Chapter 92: <Chapter 92>
I sounded crazy even to myself.
After a short silence, the priestess answered awkwardly, “A different… world?”
Because her eyes were covered, I couldn’t really tell how she felt about my comment. However, I knew she found it strange.
This wasn’t going as well as I hoped.
I wanted to cover my face in embarrassment but couldn’t. I had to pretend I meant what I said. I tried to continue calmly.
Beside me, Lucretius took a shaky breath. He was laughing at me!
I would get him later, but right now, I had to do this.
“Yes. I heard you can hear the god’s voice.”
The priestess laughed mysteriously and touched her lips.
Her reaction to this conversation was veiled. I couldn’t tell at all what she was thinking.
The only thing I could do was to continue, “Has the god ever told you about an existence of a different world?”
She gave me a blank smile. She thought for a few seconds before replying to me.
“I am only an unworthy messenger, and, therefore, do not know everything… But based on what I am hearing right now, it sounds like your highness is certain of an existence of a different world… Am I correct?”
Was she really blind? Perhaps, she had the “sight” of some kind?
I tried to figure it out but gave up quickly. It didn’t matter.
I got back to the topic at hand.
“Yes, I believe in it.”
Lucretius looked at me in surprise. He obviously didn’t think I would be this straightforward.
I had no choice. If I wanted to find out the answer, I had to be frank.
“Actually, what I meant to say is, I know it. I know it exists.”
There was no going back. This was it.
I added firmly, “I know it because I myself came from a different world.”
An uncomfortable silence fell.
The priestess continued to stare at me blankly. At least, I thought she was looking at me.
I took a deep breath. Now I had to wait. The ball was in her court.
She just looked at me quietly.
The silence began to feel unpleasant.
My brain was spinning. I guessed the priestess was thinking hard as well.
After a while, I couldn’t take it anymore. When I was just about to say something, Lucretius opened his mouth.
“She is telling the truth. I give you my word.”
His big hand covered my own as if to protect me. I could feel my face turning red.
This wasn’t the time to be romantic, you idiot!
I wanted to scream at him, but I obviously couldn’t.
Just then, the priestess finally replied, “A different world… And your highness came from it… I don’t know if that can be true.”
I felt like someone punched me.
“Are you… saying you don’t believe me?”
The priestess shook her head.
“It just means there are a lot of things I don’t know or understand. I admit based on what I heard about you, your highness has a different appearance than any of us. However, this only means there may be a kingdom somewhere in this world with people like you, and I am not aware of it.”
I felt like my throat was burning. My tongue felt stiff.
“I am not asking you about this because I want some kind of political help from you.”
I stood up. Lucretius seemed surprised as he tried to stop me, but I avoided him and walked to the priestess.
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