bloody as Sethian’s eyes.

Sethian swung the door open after passing Eda and ordered Lenox, who was waiting outside the door.

“Keep an eye out from the inside.
If he ever tries to touch anything other than his hands using the mana supply as an excuse, drag him out of the room and cut one off.”

“Yes, I understand.”

Lenox answered without hesitation, entered the room with a nonchalant face, and stood by the door.
Upon hearing Sethian’s orders, Roa told Eda to be careful in case he really got amputated, and left the room.

There was a strange feeling of silence in the room where two people left and one other entered.

Eda glanced at Lenox with a slightly tense expression on his carefree face.
It was not as powerful as Crown Prince Sethian, but it was still an extraordinarily intimidating sense.
He had already put his hand on the sword handle on his waist as if he were going to draw his sword at any time.

In the midst of the strange tension between Lenox, who is watching, and Eda, who is being monitored, Yi-Gyeol’s eyes alone are twinkling.

“How do you supply the mana?”

Eda’s tense face softened a little as if seeing a child full of curiosity.
He sat down on a chair by the bed and pulled a clean cloth bag from his robe.
When he took out a blue stone the size of a fist from inside and showed it, awe could be seen in Yi-Gyeol’s eyes.

“Is this what they call a magic stone?”

“Yes, that’s right.”

Eda answered with a smile and held the magic stone in one hand and Yi-Gyeol’s hand in the other.
Yi-Gyeol’s hand trembled at the cold touch.

“It will take about 10 minutes.”

As Eda spoke kindly with a smiling face, the magic stone he was holding started to glow subtly.
Accordingly, Yi-Gyeol’s hand that was connected to the other also glowed blue.
Yi-Gyeol made a more comfortable expression compared to what he felt when Roa was examining his body.

Eda, who began supplying mana from the mana stone, continued smiling as he scrutinizingly watch Yi-Gyeol’s face.

‘As expected, he’s not a slave used for labor either.’

He didn’t realize when Crown Prince Sethian was carrying him out of the tower with that emaciated body, but now that he looks at it, he thinks he wasn’t a slave who usually did rough labor in the first place.
If he worked harshly, even if there are no visible wounds, his hands are bound to be rough, but the palm he’s holding is soft and the back of it is smooth and fine.

‘Is it a sex slave?’

It would be understandable if that was the case.
Crown Prince Sethian has a tendency to be obsessed with interesting things from time immemorial, so he may have needed a unique sex slave with an exotic taste that is rarely seen.
In addition, not only does he not care about other people at all, but he’s also known to have done some weird things, so he might think nothing of giving life to him through sexual intercourse.
It is said that the imperial family has a particularly long lifespan.

He sneered inside at Yi-Gyeol, who was staring at his hand, with that thought in mind.
He doesn’t know what kind of witchcraft he used to catch the Crown Prince’s eyes and took over this bedroom, but he was just a mere plaything.
Just thinking that he’s holding the hand of someone who’s having sex every night just to receive vitality and no one knows when would be thrown away makes him feel dirty.

‘In any case, what is important is that he is a soul with a living body.’

If the man in front of him fell into the hands of Prince Zair, he would be the best tool for mass-producing human bodies.

Repeated mass production will shock the soul’s spirit, but Zair will definitely not care at all.
Even if his soul becomes exhausted and crumbles to the point where he loses himself completely, he will continue to be used.

And for his(Eda) own benefit too.

The thought of a time when it turned out to be like that gave him chilling ecstasy.

Contrary to his head that mocked and ridiculed Yi-Gyeol, Eda, who has a friendly smile on the outside just like his teacher, made eye contact with Yi-Gyeol as his(YG) voice came in as if to interrupt his thoughts.

“What is sir’s name?”

“It’s Eda.”

“Eda-nim….”

Yi-Gyeol rolled Eda’s name in his mouth and smiled bitterly.

“By any chance, did I do something wrong to Eda-nim?”

“Yes?”

Eda, who was ridiculing Yi-Gyeol inside his mind, stopped at Yi-Gyeol’s question at once.

“I feel like you don’t like me.”

“…How can that be? It’s the first time that we’re talking like this, so I don’t think there’s anything to hate.”

“You hated me even before you came into this room.”

The corner of Eda’s lips twitched momentarily.
Yi-Gyeol’s eyes sank darkly.

“Why are you forcing yourself to smile?”

After the onset of Rostov Syndrome, as time went on, Yi-Gyeol had no choice but to be sensitive to the negative emotions of others.
Moreover, the forced smile that Eda was making resembled that of Yi-Gyeol’s before, which was shown to hide his original emotion.

Eda’s smile, which seemed natural to anyone, slowly disappeared.
 

TL Note:
I’m very sorry for this super late release~! TL got reported and I’m not sure if it’s related to DMCA so I decided to stop releasing for a few weeks to test the waters… So far, I think it’s good since we haven’t heard anything, or else I’ll have to go private.ㅠㅠ That’s why you guys have to join the group to be updated! Let’s see if we can go back to normal release~.

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