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The Thing That Lies Beyond That Feeling 2
“And then there’s her memories.”
Although it was only for a moment, but a glimmer of superiority flashed in Wentworth’s eyes when Reggie asked him about it. Wentworth then answered with a low voice, despite there was no one in the hallway at that time.
“I heard that she hadn’t told your Highness about how it wasn’t just a dream. She said that she was living as another person before she was born as herself right now. She told me that Ruain’s invasion and everything was written in a story she saw in her past life. Kiara-san said that she was reincarnated.”
Reggie had heard about it. It was the ideology that a soul would dwell in another life and lead another life after one’s soul left their body.
Wentworth then explained about the future that she knew based on her memories, the continuation of what Reggie was told about.
After Reggie and the margrave’s passing, Alan—who possessed a slight chance to inherit the throne—led the army to defeat the queen and the Ruain army. Such was the story.
It was then that Reggie thought. That was why Kiara wasn’t that worried about Alan, despite the fact that there was a high chance he would be involved in the war once the territory was attacked.
And that was why… she was trying to save Reggie.
At the same time, he also thought.
If that were the case, as long as Alan survives, Kiara wouldn’t have to fight the Ruain army to death.
–Reggie covered such thoughts for several days. That Kiara was trying to push herself so much in order to save him.
They might be able to regain the country so long as Alan was present in the battlefield, but Reggie couldn’t tell what kind of actions Kiara would take if the person close to her were to fall into danger.
That was why he had no choice but tell her something that could make her cry.
On the other hand, Wentworth continued to speak after he finished telling the story about Kiara’s memories.
“I thought about how nice it would be if I could see the future when I lost my family in the war. To think that someone who could do so actually exists. And then, if there’s something they can do to save others… Don’t you think you’d be willing to lend a hand?”
Reggie felt that Wentworth might see Kiara as someone ‘ideal’.
‘If only at that time I took another path…,’ everyone surely had such thoughts at some time in their lives. Then, looking at Kiara who did exactly that, Wentworth might recall about [the things he couldn’t do].
He was charmed by Kiara who was trying to change the future and poured her efforts to achieve that.
However, Reggie threw a question at him after he knew that.
“Then, I have one question for you, Wentworth.”
“What is it?”
“You know that your family were killed by the Ruain. But Kiara mourned over everyone’s death without distinguishing whether they were allies or enemies. In the future, when you see her burying the enemies… despite the damage we have is quite severe, are you going to discourage her from doing that?”
Currently, the one who’s protecting her the most is Wentworth. Kiara would surely ask for his assistance.
However, if he can’t answer this question, Wentworth will eventually be unable to bear staying by Kiara’s side. Will Wentworth try to bend her will at that time?
But a bird whose feathers were plucked couldn’t be called as bird anymore. If he were to try crushing her will, Reggie would keep him away from her.
Even if Kiara doesn’t wish for that… he has to do so in order to protect her.
It wasn’t clear if Wentworth understood the meaning behind Reggie’s words or if he took it in a completely different meaning. Leaving behind Wentworth who couldn’t give his answer right away, Reggie returned to his room.
Some time had passed by ever since that conversation, and Reggie couldn’t help but wonder about what Wentworth would choose.
Depending on his answer, Reggie would probably need to change Kiara’s guard. He could also appoint one of his own guarding knights.
Still, Reggie thought.
If Wentworth were to try to refrain her from doing what she wanted, wouldn’t she say no herself? With a determined look that couldn’t be wavered, she would refuse while looking directly into the other party’s eyes.
Saying, “I’ve decided on this.”
Kiara had the power to accomplish what she wanted with her own hands.
Reggie couldn’t stop her resolve to save him even if that meant she would try too hard and prepare to face the sadness ahead. Wentworth will soon find out as well. That sometimes, only by making her cry can they protect her.
“We have our legs in the same marsh. Mine’s already sinking, but what about you, Wentworth?”
Will you choose to crawl up?
Or will you resign yourself and sink deeper?
Either way, when he thought of having Kiara taken away from him, Reggie only didn’t want anything else taint her.
To Reggie, doing that was equal to protecting Kiara.
Actually, he wanted to confine Kiara to himself. But even that wasn’t a good plan, and he understood it from the assassination attempt that happened before.
Kiara was still depending on Reggie’s existence.
Although he felt joy due to it, he also realized that he had to prevent that.
He couldn’t be any more special to her than how it was now. It was all to protect Kiara.
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