The Duke’s Madness - Chapter 134
The Duke’s Madness chapter 134
Arthur’s mouth fell open.
The end of the pure white space.
It was because the man at the end was familiar.
I blinked my eyes wondering if I was mistaken.
But it didn’t change.
Black hair symbolizes Bavaria.
Slightly raised eyebrows.
Although he has wrinkles, he has distinct features that seem like he might have heard the call of an exciting handsome man when he was young.
My father whom I only saw in portraits.
Leo Bayern stood in front of me in amazement.
He must have died of an incurable disease when he was three years old?
Because of that, Arthur asked with a slight trembling at the end of his voice.
“really… Are you the father?”
The corner of Leo Bayern’s mouth went up.
[I couldn’t play the father role, but biologically your father is right.]
“… … .”
[It’s the first time I’ve seen it like this, son.]
Arthur collapsed on the spot.
Leo giggled at the sight of his mouth wide open in shock.
[Is it really good to meet your father?]
Arthur blurted out and answered.
“It’s not particularly good. That’s probably the first time my father and I met, right?”
Leo narrowed his eyes.
[what? Then why are you surprised?]
“It’s like when a person you thought was dead comes back to life.”
[…] The son of this bastard! I should be happy if my dead father came back alive!]
“… What are you talking about if you left without having time to like it?”
[Oh hey, this guy!]
“But are you really my father?”
At Arthur’s question, Leo laughed.
[Would you like to walk?]
Arthur pondered over Leo’s proposal and stood up.
However, he couldn’t approach it and hesitated.
It was because there was still a bit of doubt left in the situation that was so unbelievable.
‘My father, who is standing now… What about Mr. Whitebeard’s curse?’
it could have been enough
He is a black magician who has lived for a thousand years.
I didn’t know if I could do something like this even if I died.
Because of that, when Arthur couldn’t move easily, Leon approached first and held out his hand.
[Do you hate holding hands with men?]
Arthur, who hesitated, eventually grabbed Leo’s hand.
Leo smiled softly and pulled Arthur towards him and began to walk.
As Arthur, who suddenly got up from his seat and followed him, Leo opened his mouth.
[Your hands are very rough. Have you held the sword for a long time?]
Arthur answered a beat late.
“It took a long time.”
[How many years did you get it?]
“hmm… Forty years?”
[what!? 40 years? So you’re saying my son is older than me?]
“There are bound to be many. This is my second round.”
[…] Round 2?]
“yes. After dying, he came back to life and returned to the past. So, I have no choice but to be older than my father.”
A look of amazement appeared on Leo’s face.
[2nd round… Right. My son also went to the nether road with me once.]
“… Hwangcheon Road?”
[They say people across the sea call the road the dead walk on.]
“Ohh… is it so? That’s amazing. But father.”
“Aren’t you surprised that I’m dead?”
[It’s no big deal to die and come back to life. It’s even more of a miracle that we’re meeting like this now.]
Arthur narrowed his eyes and murmured.
“uh… Is it like that?”
“father. Are you very unique?”
[Is that what you mean? The one who came back to life?]
This time Arthur shrugged.
Leo burst out laughing and explained.
[This image is a memory imprinted in my blood that dwells in your body.]
Arthur narrowed his eyes.
“Not my father, but a memory?”
[okay. To be a little more precise… .]
Leo, who was speechless, shut his mouth.
[…] hmm. My memory is broken. Unfortunately I can’t explain this. Anyway, what you are looking at now is my memory.]
At Leo’s words, Arthur thought.
‘Is this a memory mixed with my father’s blood?’
Even though it made sense, it didn’t make sense.
Anyway, since he is the son of Leo Bayern, it is true that his blood is mixed, but the sleeping memories of that blood appear?
It was a phenomenon that Arthur’s common sense could not easily understand.
Then Leo opened his mouth.
[Is Yonel doing well?]
Arthur’s eyes widened.
[Yes my wife, your mother. The prettiest woman in the world, Yonel.]
With the answer, Leo turned his head.
A dazzlingly bright smile hung over it.
Arthur, who had been watching that smile blankly, managed to answer.
“uh… How are you now?”
[That means I didn’t get along well before.]
“yes. You worked hard.”
[May I ask why?]
May I tell my father about Dormund,
Can I explain that 2nd Prince Can Madrid threatens Bayern?
It was not easily grasped.
As the silence grew longer because of that, Leo stopped walking.
[Oops, I don’t have much time.]
[It’s time to part ways. Let’s hear about Yonel later.]
Arthur opened his mouth.
“You have to break up? So suddenly?”
[Meeting and parting are always sudden. So, take care of yourself from now on, Arthur.]
Leo gently lowered his back.
Arthur wasn’t that small either, but Leo’s height was much taller than that, and it was only then that the rich man’s eyes met head-on.
In the midst of that, Leo opened his mouth.
[To lift the curse on you, you must become a Sword Master.]
Arthur tilted his head.
“… Father, why are you talking nonsense all of a sudden?”
Leo didn’t answer Arthur’s question.
Instead, he continued to explain very quickly.
[Sword skill can cut through anything, but to cut something that cannot be cut requires a higher level of sword skill. That’s sword steel.]
“… … .”
[If you manifest sword steel, you will be able to cut off the warlock’s curse. So if you break up with me, you must become a sword master.]
Arthur softly frowned.
“I know that, but suddenly become a sword master? That is impossible even for me.”
Leo burst out laughing.
[what… It must be difficult, but I can still do it.]
Leo stroked Arthur’s head.
[Are you my son?]
“… … .”
[If it’s my son, I’m sure he’ll be able to do it. The sword is the real talent you have.]
At that stroke, Arthur lowered his head involuntarily.
“I don’t know anything, Father.”
[No need to understand. What you should focus on now is becoming a sword master.]
Leo grabbed Arthur’s chin and raised his head again.
Arthur’s pupils contained Leo’s black pupils.
[I don’t have that much time, Arthur. That curse is a very vicious magic cast by a black magician who made a contract with the devil.]
“… … .”
[If you make a mistake, not only will you be locked up there for the rest of your life, but if you miss the timing, you may not be able to meet the people you love forever.]
Arthur’s eyes widened.
“What do you mean, father?”
[Even if the time there and the present world are different, time flows anyway.]
“… … .”
[If you get out of there late, you may be separated from your mother and sister forever.]
Arthur’s mouth fell open.
In response, Leo smiled softly.
[Do you feel better now?]
[okay. That was enough.]
“… Can I ask just one question?”
“How did you and I meet?”
[You and I met because of a very special miracle.]
[My blood dwelling in your body, and your mind that is not crazy.]
Arthur’s eyes widened.
“A crazy mind?”
[okay. It is another special miracle that the impossible miracle met and achieved. Do you understand what that means?]
Arthur murmured at Leo’s explanation.
‘I don’t understand, but… I think I understand what it is.’
mind that is not crazy.
In other words, isn’t the feeling that I felt comfortable just a moment ago, my mind not really crazy?
At that moment, Leo’s hand moved away.
Surprised, Arthur turned his head, and at some point his body became translucent.
Arthur exclaimed urgently.
“If I don’t go crazy, can we meet again Father!”
At Arthur’s words, Leo smiled.
[We will meet again. And at that time, it’s not like this memory… .]
At the same time as Leo blurted out his words, the pure white world collapsed.
At the same time, Arthur’s eyes widened.
[I will really hug you with my body.]
Arthur’s eyes widened at Leo’s words.
“Ji, is it a real body? Father, are you still alive?’
Leo didn’t answer.
Instead, he gently tugged at Arthur’s cheek and whispered.
[I love you my son. Please take care of Yonel and Irene.]
* * *
Arthur opened his eyes.
“… … .”
I could see the black sky.
I saw a black ceiling that I didn’t even know was the sky.
Arthur, looking at the ceiling, could tell.
“Are you back?”
Arthur stood up and looked around.
Just like the black ceiling, everything was black.
At that moment, Arthur shivered lightly.
The loneliness of being left alone again covered his whole body.
Arthur murmured at the feeling he had never felt in his entire life.
‘To be alone. It’s a lot harder than I thought.’
Perhaps, the curse of the white beard might not be confined in this space, but it might be this emotion.
‘Maybe it’s because I met my father, it’s more lonely and painful than I thought.’
That loneliness consumed Arthur.
Arthur murmured in his consciousness sinking deeper and deeper.
‘In fact, isn’t the fact that I came to see my father an illusion created by my longing?
Looking back, it didn’t make any sense at all.
How could the memory of my dead father wake up from sleeping in my blood?
The father of memory said that all of this was a miracle, but wasn’t it actually a ‘hope’?
‘An illusion created by my wish to meet my father… .’
Looking at the current situation, it seemed more plausible that way.
Because of that, it was when a deep sigh escaped from Arthur’s mouth.
I felt a strange sensation in my right hand.
I didn’t know it, but a ray of light was flashing in the pitch-black darkness.
As Arthur looked at the light, his heart started beating wildly.
“This… A fortune-telling sword?”
I wondered if it was an illusion, so I closed my eyes and opened them, but it wasn’t.
A memento of my father, given to him by my godfather.
The sword was shining like a ray of light in the dark.
The moment I realized that fact, a thrill went through my body.
‘It was not an illusion. I am… I met my real father.’
At that moment, the spirit that had sunk low rose to the surface again.
Arthur murmured, raising the corner of his mouth involuntarily.
“Thank you, father.”
Because it’s real, not fake.
Arthur, who swallowed back his words, stood up from his seat.
“Whoa… … .”
Arthur let out a long sigh and grabbed the meteorite sword with both hands.
A familiar yet unfamiliar sensation was felt at the fingertips.
In that state, Arthur, who had calmed down his mind and body, swung the meteorite sword from top to bottom.
I drew it lightly.
In an instant, the darkness parted.
The meteorite sword made of light cut through the darkness of Whitebeard.
Arthur, who watched the incident, brightened his eyes.
‘My father said In order to cut through something that cannot be cut, something stronger than swordsmanship is needed.’
As expected, there is only sword steel that is stronger than sword sword.
‘The last feast spewed out by those who stand on the tip of the sword.’
If Geomchi could cut through anything, Geomgang could cut through what it couldn’t.
‘In other words, if I wear sword steel, I can even cut off this curse, just like my father said.’
The question is whether he can become a sword master who can exude sword steel.
Arthur, who was worried, smiled.
“What can I not do?”
The sword is not a talent and bloodline stolen from someone.
A natural talent possessed by a man named Arthur Bayern.
And that talent has never been betrayed.
Thinking this far, Arthur swung his sword.
The darkness parted once more, and the light of the meteorite sword grew a little stronger.
In the midst of it, a now familiar voice came to my ears.
[That is correct, son.]
A smile crept across Arthur’s lips.