Chapter 1 - Part 1
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[In order to win the title of ‘Legendary Alchemist’ again, you must make all the necessary recipes with their ingredients!=͟͟͞͞(•̀̀‸•́ ‧̣̥̇)]
(T/N: For those who don’t understand, the Philosopher’s stone is basically what gives you the title of Legendary Alchemist. To make the stone, a list of required alchemy recipes needs to be completed first.)
The alchemy tool opened a speech bubble again, and cute-looking young dragons appeared. The little dragons are playing among themselves, their bodies like cotton balls.
Lelia unintentionally reached out and pressed the screen. She placed her palm on the alchemy tool, and immediately got a list of recipes.
[I can’t believe this is happening… It’s like the Philosopher’s stone really granted my wish.]
Even though she didn’t reincarnate into the game, she still can’t believe she could use her items.
She felt like she was going to cry with joy.
After remembering her past life, she was actually afraid. In this strange world, she was filled with fear that came with possessing a character who’s supposed to die.
If it weren’t for her friends, she’d probably really have a Lelia-like ending as well.
[But now I have this!]
Is it because she held on to this game until she died in her previous life? It felt as if she had reunited with her family.
In a nutshell, it was her family. She didn’t have any relatives waiting for her death insurance like those typical dramas anyways.
Tears pooled in her eyes. It was more than last night’s, when she had been so lonely and depressed. Tear stains drenched her sleeves.
[I have to stop crying. This isn’t the time for bawling like a child. Calm down!]
Lelia vigorously wiped away her tears, took a deep breath and looked at the newly obtained recipes.
Dozens of new recipes had sprung up. It was quite a lot. Some had ingredients she had never seen before.
Originally, alchemy ingredients in the “Alchemy Lottery” game were gathered by the young dragons.
Dragons farmed in the game fields, collected fruits from trees, and dug for ores.
Was it the same with these ingredients?
When she clicked on the gray box, a message popped up.
– [!] New alchemy materials found in this world. What kind of ingredients would it be? Go around and look for ingredients!
[You want me to find it in real life?]
After thinking for a while, she pressed the back button first.
She went down to the last of the recipe list. The final recipe, the Philosopher’s stone, wasn’t available until she completed the ones at the top.
[It must have been deactivated because it is an item that can only be made after completing all of these recipes…]
Lelia closed the recipe list and tapped on the inventory icon.
“Is it possible to use an item?”
Just in case, she tried out the magic medicine she had made before.
[Number of magic medicine: 9999]
[How many would you like to take out?]
A message appeared when she pressed on it. She entered the number 1 in the box provided and confirmed.
Then, in a flash, a bottle appeared in the palm of her hand. It was the same medicine bottle that she had in the game.
“Oh my god. Oh my god!”
Lelia murmured in a shaky voice and gulped the medicine now. It wasn’t just in name, and actually seemed to work.
It was certainly useful. That means…
That means that all other items can be used in real life.
A shudder ran over her body.
Lelia checked her inventory window.
Her inventory contained the ingredients she had collected.
[9999, 9999, 9999, 9999, 9999…]
There were 9,999 items of every ingredient.
Lelia experienced a strange peace of mind when she saw the items that were endlessly listed with the same number.
So, this is why people have to collect items diligently!
[Yes… dedication saves the world!]
She was so moved that she felt like crying again.
[How do I turn this off again?]
Curious, she touched the pendant of the necklace that had made a sound. At the same time, the screen disappeared.
When she grasped the pendant again, the screen appeared. She didn’t know if it’s fingerprint recognition or what, but she absolutely loved it.
With the necklace in her hand, the corners of Lelia’s mouth lifted up.
All the sadness and despair that plagued her last night disappeared without a trace.
Lelia wore the necklace around her neck and looked around the room.
Maybe this necklace and wrist watch were gifts left by her late mother. Her heart grew warm at that thought.
[Let’s use this to get out of the city.]
Lelia clutched the pendant around her neck again.
When the screen appeared, she selected the bag-shaped inventory. Then a list of items that she had made in her previous life appeared.
[I need an item to help me escape.]
However, most of the items she had made in advance were quest items that she sold to villagers.
Things like medicines and antidotes.
Otherwise, it was just glue, spirits, and medicinal tea used in food. Sometimes there were some strange things.
Useless things like cold medicine that tasted like a lizard’s tail, wound ointment that smelled like trash, and mushroom-shaped erasers could be found in those collections.
[Anything that could help… oh, maybe this!]
Lelia came up with one item. She hadn’t made a lot of it, but 20 was enough.
As her purpose was to escape from the Imperial City without anyone knowing, it was a great way to knock out the knights. It was easy to use because it was in spray form.
Lelia took some sleeping medicine from the item window and packed them in her bag.
[It’s better to run away as fast as I can than to delay.]
Cedric and Damien might tell Emperor Perseus about her at breakfast later.
“The Emperor might act even worse with me, wouldn’t he?”
[He’d want to kick me out.]
Furthermore, she could be killed because she even hurt his daughter.
[Would he really kill me…?]
To be honest, she wasn’t sure.
In the worst case, she’ll die, and in the best scenario, he’d try to get Lelia out of the city as soon as possible.
That’s just how it would be.
Lelia walked out of the cabin and she visited the tower.
Even though she was hungry, she was not exhausted or distressed at all. It might be an effect of the medicine, but the hunger felt trivial because her heart felt strong. It was all thanks to this necklace she got from the watch.
Arriving near the tower, Lelia stood at a distance and looked at the place where she had lived as a child.
Of course, she didn’t remember being a baby, but she had some childhood memories.
The nanny who raised Lelia, at the behest of Princess Iris, was a friendly person.
[Even though she abandoned me and went back to her family.]
It’s not that she didn’t want to. But she wasn’t in a position to take little Lelia.
In the midst of her parents’ suffering, there was no way Lelia, who was not even the daughter of Princess Iris, could have been important enough for her.
[But since she’ll come and confess the truth later… She must have felt guilty to a certain extent.]
Lelia’s real identity was never revealed until the nanny returned.
[I wish I could have looked like my mother.]
Elizabeth, like her brothers, was a beauty with red hair.
But Lelia had silver hair that was unique to the royal family.
[And because Princess Iris’ husband had light green eyes….]
No one recognized Lelia.
That fact was regrettable and sad.
“Emperor Perseus is not the only one…even my uncle didn’t recognize me. I guess I don’t look like Mother at all.’
It was a shame. If she at least looked like her, she would feel less lonely every time she looked in the mirror.