Chapter 16. Alchemy Castle (2)
After she heard his request, Darling stared at Krasue in silence.
Those determined, fervent eyes weren’t the ones a thirteen-year-old kid would have.
‘What on earth made this kid become like this?’
Darling had also heard a lot about Krasue.
A loser who was not chosen by any deity and showed no prowess with any weapon.
Since he was the youngest in his family, he was the one most compared to Charlotte, the brightest star in Staron.
‘When people take so many blows from life, they usually collapse.’
However, there are always those who become stronger in adversity. And the boy before her eyes, looked like one of them.
Darling smiled broadly.
‘Mmm, I like him.’
There were two kinds of people Darling liked— tyrannical geniuses and tenacious individuals.
The former were geniuses that no one is able to follow and that rise tyrannically to the top of the world. The latter were individuals who didn’t have the slightest talent and would do whatever it took to reach the top, no matter how risky the methods.
‘How can he and his sister be so attractive?’
Darling’s eyes sparkled as she licked her lips seductively.
“Kid, can I ask you something?”
Krasue looked at Darling with apparent indifference. Even so, she asked the question on her mind.
“Are you going to the new Rachellene Academy?”
Krasue blinked once at the question, then nodded with an ‘of course’ expression.
At Rachellene Academy there would be too many skills to steal, he’d be crazy not to go.
“All right, that’s it. I’ll do whatever it takes to make the potion. Since you will help me in my research related to curses, I don’t mind making any kind of medicine for you.”
Krasue was relieved as he watched Darling smile.
Fortunately, Darling had the same personality as in his past life.
“Ah! Come to think of it, I have another favor to ask of you. It’s about a medicine.”
At that moment, Krasue decided to ask her for a favor he had forgotten.
“I said I would make any medicine for you, what is it?”
“You must have heard about skin discoloration illness.”
It was a rare terminal illness in which the color of the sufferer’s skin changes to a dark blue and slowly dies. However, Krasue knew that she could find a cure, so he said without hesitation,
“I need a cure.”
At his abrupt request to make a cure for that illness, Darling was stunned for a moment.
“… You know that’s a terminal illness, right?”
“Do you understand what it means for an illness to be terminal?”
It’s obvious that an illness is terminal because it is incurable.
“You can do it.”
If Darling really studied it, it wouldn’t be difficult for her. After all, she had cured hundreds of terminal illnesses in his past life.
Among them was definitely skin discoloration illness.
Ever since the day Alioth committed suicide with the poisoned soup, the reason that had led him to make that decision and his daughter’s illness were etched in Krasue’s mind. When he heard that Darling had made a cure for the skin discoloration illness years later, he felt enormous regret.
“Those are words that hit my pride.”
She didn’t understand why he trusted her so much, but she didn’t dislike it. Darling then calmly got up from the bed.
“Alright, don’t you want anything else?”
“Yes. As soon as you have made a cure, please contact the Green Pine Pavilion in Valheim.”
“Will you come for it yourself? That’s a problem. You never know what could happen, so I’ll have to clean my room.”
“Is it appropriate to say that to a thirteen-year-old child?”
“A child wouldn’t understand what that means. Hmm… it’s hard to clean, so I don’t have a choice. I’ll go myself.”
In any case, she was a strange woman.
Once the discussion was over, Darling walked over just as Krasue was about to leave the room and nudged him in the side.
“I’m single, so you can be my boyfriend anytime you want.”
Krasue frowned as if what he had heard was unthinkable.
“You didn’t like my sister?”
“I like Charlotte a lot. But that doesn’t mean I can’t like other people, right?”
That was absurd to Krasue.
“… First of all, aren’t women what you like?”
When Krasue, who knew her sexual orientation, blurted it out, Darling blinked and then a faint smile spread across her face.
“I like men, too.”
“I like both, men and women.”
Darling stared at Krasue’s face and licked her lips for the second time.
At the sight of those eyes, as if a lion had found its prey, Krasue immediately opened the door and ran out.
“Where are you going?! My future boyfriend!”
Krasue, who found out about her new orientation that he would have preferred not to, returned to the party in a fright.
Fortunately, Darling didn’t seriously pursue him, like it was a joke to some extent.
‘It seems that she will enroll in Rachellene Academy.’
Darling hadn’t followed Charlotte to Rachellene Academy in his past life, but for some reason, he felt that this time she would enroll.
‘Well, It’s done.’
He would think about that later, what mattered now was that he had achieved the purpose for which he came here.
With a clear mind, Krasue ran a hand through his hair and walked back to his seat.
Soon after, Bianca entered Krasue’s vision.
Someone was grabbing her by the wrist. At this scene, Krasue’s eyes turned bloodshot.
Krasue used the floor for momentum and was in front of Bianca in an instant. No one noticed it.
The moment Bianca spoke his name with wide eyes, Krasue immediately kicked the man.
The boy rolled on the floor with a scream, and Krasue grabbed Bianca, who was about to be dragged into the man’s hands.
He then lifted Bianca’s wrist to check.
The slight redness indicated that he had been forcibly pulling her by the wrist.
When Bianca spoke his name again, Krasue looked at her and sighed.
“Let’s get some ointment.”
Bruises can appear out of nowhere.
“I’m fine, more important…”
Bianca looked ahead.
Once he turned his head to follow her gaze, there was a boy who had staggered to his feet.
He glared at Krasue and frowned,
“You bastard, how dare you kick me!”
“You tried to take someone else’s fiancée by force. What the hell were you thinking?!”
“What, by, by force?”
Krasue looked up and down at the boy, who appeared to be about fifteen to seventeen years old, and quickly put on a contemptuous expression.
“Bianca is still a child. She’s only twelve years old. Is that the kind of taste you have? How disgusting.”
“I’m not a child.”
Bianca whispered next to him, but Krasue just looked at the boy in front of him like trash.
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