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“Lynn, I’ll have the limited menu. What about you?”
“I’ll have the same.”
Zenith narrowed her eyes and called someone over to order.
When Reinhardt finished ordering, the people around him started looking at where he was.
“Wow, everyone is looking here. I think it’s because Rein has a very beautiful face.”
Zenith and Valletta were speechless at the same time.
There was nothing to say about Reinhard’s splendor, but Desilian also had an appearance that attracted people. Pale, clear, pure white skin and dark blue eyes. In Addition to his neat appearance, his sharp features as well as his voice were all attractive. Desilian’s light sky blue hair fluttered as he was talking excitedly.
“I’m not a model for a shampoo commercial.”
Valletta turned her head. In this world, men were basically prettier than women. In fact, Carlon, Duke, Ceylon, and Quilt all looked above average.
‘Even the Emperor……’
It was a bit different to look like that when they were a human being of a certain age. Therion also had a look that will make people cry after ten years…There was nothing more to say about Milord’s appearance. He must have inherited the gene. Well, in that sense, Elise was also not ordinary.
‘A novel is a novel.’
There were only non-human people around. All the people she met on the street looked the same.
“By the way, how did a wizard come to a village like this at this time?”
“It’s a simple question. Wizards don’t come out of their magic towers very often.”
Valletta didn’t bother to answer Zenith’s sharp question. She didn’t ask her, but she thought that Reinhardt would want to answer it.
“Valletta said she wanted to go on a trip for the first time in a long time.”
“Oh, I see. But you’d better leave early. There are a lot of bad rumors circulating in the village these days.”
Valletta, who had not said anything for a while, asked.
The answer came from Desilian, who was sitting next to Zenith. Desilian, who opened his eyes wide, pushed his head close.
“Didn’t you hear? All the villages in various areas are being destroyed… And I heard that the corpses are coming back to life, fighting each other and dying the next morning.”
When Valletta pretended not to know, the Desilian nodded, looked around, and lowered his voice considerably.
“What brings you two here at such a time?”
“Actually, we were ordered by someone to catch a criminal. We have been going around to various places. We got the information that it would happen here this time.” (Reinhardt)
Valletta’s eyes got a little bigger. She narrowed her eyes and slumped, and a smile spread across Reinhardt’s lips as he sat beside her. He looked at her lovingly.
“Who gave you that information…..?” (Reinhardt)
“That’s what my father told me. He’s a wizard, so he can see a little into the future. I’ve never met him, of course. …….” (Desilian)
Zenith called his name. Desilian’s dark blue eyes widened slightly in surprise, and he quickly gave a small, self-conscious nod.
Desilian’s lips quivered as he chuckled awkwardly.
“Sorry, it’s actually a secret mission.”
Reinhardt leaned back against the backrest with a smile on his face. It was a sweet, good-natured smile, but there was something annoying and abhorrent about the way it hung around his mouth.
“By the way, is the wizard in the tower?” (Reinhardt)
“No, my father is a wizard belonging to the imperial family, dispatched from the tower to the palace.” ( Desilian)
Reinhardt narrowed his eyes and shifted his gaze to the side.
‘What else does my master think so deeply about?’
While pretending not to care about people, trying not to give them her heart, she ended up stepping on at the most important moments. She treated people dying in front of her as if they were expected, acting as if she should not trample on someone’s life in order to live, but never averting her gaze from it. She put up a wall, but she didn’t prevent it from breaking in the end. She did not rebuild the wall.
Reinhardt’s gaze moved to the creature squirming in Valletta’s robe. The animal she vowed she would never have again, but in the end, she couldn’t let go of the ball of fur that came to her and held it in her arms. She even took that kid in the training room that she thought she would kill and moved him to a safe place.
‘But a magic that sees the future?’
Unfortunately, he didn’t remember any such magic. Seeing even a single beat of the future was only possible for a Transcendent who had crossed the limit and broken through the critical point. Only the awakening of a transcendent could confine the power of God in a human body.
‘And that’s just a dispatch wizard…?’
It couldn’t be.
Either that dispatch wizard was the killer, or he knew the killer. Amused, Reinhardt covered his mouth with his hand. He thought he had to go to the imperial palace to find out, but he never thought he would come to know like this.
“Have you been going to that village?” (Valletta)
“Yes. Yes, but every time I go there I faint. In the end, I woke up….” (Desilian)
In answer to Valletta’s question, Desilian bowed his head with a guilt-stricken expression. Even with that guilty expression, Valletta didn’t say anything. It was very odd to see her not even spitting out comfort.
“Is that so? Do you remember what was going on around you?” (Valletta)
“Well, there was nothing unusual about it. There were just bodies on all sides with their limbs cut off, broken furniture and houses, and traces of attack.” (Desilian)
“Traces of attack?” (Reinhardt)
Reinhardt interrupted with an interesting expression.
Zenith’s expression was not good, but Desilian opened his mouth with an even harder expression, as if he had not noticed her.
“Yes, there were no survivors at all. What kind of atrocities did that tower lord do…?” (Desilian)
“I know. It’s cruel. Do you know the face of the criminal?” (Reinhardt)
Zenith couldn’t take it anymore and jumped up from her seat. She glared at Reinhardt with a cold stare.
“You’re a squire, why are you asking such questions? And do you think who this person is and speak to him without permission……!”
”Aren’t you a squire too?” (Reinhardt)
Reinhardt’s eyes bent gently. While looking at the smiling Reinhardt, Zenith did not change a single expression. Desilian looked at the fierce Zenith with a troubled look on his face.
“Lynn, please don’t.”
“I don’t know if you know who you’re shouting in front of. Who do you think is my Master and raise your voice?” (Reinhardt)
The smile on Reinhardt’s face deepened. Valletta leaned her head back, her eyes fluttering at the sound of his absurd voice.
‘Who am I?’
Isn’t she a broke beggar with no act, no money, no home? Reinhardt’s expression was scornful and proud.
“Ha! Master Desilian is the one who is perfect and noble in every way!” (Zenith)
“There is no one who can match my Valletta for nobility.” (Reinhardt)
‘What are they doing?’
Desilian’s neck began to heat up red.
Valletta, who was watching him gradually lowering her eyes, gasped and looked at Reinhardt, who sat beside her.
Zenith raised her voice as her body trembled, and the surrounding gazes had long since been drawn to her. It was like she was letting people know her existence.
“Master Desilian is a lovely man! You can never just walk by and pretend not to see him.” (Zenith)
“That’s the sweetest thing of all. I’m sure my Master will melt all the faces of anyone who looks at her.” (Reinhardt)
Reinhardt slowly scratched Zenith’s nerves. Unlike her angry self, Reinhardt was just relaxed.
“Lynn, please.” (Desilian) (Desilian told Zenith)
“You, shut up.” (Valletta) (Valletta told Reinhardt)
Desilian and Valletta spat out a word at the same time, and their lips pressed together tightly as if they were glued together.
Zenith sighed, and finally sat down in her seat. The food was served as if it had been waiting for them, and Valletta lifted the fork without saying a word. Reinhardt stared at her, who was not speaking.
“Master, are you angry?”
Valletta replied coldly, and began to eat.
Throughout the meal, there was only silence. Valletta couldn’t finish half of the food that was served and set the fork down. It didn’t suit her palate, but she didn’t go in for much because she had a habit of eating small meals to begin with. Not a necessary news habit, but once it was ingrained, it didn’t go away easily.
“When do you two plan to leave?” (Desilian)
“We’ll be here for about a week.”(Valletta )
Valletta answered Desilian’s question with a wipe of her mouth.
Zenith seemed uncomfortable with Desilian’s behavior despite his eagerness to talk, but that didn’t stop him from talking.
“But it might be dangerous, so hurry up and leave.” (Desilian)
“I will. By the way, do you know what day it is today?” (Valletta)
“Oh, it’s the 12th.” (Desilian)
Valletta was silent for a while. When she nodded and slowly tried to get up from her seat, Reinhardt lightly pressed her shoulder and stood up first, then removed her chair.
“Thank you very much. We’ll leave first. By the way, how long do you two plan to stay here?” (Valletta)
“Until four days from now. We have to visit other villages.” (Desilian)
Valletta nodded, smiling faintly. Reinhardt’s eyes, who found out without difficulty that Valletta’s expression was not good, moved slowly from left to right.
“It’s a shame we won’t be seeing more of you.” (Desilian)
“…… I suppose.”
Valletta smiled quietly and nodded. She bowed silently to Desilian and turned away.
Reinhardt placed his bills on the table and followed her.
“Why is your expression so bad again, Master?”
“Sometimes the truth I learned. …I wish it weren’t true.”
“I rather hope I’m a fool and don’t know until the end.”
Valletta put her strength into the arms that held Snorta, who was sleeping, hanging with its paws on the inside of her robe.
She went to a butcher’s shop and bought and paid for some raw meat and a hunting knife. She went to a shady tree, set the meat down, and placed Snorta beside it, and it pounced on the meat with a gleam in its eyes.
Reinhardt grabbed Snorta by the collar.
Reinhardt’s red eyes looked straight into the eyes of Snorta and commanded. Snorta was startled and made a low cry.
Snorta, who whined and complained a few more times, soon withdrew its tongue and bowed its head. Looking at Snorta, Valletta cut the meat into small pieces.
“Don’t tease it.” (Valletta)
“It’s training. We don’t need a beast that bites its owner.” (Reinhardt)
“It was trying to bite the meat, not me.” (Valletta)
“We don’t need any more beasts that don’t have the courtesy to grasp the subject.” (Reinhardt)
Finding the cut meat, Reinhardt lowered Snorta as if throwing it. Snorta swirled around in the air once and settled in a light step like a cat.
“I don’t think it’s stupid.”