Chapter 1 - Part 1
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Lelia let out a small gasp.
When she turned around, she saw Emperor Perseus moan piteously.
“Your Majesty, are you all right?”
There was a knock on the door of the cabin and someone’s voice could be heard from outside.
Lelia bit down on her lip.
Emperor Perseus fell asleep again in a haze.
“Your Majesty, may I come in?”
Again a voice came from outside the door.
[I don’t have time.]
Lelia held the medicine bottle in her hand.
“I’m coming in, Your Majesty.”
The moment the door opened.
When the door opened, she sprayed a magic potion at the knight’s face.
The knight did not see Lelia, instead he fell asleep.
[What should I do…?]
Of all things.. why would they…
The knight collapsed just inside the front door. If she wanted close the front door, she had to move that heavy knight before she could close the door again.
“Hurry up… Hurry up!”
Lelia waited impatiently for the gauge to rise. Her eyes were fixed outside the open front door.
“What’s all that noise?”
There seemed to be a lot of noise going on outside.
“I think there’s more people coming!”
She stuck her head out the front door and saw some lights in the distance. The emperor’s attendants and several knights were on their way with lanterns.
Lelia had no choice but to hurry out of the hut.
[Why did Emperor Perseus have to be here today…?!]
Her heart was filled with resentment towards him.
Lelia hastened to the northeast gate where Kalix awaited her. Her lungs were burning from fear and her desperate run.
“You are already here? Did you succeed?”
He gave a big wave of his hand in the distance. Lelia glanced nervously behind her.
Kalix was trying on the knight’s armor that he had just knocked out. He seemed to have failed in his attempt to wear it.
Lelia caught him by the arm and breathed.
“No, quickly… escape… Haaa…”
“Why? You didn’t find the thing?”
“No, we will be chased soon. Hurry up, run away! Hurry up!”
It will be a disaster once they see the emperor and his knight lying unconscious. As Lelia said, a loud voice seemed to come from above.
“For the time being.”
“You said you had to go fast.”
Lelia screamed silently at Kalix’s subsequent actions.
Kalix suddenly grabbed Lelia’s waist and lifted her. As if he were holding a child, he held Lelia in one arm and fastened his hand around her.
“Hold on tight.”
As he said, Lelia unwittingly held onto Kalix’s muscled neck as he started running like the wind.
Lelia found herself in front of the inn where she was staying. They arrived there in record time and she was finally set down on the ground. Perhaps it was because she was surprised to meet Emperor Perseus, her legs trembled and she was having a hard time maintaining her balance.
Kalix quickly seized her by the arm.
“Are you all right, Sister?”
Lelia tried to answer and quickly shut her mouth tightly.
She felt nauseous as if she was seasick. Kalix ran at a furious pace, but showed no signs of fatigue.
[Didn’t you grow up to be a monster?]
She couldn’t believe that she was the only one who was having a hard time even though the person who ran was Kalix.
She glared at him with a vexed expression.
Back at the inn, Lelia checked the clock on the wall. Romeo will be there for a while longer.
[For some reason, her room has become their hideout…]
Lelia suddenly laughed at the fact it was just like back in the temple.
When Lelia burst into wheezing laughter, Kalix watched her in bewilderment from the sofa.
Lelia handed him water from the refreshment table.
“You looked so proud of yourself, but you failed. You should have had me with you, see?” Kalix said caustically.
Lelia stared at him, then sat beside him.
If Kalix had gone with her…
It would have been terrible.
Kalix would have been startled when he first saw Emperor Perseus, and would have beaten him up. Things would have become a bigger issue.
“I didn’t step on any tails, so it’s okay. I’ll just have to look for another chance…”
Hearing Lelia’s words, Kalix gulped down the water and asked, “What are you looking for?”
“…There is something…”
Lelia clenched her teeth.
[I succeeded up to 95%…]
This was all because of Emperor Perseus.
[What do I do now?]
After what happened today, the surveillance of the northeast gates will be more stringent. One soldier fainted in front of the gate, several soldiers were befuddled while standing, and the emperor and his knight were passed out in the cabin.
Fortunately, there was no trace left behind, so they won’t be able to track her. The future was a problem though. Lelia needed to go back to the cabin.
[Do I have no choice but to trick others into thinking she’s Romeo’s fiancée, or a distant relative, so I can enter the Imperial Castle…?]
A long suffering sigh escaped her.
[Come to think of it…]
Lelia looked at Kalix quietly.
Above his head, the [!] quest icon and [?] favorability box were still floating.
Lelia traced her memory.
- Special favorability can be checked every time you use crystals or complete a hidden quest when the value goes into + !o(≧∇≦o)
According to the description, it meant that Kalix’s favorability level is now positive.
[What’s your level of favorability?]
When everyone went back and forth between negative numbers, it was only Kalix who went up to positive numbers.
It was like that when he was young, but… He was a pretty simple guy.
A translucent square window appeared.
- Would you like to check the favorability of <Kalix>, a subject of special favorability?(｡•̀ᴗ-)✧
- Since there is no Quest Clear ticket, 1,000 crystals will be used. ʘ‿ʘ
A thousand crystals? A thousand?
A thousand crystals cost as much as a million shillings.
[I’m not going to check.]
It was too expensive. Lelia turned her eyes and stared intently at the quest. Actually, she has been wanting to check out that quest marker floating above the heads of her four friends…
But Oscar and Griffith suddenly left, and they’d been planning to infiltrate the castle. It was all pretty chaotic.
The other friends’ exclamation marks were gray, only Kalix’s was red.
Perhaps the quest could only be carried out if the likeability was converted into the positive.
A rectangular-shaped quest window popped up with a lively sound. It’s a special UI mode, so you can give commands without pressing a button, it’s definitely convenient.
- Kalix, who is the subject of special favorability, seems to have a problem.
- (｡•́︿•̀｡) Solve his worries and increase his favorability! (๑•̀∀•́ฅ ✧
※ Quest story progress: 0%
Beneath that was a reward list.
Lelia checked her rewards one by one.
∙ 1 ticket for Confirmation of Favorability
∙ 1 Special Recipe Puzzle Piece
∙ 1 Lv. 1 Random Gift Box[?]
∙ 1 Alchemy Lottery ticket
As seen in the previous window, the ‘Quest Cleared Ticket’ seemed to be used to check the target’s positive affinity without a crystal.
The ‘Special Recipe Puzzle Piece’…
[Do I have to collect all the puzzle pieces to receive the recipe? How many do I need to collect? What about the ingredients?]
The questions that followed made her brain hurt.
If she can collect and clear all the recipe puzzles. She will be closer to the final item, the ‘Philosopher’s Stone’.
[I don’t know how many quests I have to complete…]
It didn’t seem like it could be cleared in one day.
[What is in the random gift box?]
Lelia stared at it quietly and tried to guess.
It was only level 1, the lowest level. The wooden chest icon was not a box that could have anything good.
[Maybe it’s an ingredient for a special recipe.]
Once you put it together, it’s probably something she’ll need later.
[An Alchemy Lottery ticket?]
Originally, this game had a scratch ticket system, since the main character ran a Lottery store.
[But I was at an impasse here… I don’t know… let’s start the quest first.]
Lelia looked at the “Accept” button without delay.
- Are you willing to accept this quest?(*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑
Looking at the screen, she could see that the quest list was displayed on the right side of her field of vision. It’s a special UI mode, so the settings button in the lower right corner, the crafting button, inventory, and now quests. All were visibly in sight.
Fortunately, it was small and did not interfere with her daily life.
“What are you staring at alone?”
“No. I, maybe… Are you worried about anything?”
As soon as she asked the question, Kalix’s eyebrows twitched. He looked at Lelia like she was a madwoman. Her words came out without much fear. Lelia shook her head for a moment in embarrassment and then turned away.
“ As Romeo-sama said… I think I will have to go back to the Imperial Castle as his fiancée.”
“Yeah, that would be good.”
Lelia shut her mouth, as she wondered how she could hear Kalix’s troubles.
Kalix was sitting comfortably wiping his weapon as if he had no worries at all. That weapon was a great sword that he received as a gift from a mercenary who served as his teacher after he left the temple.
It was a heavy sword that no one could lift. The mercenary presented the sword to Kalix as a joke. He never expected Kalix to lift the sword with ease at his young age.
It wasn’t just a matter of strength.
The Sword of Wisdom chose him.
There were swords with intelligence in this world, and that sword was one of them.
Lelia asked a question to clear the awkward atmosphere.
“Isn’t that sword too big to carry around comfortably?”
“Uh… It’s not heavy, but it’s cumbersome. I’m still worried.”
At the same time, a rectangular window came to mind.
- Kalix, who is the subject of special favoritism, confided his concerns. Find a way to solve his troubles! ✧٩(•́⌄•́๑)و ✧
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