“You want to tell me something about your system?” I ask, surprised.
“Yes,” Rebecca answers seriously.
“Your system, right?” I ask again, pressing on the word “system” just to make sure that what I am hearing is correct.
“I know that it may be a bit surprising to you but yes, I will tell you about my system… As much as I can,” She answers.
“Wait, you cannot do that! You know what will happen, right?” I ask while raising my voice slightly.
“No, they won’t be able to trace me through magic. I mean, well, as long as I don’t tell you everything and be careful,” she answers.
What!? For real!?
There is a reason why no one reveals their system to others no matter how much they want to.
While it is true that telling someone the full contents of your system can prove to be really fatal and even life-threatening in some cases and thus, it is internationally banned but still, there is no way each and every person will follow this, right?
Someone is ought to break this law by themselves or maybe slip something out by mistake.
But the reason why doing this is quite impossible is because magic is used to force this law for thousands of years ago.
This magic temporarily takes away all the five senses of the body and also takes down the ability to speak or move, making it a complex yet powerful and effective thing.
In fact, this magic is “Area of Effect” type and is spread through the world using the secondary system towers situated in numerous places and this is the reason why the authorities are informed of the location of the person in question whenever these types of incidents occur, almost immediately.
And obviously, once the effect of this ancient magic wears down, heavy charges are placed against the person if he is found to be guilty.
And well, this is why I am in disbelieve of what Rebecca just said… and it looks like I am not the only one.
“Seriously!? You are going to tell him about your system!? He is a stranger and you don’t know anything about him!” Aria says in a shocked voice while walking closer to the bed.
Rebecca turns to her and gives a small smile.
“You know it is important for me as well, right? And I think he should know. I want to tell him…” Rebecca says.
By how angry Aria is looking, I expected her to retort a little but for some reason, she doesn’t and sit down on the bed silent while giving me a conflicted yet angry glare.
Rebecca also looks back at me with a strange sort of determination in her eyes.
In the next moment, she closes her eyes for a few seconds and murmurs something to herself.
“Jacob, my system is a barrier type…” She suddenly says.
“No!” I shout out in surprise.
I didn’t expect Rebecca to just tell this to me straight up and out of nowhere.
I stare at Rebecca with a horrified look on my face, waiting for her to drop down on the bed or something… But it doesn’t happen.
In fact, she only laughs a little seeing my extreme sort of reaction.
“See? Nothing happened!” she says, continuing her smile.
What the fuck?
As she said, nothing has happened at all.
“H-How?” I ask in utter shock.
“I created an anti-magic barrier around us. It’s one of my skills,” Rebecca simply says.
“You are telling me about your skills as well!? Is this for real!? And the anti-magic barrier? What is that!?” I ask, getting even more surprised.
Rebecca takes a deep breath before speaking again…
“I cannot specifically tell you everything because my anti-magic barrier is really weak and will last for only a few minutes at most or so but I will speak as much as I can…
“Now, though I cannot tell you the name of my system, I will let you know about its basics first so you can understand when I tell you about my actual problems,” She says.
What? Rebecca has problems with her system?
“My system can be partially classified as a combat type as the skills provided by it are for physical defense. To tell this in an easier way, my skills are basically different types of barriers which I can deploy,” she continues.
Really!? A combat type!? And barriers?
Combat type systems are rare and at the same time, powerful. Even though humans mostly stay in level 1, but still, combat types are important enough to be a huge asset for the nation as their skills are really useful.
In fact, if Rebecca wants, she could easily join the military with her system alone. Though her system skills will be checked there by professionals for proof, the information about it will be hidden under military level classification, so it’s fine.
But well, Rebecca doesn’t look excited or proud of telling me this at all.
“But the way I can use these barrier skills is a little different and complicated as my point consumption doesn’t work normally because of my poison,” she says.
“Wait, what? Your point consumption doesn’t work properly?” I ask in shock.
Please don’t tell me that Rebecca’s system has something similar to mine…
“Well, though there is no problem with the consumption rate itself, my skills are not permanently buyable. They are like combustibles. I have to spend life points every time I have to use them,” She says.
These are not that common (especially among humans because of not leveling up) but I have heard about a fair amount of systems with them.
In fact, combustibles have their own perks by being much more powerful than permanent skills. Though I agree, having all your skills combustible is a bit concerning…
“And how many times have you used your skills?” I ask.
“Including the one I just deployed, 5 times in total,” she answers.
I don’t know why but Rebecca’s expressions turn a little strange.
Well, anyway, that’s not too much or too less. It’s a fair number. Everyone tries their skills at least a few times.
“And how many skills do you have?” I ask with a little shaking voice.
To be honest, I feel really scared and excited at the same time asking someone about their system for the first time…
“I have 3 skills/barriers which I can use as of now. First is the anti-magic barrier as you already know, second is a sound barrier and the third… the third… well…” Rebecca says while becoming a little nervous.
Even Aria who was already uneasy about all this has become more so.
“I completely understand if you don’t want to say, Rebecca,” I tell her firmly.
“It’s not that I don’t want to tell you,” She says quickly.
“It’s just that I will have to explain a few things along with it. That is… my point earning methods and my… poison.”