Chapter 42:

Youngest Brother: Aoin

Wolf Bloodline

When I opened my eyes, everyone was in front of me.Bookmark here

Hiroshi, Lezlie, and Babu, and three other people I didn't know stood in front of me, they looked at me, waved at me. I made my way to them, and they suddenly disappeared. I looked around briefly, but suddenly a fire started to rise around me. And then I saw something that affected me deeply.Bookmark here

They were all lying injured on the floor, Hiroshi looked at me angrily and said,Bookmark here

"Kid, you didn't have to go this far, you that right? Why did you be stubborn and go for it, huh?"Bookmark here

"Hiroshi-san?"Bookmark here

He was covered in blood and breathing roughly, I didn't know what was going on but the atmosphere was chaotic,Bookmark here

"If you keep this up, your actions will get us all in trouble, Kid."Bookmark here

After Hiroshi said that, I suddenly got out of bed, sweating so bad. Turns out it was all a bad dream. Hiroshi approached me and slightly grabbed my shoulder,Bookmark here

"Hey, Kid, you okay?"Bookmark here

"I'm fine, I just had a nightmare, that's all."Bookmark here

When I looked around, I realized I was in the infirmary. My shoulder and chest were wrapped in bandages. I had pain, but it wasn't that heavy. I looked at Hiroshi,Bookmark here

"Hiroshi-san, how did I get here?"Bookmark here

"According to our wizard girl, when you fell, the King caught you and ordered the doctors to heal you."Bookmark here

"So where are Babu-san and Lezlie-chan?"Bookmark here

"They are fine, they are preparing a plan with the king, for the upcoming war."Bookmark here

"How long was I asleep?"Bookmark here

"About one and a half-day."Bookmark here

"We've wasted a lot of time because of me, we have to get back on the road."Bookmark here

"Calm down, Kid, I have good news."Bookmark here

"Huh?"Bookmark here

"According to the information given, the First Epic actually returned to his castle because of the false information you gave. Since he's back in his castle, it'll take him a long time to get to the battlefield. That bought us some time."Bookmark here

"And how much time we have?"Bookmark here

"Probably another week or so, but that caused a problem. Somehow he found out that we had saved the King and that he would fight with us. Because of this, he will gather his men and creatures on the shores, in the mountains, and in all the first Kingdom, into battle.Bookmark here

"And The King? The last time he spoke publicly, he said he would fight alongside The First Epic."Bookmark here

"He had another speech and told his people what kind of situation he was in. So the public trusts him again."Bookmark here

"I understand. But I want to ask one last thing."Bookmark here

"What is it again, Kid?"Bookmark here

"What if they ask for help from the epics in other kingdoms?Bookmark here

"According to the king, they must leave three weeks in advance to come to this war. That means they can't make it to war in time."Bookmark here

"How's your eye, Hiroshi-san?"Bookmark here

"I guess you are not going to stop asking."Bookmark here

He sighed,Bookmark here

"I'm fine. I can see, but there's a claw mark left on my face now."Bookmark here

"Can we talk to the King, I want to talk to him too."Bookmark here

"You'd better rest now, and we have a long time ahead of us."Bookmark here

"Don't worry, Hiroshi-san, I'm fine, I'll rest after a little talk."Bookmark here

Hiroshi shook his head,Bookmark here

"As you say, but don't stand too long, because we need everyone strong in battle."Bookmark here

I got up, put on my clothes, that was on the couch and left the infirmary with Hiroshi. And we made our way to the King's place. When we arrived at where the king was, he saw us, and approached us with a smiling face,Bookmark here

"It's not good to walk around like this when you're so injured."Bookmark here

"Thank you for your attention, but we're fine now."Bookmark here

"So why did you two come here?"Bookmark here

"I'd like to talk to you."Bookmark here

"Actually, I want to talk to you and thank you. I saw what you and Lezlie-chan did upstairs. We may never be able to repay your debt, so on behalf of my kingdom, I thank you."Bookmark here

"You don't have to thank me, we've done these things a lot before."Bookmark here

Hiroshi lit his cigar and said, "Yeah, sure."Bookmark here

I said, "I would also like to thank you for agreeing to join us in the war and saving me."Bookmark here

"Now that everyone is here, let's go to the table if you want, and we'll continue our conversation there."Bookmark here

I realized that Babu and Lezlie were there too, they waved at us.Bookmark here

Doing what King said, We went to the dining room and sat at a fairly large table. The Cooks offered us food. The King looked at us,Bookmark here

"Go ahead, enjoy yourselves, please."Bookmark here

"Again, thank you for what you did for us."Bookmark here

"Oh, by the way, I'm King Aoin."Bookmark here

I said, "I'm Ryuu, our cowboy friend is Hiroshi, that girl is Lezlie and that panda is Babu."Bookmark here

"I heard Ryuu's name before but I heard your guys names for the first time, I'm glad that I met you all."Bookmark here

Hiroshi, "I didn't expect you to be so young for a king."Bookmark here

"Yes, I am the youngest brother among the Kings. Tell me, why did you want to take on this, the war, Why did you want to oppose the epics? These are not things that anyone can do."Bookmark here

"Frankly, the reason we're doing this is that we want everyone to get back into the freedom and justice system. Even if we act unprepared, although this is our own sense of Justice, we can't just leave people helpless. Every person in this world deserves to be peaceful and happy. That's why we started doing these things."Bookmark here

"Don't get me wrong, Ryuu, but I can see through the eyes of many of you that what you want is not the only justice."Bookmark here

"Why do you think like that?"Bookmark here

"After all, we were not kings for nothing. I've seen the feeling in my people when they lost that loved one, the flames burning in their eyes when they want revenge on someone, I saw so many things almost in everyone. It is a king's duty to understand the feelings of the people and plan accordingly."Bookmark here

"Yes, most of us are here for other purposes, but the most important thing for us right now is the freedom of the people."Bookmark here

"As a King, I advise you not to feed on what is called revenge. Because if you do something for revenge, all you get is pain or losing a life."Bookmark here

After the King said this, there was silence, then Hiroshi looked at the King,Bookmark here

"And do we know how many men "The First" has gathered?"Bookmark here

"It is said that he gathered an army large enough to meet two armies. But in a war, you should never look at the number, everything can be taken care of with the right plan."Bookmark here

"I also want to tell you a story that I lived with my brothers. Long ago, before the continents separated, there would have been great wars between the lineages. Our father always assigned us to end the war. As only five brothers, we stood before the armies. We were unstoppable. We fought thousands of soldiers.Bookmark here

Until the revolution of my eldest brother Yores, they fought a great war with Alpha Prime, and the continents were separated."Bookmark here

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