Episode 28 08. Money is Faith (3)
Is it realistically possible for a rabbit to go to the tiger’s den to get money?
No matter how much blood or tears, Bancor was a joke that was too harsh for the two of them to hear.
“… … .”
They both stood and forgot what to say.
Should I just throw away that ridiculous joke as a joke?
Or whether it’s a joke or a serious one, should we consider carefully at this point?
He couldn’t catch a hold of it.
“… … accept it?”
A banco contractor against the owner of a estate?
Rockefeller still smiled at the girl’s natural reaction.
“Is it okay if I take it well?”
“It’s a joke… … That’s a bit too much.”
A man standing at the threshold called the girl, judging that it was not even worth considering.
“Isabella, let’s go.”
Because Rockefeller said it for granted, the man had his doubts for a moment.
However, no matter what the boy said, it was almost impossible for the rabbit to go to the tiger’s den and get the borrowed money, so the man dismissed the boy’s words as bullshit.
Rockefeller was reacting to something entirely new.
‘Wait a minute, is that girl’s name Isabella?’
Rockefeller looked slightly startled when he heard the girl’s name.
‘Then maybe that’s why I reacted to the discrimination artifact I saw earlier?’
There were very few clues.
The girl’s name revealed at this time and the subtle change in the girl’s expression earlier made Rockefeller able to guess the girl’s identity to some extent.
‘You’re really surprised. After all, not all the stories in the novel are in the novel.’
The girl was one of several heroines who later became entangled with the main character.
As a wizard belonging to Sinclair, who is called a magician, she was a female character who had something to do with the main character.
‘Is the man with you Jason the hound? It was said that when Isabella was growing up, she was like a teacher and a disciple.’
Doubt soon turned to certainty.
It was completely identical to the appearance of the two depicted in the novel.
‘A cool-looking wizard with indigo hair. You’re still young here, but you’re probably right. And a hound from an instructor with a tall stature and distinct features. Both are as described in the novel.’
All of the magic that the girl dealt with was closely related to the dark attribute, to the extent that it was nicknamed “Night Lord”.
‘That’s not like a witch.’
The attribute itself was only darkness, and had nothing to do with demons or black magic deeply related to necromancy.
‘You can see heroines in novels here. It is said that when I was young, I used to travel around the continent with a hunting dog who was an instructor, but I guess that’s true.’
Then, why is she, one of the heroines, on the edge of the empire with her family’s hunting dog?
‘no way… … Are those wizards called by the Hound mercenaries?’
He couldn’t be sure, but it was rare for a wizard to appear in such a periphery.
Also, as there has been talk of hiring a wizard for the Orc Shaman issue recently, it is worthwhile to have some doubts.
“Perhaps… … Aren’t you a magician?”
Isabella was a little perplexed by the sudden question.
They haven’t even revealed that they are wizards yet, but it was because the most ordinary-looking Banco boy in the world guessed their identities.
“It… … Why are you asking?”
“Rumors are circulating that the Hound mercenaries hire wizards to subdue orcs. He was a foreigner from the outside, and he was wearing a robe that wizards like to wear, so I asked him just in case.”
“Are robes worn by aristocrats and priests a lot?”
“The texture of the robes looks great. I’ve met many nobles here, but this is the first time I’ve ever worn such a high-quality robe. Even the First Lady here cannot wear such clothes. And since most of the clergy are dressed modestly, absolutely not. Then it’s either a nobleman higher than the nobles here, or some sort of wizard. He’s a wizard, he’s rich.”
Isabella, who refused to answer, glanced back, and Jason looked slightly perplexed.
Their identities were revealed in a state where the flow of mana around them was extremely limited so that no one noticed that they were wizards, so it was quite embarrassing.
‘Are you feeling good? How did you hit that? Usually, I just saw him as a nobleman.’
There was no need to disclose the fact that they were hired wizards, but the boy’s reasoning wasn’t bad enough, and it became undeniable.
“You’re asking useless things.”
Rockefeller scratched the back of his head as the man showed an uncomfortable look.
“Or not what. I just asked. It means nothing.”
Jason, who thought that there would be no major problems even if his identity was revealed anyway, immediately affirmed the question.
“It feels good. As you said, we are wizards.”
“Are you really a wizard? Wow, how did you come all the way here?”
“A mercenary I ran into by chance asked for help. They say they’re in trouble because there’s no way to solve the orc shaman.”
Of course, they never came here because of their pay.
‘Because it will be a good experience in many ways for a young lady who is not yet experienced in actual practice.’
“The proposed remuneration was not bad, so I decided to help.”
Hearing those words, Rockefeller gently narrowed his eyes.
‘Did you happen to meet the mercenaries? After all, the Sinclair family wizard wouldn’t have moved because he needed money. The unit price would not have been right in the first place.’
Unlike other wizards, the magicians belonging to Sinclair, called the Magic Masters, had a price to call.
So it was not a match for the hound mercenaries who wanted a wizard who could press the orc shaman at a reasonable price.
“Then the wizards who came to our estate are right? Orc subjugation.”
The man who was still standing on the doorstep of the store just nodded his head without saying a word.
When Rockefeller showed a reaction that was appropriate for the situation, the girl who had been watching it wanted an answer to the question she had asked earlier.
“I wish I could tell you the story I was talking about earlier. How did you become so sure that you could get the money from the lord?”
“Lady, this is useless attention. A single banco contractor cannot dare to exercise a bond against the permanent lord. In what way are you going to get the money? He is the owner of this land.”
The man continued.
“From my point of view, it’s just that boy’s little wish.”
The girl thought so too at first, but she had different eyes.
Eyes made of pure magic.
Those eyes could indirectly get a glimpse of a person’s heart, and judging by those eyes, the boy had never told a lie in that situation.
Seeing the impure energy swirling inside, they looked like those who hid their inner feelings.
In other words, there is a hidden number.
“Tell me. I want to hear it.”
Wizards’ longing for access to the source of knowledge was usually based on their innate disposition to ask questions.
She was born with such a temperament as a wizard, so she wanted to know what the boy was thinking.
But Rockefeller wasn’t going to scratch her itch easily.
Rockefeller skillfully began to scratch the back of my head when the heroine in the novel showed a strong interest in me.
“If you borrow money, of course you have to pay it back, right? So that’s what I said.”
His skillfulness was close to perfection.
It’s like learning acting in a theater company.
Seeing this, the girl showed a slight disappointment, but it was only for a moment.
‘no. You must have some plan.’
The eye that she projected onto her retina was clearly visible.
There was something hidden inside him.
‘Can’t you tell me? Is that so? How do you say that one Young Ji-min can take back the money lent to Young-ju?’
Unable to overcome the curiosity, Isabella took a step forward without realizing it.
Seeing this, the man had a surprised expression on his face.
How could she take such an over-interested in a blunt reaction to anything?
‘Are you so interested? But are you talking nonsense?’
The magical power of the girl was also possessed by the man.
But he was so bullshit that he didn’t even have any doubts.
“Girl, like I said before, it’s absolutely impossible.”
“Tell me. How did you make sure that someone like you could get money from the lord? Did you say confidently before?”
The man stopped him again, but he couldn’t stop the girl’s doubts.
“Can’t you just tell me? It doesn’t matter if you tell me.”
Rockefeller was also in a bit of a difficult position when the girl who had just been about to leave the store showed interest in it.
‘By the way, was he a Sinclair wizard? I can’t stand my questions.’
The reason why she, one of the heroines, became involved with the main character was also not very different from this situation.
She couldn’t stand her usual questions, but an accidental question aroused a strong curiosity for the main character, which later turned into a crush.
‘Seeing that he was biting and drooping like that, I think he read that I lied with a pure eye… … .’
Even so, it was not that Rockefeller did not have an answer at all, as men with the same power had completely opposite reactions.
“One person says it’s nonsense, and the other keeps asking me to tell you as if I’m hiding some great idea, but it’s really no big deal.”
Whether she can see through her lies or not.
Rockefeller decided to stick with the same attitude until the end.
“Isn’t it natural to just go and get it? That’s why I said it, but if you misunderstand it that much, I have nothing to say.”
The girl was disappointed, and the man thought he was wasting his time needlessly.
“Lady, like most of the people of Banco. They are not always honest. Even if it looks like she is telling the truth with a smiling mask, there is always a lie of greed inside. Perhaps the misunderstanding of the young lady also had some influence on the boy’s uncleanness. Although we say that we can see through the lies of others with the power of Jeong-an, we cannot see through to the essence of it. You don’t read your thoughts.”
It was for this reason that the man interpreted it differently even though he had the same power as a girl.
Those related to Banco in the first place were not honest.
Because I was always blinded by greed, so I lied and deceived others.
“It seems to me that it was the boy’s one-sided wish. However, I wondered if it was because that boy worked in Banco that seemed like a lie. After all, they are.”
The man’s words continued.
“These are those who dare to interfere in the realm of God and be angry with God.”
“Are you being angered?”
“Inherently, one of the reasons they are criticized is that they receive interest in exchange for lending money.”
“Is that a problem?”
“Interest is a reward for the time you lent money, because, as you know, time is only the realm of God. Therefore, it is unacceptable to use this for personal self-interest.”
The man told me about the conclusion I had come to.
“Since they are such people, they always look unclean on the inside, as if they are always telling lies. She may have misunderstood and misunderstood that.”
“I’m saying it could be. It is only the lady who decides.”
Hearing those words, Rockefeller almost burst out laughing involuntarily.
Interfering in the realm of time and receiving God’s wrath… … .
‘It’s the realm of time where people who ate with knives and became gangsters by magic go in and out as if they were eating. Compared to that, I think we’re great yangbans, don’t we?’