Chapter 31 - Amelia's Miracle
“The divine power has purified the whole area. We’ll get more details from the Vatican, but for now, there won’t be any beasts.” Callian proudly gave an update.
Miltiades had placed his hand on his head as he was deep in his thoughts. The sound of his finger tapping the table was the only indication of his emotions. “Callian.”
“Yes, Your Majesty.”
“Have you ever seen such divine power?”
Callian shook his head.
“Of course you haven’t. Neither have I.” Even the Pope’s power that Miltiades had coincidentally seen couldn’t compare to it. ‘I’ve never heard of any records of such light either.’
Although he had heard that the saintess’s power was great, he thought it would be similar to that of the Pope’s. However, the power he had seen that day was much greater. “We need to learn more about the saintess.”
“Should I tell Achillios?”
“No,” Miltiades shook his head. “Don’t tell anyone about what you saw today.”
“How will you get rid of the corpses and the remnants of the dead?”
The things underground were part of the research to turn humans into beasts. ‘Were they trying to make atypical beasts?’ He had an inkling of who the true owner of the laboratory was.
“Keep everything a secret,” Miltiades ordered Callian.
Callian was momentarily confused. “Are you sure you don’t want to interrogate Duke Ravenhook about this?”
“Let’s watch him for a bit to see what interesting things he does.”
Callian couldn’t understand Miltiades’s decision. ‘Why is he letting go of a golden opportunity to get back at Duke Ravenhook? Is he trying to…’ Callian had a huge realization.
“I see. You’ve decided this because you’re concerned for the saintess.” Callian nodded with emotional eyes and smiled. “I understand. I’ll take responsibility and keep it a secret!”
As Callian loudly resolved himself, Miltiades narrowed his eyes. He didn’t like how Callian was thinking about Amelia. ‘Is he perhaps…’
Right when he was going to interrogate Callian…
“Your Majesty, this is Berrict.”
Berrict opened the door and walked in. He tilted his head when he saw the uncomfortable Miltiades and the smiling Callian. ‘The atmosphere in the room is weird.’
“Your Majesty, I will leave first.” Callian grinned and left the room, unaware of how close he was to losing his life.
Miltiades kept glaring at Callian until the door closed.
“…” Berrict thought that he was seeing many sides of Miltiades these days. ‘He has stayed the same for 10 years.’ He was happy to see the change in Miltiades, but he couldn’t get used to it.
“What do you need?”
“I wanted to update you on the civilians we found in the bandits’ hideout. There are 132 people from the underground prison. What do you want us to do with them?”
“Are any of the specimens alive?”
“None, Sir.” Berrict shook his head. “The saintess’s miracle cured most of them, but the ones who had turned into beasts died.”
It was usual for the lord of the territory to deal with these matters. But there was a reason Berrict was in charge. ‘The people who witnessed Amelia’s miracle.’ It would become troublesome if the lord leaked this information.
“Should we get rid of them all?” Berrict asked in a lowered voice.
Usually, Miltiades would’ve agreed right away, but he couldn’t respond easily this time because of the child. ‘How fun.’ It was important to get rid of the people who would talk, but he was reluctant to give the order.
“No, keep them alive.” Miltiades knew he could kill them whenever he wanted to. “Take them to Helsarose. We can deal with them later.”
“Yes, Your Majesty,” Berrict responded with a smile. ‘He has become a person.’
Miltiades looked in disgust at the proud expression Berrict was making. Berrict didn’t take it to heart as he looked at Miltiades as if Miltiades were his son.
Miltiades was in a bad mood. “If you have nothing else to say, leave.”
“Yes, I will.”
Although Berrict easily left, Miltiades was still upset.
“Glory to Rahel’s light.”
Right when Berrict opened the door, he made eye contact with a servant who was about to knock. He asked, “What is it?”
“Your Majesty, Priest Aiden is done with the saintess’s treatment.”
Miltiades got up before the servant finished reporting.
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“These symptoms appeared because she brought a miracle with her young body.” Priest Aiden sweated while explaining. “The amount of divine power she used was more than an adult could handle, so there were some side effects. This isn’t rare, so you don’t need to worry.”
Miltiades’s face wrinkled at Priest Aiden’s words. “Who said I wanted to hear that? When will she wake up?”
“I don’t know.”
“…” Miltiades’s golden eyes turned sharp.
Callian got ready to stop him when he took out his sword. ‘You can’t murder people in front of the Saintess!’ He didn’t know if Miltiades heard his thoughts, but thankfully no one died.
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