Published at 18th of November 2020 07:26:34 PM
We were in a daze for a while, but when Jude suddenly sneezed, Cordelia came to her senses and looked around .
“The valley? Are we back? The banquet’s over, right?”
They had been desperate earlier, but now, Jude nodded to her comment .
“That’s right, it’s the valley . The banquet is over . It’s over!”
“Wow! It’s over! It’s finally over!”
Cordelia jumped up and down in the water and hugged Jude . He embraced Cordelia too, as they both felt emotional and relieved .
For twelve hours, Jude and Cordelia spent their time at the fairies’ banquet hall after their meeting with the Fairy Queen .
“Ah, f*ck . I will never sing Little Star again . ”
Cordelia shuddered as she was fed up with it .
She was made to sing it not just 6 times but more than a dozen times . Moreover, it wasn’t just Little Star .
“Yellow Storm . ”
“Do you only know the nursery rhymes?”
She had sung Three Bears after Twinkle Twinkle Little Star .
Cordelia said with a snort .
“No, it’s not? I know a lot of other songs . I adjusted it to that of a fairy’s level, okay?”
“Okay…well, it was cute . ”
In fact, Jude himself could only sing in full a handful of popular Korean songs .
Jude laughed and moved on, and Cordelia pushed Jude away from their hug and then grumbled .
“Moving on, I really thought I was dying . In the game, I didn’t understand the true meaning of the line, ‘Time has passed,’ that was said in passing . But now, I realize that this isn’t something a normal human could completely do . ”
“I agree . ”
Playing with dozens of fairies felt like taking care of dozens of beagles at the same time .
Cordelia was made to sing endlessly, but both also had to struggle hard among the fairies, especially Jude, who was well liked because of his handsomeness .
“The Fairy Queen too, was a fairy . ”
“Yeah . ”
Jude could still remember in his eyes the elegant-looking figure of the Fairy Queen smiling and even encouraging the fairies trying to undress him .
If the Fairy Queen hadn’t come out in person, I would’ve been very thankful to her .
Sighing almost at the same time, Jude and Cordelia soon sneered and laughed .
“Regardless . ”
“Mission clear . ”
The two did a high five before looking at their own loot .
Cordelia got her hands on the sacred rod, Moonlight .
Moonlight is an item that can be recharged by converting moonlight into mana . It was a very useful tool for wizards who always had to suffer from constantly running out of mana .
‘It has a built-in lethal move too . ’
It was the true reason why Jude tried to get the Moonlight .
It would clearly play a big part in their fight against the Devil’s Hand .
‘And the Fairy Steps . ’
Looking at the silver ring on his right index finger, a smile was drawn on his face .
The number of uses was limited to once per day at Jude’s current level, but that alone was something to be very grateful of .
In essence, it was like having another life .
“Hehe, the Bicorn’s good too . ”
“Yeah, it’s good . ”
Twelve hours have passed at the fairies’ banquet, but in reality, only ten seconds have passed .
Jude and Cordelia looked back in the direction where the Bicorn collapsed . With faces mixed with joy and awkwardness, they looked at the Bicorn’s corpse floating halfway in the water .
The reason was simple .
“Umm…I suppose we’ll have to pull it out from there?”
At Cordelia’s question, Jude nodded .
“Because it doesn’t drop like in the game . ”
But it was also a good thing .
When you defeat the Bicorn, you can get two horns .
In the game however, it was very natural for it to be an uncommon drop .
‘I defeated it, but I only got one horn or didn’t get any at all . ’
Whereas in reality, you could obtain not only the horns but everything else too .
“Don’t worry too much . The knights would do the collecting . ”
“Oh yeah . We’re the children of counts, right?”
Cordelia felt the sweetness of power again .
“Miss! Young master!”
“Where are you! Young master!”
From afar came the voices of the knights .
It would be strange for them to not notice the bursting of a tremendous amount of light and the roaring sounds .
“Miss! Where are you! Lady Cordelia!”
“Young master Jude!”
Dahlia and Maja’s voices gradually approached . Cordelia made a long face and said while looking at Jude .
“Yes, we are . ”
“…in a lot of trouble, right?”
“In a lot of trouble . ”
We’ll certainly not be scolded…
It didn’t stop at the two of us stealthily sneaking out, but we also fell into the water and made a mess of ourselves .
“Don’t worry, Cordelia . ”
“Huh? Do you perhaps have a plan so that we won’t get scolded?”
“If you give up, it’s easy . ”
Jude smiled refreshingly, and Cordelia gave him a middle finger .
Jude and Cordelia were exceedingly scolded .
Sir Zebeck, a knight from Count Chase, was in charge of the party’s journey . Count Bayer and Count Chase had put him up as their proxy, and so, he issued Jude and Cordelia a ban on going out of the carriage .
“If the young master and miss would find it necessary to spend some time alone together, this humble knight would offer to make it possible . ”
In front of Sir Zebeck who spoke very seriously, Jude and Cordelia could only bow their heads .
But it wasn’t really that bad for them .
In the first place, there were no more matters that we persistently need to go out and take care of in our journey to Langesthei .
Rather, it was good for the two to discuss their future plans while being alone together in the carriage .
‘I’m sorry for Dahlia, but…’
Sir Zebeck severely scolded Dahlia for forgetting her escort duty and exposing the two to danger . He imposed on her a pay cut measure as punishment .
Cordelia worked hard to defend her, but it was inevitable .
‘However…is it fortunate that our public opinion is favorable?’
The public opinion referred here was the knights of Count Bayer and Count Chase .
In reality, they now didn’t find it surprising for the two to go to the valley . It was because of the circulating rumors about how Jude and Cordelia deeply yearn for each other since last week’s daytime runaway .
What the knights paid attention to, was the fact that Jude and Cordelia defeated the Bicorn together .
“Young master, you’ve become very strong . ”
“Ha, the young master inherited the count’s talent after all . ”
In the memories of Count Bayer’s retainers and knights, Jude was always sick and couldn’t even freely go outside .
They were naturally thrilled that Jude was not only healthy now, but that he could also defeat not just a goblin, but a Bicorn .
Especially in Jun’s case, as he was delighted and in a hurry to write and send a letter to the Count .
Count Chase’s knights rejoiced in a slightly different sense, focusing more on the fact that ‘Jude has become stronger,’ than on the fact that Cordelia defeated the Bicorn with Jude .
Cordelia was Count Chase’s youngest child, and a pretty woman that everyone in the family sincerely loved .
Since Cordelia was going to marry an always sick man like Jude, no one had spoken openly . However, a few were concerned and worried, and there was also a lot of dissatisfaction .
Well, how can you not be happy now that Jude was showing quite a reliable figure?
Sir Zebeck also immediately wrote a letter to Count Chase after scolding Jude and Cordelia hard .
“I like him now . ”
It was a short and bold comment, but it really was Sir Zebeck’s respectful feelings .
Anyhow, it was sorted out to some extent, and half a day passed .
Jude was lingeringly sick inside the carriage .
“It’s a cold . ”
As Cordelia had briefly commented, Jude caught a cold .
It was caused by having fallen into the valley water on an autumn night, but the biggest cause was wandering around while wet .
Jude was covered with a blanket and had a wet towel on his head . He was half-asleep as he was lying on the carriage seat, and Cordelia clicked her tongue .
“I didn’t get sick . ”
What about it?
It was the perfect time for Jude to talk back to her, but he had to agonize over his headache .
“I’ll change the towel . ”
Cordelia personally changed Jude’s towel, and wiped the sweat off on visible parts like his forehead and neck .
“Yes, yes . ”
“Yes, yes, I’ll carry you, hit you, cross the wall, stand in the front line, and nurse you when you’re sick, right?”
When Cordelia spoke fluently, Jude had a blank look, and she soon had a little laugh .
“I remember everything, so be prepared?”
At any rate, she was very happy to have fought back against Jude .
“For now, just go to sleep without thinking . ”
Cordelia arranged the towel and sat down again, opening a book . Jude looked at her for a moment before closing his eyes .
Late in the afternoon, Jude barely opened his eyes and stood up . He shook Cordelia who was dozing off on the opposite side .
“Hey, hey . Wake up . Stop drooling . ”
Cordelia quickly lifted her head and wiped off her drool while floundering .
‘She’s really pretty . ’
She was pretty even though she was drooling and floundering .
After a moment’s thought, Jude looked outside the carriage window and continued to talk .
“Let’s get down to business . ”
“Uh, oh . Huh…are you okay?”
Cordelia shook her head and came to her senses . She opened the lid of the water bottle and asked .
“Oh, after a good night’s sleep, I think I feel better . This guy’s also effective . ”
When he lifted the Sun’s Necklace from his neck, Cordelia laughed and spoke .
“What’s the 2nd cure to Gueumjulmaek?”
“It’s Muan Sweet Water . ”
After a certain amount of big talk, the two became ready to discourse .
Jude sat down and opened the lid of his water bottle as he said .
“Perhaps if we go like this, we’ll arrive at Langesthei in three days . ”
Even if they slowly traveled and run for several days by carriage, their destination was still quite a distance to reach because they both came from the faraway town of Bailon .
Cordelia used her fingers to count the days and said as she blinked her eyes .
“Uh, so is it about four days before the event starts?”
“Perhaps . ”
Jude and Cordelia were currently a day ahead of the Cordelia in the main scenario .
The events in Langesthei were more than ten, from large events to small ones . But Cordelia was talking about only one event now .
The first main event in Cordelia’s main scenario was ‘The Devil’s Hand’s Attack . ’
This is how the original story unfolds .
Minors from the 12 northern families gathered in the commercial city of Langesthei .
Not all children from the 12 families gathered, like Jude who was absent in the original scenario .
There were quite a few families who have been absent for reasons such as a lack of minors or being busy at home .
In Cordelia’s main scenario, the number of families that participated was only half, or six .
With Jude added to this, seven families were now gathered .
“Langesthei does not belong to any of the 12 families . ”
It was the reason why it was chosen as the social gathering place of the 12 families’ members .
But not all 12 families in the north were on good terms .
After all, it was just the 12 strongest families in the north, and not because they had a great bond or solidarity amongst each other .
Depending on the location, there were some families that were competitors, and in severe cases, had hostile relations .
‘We are the exception . ’
Engagement and political marriages were common amongst the 12 families, but there was only a handful of families that really got along, like Count Bayer and Count Chase .
“In addition, as you know, this event is very hard from the start . To undergo pain from the beginning of the story…that is to say, how the scenario occurs . ”
As for the conclusion, the attack of the Devil’s Hand succeeded .
They killed some of the children from the 12 northern families, and after kidnapping some, they even committed brutalities like using the victims as a sacrifice for summoning the devil .
The world of Legend of Heroes 2 was moving towards Armageddon . In short, it was a world moving towards the end, and one of the starting points was the attack of the Devil’s Hand .
“Can we really stop this?”
The story was a little strange, but Cordelia liked the character Cordelia .
That is, she played as Cordelia several times when she was Yellow Storm .
Therefore, Yellow Storm knew the severity of the attack of the Devil’s Hand . The number of enemies mobilized in the immediate attack exceeded 100 by a ridiculous margin .
Even though she now possessed Moonlight, she wondered if they could stop the event with just the power of Jude and herself .
“Isn’t it better to just cancel the event itself?”
When Jude asked back, Cordelia opened her lips, but soon shut it again . It was because she couldn’t think of anything .
It was doubtful if people will believe Jude and Cordelia if they talk about the attack of the Devil’s Hand .
However, it was too much to create a mess in the social gathering itself just for an excuse to cancel it . If that happened, it was highly likely that Jude and Cordelia would be kicked out of the social gatherings .
There was no clear evidence that there would be an attack by the Devil’s Hand .
Furthermore, it was possible that the story would get messed up if it was dismissed carelessly .
The Devil’s Hand could have attacked the 12 families individually .
“Ugh . ”
As Cordelia racked her brains and was distressed, Jude clicked his tongue and unfolded a paper .
“I have an idea . ”
“What is it?”
“A good idea . ”
“F*ck . ”
When Cordelia got angry, Jude laughed and continued to talk, moving his pen on the paper .
“First of all, let’s do this . ”
It was a plan that the two rotten waters, Jude and Cordelia, can pull off in this world .
Jude began to explain, and Cordelia listened attentively . She soon opened her eyes wide .
Cordelia had a bright smile on her face .