Chapter 33 - Saintess Amelia
Miltiades immediately ran over to Amelia’s room when he heard that she had woken up. She was supposed to welcome him inside the room, but she wasn’t there.
“Can anyone explain what’s going on?” Miltiades’s happiness plummeted when he looked at the empty room and recalled her bright smile. It had been a long time since his mood had become this bad. “I had definitely heard my daughter was awake?”
When the knights heard his ice-cold tone, they flinched. “That… uh… Your Majesty…” they stuttered. As they saw Miltiades clench his fist and sensed his bloodlust, they uncomfortably glanced at each other.
“We… we’re sorry, Your Majesty. The saintess ran…”
“We should’ve blocked her, but we couldn’t recognize her. Please spare us!”
Miltiades didn’t waste his words. “I don’t need incompetent people.” He gestured, and the knights’ faces went white. Immediately, other knights came in to take away the knights in the room.
Callian, who had rushed after Miltiades, arrived now and tilted his head at the knights. “Your Majesty, they…”
“They’re useless.” To Miltiades, they were nothing. It was more important to find where Amelia was. ‘Where did she run off to as soon as she woke up? Dragging her unhealthy body around.’ “My daughter has disappeared. Find her now.”
“Ah, I was late because I was going to talk to you about this,” Callian said, and Miltiades turned to him, “Your Majesty, I heard that the saintess is at the western annex.”
Miltiades stopped walking. He didn’t know what was at the western annex. “Why is she over there?”
“That…” Callian carefully spoke as he saw Miltiades’s eyebrows furrow. “The child is at the western annex. The one the saintess saved.”
Miltiades’s gaze changed. The atmosphere around him changed, and Callian couldn’t hide the nervousness in his heart. He followed the cold-hearted Miltiades, hoping nothing would happen.
* * *
Kais looked at Harel.
To be precise, he looked at the priests who were hanging around and saying that they were looking over Harel’s condition.
“Is this the child?”
“Yes, yes. He’s the one the saintess saved with resurrection magic.”
“Oh, how amazing… Isn’t resurrection magic difficult even for the Pope?”
“You said she was six years old?”
“To think a child so young can already use high-level magic.”
“His heart rate and breathing are all normal.”
“I heard he was close to death, so isn’t this pretty much reviving someone from the dead?”
The priests had said they were looking over Harel’s condition, but they were only observing his body. Kais pushed down the urge to kick them all out and recalled when he had seen his younger brother encased in light. ‘He was alive.’ Kais knew how many people had died in that room. Countless people had never returned.
“This would’ve been impossible if she weren’t the saintess.”
“Being able to see this miracle is making me emotional.”
“I’m surprised that there’s still this much divine power inside him.”
The priests continued to look at Harel’s condition in shock. However, in reality, they were only fawning over the “Saintess.”
Kais found out something while listening to the conversation. ‘That kid really is a Saintess.’ He had heard that she was, but he hadn’t believed it. Moreover, there was a huge gap between what he had heard of and what he had seen.
Kais made a face. ‘I still need to thank her. She saved Harel.’ He didn’t think he would see her again, but he knew he needed to thank that kid, the saintess. Right when he decided to do it—
The door opened, and a small girl came in.
“…” Kais became confused when he made eye contact with those red eyes. ‘Why is she here?’
As if she couldn’t hear the voice behind her, Amelia ran inside and looked over at Harel. She was clad in a thin dress and was barefoot. With her pale white face on top of that, anyone could tell that she was in a worse condition than Harel.
Kais didn’t understand. ‘Why is she doing all this?’ He felt an unknown emotion creep up as Amelia looked over Harel.
Amelia observed Harel more carefully than the priests, and only then did she finally calmed down. A bright smile made its way to her lips, but she suddenly stumbled. “Ah!”
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