10 Years After – 172

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“Alright, I’m off to the palace then. I hope you won’t go out and hunt vampires without telling anyone?”

“I know. …Oh…”

“What?”

“Mister Locke. Thank you.”

“Don’t mention it.”

 

I contacted Morris through the communication bracelet and told him that I would be late in going to the water dragon settlement today.

After that, I went down the secret passage alone.

As I was going to a library, Grulf would have to stay home.

 

“Maybe I should contact Eric.”

 

I used the bracelet.

 

“Hmm? The library?”

“Yes. I want to do some research on making magic tools for mental resistance.”

“I’m not sure there are any books about… Well, I will ask the librarian.”

“Thank you. That will save me some time.”

“It’s nothing. More importantly, could you bring Grulf and Lord Gerberga with you?”

“Huh? Why?”

“Uh, my wife and daughters…”

“I see. Oh, should I bring Tama as well?”

“Are you sure?”

“Well, I’ll have to ask Philly first. But I bet Philly will want to accompany me to the library anyway. That would be fine, wouldn’t it?”

“Of course.”

 

It would be even better if Philly could help me.

After all, it would be her who had to make the materials.

 

And so Philly and I and the animals headed for the palace.

Philly had her mask on, just in case.

Her whereabouts were supposed to be a secret.

 

Eric was waiting for us on the other side.

And here, we left the animals with Refi, Charlotte, and Marie.

They were very happy as they petted them.

 

“Groof!”

“Cluck-cluck!”

“Woof!”

Grulf and the others also looked happy, so that was good.

 

And then Philly and I headed for the library.

As we had special permission from the king, we would be able to read books that were usually forbidden.

 

“Oh, this…is very interesting.”

Philly was drawn to completely unrelated books.

 

“I understand how you feel, but we came here today for a reason.’

“I know.”

“I’ll ask Eric if we can come back some other time.”

“Really?”

“Yes. I don’t think Eric would mind.”

 

And with that, Philly and I focused on finding related material.

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