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Story of a Country Girl Reincarnated as a Villainess Trying To Avoid a Bad End ~I Tried To Become Stronger Than the Last Boss Because I Don’t Want to Die~ – Chapter 33

Chapter 33: More Important than Magic

As planned, Flare brought Billy.

The two of them were in front of me in disguise.

Billy asked me.

“Are you the rumoured fortune teller?”

“Oh? Am I the subject of rumours? What kind of rumours?”

“That you can see the future… or something like that.”

“Hehe, how about it? Would you like to find out?”

Billy looked at me suspiciously.

So far, it seems that he hasn’t realized my true identity.

Indeed, Demon King’s transformation magic is amazing.

To deceive even a great mage like Billy.

Looks like things will go smoothly again this time…

“I honestly don’t believe it. I’ve never heard of magic that can see the future. If this is a scam, I don’t know what will happen to this shop.”

“You’re quite skeptical. Rest assured, it’s not a scam. I can see… your future… and your past,” 

“――!”

Billy reacted visibly.

For him, the past was more important than the future.

That’s why he was easier to deceive.

I spoke with a smile on my face.

“You’re trapped in the past, aren’t you?”

“What do you mean?”

“A sad past… the experience of losing someone important has made you who you are now.”

“Why would you say that. . .”

“I told you, I can see it. Everything about you. . .even the existence of someone else sleeping inside you.”

Billy steps back.

He glares at me, wary.

I hit the nail on the head.

His precious past that he has kept in his heart.

With this, he should understand that I am not an ordinary person.

Finishing the preface, I stood up.

“What are you. . .?”

“I am a fortune teller. So, I will tell you your fortune. It’s your first time, so I’ll do it for free.”

“What are you planning to do. . .”

“Don’t be scared. I’ll unlock the chains of your troubled heart.”

I slowly approached Billy.

Taking advantage of his guard being down, I lightly touched his forehead.

Immediately, his consciousness sank into darkness.

“What. . .”

“Have a nice trip. To the world of dreams.”

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Daydream is a magic that interferes with the opponent’s mind and shows them a specific dream.

This is an enhanced version that adds another form of mental manipulation.

It is a great magic that was activated with the assistance of Belfist, not just my own power.

Billy was floating in a pure white world.

“Where is this. . .”

“This is your dream. . .a world of mirrors that reflects your heart.”

“And you are. . .”

As the one who activated it, I could also stay in his dream.

Of course, in the form of a fortune teller.

“Who are you? You’re not just an ordinary fortune teller, are you?”

“Well? More importantly, it’s starting. Your dream. . .”

“Mine――! What is this. . .”

Images began to flow all around.

They were memories.

A tragedy that Billy couldn’t forget even if he wanted to.

Billy’s parents were excellent mages.

Though not nobles, their remarkable talent was recognized by the lord, and they dedicated themselves to magical research in a fulfilling environment.

Given his background, it was only natural for Billy to aspire to become a magician.

One day, an incident occurred.

Billy, who was helping his parents with their research, accidentally activated a magic device that was still in development.

The out-of-control device caused an explosion, engulfing the laboratory in flames.

Billy fell to the ground with serious injuries in the midst of the raging flames.

His parents rushed to him, as he prepared for his death.

In his fading consciousness, Billy’s parents transferred their life force and magic to him and he managed to survive.

As a result, his parents died.

“This is a curse. . .”

Billy murmurs.

Even now, the magic power of the two is still dwelling in his body.

His extraordinary talent as a magician stems from the combined magic of the three individuals, including himself

It was a power inherited from his parents.

However, he thought of it as a curse.

“The laboratory was destroyed because of me. My parents died to save me. They had so much more research to do… and they died because of me.”

“So, you consider it a curse?”

“Yes. I took away their future. So, I will master magic in their place. Otherwise… I won’t be forgiven.”

“――Is that really true?”

“Is that really what your parents would have wanted?”

I posed the question to the pitiful soul trapped in his past.

“Did your parents really want you to do that?”

“. . .What are you trying to say?”

“I can’t say anything. So. . .”

I point at him.

No. . .at the two residing in his chest.

“Ask them yourself.”

Immediately after that, his chest began to glow, and two lights flew out.

They circled around him and came to a stop in front of him, taking shape and gaining colour.

“Tou-san. . .Kaa-san?”

“Long time no see, Billy.”

“We finally meet again.”

“Why. . .?”

Billy was perplexed.

There are individual differences in magical power.

That’s because magical power is the life force that overflows from the soul.

The two poured all their magical power into Billy to keep him alive.

As a result, a part of their souls also resided within Billy.

“Tou-san, Kaa-san. . . It’s all my fault. . .”

“You’re an idiot, aren’t you?”

“Huh?”

“You’re really an idiot. I wonder who you take after?”

“Who else is there but us? You’re completely clueless about anything other than magic, just like us.”

“That’s true.”

Billy was confused as he watched the two of them happily laughing.

Why were they laughing?

Could it be that they were resentful towards him?

Such doubts were wrong.

He was the one who never understood.

He should have realized it sooner.

“You’ve grown so much.”

Billy’s mother hugged him tightly.

And then, his father hugged him tightly from above.

The answer was already decided.

They had given up their beloved research and even their own future to protect their child.

There was no way they could resent him.

“We’re happy as long as you’re happy. Just being alive. . .is enough for us.”

“I love magic, but I love you even more. Because we’re family.”

“――Ugh, ah. . .”

Tears overflowed from Billy’s eyes.

Once he knew, the truth it was simple.

The chains that had bound him for so long disappeared in an instant.

Just a single word was enough.

“I’m sorry. . .Dad, Mom.”

“Hey, don’t cry. You’re a boy, right?”

“You’ve grown up. Keep growing even more. Enjoy your life to the fullest, for our sake too.”

“. . .Yeah. I’ll do my best.”


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