Level 1 Guy: Chapter 186 – An empty vessel
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Kicking the iron door, I rushed inside.
It was exactly what I expected.
Hooded robes…..There were a few guys that looked like magicians with that outfit, and all of them were surrounding a magic circle.
The magic circle flickered repeatedly in a cycle, and a child was laying on top of the magic circle.
Looking at it, he looks to be a 5 to 6 year old boy just starting his elementary school, and he was sleeping on top of the magic circle naked.
Although I have no idea what they’re doing, but it’s 100% certain that it is not something good.
[Who are yo——–Guh.]
Without making a sound, I stepped right in and body punched the guy who saw me.
The guy puked out gastric juice before falling down.
The guys around held their hands up towards me, and casted spells with magic circle below me.
Their reactions were too slow.
I went to each one of them in an instant, and one punch them.
After defeating all of them, Cell came from behind with his subordinates.
[I’m sorry for coming late Satou-sama….This is!?] (Cell)
After seeing the naked boy laying on the magic circle asleep, Cell’s expression changed.
[Do you know what this is?] (Ryouta)
[It’s a magic circle that separates the soul from the body.] (Cell)
[Separate the soul from the body?] (Ryouta)
Cell heavily nodded.
Separating the soul….It’s becoming an incredibly horrible story.
I talked to Cell about her case, and asked him to explain about the root of how she was made.
Cell immediately searched for that.
After finding out the creator was named Azide, I cooperated with Cell to find him.
What you’re seeing right now, is the result of what happened after finding the facility.
[……This child is still safe.] (Cell)
Cell said with a relieved expression while crouching beside the boy.
As I was relieved, a person came out from the back.
Unlike those magicians who I have knocked out unconscious, they were people who looked like they were accustomed to these things.
They were probably the bodyguards.
[Satou-sama, leave this to me—–] (Cell)
As Cell was talking, the subordinates that he brought came in front and readied in a battle stance.
But before they could do anything, I’ve already knocked out the bodyguards.
All 4 of the bodyguards were suddenly hit by the maximum firepower of the Infinite Lightning Bullets.
I thought that [maybe] there’s a relationship between Leia and that boy, which made me swelled up in anger, so I released them by bullying the 4 of the bodyguards.
[……Let’s go.] (Ryouta)
Cell followed suit accompanied with his subordinates as we steadily go towards the back of the facility.
Even more bodyguards came out, and also a magician guy was there too, but all of them were instantly defeated and we proceeded onwards.
It doesn’t look like a mass produce type facility, or it shouldn’t be, and there must be a person who manages them.
After moving on, we came to the biggest room that I’ve seen before.
Inside the room was a woman standing in the center.
An adult, but it wasn’t a living thing.
With one glance it looks to be an artificial life form, and it had only the upper body.
It was being hung with wires.
[Wh, who the hell are you guys.]
Then there was a man standing in front of the woman.
His appearance was different from the ones before, he clearly looked to be the superior, with his robe embroidered with gold threads and decorations attached.
In an instant I closed the distance between the stunned guy, then grabbed his throat and slammed it onto the wall behind him.
[Are you the guy responsible for all this shit?] (Ryouta)
[You don’t know—–]
[I’m fking asking, are you the one responsible for this.] (Ryouta)
I increased my strength on his throat, then he finally nodded in a painful manner.
[What is that magic circle outside?] (Ryouta)
[It, it’s to treat the boy—–Urk.]
I tighten my grip again by applying more force to the point where he couldn’t make any sound.
[Nayami Leia.] (Ryouta)
[Speak honestly, if not.] (Ryouta)
I held my other hands out and cracked it, then put a little more power in grabbing his throat.
[I, I…got it…cough, I, I’ll talk…..]
Hearing that, I slowly relaxed my hands.
[I, It’s to take out the soul.]
[I already know that. I’m asking why are you doing such a thing?] (Ryouta)
[I take the soul out and put it into that thing over there……It is easier to control if you use an adjusted human soul.]
[Why would you do it?] (Ryouta)
[…..Did you say, to adjust the soul.] (Cell)
Cell pointed out and suddenly breathed in.
The soul of a human being adjusted…..No way.
[What do you want to do with that!] (Ryouta)
[Cough! Human emotions is a tool that is not necessary. So what I did is by excluding it from the soul that was taken out, then place it back into that over there.]
[……If I want to make it my tool. It’s only reasonable.]
I remembered about Leia.
I thought that her emotions were nonexistent because she was created, but now that the truth has been spoken, it was because her emotions were removed from the original soul.
[What do you do with the emotions?] (Ryouta)
[Because it is unnecessary, I discarded—–Urgh!]
I forced the guy onto the wall again with force.
The guy whose head struck onto the wall fainted, then slowly fell down to the ground
[You don’t have to say anything anymore. It’s been a long time since I was this boiled up too….There should be some of them that are not present, and I will not let them escape.] (Cell)
Cell who turned to me looked calmed, but his eyes were drowning in anger.
I’ll just leave it to him——was what I knew what he wanted to say so I didn’t say anything anymore.
[I will never let such a research facility happen ever again.] (Cell)
Leaving the research facility, I returned back to the city of Samechiren.
My anger doesn’t seem to want to subside.
At first I intended to just stop the research.
I have Cell cooperate with me, so that no one’s life like Leia will ever happen.
Because of that, I had him accompanied me and rushed over.
That is what I wanted to do.
With that emotions, I returned to the place of Azide that was borrowed, and Leia was there waiting.
[Welcome home, Master.] (Leia)
[Master. Are you angry…..Or, are you perhaps sad?] (Leia)
[When Master gets angry, I get angry as well. When Master gets sad, I get sad as well.] (Leia)
[That means……] (Ryouta)
[Whatever feelings Master feels….All of them comes directly in here.] (Leia)
Leia then placed her hands on her chest.
Thinking about it, it’s because there’s [nothing] there.
Because the soul is missing emotions, my emotions flooded in there.
I didn’t know there was a word that understands someone else’s feelings, but I felt like I’m seeing it and realizing that word right now.
However, if that’s the case.
If my feelings are to enter the emptiness, I don’t want it to be filled with only anger and sadness.
Thus I switched my feelings.
[Aah….Master’s feelings.] (Leia)
[Let’s go to the dungeon. Earn as much as possible, and have a delicious meal tonight.] (Ryouta)
[Yes, I will accompany Master.] (Leia)
I guess because the positive vibes were contagious, Leia’s facial expression got a little brighter.
Thus, we went to the dungeon together.
Lightening the mood, I wanted her to feel happy and have fun from this.
Ryouta Satou is a human being.
As he is a human being, if he has any [injury], it would be [irreversible].
The lost arms will never return, lost legs will not return—–A lost soul will never return.
Such ideas are stimulated, and that is what makes a human being.
However, some creatures in this world do not fall into that category, even if they are destroyed or injured, there are some that could restore.
Earthworms or starfish, they are examples that could generate an injured part.
Then, a soul is also like that.
Originally, all emotions are things that [are born] or [are sprouted].
Even if you lose that emotion, it is not as if you will never get it back.
Nayamire Leia—–Now as Leia.
A small and warm feeling grew from within her chest, filled with Ryouta’s strong emotions.
And no matter how small it is, Ryouta himself have not noticed it yet.
That it certainly exists, and it is growing little by little.
TLN Note: Damn, been awhile since I shed a tear.
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