Chapter 79 – Following a ray of light in the darkness (11)
Phillip created a ring of light to draw the power of light in the cursed descendant body.
It was passed on to the next emperor as a heirloom. So the emperors use it to seal the door of darkness everytime it opened.
The more they used the ring of light, the cursed one will suffer.
Phillip is an evil man until the end, he never really regards others life as important.
But it wasn’t that cruel compared to when he drove the heir of the curse to an isolated sland to hide his disgrace.
He tried to hide the truth by saying the curse was made by the goddess to mark the seed of tyrant and corrupted soul.
I also don’t know what’s going on but it must be Phillip’s punishment.
Phillip died, and his son became the emperor.
The new emperor must have contemplated if he want to tell the truth or not.
However, it was obvious when he revealed the truth, the imperial family dignity would fall to the ground.
The Asteric Empire is a country made by the power of the goddess.
And it was still an unstable country because it was new.
The second emperor eventually didn’t reveal anything.
But unfortunately all the blame was put to the heir of the curse. The second emperor only told the truth to some of his family.
That Phillip caused the curse to happen because he betrayed the goddess.
This was the truth known by the heir to the curse.
For many years, Blake and many others are sacrificed by Phillip’s greed.
On the way, Laontel memories came to my mind.
Turns out I am Laontel.
That’s why I kept seeing scenes that didn’t appear in the novel.
It’s all my memories.
The day I married Blake, I fell into a lake and died from the stone plate’s attack, then, I reincarnated to another world.
I forgot everything and lived normally in Korea.
Then somehow, the story became a book there and I reincarnated back here.
So how did the story become a novel?
Maybe it was written by someone connected to the two worlds like me?
I died two times and miraculously got another chance.
It’s to save Ser.
I think the heaven sent me to solve the curse.
I can’t fail this time.
The darkness continued, and the heat was not going away.
I walked with difficulty, giving out my strength.
It was hard to breath and the pain slowly overridden my whole senses.
But I force myself to walk.
All I could think was Blake and Ser.
As I walked along the only path in the darkness, there’s a bright red light blinking from afar.
I finally found her.
I started to run towards her.
I squeezed my last strength and moved forward.
It was heavy because of the mud, but I ran without caring about anything.
The darkness soon faded away and the red light gradually shine stronger.
The place I was now in was all red.
Like the fire in Tenlarn Palace, when the flames covered the whole place.
As soon as I saw it, I froze.
“Hot! Save me! Laontel, save me! I’m scared…”
“I’ll be right there, Ser!”
Ser is right in front of me, I should hurry and save her.
I went into the hot, sizzling flames.
It was so painful that I couldn’t even scream.
But it wasn’t a real fire.
Amidst the heat of the fire, the distorted power of light sways around it.
It must be Phillip’s power
He locked Ser in this unbearably hot heat.
I gritted my teeth and continued to walk.
It wasn’t a real fire, but the pain is as if I was in a real fire.
My body felt like it was about to melt away.
I walked and walked, until I could see a clear sphere half covered in a black liquid.
There was Ser stuck inside.
I ran straight to her, there was no time to hesitate.
Ser was knocking into the sphere and crying. There were traces of fire on her dress, it was torn in several places. Her arm and legs are very thin
But, I didn’t see the black spots on her like a thousand years ago.
I was speechless when I saw Ser, which I hadn’t met in a thousand years. There were a lot of burns in the spot where the black spot was. She probably suffered a serious burn during the great fire of Tenlarn Palace. She was sealed without treatment, and a thousand years passed. And the wound from the burn remained a terrible scar.
Ser recognized me as I approached her.
“Yes, it’s me. Ser, wait a little longer. I’ll get you out of there in a second.”
I tried to open the seal.
As soon as I touched it, I could feel the powers in it.
The seal that Phillip made was too strong.
But I couldn’t give up like this.
Inside the sphere, I could see small cracks.
I could see Ser’s struggle for a thousand years through the cracks on the sphere and my heart was broken.
Just how hard it must have been for her all these years.
But this is not the time to be sad.
Ser had always tried to break Phillip’s seal. But everytime she did, the door of darkness also opened.
The Emperor of Asteric sealed the door using the ring Phillip made.
At the same time, the door closes again, making Ser’s effort failed.
Ser gave me a part of her powers before she was sealed.
If I combine my strength with hers, I will be able to unseal it.
I recalled Laontel’s memory on how to use my powers.
I focused and summoned the power Ser gave me, but it wasn’t easy.
After I gathered my strength, I barely took my hand to the seal.
At that moment, the power that was surrounding the sphere took my hand and flowed into my hand. It was magic hung by Philip to prevent the seal from being released.
I remember when I was being attacked by Philip in the past. Will I die by his power again? Can I really save Ser and Blake?
That was a greater fear than my own death.
I can’t even scream because of the pain. Then suddenly, Phillip’s power began to go out of my body.
I widened my eyes in surprise. Then I can see Ser. Ser’s hand came out over the transparent sphere, and held my hand.
Soon, the power of light that had been asleep inside of me began to be awaken with her help.
I began to focus again.
I felt like I was back in my days as Laontel Bellacian.
As we both worked at the same time, Phillip’s powers gradually lost its strength and disappeared.
Cracks also began to appear in the seal and it grew bigger and bigger.
Finally, it broke into pieces.
At that moment, our surroundings became dark again. The flame was also gone.
But it was different from before, I didn’t felt like I was being eaten by despair anymore. It felt like a peaceful and quiet night.
I finally released the seal and hugged her.
“Why are you so late! It’s too late! You said you’ll save me! You’re my only friend!”
She cried like a child.
“I’m sorry Ser, I’m sorry…”
I hugged her tightly, and I can feel her burn scars.
Tears welled up when I saw the burn scar covering Ser’s left body.
“I hate you, I hate you! I called you so many times! You’re the only one I have…”
“I’m so sorry, I’m sorry that I’m so late.”
All I could say was that I was sorry.
I only found Ser after a thousand years, I forgot about her.
“Laon! I hate you so much! I shouted for you everytime! I hate you, I hate you!”
“I’m sorry Ser, it’s all my fault…”
I kept apologizing to Ser.
She said she hated me yet she hugged me very strongly with her thin arms.
I didn’t remember my past lives before.
Before I was reborn as Ancia, I reincarnated to a completely different world.
And when I came back to this world, I thought this world was just a world in a novel.
It might be inevitable to forget her, but I still felt sorry to her.
Ser was betrayed by Phillip, she only had me left to save her.
I gave her a pat on the back and held her while she cried sorrowfully.
Ser’s cries gradually stopped and she shook her head.
“No, it’s not Laotel’s fault.”
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