Tenstheon smiled softly. When he saw his smile, Eunhan was somewhat relaxed.
“What’s the occasion?”
“I want you to be the escort of the Crown Princess.”
It was rather unexpected. Eunhan frequently guarded the Crown Prince’s palace under orders from the emperor. Naturally it was also his duty to protect the Crown Princess.
Tenstheon added this.
“I want you to protect that child for me.”
It meant to escort her without hiding his appearance. Eunhan was reluctant.
“But I’m your shadow.”
He is the emperor’s shadow. It wasn’t Tenstheon’s command, but Eunhan wanted it, so he became a shadow.
Eunhan is a high-profile sinner in Chang.
Whether he lived in the West or quietly grew old, there are some who would pursue him for the rest of his life.
Therefore, Eunhan claimed to be a shadow. Apart from Tenstheon and Collin, who first saved him, no one know of his existence.
“I know your situation well, Eunhan. But you’re the only one I can trust and ask for a favor from.”
Tenstheon often persuaded Eunhan. He told him not to worry and live freely because he will protect him. But Eunhan shook his head every time.
But today was different from usual. His master tried to rely on him. He could feel his earnestness.
Eunhan bowed his head. From the moment he saved him, his life is given to Tenstheon.
“It is my duty to protect the Crown Princess, and I’m is willing to do it.”
Today, he was busted by the crown prince.
But when he had to give up the peaceful life he had been living in the shadow,a simple excitement arose in Eunhan’s heart.
“I will gladly obey your orders.”
Today was the day to go to Tenlarn Palace. But I didn’t say anything to Blake. Because if I said I would go to the Tenlarn Palace, he would have opposed it.
“Your Highness, there’s a palace ball soon. I have a lot to prepare, so I’ll be a little late today.”
“Take it easy. Don’t strain yourself.”
“Don’t worry. Your Highness should be careful when you train swordsmanship.”
Frankly speaking, I wish Blake would rest doing nothing, but he’s stubborn.
She also told Edon to lower the intensity of his training, but the more he did, the more stubborn Blake becomes.
“I’m not a child, don’t worry.”
He frowned slightly.
“I’ll leave you alone.”
“Yes. Go ahead.”
Blake held my hand tightly, then smiled and waved. I waved my hand too and headed for the emperor’s palace.
I went to the secret room on the third floor, where the stone tablets are. But, Tenstheon came first and was waiting for me. And next to him I saw a man whom I had never seen before. He is handsome, tall and his skin is pale, a man on the border between a boy and a young man.
I forgot to say hello and looked at the man, who was as beautiful as a painting.
It was the first Asian I see in this world. Why is Tenstheon with an Asian boy? Furthermore, this was a secret room. Who is he that the Emperor took him in?
A boy like that never appeared in the original novel.
I returned to my senses when I heard Tenstheon’s soft voice.
“Sorry, I was late.”
“No. You’re not late.”
“But who’s that guy?”
“This child is Eunhan. He’ll escort you to the palace.”
The name sounded somewhat familiar. Why? I’ve never heard name.
“I am here to see you, Your Grace, the blessing of the Empire. I’m Eunhan.”
Eunhan bowed down with discipline and was polite. Then his hair went down and covered his shoulders.
‘The prince of Chang, Eunhan.’
He was the prince of the great empire of the East, “Chang,” but is on the verge of being executed for being chosen by an ominous “Black Dragon.”
Eunhan runs away and moves to the Asteric Empire.
Tenstheon finds and treats Eunhan, whose whole body is covered with wounds.
He takes care of him from the bottom of his heart, Eunhan is also loyal to the emperor.
Eunhan used the power, which borrowed the power of Black Dragon, and his ability to hide and heal was endless.
Eunhan was under the orders of the emperor to protect Blake and to heal him if he was sick. He also informed the emperor of Blake’s news.
Memories of Eunhan quickly came to mind. A shadow planted by the emperor to protect Blake. That was Eunhan.
The emperor’s sending of healthy Eastern food ingredients to Blake was also due to the influence of Eunhan.
Why did I forget this?
“Ah, I’m sorry. Somehow you look familiar.”
Eunhan was shocked.
“Your eyes are like sir Collin’s.”
“Oh, yes…I see.”
He looked somewhat relieved and bitter. Did he feel bad that he looked like Collin? I didn’t think neither side would be offended by the fact that both of them have prominent features.
When I finished greeting, Tenstheon introduced me to Eunhan in detail.
“In fact, I’ve been entrusting Eunhan to protect the Crown Prince.”
Tenstheon had received help in finding ways to dispel the curse and finding Eastern ingredients by Eunhan.
This was contrary to what I knew.
My mind was filled with confusion throughout listening to Tenstheon.
How could I forget about Eunhan? Though his appearance was for a short while, but he was quite an important character.
My fingertips were cold. Rather than the fact that I had forgotten his existence, it was because of the fear.
I thought I remembered everything about the original.
The aristocrats, knight and servants, who were extras, were all remembered, so I was confident that I knew all the other important things.
But maybe there’s something I can’t think of.
And what if that’s an important clue to lifting Blake’s curse?
My heart is pounding with anxiety, and Tenstheon has apologized for hiding the existence of Eunhan until this far.
“I’m sorry I haven’t told you this.”
“It’s not His Majesty’s fault. It’s all my fault.”
Eunhan also bowed his head and asked for forgiveness. I shook my hand in a hurry.
“Oh, no. I’m fine. So come on, raise your head.”
“I’m very pleased.”
“Thank you for understanding. Ancia.”
“No, I’d rather thank you for protecting me and His Highness.”
Eunhan was a sinner of high treason.
If it is revealed that he is alive, the Chang people will surely try to kill him. It was natural to hide him. Suddenly Tenstheon gave me a box
When I smiled, Tenstheon gently raised his mouth.
“What is this?”
When I opened the box, it contained a necklace of transparent mana stone.
“It’s a purification tool made in the church. It will help to protect you from black magic.”
I’ve never seen a tool made of magic stone.
The magic stone of light had the power of purification and healing, but it had no effect on the curse. Rather, the use of the magic stone of light became poison and made the curse worse.
The magic stone of light is counterproductive because of the curse that the goddess of light has given itself.
For that reason, the Crown Prince did not use Mana Stone of Light.
I was worried that if I used the Mana Stone of Light, it would adversely affect Blake. However, it was absolutely necessary today.
Tenstheon took out a necklace and hung it around my neck. At that moment, there was a tingling sensation in my whole body.
I laughed reflexively. I felt something strange, but if I say that there seems to be a problem with the necklace, I can’t go to Tenlarn palace.
I wanted to go to Tenlarn Palace as soon as possible. There can’t be a delay because of this sort of thing.
“You’re pretty. It suits you.”
“Thank you, Father.”
He patted me on the shoulder.
“Eunhan will use his magic to take you to the palace of Tenlarn.”
“I’d love to come with you, but I can’t.”
There was no limit to the distance in Eunhan’s magic. But the number of people who could move was limited, so only one person could move together, excluding himself.
“It’s just a ruins. Don’t worry.”
“If anything dangerous happens, you should come straight back.”
“If it’s dangerous, I’ll run away. So relax your face. Your handsome face is full of wrinkle.”