I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With - Chapter 69
I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With chapter 69
69 – Iscobar Manor – (3)
The high-ranking magistrate of the Empire, Coreld Haggins, checked his clothes in front of the door. I swept my oiled bangs up and checked to see if any stitches on my suit were sticking out. Finally, I stood in front of the full-length mirror, worried that my monocle might be crooked.
“Hmm. It’s a mess.”
His face was sunken, as if he had suffered excessively over the past few months. The dark circles came down all the way and reached the corners of her mouth.
It wasn’t just the face that was thinning there.
It’s just that the whole body lost a lot of weight. The clothes she was originally wearing didn’t fit her size, so she had to order a new one that was three sizes smaller than that.
Of course, Korald himself did not like this change at all. The virtues of an aristocratic nobility come from a flat and thick body. That’s why Korold ate more than usual to gain weight again. However, it was to no avail. It was because the accumulated work was so busy that the stamina consumed exceeded it.
Coreld cleared his throat in front of the door and swallowed the tension.
In the end, the rest of the patience, Coreld eventually came here to ask for a vacation from her lord, Lyncia Ayren. It was an intention to gain weight again and replenish stamina while resting leisurely.
It is said that the keeper of the border has also been approved for vacation, so there is nothing that can’t be done.
Correld knocked on the empress’ door.
You are probably in the middle of paperwork right now. In fact, there were rare voices coming from inside.
However, after several minutes of knocking, the word to come in did not come back.
Korold knocked again.
It was the same this time too. I can definitely feel the presence inside, but what the hell is going on?
“This is Magistrate Higgins. I’m going in.”
In the end, Korold said that and carefully opened the door and entered the office.
“What? You gave me a gift? What kind of gift was it? Huh? You gave me the family’s sword? Whose? Freed’s?”
There was a figure of Lyncia who continued to spit out questions as if embarrassed.
Korald looked at the empress and held his breath. His platinum hair was tousled, and the desk was littered with papers.
“Why did Sir Millia give the Fried family’s sword as a gift? It’s strange. Doesn’t it mean something else?”
What was even more surprising was that there was no one else in the office except for Lincia.
In other words, Lynchia was talking while looking into the air.
Correld’s mouth widened at that fact. However, Lyncia was so preoccupied with the conversation that she continued talking, unaware of the presence of a visitor.
“No, yes. You can. Then how much was that sword? What? Ten thousand dollars?! That’s a lot more than Fried’s monthly salary!”
Lyncia opened her eyes wide and raised her voice.
“No, but buying with money is too much. It’s against the rules! Don’t you think so too?”
For a moment, Korold thought he was talking about him and straightened up.
However, seeing the reaction of something in the air, Lyncia nodded as if satisfied.
“Yeah. That’s right. You’re right. I think we’re still ahead. Lucy did too. Fried didn’t seem to have any feelings for Sir Millia.”
Seeing Lyncia smile as if she had regained her composure, Coreld wiped her glasses with trembling hands.
However, looking at it again, there was only the figure of the master talking to the air.
Embarrassed, I took a step back.
Then he hit the leg of the table and tripped the chair.
And then Lynceia looked at him as if she realized Koreld’s existence.
“Huh? Mr. Haggins?”
“Ah, yes, yes. This is Higgins. I-I knocked, but there was no response.”
Only then did Lincia shake her head and straighten her posture.
“It’s been a while, Mr. Higgins. So what are you doing?”
“That… that’s it.”
Correld recalled the original business he had been looking for. It was to apply for a vacation.
However, Korold thought before opening his mouth. It was because the sight he had just seen was not forgotten in his mind.
Instead, Coreld said something else.
“By any chance, who were you talking to just now…?”
When I asked cautiously, Lyncia turned her head and looked into the air.
Then he shouted “Ahh” and smiled bashfully while looking at Korald.
“Oh, can’t you see? A new friend.”
“It’s small and cute, but it’s even commendable. It’s good at work. Oh, isn’t there something so pretty that it purrs and cries when you pet it?”
Lyncia said that with a broad smile, and Coreld felt a cold sweat run down his back.
I see the Empress again.
messy hair. Eyes out of focus. Long dark circles. Unraveled front island.
And even that eccentricity of talking to a place where no one is.
Conclusions were drawn in an instant.
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Due to so many events and stress, Lincia’s mind reached a point where she couldn’t stand it.
If left unattended, it will surely lead to madness. As a patriot, he did not even want to imagine what a disaster that would be for the empire.
Correld knew very well how to treat these symptoms.
it’s just a break What Lincia needed right now was nothing else, but plenty of sleep and leisure.
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Didn’t Korold himself want to settle his mind through a vacation?
‘I can’t help it… … .’
In the end, the original purpose had to be abandoned. The young lord worked hard until he became such a mess, but he thought of being comfortable with himself as a servant.
Korold felt guilty and quickly fell to his knees.
“My disloyalty, Your Majesty.”
Lincia’s eyes widened, but Coreld quickly continued.
“The weight of the responsibility that His Majesty has shouldered, and the hard work of sacrificing for the empire even while overtaxing both mind and body. Until now, we have not noticed. Even while His Majesty reached this point, he was even thinking of living well for himself. I can’t bear it. It’s a sin to the point of being sorry.”
“Your Majesty will not be at work for a week from today. The same goes for education. Please rest comfortably and ask for enough sleep. I will also tell the attendants.”
Lynchia struggled because she couldn’t keep up with the flow of the story, and Coreld hit a wedge.
“I’ll also return my vacation. I’ll bring a bed to the office until the work conference is over, and I’ll take care of the lodging there.”
“Why are you doing that…”
“If this can be of any help to His Majesty, it will be my greatest pleasure.”
Korald bowed his head one last time.
“Then let’s step back.”
In the end, it was like taking off and attaching another one, but Coreld was proud. At the thought of contributing to the empire, I felt a warm feeling in a corner of my heart.
Lynchia twitched her lips and shook her unfocused eyes to and fro as she saw Coreld like that.
Coreld saw that and thought that his master was moved.
Of course, Korald didn’t notice that it was a reaction that came out of bewilderment.
“Why are you doing that…!”
He was a competent administrator, but at the same time a stupid human being.
“Is this the end?”
I said, wiping the sweat from my forehead.
What was lying under his feet was a beast in the form of a wolf. It was twice as large as most wolves, and its fangs were twice as long and sharp. The Witchbeast where my sword was stuck wriggled for a while and then stopped moving.
He was a tough guy once. He almost got tired of seeing the mana-wrapped sword go into a rage even after inserting it deep into his spine.
“f*k, is it over?”
Todd crawled out through a crack in the rocks.
Todd used to hide somewhere like that whenever there was a battle, and it reminded me of a nasty NPC in the game.
I looked around. We were in a basin where the ground was sunken, and a thick bloody smell vibrated inside.
The source of the smell was the corpses of dozens of wolf demons. While camping, I thought I heard a sudden tearing sound, and then they attacked.
I managed to cooperate with Milia and dealt with everything, but there were also a few dangerous moments. If the raids continued in the future, there might be injured sooner or later.
I saw the food in the sack. He had already eaten more than half of it.
A sigh comes out of nowhere
“How many days?”
“I know, idiot.”
It has been the third day since they left Elduah and left for Iscobar’s territory. The first day they moved on horseback, and after entering the territory, they moved on foot.
Todd wasn’t wrong. It boasted extremely rugged terrain that could never have formed naturally. Trees grew thickly on the walls and ceilings, and there was a cliff in the middle of the road, but the cliffs were connected diagonally like screw bars.
I thought it would be relatively easy to arrive because there was a guide, Eina, but the path she guided was literally hell itself.
I connected a single rope and struggled across the cliff, and grabbed a vine to cross the raging waterway. In the process, he fought dozens of times with demons.
It felt like I had been training for a long time.
It was so intense that even Todd could easily pass the level of the monster’s attack.
“How long have you been here?”
It’s already been asked hundreds of times.
And Aina gave the same answer as always.
“You say you’re almost there.”
“Yes. I can interpret it now.”
He said he was almost there, but he didn’t bother pointing out that he had already been rolling for over half a day. Because it was obvious that a meaningless answer would come back anyway.
Eina always had a smile on her face, even in such a harsh environment.
Well, it must be that much of an age.
“Haa. Why did you say you would come to a place like this?”
I realized why Fried didn’t visit the estate.
I sighed and tidied up the tent and tossed the sack.
Taking my words as a signal, I started walking again. Fortunately, there were no major obstacles other than the thick forest road ahead.
There were several demonic attacks, but they were easily repulsed because they didn’t form a group.
I walked like that for a few more hours.
Then, suddenly, Eina, who was walking in the lead, suddenly stopped. Unable to stop, I stuck my nose in the purple back of my head.
Looking at Eina with a dissatisfied expression while touching her nose, she slightly twitched the corners of her mouth. It was a slightly different look from his usual smile.
I felt a strange uneasiness in Eina’s expression.
“Why, what’s going on?”
At my question, Eina signed up, and Todd looked this way with a tired expression.
“What do you say?”
Why are you making such a worried face?
Todd said in a trembling voice.
“They say they’re lost.”
When Eina heard my swear words, she stuck out her tongue and hit me on the head like a character from an anime.
to kill? can i kill it?
I asked, barely holding back.
“Why did you get lost?”
“The terrain has changed a lot since it’s been so long since my last visit.”
“When is that time?”
Eina raised two fingers.
Eina then shook her head.
Twenty years is the time of the Iscobal Tragedy.
That is to say, he had come before Youngji was sold out.