ating in a dream, but now that the realization of an actual person hit her, it felt strangely unfamiliar.
The queasiness gradually subsided.

Under the persistent gaze, Noah managed to muster a casual smile. 

“Can you stand on your own…?”

Wait, that face… she can see it.

As she reassured him it was okay and managed to rise to her feet, her glossy golden hair, elegant fingers, and familiar eye level all felt remarkably close once again.
Cordelia beamed with joy.

“We’re back! Oh?!”

Cordelia, who had been examining her palm, suddenly grabbed Noah’s hand.
Without noticing Noah, whose ears were reddening at the touch, Cordelia extended both their palms toward Linus with a bright smile.

“Looks like a line got erased, Linus.”

One of the lines on the hexastar had disappeared.
Linus, who noticed that there were now only five lines remaining within the circle, crossed her arms.

As expected, she thought so.

“Unfortunately, the magic hasn’t been lifted.”

“What?”

“From what I can see, it seems that each time the connection is broken, a line disappears.
It’s just a guess though.”

With those words, Linus gently stepped on the chalk-drawn magic circle, erasing it with her foot.

“So, does that mean our bodies can switch again? At least five times?”


“Most likely.
The two of you are strongly bound by some magic.
Unless we address the fundamental cause, you should return to normal.
Even if that’s not the case, there’s a possibility of switching again under certain conditions.”

“What kind of conditions? What on earth could that be?”

“Now we have to find out.
I’m not entirely confident either.
I’ll have to go back and do some research.”

“I’ll appreciate your efforts, Priest.”

Looking up at Noah’s face, who politely bowed his head, Cordelia admired him once again.

Wow, the more she looks, the more handsome he is.
How do humans look like that?

“It’s okay.
We’ll figure something out.
It might be a bit awkward.”

After picking up the fallen hat from the ground and dusting it off, Cordelia put it back on Noah’s head and casually added, 

“Oh, and by the way.
It’s great that our bodies are back, but we should explore other solutions.
This is too confusing; I can’t stand it.”

Not just her insides, but her whole body had twisted as if it had been hit, yet Cordelia pretended to shake it off.
Linus lightly clicked her tongue.

“Exactly, I told you the recoil would be significant.”

“I didn’t expect it to be this intense!”

Noah, who had experienced the same agony, also looked at Cordelia with concern.
He hid his trembling hands behind his back and spoke calmly.

“It seems like our bodies are under quite a strain.
Could you please explore other methods if possible?”

“Of course, I’m considering that.
This is just a temporary solution.
I will firmly accept the cost of labor.”

“Linus, can you reveal the finances like that?”

Linus sniffed as if she found Cordelia’s comment incredulous.

“It’s just about receiving fair compensation for labor.
The temple wouldn’t even give me additional allowances despite them feasting on their wealth.
Those darn deities.
They don’t even take responsibility for putting food on my table.”

“Well, the temple’s main income is from offerings, isn’t it…”


“Let’s set aside the trivial matters and focus on the necessary amount.”

Cordelia accepted the amount Linus suggested with an air of nonchalance, but Noah cautiously voiced his opinion.

“I do have quite a bit of money myself.
Can I contribute to cover the costs for this matter?”

Cordelia chuckled and extended her hand.

“It’s fine, it’s fine.
Besides, I’ve got plenty of money anyway.”

“Regardless of Cordelia’s wealth, considering that I am the cause of the problem, I think it’s right for me to shoulder this burden.”

Transparent and beautifully blue eyes, reminiscent of a deer, looked earnestly at Cordelia.
She had just been gazing for a moment, seemingly entranced, but when she snapped back to reality, she realized she was nodding along with her head, taking in her surprised reaction.

Men are scary.
Cordelia answered with a sense of inevitability, having come to a realization.

“Yeah, okay.
Instead, let’s go to the dressing room later.
No, it’s better to call someone to help us fit the clothes.”

“What?”

“Just in case we switch bodies again.
I also want to wear clothes that suit my taste, but I can’t ask you to buy them for me, can I?”

No matter what he wears, he would look handsome, but beautiful clothes complement a handsome face.
She would have to contact the tailor she often called.
She was quite certain that seeing this face would boost their enthusiasm as well.

As good as he was, he wasn’t a weirdo who wouldn’t take on a client unless he liked them, and since he occasionally dressed his exes, he was a familiar face.

Except for the fact that he’d always ask her if she’d broken up with a man already, their tastes were very much in sync, so they were still in contact with each other.
The thought of someone who would be excited to tell her that this would be a good match for her was already very appealing.

While she hid the growing wicked delight and pretended to be innocent, Noah responded with a puzzled expression, 

“Yes, but… What if our bodies switch again?”

“For that, we might need to have a proper discussion, even if just to prepare.”

Their personalities, speech patterns, and professions were worlds apart.
While both were involved in creative pursuits, their domains were vastly different.
They needed to align their words to some extent if they wanted to keep others from noticing.

Cordelia, lost in thought for a moment, voiced a thought that had crossed her mind, 

“There are plenty of rooms here.
Would you consider just staying here with me?”

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