She was sent by God - Chapter 117
“Are you sure she’s not hurt?”
“No, well, she said no.”
He couldn’t say that he saw it himself, so he hurriedly changed his words.
“I’m so glad, if anything had happened to the Duchess, I would have…….”
Emmerich’s tears had many meanings. Most of them were self-criticism, suffering and guilt.
“It’s all my fault. I shouldn’t have volunteered to escort her.”
“Don’t be so hard on yourself. Who would have known that a group of people were after the count and that you would be ambushed at that time?”
When he first heard that they were attacked, he remembered the king. He was the only one who would try to kill Agnes. However, the truth that was revealed was unexpected. The Devon’s ambushed Emmerich, who was heading south, and attacked the Knights and the carriage.
Rather, because Emmerich was the target, Agnes was able to survive.
“Take care of your body first, for you are more injured than Agnes. What did the doctor say?”
“I’m fine, ‘Coughs’.”
He coughed suddenly. The count’s adjutant next to him spoke.
“It is said that it will take two months for the broken right leg to heal, and at least half a year for the internal organs.”
“Still, you look more human than when you first came.”
The adjutant did not reply to Laslo’s words, but gave a look of agreement.
“I’m sorry to have troubled you during your busy time. Your Excellency.”
“Forget it, not only you, but Count Barania going out of his mind.”
“I’ve heard about it. It’s because of Milan Kiske’s, isn’t it?”
The mere mention of his name turned the curtain cold. The adjutant standing next to him burst into anger.
“How could a knight do such a thing? It wasn’t Sir Dorina’s fault that he couldn’t use his legs…….”
“If only he could understand that then Sir Dorina wouldn’t die.” said Laslo, unusually cold voice.
“What is more serious now is the plague from the South. How are your Knights?”
“No, we’re in a lot of trouble, too. What about you, Your Excellency?”
“We’re still fine, but I’m worried that the plague is spreading too fast. I heard it’s already spreading to the central part.”
“Is it that fast?”
“Yes, because of which the lords gathered together and talked about the plague that the war is completely neglected.”
“It’s very cluttered,”
The word cluttered was a very refined expression of this situation. The army’s interior is now a complete mess. The spreading plague, the army of the enemy country trying to raid. In addition, after Dorina died, Count Barania left the house, and the army lost its head. It was surprising that she did not order a retreat from above.
“Let the count rest. I’ll get going.”
“Yes, go ahead.”
“Does that make sense now? You’re going to a plaque prone area personally?
“You told me to find a cure for the plague.”
Adrienne, unlike usual, never backed down. Instead, she looked straight into Agnes’ eyes and opened her mouth.
“If this disease is really Deorogo plague, hundreds or thousands of people might die out there while I’m here.”
“I asked you to find a cure, not to die.”
Agnes, too, stood firm. Of course, it is important to find a cure for the plague, but it is meaningless to find it while pushing one’s person to his or her limbs.
“Madam, I’m actually…. “
Adrienne crossed her fingers and looked up as if she had made up her mind.
“I’ve been looking for the meaning of life since I was born.”
“The meaning of life? What does that mean?”
“I thought it must be someone’s will to be reborn here.”
It was a rather bizarre and philosophical word that Agnes could not easily understand.
“I didn’t know at first why I was born this way. But when I came to Sutmar and saw Madam, I understood.”
“It just occurred to me for a moment. I was born for this moment.”
Her eyes were surprisingly clear.
“You could die.”
Adrienne raised the corner of her mouth and smiled broadly. She looked very happy for a person who would jump into a plague-ridden area.
“And I’m not going alone. There are two more people besides me who are willing to go.”
“Do you mean there are two more?”
“Yes, we’ve been working together on the disease, it would be of great help.”
Adrienne was stubborn. She said everything she could to stop her but to no avail. Agnes sighed and stepped back.
“I’ll consider it for now.”
“Thank you, madam!”
“I haven’t given you permission yet!”
Agnes cried urgently, but Adrienne left the office with a smile as if she were ready to pack. After letting her go, Agnes went down to the dining room for lunch, and she happened to run into Zoltan.
“Are you going to eat?”
“I’m on my way to eat, too.”
The two naturally came to eat together. Throughout the meal, Zoltan’s face was as dark and dry as a dried leaf. Agnes hesitated to put the chopped meat in her mouth.
“Is it because of Bushke?”
“…I never imagined that Bushke was so determined to ruin Arpad. I’m…”
“Did we do something wrong?”
“Why do you think so?”
“It is true that Bushke lost his husband and all his children in Sutmar.”
Zoltan shook his head from side to side in agony. There was an indescribable remorse in it. Agnes finally realized that Zoltan was more shocked by the reason she betrayed him than by the fact that Bushke had betrayed Arpad.
“You can feel sorry for her. She lost her husband, and all her children died guarding the territory.”
“But that cannot be an excuse for Bushke’s sins.”
“I understand, I just…. I’ve seen so many soldiers and knights dying since I first held the sword at fifteen.”
Zoltan fumbled out the story of what he had been hiding.
“Bushke is right. Arpad quickly forgets the dead. We don’t do anything in honor of them. Because… “
“Otherwise, you won’t be able to hold out.”
The memories of the past that she had forgotten came to mind. Once the demons invaded, there were not many instances where the soldiers’ corpses were piled up so that they could not see the end.
“Every day there is a flood of demons, but You couldn’t live in memory of those who died. That’s why the funerals and memorial services were simplified. Isn’t it?”
“That’s right,” Zoltan nodded. Agnes turned completely to the side where he sat.
“Feel sorry for those who died guarding the defense line.”
“Feel sorry for the crushed life, and keep trying to make sure to lessen the death of the soldiers.”
Agnes turned again and looked forward. She raised her back and raised her fork.
“That’s all you can do.”
She told Zoltan, but she also said it to herself.
Every time she closes and opens her eyes, she thinks of the pile of corpses piled up in a cart. Agnes will never forget that moment in her life. Zoltan looked at Agnes in the face for a while.
“Princess… You’re a princess, aren’t you?”
“What does it mean?”
“I’m just glad the princess came to Sutmar.”
He scratched his nose and grinned.
* * *
The day was unusually long.
In the morning Adrienne insisted on going to the plague-stricken area, and at lunch she had to soothe the depressed Zoltan. After the walk, she went back to the office, and Niall and Adrienne stood there.
“What’s the matter?”
“Miss Adrienne has something to say.”
“I have nothing to say.”
“Why not? Are you in your right mind to voluntarily go to the place where the plague is going?”
“Yes, for a few days! I made this decision after much consideration.”
“Wait a minute,”
It was unfamiliar to see men and women arguing. She wondered if Adrienne and Niall were close to each other.
“Don’t stand there for now, sit down.”
“No, I’m fine. Madam, I said everything I wanted to say in the morning.”
“Madam asked you to sit down.”
“It doesn’t matter if I sit down or not.”
“Why doesn’t it matter?”
Agnes sat alone on the sofa and touched her temple. The quarrel between the man and woman shows little sign of ending.
“You don’t even know when your clothes have holes or you’re wearing them backwards. When you’re inside the lab you don’t even go out to eat properly and now, you’re going somewhere!”
“How can you stand by yourself in a village where you can’t even take care of yourself?”
“I’m not going alone. The two other doctors also decided to go together.”
“Who are you going with? Did they trick you?”
Niall, who had been pouring out sharp words all along, glared with black eyes.
“Why don’t you sit down and talk?”
Agnes’ head aches as she tried to keep looking up.
Adrienne sat down first. Niall settled down a little way away.
“… Yes, madam.”
“To put it bluntly, Adrienne, wherever she goes is none of your business.”
“But it’s such a dangerous place,”
“I understand your concern, but you can’t tell her what to do because you’re not family.”
Agnes gently exclaimed him. At the same time, she was curious why Niall reacted intensely.
When Niall’s momentum subsided, Adrienne also relaxed.
“Mr. Niall, I’m fine. There is no family left anyway, and if I die while looking for a cure, another doctor will take care of it.”
“That’s what I’m saying now……….”
The brighter Adrienne smiled, the distorted Niall’s face.
“Do you have to go?”
“Then marry me before you go.”