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Chapter 27- The Emperor’s Intentions

Then, after three hours of repeated infusions of magical power, I was finally able to pour magic power into all the flame spirit plants.

I looked at the flame spirit plants that, contrary to my concerns, had mutated as before.

I muttered to the flame spirit plant that bloomed like a bellflower, ‘Well, it looks beautiful, doesn’t it?’

I’m glad they mutated safely, but….. I am indeed a bit tired. I still have a lot of magic power, but it’s difficult to keep pouring magic into thirty flame plants. I’d like to ask him to split it up next time…… Well, it’s best if there’s no ‘next time’.

I take a breath and relax my body, rubbing my shoulders.

While I was feeling weak, Silas-sensei was busy checking the flame spirit plants.

Keeping a detailed record, he wrote numbers and letters directly on the potted plants.

It must be hard to keep track of nearly 30 potted flame spirit plants,’ I thought to myself with a wry smile.

“Speaking of which, ──── why did His Majesty the Emperor give you so many flame spirit plants?”

I take one look at the neatly tended potted plant of fire spirit plant and shuffle off my gloves.

Silas-sensei, glancing at me, paused and reached for a beaker of tea.

“I don’t know about that. But others say that they are investing in my research because it might be useful for the treatment of ──── the Princess……”

I was crestfallen in front of Silas-sensei, who said this as if he were talking about something else.

He seemed unaware that he was talking apathetically and continued in a nonchalant manner.

“Well, I didn’t ask the emperor directly, so I don’t know what the truth is. But I don’t see any other reason to invest in my research, do you? You see, my research is so simple and unremarkable.”

“No, I don’t think so….. but I didn’t think the subject of the Princess would come up here.”

Unable to keep up with the sudden turn of events, I held my eyes and exhaled.

I don’t know how to react, but Silas-sensei was drinking his tea in a nonchalant manner.

His attitude, which is the incarnation of his own pace, makes me come full circle and become calm.

With the most noble unmarried woman in the empire in my mind, I let out a deep sigh.

Oswald Lorenz Draconia, the current emperor of the Draconian Empire, has another child besides Crown Prince Leonardo.

That child is the empire’s only imperial princess──── Stephanie Sybil Draconia.

She’s as lovely as a flower and is said to be doted upon by the Emperor, but in social circles, the topic of Princess Stephanie is considered taboo. Because when she was four years old, she suddenly collapsed and never woke up. Rumor has it that Her Royal Highness Princess Stephanie is still sleeping like the Sleeping Beauty in a fairy tale.

The cause of her poor health has not been disclosed and the nobles are wondering if she was poisoned by someone. “Did she suffer from an incurable disease?” The speculation is varied. Some of them even speculated that the Princess might have been cursed by someone.

His Majesty the Emperor, who loves his daughter dearly, tried all possible means to cure her, but she was still not getting better. Rumor has it that he even summoned His Holiness the Pope to treat her, but there is no sign of recovery, let alone a complete cure…….

So now they are trying to recover Princess Stephanie’s health by using medicinal herbs. Certainly, if you think about it that way, it makes sense with the amount of fire spirit herbs. If it’s for the sake of curing his daughter, I’m sure they won’t be sparing any expense. That’s the kind of person His Majesty the Emperor is….. but ────

“────Why is the study of the flame spirit herb useful for the cure of Her Imperial Highness Princess Stephanie?”

I put my index finger to my chin, ‘Flame spirit grass is a poisonous plant, right?’ I tilted my head.

Far from being a cure, its efficacy was more of a poison, “You didn’t lie about it being a cure, did you?” I feel impatient. Silas-sensei sat up abruptly in front of me, dripping with cold sweat.

He fishes through shelves and drawers as if looking for something and eventually picks up two documents. They seemed to be research data on fire spirit plants.

“First of all, take a look at this.”

“Huh…? What’s this data?”

“This is the data of a potion made by mixing ──── flame spirit grass. By the way, this is the data of the potion made without flame spirit grass.”

Pointing to each of the two documents, Silas-sensei explained, “Well, take a look at them first”.

I did as he asked and looked over the documents, noting a difference that was more obvious than expected ────.

“The potion with flame spirit grass has a higher efficacy than the one with ・・・・・・・・・……? Eh? Is that ……? Did fire spirit grass have that effect?”

My eyes go black and white as I had assumed it was just a poisonous herb that was only rare and valuable.

Unable to hide my confusion, I read the document over and over again, bewildered. But no matter how many times I read it over, the content never changed.

Silas-sensei, a plant nerd, would never have made the mistake of putting out the wrong research data. …… He’s basically a slacker, but he’s solid when it comes to plants.

So, I have no choice but to believe this data. …… but I can’t believe it so easily.

“Are you sure this is made from a mixture of flame spirit plants?”

“Oh, yes, I do. Although to be exact, it’s ‘a potion made from a mixture of flame spirit grass ・・・・・・・ that was mutated by your magic infusion.”

“What? Then what happened with regular flame spirit grass?”

I looked up quickly from my document and stared into the emerald eyes I could see through the lens.

Silas-sensei, picking up his pen, glanced to the corner of the room. There was an empty potted plant and a piece of paper with the word “Namek Genius” written on it was meaningfully inserted.

“I tried the usual fire spirit plant, but the results were not good. It seems that only mutated flame spirit plants are effective in increasing efficacy.”

“I see….”

I nodded, my cheeks twitching and I dared not mention that potted plant.

I told myself, ‘Ignorance is bliss,’ and returned my gaze to the front for the time being.

“Let’s see….. So, to summarize, you’re saying that you might be able to cure Her Highness Princess Stephanie with a potion containing mutated flame spirit grass, right?”

“To put it succinctly, yes, I suppose it would.”

Silas-sensei affirms with a smile and I hold my head up. This is turning out to be a bigger story than I thought…..

But it’s a big deal that the mutated flame spirit grass turned out to be more than just useless. Now I don’t have to be afraid that the emperor will be angry with me.

Huh …… thank goodness. I was afraid of what he would have done if they had turned out to be just weeds.

I patted my chest in relief and relaxed my shoulders, relieved from the bottom of my heart.

With one less thing to worry about, my shoulders are a bit relieved and I suddenly look at the wall clock which read six o’clock, and muttered to myself, “It’s already evening,” as I stood up.

“I’m going to leave now. If there is anything I can do for you, please call me again.”

As I was about to leave, Silas-sensei, who was sitting in front of me, rattled noisily and got up from his seat.

“──── wait a minute! I have something I need to give to you!”

He stops me with a panicked look on his face, pushes up his glasses with a click and turns himself around.

Running to a locked drawer, he pulled out a golden key from his pocket.

He then hastily unlocks the drawer and pulls out a letter from inside.

I looked at it with a dragon wax seal and said, ‘No way….’

Only the Flugel Academy and the ──── imperial family can use dragon emblems and sealing wax in the empire. Then, the sender is …….

“Yes, this ──── was entrusted to me by His Imperial Majesty, a letter addressed to you.”

“I almost forgot,” Dr. Silas said, handing me the letter, smiling wryly.

He didn’t seem nervous, as if he wasn’t interested in the letter, even if it was from the emperor. Normally, he would have handed it over in a more …… ostentatious manner……

Well, in a way, it’s very typical of Silas-sensei.

I was so stunned that I didn’t even feel like tsk-tsk-ing, I thanked him and accepted the letter.

The content of the letter was probably about how he wanted to invite me to the castle. It seems that he wants to fulfill the promise he made at the closing ceremony of the gymnastic festival.

It’s much sooner than I thought it would be. Well, I didn’t want to be summoned during the summer vacation, so it was just as well. I want to spend as much time as possible during the summer vacation.

As I caressed the dragon’s wax seal with my finger, I secretly resolved to ‘finish all the troublesome things before the summer vacation’.

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