A young girl in a village without protection - Chapter 46
Translator: NovelMultiverse| Editor: NovelMultiverse
The shrine in the center of the world.
The one sitting at the top of the great shrine, the chief of the great shrine was considered to be equal to the kings of each country or perhaps even higher than them.
There were 2 reasons for that. The shrine was a place where lots of priests and shrine maidens that were blessed by the Gods were gathered.
The chief possessed the strongest blessings out of all of those people.
Right now Selesina was about to meet that person.
The room that they were waiting in was the reception room on the 3rd floor.
Soratek and Selesina were sitting next to each other and Hisui, Soratek’s aide Wilfred and a civilian named Emilio were waiting behind them.
Selesina anxiously drank the tea that was prepared. She was anxious about what was to happen hereafter. She wanted to know about the blessings that she possessed. But would the shrine be able to investigate that?
The seal of blessings had emerged in Selesina’s left eye at that time but right now there was none. It wouldn’t be strange to think that they were lying.
“Sele, don’t worry. I’m here with you.”
“Lord Soratek……………..Thank you. It’s very encouraging.”
Soratek smiled gently at Selesina and explained the setup.
“The seal that emerged in your left eye is drawn here so let the chief see that first. After that let the chief check whether Selesina truly does possess blessings or not.”
Since this had already been discussing in advance, Selesina had no objection.
‘Even if we don’t conclude whether I have blessings or not I would really like to know what that blessing was.’
There was a knock on the door.
Hisui opened the door after Soratek nodded.
“Sorry for making you wait.”
Selesina and the others stood up to pay their respects to the person that had just entered.
“Thank you for giving us some of your time even though you’re so busy. I’m the crown prince of the Albard Kingdom, Soratek Lily Albard.”
“I’m Selesina Rinklat.”
The chief smiled softly and sat down on the sofa.
“I’m Lucaria Asgarl, the chief of the great shrine. I’m happy to be able to meet both of you today under the guidance of the Gods.”
The head of the great shrine in the world was Lucaria Asgarl.
Lucaria was a little older than Selesina with a beautifully structured face and features that would steal a lot of gazes.
Lucaria had silky blonde hair that extended down to the shoulder and was tied back with a tie with some hair in the front framing the face. The seal of blessings was visible through the loose hair framing Lucaria’s face that was parted in the center.
Lucaria wore a white hat and a white robe with a long hem with golden embroidery and black accents to accentuate the solemn look.
The smiling face deserved to be called the face of a saint.
“I heard that you’re here to know more about the blessings. It’s rather quick but can I have to give me the details?”
Soratek nodded at Lucaria’s request and explained the events that unfolded at the village that day.
The person blessed by the God of fertility Frey caused a black flower to bloom on the great tree which changed to white once Selesina touched it.
At that time, Selesina’s rose-pink left eye turned baby pink and there was a seal that emerged in it.
“This is a drawing of the seal that emerged at that time.”
“Let me see it.”
Soratek took the paper with the drawing on it from Emilio and handed it over to Lucaria.
They had searched the records for some information on it before this but they didn’t find anything. Not only had they searched the records of their country but even the records of the library at the great shrine.
The only other option was to ask a priest in a high position.
Did Lucaria who was staring at the image with great concentration know anything about the seal?
‘…………I can’t tell them that I saw some selection choices.’
There was no way that Selesina could tell them that she had the power to choose her fate in that moment. Not only did she not know how the shrine would react, but she also didn’t know that kind of person Lucaria was either. In the worst case, there was a possibility that the shrine may try to use her for her power.
Selesina watched Lucaria deeply in order to gain some kind of understanding of the personality of the person sitting in front of her.
However, Lucaria suddenly looked up to meet her eyes.
It was so sudden that Selesina almost let out a surprised sound. She hadn’t expected Lucaria to look up to her.
Lucaria laughed at Selesina’s reaction and told her, “I don’t bite you know?”
“I have to conclude that this is the first time that I saw such a seal.”
“Is that so……………”
Soratek’s shoulders slumped at the response that went against his hopes.
“There are several Gods in this world so it is quite possible that no one has been blessed by many of them yet. As the crown prince, you are aware of that right?”
“Yes, of course. After all, there are only a few an Albard that are blessed by a God.”
“That’s right. That’s why there is no need to be worried even if you don’t know.”
Lucaria stood up and slowly came next to Selesina and extended a hand out as if to escort her.
“Please show me the blessings that you received Lady Selesina.”
“Yes. Even though I’m young, I’m the chief of the great shrine. I can feel whether a person is blessed or not and also the size of their blessings.”
Lucaria laughed saying that it wasn’t something to be frightened by.
‘The chief of the great shrine can even do something like that………..amazing.’
Since Selesina now knew what Lucaria intended to do, she took the hand offered to her.
Even Lucaria’s hands were delicate and beautiful.
Lucaria’s hand touched both of Selesina’s hands and those golden eyes looked deeply at Selesina. Right from the top of her head to the feet.
“………….My heart is racing.”
“The fact that you don’t have blessings…………The shrine that concluded that must apologize to you.”
In response to Lucaria’s quiet declaration, Selesina raised her head. The fact that they must apologize to her meant that they had made a mistake in their judgment.
“I want to check this out in greater detail so can you please close your eyes?”
Selesina nodded and closed her eyes at Lucaria’s gentle request.