The Book Fairy [Part 2]
She nodded her head.
“…I kind of had a gut feeling…But I think I do for sure now…”
“Maybe you’re one of those spirits.”
“A spirit that forgets its memories?”
“…Then maybe I’ll never be able to remember anything…?”
If it was a spirit born from rumors and lore that wandered forever in search of memories, then it might not have any memories to recover.
If that was the case, no matter what I did to help, the memories would remain unrecoverable.
“We don’t know as of yet. If you feel like you know me, it’s quite possible that you have simply forgotten your memories due to the work of another spirit.”
As I said this, Eleonore, who was listening beside me, chimed in.
“I’m sure you’ll be fine. I think Rina-chan’s memory will come back once we find out what kind of spirit did this.”
“…I hope so.”
Rina smiled, but just a little.
“Do you have any idea?”
“You mean about the spirits that make you forget your memories? Hmm, not that I could remember…. But if we look around places we have visited, we might be able to find one.”
With a hopeful expression, Rina smiled.
“By the way, aren’t we taking the same path over and over again?”
Lay said, and Rina nodded her head.
“That’s right. This is the fourth time we’ve been through here.”
“What the heck are you talking about?”
Sasha asked, with a look of doubt on her face.
“There are places in the Spiritual Academy that you have to follow a set route to get through. It’s not magic, so you won’t be able to see it even with your magic eye, and I don’t think you’ll be able to find it without knowing about it.”
Rina stopped in front of a door she had passed many times.
When she opened it, she found a small room inside.
There was nothing special about it.
It was a plain and simple room.
Rina walked into the room.
“There’s nothing in there, you know?”
Sasha walks into the room, contemplating the meaning of her words.
Once she was sure everyone had entered the small room, Rina closed the door once and opened it again shortly after.
A surprised voice leaked out from Sasha.
What was spread out beyond the door was a vast forest.
No, it wasn’t just a forest.
Instead of fruit, there were countless books on the trees that grew everywhere.
“This is our destination, the [Book Forest]. The books that grow on the trees in this forest contain a lot of information. The Green Book contains information about spirits, and the questions posed by the Great Tree of Eniyunien are based on this book.”
“So if you know what’s in that book, you can get points?”
“But aren’t we supposed to do the test in class anyway?”
Sasha asked, but Rina shook her head.
“It’s Eniyunien’s philosophy that classes are just remedial work and that you have to study on your own. That’s why in the quizzes, you’ll be asked questions that you didn’t learn in class.”
“What’s with that… that’s not fair…”
“The Scarlet Monument King did said something to that effect, didn’t he?”
He must have been thinking that it would be impossible to cover the entire range of questions in a week.
At the same time, it was also a confirmation that he didn’t know this place.
“Are we collecting Green Books?”
Misha reached for a green book that had fallen to the ground.
Then, stick-like limbs sprouted from the book and moved around a bit.
“What was that?”
Books with arms and legs were running around the forest.
Then the books that had become trees all fell at once, sprouted limbs as well, and moved.
“Leeran, the book fairy. The books in this place are spirits.”
“Wow. It looks like there’s plenty of green books alone to capture!”
“…A game of tag, is it…”
Eleonore chuckled, and Zeshia was enjoying the situation somehow.
“If it’s a game of tag, I’ve never lost.”
With that, he unfolded a magic circle, stacking a hundred of them on top of each other.
He quickly dipped his fingertips into multiple magic circles.
The magic of was activated, and his right hand took on a pale glow.
If you can cross the distance and hold everything in your hands, even numbers are meaningless.
I beckoned to him with the hand of .
Instantly, the limbs of the green books retracted, and they all flew towards me, lined up on the ground.
There were 1799 of them.
With a flick of my index finger, the pages of all 1799 books were flipped one after the other with tremendous speed.
I fixed my evil eye on them all and watched closely.
Eventually, I finished flipping through all the pages, and the Fairy Leeran books were closed.
“Hmm. I’ve memorized it.”
“Huh? You memorized that?”
Sasha exclaims in surprise.
“Anos is smart.”
“I wouldn’t say he’s smart, he’s just weird…”
“I could only read half of it.”
Sasha looks at her sister seriously with a stern gaze.
She wanted to ask if they really had the same root.
“It’s okay. That’s half of what I remember.”
“Don’t follow up… you’re making me feel sad…”
I beckoned with my index finger to Sasha, who was lamenting about something.
Then a book flew out and landed in my hand.
“Rina,I know the description of the kind of fairy that seals memories, but it wasn’t in the book here.”
“…I see. But not all spirits are mentioned in the Green books either, so…”
She looks down, a little disappointed.
“But there was one page that caught my attention.”
Opening a green book labeled Volume 771, he shows Rina a certain page.
“…Fran the Love Fairy…? A spirit that gives form to unrequited love and binds it together… it is said that there are as many of them as there are of devoid of love…”
Rina reflected her eyes on the next page.
But it was not the page of Fran, the fairy of love.
Only there, the page had been torn out.
“It’s possible that this page contained something about memories.”
There are 1799 Green Books, which may not contain all the spirits. It would have covered most of the spirits involved, though.
If that was the case, then there was no small chance that this torn page would have something about the spirits that seal memories.
“If it’s within a hundred years, I’ll be able to do something about it.”
I applied on that book.
The Book Fairy Leeran was mentioned in the Green Book, so we know its origin.
The activates without any problem, and the book’s time was sent back by several decades.
But it didn’t go back far enough.
Using my magic power and the book’s origin, I went back in time as far as I could, but the pages were still torn.
“…Looks like it was torn out a long time ago.”