My Bothersome Life Chapter 122I looked up to find no change in Luke's angry face. I gulped as I blanked out in fear.
Surprisingly, Luke pulled me into a tight hug as my eyes widened from the unexpected actions.
"I have a solution to this," Luke whispered into my ear as he held my head.
"You just have to promise me and Alex to never go anywhere without us from now on," Luke listed the conditions for the exchange.
That was it? It was a pretty simple condition attached to fixing the large disaster in front of me.
I nodded my head as Luke placed a beautiful necklace around my neck.
A ruby gem touched the center of my chest as it was strung together by a nice sleek silver strand.
Luke lifted one of his arms that held my hand as he gathered a large amount of mana as he grabbed onto Alex's hand with his other hand.
As the seconds passed, the room was gradually restoring itself to its original state.
The fire reversed its movements as the bed slowly started to build itself back up again.
Eventually, the gift box wrapped itself up again as the silk ribbon tied itself around the box.
"How?" Shelly gasped as Ellen fainted from too much mana being released into the room.
The candles were back in the gift box again as the whole middle school section of the campus was restored.
By the time Luke was finished with the spell, Alex collapsed onto Luke's bed.
"How could you reverse time in the first district!" Shelly couldn't believe the scene that unraveled before her eyes.
Luke coughed as he dropped down onto his knees as his face turned red from using up almost all his mana.
I couldn't stand back up as Luke had consumed almost all of my mana along with Alex.
It was going to take me an entire month to recover all the mana I used today.
I never expected that Luke would attempt to turn back time. No wonder he had Alex and I to transfer our mana to him.
It was theorized that turning back time in the first district to be impossible even though it was possible in the other districts.
The whole problem would be solved if Luke turned back time.
I finally got up with Shelly's help as I tried to leave the room in disbelief to check if Luke had really turned back time.
However, I ran into a invisible barrier that would not let me even go to the entryway of the room.
I banged on the barrier with my fists to find the clear wall was still there.
"What's this?" I asked Luke who looked like he would faint pretty soon.
"I didn't know these artifacts still existed," Shelly gasped at the shining ruby gem.
"I think you can't separate from Luke further than four metres," Shelly took a closer look at my necklace.
So this was what Luke meant by not going anywhere without them from now on. I thought that he was warning me to keep my word after agreeing to his conditions.
I didn't need a stupid necklace to keep my word after what had happened.
I tried to take off my necklace to find my hands passing through the chains.
"Only the person who put the necklace on you can put it off," Alex explained as he sat up on Luke's bed.
"But I only promised to not go anywhere without you or Luke in the first district," I complained about the necklace.
I wasn't stupid or careless enough that something like this would ever happen again under my free will. Especially in the districts I was more familiar with like the third district.
"You promised to never go anywhere without us from now on, not only the first district," Alex scarily repeated Luke's condition.
I lifted Luke's limp hand as I tried to use his own hand to take off the necklace.
However, Luke quickly took his hand back as he became more alert of the situation.
"You agreed to the conditions," Luke stared at me with his cold blue eyes.
At this rate, our secret hideout was useless as I couldn't even sneak out of the dorm rooms without Luke.
Ellen woke up on my bed as she noticed me crying on Luke's bed as he refused to take my necklace off.
"What happened?" Ellen asked Shelly and me as she struggled to keep herself up.
"Luke placed a retraining necklace on Rika in exchange to turning back time," Shelly gestured to the expensive necklace I wore.
"It was real?" Ellen noticed the restored campus outside the window.
Ellen turned her head to take another look at her surroundings to find that Luke had really turned back time.
Everything was back to its rightful place before the fire started as the pillows, cake and milkshakes still littered the ground.
"I really promise to keep my word even without the necklace," I started to beg Luke.
Luke frowned at the wet sheet covering his bed that was stained with my tears.
My cries filled the entire room as Ellen and Shelly looked at me helplessly with pity.
Alex sighed as he patted Luke's back to comfort him while trying to silence the sound of my cries with his other hand.
"But if you really plan on keeping your word, then that necklace won't matter to you," Luke pointed out.