I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With - Chapter 91
I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With chapter 91
91 – Aranion Elderheart – (3)
“You’re going to fall this way. Can’t you hear me?!”
Someone shouted with all his might, but the voice lingered for a while before disappearing under a tumultuous murmur.
Guardian Knight Milia Liantur bit her lower lip hard as she looked inside the chaotic building.
Inside the banquet hall, it was literally an abyss.
The ceiling of the huge building collapsed. In the aftermath, a huge hole was punctured in the floor.
Has it been less than an hour since then?
The soldiers in confusion and the knights at a loss. All the nobles attending the banquet pushed the door open to escape, but the doorway was covered in rubble and wouldn’t open.
To make matters worse, some knights, including the Empress and the Guardian, disappeared as if they were sucked into a hole in the floor.
The only person who could be the focal point was the Guardian Knight who kept his position.
Yuriard was constantly waving his hands and arranging the soldiers who had lost their way to the right place to reduce confusion, but this was not enough.
Unsurprisingly, not many people predicted that an event of this magnitude would happen at the gathering of all five grand dukes of the empire.
“Evacuate the dukes first. There will be a room in the boudoir.”
Millia nodded and turned around.
Then there was Seira, who was humming a song while sitting at a round table with Harzfeld.
“You look very busy, Leah.”
That smiling face, more than ever before, made Millia hateful.
“There is no time for idle chatter. Sister, hurry up and evacuate.”
“Because you will get hurt.”
“hahahaha. Lia is also very worried.”
Saying that, Seira shook her shoulders and her face hardened coldly.
“So, Leah. Is this the Guardian Knight you chose?”
“… … .”
“At first glance, it looks like it’s very weak. How about returning to High Linx like you said a few days ago?”
“I told you. I have no intention of going back.”
“Even if it ended up like this?”
She looked around in silence.
The scenery of the banquet hall that has become a mess and the sound of screams leaking out. It collapsed, and stone dust flowed through the cracked walls.
Shrugging her shoulders, Seira continued.
“Lea, this is reality. It was a position that did not fit your capabilities from the beginning. It was obtained thanks to the prestige of our family and the influence of Count Pendrin, and not with the full power of a person like you.”
“… … .”
“Really, would things have turned out like this had I been there?”
When Seira shot at her sharply, Millia kept her mouth shut.
The other grand dukes looked this way anxiously, but Seira didn’t care.
Instead, he nodded his head and raised his hands tied to the rope. Because it was a restraining tool made of a special material called anti-magic iron, it was impossible for Seira to use magic now.
Saira laughed and said as she narrowed her eyes.
“I have a simple solution, would you like to hear it?”
Milia could easily anticipate what Seira would say later.
“You can borrow my hand. It’s a very simple thing, just release this restraint.”
Millia clenched her fists.
Then Seira spoke as if driving a wedge.
“how? Aren’t you tempted?”
“… … .”
“Like when I was young, I want help from my older sister whom I respect. And they go back to the territory together. you live happily The vacancy you left will be filled by another talented person.”
Certainly, with the help of Seira, the Archmage, this difficult situation could be solved at once.
With a gesture of your hand, you’ll be able to clear the rubble that’s blocking your path.
Putting both choices on the scale, it would have been natural for him to lean toward seeking Seira’s help. It was a decision even a fool could have made.
Still, Millia wanted to stand alone.
There was a time when Seira Liantoura was obscured by the intense light and thirsty to prove her worth.
If you were yourself at that time, what decision would you have made?
would have been similar He would have been just as stubborn as he is now.
However, Miria’s current feelings were very slightly different from before.
Rather than the purpose of proving one’s worth, another heart was firmly holding on to the heart.
She herself was acutely aware of the reason.
Someone’s face came into my mind.
And Seira also seemed to notice such a subtle change.
“Huh… … .”
Seira looked at Milia’s face with wrinkles between her brows.
He snorted as if he lost interest in that resolute expression.
“Funny, Leah. Are you past puberty? You have already become a flower-like maiden.”
“… … Noisy. It’s none of your sister’s business.”
When Milia answered bluntly, Seira giggled.
And before long, she raised her head and smiled broadly.
“Yeah, what. If that’s your choice, I won’t bother breaking it. Keep struggling like you are now. I think that would be more fun.”
“It still tastes like rice.”
“Isn’t that my charm?
After a conversation between sisters.
A moment of stillness remained.
And Seira insinuated.
“By the way, isn’t there something strange?”
“Aranion Elderheart, where the hell is it?”
The words sparked my spirit.
Millia hurriedly looked around. However, nowhere in the line of sight was Aranion, Grand Duke of Winter, nowhere to be seen.
You must have been in the banquet hall just a little while ago, right?
“It’s not just Aranion. I can’t even see the enlisted men under him. Where is it? I think I know roughly, but~?”
“… … no way.”
Uriard seemed to have the same intuition.
His eyes met as he looked around with his face hardened.
That’s when Uriad was about to open his mouth.
coo coo coo.
Suddenly, an intense vibration began to echo from under my feet. The aftermath was so strong that overturned tables bounced upside down.
“What the hell!”
At first glance, it looked like an earthquake, but the texture was different.
In other words, someone has done a great deal of destruction down there.
Thinking that far, Milia hardened her face.
The ones in the basement now are Empress Lyncia Ayrn and the Guardian Guard Fried Iscobal.
“… … Damn it. The Empress is in danger!”
Uriad grasped the situation and raised his hand.
“I think it’s late.”
Saira said brightly.
And as if in response to her words, black figures began to appear one after another on the second floor balcony of the banquet hall.
The group standing in a row through the loft hallway were wearing hoods, and the ears of the elves on either side stood out.
“Snow elves… … .”
And the black crowd drew their weapons all at once.
The chaos accelerated, and the air rang with cries of terror and the clatter of nails as they scraped the walls to escape.
Milia hurriedly drew her sword and lowered her stance.
Saira asked in the midst of an imminent situation.
“Hey, Leah. I have a question for you.”
“Originally, the imperial palace is guarded like this?”
“… … .”
Millia was also a question that came up again and again.
Tak tok tok.
The sound of footsteps echoed through the empty water.
And there followed the sound of several military boots slapping behind his back.
The eerie sound of footsteps chills the spine.
A group of pursuers approached at close range.
Of course, it was Lynchia and I who were chasing after them.
It was also a mistake to collapse the entire waterway.
Because of that sound, all the sprinklers who entered the basement began to approach us at once.
As if Lyncia had already reached the limit of her stamina, she was breathing heavily and was almost being pulled towards me.
It was only a matter of time before he was caught.
“Are you okay?”
“Huh, huh. It’s okay, it’s okay.”
He said that, but Lyncia’s legs were shaking.
I decided it was unreasonable to run like this any longer.
I can’t help it. I just put my arms between her legs.
While Lyncia tilted her head, I raised my arms and almost held her up.
“Ughhhhh! What, what are you doing!”
Lyncia, who had suddenly turned into a burlap sack, let out a shrieking sound and slapped my shoulder with her small hand like a cotton bat, but it didn’t even itch.
“Everything can be reached! strange place! No, in a precious place!”
After that, I ignored the voice I heard and ran away.
Lynchia also shouted for a long time and then became quiet as if she was tired of her pool.
And right around the next corner.
I ran into another group of pursuers.
No luck either.
How many people did you loose, Aranion bastard?
I stopped and pondered.
can you break through? Leaving Lyncia behind? With one arm blocked?
“It’s worth the bottom line.”
Wiping my philtrum, I took out my sword.
If it happened like this, there would be no choice but to compete at speed. I put all my strength into my calf.
And the moment you step out.
Lincia, who was dangling from her shoulder, waved her arms and shouted.
As if in response to those words, a huge grotesque bird appeared and jumped into the group of pursuers.
The monster that appeared out of nowhere made the pursuers panic and run away, and thanks to that, a road was created.
I hurriedly ran between them.
There were some who recognized the situation and wielded weapons, but they couldn’t even brush their collars.
As we went further, we reached a platform-like space where waterways were intertwined.
Light leaks over your head.
As soon as I was about to cheer for the bright light, the shouts of the pursuers hit my ears.
Exactly, all over the place.
From almost every waterway connected to the platform, assailants were running, brandishing weapons.
The number is probably between fifty and one hundred. It was an unbelievable amount.
“… … That, Empress?”
“… … Yes.”
“I wonder if it’s that wig or what… … .”
“This was the last time… … . I don’t have mana… … .”
Lyncia said while crying.
Well, Lincia is still immature. I can’t summon such a gigantic spirit more than once.
Even in the original work, that level was possible only in the final half.
“Iknow, right. It’s our dog.”
Lyncia also helped.
Anyway, it seems that my mouth has become very rough.
I hit my forehead in embarrassment.
Even at this moment, Aranion’s killers were approaching us every moment.
A dilemma, no, a situation that is at the forefront.
However, at that moment my eyes caught something strange.
In one of the dark passageways, a stranger was waving.
The assailant jumped up and down, beckoning us to come this way.
At first, of course, I thought he was an assassin who wanted to kill us. But when I looked closely, I quickly realized that wasn’t the case.
“… … .”
There was only one person in the aisle.
And the ears protruding from the sides disproved the fact that the person was an elf.
From this point of view, you might think that he is simply a snow elf assassin from Aranion.
However, the moment I saw the elf’s light purple hair shining bright even in the dark, and the fluttering sleeve of one arm, I realized the identity of that person.
I stuttered in disbelief.
“Eina, Sir… … ?”
And the person on the other side of the aisle nodded triumphantly as soon as he heard my voice.
Why is that bullsh*t here?