Chapter 381 - Fight Together
“I still can’t believe it.”
“Even though I’m telling you now?”
“It’s more unreal because you said it. You know?”
“Then how can you believe it?”
To hide the anxiety Cladis had earlier, he spoke in a sullen tone, and soon the tone of accepting the complaint came back. His face softened. Seeing Ella smiling as if she was willing to grant him anything, Cladis’s heart was pounding. The envy and sadness melted away. He gently grabbed Ella’s waist and hugged her.
“Just a little bit. Hold me like this for a little bit.”
“If you want, I’ll be in your arms like this any time.”
“I love you, Ella.”
“I love you too.”
After being in his arms for a while, Ella patted Cladis on the back, feeling his genuine hand. He dug into her arms before taking a deep breath and relaxing. And he held on like that for a long time. Ella’s behavior, as she seemed to be in his arms as long as Cladis wanted, washed away his anxiety. Satisfied after having monopolized Ella’s arms for a long time, he separated her from his arms to return to his role again.
“I must stop being needy. I’m okay now. I’m ready to listen to what that serious story is.”
He said that he was now ready not to be shocked by anything he heard. It didn’t matter anymore what Ella was thinking before or why she hid those stories. As soon as she replied, “I love you too,” to Cladis, everything became fine. It was ridiculously easy. With his mood now, even if Ella said she would betray the Empire, he thought he would be able to give her a nod. It was fortunate that she was a great and just woman.
“You said that a long time ago too.”
“Well, the me back then was different from who I am today.”
Ella asked him as if she didn’t know anything, but she knew. Not only have the words changed, but the eyes and the way he spoke have all changed. Her face was also in full bloom, as she wanted to comfort him from his pain. So, the way she asked him questions was also full of affection, full of sweetness. Cladis’s eyes were curving at the question she wanted to hear, which the answer was already determined.
“I’m loved by you.”
“That’s correct. So, don’t envy other people anymore. Because I don’t like you when you aren’t you.”
Ella and Cladis looked at each other and smiled at the bright and confident answer. The laughter that erupted from touching each other’s hearts didn’t stop, even if they tried.
Ella was just trying to comfort him, who was hurt before the serious talk, but her heart didn’t flow as she thought. Her heart only grew more and more when it meant her lover. She had to talk about a serious topic with him and to have that kind of conversation, her expression should be serious, and her voice should be calmer. Ella tried her best to try this attitude, but seeing him brighten up after feeling full of love towards him, she couldn’t control her emotions easily. In the end, Ella brought up a topic while suppressing her laughter.
“Once Sha grows up successfully, we will be able to track the location of that dimensional shifting magic circle that is stealing her share. And again, we’ll get to know other magic circles that are linked to it.”
Fortunately, the more serious the topic was, the more serious Ella’s voice sounded. The topic itself was making her voice sound serious. And as Cladis was smiling at her, his eyes also calmed down. He quickly analyzed the information Ella shared.
“Are you saying that another magic circle is connected to that dimension shift magic circle?”
“According to Xyle, if an item doesn’t receive energy from nature for a long time just as the other items we had collected, it will be difficult to basically put the energy of nature into objects.”
“I also learned that. Even if you put the energy into some objects, there are cases when they don’t hold the energy properly and become scattered.”
It was a strange story, not about a magic circle, but Cladis meekly nodded at her words. He seemed to have a vague idea of what she was trying to say.
“It is especially not easy to seize the energy that has been accumulated over a long period of time like the trees in the village where those incidents occurred.”
“We need a sacrifice, a magic circle to exchange the energy with the sacrifice, and a magic circle to send the extracted energy to a specific place.”
“Can’t it be stored in the magic stone?”
Cladis couldn’t understand why it couldn’t be simple. Those who even used the forgotten magic circle would not have done such a thing because they were stupid.
“It’s not the type of energy that can be contained in a magic stone. Tilly. They took the energy from the tree that was once sacred to people on all continents. How much energy must have been gathered in that tree?”
He couldn’t even imagine. Perhaps even if they reached the limit of their imaginations, that would not be enough. But they even took that energy without leaving anything behind.
“It seems that the Long Moonlight wizards have investigated the Dolan Mountains. They confirmed that there really wasn’t a single drop of energy left. The only way they could have taken the energy was through the magic circle.”
“Did they find the magic circle?”
“No. It was already gone, but instead, we found some traces.”
“Was that not enough?”
The wizards of the tower were investigating, and if the owner of the tower was convinced of the result, Cladis had to accept it. He still hated it, but he had to recognize Xyle’s status and skills.
“Then, is waiting for Sha to grow the only way left? But are you sure the child can find the magic circle when she grows up?”
“She is a watcher who watches over the energy of nature and keeps the flow. It will be impossible for her to fully awaken, but she should at least know the flow that steals the energy that is supposed to come to her.”
“That sounds right. Then, can we just wait three days?”
“No, just one day.”
In an incredibly short period of time, Cladis looked surprised. Then, immediately after reviewing the current situation and what Ella had just said, he nodded his head.
Is she trying to push time since the situation is serious?
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