The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 38
The Duke’s Madness chapter 38
I looked at the girl trapped inside the capsule.
blonde blue hair.
It wasn’t an unusual appearance, but Arthur could be sure the child was Julie Prosky.
It was because her abnormal memory accurately overlapped the appearance of Julie Prosky in her memory with that child.
After thinking this far, Arthur murmured.
‘That’s right. Just as Ares Arekis has become young, it is no wonder that Julie Prosky has also become young.’
Still, the reason I couldn’t recognize Julie Prosky at once was because of a sense of alienation.
The future Julie Prosky was a lunatic killer.
But Julie, who was in front of her right now, couldn’t see the madness characteristic of a madman.
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Now she was only a child a little over five years old.
Arthur, who was scratching his head because of that, asked a question.
“Is that Julie Prosky?”
“yes that’s right. How do you know my name?”
“I’ve met you before.”
“yes. A very… distant future? Anyway, we met then.”
Julie narrowed her eyes.
“In the distant future… Did you come from the future?”
“well. It’s a secret, so I don’t think I can tell you.”
“Have you already said everything? You said you came from the future?”
“just joke. How do people come from the future?”
Julie burst out laughing.
“Your uncle is really special. Your face is also unique.”
“I’m a bit unique.”
“By the way, how did you get in here? The lab people must be guarding it.”
“They are outside talking to my colleague.”
“Conversation? what kind of conversation?”
“well? I don’t know.”
With the answer, Arthur fixes the capsule in which Julie is imprisoned.
If I wanted to, I could break it at once, but I couldn’t do it easily because I was afraid of hurting Julie, who was trapped inside.
Then Julie points to a button.
“If you press it, you can come out.”
“oh. Thanks Julie.”
Arthur presses the button Julie pointed to.
At that moment, the capsule opens and closes, and Julie stumbles and falls.
Arthur hugged Julie at the right time.
“Thank you, mister.”
“What. Oh, and my name is Dunn.”
“Dawn? You have an unusual name.”
“It’s a name with a lot of circumstances.”
“Hmm… By the way, Uncle Dunn. Why are you using honorifics for me?”
“Is it strange?”
“It’s not like that, but it’s the first time I’ve seen an adult use honorific terms for me.”
Arthur was troubled by Julie’s words.
‘It’s not strange… But it’s not easy to let go. Is it because you saw the future Julie Prosky?’
Then Julie asked.
“Did you come to rescue me?”
“… Are you looking for it?”
“yes. It’s the first time other people have come here. Or are you a lab employee?”
Arthur narrowed his eyes.
‘Did I come to the lab to save Julie Proski?’
He shook his head at his own question.
I came here to kill Ares Arekis.
In the process, he just thought that it would be better if he got Julie’s blood.
In many ways, it was far from coming to rescue Julie.
After thinking about it, Arthur finally answered honestly.
“I’m not here to rescue Julie.”
“I came to get Julie’s blood. And kill Ares as a bonus.”
Julie holds her breath.
The wide open eyes told me how surprised the girl in front of me was.
“… Killing Dr. Ares?”
“hmm···. There are also personal grudges and goals… It’s complicated to say. Anyway, yes.”
Julie is silent.
And when I raised my head again, I lifted my top as well.
The moment Arthur is startled by the unexpected action, the ugly scars on her body catch Arthur’s attention.
“It is a trace of an experiment.”
“Signs of experiments?”
“yes. if… Can I explain?”
Arthur nodded at the cautious question.
Julie puts down the top she had lifted and opens her mouth.
“I was kidnapped a year ago, and since I came here, I have been experimented on every day.”
“… … .”
“If I didn’t listen, I’d kill the friends I kidnapped with me right in front of my eyes. I really didn’t want to do it… I didn’t want to see my friends die. So I followed the doctor’s advice. But the doctor only lied.”
Julie’s expression darkens.
“Few days ago···. My friends died because of me. I put a syringe with my blood in it and it blew up and exploded.”
“… … .”
“It was as if I had killed him. That’s why I’m so angry. But there was nothing I could do.”
Julie’s expression contorted for an instant.
“I don’t know about anyone else… Ares that person. I want to kill him with my own hands.”
“… … .”
“Could you give me a chance, Mr. Dunn?”
‘This···. I didn’t expect it at all.’
Couldn’t that Julie Prosky beg you to kill Ares?
Arthur muttered in thought.
‘But I have to kill myself… hmm.’
Arthur fell into a deep conflict after a long time.
Then, when he suddenly met Julie’s eyes, Arthur remembered his past.
The one who was being abused by Sebastian.
Julie being experimented on by Ares.
The images of the two overlapped oddly.
In that moment, Arthur realized.
‘I see. The reason why future Julie went crazy and killed people… It was because of this experiment.
Arthur smacked his lips at a new fact he had never known.
It was because the future self killed Julie without knowing the inside story.
‘It’s not a debt because it hasn’t happened yet… It’s embarrassing. Didn’t I kill the poor man who was used by Ares with my own hands?’
And that Julie asked for a chance to kill Ares now.
Anyone else would have rejected it right away, but since it was Julie’s request, I couldn’t easily refuse.
Arthur, who was troubled by that, raised his head.
He saw Julie staring at him.
Arthur, who had received that gaze without avoiding it, answered with firm determination.
“Okay Julie. I will do your favor.”
“sure. I know because I’m taking revenge too. The enemy… must be killed with one’s own hands.”
Julie raised her eyes.
At the same time, Arthur snapped his fingers.
“Can I get some Julie’s blood instead?”
“yes. Actually, the purpose of my coming here is because I also have Julie’s blood. If you have that blood, it’s probably easier to kill that man Ares.”
Julie narrowed her eyes.
She tilted her head, not understanding Arthur’s words.
“Why does my blood make it easier to kill Dr. Ares?”
“hmm···. That’s because it’s easy to say.”
The corners of Arthur’s mouth go up.
“The experiment being done here. The finished version of that experiment… You’ll probably be comfortable thinking of me.”
* * *
Ginny bursts out laughing maniacally and opens fire.
“Ha ha ha ha ha-!”
Fire shot from her muzzle, which was covered with all sorts of aids.
It seems to be an indiscriminate shooting, but the accuracy was amazing.
Sylph, the spirit of wind.
It was because the existence called a gift of nature twisted the trajectory of the bullet.
Because of that, the magicians wearing barriers cried out in a cold sweat.
“Where did that dwarf come from!”
“Why are you suddenly shooting!”
“Catch it and put it in! If you interrogate, you will find something!”
The wizards memorize their spells again.
At that moment, an artificially created miracle spits fire.
It was when the genie, who almost rolled over the flying fireball, was about to pull the trigger again.
A hand emerged from the shadows and wrapped itself around Ginny’s body.
Undines and gnomes left behind by Arthur shake off their hands.
Ginny, who grabbed the trigger again, shouted.
“The spirits are so kind! Why is that madman doing that!”
With these words, fire shoots out of the muzzle.
Wizards are frightened by the magic bullets that fly without giving them space to escape, and put barriers on them.
It was a time when the battle went sluggishly unlike expected.
Ares, who watched the scene with his arms folded behind him, murmured.
‘weird. Something doesn’t fit.’
It was understandable that the attacker appeared out of nowhere.
The question is, why did they attack so openly?
Looking at the gun, it looks like a sniper, but those snipers don’t like this kind of all-out war.
‘Because snipers usually prefer ambush.’
The troubles that started with that small sense of incongruity soon drew a conclusion.
There is a high probability that the dwarf has a colleague.
And the dwarf’s colleague must have been to the lab that was away by now.
‘The problem is, how did you fool my senses and get into the lab?’
Ares, who was worried, brightened his eyes.
Whatever it is, there is nothing good about prolonging this battle.
Having reached a conclusion, Ares loosens his arms.
At that moment, the magic prepared in advance is activated.
The earth trembles with the raging magic power.
The magicians who felt the change quickly backed away, and the genie, who was hiding in cover, opened her mouth.
“… This isn’t an earthquake, is it magic?”
With an exclamation, the ground on which Genie stood collapsed.
Thanks to the quick jump, it didn’t collapse, but the crisis was not over.
Fragments of the collapsed ground turned into spears and were shot straight.
Without thinking deeply, Ginny pulled the trigger right away.
Thanks to the sylph’s magic, the bullets that were strengthened turned the flying fragments into dust.
‘That guy is the captain. Dangerous.’
With thoughts, Ginny immediately turns the gun.
And the moment I aimed at Ares, the embers exploded from the fragments that were still left.
Ginny, who raised her eyes at the incident, hurriedly turned around, but it was already too late.
With the heavy drinking, Ginny’s hair is burnt black.
Smoke came out of his gaping mouth.
Surprised spirits hurriedly cover such a genie.
However, Ginny, who was hit by the explosion right in front of her nose, was unable to move.
The wizards who watched the scene from behind Ares clucked their tongues.
‘Multiple chanting… amazing’
‘Even with two magics… Can I use it cleverly like this?’
‘They say he’s one of the greatest geniuses in the Mage Tower, but the rumors aren’t exaggerated.’
That’s why Ares Arekis’ harmony just before was mysterious.
At that time, Ares, who overpowered the genie at once, shouted.
“Why are you just watching? grab it.”
Wizards moved hastily.
Then, holding onto the fallen genie’s arm, he murmured.
“Does this year have bloodline abilities? The pointy ears are definitely in the legend…”
The mage, speechless, blinked.
At the same time, a stream of blood gushed out and a wizard’s head rolled on the floor.
“… … !”
The startled wizards backed away.
In the meantime, Arthur, who approached Ginny through a space jump, murmured in surprise.
“this···. Is Ginny alive?”
“… … .”
“Are you really dead? Then the money… .”
Ginny, who had fainted, grabbed Arthur by the collar.
“money… … .”
It was a single word, but the meaning was blatant.
Arthur smiled and gave orders to Undine.
“Looks fine. Undine. Take care of Ginny.”
[yes yes! Arthur!]
Arthur turned to answer.
And greet the four wizards looking this way.
“yes. It’s the first time we’ve met, but we have to say hello.”
Wizards burst into laughter.
“You just killed someone and say hello like that? Are you crazy?”
“is it so? what… Then you can’t help it. Shall we get straight to the point?”
With these words, Arthur pulls out a meteorite sword.
Ares, who was watching the situation at that time, shouted and asked.
“From the looks of it, it looks like it was in the lab, so what did you steal?”
“Is it research material? Or is money your goal? Or who did you ask for it from?’
Arthur blinked at the question.
And after thinking about it for a while, I burst into exclamation.
“Ah, I did steal one.”
With these words, lightning struck.
The wizards raised their heads in surprise at the lightning strike from the dry sky.
“… ? Why is there a sudden thunderbolt?”
Meanwhile, Ares, who was next to him, murmured in surprise.
“what? no way···.”
At that moment, Arthur raises his sword.
At the same time, the moment lightning strikes again, a miracle unfolds.
Thunderbolts entwine around the monster’s sword.
Its appearance resembled that of a successful research project that was finally born.