Chapter 65 – Tears of Light (3)
Tenstheon stared at Edon. Edon was a man of talent and he graduated as the best from the knights academy.
Moreover, he was good natured, did not have any ambitions nor prejudice against the Heir to the Curse.
Tenstheon had observed Edon for a while and judged that he was reliable before placing him in the Crown Prince’s palace.
However, Edon went beyond Tenstheon’s expectations. He became Blake’s loyal knight and teacher.
Edon was a great man, but unfortunately, he was still single and had no experience in dating.
“Ah, young love. Spring has come and flowers are everywhere.”
Tenstheon was astonished when he heard Edon speak as if he was a true master of love.
He wanted to ask him if he had any experience with love, but he didn’t do so.
Tenstheon quietly turned his head and looked at Blake and Ancia.
They were hugging each other tightly.
“Ah! Blake is very cute!”
Did he want to look cute and cool?
Tenstheon had a vague idea about what Edon meant.
Blake and Ancia adored each other so they tried to adapt to each other’s preferences.
Despite struggling with the curse, they both grew up well.
Tenstheon cheered for the two and gave them all of his support to ensure they had a bright future ahead of them.
Frank Cassil spoke about all of the Cassils’ misdeeds less than a day after he was imprisoned.
The Duke of Cassil and Richard didn’t say anything but the evidence was piling up because Frank told them everything.
There were even more evil deeds they did that were not mentioned in the original novel.
After Blake was born, the Duke of Cassil called in a Black Mage to help him.
He told them to make Blake the Heir to the Curse and wanted Tenstheon to die as soon as possible.
After searching through the mansion, they found all the mages.
All the spies planted in the palace were also discovered.
With all the crimes revealed, the Duke of Cassil wouldn’t be able to avoid death anymore.
In addition, Blake’s curse had been lifted, so the possibility of reviving the Cassil family had completely disappeared.
Everyone began to turn their backs on the Cassils and complained about their evil deeds.
They had many kinds of complaints, ranging from threatening the nobles, illegally increasing his wealth, and using violence against commoners.
Endless reports about how the Cassils condemned and ridiculed the Imperial family poured in.
“How can they say that to the Crown Prince?”
“They’re so heartless.”
“Even though he was cursed, aren’t they still his relatives? How could they bully him?”
All the people sided with Blake.
It was a hundred times better than them accusing him of being a monster.
In any case, the Cassils were doomed, and even their words from 20 years ago had been revealed.
There had been no revelation about their deeds in the original novel.
They had chosen their subordinates thoroughly based on their ability to keep things secret and they had already dealt with the untrustworthy ones.
But it was different this time.
“Have you caught Domiram?”
“If we catch that mage, we’ll be able to find out what Richard Cassil has done so far.”
Blake’s curse had been lifted and Tenstheon did not die.
Eunhan returned to his country, while Diana entered the knights academy.
The course of events had changed completely from the original novel.
Richard had a tragic past. It would be nice if he reflected and started a new life. But this Richard was very stubborn and ambitious.
When Blake was ill, rumors about black magic that could transfer the Curse of the Goddess to another body had spread secretly.
The source of the rumor was clearly Richard.
He still attempted to assassinate Tenstheon like in the original novel.
He crossed a line that he shouldn’t have crossed.
I couldn’t forgive him for trying to kill my father.
I informed Tenstheon about everything I knew.
As it turned out, Tenstheon had also been suspecting Richard since the rumors began to circulate.
Since I repeatedly told Tenstheon to be careful about Richard and black magic, he immediately suspected Richard as soon as he heard the rumors.
“Don’t worry. We’re tracking the mage’s movements.”
“Yes, I’m not worried about that. I trust you.”
Tenstheon smiled and stroked my head.
“Ancia, I have something to give you.”
He handed me a box made of gold.
“What is it?”
“Tears of Light.”
“Tears of Light?”
‘Tears of Light’ was a tool used for determining the ‘Heir to the Light’ from the Bellacian family.
But it had slowly disappeared over time.
Tenstheon had also asked me about it once before, but I couldn’t find any trace of it.
I opened the gold box that he gave me.
Inside it was a necklace that had a jewel in the shape of a glass bead.
This was the ‘Tears of Light’.
As soon as I picked up the necklace, the jewel began to glow.
“It has recognized the Heir to the Light.”
“Yes, I guess I’m the real heir.”
Seeing the Tears of Light sparkling, I realized that I really was the Heir to the Light.
I wish I had found it a little sooner.
When the curse was lifted, Blake’s eyes were filled with tears and it broke my heart.
Then suddenly, my mind went blank, and I heard the desperate screams of a woman.
[Save me! Laontel! Laontel! I’m here! Please save me! It’s very hot! Too hot!]
The voice kept getting louder and louder and I thought that I’d really be sucked in, but then I heard Tenstheon’s voice, “Ancia!”
“Oh? Oh, yes…”
I finally came back to my senses.
The ‘Tears of Light’ was still twinkling in my hands as the woman’s voice faded away.
It was happening again.
Ever since Blake’s curse had been lifted, I’d hear the sound of a woman screaming occasionally.
I shook my head reflexively. In the past, I’d also seen some scenes from a thousand years ago.
For that reason, I went all the way to the Tenlarn Palace with Eunhan’s help. But in the end, I still couldn’t figure out anything.
Moreover, Blake was seriously ill.
I didn’t want to worry Tenstheon or Blake over nothing.
“That you very much for giving me this.”
“I should’ve found it earlier. I’m sorry.”
“But how did you find it?”
“I found it in the Cassils’ mansion.”
“So the Duke of Cassil had it?”
This was not mentioned anywhere in the original novel.
In the first place, this incident didn’t happen at all.
If a ‘Tears of Light’ existed in the original story, there would’ve been a scene where Richard used it to woo Diana.
So, the Duke of Cassil had it without Richard knowing about it?
Tenstheon shook his head.
“No, Arnold Cassil didn’t know about this.”
“When we searched the mansion, we found a secret space hidden underground. The mansion was originally a part of the Imperial palace. It’s the Empire’s secret storage.”
“So, are there other items too?”
“There are books about black magic, history and much more. It’s a warehouse that was used to seal dangerous items that couldn’t be destroyed. It seems that no one had found it for hundreds of years. It was secretly managed and forgotten at some point.”
But the ‘Tears of Light’ was not a thing worthy of being sealed there. It couldn’t even cause a disaster in the country.
Rather, it was an important clue for solving the curse.
But why was it sealed in there along with black magic and dangerous monsters?
“Was the Duke really unaware of its existence?”
“It was a secret warehouse that could only be opened using the Emperor’s ring. Even if the people there knew about it, they wouldn’t be able to open it unless they had the ring.”
Someone had hidden the existence of the warehouse by disguising it as a plain wall and handing a protective barrier in front of it.
It had the same structure as the golden room in the Tenlarn Palace.
Did Phillip build that warehouse?