Chapter 1 - Part 1
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Oscar was embarrassed and grabbed her.
Oscar supported her, as she almost collapsed as her legs became weak.
Lelia held onto his arms tightly as if she were in his arms.
“Hey, can you see her?” Lelia asked in a trembling voice. Oscar looked at the person Lelia pointed to.
“…She looks a lot like me, right? Right? My eyes are not weird, right?
“She looks so much like my mom’s portrait in the Imperial Castle, right?”
At that moment, she had a ridiculous illusion that it might be her mother.
But looking at that face, anyone would have thought so.
In the meantime, the woman knelt down on her knees and one of the priests began to recite her sins in detail in front of them.
Standing next to him, the knights were standing in a solid line, and one was about to wrap the rope around the sinner’s neck.
People flocked to the scene as if they were familiar with these execution ceremonies and began to make noise.
“She studied alchemy as a priest?”
“It was said that she changed her appearance with alchemy and seduced her fellow priest… .”
“Tsk tsk. Only because that priest who worships God is so badly behaved…”
As Lelia’s eyes darkened, she broke out in a cold sweat. Right now, all she could think of was that she had to save her somehow.
Whether she was Lelia’s mother or not.
She couldn’t think of a way to deal with this situation using her Alchemy tricks.
The safest and surest way was to use Oscar’s ability.
Lelia looked up at Oscar.
“Can you save that person?”
Oscar’s forehead wrinkled from her tone as if she were asking for a favor.
“…That person might be my mom.”
“So, why should I?”
“Why should I do you a favor?”
Oscar asked in a cold voice. Lelia couldn’t say anything.
Oscar has been this cold since he kidnapped her.
She wasn’t thinking about her pride, and urgently asked for help, yet a firm rejection came back. She wanted to solve it on her own somehow, but it was too much. However, she was not confident in persuading Oscar, who had kidnapped her recklessly. This situation was a little unfair and cruel , and she was emotional. Perhaps that’s why Lelia moved her lips without realizing it.
“Y- you said you were going to make me the empress. You said you’d be my husband, but you can’t do this?”
Her impulsive words were shameless enough to heat up her face for a moment.
She couldn’t believe she said that when she had begged him to send her back to Superion’s territory…
She could imagine how pathetic and shameless she must look in Oscar’s eyes.
Nevertheless, Oscar looked down at her silently with a cold gaze.
It was then.
[This is a mission!✧٩(•́⌄•́๑)و ✧]
[Hey… ;; If you want to ask for a favor, you have to respectfully offer something in return.=͟͟͞͞(•̀ω•́ ‧̣̥̇)… ;;;;]
*(There is nothing to say about the shameless attitude. ;))*
She was uncomfortable with Alchemy’s attitude pointing out her shameless attitude.
For a while, the message stayed in front of her.
[Scanning what he wants through the eyes of the subject <Oscar>. (｡•̀ᴗ-)✧₊˚]
She heard a loud noise as if it was really scanning, and the contents of the mission immediately appeared.
[Now, kiss each other’s cheeks and lips so that they can make a sound]
*(If there’s no sound, it’s invalid. (*˘˘)♡)*
[System: 58 seconds]
Lelia was absent-minded for a moment. She was frozen as the seconds ticked away.
In front of her, the priest was still reading the criminal charges in a slow voice. It was an attitude that seemed to enjoy watching the reaction of the trembling, female priest.
Lelia came to her senses and looked at Oscar.
Did it scan what he wanted?
[Is this really what Oscar wants? In this situation?]
[Huh? How do I know that?]ㅇ_ㅇ;;]
*(It’s impossible to guess anyway)*
Of course. She knew it. What Oscar with such a terrifying expression wants is just a kiss. However, it didn’t make sense…
[If not, don’t worry~]
*(◔_◔) But I won’t hate it. Definitely)*
When Lelia saw the Alchemy’s irresponsible answer, she bit her lips in anger.
Oscar still looked at her with a cold look and then opened his mouth.
“It sounds like if I save her, you will marry me calmly.”
“If not, never mind. Is there any other reason why I should save her?”
Lelia confirmed that she had 20 seconds left. At this rate, she will kiss Oscar on the cheek regardless of her will.
Let’s just do it.
She doesn’t know if this will really result in him giving her a favor, but she couldn’t think of any other option right now.
Lelia reached out, grabbed Oscar’s cheeks, and pulled him in.
Then she kissed him on the cheek hard enough so that Alchemy could hear the sound. Again.
As soon as she pressed and removed her lips, she met Oscar’s eyes, which seemed incredulous.
“Save her, Oscar.”
After a brief silence of a moment, Oscar opened his mouth.
“Close your eyes for a second.”
“Close your eyes”.
Lelia was embarrassed, but closed her eyes as Oscar told her to.
“Hang the criminal!”
She wanted to open her eyes widely at the sound of the paladin’s words, whose voice rang her ears, but she held it in.
She held onto hope for a moment.
Suddenly, she could feel someone grabbing her waist.
Lelia instinctively felt that it was Oscar’s muscular arm.
She kept her eyes closed, but thanks to the scent permeating the tip of her nose, she could recognize him.
“Open your eyes.”
It was only when she heard Oscar’s voice that she felt at ease.
When she opened her eyes, the surrounding landscape had completely changed.
Obviously, the downtown area was in the central square, and not in the moonlit forest.
And in front of her…
The woman, who was almost hanged a moment ago, was alternating between Oscar and herself with surprised eyes.
It was clear that Oscar made a crack and brought the female and herself here.
Lelia stared clearly at her even in the dark.
Just as Lelia was about to ask something, the woman looked around, found something, jumped up, and started running like crazy.
It was as if it was a beast running away from seeing a hunter.
As Lelia tried to immediately follow her, Oscar hugged her.
Even though he didn’t speak, Oscar held Lelia lightly and tracked her identity at a rapid pace.
Then a moment passed.
They had arrived in front of a cabin.
When she came to her senses, she was sitting on a branch of a large tree in front of the cabin.
She was still in Oscar’s arms, but she was embarrassed as she was sitting on Oscar’s thigh while hugging his arms like a lifeline.
“Oscar, where are we?”
As soon as she was about to ask if they had moved and if he knew where they were, a cold finger fell on her lips.
Boom, boom, boom.
Her heart began to beat like crazy again. Lelia turned her head away.
She looked around, wondering if the priest thought she had completely lost them, as she cautiously entered the hut with a reassured look.
“She moved to the place she wanted in her mind.”
He whispered softly, as if Oscar was telling her a secret. Somehow, the voice seemed secretive.
Lelia felt goosebumps on the back of her neck. Oscar’s low voice and her stiff body felt uncomfortable because of his grip.
She wriggled because she was conscious of a particular part.
Oscar lifted her up and let her sit next to him in consideration of her discomfort.
“Oh, thank you.”
Oscar looked at the cabin without an answer.
Lelia followed him and looked at the cabin, then asked, “How far is this place from the previous place?”
With the sudden disappearance of the sinner, Lelia thought the knights would pursue the priest.
“…It’s out of the neutral zone, so it’s a good distance.”
“How long will it take for the pursuers to arrive?”
“They are not coming.”
“I have created an illusion, so they will think they’ve executed the sentence. All the people there.”
Lelia suddenly thought about how Oscar’s ability was great.
It was fortunate that Oscar was not an enemy.
As she exhaled a breath of relief, a small commotion was heard from inside the hut.
After a while. A man came out of the hut with the woman priest from earlier.
“Get out! Get out!”
“What’s wrong with you? I will save you…”
“You have already been abandoned by God. In the first place, I didn’t believe in you, as you weren’t a priest. Get out!”
“Please… Please! I have no one else to go to except you…!”
“What does that have to do with me? It’s all because of you! I don’t want to see you, so get out of my way!”
The man shook off the woman and shouted at her to get lost.
However, his actions were not at all decisive, and his eyes were filled with tears as he looked at the woman. The words that came out of his mouth didn’t seem to be true.
“I know why you are doing this. However… Don’t do that. There’s not much time left anyway…” said the woman beggingly.
Lelia wondered if that woman was really her mother.
She had to think of her mother, who she thought had died in the first place, and how likely it was that she was actually alive.
“I will try harder. Soon I will be able to complete the alchemy… So, please…”
As the woman cried and begged, the man spoke in a frustrated voice.
“Sena, I don’t need it anymore… I’m going to die soon anyway.”
Lelia looked at the man carefully. One side of the man’s face had turned black.
[It looks like you have an incurable disease.]
He looked pale as if he were about to die. Lelia watched the two, recalling that the man called the woman Sena.
The woman sat on the floor and started crying.
Lelia wanted that person to be her mother, but also wished she wasn’t.
Because she was horrified to think that her mother, whom she thought was dead, was living such a miserable life.