10 Years After – 212

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“It is easier to have it detect all of the dark ones instead of just those that have been charmed!”

“Yes. That was unexpected. I learned a lot.”

 

We had been meaning to make something else at first.

However, it was difficult to make it detect something so specific.

And that’s why we changed direction.

 

“Well, as long as it detects those that are charmed as well, then there is no problem.”

“Yes. After all, it’s not like we want thralls of lesser vampires to enter.”

“Of course.”

 

As we talked about this, Kathe’s stomach began to grumble loudly.

 

“I think I was a little too concentrated on my work. I’m so hungry now.”

“Yes. Let’s ask them if we can have something to eat then.”

“Yes!”

“Groof!”

“Cluck!”

 

Kathe, Grulf, and Lord Gerberga all answered happily.

And so we left the room we had been working in.

A young beastkin wolf had been waiting outside and now rushed towards us.

 

“Mister Locke. Everyone. Are you finished working?”

“Yes, we have finished.”

“Uhuh. I’m so tired.”

“Then we will prepare a meal for you immediately. Please wait in the dining hall. Or would you prefer it if we brought the food to you?”

“No, we can go to the hall. Thank you.”

 

They had made the food ahead of time but hadn’t told us so we would not be disturbed.

Sorcerers had a tendency of forgetting to eat when they became obsessed.

 

“I’m sorry that we weren’t able to eat with the others. It’s made more work for you.”

“Oh, no. Please don’t worry about that!”

 

The young beastkin said with a smile.

Then Kathe said,

 

“Did you eat already?”

“Not yet. But don’t worry about me. We beastkin can survive for days without eating!”

“Hmm. Now I feel bad. You must eat with us then.”

“N-no! I can’t! I am not even worthy.”

 

Mors turned to the mortified beastkin youth.

 

“Don’t worry about it. You must eat with us.”

“Kathe and Mors. You shouldn’t force people. It might make them even more uncomfortable.”

“Oh, I see…”

“I’m so sorry.”

 

Then the beastkin youth looked even more frantic.

 

“No-no! Not at all! I would be glad to eat with you all…”

“That’s better!”

 

And with that, we all moved to the dining hall.

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