Magic System in a Parallel World – Chapter 2: Coming Back From the Dead

Chapter 2: Coming Back From the Dead

Chapter 2: Coming Back From the Dead

“Take a seat.” Miss Camille pointed at one of the beds in the infirmary.

Leo subconsciously picked the bed closest to the window.

Miss Camille smiled inwardly when she saw that he’d picked the bed the previous Leo used the most.

“First and foremost, let’s talk about the nature of this world. Like you’d just witnessed, magic exists in this world. This is possible because of the mana that fills this world. In order to use magic, you must convert the mana in the air into your own energy.”

“Does this mean I can also use magic?!” Leo immediately asked, his voice filled with excitement.

Miss Camille silently stared at him with a pondering face for a moment before speaking, “Probably not.”

“Eh?! Why not?!” Leo’s heart sank the moment he heard that he might not be able to use magic, something he has fantasized about since he was a child.

“Because not everyone is born with the ability to use magic. Even in this world that is highly reliant on magic, about 60 percent of the world’s population are unable to use magic. As for you, who was born in a world without magic, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to use magic.” Miss Camille explained.

And she continued, “Furthermore, the previous Leo was also unable to use magic.”

“Ah, this sucks…” Leo laid on the bed with a dejected look on his face.

“I was really looking forward to using magic, too… I really want to go home now.”

Seeing his dispirited energy, Miss Camille spoke, “Even if you cannot use magic, you can still use magic artifacts that are infused with mana, and they even have magic spells stored in them. This is what the previous Leo did. However, magic artifacts are very expensive, and they have limited durability.”

And she continued, “We can talk about magic later. There is one very important thing beside magic that exists in this world that you must be aware of— vampires.”

Leo’s eyes widened with shock.

“D-Did you just say vampires? Like the ones that suck your blood and stuff?” He asked in a trembling voice.

“So vampires exist in your world as well? The vampires in this world suck on mana instead of blood, though.” Miss Camille said.

Leo shook his head. “Yes and no. Vampires exist, but only in movies and fiction.”

“Is that so? Anyways, vampires here look exactly like us humans, but they have a very distinct appearance. White hair and red eyes. If you see one, run away, or you’ll die.”

“They’re like animals but with human intelligence, and their instincts tell them to hunt humans and absorb our mana.”

“What happens if they suck our mana? Does that also mean humans without mana are safe from them?” Leo asked.

“All humans have mana in their body, including those that cannot use magic. If someone loses all of their mana, they will die a very slow and painful death. However, that rarely happens unless it is done by a vampire.”

Leo swallowed nervously, and he raised his hand, “Another question. Do vampires just wander around the street looking for their prey?”

“No. Most major cities in this world are protected by a barrier that prevents all vampires from entering. However, the barriers aren’t perfect, so vampires sometimes sneak into cities. Once again, this rarely happens. As long as you stay inside the city, you’ll be safe.”

“Any questions?”

“A lot…” Leo sighed.

“You can save them for another time then. We’ll now talk about your existence in this world.”

“As I’d mentioned not long ago, you’re already dead in this world. But since they have never recovered your body, we can just say that you’d managed to survive. For your own safety, do not tell anybody that you’re actually from another world, do you understand?”

“Can I ask why?” Leo asked out of curiosity.

“Do you want to be put in a prison cell and become a lab rat?” Miss Camille narrowed her eyes at him.

“Of course not!”

“Then it would be in your best interest to keep your mouth shut. Until you’re strong enough, do not tell the truth to anyone— not even those you trust with your life. As for your backstory, we’ll say that you’re suffering from amnesia, hence why you do not remember anything done by the previous Leo. Do you understand?”

“I do.” Leo nodded earnestly.

“Good. Now I have a question for you. Do you have any experience with combat?”

“Uhh… I’ve fought a couple of class bullies in my life, but besides that…” He shook his head.

“Then you’ll need to learn how to wield a weapon. If you wish to stay as a student in this school or survive this world, you’ll need to learn how to fight. ‘Leo’ used a sword, so you’ll also learn to use one.”

“What about magic? I know there’s a good chance that I cannot use magic, but I still want to try.”

Miss Camille sighed and said, “Fine, we can try later. However, even if you can, by some miracle, use magic, you still won’t be able to use magic freely.”

“What do you mean?” Leo tilted his head.

“Did you already forget? ‘Leo’ cannot use magic. If you suddenly start using magic, people will start questioning you, which will cause plenty of problems. Although we can use magic artifacts to disguise your magic, we can talk about that later— if you can even use magic.”

“I understand.” Leo nodded.

“One more thing. ‘Leo’ is known for being cool-headed and always calm, and based on our conversation so far, you’re quite the opposite.”

Leo shrugged, “Actually, I’m usually quiet and reserved. However, I’d just been transferred to another world where magic and vampires exist. I can’t help but be excited, you know? Furthermore, you’re special to me, Miss Camille. I only act this relaxed whenever I am with you. Although you may not be the same Miss Camille from my memories, you look, sound, and even act like the Miss Camille that I know.”

“…” Miss Camille stared at the smile on Leo’s face with a profound expression, her thoughts unknown.

After talking to each other for some more time, Miss Camille said to him, “Are you ready to ‘come back from the dead’?”

“Did you really have to say it like that?” Leo showed a bittersweet smile.

He proceeded to close his eyes and take a deep breath.

“Alright, I am ready,” he said as he opened his eyes.

Miss Camille unlocked the door and began leading him through the long hallways until they reached the third floor.

‘This is… the Headmistress’s quarters?’ Leo thought to himself as they approached the end of the hallway on the third floor.

Miss Camille knocked on the door when they arrived.

“Headmistress, it’s me.”

“Camille? Enter.” A female voice resounded from inside the room.

Miss Camille opened the door and walked inside with Leo right behind her.

Sitting at the end of the room before a large wooden desk was a red-haired beauty who emitted an overwhelming aura that demanded everyone before her presence to be obedient.

“Hey, Camille. What’s the—”

The Headmistress halted her mouth when she noticed Leo. In fact, she forgot how to breathe for the next few moments as she stared at Leo’s familiar yet foreign face.

“Headmistress, before you act all cra—”

“LEO?!?!?!” The Headmistress suddenly stood up and slammed her desk, causing the entire room to tremble.

Leo swallowed nervously. The Headmistress in this world was countless times more fearsome than the one in his own world, and he was judging her by her presence alone.

After standing up, the Headmistress rushed to stand in front of Leo, and she started pulling on his face.

“Hey, that hurts!” Leo quickly stepped back and stared at her like a nervous child.

“Headmistress, please calm down.” Miss Camille quickly stood between them.

“Camille! What’s the meaning of this?! Why is Leo here?! I demand an explanation!”

“I would’ve done so long ago if you hadn’t interrupted me.” Miss Camille sighed as she shook her head.

“Anyways, I’m sure you already know this, but he’s Leo.”

“That’s impossible! Leo died three months ago!”

“Let me finish. We all believed that Leo had died, but that’s not the case. He’d actually survived, but for some reason, he wasn’t able to return until today. I just found this out not long ago when I found him wandering in front of the school building.”

The Headmistress stared at Leo with her mouth and eyes wide open.

“L-Leo… Is that really you? W-What happened during the past three months? Where have you been?”

“Don’t bother. He has amnesia, so he doesn’t remember anything about what happened. In fact, he’s missing most of his memories.” Miss Camille said.

“No way…” The Headmistress staggered backward until she was stopped by her own desk.

“W-Wait! What about his combat abilities? Does he at least remember how to fight?!”

“Unfortunately, no.” Miss Camille shook her head.

The Headmistress began pondering with a frown on her face.

“Perhaps if we awakened his memories using magic, he might…”

“I have already tried that.” Miss Camille quickly said.

“As much as I hate to say it, there’s nothing we can do but wait until he recovers his memories by himself.”

“What a disaster!” The Headmistress sighed out loud, and she continued, “Despite not being able to use magic, he was one of the strongest students in this academy! As a knight, he’d surpassed all expectations! He even fought and killed many vampires! Without Leo, our academy’s prowess is greatly weakened!”

“However, not all hope is lost! Even if Leo loses all of his memories, his talent is still there! As long as we train him properly, he will eventually regain his former strength. And when he recovers his memories, he’ll become even more powerful!” Despite despairing just moments ago, the Headmistress managed to bounce back with enthusiasm.

Leo swallowed nervously, and he glanced at Miss Camille, who merely shook her head in silence.

‘I’m screwed…’ Leo sighed inwardly.

“Headmistress, do you mind if I take care of his training?” Miss Camille suddenly said.

“Huh? What about your job as a nurse? You’re the most experienced nurse we have!”

“It’s not like I am going to train him for the entire day. We’ll do it after school.”

“Are you sure? You don’t have to force yourself. There are plenty of instructors—” The Headmistress frowned.

“As long as you pay for overtime.” Miss Camille calmly interrupted.

The Headmistress smiled and said, “I’m not talking about that, but of course, you’ll be paid overtime.”

“Then it’s fine. I will do it.”

The Headmistress nodded.

‘Haaa… I cannot imagine how the academy will react once they learn that Leo has come back from the dead.’ She sighed inwardly.

“Anyways, if you need any help, you know where to find me.”

“Of course.”

Leo left the Headmistress’ room with Miss Camille shortly after.

“Now what?” Leo asked her.

“Now you will go to class and truly come back from the dead,” she calmly said.

Leo swallowed nervously, “What kind of classes did I attend? Magic classes?”

“You can’t use magic, so you only took ordinary classes.”

“As long as it’s not about magic and vampires, I should have no trouble with the materials and the examinations, so I won’t fail any classes…” He sighed in relief.

“Why are you looking at me like that? Studying is the only thing I am good at.” He said after seeing Miss Camille’s weird face.

Sometime later, they returned to the second floor and stopped in front of the first classroom beside the staircase.

Miss Camille knocked on the door and waited for the teacher.

A moment later, a blonde beauty wearing a white cheongsam appeared before them.

“Camille? What’s the—” The teacher halted her mouth when she noticed the handsome figure standing behind Miss Camille.

It took a long moment, but she eventually recognized his face and exclaimed in a shocked voice, “L-L-Leo?!”

List of Chapters
Chapter 1: Parallel World
Chapter 2: Coming Back From the Dead
Chapter 3: Sword Emperors Return
Chapter 4: Give Me One Month
Chapter 5: Magic Affinity
Chapter 6: A New Room
Chapter 7: Lilith the Spirit
Chapter 8: Black Flame
Chapter 9: Being Watched
Chapter 10: Vampire
Chapter 11: Magic Artifact
Chapter 12: One Percent
Chapter 13: Magic Power
Chapter 14: Mana Fatigue
Chapter 15: Magic Shop
Chapter 16: Monsters
Chapter 17: Missing Package
Chapter 18: A Common Trope
Chapter 19: Adventurers Guild
Chapter 20: Intense Training
Chapter 21: First Purchase
Chapter 22: Awakened Magic Affinity
Chapter 23: Becoming an Adventurer
Chapter 24: Tier 2 Magic Spell
Chapter 25: Adventurers Examination
Chapter 26: Adventurers Examination(2)
Chapter 27: Outside the City Walls
Chapter 28: First Kill
Chapter 29: A Day in the Wilderness
Chapter 30: Sudden Confrontation
Chapter 31: Law of the Jungle
Chapter 32: Wilderness Training Course
Chapter 33: Day of the Match
Chapter 34: Fighting Kayn
Chapter 35: A Brutal Beatdown
Chapter 36: Witch of Necromancy
Chapter 37: Special Quest
Chapter 38: Magic System
Chapter 39: Unlimited Potential
Chapter 40: S-Rank Artifacts
Chapter 41: Legendary Artifacts
Chapter 42: Multicasting
Chapter 43: Increase Mana Capacity
Chapter 44: Tier 3 Magic Spell
Chapter 45: Labyrinth
Chapter 46: Labyrinth(2)
Chapter 47: Boss Room
Chapter 48: Boss Room(2)
Chapter 49: Level 3 Magic System
Chapter 50: Artifact Shop
Chapter 51: Ninas Quest
Chapter 52: Reviving the Dead
Chapter 53: Nina Wraiths Story
Chapter 54: Miss Camilles Quest
Chapter 55: Soul Enslavement
Chapter 56: E-Rank Adventurers Examination
Chapter 57: D-Rank Adventurers Examination
Chapter 58: First Mission
Chapter 123 End of the Wilderness Training Course(2)
Chapter 124 Artifact Grading System
Chapter 125 Until Graduation
Chapter 126 Magic Shop Level 3
Chapter 127 Elite Monsters
Chapter 128 Dark Mist
Chapter 129 Lilith's Request
Chapter 130 Plague of Destruction
Chapter 131 Ancient Magic
Chapter 132 Mana Suppression Pills
Chapter 133 Divine Flame Fortification
Chapter 134 Nina's Letter
Chapter 135 Consuming the Fruit of Magic Awakening
Chapter 136 Consuming the Fruit of Magic Awakening(2)
Chapter 137 Level 4 Magic System
Chapter 138 Magic Converter
Chapter 139 C-Rank Passive Skills
Chapter 140 Sparring With Camille
Chapter 141 Sparring With Camille(2)
Chapter 142 Mana Blast
Chapter 143 Training With Eve
Chapter 144 Fire Magic Spells
Chapter 145 Fire Eating Ring
Chapter 146 Khrome's Visit
Chapter 147 Khrome's Visit(2)
Chapter 148 A New Teacher
Chapter 149 A New Teacher(2)
Chapter 150 Alice
Chapter 151 Alice(2)
Chapter 152 The Day Before the School Tournament
Chapter 153 The Day Before the School Tournament(2)
Chapter 154 The Day of the School Tournament
Chapter 155 A Tingly Sensation
Chapter 156 The First Match
Chapter 157 The First Match(2)
Chapter 158 Second Day of the School Tournament
Chapter 159 Four Witches Academy's First Match
Chapter 160 3 Seconds
Chapter 161 Kevin Stoner
Chapter 162 Four Witches Academy's Second Match
Chapter 163 Fighting the Red Moon Academy
Chapter 164 Fighting the Red Moon Academy(2)
Chapter 165 Crimson Witch
Chapter 166 Leo Takes the Stage
Chapter 167 Leo Takes the Stage(2)
Chapter 168 Flame Wall
Chapter 169 Lia Scarlet's First Appearance
Chapter 170 Ruthless
Chapter 171 The Most Anticipated Match
Chapter 172 Fighting the Scarlet Academy
Chapter 173 Fighting Lia Scarlet
Chapter 174 Fighting Lia Scarlet(2)
Chapter 175 Fighting Lia Scarlet(3)
Chapter 176 Defeating the Scarlet Academy
Chapter 177 End of the Tournament
Chapter 178 Meeting the Four Celestial Families
Chapter 179 Meeting the Four Celestial Families(2)
Chapter 180 Meeting the Four Celestial Families(3)
Chapter 181 Meeting the Scarlet Family
Chapter 182 Meeting the Scarlet Family(2)
Chapter 183 Meeting the Scarlet Family(3)
Chapter 184 Meeting the Scarlet Family(4)
Chapter 185 New Uniform
Chapter 186 Labyrinth Examination
Chapter 187 Accident
Chapter 188 Vampire Vanquisher
Chapter 189 Monthly Limit
Chapter 190 Going Back to the Wilderness
Chapter 191 Partner
Chapter 192 Leon's True ldentity
Chapter 193 Devourer of Gods
Chapter 194 City Teleporter
Chapter 195 Territory Control
Chapter 196 Territory Control(2)
Chapter 197 Labyrinth Mission
Chapter 198 Four Major Continents
Chapter 199 B-Rank Labyrinth
Chapter 200 - B-Rank Labyrinth(2)
Chapter 201 - B-Rank Labyrinth(3)
Chapter 202 - Paralyzing Effect
Chapter 203 Ambush
Chapter 204 Ambush(2)
Chapter 205 Monster Stampede
Chapter 206 Monster Stampede(2)
Chapter 207 Reinforcement
Chapter 208 lnfancy Stage
Chapter 209 Matthew Hinks
Chapter 210 Matthew Hinks(2)
Chapter 211 Fighting an S-Rank Adventurer
Chapter 212 Fighting an S-Rank Adventurer(2)
Chapter 213 Clearing the B-Rank Labyrinth
Chapter 214 Leaving the Labyrinth
Chapter 215 Confronting Aaron
Chapter 216 Confronting Edwin
Chapter 217 Promotion to B-Rank Adventurer
Chapter 218 Skeleton Graveyard Raid
Chapter 219 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(2)
Chapter 220 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(3)
Chapter 221 skeleton Graveyard Raid(4)
Chapter 222 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(5)
Chapter 223 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(6)
Chapter 224 Queen Luna
Chapter 225 Queen Luna(2)
Chapter 226 Queen Luna(3)
Chapter 227 lnterview
Chapter 228 Elite Monster
Chapter 229 Elite Monster(2)
Chapter 230 Body Search
Chapter 231 End of the Raid
Chapter 232 End of the Raid(2)
Chapter 233 Splitting the Rewards
Chapter 234 Parting With the Party
Chapter 235 Transfer Student
Chapter 236 Transfer Student(2)
Chapter 237 Transfer Student(3)
Chapter 238 Preparing for the Ancient Labyrinth
Chapter 239 A Fourth Member
Chapter 240 Celeste Light
Chapter 241 Day of the Labyrinth Examination
Chapter 242 Day of the Labyrinth Examination(2)
Chapter 243 Entering the Ancient Labyrinth
Chapter 244 Thousand Miles Bridge
Chapter 245 Thousand Miles Bridge(2)