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Translator : missme Editor : Aru
I arrived at the place I was aiming for . I sighed as soon as I entered the room of The High Priest .
“Huuu . ”
I looked around the room . The space was large, but the furniture was simple and small .
It was the same as I saw in the temple of time .
I soon got to the side of a bookcase and pushed it hard .
No, I just pretended . But Ash helped me a lot .
In the past, it was hard when I was doing it alone, but Ash helped me, and the bookshelf was pushed back very easily .
And a new space appeared as if it had been waiting in there .
‘That was good . ’
The joy elated inwardly . It was no different than when I stole beads .
In any sense, I stepped out into the secret, narrow space that looked like a secret space and suddenly heard Ash laughing sound from behind .
“No, it looks like fun . ”
Me? ……or the situation?
Instead of interrogating him, I moved my steps . Apart from the smoothness of this situation, we did not know when the prayer of the High Priest would end, so we needed to hurry .
Inside the secret space, there was a wide podium, as tall as a child . And a square box was placed on it .
An ivory box with no pattern . At first glance, it looks normal, but that box is actually surrounded by divine power .
If you try to open it with force, it will never open . But instead, if you touch the surface and arrange the letters on the surface to guess the set password, the lock will be released and the box will open .
It was a kind of magic .
‘This is quite familiar to me . ’
Why? It is just like a smartphone lock or a touchscreen door lock .
I touched the box with my hands, thoughtlessly .
Then, on the surface of the box, white light and a subtle text came out softly .
I picked up scattered letters one by one and dragged them with my fingers to start mixing them in the centre .
‘The same goes for the code . ’
It’s the name of God .
Asimor, the god of love here .
I finished the arrangement and waited for a while . Soon the text will disappear and the message will open .
Suddenly, the letters were scattered all over again, and the box began to make a loud noise .
“…… . !”
Wha, what is it?
‘Was that wrong?’
It was the first time I experienced it, but I could tell by feeling it . This means I typed the wrong answer .
But it couldn’t be wrong . If it’s not his name, then what? I remember reading in a book that writing God’s name in code in the temple is like an implicit promise between them .
‘Is it different?’
Quickly, I moved my hands again . Eros, Cupid, I’ve typed all the other names of the God of Love I know .
However, the response to it was all wrong and the box remained unchanged .
I got nervous . The sound was too loud . At this rate, it would be only a matter of time before people would come .
“There was a noise here!”
Oh, damn it . Right, as soon as I think about it .
I let go of the box and pulled Ash in a hurry first . And we hid behind the podium as soon as possible .
The sound snapped as soon as I hid .
“…… this way?”
“I don’t think anyone’s here . ”
Following the footsteps, there was a sound of conversation . I held my breath in close contact with Ash behind the podium .
“Are you sure? Wasn’t that wrong?”
“No, I’m sure this is the right place…… . ”
“If I didn’t mishear it, they might have already escaped . Go out and take a look at the outside . ”
Soon I heard some people busily getting out of the room .
I was still holding my breath as long as I could without moving . At that time, the bookshelf that I had closed was pushed back .
“Ugh, by any chance, here?”
It was a grave voice giving instructions . I held my breath for a moment .
The opponent seemed to look inside for a moment . Soon after, he murmured to himself .
“What……it can’t be . It’s a place that only a few people know . Uh-huh, this is so heavy . ”
Then the bookshelf closed again .
“…… . ”
I breathed out the breath that I had held back only after a little more time had passed after I heard the bookcase closing .
“Whoa . ”
The air-filled the lungs at once . Ha, thank God . It was a close call .
The low height of the platform gave me the strength to lift myself up because I hid in a sitting position . Then I slipped .
“Ack . ”
“Are you all right?”
“……Uh, uh . ”
I could see Ash’s face just in front of my nose .
Only then did I realize how close I had been to Ash since we hid behind the podium .
The sound of a heartbeat seemed to be heard suddenly . There was a clear ringing in the ear . I wonder if I’m still nervous .
Without knowing why I tried to turn my head in a hurry to avoid looking at him, but I hesitated .
Hold still .
‘Don’t tell me?’
When I saw Ash’s face up close, I suddenly remembered something .
I jumped to my feet, grabbing the podium . Then I touched the box again .
Next, I matched the text .
Not the god of love, but the god of beauty, and this time there was no loud noise . Instead, the white light shone more brightly at the moment . Then, click– the box opened .
“…… . . ”
I’m speechless .
Oh, my God . Is this real?
‘Isn’t this God of Love temple?’
I entered the name of the god of beauty because the moment I saw Ash’s sculptural face closely, I suddenly remembered a priest who guided us .
She couldn’t take her eyes off Ash’s face from the moment we entered the temple, and I remembered what she had said that ‘Beauty is a gift from God’ .
‘Ha… . ’
This is absurd . Is beauty more love? Is the face that important? I’ve known it since I uncovered my money, but these snobs .
asked Ash, who had followed me . I nodded as I pulled the cloth out of the open box .
I wanted to slowly appreciate the enchanted cloth that I met in person, but not here . I had to get out of here . I felt a bit impatient, perhaps because I almost got caught .
It doesn’t mean much, but I put another cloth I brought in instead . Then I closed the box and pushed the bookcase .
This time again I just pretended .
“Oh, Ash . Take off your jacket, please . ”
I left the High Priest’s room, and this time I sneaked back to the prayer room .
Ash took off his coat obediently and handed it to me, so I put it on my body and hid the cloth in it .
Soon after, we went back to the prayer room, Ash suddenly said,
“If that was what you needed, you should have told me earlier at the mansion . ”
“I would have given it to you,”
How did you…?
I couldn’t imagine Ash carrying out a mission to infiltrate alone as I did .
So if he’s taking a break from work, uh, maybe .
‘Would he have kidnapped the High Priest, threatened, forced to deliver it, then killed him to shut his mouth… . . ?’
He’s my family but it’s so plausible that I’m speechless .
Mmm, no, no . I’m a pacifist even though I steal things .
“No, ‘cause it’s worthy to do it myself . ”
I don’t think that’s right, but anyway .
Soon I opened the door of the small prayer room with Ash and went out .
As she said, the priest, who was waiting calmly in the hallway, welcomed us with a puzzled face .
“How was your prayer? Oh, it must have been a little cold in the prayer room . ”
The priest’s eyes fell on Ash’s coat I was wearing .
I had a cough .
“I had a slight cold before I came here . ”
“Well, it’s still time for the seasons to change . Would you like some warm tea in the reception room?”
I shook my head . Then, I became more immersed in acting as if I was sick, which I had already mastered in my previous school days .
“Thank you, but I’m fine . Now that I’ve finished praying, I’m thinking of going back now . I’d love to see more, but I’ve just had chills . … . . ”
“Ah . ”
There is usually some kind of a healing shrine in the temple, but as far as I know, they were only able to treat the injury but were powerless to disease .
“I can’t help it . ”
The priest seemed very sorry to let us go as it was -maybe it was because of Ash- but she could not hold back a sick person and led us back to the entrance .
Ugh . Honestly, I didn’t have the guts to look at the temple with the enchanted cloth hidden in my body .
It was when we almost moved to the entrance .
I checked inside the jacket to make sure the enchanted cloth was still there, and suddenly I hesitated .
‘Oh, the donations . ’
I touch the pocket money with the tip of my hand . Come to think of it, I forgot I should have left it in the small prayer room .
‘What do I do?’
In fact, you might wonder what’s wrong with not paying the donations when my purpose of visiting was for stealing .
But it was on my mind . It’s a bit of a guilty conscience for stealing the cloth . … . .
“Wait a minute, priest . ”
Eventually, I called in a priest . Then I said to Ash .
“I’m going to the small prayer room for a while . I’ll be right back, so please wait . ”
“Let’s go together………”
“No, I’ll be here in a minute . Priest, I’m sorry . ”
“It’s all right . Go ahead . ”
With a decent expression, I left the priest and Ash, and diligently stepped on the corridor where I came .
At this moment, it was a bit awkward to see because there was an etiquette that said, ‘a nobleman shouldn’t run’ .
‘I’ll leave soon . So, no problem . ’
Where else is a shameless thief like me? By the way . That’s what I thought .
It was right after that I bumped into someone who was coming from the other side .
“Oh, are you okay?”
“It’s all right… oh . ”
My eyes almost popped out when I answered . Huck! Attractive!
A light blue cloth shaped like a muffler was dangling at the feet as if it had been dropped as I was smashed .
I tried to pick it up in a hurry, but my opponent was a step faster than me .
A man’s hand with calluses, but at the same time, long and straight fingers picked up the cloth first .
As if he thought I was originally wearing it, he naturally wrapped it around my neck with a calm touch .
Only then did I see my opponent right .
Clothes that are naturally eye-catching with patterns embroidered with sleeves and gold threads on white fabrics and gorgeous decorations .
When I first saw the clothes, not the face, because of the height difference, I wondered where I had seen them .
Is that what used to be in a fashion popular in society these days?
No, it’s not…… . .
“That suits you . ”
I raised my head as I listened to the man’s voice .
I knew why the clothes were strangely familiar at the moment .
“My God . ”
The opponent looked familiar .
“The Crown Prince!”
Brilliant blondes resembling the sun’s rays, the green eyes that seem to have attracted all the recordings of the world .
This world male protagonist, the lover of Agrita in the book, and the current Crown Prince, Igret, who will later be crowned as the emperor .