Magic System in a Parallel World – Chapter 9: Being Watched

Chapter 9: Being Watched

Chapter 9: Being Watched

“Look over there. It’s Sword Emperor Leo.”

“Did you hear? He accepted a challenge from Kayn, and they’re going to fight in a month!”

“Kayn? He’s always challenging Leo to a fight whenever he gets the chance, and he always loses. Nothing is going to change this time around.”

“I’m not so sure about that. Leo is suffering from amnesia, and from what I heard, he doesn’t even remember how to fight. Things might be different this time.”

“If Leo can’t remember how to fight, why even bother fighting him? That will only make Kayn look like a fool, fighting someone powerless.”

“I guess he’s just that desperate to beat Leo.”

At another table, some female students mumbled to each other, “Don’t you think this is the best chance to hook up with Leo?”

“Huh? Are you looking to die? He already has a girlfriend, and she’s a witch!”

“Are you talking about Valery? Haven’t you heard? She’s going out with John now, which means he’s single and available.”

“It’s still too risky. I would wait for a few more days before I do anything if I were you.”

Meanwhile, Leo sat by himself at a small table, trying his best to ignore the stares.

“You’re even more popular now that you’ve returned from the dead.” Lilith said to him as she hovered sideways in front of him, almost as though she was lying on a bed.

Leo mumbled without looking at her, “Can you not speak to me while we’re in public? People will think I am crazy if they see me talking to myself.”

“That’s not fun at all.” Lilith frowned.

“You might not care about your public image at all because they can’t see you, but I care!”

“You don’t have to respond to everything I say, but I will continue speaking. Just act like I am speaking to myself. I am satisfied just knowing that you can hear me.”

Leo quickly finished his food and left the cafeteria.

On his way back to the dorm, Lilith suddenly said, “Leo, don’t stop walking and don’t turn around, there’s someone following you.”

“What! Who is it? What do they want from me?”

“It’s a magic student judging by her uniform.”

“Huh? It’s a female student? Then I don’t have to worry too much about it. She’s probably an admirer of the previous Leo.”

Lilith left his side to go check the stalker’s identity.

When she returned to his side, she said, “I don’t think she’s an admirer.”

“How did you come to that conclusion?”

“Because that student is Nina Wraith, and she’s a witch.”

“So what? If the old Leo could date someone like Valery, he could attract other witches as well.”

“Actually, Nina Wraith is also known as the Witch of Necromancy. Don’t you think it’s too much of a coincidence that someone like her shows up right after you ‘came back from the dead’? She probably thinks you got resurrected with magic or something, so she’s spying on you.”

“What an ominous title. Can she resurrect the dead with her magic or something? And most importantly, is she dangerous?” Leo asked.

‘Nina Wraith… I don’t know any students by that name in my old world.’ He thought to himself.

“No, she cannot resurrect the dead. I don’t know if she’s dangerous or not, but she has a bad reputation in the academy.”

“How bad?”

“Rumors say she likes to experiment on corpses and other things that are related to the dead.”

“Isn’t there some kind of law that prevents people from messing with corpses in this world?”

“Well, it depends on what she does with the corpses, but for the most part, what she’s doing is not illegal, and she’s probably just practicing her magic, which is pretty normal for magicians that study necromancy.”

“Hm? Is necromancy considered Dark Magic?” Leo then asked.

“Yes.”

“I see, so she’s also—”

“Leo! Watch out! She’s casting magic!” Lilith suddenly shouted.

“What?”

However, before Leo could even react, two hands appeared from the ground beneath him and grabbed his ankles, preventing him from moving.

“What is the meaning of this?!” Leo shouted out loud.

“Calm down, she’s just restricting your movements.” Lilith said.

A small figure approached him from the shadows a moment later.

“Please calm down. I won’t harm you.” Nina Wraith said to him.

“You…”

Leo was taken aback by her appearance.

Nina Wraith had a petite body and a delicate face, making it seem as though she was no older than 12 years old. She had long black hair that reached the back of her knees, and her eyes were dark but clear.

When Leo saw Nina Wraith, he subconsciously muttered out loud, “A child?”

Nina’s eyebrows twitched after hearing his words.

“Who are you calling a child?! I am 19 years old, a full-fledged adult!” She shouted in a frustrated voice before kicking Leo in the knee with her black mary jane shoes.

“Fuck! That hurts!” Leo fell to the ground while clutching onto his knee.

“I thought you said you weren’t going to harm me!” He shouted afterward.

“That was before you insulted me.” She snorted.

“It’s against school rules to use magic outside of official matches and the training center! You’re going to get into a lot of trouble if the school finds out!”

“It’s just a Tier 1 magic spell. I won’t get punished over something so small as long as I don’t kill you.” Nina shrugged.

“You skipped a few steps there! It should be ‘as long as I don’t hurt you’!” Leo exclaimed.

“Don’t be naive, Leo. She’s a witch. She can beat up another student in front of the teachers and get away with it.” Lilith laughed.

Leo gritted his teeth after hearing such words.

‘So it’s just like my old world, where the rich and influential can get away with pretty much anything as long as it’s not murder, huh?’ He sighed inwardly.

“What do you want from me?” He asked her after forcing himself to calm down.

“I would like to take a look at your body and see if you’d been resurrected with magic,” she said with a nonchalant look on her face.

“What? That’s crazy. Of course I am not resurrected with magic!” Leo refuted.

“If that’s the case, then why do I sense dark magic coming from you?”

“Dark magic? I have no idea what you’re talking about.” Leo frowned.

Lilith flew in front of him and explained to him, “Black Bullet. When you use magic, its mana residue will linger around you for some time before disappearing, and people with the same magic affinity will be able to sense it coming from your body.”

‘What?! Why didn’t you tell me something so important before?! My secret is now exposed! And it hasn’t even been a full day since I came to this world!’ Leo cried inwardly.

“Why aren’t you responding?” Nina asked him with narrowed eyes, clearly suspicious of his behavior.

“I-I don’t know what you’re talking about, but I was definitely not resurrected with magic! This is a misunderstanding!”

“Since you’re so confident that you’re not a reanimated corpse, you wouldn’t mind me inspecting your body, right? I will immediately leave you alone afterward— if this turns out to be a misunderstanding.”

Hearing her words, Leo stared at Lilith in the eyes.

“Let her.” Lilith nodded with an amused smile on her face.

Even though Leo did not trust her, it was not as though he had another choice.

“Fine. I will let you inspect my body. You better leave me alone afterward.” He sighed out loud.

“Thank you for your cooperation.” Nina nodded.

‘Cooperation, my ass! You basically forced me!’ He cursed her inwardly.

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)