Royal Magician – 58

Chapter 58 – More Than I Thought

After the dragon’s visit, I just stood there, stunned for some time. But after a while, I slowly regained my composure.

“In any case, you should not tell anyone about this. And I will pretend that I didn’t see anything.”

I nodded at Luke’s suggestion.
For people who didn’t know, the appearance of a giant dragon in the royal capital would look like a most dangerous event.

It was very possible that they would assemble an army to slay it. And it would be the beginning of a great hunt that would leave its mark on the kingdom’s history.

This would be most unfortunate, for the well-meaning dragon, and all of the citizens of this kingdom.

But more than anything, I would be held responsible. Perhaps they would even see fit to punish me for my part in all of it.

‘Noelle Springfield. You are to be executed!’

That would be awful!
Just awful!

Ultimately, I decided to look away from this inconvenient truth.

Yes, nothing had happened here.

There were times when, as a working adult, it was good to act a little slyly. Yes.

And so I just prayed that nothing would come of it.
And then I realized something.

“By the way, what are you doing here, Luke?”

It was the weekend, and both of us had the day off.
Had he come on some urgent business?

“Huh? Uh, well, because I…”

There was uncertainty in his sapphire blue eyes.
I had never heard his voice sound so weak.

Luke’s gaze wandered for a moment, as if trouble, before he said,

“…It’s nothing.”

Um, it’s definitely not nothing, judging by the way he was acting.

Besides, I was shrewd enough to notice something else.

Luke appeared to be holding something behind him in a secretive fashion.

Now, clearly it was related to why he was here.

As the ultimate, most powerful magician, I could see things clearly!

Your secrets shall be exposed entirely!

“Hey, hey. What is that?”

I asked while peering into Luke’s face.

“As I said, it’s nothing.”

He averted his eyes.
His face looked a little flushed under the sunset.

Apparently, this matter was a slight embarrassment to him.

That made me…even more curious!

With great agility, I stepped around him so that I could see what he was holding.
However, he just turned around so that it continued to be concealed.

“Sorry, but I just remembered a matter I must attend to.”
“Huh? Hey, wait.”

But he then left as if escaping from me.
Left alone in front of the house, I tilted my head in puzzlement.

“What was that?”

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In the alley he had run into.
Luke Waldstein leaned against a wall as he stared at the ground.

The two tickets he had kept hidden.
His eyes fell on them and he let out a deep sigh.

“What the hell am I even doing…”

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