t an after report.
Until then, I’ll be in my room.”


‘Go break a leg.
I’ll be going now.’


However, just as I was about to walk out the door…


「Hey! I told you to stay! Tsk, let’s just throw Chun-aeng at him for now!」


‘Please don’t.
I’ll die.’


I spun my body around, walked back into the cafeteria, then stuck closely behind her.

The regressor was grossed out by my sudden change in behavior.


“What are you doing?”


‘I can’t say that I was scared she was going to persuade me by force.
And to be honest, if there really is an intruder like she said.
Wouldn’t it be far safer to be with her than to be by myself? Currently, Azzy is mad at me, and the vampire wouldn’t care because she’s a ghost herself.
If I exclude the regressor now, the only one left to defend me is myself.’


Even if she is quite untrustworthy.


“Now, take the lead.
You’re going to go and defeat the ghost! We can’t let a mere ghost harass us!”



「But… it is reassuring to have someone behind me.
Even though it’s a problem how the person behind me is that man…」



The regressor let me stand behind her as she scanned the area with her glowing yellow eyes.

The third of the Seven Colored Eyes, Golden Eyes.
The Fiery Golden Eyes that let you see the unseen.

You really wouldn’t be scared of something like a ghost if you had those eyes.

What can I do? Nothing.
Except having some popcorn while watching.


‘Ah, you want moral support or something?’


“You can do it! Ghosts are just clumps of mana that are left behind after death! Don’t be scared.
Let’s go on! Trainee Shei, your sword can surely cut even ghosts!”

“…Can you be quiet? I can’t hear anything because of you.”

“You’re only using those glowy eyes right now.
Just concentrate on sight.”

“I’m also listening.”


The regressor thoroughly went around the cafeteria.
She even checked the storage unit on the shelf that was a bit deeper into the cafeteria.
Then, she tilted her head, confusion on her face.


“I don’t see anything.”

What? See, there really was nothing there.”

“That can’t be right.
My gut feelings are usually correct.”


‘Your gut feelings don’t seem too trustworthy.
After all, it couldn’t see through my bluff.’


Anyway, I couldn’t say anything because it was that gut feeling that kept me alive.


“If you can’t see anything with those shiny eyes, then there surely is nothing.”

“That’s strange…”

“Just give up.
There’s nowhere to hide in this tiny cafeteria.
There’s only a table for two and a storage unit the size of a small box.
Where are you going to look next? It might be different if they could pass through walls.”



I obviously said it sarcastically, but the regressor took it seriously and started to think.


The walls.
There’s that place.
The State’s concrete is thick.
If it hid there, I wouldn’t be able to know.”


‘At this rate, the conspiracy theory is turning more into an illness.’


I let out a sigh and waved my finger in front of her.


So what now? You going to break the wall down? That’s destruction of property.”

“I won’t break it down.”


「I’ll only cut it.」


The regressor lifted her head, raised her finger, and poked her eye with it.

One of the primary color eyes from the Seven Colored Eyes, Jade Eyes.

The eye that emitted an ominous green light could see through objects.
Although, seeing through metals—especially lead—was much harder.

‘Harder to see through’ meant it would take up a fair bit of space in a section of her vision.
Which meant that she could use it to easily find metals underground.

I used my mind reading ability to take a look through her eyes.

I could see in black and white.
It was dark and light, as if the world was made up of thin strings that overlapped each other multiple times.
The penetrative sight could see through to the inside of objects, and when the regressor’s vision was on me, I could see the white bone in my body.

Having my naked body exposed would be embarrassing, but once the skin is off, there is no sense of shame.
It’s quite strange.

The regressor’s sight moved towards the wall.
The concrete wall looked like a white straw board, and the steel frame inside it stood out, looking like a net.
The regressor carefully searched the wall then found something.

In a section of the wall, there was a small doll-like silhouette.
It almost looked like someone had accidentally left a doll in the wall while constructing it.

However, the identity of the doll was…


“Found you.
Still some left, are there?”


…A magic golem of the State.
A smaller model.

The regressor stretched her hand behind her head and grabbed Chun-aeng.
At that moment, the blade was already drawn.

The rapid true strike cut a thin slice off the wall in a flash.
The concrete that was cut like a bark from an old tree unravelled like a scroll, covered in dust from top to bottom.
A gap appeared.

The regressor pulled the skewered magic golem as it was.
The golem’s body twitched.


[This individual is strongly requesting that you stop your destructive actions.]


A dull and monotone voice flowed out of the golem.
It was the same voice as the one I heard when I first landed in Tantalus.

Captain Avey was it? The Radioman of the State.
An emotionless trumpet blower of the State.


The regressor scoffed at the request.


“Should have requested that before keeping a watch on me while hiding like a rat.”

[Taking into consideration your destructive and sensitive personality, I concluded that this individual would have already been destroyed even if it had revealed itself first.
That conclusion is still valid.
Another thing, when this individual sensed that you were near, it stopped all functions.
You could conclude that you were not being watched.]

Your decisions and requests are all right.
Just as expected from the State.
Always logical.
In saying that…”


The regressor raised her blade again.
A spark shot out of its end.
Then, a part of the golem’s circuit burned, and it made static noises, as if it were screaming.


“I’m going to destroy you now.
See you.
Hiding in the wall was kind of clever.”

[Stop your destructive action immediately.
Cease of communications lead to a lack of efficiency.]

It’s in a hurry.
The golem must be nearing its end.
Well, it wouldn’t matter if there were more.
I’ll just go investigate every wall here with Jade Eyes.”


The regressor seemed awfully joyful for once as she toyed with the golem.


‘So I couldn’t read its mind because it was a golem. Phew. That's a relief.
It was a golem, not a ghost.
There’s nothing as uneasing as a ghost when it comes to not being able to read minds, but the regressor’s here to destroy them for me, so there’s no problem.
I should just keep watching.’


At that moment…


[I repeat my request.
Stop your destructive action immediately.
Because of your actions, communications—which include supplies and other related matters—won’t be possible.
I repeat my request…]


That word triggered my thoughts.


‘While being trapped here, there’s going to be an end to our resources.
If Azzy keeps eating away mindlessly, we’ll run out of food in no time.
The regressor doesn’t need anything with all her treasures, but I, on the other hand, need supplies… Now that I think about it, we can’t afford to destroy this golem!’


I hurriedly went behind the regressor.


That’s a word I despise, but I could do it as many times as I want.”


The regressor didn’t notice me approaching her and continued to be absorbed in her joy in tormenting the golem.


“Me destroying this golem won’t do anything to your real body.
But the State becomes slightly inconvenienced.
That’s all I need.”

Hostile actions will—]

“See you.”



At the flick of Chun-aeng, the golem flew into the air.
The regressor retrieved her blade and prepared to obliterate the doll.
She was in a preemptive stance, full of potential energy.

I approached her from her blind spot, afraid of getting stabbed, and reached out my hand.


“Wait! Stop for a second!”


It was then that my hand touched the regressor’s shoulder.

I could see something jump in the corner of my eye.
I felt a sudden push that I couldn’t react to.
Something large was coming at me.

No, it’s the opposite.

The world was turning around me and my vision along with it.

It wasn’t anything else jumping, but me.

Sky Turner.


Sky flipping.


‘Huh? A counter? A counter that doesn’t need cognitive action, but one that is automatic?’


As I had read that, my body was already heading towards the ground.




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