The Coming of [End]
After General Anson tortured and killed General Liko, he looked at me with a complicated expression.
“… Prince, were his words true?”
“Of course they are. Why? You don’t believe it?”
The General did not reply, but the complicated expression on his face showed his thoughts.
Well, he had just heard a general of the empire saying that the ones behind this plan were one of the three strongest nobles of the empire plus the emperor himself.
“But… He is your father… Why is he so vicious?”
I raised an eyebrow with an amused expression.
“What is so strange about that? I want to kill him just the same. After all, he is one of the responsible for my mother’s death.”
General Anson put on a complicated expression before heaving a long sigh.
But in the end, he said nothing more about the topic.
“What are your plans after this, Prince?”
I thought for a moment before looking in the direction of Fort Mist.
“There are still a few things I need to take care of in Fort Mist. After that, I plan to return to the capital for the celebration of the emperor’s birthday. General, are you going to return with me?”
General Liko hesitated briefly before shaking his head.
“I’m sorry, Prince, but defending Fort Mist is my mission in life. Even if I promised to support you, I don’t plan to leave the fort.”
I nodded in understanding. In fact, I already expected this.
Due to that, I did not insist.
Instead, I looked at General Anson before sighing.
“You should be careful. Turbulent times are approaching the world, and you should be prepared.”
General Anson fell silent for a brief moment, before looking at me and nodding.
“Mm. We should return then.”
Two days later, I was lying on the bed of Princess E’Athar’s bed as she lay beside me while panting heavily.
After the Princess’s breathing returned to normal, she put a hand on my chest and smiled sweetly.
Soon, though, her smile turned complicated.
“… Claus, I received a notice from the capital.”
“Yes…” Princess E’Athar nodded with a bitter smile. “They asked me to return to the capital as soon as possible. I plan to depart tonight.”
I looked at Princess E’Athar and sighed.
“In other words, we will not see each other for a while, huh.”
The princess nodded, her expression slightly sad.
Seeing her like that, I smiled softly and kissed her lips.
“Don’t worry about that. It’s not as though we are not going to meet again. I only hope you don’t forget about me.”
Princess E’Athar rolled her eyes. But she then sighed and put her head on my shoulder.
“… I’ll miss you.”
“Me too.” I chuckled. “Right, you should be careful when you return. Don’t show any sign that you are aiming for the throne, and just behave normally. Also, try to investigate about the abnormalities in the Daemon Empire, but be careful and don’t let anyone discover you.”
The princess nodded in understanding.
After she heard from me about the Immortals, she had understood the gravity of the situation.
“… Don’t worry, I’ll be careful. But… You should be careful as well.”
“Don’t worry, I will.”
Seeing my calm smile, the princess frowned and looked straight into my eyes.
“Claus, I’m serious. I don’t know what it is, but I’m sure the daemons are planning something in the Arcadian Empire. The attack on Fort Mist is just a part of it, not everything.”
I fell silent before nodding.
“Okay, I’ll be careful.”
Princess E’Athar sighed in relief when she saw I was taking her advice seriously and brought her face towards mine, kissing my lips softly.
“… Claus, I don’t know if your words about marrying me are true, but right now, I truly hope so.”
I smiled gently and caressed her white hair.
“… Don’t worry, I always keep my promises.”
The princess blushed and smiled in embarrassment. Then, she kissed my lips again.
A few minutes after that, the bed was shaking violently again.
Later that day, I was watching Princess E’Athar leave for the Daemon Empire’s capital.
With a complicated expression, I sighed.
“It looks like it’s time to return to the capital, huh,” I muttered to myself.
To be honest, I miss Dina, Daisy, Raven, Louise, and the others in the capital.
Moreover, I have been anxious to see them again since the technique to share my Immortality was successful. I want to share my happiness with them.
I guess that even an old Immortal like me can be eager sometimes.
But now that I’m leaving-
“… I failed to find anything, huh.”
Princess E’Athar was not the only reason I have not returned to the capital yet.
Actually, there is another reason more important reason.
The reason why I came to Fort Mist in the first place.
To find information about the Immortal.
Unfortunately, I failed to find anything no matter how much I searched.
I even visited the daemon empire several times, using my consciousness to envelop the entire empire and examine it carefully in case I missed something. But even so, I did not notice anything that could tell me the Immortal’s goal.
I know that he is responsible for the war between Daemons and Humans, and I also know that whatever he wants to achieve is related to summoning his main body to this world, but I don’t know what method he is using.
No matter how much I search, I can’t find a summoning circle and I can’t understand what is the purpose of this war.
Am I missing something?
“Damn it, so troublesome.” I sighed again and shook my head.
I guess there is nothing I can do for the moment.
I can only prepare as much as possible.
With these thoughts in my mind, I decided to return to the capital.
Back where Dina, Lena, Daisy, and the others are.
At the same time, in a completely different part of the world, a young man was standing in front of an old man with a smile on his face.
“You want power?” He asked with a bewitching voice that seemed to reach the heart of the old man.
Dazed, the old man could only nod.
“… I do.”
“Is it so? Then, take my power.” The young man said with a playful grin. “Go and spread chaos in the world. Tell the world about my coming.
“About the coming of [End]”
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