There Are Many Possessors in This Romance Fantasy - Chapter 9
There Are Many Possessors in This Romance Fantasy chapter 9
I finished the work in the temple and headed for the county. As he touched the ring, Froden pondered. What if the young lady isn’t cursed?
If what you said to me is true. Thoughts that I had been denying until now came to the surface. The more I thought about it, the more bad thoughts followed one after another, and my mood gradually subsided. Strangely, I didn’t feel positive about it.
Then I suddenly remembered the curse that the priest had spoken of that makes the soul leave the body. If the soul has left, where does it go?
Froden looked through the previous life memory library to see if there was any knowledge about the soul. Ghost, out-of-body, reincarnation, heaven, possession. If the curse on the young lady was really and correctly activated, the young lady’s condition would be the same as that of an out-of-body state.
“Wait a minute.”
It was a familiar street that I passed every time I came to see Tina. At Froden’s command, the carriage stopped, and the knights began to be wary of their surroundings.
“What are you doing?”
The captain of the knights carefully knocked on the door and asked.
“No. I just had something to think about, so don’t worry about it. Take a break and go.”
“Then let the members take a break.”
After the leader finished his words, Froden pulled out a communication tool and connected it to the mage tower. Shortly after hearing the crackling signal waiting, a curly-looking wizard appeared in the communication port.
[Oops~ Aren’t you the precious Young master who is hard to see his face because he’s dating? Did you contact me like this for some reason?]
“Are you still angry, Tower Lord? Still, whenever you have free time, you stop by and study together, but you do it again because you feel sorry for something.”
[I hate talking to someone who can’t even keep his promise to come once a week.]
The sight of an old man snorting and pretending to be pouting was a hard sight to see. Normally, he would have loved her and comforted her, but now he doesn’t have the mental capacity to do that.
“Tower Lord. Do you know what happens when the soul leaves a human body?”
Top owner opened his closed eyes at Proden’s serious voice instead of matching the rhythm as usual. Only then did Proden’s appearance appear properly. He was holding back his anger, but there was life in his eyes. He felt that it was not the time for Topju to play pranks on the figure he had never seen before.
[If the soul leaves, the body dies.]
“…Is there any way to return?”
[I’m not a gypsy, so I don’t know much about that. However, I know that you don’t die right away just because your soul leaves.]
“If you’re not saying you’re going to die right away… You’re saying you’re living for a certain period of time.”
[Ignorant guys don’t know. Even if the soul goes out for a while, it doesn’t break the connection with the body. It is said that only at death does the soul naturally leave the body and reach God. However, if the soul escaped unnaturally, the words are different.]
“What if the soul is forced out of the body by a curse?”
[Still the same. There is no curse in this world that kills people. When the soul leaves, it may appear temporarily dead, but within a few days, the soul returns to the body and comes back to life.]
Froden’s eyes lit up at those words. Tina is still alive. The Tina I knew still existed in this world.
[The scary thing about that curse is that it’s like being dead on the outside, so if you do a funeral and cremation, your soul will lose its place.]
“Then, if the cursed body is still alive, then the soul has not yet lost its connection with the body.”
[If only I were alive. The connection between body and soul is stronger than you think. As long as the body is intact, it will definitely come back.]
“Is there any magic that can detect the cursed state?”
If he said no, the head of the tower was stunned to see Froden staring at him with the momentum to eat him up. This guy is in serious condition right now.
[What kind of convenient magic is that? Do you know that magic is omnipotent? Why has the common sense of the fellow researcher become so lame! Isn’t that why I told you to come once a week!]
“What about this ring made with magical engineering?”
Froden raised his hand which was wearing his ring. Topju looked at the ring and put his head on his head as if he had a headache and let out a sigh.
[When did that ring get stolen again? It’s disposable, so don’t take it until it’s mass-produced… That’s what I said!!]
Froden didn’t pay attention to the sight of Tower Owner screaming while grabbing the back of his neck as if his blood pressure had risen. Although it is disposable, the design magic circles he creates are all inside his head. All related materials are also in the Mage’s Tower, so if you have the materials, you can make them anytime.
“Please yield to me this time. Instead, if the work is finished, I will help you with one research you want. I do my best.”
[Promised? Then the story is different. I’ve already taken it, but what can I do? Just write.]
I couldn’t help but laugh at the ridiculous appearance of him easily changing his posture.
[You’re laughing now. Hey. I don’t know what he’s doing, but I can’t do anything with such a life-like face. If it’s not about killing people, it would be easier to act like you normally do.]
“As expected, Tower Lord must be a tsundere.”
[I told you not to use that bastard’s unknown words! Where the hell do you learn to say that? Because young people these days don’t know.]
While exchanging stories with the top lord for a while, I released the anger inside his body. Her body, which had hardened due to tension, was relaxed, and her frowned expression while suppressing her anger returned to normal. At that appearance, Topju laughed inwardly and cut off his communication unilaterally.
“Go back to the county.”
The knights who had been resting comfortably stood up and prepared to leave at the command delivered by opening the carriage window. Soon after, I felt the carriage stand and start.
“If Tina’s soul isn’t in Tina’s body right now, who is moving that body?”
The more I think about it, the more I feel like I’m falling into a labyrinth. There is no conclusion if you keep thinking about it like this, so you have to check it first. Is it true that Tina is in that body?
“What are you doing without a message like this?”
The woman sitting in front of her in the waiting room is so unfamiliar. Usually she likes to drink black tea, but now she just drinks her coffee. She’s the one who said she didn’t like the bitter taste.
“You seem to like coffee, young lady.”
“I have enjoyed drinking since I was little. Young master didn’t know because he wasn’t interested in me.”
I almost burst out laughing at that absurd statement. As she was abandoned by her biological mother in her childhood, growing up she was a woman who had never even seen coffee.
“I went to the temple because I had something to do, and I thought about the young lady, so I stopped by for a while. I apologize for coming without notice.”
The young lady in front of her didn’t respond to those words. The cold response put Froden at a loss for words for a moment, but she came to her senses. She had to induce her to keep talking.
“There are orphans in the temple that I am taking care of while making a donation, so I stopped by to see how they are. It was pitiful to see the children in a thin state because they were not yet properly supplied with nutrients.”
“It is surprising that a cold-blooded person like Young master would donate.”
Before he met Tina, he ran an information guild, hired orphans from all over the world, or entrusted them to temples and supported them with donations. Tina knew this, of course. Because she was talking desperately to appeal her good points.
“Young lady, how is the magic engineering you are studying these days? I heard the other day that it gets blocked in the application part.”
“Magic Engineering. Why do you think I learn that? You must have mistaken me for someone else. Young master was such a rude person who mistook her fiancée for another woman in front of him.”
“Is that so? I guess I misunderstood the story I heard from someone else for a while. Then, what are you doing these days?”
“There is no use pretending to be interested now. My heart has already left.”
Is that so? Froden couldn’t bear to answer that. She was now roughly certain that it was someone else, but the words she heard from her face and voice were more painful than she thought.
“Lady, would you give me the honor of holding your hand for a moment?”
He got down on her knees and held out her hand to her. I don’t know what my image in her is, but I know she’s not someone who would fall on her knee so easily.
“…Hmmm. If that’s what you want.”
As expected, the young lady held out her hand and gently placed it on top of her own palm. She took her hand, which rested exactly on top of her right hand, and kissed the back of her hand. When I bit her lips and looked at her right hand, her brilliant ring lost its luster and became an unsightly figure.
“I’m sorry I took your time. I wanted to see your face for a while, so please forgive me.”
“I will take good care of Young master’ mind.”
She didn’t come out to meet her, but just looked at the young lady with a proud expression on her face that she had just done it in her drawing room, then turned around and left the county’s house.
Looking at the ring on her right hand, he removed it from her hand and put it into her pocket. As Froden touched the ring, she turned to the countess. This gave me confidence.
Who are you inside Tina’s body?