Chapter 67 – Tears of light (5)
Blake finally said what he wanted. I hugged him tightly.
“I’m sorry, I should have been more considerate.”
I thought Blake didn’t like this place since this place contains many bad memories before. He was locked up in a small faraway palace just because he was cursed. So I thought he didn’t like this place.
I thought he would be delighted to move to the Foren Palace, which is located in the center, and to hold a big party for him, also to be in a place where everyone respects him.
I didn’t know that his heart which is full of wounds haven’t completely recover.
“No, it’s not something to be sorry about, Ancia. I didn’t want to leave here, I know this is so childish but I have many precious memories in this place.”
“Blake, you’re very precious too.”
I couldn’t make Blake stay in the small room. The noble will ridicule him further.
“If we move to the Foren Palace, this place won’t disappear. We’ll come here often.”
“Are we going to come often?”
“Yes, let’s make this our own secret castle.”
“Let’s do that!”
The smile finally came to Blake’s face.
Fortunately, the atmosphere seems to be lighter.
He took my hand, and we go out of the palace together, hand in hand.
The wedding ring we wore in our finger glowed softly under the sunlight.
“Now, two days after this, Diana will be here.”
Diana heard that Blake’s curse have been lifted and she tried to run straight to the palace.
However, the students aren’t allowed to go out because it is the final exam season.
So, Blake stopped Diana from coming straight away, and told her to wait until her exams are finished.
“I heard she did well on the test.”
“Huh? Did you contact Diana?”
“Yes, she sent me a letter.”
“What does Diana say?”
I wondered what they are talking about.
“Now that my curse have been lifted, we’re going to have a real fight.”
“So I said I’ll definitely win.”
The conversation between the female protagonist and the second male lead was very cool.
“Haha, by the way, is she going to bring Jayden?”
“Jayden? Who’s that?”
“Diana’s classmate, Diana thought of him as a rival. He’s a commoner but he’s the top of the class. Isn’t he great?”
“Edon was a top student too.”
“Yeah, they’re both great, come to think of it, they’re both the eldest son.”
“Yes, they are tall and very popular as a freshman. He’s a little blunt but he’s nice.”
Jayden always appears in Diana’s letters. But It’s been a long time since Diana wrote me a letter so I wonder how he has been.
“Oh and Jayden hates mushrooms, aren’t you the same?”
“No, I’m good at eating mushrooms now.”
“Hey, you barely ate it when I didn’t mix it with the omelette.”
“No, I didn’t!”
Blake was suddenly angry.
“Then are you going to eat the fried mushroom I will make tomorrow?”
“Yes, I’m going to eat them all!”
“Okay, we’ll have a mushroom party tomorrow.”
“…yes, I’m looking forward to it.”
He smiled awkwardly.
“Diana says that Jayden had always wanted to become a knight of the Crown Prince since he attended the academy. He also said it is stupid to believe that the crown prince is a monster just because he is cursed. So maybe, he can be a good friend to you.”
Fortunately, not everyone think that Blake is a monster.
Me and the people of the Amoria palace Tenstheon,
Eunhan, Baekhan, Collin, Countess Chardin, and there maybe there are other people as well but those are the ones who truly respect Blake as the Crown Prince.
Jayden as well.
“Blake, you’ll meet a lot of people in the future, I’m sure some of them are nice. I’m sure some of the, truly support you regardless of the curse before.”
“So, I hope you didn’t hate them all. Some of them are a nice person.”
Blake hated strangers and especially when they touched him.
When Viscountess Perion’s daughter held his hand, and other guests as well, he became uncomfortable and quickly wiped his hands on his handkerchief.
He also said he didn’t want to dance with other people.
“I am the Crown Prince of the Asteric Empire. I’m sure I will meet many people later. But, all I need is Ancia.”
Blake grabbed my hand and spoke to me.
“Okay, I’ll always be there for you.”
As they smiled to each other and held hands, a red pillar of fire suddenly appear.
I covered my ears as I heard the scream.
As the flames spread, the scream went louder.
I came to my senses after hearing Blake’s voice.
The woman screamed again.
“What’s wrong, are you okay?”
“It’s nothing, I’m just a little tired. Let’s go to the bedroom.”
Blake and I go to our bedroom, Blake’s curse is lifted, so we didn’t need to hold hands any longer.
But we still fell asleep next to each other with our hands intertwined.
I couldn’t sleep very well today.
I got up after confirming that Blake’s asleep.
I touched his face.
Bu now, Tenstheon must have already arrived at the valley of chaos, and using the power of light to seal the door of darkness.
Usually, when the emperor uses the power of light, the heir to the curse will be affected.
But this time, Blake isn’t sick and he doesn’t have any fever.
Originally, Tenstheon lost his life due to Richard’s tricks as Arnold Cassil became the emperor.
Now it’s all over. There will be no tragedy now.
But, why am I so nervous?
The woman’s scream became more and more louder. I still remember what happened back there vividly.
What is it?
Laontel Bellacian is the wizard of light, the fiancee of Prince Rakshul and ended up with Emperor Phillip.
The screaming woman said Laontel’s name.
So she must have lived a thousand years ago.
Is the fire I saw today, the situation during Tenlarn Palace’s fire?
Why do I keep seeing the things that happened a thousand years ago?
I went to the library and reread the books about the history of Zelcan. However, no significant clue was found.
In the third year after Richard became an emperor, the door of darkness opened.
Richard headed to the valley of chaos after saying goodbye to Diana and his son George.
He saw the door of darkness for the first time. In the middle of the valley, stood something that looks like a monster’s mouth.
He feels nauseous just seeing it.
Richard used the ring of the light that only an emperor possessed. The ring poured out light to the thing.
The door of darkness resisted violently, it usually takes about five days to seal the door of darkness.
And it won’t last for more than a week. Tenstheon too usually closes the door of darkness in three days.
But Richard had a hard time.
‘Is it because he’s a Roum? Is it because he possesed the blood of a sinful Roum, not the noble Geracillion?’
As time went by, Richard felt another sense of inferiority inside of him.
The people who went there with him also feels uneasy seeing him.
“Why did it take so long?”
“The current emperor does not own a pure Geracillion blood. That’s why the goddess of light make this harder for him.”
“What? But the emperor of Asteric is the only one responsible for closing the door. How did we put a man who can’t even close the door as the emperor?”
“That’s not the problem now. If the door of darkness openes, the world will perish.”
Even the people in the imperial palace were anxious seeing him.
After this, Richard wanted to kill all of them, just because they had watched Richard being flustered because he can’t close the door. He couldn’t keep those that knew this side of him alive.
Richard gritted his teeth.
He did not sleep and poured all of the power that he could use.
After a month struggling, he manages to close the door.
When the door of darkness closes, the people bow their head in respect to Richard.
In the end, Richard gave up the idea of killing them and went back with a good mood.