Refusing Your Ex-Husband's Obsession: A Guide - Chapter 32
Be it in Korea, the United States or the rest of the world, it was rare for anyone to have the ability to wield dual elements, that’s why many people had been envious of Ciel’s power.
This also led to the attempt of forcing an imprint between him and Seo-yoon, who was a member of the Guide Association Center.
In the first place, Ciel could not escape from that place, nor could he properly deal with the Korean government alone. Additionally, he could not open the dimensional gate, which would respond to only the saintess’ power.
If, on top of all that, he had also gotten bound by an imprint, it would be nigh impossible for Ciel to escape, even if he were to find a chance to do so.
He did his best to resist, as violently as he could. However, the more he used his abilities, the more he inevitably yearned for a Guide. He also could not rebel against the Korean government’s orders.
In the end, with a grim face, he had to go to the laboratory. It was as if he was livestock being taken to the slaughterhouse.
Despite having been born as a respectable aristocrat, whose power was second to the imperial family itself, this was now his reality.
He gave up on everything. But then, he learned a new fact—just because compulsory imprinting was forced onto the individuals, it didn’t mean that it was possible with everyone.
The match rate between him and the saintess was disastrously low, just a mere 23%…
Even if the saintess was an S-Class Guide, she was no better than a D-Class Guide to him. Embarrassed, the Association Center withdrew the order for him to imprint with the saintess, and they instead brought forward another person. It was a soldier from the Special Forces who had just recently manifested as a Guide.
All they wanted to do was to get him to do the matching test. They were just trying to get some data.
However, things did not go according to their plans.
Ciel recalled the first time he met his wife.
With a cap over her short bob-cut hair, which was only until just under her ear, she was wearing a simple black sleeveless shirt, and military cargo pants. When they faced each other, the expression on her face was wiped away, like water spilled on the floor that had evaporated in an instant.
She walked towards him with reluctant steps, then soon brought one hand to a salute, showing not an inch of error in her movements. And as soon as he saw her, he felt a sense of repulsion.
He thought that Seohyun was no different than the saintess. Or rather, he was prejudiced against her. He thought that she was the same as everyone he had met in this world.
Soon enough, the researchers ushered both Seohyun and him into a match rate test room and extracted their data.
Perhaps because the match rate between him and the saintess turned out to be so dreadful, but it was thought that none of the Guides in this world would match him. After all, he originated from an entirely different dimension.
However, contrary to everyone’s expectations, an absurd match rate came about.
If it had been further segmented, it might even be 99.99%.
At the match rate of nearly 100%, the researchers had no choice but to derail from their plans.
And with Seohyun’s help, Ciel was able to escape from the forced imprint.
As Ciel stared at Aiden for a moment, after he had asked that question, Ciel ruffled Aiden’s hair.
Looking back on the past, it’s only natural that he had many unsavory things to say about the saintess. However, if he said such things against the current saintess, he might just be treated oddly.
Even though the person he was talking to was his younger brother, he would have to hold his tongue right now.
It’s also imperative that his younger brother’s abilities were kept secret. Considering the nature of Aiden’s power, it was going to be easy to abuse if left to the wrong people.
After Ciel had ruffled his hair, Aiden held his head with both hands before he looked up.
It’s worth seeing his pale face turning red.
“I mentioned that I need your help.”
“I need you to come with me somewhere, and to read the mind of one person.”
“What do you want to find out from that?”
The quick-witted Aiden knew exactly what Ciel wanted him to do with his power. Ciel had yet to tell him anything, but Aiden immediately caught onto his intentions.
“Not anything particular. I just want you to tell me everything that goes through her mind.”
Aiden nodded enthusiastically. Until now, Aiden had been thinking that he’s suffering from a mental illness, but he was actually an Esper, the same as the older brother who he admired. It was like a dream come true for him.
Watching his obedient and cute younger brother’s reaction, Ciel thought that Aiden was like a puppy who had finally met his owner.
Then, Ciel added.
“And, you must remember to never let anyone know about your power.”
At this, Aiden’s mood immediately dampened. The bright atmosphere he was exuding just now diminished to the point that it was almost apparent in his eyes.
Ciel quickly added once more.
“This is for your sake. I don’t think it’ll happen, but His Majesty might order you to dig into the minds of people and learn things that you don’t want to know. Besides that, if someone wary of your power appears, they might decide to put you in a difficult position.”
After imparting this advice to his younger brother, Ciel chuckled quietly. This piece of advice was more so for him in the past.
Espers had such abilities, but they were not transcendental beings.
Rather, they were nothing but pathetic creatures who kept being used by others.
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