10 Years After – 63


And so I went to work.


“It really is advanced magic. You need time to prepare…”



“It is very impressive.”


“I am constantly amazed.”


They continued behind me.

Just then, Eric said as if suddenly remembering something,


“Ah, that’s right. Locke, make it so that you can also unlock the door.”

“…Are you sure?”

“I would feel better if you did.”

“Yes, I agree. It would put my mind at ease if you could come in case of an emergency.”

Refi added.


“I’m glad that you trust me so much, but…”

“Besides, we will need your help if the vampires attack again!”

“I see. That’s true.”


And so I decided that I would also give myself the right to open the door.


With that finalized, I returned to the work at hand.

It wasn’t too difficult to add lock magic.

It wasn’t too difficult to add simple unlocking requirements either.

However, it was quite difficult to make it so that only specific people could open it.

Even more so if you wanted to specify bloodlines.


And it wouldn’t do if it was only one way.

I would have to make it lock and unlock from both sides.


However, being challenged by a difficult problem like this made your spirits soar as a Sorcerer.

And so I was filled with excitement as I went about constructing the magic.


As a fellow Sorcerer, Luchila’s eyes followed me intently.


“Eric. Put your hand on the center here.”

“Like this?”


For a second, the magic circle on the door glowed.


“Now you, Refi. If you will.”

“Like this?”

“The circle flashed again.


And then I put my own hand on it, and it flashed.

There were several other things do after that, and then it was all finished.


“There it is.”

“Ahh, Locke. Thank you! Can I open it?”


It was currently locked.


“Of course. Do you see the royal crest towards the bottom of the door? Just place your palm on it.”

“That’s a very low place to put it.”

“It would be inconvenient if the princesses couldn’t reach it.”

“I see. Thank you for your consideration.”


Eric placed his palm on the door. It shined with dim light, then the door opened with a click.



“It will lock automatically, so you can close it like any other door. If you want to open it from the other side, just put your palm on the door around this area.”

There was no crest, but the magic was located in the same general spot.


“This is very useful! Thank you, Locke!”

“Ruck. Thank you.”

The couple said with gratitude.


After that, Refi tilted her head and said,

“By the way, it’s been bothering me for a while… But why are you calling Ruck by the name Locke?”


Apparently, Eric had not explained that to her.

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5 Comments Leave a comment

  1. It bodes ill when the king has a habit of keeping many things of a personal nature from his wife…

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