Why Ignorant Harems Are Dangerous - Chapter 18
Why Ignorant Harems Are Dangerous chapter 18
18 – #05. Saint Cecilia (1)
It happened once.
‘Your power is not like a curse.’
Perhaps it was when I confessed my ability to be charmed before leaving the imperial palace.
At that time, I was already preparing to leave, and what I honestly confessed to them at that time was my last goodbye before leaving.
At that time, Cecilia told me.
‘Seo’s power is special. Did I tell you? That kind of power can’t be a mistake. What a curse! I think it is a very special gift from God.’
I couldn’t agree with the word gift.
It was even more so when the person who was fascinated by it said it, and it was especially true that it made even the saintess who worshiped God profess it.
‘The power to attract women? So it’s all fake?’
I sincerely thought so.
‘Please think the other way around. Wouldn’t that power be a great blessing that would bring her woman to her side, that is, to unite half of this world?’
I couldn’t agree with the word blessing.
Where is the blessing of the power to forcibly twist the hearts of others?
‘The world is so scattered. War breaks out because we can’t unite as one, and tragedy happens because we can’t understand and empathize with others.’
Cecilia smiled and denied my words.
‘I met you in that world. I knew right away when I saw it. That you are a saint sent by God to unite this world!’
Could he be a saint?
Turns others into blind prisoners just by facing them. If such powers were truly desired and bestowed by a god, I could confidently say that the god was an evil god.
‘No woman can go against Mr. Seo. Then she just needs to take half of that world and bring them all together, right?’
The words that followed were extremely violent.
At least that’s not what the saintess would say. To bring the world together by using the ability of fascination, on the contrary, doesn’t it mean to use it to unify the world?
‘That’s definitely what God allowed Seo to meet me.’
I couldn’t admit it.
I couldn’t agree.
That’s why we couldn’t understand each other until the end.
* * *
My head is blank.
When I opened my eyes, the first thing I noticed was the white marble ceiling, and the sunlight coming in from the window filled the room in a calm atmosphere.
“Ah, are you awake?”
“Yes! This is your Cecilia.”
Pink hair dances in one corner of the field of view.
She was looking this way with a smile on her face, wondering what was so enjoyable about it, but the accident didn’t follow suit, perhaps because it was so sudden.
“Why are you here?”
“Ummm… …. Is it because all of this is fate?”
Conversation does not work.
At that point, I closed my eyes and remembered what had happened.
Apparently while taking a walk with Lenny, she followed a group of pilgrims.
“The girl I was with. Where is the child?”
Cecilia smiled at the question.
“Ah, are you talking about that girl? Are you okay. I can’t do anything serious, can I? Don’t worry too much, I’ll give you all the luxuries you’ve never had.”
First of all, it was fortunate that it seemed safe, but I couldn’t understand why Cecilia was here.
I understand that I flew to another place at the moment, but the place I was in was a small town on the outskirts far away from the kingdom, let alone the empire.
Even if it is said to be metastasis, the distance is too far.
“Where is this place?”
“That makes no sense.”
There’s no way that’s possible.
The word itself is easy to say, and I knew that it was a skill that only a few archmages and people of comparable skill could achieve.
How much more such a long-distance transfer?
In the past, when I was staying at the imperial palace, I met various people. Among them was an archmage, but I had never seen them perform such a long-distance transfer.
To that question, Cecilia answered calmly.
“That is the grace of God.”
“That pilgrim could make that possible?”
“Of course, it’s not that simple. A miracle that can only be accomplished by burning one’s life and praying. So, wouldn’t the effect be absolute?”
At that moment, the old man’s last words came to mind.
Surely he said he would be martyred?
Then, is it a miracle that we flew all the way here because of that death? If so, it means that someone died to bring me here.
“Why did you do that… ….”
At this, she seemed to be thinking for a while, and then she smiled.
“Um… …. Is that why you ran away?”
She was speechless at the obvious answer.
She decided not to run away anymore.
Even so, I didn’t know what I could do, but at least if I wanted to accompany her to the Holy Land, I was willing to accept it.
Isn’t it necessary to sacrifice people’s lives?
“Ah, do you care about that pilgrim’s death?”
“…… That’s how it works.”
Although the relationship ended this way, the old man did not appear to be a bad person.
That’s why I was careless, and as a result, I fell into the holy kingdom as I intended, but it was still hard to think of the old man as a bad person.
“Don’t worry too much. Being a martyr is something that any Christian believer would desire and envy, and above all, it is something he himself has done.”
Wouldn’t it be easier to give up my life?
No matter how many church members it is, even if it is for a great cause, it cannot be easy to burn one’s own life.
That’s why I couldn’t help but ask.
“What do you want from me?”
I admit that I ran away from there.
I ran away without knowing how to break the curse, so I vaguely knew that those who hadn’t been charmed, unlike Mea, would wander in search of me.
“It’s what I want. Are there many? I want you to hold me in your arms like before, and I want you to whisper sweet words to me. Seo, do you know that you smell good?”
“I’m not asking that.”
“That kind of thing, it’s kind of important to me.”
Cecilia was silent for a moment, then she let out a sigh.
“…… I understand, so relax your face.”
“Why did you bring me here?”
“Didn’t I tell you about the reason before?”
By any chance.
I also hoped it wasn’t.
“To put everything back in the form it should be.”
“That is nonsense.”
“Why? The fact that Seo had that ability, and that I met the saintess. Don’t you think it’s all for this?”
I definitely don’t think so.
I have never considered the ability to arbitrarily manipulate the emotions of others as a gift from God, nor did I have any intention of tying someone up with that ability.
“I didn’t want that.”
“But it is already underway.”
She reached out and lightly touched my cheek.
“Because we are already gathering people who can fight, centering on our castle. You, a saint, I love. I will give everything to Seo.”
“I’ll say it again, I didn’t want that.”
“Meeting me, who was appointed by God as a saint, and you, who are more special than anyone else. It must have been fate, and it must have been the key to saving a world that was constantly suffering from division and war everywhere!”
Recently, I heard the word fate.
Neira told me it was destiny.
And now, Cecilia also said fate to me, but for some reason, even though those two words were the same word, there was a clear difference in weight.
“Let me go from here.”
“Seo Seo. I consider you a messenger from God. If it wasn’t for that, there’s no way this kind of meeting would happen, right?”
“Where is Lenny?”
She didn’t answer my question.
She just smiles softly and grabs her hand.
“I didn’t expect you to understand right away.”
“But please remember. The fact that Seo-nim and I met was definitely what God wanted. There is a reason for everything, and there must be a reason you have that ability.”
So, did you choose war?
It was an extremely violent theory, and even if there was a war because the world was divided, does anyone have the right to intervene and subdue it with someone’s arbitrary will?
You’re even going to give it to me?
I didn’t want that, nor did I think I deserved it.
“First of all, please rest well.”
“What can you gain by doing that?”
“The Salvation of the World. In the process, if Seo-nim loves me equally, I can be satisfied with that alone. Seo’s love is definitely God’s love. If it falls on just one person, wouldn’t that also be a tragedy?”
Cecilia finally said her own words and shook her hand.
A small room made of pure white marble.
It was a place where all the necessities of life were met with as many stylish furniture as needed, but the problem was that there was no way to escape.
In the first place, this room was structured so that the door could not be opened from the inside.
“…… Driving me crazy.”
Everything from one to ten was twisted.
I don’t know where Lenny is, and I don’t know how to get out of here right now.
I vowed not to run away now, but it seemed to be forced to be forced to Cecilia’s ridiculous plan.
Is there anything I can do right now?
If she met me and had such thoughts, that was also my fault. She said this ability was a gift from the gods, but to me it only feels like a vicious joke at best.
You’re going to give me the world?
I didn’t even laugh at that part.
First of all, let’s adapt as much as possible and seize the opportunity.
Aside from not wanting to run away, I aim to convince her to stop doing this stupid thing of hers.
If that didn’t work, at least I had to find Lenny and escape.