The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 6: The Undying Lich, Part Two
Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)
Sixth Shared Rule of the Twelve Holy Knights: “We Can Never Lose the Sun Knight” – translated by Evangeline
“The task on hand now is to report to the king.” Lesus Judgment turned to Aivis and said, “Stone, when Sun returns, go with him to the palace.”
“Understood,” Aivis immediately nodded.
Even though Vival’s chin was raised in a prideful manner, he wore a worried expression on his face and said, “We also have to quickly inform the personnel from the Church of the God of Light who have retreated. I am truly worried for Sun’s vice-captain. Not only has Adair been overworked, now he has to worry excessively for his captain. He looks like he’s going to drop dead at any moment! If we inform them too late, then Sun probably won’t even have a vice-captain anymore.”
“No, no, no,” Ceo wailed. “Adair can’t drop dead! If he dies, then I can’t live either!”
“More like you will flee the Holy Temple in the dead of night…”
Elmairy suddenly exclaimed, “Everyone, look out the window!”
Everyone instantly fell silent and turned to look out the window one after another. Storm clouds suddenly gathered outside and the whole sky darkened. The dark clouds gradually formed a huge whirlpool, as if it would suck the entire sky into its midst.
Lesus stood up, frowning. A spot of anxiety appeared in his heart but he ignored it, because no one would feel happy if they saw the sky changing to that kind of weather. “Anxiety” was probably still considered a calm way to react to the situation.
Everyone started to talk. “Is the Demon King being born?”
Feeling uneasy, Elmairy asked, “It should be the other candidate, shouldn’t it? Sun couldn’t have become the Demon King right?”
“He wouldn’t dare! Unless he wants to be skewered by Judgment with the Divine Sun Sword!” Earth laughed loudly. “Even if Sun became the Demon King, he would still be terrified of Captain Judgment!”
Everyone either laughed or chuckled.
Looking at the laughing group, Lesus Judgment knew they were joking, but he still gave a serious thought to whether or not his actions were too out of line. The Judgment Knight should obey the commands of the Sun Knight, not scare the Sun Knight to death.
But if Sun were not scared of him, then there really would be no way of knowing what measures Sun would take to solve things. There had to be someone there to occasionally “remind” him not to go way over the top. As the Sun Knight’s subordinate and yet also a source of fear, being the Judgment Knight was certainly proving to be quite challenging. Lesus sighed helplessly.
“Captain Judgment, what do you think?” Elmairy asked worriedly.
Lesus surveyed his comrades and only then did he discover that even though everyone was still making teasing remarks with their mouths, the expressions on their faces were all those of worry; even Earth’s grin looked a little forced.
I have to calm everyone’s nerves first. He said lightly, “It seems about time, so Knight-Captain Sun is probably handing the position of the Demon King over to the other candidate now. We have to hurry up and get on with our meeting. We must let the citizens of Leaf Bud City return and settle back down peacefully at the earliest possible time.”
Seeing Knight-Captain Judgment’s calm attitude, everyone nodded and relaxed significantly.
At that moment, the whirlpool outside gradually weakened and then disappeared. Everyone’s mind calmed down even more. They thought, This case is finally over.
Just when the meeting was about to continue, an unexpected guest suddenly appeared above the conference table. His strong dark element made everyone draw their weapons before they saw who it was, and they were almost about to attack…
“Wait! It’s Knight-Captain Hell,” Lesus called out. He recognized the person who had arrived. Even though he noticed Roland looked a little different, it would not do to attack a comrade, so he quickly yelled out to stop everyone.
Ashen white body, vein tattoos of black fire, claw-tipped dragon wings… but now there were three pairs of wings and they seemed even larger than before!
The three pairs of wings were presently tucked behind Roland’s back, but the dragon claws at the top of the wings almost struck the ceiling. If they opened, the meeting room probably wouldn’t even be able to contain those three pairs of wings.
Lesus frowned, but in the next second he saw that Roland was carrying someone in his arms, someone with snow white hair… Unless he was unconscious, that person would never allow his hair to stay white. He quickly asked, “What happened to Knight-Captain Sun?”
At that moment, Roland actually loosened his hold and let the person in his arms drop. The person fell onto the table, his white hair spilling across the surface.
Judgment was stupefied. Elmairy was the first to exclaim, “Hell, why did you drop him? Sun will get hurt!”
Roland lowered his head slightly, but no one knew what his pair of flaming eyes were looking at. He answered quietly, “That would be impossible.”
Lesus felt something was wrong. He was dropped like that, but Grisia didn’t have the slightest reaction? Could he really be unconscious? Setting aside his questions for Roland, he directly reached out to brush away Grisia’s hair, and called out at the same time, “Sun, wake up…”
The hair was brushed away to reveal that the Sun Knight’s pair of blue eyes were actually open. They were wide open and looking straight at Lesus.
Lesus could only stare back, dumbfounded.
Elmairy’s scream echoed around the room, and everyone started to panic… Suddenly, a huge force pressed everyone down into their chairs, immobilizing them.
Lesus was also forced down into his chair, unable to move, but this force cleared his mind. He inspected Grisia closely, and the longer he looked, the lower his heart sank.
The Sun Knight uniform was almost completely dyed red, making it obvious there had been a massive loss of blood. But most importantly, the pupils in those blue eyes were dilated. If this were someone else, Lesus could tell at first glance that this person was dead. But this was not someone else. It was Grisia Sun, so he could not bring himself to come to this conclusion.
Lesus looked up. The aura that Roland was emitting now was unfathomably stronger than before. Before, Lesus could say that if he were to lose to Roland, he wouldn’t lose too badly, but now Lesus was sure that he was not a challenge for Roland at all!
“You are the Demon King?” But after Lesus asked, he cared little for the answer and immediately followed up with another question, “You killed Sun?”
“Yes.” The Demon King laughed, and even described the course of events without pausing. “I slashed him twice with my sword. He fell on the ground, his blood flowing ceaselessly, and he even begged me to kill him, but I didn’t do it immediately; I only watched him… He looked really scared. He was so scared of dying that he even cried! It was unsightly! Hahaha!”
Chikus roared, “Shut up! You traitor! He, he trusted you so much, yet you actually killed him!”
No one else shouted in anger, but all of their eyes seemed to be blazing, and their glares were directed at the Demon King floating in mid-air.
Lesus Judgment stood up slowly. Even though his entire body was trembling under the strain of resisting, he still managed to stand up in the end, and announced to the Demon King in mid-air, “The Twelve Holy Knights will never let you off!”
Following that, the Twelve Holy Knights stood up one by one. They did not speak, but the determination in their eyes spoke for them.
The Demon King smiled. He laughed as he said, “Then come! I will be waiting for all of you at the Cathedral of the Shadow God.”
After he said that, the Demon King left.
The Twelve Holy Knights all fell back into their seats. With the enemy, the Demon King gone, their vigor for revenge also vanished. All they had in front of them now was a corpse, but everyone’s expressions were bleaker than when they faced down the Demon King.
The dead body lay still on the table, the opened blue eyes clouded over. Anyone could tell that he was dead. There was no denying it even if they wanted to lie to themselves.
In the silence, Lesus abruptly called out, “Metal.”
Metal started in surprise and nearly jumped up to answer, “Yes.”
“Bring the Pope here right away.”
The Pope followed the Metal Knight into the meeting room and asked in puzzlement, “What is up with all the mysterious…“
Then, he froze with his eyes and mouth wide open.
The corpse that the Demon King had thrown carelessly onto the table had already been rearranged neatly with a black robe underneath him. But the clouded blue eyes were still opened wide; no one had reached out to close his eyes.
The Pope walked to the table. Even though the truth was evident, he still couldn’t resist reaching out to check for himself.
Lesus asked lightly, “Pope, I heard from Sun that you know Resurrection?”
The Pope hesitated, and then understood everyone’s intention. He said, “But my success rate of a complete revival is too low, and his injuries are so severe. This will make Resurrection much harder… Even if I am willing to pay a price to resurrect him, I can’t do it! Grisia could do it because he is the Sun Knight, the one closest to the God of Light.”
“You say that his injuries are severe?” Lesus asked a different question.
The Pope’s face fell and he nodded, saying, “Mm, there are sword cuts to his shoulder, neck and chest. The injury on the shoulder directly snapped his collarbone. The injury to his neck is shallow in comparison, but resulted in massive blood loss. The wound on his chest pulped his heart directly. That would be the ultimate cause of his death, but even without this chest wound, Sun wouldn’t have survived because he had lost almost all the blood in his body.”
“Resurrect him,” Lesus said without hesitation.
He interrupted the Pope and asked, “With these injuries, how long would it take for him to lose all of his blood?”
The Pope hesitated and then said, “About seven or eight minutes.”
“So Sun got slashed, they let him bleed for eight minutes, and then killed him in the end with a single strike!” Lesus was practically raging by the end. “And you plan to let him die this way and not resurrect him?”
“I didn’t mean it like that!” The Pope quickly backpedaled. He looked around at all who were present and asked once more, “But are you sure you want to do this? I have to warn you in advance, the side effects of Resurrection may be so ghastly that Sun would rather die to escape it.”
Elmairy growled, “Sun wouldn’t choose death. He would not abandon us!”
“It doesn’t matter if he loses or gains anything. That’s all unimportant!” Chikus shouted, “He is already a demon king candidate. What else is there to be afraid of?!”
“I don’t know about the others, but my teacher taught me this,” Ceo Storm said gravely. “He taught me that it’s possible to cover up the loss of one of the Twelve Holy Knights. Even if we lose the Judgment Knight, we will only end up at most with a corrupt society. But if we lose the Sun Knight, who is responsible for leading us all, then we will have no road to tread! So…”
Everyone cried as one, “We can never lose the Sun knight!”
Hearing that, the Pope sighed and said, “I understand, then let’s prepare the resurrection!”
The magic circle of the Resurrection spell emitted a pure white glow. The white haired body lying in the center closed his eyes. Under the worried gaze of those present…
The white haired man slowly opened his eyes.