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Alex was able to successfully enter the palace, taking just a few of his men with him inside.
But Dinah, being the only one among them who had closely witnessed Alex’s movements and physique in the
battlefield realized that the man leading the army wasn’t Alexander. She alerted the vampire king and thus Alex and his team were greeted in the courtyard by the royal family and the elite vampires.
The princes and princesses were there to welcome him. He could see in their eyes and feel their killing intent. He
was not welcome here and his betrayal sealed his fate. They were all ready and willing to kill him. The sight of
them made Alex’s lips curved up wickedly. Who would have thought that his perfectly crafted plan would go awry
in this way? He hadn’t planned on annihilating the royal family or even killing a single one of his so-called family.
He only planned to rule over them but it seemed that that wasn’t an option now. He could see that at this point, a bloodbath was inevitable.
“Good to see you again, Alexander,” his oldest sibling who should have been the crown prince said with eyes filled with hatred as he looked at Alex.
Alex couldn’t really blame his brother for his hatred towards him. He had jumped the line after all, even if it wasn’t really his choice.
“Give me back the girl and I will spare you all,” Alex said but like always, his haughty brothers considered his words a joke.
“Spare us all, he says. Ha!” the oldest prince snarled. “Shouldn’t you be the one kneeling and begging us right now? Don’t you see how badly disadvantaged you are?”
Alex realized it was useless and a waste of time to try and talk some sense to any of them. Glancing at his men, Alex’s eyes glimmered with pure danger.
He didn’t speak anymore and with a single signal, he and his troops rushed forward to attack those who stood in his way.
An evil smile flashed on his face as Alex fought like the untouchable god of war that he was. His movements were
so precise and cold-blooded, not giving an inch to his opponents. His aura was so intense that his men also
fought with the same intensity, as if this power that Alex emitted enveloped his men, giving them some of his willpower and strength.
The royal vampires found themselves overwhelmed. They had heard of Alexander’s five glorious victories but all
of them simply shrugged it off, fooling themselves into thinking that it was because Alexander’s opponents were
mere humans. Little did they know that the sheer number of the human soldiers and his intelligent war tactics
were more than equal to the vampire’s brute force. They had belittled humans for so long that they had forgotten what these humans were really capable of doing.
Only Alexander, who had fought against them, knew the real power of these ‘weak’ humans. He had learned a lot
from his battles and the experiences he gained from those battles made him stronger and smarter than ever, something that none of these pure blooded vampires would never understand.
As the fierce battle between Alex and his men against the royal family unfolded, Dinah was anxiously watching on the sideline beside the weakened king and his officials.
“What’s going on? Why are they fighting Alexander like they want to kill him?!” Dinah complained.
“Silence, human. Can’t you see how fierce he is? There is no way that man will surrender. They need to fight him
with all they have until he falls to his knees. Don’t worry, he heals fast and I ordered them not to kill him,” the king replied and Dinah finally shut her mouth.
When Dinah left Abigail’s house that day, she actually went to Astheria to make a deal with the vampire king. She
knew that the vampires valued their promises so she made the king vow to give her Alexander in exchange for
the information she had about the last dragon and its dragon keeper. She was quite convincing. She told the king
that she was a member of the noble family of dragon keepers. She told the king about the current dragon keeper
and her powers and said that once the current keeper died, she would take over that position and be able to
control the dragon. The deal was that if he killed Abigail and gave her Alexander, then she would give him the dragon in return.
The greedy vampire king couldn’t resist this offer. To have the command of a dragon under his rule would be the
ultimate kind of power. He would be able to rule over the world. However, there was one flaw in his plan. He
wouldn’t be able to get close to Abigail because of that strange power she possessed so he sought help from the witch queen and both of them made a deal with each other.
The king vowed that if the witch queen helped him, he would be willing to give the witches half of the world to rule and the witch queen’s thirst for power got the better of her and she agreed.
The alliance had been formed quickly and now all they needed was to devise a plan to get to Abigail. They still
couldn’t quite figure out how to do this until Dinah revealed that Zeres was very good friends with the current
dragon keeper. The witch queen was shocked as she had no idea that her son even knew this dragon keeper but
she didn’t waste time in finding out everything about this girl by forcefully reading his memories. That was when she found out that her son was in love with this Abigail.
The witch queen immediately thought of using her son to get close enough to Abigail to put her under a spell.
Unbeknownst to Dinah, the witch queen spoke to Zeres about their plan to destroy Alexander. She told Zeres
that once Alexander was out of the picture, then Abigail would be his. She also promised that she would keep
Abigail safe and that all they needed was her power to control the dragon in order to defeat Alexander.
Zeres still refused. However, his mother had another ace up her sleeve.
She revealed to Zeres the vampire prophetess’ prophecy – that Alexander was destined to kill the dragon. She
showed him a fake conversation between the vampire prophetess and the king, where in the prophetess revealed
that Alexander wasn’t just destined to kill the dragon, he was also destined to kill the last dragon keeper.
Those words broke the last string of Zeres’ resistance. There was no way he would let Alexander kill his Abigail.
After that, Zeres went back to Abigail and taking advantage of her trust, he easily managed to hypnotize her,
using the most powerful spell his mother taught him.
And with just one order, Zeres managed to make Lexus fly her to Ashteria
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The battle continued and Alex and his men fought against the vampires. Alex exceeded the splendor he had
shown in all the previous battles he fought. His men had exceeded their limits as well, giving everything they had to back their leader, all with the help of the witch they had on their side.
Soon, the tide turned. Alex and his men were winning. It was hard for the blue-blooded vampires to believe that
they actually couldn’t stand against this Alexander. Who was this man? How the hell was he so strong? Wasn’t he the weakest vampire that ever existed?
Alexander was going all out. He knew that they couldn’t use Abigail to threaten him because of the power of the
mist that still protected her. Thus, he advanced without reservation, taking down everyone who stood in his way. Just before he was about to finish them off, another figure appeared before him.
Alex’s eyes blazed with hellfire upon the sight of him. Without wasting a moment, Alex leapt and attacked him. Their swords clashed and sparks flew from the impact.
Alex still couldn’t believe that Zeres had actually betrayed Abigail like this. Despite their cat and dog relationship,
Alex had come to trust Zeres when it came to Abigail’s safety. He knew that Zeres would never do anything to
harm Abigail because he knew that the man cared about her too. Alex had never doubted Zeres until he saw Abigail being controlled by the witch queen.
“You, traitor! How could you betray Abigail like this?!” Alex hissed as they pushed their swords against each other.
Zeres responded with a wicked smile. “Traitor? Don’t make me laugh, Alexander. I can tolerate the fact that she chose you. I can accept that you have taken her heart” he gritted his teeth. “But I won’t let you take her life as
well over my dead body, Alexander!” he yelled and his silver eyes glowed as his power began to intensify.
Alex was shocked by what he just heard but he didn’t have the luxury to ask Zeres about it. He didn’t have the time to even speak. The half-witch had also unleashed his power and in a blink of an eye, he had become Alex’s
most dangerous opponent. They had sparred against each other almost every day back at Dark Dragon Hills, and
now here they were fighting against each other with their lives on the line. Both of them knew that unless one of them fell, the fight would never stop.
Alexander had never thought of killing this person. Even though they always glared at each other, this half-witch
was the first person, apart from Abigail, who had taken him seriously. The half-witch had even helped him fend
off his father’s elite vampires when they tried to forcefully take him back. Zeres could have easily just left him on
his own at that time but he didn’t. Alex had never seen this man as an enemy. In fact, Alex thought of him more
as a brother, despite their differences. Alex had gotten used to the halfling’s seemingly cold and disagreeable attitude and thought that somehow, they had become somewhat like friends.
Alex had come to enjoy their sparring sessions, because he finally had someone to do this kind of thing with. Back in the palace, he had to practice and hone his swordsmanship in secret and on his own because if the others
found out, he would only become the laughing stock yet again. No vampire had ever fought using a sword, let
alone a vampire prince. Alex never imagined that he would ever be faced with this scenario where he would have to go against his friend, perhaps even to the point of having to kill each other.
Nobody could approach the duo. It was like the stage was set just for the both of them. Their clash of power left
everyone in awe, even the royal vampires. They never thought that a male witch could actually be that powerful and to be able to go against Alexander like that was beyond their expectations.
The two men jumped back from each other, their eyes never leaving their opponent. In the next second, Zeres rushed towards Alexander with the tip of his sword aimed at Alexander’s abdomen. Alex deflected the attack by
swinging his sword to the right just before Zeres’ sword plunged into his body. Alex then moved swiftly behind
Zeres, sword ready to come down hard on Zeres’ back but surprisingly, Zeres was able to turn himself around just in time to raise his sword above his head, stopping Alex’s sword filling the air with more sparks.
Zeres was pushed backwards and was almost on his knees as he tried to bear the weight of Alex’s attack. He glared at Alex and then with all his might, he pushed against Alex and managed to throw Alex back a few steps. They circled each other, both waiting for the other to make the first move.
This time, it was Alex who lunged towards Zeres, swinging his sword into an arc across Zeres’ midsection at the
last moment but Zeres jumped backwards with a small flip, landed crouched on the ground and then leapt
forward. Zeres used Alex’s momentum against him and his sword hit their target. Zeres managed to wound Alexander on his thigh.
Alex looked down at the wound and then at Zeres and a devilish smile curved on his lips. Alex’s eyes hardened and play time was over. It was time to get serious.
In a blink of an eye, Alex seemed to have teleported behind Zeres and slashed Zeres’ back, wounding the male
witch. Zeres staggered forward, holding onto his sword with all his might. He wasn’t going to give up. He couldn’t’! Not until he saved Abigail from her would-be killer.
Zeres turned to face Alex but Alex had disappeared again, this time appearing on his right. Zeres didn’t react fast
enough and before he knew it, his sword clattered loudly on the ground after Alex sliced his right arm, rendering it useless. He could no longer use his sword.
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It was over. Alex was the victor, again. He had once again displayed his tactical skills when it came to battle. With
two strikes, he managed to subdue his opponent, choosing the most logical path to success – by disabling his opponent’s fighting arm.
The witch-queen saw her son bleeding from his multiple wounds but she didn’t even come down to help him.
She stayed where she was, glancing at her son one last time before completely ignoring him and focusing her attention on Alexander.
Unfortunately for Alex, he also suffered wounds from the vampires. Little did he know that the blue-bloods had
used poison on him, so his wounds weren’t healing. This was the same poison that he had been inflicted with
when Abigail had found him close to death in that forest. Now, Alex finally knew that it wasn’t the enemy that
had poisoned him back then; it was these people, his people. He had tried to tell himself back then that his father
and brothers wouldn’t do something like that to him, but it seemed that his gut feeling was right. They really did want him dead.
Alex continued to fight, advancing like a zombie towards the top of the gate. His men were all dead. He was the
only one left. He was bathing with blood. And yet, his eyes were still burning red.
The poison in his body was spreading like wildfire, and he continued to go berserk. The remaining vampires
stopped going after him. They didn’t need to fight him anymore. All they had to do was wait for the poison to do
its work or wait for the girl he was desperately trying to save to kill him herself. The vampires and the witch knew
how deadly the dragon keeper was, and they all had the same thought – how fitting his end would be if this girl were the one to kill Alexander.
Once Alexander stood on top of the enormous gate where Abigail and the witch queen were standing, Alex
stumbled and fell, but he stood up, dragging his sword behind him, its tip causing sparks to fly as it scratched
against the floor. His body was becoming weaker and weaker from the effects of the poison, and his lungs struggled to breathe in some much-needed oxygen.
“Abigail” Alex uttered as he slowly approached her. His eyes were on Abigail, and he ignored the witch queen as if she wasn’t there.
The witch queen stepped back from Abigail and ordered her. “Kill him!” she said, and Abigail turned to face him. Her eyes were pitch black, dull, and lifeless. However, she didn’t move.
Alex smiled as he continued to approach her. “Abigail” he called out again. His fiery eyes were filled with so many emotions – pain, hatred, regret, hopelessness, remorse. He had failed miserably to protect her. Where where did it all go wrong?
He was at his limit. It seemed that this was it. He had lost the most crucial battle of his life. As always, it appeared
that the world was still intent on going against him. The gods must really hate him to the depths of their bones.
But he somehow felt a little better at this result. At least if he died now, he wouldn’t be able to kill Lexus with his
own hands. It seemed the price for wanting to alter his fate was his own life, which wasn’t that bad, he thought.
But then, what about his promise to the only person he had ever loved?
“I’m sorry” he uttered, smiling bitterly as he continued walking towards her. All he wanted now was to hold her.
His body had gone completely numb, and it would only be a matter of time before he would fall again, so all he wanted was to hold her in his arms againone last time.
“I said kill him, Abigail!” the witch’s voice echoed. But still, the girl remained on the spot, surprising everyone.
The witch looked too shocked. Was she trying to break the spell?
“Don’t try to resist the spell, Abigail! That spell could take your life if it is forcefully broken!” she warned. The
witch queen was glad she used this kind of spell because she had somehow felt that regular spells wouldn’t work
on a powerful human like her. Besides, even if this girl died, they still had that other noble blooded woman up their sleeves.
Upon hearing what the witch queen said, Alex halted, unsure what to do. He could see Abi’s fingers moving, clenching into fists as if she was fighting her very own internal battle.
“N-no” Alex didn’t know what to do. Why? Why would they cast such a spell on her? “Stop resisting Abigail, please,” he began to plead.
The vampire king, who saw that the girl was resisting them, sent a signal to his men.
The remaining vampires took their bows and prepared to shoot at Abigail. The king wanted to activate her power since Alex was close enough to become collateral damage to it.
However, nothing happened. The mist didn’t appear.
Angered by the stubbornness of the human keeper, the king ordered his men to shoot.
Seeing the arrows approaching them, the weakened Alex gathered all his strength and jumped towards Abigail,
slashing the arrows before they could reach her. Some of the arrows got past him and pierced his body as he shielded her from the assault.
Everyone was shocked again. Alexander was supposed to have fallen by now. How was he still able to move?
Another wave of arrows came as a result of the king’s anger.
Alex growled, his eyes burning with fury and vengeance. This world, he really hated it so much. He hated how
much suffering this world had to inflict on him before it was satisfied. He finally found the only person who gave
him the warmth he never knew he had been looking for, and all he wanted was to keep her safe in his arms. Why
couldn’t he have it? Why was this world so heartless and cruel to him? He cursed and cursed within him. If
something bad happened to his beloved, he swore he would burn this world with hellfire. They all better kill him
now because if he somehow managed to live through all of this, he was going to destroy everything.
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Knowing that he couldn’t stop the next wave of arrows anymore, Alex turned around and hugged Abigail, shielding her again.
His lips landed on her forehead as a tear fell from his eye. “I’m sorry I love you” was all he could utter as his grip
on her tightened. His body was rigid as he closed his eyes and prepared to die. He couldn’t feel his body anymore, but his heart was bleeding. All he wished right then was for Abigail to stay alive.
Alex closed his eyes, waiting for the arrows to pierce through him.
However, the arrows never came. Instead, he could feel a scorching heat wave coming from above them, and
when he opened his eyes again, Alex could see that Lexus had burned all the arrows to ashes, along with part of the castle.
Lexus had come, but Alex couldn’t even feel glad as he looked at the dragon raging from above.
His eyes slowly fell on Abigail, and his heart filled with fear.
“A-Alex” Abigail uttered as their eyes met. She had broken the spell by calling Lexus. Abigail smiled at him as blood began to flow slowly from the corner of her lips.
They both fell to their knees with Alex cradling Abigail in his arms.
“Are you okay?” she asked, reaching out to touch his face. Worry was written all over her face as she looked at him.
Alex couldn’t speak. His tears just fell silently as he looked at her. Abigail lifted her arms and hugged him tightly.
“Don’t cry,” she told him before she pulled away and looked at his face again. She caressed his face as gently as
she could and pushed his hair away from his eyes. “I finally get to see your face again. I’ve missed you,” she whispered as she planted soft kisses on his lips and forehead.
And then she coughed, and blood came out of her lips. Her energy seemed to have left her, and her arms fell to her sides.
Alex trembled as he held her. His tears were flowing even more. He could tell that the witch queen didn’t lie when
she said that breaking the spell forcefully could cost Abigail her life. Her heartbeat was weakening, and she was gasping for air.
Abigail was dying and, as if the dragon had sensed it, Lexus began to go berserk, flying around aimlessly and
burning everything. It was as if, like Alex, he didn’t know what to do anymore, and he fell into a rage, destroying everything in his path.
Opening her eyes, Abi looked at Alex, and she weakly raised her hand to wipe Alex’s tears. He had become a broken statue, just trembling and crying silently as he held her in his arms.
Still, she smiled. That smile, his sunshine, was slowly dying. “Don’t don’t leave me, please. Living without you will be like dying every day. Please, I can’t… I don’t think I can bear to be without you…”
Hearing his agonized voice, Abigail’s eyes watered as well. She knew how much he was hurting because she too couldn’t imagine living without him.
“I’m sorry” she could only utter before her eyes fell on her beloved Lexus, raging like a monster from hell. She then looked at Alex again and smiled.
“Listen, Alex. I am the last dragon keeper,” she told him.
Dinah didn’t know this secret, but Abigail was the only female dragon keeper. All the previous dragon keepers in
their family were male, and the male dragon keepers needed to have a son to become the successor. The
successor could only come from the direct predecessor. The last keeper, Abi’s father, had failed to have a son.
They thought the successor would change to another line or be gone forever, but to everyone’s surprise, Abigail had inherited it.
She didn’t tell Alex this, but that night she found him in the forest, Abigail had already envisioned Alexander’s
destiny that he was the destined man to kill the last dragon and finally end the dragon era.
She grabbed his sword and let her blood drip on its blade before giving it to him.
“Kill Lexus, Alex, with this so that Lexus and I can die together. I don’t want to leave him all alone in this world.
Without me, he will burn the world into ash. Kill him so he can finally rest, and so can I,” she told him. “Then drink his blood, Alex. You will become invincible and become immortal.”
Alex couldn’t even speak. He was utterly devastated and broken.
Abi smiled again.”It’s okay. Our tale will not end here. One day, our hearts will find each other again. No matter
how long it takes, I will find my way back to you, at the right time and in the right place. So don’t cry. Smile for me so that next time, our story won’t end with sadness.”
Abigail didn’t tell him that whoever killed the dragon and drank its blood had to pay the price. The person’s
mortal body will die, and he will become immortal. More than that, the memories from when they were mortal
would be erased; they would be reborn again without any memories of his previous life. Abigail told him to drink
the dragon’s blood because that was the only way for them to meet again. She knew that as long as the dragon’s blood was flowing in someone’s veins, one day, the last dragon keeper would be reborn.
“I love you. I will miss you, Alexander. Wait for me, my love.”
As Abi finally closed her eyes, Alex screamed in agony, calling out her name. But he wasn’t the only one who
screamed in pain. A terrifying sound roared in the night sky, and Lexus went on a rampage like never before.
The beast had been let loose, and it was going to burn the world with his wrath.
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The sky roared, and then, rain fell, as if the heavens too began to mourn. Lexus continued his rampage, and the once formidable castle had turned into an inferno.
Alex was still there, kneeling as he held her in his arms. She was gone. His sun was no more. She would never shine again, leaving his world into total darkness forever.
He was broken, in and out. His complexion was ashen, so lifeless as if his heart and soul had died along with her.
The blazing furnace continued eating the castle, but the chaos didn’t even bother Alex anymore. He couldn’t hear anything. He would no longer care even if the world would crumble right then and there.
After staring at her face for an immeasurable amount of time, Alex’s hands moved, and he gently brushed the
strands of hair away from her pale face. And then, he pulled her up and hugged her. His body shook as he cried, calling her name over and over again.
Zeres, who had just escaped the fire after confronting his mother, landed behind Alexander. Zeres was still
bleeding. The futile confrontation he had had with the witch queen finally made him realize that his very own
mother had lied to him. And he saw it with his own two eyes, how Alexander gave his everything to save Abigail, that Alexander was never here to kill her.
Clenching his fists, Zeres walked closer to them, dragging his wounded body. His eyes filled with nothing but
grief and guilt, knowing that Abigail was dead. This all happened because of him, because he believed his
mother’s words. The girl he loved had died because of his betrayal, and he would never forgive himself for that.
He looked at the raging beast in the sky before his gaze fell to Alexander’s shaking body. He too, wanted to hug
her one last time, just one more time. But he felt like he didn’t even deserve to touch her anymore. His regret and guilt were killing him.
After just standing there and watching Alexander’s agony, Zeres noticed that the color of Alexander’s skin had
become greenish, indicating that the poison had already spread in his body and that he was now beyond saving.
Zeres felt his throat constricted, and he clenched his fists even tighter. Knowing that Alexander would also die
soon at this rate, Zeres looked down and stared at his hands. He moved one step closer but halted. He was
hesitant if it was the right move for him to try and save Alexander. Wouldn’t it better if he will die too? He had
seen how much this man had loved Abigail. No matter how much he hated it, he couldn’t deny the fact that
Alexander’s love for Abigail was greater than what he could ever offer. So he knew that his pain was something
indescribable. He understood what Alexander was feeling right then. He could tell that living or dying didn’t
make any difference to him anymore. Because that was how he felt, and he knew this man must have had it worse. This was why he thought that saving Alexander might be a bad idea.
However, when Zeres thought about Abigail, he moved again and crouched behind Alexander. Thinking about
Abigail made Zeres realize that Abigail would definitely wish for this man to stay alive. He knew that if Abigail was
around, she would definitely beg him to save Alexander. Thus, he decided to do it. This way, he could at least do something even though this will never be enough to atone for his sin.
Zeres knew about this poison because witches originally created this. He knew that Alex couldn’t even feel his
body anymore, so Zeres didn’t hesitate to touch him. He placed his hands on the huge wound in his back as he closed his eyes.
A chant began to roll out from his lips, and green and silver light began to glow from his palm to Alexander’s
wound. Zeres frowned as he gritted his teeth, as if he was in pain. Alexander was supposedly beyond saving, but
there was a spell powerful enough to save him. But like all of the powerful spells, this would also require something huge in return the life of the spellcaster.
The green and silver glow intensified. Alexander still didn’t notice anything. He was still numbed, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
As the raging rain and fire fell around them, the green and silver glow from Zeres’ hands seemed to have exploded before it slowly disappeared.
Alexander’s skin was back to its normal pale color, but Zeres’ skin turned greenish. The poison had been transferred to him.
Utterly weakened, Zeres’ forced himself to stand and quickly left. He didn’t want Alexander to see him. He hid
behind a wall and fell on his knees. He sat and leaned on the wall, smiling bitterly as he clutched his chest. ‘What
a damn fate.’ He murmured as he closed his eyes. ‘I’m sorry, Abigail. But no don’t ever forgive me.’
Zeres didn’t know that Alexander had seen him leave. Alexander could feel his body again, and he saw his
wounds had healed. But that didn’t even make him feel a little better. He just stared at the wall where Zeres had disappeared from for a long while before he looked at Abigail again.
He was swallowed entirely by nothing but pain and agony. His tears wouldn’t roll down, and no sound could even escape from his lips anymore.
But his hands moved, and he began to stroke her hair with all the gentleness in the world. He did just that for an
immeasurable amount of time until someone came and approached him.
“Alexander!” A woman’s voice called out as she knelt before him; it was Dinah. He had escaped from the vampire
King while they were occupied with the dragon because she realized that the dragon keeper’s power wasn’t
transferred to her. She knew that Abigail was dead, and she knew that all of the dragon keepers received the
dragon keeper’s ability the moment the previous dragon keeper took his last breath. But nothing happened to
her. She tried to call out for Lexus but the dragon didn’t listen to her. That was why, she immediately ran away to find Alexander. “Alexander! Let’s go. The dragon is coming!” she frantically told him.
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When Alexander didn’t even look at her, Dinah lifted her hands to hold his face and make him look at her.
However, she was shocked when Alexander’s hand suddenly gripped her neck. When he looked at her, his eyes
were dark as an abyss. There was no warm emotion in them anymore. His beautiful eyes had become colorless and completely lifeless, like a sky with no stars, no moon, nor sunjust a completely black canvas.
He slowly placed Abigail down without letting go of Dinah’s neck.
Dinah struggled to break free from his grip. She was scared of this man. This wasn’t the Alexander she knew. The
way he looked at her that moment sent shivers down her spine. As if he was scarier than the monster dragon from above. She never thought this man could become this terrifying.
“L-let go, Alexander.” She begged, struggling. But Alexander didn’t even loosen his grip. He stood up and dragged her a few steps away from Abigail’s body.
Dinah began to tremble. The danger and ominous aura she was feeling from Alexander that moment was enough to freeze her soul. It was almost as if a demon had possessed him.
“Please I’m beg ”
Dinah couldn’t even finish her words because Alexander’s grip on her neck tightened as he lifted her in the air.
Tears began to flow from her eyes as she struggled futilely with all he might. She never thought that she would die in this man’s hand. No, this wasn’t the Alexander she knew. This man was a monster!
Heartlessly, Alexander dropped the lifeless Dinah on the floor.
He didn’t even look down at her. He simply looked up and watched the raging dragon in the sky before he turned and walked towards Abigail’s body.
Slowly, he crouched down and gathered her in his arms, holding her so gently, like she was a fragile vase. He
faced outside the castle. His legion was still there. Lexus hadn’t attacked them yet as the beast was still busy burning the vampire palaces.
Alexander turned, and one last time, he looked at the wall where Zeres had disappeared from before he finally
jumped down the gate. He landed gracefully on the ground with Abigail in his hand and approached his army.
The rain didn’t stop falling as Alexander continued walking in the midst of his soldiers, heading back to Black Dragon Hills with Abigail in his arms.
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Time passed by, but the storm continued raging overnight.
It was already morning, but Alex was still sitting on the bench outside Abigail’s small house, with her in his arms.
The two of them used to sit there quietly and watch the sky. But this time, none of them were looking up anymore.
Once Alex’s army caught up and also arrived at the foot of the Black Dragon Hill, they saw their master still
grieving, and they could only watch until Alex’s generals and the witch approached him.
The witch could tell that Alexander’s spirit was entirely broken, and no word could ever make him feel better anymore. However, she needed to speak and tell him to let her go.
“Your highness,” she started, “please let her go now. You have to let her rest now, your highness.”
Her kind words somehow reached Alex, and he slowly looked up. His dark and lifeless eyes glanced at the sky,
and he saw it was already morning. He looked down at Abigail again for a while as he finally spoke.
“I I want to give her a proper resting place.” He said, his gaze not leaving her face. It was then that he noticed
that his Abigail was wearing that golden-colored dress she was wearing that night when they first met.
His eyes started to well as he kissed her forehead one last time. “Fine, Abigail” he uttered. “I will wait for you, no
matter how long it takes. I promise.” His tears fell as he gently bumped his forehead on hers. “Just please promise me that the next time we meet, don’t ever leave me like this again, okay?”
As he said those words, the rain stopped. That day, Alex finally let go of her and buried his heart and soul along with her.
Alexander and his men then headed back to Ashteria the next day. When they arrived at the vampire’s largest
city, the entire place was already turned into ash, along with the neighboring vampire towns and villages and the
forests where the witches live. There was nothing left, and the only thing standing right then was the gate where Abigail had died.
Lexus was flying aimlessly in the sky, as if he didn’t know where to go, just looking for something to burn.
But the moment he saw Alex and his army. The dragon majestically landed in the ruins. It was as if he was waiting for Alexander to arrive and come after him.
Gripping his sword, Alex’s lifeless eyes zeroed on him. All he could think right then was Abigail’s wish. He couldn’t even feel his heart anymore. His emotion was broken entirely.
That day, his war against Lexus started. He attacked him without reservation, and the dragon fought back furiously.
Both of them turned into beasts with no heart and soulmonsters who knew and want nothing but to kill and kill to no end.
The war went on for days. Half of Alexander’s army had fallen, but he had managed to wound Lexus with the help
of huge arrows and spears. The moment Lexus fell on the ground, Alex climbed on Lexus back and stabbed him with his sword.
Lexus didn’t die, and he fled away. But Alexander didn’t stop and pursued him.
He knew he would return to the Black Dragon Hills. Back to Abigail’s place.
But Alex’s heart had gone entirely black. He had become a coldblooded monster since he left the hill that day. He
had killed his emotions, compassion, and soul because that was the only way for him to win against the dragon.
When Alexander and his army arrived at the hill, the battle continued. Alex’s men fell one after another.
Thousands of his men had fallen before his sword finally pierced through Lexus’s heart.
The two of them were in the middle of the crater, on top of the plateau-like colossal rock. The sea of mist had disappeared when Abigail died, so all that could be seen around was nothing but deep canyons.
Alex was in his very last strength because of the endless long battle and because the burns Lexus inflicted wasn’t healing at all.
As Lexus fell, Alex knelt on the ground, still holding the sword’s hilt tightly.
His body began to tremble as he rested his head on his arm. He stayed there unmoving for a long while before a
murmur escaped from his lips. “I’m sorry Lexus,” he uttered. He touched him as if he was putting him to sleep, and then, he pulled the sword.
Blood gushed out of the dragon’s heart. Trembling, Alex reached out. He knew he was about to die. He must drink the dragon’s blood right then, or else he wouldn’t make it.
Thus, Alexander didn’t waste any more moment and finally drank Lexus blood as a single tear fell from his cold eyes.
At that moment, the sky thundered, and lightning struck everywhere. Alexander screamed as the mist reappeared once again, swallowing him and the dead dragon.
The sea of mist covered the crater once again as the sky raged on.
The remaining soldiers waited for their master to come out, but no one emerged from the most. None of them
had any more strength to go and look for their master, so they just stayed there, waiting.
Once the sky stopped raging, everyone’s eyes fell to the thick moving mist, and the next moment, they saw their
master emerged. His eyes no longer black nor red. They were golden, exactly the same as the dragon’s eyes. Everyone celebrated as Alexander landed before them.
The air around him had changed. He didn’t feel like a human or a vampire anymore. He had become the most
superior being any of them, humans, vampires, and witches alike, had ever seen. He had become a terrifying creature.
After leaving the Black Dragon Hill, Alexander sought the help of the witch, asking her why he couldn’t remember a thing. Because the witch had seen and heard Abigail’s last words to him, the witch couldn’t tell him the truth.
She thought that it would be torture for him if he remembered that girl again. Thus, she gave him a false
memory. She showed him his memories but omitted everything from that night that girl found him in the forest until the start of his battle with the dragon.
Alexander didn’t ask any more after that. As they headed back to the ruined kingdom of Ashteria, the witch
queen, Zeres’ mother, arrived in Black Dragon Hill. She, too, heard Abigail’s last wish, so she went to Black dragon hill after finding out that Alexander had killed the dragon.
Landing on the plateau-like rock where the dead dragon lay, the witch queen slowly approached the dragon. The
mist had disappeared. The place was now desolate, filled with nothing but rocks and dead bodies.
The witch queen brought out a bottle and filled it with the dead dragon’s blood before she quickly left. As the
witch queen flew away, steams began to appear in the crater as if the volcano was awakened, and it was now about to blow.
When the witch queen arrived at a certain crystal cave, she entered a room where two bodies lay. Zeres heart was
still beating, but it was already weakening. No spell could save him anymore.
The witch queen made the unconscious Zeres drink the blood. She wanted to see if the blood would still work as it did with Alexander. However, to her dismay, nothing happened, and Zeres still died.
Utterly frustrated, the witch gritted her teeth, and her eyes fell to Dinah’s body. Half of Dinah’s face was burned.
The witch took her because she still believed that she might not be that useless. She thought that maybe, the
dragon blood could revive her and make her powerful since she was still a descendant of the dragon keepers.
However, just like with Zeres, nothing happened. The witch was so angered that he smashed the useless bottle in the ground.
Back in Ashteria, Alexander began to make his move. He and his men marched to the Hidden City located at the south, where the royal family had escaped during the dragon’s rampage and conquered it.
His ruthless journey had started after that, and time went by as fast as the wind.
Thousands of years then pass by, and the fated day arrived. Abigail Chen was born. However, at that same moment, inside a deeply buried crystal cave, two bodies moved their hands and opened their eyes.
…. ~End of The Long Lost Tale~….
Hellbound With You Chapter 487 – Thousands Of Years
Abigail’s lashes fluttered like butterfly wings as she finally woke up. The room was bright, so she placed her arm
across her eyes. She rolled on her side and blinked groggily. Her head was throbbing with pain, but the second
something yellow, a sunflower, registered in her vision, Abigail’s dazed eyes widened as everything she saw in her dream flooded back into her awareness.
She sat up immediately, eyes still wide and filled with utter disbelief. Her heartbeat raced as she clenched her
chest. She knew that wasn’t a dream. That was her and Alex’s past life!
Before she realized it, a silent tear fell from her eyes, and she looked around the room, looking for her Alex. Her
heart was still aching. It was as if she had just watched the most heartbreaking movie she had ever seen in her life.
Climbing out of bed, Abi called out for Alex. She felt like it had been forever since she last saw him. She missed
him, so damn bad as if thousands of years had gone by the last time she saw him.
“Alex” she called as she frantically headed to the door. She must see him and hold him, or else the pain in her chest won’t subside.
As if a killer was chasing her, Abigail descended the grand staircase as fast as she could. Everyone who was sitting
by the fireplace turned, and Alex immediately stood upon seeing her.
His brows creased with worry and surprise as he walked towards her in haste. However, Abigail ran, and she
threw herself in his arms, surprising Alex. She gripped him hard as she buried her face on his chest. Her body was trembling, and she was sobbing.
“Oh, Alex,” she uttered. “I’ve missed you so much.”
Her words confused Alex, and he held her shoulders as he bent and looked into her eyes. “Are you alright? What’s wrong? Why are you crying?” he asked, worried sick.
“I’m fine. I just I just missed you.” She replied, and she hugged him again.
Realizing that Abigail was too emotional, Alex lifted her up, and he carried her back upstairs.
Last night, he never left her side. Alicia told him that Abigail was inside a dream that she must be seeing someone’s memories.
Alicia said that the things she was seeing would be the answer they were looking for, so Alex didn’t expect that
Abigail’s first reaction upon waking up was this. He was expecting that she would wake up scared like how she
acted when she had nightmares, so he stayed with her all night. So why was she crying? And why was she saying that she missed him? Just what kind of memories did she see?
Upon reaching the room, Alex put her down, and they both sat on the bed. Though Abigail still didn’t let go of him. She was acting like she hadn’t seen him for a very long time.
“My wife, tell me. What did you see in your dream for you to cry like this?” he asked as he gently wiped her tears.
Abi looked up at him reached out to touch his face as well.
“You,” she answered as her tears fell again.
Her answer made the lines in his forehead deepen. His puzzled eyes slightly circled.
“Me” was all he could utter, and Abigail nodded.
“Mm, you and I, Alex,” she bit her lower lip. “I saw our long lost tale.”
Alex opened his lips, but nothing came out. He didn’t know what to say as confusion glimmered in his eyes.
Seeing the questions and confusion in his eyes, Abigail knelt on the bed, straddled him, and then hugged him tight before their eyes locked.
“Would you believe me if I tell you that” she paused, gazing at him intently, “that you and I have met and were in love thousands of years ago?”
Alex was speechless, still utterly confused. But her question made him think. Would he believe it? As he thought about it, ‘no’ was never an option. He would definitely believe it even if it was just a fairytale.
He nodded at her, and Abigail finally smiled.
“I remember Alicia said that you couldn’t see memories through witches’ crystal ball, right?”
“Yes. Vampires can’t.”
“Then, do you want to hear it? Our long lost tale?”
Alex stared deeply into her eyes, trying to see if she was just kidding. But she was extremely serious. And for
some reason, Alex suddenly felt his heartbeat accelerate, and he found himself waiting in anticipation of what she would say next.
Abi gently stroked his hair, remembering how Alex continued stroking the hair of the dead girl in his arm. That
broke her heart into a million pieces, seeing Alex’s agony because of her death.
Taking a deep breath, Abi held her necklace without averting her eyes away, and she finally started to speak. She
narrated from the very beginning until the very end. From that night she saved her in the forest until he drunk Lexus’ blood and left the black dragon hill.
She smiled and then cried throughout her narration. Her emotions were raw, and she was telling the story in a
way that Alex could see and feel everything she was feeling and seeing. And then, he started to see a single hazy
memory in his head. He saw young Abigail, wearing a golden yellow dress, smiling at him. Telling him to wait for her no matter how long it takes. And then, the memories flooded in as if a dam broke.
When the story ended, Alex just sat there, still as stone. He couldn’t describe what he was feeling. At last, the
missing link in his memory was found. Who would have thought that everything that had happened all this time was for a reason?
Alex suddenly pulled her and hugged her tight. His heart was squeezing in pain, remembering about Abigail’s
death in the past. It made his body shook again, just like that day when he was holding her lifeless body.
But at that moment, Alex finally felt that the world might not hate him as bad as he thought. Despite all the pain
and suffering, it seemed the world still wasn’t that bad. Because at the very least, they were still able to find each other again.
“Thank you for waiting for me, Alex,” Abi told him, her emotion overflowing. “I am so glad I approached you
bravely that night in the garage,” she smiled with tears, remembering her crazy stunt that night.
Alex held her face and gently bumped his forehead on hers.
“Mm. I am glad you didn’t chicken out and persistently came after me despite how I treated you the first time we net again, Abigail.” He replied, trying to lighten up the heaviness in his heart.
The two chuckled at each other, and then, they kissed passionately. They felt like their already almost excessive
love for each other reached another level. And it was just amazing, how their hearts forever beat only for each other.
But Alex knew that they can’t even fully celebrate yet. He knew he couldn’t let their guard down at all or have any
break from all of this. He can’t rest and breathe until all this was over. Because dread now filled Alex’s heart. He
feared that what happened in the past will be repeated, and he would lose Abigail again. No, he will never let that happen. Never again. Over his dead body!
Hellbound With You Chapter 488 – What Else She Can Do
In the living room, everyone was silent as they listened to Abigail. They all looked utterly serious. The revelations
they heard were too much; it was simply mind boggling. Who would have thought that all this was far more
complicated than they thought? Who would have thought that Abigail was actually the reincarnated dragon keeper?
“I believe that Dinah is that woman who looked like my mother. I saw that her face is still burned when she woke up inside that crystal-cave,” Abigail said, looking down.
“Might be a plastic surgery,” Alicia responded, and Abigail nodded. Although Alicia knew that plastic surgery
wasn’t the only way for that Dinah to acquire Abigail’s mom’s face, Alicia didn’t mention those other possibilities
anymore. “And the man that Zeke was talking about last night should be the half-witch Zeres” she continued.
Abi and Alex just fell silent. They both knew that Zeres was never a traitor. He was just another victim of
manipulation back then. And he was the one who saved Alex, even sacrificing his life. Abi and Alex both believe
that there was no way Zeres was behind Dinah. But then, if Zeres lost his memory like Alex, that would be a different story.
“I think Zeres might have lost his memories as well. That’s why he was backing Dinah,” Abi broke the silence.
“But Dinah didn’t?” Alex promptly asked, intrigued and perturbed.
Alex and Abi’s eyes met. They both knew that Dinah knew them. Abigail would never forget how Dinah looked
and spoke to Alex back inside that Ziggurat. There was no doubt that she remembered Alex.
Looking at their puzzled expression, Alicia piped in. “We still don’t know if Zeke’s theory is really on point. Maybe, the half-witch has nothing to do with Dinah’s doing at all.”
Abi immediately nodded. “That’s right. Maybe Zeres don’t really have anything to do with what Dinah is doing right now, Alex,” she said, looking at Alex with a relieved expression.
However, Alex’s face remained blank, and he didn’t react. He just silently listened as if some other serious matter was occupying his mind.
After their talk, the group then traveled back to country V. They decided to go back because that was Zeke’s
order before he left them last night. All of them didn’t protest because they knew that it would be bad if they
create any mess in this country. They had to be somewhere secluded in case a battle broke out again.
Once they arrived, Abi, Alex, and Kai boarded the same car while Alicia, Raven, and his men boarded another.
Alicia was going back to the Black Forest for the previous queen’s funeral. Abi wanted to go with her, but Alicia
refused her. All of them knew that Abigail was the last person they would want to put in any danger now. And
besides, Abigail had something much more important to do right now, while the storm wasn’t there yet.
With a sad expression, Abi watched the other car through the window as it headed in a different direction. She
sighed in regret when Alex’s hand landed on her head and gently pulled her to him. He kissed her head and rubbed her back, coaxing her.
That was enough to make Abi felt a little better.
Upon arriving at the castle, Abi’s attention fell on Kai as they walked on the corridor. She didn’t have any time to ask Kai about Kelly because of all the serious topics they had to talk about since last night.
“Kai, did Kelly went back home?” she asked him.
For a fraction of a second, Kai’s face turned a little indifferent. He peeked sideways at her as he responded. “I sent
her back home before I came to Frost Town. She’s alright, don’t worry. Your friend Chris is also back in your country.”
Abi was relieved hearing that her two friends were alright. With all these things happening, Abi decided not to go
and check on them. She didn’t even drop by to check on her family because she was scared that she would only
bring trouble to them. She decided that she will not go back and see them until she was certain that the danger was gone.
“I am glad to hear that, Kai. Thank you for taking care of Kelly,” she smiled at him.
A small and quick smile just touched Kai’s lips, causing Abi to frown a little. It was apparent that there was
something wrong with Kai. This guy wasn’t talkative, but since last night, Kai barely talked. And he was obviously
acting a little strange when she brought up Kelly. What happened? Did something happen between them?
Curious and a little worried, Abi was about to ask again, but Kai seemed to have sensed that she would ask for more, so he swiftly excused himself and walked away.
Abi could only blink as she watched him disappear. It seemed she had to call Kelly as soon as she could.
However, that day, as soon as they arrived in Alex’s room and got changed, Alex didn’t waste a moment and immediately brought her to the forest near the castle.
“Okay, it’s time to check.” He said as he put her down on the ground, in the middle of the towering birch trees.
“Check? Check what?” she asked, curious.
“Check if the mist is still protecting you.” He answered, causing Abigail to blink at him. “Remember when I found
you all alone in the forest in Frost Town? I am certain that the mist had protected you that night when I left you alone in the glasshouse.”
She frowned at him. “I didn’t see any mist that night.”
“I saw. You were surrounded by mists, and there were dead bodies around you.”
Abi’s eyes widened.
This morning, Alicia said that aside from being the only one who could kill all immortals who drunk the dragon’s
blood, there might still be more power that Abi possessed as the reincarnated last dragon keeper. That’s why she
asked Alex to try to find out if she still had those abilities and also find out what else she can do.
Hellbound With You Chapter 489 – Believe In Yourself
Abi couldn’t speak. Although she didn’t look as bad as Alex thought, Abi was still shocked, and she shuddered at the thought that she had already killed.
Alex pulled her in his embrace and coaxed her. He didn’t say anything, but Abi knew that he wanted her to calm down and understand that she was no longer just the normal human girl she thought she was.
“You did that to survive, Abigail.” He uttered. “Because this time, you are hell-bent not to leave me all alone again.”
Somehow, his words soothed her trembling heart, and she was able to calm down. Abi knew that it was a little
easier for her to accept something like this now because of all the memories of her past self that she saw. The
memories of Alex holding her dead body made her heart toughen. It made her realized that if she wanted to
survive, if she wanted to keep her promise and will never leave Alex all alone again, she must accept who she
really was, and she must do anything and everything to stay alive and be with him forever. She would never leave him and let him go through that pain again.
“Better?” he asked as he pulled away. Abi nodded. She took a deep breath and forced herself to focus on him.
“Mn. So how are you going to check if the mist is still protecting me? Are you going to try harming me?”
“No. During the battle, the mist didn’t come when that woman tried to harm you and when those hybrids tried to
attack you. But it came when you were wandering in the forest alone. It is almost as if the mist only comes out now when you are unconscious.”
“Maybe because the mist didn’t really sense real danger, that’s why it didn’t appear all those times? Or maybe
because you were there? Like… when you’re not around, the mist will protect me” Abi trailed off the moment she realized what she was spouting.
But Alex was silenced because what she said definitely made sense.
“That time in Ashteria the mist didn’t come because Lexus was there,” she hesitantly added.
She was right. That was the only explanation about it. And it was such a relief to know that. However, still, it
would be nice if Abigail could control the mist on her own will. Because Alex just couldn’t relax, and he wanted to
find anything that could double Abi’s protection. If she could control the existing mists, that would be a great
protection for her. Alex thought that since he could control the wind, he could easily bring fogs to her location if needed.
As they stood there, the natural fog that Alex was waiting for finally appeared.
“Wife, you can control the mist in the crater back then. How about you try controlling these mists? I believe you can do it.” He said.
Abi looked around, and when she saw the mists around her, she swallowed. She then looked at Alex with a
troubled expression. She honestly didn’t have any idea how to do it because the only time Abi had seen her past
self controlled the mist on her own will was that time when she went into the crater. Moreover, her past self only played with the mists and didn’t try turning them into weapons.
Seeing her troubled expression, Alex’s gaze softened as he bent and caressed her cheek. “It’s okay. Believe in
yourself, Abigail,” he uttered, his beautiful eyes flickering with faith and confidence. “Remember, you have to learn how to protect yourself.”
His words and faith in his eyes made Abi took a deep breath. She knew she had to do this. She could feel Alex’s
immense unease since his old memories returned. The fear in his eyes didn’t escape her notice, and she
understood why. He was the one who suffered most and experienced a heartbreak she knew she could never handle if she were in his shoes.
When a glimmer of intense fighting spirit appeared in her eyes, a smile crossed Alex’s face. “Okay, I’ll give you
some space.” He said, and the next second he was up there, standing at the branches as he looked down on her with encouragement.
Abi forced a smile at him before she averted her eyes away from him. She looked around at the mists around her,
and she took another deep breath. She moved her hands as if to scoop the mists. After a long while of silence, Abi swallowed, and she closed her eyes.
She didn’t have any idea what to do, but she thought this might be the same as activating her hearing ability. The
noises then began to fill her head. But she didn’t even need to try so hard anymore to sort out the sound she wanted to hear. It seemed she was finally used to this now.
Her world became quiet. The unnecessary sound had been filtered out. She focused her senses on the white-
colored strings, looking for something, anything. She didn’t even know what she was looking for because she was
already hearing nothing but sound the mists were creating. She didn’t know how long did she stand there silently before she finally found something strange. Something out of place.
Alex, whose gaze never left her noticed her brows pulled together. The sun was already setting, and she had been
standing there, unmoving like a statue for hours. He was surprised because he didn’t expect his wife to immerse
herself completely like that immediately. He could tell just how intense her concentration, and she actually
maintained it for hours. He’s been waiting for her to give up for today and try it again tomorrow, but there was
no sign of her stopping at all. A smirk flashed on his lips as he shook his head. How could he forget how persistent this wife of his?
However, he didn’t want her to force herself too much. So once twilight came and Abi still didn’t move, Alex decided to finally jump down and stop her.
The moment Alex landed on the ground, his eyes widened. A sheet of ice was about to crush on him.
Hellbound With You Chapter 490 – Trespasser
The mists around Abigail was gone. The ice sheets were scattered around her like white blankets. They were all over the place, crushing against each other and crumbling into pieces.
Alex smiled, seeing that it was finally working. Although Abi still couldn’t transform the ice into weapons, her first try was an absolutely huge success. His eyes glimmered with pride as he looked at her.
After another long while, Abi’s concertation broke, and the floating ice sheets fell on the ground before they turned back into mists again.
“Good job, wife.” Alex was already standing before her when she opened her eyes. She looked a little upset, but
when she saw the look in Alex’s eyes, a smile broke on her face. “See? I told you, you can do it. You did such an amazing job for a first try.” He grinned, still looking proud of her.
The smile on Abi’s face widened, and she hugged him, suddenly feeling a little sore for standing for hours. “Thank you, Alex. I thought it’s not working.”
“No, you did well, Abigail. All you have to do now is practice how to control them. And how to turn them into
weapons that you can easily control. Once you can do that” he paused and gently bumped his head on hers. “As long as we’re in an open place, you’ll be untouchable.”
Abi nodded at him, excitedly. Her determination and fighting spirit intensified. She could finally be useful. Gone
are the days when all she could do was watch and cry. From here on, she would fight alongside him. She would
do everything to be useful, and she wouldn’t let Alex fight all alone again. She must become stronger.
“Come, let’s go back to the castle. We will continue your training tomorrow.” Alex took her hand and was about to lift her up, but Abi protested.
“But Alex I think I can still practice for a while. It’s still early,” she said, persuading him. “And If something
unexpected happens tomorrow, I might not get any chance to practice anymore.”
A hint of disapproval flashed in Alex’s eyes. But he eventually relented, knowing that she was right. Any time soon and a storm might come.
“Okay, just one more hour.” He told her with a firm voice, but Abi still smiled, ignoring the fact that Alex was obviously forced to agree with her wish.
Once Alex returned to his spot, Abi didn’t waste any moment, and she closed her eyes again.
Meanwhile, in the Dark Forest, the witches had just finished their rituals for the former queen’s funeral. Alicia was
standing before the entrance of another secret crystal cavern. This cavern had been the grave of all the previous queens of witches.
The witches were all dressed in a white cloak as they formed two lines in front of the entrance while Alicia was
chanting. Her mystic voice echoed in the quiet, dark forest. It was mournful and filled with sorrow.
Few teardrops quietly fell from Alicia’s eyes as the entrance slowly closed. The tomb was now shielded by a powerful spell that could only be opened again once another queen dies.
Sorrow enveloped the entire Dark Forest that night until the witches slowly dispersed. But before Alicia had let
them leave the forest, she had ordered everyone to prepare themselves for an upcoming battle and wait for her
call. All of the witches already knew about the immortal woman who had captured and killed their former queen,
so they all bowed their heads to Alicia, showing her that they were more than prepared to aid her in any battle and protect her.
Once most of the witches were gone, Alicia asked the remaining witches who were living in the Dark Forest with her to leave her. The witches then immediately nodded and left Alicia alone in front of the queens’ grave.
Alicia looked around and saw a little white flower blooming near a rock. She walked towards it and took the little flower and planted it in front of the grave. She then placed her palm above it, and a silver glow appeared from her hands.
The next moment, the small flower began to grow. Its vines crawled up, enveloping the entrance of the tomb as it’s little flowers bloomed in the dark.
Alicia took a step back and stared at the beautiful wall of flowers. “Rest in peace, my queen,” she then uttered, and she wiped her tears before she finally turned to leave.
However, Alicia hadn’t even taken three steps when something halted her. A cold breeze blew her long silver hair,
and she lifted her face. Her eyes slightly widen as she looked straight ahead. She could sense it. The danger was coming her way.
She grabbed the hilt of her sword as her eyes glowed in the dark. She didn’t move and just stood there. The
atmosphere in the forest had changed. It had become tensed and heavy. The strangest thing was that Alicia
couldn’t sense any fight going on. The witches had already sensed the invasion. She knew they were already at the forest entrance. So why was everything still so quiet?
The witches should be fighting the trespasser by now, no matter who it was. Could it be that Alexander came? That was why her witches weren’t fighting him?
Alicia creased her brows. There was no reason for Alexander to come to this place. Moreover, she wouldn’t have felt this danger and strange unease if the one coming was Alexander.
With an extremely alert expression, Alicia kept her calm. Her eyes turned fierce but patient. She knew they were
coming, and nothing would change if she charged or ran away from them now. So she decided to wait for them
in this very place instead because this forbidden place in the forest will give her a huge advantage, even if the one coming was that immortal woman.
Finally, the enemy seemed to have reached her. She could finally see her witches, and her brows creased in
surprise. The witches were retreating as if they were unsure whether to attack or not. They almost looked like they were hypnotized.
Narrowing her eyes, Alicia unsheathed her sword, and then, the creature she was waiting for finally appeared. Her intuition was right. It was indeed himthe silver-haired half-witch named Zeres.