The Legend of Sun Knight Side Stories
Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)
“Facing the Darkness” – translated by dahlys
Lesus Judgment knelt on the ground, his head bowed and his right hand over his heart, as he prayed to the Symbol of Light.
The prayer room had been professionally designed so that the whole room would be extremely dark. Only the window above the Symbol of Light was open, brightly illuminating the symbol.
Because of this, the Judgment Knight, clothed in black, was completely shrouded in darkness, and his silhouette could hardly be seen as he knelt in front of the Symbol of Light.
The Judgment Knight is here, hurry up and leave…
You only know how to interrogate criminals who have been shackled to the wall! What kind of holy knight are you?
The Judgment Knight is a cruel and heartless guy… By all means, never offend him!
Forgive me, forgive me… Aren’t gods supposed to forgive sinners? Why won’t you forgive me?!
Look at yourself, dressed entirely in clothes as black as hell. What kind of holy knight are you?
“Despite being very busy with work, the Judgment Knight never forgets to pray to the Light. Sun really admires that.”
Suddenly hearing someone’s voice, Lesus froze for a moment before turning his head. The door to the prayer room had been opened, and a person was leaning against the door. The light shining from outside the room caused his golden-blond hair to glow radiantly.
It’s so bright.
Lesus looked away and kept his head bowed. He said simply, “Praying is now the only way for me to confirm that I am still a holy knight.”
Stunned, Grisia quickly entered the prayer room and closed the door. He asked, “What happened?”
Lesus shook his head and answered, “I’m just a little confused. I’m not sure whether I’m really a holy knight, or whether I’m… an executioner.” As he was finishing that sentence, his voice became almost too soft to be heard.
Grisia exclaimed in shock, “Of course you’re a holy knight, and you’re even the Judgment Knight! Lesus, if you aren’t a holy knight, who else is worthy of being called a holy knight?”
Lesus smiled faintly, and mentioned something irrelevant. “Grisia, do you know where the Symbol of Light is in the Judge’s Complex?”
Baffled, Grisia said honestly, “I never really noticed.”
“In order to let criminals confess and repent while looking at the Symbol of Light, the symbol was placed on the wall in front of the criminals. Whenever I am interrogating criminals, the symbol is always behind me… My back is always turned against the Symbol of Light as I face and interrogate criminals who are full of sin, employing methods crueler than what any of them have ever used.”
All sorts of wicked misdeeds, torturing devices, flogging, death penalties… Lesus recalled the things he was most commonly exposed to on a daily basis. Not one of them made him feel like he was a holy knight. He only felt that he was facing an endless darkness, and that if he were to lose his footing for even a split second, he would plummet into the unbounded darkness, never to crawl out again…
Grisia hurriedly said, “You are the Judgment Knight, and judging criminals has always been the responsibility of the Judgment Knight. Hence, you are definitely a holy knight!”
“Is that so? But I really don’t know when I will fall into that darkness as well.” Lesus stood up and said bluntly, “I should return to the Judge’s Complex. There are still a lot of things for me to deal with… and a lot of criminal hearings to conduct.”
After he finished speaking, he walked toward the door. However, Grisia’s voice echoed from behind him, “Lesus, even if they are facing the darkness with their backs to the light, holy knights still walk under the light, not the darkness!”
Lesus stopped walking.
“If it weren’t for you sacrificing your chance to face the light, could Leaf Bud City’s security be so splendid? Yet you are starting to regret this? Lesus, are you regretting your choice to sacrifice yourself so that the citizens can live under the light?
Lesus turned around and saw the Sun Knight standing in the darkness with a sad expression on his face. The Sun Knight asked, “Lesus, do you really regret sacrificing your chance to face the light?”
Even if they are facing the darkness with their backs to the light, holy knights still walk under the light, not the darkness!
Even though the Symbol of Light beside him was bathed in sunlight, the one who really saved him was the holy knight who stood in the darkness.
If the one standing in the darkness was the person who saved him, perhaps he could also continue to face the darkness.
Lesus smiled and asked, “Grisia, even if I did fall into the darkness, you would just drag me back, right?”
“Of course! We are good friends after all! Therefore, Lesus, please help me teach Earth a lesson! That bastard deserves to be beaten until he is half-dead and half-paralyzed! I’ll see if he still dares to flaunt in front of me the woman he just nabbed after that!!!”
…Looks like it is still uncertain as to who is going to drag whom back!