“Baekhan wake up, open your eyes!”
Ancia who was waiting outside, hurriedly ran towards them when she heard Eunhan’s voice.
“Is Baekhan in a critical condition?”
“It’s okay. I will save him.”
He will save Baekhan, he will protect his family.
“Your Majesty, I’m going to go back to Chang..
Looking at his determined expression and Baekhan’s body, Ancia realized that this situation is unusual.
“Is it because of Baekhan?”
“Okay, go ahead.”
Eunhan lowered his head in respect. A black fog suddenly surrounded Eunhan and Baekhan’s body as they quickly disappeared.
Eunhan didn’t come back.
Tenstheon looked at the papers piled up on his desk.
Many of them are about the nobles protest about him going to the crown prince’s palace.
Tenstheon had been walking in a tight rooe for the past three years,.
He pampered Ancia but showed no interest in the crown prince.
However, it was all revealed to be false because of this incident. Tenstheon stopped going to the crown prince’s palace for a while and watched the situation.
‘Starting a protest against my entry to the crown prince’s palace, complaining about Ancia and demanding Blake to be exiled. It was all Arnolds doing.’
The duke of cassil didn’t do anything himself, but looking at the list of aristocrats that protested, he could see that Arnold was behind them.
Although Arnold didn’t have that much power, it was also because of the public’s opinion about the heir to the curse. So they had a reason to protest.
Tenstheon was looking at the papers when Eunhan came in.
He kneeled with one knee as he greets him.
“I’m sorry for leaving without a word.”
“I heard the whole thing from Ancia, how’s your brother.”
“Thank you for your concern, Your Majesty. He’s fine.”
Eunhan was holding Baekhan’s body as they returned to Chang. Fortunately Baekhan was saved but he didn’t wake up immediately.
Eunhan remained by his side, and nurse him as Baekhan’s body gradually recovered as he woke up.
“That’s a good thing. Everyone was worried about him.”
Eunhan directly looked at Tenstheon’s face.
But he hesitated say the words, Tenstheon smiled softly seeing him and said,
“Did you only come to greet me today?”
He bowed down his head.
When Eunhan returned to Chang, rain poured on the land. It was a rain that marked the end of the long drought. People welcomed him and shouted that he is the vassal of the heavenly dragon.
The emperor was also happy about the facts.
Yet, no one reflected about their past behaviour towards Eunhan and apologized. It was very disgusting.
He wanted to go back to Asteric right away, but he couldn’t because of Baekhan.
Eunhan found out about how Baekhan has been treated when he ran away. Baekhan was locked up in a prison just because he was close to him. Even after he was released he was often threathen by the princes because he was chosen by the white dragon.
Baekhan is hated by the royal family because he refused to choose a crown prince and waited for Eunhan.
Baekhan was secretly abused in his residence and many stole his tresures.
Hence, Eunhan decided to stay in chang to protect him.
“I’m the only one who can protect my brother.”
Tenstheon is a strong emperor but he was lonely. He missed his son but couldn’t even see his face.
Eunhan wanted to help Tenstheon so he became loyal to him and didn’t leave his side.
“And now, you have the crown prince and crown princess beside you, so you wouldn’t be too lonely.”
“You impudent child.”
Tenstheon said so but he was smiling.
“I want to protect my brother, because I’m the only one who can do that and he’s my only family. So I’m going to leave Asteric, I’m sorry I couldn’t continue to protect you. Your deed will never be forgotten by me.”
Eunhan bowed down.
Tenstheon came close to him and said
“Be a great emperor if you want to repay my deed. Until your reputation can be heard in this far west.”
“Yes. Your Majesty.”
Tenstheon patted his shoulders and give a white envelope to him.
Eunhan opened the envelope.
Inside the white envelope is a paper used in the east, he was very amazed with the content.
It was a right for the gold mine.
“Since in Chang, the mines are owned by the country, I bought a mine from a nearby country.”
Eunhan saw the mine’s purchase date, it was already purchased a few years ago.
In case Eunhan goes back to Chang, Tenstheon prepared in advanced.
He tried to give back the certificate of right, while holding back his tears.
“I can’t, I’m ashamed to leave so suddenly. I can’t take anything so valuable.”
“Take it, didn’t you say you want to protect your brother? It will take a lot of effort. Many of the princes must have worked hard to become the emperor while you keave the country. Even though you’ve been chosen by the heaven, they’re not going to step down that easily.”
It was as he said.
Other princes have been competing for the crown prince’s position. They have invested so much in that.
Although Eunhan was chosen by the heavenly dragon, he might lose if he didn’t have anything.
“You’ll need money to win the fight, so take it.”
“There’s no need to feek pressured, just think of it as your wage.”
“Thank you for giving me this, master.”
“I’m not your master now.”
“No, you’re still my only master.”
Eunhan eventually shed tears as Tenstheon patted him on the back.
“I’m sorry to caused so much trouble, if you need any help. Please tell me.”
“No, I’ve never had a hard time because of you.”
Eunhan nodded his head to held back his tears.
Now that he’ll return to Chang, he will be by himself.
“I was only going to greet you. I think I’ve been away for too long, I have to go now.”
Baekhan hasn’t fully recovered yet. He was uneasy to leave him all alone.
“Yes, go ahead.”
Eunhan took his arms out and gave him something before he left.
“This is a gift from Baekhan to her highness, he said it will bring luck to her.”
“Why don’t you bring it to her yourself? Both Blake and Ancia are worried about you two. Why don’t you visit them for a while?”
“I’d love to but i’ve been out for too long.”
Eunhan likes Ancia. But she is the daughter in law of his master. He needs to get rid of his feelings.
She is his first love. He didn’t want to go back to Chang because he didn’t want to leave her side.
But he need to move on.
“Please invite me to the crown prince and crown princess’s wedding. I will definitely attend.”
In the Asteric empire, people usually got married informally when they were young and when they become adults, they register it at the church and have a formal wedding.
The royal family was no exception.
To have a formal wedding, Blake needed to live until he became an adult and the curse should be lifted.
Tenstheon smiled and nodded.
“You’ll be invited.”
“I’ll be waiting, master.”
Eunhan bowed to Tenstheon and disappeared in a flash.
After he leaves, Tenstheon looks at the papers piled up on his table.
“That child will do his best to protect his family. What am I worried about?”
Blake and Ancia are precious to him so he’s very careful. If this goes on, he can’t protect his children.
He regretted so much when Blake pass out and he promise to protect them more carefully this time.
He picked up the bundle of papers and threw them into the fireplace.
He is the strongest emperor in history, Tenstheon Rhodis Geracillion.
He mustn’t show any weakness.