The Legend of Sun Knight V7C4: “The Demon King’s Move”

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The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 7: Ending the Demon King, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


The Fourth Chapter to Ending the Demon King: The Demon King’s Move – translated by raylight

After wasting an immeasurable amount of saliva, I finally managed to get Judgment to agree to send Earth to support the army going on the punitive expedition instead of following me to the Cathedral of the Shadow God; however, it was on the condition that I had to bring Moon along as well.

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The Legend of Sun Knight V7C3: “The Demon King Gets Ready to Depart”

The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 7: Ending the Demon King, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


The Third Chapter to Ending the Demon King: The Demon King Gets Ready to Depart – translated by ErodingPersona

After bathing, the first thing I did was shave my beard. When I almost cut my face twice due to my hand shaking too much, causing Earth to think that I was going crazy again and about to commit suicide, Metal finally could not stand it anymore. He rushed forward, pulled out his two daggers, and sliced at the left and right sides of my face twice until my face became smooth and shiny again… I never knew that Metal’s beard-shaving abilities were this good. In the future, I have someone who can help shave my beard!

After that was combing my hair. My hair was so long it had now passed my bottom. When I tried on the Sun Knight uniform again, I actually had to buckle my belt at the innermost hole. No wonder Earth said that I was as thin as a skeleton. My current waistline was probably only twenty-five inches at most.

My current image, described in Earth’s words from earlier was, “You currently have a sort of poignant feel. If you left your hair loose, you might get mistaken and hit by Blaze’s Flames of Purification.”

After I was done tidying my appearance, I sat beside the bed. I felt so tired that I believed I would fall asleep the moment I lay down.

“I’m so… so tired. Why am I so weak now?”

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The Legend of Sun Knight V7C2: “The Demon King’s Eyes Open”

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The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 7: Ending the Demon King, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


The Second Chapter to Ending the Demon King: The Demon King’s Eyes Open – translated by Doza

Child, you can’t continue to sleep. There are still things you must do.

Stop your deep sleep. Wake up.

Wake up!

My eyes suddenly opened. I still couldn’t see anything, yet that actually made me feel a sense of safety. Previously when I had temporarily regained my sight, the things I had seen were all horrific…

“Sun.”

Did someone call me? I was startled and quickly extended my sensing ability; however, I discovered that this action was unexpectedly difficult. Even if I exhausted my strength I was barely able to sense a distance of about a meter around me. It seemed that even without my sensing ability, however, I could tell what my current situation was like; I was lying on a bed, my four limbs shackled to the bed posts, with a wad of cloth stuffed into my mouth.

What is going on right now? Have I been kidnapped again… That can’t be right! I have already died!

My mind was completely confused, and then someone walked to the bedside and sat down. Luckily, he was sitting close enough that I was able to sense his face. It was Lesus Judgment.

Judgment lowered his head to look at me and quietly said, “Sun, you’ve become quieter and quieter. Although your appearance when you struggle terrifies everyone, I would rather you struggle than be quiet… so quiet that it feels as if you’ve already given up on everything.”

Struggle? I wanted to open my mouth to ask him, but my mouth was gagged with a ball of cloth. Even after I “mmphmmphed” for a long while, Judgment remained silent, completely ignoring me. Just what the heck is going on?

Even though I wanted to use magic to chop off the shackles binding my hands and legs, simply maintaining my sensing ability was already very strenuous, not to mention using magic. Could this be the repercussion from using Resurrection?

Did I-Did I lose my ability to use magic?

After a period of silence, Judgment suddenly said, “Sun, just when will you wake up?”

Wake up? I’m clearly awake right now, and my eyes are open. Judgment is it your eyes or your brain that has stopped working?

I tried to say, “Judgment, is your brain damaged?” but all that was left of the words I spoke was, “mmmmmph, mphmmphmmphmmmmph?”

At that moment, a different voice suddenly spoke up, “How is Sun’s condition?”

As the person speaking was standing too far away, I couldn’t sense his appearance. In addition, he seemed to have deliberately lowered his voice, so I wasn’t quite able to identify who he was, but he should be one of the Twelve Holy Knights.

Judgment gave a rare sigh and said, “Same as before.”

What do you mean same as before? Do I normally appear tied to a bed and unable to move, with a ball of cloth stuffed in my mouth?

The other person sighed, saying, “Soon we won’t be able to withstand the pressure anymore.”

Ah, this voice sounds like Stone.

“No matter what, we must hold them back!”

…This voice is definitely Blaze’s. So there is more than one person here. I didn’t realize it at all. Even though people say that the hearing of a blind person is better, apparently only my sensing ability has improved.

“We definitely cannot let them kill Sun!”

These words seemed to be spoken by Leaf… Hold on, who wants to kill me? But when the question left my mouth again it became “mmphmmphmmphmph.”

Leaf said, “Sun seems to want to talk. Shouldn’t we loosen the ball of cloth a bit?”

“Remember to leave a strip of cloth at least, in case he tries to bite his tongue off again to commit suicide.”

… Bite my tongue and commit suicide? Me?

The moment the ball of cloth in my mouth was removed by someone, even though I had a pile of questions I wanted to ask, the most important was…

“Release me!”

In a disappointed tone, Leaf said, “As expected, he’s still the same.”

“Alas! What should we do now? The pressure from the other parties is too much. Soon we won’t be able to hold them back any longer.”

“The Pope suggested that we secretly take Sun and run away.”

“However, if we are discovered, without the Church of the God of Light’s protection, we will really have no choice but to engage the other party in combat…”

So there are actually a lot of people in the room. Seems like my hearing not only didn’t improve, there’s still a lot of room for improvement!

I yelled, “Hey hey, what are you guys doing? Even if you want to chat, you should release me first!”

Everyone paused, and then continued their conversation. No one paid me any attention at all.

There really was something not quite right here. I had just experienced Roland’s betrayal, so maybe I should think along the lines of betrayal, but I had already died, so if they had wanted to betray me, then it would have been better to simply not resurrect me, and leave me dead! There was no need to truss me up again after resurrection, since they would then need to spend money and manpower to look after me. How wasteful!

At that moment, Leaf couldn’t help saying, “Sun has been crazy for half a year already. Will he truly return to his former self?”

The instant the words left his mouth, everyone fell silent, including me.

Those words, “crazy” and “half a year” were so shocking that my mind turned blank.

“We have to believe that he will recover,” Judgment simply said calmly.

“Everyone listen to me for a bit,” Stone said slowly. “I’ve been watching Sun since a short while ago, and his response today seems rather strange, as if he’s reacting to our conversation.”

Everyone started talking at once.

“Is that so?”

“He looks about the same to me.”

“It’s not that I don’t want to believe that Sun has returned to normal, but there have been many times that he has appeared very normal, yet the moment we released his shackles he w-would start finding ways of harming himself.”

I couldn’t resist asking, “Has it already been half a year since the time of my death? What do you mean when you said that I have gone crazy?”

The entire place fell silent. I didn’t know what was happening, but I could only see Judgment. Since Judgment always has a poker face, it was impossible to read his emotions from his expressions!

“Sun, have you returned to normal?”

Being asked in this manner, I suddenly didn’t know how I should respond. I merely answered, “I should be back to normal.”

Leaf asked, “Sun, are you hungry? Or do you want to go to the toilet? When I fed you just now, you refused to eat anything, so now you should be hungry, right?”

I was truly rather hungry, but I shook my head and said, “I don’t want to eat like this.”

With a pained smile, Leaf said, “We can’t untie you. How about we get you something to eat first?”

“Release him,” Judgment suddenly opened his mouth to say.

“What? But…”

Judgment growled, “I said release him! We are all here. Could his attempts at suicide still succeed? He also has no means of using magic in here. The Pope has already set up restrictions!”

Judgment’s angry growl was so terrifying that the whole place fell silent for a while… Okay, I admit that I can’t see whether the others are terrified or not, but I was truly frightened. Why did Judgment suddenly become so agitated?

Someone walked to my side. It was Leaf. He started to remove the shackles on my wrists, and then he supported me as I sat up; however, the chains on my legs were still intact. It looked like they were not assured of my sanity yet.

When I moved, I realized that my body was outrageously stiff. It seemed to be the aftereffect of lying on the bed for too long.

I couldn’t help blurting out all my questions, “Why did you guys chain me up? Who wants to kill me? What the heck has been happening?”

“You should eat a bowl of porridge first,” Judgment said expressionlessly. “If you don’t eat anything, no one will want to answer your questions.”

I immediately consented, because after I got up I realized that I was really very hungry. I hurriedly nodded, saying, “Remember to help me add the cilantro.”

“…All right.”

Judgment was, as expected, true to his word. From the moment he finished speaking, to the moment someone brought in the porridge, and then later when I slowly ate mouthful after mouthful, taking my time to eat, from start to finish no one spoke a single word. Only Judgment had spoken once to say, “Eat slower.”

Only when I had finished eating the entire bowl of porridge did a sigh of relief come from the room. Even I, with my terrible hearing, could hear it clearly.

“Is everyone here?” I asked, since I could only see the person closest to me, Judgment.

“That’s right.” Judgment finally spoke. “Sun, tell us first what happened on the day you died.”

“What else is there?” I truly didn’t want to remember it, and merely explained in a few simple sentences, “I went to find Pink together with Roland, Roland cut me once from behind with his sword, Pink used psychic magic to restrain me, and in the end I was killed by them. Has it really already been half a year since I was killed?”

“Mm.”

“Is Roland already the demon king?”

“No.”

I froze, and hastily asked, “Why not? There shouldn’t be any other candidates, right?”

Judgment explained, “Ever since you were resurrected, he hasn’t been the only candidate. Have you forgotten? Roland is basically already dead. He is a death knight. Apparently, as long as you still exist in this world in some form, you will still possess the qualifications of a demon king candidate.”

Oh, I see! That’s right, Roland died a long time ago. If death alone caused one to lose qualifications as a candidate, then he would have lost his a long time ago.

All of a sudden, Judgment asked, “While you were crazy, you kept yelling ‘It was me.’ What did you do?”

After a long silence, I said, “Did I really go crazy? That’s why you tied me up in here, and even set restrictions on magic?”

“Yes,” Judgment replied simply.

At that moment, in a tone as if he couldn’t believe it, Leaf asked, “S-Sun, have you truly recovered?”

“Of course I’ve recovered!” I said incredulously, “Could a lunatic talk so normally like this?”

Judgment shook his head, saying, “Your manner while you were crazy was different from most lunatics. Mostly, you seemed very clear-headed, even able to converse fluently, but the moment we released your shackles you would frantically use any method to kill yourself. If we stopped you, you would even use dark element to attack us.”

“I tried to kill myself? A-And attacked you guys?”

Judgment nodded. “Luckily, while you were crazy, you mostly only used dark elemental magic. You didn’t use other types of magic much at all. Since your ability to attack with the dark element isn’t very strong, it didn’t cause too much harm. However, there was an indication that your ability to use the dark element was growing stronger and stronger, so we had to be careful, do you understand? It was with no other alternative that we tied you up in this confinement chamber, and if possible, I hope you won’t request to leave the confinement chamber.”

Judgment explained this particularly clearly. I think most likely he was worried that I would misunderstand him and think that he had some ill intent, like wanting to seize power and so on.

“Okay, I won’t leave this place.” Even though I felt that I couldn’t be more awake, Judgment had said that I had attacked them, so it was still better to be careful! “First, tell me about the current situation. Where is Roland?”

Judgment nodded, replying, “He’s at the Cathedral of the Shadow God.”

“The Cathedral of the Shadow God?” I laughed coldly, “Have they changed to supporting Roland already?”

“Because they had no choice.” Judgment didn’t appear to blame them at all. On the contrary, he added, “Having gone crazy, you were very dangerous. We could still manage to restrain you at the moment, but if you had become the demon king, then there would no longer be anyone capable of stopping you. The consequences would be inconceivable.”

I understood. Indeed, I couldn’t blame the Cathedral of the Shadow God. If they had allowed a lunatic to become the demon king, this world would truly become insane. “A while ago, you said that someone wanted me dead. Is that person Roland?”

“I don’t know what Roland is thinking, but the people who wanted us to kill you were the Cathedral of Shadow God and the Kingdom of Kissinger. As the demon king was taking a long time to be born, in the past half year, lands of death have been rapidly expanding. The area is already more than five times its previous size, and the rate of expansion has been increasing continuously.”

I see, no wonder they wanted me dead. As long as I died, the demon king would be born, and only then would the lands of death cease their continuous expansion.

“Sun, you can shift the fragment of the demon king to Roland, so long as you go to the Cathedral of the Shadow God to perform the ceremony. However, there was no way to do that at all while you were crazy, so they pressed us to kill you, the better to let Roland become the demon king… Sun? Are you listening to my words? Sun?”

“Sun, h-have you gone crazy again?”

“Sun! Don’t fake being clear-headed again. We can’t take it anymore!”

I was only still for a while, thinking about the various information I had just received, but I had not imagined that everyone would start calling me with panicked, nearly terrified voices. I hastily reassured them, “I’m alright, truly alright! Don’t panic!”

“We th-thought that again… again your clear-headedness was false.”

Hearing how their voices all sounded like they had been startled by my slightest pause, how each and every voice was extremely paranoid, their cautious hope mixed with nervousness, I could fully understand everyone’s feelings, and truly felt extremely sorry. It seemed that I had caused them a lot of worry this past year.

“Sorry, I’ve made you worry. Okay, you don’t have to release me yet, but go and relay a message to the Cathedral of the Shadow God in advance, that I’m now awake, and in three days’ time I will set out on a journey to carry out the ceremony, to prevent them from coming here to stir up trouble.”

When they heard my words, everyone started to create a commotion.

Blaze shouted, “Sun you’re awake! You’re truly awake!”

In a fluster, Leaf said, “I-I will now release you…”

Upon saying this, he moved to undo the shackles on my legs, but paused to turn around and look at everybody, especially Judgment. However, contrary to my expectations, Judgment actually didn’t have any intention of objecting.

“No!” I was forced to refuse myself, “Don’t release me yet. Right now, I-I still don’t fully comprehend the happenings of these past six months. I also don’t remember having gone crazy, so it’s still best not to release me yet.”

“But…” Leaf said worriedly.

“Sun, we’ll release you first,” Judgment said. “We really need you. The Church of the God of Light proclaimed that you were severely ill, so the common people still don’t know that you are a demon king candidate. However, it’s already been half a year since you have appeared in public, so a lot of people have been wondering whether or not you are dead.”

I pondered for a while, then said, “At least one day, keep me tied for one more day. We’ll discuss it again if nothing truly happens. I also need some time to think.”

“Alright, we’ll do that then! I’ll just ask you one more thing, and then we’ll let you quietly think.”

“Mm? What do you want to ask?”

Judgment lowered his voice as he said, “If you don’t want to answer the question I asked at the beginning, ‘while you were crazy you kept yelling ‘it was me,’ what did you do?’ you can tell me directly, no need to evade the topic.”

…It was just like Judgment, to actually remember the question he had asked at the very beginning!

“Scarlet allowed me to see everything. My meeting with Charlotte, a-and…” I hesitated for a while as I steeled myself for the next line, and said, “Actually, Teacher Neo’s right arm was chopped off by me!”

Sure enough, everyone fell silent. At this time, I was suddenly rather glad that I couldn’t see everyone’s expressions. If they showed expressions of condemnation, I…

“How can this be!” Earth said in complete disbelief, “You can’t even hold a sword well, and you want to say that you chopped off Neo’s arm? To say it was Leaf, this nice guy and archer, who chopped it off, I would be more convinced!”

“…I gathered dark element into a blade and chopped it off,” I explained uncomfortably. “Under the state of the demon king, I chopped off Teacher’s arm. Subsequently, I was knocked out by him, and couldn’t remember it at all after I woke up, until Scarlet allowed me to see that section of my past… Judgment, that time you died, it really wasn’t me who killed you right?”

Judgment was startled, and angrily said, “I’ve already said it wasn’t! Just how many times do you want me to repeat it?”

“As long as I didn’t, it’s fine,” I hastily said. “I was only asking, just asking, you don’t have to get so angry over this, right?”

Judgment softened his expression, and said indifferently, “You should rest. Tomorrow, we’ll come again to untie you.”

I nodded, and after Judgment turned his head and told everyone, “Let’s go,” there were sounds of many footsteps. At that moment, I hurriedly yelled at everyone, “Don’t worry everyone, I won’t run away again. This time, I will definitely resolve this whole affair!”

I couldn’t see everyone’s expressions, only able to see Judgment’s and Leaf’s who were the closest. Leaf let out a smile, and looked a lot more relaxed. Even Judgment’s brows loosened a bit.

“Storm, Metal, and Earth, stay behind and give me some answers to a few matters.” And at the same time keep a close eye on me. Of course, I didn’t say this sentence out loud. “Everyone else, go do whatever you are supposed to do!”

After I heard the sound of the door opening and closing, Storm walked over to me, simply pulled a chair over, sat beside the bed and asked, “What do you want to know? Ask it all in one go!”

“First, all of you need to stand a bit closer. Right now I can only sense about a meter around me.”

The three of them huddled around, but a range of one meter was actually rather harsh. The image of these three grown men squeezed beside the bed was really not a pretty sight.

“Storm, tell me about the Church of the God of Light’s plan to deal with the lands of death, which people know that I am a demon king candidate, and then you can choose whatever else you should report to me.”

“That’s just like Sun. When you’re not spouting nonsense about the God of Light you will go directly to the main point.” Storm nodded and said, “The plan of the Church of the God of Light to deal with the lands of death is to send troops to suppress them. Right now, only a tenth of the clerics and holy knights have remained behind to take care of matters in the Church of the God of Light.”

Feeling a bit doubtful, I asked, “But if the Twelve Holy Knights are all in the Holy Temple, who is responsible for leading the troops?”

He carefully explained, “The former Sun Knight Neo is leading the twelve vice-captains, dispersed in various regions to suppress the undead creatures. Although we announced that the commander of the army was only the former Sun Knight Neo, according to the reports, apparently all the Twelve Holy Knights of the previous generation have volunteered to join in the suppression.”

Teacher… Don’t think about it, now is not the time to be feeling guilty and sad.

Unconvinced, I asked, “Why didn’t any of you go?” To allow the previous generation of the Twelve Holy Knights to lead the army, even if he is the former Sun Knight, I’m afraid that still wouldn’t fly.

Storm feigned calmness, but I still noticed that he secretly glanced at me. He said, “There must always be someone left behind to guard the place.”

I suddenly understood. To have such a huge problem, and yet to not even dispatch any of the Twelve Holy Knights, this did not make sense at all. Most likely they stayed behind in the Holy Temple in order to protect me.

“Originally, Adair also wanted to stay behind,” Storm suddenly explained. “We had to spend a lot of effort convincing him to leave with the former Knight-Captain Sun. Although I said that the person leading the troops is the former Knight-Captain Sun, I think the true commander of the current vice-captains of the Twelve Holy Knights and their platoons can only be Adair.”

Indeed, even though Teacher is very strong, if we asked him to command an entire army, I’m afraid he would rather rush up to the enemy alone and kill them all.

“You’ve trained Adair really well. Actually, he should probably be considered the real commander. The former Knight-Captain Sun is only outstanding in his fighting capabilities. He’s really not quite suited to be a commander. It’s just that when we announced it to the public, having the title of the former Sun Knight would more easily set the citizen’s minds at ease.”

Of course, because I passed everything to Adair to do, he is competent at a lot of things! As expected I planned well, training a multi-talented vice-captain in advance, so that no matter what happens he would be able to take care of it immediately. Even if I’m unconscious for half a year, I have no need to be afraid that when I wake up there will be a mountain of work to do!

Storm continued his report, “As for the people who know you are a demon king candidate, they include Silent Eagle and a few of the highest-leveled shadowpriests of the Cathedral of the Shadow God, every kingdom’s royal family, the Son of the God of War, and a few of the high-leveled warpriests in the Monastery of the God of War.”

“Why do so many people know? Did Awaitsun leak it out?” I was furious. With so many people knowing about this, I couldn’t guarantee that it would not become leverage against us later on!

Storm explained, “Concerning this matter, Silent Eagle has previously written a letter to clarify things. It was the royal family who deliberately leaked that information. By the time he found out, there was nothing he could do to stop it.”

The royal family? It was the Kingdom of Kissinger that leaked it?

I was silent for a while, and then said, “Most likely they deliberately leaked this news to make all the kingdoms pressure you together.”

Earth said loudly, “That’s right! In order to protect you, we were so busy our hair will likely turn white like yours! And regardless of what you want to know, couldn’t you wash your face and brush your teeth first. Your mouth stinks!”

Your mouth stinks even more!

Metal also shrieked, “At least shave your beard!”

Shave my beard? Because of the restriction on magic, it was very exhausting for me to use my sensing ability. I really couldn’t do anything about sensing details. Even being able to distinguish main facial features was already an impressive enough feat. I didn’t have the leisure to care about facial hair. I hurriedly touched my face…

“Damn, who is this tramp with a beard covering his face?”

“That’s you!” Storm, Earth, and Metal chorused in reply.

I sniffed my body odor… S-stinks like hell! I couldn’t believe it and asked, “Just how long has it been since I’ve bathed?”

The moment I spoke, their eyes drifted away, looking left and right but not daring to look at me. Finally, Storm summoned up the courage to say, “Your previous condition was so dangerous, there weren’t many people who could help you bathe, and it’s unlikely that you would want us to help you bathe, right?”

That’s true, I would rather stink to death than let a man help bathe me. It’s so disgusting… Hold on! I hurriedly asked, “Then who took me to the toilet?”

“Leaf…”

Leaf, you really are a good person who couldn’t be any nicer!

“You must take responsibility for what you did to him,” Earth patted my shoulder.

Go to hell, if I were to take responsibility, I’m afraid Princess Ann from the neighboring kingdom would take an axe and chop me into itty bitty pieces!

“I am going to take a bath! Metal, go and help me get the largest bucket, carry in ten or so basins, then go to my room and bring all my ingredients for my facial mask!”

“… What sort of ingredients did you say?” Storm pretended to be astonished as he asked.

I hastily corrected myself, “Cough! That is, bring me all the bottles and jars in my room!”

“Who would want to help you get your things!” After Metal finished protesting not so poisonously, he left to get them obediently.

Earth’s face froze, and he turned his head to ask Storm, “Do I have to be here to watch him bathe?”

“Captain Judgment wanted us to watch over Sun,” Storm quietly assessed. “So you have two options. Number one, violate Knight-Captain Judgment’s orders. Number two, see Sun’s naked body.”

“…F***!”

F*** what? In any case, I am actually a fair and beautiful man, with a head of long blond hair, and now because of sleeping for half a year I am malnourished and too thin. Simply by looking at my figure from behind, I might actually look very much like a lady…Wait a minute! Come to think of it, later on when I bathe, there will be three men staring at me?

F***!

Bathing almost tired me to death.

As expected, a body that has slept for half a year is so stiff that it can’t move about freely in such a short while. All the actions that I did were ten times more difficult than they previously were, and upon movement all my joints in my body would creak, like rusty door locks.

In the corner, there were two people currently facing the wall. They were Storm and Metal. Only Earth had to face me, because he had to watch me closely, to prevent me from going crazy and hurting myself or them. However, I had insisted that he stand outside the range of my sensing ability, since as long as I couldn’t see him, I could treat him as nonexistent!

After battling for half an hour, I finally managed to remove my clothes, and he blurted out, “Do you want Leaf to come and help you? He’s already taken you to the toilet before, so he shouldn’t mind helping you bathe.”

“I mind a lot!”

After a while, he spoke again, “You should eat more, you are really outrageously thin, the likeness of a skeleton. It’s super unsightly.”

“Then you don’t have to look!”

“You think I want to watch a skeleton bath? But if I don’t watch, and Judgment finds out that I disobeyed his orders, his expression will be even more unsightly!”

“Then would you die if you shut up?”

“Don’t tell me you want me to quietly observe you bathing? Isn’t that even more perverted?”

I angrily roared, “Storm, it’s your turn to watch. Tell Earth to turn around and face the wall for me!”

However, the person who replied was Metal. “Storm has already fallen asleep.”

“…”

“In consideration of Storm sleeping, I will be quieter and not disturb his sleep,” Earth coldly said. “In this past half of a year, he and Judgment worked so hard that it wouldn’t be strange at all if one day they just collapsed and died.”

“… I’m sorry.”

“There’s no need for that. The fact that you’ve awoken is the best apology, so in short don’t go crazy again.” Earth grumbled quietly, “In the past, I never saw you do much at all. Didn’t you always push all your work onto Storm and Adair? But it’s so strange, it’s truly quite troublesome without you, and we kept being harassed from morning till night…”

I was stunned, and then roared furiously, “Who has been harassing you?”

“There are so many!” Earth started listing, “His Majesty the king used the excuse that the demon king candidate is the Sun Knight, so he wouldn’t give any money for the army expenditures. Even if it’s to suppress undead creatures in the Kingdom of Forgotten Sound, he’s still the same. During this period, the expression on the Pope’s face has been as unsightly as an undead creature. He said if it wasn’t for the secret stash of money that he had saved in the past, the expeditionary army would have run out of food a long time ago. However, if we continued fighting for another three months, completely without any other aid, then he would be forced to tell the expeditionary army to simply go and eat all the undead creatures.”

Your Majesty… Even if you are a good king, you must still spit out the expenses for the army!

“There’s also the Monastery of the God of War. They demanded a group of clerics from us to get rid of undead creatures in the Kingdom of Moon Orchid, but also wouldn’t assist us with any money. Even the traveling expenses had to be paid for by the clerics themselves!”

“Did you guys agree to it?” I couldn’t believe it as I said, “The Pope also agreed?” That money-grabbing Pope actually agreed to send out clerics without payment in this crucial, money-taxing time period?

Metal shouted, “It’s because they used your identity as a demon king candidate to threaten us, we couldn’t argue at all!”

So it’s like that. I laughed coldly. Very well! Since they see me as a demon king candidate, then I will act like one for a while!

Earth muttered, satisfied, “As expected, it feels pretty good to tattle to Sun. Simply by looking at his expression, I feel great! It’s like I’ve already gotten revenge, no, three times the revenge. Sweet!”

What Earth said was right. I would definitely make them cough up thrice the amount of money!

The Legend of Sun Knight V7C1: “Revealing the Truth Behind the Demon King”

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The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 7: Ending the Demon King, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


The First Chapter to Ending the Demon King: Revealing the Truth behind the Demon King – translated by Raylight

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Child!

“…?”

Child, my child, why were you so foolish as to trust others? It’s okay even if you don’t trust me; actually, that’s even better. It’s okay even if you kill me or seal me. The most important thing is, don’t trust anybody and don’t trust anyone!

“… Scarlet?” Hearing the word “seal,” I finally understood whose voice this was. In a hurry, I replied, “I don’t want to be the demon king!”

I only didn’t want you to die! If you don’t become the demon king, you would definitely perish! In the end, you really died.

I died?

Yes, you were killed by the last demon king candidate, remember?

The last demon king candidate… Roland! It’s Roland who killed me. He and Pink set a trap, and then they killed me!

After remembering everything, I still didn’t dare believe it at all. I growled, “I don’t understand, why would Roland kill me? Even if he is the last demon king candidate… I don’t believe it!”

Pink as well. Why would she harm me? We have already known each other for more than ten years. How is it possible that she would watch me bleed to death… I don’t believe it!

You don’t understand us. So many years have already passed. Within all three of us, the only left thing that we are concerned about is our own child. Everything else is not important, not important!

“That’s impossible! There must be some kind of misunderstanding!”

Sigh, then I’ll just let you see it all!

Child, remember, next time, don’t trust anyone else again.

It all? Wait, Scarlet!

In the darkness burst a sudden great release of light. It was simply so blinding that even my eyes hurt, and I couldn’t help but use my hands to cover my eyes… Wait a moment! How am I able to see this?

“Oh no, I’m late!”

A child ran past me. The expression on his face was a little nervous, not much like an expression that a child would show. However, those fair and tender cheeks likely explained that he was definitely not any older than twelve years old.

Fair and tender… I thought that I would never be able to use this description ever again. That’s because no matter how exceedingly good a blind man’s sensing ability is, even if above average and close to godliness, he is definitely unable to sense whether something is fair and tender or not. One is not able to tell something like color when sensing, and without color, nothing will appear tender no matter what the object is.

However, rather than the matter of “I suddenly can see,” what was more shocking was that the kid just now had golden hair and blue eyes with fair skin, and his face was so familiar that it couldn’t be any more familiar… If that wasn’t myself, there’s an eighty percent chance that it was my future child!

Unfortunately, right now, I don’t even know who my wife is, let alone my child. That should be me all right. To say it more accurately, it was me before the age of twelve.

I looked all around me, to the left and to the right. This was a place that couldn’t be more familiar. This was the Holy Temple’s square, and I couldn’t have mistaken the time either. That’s because I saw my teacher, and in front of him, there were ten children who were about ten years old lining up. They were selecting the young Sun Knight!

“Perhaps it was because of your beautiful blond hair!”

This line… I was stunned for a moment. At this time, a brown-haired kid walked past me. I shot a glance at him by reflex, and only then did I abruptly recall who he was…

Roland!

Upon remembering who he was, I glued my eyes to him hurriedly. That was because at that time, I had only seen his back as he left. Thus, right now, I wanted to see his every step and expression clearly.

Did he leave with anger and unwillingness? Did he cry? At that time, every child who wasn’t selected had cried. Did Roland do the same?

I even specifically walked in front of him, wanting to see what kind of expression he was showing at the moment. He walked toward me, head-on, and on his face there was… no expression?

I stared at him, but he had no expression on his face at all. He looked as though he was in a blank daze. This was simply too strange; how is it possible that he would show this kind of expression at this kind of time?

He walked straight onward, and though I was blocking his path ahead, I had no intention of letting him pass. I really wanted to block his way and ask him what exactly he was thinking… But he passed directly through my body without even stopping.

I turned around to look at him. He walked directly to a woman’s side, and that woman’s left hand was already holding onto another child. The child was wearing a cloak and had her head lowered, and the hood covered the child’s face. One couldn’t tell exactly how old she was, but it seemed that she was a little bit younger than Roland.

The woman extended her right hand, and Roland took her hand in passing. The three of them turned around and left.

I chased them for a few steps, before the child wearing the cloak turned around. Her line of sight passed through me and landed on an area not too far away behind my back.

Softly, she said, “Grisia? I’ve remembered you, humph!”

So, actually… this was the first meeting between Pink and me?

However, I had completely no recollection of this matter for, at that time, I only managed to have the time to sneak a hasty peek at Roland’s back. That was because the whole square was paying attention to who the young Sun Knight was, and after my teacher had announced that he had selected me, he had brought me around to see the other young knight selection results. There was completely no time to even look at Roland for more than a peek.

Roland had actually already known Pink then… No, he was actually brought to the selections by Pink, right? But he had never mentioned this before. Didn’t he come from an orphanage?

Wait, he seemed to have said that his sword was a family heirloom? Where would a family heirloom come from for an orphan?

However, if Roland wanted to hide the fact that he wasn’t an orphan, then he shouldn’t have mentioned a family heirloom. Could it have been a slip of the tongue? Is it my brain that is confused or is Roland’s brain confused?

I really wanted to follow them and see where they went afterward. However, the surrounding scenery started to blur. It felt extremely familiar, a little like the scenery before one is about to faint… Being familiar with this kind of matter simply isn’t a good thing. In this year already, the number of times I have fainted is even more than my past twenty years combined!

Usually this process wouldn’t take too long. It wouldn’t take more than two seconds to lose consciousness after the surroundings begin to blur. However, I had already thought about so many things, yet I have yet to faint? What was more important was that the scenery was starting to sharpen again…

After my surroundings became clear, I instead discovered that I was not at the Holy Temple’s square anymore. However, this place was still within Leaf Bud City, and with just a look, I could tell that this street definitely wasn’t far from the Holy Temple.

Just as I was pondering over which street this was, a boy suddenly passed through my chest!

Right, I seem to be in spirit status right now with others being unable to see or touch me. However, even if that is the case, could you not pass through me randomly? It feels really strange… Wait, was he a golden-haired boy? Don’t tell me it’s me again?

Thinking till there, I hurriedly gave chase. However, just after I took two steps forward, the boy stopped. He turned around to yell into an alley, “Hey! What are you all doing?”

Although I was only looking at his side profile, that was me all right.

I looked into the alley that he was facing. A few boys were giggling as they surrounded something unknown. This scene was simply very unfamiliar. However, many things had happened over the years since I was young. Even my memory wouldn’t be able to remember every little segment of it. However, I should be able to remember if I watch a little longer.

That golden-haired boy… I guess I should call him Grisia now? He was shouting at a few boys who were bigger than him, “Don’t bully her! A few guys bullying a girl, how shameless!”

Those boys turned around and retorted, “It’s none of your business!”

At this point, I finally saw that they were actually surrounding a little girl. The girl looked extremely dirty, with her clothes torn and tattered and her hair in a dishevelled mess. She was kneeling on the floor, her eyes long since filled with tears. However, she was trying to force herself to be strong and hold her tears back. When she really couldn’t stop the tears from flowing, she quickly used her hand to wipe her face.

Looking at her attire, she should have been a beggar.

However, what was strange was that there was dark element faintly emitting from her body. Though normal people didn’t possess sensing ability, they would still dislike things with dark element in them by instinct. This was probably one of the reasons she was bullied.

“She is an unlucky girl!” Those boys threatened, “If you dare go near her, you will also become unlucky!”

“Nonsense!” Grisia wasn’t afraid in the least bit and even retorted, “There’s completely no such thing as an unlucky girl! It’s apparent that you guys are bullying her. A few guys bullying a girl, shame on you!”

Those boys’ faces became red, their shame seeming to turn into anger. The girl instead lifted her head up, and her face lit up in hope as she stared at Grisia.

The boys rushed toward Grisia, full of rage. The latter was not to be outdone. He quickly ran to one side, took a broom and wielded it as a sword. The pose seemed to have an impact, for even the boys slowed their footsteps a little. However, seeing that they had the advantage in numbers, they still charged on fearlessly.

Grisia wielded the sword… No, it was a broom, and knocked it into a boy’s arm. The other person yelled loudly in pain, and then using his backhand, he snatched the broom away with a single grab.

“Er…“ Grisia looked at his empty hands and then lifted his head to look at the tall boys in front of him who were angry and had grown a little too well. He gave a radiant smile, saying, “The God of Light tells us that, even toward our enemies, we should hold fast to a benevolent and affectionate heart … Ouch! That hurts!”

The boys gathered around, and without a second word, they launched into a flurry of punches and kicks.

“Don’t hit me anymore, it hurts!”

While he was getting beaten up, he muttered in fragmented pieces, “Sob, sob, sob! I’m going to tell my teacher… No wait, if I tell Teacher that I lost a fight, he will kill me! Sob, sob, sob, I got beaten up and I can’t even lodge a complaint, I’m so pitiful…”

So I had already started muttering like this from such an early age?

The girl seemed to be unable to look on any longer. She dashed in front of Grisia, using her two hands and body to protect him, and shouted, “Don’t hit him anymore! This has nothing to do with him, just hitting me is enough.”

Grisia, who had been screaming that it hurts as though his life depended on it, immediately grabbed the girl and pushed her behind his back to protect her. However, the girl wasn’t willing to let that happen and struggled to stay in front to protect him. Grisia was a little vexed as he yelled, “Don’t protect me! If my teacher were to find out that I was actually protected by a girl, he would certainly kill me! Don’t get me in trouble!”

Hearing that, the girl faltered, as though she had no idea what to do.

The boys helped them solve this problem by beating up the two of them fairly. Only after beating them up for a while, when a few adults stuck their heads out to scold them, did the boys run away laughing, not forgetting to turn their heads back to ridicule them.

“Who asked you to protect her!”

“I told you she is an unlucky girl! Look, you’re also unlucky now! Hahaha!”

The girl lowered her head with a sad expression. No matter how hard she tried to hold them in, her tears couldn’t help but flow down.

Grisia suddenly jumped up, shouting, “You guys beat me up, yet you say that this is the misfortune that she brought onto me. Are your brains rotting or something? No matter how you say it, it is a misfortune that you guys brought onto me! What does it have to do with her? You guys are the ones who are unlucky!”

Hearing that, the girl lifted her head to look at Grisia. Though there were still two streaks of tears running down her cheeks, her expression was no longer sad.

Grisia lowered his head, just in time to lock eyes with the girl. He gave a smile but also agitated the bruise on his cheek. The smile immediately turned into a pained smile, and the expression of him crying and smiling at the same time was so comical that even the girl couldn’t help but laugh.

Grisia cursed under his breath, “It hurts like mad! They actually hit me so hard… They better watch out! In the future, you better not get caught and thrown into the Judge’s Complex. If you get dragged in, I’ll make you guys pay for this!”

After he finished cursing them through his mutters, he lowered his head again to tell the girl, “Don’t be scared! In a moment, it won’t hurt anymore!”

The girl gave a faint smile, saying, “Will the pain fly away?” Though she said this, her expression was one of obvious disbelief.

“That’s right! It’ll probably fly to the God of Light’s place.” Grisia finished his words casually and then muttered a short incantation. Following that, both his hands emitted a warm, honey-colored glow that covered the two of them. Laughing, he said, “Look, it doesn’t hurt anymore, right?”

The girl was stunned for a moment and then turned her head to look over her own body. The original wounds were actually all gone. She showed an astonished expression and then looked at Grisia blankly.

Laughing, Grisia said, “I am called Grisia, and I am the future Sun Knight! How about you?”

“S-Sun Knight?” The girl hesitated for a while before she shyly replied, “Everyone calls me Unlucky.”

Grisia was stunned for a moment. Then, he frowned as he commented, “That’s not a name! Don’t you have another name?”

The girl shook her head.

“Then let me give you a name!” As though it was a matter of fact, Grisia continued, “Hm… Then I’ll call you Charlotte! How about that? The meaning of Charlotte is a healthy girl, and because you look very healthy and energetic, can I call you Charlotte?”

The girl replied back in a daze, “Charlotte?”

“What, you don’t like it?”

The girl… I should call her Charlotte now. She nodded her head in a hurry, saying, “I-I like it!”

“Then good.” Grisia nodded his head, and following that, he acted like a spoilt child as he said, “Then Charlotte, would you accompany me to buy desserts? One has to queue for a really long time at that store! Queuing by myself is boring, so accompany me there! Let’s go!”

After saying that, without caring about whether she consented, he extended a hand to hold hers. Charlotte stretched her hand out hesitantly. However, once she lowered her head to see her own filthy hand and the other person’s hand as white as snow, she immediately pulled her hand back. However, Grisia’s movements were even faster, and after grabbing her hand, he dragged her to the shop.

“Let’s go! If we arrive too late, everything will be sold out! That shop’s desserts are really super delicious!”

I followed behind them, watching them chat, giggle and line up. In the end, when they had finally reached the front of the line with much difficulty, they only had a few copper ducats on hand due to Grisia forgetting to bring his wallet. It was just enough to buy a single blueberry lollipop; thus, the two of them shared it together…

In the end, the two people sat at the edge of the fountain in the center of the plaza. Facing the sunset and sharing one blueberry lollipop, the two of them looked rather picturesque and poetic. However, the people involved were two little mischievous children licking a blueberry lollipop, so rather than unpractical stuff like picturesque and poetic charm, they would probably prefer a slice of blueberry cake.

Grisia suddenly exclaimed, “Oh, oh no, it’s really late. I have made plans with my teacher to go look for Big Sister… Never mind, it should be fine. I should still be able to make it in time if I go now, since Teacher always arrives rather late.”

Wrong, my teacher just happened to not to be late that time, resulting in me getting a beating. Moreover, because I had executed two healing spells before that, I didn’t have enough holy light to heal myself completely, causing me to feel so much pain on the way there.

I remember now. I remember everything now.

Meeting Charlotte, playing with her the entire afternoon, leaving because I had to go look for Big Sister and also, our promise…

Grisia stood up and jumped off the step, shouting to the girl, “Charlotte, tomorrow evening I’ll come and look for you to play, okay? Let’s just meet at this fountain!”

Charlotte nodded her head, giving a smile as she replied, “Okay.” After finishing her words, she realized that she was still holding half of a blueberry lollipop in her hand and handed it over in a hurry, saying, “Your lollipop.”

“I’ll give it to you! I couldn’t possibly bring a lollipop to go find my teacher. He would kill me!”

Charlotte’s face was full of fear as she replied, “Your teacher is so scary. No matter what you do, he is going to kill you.”

“Haha, my teacher is very scary, that’s right…” Grisia gave a hollow laugh and then continued, “Then I’ll be going off first! See you tomorrow evening. If I am late or I don’t come, it could be because my teacher suddenly gave me an assignment. If that is so, then we’ll meet the evening on the day after… In conclusion, you have to wait for me. You must wait for me!”

“Okay, I will wait for you. I will come here every evening to wait for you,” Charlotte agreed and nodded her head. Only then was Grisia willing to depart.

Until she couldn’t see the boy’s shadow anymore, Charlotte kept on murmuring, “I’ll definitely wait for you, Grisia, Sun Knight.”

Charlotte…

It was me who had given her a name. It was me who had asked her to wait for me. In the end, it was also me who killed her.

However, just by spending half a day with her, I had actually affected her entire life. Is there anyone who is more obstinate than she is?

She licked the blueberry lollipop, her eyes still looking in the direction in which I had gone. Even though I was actually long gone from that place and was completely out of sight, she still kept on looking in that direction.

I, too, kept on looking at her. That was because from now onward, I would never see her again, for she hadn’t even left behind a corpse!

However, at this moment, the scenery started to blur again, and Charlotte’s body also began to fade. I couldn’t help but look at the sky and beg, “Please, Scarlet, let me look just a little longer. Just a little longer would be fine, I beg of you!”

I don’t know whether she couldn’t hear me begging her, or whether she wasn’t willing to let me look on any longer. Charlotte still disappeared, and no longer… would I be able to see her again…

Because I killed her.

The surrounding scenery changed again. It didn’t look like this place was Leaf Bud City anymore but a cavern. What time and place will it be this time?

“Neo, why did you knock Grisia unconscious?”

I was stunned. Turning around, I saw that the person who had spoken was actually Aldrizzt. My teacher, Neo, was standing at his side, and I, at that time, was lying on the ground unconscious… This was the time when we had entered the cavern to take Eternal Tranquility!

While tossing Eternal Tranquility, my teacher lowered his head to look at the unconscious me, saying, “If I didn’t knock him unconscious, later on he would be all long-winded again! If you knock him out, he wouldn’t be so long-winded anymore.”

Teacher! So you had actually knocked me out, and it wasn’t that I had used too much holy light and fainted? Y-You… Though I know that it was something that had already happened in the past, I still couldn’t help but start to feel anxious. That’s because in a while, Scarlet is going to come and chop off Teacher’s arm!

If I was still awake, perhaps I could have helped my teacher. Perhaps he wouldn’t have lost his right arm.

Aldrizzt sighed as he commented, “Since you knocked him unconscious, won’t you have to wait for him to wake up?”

My teacher seemed not to care in the least bit as he said, “He won’t be unconsciousness for long. You, hurry and take the chance now to tie the rope onto Eternal Tranquility and then tie it around his neck.” After saying that, he shoved the gemstone into the other party’s hands just like that.

Aldrizzt rolled his eyes at him, saying, “Don’t tell me tying a rope around gemstones is a mage’s job?”

“You haven’t done much along the way here. Do you have to nag so much over doing such a small thing?”

Hearing that, the dark elf grumbled, “It wasn’t me who wanted to get the gemstone…” while he started to do the chore. Not too long after, he held the gemstone with the rope tied around it and squatted to the side of my unconscious body. Just when he was about to tie on the necklace…

“Aldrizzt!” My teacher roared.

“Huh?” Aldrizzt turned around to look at my teacher in puzzlement.

My teacher pushed aside Aldrizzt with one hand, but he himself had not had enough time to dodge the blow. His right arm was sliced off by a dark blade. The entire arm flew away until it hit the wall and fell down again.

Large amounts of blood spurted from my teacher’s cut-off limb.

“It just missed by a little bit!”

That “me” spoke as such and then slowly climbed up. On my face was a smile filled with malicious intent. I even released a boom of dark elemental magic in passing, the explosion thoroughly blasting my teacher’s cut-off right arm into smithereens.

It wasn’t until now did I truly understand what had happened… Teacher’s right arm was chopped off by me?

“No!” I couldn’t help but give a loud scream, not daring to believe it at all. This isn’t real; it must be Scarlet trying to confuse me!

“Nonono- It wasn’t me! It’s not!”

However, there was no one who could hear my screams. My teacher didn’t even give another look at his right arm that had been blasted into smithereens. Instead, he stared at the “me” who had a malicious smile, saying, “Grisia, what are you doing?”

“What am I doing?” That “me” gave a laugh, and then his face twisted and he growled, “Who asked you to knock me unconscious! It’s always been like this. Whatever you wish to do, you’ll do so recklessly. You want me to purify the area, I have to purify the area. You want me to faint, I have to faint. What do you think I am? Your toy? I’ve wanted to give you a lesson for a very long time!”

“Grisia!” Aldrizzt angrily said, “It was for your sake that Neo came to purify this cavern. How could you say something like that! This is simply just too…”

Clank!

That “me” lay down once more, the culprit being the Divine Sun Sword.

Aldrizzt froze in shock, and my teacher instead walked to the front of that “me,” and then gave a cold snort before he growled, “I, your teacher, can still slaughter you without my right hand! You better watch out! This time, I used the sword hilt to hit you. Next time, it would be the sharp tip of the sword!”

When Aldrizzt saw that my teacher’s entire right side of his body had been dyed red by blood, he panicked and shrieked, “Neo! Your arm…”

Instead, my teacher interrupted him, “Aldrizzt, pass me pen paper.”

“Pen paper?” Aldrizzt’s eyes turned wide as he exclaimed, “Are you asking for bandages? You have to hurry and treat your injury!”

My teacher roared at him in rage, “I want ‘Pen and Paper’!”

Aldrizzt was stunned for a moment, and then he hurriedly dug out a pen and paper from their luggage. After receiving the items, my teacher actually started to write a letter.

Seeing the situation, Aldrizzt felt helpless and anxious. He quickly tried to find bandages to help him bandage up the wound, but the blood soaked through the bandages in a short period of time. In the end, he could only take off his own cloak and use it to help my teacher tie the entire wound.

After writing the letter, my teacher hurriedly shoved the letter onto that “me.” Though he was pretending that nothing was wrong, his forehead had long since broken out into a cold sweat.

Finally, Aldrizzt couldn’t help but growl, “Neo, stop pushing yourself! Do you really want to die? Do you know that the amount of blood you have lost is already enough to cause death?”

“It’s all settled.” My teacher said urgently, “Now throw Grisia outside, then we will leave.”

“Let’s ignore him. He won’t die here, but you’re about to die!”

“No way! If he sees the state of this place, he would deduce the truth. My student is not someone so easily dealt with!”

“You don’t intend to tell him?” Aldrizzt asked, shock written on his face.

“Tell him? Don’t joke around!” My teacher growled, “Usually he is already so long-winded with his never ending words, and you still want me to go and tell him that my arm was cut off by him? He would never forgive himself his entire life! Now, do you intend to watch me bleed to death, or are you going to help me move him outside?”

Aldrizzt could only agree with him, so he answered, “Okay! Don’t be so agitated. Go drink a few bottles of potions first. I’ll move him outside. You wait for me here, and by all means, don’t move randomly!”

“Yes, yes. After leaving the long-winded student, there came along another long-winded companion…”

“Shut up! Go get some rest!”

Leaving without even saying goodbye, throwing the unconscious me into the forest, the illegible handwriting, and being reluctant at the beginning to tell me who had chopped off his arm… It all fits together; it really was me!

It is me who chopped off Teacher’s arm!

At that time, I actually really believed my teacher’s words and thought that Scarlet did it. There were obviously so many doubtful points; I just didn’t dare think about them… Hahaha!

How laughable, though I have been saying with all my might that I want to protect my companions, in the end, the one who broke the promise and even killed Charlotte was me. The person who chopped off Teacher’s arm was also me. For the sake of stopping me, Pink killed Leaf. For the sake of protecting my secret, Judgment was killed… It’s all my fault!

“I did it. It was me. So it was me. Everything was me!”

The Legend of Sun Knight V7Prologue: Insanity

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The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 7: Ending the Demon King, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Prologue: Insanity – translated by lucathia

An enormous amount of holy light engulfed the entire conference room. Although the rays of light were piercing, none of the people present closed their eyes. Instead, they did their utmost to widen their eyes, afraid to even blink.

All of them stared in concentration at Grisia Sun.

He lay on top of the conference table, his white hair splayed across the surface. His clothes were completely stained with blood. It contrasted against his white hair and clothes, the blood being a red deep enough to shock any who laid eyes on him. However, what was even more frightening were those blue eyes of his. They were open but lacking in luster.

The Twelve Holy Knights… now only ten… were all fixated on those blue eyes.

Enveloped by holy light, the blue eyes slowly closed. Upon seeing this, everyone became elated but then became even more nervous. The eyes hadn’t opened back up.

They started to panic.

Continued

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