Before we had completed an hour, we were as far away from the second port as possible. But because our enemy was pretty fast, I was sure he would catch up with us. I said,
"Mila-San, how far are we from the kingdom you're talking about?"
"At this rate, it could take hours."
"I don't think we have that much time. Whoever's after us is pretty fast, it's only a matter of time before he catches up with us."
"Don't worry, don't worry. I know a safe way up ahead."
"A safe way?"
"Yes, it's a path that only I, my people, and very few people know. He won't find us there, so don't worry."
There was nothing to do like she told, so we calmly waited to reach the safe road. Babu was still unconscious in the back of the car due to the damage he had sustained. He wasn't heavily injured, but I was still worried about him. We continued going about for ten minutes, Soon after, we hit a dead end.
There was only a dead end in front of us, but Mila-San did not slow down and continued to move faster and faster.
I got very scared and shouted,
Mila stood up slightly, and shouted,
I closed my eyes because I was extremely scared. I waited and waited, but after a while, nothing happened. I opened my eyes and I looked around thoroughly. We were in a glowing cave. It was neither scary nor dark. It was like a Shining Path. I looked at Mila-San in surprise and said,
"Mila-San, Where exactly are we?"
"We're in a cave. A cave that is safe and also hidden."
"And if I have to ask, How did we get here?"
"I said a few magical words and paved the way for us. And I think it worked a lot for us."
"I'm just developing in spells, and I have to admit I'm pretty impressed."
"Well, thank you. The truth is, the only reason I trusted you wasn't that I needed help."
"Long ago, before the kingdoms were separated, magicians and sea people were allies, they were very strict allies. My father was saved by a wizard once. When I saw that you were a wizard, I thought I could trust you. And I guess it was a good thing that I trusted you. Thanks to you guys, we were able to escape."
"Oh! No, no, no! It was you who saved us, Mila-San. And I'm really happy to hear that our lineages have been allies before. I hope we can get along."
"Not many people know this since it was so long ago. I'm sure only Sea Kings or chiefs only knows about it. Even though I'm a princess, I just found out about it."
"I heard that being a princess is really nice. Actually, I really wonder how it really feels like."
"Well, it's nice to have everything at your disposal, but it's really hard to take responsibility for everyone, the choices I make, even the smallest choices can cause people to die, and I don't want to live with that."
"Actually, Mila-San, you don't have to live that way."
"Don't be silly. Even if all these people trust me, I don't think I can do it. And also I couldn't even look after a few soldiers."
"I understand what you're saying, Mila-San. But I lost my mother a while ago, and I felt really helpless."
"But we can't rewind time, so we have to look at the future every time. If we continue to suffer for what we cannot do and ignore what we can do, there will never be a "future" for us."
"What you said was really kind." *Sigh* "I wish I could bring my mother back too."
Then she looked at me and said,
"Since I have nothing to do, I think I'll do as you say. Thank you, little girl!"
Seeing her happy like that, made me really happy. And after our conversation, we continued our road.
When we moved along, along the cave, something like a light shone, like sunlight. I closed my eyes and tried to see what was happening.
"Here's the exit, when we get out of the cave, we'll be there."
As we approached the exit of the cave, Mila-San's smile grew more and more, so I took my hands off my face and looked carefully at the view opposite me because I saw something I hadn't seen in my entire life. There was a big castle above the sea, and I couldn't believe my eyes. The big castle stood above the sea, and we were on the bridge leading to the castle. Mila-San slowed down the horse and said,
"Welcome To The Kingdom Of The Sea People. Here is our home."
I kept looking at the palace in amazement. It was quite interesting and something tremendous. As I continued to look, Babu-San woke up and turned his head to us, and he saw the castle too. He looked very surprised and amazed like me. After Babu-San saw the castle, he looked at me and said,
"I think I'm still dreaming, Lezlie-Chan, is that really you?"
Mila-San turned her head to Babu and said,
"Hey, Panda! Wake up! You are in the nest of sea people!"
After briefly advancing on the bridge, sharks and their riders appeared from the sea around the bridge. Babu-San started pointing at them with his hand,
"Mila-Chan, these aren't dangerous people, are they?"
She laughed and said, "No, they're the guards of here, they're guarding the bridge. It's their job to spy on everyone who comes."
After Mila-San signaled to them with her hand, the guards retreated and the door in front of the castle began to open. After the door opened, we entered the castle. Shortly after entering the castle, she stopped the carriage and got out of the carriage, and said,
"Come on down, we'll walk from here."