When he passed out, there was a time when he woke up for a moment and told me not to leave. I thought he had forgotten, but he remembered it clearly.
“Ancia, don’t make me nervous.”
Blake cried like a child, while holding my hand and looked straight into my eyes.
“Don’t even think of running away.”
“It hurts every time my wife moves away from me. Don’t you see that?”
I remembered the day Blake gave me a rose last year. The first time she slept with Diana instead of him, he was sick. Blake also collapsed when I left for Tenlarn palace.
But I am not the successor of light. I can’t affect him.
“Ancia, call me Blake.”
“You called me Blake when I was sick, so I woke up.”
Blake’s hands wrapped around my face. I looked straight at him.
It’s not just that I lost my cheek. You’ve grown a lot, …I suddenly realized that Blake had grown more in three years.
“Ancia, come on.”
I ended up calling his name.
I stared blankly at the stone plate I had recovered from the pond of the Crown Prince’s Palace.
Philip betrayed the goddess of light, welcoming Laontel Bellacian as Empress. The angry goddess of light cursed his descendants.
But Diana lifted the curse of Blake with the power of light from the Bellacian House.
In other words, when Phillip betrayed the goddess and chose another woman, the goddess gave the woman a power to remove the curse.
Something is weird here. There seemed to be another hidden truth. But no matter how much I thought about it, I couldn’t find the answer.
Anyway, I got to know the identity of this stone plate thanks to Tenlarn Palace. This was a stone plate used to record the history of Zelcan. The amount of stone was similar, and the way the letters were carved looked similar.
Phillip would have kept a record of history even after he moved the capital. But at some point, all the stone plates were gone, only a few remained.
There were only a few characters that could be recognized. What on earth did it say? What happened after he moved the capital?
I smoothed the worn out stone plates.
Afterall, it may be a piece of clue that has something to do with Blake’s curse.
“Your Highness, were you here?”
The door opened and Eunhan came in.
“Yes, I’ve been looking at the stone. I re-read Zelcan’s history book, and there was no book about Tancinol or Phillip’s true deeds at the time. How could he deceive the world like this?”
“Do you really read all those books?”
he asked, looking at the books piled up on her desk.
“…Your Highness is the best.”
“I just double-checked what I read before.”
Receiving a sudden compliment, I hurriedly waved my hands.
“I was only able to read ancient languages because I am a polyglot.”
“You’re not just great at reading.”
Eunhan smiled softly.
“There was a record of only simple historical facts. But you saw it and quickly inferred the situation. You also noticed that Phillip was actually the one who wrote the stone plate in the middle of the Tenlarn Palace. It’s not something anyone can do. You’re very young, and that’s amazing.”
Actually, I’m not that young, but I laughed it off.
“Hahahaha. Do I act like an old woman? I hear that a lot.”
“Oh, no! That’s not what I meant. Regardless of your age, you’re still great. It’s just I’m not good at talking. I’m sorry.”
Eunhan immediately bowed his head.
“The clothes looks good on you.”
He is wearing an unusual beige suit.
“His Majesty gave it to me as a gift. I feel a little awkward wearing this.”
He kept fiddling with the buttons because of embarrassment.
I could see that he wanted to take this off and go back to his original black clothes.
“You look so much better!”
He smiled shyly.
In the original story, Eunhan died this year.
When Tensteon tries to be cursed on behalf of Blake, Eunhan desperately tries to stop him but fails to do so.
Eunhan then goes into the duke’s home to kill Richard with his bloodstained body.
Surrounded by countless knights, he was the only one who left a fatal wound to Richard’s body.
But now he have thrown away his life as a shadow and came out.
There is still a little time left before the events in the novel take place, but I don’t think both Tenstheon and Eunhan will walk down the original path.
How nice would it be if the tragedy in the original story are gone?
“Can I ask you a question, Eunhan?”
“Why did you suddenly decide to come out?”
He looked straight at me with a gentle smile.
“I made up my mind after seeing you.”
“Yes, I felt ashamed of myself when I saw you doing your best for the Crown Prince.”
Eunhan spoke calmly.
“I have been trying to stay hidden. I am loyal to His Majesty, but in the end, I only relied on him. When His Majesty needed me, I couldn’t even use magic properly. Then I was afraid. Without magic, I would be worthless.”
“We don’t keep you around because of your magic. Don’t make a face like that.”
“No, I wanted to be more helpful to my master. From now on, I will stand by his side and protect him. I will also be a strong supporter of the Crown Prince and you.”
There was a proud gaze in his eyes. Eunhan, who was full of gloom, disappeared and a wonderful young man going for the future was standing in front of her.
“I feel reassured even now.”
“No, it’s not enough yet.”
It was an excessive modesty as a man of immense power who had fallen down all the knights of the Duke of Cassil’s house and stabbed Richard.
Eunhan’s eyes, which were embarrassed at the time, suddenly turned fierce and pulled on her arm.
“Your Highness, it’s dangerous.”
He pulled out a sword and get me behind him. Then a white light began to shoot out where I had just stood.
“I can feel the power of dragons. A guy who was sent to get rid of me from the window. Your Highness
, please run away.”
They’ve already sent an assassin?
Eunhan has not yet made his existence public. He usually stayed at the Crown Prince’s palace, and when he came to the emperor’s palace, he hid himself and moved carefully. Except for the people of Crown Prince, not many people knew of his very existence.
“Eunhan, you’re in danger, too! Let’s go together.”
“They came for me. I have to take care of it.”
During our short conversations, the light quickly grew and became a huge sphere. Then the intense light spread and filled the space yet, it disappeared in an instant.
“Your Highness, get out of here!”
*bold indicates a different language.
A clear voice rang out at the same time as the urgent cry of Eunhan. It was a different language from the Imperial language.
The light was gone and a person stood there.
Pale skin, white hair, and eyes that shine as beautifully as jewels, pure white clothes. She doesn’t look like a normal person, but a little girl with a mysterious atmosphere like a princess in a story.
Who the hell is it? No matter how much I think about it, this person never appeared in the original.
…..this person isn’t a woman?!
*TL note : the person calls Eunhan hyung which is usually used by male to call their brother.
He stood still on the spot and called Eunhan. He gives Eunhan a bright smile full of joy.
I relaxed. Eunhan also lowered his sword. But his expression was scary.
“Baekhan, why would you?”
When Eun-han asked with a confused face, the boy called Baekhan smiled broadly.
“You still remember my name. I’m so happy.”
He stretched his hand forward and strode carefully, as he looked straight at Eunhan.
Then, he got caught by the leg of the chair, and Eunhan, who was staring straight at Baekhan, approached quickly and grabbed him.
“Oh, I showed you my clumsy side. I’m sorry.” “…what’s wrong with your body? What did Lord Meng do to you?”