The Magic of “Analysis” Sees Through Everything – Chapter 66

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“Welcome back~.”

“I’m back, master.”

Luke smiles at Iris who jumps into his arms.

Iris beams a bright smile at Luke.

“It seems like you’ve finally touched the origin, haven’t you?”

“Did you notice?”

“I felt the vibrations of the source magic all the way here. I knew right away it was Luke’s doing. Now that we’re alone, let’s take our time to talk about it tonight.”

“Hey, I’m here too!”

“Oh, you were here?”

“What do you mean, ‘you were here’!”

Alma sighs and readjusts her luggage.

“Well, that’s fine. Let’s head to the mansion before it gets dark. We can talk after that.”

“Right, let’s go home together, master. We still have plenty of time.”

“…?”

Iris stares intently at Luke and Alma.

“You two, something happened, right?”

The two freeze at Iris’s words.

“No, not really~”

“That’s a lie.”

Iris grabs Alma’s face forcefully.

“Ouch! It’s crushing! It’s crushing!”

“Talk honestly. Then you won’t have to hurt.”

“Alright! Alright, I got it!”

“Hmm, so that’s what happened.”

Iris sighs deeply.

The two explain in detail to Iris at her mansion what happened during the large-scale hunt.

“Fighting Behemoth, huh? Well, it’s only natural for Luke to manage it.”

“No, I couldn’t have done it alone. It was thanks to everyone’s cooperation.”

“That guy is tough, honestly, I wouldn’t want to face him either.”

Iris leans her elbows on her knees, looking at Luke.

“So, you managed to realize the origin magic.”

“Yes.”

Luke nods.

“It was probably only a second, but I felt it clearly. My hand touched the origin magic.”

It still feels like a dream.

It’s like a dream that I, a human, reached something long pursued yet unattainable. I almost expect to wake up and find it was all a dream.

Yet, this hand tells me that it was undoubtedly real.

“But it was only for a moment. I need to make it more concrete.”

“That’s true. We’re just at the door now. There’s still a lot to refine before we can grasp what’s inside. But I’m sure Luke can do it. I guarantee it. Now, about you two…”

Iris, resting her chin on her hand, looks at the two.

“Why don’t you tell me what happened between you two?”

“We… that is…”

Alma nervously twiddles her intertwined fingers.

“You confessed, didn’t you?”

“…Yes.”

Luke nods strongly, his cheeks flushed.

“Alma is an important woman to me. This incident made it very clear.”

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“Luke…”

Alma looked at Luke with teary eyes.

“Well, it’s fine though…”

Iris leaned back on the sofa.

“Isn’t it okay? Luke has been wanting to meet Alma the whole time he’s been here, right? It’s not for me to say, right? That’s the feeling?”

“…Hey, what are you sulking about?”

Iris turned away as Alma raised her voice in protest.

“It’s nothing, just thought they make a good match, being humans. After all, I’m always going to be a demon.”

“Hey.”

Alma grabbed Iris’s face.

“You, you don’t think I came here to brag about Luke, do you? That we’ll be good friends from now on and you’re no longer needed, is that what you’re saying?”

“Ouch, ouch, ouch!”

Iris’s skull creaked.

“Don’t underestimate! I know the five years Luke spent with you are irreplaceable! That’s true for Iris too, right? I can’t just ignore that!”

“Y, Yes, master! You are more important to me than anything!”

Luke stood up.

“Sure, we are human and demon. But what does that matter! I want to be with master more, but not because you are my master, but because I like you.”

“Really?”

“Really.”

Luke took Iris’s hand.

“That’s why I came here. I could learn magic anywhere, but I wanted to see you, be with you.”

“But…”

Iris looked at Alma.

“It’s okay, really.”

Alma quickly turned away.

“We promised, didn’t we? In the mountains, you come first. I’m not insensitive. Why don’t I take a walk around while you two enjoy your time?”

Alma stood up to leave, but Iris forcefully hugged her shoulder.

Then she hugged Luke with her other arm.

“Luke, Alma, you guys are the best. Meeting you makes me feel like my 800 years in the mountains weren’t wasted.”

“Master…”

“Okay, okay, let go! It’s tight!”

Despite Alma’s embarrassed struggling, Iris didn’t let go.

“No way, I won’t let go. Tonight, the three of us will have a great time!”

“Hey, wait a minute!”

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