Chapter 1 - Part 1
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Eventually the two reunited on the day of the banquet at the Imperial Palace.
[It was the day I knelt before Julianna and apologized…]
Lelia turned pale when she recalled that day. It was a frightening and horrible day in many ways.
[It’s all right now, it won’t happen anymore.]
Lelia shook her head and struggled to drive away the memories of that day.
Anyway, Ruth will be a prosecutor who gains a strong power by wishing on the other half of the sacred watch.
[He was one of the warriors who contributed to killing the Light Dragon…]
That’s according to the story.
That meant it would be impossible for Lelia to take the other half of the sacred watch away from such a man. It was best if she could take it without having to try hard, and there was a very good time for this deed…
She was thinking of right after the Dragon died and there was peace once again.
The two leads, Ruth and Julianna, were considering how to deal with the sacred watch. In the process, they lose both halves of the watch.
[When Ruth loses his half of the sacred watch, I will go look for it!]
She will visit her friends after breaking the Golden Words spell with the completed sacred watch.
[ I will have to confess. I’m sorry I lied to you guys, please forgive me…]
Lelia moved the pen to write some more.
[The second goal I have to achieve after I become an adult is…]
Second was preventing the misfortunes that happen to the Superion family. She will heal her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s and stop her from dying.
She will help them as a favor to her grandfather, who will take care of her until she becomes an adult.
The misfortune that will come to the House of Superion happens after Lelia becomes an adult. Which means that she had time to prepare.
[I will achieve both of my goals…]
Lelia put down her pen, and headed to bed with her hand-written notes. When she saw the rabbit doll on her bed, she was reminded of her friends. She hugged the doll tightly.
She missed each of her friend’s faces, and she felt worried.
At least now she can stay relatively comfortable and safe here…
[Are they all doing well…? Are they okay?]
They were all pitiful children.
Oscar had emotional scars at an early age, and Kalix was the loneliest of the boys. Griffith was a child who couldn’t take care of his mental well-being, and Romeo has the most fears of the bunch.
When she remembered the boys, she choked up and her eyes started to burn as tears trickled down her face. Lelia prayed with her hands clenched together. She prayed that the children, who protected her, would be happy.
[No matter how hurt you are… May you all overcome it with the memories we shared together.]
[I hope you guys stay healthy for a long time…]
Time flew by.
The Duke of Superion declared the existence of Lelia to the family, relatives and the elders who entered and left the castle.
‘She looks just like Elizabeth, so I brought her for my unstable wife.’
The Duke of Superion commanded that Lelia be treated as politely as they would have treated Elizabeth.
All for the recovery of the Duchess’ illness.
Thanks to this, Lelia began to live a life which felt like a dream.
Of course the best thing was the food.
She could eat delicious food whenever she wanted and in greater quantity than when she lived in the temple.
It was like a dream…
The maids were friendly, and the time she spent with her grandmother and grandfather were happy moments.
Lelia also developed a new hobby, looking at her mother’s portrait.
[She didn’t look like me when she was an adult…]
Her mother was a tomboy when she was young, but she grew into an elegant and guileless beauty when she grew up.
[It is understandable that Emperor Perseus did not recognise me at all…]
Once a day, Lelia spent time studying the similarities between her mother’s portrait and her face by standing in front of the mirror. It filled a void in her heart.
That did not mean that Lelia was always comfortable and happy. There was something that made Lelia uncomfortable; the presence of her Uncle Carius, and Aunt Atias.
Carius was deeply displeased whenever he saw Lelia being treated with the utmost care by the maids. He would pick fights with Lelia at the drop of a hat, but only when the Duke wouldn’t see them.
Lelia turned stiff every time she heard Carius calling her an imposter.
She refused to back down and would always reply, “I have never cheated.”
To be honest, she didn’t feel hurt because it was a childish level of harassment. At the most it was a little uncomfortable.
Every time she ran into Atias, she would stare at Lelia with her scrutinizing eyes, without saying a word…
[Why does she keep staring at me like that…?]
Her gaze was a little uncomfortable. Lelia figured she had to talk to Atias first.
When Lelia tried to talk to her, Atias would vanish like a stray cat without answering back.
[She doesn’t seem to hate me.]
As the days continued, Lelia began to adjust.
She learned to ignore Carius and Atias.
Lelia spent time every day with her grandmother and grandfather and in the process was able to stabilize emotionally. Her grandmother played games to help with her Alzheimer’s, and she read books with her grandfather.
These times were the most precious and important to Lelia.
It’s time to collect the material at the Alchemy Lottery, and check what’s been collected so far.
After she arrived here, she found several materials over the months, and they were all worthwhile.
In order for her to find new ingredients, she had to physically explore places, so there was no stone left unturned in this huge castle.
She seemed to have found all the ingredients she could find in the castle.
After that, she travelled around the territory with her grandfather. There were so many recipes that she couldn’t imagine ever making the Philosopher’s Stone.
Lelia shook her head.
It was fortunate that the dragons collected material by themselves once she found them.
[The purpose is not to make a Philosopher’s Stone anyway, so you only need to collect the necessary items.]
Lelia clicked the recipe on the screen and looked at the ingredients for her favourite recipe.
“What I need the most now is the medicine for my grandmother…”
– List of materials required
∙ 99 beautiful grass (36/99)
∙ 10 pieces of memory fragments (0/10)
∙ Pieces of old fibers (0/1)
∙ Crystal of Memories (0/1)
- Pieces of flame ash (0/99999)
The material called beautiful grass was discovered while walking through the gardens of the Duke’s castle. The dragons collect the materials on their own at regular intervals, so all she had to do was wait.
She didn’t know where to find the rest of the ingredients though.
The rest of the materials, except for the flame ash, were in a slightly different color. That probably meant it was a special material that could not be found by automatic search.
“Should I search outside the territory?”
Lelia bit her lips hard.
“Fortunately, my grandmother’s condition is getting better and better.”
Lelia smiled, thinking of her grandmother.
The Duchess sometimes called her “Elizabeth”, and sometimes “Lelia”. Her grandfather could tell when her grandmother was mentally sound when she recognised Lelia as her granddaughter.
Lelia felt warm when she thought of her grandmother. She sighed when she looked at the recipe window.
[Thinking about it makes me angry.]
Her first wish before she died in her world was to go to the game world, not to get the game in another world.
Of course, it’s good that she had the game here…
She just didn’t want new recipes to be added.
“It wasn’t so annoying in my previous life…”