I’ll Quit as The Empress - Chapter 145
Even Fabian couldn’t say something for a moment and stared at her.
“Your Majesty, …… I remember…….” ” said Evelyn with her voice ripped apart. “Then……Then…… From the beginning…… I knew him……”
She was still looked absentminded, but her memories were still there and stored in her head.
“Evelyn, you need to calm down and take a rest first.”
“No.” Evelyn pushed Fabian’s arms. It was difficult to stand up straight, but she couldn’t collapse right now.
“Your Majesty.” Evelyn’s voice sounded grave, and Fabian knew he couldn’t hinder her.
“He’s right…Adrian……he’s a life that shouldn’t exist.”
“What nonsense…… Evelyn, Adrian is our child.”
“Now. But that time, he wasn’t….”
Now, Fabian’s eyes had become more and more puzzled. “Then, who is he?”
“Not now, but in the past. When everything was going wrong…….” Evelyn put her memory fragments together and spat out word by word. “I understand what David said. I get it now.” Evelyn was staggering and rose her body.
“Adrian, what about Adrian?”
David was a real guardian of the tower. He could get rid of a child who wasn’t supposed to be born in this world. Those eerie thoughts froze Evelyn’s hand.
“Adrian might really disappear.”
Evelyn said it with a serious voice and a severe face. Fabian couldn’t figure out the situation he was facing at this moment. So he walked to Adrian’s bed as fast as he could, then he hugged Evelyn in his arms.
Miriam looked at her with a terrible expression and Arthur, too, couldn’t sit for a while after he heard it. Same with Philip, he almost dropped his hand.
“Adrian?” Evelyn, who had already felt despair, stumbled and walked to the place where Adrian was lying.
Fabian glanced at Philip, but that doctor just lowered his head. The child’s body was limply bound to the bed, but there was no sign of life. His tiny body was turning blue, and he gradually lost his body’s temperature after the fever had vanished.
That quiet voice of a mother contained countless despair as if she would lose her child forever.
“He said that he was trying to fix the world… … So my child… … .”
Evelyn’s face looked distorted. She was feeling like a dumb person. When she gave birth to Adrian, she shouldn’t have expected anything else, but instead, she went back to Fabian foolishly.
She didn’t regret loving Fabian, but if Adrian had to die from her selfish decision, she had no reason to live any longer.
“…… Knights. In any case, force Duke Metis to confess. If he still doesn’t want to talk, just wait. It’s up to you what method you use. Find the evidence!”
“Yes, Your Majesty.”
The Black Hawk Knights quickly disappeared after they were commanded by Fabian. He knew that his actions might have provoked a war between factions. Still, now only Evelyn and Adrian were visible to his eyes.
“Evelyn, now tell me? Fixing the world. What does that have to do with Adrian?”
“Time Magic …… It really happened. And before that, magic …… Adrian …… Adrian was never born …….”
The rest of the people in the room couldn’t understand it, but Fabian looked severe. “Just for that reason?”
Evelyn shook her head with a wretched face.
“Just to prevent me from becoming the tyrant Emperor?”
Fabian was speaking about something he never wanted to reveal. Even though it was only a possibility, it wasn’t the current Fabian; however, he could not deny that he had the emperor lineage carrying out the massacre.
“Fabian, I’ve died.”
Her death was the trigger behind the destruction of the continent. At that time, Fabian became insane after he had lost his life companion.
“It can’t be.”
“Yes…it was in the past. But now…Your Majesty, if you have to choose between Adrian and me, please save Adrian. Please, I beg you.”
“I won’t give up both of you. So please, don’t say such a thing.”
How exactly should it be? Evelyn had her child who died after experiencing one death. She was so overwhelmed with happiness that she didn’t know where to go. She even forgot what for she was turning back the time.
“Your Majesty, release David. Please bring him here.”
“It has to be him. Only he can turn all back!”
All David wanted was to stop Fabian’s madness, and the trigger was her life. So Evelyn thought that everything would go back to where it was if she gave up her life. Even though Evelyn lost everything, it was the only way to save Adrian.
Fabian sighed, “Serus….do what Evelyn said.” He gave an order as if he had succumbed. “You can also cut off Duke Metis’ fingers one by one.”
“Yes, Your Majesty.”
Arthur and Miriam took a deep breath, watching the sleeping Adrian. Fabian turned to Philip, then. “How much time do we have left?”
Philip made a guilty face, “I can’t tell, but when the next seizure comes…….”
Miriam stepped forward, “Your Majesty, when we looked after him, the seizures happened every hour. ” she said. “And excuse me for a moment.”
Evelyn’s back watching Adrian die looked frail. Miriam grabbed her shoulder, then raised her hand and slapped Evelyn’s face without hesitation.
Even Fabian was startled by Miriam’s sudden action.
“Get a hold of yourself. You’re a mother. It’s not a time for a weak gibberish!”
Evelyn felt a pain in her cheek. The pain eased her mind slightly, and she saw her mother standing firmly in front of her.
“The only one who can save Adrian is his mother. So don’t be weak and stand upright.”
Evelyn quickly corrected her distracted posture, feeling that she could walk adequately after hearing her mother’s scolding.
“We don’t know what you are thinking, but we know that no one in the world loves Adrian more than you. So, straighten your back, be strong, and save him.”
“I will! I will save him.”
Although Evelyn didn’t have the chance to thank her mother, all her feelings seemed to have reached her.
After that, everyone began to move in a hurry. Serus dragged the fainted David. He poured cold water on him and beat him to wake him up.
Liam, who was in charge of interrogating Duke Metis, nearly cut off one of the Duke’s fingers before he eventually got his testimony.
“Duke Metis said, the Paladin asked for a map of the Empress Palace. It looks like the map indicates the position of the attic room, which is right above this palace.”
Hearing Liam’s words, Evelyn felt that she could recall her memories in more detail, “Yes….that place…….”
“And regarding the star-flower poison, the Empress seems to know nothing.”
Philip swept down his chest. Luckily he hadn’t done the detoxification process yet. Otherwise, Adrian’s small body couldn’t last right now.
“The only thing left is him.”
Serus hauled David like a rag and put him in front of Fabian and Evelyn.
Evelyn strode up to him before Fabian could stop her and slap him hard on the cheek. Much harder than her mother’s. Her body couldn’t even walk properly, so It’s puzzling to think where her strength came from.
“Look at me, if you want to balance this damn world.”
David’s gaze turned to Evelyn as he realized the seal of her memory seemed to have broken.
“I won’t let you take my child. Never.”
“It’s too late.” David’s answer was also calm as if he had expected it. “I still have the power to cast the last magic. The power that wasn’t stolen by that stone. The power that’s exchanged for the life of the guardian.”
Only once, the guardian could use his last magic in exchange for his immortal life.
“Your child, who shouldn’t exist, will return to nothing. I won’t make a mistake this time.”
“You think I’ll let you do that?”
“Actually, haven’t you been living your life forgetting everything?”
At that moment, Evelyn lost for words.
“I’ll turn back the time once again, this time, your child will lose his life during the Devil Eye’s attack. All you need to do is hate each other without remembering anything……. It’s very twisted, but later, you will get the answer.”
David said without any emotion in his purple eyes. There were only conviction and unknown quaint. If what he said was true, surely everything would go his way.
If Adrian died because of Fabian who insisted on taking him away……. They would never see each other again and blamed each other for the rest of their lives.
“I already knew it would turn out like that.” In no time, Evelyn suddenly pulled out a sword from Fabian’s waist and place it on her neck. “But your power is not enough. That’s why you’ve failed so many times.”
All that had happened was beyond David’s plan until finally, everything got tangled.
“If I kill myself here, will you be able to turn back time and erase my present memory?”
David’s face hardened at Evelyn’s words.
“You’re too weak.”
Evelyn could see that. David was able to gain the power to cast the final magic by risking his own life. However, the Stone of Truth had already sucked a lot of his life energy, so it was hard to tell how much power he had left.
“Your power is too weak, let alone in your condition like this …… Are you sure you can turn everything back?”
Evelyn’s determination now was beyond Fabian’s control. At least, at this point, she was stronger than him.
“What happens if you fail again?” Evelyn said, threatening David.
“Fabian, if I die here, don’t forget your grudge.”
Fabian bit his lip hard. He wanted to stop Evelyn right away, but he already promised her, and they had a mutual agreement about David.
“My grudge will paint that damn tower with blood.” Fabian twisted his lips coldly. “I’ll show you the madness that flows through my veins.”
The darkness within him was enough to kill half the humans of this continent. Fabian’s escape from his torment ruined the entire continent.
“Back then, you told me our purpose was the same,” Evelyn remembered what David told her in the past. “You said that you turned back time with my despair. Now… is our purpose different?”
David’s purple eyes subsided calmly as Evelyn began the conversation that only the two of them understood.
It was something that Fabian next to her couldn’t grasp the meaning, even though he tried hard to listen to them.
“What you wish is the balance of this world, so I’ll ‘take’ my child’s life.”
Something was missing from Evelyn’s words, but no one noticed because there were only two people who knew Evelyn’s despair when she was dying.
“Are you really sure of that….?”
“Yes, if it can save my child.” Evelyn was earnest. Her blue eyes told that she was willing even if she had to lose her life.
“If our purpose is the same, you can change the way. As I said…… I just hope you won’t fail because you’re weak.”
Evelyn heaved a deep breath, wetting her lips. First of all, she and David had agreed to do this.
“Adrian can’t last long. Now …… we have to think of a way.”
Finally, David nodded his head.
Then immediately, Fabian sheathed his sword, imagining something terrible almost happened, and he whispered to Evelyn’s ear. “If you don’t want to see me crazy, you have to come back after saving our child.”
Evelyn smiled. She looked at Fabian sadly with her bluish eyes.
It was heartbreaking to think that she might never see him again if she could save their child.
So, deeply in her eyes, Evelyn engraved the image of her one and only husband, whom she loved so much.