Blake’s curse has stayed the same for three years.
If I found out why, maybe I can lift that curse.
“How can I make the layer thicker?”
“Why are you asking me that? You made it yourself.”
“I made it? What does that mean?”
You mean I made a layer of light, and it didn’t spread the curse?
“If you want to know more, persuade my brother.”
Baekhan suddenly turned away, spitting coldly. I caught him going out in a hurry.
“What is it?”
“Can you please let me know?”
I asked earnestly. There is not much time left now.
I thought he opened his heart to Blake. Seeing Baekhan who likes Blake, I thought that he might tell me about the curse. But Baekhan was as cold as he was at the beginning.
“Did you forget the deal?”
“Eunhan will never do so. You know that.”
“It’s your job to persuade him.”
“You know how nice Blake is. He had a hard time because of the curse. All his life, he’s been accused by people without fail, and he never had a day without pain. He suffered from the pain of a curse digging into his flesh. And there’s nothing I can do about it. But you’re different. Please let me know. I’ll do whatever I can.”
I begged him with my knees on the floor.
“You’ll do anything?”
“Then will you even die on his behalf?”
I answered without a moment of hesitation. It was pure sincerity.
The moment I heard Baekhan’s question, I thought I could give my life for Blake.
Since when did I love him this much? I was surprised at the sincerity for him that I didn’t even know.
“Take my eyes or life or whatever, and release Blake’s curse.”
But Baekhan shook off my hands.
“… all I want is my brother. I don’t have much time left. I’ll save Blake, so hurry.”
“Why on earth was someone like you born!”
Lord Meng, Baekhan’s mother was always drunk.
She gave birth to a child after receiving the emperor’s favor, but she didn’t get the concubine title and stayed at an old and shabby pavilion in the corner of the palace.
Lord Meng often hit Baekhan, whether she was drunk or not, she commited violence.
But no one cared about him. The emperor has more than a hundred children. He’s not a child of a formal concubine and has not been chosen as a dragon. Such a child was worthless there.
When there was no one to stop her, Lord Meng became more violent.
At that time, Eunhan, who was living in a pavilion nearby, saved Baekhan. After that day, Baekhan often fled and went to Eunhan’s place to avoid his mother.
Eunhan’s mother was a commoner and she was often weak and ill. Even though they have difficult circumstances, it didn’t stop them from helping Baekhan.
Baekhan regarded Eunhan as a family. He had more than a hundred half brothers, but Eunhan was the only one who felt like a real brother to him.
But the happiness didn’t last long.
Eunhan was chosen by the Black Dragon, which is prophesied to destroy the country. Upon hearing the news of his execution, Baekhan’s heart seemed to be broken. Fortunately, Eunhan ran away.
When Eunhan disappeared, Baekhan, who was close to him, was questioned. But he wasn’t afraid of being locked up in prison. He only wished for his safety.
Then, the white dragon chose him.
To sign a contract with white dragon, he had to pay wirh his body. He lose his sight, and his body stops growing. Baekhan was willing to receive the White Dragon even though he had to live as a child for the rest of his life.
White dragon is a creature that can search for anything. If he becomes this white dragon, he may find Eunhan. Even at the moment of signing a contract with the White Dragon, there was only Eunhan in his head.
His life changed overnight, but he couldn’t see his brother’s face. Despite that, he wasn’t sad.
“Brother Eunhan is alive.”
He learned that Eunhan is not the ominous black dragon, but a heavenly dragon.
The country was thrown into frenzy when Baekhan revealed the fact.
There were many who wasn’t happy with that fact. They threathen Baekhan, to stop his search on Eunhan and to made them the emperor instead.
Everyone approached Baekhan with a hidden motives. Baekhan could see their true intention, they were filled with lies and greed.
Threaths, pretension, manipulation, harassment, violence.
Baekhan endured the pain day by day.
And finally, he found Eunhan.
He is now a wonderful young man.
‘Brother, please save me from this prison.’
Baekhan wanted to hold onto him and cry, but he couldn’t.
“The white dragon chose Eunhan as my master. Please become Chang’s emperor.”
Eunhan brutally refused Eunhan’s request, soon, Baekhan realized that he couldn’t change his brother’s mind.
After much consideration, Baekhan chose Ancia.
Baekhan offered Ancia a deal.
The Asteric’s Crown Prince is cursed. With this, he can go back to Chang with his brother.
That was the only thought he had.
However, when he saw Ancia begging for help to lift the crown prince’s curse, his heart became heavy.
“Baekhan, smell this flower.”
Blake plucked the flowers and held them in his hands. Baekhan quickly smiled and smelled the flowers.
“It smells good.”
“Right? The flowers are very pretty too.”
Blake brought Baekhan to the greenhouse because he was depressed about yesterday.
‘How will this child acted when he finds out that I’m an evil man who threatens his wife?’
“The flowers looks pretty like you.”
“Yes, yo do, you’re very beautiful.”
“You’ll be disappointed if you really see me. I’m a monster.”
But Blake smiles.
“I’m going to make a flower crown, can you help me?”
Blake picked the flowers from the greenhouse and gathered them in one place. He asked for help, but Baekhan had nothing to do.
“Why do you want to make this yourself?”
“I’m going to give it to my wife as a gift. It doesn’t mean anything if another person makes it.”
“…is it her birthday?”
“Then what special day is it?”
Blake shook his head.
“It’s not like that. I’m just making it because I want to give it to her.”
“Do you often give her gifts?”
“No. I didn’t. His Majesty gives her everything she needs, and even if I give her something, it’s his money anyway. Besides, I’m going to die soon.”
The young boy’s words shocked him. But Blake was calm.
“Did you hear that from Eunhan? That you’re gonna die before you become an adult?”
“That’s why I didn’t want to leave any traces. But then she’ll be sad. Then last year, I suddenly felt sick. I had a lot of regrets because I thought I could die. So I picked a rose from the greenhouse and gave it to Ancia. Flowers will eventually wither anyway, right? Like me.”
“But she loved it so much. She put the rose in a vase and put a preservation spell, she looked at it every day. I gave it to her in hope it would wither away. Seeing that, I regretted it. So I decided to give her a lot of presents.”
Blake moved his hands diligently.
Baekhan couldn’t see him completely, but he could see that Blake was weaving the flower crown diligently by looking at the flow of light.
Blake, who makes presents for Ancia, looked happy.
“If only I wouldn’t die..”
“Why do you practice swordsmanship every day when you think you’re going to die?”
“To make abs.”