Kaan walked around the mansion and waited for Aindel.
He said that he would return around the end of the day because he had business at the imperial palace, but he hadn’t returned until the sun had completely set.
An ominous feeling suddenly crossed her mind, but Kaan shook her head.
Wasn’t the atmosphere in Aindel the same as always? It’s time, I’ll be back soon.
Just then, Nainberg came downstairs. Kaan asked him.
“Aindel is late, Mr. Nainberg. He said he was returning after a short talk with His Majesty the Emperor.”
Nainberg put on a bitter expression without answering.
It was at this time that Kaan’s expression, which felt strange about him, also gradually hardened.
“Kaan, Aindel is…”
With a dazzling light, a holy sword appeared in the air right in front of Kaan.
At the same time, the surroundings were dyed pure white. Kaan stunned, staring at the gigantic figure in front of her.
– I will start the succession. Accept Aindel’s power with me.
And in the next moment, a huge, irresistible force swept through his whole body.
At the same time, something was constantly flowing into my mind. It was Aindel’s legacy. Her swordsmanship, taijutsu, martial arts, magic management, which she learned and used throughout her life, and techniques of a far-off state that Kaan had not yet reached.
The moment that seemed like an eternity was nothing more than a blink of an eye in reality.
After the succession was over, when Kaan came to his senses, the surroundings were back in the hall of the mansion.
After standing there blankly for a long time, Kaan grabbed the holy sword in front of her eyes.
In the completely changed atmosphere, Nainberg sensed that the succession had been completely successful.
“What is this…”
Soon, the holy sword scattered into the light and disappeared.
Tears streamed down Kaan’s face as she realized what had happened.
“What is this, Nineberg. Where is Aindel now?”
Nineberg opened his mouth.
“Aindel went to Olteroro alone to fight the demon king.”
“I beg your pardon?”
“As you know, Aindel’s lifespan was short. So instead of dying without doing anything after succeeding, I made a choice.”
what more can i say
“Why didn’t you tell me? Why?!”
Nainberg could only say that to Kaan, who was glaring at him with eyes mixed with anger and despair.
“I’m sorry, Kaan.”
Caranne, please forgive me for leaving a final goodbye in a letter like this.
I will face death at the hands of the demon king in Olterore. Everyone must have heard from Nainberg why he made this decision. It was a predetermined fate, but there is no change in the fact that it was my choice.
If I had successfully inherited the holy sword, not only the power of the holy sword, but also everything I had accumulated would have been passed down to you. All of your training over the past few years has been for you to pass on those powers without strain. I hope that the succession ended safely without any problems.
The invasion of demons will probably start soon. If my absence becomes known, there will be great confusion in the Alliance. That’s why I want you, Kaan, to take on my form with the power of the holy sword and fight as a hero.
I honestly don’t know what to write.
There are so many things I want to say, but I’m careful about saying anything. Kaan I know you’re curious too, but I know there are a lot of things I haven’t asked. However, I don’t want to tell you all the last words.
Kaan, on the one hand, I hoped that you would not inherit the holy sword.
It’s not because I don’t trust you. If the succession ended safely, you would become a much better hero than me. Just like you think of me, it’s because you and Ka and you were so precious to me.
I’ve lived my whole life on the battlefield. My family died in the war caused by the demons, and I, who survived alone, gained the power of the holy sword. I killed countless demons and finally sealed the demon king, but the war is still not over, and the task I shouldered is not over either. In order to stop the demon king from resurrecting again, a new hero was needed to inherit the holy sword.
Although it started because of succession, the past few years have been an invaluable time for me to escape from such a battlefield for a while. At the final crossroads of my life, the reason why I was able to not feel any regrets or regrets was the biggest thanks to Kahn and Neh, not anything else. It is sincere.
Kaan, I’m really sorry.
Until the very end, there is a truth that I cannot tell myself. That’s why I’m even more sorry.
Even if you find out later, I just want you to know that it’s not the person’s fault. I had no choice but to hurt you greatly, but I was sincere in my feelings for you. There is no lie in it.
And, this is a story of a more distant future.
Kaan I have no doubt that you will be able to defeat the demon lord. However, even after that, there will be a never ending circle of conflict in the world. It would be the same even if the demons were completely exterminated.
I hope you are not too disappointed with it. Please remember the conversations you had with me. I hope you understand why I was able to keep fighting.
After writing it, there are so many things I want from you on the subject of leaving as if you were running away without leaving a proper farewell.
Even if I forget everything, I won’t regret it in the slightest. I don’t have the right to say this, but all I really want is your happiness, Kaan.
Defeat the Demon King and you must find your own happiness.
Kaan read all of Aindel’s letters from Nainberg and put them down.
My head was dizzy, and the contents of the letter could hardly enter my head.
You want me to be happy? Defeat the demon lord and find happiness?
Kaan felt resentment towards Aindel.
After leaving without leaving a single word of farewell, where are those irresponsible words?
There was nothing left of her now. There really was nothing.
There is no Aindel, no father, no land, no friends. Everyone left, betrayed, and died at the hands of demons.
There is only a burning desire for revenge and the task to be completed as a hero who has inherited the holy sword.
“I can’t be any happier now, Aindel.”
Kaan folded the letter and put it in her bosom, then stood up.
The holy sword summoned in the air enveloped Kaann’s whole body in light.
After the light disappeared, Aindel stood there instead of Kaan.
After leaving the room and going down to the hall of the mansion, Nainberg, who was still standing there, was startled at the sight of her.
“I have to tell the emperor. I’m going to the capital.”
After the hero said goodbye and left, I stayed in the room and looked out the window for a while.
A scarlet sunset descended upon the castle, and after a while it was covered with darkness. After the sun had set, I took my eyes off the window.
Is it over?
I had a gut feeling that the decision would have been made by now.
I sat down at my desk and took out a small notebook from a drawer.
Somehow I became the 7th monarch, and when I stayed in the castle for a while, I wrote down all the information I knew in Korean so as not to forget it.
At that time, there was nothing that could be reassured. I wanted to survive without dying and come this far.
– The primary objective is survival. You must acquire the mysteries that can be obtained and have the minimum ability to protect your body.
– You never know when the Overlord will direct me to work. While the overlord is firmly mistaken, he has to raise the spec. Don’t be swayed by the emperor’s soul like last time, and avoid clashes with the monarchs as much as possible.
– When a certain level of safety is secured, we find a hero. Now is the time when the hero is desperately looking for the successor to the holy sword. If I share the information I know and offer cooperation, even the hero will not be able to reject me.
On the back page of the notebook, there were memos in which I, who had just become a monarch, had sloppily organized my plans.
I looked through them and quickly closed the note. A presence lingering in the hallway outside the room.
“Come in, Asher.”
After a while, the door opened and Asher came in.
She looked around the room and said cautiously.
“It’s been a long time since dinner, but he still hasn’t come out…”
I silently shook my head.
Asher stared at me and asked.
“Didn’t you meet the warrior during the day? What happened?”
A warrior who turns to ashes and scatters. Along with her sense of déjà vu, her last thoughts flashed through her mind again.
If the hero is dead, things will go as she said.
The invasion of demons will begin soon. And Kaan will take the form of Aindel and fight as a warrior.
Asher’s call woke me up from my short thoughts.
“Are you okay?”
I looked at Asher.
Her eyes were full of concern as she looked at me.
Why are you looking at me like that? I haven’t even told you about the hero yet, so it’s obvious.
As always, I answered and got up.
However, after standing still, he sat back down and lowered his head.
Asher came closer.
I grabbed Ashley’s hand. She let out a small breath, perhaps embarrassed.
“Honestly, I’m not okay.”
“Ashel, I’m not really strong at all. Both physically and mentally. I’ve always been nervous that my weakness might be discovered, and I’ve only kept my form around me. I didn’t want to become the lord of Calderic, and I risked my life with the original horse and other lords. I didn’t even want to fight. Actually, I’m just an ordinary human…”
It is painful to face death up close and to watch someone die countless times.
The emperor’s soul is merely an ability to defend against shocks to the mind. Not the ability to kill emotions.
It was the only thing I was able to endure without going crazy.
I spit out all the lumps in my heart.
There was silence for a moment.
It was the moment when I was about to let go of my hand after realizing that I had been talking stupidly late.
Ashley hugged my head.
Surprised by the sudden, unimaginable action, I was unable to say anything while being held in my arms.
“I vaguely knew.”
“Because I’ve been by your side for several years. There’s no way you don’t know what kind of person Ron is.”
Asher’s voice was soft and calm.
On the other hand, I could feel my heart beating through my head. I stopped laughing.
Come to think of it, the only one who was always with me from the beginning to the end was Asher.
I felt glad that it was her and not someone else.
I know how Asher feels for me.
As I said, I’ve been looking at it for years, but I couldn’t have noticed it until now.
And now, I am no different.
I slowly removed my head from Asher’s arms.
“The hero went to Olteroro alone to burn the last remaining life. The invasion of the demons will begin soon.”
The future as I know it has now come to an end.
If there is a next…
“When it’s all over, then I’ll tell you my story. Who I am and what my real name is.”