I Decided to Not Compete and Quietly Create Dolls Instead - Chapter 35.2
Clap, clap, clap.
Dry applause burst out.
When did he appear?
Mr. Asukurasua was standing in a place that could be reached by crossing the iron grill. In the cave where darkness dominated, only his appearance was strangely clear. On a closer look, his shiny skin seemed as glossy as the surface of pottery, and his long hair shone with a pale glow.
Just like me, he was a breathtaking beauty.
“The power to make the wall of one’s heart melt. Although I thought that this was a power to color with an evil whisper, I guess there is still something good with just one usage. Let’s remember this.”
It seems that he’s an old friend of Kajero, but they obviously are not on good terms.
A piercing and noisy sensation covered my chest.
“It’s been a long time, Firuka-kun. Is your father healthy?”
I was confused.
According to what Mr. Asukurasua said moments ago, it seems as if he noticed our “intertwinement.” And since he’s here, does it mean that he is going to tell about the gang of kidnappers?
“Ah, your thoughts are totally correct.”
Mr. Asukurasua nodded in response as if he read my mind.
“Although this organization is a sunken ship, either way, I was going to let you escape for now. If you have enough power to neutralize every member of the organization, you can easily capture their leader, High Priest Purofuen.
….. It’s okay to be angry, Kajero-kun.
Nowadays people are spreading words. Keep the monster silent.”
That was all what he said.
Mr. Asukurasua’s blue pupils turned into golden ones. Immediately after that, Kajero’s soul within me started to fade away.
“Don’t worry. I just made him quiet a little. I have no intention of harming you. Rather, I’m giving you an opportunity to surrender.
Arutiria Wisupu. She’s no longer fun. There probably won’t be anyone who would beg for forgiveness with a head down.
Though I am now miserable and defeated, I still brought an “apology thing” to improve my impression. I want you to take it.”
After saying this, he held my hands. A cold sensation rose from my hands to my brain. Many alchemy formulas started to flow in my mind.
….. Wait. It can’t be…
“It’s a blueprint of artificial life. Originally you were supposed to discover it 10 years later, but it’s a perfect ‘apology thing’. I want you to use it as a stepping stone to move ahead.”
A satisfied smile appeared on Mr. Asukurasua’s face.
I was driven by the urge to hit him on his face.
What’s with that “I want you to take it?” That meaningless thing was just imposed on me. It’s like being deprived of future fun.
An outcome doesn’t really matter to a person like me. The idea, which is being born in the process, is what really matters. I select ridiculous ideas and develop them to a level of discoveries and inventions that nobody’s imagination can perceive. Within that area, I can also come up with more brand new ideas. That’s what “the joy of life” means.
However, without even knowing my thoughts, Asukurasua continued his words with a bright face, as if he was chanting a song.
“Right, should I also lead you just like the King of Evil Spirits? Though I don’t know whether the destination will be good or bad.”
He looked at me with a distorted smile and that smile made me feel like several snakes crawling on my body.
I was a little scared, so I took a step back.
“I took a little peek at your heart. Tell me, what does ‘I want to be your doll’ even mean? A warm home, bonds, love – if you want all of those that much, then, ‘I want to marry you’ would be just fine to say. Ah, but that’s fine if you don’t have an answer yet. I will put it into words instead. This is also an ‘apology thing’.
Probably, you understood that unknowingly with that smart head of yours. In exchange for possessing the power of ‘Princess of Dolls’, Arutiria Wisupu has excluded love from her life.
This ‘I want to marry you’ won’t ever come true. Therefore, ‘I want to be your doll’ would work just fine, wouldn’t it?”
So, let’s make a prediction.
Your love will end in disappointment, for sure. And, after that moment, you’ll be struck by new desires, thus, suffering from more distorted feelings.
However, rest assured. That blueprint will save you. Even without the power of ‘Princess of Dolls’, it will be possible to create another Arutiria Wisupu who knows how to love. An ideal wife with the same spirit of noble steel as that of hers.”
…… What do I call this uncontrollable emotion? Saying this is an anger just won’t be enough. That chattering fellow in front of me, I want to erase him, crush him, and just imagine that he wasn’t here in the first place.
There’s a saying about how impossible it is to breathe the same air with a certain someone. in my case, however, it is impossible to even live the same moment with that certain someone.
“Stop fooling around, Asukurasua. My love will end in disappointment? Creating an ideal woman would be fine? Ahh, that sounds quite ridiculous.
If there’s no love in Arutiria’s world, then I just have to bring it there. Isn’t it an exciting challenge to make something non-existable exist? Moreover, I can’t help but laugh just by thinking of creating a woman that suits my tastes. What a man and a genius I am, if I can’t even deal with a broken heart?
Also, my connections with you end today. Thank you for your advice eight years ago, but don’t get involved with me anymore, will you? Leave now, or else I can’t promise that you’ll be fine afterward.”
Asukurasua shrugs as if he didn’t hear my words.
“But you already have the blueprint. It’s a thing to rely on when you are being cornered.
You can cry, roar, however, in the end, the agony becomes very pleasurable. Please, entertain me to the utmost.”
The corner of his mouth raised a bit as he sneered at me.
I, too, showed my teeth indomitably.
“The human heart is weak. They can take their previous words back and seek salvation in the blueprint instead. That’s why I’ll dispose of it. Also to enjoy life once again.”
“Huh? Is this what you are going to do? But I’ve already put the blueprint in your head. You can’t easily dispose of it.”
“…. Don’t underestimate humans, you fool.”
As I crossed my arms, the alchemy furnace was activated.
“Although you gave me the blueprint, the analysis is almost over. Isn’t it quite fast, don’t you think so? That’s because I am a genius.
That’s how the human brain works. It was pretty interesting. Thanks to you, I’ve got an excellent idea – how to play with one’s memory.”
I put my left hand on my head.
If I fail, I may become invalid. But, is it something to be afraid of right now? What should happen in the future will happen in the future. For now, let’s have some fun.
— Forge: Target; Own brain; Erase, Information(About the blueprint)
3… 2… 1… 0.
Accidentally, I may have added some other memories in my head… But, whatever.
Overall, it worked just fine. The result is satisfying enough.
“Now I can’t remember a thing about that blueprint. Oh, and you should stop wasting your efforts. I almost finished making the barrier.”
“That’s very interesting. Let’s check it, then.”
Asukurasua squeezed my right hand tightly.
A strange sensation occurred in my body as if all my nerves were frozen, and started to make its way right to my head; however, it suddenly disappeared halfway.
“I see. So it wasn’t a bluff after all… It’s such a big deal.”
I doubted my vision.
As Asukurasua nodded with satisfaction, his face became more serious than before.
“Let’s apologize. Firuka Ruiwasu.
You should be proud of yourself. You successfully defeated me, who tried to pretend to surrender. I was just afraid of controlling ‘Poison’ altogether.
Farewell. I won’t see you again.”
“Just what the heck are you talking about? A dangerous person like you can’t be free.”
My right hand was grabbed by him, connected to him.
Perfect. A great opportunity.
I set Asukurasua and the ground as targets and activated the forge.
I intended not to leave this place even for a step.
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