Living As the Villainess Queen - chapter-61-i-cannot-lose-her-2
Chapter 61 – I Cannot Lose Her (2)
Hence, she asked him instead, “Do you feel Praz inside your body?”
A soft drawl came as a response. “I do.”
“How? Is it a vague or a concrete feeling?”
Kasser’s eyes flew open, his head turned to look at her face. Eugene
had also turned her head towards him. Since it was pitch dark, with the
windows covered by heavy draperies, they couldn’t see each other’s
gaze even as they locked eyes.
When he didn’t answer right away, Eugene uttered sheepishly. “Is it
perhaps a question one shouldn’t ask?”
“There hasn’t been anyone who asked me that question.”
“If it is too much trouble to answer…”
“I don’t know how to explain it. I just know. Just like how I can’t
see your figure right now, but I can “see” you and know you are
“Hmm… Then do Anikas feel Ramita the same way?”
“I heard Anikas are a bit different.”
“How so?” Excited Eugene’s voice rose. She turned on her side and
propped her head on her knuckles.
“It awakens when you come of age.”
“You are an Anika. You don’t even remember this?”
Eugene looked at him, at a loss for words. She let out a deep sigh. “I
can’t feel it in me. I guess I lost Ramita too when I lost my
Ramita was affiliated with the owner’s soul, they shared a deep bond.
She reckoned this body had lost this skill upon the transmigration and
because of this, the two were disconnected.
“That can’t be.” Kasser smiled. That’s impossible!
Ramita is an ability one is born with. Just like a king and his Praz, a
non-Anika cannot gain Ramita and in the same manner, an Anika can never
lose her Ramita.
“There are Lark seeds in the repository, right? Do you have all its
types according to its grade?”
Lark seeds of different grades weren’t stored together. In fact, they
weren’t even in the capital. It took half a day to get to the nearest
Those vicious monsters were dormant in the seed stage. These seeds would
be collected and used as an energy source of oil and electricity.
And the repository was where the collected seeds were preserved—it
needed thorough care so as to not wake them up. On a few clumsy
occasions, the seeds did wake up even when it wasn’t the active period.
It happened only when a person’s body fluid touched it.
Hence, it was taboo for people to touch the seeds with their bare hands.
Even a single drop of sweat would break the seed and wake up the Lark;
lives would be lost.
“One must go to the repository to get a seed, right?”
“A seed? Why do you need one?”
“I was wondering if I could use the testing method using a seed.”
“Testing what grade my Ramita is…”
Ramita is the power of creation. Thus, it could germinate, not crack the
seed. If an Anika touches a seed, it would sprout and become a tree.
Also, the seeds from that tree would grow regular seeds instead of
becoming Larks–it turns the eggs of monsters into plants.
Seeds of Lark came in a motley of colors, which also denoted their grade.
For example, a Lark from a red seed would be weaker than the one from a
yellow. As Anikas’ Ramitas had disparities in their abilities, they
could only germinate seeds that were lower in grade than theirs…
For this matter, Eugene was not in the know of her Ramita’s grade. It
was only the Sang-je who could identify it for her. That meant she had to
wait until the end of the active period. But, there was one method which
didn’t need consulting the Sang-je, who was in the Holy City, far away
from the Kingdom of Hashi.
An Anika could make deliberate contact with a seed to measure her skills.
But she must touch the lowest grade seed and work her way up, grade by
Truthfully, this method was not without risk and a fatal one at that. For
one, Eugene didn’t know the extent of her skills. So, if she were to
touch a seed beyond her skill level, the seed would break instead of
germinating. And it didn’t take a genius to know what would ensue. So,
this easy method had best be avoided.
“You’re saying you are going to find your grade by touching seeds?”
Kasser asked to check if he’d heard her right.
“Is this perhaps some kind of a jest?”
“How could you think of something like that?!” Kasser was alarmed. He
couldn’t fathom how she was willing to risk herself just to determine
her skills! He wasn’t afraid of the Lark wreaking havoc, but her,
literally, in the mouth of death!
Eugene looked away. She knew it would be a problem and a huge one at
that. She would be risking not just her life, but many others as well.
Even so, she would rather do something than remain unaware. And if it
came with a risk, so be it. But…
“Nevermind. I know that it would be dangerous…” She couldn’t be
“The danger isn’t the problem.”
Kasser let out a huge sigh. His reaction was worse than expected, so
Eugene breathlessly studied his mien.
“Ramita is a skill you can’t use lightly.”
Kasser was about to say why she didn’t know but swallowed his words.
Her memory loss was more severe than he thought. He didn’t expect her
not to remember even that. She was clearly not feigning it.
“Is there a reason you need to find out your Ramita grade right now?”
“If your memory doesn’t return by the end of the active period, I
could perhaps… help.” He stopped speaking. If it was the Sang-je, he
could recover all her lost memories. Even though he was not a doctor, as
long as he could communicate with Jin Anika, it was likely he could find
This meant that he had to send her to the Holy City.
What if she recollects her memories… I cannot lose her.
There was no doubt she would never return to the kingdom. Kasser felt the
pit of his stomach blocked. There was an inexplicable feeling in his
chest… like someone was choking him.
“You are saying I have to meet the Sang-je.”
Eugene sighed and laid back down and sighed. She didn’t know what to do.
“Ramita grading must be only known by an Anika herself or the Sang-je.
That is the rule,” Kasser said through gritted teeth.
According to the Sang-je, an Anika, whose existence is precious,
shouldn’t be discriminated against by her Ramita grade. Hence, this
information must be kept confidential at all costs.
Some were allowed to be curious, but there was no reason to insist on
making the grade public. This was because, in reality, an Anika’s
Ramita grade did not really matter.