"Bella! Did you not sleep well again today?" Osiris asked me with an obvious concern in his voice.
I haven't been able to sleep well recently since I had a lot of things on my mind. Especially after Isadore found out about the secret. So, I couldn't help but be on edge even though he hadn't done anything yet.
I also couldn't bring myself to tell Alistair. At least for now, since he seemed to be preoccupied with the war. He barely slept in the barrack and he looked so tired. So I didn't want to burden him even more.
What was worse was, the horrifying image of the bloodied soldier whom I saw at Isadore's barrack kept haunting me. Then three days ago, I saw someone literally dying and died right before me with my own two eyes for the first time in my life. He was neither
When I opened my eyes, the first thing I saw was the familiar ceiling of the barracks. For some reason, my subconscious expected to see a sterile white ceiling of a hospital, but instead I came across something that was familiar to my eyes, so I felt a bit taken aback....Wait. I’m sure I saw the barracks burn down?I sat up in a flash. Since I just woke up, I hadn’t yet shaken off a dreamy haze, but I quickly looked around and tried to take in my surroundings.The ceiling itself is familiar because everyone uses the same canopies, but the inside structure of the barracks felt strange. It’s more narrow than the previous tent I used with Alastair.I co
"You’re awake," his calm voice really didn’t match the situation right now, so it only triggered my temper to flare up even more."This crazy bastard…" With the rushing anger of wanting to flip this whole shit upside down I wrapped my fingers around his neck and started strangling him. "...is that what you are supposed to say in this situation? Hah… Maybe I should strangle you myself and see if you can finally come to your senses…""Miss Bella, please calm yourself…" Maria tried to pull me from strangling Isadore."What the hell are you saying? Calm my ass! This fucking lunatic really need to be taught a lesson," I snapped at Maria who looked shock at hearing my colorful vocabulary.
"I can't believe we'd get to see this place before we go back to the palace," I told Alistair excitedly as he helped me get down from the horse."You said you want to see this temple, so I thought, why not?" He gave me a cheeky smile which didn’t match his elegant face.Well, anyway, Alistair was completely healed from his injury so we could move on with the schedule.Tomorrow we'd have a celebration party with the soldiers and some of the local lords. Then the day after tomorrow we'd depart to the imperial palace. So we figured if we wanted to see this place, tonight was the best time.At night it was pretty dark and unnoticed, but as Priestess Elena told me, behind the lake, there were signs of a build
"Belladonna.""Nana.""Nana."I woke up, startled. I had heard my name being called again and again. I opened my eyes."Lord Arche?" I was about to get up but my head was ringing, I felt dizzy."Are you alright?" Lord Arche asked.I squinted to look at him, because my head hurt. But I propped myself up slowly. "I am fine now.""I'm sorry that you're in pain. I didn't know you would hurt that much when I gave you the blessing earlier," he said.I was about t
"You put that curse on me?" I asked, now wary of the God. "Are you saying that you're the one who started this whole tragedy slash drama slash misunderstanding?""Not on you directly, but yes, I did," he had an obvious guilty expression plastered on his beautifully majestic face."Gosh, I swear if you're not a God, I'd have choked you to death already," I snarled viciously."It was never my intention to make your life miserable," he replied, ignoring my harsh words."Sure, like I'd believe that," I said mockingly while rolling my eyes at him. "But carry on, my lord."The God let out a deep sigh before he continued. "I used to be an obnoxious God
Once we officially received not only the white flag from Soma’s army, but also the official declaration of surrender bearing the seal of their king, it was only then that we could truly enjoy the celebration.Everyone who’d participated in the war was saying that it felt like a dream, that everything had been one big, happy, continuous dream ever since the day of the miracle. Which naturally brought their attention back to me, and they’d run to express deep gratitude yet again. I’d try to hide behind Alistair or Osiris who usually only chuckled at me, or even Isadore sometimes, but he’d usually thwart my plans and step aside while exclaiming, "It’s all thanks to you, princess!", so I stopped doing that.And now for the last big celebration, aside from our own personnel, we even invited some o
"My lady, aren't you excited that we'll finally be going back to the capital?" May asked me cheerfully as she put the last luggage on the wagon.It was finally the day of our departure. Everyone seemed to be rejoiced by the fact that they could finally see their loved one back at home. But me, I would have a lot of things to sort out as soon as I was back. So I was restless.I’ve been thinking a lot about this and as a result I barely got any sleep last night."Hoahm… Yeah."I stretched my arms as I yawned while gazing at the beautiful jewel-blue stream in front of me. The water seeping and snaking smoothly past all obstacles. Twigs twirled on its murmuring surface, little messengers from the moun