RW Chapter 91

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Chapter 91 Heart Prison

The corridor was shed by the moonlight which fell through the windows, yet only half of Anna’s face was visible. Her eyes reflected the faint blue light, looking like two stars within the dark. Anna leaned against the door, with most of her body hidden in the shadows, but her outline was still visible – good nutrition had completely changed her previous thin and skinny body, turning it into the body of an adult woman. Her body was just perfect, containing the right curves of her age but also the unique charm of youth.

Roland put on a calm face, stepped slowly forward until he was discovered by Anna. Finally, he stood in front of her and they looked each other into the eyes.

“It was just an accident, I didn’t know she would do – ” Roland began.

“I know.”

“The other is still a minor, so I didn’t care –”

“This, I also understood.”

Anna reacted completely differently than Roland had expected. It didn’t seem like Anna was at odds with him, he couldn’t detect any trace of displeasure on her face, there was only a serious look. There weren’t any waves within her lake-like blue eyes, Roland realized that she was still a straightforward woman, she didn’t like any camouflage and didn’t need to hide anything. Sure enough, she took the initiative, and said: “I cannot be like Lightning, in front of so many people I don’t dare to show such… bold behavior, so I had to wait for you here.”

After this sentence, her cheeks gained a touch of blush, but even so, she didn’t shrink back and her eyes were still focussed straight on Roland’s. Her look could even be said to be incomparably serious.

For two beats Roland’s heart set out, he wanted to say something, but he felt that at the moment everything he could say would be meaningless. She may mind the action of Lightning, but grieving or complaining wasn’t her way of acting, she would simply express her own feelings.

Upright and hard-working children shouldn’t be rejected, he thought. So Roland bent down, coming close to Anna’s cheek, even feeling her breath on his face, like a spring breath fiddling his heartstrings. Within the quiet environment they could clearly hear each other’s nervous breathing, then, soft lips slightly touched Roland’s cheeks.

“Good night, Your Highness,” Anna whispered.

*

Wendy set on the bed looking at some books.

For her, moments like this where she had leisure time were very rare. During her time in the Witch Cooperation Association, she also would have never thought about leading such a life.

It wasn’t long since she started staying within the town, but she had already developed the habit to: Before going to sleep she would clean her body. And then she would put on a silk gown, which wasn’t fastened around the waist nor wasn’t buttoned up. Sit cross-legged in the bed, with a soft pillow between her back and the wall, read books she had borrowed from His Highness.

It had taken her a lot of time until she got Lightning to rest, so afterward she did not intend to return to the back garden to continue the celebration, and instead she washed herself and went to bed.

At the moment she was reading a history book about the origin of the Church.

Although she grew up in a monastery, yet this was a theme that she didn’t know much about. The nuns had always warned them to obey the teaching of God, but they never mentioned God’s name – during her childhood this discrepancy had always puzzled her. Everything had a name, so why of all the things does the noblest God not have one?

What was recorded within the books she had read and the rumors she had later heard told of basically the same thing. At the beginning of the history of the mainland, there were three major religions, which thought of each other as heretics, believing that their gods were the only ones. This battle of faith lasted for nearly a hundred years, and in the end, the Church took the final victory. They declared that the other Gods had been destroyed, and that calling God with any other name was forbidden, this was the word of God itself.

The following pages described the glory and immortality of the church, including the building of the Old Holy City and the New Holy City, and their victory over the evil witches. To Wendy this all seemed very strange.

She had also borrowed the books, “The History of the Kingdom of Graycastle” and “A brief History of the Mainland” from Roland. The first one almost unequivocally recorded the Kingdom’s establishment, development and major events. Such as the name of each king and the marital status and whereabouts of their children. The family with all their branches were described in such details, that it nearly looked like a detailed genealogy.

“The brief History of the Mainland” focused more on the evolution of the four kingdoms, their alternations in handling their powers and the inner and outer political struggles. However, they still put very much importance into the ruling families.

Yet within the History book about the Church, there wasn’t mentioned any of the Popes’ names, or it could be said that it was the same thing they had done with God’s name. They just replaced their former names with the title Pope. So throughout the whole book, it just looked like there was only one Pope during all of the hundreds of years of history. This wasn’t consistent with common sense, instead of calling it a record, it would be better to say it was a deliberate delusion.

At this moment, Nightingale suddenly appeared within Wendy’s room. When Wendy discovered her she put down her book and looked at the other one with interest: “It’s already so late, and you’re only now free to talk to me?”

Nightingale rubbed her tensed neck, and went to the bedside to sit down, “I just finished my job of bringing Nana home, how did you fare with Lightning?”

“On the way she was nonstop talking about her father, yet when she hit the bed, she immediately fell asleep, I didn’t even need to read some stories to her.” Wendy shrugged. “She always acts like she is already a big girl, but in truth, she is still a little child.”

“In your eyes, everyone is still a child,” said the Nightingale teasingly and took the book Wendy had previously in her hand. “His Royal Highness had said that you shouldn’t read at night, especially that you shouldn’t read when sitting in bed. The lighting isn’t good enough and will hurt your eyes.”

“Yes, your Royal Highness did say that.”

The two of them talked for a long time. They talked about the time when they traveled together from Silver City to the Impassable Mountain Range, what happened when they heard about a soon to killed witches, how they survived the Months of Demons. Nightingale had a lot to say, so much so that Wendy was only occasionally able to throw in one or two sentences. During the last five years, this two were so inseparable that they had developed a tacit understanding between each other. So the time passed slowly until finally the candles were about to extinguish. Seeing this Wendy began to laugh and asked, “How is it? Can’t you sleep because of Lightning’s actions today?”

“What are you talking about…?”

“What else can it be,” Wendy smiled and shook her head. “Veronica, we are witches, you should know what that means.”

“…” Nightingale kept silent, and even after a long time she didn’t know what to say, “Well.”

This fate, there was no witch who could escape it. Wendy put away her smile, sighed and then said, “Roland Wimbledon it the kingdoms 4th Prince, and we have to do everything possible to ensure that he will take over the throne. Then when he rules the kingdom, he will be able to present us sisters with a shelter against the Church.

But that would also mean that he has become the King, and then there will come the time, where he has to marry a Duke’s daughter or the princess of another kingdom. Then they will get children, maybe one or several. If it’s a boy, he will inherit the country, and if it’s a girl she will be married off to another noble family.”

Here Wendy paused for a moment, giving Nightingale time to prepare since she had to say words, which no witch wanted to hear, “Veronica, we are witches, witches cannot give birth to children.”

“Even with the most optimistic outcome, where there is no difference between a ordinary people and us witches, where we can freely walk along every road through the kingdom even after the death of His Highness. With occasional cases of outstanding witches gaining the right to enter the upper ranks of society, maybe even get canonized as nobles. There will still always be the case that we witches will never be able to have any descendants. And without any descendants, we are unable to continue the family’s glory, so the nobles won’t even consider marrying any witch. So we will gain some things, but at the same time, an important part will be taken from us. ‘This is our fate,’ she whispered, “I wish I didn’t need to tell you this.”

“I see,” Nightingale whispered.

When Nightingale had finally left, Wendy didn’t feel so good. But she believed that Nightingale would still be able to overcome this setback, after all, she had already crossed so many difficulties, she surely will also be able to cross this threshold.

Of this, Wendy was convinced.


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  • someone who isnt an idiot

    First of all, im still kind of confused over how many witches get outed when their powers are ridiculously subtle
    Nightingales power is pretty much invisibility, good luck finding someone seeing that
    Another ones power was that her herbs were more efficient, in a world where apothecaries are a good thing how the hell would she get outed?
    Also, i do find it funny they talk about how a noble would never marry a witch when Roland acts the opposite of all nobles

  • D Evans

    Wow all that build up for just a kiss on the check. Sad to her that witch’s are most likely sterile i was hoping to he would have some kids with Nightingale and Anna,but at the same time makes them great mistress as you won’t have to worry about the children of different wives fighting,or worry about the discrimination and jealousy of powered children and all the problems that would cause

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer and Jatz!

  • Psychronia

    Aww. Poor witches. I do wonder if that’s not just another unexplained phenomenon that can be avoided though.

    …Welp. Onwards to “Science” Roland!

  • Baka Hiru

    So………….does that mean no need for birth control? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • Gaspar

      It means Wendy is mine! And no after problems!

  • Dragrath

    I know this is late but given the limited knowledge we have I suspect there is a link between their powers the demons bite and the infertility. Whatever the source of magic they have is likely taking residence in the uterus explaining the similarities in their power overload (demon’s bite) and a women’s period.

    Considering how disease was treated in the medieval ages and the similarity of that to the seemingly mysterious causes of things such as demonic transformations of creatures as well as the powers of a witch I am beginning to suspect it may be something like a microbe or the sort. as they way people react to them is similar to how disease was thought of before the invention of the microscope.

    The TLY version is something may have invaded the uterus thus they couldn’t get pregnant as something may have already hijacked the organ. Say something along the lines of a parasitic infection with benefits?

    This is all wild speculation though but I get the feeling so far that this is a world that has regressed.

    • D Evans

      Might explain why there are no make witch’s

  • Cristian N. Hernández

    Thanks for the chapter! :'(

  • Junior Jaw

    Roland should Lightning to take a rifle, ride it like a witch broom like a certain new anime which does the same 😀

  • watchin

    I want harem! I wany my harem of witches and I want a harem of witches with children!

    Let it happen I say!

    • Gaspar

      Me too! I suport your noble cause! Just leave Wendy for me and you have my vote good sir!

  • Wrandral

    Well even if they could have children (as in not sterile) the wouldn’t be able to since the church is hunting them and no male wants to approach them with having children in mind given what they are.
    I honestly expect Roland to find out the reason behind this problem though even if it might just be something as simple as : Being able to channel magic change the body ( demonic beasts meat becomes uneatable and toxic).
    Who knows he might even be able to solve it.

    • Jose Daniel Rangel

      Not enough INFO, Can be many causes as mentioned, solution might be simpler than: wear stone of retribution during intercourse, strong virility, drain mana or a witch that can help with fertility.
      This chapter just threw a bomb in to keep tension up in the readers since the serie’s pace slowed down with the victory and im still wondering where the heck are the other witches !?

      • Michael Twitsucks

        “Not enough INFO, Can be many causes as mentioned, solution might be
        simpler than: wear stone of retribution during intercourse, strong
        virility, drain mana or a witch that can help with fertility.”

        “We must bone. FOR SCIENCE!”

        • Gaspar

          I offer myself for se… I mean for cience!
          Lets try the teories one by one… with Wendy obviously!
          She have the most “motherly” caracteristics of all after All!

    • Antoine Coles

      hope so…i want to see some fire and Nightingale babies asap.

  • Danis

    Yes times For Romance !!!!
    Thanks For The Chapter 😀

  • Wazzurai
  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • MangoGuy

    Oh no……

  • agila0212

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • Erogami (ShipMaker)

    The conversation between roland and anna is like a husband trying to proved that he was not guilty, very like it 😀

  • NaoSou

    Thanks!

  • Kudou Taiki

    What if the MC is a warlock? Or a god? Demi-god? Just thinking sorry

  • Yukino o

    Oh come on, he create the boom stick (gun), tons of machine, resolve the mysterious behind demon bite all witch thought to be devil work, so why not thinking he could somehow resolve this problem too.

  • Gege

    How do they know witches cannot give birth to children? Are there any witches before that already married and for a long time they didn’t have any baby at all? Or are there any other knowledge that they know about? Is it from other witch past experience or is it only from stories? Fake Stories from the Church again?
    Stay tune and found it out on Release the Witch. I don’t know at what chapter we could know. Lol
    Oh, and BTW, really Anna? Just a slightly kiss on the cheek? I expect at least a slightly lip kiss….. 🙁

    • Michael Twitsucks

      “How do they know witches cannot give birth to children? Are there any
      witches before that already married and for a long time they didn’t have
      any baby at all?”

      In a previous chapter (the one with the spy), it was mentioned that nobles are known for purchasing witches as sex slaves. Obvious implications there.

      That said, while the witches do lay low, they probably still have relations. Plenty of time, ways and no lack of effort to get pregnant in the medieval era.

      • Gege

        Hmmm… Im gonna guess the witch bite is the cause for it.

        • Gaspar

          Sure thing, I believe the “permanent” state of stress caused by the un-spent Magic, piled by the constante state of psicological stress, fear, hunger, violence (sexual or not) and the common disease Can justify just fine the non pregnancy of witches. The devils bite for sure kill any hope for pregnancy in that period to.

        • Gaspar

          Add to this the folowing theory:
          – What if every ‘demons bite’ destroyed a part of the witch (included uterus and ovaries) making it increasingly harder to procreate and the stronger the bite, the deeper and more permanent the damage done, finaly leaving a ‘compleately’ sterile witch. It would be nice if the damage is reversible.

  • redzero36

    Hmmm maybe they weren’t able to conceive children because of always being in fear and stressing out from being on the run from the church. I remember reading stress affects conception but not sure. Or the bite kills the child. Now that they can live normal lives maybe they can have children.

    • Wrandral

      I think you’re on to something since the bite happens annually when the witch has too much magic in her body and considering what magic does to the beasts and the witches themselves i can’t imagine it’d be good for the Baby. Or maybe the bite simply fry their ovaries….

  • Gutierrez Edgar

    just do it!!!

  • Arashi Darkness

    well,for someone that want a 18+ and a bit of spoiler :
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    Nope,there will be no sex related in this one (I have read to the newest raw),just a very romance one so no Fap for you (although there will be a second Potential lover in the later ,which is more than 100 chapter to show up)

    • I luv manga

      What about Wendy and nightingale? They aren’t waifus?

  • Neruz

    That title is a little foreboding though.

  • Faisal MaTs

    Guys. You know this novel is not a 18+ one right?

    • Maxi King

      just because they won’t tell you about it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen

    • Yukino o

      It could be like ‘The two in a room > walk to bed and kiss > time skip and the two wake up together on a bed’ We know they done the deed but just no detail description of their position and stuff.

    • Michael Twitsucks

      Well, I don’t need a play-by-play account. I just want them to get together and bone. Even if it’s done with your stereotypical “fade to black” or it’s done comically with the others all interrogating that they spent the night together – the important bit is we know that the ship has docked ifyaknowwhatimean.

      That said, I wouldn’t MIND graphic and illustrated depictions…

  • Wrandral
    • MOHLT

      I wanted to post this!

  • retriubtion35

    bet she you that she can burn JUST the clothes.

  • Solid Snake

    hentai mode “on”

  • Erogami (ShipMaker)

    I like where this teaser is going 😀