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159 Part 1
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Chapter 159 As a Demon
[I’ll be back.]
While she had been surprised at first, she was happy. It was the first time someone had shown her goodwill. No one had wanted her like that except for her nanny.
Jang Ye Ri placed her hand on her chest and began thinking. She felt like someone was hitting her from inside her chest. It was a strange feeling, and it was, of course, the first time her heart had beat at only a word.
‘I love him.’
While she did not know much about the love, the thought came to her mind. They had not seen each other over a long period, and they only had communicated to each other through the ring after meeting on that they. She had only smiled when gaining information regarding him.
However, she now loved him. Not because he was a demon or the fact he had done many things for her. Jang Ye Ri did not know the reason. She had come to love him without realizing it.
If they met after everything was over, she would confess her past mistakes. If he accepted her after her telling her how dirty, vile, and evil she was, Jang Ye Ri would take a step towards him.
She shook her head and slowly walked the castle. While the bloody corridors and the sticky floor made her discomforted, she was used to it.
Jang Ye Ri did not find the sight strange, as she had been born in this imprisoning and ominous castle. She knew almost everything about this evil castle. The room where she and the slaves stayed, the room where guests were invited, and another room where the evil massacres occurred.
Jang Ye Ri wandered the castle and thought about what had happened to her in the past. Unlike those who did not remember their childhood, Jang Ye Ri clearly knew about her younger days. She could remember her mother’s face despite having seen her only a few times. Jang Ye Ri had not been recognized as her father’s family at first.
Unlike other slaves and Green Skins, Jang Ye Ri had stayed in the castle and not in prison. However, she had been called to be experimented on by magicians. It did not take long for Jang Ye Ri to notice that she was different from other humans.
Unlike those next to her, she had weird horns, and her eyes looked like a beast rather than a human’s. While she passed by her father during the experiments, he had not even looked at her. While Jang Gi Hoo had looked at her with strange eyes, she had not known what was behind that at that age.
About the time the experiments ended, Jang Ye Ri had earned the human language, ate human meals, and lived like a human. While there was a boiling instinct that would spring up every once in a while in her chest, since she did not want to be seen differently from others, she oppressed anything strange as much as she could.
The time she could meet her mother was very short, and Jang Ye Ri had never been able to talk to her mother. Her mother had always been locked up in a room with iron bars and vacantly stare at somewhere without even noticing her.
Jang Ye Ri would sometimes call her ‘Mother,’ there was no answer. Other children in the other rooms seemed to be always scared, and the adults were in the same state as her mother.
However, Jang Ye Ri remembered that the children fervently hated her.
‘Why is Mother so vacant? Why do I live with a nanny in another place?’
These thoughts circled Jang Ye Ri’s head. While her nanny had always loved her, something was missing in her life. While Jang Ye Ri wanted to run around and play, she stayed quiet like her nanny told her to do and tried not to stand out from the others.
However, her body grew everyday unlike the others, and it was a massive stress for the young Jang Ye Ri.
Her mother came to her senses after six months, and while she would only mumble to herself, Jang Ye Ri was happy for only that. While she would touch her mother’s hand lightly where the guards looked at them, she did not look at her. When she did, it was a cold gaze instead of a warm one. However, for the young Jang Ye Ri, meeting her mother every once in a while was a pleasant activity as she had nowhere to lean against.
Jang Ye Ri walked while remembering the past and stopped at the room that came before her.
‘I’ll let you know what your mother is doing. Follow me.’
She remembered a vile memory. She gathered magic in her hand and let it out, and the room blasted into smithereens. She saw the sky, and the birds were flying in a flock like they had been surprised.
“Stop them from entering!”
She heard weapons clash against each other from outside, and they were those who had taken her here and believed in her when she was so lacking. Jang Ye Ri looked at the sky again. It was strange to see the sky right inside the castle.
Jang Ye Ri again walked with her past still following her. After that incident, she had intentionally avoided meeting her mother. Jang Gi Hoo called on her, and it led to Jang Ye Ri hating her mother. It was a sick, hateful, and vile event.
Jang Ye Ri had never told her nanny what had happened, and it became a daily routine to take a shower while feeling nauseous.