“Oho! How can a new bride make food for someone else!”
Baekhan’s face is red. I just cooked a little, but why is he so embarrassed?
I thought he was a mean little boy, but he’s unexpectedly cute.
“I’ve made it for you separately, without the meat.”
“Did you also cook for the Crown Prince?”
“His Highness is in the middle of training. I’ll give it to him when it’s over.”
After he woke up, Blake worked harder on his sword training than before.
“Give this to the Crown Prince, too. I won’t eat it.”
He refused to pick up chopsticks, and refused my cooking.
“…do you hate dumplings?”
“That’s not true…”
“Tell me if you have any food you want to eat. I’ll make it for you. I am pretty good at cooking.”
“No need. I won’t eat your food.”
It was not a matter of cooking, but it meant that he rejected me. To be honest, I was a bit shocked.
“Do you hate me that much?”
“No, no! It’s not like that!”
He shook his head in embarrassment.
“…you have no idea, huh?”
“…the white dragon gets jealous easily.”
He suddenly grabbed me by the shoulder. His beautiful eyes stared straight at me.
“You’re very beautiful.”
“…wh-, why are you saying that all of sudden?”
“If I eat the food you made, I’m sure the white dragon will be upset. Don’t get me wrong.”
Baekhan explained the situation clearly. It’s not because of me.
“I see. I’ll trust you. You don’t hate dumplings, don’t you? Then I’ll ask the chef to cook instead.”
“The tea is made by the maid, Melissa, so can you drink it?”
Baekhan nodded his head. I put the teacup in his hand.
He wrapped his hands around the teacup and gulped down the tea.
“It’s jasmine tea, If it doesn’t suit your taste, I’ll prepare another tea.”
“No need, it’s better than taekri tea.”
“What’s a taekri tea?”
I’ve looked up a lot of creative cooking books in this world, but I’ve never heard of ‘Taekri Tea’.
“Don’t you know? They drink Taekri tea every day in the Chang’s imperial family.”
“I’ve never heard of it.”
“Huh, it’s a pity you don’t know the taste of the tea. If Eunham becomes emperor, I will send it to you.”
He meant in the end, Eunhan had to go to Chang, and she’ll get more in return, about Blake’s curse, stone plate and even tea.
“Why did you choose Eunhan? Is it because you are both childhood friends?”
“You’re speaking rudely.”
He laid down the teacup roughly. Is it offensive to say that he chose the emperor because of their relationship?
“My brother is a heavenly dragon! I can’t dare to choose him!”
“…the heavenly dragon? Not a black dragon?”
“What do you mean a black dragon! My brother is chosen by a heavenly dragon! He is the chosen Emperor!”
It was the opposite of what Eunhan said. But he couldn’t have lied.
“Then why did the Chang empire try to kill Eunhan?”
“Heavenly Dragon and Black Dragon have similar textures at first glance. Using this, the former high priest lied. In order to make his nephew a crown prince, he tried to trick Eunhan, who was heavenly dragon, to be a black dragon.”
Even Eunhan’s mother thought her son was a black dragon, so deceiving others would have been a piece of cake.
“What happened to the former high priest?”
“Dead. The White Dragon did not forgive him for driving the Heavenly Dragon out of the land of Chang. And I’ve been chosen. When my family, who had no qualifications, was chosen by the white dragon, everyone was shocked. But I knew what the white dragon meant. White dragon is hoping for the return of the heavenly dragon. They chose me to take the job.”
There was a hint of sadness in Baekhan’s eyes.
“So you’re wrong to say I chose him. He’s the reason I’m chosen.”
“I’m sorry. I didn’t know.”
“It’s not your fault. It’s probably because my brother didn’t tell you.”
He sighed and picked up the teacup again.
“Does anyone else know that Eunhan is a heavenly dragon?”
“The imperial family knows. I have no choice but to know. Heavenly Dragon has a black rain cloud. He gives power to his chosen one to deal with the rain.”
Eunhan is not an ominous black dragon.
I recalled the memory of Eunhan when he used magic. In the black space, a moist energy like a mist surrounded me.
“After my brother left, there was a severe drought in Chang. The people were filled with resentment, and the imperial family was about to collapse. If this continues, it will soon be ruined.”
The fall of Chang…
I thought that there was a fight of the heirs because there were more than a hundred children, so the Chang was destroyed. But it wasn’t because of it.
In the original novel, Eunhan was killed by Richard while trying to avenge Tenstheon.
When Eunhan, a heavenly dragon, lost his life, Chang lost his successor and went on the path of destruction.
I thought I couldn’t send Eunhan to the country where the destruction was due. But it was the opposite.
If Eunhan does not return, Chang will perish.
“Even at this moment, countless of people are dying. Only Eunhan can save Chang. Your Highness, please help us.”
“It hasn’t been long since I met Eunhan. He won’t listen to me even if I tell him.”
I had no power to persuade him, even if Eunhan is a heavenly dragon and could prevent the destruction of Chang.
“No. If you persuade him, he’ll be persuaded.”
Baekhan was so sure. It was frustrating to see why he had such a belief.
I tried to say it again, but Baekhan’s body staggered.
He stood up straight away, refusing my help.
“I don’t have much time. I’ll give you ten days. If Eunhan didn’t do so, we’ll pretend we didn’t have a deal.”
While writing a letter to Diana in the room, the image of Baekhan that was staggering continued to appear in my mind.
Is he sick?
He is a mean little boy who threaten her, but she was still worried.
Then there was a loud voice outside.
“Go back right now!”
“No! I will never go back alone.”
Eunhan and Baekhan are arguing.
“Do you really want to die?!”
“If you’re worried about me, why don’t you go with me? Brother, how long do you intend to disobey the will of heaven?”
“If you wish to die, do so!”
I opened the door and went out. Then Eunhan came out of Baekhan’s room.
As soon as Eunhan saw me, he lowered his head and tried to return to his room. I caught such Eunhan in a hurry.
“Excuse me, Eunhan, can I talk to you for a moment?”
“Yes, Your Highness.”
I headed to the greenhouse with him. The greenhouse is full of Blake’s favorite red roses.
“Your Highness, do you have anything to say?”
“I heard what you two were arguing in the room.”
“I’m sorry for making a disturbance.”
“No, I’m not angry. I just have a little question.”
“Does Baekhan have any chronic diseases?”
“No, he does not.”
Eunhan shook his head without any hesitation. He didn’t seem to be lying.
“But didn’t you say his life was in danger?”
“The person chosen by a dragon can’t get out of the land of the Chang. In particular, White dragon is under strong restraint. If he keep going like this, his body will gradually weaken. But if he go back to Chang, he’ll be fine.”
She realized the reason why Eunhan tried to send back Baekhan in a hurry. That’s why he said he didn’t have time.Ip At least it wasn’t a disease, so I was relieved.
“By the way, is it okay for you to leave the land of Chang?”
“I’m fine… because I’m abandoned anyway.”
“It’s not because you’re chosen by the heavenly dragon?”
He’s very shocked.
“…where did you hear that?”
“I heard it from Baekhan. If you die, Chang could be destroyed.”
Eunhan spouted harshly.
“I was told to die for Chang, and now it was all misunderstanding. After killing my mother for the sin of giving birth to an ominous child, they told me to come back. No matter what, my mother was dead. They’re disgusting.”
I stand next to him as he conveyed his anger.
“I don’t care about the fate of Chang. I rather feel better if Chang was destroyed. I’m not going back. I’ll never put my feet on the land of Chang.”
He was always polite and quiet. But now he was gritting his teeth and expressing unbearable anger.
I couldn’t tell him to go back to Chang because he had been saying about his grudge.
Eunhan’s resentment was even more deeper than what I imagined, and even though I knew about the situation, I would not force him to go back to his homeland.
I think he won’t change his mind in ten days.