Chapter 11 .
My Wish to became disciple
I headed back the way I came and headed toward the Endenbergs' place.
I could feel my steps getting heavier as we passed through the residential and commercial zones, and deeper into the aristocratic area.
The miscellaneous streets behind me were full of freedom, and despite my goal of helping Misha, I was still overwhelmed by the world.
But what about the scene in front of me
I felt nothing of the beautifully landscaped streets, the gleaming space lined with magnificent mansions.
'Boy, you don't look so good."
Schneizel, who was carrying Misha on his back, looked at me with concern.
The blue eyes that were pointed at me, and reflected in them, I surely look terrible.
Well, this is how it goes.
The place I'm going back to is a cage for me.
I am on my own two feet, away from freedom.
There is a way out of this hell.
But it's a gamble, and if I rely on that way, I won't be able to bend my way of life anymore.
"Did the vampire harm you"
No, that's not what I think."
"Well, I don't want to talk about it "
Schneizel, seeing the look on my face, did not step in, but kept his mouth shut.
Silence envelops the area.
Misha, carried on Schneizel's back, twitched a little as if in pain.
We continued on our way and eventually came in sight of the Endenbergs' house.
"Is that your house"
"Well, I guess that's it then.
I'll leave you with this maid , and then I' ll take my leave."
---This must be my last chance.
If I miss this opportunity, I will probably never be able to have a conversation with him again.
All right, I'll say it.
I had already made up my mind after today's adventure.
My words and Schneizel's words overlapped, and we looked at each other with rounded eyes.
It was Schneizel who blew up first.
"What You mean what you just said"
I looked into Schneizel's eyes with seriousness.
What I'm going to take care of now is the usurpation of the story.
I'm going to push Norwin, who was no more than a mob, to the heavens, wherever he may be.
I will perform a move that may change everything, the curse of the Endenberg family, my impotence, and the fate of Crescencia.
I will put all my feelings into it.
Will you take me as your disciple"
---This line should have been said by Arthur, the hero of the story.
In the middle of the story, he has caused the deaths of many people due to his lack of power, and in order to make a leap forward, he takes a lesson from the strongest person in the world.
That is the storyline.
But I will rob him of it.
I will not have enough power, talent, or perhaps even determination.
That is why I will gain the strength to survive in this world.
I will become Schneizel's apprentice here.
In return, I will throw myself into the days of battle.
Schneizel is looking for his successor, and if I want to be a candidate for his successor, I have to behave appropriately.
But I don't care.
We looked at each other silently for a while.
Then the pressuree, and the killing intent increase appeared .
It's as if to testing me , as if he is trying to sift me out.
I managed to support my resolve, which was about to collapse at any moment, and I continued to receive them.
I wondered how many seconds had passed.
"Well, I'd say it was a fair score."
Schneizel suddenly released his pressure and patted me on the head.
"So, what do you say"
"I'll take you on as an disciple".
I was filled with a joy that was almost too much to take in.
I jumped up unintentionally on the spot, and Schneizel continued as if to nail me to the wall.
"Well, it doesn't sound so good to call you my apprentice,.
It's an experiment, so to speak.
I've never had an disciple yet, so I don't know how far to push or how to stretch you.
I'm going to try it all out on and learn from me okay"
"Sure, I don't mind! I accept it all, I'll be even stronger!"
:All of it, huh I'm going to ask your parents for permission to become my disciple.:
An apprenticeship takes place away from the Endenbergs.
Of course, I was only a five year old kid, so I needed my parents' permission.
, oh no.
Maybe, I mean definitely, I have never even seen my parents' faces, but I have a feeling that they would never forgive me.
I can't help but look at Schneizel with a clinging gaze.
Like earlier, I ask for help.
"Well it's might be a problem "
'I didn't go into your situation earlier because I'm a stranger, but if you're a potential disciple, it's a different story.
Leave it to me."
There was the confident smile of a strong man who never doubts his absoluteness.
---I'm already admire him so much.