10. The Resurrection of Tenebris.
Ernst’s eyelids, who had been asleep the whole time, opened quietly.
Ernst sat up slowly.
“Oh? Your Highness the Prince! Are you awake?”
The servant, who just came in to change his bedding, greeted him with a bright expression.
“Are you feeling well? I was worried because Your Highness didn’t wake up for a long time.”
Unlike Theodore, who had a cranky temper, Ernst was friendly to the palace’s servants.
It was a little strange for him to sit still with an unconcerned face unlike his usual bright expression. But the servant thought it was because he had just woken up after an accident.
“There were a lot of people who were worried because Your Highness didn’t wake up, but I’m so glad now. I should hurry up and tell people this good news.”
Ernst stared at the babbling servant.
“Oh, you’ve become so emaciated. Oh, wait a minute, Your Highness. There’s something on your…….”
Then the moment the servant found a thread like this stuck to his clothes and reached out his hand.
A black sword pierced the servant’s body.
The servant’s body fell down with a dull sound and rough breathing.
Ernst looked down at the dying servant with contempt.
“Dirty human being, how dare you.”
Soon, he snapped the servant’s neck and took his breath away.
At the same time, the black sword that penetrated the servant’s body came back to his body.
Ernst’s eyes shone red as he stared at the series of scenes with an insensitive gaze.
The bright platinum hair slowly began to turn black.
And at the same time, the hair grew long enough to touch his toes.
The man was covered in Ernst’s shell, but he was no longer Ernst.
Turning slowly, he looked out the window.
The sun was obscured by the moon.
Gradually, the world darkened as the sun lost its light.
Tenebris, who walked toward the window, reached out his fingertips and pushed the window.
The window opened, and the air outside burst in.
The familiar smell of air entering the lungs made the corners of his mouth curled up.
This was the smell of darkness.
The demons holding their breath in the dark began to open their eyes one by one at his call.
The fourth apostle sealed in ancient times, Tenebris, the Enforcer of Darkness.
He was resurrected.
Erwin, who had his head buried in my arms, cried sadly and pitifully.
I hugged Erwin’s small body tightly and patted him on the back.
My heart was still pounding at the thought that something almost happened to him.
‘Benjamin, why the hell…….’
Theodore’s words were true.
It was all him who attacked Brother Brian and also erased Theodore’s memory.
He has now put Erwin in danger.
“It’s all right, it’s all right, Er.”
“But, Benjamin Samjon…… Hic, Mr. Zizi Azo…….”
Erwin slowly calmed down.
Benjamin was one of the closest people to the children with whom they had been interacting with since they were just born.
It was natural to be surprised like this because I also got scared by him.
‘But where did they disappear?…’
At the same time Theodore pushed Benjamin away, the pattern he was drawing in the air attacked the two.
And the two disappeared without a trace.
It was fortunate that he(Theodore) saved Erwin from danger, but I felt anxious because I couldn’t tell where the two disappeared to.
I raised my head and glanced up.
The darkened sky caught my eye.
The moon was devouring the sun.
Not only I, but also the people of the mansion, looked confused by the strange sight they had never seen before.
Just as I felt a little dizzy from what had occurred at once.
I could hear Odelia crying from below.
Odelia grabbed me by the hem of my pants and burst into tears.
“Mommy, Black, Lia, Lia’s hair, is black…….”
Odelia’s hair, which was shiny silver in colour, had turned completely black.
‘Benjamin’s magic…… Expired?’
Before, only the ends of the child’s hair would have been dyed black.
However, it was the first time that it turned completely black.
“Mommy, Lia, what should I do? Wuahhhhhhh……!”
Erwin and Odelia began to cry at the same time.
In the cries of the children, I remembered Theodore’s words.
Lia can use black magic.
When Odelia shouted at Benjamin a while ago, a subtle energy was felt.
I bent my knees towards Odelia and set myself to the eye level of the child.
“Lia, you have to tell your Mom the truth.”
Odelia looked a little scared when I said, staring straight into the child’s eyes.
“Lia, did you…… Have you ever used black magic?”
“Oh, black magic?”
“A while ago, when you yelled at Benjamin Samjon.”
“I don’t know!”
Odelia shook her head vigorously.
“Lia doesn’t know anything!”
“Did you feel anything?”
“Hic, woong, I feel a sharp feeling at the tip of my fingers….”
Odelia, who was explaining everything, soon buried her face in both of her hands.
“Wuahhhhhh…Did Lia kill Mr. Azo and Benjamin Samjon?”
Odelia cried sadly in case the two of them were hurt because of her.
“Lia, don’t cry, hic…….”
Erwin, who had stopped crying for a while, also cried aloud again with Odelia.
“But, but, Lia is a bad kid…….”
“No, Lia. Benjamin Samjon did something bad, so he went away so that I can’t scold him.”
“Of course. So you don’t have to worry.”
I wrapped the children with my arms to appease them.
But I was also anxious because the two people who disappeared were hard to find, and I didn’t even know if they were alive or not.
I hated and blamed Theodore, but I didn’t want him to get caught up like this and be in danger.
Apart from the strong anger and betrayal I felt toward Benjamin who threatened Erwin, I also wanted to know the reason why.
‘It’s gonna be okay. Neither of them are ordinary people who will die so easily.’
It was at that time.
Brother Brian pointed somewhere and shouted in a pale voice.
“What the hell is that?”
When I turned my head to his unusual voice, I saw a sky that was turning black.
At first, I thought it was simply an extension of the darkening phenomenon of the sky I saw a while ago.
But when I looked closely, it wasn’t.
As soon as I recognized the identity of what Brother Brian pointed at, my heart sank.
It was a demon.
It’s not just a demon…….
“A flock of demons…….”
Hundreds or thousands of demons covering the sky with their large wide wings flapping wildly was coming.
The amount was huge.
They could only be identified by the flapping of their wings, even though it was a long distance that is difficult to distinguish with the ordinary naked eyes, the sky was darkly coloured.
Some of them were coming this way.
Exactly towards the capital of the Albrecht Empire.
I sprang to my feet, marching inside the mansion.
There was already no Benjamin, one of the three major owners of magical properties to deal with the demons, and Theodore, who also disappeared with him.
‘Can we deal with all of them without them?’
I held the sword firmly at my waist and called Brother Brian.
“Please contact Celine. And Laura, please take Er and Lia away.”
Then, the startled Erwin and Odelia clung to the hem of my pants.
“Mommy, where are you going?”
“Mommy, don’t go, Er and Lia are scared.”
“Mommy. Don’t go. Lia is scared.”
“Stay with Er, Hic, Er is scared.”
The eyes of the children who looked up at me were pleading.
However, I couldn’t let go of my duty for the sake of the children.
“Don’t worry, Er, Lia. I’ll be right back.”
I kissed each of the children’s foreheads, grabbed the sword, and turned around.
For now, I had to deal with those things covering the sky.
T/N: Sorry everyone for such a late update. My exams are only midway. Still a long way to go. No idea when I will be able to post the next chapter. Stay tuned till then~
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