“Father, there’s no such thing as black magic that puts the curse of a goddess on someone else. Don’t trust it if you ever hear that. You have to watch out for the Cassil family, especially Richard.”
“Do you think I’ll get deceived by such a thing?”
He raised the corners of his mouth as if to reassure me.
There was a reason why Tenstheon fell into Richard’s trap in the original novel.
One day, Blake’s condition becomes serious and to make the matter worse, the dark door opens.
Tenstheon tried to seal the door to fulfill the Emperor’s duty, but if he used the power of light, he could not guarantee Blake’s life.
Tenstheon, driven into the extreme situation, uses black magic even though he knows it’s a dangerous gamble, and ends up losing his life.
“I will surely resolve the curse of the Crown Prince, so please trust me.”
“You’re nagging again.”
“I’m not, it’s necessary advice.”
“Don’t worry. I have two children to take care of, but I don’t act rashly.”
He disheveled my hair lightly.
A child to be protected…. One is Blake. The other one is me.
According to the original story, the emperor loses his life this year. But that won’t happen.
I’ll protect him.
Knights academy admission is faster than other places. It’s because the students need to endure the cold winter training to strengthen their determination.
I wanted Diana to achieve her dream of becoming a knight, but I am worried because she said she needs to train in the cold winter, not in the blooming spring.
But Diana, the person involved, was very excited like a puppy.
“Your Highness, you know I only trust you, right? Without you, I wouldn’t be able to go to the academy because I was worried about her. Please keep her safe!”
“Yes, sister-in-law, don’t worry, it’s good to work hard, but be careful not to get hurt.”
“Don’t worry about me. I’m going to graduate first and be a knight!”
It was nice to see both of them getting along well.
“Let’s discuss who likes her more in six years.”
“Didn’t we come to a conclusion already?”
“Oh, it was my victory.”
“What do you mean? I won!”
“Come on, let’s go. We’ll be late for the entrance ceremony if we wait any longer.”
“Yes! Your Highness, see you in the summer vacation!”
“Your Highness, I’ll be right back.”
“Yes. Have a safe trip, Ancia.”
Only students and family members were allowed to attend the entrance ceremony for the Knights Academy.
I rode a carriage with Diana and headed to the Knight Academy.
Diana, dressed in a black pants uniform of the Knight Academy and tied her hair, looked so cool.
“…Diana, the Countess can’t come because she’s busy.”
I brought it up carefully.
I have sent several letters to Countess Bellacian. It is natural that Count Bellacian who is exiled won’t be able to attend the entrance ceremony, but his wife needs to congratulate her daughter on walking a new path.
But she refused.
“I know. They said she was going to the church today to file for divorce.”
Diana said in a casual tone.
It was a loveless family in the first place. In the original novel, the Bellacian couple were only someone that filled each other’s vanity. But they didn’t get divorced.
“My mother says that my father is completely crazy, and I am the source of everything. She’s sick and tired of both of us.”
“You did nothing wrong. Never mind them.”
“I don’t care. I have a nice sister.”
Diana came next to me and folded her arms. I patted her shoulder, too.
“Sister. Take this.”
She popped up a small jewelry box.
“What is this?”
“It’s the Bellacian ring and key to the mansion. I guess my mother had it when my father left. She sent it back to me saying she’s going to divorce now. So take it. This is yours now.”
“Diana, I can’t take this.”
I tried to refuse. But Diana put the jewelry box back on my hand.
“The Bellacian family was originally on the verge of ruin. But they didn’t go bankrupt thanks to your biological mother, and most of the assets are hers. So it’s originally yours.”
As she said, the property of the Bellacian is a legacy that Ancia’s mother had left to the real Ancia.
“I’m finally giving it back to the rightful owner. What do you mean thank you?”
She gave me everything and smiled gladly.
Then the carriage stopped slowly.
“Oh! I guess we’ve arrived!”
Diana opened the curtain on the carriage. Then a panoramic view of the grand knight Academy was revealed.
The academy is crowded with people who participated in the entrance ceremony. There were many aristocrats among them, but the eyes of the people were on us.
When Tenstheon heard that I was going to the entrance ceremony, he sent the emperor’s carriage and the finest knights to escort us.
Diana reached out to me with her head slightly down like a real knight.
“Your Highness, shall we go?”
I put my hand on Diana’s. As I got off the carriage under Diana’s escort, a magnificent trumpet sounded.
Oh my, father. Why did you prepare all of this?
As we walked on the red carpet in front of the carriage, the academy students and nobles greeted me as a crown princess. And the dean of the academy greeted me as a representative.
“The Crown Princess, the blessing of the Empire, I greet you.”
I was just going to celebrate quietly as a freshman’s sister, but the scale became too big for me.
I came to watch the entrance ceremony next to the dean on the platform.
It was a bit burdensome at first. However, since Diana was in the front row because they sit according to their rank, it was a good place to see her.
I watched the entrance ceremony with my heartfelt thanks to father.
Knights Academy’s entrance ceremony was very boring. But Diana didn’t show any sign of being bored, instead she sat up straight and looked very mature today.
The entrance ceremony ended with the chief admissions officer coming to the podium as a representative and shouting the academy oath.
New students were given a short greeting time with their families because they had to enter the dormitory immediately.
“Sister, at graduation I’m going to be on the podium.”
Diana cast a glare at the red-haired boy who was at the podium. Her eyes were burning with a competitive edge.
“Don’t overdo it. Being strong is more important than the rank.”
“It’s important to rank high too.
“You’re starting the winter training tomorrow. Can’t you even use a fire manastone?”
“It’s okay. I’m not the only one who can’t use it.”
Diana said calmly. She seems to have grown significantly in a few months.
At that time, a voice sounded to announce entrance from afar.
“Sister, I’m going.”
“Yes, go ahead.”
“Phew, I can’t leave my pretty sister behind. Tell me if there’s a person bothering you. I’ll go after them and give them a lesson later.”
“Don’t worry about me. And write a lot of letters.”
“Yes! I’ll write a lot of letters to you!”
Diana ran to the dormitory waving her hands.
I showed Blake a video of the entrance ceremony today.
Diana studied hard and entered the Academy of Knights, I felt proud for that reason.
“Was the lady always this mature?”
Melissa and Hans, who were watching the video together next to her, were also amazed to see Diana.
“Yes, I didn’t know.”
“I remember the old days. It was snowy when I entered the school. I thought I was going to die while holding my sneeze.”
“You were the top student, weren’t you?”
“Then you must have stood on the podium, too?”
“Yes, I was so busy holding my sneeze to the end. I was a child then.”
Suddenly, Blake blurted out.
“Did you take a video of Ancia?”
“It’s not even my entrance ceremony. Why would they?”
“No. I took it.”
Hans replied and brought a large box. The box was filled with video stones.
“I captured Her Highness in the video.”
There were as many as 20 videos.
Judging from the title alone, it seemed like a normal entrance ceremony, but when I played the video again, It was filled with myself who was at the entrance ceremony.
“Why did you take this?”
“His Majesty ordered it.”
I can’t believe he’s wasting the expensive video stones like this.
“Why did he order this?”
“It must be a gift.”
“Yes. His Majesty’s gift to the Crown Prince.”
No way. I don’t think there’s anyone in the world who’d like this gift, but I heard Blake’s voice.
“Wow! Ancia laughed!”
Blake’s eyes were glistening while seeing me in the video, I guess my little groom like the boring video.
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