Chapter 37. Emperor of Martial Arts (1)
Bianca’s curse, called snow doll, took away Bianca of her emotions. She was born with that curse.
Krasue needed it to end the craziness caused by the power of the erosion of the world. Until now he had spared no effort to meet the first condition to steal her curse.
A few days ago, he finally met the condition that opened the first bolt.
It was a great achievement. However, the second condition erased his happiness.
‘What is this?’
The second condition, which appeared in Bianca’s safe once the first had been met, made him lose all hope.
|| Become Bianca’s ‘most precious person’. ||
The most precious person to someone could be a parent, a child, a friend, or a lover.
There was no clear path for one to become that precious person. But that wasn’t the reason Krasue felt hopeless.
Krasue had seen it possible to become her friend. However, it couldn’t compare to becoming the most precious person in her life. She lacked emotions, so it would be more complicated than anyone would think.
He was neither her father nor her son. If he were one of those two he could earn that position more easily.
As a friend it would be difficult, so he only had one option: to become her lover.
Ironically, Krasue had already achieved this to some extent.
He and Bianca had been engaged by their families. However, being engaged was not the same as being lovers.
First of all, a lovers’ relationship was based on love. And Bianca couldn’t feel love.
In addition to this, it seemed excessive to him to have to court a twelve-year-old girl to meet the second condition. He didn’t like the idea.
‘It’s a pain in the ass.’
He did not remember that these were the conditions for him to steal her curse.
Of course, it was only natural that the conditions created by his skill had changed, since the Bianca of that time could not be compared to the Bianca of now.
At the moment he had no problems because he had the sixth sense, but he will definitely need her curse someday.
It was inevitable that he would be worried.
At that moment, Krasue heard a flapping outside the window.
When Krasue opened the window as if it were usual, a crow flew in.
The crow was none other than Crimson Garden’s servant.
“That little girl really likes me. She doesn’t let me go easily.”
Clearly that ‘little girl’ was Bianca.
She carefully followed Krasue whenever she saw the crow with him. The crow didn’t flee from Bianca, so she showered it with caresses.
Krasue had now discovered how much Bianca liked animals.
Lately, Krasue thought that Bianca only followed him to see Crimson Garden.
“I need to become the most precious person for her, but I see that you could easily achieve that, Crim.”
While he was thinking about whether he should dress up as a crow, Crimson Garden looked at Krasue with dissatisfaction.
“I told you not to call me Crim.”
“Bianca has been calling you that.”
“Isn’t that the only name that little girl knows?”
That was true.
“Changing the subject, I came to tell you that there is a carriage outside.”
At these last words, Krasue nodded.
‘Darling has finally arrived. Alioth will certainly be happy when he knows the reason for her visit.’
Glad for his personal butler, Krasue left the room with Crimson Garden on his shoulder.
Just then, hurried footsteps echoed from the stairs. The footsteps were from none other than Alioth.
Krasue thought Darling had already told him about the cure.
“Young, Young Master Krasue!”
Unlike usual, Alioth cut off his words and shouted urgently.
Krasue tilted his head as he saw that his face was deathly pale.
Something was wrong with his reaction. He didn’t seem like someone who had heard that his daughter could be saved.
“What’s the matter? Darling didn’t come?”
Alioth shook his head vigorously from side to side.
‘Who besides Darling would have a reason to come here?’
The moment Krasue saw Alioth’s forehead covered in beads of sweat, his body stiffened at his butler’s next words,
“It’s, it’s the Head of the Family!”
“The Head of the Family is here!”
Krasue froze on the spot. It was as if a bolt from the blue had struck him.
There was only one person in this world whom Alioth would call ‘Head of the Family’.
Baloch Valheim. One of the Four Heavenly Powers, recognized as Emperor of Martial Arts.
He came in person to the Green Pine Lodge.
Krasue slowly raised his head after a while, as if he had processed the situation. Before him was Alioth’s face, paler and pitiful.
‘Why my father? Why did he come to the Green Pine Lodge?’
Krasue had told his mother that if his father wanted to see him, then he should send for him or come in person.
‘Could it be that my mother twisted my words?’
“… Damn it.”
He had been trying to avoid swear words lately, but this one slipped out unintentionally.
While Krasue felt a slight headache, Crimson Garden, who had been on Krasue’s shoulder, flew down to the floor.
She waddled away. She seemed to want to run away somewhere.
Well, it was to be expected. His father could see through Crimson Garden’s true identity easily.
“… Where is my father?”
“I led him to the drawing room.”
Krasue adjusted his tie. He then made sure he was well dressed.
His attire was appropriate for the occasion.
Satisfied, he looked at Alioth,
“No need to serve tea or snacks. My father doesn’t like to waste time. Tell the maids not to come near the drawing room for any reason.”
“Yes, Young Master.”
Krasue left behind Alioth, who would follow his orders to the letter. He obviously headed to the drawing room, where his father was.
He could feel an enormous tension with every step he took.
Krasue stopped once he reached the front of the drawing room. He was sure that if he were the self from his past life, he would not have faced this situation.
While the drawing room today seemed like a place to fear, he would not take a step back.