Did he believe me?
I hope he won’t be too worried in the future.
“Okay, I’ll believe in you.”
“Who else would I trust if it’s not my own daughter?”
“Thank you for coming today, father.”
“No need to thank me, I have already burdened you with taking care of Blake.”
“Blake’s not a burden! He’s my treasure! Even if you’re his dad, I’ll be mad next time!”
“I’m sorry, I said the wrong thing.”
He stroked my head with a smile.
“If you’re really sorry, you’ll have to come tommorow and play with Blake.”
“Even if you told me not to come, I’d come everyday. Don’t worry.”
Something has changed in Tenstheon, he didn’t worry about a lot of things like before.
“You can even move to the Amoria palace.”
I grinned broadly.
I looked at Blake’s face who was still asleep.
As promised, Tenstheon visited Amoria Palace everyday to teach Blake swordmanship.
Edon was acknowledge for teaching Blake swordmanship very well and he was given an expensive sword, Tenstheon also give presents to other servants.
Blake and Tenstheon’s relationship was getting better as the happy days continued, but I couldn’t relax.
My mind was filled about Blake’s curse.
Even though I have the steps to break Blake’s curse, the problem still dominated my mind.
Why does it have to be a R-19 novel?
There’s actually a R-15 version of the novel. But even in the clean version, there was no difference, only some scenes are not explained in detail.
Then again, why does Blake acted different in the novel?
Is it when Blake grows up?
When he grows up, will he really be a handsome man who spews out sexiness?
Did the rabbit really turn into a wolf when he’s older?
A rabbit stays as a rabbit, a wolf stays as a wolf.
I checked whether Blake was really asleep or not, I touched his cheeks.
It’s very soft.
Oh, I think about many things too much.
Besides, I can’t wait until Blake’s curse is released.
Baekhan said that the power of light I have is preventing the curse from spreading any further.
But that didn’t mean the pain would go away.
The curse still haunts Blake and he suffers as much as he did many years ago.
Blake’s pain will continue unless his curse is lifted.
I tried to do what I could do first, it was cooking for Blake.
Baekhan said there’s a power of light in my cooking.
Then wouldn’t eating a lot of food I made, prevent the curse from spreading.
I began to cook three meals a day for him.
“Blake, eat this mushroom egg.”
“Yes! It’s delicious!”
“Eat more soup.”
“The dessert is milk pudding. I made it from the milk father gave me.”
I don’t know why but Tenstheon has been sending the crown prince’s palace milk these days.
Wait…is it because I said Blake needs to grow up?
“Your Highness, what food do you want for a snack?”
“Ancia, my stomach is going to burst.”
Blake touch his plump belly.
“Don’t worry your stomach is very cute.”
“What would you like for dinner?”
“Why not? Are you feeling sick?”
“I don’t want to have a big tummy.” He murmured.
“I ate a lot everyday. My belly has gotten a lot bigger.”
I looked at Blake’s belly.
He ate a lot, so his belly became big.
I am the one who did this for him to grow up. But seeing him now I felt a little sad.
I think I know how my grandma felt when she said I grew up.
“Don’t worry. You’ll be as handsome as His Majesty when you grow up.”
“Of course, you’re my husband.”
Blake laughed at my praise, I laughed in response too.
I am the happiest when Blake laughed.
It was always like that.
—the goddess of light sent out a girl. The girl gave light to Asteric, the curse of the goddess will be lifted by her.
Richard read the report given by Domiram and eventually crumpled it up.
Since Blake and Ancia got married, there are rumours saying the crown prince’s curse will be lifted.
“Emperor Tenstheon didn’t do any sin, he brings glory instead. His son can’t be evil. The goddess must have made a mistake. I’m sure she’ll release the curse.”
“Crown princess Ancia is sent by the goddess. The goddess has released her mistake and sent Ancia to release hus curse.”
“The crown princess always smiles brightly around him. If the crown prince is really a monster, the crown princess won’t be that happy.”
“The crown prince is blessed. I’m sure the curse will be lifted soon. Ancia will release the curse.”
“There must be a reason why His Majesty didn’t send the crown prince to southern island.
“The curse of the goddess will be lifted after a thousand year.”
Even though the cursed crown prince lives in a palace, many believed that the curse will be lifted so they didn’t protest.”
Rumours began to spread rapidly about how the curse of the goddess will be lifted after the 1000th anniversary of the empire.
When Richard heard of such rumours, he ignored them at first.
It was stupid and absurd.
The crown prince can stay in a palace because of Tenstheon’s influence. In front of the powerful emperor, the nobles were forced to shut their mouths. Tenstheon is good at persuading.
Richard think about the rumours, the one that says the curse will be lifter because Tenstheon is Blake’s father, or because of Ancia and 1000 year story. He think they were all very stupid.
This year is the 993rd year.
Blake will turn 18 years old once it’s the 1000th year.
But what’s the difference? Richard think all of it is just a stupid number game.
Richard laughed when he heard about the rumour. Not only the commoner, even some of the noble believed it.
By the time some people realized that those rumours are fake, it will be spread too much. For now, he’ll just wait and see.
It was a rumour originated from people’s wishes. It was annoying to see the fools talking about it in such a serious expression. The curse won’t be lifted anyway, so the rumour would naturally disappear once Blake died.
However, there was another strange rumour spreading since last month.
“The goddess of light was angry and cursed Phillip’s descendant when he sinned greatly. Over the years, Asteric empire flourished and has been blessed abundantly. The earth is blooming with flowers and many people are full of laughter. The goddess of light decided to lift the curse and sent a girl to the imperial family. The curse will be lifted by Ancia, in the 1000th year. Together, the crown prince and crown princess will bring glory to Asteric Empire.”
Richard ordered Domiram to collect the rumours that has spread/ but he was only convinced on one fact.
‘Tenstheon had began to move.’
Many rumours are spread ahead of time. Anyone can tell that those fairytale-like rumours are spread intentionaly.
“It is the work of the emperor.”
Richard gritted his teeth as Domiram carefully opened his mouth.”
“Maybe it’s because of the festival of lights.”
Every june, the festival of light is held in order to commemorate the day the goddess of light gave power to Phillip.”
It was the second largest festival after the festival to commemorate the founding of the empire. The whole country will be in a festive mood for many days.
Since exchanges between regions are also active. Food, fashion and culture which were popular in their region will be spread throughout the country.
“No, it’s Tenstheon’s work.”