Chapter 108: Cyrilnote
“… I didn’t think that there will be a day that I can come out” (???)
A girl who looks exactly like me, but she’s gently laughing, unlike myself.
I know this smile. I have seen it.
A smile that thinks about someone. It was a gentle smile like Kuzuha-chan’s mother.
The girl is sitting on the desk. For now, I will talk to her.
“Are you Cyril?” (Arge) (シリル: Shiriru)
“I am Cyril, and I’m not Cyril. I’m the closest existence to Cyril but in the end, I’m not Cyril.” (???)
“Well, that means you are a Tail hair-san?” (Arge) (尻毛さん: Shirige-san)
“How did you come up with that!?” (???)
Maybe I shouldn’t do that. Although I didn’t understand this story, I just followed up.
Her face that looks exactly like me distorted and then she clears her throat so as to correct his mind.
“I’m Cyril’s Note, you can call me Cyrilnote, please stop with the “Tail” thing.” (Cyrilnote)
“Okay, Cyrilnote” (Arge)
When I’m calling her name, Cyrilnote gave me a smile.
Her face looked very similar to me, but the way of her talks and her atmosphere is completely different. If she says that she is the closest existence to Cyril, then Cyril and I are a different person.
And while I still wondering, her next words confirm my thought.
“Anyway, what are you doing here? you looked like Cyril, but you’re a different person” (Cyrilnote)
“…So after all, we are different?” (Arge)
“Well, you are different. Your hair and eyes don’t have the same color. You don’t cry like her. Your magical powers are similar, but the vector is the opposite.” (Cyrilnote)
“Vector …?” (Arge)
“Put it simply, you are like Cyril, but that’s it.” (Cyril)
“… Only that, what’s with that?” (Arge)
“It’s just that. If you’re worried, try listening to that Dark Elf later, as it is my time now, you can only do it afterward” (Cyrilnote)
As she told me, I turn around, Richelle isn’t there.
There must be some trick. However, there are still things that I am concerned about so I must ask her everything.
Looking at Cyrilnote again, she is descending from the desk.
“Well, my only role is to inform those who opened Cyril’s note that Cyril left behind, Cyril herself must have had a person in mind she wants to open it … that girl right now seems like blind.” (Cyrilnote)
Cyrilnote seems sad as she says so.
I guess that girl she is talking about is Igu Jisuta-san.
A spirit of the big safe that believes I am Cyril, she is gorgeous and stubborn.
Cyrilnote started to talk again.
“Well, I can understand her feelings. The person she loves is absent for centuries, and she has made coins by herself and kept counting. It can’t be helped that she became like that” (Cyrilnote)
“Cyrilnote, has she died?” (Arge)
“Well, I don’t know about that, I am the same as Igu Jisuta, I only know about what golems here saw and heard. But if Cyril is alive, there is no way she will not return here.” (Cyrilnote)
Cyrilnote keeps on talking while looking as if to check into the library.
“Well, since you seem to want to know about Cyril, let’s talk about her, Cyril was originally under the supervision of a certain person. That person was her master and the one she loved more than anyone.” (Cyrilnote)
“That person said that she came from another world and she taught Cyril about the machine” (Cyrilnote)
“Another world …” (Arge)
“I don’t know if it’s true or not, because what I’m talking about are the records that Cyril left behind.” (Cyrilnote)
If that friend is really from another world, then there’s no mistake about it.
I always thought the word “machine” was strange with this world’s civilization, that friend of her must be the one brought it to this world.
“Cyril and her master had one dream, to unify the currency of this world, it is easy to say, but it wasn’t that simple” (Cyrilnote)
“… that would be the case” (Arge)
It is impossible to unify money into one.
No country wants to change their currency to other country’s one.
And if there is only one kind of money means that the economy collapses the moment that money becomes worthless.
“Yeah, it was not easy, but that is the only dream they share. After her master’s death, Cyril never once lose her passion. She made the greatest grave for her master with knowledge from another world she once heard, the pyramid. She builds this place to let her master have a peaceful rest and it also to realize their dream” (Cyrilnote)
“To that extent” (Arge)
“Yeah, she has that much thought.” (Cyrilnote)
Thoughts, dreams, living worth.
It seems that Cyril had everything.
As I thought, she and I are a different person.
She is different from someone like me that thinks everything is troublesome and don’t want to work.
I have no passion and loves like Cyril.
“And then Cyril creates the artificial spirit to comfort her, that was Igu Jisuta, imitated her best friend, Igu Jii (イグジィ).” (Cyrilnote)
“Imitate? then Cyril is …” (Arge)
“Yes, as Cyril is lonely, so she makes Igu Jisuta as a replacement for her close friends … at first.” (Cyrilnote)
“At first?” (Arge)
“Yeah, Cyril has changed, Igu Jisuta and Igu Jii are different. While Cyril lives together with her, Cyril noticed that.” (Cyrilnote)
“Ah …” (Arge)
“That’s why she began to see Igu Jisuta as a different friend, not Igu Jii.” (Cyrilnote)
It was just like a personal affair, but Cyrilnote shyly smiled.
She turns around, holding the pen lined up on the desk, and she keeps talking.
“Cyril from then respected the behavior and intentions of Igu Jisuta and make her grows up. Cyril cherishes her as another important friend.” (Cyrilnote)
“… Cyril cherish Igu Jisuta-san ?” (Arge)
I remember something similar that Igu Jisuta-san told me.
There’s no doubt that she thinks Cyril is important. Enough to blindly believe in that another person that looks like her. She had been waiting for centuries after all.
“Yes, that’s right. If Cyril is still alive, there’s no way she isn’t coming back. Cyril thinks of Igu Jisuta as an important friend and also has affection for her. This place has someone she cherishes, this place is also the place she realized her dream. Even if she is going to die soon, she will return to her best friend’s grave and rest together” (Cyrilnote)
“… then Cyril is” (Arge)
“Well, she must be long dead, it’s already centuries and Cyril was just a human being.” (Cyrilnote)
“You have nothing to do with her, but if you feel something for her then … Well, will you let that idiot awake?” (Cyrilnote)
Smile somewhat sad, Cyrilnote stroked my head.
Her gentle touch feels like a mean to say goodbye.
The girl with a face that looks exactly like me turned around like trying to hide her face.
“It’s a hassle, but I’d be happy if you help her. I’m a bit sad to keep watching her like this.” (Cyrilnote)
“I understand” (Arge)
I’m surprised at myself that I accept her request without thinking.
Even if helped her, I will not have any benefit. Even I know that I still accepted it.
After Cyrilnote heard my words, she gently smiled.
A gentle smile when she thinks of someone, the same as I first saw.
I keep staring at her for a while, and my shoulder was tapped.
“Arge-sama, are you okay?” (Richelle)
The moment I heard Richelle-san’s voice, I found myself sleeping on the desk.
I feel like I woke up from my dream when I’m looking at Cyril’s diary again, Cyril’s diary has become blurred. I do not know the meaning of blurred letters.
“Dream … No, I guess it is something like a dream” (Arge)
“Have you fallen asleep, did I wake you up …? I’m Sorry” (Richelle)
“No. It is just fine.” (Arge)
It’s like the timing was measured, perhaps Cyrilnote has done something about it.
While recalling what I was told, I asked the dark elf girl.
“Richelle-san, do you think that my figure looked like someone, and did it relate to anything?” (Arge)
“… A relationship, is it?” (Richelle)
Richelle-san put her index finger to her cheek and gestured like pondering.
Her blonde hairs are swaying as she turns back and forth. After pondering for a few minutes, she told me.
“Vampires are the existence of high concentration magical power that acquired a will. In other words, if you provide an enormous magic enough to enrich the magical power in the atmosphere, the vampire will be born, with the form of most likely the owner of that magical power” (Richelle)
“… Well, then what if I look like someone?” (Arge)
“The environment in which Arge-sama is born is not natural, it is artificially born.” (Richelle)
“… that’s all?” (Arge)
“Yes, that’s it, you will inherit to some extent the quality of magical powers like genetics, but you are a different person.” (Richelle)
I wish Richelle-san had told me about this sooner but Richelle only understands my words.
I didn’t properly explain to her what kind of circumstances I had so far. So unless I asked her about it, she would not tell me about it.
This is the trouble of having a different language. And I understand that it can’t be helped.
The land where I was born is a place where there was a massive battle in the past.
It was a lonely place that turned into ruins. Maybe the magic power that was once used in that place was by Cyril. And her magical power must be strongest compared to others. And that’s why I have the same magic power and appearance as her. That must be it. With that in mind, I got up from the chair.
“… Well then, shall we go?” (Arge)
“Is it alright?” (Richelle)
“Yes, I already knew what I needed to know.” (Arge)
Even I still haven’t checked everything was written here, I already know what I have to know and what I want to know.
I don’t need to uncover these memories any further.
There’s someone who should know about the memories here more than me.
In order to fulfill what I promised, I left the hidden room.