Chapter 226:Bloodline Upgrade Potion
Lucas after visiting his home had been pretty much cooped up in his house to the point that he could teach a NEET or ‘how to be lazy’ class and if there was a system that records one achievement, he would’ve been the champion.
His daily routine had been already been in a disarray. In the academy, he would stay up late at night to for self-training and would sleep for 4-5 hours.
Before sleeping he would activate the mana breathing technique and when he woke up, he would feel refreshed and all his aches and pains would be subsided greatly.
But living in his, house where everything was brought to him, to the point that his mother even wanted to feed him, and only stopped after Lucas’s pleading. He could feel that he was becoming a sloth.
“I am sure my senses will become dull if this goes on for a month, while Fredrick would be working hard.”
“I remember that father is a swordsman. I should ask for a training session with him.” Lucas muttered rubbing his chin but before that, he should get out of his bed now or he may be addicted to being lazy.
Moreover, his father had called him to discuss something important.
Leonard stared at the scene with a blank expression while a small sigh escaped from Lucas’s lips
“Mom, can you please stop this?” Lucas asked while closing his eyes.
His mother, who was stroking his hair stopped abruptly and looked at Lucas with a sullen expression as if she was wronged and her right had been taken away.
“Why? Don’t you like it?”
“Mom, it’s not that. I don’t hate it.” Lucas muttered with an embarrassed expression but shook his head.
“It’s addictive mom. I don’t want to feel lonely and miss it.”
Lucas turned to see Eleanor who had a guilty expression, as though she wanted to stop but contrary to Lucas’s expectations, his mother hugged him tightly, surprising him.
“Aaaahhh!” Lucas screamed, feeling his mother’s too-tight hug.
His mother was an oddball. Lucas feared that if they were noble she would have spoiled her child beyond irreparable.
“Can you please stop doing that, we have to talk about something important?” Leonard spoke with a stern expression.
Eleanor finally let go of Lucas and looked at Leonard.
Lucas stared at his father’s serious expression as Leonard rubbed his storage ring and took out a bottle and placed it before him. Lucas’s heartbeat hastened to see the small test tube-like bottle and felt that whatever may be inside, it was nothing cheap.
“Lucas, you have matured a lot unlike a year ago, so I am sure that you have some doubts.” Leonard spoke.
“You must have pondered about your bloodline. I remember when you were small, you would always ask about your bloodline grade to the point that made my ears numb. At that time, I wasn’t able to answer that because of a reason. But now that you have grown up, you should know about some things. This small bottle that you are seeing contains the answer to your questions.”
“What is in the bottle?” Lucas asked curiously.
Leonard paused for a bit and answered, “Inside it lies the potion that can upgrade bloodline.”
Lucas’s eyes widened for a moment and he opened his lips but nothing came out of them
“Father, tell me you are joking?” Lucas asked with a surprised expression and looked at his mother.
Leonard shook his head while Eleanor nodded her head for confirmation.
“I mean, isn’t this priceless? How did we have such a valuable thing?”
“It was a gift to my great grandfather.”,Leonard answered.
“Great, great-grandfather, what kind of man was he?” Lucas asked.
Leonard smiled a little seeing Lucas’s expression and started to explain.
“You might not know but we have a rich heritage. His name was Walker Bright. I don’t know about his strength but I was sure that he was a powerhouse in that era. Our Bright House used to be a member of the upper echelon as far as I know but it fell because of his certain decision.”
Lucas waited for his father to speak further while Lucas fixed his gaze on the bottle.
“He fell in love with the lady who was a commoner and didn’t have a bloodline, but as you know, there’s a problem.”
“Preserving bloodline purity is a need of the hour. If everyone did this and all the upper-grade bloodlines started to marry lower bloodlines, what do you think will happen in the future? The future generations would surely be bleak if this goes on to the point that the bloodline grade might be lost. So, our house refused to accept your great grandmother but Grandpa Walker was as stubborn as a mule just to marry her he started to search for a potion to upgrade his bloodline. He didn’t want to make her bloodline diamond, rather he wanted her to at least have a bloodline.”
Leonard paused,and continued.
“But there was nothing there, no natural treasure to do this so he had to rely on alchemy and after countless research, he concluded that he had to find the missing component. And that was the tear of isle and branch of the world tree and both of them were a sacred thing of elves.”
“So, he infiltrated elves’ home and stole it, “Lucas muttered.
“Brat, how can you level your grandpa as a thief?” Leonard incredulously asked.
“He helped the Elves to overcome the crisis.”
“What was the crisis?” Lucas asked as his eyes glowed.
“I don’t know.”
Lucas’s expression stiffened for a moment and he glared at his father.
“You don’t know or are you deliberately hiding it?”
“I don’t know Lucas. That was a secret deal, but what matters is that your grandma got a bronze bloodline and grandpa married her and destroyed the future generations.” Leonard spoke with a sigh, only God knows what curse was cast on their house for him to be born with a diamond bloodline only to be taken away.
“And Lucas I secretly mixed the potion in your drink which raised your bloodline to bronze.”
“Hmmm…I see, but what is our bloodline ability?” Lucas asked but his father spoke with a blank expression.
“We don’t have any bloodline ability and even if it was present we might have lost it.”
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