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‘Even the Master of the Magic Tower must know that that thing is dangerous!’
Even if he revealed some money, there was no way that the genius of the century in magic was ignorant of the dangers of the Holy Magic Stone.
Holy Magic Stone is an ore with great magic power condensed into it. Ordinary people could lose their lives due to excessive magic power if they hastily used it.
People who didn’t know that all of them raised their hands, mesmerised by the beauty of the Holy Magic Stone.
“A thousand gold!”
“Yes, we got 1,000 gold!”
“Three thousand gold!”
“Five thousand gold!”
In an instant, the auction price soared. It was a different aspect from the past when they showed a surprising degree of concession to each other. Teddy bears also visibly smiled as the competition ignited.
“Ten thousand gold! I got 10,000 gold!”
Finally, the auction price rose to the target of 10,000 gold.
When it reached 10,000 gold, even those who had been scrambling to raise their hands slightly lost their momentum.
Come to think of it. It would be difficult to pay more than 10,000 gold for something that has no function and is just pretty.
Even that Holy Magic Stone didn’t even have a name to speak of, unlike other famous gems.
‘Is it my turn to step out?’
Clearing my throat lightly, I quietly lifted the sign.
“Fifteen thousand gold! Here is 15,000 gold!”
The person who had previously called for 10,000 gold glanced back at me. I accidentally looked into his eyes and knew right away who he was.
‘Isn’t that Arden?’
Arden was glaring at me ferociously.
Still, I’m a saintess by title, so is it okay for him to stare openly at me like that?
With that thought in mind, I shook the sign. Arden’s eyes seemed to have taken it as a provocation.
“Ohh, I got 20,000 gold!”
Another placard was held up by Arden.
20,000 gold for a gem that is not even famous. It was an amount that even a tolerable noble could not afford to readily pay.
The situation was the same for me as well. Regardless of how robust the bank account was or how much money was in it, my inner petit bourgeois sensibility could not be helped.
‘You have to pay that much for a single stone. Should I give up?’
There was nothing wrong with trying something else. There was no reason to have that dangerous Holy Magic Stone.
It was time to take down the sign with that thought in mind.
“30,000 gold! I got up to 30,000 gold!”
The teddy bear cried out in an excited voice.
Thirty thousand gold for one stone. It must have been a person who couldn’t control himself because money overflowed needlessly.
I was about to look around for the person with 30,000 gold but stopped a second later.
Because the person to my left was lowering a sign with an indifferent face.
“But why do you want that?”
Embarrassed, Ian asked me in earnest. I licked my lips and replied.
“That, just. Because it’s pretty?”
“Just because it’s pretty? You are not even a crow.”
“I got 35,000 gold… Heck, 40,000 gold! 40,000 gold!”
Despite calling me a crow, Ian held up the sign again.
Arden’s side turned red.
“You weren’t interested in jewellery, were you?”
“Who is not interested in jewellery?”
“Hmm. Is that so?”
Ian gave me a sideways glance.
“Instead of making you go to the department store, I should have brought in a jewellery store.”
“… … No, I don’t like it enough to pile it on. But are you going to keep holding up that sign?”
While talking, Ian rhythmically picked up the sign. Each time, the auction price continued to soar.
“I came up to 70,000 gold!”
The teddy bear was so excited that he was almost jumping.
Surprisingly, it seemed that Arden was still catching up. The colour of his face was no longer red, but white.
After I had finished speaking, Ian said an “Oh” and gave a slight nod of his head.
“He is, too.”
Ian, who said so, lifted the sign upside down. There was a moment of commotion in the audience.
“Double! Twice came out! 140,000 gold!”
Holding up the sign upside down means you are going to double the auction price.
During the first double, everyone in the square was staring at us with their whole attention. The sensation of having so many eyes on me caused my cheeks to tingle.
“Sir Ian? I don’t want that bad.”
I gave everyone a friendly grin while simultaneously speaking in a low voice that he was the only one who could hear.
In the beginning, I set my sights on merely 10,000 gold. Only items over 10,000 gold had to be successful.
But 140,000 gold. There had never been an instance of such excessive spending before.
“Is that so?”
Ian tilted his head slightly.
“But I think you’ve already got it.”
140,000 gold! Is there anything else! 140,000 gold!”
The teddy bear yelled with a happy expression on its face, but no more signs appeared.
Arden seemed to be trying to keep his expression calm, but he couldn’t even hide his pale complexion.
The teddy bear started counting down.
“Three! two! one! … You’ve got the winning bid!”
People clapped their hands together to the sound of the hammer announcing the successful bid.
The opportune bragging about money that Ian did must have been incredibly impressive.
“Customer #74, please come up to the top floor of the left tower after the auction!”
The top floor of the left tower!
When the teddy bear spoke, my eyes immediately glowed with excitement.
‘For a moment. But number 74 isn’t me, is it?’
Of course, it was Ian who won the bid, not me. Therefore, it would have been Ian to go up to the left tower.
My purpose was to climb the tower to receive the item that won the bid, not the Holy Magic Stone.
“Let’s go, Ian.”
I called Ian in a kind voice.
“Thank you for spending that much money on me. I was impressed.”
During my cordial greeting, the people surrounding me looked at us and murmured to one another while watching us.
“I fell in love with that jewel at first sight. I want to get my hands on it right away. It’s a present for me, so I’ll go to the left tower to pick it up later. Is that okay?”
As I blinked my eyes charmingly, Ian narrowed his brows and flinched back.
‘Why is he like that?’
Could it be that he saw through to the fact that I had an ulterior motive?
Having been telling Ian more lies than usual these days, I felt like a needle jabbed me in the chest, but I tried my best to stay stern. Rather, I took more exaggerated actions because I was afraid that this kind of heart would be found out.
“Can’t I? Honey……?”
When I deliberately trembled at the end of my words, Ian showed a strange reaction. He clenched his teeth firmly.
I was embarrassed by the unexpected reaction. Are you angry? Do you think I’m going to cross the line? Recently, I was aware that I was being too naughty to Ian.
I opened my mouth again. This time, his voice trembled not on purpose, but spontaneously.
“Do whatever you want.”
Ian spits it out after turning his head.
Even though his action was cold, I got the answer I wanted. I secretly swept my chest away. After many twists and turns, I was able to climb the tower.
The twin towers stand tall on Rosena Street.
The two towers, collectively known as the Magic Tower, are divided into a left tower and a right tower.
Among them, the right tower consisted of research and laboratories, and the left tower was commercialised and marketed.
I was climbing the left tower among them.
“Come this way. Let me guide you to the spacewalker.”
A kind mage guided me.
There is a space transport device. I was deeply relieved as I prepared to climb up to the top floor on my own two feet.
Heading towards the teleporter, I slowly looked around. There was never a detailed description of the Magic Tower in the original storyline. Because of that, everything I saw was new.
The first floor was familiar to me because I had stopped by before to purchase other materials, but from the floor, I am standing on, it looks like a completely different place.
‘Is this the VIP area?’
People were walking around in clothes that stood out in a place with only things that stood out for being flashy. Even though I was watching them, they were also looking at Ian and me.
As we stood in front of the space transport device heading to the top floor, the gaze towards us became a little more stingy.
Everyone seemed to know that the only ones who could go to the top floor were the VIPs of VIPs, the guests who received the highest treatment in the Magic Tower.
‘I never thought I’d come to a place like this.’
Standing in front of the spacewalker, I took a deep breath.
The top floor was not a space that was easily open even to VIPs.
But once a year only. There is an opportunity to climb to the top floor with only a little bit of work.
That was to participate in the auction and win the bid for more than 10,000 gold.
Ian and I stood on top of a disk-shaped contraption.
After a while, the view quickly changed, along with the feeling that the body was floating.
“You have arrived. Please come this way.”
I was confused when I got off the machine. This was quicker than the lift in my world.
The place on the top floor was very clean and quiet. Downstairs, people were coming and going all the time.
“If you go into that room, you will be able to receive your goods.”
The magician smiled kindly and explained. I turned to Ian.
“I’ll be right back, Sir Ian.”
The magic tower’s security rules said that only one person could go into that room at a time.
Ian couldn’t just ignore the rules of other groups, no matter how bad they were. It was a very good thing for me.
Following the wizard’s guidance, I entered through a large velvet-lined door.
The inside was very spacious.
The crystal balls placed here and there created a mysterious atmosphere. Wide windows were covered by purple curtains, which made the room feel strange. It looked like the “magician’s office,” as people thought about it.
I heard the door slam shut behind me. At the same time, someone called me.