Author: aji (あじ)
By the time I woke up, the incident was already coming to a conclusion.
When I first opened my eyes, it was two days after that commotion.
My first conscious thought when I aroused was, “Why am I being held by Jill again?” Inch by inch, I checked my now tranquil magic. After noticing that healing magic had been used on me, I finally recalled what had transpired.
Jill, noticing that I was awake, called out to me with a bafflingly delighted voice. But, I had no recollection of what happened afterwards. I probably accidentally fell back asleep.
The next time I opened my eyes, I was firmly out of the coma. However, the realisation that I was alive was so ridiculous that I thought I was still dreaming. Well, obviously. Anybody would doubt if something had gone wrong with their mind.
In the end, after sleeping for nearly a week, I ended up passing the time quietly, unaffected by the surrounding troubles.
It took a few days before I was allowed to leave the bed, and another week passed before I was free.
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Seira was a cheerful, positive person — that was everybody’s consensus. She had good relationships with the servants, and it seemed there hadn’t been any suspicious behaviour.
She had had the best relationship with the servant who had jumped into the room. That servant apparently began to suspect something amiss after noticing that Seira’s mental state had worsened ever since I arrived.
Seira, who had become more worn out day by day, suddenly had a bruise on her face one day. The servant lost her patience and demanded answers. Thinking that I had committed rude acts against Seira, the servant harassed me in various ways to drive me out.
I was pretty sure that the bruise was an injury from when Seira was retaliated by the magic spell that was invoked during the warehouse incident. If my magic spell had found Seira, then she would definitely have lingering traces of my magic on her.
In case Seth and Jill had still suspected me, then now I would be confined in a punishment room, wouldn’t I? Since beastmen could figure things out through scent, then I wouldn’t even be able to give any explanations.
Seira definitely would have liked that turn of events, wouldn’t she?
Even in the past, even now, she could tell lies so calmly.
And it was only I who understood that, whether it was before or after.
I could sympathise with how that female servant bore such hatred towards me.
However, at the end of the day, the sight of me made Seira unable to stop her revenge.
I had no idea why she hated me to that point, because there were too many possible reasons. After all, for the people who had lived in my territory, everything bad that happened was my fault. This was something they believed without any doubt.
As for Guy being in my room, it seemed he had wanted to surprise me because he was concerned that I was feeling down. Apparently, he had hidden himself to give me a present — a bookmark made of flowers that he made himself.
But being young, Guy had fallen asleep before I returned to the room. Hence, he ended up experiencing such a frightening thing.
Coincidentally, because Guy had witnessed everything, there was hard proof that I was the victim.
Even so, this brought me no pleasure. By all rights, such a scene shouldn’t have been witnessed by children.
Guy claimed he was fine. However, children could be subject to panic attacks if they inadvertently recalled the event.
Even if he himself didn’t notice, the fragile parts of his mind could still be adversely affected. I was extremely worried about that.
As long as time allowed, I tried to stay by Guy’s side. But, I could only do that up till today. Today, I was changing into plain clothes, because this was the day I would leave the residence.