Do not stop.
Arrows rained down on me once again. I used my sword to parry what I could and got pierced by the arrows I could not.
I lunged forwards, piercing through two enemies, and cutting down one more in the same swing.
I cannot fall.
This cannot be the end for Secretia.
Someone ran forward and like a habit, I met him with my sword first – he blocked me with skilled moves and spoke,
“I know you. What was your name?”
I am but a sword in the service of the King Oroz.
I moved my one remaining arm, brandishing my sword but the man’s skilled manoeuvres shattered it.
“Ah… right, this sword is Chase’s Auro. I’ve always wanted to see it.”
Instead of replying, I lunged at him with only the hilt of my broken sword. The man did not bother avoiding it, instead, he shot a spear of ice.
I could not dodge it.
I could hear the hum of life in my ears. It was hard to breathe….
“I am Arsan Hertz, Commander of Kyris’ Magic Division, Balkan. Crown Prince of Secretia, Bern. I will remember you. You have fought plenty-”
… I raised my gaze and stared into the distance.
My dear elder brother; your majesty…I tried to search for the place where you were.
However, my blurred vision could not see anything.
“-So now rest,”
The light began to fade.
That was my last memory.
When I opened my eyes once again, it was 10 years before that last memory took place.
And of all the things I could have become, it was from the enemy country that drove Secretia to ruin – I became Kyris’ third prince Calian.
The bloodline of dragons was wasted on this weak prince. He had too many fears, no decent backing nor any ability to protect himself. He lived his life in hiding, without exerting any effort and was eventually assassinated before even reaching the age of 15.
And now that was the future approaching me.
And so, the Calian in the mirror asked,
“What are you going to do now?”
I have to live.”
I have definitely taken some liberties with this translation because the original writing style is really simplistic.
The author tends to switch between Bern and Calian quite frequently. So to clarify, Bern is the name of the knight who was reincarnated into the past – he dies during the war and ends up in the body of Calian and finds he has travelled 10 years into the past.
Original Calian = The timid third prince of Kyris
Bern = The younger brother of the King of Secretia – a Kingdom that was defeated by Kyris in war
Calian = Bern in Calian’s body
Let me know if there are any questions!