Untouchable Lady - Chapter 18
After one more awakening, it would be possible to move between spaces freely, but for now, this isn’t too much.
After leaving Inoaden, she had to use a public carriage.
At first, the coachman looked at Hilise in her pajamas as if she were a psychopath.
She had to pay her carriage fare, but she didn’t have the money, so Hilise gave him a button from her pajamas.
Inoaden’s pattern was engraved there.
The coachman looked at the button and Hilise alternately with eyes wide open.
There was no doubt about Hilise’s appearance, as she has the characteristics of an Inoaden. So, when he was told to charge Inoaden for the carriage’s fare, he immediately climbed onto the coachman’s seat.
The place Hilise was heading to was a place that could be called a hotbed of crime.
“Are you really okay? It’s not a place where a precious one should come alone….”
A back alley where people gather like bugs, hiding in the darkness in a colorful city, and doing all sorts of illegal things.
People called this place ‘the ‘underground.’
As it was originally, it was natural for a person who grew up finely in a house like Hilise to have never even heard of its existence.
Moreover, there was no occasion for her to come to a place like this.
However, Hilise hesitantly left behind the coachman and stepped into the dark alley without hesitation.
The way she moved around as if she found it familiar.
The narrow alley was filled with unknown odor and unpleasant moisture.
Mice would often pop out and go across her feet.
“Come on… Jacques, that man will be making ten more golds.”
Then, after a while, the voices of men came from the front.
“He has to fix his dog-like temper.”
“Even if you ask me a hundred times to give you the right amount of product, you always get upset at me when you feel wronged.”
“I asked you to pay the credit price this time. Tch!”
She deliberately chose a path that people wouldn’t be able to get around easily, but it seemed impossible to avoid encountering someone completely.
Hilise took advantage of her ability to step on the floor and leap upward.
As soon as she climbed onto the roof, a group of men appeared.
“I’m in a good mood. Let’s go get some drinks.”
“Before that, I need to stop by the house first.”
If a woman were walking around these alleys alone in a Hilise-like outfit, it would cause a hundred quarrels. She had no intention of wasting time in a place like this and confronting other humans.
Hilise’s steps moved again without delay. She moved along the roof like a street cat.
“Huh? Is it just me? Do you smell flowers…”
It was a place where she had been before, so she remembered the path to her destination because each time she went there, it was an intense experience.
When she looked around from the roof, she could see more clearly where she was heading.
The tallest building in this dirty back alley.
When she finally arrived, Hilise jumped off the roof. Initially, there was no one behind the building where the guard was supposed to stand.
As she pushed the iron bars in front of her, the door opened, making a rough crackle.
There was a loud noise from the inside, but it was unlikely that anyone would come this way right now.
Hilise stepped into the building without hesitation.
There were several more doors inside, though all of them were damaged.
In addition, as she walked through the dark hallway, she saw people bleeding on the floor in several places. It was a sign that someone broke in before her.
In fact, she knew that this would be the case, and she deliberately came to this place in time.
If an intruder goes inside through the open road, you won’t have to waste time.
Of course, Hilise knew who just broke in, though.
He and Hilise had the same reason for visiting here.
To rescue a child trapped somewhere in this building.
“There! The intruder…!”
As she went a little deeper into the building to find the stairs leading to the basement, people appeared in front of her.
They saw Hilise and became flustered and panicked.
“It’s a woman…! Didn’t you say it was a man?”
“You….! Are you with him?”
“That’s why her outfit is weird… Isn’t that someone who snuck out of prison?”
“I think so?”
But they didn’t get to think for long.
The next moment, vines stretched out from Hilise, instantly piercing the men in front of her.
Hilise kept looking and walking ahead as if she could not hear their screams.
She didn’t have much room to deal with them one by one. If she takes too long, she would lose the person.
Besides, the ones here are beasts in human masks, so they don’t deserve respect.
That’s why she didn’t hesitate to attack.
After killing the people in the same way several more times, Hilise finally reached the stairs leading to the basement.
Still, hearing a loud noise coming from behind her, it was evident that the man who came before her had taken the other direction.
She could imagine that by now, the boredom on his face would be stained with faint irritation.
Anyway, that means Hilise could move comfortably while he was buying time.
As she went down the stairs a little more, two doors appeared in front of her eyes.
Hilise, without hesitation, chose the left door.
Using her abilities, she could easily break the lock on the iron bars.
As an afterimage left by the intangible power, petals scattered in the air and fell. Leaving it behind, Hilise went deeper underground.
At the end, there was a small room.
Again, without any difficulty, Hilise broke the lock on the door and went inside.
Someone was lying on the bed in the corner of the room. It was a little child who was about ten years old.
Hilise took her steps again and paused at the door for a while.
The child she saw up close had fallen asleep with their body crouched pitifully.
She wondered if the child had passed out, but it didn’t seem that way.
Hilise’s hand lifted the gag from the child’s mouth. She cut the ropes tied to their wrists and ankles because she was worried that their arms and legs would hurt.
At that moment, green eyes that were the same color as the deep forest appeared in front of Hilise.
The out of focus eyes flickered slowly a few times.
The child who looked at Hilise somehow vaguely opened its small lips with a still sleepy face.
“Are you a reaper?”
Hilise’s head tilted slightly.
In her previous life, they asked if she was an angel.
Well, come to think of it, they had blood on their body unlike before.
In fact, what changed more than anything else from her previous lives was the mood, not the blood soaked body…
“Am I… finally dead?”
Hilise thought and replied, wiping the blood splattered on the cheeks without any explanation.
“Then… Are you going to kill me now?”
Hilise didn’t answer this time.
However, it has been accepted by the child, and suddenly, a sparkle like a firecracker could be seen in the child’s hazy eyes.
Then, the child raised its body, bouncing out of its bed.
With the strong grip on Hilise’s arm, she couldn’t believe that it was a child who had been lying down a little while ago.
The child, approaching Hilise, held her desperately as if she was its lifeline, raised its hollow eyes, and looked into her gaze.
Then the child begged, shivering its dry, cracked lips.
“Please kill me…”
“I want to die. So, please kill me. Kill me… please.”
As if there would not be any chance to do it again if it’s not right now.
“Please, please kill me…”
The child sobbed the same words so many times till their face was messed up with cries.