Dear Eddert - Chapter 68
Hyemi finally opened her mouth. It was true that she felt disappointed in him, but it was also right that she was shameless. Trying to take advantage of Walter’s innocence while she had no memory of it, she felt that even though her face was thick, it was too thick.
“Thank you for all the time. I’ll go find Benedict by myself. Instead, I want to be able to stay here for a little while until I prepare this and that….”
Walter’s eyes seemed to narrow silently.
The next thing she felt was a creepy feeling behind her back.
“Get down, Eden.”
Walter frowned, and before he could say anything, his body moved first. The butter knife flew and stuck in the chest of the black shadow that was rushing towards her. The thin butter knife pierced right through the neck.
Hyemi, who had been pushed away by Walter’s hand, belatedly realized the situation and widened her eyes.
“… Wh, what… ?”
She was no longer surprised when she saw people burst through the door in an instant. The moment Walter pulled out his sword, the body of one was cut in half and blood sprayed out like a fountain.
“Mo… Mo, mo, moom… !”
Hyemi’s eyes froze in fear as the red blood pooled. Her ambition before to visit Benedict alone in the imperial palace disappeared like smoke. She couldn’t even scream loudly.
Walter, who cut down two people in an instant, chewed his lips. He was expecting Kaplan to attack again, but they came faster than expected. Walter threw his dagger and cut the rope wrapped around the bell hanging from the ceiling.
The bell blew in the wind and echoed quietly in Sernotti Castle. The bell rang again after three years.
“Eden! Grab the sword!”
Walter shouted, but Hyemi, who was already half dazed with fear, could not hear it. The head of another man running towards her was cut off and sent flying into the air.
Hyemi couldn’t even scream as she saw the person’s head falling on the table and took a step back. Witnessing human bodies being cut into pieces of meat before her eyes made her out of her mind.
“Ah…. ah… !”
The space began to fill with assassins wearing black hoods. Meanwhile, whenever Walter’s sword moved silently, blood splattered everywhere and corpses piled up. Walter screamed at her once again, who was unable to move and holding her trembling body pinned against the wall.
“Eden! Grab the sword!!!”
The red gem on the handle of the sword on the table gave off an odd glow, but Hyemi’s eyes ignored it. The only instinct that dominated her mind was to avoid this terrible situation.
To avoid the sword coming at her, Hyemi threw herself into a window that opened near the ceiling. Unlike when she was attacked by Cedric, her fingertips barely touched the stone window frame. It was because fear took control of her entire body. Hyemi trembled and lifted her body, barely managing to climb up to the square window.
The cold winter struck her face. It was a dark night with the moon hidden, but her eyes clearly illuminated the field of vision. When she looked down at the height, her eyes became dizzy and her legs started shaking.
“Kill the woman!”
“Eden! Jump down and avoid it!”
The words the assassin and Walter shouted loudly mingled at the same time. Both sounded terrible.
‘Woman… Jump down… ?’
It was crazy. Hyemi barely stood on her two legs, her knees shaking messily, her face contorted. Her hair, cut above her shoulders, was blowing into a mess in the strong wind. Her teeth chattered and made a noise and trembled.
Being stabbed to death by the sword or falling and breaking her head to death. Just imagining them both made her feel like she was going crazy with fear.
Walter frantically slashed at the enemy. As the black shadow flying behind her got closer, Hyemi closed her eyes tightly. If the outcome is death anyway, she would rather die herself than be killed by someone else.
Her body flew into the darkness.
Hyemi clung to the stone wall of the tower with one hand, breathing heavily. Her heart pounded so fast it jumped out of her throat.
This… What is going on?
She thought she would crash to the ground and die instantly, but that wasn’t the case. Her arms moved on their own and hung from the wall. The loose tunic she wore fluttered as the strong wind blew between her back and her clothes.
‘… I can do it… ?’
Looking down the still dark tower, she took a deep breath. Her arms were gradually losing strength. The moment her finger was about to slip, Hyemi bit her lip tightly. Her feet hit the wall and her body flew again.
After stepping on the stones embedded three times, Hyemi landed on the ground. She couldn’t even believe it herself.
“Haa… ! Haa… !”
Hyemi took a deep breath and looked up. Just looking at the top of the tower she had thrown herself from was a sight. She fell from a 13-story tower, but her limbs were intact, let alone being broken in any place.
For a moment, she was dazed, and in her vision, she saw the image of a man stabbed by Walter’s sword, causing her to lose her balance.
It was the guy who was targeting her behind her back. As her pupils dilated, the sight of the man losing his balance and falling out of the window got closer and closer.
She didn’t have time to close her eyes. The body fell next to her with a loud noise. Red blood slowly spread from the back of the man’s head as his neck was turned the other way.