Lennon hurriedly entered Count Simon’s lab.
At Lennon’s sudden appearance, the researching magicians all looked at him
“Lennon? Did something happen?”
“F-father, where is he?”
“Count? Well, I don’t know. Mr. Mion should know about it, head up.”
Mion was the young magician that his father trusted. Lennon went straight up and Mion was just coming out of his room.
He titled his head as he looked at Lennon approaching him.
“Why are you in such a hurry? Is something the matter?”
“F-father is here?”
“The Count must be on the 5th floor. But why are you in such a hurry?”
“I think something just happened. There is no one I could think of but my father.”
What could be a huge deal for this 9 year old kid?
But since the child seemed in a hurry, he didn’t ask any questions.
Lennon rushed up to the 5th floor.
Mion decided to ask Count Simon later and went back to the lab.
“Look at me. I was supposed to head to the 1st floor.”
And he went down the stairs again.
Lennon opened the door to the Count’s personal lab without even knocking.
Count Simon was studying reagents with several flasks ahead, and frowned at the sudden appearance of Lennon.
“What is the meaning of this?”
He was a bit angry at his son who came in without permission. On one hand, he was skeptical of whom his son was so afraid of for him to come here.
And Lennon opened his mouth.
“Father. Teacher… I think Jamie must be in danger.’
“This, this is suddenly shining. It was given to me by my teacher and it suddenly began to shine.”
Lennon took it out and showed it to the Count.
But it was difficult for him to understand his son who wasn’t giving the full details. Taking the necklace he asked,
“So… this necklace was given to you by Jamie?”
“Yes. He gave this to me as we are his disciples now.”
“But then it suddenly began to shine.”
“You came to me because you saw the necklace shining and thought Jamie was in danger?”
“Why did you think that? It doesn’t have to be related to danger, right?”
Lennon stopped speaking.
It was because Count just said that it couldn’t be danger. Before that, the very idea of him being in danger was a feeling.
Why did he run so hard to his father’s lab?
To be honest, Jamie being in danger made no sense. But then, what of the unknown anxiety? How could he explain it without a reason?
“I don’t know. It might not be that, but somehow, somehow I think he is in danger. Help him, dad!”
Count Simon’s eyes trembled at the word ‘Dad.’.
He didn’t think that the son he was treating so sternly would ever call him Dad.
However, Count Simon had a reputation for being cold-hearted and he was slightly flustered, but soon regained his calm expression.
“You are now doing something a magician shouldn’t be doing.”
“A magician must be calm headed, and must judge and analyze the situation with reason. How can you even try to understand the situation with just these emotions.”
Lennon’s expression contorted.
Now wasn’t the time to listen to a lecture. It was the time to find Jamie and make sure he was out of danger.
But Count Simon shook his head.
“Think rationally. Do not get caught up in the emotions and think straight. It means think with a clear mind of what the situation is.”
“Think if he is really in danger, if so, why he is in danger and what the situation could be and how to respond. That should be the mindset of a magician standing on the front line.”
His father wasn’t denying him. He was teaching him to think and observe rationally and deal with it.
It was a harsh method for a 9 year old boy, but Lennon wasn’t an ordinary kid.
He was a magician and son of Count Simon.
“This necklace was given to me by Teacher Jamie and a classmate called Ann Myers. At first I thought it was just a gift for becoming his disciple, but then this thing began to shine. At that time, I thought the teacher actually gave this shiny thing as a souvenir.”
“And so, you thought he must be in danger?”
“You don’t know teacher Jamie very well, but from what I have experienced he is a meticulous person. No matter what he does, he isn’t the kind to hand things down without a meaning behind them. This necklace couldn’t be some meaningless gift to us.”
“Any possibility of it reacting to you?”
“Not a chance. Cause I was doing nothing.”
Count Simon took a careful look at the necklace.
It wasn’t a special item.
And it was hard to believe Lennon’s words, but he also evaluated the character of Jamie just like his son.
He wasn’t the kind to make a necklace shine even as a joke.
“Where do you think he could be?”
“… must be in the academy.”
“Because it isn’t past work hours.”
“You stay here.”
“I want to come….!”
Lennon stretched out his hand towards his dad, but the Count had already vanished in flames.
“… please, dad!”
Javelin looked at Siegfried walking out of the black sphere.
Fragments of the sphere stuck to his hair and his robe was falling down. A tremendous pressure swept over his body.
It felt as if the entire space here was only for Siegfried.
‘Siegfried of space. Powerful battle magician.’
As Siegfried was his direct superior in the academy, he knew about him.
Nowadays he does nothing special, but he was an accomplished magician who did great things whenever he went out.
Especially on the battlefield he was known to be ‘Slayer’.
To some extent, the fact that Siegfried appeared was enough to make the opposing nation retreat.
In addition, there were rumors that he was the only one capable of confronting a Sword Master, so there was no doubt about his power.
Siegfried let out a small sigh and looked at Keniac who had fallen.
The explosion released black smoke. His skin was burned black and Siegfried didn’t feel any life in him. All the mana which existed in the core was scattered in the air.
He was dead.
“To save me…”
It was a miserable feeling.
The fact that he was able to stand like this at the expense of others weighed on his shoulders. He didn’t talk to Keniac more than a couple of times, so he didn’t know what kind of man he was.
However, in that sealed state, he was able to check the situation outside.
What the man was thinking and what he was planning to do was confirmed with his eyes.
Although not human, Keniac seems more of a human than anyone else.
“And because of you…”
The space shuddered and Siegfried’s long hair and robe fluttered.
“There is so much trouble.”
Javelin couldn’t say anything.
He was choking at the feeling. He signed a contract with the Demon King and took the title of Knight. Even if he wasn’t a noble, the power of a Demon Knight was below a Master class.
To be honest, he had the confidence to face a 7th class Great Magician.
‘… it was a mistake.’
He should have prepared a sealing technique that couldn’t be broken.
The space around Siegfried shuddered violently.
“Didn’t I say? If I come out, I will kill you.”
Fighting was impossible.
First, he had to run.
Javelin who decided so. Flew back.
“Where are you going?”
At that moment, Siegfried was right next to him.
Javelin was shocked.
“How? I can’t leave.”
He groaned and blood flowed from his mouth. It felt like his intestines were being torn to pieces.
“Should I send you?”
Javelin had the feeling that the space was getting longer.
‘Not a feeling.’
Siegfried was right in front of him. The distance extended with space magic.
Javelin waited for his organs to heal and flew back.
He didn’t know how wide the space was, but this was a chance. Just open the door connected to the demon realm.
Suddenly, Siegfried appeared and slapped the compressed space onto him.
Javelin couldn’t calm himself down at the hit. His field of vision was divided into several layers.
“You shouldn’t die in comfort.”
A hoarse voice warned him.
“Writhing in pain, very, very, excruciatingly slowly…”
Limbs spread. Bones and muscles and nerves were all being pulled out.
The pain was terrible.
“I will kill you.”
The eerie eyes of the blonde man looking down. And his lips curled.
Siegfried was the Devil.
Jamie was moving quickly towards where Javelin was.
The subspace they isolated seemed to vanish. No one will know what happened there.
‘I need to find him before he does anything.’
He could feel the magic but it was so faint that he couldn’t grasp the direction.
Come to think of it, he was a pretty annoying one. The first impression he gave was friendly. He had a smile and one couldn’t understand what he was thinking, but he knew how troublesome it was to step ahead, yet he would still take work.
Just seeing that he was working hard, Jamie couldn’t deny that he was kind.
And he was fine. He could have passed the tasks others gave, but didn’t. Just because there was a job, doesn’t mean it had to be done well.
But Javelin did his best.
And he was good with children. Students trusted him and he reciprocated the trust.
‘All of that… is false.’
How annoying could that be?
If he had created some easy-going personality Jamie wouldn’t have felt hurt. But he made people around him like him.
Most of all, it causes inconvenience to those around him. An annoying person who caused trouble for children, teachers and everyone.
He couldn’t forgive him anymore.
‘Because he is a demon… he can live despite his head being taken down?’
First he would remove the limbs and then pull out the lower body. And then would aim for the organs, pulling each one out. The cost of ruining someone else’s life isn’t small.
Jamie too knew about it better than anyone because he experienced things in his previous life.
Perhaps it was the right direction, he felt like he was getting closer.
Jamie got down and looked again. It was to pinpoint where he was.
It was then.
A huge presence was approaching with great speed.
Turning around, he saw a familiar man come down from the roof.
“I had a hard time finding you.”
It was Count Simon.
How did he manage to come here?
This was quite far from his lab, and the presence was kept to a minimum in order for Javelin to not detect him.
“That face is asking how I got here.”
“Yes. How did you find me? And I’m also wondering why you came here.”
“It was thanks to this that I was able to find you.”
He showed the necklace Lennon gave.
Jamie didn’t know why this was in Count’s hand, but the Count decided to explain it.
“Lennon came to me with this. The necklace was shining, but it isn’t now.”
“Yes. Seeing that Lennon thought that you were in danger.”
‘I think the signal went when I was fighting Serpent.’
Since magic is an equivalent exchange, it warned his disciples too.
Even so, it shouldn’t have given any signal to them, but since the Serpent’s attack was quite dangerous, it must have rung.
“But, Jamie Welton… did you break through the wall?”
“I guess so.”
Count Simon let out an unbelievable laugh.
At the age of 8, being a Great magician was unheard of. But this was reality, however, this wasn’t an issue.
“Now isn’t the time. A demon has intervened.”
“We can talk about the details later, let’s move. I don’t know what he is doing.”
The Count was flustered by the sudden mention of demons, but he knew that Jamie wasn’t the kind to joke about it.
“Take the lead.”
It was when the two nodded and flew towards Javelin.
A huge shock was felt, and an ominous black pillar of light rose to the sky.
The two of them teleported to where the pillar of light rose without another thought.
And they saw it there.
It was a giant with a vicious appearance with four arms and could easily jump over 10 meters.
“Young lord and 8th elder.”
Siegfried was holding the space and trying to restrain the movement.
“… seems to be a noble of the Devildom.”
The ferocious magi began to run wild.
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