Doctor Resignation - Chapter 16
I couldn’t understand what he meant, but in the end, I just patted his head.
I followed Perelman and Diel towards the carriage. The interior is quite extraordinary. Come to think of it, this is my first time going to the city.
‘Even shopping too!’
The Duchess once called a tailor to make me some dresses even though I don’t really like buying things for myself. I prefer experimental equipment to clothes.
On our way, Perelman suddenly muttered, staring at my bright yellow dress.
“Oh, this is the dress you gave me. These earrings too……”
“……I don’t like it. It lacks decoration.”
“I chose this dress because it looks neat. And the earrings are quite luxurious.”
Diel next to him shook his head in disappointment. After seeing the unexpected reaction, I turned my gaze to the window.
I stared outside for a long time and realized there was a commotion. Diel who was sitting across from me spoke softly. “Looks like the guards caught some gypsies.”
I didn’t know much about gypsies before I returned in the past. They just wandered around the city but most of them were magicians.
“They are unofficial magicians. They also do a lot of illegal experiments with magic.”
“Oh, I see.”
“But illegal magic tends to have side effects.”
I don’t know much about magic. I deal with mana, but I’m not interested in anything other than medicine.
“Seeing people being dragged away like that, they must have used a forbidden spell.”
“What will happen to them?”
“After the trial, they will be exiled somewhere. If they repeatedly use forbidden magic, they will face the death penalty.”
Just hearing it makes me tremble.
I stared blankly at the dragged gypsies and took a deep breath.
“Wait, oh my God.”
Where have I seen that familiar silhouette?
She is that old woman!
She is an old woman who was with me in prison whose name I do not know.
‘So she’s a gypsy?’
At that time I was overwhelmed with the feeling of death coming to me and didn’t really care about that old woman.
‘Did she use forbidden magic?’
I’ve never heard of the magic of turning back time.
I bit my nails as I recalled the old woman’s condition. She had tremendous mana, so she must be a great magician.
Her identity is completely unimportant now.
But side effects? Are there any side effects?
If there are side effects after engaging in this magic, what kind of ending will I get in the future?
The guards and the old woman disappeared. Many questions are running through my mind right now.
I leaned my head against the window while thinking deeply about my current situation.
“Well…… it was much more comfortable when I was with Erhan back then.”
Why am I suddenly speaking in a timid tone?
I could see a young man with black eyes in my blurred vision.
But I know very well that he is Erhan Casseus. But he was completely different from the Erhan I knew.
With a large stature and broad shoulders, he is also muscular despite his youthful appearance. There was no cuteness left on that face, instead, his piercing eyes stared right through me.
“Oh……, you mean when I was a kid?”
He gently grabbed my little hand while his other hand took a strawberry.
“Then feed me.”
He must be crazy. Why would a grown man ask me to feed him? I looked at the strawberry he gave me.
“You always feed me.”
“But that was when you were a child……”
“I haven’t changed much since that day.”
His big hand put the strawberry in my palm. He slowly grabbed my wrist and placed it near his lips then he took a bite of the strawberry. Subconsciously, my hand touched his moist lips.
“You always held my hand, don’t you remember?”
He smiled confidently as his other hand gently held mine.
“There’s no way I’d change, you naughty Lise.”
His lips gently touched my cold fingers. I could suddenly feel his front teeth and hot breath.
I was a little nervous when an unusual atmosphere enveloped us.
No matter how much I thought about what I should answer, I couldn’t think of anything. At that moment, my vision became even more blurry.
“……se, miss Lise!”
I opened my eyes.
“We have arrived.”
“Let’s meet with the lab specialist.”
Diel shook me, trying to wake me up. I must have unknowingly fallen asleep in the carriage.
I was a bit embarrassed and quickly got out of the carriage.
And the dream was immediately forgotten as soon as I saw all the laboratory equipment.
Joaquin Liam Killington.
He is an old man with white hair and green eyes. When he saw a boy suddenly come to him, he almost dropped his sword.
The Erhan he knew was shorter and thinner than his peers, and he hated moving his body.
He was always lying in his bed, and everyone in the Dukedom thought he was a lot safer locked up in his room.
‘He’s too skinny even though he has a handsome face……’
At the age of seven, Erhan began to get sick often. But Joaquin was happy when he saw the little boy playing with the toy sword.
Erhan has general black hair which can be similar to other people. But his black eyes are very unique.
He had high hopes for the Young Master.
“What brings you here, Master Erhan?”
“I want to learn how to use a sword.”
Joaquin who considers Erhan as his own grandson was surprised to hear that.
“I want to be tall and strong. To do that, Lise said I have to work out harder.” Erhan lifted his chin and said again confidently.
“That’s true, but……”
Up until now, Lise had always made Erhan run a few laps.
“I shouldn’t be the one to teach you because I have no experience in teaching.” He added, “You have to build up your physical strength and learn from more professional knights.”
When Erhan thought that, he shook his head. He prefers to spend time with Lise.
To be honest, he was satisfied with his daily routine with Lise: exercising, eating snacks, reading books, and sleeping together. There was no reason for him to spend time with anyone else.
But now, things have started to change.
“Do you like that man, Lise?”
It’s surprising that Perelman sent Diel to befriend Lise.
Diel is tall, handsome, and even grown up.
If Lise needed a nineteen-year-old friend, he just needed to grow up quickly.
“Master Erhan, haven’t you been feeling sick lately?”
“I’ve been feeling better lately and……”
In the past, he was locked up in his room and refused to come out because Frederick kept telling him, “If you do something in front of other people, you will look funny, Erhan.”
He said that other nobles used their swords at an early age. Even though Erhan is already thirteen years old, he has an unknown disease and can’t even lift a sword.
That’s why he hides his inferiority complex towards others.
However, he did feel inferior when he saw Diel escorting Lise into the carriage hand in hand.
Lise is smart and beautiful. She is also taller than him.
If Lise dreams of a smart, cool, and tall friend……
It no longer mattered that he would be a laughing stock in front of others.
“I want to be strong.”
“I would be honored if you said so, Young Master.”
Joaquin smiled at him. Duke Casseus has always excelled in swordsmanship and administration.
“I will personally introduce you to a teacher. A moment…… Zikel!”
Joaquin shouted loudly to call someone he knew. A red-haired young man with fiery red eyes came over quickly.
The man who approached them is a mature man who looks strong and has a big stature. Erhan swallowed dry saliva.
“I’m Zikel Cayes, Master Erhan.”
“He may not be the best swordsman, but he is the best at teaching young trainees.” Joaquin smiled and stroked his beard. “But swordsmanship training is a bit harsh. We tend to be impolite. Are you okay with that?”
“Yes.” Erhan nodded confidently and continued, “I am much slower than the other nobles. So I just have to work harder.”
Both Joaquin and Zikel were surprised by the answer.
Whenever Joaquin carefully talked to the Duchess about Erhan’s training, the Duchess would worry about her weak child coping with the harsh training.
Hence, they concluded that there was no need to get involved in the Duke family as it was their top priority that Young Master be healthy and alive.
Joaquin only saw Erhan as the Dukedom’s weakness. But now, the little boy had become bold.
“I can’t always be a kid.”
All the knights exchanged glances and were pleased with their young master.
They finally found hope in their young master. But there is a fact that they do not know.
If Lise hadn’t asked for an intelligent and mature friend, he would never have forced himself to visit the knights.
It was a fact that no one knew. Lise only told Jenny about her unreasonable wish so that Jenny would stop asking meaningless questions.
From that day on, Erhan would train with Zikel in swordsmanship.
He began to learn how to properly wield a sword, which was the first lesson.
He remembered Lise’s smiling face, but the girl had already forgotten about the young master because she was too immersed and enjoying her shopping time.