＃After returning, the family was ruined (3)
The attendants looked at the Grand Duke with wide eyes.
To blow a strong adult all the way up the wall with just one slap! It was a sight that only excellent knights who freely manipulated mana could show.
Not only did he experience a mana surge, but he also fell into a coma for ten years. This is absolutely not the kind of status that a Grand Duke could show.
While people around are shocked.
Ethan began to take steps toward Hans.
“Ugh! Oh don’t come!”
Hans looked urgently at the servants as if asking for help.
But no one responded to that gaze. Because everyone began to quietly avoid eye contact.
The same was true for the servants, with whom they always joked and became close friends.
‘You… you bastards!’
What a great job you have done so far!
How can no one help you!
Before he knew it, the Archduke’s shadow had completely enveloped his body.
Ethan stretched out his hand, grabbed Hans by the collar, and lifted him up.
“I am a semi-nobleman! No matter how great you are…!”
Hans’ cheeks heated up. I could feel the stinging taste in my mouth, as if it had exploded.
He hastily corrected his words.
“Even if you are the Grand Duke! “Ha, you’re so reckless with your hand…!”
Hans, who was spitting out words, made eye contact with the archduke.
Ethan’s black pupils.
It looked as dark as an abyss. Hans’ spine suddenly went cold.
‘What kind of eyes…’
Even highway robbers who kill like they eat on the street wouldn’t be able to show such a creepy look in their eyes.
With his eyelids trembling, he hurriedly looked at the ground and shouted.
“Grand Duke! Stop this now! “If you do this to me now, do you think I will stay in Baron Ka Kargath?”
Ethan, who was asking with an expressionless face, chuckled.
Next, he started hitting Hans’ cheeks alternately.
I think I got hit about five times.
The yellow teeth that came out of Hans’ mouth rolled around on the floor.
It was a very painful and bitter touch. Tears suddenly welled up in the corners of my eyes.
Hans looked urgently at the Archduke. I saw him raise his hand again.
Learned fear filled his mind.
“Oh my gosh! Grand Duke! Why on earth are you doing this! “Please at least say something!”
At those words, Ethan glanced somewhere. Hans quickly turned his head in that direction.
The place Ethan was looking at was where the restaurant was.
Now I’m finally starting to get a sense of why I was hit.
His older sister had been working diligently since morning, but the servants were flirting with her, so of course she would be angry.
For now, eliminating the cause of the beating was the top priority.
Hans, seeing where the restaurant was, shouted urgently.
“What are you doing! You bastards! “Hurry and help the Grand Duchess!”
The chamberlain spits out words similar to a scream with blood streaming from the corner of his mouth. His appearance was enough to instill fear in the attendants.
It was the moment when some of the maids were walking towards the kitchen.
“It looks like you still have a lot of free time.”
With a cool sound, another tooth rolled toward the floor. Hans, with tears in his eyes, looked at the maids.
“Ugh, don’t walk! “Run!”
The maids who heard the scream-like shouts began to pace their steps.
Only then did the collar come loose.
Ethan patted the shoulder of Hans, who was flopping down on the floor, and whispered quietly.
Hans trembled as his pupils stared intently at him.
The voice was too emotionless to be said to have come from a guy who had just pulled out three people’s teeth.
He’s really crazy.
Moreover, the bigger problem was that he had no means to sanction the archduke who turned into a crazy person overnight.
Even though I named the 10 collateral families, they didn’t seem to care at all.
It was the moment when a seemingly sweet workplace turned into hell overnight.
Finally, the Archduke started heading back towards the restaurant.
Hans sighed in his heart and diligently picked up the extracted tooth.
My empty gums throbbed even more than before.
When he saw the tooth that had fallen out, a belated anger welled up in his heart.
He is a human known to have become half sick due to a mana explosion that occurred ten years ago, causing his mana hole to completely explode.
Its skinny appearance made it look so fragile that even the most common tree branches could not be easily broken.
I can’t believe I got beaten up like this by a guy like that!
The 10 collateral families naturally appeared in his mind. Baron Kargath, one of the Ten Houses.
First of all, letting people know about today’s events here will be the top priority.
Hans remembered the situation just now.
As soon as he was grabbed by the collar, his body rose high into the sky.
It was a power that could never be shown by the archduke’s skinny body.
It was definitely using mana.
If the Baron found out that the Archduke had not only opened his eyes but also started using mana, there would be some reaction from the Baron.
First of all, before that…
‘I guess the priority is not to get caught by that crazy guy.’
Hans, with shining eyes, called one of the servants.
“Clean up the entire mansion today. Not a single dust remains. From now on, I will leave all meal preparation to the maids. “The same goes for laundry and cleaning.”
“Yeah? “Is this guy crazy?”
Hans kicked the servant hard in the shin. The servant was kicked by a shoe and rolled around on the floor.
The eyes of the attendants focused on Hans.
“What you looking at! Aren’t you working? “I know that from now on, if even a drop of water gets on the Grand Duchess’s hands, everyone will die!”
At the harsh words, the attendants scattered throughout the annex like cockroaches.
Hans, who was watching this, entered the room assigned to him.
He took out a letter.
I began to write while suppressing the pain of my throbbing gums.
Respected Baron Helmut.
His hot tears were dripping down onto the letter paper.
* * *
After taking care of the chamberlain.
Ethan returned to his room after eating breakfast and looked at his hands.
My thin wrist was trembling. A body that had been lying on a bed for a whopping ten years.
Maybe that’s why just hitting someone’s cheek was enough to cause muscle pain.
‘The body has become very weak.’
Strength, endurance, and even agility. Everything was sorely lacking compared to my previous life body.
When I hit the chamberlain.
If I hadn’t collected the mana in the air, I would have been embarrassed rather than blown up.
Ethan, who was silently looking at his hands, recalled what he heard from Elena.
Duke of Ardan.
It is a famous family among famous families that has been passed down from numerous ancestors, and it is the family in which Ethan has lived his entire life.
He has always been proud of inheriting the duke’s blood, and has always tried to fulfill his duties ever since he became the head of the family.
The reason he sacrificed his life to stop the dragonlord in his previous life was to protect his family.
But it was barely a collateral.
‘Are you touching mine?’
Those bastards who don’t even have any legitimate qualifications?
Just by looking at the attitude of the Baron’s servant today, it was easy to guess how arrogant the subordinates would be. How stiff-headed would he be for even servants to speak informally to him so confidently?
Ethan thought of ten collateral families.
‘I said it was the Senate.’
A swarm of wolves trying to take away what is theirs. From now on, I was going to make it clear to them who was the owner.
Even if it means cutting off their heads if necessary.
‘First, I’ll have to check my physical condition properly.’
Ethan sat cross-legged and began to contemplate his body.
The first place I looked at was near the abdomen, where the mana hole was located.
‘also. Mana holes exploded in all directions. It was a mana surge.’
I understood why I couldn’t feel a single ounce of mana in my body.
Since the scepter, the organ that collects mana, has been completely destroyed, it would be rather strange to feel mana.
That’s why mana overflow was called a curse. Because it was impossible to feel the shattered mana hole with any amount of talent.
However, Ethan was not a knight with any significant talent.
The best equipment on the continent.
It was one of the phrases referring to him.
‘The pieces of the hall spread out better than expected. Rather, it worked out well.’
Arms, legs, wrists, ankles, waist, fingers, neck, etc.
Pieces of the exploded mana hole were stuck in every corner of the body.
Instead of one large mana hole, hundreds of small mana holes were created.
Moreover, the performance of the body…
‘Considering that I’ve been lying down for ten years, it’s still usable.’
First of all, the blood vessels spread throughout the body were quite large compared to the size of the person.
A large blood vessel meant that there was a lot of mana that could be moved at once.
This was a big advantage.
This is because blood vessels have hardly grown since childhood.
However, perhaps because he had been lying down for ten years, his veins were large but quite weak.
‘There’s a lot of turbidity.’
It seemed like this would have to be corrected step by step as I continued my training.
As you accumulate mana, you will be able to make your blood vessels clean and strong.
‘It starts with resonance.’
This is the process of vibrating the mana hole to match the wavelength with the mana in the air and then pulling the mana of that wavelength into the hole.
You must fill the inside of the hall through this process to completely dominate the mana hole.
I concentrated my mind.
The first area to resonate was the wrist used to hold the sword.
The mana holes embedded in both wrists trembled. Soon, mana began to be sucked in like a tidal wave through the vibrating mana hole.
After stimulating the mana hole in his wrist all morning, Ethan moved toward the yard after finishing lunch.
The purpose was to add muscle to this skinny body.
Physical fitness training.
This was the basic of basics.
In my current physical condition, my top priority was to accumulate mana step by step, eat well, and build muscles.
We started with squats while holding a small sandbag and continued with all kinds of strength exercises.
The servants who passed through the yard and glanced at him clicked their tongues.
From lunch to dinner, the Archduke continued training without any disruption.
‘To train like that with such a skinny body…’
To exaggerate a bit, his body looked as if it would fly away at the slightest gust of wind.
But to continue training with a body like that, even wearing sandbags?
It was a terrible poisonous tumor.
When I also remembered the scene where I had slapped the chamberlain’s face this morning, my body almost started to tremble.
Now that this poisonous tumor has awakened, you will no longer be able to dream of living a comfortable life like before.
The servants, who were very tired, were working late into the night.
Someone ran towards the hill where the villa was built.
He was a familiar figure to the servants. Because he was one of the members of the vigilante group in the village below.
He was also a soldier who came running on an odd day to find the Grand Duchess, saying that the youngest Confucius was causing trouble in a bar.
The sound of heavy breathing made Ethan, who was practicing in the yard, turn his gaze.
A boy who appeared to be in his late teens was breathing heavily.
Leather armor with simple markings.
And even a long spear.
No matter how you look at it, they were not farmers.
Ethan asked a question.
“What are you?”
“Huh. That’s because Master Myers caused a scene at the bar again…! Oh, but who are you? I think it’s my first time seeing you…”
Ethan tilted his head.