado of Knowledge for those who had risked their lives to come to Lekordak and help the fierce southward march.
Thirty-seven unpublished papers and twenty-three unpublished books. Lecture materials prepared directly by Decurain himself, and even examination papers to evaluate their performance.
The wizards are immersed in reading their gold. Not only the various wizards of the Imperial Palace, but also Helm and Ruina here.
“You can ask them to run an errand for you when they leave. I’m sure they’d be willing to give you a bit of money for your services on the way back. And yet, …… lily.”
Zayt’s tone sank into seriousness. Uri finally raised his head.
A small cough escaped Zayt’s lips, and he let out a deep breath. Then, brushing back his own long hair, he said in a moderately hot voice
“Decurane, he said he didn’t care if you died.”
For a moment, Uri’s shoulders shook. She looked back at Zayt nonchalantly.
Did you see ……?
“When you were asleep.”
She gritted her teeth. I felt an unfathomable emotion deep in my chest.
Zayt, who had been watching me closely, asked in a deep, low voice.
“Do you hate the Decurain?”
“…… Yes. I hate them.”
Uri replied firmly. It was only his voice. But his fists clenched the duvet cover, and small drops of water collected around his eyes.
“By the way, Decurane, he’s already become a giant in the wizarding world. There aren’t many authors in politics who would dare to go against his wishes.”
“Uri, do you think you can defeat him?”
Uri looked at Zayt’s face.
It was an expression similar to the one he had seen when he had held the sword in his hands as a young boy sometime long ago.
…… Yes. I’ll win through.
I will win.
It’s a completely different response than when I was a child.
My brother has become a full-fledged knight.
To that pretty girl …… no
To a cold adult.
“…… haha. It’s a good idea. That’s what makes you Puhilden.”
Zayt smiled like a sigh .
* * *
Oslon’s Restaurant, “The Dawn of the North”.
I’m eating face to face with Count Duhaman.
It’s the first time in a long time that I’ve been able to sit in perfect decorum and not have to eat, but it’s not without its distractions.
“I’m glad the …… assistants liked it.”
Duherman gave a small laugh as he wiped his mouth with a napkin. I nodded silently.
The problem was that back side, Iffrin.
He’s eating the lobster, tilefish, and roarhawk on the table as if he’s absorbing every bit of it.
It’s okay to just eat.
“Gari Gari…… black…”…Gari Gari…… sob.”
She cries as she eats.
“Delicious, ku ku ku ku ku…” …hmmm…ugh…ugh……… Oh, how can her skin be so thick …… .”
I think I know what you’re thinking.
It’s so good, but what if Assistant Professor Allen were with us?
Do you have any clues as to the whereabouts of Lohakan?”
I asked Count Dohaman, trying my best to ignore him.
The Count looked to his secretary who stood behind him. Then the secretary came over and held out a magically sealed case .
“It’s in here. It’s the sleeve of Lohakan’s robes.”
“…… lobe’s sleeve”.
Yes. The manapower has been stored and will be traceable.
“We need another resource.”
Tracking manapower is not my area of expertise. It’s more of a “technology” field than a magical one.
“Yes. I’ve already prepared it. I’m sure the professor knows,
Just then, the door to the restaurant opened and I heard a familiar voice.
A civil servant sits down with you, full of confidence.
“Long time no see, Professor.”
Lilia Primien. I stared at her with narrowed eyes.
As I’m sure you already know, Deputy Director Primien is from the North and is highly qualified, so you don’t need to worry.
Yes, sir. Professor. From now on, we’ll be moving in pairs. We’ll have the support of the Intelligence Bureau. Your Majesty’s orders, I promise–”
Somewhere, a loud wailing stopped Flimienne’s words.
Everyone’s eyes focused on her.
“Hua-an, what do you want me to do with Assistant Professor Allen…” …ah! Ah!”
I wrapped the silence around the sadly crying guy’s table. I heard a loud noise, and only Iprin’s rhythmic gestures moved silently.
Freemien, who had been watching him, twitched his smiling mouth.
“Anyway, Professor. I look forward to working with you.
Freemien held out his hand.
Ignoring him lightly, he asked Duhaman.
“Has the train service been suspended?”
“Yes, sir. There are no safe tracks. I’ve prepared a horse for you and your assistants to ride with.”
“You must leave now.”
I was about to get up from my seat, but I faltered.
Flimien was still reaching for me. Without saying a word, like some kind of mannequin.
“…… those two. Come on out.”
Again, I ignored him and called for Iffrin and Drent.
Drent took Iffrin and we left the restaurant together.
Doe Herman’s horse was ready for us just outside.
“Derent. You’ll have to take care of that idiot.”
“Yes, sir. Hey, hey, hey, sell it. Stop crying already.
I was about to mount my horse when a hand came close.
A hand came close.
It was an invitation to shake Freemien’s hand.
I looked at the hand and got on my horse.
A galloping horse. Premier climbs on after me.
Clatter, clatter, clatter, clatter, clatter!
In the middle of running in the midst of the dust that disturbed the horseshoe, I suddenly turned around.
“…… has that thing gone mad?”
Frimiento was driving with his left hand on the reins and his right hand in a very strange position asking me to shake his hand.
* * *
…… Finally .
After all those years in Lekordak, we finally arrived at the Imperial City.
We’ve arrived at the Imperial City.
The system was like a system, there was little broken or crumbling, and the landscape and life were still peaceful.
I visited the office of the Chancellor of the Demon Tower before returning to my home. I had something to give.
The chancellor was asleep, huddled over his desk.
Yasu- Yasu- Yasu.
and tapped on the desk.
His eyes fluttered open like a cat’s. At the same time, the manapower flies like a spark. He glances up at me with a sharp combat stance, his cheeks puffed out and his brow wrinkled.
“What, why are you waking me up?”
“It’s duty time.”
Then he glances at his watch.
“It’s ……! When is it 3:00?”
“He’s exhausted from all the support down south.”
Adeline has done a great job this time.
She single-handedly defended Rebek, the key point of the southward movement. The number of demons she’s killed is close to a million and the number of people she’s protected is in the hundreds of thousands.
It was indeed a suitable alias to be called a great wizard.
“That’s right! I heard Professor Decurane was amazing too! “I heard he buried thousands of red orcs alive?”
“A few dozen, sir.”
“What? That’s too few! There were rumors of tens of thousands!”
“Is that worth talking about?”
Professor Dekyllane can talk to you!
The chancellor gulped and stretched.
“Anyway, thank you for your hard work! My term ends this spring, but I’ll make an announcement after that! Chancellor-elect Declane! Baboon!”
The alarm went off as soon as she said that.
[Quest complete. To the Chancellor]
Acquire Catalog of Rare Traits.
Acquired the title “Chancellor of the Demon Tower” after taking office.
I nodded in satisfaction.
Oh, right. Professor Decurane! By the way, did you hear the news?”
“What do you mean?”
Urig’s article is going to be sitting on Recordaq~!
The Chancellor has a keen ear for rumors. How can he hear so much about the distant North?
“He has nothing to do with me anymore.”
“Hm. …… Ah~ quite. And you don’t need a training wizard anymore. He’ll do it!
My brows furrowed involuntarily.
I didn’t expect that news. No, it was impossible, given Sophien’s nature.
“No, it can’t be.”
“Are you sure? You should visit once and see for yourself! There won’t be any more outsiders here! Including Professor Decurane!”
If this is true, it’s not a good sign.
Sophien still has a lot to learn.
If she can’t beat me at Go, she shouldn’t back down so easily.
Yes. I’ll go once.
I turned and got into the elevator.
The first floor descended quickly.
Primien was waiting for me in the hallway in front of the elevator.
He was still extending his hand for me to shake.
She blinked with an ordinary blank expression, and I said.
* * *
The darkened sleeping quarters of the Imperial Palace, where not a single light was on today, and where Sophien was playing Go alone.
One by one…
The echoes of the stones falling in silence, the tremendous movement of the black and white stones
But soon, the sole of Sophieen’s foot peels away the whole board.
Stones and wooden boards in disarray, tangled thoughts in his head
Zoffien lies on the floor, his brow furrowed.
“Lohakan, you son of a b***h…”. ….”
I’ve got some weird feelings in my head.
It’s obviously a stupid story, but it’s bothering me.
There was no way I was going to fall in love with DeCulainn, or DeCulainn with me. With a look of conviction on his face, he spoke the most obvious truth: …….
Zophien glanced at the servant’s voice coming from outside the gate, but said nothing.
It’s too much trouble to even move his mouth now. His whole body swelled up, wet and heavy like a drowned body.
Professor Decurane is here.
At these words, Sophien sat up again.
But he swallowed his spit for no reason and quickly shook his head.
“The package is at work, so hurry up.”
After that, Sophien began his duties. There was much to be handled in relation to the post-war reconstruction.
The efficient allocation of central aid The scale of the restoration project. The selection of raw materials and post-winter diplomacy… ….
But soon the words of the servant could be heard again.
Sophien grabbed her pen and furrowed her brow.
“What is it again?”
-The professor will wait until His Majesty’s business is finished.
The Emperor pursed his lips involuntarily. A hot wind blew from around his neck.
But he cut it off hard.
“Tell him to go home. It’s going to take him a long time.”
Then the maid left and Sophien resumed her duties.
With her hand gestures and thoughts, a lot of hard work is gradually reduced, and a problem or two that would take a week to solve even if a large number of vassals jumped on it is solved.
As the second hand moves, the minute hand flows, and the hour hand changes its angle again and again.
In time with the sophien.
The voice of the servant comes again.
She put down her pen and listened again.
“What is it again? You keep bothering me with your luggage.”
And the servant replied in a slightly troubled tone.
-I’m sorry. But the professor says he doesn’t care how long it takes ……. I’ll be waiting for you as always, sir.
At that moment, Sophien looked out the window.
The sunny day had disappeared before she knew it, and the world had turned dark. The pale shadows reflected on her face.
In the middle of that sky, a full moon lay alone.
As she looked at it shimmering sadly, she said quietly.
“Tell him it’s too late.