What are they doing by now?
Blake, the heir to the curse, and Diana, the sucessor of light who has the power to lift the curse. In the original story, the two would have felt a natural attraction.
Although me and Diana are sisters, that didn’t matter.
We are married, but we have not yet reported it to the church.
The young couples can get married in the church once they are adults.
Even if they had a political marriage as a child, it was possible to nullify the marriage at any time before getting married on the church.
It was common for people to marry when they were young and parted because they didn’t get along well together, as they handed their partner to their brother or sister.
It was possible because the combination of families was far more important than the individual.
However, regardless of the culture or tradition of this country, if Blake asks for a divorce because he is going to meet another woman, it would be too much of him. He said he like me…!
Ancia, let’s not be like this. Let’s not really be a ten year old kid. Blake’s gotta be with Diana. That’s the best solution I can think of.
I made up my mind as I searched the library for books about the power of light.
Is Diana the only one who can lift Blake’s curse? Can’t I? Can I learn the power of light?
Two hours later, I borrowed a bunch of books about the power of light and went back to the Crown Prince’s palace.
But it was noisy there.
“Your Highness, don’t insist!”
This was Blake and Diana’s voice.
No, I thought they will feel attraction with each other, but why are they fighting?
I ran to them in a fit of surprise.
“What’s going on?”
“My sister-in-law keeps saying nonsense!”
Blake was full of anger. Diana was also furious. What the hell happened in two hours?
“Your Highness, don’t say nonsense! Because I like my sister more!”
“Ancia is my favorite!”
“Me and my sister are sharing blood!”
“Ancia is my wife! I love her more!”
“I’ve been loving my sister for eight years. Your love is only a few months old! You can’t beat me!”
“Huh! It’s not about the duration! I love Ancia the most in the world!”
I’m speechless. Listening to them, I even lost the will to stop the fight.
Do kids usually fight over this? No, why are they arguing about something weird?
“No one in the world loves Ancia more than I do!”
“Why not? I’m here! Are you ignoring me?”
Two years have passed since I entered this world.
Yet, Blake and Diana were still fighting fiercely everytime they meet.
It wasn’t even an important debate, and it was amazing that they could still fight on this topic for two years.
“We’re a couple!”
“You haven’t even kissed her yet.”
Blake’s face turned sour when Diana laughed at him.
My husband is going to cry at this point. I need to stop the fight.
“Come on, stop it. It’s training time. Your Highness needs to practice soon.”
Diana’s dream is to become a knight.
This was briefly mentioned in the original story. But she was unexpectedly serious when I thought it was just one of those childhood dreams that passed by.
She also wanted to go to the Knights Academy, but Count Bellacian didn’t allow her. The reason was that if a woman did such a thing, she would be an outcast in the society and the marriage trade.
It was a bullshit reason.
I asked Edon to help Diana learning swordsmanship. I wish Blake had a training partner. Edon eventually became her teacher.
“Your Highness, let’s bet on who’s the first to arrive there! Start!”
“Do, don’t do that all of sudden! Coward!”
Almost at the same time as Diana brought up the words, she ran outside, and Blake followed after her in resentment.
Diana was like a puppy. A beagle puppy.
The rabbit husband, is always beaten by my beagle younger sister, though I felt sorry for him, they are both very cute.
For the past two years, Diana has often visited the Crown Prince’s palace. However, there was no affection of a lover between the two.
They were just fighting like friends.
“Stand there! Start over!”
“We can’t start again. What do you mean, start again? You’re really slow-witted.”
“You’re a coward!”
At this brief moment on the way to the field, Melissa shook her head with a gentle smile, looking at the two children who were fighting again.
“The two are getting along well again today.”
“Is that so…..?”
‘Is that a good thing?’
“Yes. I’m glad His Highness now have a good friend.”
As Melissa said, they just looked like friends. The kind of friendship that has zero chance of evolving into a lover.
The two felt no fateful love. And there was me who was relieved to see that.
I decided to admit my feelings honestly.
I don’t want to leave.
I want to be by Blake’s side. I want to stay with my cute husband, wonderful father-in-law, and puppy-like younger sister.
The time with Melissa, Hans, Edon were also precious.
But I couldn’t be greedy. If Blake’s curse doesn’t go away, even if he say he’s okay, this happiness will be shattered.
So I set my own standards.
In the original story, it is said that Diana never used the power of light when she was young.
Count Bellacian called in the priest just in case, but they didn’t feel a speck of light.
I’m not sure because it didn’t come out exactly in the novel, but it was probably by the time she became an adult and met Blake.
The moment Blake meets Diana, he feels the power of warm light and the two have a passionate relationship.
Unlike the original, however, Blake did not detect any power in Diana. I checked it several times, but I also can’t feel the power of light at all.
Then, as in the original, Diana hasn’t awakened the power of light yet, and will she have the power of light only when she become adults?
Whether they meet earlier or later, Diana’s ability to lift Blake’s curse is when she’s becoming an adult.
Why is there such a complicated setup? It was obvious why.
The novel was a R-19 romance novel as hot as an active volcano. So the writer must have purposely make the start of the story from the moment they become an adult.
Anyway, it took Diana a lot of time to awaken the power of light.
I was going to do my best to learn about Blake’s curse until then. Maybe there’s other way than what’s in the original.
‘But if I don’t find a way by the time he becomes an adult, then I’ll just give up and leave him to Diana.’
I made up my mind.
I told Blake and the Emperor my resolution.
“Your curse will surely be lifted! The heir to the House of Bellacian light can lift your curse.”
I explained to them how the curse will be lifted in the original story (except for R-19 part), but they didn’t seem to believe much. Still, I continued.
I wanted to give Blake a hope that the curse would be lifted. All I wanted to do was explain in advance because I didn’t want him to be hurt if I left.
“Your Highness, if a successor of light appears, that person will be truly married to you…”
“I told you, my wife is only Ancia.”
“But to lift the curse…”
“I only want to stay with Ancia. I don’t care about the curses.”
But Blake was adamant. He only cared about being with me rather than getting rid of the curse. Two years have passed since then.
During the two years, there were many changes in the palace. After the lake was filled, a greenhouse was built on it, as well as a field.
It’s not much, but many servants have also been newly hired, and the chefs have been selected carefully. Everyone was trustworthy.
I looked around the field after harvesting, and headed to the Imperial Palace.
As the Crown Princess of the empire, I need to watch over the affairs of the imperial family. Originally, the Empress had to do it, but Tenstheon had no intention of marrying again.
He granted me the Sephia palace, and built an office on the third floor of his palace.
Everyone was envious of this.
However, the third floor of the Imperial Palace is not ordinary.
I entered the office on the third floor and pressed the hidden device in the frame. Then, the bookshelf moved and a secret space appeared.
It was filled with books on curses and the magic of light, including stone tablets written in ancient languages.
I also collected all the materials that could help me lift the curse, including the history of the Asteric Empire and the use of the spear.
I did not publish the fact that I am a polygot who can read all the languages of the world.
A thousand years ago, there was originally a country called ‘Zelcan’ on this land. But it was destroyed by Philip and the ‘Asteric Empire’ was built.
The ancient language used in the Zelcan at that time disappeared after many twists and turns, and their language remained unknown. Even the priest couldn’t decipher perfectly.
In the original story, Richard uses it to deceive the emperor. He gives false information, saying that among the ancient black magic, there is a magic trick to transfer the curse of a goddess to others.
Tenstheon, deceived by Richard, tries to save Blake, and ends up being killed.
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