I Grabbed the Tyrant’s Heart - Chapter 4
Maybe I wasn’t the only one who felt the shock, but even the always calm-faced Sir Guard’s eyes widened. As if the same were true of the handmaid, she knelt down and begged.
“I’m sorry, Your Highness. This subject has been rude.”
“You are fired.”
“Do you want to be here after daring to talk back to me? Guards!”
Tess, who loudly called the knight patrolling the palace, pointed to the handmaid.
“Take that woman out of the palace immediately.”
Tess, who spoke in a voice so cold that I doubted that he was six, grabbed my arm.
“Let’s go, Euseniel.”
Tess was smiling broadly, so I wondered if it was the kid who had just been angry. I hesitated and followed him, but I couldn’t help but feel strange.
… Did he reincarnate too?
Unable to clear the suspicion, I glanced at Tess who smiled broadly as he looked at me. Then he came to me again and rubbed his forehead.
“My eyes hurt, but you’re cool.”
… I don’t think my body is that cold.
“As expected, I like Euseniel.”
I was trying to stroke the blonde hair that was swaying around my eyes, but I lowered the hand I was trying to raise because there were so many eyes watching.
“Your Highness, you have to go to class.”
Feeling good, Tess headed to the Crown Prince’s Palace. The class was held in the library inside the Crown Prince’s Palace.
“Where did you go, Your Highness?”
“I brought Euseniel!”
Tess, who shook his hand to stir the crowd, proudly raised the hand that was holding mine. Quietly and carefully shaking off the hand, I politely greeted the old man in front of me.
“Hello, Archmage. My name is Euseniel of the Hardland family. It’s sudden, but it’s an honor to see the Archmage.”
“Oh, are you the Lady His Highness always talked about? Holholhol.”
“Yes, Euseniel will marry me.”
I looked at Tess with the meaning of what nonsense was, but the kid couldn’t figure it out.
“I said clearly that Your Highness is not my taste.”
So when I said something, he said something else too.
“Call my name because there is no one there.”
“Alright, take a seat.”
After shaking off the fuss , Tess sat down and smiled broadly at me.
“Euseniel is very smart. She’s the prettiest, smartest, sweetest person in the world. I really like Euseniel.”
“I have heard that Miss Euseniel is clever. Holhol.”
“Thank you for the compliment.”
For he was the archmage, if I didn’t look like a six-year-old, I would be caught that I was reincarnated. So I picked the words to look as much as possible like a six-year-old.
However, looking at the records, it seems that reincarnation was not common. It could be that it’s simply not on the record.
And the Archmage was very kind to me. He was like a grandfather watching a little child. Then I would act like a little child.
“I’ve heard a lot about the Archmage’s achievements, but may I ask a question?”
I put my hands in front of my chest and opened my eyes to see Tess’ gaze that wanted to say that I wasn’t like the usual me.
“Holhol, of course.”
The kind-looking Archmage allowed it right away, and I carefully thought about it.
“It’s a story from a book I read in the Imperial Palace library before. It is the story of an angel who came down to Mount Guana and met a woodcutter to live.”
“You mean the angel and the woodcutter? The story was that the deer rewarded the woodcutter for protecting him from the hunter.”
“I know that too!”
I smiled at Tess who was about to interrupt, and he bit his mouth right away. And I continued to smile and look at the Archmage.
“Yes! But the strange thing is that the sky where angels live and the earth where the woodcutter is are different worlds, right? How could an angel come to another world?”
A question like this didn’t seem too childish. As I tilted my head as much as possible and pretended to be cute, the Archmage slowly nodded and applauded.
“Oh, they said you were a genius, you really are a genius! Baby, how old are you?”
“Six year old.”
I almost chewed my tongue. Tess’ gaze continued to me as he tried to control his expression and sit there pretending nothing happened. He’s probably looking at me with his mouth open.
“Duke Hardland and his wife have had a wonderful child. I can’t believe you’re asking such a question?”
Even by the standards of an Archmage who was called a genius, this seems to be a very unusual case.
It’s been a long time since I was six years old, so I didn’t have good standards. The six-year-old next to me was more childish than his age, so there was no comparison.
The Archmage, who had now even removed the title ‘Miss’, was sparkling in his eyes.
“The point is magic. For example, Mount Guana is famous as a region with a lot of magical power from generation to generation.”
I nodded in affirmation. Magic was a very important element in this world, and it was the energy necessary to sustain human life. This means that everyone was born with it by default.
If you were born with a lot of magical power, you could become a wizard or a sword master.
Mount Guana was a mountain near the islands and was famous for being shrouded in mystery. The mountain was covered with so much magical power that there was even a saying that this mountain itself was made of magical power.
Thanks to that, it was impossible to enter unless someone possessed a certain level of magical power.
“This magical power is special. It’s not just a magical driving force.”
Shaking his head slowly, the Archmage continued explaining.
“The ways in which you can use your magic power are endless. Just like there are many types of magic. One of the ways to use magic is to open the door to this world and another world.”
My heart was pounding
“Unfortunately, it is not known how to open the door. The angel came down to earth, right? It was possible because she was an angel, Euseniel. No matter how hard people try, they can’t figure it out. It was as if God had blocked it.”
So, you mean there’s no way for me to know?
As if I was overtly disappointed in my face, the Archmage smiled and opened his mouth as if to give another hint.
“The connection to the other world must be known to non-human beings. In ancient times a dragon, and a god far away—”
Tess, who had been quiet, asked abruptly.
“Does the devil know?”
For a moment, silence fell in the room. After a while, the Archmage spoke with a serious face as if warning.
“Your Highness, such ominous words are not to be spoken of. The devil is a vicious creature that charms humans with sweet words. You must not put it in your mouth, nor even think of approaching it.”
Tess’s expression turned strange.
“Our Northern Empire does not have a religion officially established by the state, but most believe in Lux, the God of Light. According to Lux, the devil is something to be shunned.”
Lux, the God of Light, had a great influence on the continent and was the state religion of the Southern Empire.
Although the Northern and Southern Empires have different tendencies, they were not on the bad side. And even in the Northern Empire, they believed in the God of Light for quite some time.
Perhaps because of the cold climate of the Northern Empire, the people have a warlike and gloomy temperament.
Still, more than 80% of the people of the Empire believe in the God of Light, but it was strange that it had not yet been recognized as a state religion. Even if they tried to designate it as the state religion, it failed every time.
“Of course, even if it’s not Lux’s words, the devil is something that destroys humans, so we should stay away from it.”
“Does the Archmage also believe in the God of Light?”
Hearing that most wizards do not believe in gods, I asked quietly, but again, the Archmage shook his head.
“I don’t believe it, but other than that, I have to be careful of the devil.”
“Hmm… I see. But is the God of Light in another world still watching us?”
Secretly, when I brought up the topic of another world that had been cut off earlier, the Archmage laughed. He must have noticed my intentions.
“Holhol, Euseniel. If you are curious about the other world, why not just ask your mother? Isn’t she an elf?”
“Elves live in the human world, but aren’t elves’ best friends with the fairies? And the fairy world inhabited by fairies is not the closest different world to humans.”
“How they got into the human world is unknown.”
The clues were so close?
“I hope I can clear up any questions you have, Euseniel. So today’s class ends with this. If Euseniel likes it, you can come to class from now on.”
“Yes! I will definitely come!”
Hoho, no one will stop me from coming to this class now. I’m curious about moving between worlds, but I was also curious about magic.