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Law of the Devil - Chapter 10


Published at 18th of March 2016 09:10:44 PM
Chapter 10

 



Relin bit her lips and continued acting . She said in a soft and low voice, “What . . . what are you planning to do with me?” while looking at him with a pitiful expression .

Duwei laughed and scanned her teasingly . She could feel that there was no sign of desire .

Duwei threw her a blanket to cover her body .

“I don’t want a half naked girl staring at me when I am concentrating . Your acting was horrible . I still have things to do . If you want to seduce me, think of something else while I work . ”

This tone, those eyes, gosh, what kind of boy is this . Relin thought . He’s seemed more experienced than I am .

Duwei found a comfortable position in the chair and took out a magnifying glass . He scanned the patterns on the armor carefully and even copied them down on paper .

All the while Relin didn’t said a word . She just stare at this weird guy . How can a boy act like he had so much experience with women?

“I am interested in your three equipments . ” Duwei said without raising his head . “The leather armor has a magical pattern on it, increasing strength and agility . Looking at the corner of this armor, it seems like this armor had lived through quite some time . In my eyes, it has more value as an antique than an armor . Furthermore, there’s an emblem engraved . If my memories are correct, it belonged to a branch of the Stujiad . Stujiad is an ancient family that prevailed three hundred years ago, but they started declining a hundred years ago . That’s when they were separated into seven or eight middle sized families . ”

“And your scimitar . Girls aren’t suited to using scimitars, because they required exceptional strength on the wrist . Only the foreigners living on the north west use this kind of weapon . And you . . . ” Duwei casually took at look at her . “You have brown hair and blue eyes . This denoted you have the blood of the middle south part of the kingdom . I don’t know what your combat techniques are, but from what I saw earlier, you seem more adept at using swords . Even though you don’t have the strength, the enchant from that armor helped you so you could barely use the scimitar . There’s also a magical crystal embedded on the scimitar that can store mana . And a magic circle carved onto the scimitar that lets you use wind magic . Users with enough technique could cast a Wind Blade spell using this scimitar . This . . . I don’t think you could do it with your current level . ”

Relin was astonished . Everything he said was correct .

“But that bow is what I am most curious about . ” Duwei picked up the bow . “ The pattern on this bow symbolizes the power of the moon . According to what I read, there’s an ancient family that used the moon’s power as a totem, the Muen family . They prevailed seven hundred years ago, when half of this continent belonged to them . They believed in the Moon Goddess . But unfortunately, during the continental war a few hundred years back, the Muen family’s kingdom was destroyed . Then the continent was united under the Luolan . It was said the Muen family was extinct . ”

“I am curious, how can a low level adventurer like you, with low level combat techniques, have three valuable enchanted equipments . Oh and one from the north, one from north west, and the last from an extinct family . So who are you?”

If Mr . Rosia were to hear what was just said, he would feel so proud for this student, and unfair that Duwei was rumored retarded . Even though the explanation seemed simple, they included knowledge of emblems, totems, and the history of the continent . Duwei also said everything without looking up any data . As though he had memorized everything in his head .



“How . . . how did you know all this?”

“Books . ” Duwei put down the bow . “Books contained all of human’s knowledge . And knowledge is the lighthouse for human to move forward . I started reading these books at age 6 . ”

“Six? Then you must be a genius . Have you read a lot of books?” Relin sigh .

“I did read quite a bit . But I am no genius . In fact, long ago I didn’t like to read . I didn’t like knowledge . ”

“But you . . . ” Relin stopped, realizing this wasn’t the time to have such a conversation .

Duwei said as if muttering to himself . “There’s a story . There’s an exquisite porcelain shop . The owner spent a lot of time and effort creating a new piece . Unfortunately a foreigner accidently ran into the shop and broke the piece . The foreigner felt guilty and decided to create a new piece for the owner to compensate . Right . . . to compensate . ”

“Compensate?”

“You seem to be interested in other people’s stories . But if I am you, I would worry about my situation first . ”

“But you don’t seem to mind speaking to me about these things . ”

“That’s because you are a beautiful girl . ” Duwei shrugged . “Most men cannot help but speak more in front of a beautiful girl . That is the nature of men . ”

“What do you want from me . ” Relin gave up . He’s too unpredictable for her .

“Weren’t you trying to seduce me? Now why don’t you try it . ”

What did he really mean by that? Relin thought .



Duwei walked over to her and put his hand on her cheeks . Then slided down to her neck . Relin felt as he’s the cat toying with a mouse . Relin started shivering and closed her eyes . Duwei removed the blanket covering her then . . .

The rope around her hands were cut off .

Duwei was holding a knife on his hand . He took a step back, “Ok, you can leave anytime . My knights wouldn’t refrain you . Your companions can also leave with you . But that magician needs to stay here . ”

Relin was shocked and opened her eyes wide, “You said I can go?”

“Yes . I am only interested in that magician companion of yours . As to your equipments, I already studied them so I don’t need them anymore . You can take them with you . ”

Relin just couldn’t understand this noble boy . “But you . . . you attacked us in the tavern . . . ”

“I said I was only interested in magic, not interested in you . ” Duwei said indifferently . “I am very busy and I am tired . You can leave now . Don’t disturb me . I don’t like people staring at me when I sleep . ” He pointed to the door . His intentions were obvious .

Relin felt as if she was dreaming . She took the knife Duwei handed her and cut off the rope around her legs . She walked to the door like she was still confused .

“Oh yes, since fate let us meet, I have an advice for you if you don’t mind . ”

“Yes please, what . . what advice?” Relin said with respect .

“A girl like you better find a good guy and get married . Live in a peaceful town, marry an honest little nobility and live knowing your place . It’s difficult for a girl to survive in a world like this . Even if you don’t want to marry, you should find someone to depend on . I believe there are only few remaining of the Muen family . ”

“What did you say? Muen?”

“Yes, Muen, the family that believed in the Moon Goddess . I took a look at your fingers . Your ring finger is longer than your middle finger . And there’s a bone behind your head that protruded a bit . According to the books, those are the features of someone from the Muen . These two evidences and that bow of yours, do you want to deny it?”

Relin felt feeble in front of Duwei, more so than any danger she had faced . Can he see through a person’s secrets? And that smile, that pale face, that indifference towards everything . Just like a devil .

After Relin had left, Duwei gave out a sigh and began organizing the books he brought from the city .

Mard knocked on the doors and came in, “Master, are you going to rest? Do you need anything? You haven’t eaten much this evening . ”

Duwei knew that Mard was waiting outside his room the whole time, and when he saw Relin left, he was worried .

Perhaps besides the Earl’s wife, he was the one that cared most about me .

“No, and Mard, how much money do I still have?”

“1000 gold . Master, your mother gave them to you in private when you left . I have been keeping them safe . ”

“I heard that Kete province produces a type of blue jewel . When we arrive there, buy some and send it back to mother . ”

“She would be so delighted . ” Mard said, “Master, you are smart, other people doesn’t notices it but I do . If the Earl and your mother knows about everything, they would be so proud of you, but why . . . ”

“Why do I like to let people call me retarded?” Duwei smiled .

Mard panicked a bit but continued . “Everyone treat Jibri as a genius, but you, if it’s not you . . . I knew you often visit Jibri, and I saw you taught him how to write . ”

“Ok Mard, I am tired . Go back to your room . We still have to continue the journey tomorrow . ”

Retarded? Whatever, I don’t belong in this world .

The Earl’s wife was a respectable woman, but she didn’t know that I took the body of her first born . Even though I never wished for it .

In the end, I owe the Roland family . Especially that woman . I owe that kind hearted mother a son .

I used some methods to give them back a genius son in secret, then quietly leave that place . That is my compensation to them .

And Jibri, I hope he can satisfy them . After I left the imperial city, I couldn’t go and teach him anymore . In order to become a qualified teacher, I read and learned with all my time these years, and then found a chance to secretly teach everything to my little brother .

Yes, secretly . The Earl thought of retardedness as a contagious disease and wouldn’t let me get near Jibri often .

All the efforts these years, the passion that I never experienced even when I was going to school in the other world .

When Jibri was four and could write his name, the delighted Earl probably didn’t know how much effort his elder son spent . And how hard he tried to make world history into stories so kids would listen .  

In this perspective, I think I am talented as a teacher .

Even though I felt indebted to them, I couldn’t accept another couple as my parents . So . . . under such circumstances, leaving the city after repaying them was the best choice .

Being banished . . . may not be as bad .

Jibri, you have to work hard . I can’t tell you stories anymore, nor make those training manuals into songs so you could memorize them .

I took away your son . Then I give you back a genius son .

Roland family, that is my little compensation to you .



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