◈ Episode 209 Visit of a Guest (2)
At the word that a guest had come, Rudger’s head filled with arrogance.
‘There must be no one who can come right now.’
That’s why I couldn’t help but be more nervous.
If it’s really that person who thinks in his head.
‘no. Thinking about it here doesn’t change anything. If I’m not going to run away, I have no choice but to face it face to face.’
Rudger finished his thoughts and opened his mouth.
“i get it. Tell them you’re leaving soon.”
“no. You don’t have to. Because I came myself.”
Saying that, I pushed the servant away and a person entered the classroom.
Ludger, who was nervous inside, relaxed his shoulders when he saw that.
“Were you the guest? Casey Selmore.”
“What? That strangely relieved response.”
“No, it is. It’s good to just go there. Good job.”
The servant bowed his head.
“Hmm. Is this your office?”
When the servant closed the door and left, Casey slowly looked around the classroom with her hands behind her back.
Rudger frowned at the sight.
“I’ll tell you what business you’re here for.”
“What, do you have to have business between us to come?”
It was Sedina who responded to those words.
Casey looked at Sedina and greeted her with a soft smile.
“Oh right. was there one more? hello? cute little girl what’s your name?”
“… … Sedina Rosshen.”
“Sedina Rosshen. hmm. okay. I think he’s the teacher’s assistant, seeing as he’s staying here, right? Is the teacher good to you?”
Sedina just nodded instead of answering.
Sedina’s gaze toward the uninvited guest who came out of nowhere was not always kind.
At this rate, a fight would likely break out, so Rudger intervened.
“Sedina. So that you are waiting in the assistant classroom.”
“A little is enough. I have a personal story to share with my guests.”
With Ludger saying that, Sedina had no choice but to leave for the assistant classroom.
Of course, I didn’t forget to get a tingle and glared at Casey on the way.
“this. It must have been hated.”
Casey trembled as if he was sorry to see Sedina leave.
Rudger stared at her like that.
“So why did you come to me?”
“Oh, are you being so heartless already? Even though we had a tryst last night.”
Casey smiled mischievously and closed one eye.
There was no way Ludger was ignorant of that blatant intention, so the reaction that flew in was cold.
Casey said “Hmm” and stroked her chin.
“It is strange. Usually, everyone likes to die like this.”
“If closing one of your eyes is called beauty, I’ll tell you that you’ve been wrong for a while. Where is the idiot who gets caught up in something like that in the first place.”
“Because everyone else liked it even if I just gave them an eye smile?”
“That’s because they’re stupid.”
Rudger realized that this detective girl was in many ways different from common sense.
The lack of empathy in not being able to fathom the feelings of others stood out because of his exceptional ability on one side.
‘It’s funny that I just called it a beauty world.’
It was not the same as the way he misunderstood that he was good at his natural appearance, which worked well for Golbins.
“Are you trying to get revenge on me like a moth for what happened last night? Is this the ‘I’ll confess and punish you’?”
“What, what?! Who confesses to whom!”
“I’m glad then. You are not to my liking.”
“You are funny! Don’t you like me too?”
“I thought I was obsessive because I secretly stalked him for another three years.”
“Of course not!”
Casey exclaimed no confidently, but from the perspective of a third party, she was severely obsessive.
only i don’t know
Casey, who tried to bully Rudger and ate one, glared at Rudger and found a lunchbox on his desk.
“what. Were you a vegetarian?”
“I thought it would be like that in the future.”
“If it’s right, it’s right or not, what do you mean it’s likely to work?”
“There is such a thing. Okay, just answer the question I asked earlier. Why did you come to see me?”
Rudger got up and walked over to Casey.
As the distance between the two grew closer, Casey naturally looked up at Rudger.
‘It’s filthy big.’
Casey thought again that this man was tall and broad-shouldered, but he did not avoid Ludger’s gaze.
Because when I turned my head, I felt like I was losing to this man.
“Are you asking why? There’s no way you wouldn’t know.”
“well. I am Ludgar Celisi, a teacher at Theorn Academy, and I have no idea what you are talking about.”
“Are you saying that you will thoroughly protect your identity?”
“You seem to be a very rude guest with a way of speaking.”
“under. You’re going to stay out of it until the end, right?”
It was then that Casey, who had been glaring at Rudger, suddenly reached out.
Rather than reaching out naturally, a movement that is somewhat heterogeneous.
I don’t know what it was, but I didn’t want to hurt it, so Rudger lightly pulled back and avoided her touch.
“… … damage?”
“What are you trying to do?”
Casey, who opened her eyes wide as if she didn’t know how to avoid it, immediately glossed over.
“Is it just because there’s dirt on your shoulders?”
Ludger shook his head at the pathetic excuse for her.
“I don’t know what you were thinking of coming to me, but if you try to spend more meaningless time than this, I will kick you out with the teacher’s authority.”
“Ha, funny. Did you say you didn’t know now?”
“You took advantage of me like that?”
Seeing Casey shaking his fists, I had an intuition that if I left it like this, it would explode.
“… … sit down at once Since you’re here as a guest, I’ll treat you to at least a cup of tea.”
Saying so, Rudger took the tea provided inside the office and handed it to Casey.
Originally, it was an assistant professor’s job, but he was the one who sent Sedina away.
“Isn’t it poisonous?”
“Should I drink it in front of you?”
“… … no. it’s okay. I don’t think you’d use such a petty trick.”
Casey stared at the teacup in front of the guest table and took a sip of it.
Casey, who had intended to criticize immediately if it didn’t taste good, widened his eyes at the mild scent of tea.
‘what is this. It looks like a very luxurious car, doesn’t it?’
I was fully prepared to catch a fault, but to think of giving me such a luxurious car.
Besides, our methods were perfect, so there were no flaws.
‘No, what kind of tea is this person good at brewing?’
Casey grumbled inwardly, savoring the scent slowly.
As I controlled my emotions inside, my overheated head calmed down.
‘Whoa. okay. Let’s stay calm.’
Even at first, I tried to calmly bring out Ludger’s true feelings, but the moment I saw his face, something came over me.
Seeing his shameless face greeting him with an expressionless face after he had done such a thing yesterday made him angry.
I felt that I was the only one who was seriously thinking about it, so to be honest, my pride was hurt.
“Looks like you’ve calmed down a bit.”
When Rudger said that, Casey only glared at him with a sullen gaze, but did not argue further.
After drinking the tea, Casey put the cup lightly and stared at Ludger with clearer eyes.
“There is something I want to ask you. Are you at odds with the Black Dawn after all?”
“… … .”
“Well, it seems so. The factory in Baltanung. Wasn’t that a secret branch of the Black Dawn? You were trying to get rid of it.”
Rudger silently handed Casey Selmore the papers.
Casey took the paper and quickly scanned it with her eyes.
So little time passes.
Taking her eyes off the papers, she stared at Rudger in disbelief.
“Is this for real?”
“I brought it directly from there.”
“… … also. Was it related to this?”
“Judging by their reaction, they came to Baltanung to follow the traces of the terrorists who attacked the Kunst auction house.”
“It’s quick to notice… … . that’s right. I obtained their gunpowder and analyzed it. It took time, but I managed to find it.”
Casey, who was nodding with her arms crossed, suddenly felt a strange feeling and raised her head.
“No, wait. Why am I having such a normal conversation with you?”
“Everything is to blame. Anyway, I will pass this material on to you. Solve it on your own.”
“Ah, yes… … not this Why are you naturally passing it on to me? Do you think I am your subordinate?!”
“You don’t have to do it if you don’t like it. I was just trying to help because I was investigating the case, but I can’t help it when I refuse. I have to do it.”
Rudgar tried to take the papers, but Casey pulled back the papers he was holding.
“What are you doing? Didn’t you say you didn’t like it?”
“no. I’ve changed my mind. I’ll just do it.”
“… … .”
When Rudger glared at him, Casey cut his tongue and stuck it out.
Seeing that, Ludger shook his head.
‘It’s not some kind of tree frog.’
I can understand why Casey behaves like that.
‘It’s just that he doesn’t want to do as I say.’
After being called a genius all his life, he must have felt defeated for the first time.
If you ask me if it was pure defeat, Rudgar would say no, but Casey didn’t.
To be used by someone and act as he wishes.
For a proud person, it was an indelible insult.
That’s why he forced himself to not move according to Rudger’s will afterwards.
‘But, isn’t that the only way to return to the starting point? After all, you’re doing what I told you to do.’
Perhaps Casey now doesn’t have time to think that far.
‘They say they make excuses for this and that, but in the end they’ll just choose the side they think is right.’
So, even if this side insinuates to hand over the data and capture the Black Dawn, they are trying to show off their dislike.
Did he even read the thoughts contained in his gaze?
Casey was furious.
“hey. I don’t know what you’re thinking, but don’t get me wrong. I’m not doing this because you ordered me to, it’s purely because I think those Black Dawn guys are dangerous. okay?”
“This definitely needs to be addressed. Never, never because you asked me to do it.”
“Because I know.”
“joy. And don’t worry Neither do you. I’m leaving it as it is now because there’s no clear evidence, but you know later, right? Just show the gap. I’ll put you in jail right away.”
Do you usually say it to your face?
It was a very unpredictable personality, but it seemed like I would get used to it a little bit.
Rudger nodded, drawing a soft arc around his mouth.
“Don’t expect it. to be diligent.”
“… … Totally unlucky.”
“I will take it as a compliment.”
Casey finally shrugged her shoulders, feeling that any further consideration would only make her more miserable.
The man in front of me is annoying, but the more important thing right now is to deal with the direct threat of the Black Dawn.
So, this is an inevitable choice.
It’s not like this side has ever lost.
“If you finish your tea, let’s go out. I have work to do.”
“What would you like to do as a teacher?”
“Isn’t it natural?”
“Is the thesis research on the increase in mana emission related to your work as a teacher?”
At Casey’s point, Ludger narrowed his eyes.
“You stole it quickly in that short amount of time.”
“It’s the fault of the person who left it visible.”
“Usually, you don’t notice everything with just one glance.”
“What can I do when I am too good? Is anything more possible than that? Increasing the amount of mana released would not be an easy task.”
“It is possible, so we are recruiting people to present our research. Because we need proof.”
“what. You’re not trying to do a dangerous experiment, are you?”
Casey turned into an ax eye and glared at Ludger.
It was a nuance that if he really did that, he would not forgive him.
“Don’t talk nonsense. There is nothing dangerous.”
“How do you prove that?”
“Because I am the living witness.”
“okay. However, I cannot properly prove it on my own. Because it is necessary to compare the figures before and after the existing change. That is why we are recruiting applicants.”
“… … Is that possible without side effects? What is the method?”
There was no way he would teach that by asking, but Rudgar suddenly remembered Casey Selmore’s position.
Her job is a detective, but her other alias is a color wizard who was given the title of Mage Tower.
Reputation within the magical world is overflowing.
‘Hmm. Maybe this… … .’
There might be at least a little something to use.
“I won’t be able to explain the detailed method, but in a nutshell… … It is a kind of overload.”
“I will forcibly suppress the amount of mana released. In that state, I’m trying a method to increase the use of magical power. If I had to compare it, it would be similar to how knights wear sandbags to strengthen their bodies.”
“… … How do you suppress the amount of mana released? Shall I put on the magic stone handcuffs?”
“The magic stone handcuffs do not suppress the release of mana, but forcibly cut off the flow of mana so that magic itself cannot be used. That doesn’t help. What I use is different. It is a very old, ancient way.”
“The way of the ancients?”
“Casey Selmore. How much do you know about the magic of the old people?”
“what? yeah… … Compared to now, I heard that the technique has not been established, so it is at a crude level.”
“okay. Certainly, the sharpness and tidiness of the current magic would be superior. But there are definitely parts where people in ancient times were better than they are today.”
That’s the amount of mana released.
In other words, it was the power of magic.
“Ancient wizards did not neglect training to increase the amount of magic emitted. At that time, the size of magical power was the proof of strength. It was as strong as it was crude.”
“No, such a method existed? If there was such a thing, why has it not been known until now?”
“Because the genealogy is broken. Precisely, it is because there is no one left who can interpret the words of that time.”
Rudger got up and pulled out one of the books in the library on the other side of the wall.
“It is a copy of the ‘Larsil language’ that no one has been able to interpret because it is now lost.”
“Larsil is an ancient language that is almost a thousand years old. Why is this all of a sudden?”
“It contains the recipe for the drug. ancient warriors. Those who used magic in those days used this training method to increase their power.”
At that, Casey had to squeeze her thighs with both arms to keep from jumping up from her seat.
‘what. You mean this man can interpret an ancient language whose genealogy has been cut off?!’