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I Was Confessed to by the Person I Was Admiring – Chapter 105

I Was Confessed to by the Person I Was Admiring – Chapter 105


Chapter 105: The one that sleeps in the castle

I couldn’t see anyone but Jeremiah, so I had no idea. For me, Paolo was someone who lived in the same country and era, and felt like a comrade.

However, now that I’m seeing only him, I understand well.

――Paolo is really cool.

It’s not just his appearance.

He has a way of saying and doing things that women want to hear. And it seems like he does it naturally.

I was confessed to by such a charming man that you rarely come across.

Of course, I understand that it’s because I’m special to Paolo. But I feel like I’ve used up all my luck.

And because of the situation, it is heartwarming to be cared for.

“…I want to see Jeremiah.”

My feelings wavered, and I unintentionally blurted it out. 

After finishing lunch, Paolo visited my room and said he would guide me around the castle. I thought I might meet Cassini, but Paolo shook his head.

“No, there’s something I really want you to see. It seems to be related to us memory holders.”

“Related to us?”

“Yeah. Has Lorraine ever thought about why humans like us are born in this world?”

“Well, of course.”

Such a thing was rare when I was in Japan, and I probably didn’t believe it. I liked fortune-telling about past lives, but that was about it. However, here I am proving it myself.

I had doubts and tried reading books, but my brain couldn’t understand it. Since then, I’ve been throwing it out there, saying that someday someone will investigate it.

“Well, even if we say that, we can’t investigate it. But there’s someone here who can. He was an archaeologist in his past life. According to him, there are various materials sleeping in this castle, and he’s always hanging out in the library. The materials are interesting, so I want to show them to you.”

“I see. Then I want to see them too.”

“Alright, it’s decided.” 

Paolo reached out his hand and said, “Let’s go,” and I naturally took it, coming back to my senses. I realized that I had let my guard down completely, despite chanting a spell-like incantation to myself earlier to not do so.

I reminded myself to pull myself together.

I can’t even count how many times I’ve said that to myself lately.

It seems like my limit is gradually approaching. Please give me some time to rest my worn-out nerves.

While thinking such things, I followed Paolo to the library where the scholars were. Apparently, he is so engrossed in his research that he doesn’t even introduce himself, so everyone calls him “Professor.”

“By the way, they call him ‘eccentric professor’ when he’s not around.”

“What’s that?”

I couldn’t help but burst out laughing. While talking about such trivial things, we arrived at the library and were introduced to the professor by Paolo.

According to Paolo, the professor wants to focus on his research without worrying about his daily life, but as a laborer, he can’t even attend school properly and has no choice but to work while doing research.

“It’s common sense in our time that human ability is cultivated by individual talent and effort regardless of social class. Don’t you think this place is really behind the times?” 

Without even introducing himself, he suddenly said it. His tone was calm, so it didn’t sound like a grudge, but there was anger in his words.

“I-I suppose that’s true.”

I nodded obediently since there was nothing else I could say.

“The only difference between the upper class and us is whether or not they have had an education. Those who have not received an education cannot even understand what they are saying. There may be some advantages to that, but well, there’s no point in lamenting. Leave that to Cassini-san, and I have to produce results in my own way.”

I blinked my eyes repeatedly as he spoke in complicated words. For now, I understood that he was talking about smart people. However, it was questionable whether I understood what he was saying.

I asked him within my understanding.

“Um, what do you mean by results?”

He looked shabby and smelled bad, so I stood away from him. Paolo was still close to me, so he must have smelled it too.

However, the scholar seemed completely indifferent to such things. While scratching his messy head like a bird’s nest, he held a slate in his hand and said,

“Look at this. It’s called a myth, but it says that those who once ruled this land were not us. However, they were humans who were more powerful than us.” 

“Doesn’t that mean different races or something like that?”

“I think that’s probably the case, but it seems to be different from our sense. Essentially, their abilities are different as humans. For example, some had incredible strength, and there were even races with animal-like abilities. However, it’s interesting that they were still considered humans.”

“But then, how did the world become like it is now?”

It was a simple question.

If there were such amazing people, why aren’t they around now? If they’re not around, it can only mean that something happened.

Then the scholar smiled wryly at my question.

“That’s a good question. The answer is already out there—it’s us.”

“Us?”

“That’s right. We memory holders were already there in that era. They used their knowledge to repel those races and became the rulers of this world. Since then, we have been contributing to this world as humans.”

I couldn’t help but exclaim “Oh!” It was a natural thing to think about, but I had never thought about it before.


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