Chapter 4: A girl without limits Part 2
However, Alicia intervened immediately.
[…Wait a moment. What she just said is all true]
[…What do you mean by that?]
Robert pursued with an enquiry
[When that child was saving me from the hooligans… she used summoning magic]
[Even Alicia ojou-sama is starting to lie! You are just trying to cover her!]
The head guard is now trembling in anger.
[That is not a lie but the truth. I saw it with my own eyes. Hence… this child is special so possessing the resistance towards magic stones… is also not that strange]
Robert rubbed his chin and started thinking.
[Robert, surely you would not believe all the childish lies these children are telling! It is summoning magic, something that only happens in folktales or legends… such a brat would never be able to use!]
That is right, summoning magic could be considered the [Ultimate] among magic. By summoning a creature from another dimension, a huge amount of magic power is required. Even those master magicians mentioned in the folktales would usually lose their life as a compensation for casting summon magic.
And in this modern era, using summoning magic is only viewed as a joke or a childish subject, since even the method to use it is unknown. If the ability to use summoning magic is known, it will surely be a topic that would shake the world.
[…Should we test it? There is a magic measurement tool used to measure the magic ability of a magician. By using that tool to check, we will easily be able to know the truth and whether that girl is lying]
Robert rang a bell and ordered a maid to get the magic measurement tool.
And the magic measurement tool is now placed on the table.
The tool has a weird appearance by combining a crystal ball onto some kind of gear and rod. Despite its appearance, the reliability of the tool is extremely high.
This tool is mainly used to measure the magic power of an apprentice magician. All someone has to do is to hold the rod and the value of that person’s magic power will be displayed onto the crystal.
Alicia occasionally uses this tool to measure her magic power. Speaking of which, an ordinary magician would have an average magic power, magic attack and magic resistance of 100.
If your ability is lower than that, it indicates that you do not have the talent to be a magician. For someone with any ability of above 200 (which is twice that of an ordinary magician), that person would be considered a genius and their future will be secured.
Under the watch of Alicia’s father – Robert and the head of the guards, Alicia gave a request to Ferris.
[Well then… Ferris. Could you hold on to the gold-coloured rod?]
Ferris swallowed her saliva and held onto the tool.
The other three people in the room stared into the crystal ball.
After Ferris held onto the rod… silver particles within the crystal ball started moving around and began to form numbers.
The shiny fragments inside the crystal ball seems as if they were dancing.
In response to being touched by Ferris, the crystal produced a value:
Magic power: 15000
Magic attack: 28000
… No matter how you look at it, it is a number that would cause disturbance among the country’s high ranking magicians. If she is thrown into a battlefield, she could destroy an entire army, destroy a whole city. It almost approaches the realm of gods.
However, what made everyone become even more in disbelief was the other value showed:
Magic resistance: ∞
This sign indicated infinite value.
The meaning of this is… the crystal ball could not show the value of magic resistance Ferris possess. This of course explains why the poisoning from the magic stones did not affect her.
The head guard’s shoulder trembled.
[Im, impossible! The measurement tool must be faulty! This orphan does not even have the qualification to be a magician apprentice. How could she have such talent in magic…!]
Robert however shaked his head.
[No… there should not be any problem with this tool. Alicia also measured her magic power just yesterday and it was still working fine then]
[If that is the case, show me some magic! Show me a magic that would lead me to believe you!]
The head guard approached Ferris.
[Eh…eh… such thing as magic, how, do I use…?]
[Magicians would usually cast by chanting incantation. As for what to use… right, let’s just use a magic to cast light! Try chanting the spell (Bright)!]
The moment Ferris said it in a small voice.
A strange colour dwell within her eyes.
Her eyes became dead and emotionless.
And from within her palm, a ball of light was produced.
The ball of light then expands with frightening speed.
The table that came into contact with the light crumbles.
The flooring began to vanish.
A whirlwind of light formed.
Books on the bookshelf got sucked into the whirlwind and cracks start appearing on the wall. Everything that came into contact was eaten by the light.
[Eh, wh, what, is this…]
Ferris started to panic after being surrounded by the light and she lightly float up.
Her hair and skin all started to glow as eye-glaringly as the sun.
The light then reached Alicia and first consumed her leather shoe.
Alicia groaned painfully and tried to evade it.
[… this is bad!!]
Robert immediately took the small bottle that was hanging on his neck and threw it towards Ferris.
The bottle cracked and red coloured liquid spreaded onto the surrounding and contained the light from expanding. The ball of light then started to regress slowly into the size of a bean and vanishes with a loud sound.
Alicia collapsed on the floor, her heart beating very rapidly.
They have never seen such a strong magic. It was only supposed to be an illumination spell and even the chant followed that spell, but it was already enough to nearly destroy the whole house.
Alicia’s father and the head guard’s face looked as if all blood had been drained.
Ferris on the other hand was at a lost.
[T, that…I, did I properly use magic….?]
[Ah, ah… I finally understand, that you did not lie… I am sorry]
The head guard lowered his head.
[N, nono! This is also my first time using things such as magic! I am also extremely surprise!]
[Your first time, this is…]
Looking at the panicking Ferris, the head guard had an expression that seem like he was looking at a monster.
[I am sorry but…, could you first return to Alicia’s room? The few of us have something to discuss]
[I, understand! Please excuse me!]
Ferris run out of that room almost like an rabbit trying to escape.
Looking at such a Ferris, she has a figure of any other ordinary girl. Looking at her trip on nothing and panicking to get up and run out of the room, Alicia felt that all the frightening magic she just witnessed was a dream.
[I did not expect… to meet a monster which appears only in legend. I must immediately report it to the king…]
Cold sweat was forming on the head guard’s forehead.
Robert put his hand on the desk and frowned.
[No… I hope you don’t report whatever you just witnessed today]
[Why? If I did not report a person with such ability, I would definitely receive heavy punishment from my superior if they found out later]
[That may be the case. However, our country has been embroiled in war with the neighbouring country for a long time and is finally starting to move towards peace. If during such a time, what do you think will happen if others knew our country held such an enormous war potential?]
[Again… another war will start, right…]
Alicia squeezed out a coarse voice.
[That’s right. This time the battle that will occur will be irreversible. The extremist faction will try to eliminate the moderate faction and expand the territory using Ferris. The king and all the citizen will face danger]
[That is… something we must avoid at all cost]
The head guard clenched his hand tightly.
[Hence… regarding the matter of Ferris, do not tell it to anyone. Even not to Ferris]
Alicia was still thinking of telling it to Ferris. Towards the current Ferris, it would serve to increase her self-confidence. She workrd as a slave up until now and suffered many abuse, so confidence is something she needs]
However, Robert immediately explain
[You know the legend regarding… the black rain witch right?]
[One thousand year ago, a criminal with tremendous magic power that spreaded disaster to the whole world]
[Ah. She was also extremely young, a magician girl who possessed extraordinary power. However, because she is so young, she was unable to control her desire and feelings… and self-destructed. She got drown in being the strongest and got destroyed]
[Whether Ferris will become like her… I don’t know. However, Ferris is still so young. When she knows that there is no one stronger than her in this world… It will be hard to imagine how that would influence her heart]
That was a very logical statement.
Alicia would also be unable to predict what she would do if she obtains the strongest power in the world. She is already 12-year-old and is going to be an adult soon. However, even if she became an adult, she felt that it would be hard to resist the temptation of power.
[… I understand. I would not tell this to Ferris]
[Me too. I would keep the matter today in my heart]
[I am depending on the two of you. For the sake of Ferris, for the sake of this world… this is an extremely important matter]
Robert then sighed deeply.
And stared into Alicia’s eye.
[Alicia. Your age is quite close to Ferris. Please protect her. Including the evil intention around her]
Alicia clenched her fist.
Even if her father did not tell her, she would not allow her benefactor to meet with such misfortune.
T.L End of Part 2. I wonder why the rating for the novel is so low on novelupdate?