Chapter 65 – Tears of light (3)
Tenstheon stared at Edon. He is a man of talent who graduated the best from the knights academy.
In addition, he is good natured, not ambitious and had no prejudice against the heir to the curse.
Tenstheon actually observed Edon for awhile before placing him in the crown prince’s palace, he judged that Edon is reliable.
Edon acted above Tenstheon’s expectation. He became Blake’s loyal knight and a teacher.
He is a great man but unfortunately, he is still single and had no experience in dating.
“Ah, young love. Spring has come and flowers are everywhere.”
Tenstheon was astonished hearing Edon, who spoke as if he is the master of love.
He wanted to ask him if he have any experience with love, but he didn’t do so.
Tenstheon quietly turned his head and looked at Blake and Ancia.
They hugged each other tightly.
“Ah! Blake is very cute!”
Did he want to look cute and cool?
Tenstheon had a vague idea what Edon meant.
Blake and Ancia adored and tried to adapt to each other.
After struggling with the curse, they grew up well.
Tenstheon cheered for the two. He gave them all of his support to ensure them a bright future.
Frank Cassil spoke about all of the Cassils misdeed less than a day after he was imprisoned.
The Duke of Cassil and Richard didn’t say anything but the evidence were piling up because Frank told them everything.
There are even more evil deeds they do that were not mentioned in the original novel.
After Blake was born, the Duke of Cassil called in a black wizard to help him everyday.
He told them to make Blake the heir to the curse and wanted Tenstheon to die as soon as possible.
After searching the evidence in the mansion, the wizards were discovered.
All the spies planted in the palace was also discovered.
With all the crimes revealed, the Duke of Cassil won’t be able to avoid being hanged anymore.
In addition, Blake’s curse was lifted, so the possibility of reviving the Cassil family has completely disappeared.
Everyone began to turn their backs on the Cassils and complained about their evil deed.
There were various types of complaint, such as threatening the nobles, illegally increase his wealth, using violence to commoners.
There have been endless reports about how the Cassils condemned and ridiculed the imperial family.
“How can they say that to the crown prince?”
“They are very heartless.”
“Even though he is the cursed child, they are still his relatives? How can they bully him?”
People are siding with Blake these days.
It’s a hundred times better than accusing him of being a monster.
In any case, the Cassils were doomed, even their remarks 20 years ago are revealed.
The has been no revelation about their deeds in the original novel.
Their subordinates are thoroughly chosen based on their ability to keep a secret. And those who does not trust him are already dealt with.
But it’s different this time.
“Have you got Domiram?”
“If we get that wizard, we’ll be able to know about what Richard Cassil had done so far.”
Blake’s curse lifted, and Tenstheon is not dead.
Eunhan returned to his country, and Diana entered the knights academy.
Everything has changed from the original novel.
Richard had a tragic past, if he reflects and started a new life, it would be nice. But this Richard is very stubborn and ambitious.
They said when Blake was ill, rumours about black magic that could carry the curse of the goddess to another body had spread secretly.
The source of the rumour is clearly Richard.
He still tried to assassinate Tenstheon like in the original novel.
He crossed the line that shouldn’t be crossed.
I couldn’t forgive him for trying to kill my father.
I informed Tenstheon everything I know.
Turns out, Tenstheon had also been suspecting Richard since the rumours circulated.
Since I repeteadly told Tenstheon to be careful about Richard and black magic, he immediately suspect Richard as soon as he heard about the rumour.
“Don’t worry. We’re tracking the wizard’s actions.”
“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’ is a tool used for determining the ‘heir to the light’ from the Bellacian family.
But it slowly disappeared over time.
Tenstheon also asked me about it once before, but I couldn’t find any trace of it.
I opened the gold box he gave me.
Inside it, is a necklace with a jewel in the shape of a glass bead.
This is the tears of light.
As soon as I picked up the necklace, the jewel began to glow.
“It recognized the heir to the light.”
“Yes, I guess I’m the real heir.”
Seeing the sparkling tears of light, I realized that I really am the heir to the light.
I wish I had found it a little earlier.
When the curse was lifted, Blake’s eyes was filled with tears and it broke my heart.
Then suddenly, my mind went blank, and I heard a desperate scream 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 that I thought I was going to be sucked in, then I heard Tenstheon’s voice.
“Oh? Oh, yes…”
I finally came to my senses.
The tears of light were still twinkling on my hands as the woman’s voice disappeared.
She’s doing it again.
Ever since Blake’s curse was lifted, I always heard occasional scream of a woman.
I shook my head reflectively. In the past, I have 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 haven’t figured out anything.
In addition, Blake was seriously ill.
I didn’t want to worry Tenstheon or Blake for no reason.
“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?”
It was not mentioned at all in the original novel.
In the first place, that incident didn’t happen at all.
If there was a tears of light in the original story, there would have been a scene of Richard seducing Diana using the thing.
So, the Duke of Cassil possess it without Richard knowing?
Tenstheon shook his head.
“No, Arnold Casskl didn’t know about this.”
“As we searched the mansion, we found a secret space hidden underground, the mansion is originally a part of the imperial palace. It is the empire’s secret storage.”
“So, are there other items too?”
“There are books about black magic, history books and many more. It is a warehouse that seals dangerous things, which couldn’t be destroyed. It seems that for hundreds of years, no one had found it. It was secretly managed and forgotten at some point.”
But the tears of light is not a thing worthy to be sealed there, it won’t even cause a disaster in the country.
Rather, it is an important clue to solve the curse.
But why is it sealed there along with black magic and dangerous monsters?
“Is the Duke really unaware of its existence?”
“It was a secret warehouse that can only be opened using the ring of the emperor. Even though the people there knew it, they can’t open it unless they have the ring.”
The people before hid the existence of the warehouse by disguising it as a plain wall, and hung protective barrier at the end.
It has the same structure as the golden room in the Tenlarn Palace.
Did Phillip build that warehouse?