The Regressor and the Blind Saint Chapter 26

Adaptation (1)

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  A moment that could be best described as a scene from a myth.


  The moment when the colossus who existed since the creation of the world was overcome by a mere human’s blow and collapsed, and the subsequent events that unfolded in an absurdly simple manner after that instant .


  Terdan, who had collapsed from Vargo’s blow, had no choice but to drift away into slumber on the spot.


  The pursuers, who couldn’t escape Vargo’s attack either perished, or fled for their lives if they were lucky enough to survive.


  After Vargo saw the scene…


  “Not good, Tsk tsk. Young’uns these days don’t possess an ounce of courage.”


  Having said that, he returned to the Holy Kingdom.


  All this happened two days ago, and soon after the shocking turn of events, Vera followed him back to the Holy Kingdom.


  Now in the infirmary of the Temple…


  Vera, who was sitting by the bedside, brushed off these thoughts that had been occupying his mind as he examined Renee.


  She was sleeping peacefully.


  Vera had been observing this sight for two days since he had returned to the Holy Kingdom.


  ‘…Fortunately, there was no recoil.’


  She had used up all her divinity and had to recuperate for a while, but other than that, there weren’t any signs of permanent damage.


  This slumber was also a phenomenon that has been caused due to the exhaustion of the divinity and the fatigue accumulated over the course of their journey.


  Renee should be waking up soon.


  Vera, who continued to think like that, suddenly clenched his fist and his brows furrowed.


  ‘It’s because I was not good enough.’


  Back then, Renee had to use her powers because I failed to protect her.


  She is lying here right now because I am still unreliable.


  I couldn’t move my body freely because I was holding Renee, and I had to keep up with Norn.


  ‘…That’s just an excuse.’


  It was an excuse to cover up his own shortcomings.


  He had to become strong enough to ignore all of those secondary problems.


  If you were protecting the Saint, you needed to become such an unstoppable force.


  As Vera continued on his trail of thoughts, Vargo’s blow that he had seen two days ago came to mind.


  The moment he unraveled his divinity, the air in the surrounding cracked and a red mace was conjured. Just the mere sight of the overwhelming ominousness reminded him of death.


  The moment he laid eyes on it, he realized intuitively.


  ‘I can’t win.’


  He couldn’t beat Vargo even if he fought against him a hundred times.


  A sense of defeat that Vera has never felt in both his lives.


  Vera, who had never thought that he would lose to anyone, had to think otherwise the moment he saw the ominous mace and its all-encompassing power.


  In addition, when he thought of him, various doubts flashed through his mind.


  ‘The death of such a person….’


  Six years later because of old age.


  As he recalled the history of his past life, Vera snorted derisively.


  ‘It’ s ridiculous.’


  It was nonsense. No matter how transient human life is, there is no way that a human that possesses divine power to shatter space itself will die in just six years.


  Vera was sure.


  ‘The information known to the public must have been manipulated.’


  I don’t know how Vargo died, and why they stated it was due to his old age. It was natural as he didn’t have enough information.


  However, Vera knew what would happen if Vargo died.


  Vera’s gaze turned to Renee once more.




  The Continental War that would break out at the same time as Vargo’s passing.


  A war that broke out over the entire continent to take possession of the Saint.


  After the disappearance of the absolute being who supported the Saint, the continent would be engulfed in a long war to possess the divine being known as ‘Renee’, who had appeared in the world.


  Vera, who continued to think as such, looked at Renee’s complexion with his deeply sunken eyes.


  Long flowing hair and eyes that were tightly shut. She was sleeping comfortably while breathing quietly.


  Vera looked at that figure and turned his gaze to Renee’s hand and continued to ruminate.


  It was a war that was waged over this girl’s little hand, and it was a war which concluded with a temporary truce only after the Demon King appeared.


  In addition, Vera knew what Renee would do to prevent any upcoming war over her.


  A fake funeral.


  Renee would relinquish her own powers, erase her existence and hide in the gutter.


  Sacrificing herself to prevent any more wars.


  Vera, who was ruminating like that, placed his hand over Renee’s.






  Vera’s hand became tense as his rough hand and Renee’s small palm without any calluses entangled.


  Vera’s mind was filled with determination once more.


  ‘…It must be stopped.’


  The war, her wounds from the war, and finally, Renee giving up on her own life.


  I’ll have to shield her from all that.


  Warmth flowed from her little hand.


  Vera’s trail of thought continued, feeling the warmth seeping into his heart.


  What I need to protect this warmth. What I need to protect Renee.


  He arrived at the answer without delay.




  It was necessary. We need enough force to make sure no one dares to even think of targeting the Saint.


  Furthermore, Vera knew a man that had such power.


  ‘Vargo St. Lore.’


  A long sigh escaped from Vera’s mouth as he recalled his figure. His eyes sank deeply.


  The most certain way was to make sure that Vargo lived on, but it was foolish to bet on that uncertain possibility unless he knew the cause of his death.



It will be the same even if he saved him. Vargo’s time was different from that of Renee’s. Vargo was bound to succumb to the slow decay of time one day, and that day would arrive sooner than Renee’s and his own day of passing.



  Vera continued to contemplate. His gaze turned to Renee’s hands, that had been intertwined with his own until then, as he resolved himself.




  I have to become as strong as Vargo.


  For a moment, Vera felt a sense of struggle arising at the idea of going beyond someone he had never thought he could surpass in his life.


  Honestly speaking, he wasn’t confident this time.


  More precisely, it was impossible to say that with absolute certainty, because the might that Vargo displayed was that overwhelming.




  ‘I’ll have to…’


  It might not be possible, but I’ll still have to do it.


  For now, it was enough to have that mindset.




  Renee recalled her troubles.


  ‘Should I say that I woke up?’


  She had already woken up ten minutes ago. As soon as she regained consciousness, she was greeted by the feeling of rough hands. She felt troubled by the problems she sensed from Vera. 


  There was no question of whose hand was intertwined with her palm. This was because she could tell just by feeling it.


  It was Vera’s hand.


  It was the rough hand she had been holding on for the past few days.


  Renee felt the sensation from Vera’s hand and pondered. She decided that it was best to get a grasp of the situation first.


  There was also another way — to let Vera know that she had come to her senses and ask him about it, but Renee was a person who was more acquainted with grasping the situation on her own, so she choose not to do so.


  ‘What’s going on?’


  What was the situation that made Vera hold her own hand like this?


  Renee, who thought as such, first examined her physical condition.


  ‘I’m fine….’


  It wasn’t just all right. In fact, she was feeling even better than before she embarked on the journey. This could be said to be her most vigorous state in recent years.


  ‘Where am I lying down….?’


  The next thing that occurred to her was the place where she was lying.


  She felt like her whole body was covered in fluffy cloth wraps. Vera’s breathing was stable, and no other sounds could be heard. It seemed that she was brought to a safe place while she was asleep.


  Perhaps it’s the Holy Kingdom. This place must either be a bedroom or an infirmary.


  Next, why am I here?


  Renee pondered over another question and continued on her trail of thoughts.


  Just before she collapsed, she had used her powers. The wish was for her, Vera, and Norn to escape safely.


  Renee, who was thinking as such, was trying to piece together the current situation and the content of the wish she had made at that time.




  She remembered the power that she had manifested before losing consciousness. That manifestation must have worked properly, allowing them to flee.


  That must be right.


  Obviously, I felt something unusual just before I collapsed, so I’m certain.


  Renee, who could only remember that far, was then able to get a proper grasp of the whole situation.


  ‘I saved them.’


  I saved Vera and Norn with my own hands.


  Thump. Thump. Her heart pounded, and she felt satisfaction welling up inside of her.


  It was a sense of satisfaction that came from the fact that she had saved someone with her own hands.


  It was a sense of satisfaction that came from not being helpless.


  Renee clenched her fists as those sudden emotions welled within her.




  A movement that she made without even realizing.


  And Vera’s hand, which had been intertwined up until then, trembled.


  “…Milady Saint?”


  His voice reverberated through the room.




  Renee, shaken by his voice, felt a sense of embarrassment filling her from the inside, and opened her eyelids clumsily.




  It was such a stiff movement that any onlooker would be able to tell it was acting unless they were an idiot.


  “Are you awake? How are you feeling?”


  Fortunately, Vera, whose sense of reason was clouded by concerns about Renee, didn’t notice.


  Renee heaved a brief sigh of relief inwardly upon hearing his response. It was a relief that came from the thought that she did not seem to have been caught being awake.


  Thinking about it, how embarrassing it would have been if he noticed that I was awake, but was lying still while holding his hand without showing any signs of regaining consciousness. 


  Renee didn’t have the desire to have such a shameful experience, so she opened her mouth, spitting a small apology inwardly upon hearing Vera’s concerned tone.


  “Where are…”


  “It’s the Holy Kingdom. Fortunately, His Holiness was at the border, so we were able to get here safely. Rather, how are you feeling?”


  “I-I feel a little sore.”


  She stammered. This was because the concern she felt in Vera’s words was too strong.


  A renewed sense of shame welled up inside of her, and as Renee closed her eyes, Vera, who saw her like that, inquired in a tone filled with more concerned than before.


  “Are you feeling ill? Please wait a moment. I’ll call the priest in a minute….”


  “No! It’s all right! It’s all right!”


  Shriek. A sharp shriek surged from Renee’s mouth.


  Renee’s heart kept pounding at Vera’s attitude, who overreacted at her slightest movements.


  “I feel refreshed! Mu-Much more than when I was back at home! Wow! It’s so refreshing! What’s the secret?!”


  I am fine.


  In order to convince him, Renee spat out words one after another, and Vera, who took a deep breath, settled down again and continued the conversation.


  “It’s only natural. After all, you were healed by the priests. Healing that uses divine arts has the ability to revitalize the body.”




  Renee nodded her head lightly at the explanation she heard and smiled. Her head turned toward the direction she heard Vera’s voice.


  “Well, how many days have passed since I collapsed?”


  “It’s been two days.”


  Two days. Renee continued speaking with an astonished look upon hearing that answer.


  “Is that so?”


  It feels like I just fell asleep and woke up as usual, but two days have already passed?


  “Yes, I’m glad you woke up so healthy. The Holy Emperor and all the others were quite worried.”




  “Yes, all the other apostles and priests in the Holy Kingdom were worried about you.”




  When she heard that, Renee realized that she had entered the Holy Kingdom.


  Because of her resentment against the Gods, she vowed to never set foot in the Holy Kingdom, yet here she was now.


  Of course, this situation was supposed to give rise to anxiety and discomfort.


  However, her mind was a surprisingly calm.


  “…That’s right.”


  As Renee said so, she wriggled their entangled hands.


  A feeling of warmth and a slightly rough skin was transmitted.


  ‘Is it because of this?’


  Is it because of this hand that I am this calm?


  Renee, who had a thought like that, immediately smirked and scoffed.


  ‘What am I thinking?’


  What does this have to do with being calm?


  Renee, who giggled because the idea she came up with seemed so funny, soon shook off her thoughts and asked Vera.


  It was a question about what she had to do in the future.


  “What am I supposed to do from now on?”


  “I think you should focus on letting your body recover for now. Then… First of all, since we are in the process of selecting personnel to attend to Milady Saint, the schedule will begin in earnest only after the number of people is confirmed. I apologize if the answer is not to your liking….”


  “Don’t do that.”




  What are you trying to apologize for again?


  Renee, who pouted at Vera’s attitude, recalled the thought that ‘Now I’m really becoming a Saint,’ muttered, as tears welled up in her eyes due to anxiety.


  “…Can I do well?”


  It was a natural concern.


  A blind woman who has never been out of that small rural village her entire life. A woman who failed to use her power properly. Could she perform her duties well in such a prominent role?


  When Renee inquired anxiously, Vera answered the question in a solemn tone.


  “You’re the most suitable person for taking on the mantle of Saint.”




  “There is no such thing as ‘If’.”


  Rarely, Vera interrupted Renee in the middle of her speech. Renee, feeling her stomach tickle for some reason, asked again.


  “Because Sir Knight will make it happen?”




  Vera uttered his answer with more conviction than ever before.


  Renee momentarily thought, how he could be so sure. However, in the end, she nodded lightly, feeling reassured upon seeing him believing in her.


  “…I need to get well soon.”


  Her hand tensed up, and the warmth of his hand, which she had been holding until then, grew stronger.


  The warmth of someone who believed in her.


  It felt like her anxiety had subsided a little.





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The Regressor and the Blind Saint

The Regressor and the Blind Saint

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Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Released: 2021 Native Language: Korean
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