Before I knew it, I was 17 years old.
I’m pretty deep into magic now.
Among them, the area in which you are most confident is….
[Repeated learning awakens the secrets of darkness.]
[Darkness is nearby.]
[Enlightenment! Awakens a new ability.]
[Continuous: Awakens darkness affinity.]
“… It was successful. Congratulations.”
“Did you do well?”
“… There is no need to compare with others. “You just have to keep working hard.”
Darkness mainly involves strengthening the body or controlling and changing things around us. Lastly, it was said that summoning was the most important attribute.
Snowman recognized me.
“Have you ever killed someone?”
“Why are you surprised? “Although magic developed with a vain justification, isn’t it ultimately a science that kills people?”
“… Not yet.”
“It’s a shame.”
Snowman muttered quietly.
“I guess I can learn it step by step. “We will be entering the lab together tonight, so prepare yourselves.”
“Yes, it will also help treat your chronic illness.”
Of course, I had to follow it because it would allow me to live without worrying about seizures for the rest of my life.
Snowman trusted me.
I instinctively learned how not to get on his nerves.
I never once brought up the lab he mentioned first. I never showed any interest.
‘What on earth is in the lab…’
That night, I opened the door to the lab with him.
A laboratory leading underground.
The moment I took my first step, an unpleasant smell wafted through me. A smell that brings back memories of the past.
‘… the smell of blood and flesh.’
It was unpleasant, but I didn’t show it.
I followed him with an expressionless face.
He kept stealing glances at my face.
As if they were watching my facial expressions.
And soon I was satisfied.
The scenery of the basement unfolded.
‘… you crazy b*stard.’
The reason he did not look at the Snowman with contempt was because he sensed that danger was nearby.
The scene in the basement was like hell.
Blood was splattered everywhere and there were lives groaning.
“… What kind of experiment are you doing here?”
“To be exact, we are conducting research related to magical power and the strength of the human body.”
I approached the humans who had become test subjects.
People with hazy eyes tied to different experiment tables.
“It’s a magical blood vessel.”
“Magic blood vessels?”
“Yes, the circulation of magical power is like a human fingerprint. “Everyone uses different paths and creates different paths.”
Snowman continued to explain with eyes filled with emotion.
“What would happen if everyone used the same road?”
“It uses blood vessels, which are organs already created in the body. “It guides the magic power to flow there.”
“What will that lead to?”
“Humans become stronger by accumulating knowledge. Magic is like that too. Accumulated knowledge can create stronger magic techniques. However, in the end, only those who can create such a powerful flow of magic can handle such powerful magic. “Do you know what that means?”
I saw the snowman’s eyes.
You can recognize the eyes of a wicked person at a glance, but why…
His eyes were calm.
The person doing this didn’t have the eyesight to have.
“It’s all nonsense! entire! In the end, only great people can perform great magic. Because ordinary creatures cannot withstand the flow of magical power. But… what if we could create a standardized flow of magic power?”
“It wouldn’t be unreasonable for everyone to practice great magic.”
“… So you’re using blood vessels? how?”
“We discovered a substance called atromyl.”
“Atromil does not dissolve or absorb magic power. The funny thing is that magic likes this guy and follows him around. It’s a very special substance… What if this substance covers the inner walls of blood vessels? What if it flows with blood?”
“You can achieve the circulation of magical energy throughout your body just by breathing.”
It was none of my business to know whether many great wizards would be born. The important thing is why we even have to do this experiment.
“Why the experiment….”
“There is one problem with atromil: it stops the heart.”
“Quite a few of them have already died. “I want to correct that.”
“… All right.”
In a word, it means crazy.
Instead of talking to him, I looked at the condition of the test subjects.
Two of the men and women were fine, and one man had a rag-tag body.
All blood vessels have been dug out.
It was a wonder that he was alive.
It was disgusting and I was angry, but I couldn’t defeat Snowman. I asked with an expressionless face.
“Are you disappointed?”
“You mean disappointment?”
“So, I’m asking if you’re disappointed because he’s this kind of person.”
Kang Seol shook his head.
Contrary to my true intentions.
“Aren’t you just doing what you need to do because you need to?”
The Snowman paused for a moment.
“Why are you doing that?”
“It’s because I wanted to see people properly. “It would be nice to conduct research together in the future.”
“The purpose of today was to give you a tour of the lab.”
If I had made a mistake, I could have died here today. It’s a shame because I was good at managing facial expressions…
“But… how did these test subjects get here?”
“They are all evil people.”
“You are paying for your sins. “They are the ones who sinned against me.”
“This guy is a contractor who accepted my assassination request, and this guy…”
Snowman recited the identities of the two men.
I didn’t think he was a particularly evil person.
No, he might be a villain.
By the author’s standards.
“And this child….”
A woman with short hair.
Calluses on hands and body feel elastic.
‘I’m a prosecutor.’
I checked the woman’s face.
“The child of the tent. Although he was still immature, he was successfully captured. Tsk tsk….”
“Do you know about the tent?”
“I don’t know… what kind of group are they?”
“They are hypocrites. “They are the ones who dare to talk about justice and hide in the dark to judge.”
“…are you strong?”
“… strong. That’s why they are dangerous.”
The snowman smoothed the woman’s hair.
“This child also has dangerous powers.”
“He read my movements in advance. “It’s an unknown force, so we need to check.”
“It’s the last order. I think it would be the most interesting, huh…”
“Why are you doing that?”
He answered with an expressionless face.
I wore a mask.
A mask that you can never get angry at.
“no. “It reminded me of the past for a moment.”
“Okay, let’s go out.”
The woman was Yurim.
Able to know.
The fact that the facial features are related to the curtain and that the movements are read in advance.
Everyone was saying that that woman was Yu-rim.
And fate told me to choose.
Early morning that day.
I made a choice.
Before it’s too late.
When I unchained myself, a woman with bleary eyes hugged me.
“Yu-rim. Come to your senses, Yurim!”
The gun returned to Yurim’s eyes.
“River… snow? “Am I… here… why… ah… ah!”
This is a terrible laboratory.
“I don’t have time to explain. “Leave.”
“Why… If you do this, you…”
You will die.
No, it could be a test subject instead.
But you can’t stop choosing.
Because I learned it from Santos.
– Natural things are natural. That itself is the reason.
“Of course we are friends.”
“Hurry and leave! Run down to the west. “Before he notices!”
Yurim was sent back.
Other test subjects were also released.
One had already stopped breathing and the other was soon captured.
“…You did something interesting.”
“You crazy b*stard.”
“Is this the one sent by the curtain?”
“The curtain… what do you know?”
“Then why did you do this?”
The reason why one can remain calm even in the face of death.
“Because you are a man?”
Because Santos taught that.
“It’s a bit early to do this, but there’s nothing we can do.”
“The only option is to inject atromil into your veins.”
I tried to cast magic, but it was no use.
[Agras uses a magic lock.]
[Forces silence on the contracted party.]
“… You’re not a snowman, are you?”
I thought I knew.
Why didn’t he have the eyes of an evil person?
Because he used someone else’s body.
“You mean the guy who was the owner of this lodge?”
“Hehehe… I’m Agras. “If this experiment is successful, I will use you as my next body.”
I let out a faint sigh.
“I can’t see your face here either.”
I think I just said something.
I’m not sure because the situation is so hectic.
This time, I was tied to the testing table where Yurim was.
“A guy who doesn’t use evil once is going to die. Now… let’s go in.”
the needle pierced my skin and invaded my blood vessel.
Feeling like ice has entered the blood vessels.
Even though I was used to all kinds of pain, the pain was so intense that my hair stood on end.
“Either suffer and die, or survive and become my body.”
Why did I become involved with this terrible wizard? And why did you think Yurim was a man?
‘Did she escape well…’
No, this was the second time I saved her. There was no reason. It was just something I did because I felt it was the right thing to do.
I felt my consciousness slipping further and further away.
[The blood of the beginning comes into play.]
[The blood vessels merge with the atromyl.]
[Enlightenment! Awakens new abilities.]
[Passive: Awakens hextech vessels.]
* * *
I became a doll.
In fact, Agras himself was extremely happy, as if he had not known that he would succeed.
However, it seemed like it took time to move the body. He did bizarre things such as taking me out of the laboratory, washing me, putting me in good clothes, and supplementing my nutrition with high-quality meals.
“With this, Agras will stand shoulder to shoulder with the great wizards.”
I was so overwhelmed by him that I couldn’t act properly. Is my body being taken away like this?
‘haha… ‘It’s amazing.’
Could it be possible to experience such a bizarre fate at the age of 17?
Perhaps, if you die like this, you may not be able to be reincarnated as a human and instead become a ghost or a demonic spirit.
Still, I had no regrets about what I did. Everything goes as it should. It was fate that I met Yurim again.
‘Even if I hadn’t saved him, I would have suffered the same fate anyway…’
Even in cases like this, twisted positivity was effective.
But at that time, Agras was away for a while.
The window broke and someone came in.
Someone quickly flew towards me.
“Who are you?”
[Agras uses his black hand.]
[The black hand aims at the target.]
The black hand only hit the bottom and did not reap any results.
I fell down with the chair and someone was holding my neck.
“Well… I was alive… I was alive…”
Is this voice Yurim?
“Let’s go back, let’s go back together…”
That’s not possible.
The devil lives here.
Agras recognized his opponent and snorted.
“You are the woman of the tent. “You must be out of your mind to come back on your own feet?”
Yurim helped me up and said,
Her face stained with tears.
She spoke to Agras.
“My mind is fine. And… I didn’t come alone.”
Agras’ head turned towards the door.
A sound came from beyond the door.
“Are you there?”
A man’s voice.
The sound of a door breaking.
It was clearly visible from here.
A man missing a tooth appeared with a wide smile.
“Excuse me, I need to go to the bathroom urgently. Hehehe….”
Are you crazy?
‘No… I’m not crazy.’
The quiet energy you can feel in your voice.
And even eyes that resemble stars.
‘I think I’ve seen this before somewhere…’
The man seemed to be quite famous.
Because that Aggras was panicking.
The expression disappeared from the man’s face.
At that moment, there was no bright person.
An extremely heavy man was standing there.
“The boy suffered a lot.”
Where did you see this guy?
“It’s okay to cry if you’re in pain.”
“Is even crying painful? Okay, let’s go back together. boy.”
Agras spoke, flicking his tongue like a snake.
“This guy is mine. Where is he?” No matter how much you are…”
“God has prepared me here…”
A wave came out of the man’s body.
At that moment, another man’s voice rang like a bell in my head.
– Then this talkie. The last one is… I’ll laugh.
The man’s name was Toki. I had never met him before, but somehow I felt like I knew his name.
“My purpose is here.”
Immediately, a shock as if my brain was being crushed struck me.