Spoiler: Chapter 97 ‘Winter’ had come to the hill where Heinrich stood. The grass was a white snowfield, and the green trees were covered with snow. A lot of beautiful snowflakes fell. The wind was gentle, but the snow was real. It was a mysterious landscape that went against nature. —I couldn't believe it. ‘… Wow, it’s so pretty and amazing.’ The moment she witnessed the great magic that changed the seasons, a great emotion arose in her heart. Heinrich stood clearly in the unrealistic landscape. The silver hair shining coldly against the white snow, and the mysterious amethyst eyes beneath it. His closed red lips were as beautiful as an arrogant nobleman who had never collapsed. ‘You are so handsome that I am amazed again.’ It was like a delicate glass flower blooming in the snow. “Sister, are you here?” Heinrich laughed without a rebuke. It was a clear and beautiful smile that only I could show. “Yes… What is all this?” “Come on.” Heinrich grabbed my hand tightly. We stepped on a soft snowy field and went under a beautiful tree, which had a pretty unique set of ‘winter picnics’. A lace rattan basket decorated with flowers, a cute cup on a wooden tray, and a cozy blanket with a cute pattern (it was small for two people). There was a colorful wreath made of pretty flowers on a small chair that doubled as a table. This is a bit inspiring. “Heinrich… When did you prepare all this?” “I want to have a party with only the two of us. There are too many disturbers out there, annoying.” As he shook his head as if tired, I burst into a small laugh. To have a picnic in the winter like this, it was unexpected. “Thank you, Heinrich!” Impressed by his sincerity, I quickly sat down on the mat next to Heinrich. The floor was warm and next to it was a portable stove burning like a bonfire. “Come on, sister.” Heinrich poured cocoa into her mug. Marshmallows are also floating around. “Thanks.” When I took a sip of hot cocoa, sweetness and tiredness flooded me at the same time. ‘Oh, that’s great.’ We put on a warm blanket together and watched the peaceful snowfall. 'I think I'll live a little. I've been tormented by three crazy guys all evening.' Whoa, is it like a break now? Heinrich prepared it on purpose. He knew I'll be tired. ‘Because it’s really delicate.’ Heinrich doesn't seem to have any interest in other people, but the consideration he sometimes shows to me was surprisingly appropriate. I smiled at Heinrich, and Heinrich came closer to me with a blanket over her. Then whispered in her ear. “Even if you do something gruesome here, no one will see you.” “… Heinrich!” As I tried to get out of the blanket, Heinrich giggled and laughed and wrapped me in the blanket. Thanks to this, I was trapped in a blanket except for my face like a dumpling. “I’ll give you all my marshmallows.” Heinrich, who acted like a wolf (could be a fox) before, and suddenly became a version of ‘Our Baby’ again, brought marshmallows to my glass. I melted the fluffy marshmallows to the fullest and ate them. The snow was still falling beautifully in the sky. Just as if we moved the winter one block away from where we are. “Heinrich, do you remember?” “What?” “It was before. Before I leave the forest… We were supposed to go to the winter forest together on your birthday.” “….” A few days before leaving the forest, I had an appointment with Heinrich. “Sister.” “On my birthday, let’s go out to the winter forest and light a warm bonfire and drink cocoa.” “You put on a blanket and watch it snow all day long.” There was that promise, always tingling like a thorn in the side of my heart. When winter comes, it's Heinrich's birthday. Years after year, year after year, I kept reminding myself of that promise. I'm afraid Heinrich will be upset on his birthday. “Still, I’m glad we came. Right?” It was when I suddenly asked and looked to the side. “….” With his trembling eyes lowered, Heinrich had a face that looked like he was about to cry. “You remembered.” He said, barely breathing. “You don’t forget, your sister also remembered….” That voice sounded somewhat painful. … A lot. * * * After Annette left. Heinrich is completely back to the way it used to be. No, he became even more angular, spiky, and a lone boy hitting the wall at everyone. It got much worse than before. At least he didn't do anything self-destructive before. He went through days when he couldn't eat, sleep, or even breathe properly, and the boy was ruined. “Why did you make me love you?” It felt like he returned to the time when he had been abandoned by his father and his mother had left him. He made only the rule that if he liked him, his opponent would always throw him away. Annette left him like an unbelievable lie. “If you're going to leave, I'll treat you well in the first place….” Now you made it so it couldn't be. You taught me what warmth is. After teaching him what love was, I resented her for leaving like this. ―The light was more dazzling for a short time, The darkness was terribly deep. “Annette….” My light, my world, my soul. It felt like an absurd mistake to dare to lose you. Even breathing itself was sinful. “It would be better to send him to Marquis Hyacinth for adoption as soon as possible. If I stay like that any longer, Heinrich will be ruined forever.” That was the reason the adoption process was quickly completed for the Marquis, who had just announced his intention to adopt. Even after becoming ‘Heinrich Hyacinth’, the boy hardly improved. The symptoms got worse in the winter, and when it came to his birthday, he had been standing in the 'winter forest' he had promised with Annette all day since dawn. Maybe she will come. But her promise was never kept. —Actually, I knew. That you are not coming. But if I don't do this, I feel like I'm losing you forever…. If I alone do not keep the promise we made together, I’m afraid because ‘we’ seems to disappear. “Heinrich! It's cold, but you wear it so thinly all day…!” By the time Duncan ran to take care of Heinrich, his body was already cold as a corpse. It was the same year after year. The longing deepened like a disease. Every day he breathes, he goes crazy. In the end, Heinrich devised a way to make 'Annette' after careful research. Since then, he has come all the way here by immersing himself in research. Only, One of his will to get her back. * * * “… Of course, I remember. Every winter, I think of you on your birthday.” I'm sorry I couldn't keep my promise. I gently stroked Heinrich's hair. Don't look so sad, Heinrich. 'Cause my heart hurts more when you're sick. Heinrich then looked at me and smiled. “Sister, I had something to say to you before I came to Bayonaire.” “What is?” Heinrich smiled delicately with a handsome face and placed the pretty wreath on my head from his chair. Then he sat me in a chair. Heinrich sat affectionately in front of me, raised his head quietly, and said: “Sister, you used to only read fairy tale books with happy endings to me.” “That's right. Because I wanted you to be happy.” After hearing the happy stories of the main characters, I hoped that you would be like that in the future. … I lived only for your happiness. Back then, that was my life. Heinrich stared at her eyes filled with emotions for a moment, and then he answered softly. “My happiness has always been with you, Annette.” “….” His purple eyes that captured her, darkened like the full moon. “My world is always complete with you.” Heinrich slowly knelt down on one knee in front of Annette. A mystical hill with a lot of snow. A magical moment that came against nature. In front of her, wearing a pretty wreath, the man slowly pulled out something. It was a ring case. Click— The ring Heinrich had prepared shone with a deep, calming purple color. As if it was made by waking up in a corner of the quiet dawn of one winter. “Annette.” Her heart, foreshadowing something, began to race. “Will you marry me?” Boom, my heart fell to the floor. Annette looked surprised for a moment and didn't reply. —Because this is something I never imagined. Of course, from a very young age, Heinrich has foretold it today. “Because I’m going to marry my sister when I grow up!” He also told Sislane. Even his own future hopes in the class, “I’ll marry to my sister.” —The boy who said. “Sister, you have to marry me later.” But, I thought he was just saying it when he was young. Hasn't it changed since 10 years have passed? She spoke with difficulty. “… Heinrich, why did you want to marry me? You’ve been like that since you were little.” We were too young back then to know love. Heinrich lowered his dark ruler and buried his head in the back of her hand. Hot breaths were scattered fondly. “Only that way, we can be together forever.” “…!” Annette, the whispering name was as deep as a sigh, as thick as his despair. “If death was the way to be with you forever….” Breathing in, he whispered. “My only dream would have been death.” Spoiler: Chapter 98 * * * “If death was the way to be with you forever….” “My only dream would have been death.” Heinrich, when did your heart grow so big? I came down from the hill where the magic had happened, a little dazed. “I don’t want an answer now, sister.” “… Okay.” “But I hope you give me an answer before it is too late.” Heinrich covered my embarrassed face with his hands and made eye contact. With his beautiful eyes wide open, he said kindly. “Now, I want to call you ‘wife’ instead of ‘sister’.” “…!!!” 'Crazy.' I covered my mouth and entered the party with a slightly shocked face. The party hall was relatively quiet. Most of them were drunk and asleep (a genius wizard did my favor, so the party was warm even at night), and some seemed to have already gone home. Those who returned first left a thank-you note in the host's mailbox. Seeing that it was quite crowded, it seemed that the party was almost over today, except for a few drunkards. As soon as I entered the bakery, I poured cool water first. “… After all, you got the ring.” Wedding ring. I opened the ring case, looked at the dazzlingly shining ring, and was immersed in thought. I've never thought about marrying Heinrich as much as marrying Kyle. If I could imagine it even now— Without realizing it, I covered my mouth and whispered. “… Does your husband look so lewd?” That was the original setting. Because it was a beauty that was enchanting whether it was a man or a woman. If I thought of him as a ‘brother’, it was okay, but if I became a husband, it would be detrimental to my heart day and night. I remembered my marriage to Heinrich. “Wife, what are you doing until late?” “Ah… I was reading a book.” “Are you not hungry?” Heinrich, wearing a strange silk robe (I don't know why she's wearing it in her imagination), came up behind me and whispered. “It’s late at night, so I’m going out a bit, honey. Shall we have dinner together?” Heinrich (Honey) said kindly to me, with my eyes shining. “I’ll bring something to eat.” After a while. Heinrich whispered to me as he set the tray down in her bedroom. “Would you like some scones? Would you like some milk tea? … or not.” Suddenly, Heinrich grabbed my waist with his strong arms and looked down at me. Narrowing his sultry eyes— He licked it all night long and whispered in his ear with a strange voice as if he was going to chew it and swallow it. “Can you feed me first, wife?” Puff. I spit out water without realizing it. 'Crazy. What are you imagining…!’ It must have been that something like an impure demon was in her brain. Darkness, my God. I repent! Please forgive me for my sins. I have a very bad imagination against my brother. "Sigh." After almost a week of frenzy fluttering (?), I guess I'm getting weird too. … Why did this happen? Obviously, until recently, I was just a peaceful baker running a <Little Bakery>. But I met three crazy guys and everything changed. “It would be great if all three were neatly organized.” Then the shackles on this wrist and the two wedding rings will all be cleaned up. I mumbled and picked up Heinrich's ring case and the ring case that Kyle had given me, and went up to my room on the second floor. Then I opened the drawer next to the side table. Druck, click. It was a ‘double drawer’ with another drawer inside the drawer. It was a place to put some pretty important things. It was the moment when I was about to put the ring cases in there and close it. Sparkle! “…?” A light leaked from within the shabby cloth pocket. As if there were fireflies in it, something was self-illuminating. ‘What was this?’ Curious, I opened the pocket and found something very old. Even me, it was the first thing I saw in 10 years. ―Empty locket necklace. The only thing my parents left with me when they left me in the cradle. That locket pendant without a single picture. “…!” As soon as I took out the necklace, the light from the locket went out. 'Weird.' “There is nothing to shine.” The locket was wood, and the necklace strap was a leather strap that had run out and was about to fall off. Have you ever had a firefly trapped in your pocket? I tried to shake the inside, but there was nothing. There was no way I could get in there in the first place. “….” I was inadvertently trying to put it back in, but I took the necklace off and hung it where I could see it. —Let's see for a few days. ‘It’s kind of weird.’ Do you know? … Do I even have a real ‘family’? By now, Mom or Dad may be desperately looking for me. “It’s absurd, though.” A little bitter laugh leaked out. Because from my previous life, there was no such thing as parental luck or family luck. So I know it's a dream that won't come true, but it's okay to have hope in lockets, right? It might shine one more time. “If it’s just an ordinary wooden locket, it would be difficult to find the owner because there are no photos.” If this is a special locket. “If it’s not common, you might find the owner.” I lay in bed with a little hope. “Whew.” It's been a long day today…. There was only one party, but there were so many unconventional things throughout the day. I first fell into a dark dream, hearing the sounds of small parties still being enjoyed outside. —While I'm sleeping. Without knowing what was going on. * * * Thick smoke was scattered in the air. “Do you believe what he says?” Avilus reacted a bit furiously towards Gerard, who was smoking a cigarette. “Never, anyone who has no reason to tell you where Annette is in the first place.” “….” Last night. The man Gerard met deep in the forest was a very unexpected person. Contrary to expectations, he was not a commoner, but an aristocrat. So, of course, he wasn't a street bully, and he didn't even ask Gerard for anything. The beggar child who delivered the letter, and the cheap paper used by commoners, were merely proof that he was good at camouflage. A man who overcame all expectations and appeared leisurely. He just said, “I don't want anything. I’m just here to tell you where she is.” He had been searching like a dog for over 10 years, but couldn't find the location. —And that, too, at no cost. “She is now on the 'Bayonaire Island' of the destroyed Fris Empire.” “…!” But it was true. The man just said so and left. Of course, I still didn't know if Annette was really there or whether it was authentic or not…. But Gerard had a strong intuition. What the man said was the truth. His fingertips trembled, and his lips were dry. “That girl was hiding on the island… He was determined to go far away and ran away. Wicked thing.” “… It is clear that he is trying to take advantage of the prince.” “I know.” Gerard bit his cigarette with his leather-gloved hand and sucked crudely. With the bright red light rising from the end of the rod, the pupils in an instant formed a shape. “You’re trying to get some profit through me.” The reason she doesn't want anything in return is probably that she benefits from 'announcing her position' itself. What advantage is that? —No matter how much I thought about it, I couldn't figure it out. The only thing he can know is Annette, that ferocious girl. The girl who drove him almost crazy for 10 years. His only hope was that he was on 'Bayonaire Island'. Avilus said to his master. “Prince, then, before finding the girl, we took some time and carefully planned….” "No." Patience is long gone. “If you want to use it, be willing to use it.” In the end, he and he only move for mutual benefit. “—She will eventually fall into my hands.” If there was a storm, it was enough to head to the center and grab what you wanted. It was clear what he wanted, no matter what the other person was trying to take advantage of. Gerard's red eyes blazed with madness. “I’ll bring that girl from Bayonaire. Right now." Avilus, who read the strong will of his master, bowed his head obediently and bowed his head. “If so, shall I send you an official summons order? Or will you release the wild dogs?” Choice is a luxury when you are desperate. It was a good law to catch a rabbit when it was driven from several directions. He ordered briefly. “Whatever you can do, do it all.” * * * Meanwhile, Annette's room. In front of Annette's bed, who was sleeping soundly. An ‘empty locket’ hanging from a ring began to move. “….” It's like a lie or an unreasonable hope, but beautifully— It was glistening, shining, and spinning smoothly. Spoiler: Chapter 99 * * * I was reading the newspaper while drinking wine. 「Prince of El Dorado- The Fris Empire was slaughtered and won the victory. Who is the ‘Annette’ he is looking for? 」 Yes? Isn't this an article you've read before? 「The next Matapju, ‘Grand Duke Heinri’, put a bounty of 5.8 trillion gold on the older sister he lost when he was young. 」 Excuse me. Again, the price is ridiculous. 「According to the death information, Larva declares war on Delphi, saying “You touched the bakery, so I’ll destroy the three tribes.” 」 Just touching a bakery doesn't mean you're going to destroy the three tribes… carnivorous deer. It was then. Bang! The door was blown up and a man appeared. His face was obscured by the fog, but he seemed to know who he was. “You are here, Annette.” That terrifyingly low voice was deeply ingrained in his deep obsession. As his backache, he said. “… I thought you were really going back to see me.” Excuse me, but it looks like you've gone through enough (?), Your Majesty. Soon, Sislane moved towards me slowly, but in a big way. “…!” His sharp eyes looked straight at me, and he slowly unbuttoned his shirt. Aww, why are you taking it off! ‘This is a dream. Let’s wake up quickly.’ I was conscious of being a lucid dream, and I tried for a moment, but I couldn't wake up from this <hell> dream. Eventually, Sislane took off his thin shirt with a large hand and threw it. His jaw muscles tremble from biting his molars, It looked like he couldn't stand it. “….” ‘Cancel Hell. This is spicy <Fire Hell>….' Under the moonlight, nakedness was suffocating revealed. Broad shoulders and chest perfectly muscled like a detailed sculpture. Thick forearms with blue tendons stretched out like streams of water, and a belly that looks strong like a beast. Uniform trousers were barely draped across the long bones, which were set in a thick diagonal line. 'Crazy.' Exactly what we saw at the party. “Annette.” A low voice fell. Shudder— Sislane, who came close to my nose in an instant, filled my wrist with something. “…!” Unbelievably, it was ‘shackles’. “Now if you want to run away….” His broad shoulders leaned toward me. Inhaling, instinctively breathing in, I felt a thick body scent that made me dizzy. “Cut off my wrist and run away.” The man wearing the chains attached to me, his cruel red eyes flashed to the fullest. Thump-thump. That was when my heart was beating fast. “Sister.” Heinrich, who appeared from the window, jumped down and approached me. ‘Heinrich’s condition….' Heinrich's purple eyes had turned black like poison. As if possessed by madness. He narrowed his eyes and whispered. “You promised not to leave me.” "Ah." Tak, panicked and hurriedly stretched out his hand, the wine bottle was hit hard and ripped apart. ―Chwaah, Wine splashed like blood in his face. The wine, as thick as red tears, passed through his brow bones and flowed down his cheeks. “What kind of punishment should I give… to a naughty child that breaks her promises?” In Heinrich's eyes and voice, I could feel the concentration of obsession that was suffocating. Whoa, the arm that embraced me from behind was like a prison that bound me forever and would never let me go. ‘Heinrich… I got really scared.’ That was when I was trembling. "Master." “…!” When I looked down in surprise, I saw a man kneeling in front of me. The man's eyes were covered with a wide black cloth, and his curls, soft as wheat fields, were draped in wet black cloth. … Kyle Winston. Having lost his sight, he licked his thick lips under his cool nose. “Master, please.” Sadly, the neck was trembling. He grabbed my ankles with his big, pretty hands and kissed the top of my feet warmly. “Please stay by my side forever. Please, please.” Gulp― I swallowed my saliva and gently loosened the black silk cloth. Then, the usual soft green eyes disappeared, and the crazy ones that were boiling with obsession under the long eyelashes appeared. “…!!!” Why did you even go back to the deer? ‘You have to wake up. This is not the case.’ This dream is dangerous. It was too dangerous. Moreover, the fact that it felt like a kind of predictive dream was even more dangerous. “Annette, I can’t unshackle these shackles until I die. No… I can’t even let it go, even if I die.” “Sister, you know? I love you. … forever….” “Please be with me for the rest of my life, master.” Surrounded by madmen, I held my breath as I felt a black hand grab my ankle and pull me into the deep swamp. Just then, I cried to myself. ―Wake up, Annette! * * * "Ugh!" When I opened my eyes, I saw a familiar ceiling. ‘What is this ominous dream?’ It's a dog dream. I got up from the bed with a groan. “Haa, I must have been through a lot the past few days.” Seeing that the dream state is almost rotten, it seems that the fatigue of the past has accumulated. I poured cold water from the jug on the side table and sighed for a moment. But it was then. Sparkle! An unbelievable spectacle was unfolding before my eyes. The locket was shining by itself, twinkling and twinkling. 'Nonsense.' I lowered my legs under the bed and walked slowly on the locket. Then, with both hands, let the light go out, very carefully (Whooo— it was a soft light as if it would go out if blown) and picked up the necklace. “… It really shines.” It wasn't an ordinary locket. ‘Why now? To be honest, I didn't take this locket out often while running <Little Bakery> in earnest. —It wasn't before. I thought it was a locket my parents gave me, and there were times when I wore it around my neck… When I was young, I took it out and looked at it whenever I had free time. It was also because there was nothing like this locket to endure loneliness. Although I didn't have a single photo, I thought it was the only trace of my family. Perhaps, even in the novel that I possessed, there was hope that I could be happy with my family unlike in my previous life. But I've never been so shiny before! ‘… I’m so excited.’ Really maybe, maybe I can find my parents with this. I quickly put the locket in place, holding up a piece of paper and a pen. I know the only one who can track this locket. Best Information Award in El Dorado. —Kyle Winston. 「 Mr. Kyle. I would like to make a formal request to Larva Information Officer. Can you tell me about a special locket that glows alone? It's what my parents left me. If you take on this task, I will give you enough examples. I'd love to see you and tell you more details. 」 I whistled to the squirrel and cherished the letter. “Please, squirrel. Please tell me!” The squirrel who greeted me looked at me with a chubby cheek, twitched and then walked out of the window waving its plump tail. It was when I turned around after seeing the squirrel-like that. “…!!!” Because of the man standing without a face, for a moment, I was startled. ‘When did you appear?’ Under the black hair, the red eyes were looking at me indifferently. There was only one Sislane, and it felt like the room was cramped. “… His Majesty the Crown Prince, knocking is basic!” “Is that so?” He playfully narrowed his eyes. “Squirrels just came in and out, so I thought I could come in too.” Sislane, a squirrel is the size of my fist, and you are bigger than 100 squirrels combined…. They are surprised when they appear suddenly. “….” Soon, Sislane's head tilted slowly. An unfamiliar gaze pierced my bare shoulders and defenseless arms. Without realizing it, I put my clothes on. Why? ―At this point, the content of the dream comes to mind. Sislane stared straight at me with a subtle, thirsty expression. “I want to see.” “….” “I thought I would die if I didn’t see it right away, so I didn’t even knock and came in… Be careful going forward.” The corners of his lips rose smoothly. It was strange to hear 'sincerely' while making such a crazy sound. But it can't be true. It's probably just like the fun point of a common 'obsession maniac'. I deliberately accepted it as a joke. “Then you think you will live a little longer.” He quietly moved forward. His hot fingers wrapped around my wrist. The power of the artifact he had planted remained red on my wrist. The feeling of a fingerprint slowly rubbing the inside of the wrist… For a moment, I felt my chest tingling and hot enough to catch my breath. The pulse that was being sensed on my wrist quickly accelerated. Sislane looked at every minute change in my expression and said, thoroughly. "Huh." A terribly low, resonant voice rang in his ears. “I think I will live now.” “….” ‘Oh my God, it’s getting dangerous again.’ I opened my eyes clearly, and slowly removed his hand. Then calmly asked Sislane. “What did you come here for, Your Majesty?” "I do not remember?" He replied with a smile. “You promised. Where are we going together today?” Come to think of it, I made an appointment yesterday. … To Sislane. “Did you come to Bayonaire just to find me?” “I didn’t just come to find you. I didn't just come to pick you up." “… Then?” "Well. After today's party, I'll tell you where to go tomorrow with me." Sislane whispered as if seducing. "Let's go." “….” —Can I really follow you? To follow, I was so moved by the dream that the crazy guys ran wild even more. The feeling of the shackles that had been clenched on my wrist was as vivid as reality, so I touched my wrist. 'You're not going to be really trapped this time after you've followed me.' I felt a bit anxious, but, A promise was a promise. I finally left the room with Sislane. —And. The ominous foreboding was always right. Spoiler: Chapter 100 Little by little. I sat quietly, listening to the sound of hoofs pulling the carriage. Where the hell are we going? Seeing the wagon running down the unfamiliar forest road slowly made me anxious. Besides, the state of the Sislane is…. ‘Today, it really looks like it came out of R-19 novel.’ The man sitting next to me with a body like a giant beast had his red, cloudy eyes somehow blurred. Like a person who just poured some medicine, Or as one who endures any pain or impulse. I asked carefully. “Your Majesty the Crown Prince, are you okay?” “….” His eyes, which had been deeply buried in the black sheet, moved briefly to Annette. Annette. It was only after he captured her that his hazy eyes were clearly focused. He was always like this when he saw her. In any pain. So he. "It's okay." —No, actually, it's not okay. This morning. Owen secretly summoned a doctor from afar for the sake of his master, the Crown Prince. He was a doctor specializing in treating 'Mephisto's bloodline', including Sislane's mother. The heirs of the family who awakened Mephisto's strong powers often suffered seizures, which they called 'blood disease'. Even Sislane, who awakened his abilities in the forest as a child and forcibly strengthened his abilities in Krevas, could not avoid the disease. The power called ‘the devil’s power’ grew stronger as if it grew up using the body as a host. The stronger he got, the more he corroded his mind and his senses became more sensitive. ―His maternal grandfather, who suffered from a blood disease, eventually lost his powers and went wild, killing his wife, whom he treasured like gold. And after his spirit returned, he suffered from an extreme sense of shame and ended his own life. The attending physician, who was familiar with the history, looked worried. “Recently, your symptoms have gotten worse. He was definitely getting better, but I don't know why….” Owen asked. “Do you have anything to point out?” “You are stronger than ever. After coming to this 'Bayonaire Island'. It’s a bizarre phenomenon.” Because there is something here in Bayonaire. The doctor's wrinkles deepened. At that time, Sislane, who had not been able to get out of bed since morning, opened his mouth. With a cracked voice like iron. “If your abilities exceed the limit… I was told that this damn symptom could be contained.” "Yes." Said the attending physician. “A long time ago, some of Mephisto’s ancestors were successful.” “….” “Mephisto’s ability is called ‘Raging Demon’.” The doctor's voice deepened. “We are swayed by that power, and eventually we all lose our senses. However, if you ‘complete’ a more powerful force… Eventually, you will reach the level of behaving like a servant to the devil.” Completion of more powerful power. The state of wielding the power of the devil as one's own servant. It meant that the disease could be suppressed once it reached its peak. ―Sislane was well aware of how to perfect a more powerful force. “I should go to Krevas.” “…!” Owen was startled. “Absolutely not! His Majesty the Crown Prince, have you forgotten all of your last experience?” The last time he went to Krevas, Sislane was a very miserable mourner. The sight of my master coming out of that dreadful pit of hell was terrifying. Even now, a long time later, that figure often appeared in Owen's Nightmare. ―The pain was not something humans could tolerate. “Crown Prince.” The attending physician said, looking at him quietly with the wrinkled eyes behind the glasses. “If you go to ‘Crevas’ this time, you will definitely run into a runaway. No, actually….” “….” “I cannot guarantee that you will come back alive.” Others were a hell of a pain in which they completely lost their minds, even if they visited only once. It was already unusual to have been there several times. Usually, he went crazy or died in it. So Sislane was the only 'survivor'. “Even going through a similar suffering could be a great danger to the present Crown Prince.” “….” In front of the silent prince, an old and worried loyal subject bowed down. “Please be careful.” * * * Gerard's Palace in El Dorado. Gerard sat still in the wing chair for hours. like a lifeless still life. Avilus, who stood by his side and pondered, asked a thoughtful owner, perhaps like me, about the biggest 'problem' they were facing right now. “Prince, even if I were to find a girl, would Prince Sislane leave her alone?” “… He will go crazy.” He was a man who started a war to find that woman. He was also a human being who had been on a ferocious pursuit for over 10 years. What would happen if he tried to take Annette from such a prince. Even without thinking deeply, I could guess how the ‘Monster of Krevas’ would come out. Gerrard finally opened his mouth. “Even here, if you don’t do your best, you won’t get it.” "If." “Do ‘activation’.” “…!” Gerrard headed to his private palace. It was as black as the devil's den, the a private palace where no one was there. It had been a long time since the door of a space where even the vines withered and withered to brown, where there was no feeling of life, only the old stone statues were placed in a gloomy way. Gerard stretched his arms into the air. He swallowed his saliva painfully as his veins moved like separate living creatures. “Venénum.” Swish― Soon after, to the sound of the contractor calling me, the 'Cursed Sorcerer’ immediately responded. The soul that had been parasitic from Gerard's body quickly slipped out and took the form of a black snake with a thick torso. The snake with its dark red tongue was smiling for some reason. [Gerard, you are stupid. Are you still not strong enough to deal with me? ] “….” The snake's eyes narrowed. [ Did I not tell you? You can deal with me only if you use that girl's power to strengthen your power. … Otherwise. ] “It will crumble like it is now.” After signing a contract with a cursed shaman that Gerard could not afford, he was rotting from the inside out. With only a brilliant plan in mind that one day he will be able to wield that power. Indeed, when he discovered Annette, the plan was on the brink of success. Gerard's future seemed plausible until he put the child in the 'forest' and raised her safely in his own cradle. ―Until that girl disappears like smoke in the middle and drives him crazy. [ Now you are so weak. So I can't use my power. Gerard. ] The snake sneered, as if sneering at the 'Cursed Venenum'. However, there was a certain determination in Gerard's eyes. The determination to always possess the long-awaited Annette, and to pay any price for it. “If I burn my life for fuel.” [ …… ] “You said you could use your power.” Swish― Although the snake had no expression at all, it looked surprisingly happy. The vertically drawn gold pupils grew sharply. [ Then you will die soon? Unless the rotting body can't be rebuilt with the power of 'Exordium'. ] “Anyway, I’m still dying.” Gerrard was holding his last leash at the entrance to Hell. “I will bet my life and death on this.” [ Hahah well thought! In fact, she has awakened the power of a sorcerer! ] “…!!!” Gerrard's eyes widened. “Why, now… Why didn't you tell me?" The snake responded by jumping up and down the entire body of the moss-covered statue of the goddess with disgustingly suppleness. [ Is it fun? ] You alone are desperately struggling, conflicting, obsessed, and falling apart. —My foolish human contractor. Asshole. Gerard's teeth were cracked and ripped. But at the same time, a strange excitement arose. It was the thrill that he made the right choice. [ Yeah, what's the first curse that gnaws at your life? ] Venenum's curse was largely divided into two categories. ‘Mind control’, and ‘time.’ Gerard chose…. “Sislane, I will make that bastard go back to ‘the most painful time’.” —You'll end up in the Krevas. Go crazy and die in it forever. I will bring back the 'mine' that I should have. * * * “Are we still far away?” It seems like we've come a long way, but our destination is still there. I asked Sislane, constantly looking at the outside scenery of the carriage through the forest. “The perfect place is far away.” “….” ‘Perfect place?’ What are you looking for the perfect place for? I said with a smile. “I am even more curious about this. Why did you bring me here?” At that moment, Sislane quietly grabbed my hand. ‘My body temperature is like a ball of fire.’ His red eyes met, he whispered. “Can you tell me in advance?” "Yes." "We are….” Just as I was about to speak, Sislane's expression hardened for a moment, and he hugged me tightly in his arms. “Close your eyes.” —Bang! The impact was strong enough to destroy the carriage. Spoiler: Chapter 101 For a moment, my vision was greatly shaken. She closed her eyes belatedly, but the shaking was so great that she felt dizzy. I could feel Sislane's body, holding me in tight arms, bluntly bumping into it. If he hadn't hugged and protected me, I'd have broken a bone. And then, the sound of shouts like the screams of men. “…!!!” As I raised my head with difficulty, I saw an arm holding a sword above the roof of the broken carriage. The man who raided the carriage was adorned with a bizarre pattern on his face. Just like a person living in the forest painted a protective color. Damn, the smiling teeth were white. It was a terrible smile that a man from hell would make. “… Ah." At that moment, the sword of Sislane cut through the arm of the man he was threatening without hesitation. Blood was splattered unrealistically in the air, like petals falling in the spring breeze, or just like a dream. ―But, it was reality. A cold and urgent reality. “Stay here, Annette.” At the same time as the horse, he jumped off the carriage running Sislane. When he pulled himself out and looked behind him, dozens of pursuers were desperately chasing the wagon. Like a flock of hungry wild dogs chasing after a pound of poisoned meat. 'Crazy.' Hick, please save me. Wouldn't it be better to just run away, Sislane? ‘With what confidence are you going through that road?’ ―As he thought, he saw Sislane slashing three people at the same time. … You deserve to be confident. “Your Majesty the Crown Prince, be careful!” All the monsters had their faces decorated with the same pattern. ‘I know that pattern.’ ―The Belkans! They were literally a tribal people (relatively less civilized) living in the Belkain Peninsula, known to be cannibals. It specializes in battles, so it was hired by the nobles of the Empire to fight dirty battles. … Why would the average bakery owner know this? Yes, this is something that any model student in ‘Forest’ can understand. I remember what I learned in class. Sis, you probably didn't study well in class. “… Majesty! They are the Belkans!” There were two important things to emphasize when learning the Belkans. First, run away unconditionally when you meet them. Second, it has strong aggression, but it is weak in defense from the back, so attack from the back (I don't know why I taught this to a 12-year-old. It even came out as a test-written question number 3). —Anyway, it's helpful. “Attack from behind!” “…!” At the same time as the words, the new Sislane jumped high backwards. Landing behind them, he crossed the pursuers and slashed them. “Good job, Sis!” At that moment, his red eyes glanced at me, and he smiled. It felt like we had become partners (though I only played the role of a reminder). 'That's interesting.' Normally, I would have been trembling with fear in a situation like this. After knowing that if caught, I would die, I became extremely calm even if someone was cut and died right in front of my eyes. ―Or maybe because there is a Sislane. ‘Did the Belkans come after Sislane?’ Because if you are a prince, there are bound to be many enemies in your empire. ‘… No.' You can tell by the look of the fight. They crossed Sislane and were trying to approach me. Then, ‘Treaters sent by Gerard!’ In the meantime, under the protection of Circe and Larva, it was the first time it had happened, so there was no sense of reality. ‘Can’t I be of any help?’ I reached out and tried to use fire or light, but it felt more difficult than usual because of the urgent situation. —That was then. “Kuheuh.” “…!!!” It must have been that they had been hiding in the forest in advance, or the Belkain tribe had come up on the wagon. 'Die.' — The very moment I thought. A bright light flashed in front of me. Just like when he inherited the soul of 'Exordium'. * * * “You have no mind, where did all these wild dogs come from?” Number 19 said while scratching my temple with a shotgun. This is the outskirts of the Fris Empire, which stopped the pursuit of Gerard. It was from this morning that the chasers suddenly poured out in crazy numbers. Originally, personnel on standby alone were sufficient to stop them, but calls for reinforcements were received from various bases in Larva. It had been a long time since Kyle and the other Larva had come to the outskirts. The big man shows his golden teeth and smiles, Tang! He blew off the head of the guy who was attacking from afar. “Well, I guess Prince Gerard paid a good price for the meat today.” “I’m afraid I’m going to die. I roll my eyes very close and rub my eyes. They all die like this, you guys.” He grumbled while shooting nonstop at the mercenary who was attacking No. 19. The montage of the troops attacking from the outskirts was very diverse. Since Gerard's original personal troops from El Dorado had long since been exhausted in the long chase, the fortress mainly sends paid mercenaries. All of them were lethal and suitable weapons for slaughter. Kyle was fighting an expressionless battle in the middle of the battlefield. The sloppy corpses of the enemy were piled up like a mountain next to him. Bang! “… You fight as if today is your last.” This was seen as a waste of troops. ‘Why?’ Kyle pondered as he looked at the blood-stained battlefield. Why did they send wild dogs to the various strongholds they were defending? What is the reason for such a meaningless consumption battle? At first, I focused on defense, but after a long battle, I changed my mind. Are you suddenly competing with quantity? This was literally just a war of attrition, and this method was not like Gerrard, who usually acted meticulously. “…!” It was then. A thought flashed through Kyle's mind like a lightning bolt. ―You act as if today is your last. If that's the answer. If this useless attrition is not the purpose itself, but other purposes. If the purpose was to bring in the core forces of Bayonaire Island to protect Annette by making them request troops from various bases. “… Damn it." His dark eyes, like green leaves, fell down coldly. “The core troops follow me back!” "Yes? Master, where are going?” In response to the question of the size, Kyle said as he ran as hard as he could. “To Miss Annette’s side!” Larva gathered on the outskirts of the city and moved as if they were one body at the Master's command. —They turned like the wind. By the side of those who really need to protect. * * * “Ahhhhhhhhh!” When I woke up, something amazing had happened. The flames gathered from my hands were consuming the terrible tooth. "Ugh." It was the first time I used the power of um. It was also the use of a terrible offensive ability. '―I'm doing this?' This is kinda cool. “…!!!” Will there finally be a new title other than the pot-wielding master? It was Sordi and Um, who had not returned yet, but the voice of the 'gay couple who gave birth to a late child' seemed to be heard in my ears. “My baby, I knew you could do it! You’re the best~” “Glutinous rice, to use my power properly. Hahaha! That's great, that's great! I can finally escape from <Little Bakery> and conquer the world!” ―I'm sorry about conquering the world, um. I'm sorry for what has happened. I couldn't believe what I had just done, so I looked into my hands. It was then. Another Belkain clinging to the wagon. 'Let's try again.' I stretched out my hand forward. “….” “….” And nothing happened. ‘… What is this guy doing?’ There was only one person who looked at me with eyes like, and one who was more sarcastic in response. —Sorry, I think we've come this far. “Annette!” At that very moment, Sislane's black powers soared and flew away and threw the Belkains outside. “… … !” Hiing! Then, along with the sound of a horse wailing, the carriage, which had been running without a coach, suddenly began to lean sideways. “… Huh?" This is an ominous foreboding. Just as expected. The horse, whose leather cord was cut off, was running all alone, and the wagon with the roof blown away was ferociously rolling its wheels by herself. ―That too in a very strange and ominous direction. ‘… It's a cliff ahead!' My heart thumped to the floor. I got up on the carriage while my hair was flying like crazy. “—Sislane!” “Annette!” Red eyes and mine met head-on. As if recognizing the running wagon and the cliff, Sislane frantically slashed the few remaining Belkain tribes and ran to the wagon with all his might. “… Ah." And that moment. The carriage, which had reached the cliff, staggered, tilted, and poured down. My vision flipped once, and my body floated in the air, and everything felt like slow motion. The sky looks straight ahead. The last thing I saw was Sislane that flew away.