25-Mischa's Secret

Now, Misha.

 I turned to the altar. Misha was walking up to me.

'Will you let me hear it this time?'

 She stares at me.

'....about Sasha...?

I'm talking about you.

 When she utters that, Misha falls silent with a blank expression on her face.

''........I want to know.......?''

We're friends.

 Misha looked down slightly.

'Don't you want to tell me?'

 Shaking her head, Misha shook her head.

'I didn't want to tell you.'

 There wasn't, which means

Have you changed your mind?

 She nodded with a chuckle.

''........Anos is my friend. And he's kind....



 Misha turned emotionless eyes on me.

''On ... my fifteenth birthday, at midnight, I will disappear ...''

 In a matter-of-fact tone, she made such a confession.

'Does this have something to do with being called a magic doll?'

 It's not particularly surprising when you have that kind of a technique in place.

'Magic puppets' is not the right word.

 You mean it's a metaphor.

'Misha Negron doesn't exist.'

 Hmm. I see. Well, I see.
 Now you have a pretty good idea of what's going on.

So you're telling me you've always been Sasha.

 As she uttered that, Misha blinked twice in surprise.

''.......How did you know.......?''

It's impossible for one side to forcibly break the contract of the contract (Zekt). It's a very good idea to be able to have a good idea of what you're looking for. I'm sure you'll be able to find a way to make it work.

 There is only one possible explanation.

"The agreement between those who used the Contract (Zekt) has been broken. If you and Sasha are the same person, it's easy for one of you to make a decision. Just as it's easy to break a contract you signed yourself.

'....Anos is smart....

 It's nothing to be admired, but, well, people of this era don't know that there is a spell to divide a person into two.

It's called dielga, or similar magic. The body and soul are gradually returned to their proper form.

 Kokoro, Misha nodded.

'I'm a pseudo-personality, magically divided by magic, and I don't inherently exist. I will only return to Sasha on my fifteenth birthday. That's why she called me a magic doll.

 It's your first life, so you're a magic doll.
 No wonder they have the same magic power, the same bloodline, but they are making Misha wear white.
 It was known beforehand that he would disappear soon.

''It's Ivis Necron, isn't it?''

 Again, Misha is surprised.
 Apparently, it seems to be a figurehead.


"Dierga is not an easy magic. It can only be used for a limited number of times in this era. You must use it in the womb to have a low success rate. And you are of the bloodline of Ibis. It wouldn't be far-fetched to think he did it.

 And he has his reasons.

"Along with the Dierga, he's probably giving you guys a fusion spell. It's a fusion spell that fuses magic and magical power, but the flaw in that technique is that the fusion time is limited.

 Even with my improved fusion magic formula, two magical powers can't be fused together indefinitely.

'But if you split what is essentially one thing into two, it's a different story. Ivis came up with the idea of using the power of Misha and Sasha trying to revert back to one person to eliminate the shortcomings of fusion magic.

 <If they were divided into two halves by the Dierga, and their magic power was amplified by fusion magic, they would have tens or even hundreds of times more magic power than the original person. Since they were originally one thing, they would not be separated again due to the shortcomings of fusion magic.
 However, no matter how you think about it, it was quite reckless. Not to mention the complexity of the technique, the difficulty of exercising magic, and the risk to Sasha would be enormous.
 I'm not sure if my body will be able to keep up with the amount of magic I've gained from my body. Or his mind could be beaten before that.

 Well, even if Ibis is rotten, he's a demon that I created myself. I guess I've worked out that part well.

'I can think of other possibilities, but what do you think?

 Misha nods. I guess that means my guess is correct.

"Dino Dixie.

Is that the spell they cast on Sasha?

 Kuni, Misha nodded.
 <It's probably a magic created by combining the and the fusion magic technique.
 It must have been developed in order to create a stronger demon race.
 Perhaps that's the reason why he was originally researching fusion magic.

''That's why you said you couldn't see me on my birthday.

 Misha nodded.

''I'm sorry...''

What are you sorry for?

"I didn't tell...

'Don't worry about that. Just say what you want to say, when you want to say it.

 Misha lowered her eyes and muttered.

'I just wanted to be normal.'

 I question her with my gaze, and she continues.

I am gone and Sasha is the only one left. I will be gone and Sasha will be left alone. But I thought it would be okay. Fifteen years will be my life.

 Even a human's life span is too short.
 If it was a demon race, it would be so little life that it would seem like a moment.

I wanted to have that much memory. But there is no demon race that speaks to me. Because one half of Necron is not supposed to exist. It's the same in the Demon King Academy.

 Hmm. I certainly haven't seen Misha talking to any other demon race.
 Even Emilia only tries to exchange paperwork with them.

''I thought so.''

 Misha's eyes are strong and straight, staring at me.

'Anos spoke to me. He became my friend. He took me home and we had a nice chat with your parents.

 Misha laughs.
 It's silly, just like holding onto those memories with great care.

'My whole life has been a miracle.

 It's not hard to imagine what kind of past the girl who says it's a miracle that I merely asked her out on a whim has been through.
 These times are certainly peaceful. Still, it is not without tragedy.


 She calls me.

'Thank you for calling my name. It was nice to hear you.

 I gently put my hand on Misha's head as if I just wanted to say something stupid like that before tomorrow came.

'What's wrong?'

Okay, then? Are you really satisfied?

 Misha nodded.

'There's nothing to fear.'

 That's what you said when we first met.

"I was never there in the first place.

 Oh, man, I'm so embarrassed.

"You're here. You're the first friend I've ever admitted to having. You don't think I'm going to let my friend die, do you?

 For a moment, Misha rolled her eyes.
 However, she quickly shook her head.

''........even Anos can't do it....... I did not exist from the beginning. It will only return to its original state. It doesn't die, it disappears. I can't bring it back to life.

  But Misha's root source is Sasha's in the first place. Even if you try to use after Misha disappears, the root source of Misha, the source of resuscitation, is nowhere to be found.

'You can't keep your soul and body separated in two all the time.

 Essentially one thing is magically divided into two. That limit is fifteen years.
 After fifteen years, a soul and body that can't be restored after fifteen years can't continue to live.

 In the first place, the current split into Sasha and Misha is unnatural.
 Magic can cause unnatural things to happen for a time, and it can also undo unnatural states.

 But you can't continue to maintain that unnaturalness with magic.
 If you do, there will always be a distortion somewhere.

Thank you.

Why do you thank me?

Because Anos is kind to me.

 I don't know.

'Kind is a good word. But it's not going to save you from anything.

 Shaking her head, Misha shook her head.

'I'm saved. So I'll be fine.

 What's okay with that?
 Just as I was thinking that, Misha stood up tall and patted my head.


 I don't know what to do.

What's that supposed to mean?

He looked sad.

'Sad? Me?

 She nodded at my question, even though it was probably Misha who was sad.

'Do you regret being friends with me?'

Why would you ask that?

 She held her tongue for a moment, and then she said.

'....Misha Necron does not exist...'

 She just plainly tells me with a blank expression, and she's more worried that I've become friends with a friend who will disappear than that I'll disappear.

 Fool. You big idiot.

 I put my hands on her thin body and hug her as hard as I can.


There are two things I don't know about you.

 I hug Misha tightly, tightly.
 As if to appeal to her that you are indeed here.


Regret and impossibility.

 Misha turns his inorganic eyes on me as I hug him.

''I told you. I'm the founder of the Demon King. I will fulfill your wish.

 Misha thinks with a blank expression. She seemed to be confused.

'I want to make up with you.'

 With Sasha, I suppose.

That's what I'm asking.

 So that's what's coming up at this point in time.
 Well, I guess you can't believe that I'm the founder.
 I'm trying to make sure my words don't turn out to be a lie and that I don't have any regrets.


Don't worry. I told you the truth about the impossible.

 I let go of Misha's hand.
 I walked to the great door in the altar room.

'Where are we going?'

Sasha's place. You're going to make up for it.

 When I smiled at her, Misha smiled just a little bit happily.


"Misha. Do you want to make a promise?

 Misha turns to me.

'Live as if there is a tomorrow until your last moment.

 She is silent.

'You want to be normal, don't you?'

 Misha nodded and said that.


Good. All right, let's just get on with it and get Sasha.

 We head back the way we came from.

 Stare blankly ahead and Misha paces along.
 There's nothing to be afraid of, she said, because she doesn't exist.
 I don't exist, she says.

 Are you sure that's true?

 You may have given up, accepted it, but you'll see.
 But you will see.

 My name is Anos Voldigord.