Currently, I was in a room which is obviously not the room I slept in. It was a place where the kings of this world worked.
This room could also be used as a resting place or probably the place where they could do what they wanted to do.
Here am I inside it, tapping my fingers at the desk, thinking about the next step I should do.
”Hmm, hey Taurel. Where do I always travel within the past days? ” I asked calmly, glancing at her.
”What do you mean by that, your Majesty? ” Taurel replied with a respectful tone but she answered the same I was way asking back.
”What I meant is, is there a place I usually go which is weird for a king like me. ” I clarified in a calm tone.
”Ah… ” Taurel let out a low exclaim under her lips, realizing something presumably within her head before she continued, ”You are always in the cabin every night, Your Majesty. Then, you always came back within the morning after your, well, business? ”
She took a breath, ”It was our secret between each other. You said that we shouldn let our people know that you are always in the cabin every night. ”
Nodding my head, I continued inwardly,
Thats weird. If this body was in a cabin every night and this servant knew where I really was in the first place, why does she sound like she didn know what this body was doing inside that very place?
The way she said its our secret together yet before even she said that, she also said, you are always in a cabin every night, there was definitely wrong with her statement.
Thus, I decided to ask, ”Do you know whats inside? ”
It was then that Taurel shook her head lightly before answering, ”Your Majesty said that I shouldn enter inside. I was curious about it but I couldn just disobey an order. ”
I see now.
Although she said it was a secret between each other, that was only on the outside. It was entirely different from the inside, which is the cabin.
Is it related to me being here?
I couldn help but question inwardly.
If it was related to that, should I look into it? I knew I needed to know how this transfer happened and why am I not in my form but instead in a body of a human. Should I start by looking deeply into this?
Questions after questions formulated inside my head, before I finally made the decision.
Lets do it.
I stand up from my chair, properly arranging the clothes I was wearing before looking at my personal maid, ”Lead me to this cabin please. ”
I see… I mused inwardly, This is even dirtier and not so… well-maintained place I supposed.
”Thank you for your guidance, Taurel. ” I spoke with all honesty as I glanced half of my head before continuing, ”You can leave now. ”
Taurel slightly bows her head before leaving the place silently.
After seeing her back fading, I moved my attention to the cabin in front. It was made of wood but because of the large tree covering the area, the place was perfect to hide from the enemies or…
To hide something from the peoples eyes.
As I closer move, I could see that the place was large but it was only standing due to its structure. If not for the wood from the side that was assisting the cabin, it wouldn be standing like this in the first place.
In front of the door, I stopped in my tracks. Not because I was now in front but I saw how dirty the knob is, which made me form a slight frown.
”This is disgusting. How is this body not even knowing how to clean a simple knob? ”
I complained in a low voice but after seeing how this body maintained his own palace, I prepared a few things.
Moving my hand into the leather bag I brought from the kings place. I took two gloves inside before wearing them in my hands.
”Lets see whats inside, ”
Talking to myself, I slowly twist the doorknob, producing a chilling creak as it opened.
It was then after I opened it, that my eyes began to open wide as I could smell a familiar thing within the cabin.
I questioned before I became sure that it was really the smell of blood.
My guard instantly reached the max, reluctant of entering the dark cabin. Although the sun was there, it was hardly reaching the cabin with the trees covering the place, resulting in my vision clearly not seeing what was on the inside.
I quickly shook my head,
It said that Taurel and this body was the only one who knew the place. If its murder then I wouldn see Taurel guiding me towards this place. Judging by the smell only, the blood must be in here for a month or two.
I positioned myself and remain calm,
I shouldn jump to a conclusion first.
Fixing my clothes, I entered the place calmly.
Walking inside with calm steps, I saw an oval shape lamp on the side placed on some kind of old desk. I decided to move there first and turn it on.
It produce a buzzing sound before it turned on, yet only the desk and the things placed on it were the only ones seen.
There were two books, some candles, and a kitchen knife. There was also a saw that is used for cutting trees but it looks very old.
Curious about the things, I get the first book I could touch and couldn help but be slightly surprised by the title.
I mused inwardly, curiously opening the pages of the book.
After skimming the pages, I proceed to come back to the first age to start over.
I read the first paragraph loudly, ”This ritual has only a minuscule probability to happen yet it produces good results as an effect. Beware as you read the context on how to do it may endanger your life. ”
I paused as I moved into another, ”The ritual was something more like a wish. To have your wish granted, you must follow the procedure step by step. One mistake will make your efforts into vain, huh. ”
I moved my eyes down with only the last words left.
”Good luck. ”
I could feel it.
Its more like an intuition.
This must be related to my transferring here, right? I mused inwardly before sighing loudly, ”Then, what am I here for? ”
I moved my attention to the wide space inside this place, by turning my body around. As I moved, halting my steps, I could feel something sticky from the ground that I stepped on.
Is this the blood I smelled before I entered?
I thought before removing my feet from it.
Moving back to the desk to get the candles, I came back to the entrance to close the door, afraid of someone seeing me before I came back to the same position earlier.
I get one candle in my hand and used my magic to light it.
”Ember of Fire. ”
After I lit up the one candle, I began to put others from each corner of this place. After putting them all, I stand in the position where I was standing earlier and stayed there for a moment.
I snapped my fingers once again before all the candles that I place started to light up.
It was then I began to clearly see what was inside the place.
In the middle, a sign was painted with the use of blood I had smelled earlier when entering this cabin.
The circle was perfectly shaped well. It was flawlessly round. And inside of it was a star which is also painted with the same blood.
Candles were also placed on the edges of the star, specifically on its tip which really added to the feeling that this is some sort of ritual.
But as I squinted my eyes, I could clearly see a book was placed in the middle.
Walking towards the middle while avoiding the paint, I grab the book using one hand.
Surprisingly enough, the book doesn have any title on it which is somehow weird.
”Hmm… ” I hummed as I began to flip the cover and its pages.
The first page was blank but as I moved towards the other, the book was starting to have contexts starting with…
”When I was a kid, I wanted to be my father in the future. He was a good king that everyone loves. But, why did he have to be killed? Its impossible that he just died because of some accident. As far as I could remember, my father wasn on bad terms with everyone… ”
I continued to read the context of the book.
”After he was killed, it was my turn to be in his position. I thought being a king was easy than just a simple order, the followers would always follow but I was wrong. Everyone was wearing masks showing their smile but on the inside, they were mocking me inside. ”
”Thats when I knew… these bastards were traitors. I tried to investigate it myself and dig more but the ones who truly followed me died one by one. Shit… it felt like they were watching my movements. I knew that being in my room wasn safe anymore. Who knew when I would be next? ”
I flip onto the other pages and only read the text which seems important.
”Suddenly, while I was roaming around the kingdom, I found this strange book. It said here it was a ritual one, saying it was wish-type magic. It was absurd for a moment but… I decided to try it. ”
My eyes stopped moving at that point as various ideas and thoughts started to form together, connecting the puzzles until they become a conclusion.
”I see… ” Frowning slightly, ”I was transferred here probably because of this… ritual? ”
It sounds absolutely unconvincing and far-fetched but with the information I gathered, that was the only thing I could think of.
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