CHAPTER 30: GLIMPSE
The next day .
The lecture had finished and it was already dark outside .
There were still people at the place called the research institute, even though work had usually finished by then .
I was also no exception . I returned to the research institute when my lecture ended and started researching .
Even though I said that, my research had already reached its limits .
As usual there was no progress on the 【Saint】technique .
I also tried to ask the Director about it, but of course, he only knew what everyone else knew .
I didn’t have any information at all on how to activate it .
If I just knew that then I could try various things……
There’s no way you use it by chanting 『【Saint】technique』 .
I thought for a while inside of the research institute but I wasn’t getting anywhere, so I decided to take a break and went outside .
It’s probably because I confined myself inside so my thoughts are going around in circles .
A good idea might come to me if I breathe in fresh air .
I went outside with a lantern and the wind blew gently .
It was still a little hot in the daytime, but it got cooler at night when the wind blew .
I sat down on a bench next to the research institute, looked up at the sky, and gazed at the moon and stars .
Like in a book I’d read a long time ago, there were two moons because it was another world, but the colour of the moon didn’t change .
The only different thing was that I could see many stars in the sky; probably because it wasn’t as bright out as it was in Japan .
I was busy in the beginning, trying to get things in order so that I could live normally in this world .
I didn’t know when I would have to leave the Royal Palace because of the situation with the prince .
I, myself, also didn’t want to remain here .
I was able to work at the Medicinal Herb Research Institute and ended up staying .
That’s right, yup .
I gazed at the night sky from my room when things seemed to have finally calmed down .
That was several months ago .
I rarely think about Japan now days .
I would often get sad in the beginning when I thought that about how I couldn’t meet with my parents, brothers and friends anymore .
Even now, my chest hurt when I thought about them .
But, was it because the original switchover was fast? Or was I was in a daze because of the rare things in this another world……?
I felt the pain gradually decreased .
Am I heartless for feeling like this after just a few months?
It might have been different if I was treated unfairly since the beginning .
But that wasn’t the case at all .
After the prince had left, I met many kind people .
Jude, the Director, the researchers and of course the captain and the 3rd Knight Order . Everyone was very kind .
While being surrounded by kind people, the research institute became my residence .
Was it because of that?
I was able to face anything to do with the 【Saint】, even though I was avoiding it that much before .
I always pretended not to notice the title .
Because wouldn’t you care if someone you knew was in trouble?
Besides, I didn’t just hear about it, I actually saw it with my own eyes!
That was also the reason why I wanted to research on how to improve potions .
I’m happy if something I did was able to help someone .
I suddenly remembered about the time when the captain gave me his gratitude in his office .
Was it because I was recalling things from the time I was first summoned?
I didn’t do it because I wanted people’s gratitude, but I was happy to receive it .
The area around my chest suddenly got warmer as I recalled that .
I gently pressed my chest with my hand .
When someone says that their chest was getting warmer, they were only expressing their emotions . It shouldn’t actually get warmer .
But, it was really warm .
What the hell is going on?
The warm feeling in my chest rapidly gushed up while I was worrying, and then it felt like it would overflow from within me .
What’s going on?!
I was nervous at the sudden feeling and I could finally see something gushing out from within me .
A mist spread around me like when I used area magic .
The base looks like white particles, this is probably my magic power, the golden lamé was thicker than usual, and rather than a white haze, it appeared more like a golden haze .
What is this?
The mist spread steadily and if it was ordinary magic then it would activate soon .
But, it didn’t look like a normal mist, so I felt that it was different than normal .
Suddenly, the medicinal herb field in front of me caught my eye .
The haze had already eroded into the field .
Only one thought popped up in my mind .
I put both my hands together and prayed, even though I wasn’t Christian .
I don’t know why I took such a pose .
It was just a feeling .
And then, I prayed .
Please go well .
The golden haze got brighter and the area lit up even though it was night .
The instant it got noticeably brighter, the light burst and golden particles fell down from the sky .
It was a magical scene and I gasped in amazement .
When I looked away from the sky, I noticed that the golden particles were covering the patch of medicinal herbs where the haze had been .
Although, it soon lost its radiance .
The Director, who had stayed at the research institute until this late, rushed out, noticing the incident .
Of course he would notice with a light that bright .
The Director’s eyes narrowed when I smiled vaguely and looked a little troubled .
Now then, how should I explain this to him?
I was stumped on the explanation because I didn’t know what had happened, and I didn’t know how the mysterious phenomenon occurred .
While I was worrying, the Director’s gaze moved from me to the medicinal herb garden at my feet .
The Director looked dubious as he squatted down and gazed at the plants .
Then, he picked up a herb and examined it .
After that, he looked at the surrounding plants on the ground and this time picked up one that wasn’t covered by the haze .
The Director looked at me after he compared the two plants together .
“You, what did you do?”
“That is, I don’t really understand myself……”
It was dark, so the two medicinal herbs in the Director’s hands didn’t look any different .
But I judged that something was different from the Director’s attitude .
But I don’t have any idea of what it could be .
For the time being, I explained what had happened in order and he sighed in amazement .
“Well, what? Let’s go inside first . ”
The Director said in a tired tone, and we walked towards the research institute .
I’m sorry for always acting on impulse .
I apologised in my mind and followed after the Director .
“Is there something different about it?”
“The appearance hasn’t changed at all but……”
The Director wasn’t confident about this as well so he muttered as he told me this .
When I glanced at the medicinal herbs lined up on the desk, I saw that they were the same type .
But apparently there was a different between them if you observed closely .
The interior was different .
What is the interior?
Is it the magic power that plants hold?
I didn’t understand it very well so I’ll ask the Director about it afterwards .
Right now, I was bothered by the alteration of the medicinal herbs in front of me .
“You, try to make a potion with this . ”
The Director told me to take the herbs and make a potion each with them .
I worked timidly and I felt the difference in the herbs when I concentrated my magic power into them .
It was an intuitive feeling, but it was very clear .
The difference became clear at a glance when the potions were finished .
“It’s beautiful, isn’t it?”
“Yes, it is . ”
The difference could be clearly seen when the bottled potion was held up against the light of the lamp .
There were golden particles floating lightly inside of the potion and it shone against the light .
The potions I made until now never had particles floating around inside .
“What is the efficiency……?”
“I can’t tell you without examining it first, but it seems more effective than the potions made thus far . ”
The Director smiled in amazement and answered .
Please don’t look like that .
It can’t be helped, right? It was made by accident .
As feared, when he investigated the potion at a later time, the potion I had just made was more effective than any other ones I’d made up until then .
It was without a doubt because of my accursed 50% increase .
Even this is cursed……
As a result of further investigation, we found that even if somebody else used the medicinal herbs that were strengthened by the mysterious magic, they could create something that was 1 . 5 times more effective .
The other thing we noticed was that the strengthened herbs would only be limited to that generations . Even if the seeds of the herbs were planted, they would just grow into the same herbs that had been growing up until then . They didn’t grow into strengthened herbs .
Apparently, the herbs wouldn’t strengthen if I didn’t do it myself .
It was a joyous thing for people to be able to make effective potions, but it was a little disappointing that if I wasn’t there then they wouldn’t be able to make it anymore .
The other problem was, how did I activate that mysterious magic again?
I tried to activate it several times but I couldn’t .
I accidentally activated it that time, so I didn’t know the conditions behind the activation .
I tried various experiments while thinking about the things that I was thinking about at that time .
I will have to gradually investigate this matter .
Well, the Head Magician decided to help me with my investigation when he heard about this, so I think that it won’t be long before I will be able to reproduce the magic .