Chapter 36: The Next Journey
When I opened my eyes again, there was a HP bar hovering in mid-air.
With a wave of my hand, the familiar menu appeared before me. Seeing these, I could not help but feel relieved.
"Are you awake?"
I turned to look where Gabriel's voice came from, and saw him closing a book in his hands.
"That girl called Oyado have already woken up. She said she wanted to prepare something to eat for her big brother, so she's currently really busy."
"Is that so? I must really thank her for the hard work."
I stood up from the bed and did some stretching. I felt the same as before, which meant there wasn't any problems.
"Then, taking this opportunity, mind if I ask something?" "What is it?"
"Just who the hell are you? You should be someone from the Church... no, you were from the Church, right?"
"Oh. Really? How did you come up with that conclusion?"
"Even those fake priests would make the effort to remove the stench of blood from their bodies. But, you did not. This proves that you're no longer one of their members... Is that sufficient?"
"... Hahaha. That's right. I'm indeed no longer a part of them. And..." He took out a red cross.
"I even became an existence that goes against their name - an assassin."
"Is that so. Then why are you looking for the data on human modifications? Isn't that something the Church wants to collect?"
"I see. You have a really sharp mind, young man." He kept the cross in his hand, and stood up.
He then pulled his collar to a side, and a giant scar on his chest was revealed. At the same time, new titles appeared beside his name.
[Devil Counter] [Regenerative Modified Human]
"I see, so you're a modified human as well. Then this isn't hard to understand. But I'm only able to provide the information on Smuu household's human modifications, and not the Church's."
"It's fine. Being able to destroy any form of this unethical technology is a good thing."
"You're really hot-blooded, huh. This isn't a quality an assassin should have, you know."
"Hahaha. Even though you're a magician, your swordsmanship is pretty good as well. Don't you know that focusing on one is the strongest path?"
"That maybe so."
"But you're really pretty good. Why don't you join our Assassin Guild?" "No need. I already belong to an organization."
After hearing my words, he was evidently shocked, looking at his widened eyes.
But a moment later, his expression returned to its original state.
"Understandable. Since you have such capabilities at such a young age, it's natural that you have somewhere you belong. I won't probe into which organization you're under, after all, it's fine as long as long we benefit mutually in the things
we do. Don't you think so?" "I agree."
"Big brother, what are you guys talking about~?"
Suddenly, the door opened, and Oyado brought a pot of food into the room. "We're discussing what we're going to do from now on. Oyado, is your body
"Un. My memories have told me what I'm supposed to do, so I'm completely fine now. And I realized there was a soup that could help with recovery in my memories, so I decided to try it out."
"Is that so..." Memories...
"Oyado, your current memories..."
"It's the memories that both of us know of. The other me told me that, because of your help, the unnecessary memories were eliminated. Thus, allowing my current memories to be retained."
"Is that so..."
Looks like the other Oyado did indeed bring all those unnecessary memories to hell.
"But Oyado learnt quite a few things as well. After removing those unnecessary memories, I still retain a few interesting things in mind. For example, how to cook, how to provide first-aid, how to show courtesy, and also, how to kill people."
I helplessly let out a sigh. As I thought, since the other Oyado had such strong combat abilities, the retained memories would definitely include those abilities.
So, in the end, Oyado has become a murderer loli? "Let me confirm one thing."
"What is it~"
"You know that killing is bad, right?"
"But of course. Is big brother treating me as a serial killer?"
"No, of course not. I'm just worried that those memories would greatly affect you."
"Don't worry, big brother. I'm still very clear of these things, just like how I know I'm a man-made doll, who don't have any parents."
"What!? How do you know about that?"
"Because they are all in my memories. Thanks to big brother, the memory restriction equipment was destroyed. Hence, I'm very clear of my own situation."
"Don't worry~" Oyado laughed.
"Oyado will not be affected by these things. Oyado is currently very strong, so big brother, you don't have to worry."
"Haha, is that so..."
I can't stop worrying at all!
There's a loli which hold more years of memories than me right beside me. I can't describe this feeling I'm currently having at all.
"In any case, let's first have some food."
"We... Wait, are you planning to journey with us after this?" "Is there a problem?"
"At the very least, wear your clothes properly. If you expose your chest like that, people might think you're homo."
"Homo? What's that?"
"It's a pain to explain, forget about it. I don't have any opinion on journeying together. But... Do you know where's Jirandur City?"
He showed a startled expression.
"How can I not know of it? That's currently the nearest large city from here. Although it's situated at the borders of the Ice Empire, it's where several Mercenary Guilds, Adventurer Guilds could be found together. It's even where several Assassin Guilds are hiding."
"... Is that so."
Was that why this place was chosen as the experiment ground? "Then alright. Don't you want to know information regarding human
modifications? Then our next stop will be there." "Very well. Then, let's eat~"
Oyado said as she placed a bowl of black soup in front of me.
Alright, even though it looks really scary, but compared to the food certain people make, it smells much normal.
Let's try it out...
Un, the taste is pretty good~