The Gap Between You and Me - Chapter 116
“Why on earth…… ?”
“As I said earlier, we were concerned that they might join forces and create trouble.”
“Nonsense. It can’t be.”
Her voice trembled louder and louder.
“Are you…… misunderstanding something?”
Herietta asked urgently. She said again,
“You might have heard false rumors or something.”
“I didn’t hear rumors, I saw it with my own eyes. Lord himself destroyed the royal family. Dealing with high-ranking nobles, including Duchy Rowani you speak of. Everything.”
“Do you need more confirmation than this?”
The knight asked back. She frowned as if she was a little displeased that Herietta seemed to dare doubt the sincerity of her words.
Herietta, who had been hardened like a stone, murmured softly.
“Your Lord…… ?”
“My superior, whom I mentioned earlier. He is the commander of Kustan.”
The knight answered. A smile spread across her lips for the first time. Showing she was proud just by thinking about it in her head.
“It is all thanks to him that we have been able to come this far in this war. If he hadn’t been there, we wouldn’t have been able to capture even Brimdel’s Bangola fortress, let alone Velicia.”
Herietta’s eyes widened hearing the name of the familiar region come out of the knight’s mouth.
At the same time, a scene in her memory unfolded before her eyes like a hazy mirage.
‘Sister. I want to live.’
There was a boy who was trembling and crying.
‘I don’t want to die.’
A young boy who hadn’t even had his coming-of-age ceremony yet.
“Destroying the strong Bangola fortress.”
Herietta kept her gaze on the knight who spoke with distant eyes. But she was looking at something other than the knight.
“Destroying the Demner Knights stationed there.”
She saw Hugo wandering in the middle of the battlefield in chaos. His whole body was covered with scars, and he trudged forward.
“All of these are achievements made by our Lord himself.”
Someone on horseback ran quickly behind Hugo. Then he swung his sword without hesitation. A silver sword was drawn in the air, and red blood gushed out along the trail.
Herietta let out her breath. Between the blood gushing out, she could see eyes like beasts glaring.
That was it.
There was a sound of something breaking through the bushes. The two looked at the source of the sound almost at the same time.
Among the green leaves stood a man dressed as black as darkness. The man was covered in black from head to toe.
‘That man I met a little while ago…….’
Herietta recognized the man at once.
‘Why is that man here?’
“You are here.”
She was about to ask how the man got here, but the knight in front of Herietta suddenly shouted at the man.
“Lord…… Lord, why are you here?”
The knight seemed genuinely surprised by the man’s sudden appearance. Perhaps she was looking at something, or if she had any doubts, she blinked her eyes repeatedly.
Herietta looked back and forth between the knight and the man with a stiff face. It wasn’t just the knight who couldn’t understand this situation.
The man must be the traveler who she had run into some time ago. He was attacked by gray wolves and cut them down one after another. The one who saved her from being attacked by a surviving wolf, and who saved her from almost running into the same situation right after.
“Then that person…….”
‘…… The commander of the Kustan Army?’
Like water and oil, Herietta was greatly confused by the fact that the two people who had been thoroughly separated as completely different people were actually the same person. Where and how did it go wrong? As she blinked her eyes at the man, she heard another movement from behind him.
The sound of stepping on the long grass. The sound of breaking through dense bushes again. This time, it sounded like several people were moving, not just one person.
“Ah, Lord! You found Dame Lionelli!”
Suddenly, another figure jumped out beside the man. It was a man dressed like the knight Herietta had treated. Perhaps they were chasing after the man, dozens of soldiers appeared in a rush.
“Dame! What the hell are you thinking?”
The newly appeared man strode forward with a very nervous face, like he had accumulated a lot towards the knight.
“No matter how urgent the situation is. Shouldn’t you have left at least a mark? How much time do we waste chasing Dame’s trail…….”
The man who had been firing at Lionelli with a rapid-fire cannon slurred his words. His eyes widened.
“No, Dame’s condition…… ?”
The man’s face turned white when he noticed her miserable condition belatedly.
“Da, Dame! What on earth happened?”
“It’s fine. Sir Theodore. I’m much better than it looks on the outside.”
“What do you mean fine! It would be no exaggeration to call you a corpse!”
Theodore screamed in frustration.
“This won’t do, call the medic right away!”
“It will be faster to go there from here.”
A man in black armor who stood like a shadow interrupted Theodore’s words with one hand raised. It was a low and calm voice, but at the same time it was a voice that gave off a deep sense of intimidation.
He didn’t even raise his voice, but the surroundings became quiet in an instant. Everyone held their breath and waited for his next words.
“You can ride a horse, right.”
With the man’s question, people’s eyes naturally turned to Lionelli’s legs. It was wrapped in cloth, but the amount of blood spilled on the floor gave an idea of how serious the wounds were.
She seemed to have difficulty standing up, let alone walk with support. But to ride a horse in that state? It was unimaginable if she could even center herself properly on top of it.
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