Chapter 1 - Part 1
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Contrary to her expectations, the first to congratulate was Griffith. He spoke plainly with an insincere look.
Romeo also smiled and congratulated her. Unlike Griffith, it was a tone that truly wished for Lelia’s happiness.
But Kalix didn’t say anything and just stared at Lelia.
Lelia bowed her head to turn away from the gaze. She was both embarrassed and sorry to see her friends.
‘Well, to Oscar…’
She was going to confess honestly that she fell in love with Oscar.
Lelia shrank her shoulders in surprise at the sudden loud noise.
It was the sound from Kalix’s chair falling down as he, who was seated calmly, jumped up.
Kalix looked at Lelia and Oscar with a big frown, and soon turned his back away.
Lelia tried to follow him, but Oscar grabbed her hand.
“Wow, this time he got it at once, right? How did this happen?”
When Lelia sat down again and sighed, Romeo said in a tone of wonder.
Despite Romeo’s light joke, Lelia felt mixed emotions. Perhaps she wouldn’t be able to see Kalix’s face again for a few days.
Griffith, who was glancing at Lelia with a dark face, said, “Lelia, don’t worry. He’ll accept reality soon.”
Kalix’s response was not very different from what she had expected.
But Griffith’s response was really unexpected.
“And even if you get married, we’ll continue to stay here by your side. As your friends.”
Lelia choked up at the feeling washing over her like a wave. It was a complex feeling, with gratitude and remorse mixed together.
Griffith showed a friendly smile as if not to worry about anything.
Oscar’s hand, which was holding the back of her hand under the table, gripped her hand harder.
After a while.
This was after Lelia and Oscar had left.
As soon as the two left the greenhouse to see her grandmother together, Romeo put his head on the table immediately.
“Oh my god… Oscar that punk…I should have been wary of him when I was young, since he kept acting like an attention seeker…”
Griffith looked downwards unwillingly at Romeo, who was lying on the table.
Romeo seemed to be crying.
“If you’re interested, would you like to hear about my plan?”
Griffith, who was already planning for the distant future, asked calmly.
Romeo, who had been sniffling for a while, lifted his red face and shouted.
“I won’t! I think I’ll be persuaded if I listen to it now”.
“I’m different from trash like you. I really hope for Lelia’s happiness!”
“…We’ll have a chance, too. Lelia will be even happier.”
“Ah, don’t say it! You trash! I’m not going to listen to it!
“If you endure it a little bit, Lellia will become ours–”
Romeo stood up covering his ears. Then he walked out of the greenhouse with a thump.
But Griffith remained in his spot for a long time.
Tap, tap, tap. He knocked on the table with an emotionless face.
It was definitely a scene that he expected early on and imagined hundreds of times, but when it actually happened… It was a bit of a blow.
He pretended to be calm, but he was also shocked.
His mouth felt bitter and unpleasant.
However, it could be tolerated when he thought of the moment where he would be able to taste the fruit after a long wait.
Lelia’s heart felt light after talking to her family and friends.
As soon as they had finished speaking, her grandfather brought up the topic of the wedding.
Now that Lelia has made up her mind, she wanted to hold a wedding as soon as possible.
It was decided to hold a small wedding, and it would be officiated by a priest that her grandfather had known for a long time.
Aunt Atias immediately called for merchants to decorate the bridal chamber. The most excited person to hear about Lelia’s marriage might have been her aunt.
And that night.
Lelia was sitting on the bed with her knees folded. After 12 midnight, the message of the alchemy lottery changed to say that three days were left before the service would be terminated.
‘Is it because I have achieved everything I had hoped for, so I can’t be greedy anymore?’
She wanted to empty her mind in advance, but it was not easily organized.
The game system was an existence that was more helpful than anyone else in the world.
Lelia opened the side table drawer next to the bed. Inside, there was a recipe for a drug for Oscar.
She had taken it out in advance as a contingency, but she hasn’t given it to Oscar yet…Someday, an opportunity to hand it over will come. She was a little reluctant as it was a poison.
“Can he really take this medicine?” as she muttered to herself.
Somehow, a system window appeared.
- [100% fatality rate!] You can trust your Alchemy!(｡•̀ᴗ-)✧₊˚]
‘No, that’s why I’m worried.’
Lelia looked at the message with a pleased yet unhappy expression.
“What if Oscar dies right away?”
- [The effect is very slow! ( •̀ᴗ•́ )و ̑̑ Even if it takes a long time, he will definitely be able to die!]
No matter how much she looked at it, it was strange, so Lelia just closed her mouth.
“Will the system disappear in 3 days?”
- [The service expiration date is <3> days left. Thank you for loving the alchemy lottery. |ʘ‿ʘ)╯]
Lelia suddenly recalled the moments before her death in her previous life.
Before closing her eyes, her desperate wish was to be reincarnated into this game. In other words, God had fulfilled her wishes.
“…Thank you so much.”
For some reason, she thought it would be better to say goodbye in advance.
However, there was no answer from Alchemy even after Lelia thanked it.
It was then.
At the sound coming from the window, Lelia turned her head and her mouth opened wide in surprise.
“Oscar, why are you here…”
It was Oscar who sneaked in through the window. He walked straight to the bed and pressed his lips onto Lelia’s cheek.
Lelia got out of bed with a frown and pushed him away.
“I think it’s better to not come at night until the wedding…”
“…I’ll leave in a little while.”
Lelia moved her lips momentarily. This is because she didn’t think he would leave after just a little while.
Nevertheless, Lelia missed Oscar, so she couldn’t tell him to leave immediately.
“Sure… Let’s sit down and talk for a while.”
Lelia dragged Oscar out of the bedroom and headed to the drawing room where the sofa was.
Oscar’s gaze reached the bed for a moment, but he followed Lelia gently and sat on the sofa.
“Could it be that you can’t sleep at night?”
Lelia asked in a worried tone, but Oscar didn’t answer as he hugged Lelia’s waist and pulled her close to him.
Now, when there were only two of them, they naturally touched each other. Lelia pushed the hand that was moving around her waist.
It wasn’t that she didn’t want to be touched by Oscar.
‘You shouldn’t do anything until the wedding,’ it wasn’t that inflexible way of thought…It just bothered her.
Oscar calmly lowered his hand when Lelia pushed him away. However, the eyes were still full of yearning.
“Did you hate me?”
Oscar whispered softly. Lelia’s eyes widened.
After being forced to confess his secret, Lelia was extremely concerned about Oscar.
She was afraid of Oscar having a misunderstanding like this.
In Lelia’s view, Oscar’s spirit was more fragile. As it was glass that was once broken and re-attached, she wanted to treat it more delicately and carefully.
“It’s not like that. I’m just afraid someone will hear us…”
Oscar pretended not to know, even though he was fully aware.
As if she was embarrassed, Lelia looked downwards. Her ears were red.
Oscar smiled inwardly and stared at her ear and asked, “Then, shall we go to a place where there isn’t anyone?”
Oscar smiled softly. Oddly, it was a tempting smile that felt dangerous.
He stretched his finger in the air in front of Lelia’s eyes and drew a circle.
Through the round crack, she saw the first place that they met. Lelia looked through the crack with a surprised look.
A large bed was placed in a cozy-looking candlelit room.
“Where is that?”
“You said you wanted to go.”
At the puzzled remark, Lelia frowned and asked in a surprised voice.
“Then, is it the Hraesvelg Empire?”
“It’s a tower at the end of the castle, where no one comes in and out.”
“Do you want to go?”
Oscar asked, but Lelia couldn’t answer easily.
“Can I come back right away?”
“If you want, anytime.”
“…Then let’s go and have a look.”
Lelia got up first, and Oscar followed suit, pulling her body up into his hold.
Surprised, Lelia wrapped her arm around Oscar’s neck. He immediately walked through the crack with Lelia in his arms.
The crack immediately disappeared as they walked through.
In the quiet room, only the sound of wood burning in the fireplace could be heard.
Lelia left his arms and looked around the room curiously.
The spacious room was filled with the finest of everything. Lelia approached the window and looked outside.
It was really an isolated place where people did not travel near, a tower that was surrounded by a vast plain.
Oscar approached Lelia from behind. He kissed Lelia on the back of her neck, wrapping his hard arms around her slender waist.
“No matter how much you scream here, no one will hear it.”
Lelia turned around in alarm. Oscar blinked his eyes innocently.
Unlike being calm recently, his eyes had changed a little. As soon as she saw the red eyes full of desire, Lelia avoided looking at him.
She knew it had been a while since she spent the night with Oscar.
But at this rate…
Lelia’s gaze turned towards the large bed that occupied one side. Her forehead wrinkled.
‘Don’t tell me.’
“Oscar, did you… Did you prepare it in advance?”
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