Chapter 19 – Mystery Behind Lucas Awakening
On the training ground, Lucas was holding the sword close to his chin without any movement.
Lucas was clearing his mind and was focusing on channelling mana.
Seeing Frederick and Rose fight, I realised that I need to learn first how to manipulate mana efficiently.
Just like Frederick and Charles or any other 3 stars who use to coat mana over their weapons to make their attack stronger.
Concentrating, I tried to channelise my mana upward through the hand towards the sword.
I could feel the mana flow through my hands but I was not able to make it flow towards the sword.
I was doing this for an hour every day since the test but there is not much improvement.
‘No matter how hard, I try it doesn’t move. Just what am I missing.’Lucas muttered.
The thirst to learn this thing was overwhelming me. I was in a hurry to learn it before I go to the dungeon. I want to use it there. It will provide me with extra safety along with confidence.
The novel doesn’t have any description of how to do this.
Shaking my head, I was thinking of asking for help.
Though I haven’t joined Frederick’s team, I have asked him about it and he gave me a brief on it but his understanding of mana was too vague for me.
It’s not that Frederick doesn’t want to help me, it has not been a year since he was able to learn and it was personally taught to him by his Father so it was difficult for him to teach it.
I have to ask someone for guidance and who would be better than a combat instructor.
In the novel, not many details about Harris was there. Maybe I have forgotten or it will be introduced later. I have read up to volume 8 less than 400 chapters. I don’t know it was midway of the novel in the novel or ending.
I have no other way, I have to ask him as I can’t always hide in a shell. There will be the time I have to move out of the shell and face everyone. Till that time I want to do everything, I can do to prepare myself.
“I will ask him after the class.”
After the combat class, most of the students left. Seeing that important ones had left except some nobodies I walked toward Harris.
” Sir Harris can I have a moment,” Lucas asked.
“Sir I want to learn how to manipulate mana to cover my weapons.”
Seeing the enthusiasm of the student to learn.
Harris nodded and said,” Okay meet me here at 6 AM. ”
At the training ground, Harris and I were alone.
It would be a lie if I say, I am not nervous. He seems a good guy and seems neutral who doesn’t hold any favouritism.
“Show me first how much you know”.Harris spoke.
Holding my sword I guided my mana towards the hand. Then I started channelling it towards sword but it was to no avail.
” I see.”
“You have got some problem.”
” Pro… what problem?”Lucas asked.
” What are doing looks forceful.”
“Can you cover your body with mana?”
Pondering something I replied no. I have never given a thought about it. I just show Fredrick using something flashy so I wanted to try it.
” Come here.”
Placing my head at the back he channelised mana inside me.” Don’t resist”
As I have said previously in the class, his mana flowed inside me giving me a pleasant and relaxing feeling.
Taking out his hand he looked at me for a second as if I have done something I shouldn’t have.
“Listen this will be between you and me. No one should know”.
‘Just where is this conversation going as if we doing something illegal?. Is teaching coverage of mana around weapons is considered taboo for commoners like us.’I thought.
“I don’t know but your awakening seems somewhat forceful. You have awakened your mana with the help of external means.”.
” Meaning “.
” Don’t tell anyone. In this world, there are some treasures or potions that can forcefully make you awakened. Now you think about what’s new. Think carefully if some potions or medicines can awaken your mana forcefully wouldn’t everyone would have awakened its young age. Why do they need to train so much to awaken”.Harris spoke with a solemn expression.
So that’s the situation. I have no clear memories of this body owner so I don’t know about this nor do I know anything about the awakening potion even my shop doesn’t have something like that.
“Many children of nobles were unable to awaken mana making them unable to join Horizon. If they discover you have something that can awaken mana just think about what they will do. I can’t imagine the price of the item you have used to awaken. They are rare very rare”.
“Last time I remembered something like this appeared its the price was in hundred billion. You can even buy a low-class noble house with that much money.” Harris looked at Lucas after giving a brief
I shuddered to listen to the amount of money. Just how does this ordinary family get its hands on something like this. I will ask them when I will visit. I can’t message them about the matter now.
“But Mr Harris how did you know,” Lucas asked curiously.
“Your mana fluctuations felt odd so I channelised my mana through your body and I found that there are some parts where it is blocked and an awakened doesn’t have a blocked channel. Unless every channel is blocked on can’t be awakened or feels mana.”
“But you have taken something that allows you to bypass this allowing you to use mana and also you have not fully digested gain, if you had then there would have been no blockage in your mana flow. Perhaps you have awakened just before the academy entrance test and didn’t get enough time to fix this. The thing you have taken is still inside it providing you means to use mana”.
“I will not pry into it. Unless your whole channel is unblocked don’t allow anyone to look into it”.Harris spoke.
Sweat was trickling on my face.’ Will there be any problem? What will happen if I am can’t unblock?’
Seeing my worrying face, he said” Don’t worry there will be no problem. From now on every day we will meet here. I will channelise mana in your body allowing you to unblock. Take it slowly to increase your efficiency in mana flow. You will have greater mana capacity once you recover “.
After that, I will teach you how to manipulate mana properly.
Let’s begin first. I sat down cross-legged with Harris behind my back as he channelised the mana through me.
‘How did I come this far with my half cripple state’ Lucas pondered.
‘ I will find out later. Let’s first clear the problem.’
After the training session, the class was started. After the dungeon incident, some were happy some were gloomy.
Those who got good ranking were bragging around.
One has to see Charles’s face after he lost. His mood seemed to be all-time bad. Who will not be after being defeated even after doing so much??
Parth couldn’t contain his laughter seeing Parth gloomy face.
If not forgetting the bad news I got in the morning I would have also laughed to my heart’s content.
It would be a lie if I say I was not worried. Though Harris said it wasn’t a big problem for now unless I once again try to forcefully breakthrough.
Every time I feel like I have moved forward towards my it feels like someone pulled me back a step. I was happy after the dungeon test but another trouble came knocking at the door.
‘It must be because of Frederick. He must have shifted some of the bad luck with which protagonist attracts trouble towards me.’
In my room, I took out the sword my parents gifted me. It’s time to unsheathe my baby.
I can’t describe how excited I am to use this. I should train with this sword to get used to it.
In the training room, I wore the 5 kg weight bracelet.
A 1 Star peak warrior seems to possess strength up to 100 kg in each hand. It was not fixed it depend on the person.
My eyes were glowing at the sight of the sword. It honestly felt good as if it was made for me.
Taking the train I was on my way to skies mercenary. Though it was situated at the capital it was still 400 km away from the horizon.
Looking at the GPS I found the place. There was 2 Storage building in front of me.
So this where the place where they started.
Without thinking much I entered, to start my new experience.