72.) My Guardian
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The only she can recognize clearly from him was his voice.
It was a soothing voice, it’s a cheerful voice that doesn’t match with the situation they were in right now.
But Karina shakes her head when she was called a princess.
She wasn’t suited to be called a princess remembering her condition she was in now.
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[You can’t lie here now, I know who you really are since I can hear the spirits voices. The light spirits whispering your name, they told me you are princess Karina]
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It was such an absurd story, a person knowing someone’s true identity through the spirits.
He must be joking around trying to encourage her.
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[….You Are, right…..Uuu]
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It was such a small voice escaped from her mouth, even she was surprised by that small voices.
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[Aa, you should not talk right now. Honestly speaking, you are already at your ends when I first found you before]
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Even when she could only see darkness wherever she looks, Karina could still clearly saw the sea of blood around her. If perhaps her nose still working right now, she won’t be able to bear smelling this death and blood.
Since no one could bear looking at her pitiful condition, and even when some people saw her condition, they try as hard as they could turn their eyes from her, the girls know what kind of condition she was in.
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(What an honest person. I…..Seems like there is no more hope for me….)
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But his next words turned out makes her sad.
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[Princess Karina. I will ask you a question now, if you are positive about the answer, just move your eyelids.]
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Suddenly the girl felt something warm touching her left hand.
The young man holds Karina’s left hand, the only one that was reachable between the rubble, tightly.
Even though her five sense is already numbed, Karina could still hear the young man’s words very clearly. And slowly the heat that was slowly leaving her body is coming back to her once more from her left hand.
To only thing that still holding her and this world was the existence of a certain mysterious young man here.
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[I really don’t want to say it like that, it was just you looked like already giving up to survive just now]
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Then the young man say these shockingly cruel—–
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[Well. I will help you now…Any problem with that?]
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—-sweet words toward her.
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After hearing the young man’s words until the end, Karina’s world dyed in darkness.
From before, her eyes that should be opened and see the scenery before her, couldn’t see a single thing.
The people who run past her, the droplets of water, without anything to lighten up the darkness, she can’t see anything.
She can no longer see anything besides the young man before her.
She can’t even know whether she was still breathing or not.
Like She was in a dream, right now she was standing between life and death.
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(….Hey, Why did I could only hear your voice clearly? Even though I already can’t hear anything else around me…..)
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The young man who helps her.
He didn’t even ask for any kind of compensation for helping her.
He said, ‘he will help’.
Karina could feel the strong feeling behind that words.
It was not just a theory.
It wasn’t even a woman intuition.
She can feel something else behind his words while feeling that feeling, she slowly closed her eyes.
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[Princess Karina. Please just rest and receive my magic for now kay? well how is it, don’t you feel sleepier by the minute?]
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Karina was aware that only her left hand that was not buried under the rubble.
The warmth of the young man once again reminded her that she was still alive.
Not long after, just like the young man said before, dr.
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(I’m starting to………get sleepy…..But)
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Before meeting the young man, Karina has already prepared herself to die.
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(….It’s scary….so scary….)
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It was frightening.
When your senses were robbed away, it was frightening.
Death.
Finally, she could understand what is death.
It was a farewell towards everything she ever knew.
Yes.
She will even say goodbye towards the young man that was crouching by the rubble in front of her.
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[It’s not a goodbye yet. I told you I will help you right here right now, there is no need to be afraid anymore. After all, I have a great track record since you are the second princess I will save, did you know that?]
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It was a voice that was so soothing it could calm a baby.
As if she was calmed by that voice, Karina peacefully drowned into her quiet slumber.
Since the very first time Karina met this young man, never once she could saw his face clearly.
Karina was truly saddened BY this fact since this might be her last moment on this world.
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[Your…name….Would you….please….tell me…?]
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Karina’s small voice has reached him for sure.
The young man tells her slowly, word by word, moving his mouth so it can be seen clearly.
Unfortunately, she can’t hear it.
Both of Karina’s ears can’t no longer hear a thing from this world anymore
That is why tears were welling up on her eyes and she could only shake her head a little in response.
Trying to resist the drowsiness, she stares at the young man in front of her.
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Then as if he was kissing her, the young man whispers something on Karina’s beautiful ear.
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(……..Yes…….I will remember it…….)
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She tried to repeat the young man’s name many times in her mind.
Again and again, she will repeat his name.
She does it again and again, wishing that she won’t forget his name ever again.
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(…..Ah)
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And the girl realized.
The young man wasn’t close enough to her, she couldn’t see his face.
That is why this will be her very last wish she doesn’t want to regret.
That is why she said it.
She doesn’t want to get to sleep just like this.
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(….Come, closer…..I want to…..see your….face)
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It was a mixed feeling.
Up till now, they were in a distance enough so they can converse with each other with a small voice, but now her face was so close to the young man it could touch his face.
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[Is this good enough?]
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The blurred outline of his face became clear.
The two distance became closer as if it will touch each other with just a slight push.
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[…..Un]
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At that time Karina does a thing that the young man will never think of.
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[——Eh]
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Something soft was touching the young man’s lips.
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(Please forgive me……it’s all I can do for you now…..please, bear with it……It’s still just a beginning for me after all….)
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With her last power, Karina kisses the young man’s lips.
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(You are so cool….for someone like you….I believe….for just a kiss…..You have done it….a lot of time)
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Surprised, the young man makes a distance between their face in an instant.
Seeing his reaction, Karina’s cheeks loosen up.
As if satisfied with her prank, she closes her eyes slowly.
It’s almost impossible to keep her mind awake any longer.
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(A hero, no he is not that…..Well then…..I don’t care whether you are strong or not…..I just wanted to make you, the only one that could find me……I want you to be my “Guardian”….Is….that…..okay….?)
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Finally, the girl falls into a deep sleep.
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Slow Denning watching as the princess of this country slowly sleep.
Her complexion hasn’t returned to normal yet, even if I said she was a walking dead, I won’t feel bad after seeing her condition.
Actually even Slow thought she will not make it at first after seeing her for the first the time.
Her heartbeat was so weak it won’t be surprised for her heart to stop at any moment.
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There is no one around them, most of the people that were answering Cardinal Maldini’s call mostly searching around the living district.
And once again, he tastes how he was left alone together with some girl.
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[…..Geez. I can’t believe Daris Princess was so bold. And I never thought my first kiss is not with Charlotte but with her.]
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He touches the lips that just touched the girl’s lips.
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[Moreover, my very first kiss was…..]

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——-taste like blood.

 

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