The Wizard World - Chapter 369
Chapter 369: The Snake Honor (2)
Translator: Leo Editor: Leo
Angele pushed the door open and stepped inside. He saw someone sitting on the sofa in the darkness.
He was about to draw his sword but realized that the only other person in the main building was Freia.
“Freia, why aren’t you sleeping?” Angele questioned in a gentle tone.
“Green?” Freia stood up and ran toward Angele. “I thought you were not coming back…”
Freia jumped into Angele’s arms. She was trembling due to the low temperature in the living room. The girl’s face was pale and her brow furrowed, it seemed like she had a nightmare.
“That’ll never happen.” Angele rubbed Freia’s long black hair softly. “What happened? You should put on some more clothes.”
With a flick of his finger, a ball of red flame beside the two, bringing warmth to the room.
Freia’s face turned pale and she hesitated. The girl hugged Angele tight and she started speaking several minutes later.
“Green, I know you have left the mansion many times during the nights…” Freia’s body was still trembling. “The nightmares wouldn’t stop haunting me and I decided to sit in the living room. I thought of going to the garden but I was scared to go alone. Also, I saw someone peeking at me from the forest on a rainy day, I was so scared and I wanted to talk to you. However, you were nowhere to be found, and I learned that sometimes you were not in the mansion at all…”
Angele could feel the freezing cold but soft body of the girl. He remained silent. He would return to the main world when the night fell, it was impossible for him to stay in the Nightmare Realm forever.
He had tried to take Freia back to the main world. Sadly, none of his methods worked.
There were too many mysterious things in the Nightmare Realm and Angele knew that it was hard for Freia to survive in the mansion alone. The place was too large for the girl. Freia started having nightmares after she learned that Angele was not in the mansion all the time and the fear was infesting her mind slowly.
Angele was certain that Freia would not be able to handle the loneliness even if she was a boy.
“Come on, listen, I’ll stay here with you. Just sleep.” Angele stood up with Freia in her arms. He walked to the sofa and the burning flame ball was still floating around.
“Thank you, Green…” Freia raised her head and looked at Angele quietly. Her expression loosened as she closed her eyes. The girl fell asleep within seconds.
Angele sat down on the sofa again and stayed up the whole night.
Sleep was not necessary for wizards. Angele would not feel tired without having any rest.
Freia slept quietly in Angele’s arms. He decided to practice the Molten Core River since he had the time. Angele’s mentality was increasing slowly but steadily.
The morning sunlight shined through the windows and dropped on the red carpet, the latter reflecting some bright red light.
Freia slowly woke up, it seemed like she had a good dream this time.
Freia was growing well; her breasts were larger than what other girls at her age boasted and Angele could see that through the thin black sweater she was wearing.
The girl was only wearing a white underwear on the bottom and she tried to cover it with the long sweater. Freia’s face blushed as she just realized that her outfit was revealing.
Angele was still meditating and Freia realized that her “father” would not look at her in a sexual way.
Angele washed Freia’s body several times when she was still young and he also helped take care of Freia when she was sick. The girl knew that Angele had seen her naked body and her face stopped blushing. Frey, Todd, and Angele were probably the only three males Freia knew; she felt shy because she knew the basic differences between men and women.
However, the males around Freia were her family members, and it was just her instinct that she did not want a man to look at her half-naked body.
Angele noticed that the girl had already woken up and he quickly scanned the sky. “Morning. Did you have a nice sleep? Go have some food now.”
“Sure.” Freia jumped to the floor. “I want to check the Sun Flower first!” She looked excited as she finished her words.
Angele smiled and raised his right hand.
Phoenix left his body and landed on his hand.
“Go with Phoenix.”
Angele watched Freia run to the garden happily, Phoenix circling around her. He slowly stood up and his sight fell upon the books with red covers.
Angele started reading those books in the living room after breakfast with Freia.
Freia was also reading the books curiously, but she got bored quickly. The poems were tiring to read, the vocabulary used in such books was fancy but meaningless.
Freia leaned against Angele’s right arm and fell asleep again.
Angele quickly scanned all the poems into the database and asked Zero to collect the helpful information for him.
He found the information he wanted quickly.
Angele slowly drew the silver short sword he found.
Blue light dots blinked in front of his eyes and he finally learned what the sword was.
‘Snake Honor sword: A sacrificial sword that is used to stop the dead ones from reviving,’ the biochip reported back.
Angele held the short sword in his hand to scrutinize it, but it just looked like a normal sword.
Angele double-checked the two defensive matrices outside the mansion and returned to the library. He wanted to finish the system he was designing.
He decided to leave the mansion again after checking the specimen he had in the lab.
It was like a different world during the daytime in the Nightmare Realm.
He decided to check the place he visited last night again.
Angele walked down the stairs and grabbed a black cloak.
“Freia, I need to leave for a minute, don’t worry, I’ll be back before you know it. Stay in the mansion with Phoenix.” He looked at Freia.
“I want to go!” Freia woke up quickly after hearing Angele’s words.
“Well, fine…” Angele had taken Freia to the forest several times before as he already knew that the daytime in the Nightmare Realm was relatively safe; he just needed to avoid dark areas.
Freia put on a black cloak as well and they stepped out of the barrier with Phoenix.
Angele checked the route he recorded in the biochip and found the location quickly.
A vibrant grassland was surrounded by tall brown trees, but it was empty.
Angele was a bit confused, he walked around but did not find any trace of that eye.
Rays of golden sunlight landed on the ground and illuminated the grass.
“Green, what are you looking for?” Freia walked around the area as well but she did not find anything interesting and she returned to Angele.
“Some… mysterious things,” Angele responded.
Angele checked the surroundings. He did not extinguish the fire around the mansion last night, but he did not see any burnt trees on the way here.
It almost looked like nothing had happened last night; Angele was certain that he had destroyed a part of the forest.
He checked the surroundings carefully again, but did not find any valuable information. Angele decided to return to the mansion with Freia.
They stopped by the small wooden house by the Ness River. Freia started fishing by the water—she had a brown fishing rod and the bait she used was just some random flowers.
Angele sat on the side and started to ponder about the things that had happened last night.
He was certain that none of the strange creatures were in their soul forms. Although he acquired Snake Honor and it was a strong weapon, the invisible creatures, the dying tree, the tomb, and the eye on the ground all left a deep impression in his mind.
“Freia, you’ve heard many stories from your father, right?” Angele looked at the girl and suddenly asked.
“Yes.” Freia nodded. “Father told us about many strange things he encountered in this world when we were young. What happened, Green?”
“How much of the stories do you remember?”
“Each of the stories was told many times and I remember most of them,” Freia answered with confidence.
“Have you heard about a huge eye on the ground and something like an underground tomb?” Angele went straight to the point.
“An eye on the ground?” Freia searched through her memory. “I think I’ve heard about it from a tale my father told us. It was a story from the book of the church. The eye on the ground is something from the Oblivion Realm and it would only appear when certain requirements were met. Time, location, and sacrificial materials. The eye is hard to summon, and…”
Freia stopped for a second and continued, “Many hunters tried to summon the eye, but none succeeded. My father said that it was just a tale and we should not treat it seriously.”
“Do you know a weapon called Snake Honor?” Angele wondered.
“Yeah, one of the widely used weapons from the churches. They were only given to the strong ones with a title called the Holy Eye and they were all very close to the Hunter Lord. My father said that he had the chance to become a Holy Eye but he was too old,” Freia blinked as she explained.
“The Holy Eye had a beautiful armor, a strong mount, and the mutated creatures stood no chance if they encountered one of them…” Freia recalled.
Angele drew the short sword, it seemed like the weapon was left in the tomb by someone else and it did not belong to the Knight in the coffin. Maybe the owner of the weapon had the ability to communicate with the Oblivion Realm; also, it was possible that a Holy Eye was killed by something when he was exploring the tomb.
He realized that this weapon had the features of the concept gear he failed to acquire.
Freia lifted her fishing rod and there was a small fish on the hook.
The fish dropped onto the grass.
However, it was not an ordinary fish. The thing had countless legs and it looked like a centipede. It rolled several times on the ground and started crawling back to the water, the hook still in its mouth.
“Well, it’s inedible anyways…” Freia shook her head. She removed the hook and threw the fish back to the river.