Chapter 32 - Amelia's Miracle
Priest Aiden started begging for his life when he felt the sharp blade near his neck. “There… there’s nothing we can do but wait for her to wake up by herself. The amount of divine power we have is barely half of hers. So there’s no way for us to pinpoint when…”
Priest Aiden flinched at the cold words. He didn’t even want to go against the man.
The priest ran away as if it were all planned when Miltiades put away his sword and gestured.
Callian quietly asked Miltiades, “Should I get rid of him?”
“Later.” The priest was useless, but Miltiades still needed him right now.
Miltiades looked at the sleeping child. She was sleeping soundly and didn’t look close to waking up. ‘Amelia.’ He had given her this name but never called her by it, so it still felt unfamiliar to him. ‘No, there was no need to say it.’ She would always come to him whenever they made eye contact.
“…” He hadn’t spent a long time agonizing over the name. Callian’s words about him staying up three nights had led to some doubts, but Miltiades had only done that because he didn’t want to give her the same name as other saintesses. And the name Amelia had popped up. ‘I thought it suited her…” It indeed fit her very well.
“Callian,” Miltiades spoke.
“Yes, Your Majesty.”
“I need you to send a message to the Holy Empire.” Miltiades had never imagined he would need to ask the Holy Empire for a favor one day. He laughed as he raised his hand and felt Amelia’s warmth through It was a weak warmth that could be snuffed out whenever he wanted. “Tell them that Saintess Amelia saved 132 people and fell unconscious, so she needs divine healing.”
“…!” Callian widened his eyes. “Do you really want to send a message like that?”
There was a chance that the Vatican would hear about the incident. No one knew what would happen if people found out that experiments to turn humans into beasts were going on within the Northern Empire. This decision meant that Miltiades would take responsibility for any danger.
‘If it’s for the saintess…’ Callian pushed down his overwhelming emotions, steeled his face, and said, “I understand, Your Majesty!”
Callian left, and the room became quiet. Miltiades propped up his chin and looked down at Amelia. He carefully touched her cheek.“Wake up soon, kiddo.” He missed seeing her bright smile.
* * *
‘It was an unfamiliar ceiling.’ I recalled the first line of many novels as I woke up. “Huh? Where am I?”
I got up and blinked when Luciana walked into the room, and we made eye contact. “Luci, hi!”
Usually, she would’ve smiled at me, but she showed a different reaction. She ran toward me and pulled me into such a tight hug that I could barely breathe. “Saintess, is it really you?” she asked.
“No, Luciana. I’m actually your grandfather…”
“You’re the saintess.”
I was upset that she didn’t go along with my joke. Her wall was too high.
I felt Luciana’s sigh of relief as she hugged me. It also sounded a bit like a cry. I felt sorry for making her worry about me and patted her back. It probably didn’t feel like much because my hand was small.
“I was worried that someone happened to you.”
“Who am I? Of course, I’m fine.”
“You look like it.”
“Luci, I’m really fine!”
“Okay.” Luciana kindly smiled and let go of me.
“But where are we?”
“This is the castle in Yurigen.”
It was the residence of a lord near the border. I then asked, “What about Daddy?”
“Ah, should I call His Majesty over?”
I thoughtlessly nodded and then realized what I forgot. ‘Harel!’ I bolted out of my seat. “Luci! Where’s Harel?”
“Saintess, you can’t get up right now.”
“It’s urgent! Hurry!” I needed to see if Harel was okay! My and my dad’s futures depended on it! The male lead’s as well!
Luciana didn’t look too happy, but she answered me anyway after I kept asking. “He’s in the third room in the west annex downstairs.”
“Okay, I got it!”
I recklessly ran out of the room to Luciana’s horror, but I didn’t have time for this.
Many people called out to me as I ran. ‘No, don’t call me! I’m busy right now!’
Harel was sleeping in the room I quickly ran to. Kais was sitting next to him, and he looked surprised to see me.
If I were in a different situation, I would’ve greeted him, but at that moment, I didn’t have the mind to. I put my hand on Harel’s neck. I could feel his heartbeat.
‘He’s alive.’ His complexion looked good, and his lips were pink. Harel was healthy. ‘The resurrection magic worked! What a relief!’ As I relaxed, I lost the strength in my legs. I thought I was going to fall when I felt a hand holding onto me. “…”
Kais’s face was close to me. I had thought this before, but I was shocked at how good-looking he was. He didn’t look human. ‘He has an incredible face.’ Only the word ‘gorgeous’ could describe him! His shining violet eyes were so beautiful they looked like jewels. I said, “I’m looking forward to you in ten years.”
Kais made a face. I was about to tell him to grow up into an Adonis when I saw a shadow on his head.
“…?” A big, sturdy hand held me up, and a shining golden gaze met mine. It was my dad!
“Hi, Daddy!” I said, and immediately thought, ‘Why does he look so mad?’
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