I looked at the king with confusion and said,
"Tears? Why do they want tears?"
After a brief silence, he sighed deeply and said,
"Legend has it that the tears of a mermaid, a descendant of my ancestors, can keep any mortal alive for hundreds of years. But this tear is not only responsible for giving life, but also can heal all the bleach wounds found in a person's body at that moment and all the diseases that they carry."
Hiroshi said, "Why doesn't he take the tears of any mermaid? There must be a reason why he came after you so much."
"As I said, only the tears of people of my bloodline can do this, and the heart of a mermaid whose tears were taken from must be healthy and young, just like my daughter. Because she is young and her body is just growing, Her tears are so pure, which means it has a higher chance of working."
"Then why don't you use something like this, even though it's so powerful?"
"It's not that easy, tears need to be combined with the water on "Muyan Mountain" then it can be drunk, otherwise it won't work."
"Does it have some kind of Curse?"
"Unfortunately, it is, like every legend, it has a curse, the person who drinks water does not actually earn years from water but takes years from someone else."
"And how may it do that?"
"After you drink the water, you must tell the person that you will take the years from, "With the power that tears give me, I want to take your years from you." if that person allows it and gives permission, that person dies and their years of life pass to you."
And I said,
"So what happens if The Second Epic succeeds?"
"It would be a disaster both for the people of the second Kingdom and for us. If she succeeds, the Second Epic will live for a long time, and after she gets my daughter's tears, she will kill her immediately so that no one will ever use it again."
"I don't think they can attack unless they know the way to the mountain. But they might have found it."
"Yes, unfortunately, they discovered the path to the mountain last month, and now there are probably a dozen of her men and elite soldiers out there."
"Well sir, it is unlikely that any person from outside can learn so much about such dangerous and important legends in general. Do you have any idea how The Second Epic found out about this?"
"Only one person is responsible for this, and that person was the only person I trusted most in this life until he lost his heart to the second epic."
"What do you mean? Is there a history between them?"
"There was. Before the second epic, became an epic. She was talking to the man who was my best general and who I also considered my brother. My friend was pretty strong but naive. After a while, they both got closer to each other. Everything was going well for everyone until she contracted a very rare disease. The cure for the disease, unfortunately, was nowhere to be found. As the days passed, the woman was getting closer to death. And the general wanted to use the water that bestowed immortality to save her. He said he'd put his own life on the line. I told him not to do it, but he couldn't see any other choice, because of his love.
My wife gave her own tears to help her. After the General took her tears, he went up to Muyan Mountain, took the water there, and completed the reunion. Now he could save her, give her his life and make her live. But when he got to her, it was too late."
"Is something bad happened to her?"
"No. She had changed. She had changed because of the power given by someone. That is true that maybe her illness was gone, but she was spreading incredible power. The General said he no longer knew her. She just turned into a monster that spread fear. There was nothing left of her old compassion. After that, the general did not give her the water of immortality and decided to destroy it. After she found out, she went crazy and suddenly attacked our Kingdom. She killed a lot of people and my wife. The General blamed himself for my wife's and everyone else's death and locked himself in a cell forever. Soon after, the woman began to be referred to as the Second Epic."
After the King finished his speech, I said,
"What I am going to say now may sound stupid or absurd to you, Sir, but we want to help you. I know I insist, but this is our mission and our goal. We have to make sure that those people shouldn't reach the water of immortality. And If we help you, we can even find our next destination. So please let us help."
"Why do you want to help so much?"
Hiroshi lit his cigar and said,
"Our goal is to clean up the epics in the kingdoms. If the second epic reaches the water of immortality, it will become even more difficult for us."
"And in return, you will ask that my daughter not marry the King's son? Right?"
Marry? What is he talking about?
I got confused and said,
"I don't understand? Marriage?"
"Your friends have made an offer. As long as he doesn't marry my daughter in return."
At first, Hiroshi and I looked at each other, then we turned to Lezlie and Babu,
"Why did you ask the king for such a thing?"
They got very close and Babu whispered,
"We'll tell you when we get out of here. Trust me, it's not what it looks like."
"Ok, I believe you. But we can't do anything about it right now. We have to go to the mountain immediately. Like Hiroshi-San said, if she takes the water, It will be impossible to defeat the second epic."
After we talked I returned to King and said,
"We'll go up the mountain and stop them from taking the water. But all I ask of you is a carriage and a few provisions."
"All right, young man, I'll do what you say, but I won't do anything else."
The King called his soldiers and said,
"Prepare the carriage for the mountain and put some provisions in it."
The King looked at us for the last time and said,
"Horses will take you directly to the mountain. Also, In any case, I gived you a map. And remember, this is not like the first Kingdom. You may have beaten the epic, but be sure to face an even more difficult event each time. So be careful."
The King left the room after his words, and we made our way to the carriage. The carriage was soon ready and waiting for us, we got in the carriage and went back on the road.