To Burris The Spellcaster And His Family Dependent - 39
It was only then that Burris suddenly noticed the temperature on his shoulder. When did Roth came over? Why didn’t I realize at all?
The mage moved a little uncomfortably, and the two moved a little apart. “I don’t think it’s time to talk about this…”
Roth said in surprise, “What? I came in to chat with you. You also cooperated with me in telling me a bitter past event and I expressed my true feelings. I’m responding to this and I’m thinking about a better future with you…Isn’t it going well? You said it was not the time to talk about this? When will it be? Usually mutual complaints are the prelude to further development of a relationship, aren’t we just doing this?”
This time Burris looked surprised. In theory, this may be true, but… it seems that most people don’t directly state their purpose?
“I…I don’t know how to answer you.” Burris decided to be honest. “I’m really not ready to talk about this, I’m not fooling you. My lord, I have never met someone who talks like you. When I communicate with you, my intelligence will drop rapidly…”
“All right.” Roth nodded. “The heart to heart talk may be split into several conversations, it’s too much at a time.”
Burris was about to breathe a sigh of relief, but Roth happily suggested: “Then, as the phase of the heart-to-heart talk ended, let’s kiss.”
With that, the hands holding the mage’s shoulder immediately changed their positions and pressed the mage’s nape.
“What?” Burris finally moved a little away in silence and was now taken back to Roth’s arms.
Roth further explained, “We have been busy these days, and we finally had an in-depth emotional exchange. According to common sense, after this exchange, two people must kiss. It is not a good idea to not kiss.”
“What kind of common sense is this?”
“The kind that you should have known since you have lived more than eighty years.”
It’s because it’s written in romantic novels. The protagonists have to sit down and have a heart-to-heart talk after experiencing some things together, and they will kiss and even go further than that.
However, Roth speculated that this is not the time to ‘go further’. A kick to the door can scare Burris into a heart attack. If he goes further, he will be scared to suffocation…
And Roth is self-aware, and he himself needs time.
“Why are you so stiff?” Roth frowned. “It’s not the first time. The first few times you were so calm, why the more I kiss you, the more shy you are?”
Yes, right? why? I don’t understand either. Burris couldn’t help worrying. The ‘decline in intelligence’ was probably not self-deprecating, maybe his intelligence really dropped!
He stared stupidly, and quickly reproduced the previous kisses in his mind: soul transfer, spell transmission, an inexplicable kiss in the small black room… Thinking about it this way, they did kiss many times.
What has never happened in 84 years has happened so many times in more than a month…
Thinking of this, Burris had the answer in mind: when suddenly faced with something new, people often don’t react immediately. They have not realized what has happened, and even subconsciously ignore the changes, thinking that new things are only fleeting…When they find that their life has really changed, they will be shocked from the bottom of their hearts.
Burris has seen many similar situations. For example, Deloret, the current speaker of the Arcane Federation, married a historian many years ago. Later, one day, she sighed to her colleagues: She was not nervous at all at the wedding but felt that the excitement was very happy and fresh. After many days of marriage, she suddenly realized what an important vow she had made and what a great responsibility she faced. At this moment, she suddenly became a little scared, and suddenly became nervous, like entering the underground ruins that had been covered in dust for the first time and were rich in treasures.
Burris himself had similar experiences, such as when he first left the Gem Forest. He left the Frost Plains and the Rime Forest alive, was not taken to the North Star City for trial, and temporarily settled down in another city… At this time, he should either be happy or worried about the future… But he wasn’t.
Later, he joined a caravan and was responsible for distinguishing and sorting spells and medicinal materials, and occasionally worked with a few mercenaries to make a little money…At this time, he gradually had mixed feelings and began to groan under the tremendous pressure.
The same is true for Roth.
The kiss in the swamp of the dead was nothing. At that time, Burris was using a bald and mutilated body, and his head was full of thoughts about breaking the curse and fulfilling his promises. What if the Skeleton King kissed him? That is just a spell with a strange posture. It belongs to a very special situation…
The kiss used to pass magic was not a big deal. This was also a very special situation. What’s so extraordinary… At that time, Burris’s heart echoed with various awe-inspiring oaths: I had promised before the God of arcane that I would respect magic as the only truth, taking worldly interests second. If necessary, I could even sacrifice my soul. How can I make a fuss because of the special spellcasting posture…?
That kiss in the small black room of the station…it was nothing. Burris had been looking forward to the Skeleton King coming to him, and when the King really came, he was suspicious of him. His suspicion was discovered by the King, and he was wrong at that time, so he had to indulge the King’s caprice.
He judged as a ‘special situation’ each time. He explained every kiss as ‘a last resort’.
It now appears that this idea was wrong. Rothbart was absolutely serious, he was neither on a whim, nor was he deliberately trying to embarrass him.
So, Burris’ intelligence dropped. He couldn’t make a qualified response…he didn’t even know what kind of response is qualified.
Seeing that Burris was silent and did not object, Roth pecked him on the forehead, and then happily engaged in a ‘must do after a deep conversation’ kiss.
In fact, not only Burris was embarrassed, but Roth was also very nervous. His reason told him that Burris liked him very much and didn’t really hate his approach. Burris was not made of ice and would not melt because of being hugged. Burris was not a small animal of the size of a palm and would not die suddenly…But he was still nervous.
He had been imprisoned for so many years and could only be released for seven days every hundred years. Except for these seven days, he could only resolve his boredom with the books he brought from the world.
Reading made countless desires pile up in his heart. He yearned for countless things, but kisses were not included. Going to an island or riding a dog sled is much more fun than the ‘kissing’ written in the books. He used to think so.
It wasn’t until more than sixty years ago when he met the crying little mage.
“That was a kiss after a conversation, and this is a good morning kiss.” Roth finished speaking and pressed his lips against his.
“What…” Burris’s question was stuck in his mouth. Every heartbeat turned into a “what should I do?”, never stopping asking.
God of Arcane, a good morning kiss on the bed? This has gone beyond the ambiguous category and belongs to the degree of conclusive evidence…
Not long ago, he passed by a baking workshop in Holly Village and saw a trainee soldier from the village guard kiss the daughter of the workshop owner.
The soldier looked at most fifteen or sixteen, and the little girl was about thirteen or fourteen. They embraced in the street, kissing as if nobody else was there, and for a few seconds, they looked quite skilled.
Why do children learn these things so quickly?
Eighty-four-year-old people can’t. When Roth kissed him, Burris was almost rigid enough to condemn himself.
Many people say that if you want to learn more, you have to take advantage of your young age. Children learn everything very quickly, but adults can’t even learn a few short poems.
Burris has always disagreed with this view. You can’t learn because you don’t want to learn that much. For a healthy person, your brain obeys your consciousness. If your consciousness is exhausted and does not urge your brain to turn, of course it will not turn. Mages have been learning new knowledge all their lives, and he had never seen any adult mage say that they can no longer remember a spell when they are old.
At the same time, Burris has always believed that you are never too old to learn things related to the mind, but it’s not the case with things related to the body!
Like fencing. If you are an old clergyman and have never even taken a kitchen knife, then you are unlikely to learn swordsmanship in your seventies. Unless you have been a warrior since childhood, then maybe you can be awe-inspiring by the age of seventy.
Kissing is a physical activity like fencing, so teenagers can learn it quickly, but an eighty-four-year-old mage can hardly adapt to that.
Roth looked at the mage amused. “Why do you have an expression that seems you could see through a major secret? What are you thinking?”
“Do I?” Burris touched his face subconsciously.
“I know you are in a complicated mood now.” Roth leaned back on the head of the bed, fingers still curling the ends of Burris’s hair and the distance between them was finally a little wider. “You feel a contradiction in your heart, and this contradiction is unconscious. You are a famous mage in your old age. You don’t want to be timid. Even if no one else is watching, you will laugh at yourself and question your social experience… But you can’t help but flinch. You are really shy, your face is really red, and you are even a little scared. You can’t deny these feelings. It doesn’t matter, remember that now you are a twenty-year-old young man! And there is only me in front of you, no others. No one will laugh at you, no one will question you.”
Speaking of this, Roth stopped to think for a while, and when he spoke again, there was an unconcealed smile in his voice. “The things I said earlier are to enlighten you and make you less uncomfortable. As for my real thoughts… In fact, I want you to keep the status quo. I like you like this. Even if you can be a little bit weaker and a little bit more timid, I will be especially happy.”
Burris was so embarrassed that his scalp was numb, and for a long time he didn’t know how to answer to that.
Every time he heard the Skeleton King talks like this, he would have the illusion of seeing someone running naked in the street. Now this person not only runs naked, but even rushes to take off other people’s clothes.
Suddenly, a tumult broke out outside, which rescued the bewildered mage. Roth jumped to the window and looked around for a while, then turned his head excitedly. “It seems that the Red Vulture has escaped!”
“The prince’s knights are so powerful but so many people can’t watch a warlock…” Burris frowned to get out of bed, but Roth pressed his shoulder.
“You keep resting.” Roth said. “I’ll help them. If you need to cast a spell, it’s enough to bring Heisong. You don’t have to work so hard.”
Burris thought for a while. “My lord, if you catch him…”
“Don’t worry! I will only help, not kiss him.”
After that, the Skeleton King jumped out of the window.
Translator’s note: Hi everyone! I’m sorry about this late update, I’m still on exam’s period, so I haven’t had much time lately. I promise I’ll update more frequently after that 🙂
If you see a mistake please tell me 🙂