Early the next day, Sethian immediately left his bedroom as soon as the sun rose.
He certainly looked no different than usual, but the atmosphere around him was even more edgy.
Lenox, following his lord to assist him from early in the morning, could only guess what had happened as a result of last night.
And as Lenox had expected, Sethian’s head was currently filled with Yi-Gyeol.
Sethian, who woke up early in the morning, couldn’t bear to wake up Yi-Gyeol, who was sleeping like a log as if someone completely passed out.
There’s never a chance when he woke him up on purpose, but every time he(S) opens his eyes and rises from bed, he(YG) would also spring up together with him since the hem of his robe was firmly held in his hand.
This morning as well, the hem of his clothes was habitually held by him, and he could only lift himself after he uncoiled his fingers one by one.
And as usual, he was sleeping so soundly that there was no response from him even as he kissed him.
Worried that something was wrong with his body again, he put his hand on his forehead and checked his temperature.
Given that he’s groaning and tossing in the process, he also doesn’t seem to be in the OOBE state.
In the end, ‘he’s only deeply asleep.’ Sethian concluded.
Still, he was particularly concerned that Yi-Gyeol, who never fails to see him off with a kiss every morning as he fought his sleepyhead, couldn’t get up today because of exhaustion.
Sethian, who was heading to the Magic Tower while reticently thinking of Yi-Gyeol, abruptly halted as soon as he reached near its entrance.
He felt another being’s presence, not of the guards guarding the entrance to the tower not far away.
Perceiving the same, Lenox also looked vigilantly in the direction where Sethian’s gaze reached.
It was Canael’s guildmaster – who visited Sethian’s bedroom the day before – that reappeared without a single noise.
In addition, a large bulky-built man was standing behind his comparatively small physique.
He’s the other half of the Canael Guildmaster Pair that were told to come today to get their wish granted.
They were wearing masks, so the only part of their faces that could be seen was their eyes, but even at first glance, a sense of anticipation would be discerned within them.
These two assassins – who have killed countless people yet refused to do various dirty things – were no different from any other human being, Sethian thought.
No, rather, it only proves that they were human.
Those who can do anything just to get what they want.
There are no humans as faithful to their instincts as they are.
Making them easier to control.
Sethian, who pointed at the two to follow, steered his horse again.
The two men’s presence blurred in an instant, but it could be felt that they were secretly following without having to look back.
When he stopped at the entrance of the tall tower, Lenox handed the reins to the nervous guards.
Since he had sent someone early in the morning to inform them of the visit, the door opened shortly.
“You’re here, your Highness.”
As soon as Sethian went inside, it was the tower owner’s successor, Eda, who greeted him.
He was carrying a smiling face without the slightest sign of nervousness.
At the same time, he glanced at the two men standing behind Sethian with rather keen eyes.
Surrounded by black, the two men’s stature was so extreme that even just their eyes naturally drew attention.
“Master is waiting in the dungeon.
But the people in the back….”
Eda immediately shut his mouth when a suffocating chill hit him and quietly guided the way without asking for any more signals to shut up.
Sethian followed Eda down to the basement and studied its interior full of purple flowers.
Since it was the place where Yi-Gyeol’s body was made, he naturally comes to mind and the feelings he felt at that time.
‘Everything is about Joo Yi-Gyeol.’
The thought of Joo Yi-Gyeol not leaving him created a smirk on Sethian’s face.
Thinking of him who was still deeply sleeping on his bed, he felt a burning desire to go back to his bedroom.
In the past, just frowning and thinking of himself acting strangely wouldn’t be enough, but now he feels that it’s the only way things should go about.
Waiting in the basement with three other wizards, Roa, who for some reason has bags under his eyes, met Sethian’s gaze.
“I’ve been waiting, your Highness.”
Then Roa’s eyes met Lenox and the other two men standing behind Sethian.
It wasn’t difficult to recognize who the two subjects in the letter were as Lenox is known to be Sethian’s knight vice-commander and personal guard.
“It must be the people behind you.”
Roa’s eyes lit up and looked carefully at the two men in black.
Even though he was already past the years to bury himself in research, passion and energy could still be seen within his gaze.
Roa looked at the two men and told the three wizards that they can now take their leave.
Even Eda, who was on standby expecting that he could assist, was also sent out.
“You go up and wait.”
Since he is the next heir to the tower, Roa ordered him to always stay by his side whenever he uses magic.
However this time, he – who hadn’t said anything even when Joo Yi-Gyeol’s body was created by the golden magic – was being told to go for some reason.
Eda furtively looked at Sethian’s eyes and had no choice but to move and head above ground when Roa had no intention of giving up.
At the same time, he glanced at the men in black, questioning what Sethian was trying to do.
Once Eda left the basement, only after Lenox went and closed the heavy iron door protecting the entrance did Roa open his mouth.
“I’m not saying this because he’s my successor, but you can really trust him.”
Roa said with a wry smile on his face, but Sethian did not believe him.
He heard countless rumors of him being a disciple with a limitless ability, but aside from that, everything else is a sore thumb.
“That person, something’s strange about him.
I always feel like he dislikes me and is laughing at me.”
Sethian believes in Yi-Gyeol’s words.
He is someone keen and sensitive to the negative emotions of others.
In addition, he will never speak ill of them because of his strong sense of damage.
‘There really should be something.’
It doesn’t look like he would cause a problem in the meantime, but he didn’t like the fact that he made Yi-Gyeol feel that way.
In fact, it was not only because of Yi-Gyeol’s words that he and the other wizards were sent out leaving Roa alone.
Currently, except for these two, all assassins from their group are dead and the base is also being cleared by the knights just to make sure, but those who do not know that they’ve already been destroyed are still suffering from Canael’s notoriety.
As long as there was a position above his head, he had to be extra careful.
It wouldn’t be good if rumors spread that the crown prince made collusion with Canael.
“As you’ve read from the letter, I want you to create a part of their bodies.”
“Of course, it’d be a lot easier than building a body entirely from scratch.
The basic preparations are already in place, so we can do it immediately right now.”
Roa seemed to be delighted with the new physical research subjects, even with his obvious signs of fatigue.
The magic was completed in an instant.
Since there is no need to craft bones, all that’s needed is a space full of mana and the prince’s mana stone, making it just a few minutes to process.
However, Sethian had to fill two finger-length glass bottles with his blood.
“Now, you both need to drink this blood.”
The blood with Sethian’s vitality was passed to the two men.
The two masked men accepted the bottle, feeling the stiff tongue inside their mouths.
“This is the vitality that will help move your tongues.
It’s just a part of your body, so this will be enough.”
They only made a small chunk of flesh, and more importantly, it’s a physical part of a living human, so it would be more than enough for their owner to give as much for a single occasion.
Considering the mass of the tongue, the amount he provided was already quite large, so he can assume that their tongues will not disappear in the future.
After hearing that, the two drank the blood without any hesitation.
Even though a fishy taste passed through their stiff tongues to their throats, they didn’t show any repulsion.
A light of anticipation rose over their expressionless faces.
The two people who returned the clean empty glass bottle rolled their tongues in their mouths.
Then, the large man opened his mouth and made a sound while making various expressions.
It was just a simple groan, but it was clearly different for the man.
The heavy foreign material within his mouth, which had been frozen hard until now, began to move gradually.
It’s been a long time since they stopped having the ability to talk, so they can only flick their tongues in the meantime.
Nevertheless, the man repeatedly opened his mouth, trying to make some words.
The small-built guildmaster didn’t make a sound but was instead rolling his tongue around his mouth.
A conspicuous light could be somehow seen within his indifferent eyes.
“You seem to like the reward.”
Sethian looked at the two men and lifted the end of his eyes.
The small man was still expressionless, but at the same time nodded with strangely lively eyes.
He took out a note that seemed to have been written in advance and held it up.
The guildmaster, who turned after seeing Sethian check the note, halted his steps at the sound he heard.
“The deal is over, but you will surely meet me.”
As the guildmaster turned around, a small smile, that was as charming as the curved corners of his eyes, could be seen on Sethian’s face.
“Your tongue doesn’t just need vitality to keep it.”
As if asking what on earth he was talking about, the heavy-built man made a sound resembling a groan and distorted his face.
Sethian looked at them arrogantly with his arms crossed.
“If I don’t become emperor, both of your tongues will be gone.”
Only then did the guildmaster’s face begin to subtly change.
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