The Regressed Son of a Duke is an Assassin chapter 169

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The Regressed Son of a Duke is an Assassin

**Chapter 169. The Fog that Clears the Light (3)**

The Mental Breakdown spell is a terrifying magic that penetrates an opponent’s mind with vast magical power, completely subduing them. However, if the victim counters with an equivalent force, they can fend off the spell relatively easily. Although the scale of the event exceeded expectations, Regen managed to infiltrate Lunev’s mind with this magic and successfully extracted a full confession about Sian. While he thought there had been no problems during the process, the searing pain currently gripping his head suggested otherwise.

“You seem to be struggling quite a bit? I guess age really is something you can’t fight against. If it were my grandfather from before, he would have brushed this off as nothing and dealt with it immediately…”

Turning toward the familiar voice, Regen’ pained expression intensified. “Lu, Lunev. How did you…?” And there she was, his granddaughter Lunev.

“How I came here isn’t important. The reason why I’m here, that’s what matters. As my grandfather, who always valued results over processes, you should understand the situation, shouldn’t you?” Despite Regen’ angry questions, she continued speaking with her usual indifferent tone.

Behind her, Ramella and the other members of the academy stood, deeply troubled about how to handle the situation.

“What have you done to me?”

“While you were busy infiltrating my mind with magic, grandfather, I placed a Mental Breakdown spell inside your head as well. Not one that would elicit a confession about Senior Sian, but one that causes painful side effects whenever you think of something,” Lunev explained.

The magic she described was unheard of on this continent, even to Regen, who had thought he knew all spells.

“It’s simple, really. I just added a touch of the covenant spell to the existing Mental Breakdown magic. It’s a spell I prepared in anticipation of your seeking me out. Are you pleased with it?”

This was no time to discuss whether he was pleased or not. It meant that she had known from the start that the situation would evolve in this manner.

“You asked if I would use my power for the academy, didn’t you? Be happy then, for as of today, I’ve decided to dedicate all my strength to the academy. So, for the sake of our Garam Magic Society…”

Lunev’s gaze shifted gently toward Sian.

“Please let him go.”

Sian merely looked at her with a neutral expression, not particularly fond or noticeably displeased.

“Don’t talk nonsense, Lunev! This boy is a treasure who will lead our academy’s future alongside you! If you truly are for the academy, you should be helping me with this boy…”

“I kind of expected you to say that. I asked out of formality, but as expected.”

With no delay, Lunev conjured mana within her hands.

“!”

Bright light erupted beneath Regen’ feet, and soon a blue magical circle sprang into existence around him. It was another magical formation for confinement, created solely by Lunev, not by any of the other members of the academy.

“Do you really think you can confine me with this?”

“Of course not. I’m just buying time. It’s going to take some effort for you to escape.”

Admittedly, he wouldn’t be held back for long. However, to Lunev, this moment was enough—enough time for one last conversation with Sian.

“Why have you come?”

Sian was the one to break the silence.

“Do I need to explain? Haven’t I said it many times before? I owe you my life, senior. For someone like me, saved from the brink of despair, coming to your aid when you’re in danger is the most natural thing to do. Not just now, but in the future as well…”

Her response had been consistent ever since their first meeting. Sian, watching her, showed a curious emotion—neither a smile nor anger.

“It seems you don’t completely dislike it. You’ve changed a lot since the beginning, when you seemed mostly bothered.”

“…”

“My feelings haven’t changed. No matter who you are or what you’ve done, it doesn’t matter to me at all. You are my savior who pulled me out of a pit of despair. That’s enough for me.”

With her unwavering conviction, Lunev gently took hold of Sian’s hand.

“At first, when you embraced me, you were so cold, but now, I can feel a bit of your warmth.”

Just as she softly caressed Sian’s hand, she suddenly hugged him tightly. Sian, accustomed to her boldness, did not react much.

“I don’t know when I’ll see you again, but next time, it won’t end like this.”

“Is this a threat?”

“Wouldn’t it be better if you received it in a nicer way?”

If only time could stand still like this. Whether lightning struck or a blizzard froze everything, as long as they could be together, everything would be perfect.

But for Sian’s sake, for her own sake, Lunev had to let go of the hands she was currently embracing.

“Goodbye, senior.”

With those words, Lunev released Sian’s body. As she turned to leave without lingering feelings, Sian also passed by her without any apparent regret.

“Thank you.”

“!”

Even though it embarrassed her to hear him say it, and she could not bring herself to look back, that was enough for Lunev.

Suppressing her wildly beating heart, Lunev turned her attention back to Regen.

“How foolish you are, Lunev.”

She had managed to hold her ground longer than expected.

“Do you really think your actions just now are for the benefit of the Garam Magic Society? You are committing a grave mistake!”

Despite Regen’ rebuke, she remained unfazed.

“It’s hard to tell what is right. Even now, I’m still considering whether to go back and catch him…”

But by this time, Sian had already left with his attendants, and the magical confinement had been broken. Undeterred and with no intention of releasing Regen, Lunev once again summoned all the mana she could muster.

“Perhaps one can never predict how life will turn out. I never dreamed there would be such a day for me.”

“What are you talking about?”

“Please keep your eyes open, to see how far the future you so desired and longed for within the academy will grow.”

Behind her, five elements of different colors shone brilliantly.

**Series continues in the next episode.**

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