An Unconscious Genius Magic Tool Maker Wants to Live a Leisurely Life – Chapter 48

An Unconscious Genius Magic Tool Maker Wants to Live a Leisurely Life – Chapter 48

Chapter 48: Deceitful Evil

It lasted about ten seconds.

The stars showered through the night sky.

Once it was over, it was underwhelming, but we basked in the afterglow.

“… Shall we go back?”


Just like how I made a wish upon the stars, I wonder if His Highness made a wish too.

If so, what kind of wish did he make?

We walked down the hallway of the mansion.

Blocking our way was a small shadow.



“Is the fun over?”

He smirked.

It seemed like he knew we were looking at the night sky.

“Were you spying on us?”

“Don’t compare me to some no-good. I was just watching over you from the shadows.”

“Actions speak louder than words. Well, it’s fine.”

“Nero-kun, were you waiting for us?”

He turned his back without answering.


“Follow me. I’ll tell you about the evil lurking in this city.”

His Highness twitched beside me.

Nero-kun walked off alone.

His Highness and I looked at each other and nodded.


The next day,

With all the materials ready, I immediately started working on the project.

Since it wasn’t such a difficult magic tool, it didn’t take much time.

Using the entire morning, the filtration device was completed.

The completed filtration device can be attached to the conventional magic institution and can restore contaminated water to its normal state.

With this, the water flowing through the waterway is now safe.

“It’s amazing. It was really solved so easily.”

“Our magic tool maker is excellent.”

His Highness said proudly to the surprised director.

The director’s eyes shone as he asked the blushing me.

“It’s really wonderful! Freya-san, if it’s okay with you, could you take a look at other devices too? We were wondering whether to renovate some of the older equipment.”

“If that’s the case, I would be happy to.”

“Thank you! Right this way, please.”

The director guided His Highness and me to the back of the facility.

We headed towards the furthest room where he frequently went in and out of.

“Please come in. This is a special place where even other staff members are not allowed to enter.”

“A special place?”

“Yes. It’s a room that I personally manage, so… it’s troublesome if outsiders interfere.”

In an instant, the atmosphere changed.

It felt like the temperature had dropped suddenly, and my whole body trembled.

There was a clicking sound, and the door was locked.


“What do you mean by this?”

“…I told you it’s troublesome if I’m disturbed. I don’t want anyone to interfere with me.”

Suddenly, the space was dominated by purple smoke.

A pungent smell like rotten garbage.

There was no doubt that it was toxic.

We quickly covered our mouths, but it was already too late.

“I went to great lengths to prepare for this, and now it’s all for nothing if it’s resolved so easily.”

“Did you… release the poison?”

“That’s right, Your Highness. You were slow to notice, weren’t you?”

“What… are you planning to do?”

The Director grinned.

“It would be troublesome if I were found out. I wouldn’t be able to profit from it anymore. So I’ll let you two forget about it. I’m very good with poisons, and I can make poisons that confuse people’s memories.”

“Damn it…”

“It’s pointless. The one you just inhaled was a nerve poison. You won’t be able to move for a while.”

“I already know that.”


Immediately after, His Highness’s body shone dazzlingly.

“It’s so bright!”

When he opened his eyes after the light subsided, there was no one there.


“Of course. What you saw was just an illusion I created.”


“Now we don’t have to check anymore, do we?”


With Nero-kun leading the way, His Highness and I opened the entrance to the room.

The Director’s eyes widened in shock.

“As Nero said, it was the Director who was the culprit. I didn’t want to believe it, but…”

“Unfortunately, it’s the truth. Didn’t he confess earlier?”

“I know.”

“H-How did you…? When did you notice?”

The Director raised his voice.

Nero-kun let out a sigh and spoke.

“From the beginning. I felt the presence of magic when I entered this facility. The poison in the water was probably generated by magic, right?”

“How did you…? How did you determine that the poison was made by magic?”

“You’re a second-rate magician. There were still toxins in the magic. I couldn’t overlook that.”


“Director, is it true that you contaminated the waterway and provided safe drinking water to the people in the town for a fee?”

Gardo-san and the others listened to the townspeople’s stories.

Apparently, only some of the drinking water was provided free of charge, and others had to purchase it.

Gardo-san, who was helping with the distribution, was surprised to hear that people were receiving water for free when he accidentally delivered water to a house that was not on the list.

“What a dishonest business.”

“Damn it! Then, I’ll just have to deal with you directly——”

“It’s useless.”

The Director tried to deploy a magic circle.

But it disappeared immediately.

In front of him was Nero-kun.


“Do you know? If you collide a magic circle of the same quantity and quality, they cancel each other out. So if you want to use magic, you should hurry up. You’re too slow.”.


Suddenly, a block of ice generated above the Director’s head and fell on him.

Trapped under the ice, the Director couldn’t move.

Then His Highness approached him.

“Stop here.”

“Damn it! I was just thinking about using this magic to make a fortune!”

“We’ll hear the story in the capital.”

And so, the incident was resolved.

When the lid was lifted, it turned out to be an ugly act committed by a man to earn money.

Although it was a simple conclusion, I’m relieved that it was resolved before anyone got hurt.

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