Funny how he suddenly cared about me, saying it was raining and so he had made my room warmer. I mocked him for having changed his tone talking to me. He was very candid about that. Of course he was different. I passed the exam and he wanted me to “remember” him.
I should write my letter to Father and Mother already. I wrote that I passed but lied that the King was going to give me the badge.
I was STUPID to have waited for her? Didn’t she know I wasn’t the cleverest boy five years ago? Still, she said she wanted to marry me.
She was sorry that she couldn’t keep her promise, but things were not up to her to decide. “Don’t think of me again. The letter… I burnt it.”
For a split-second, I was sad that the letter I’ve treasured and read millions of times was gone. I was really glad that nobody could use the letter to threaten me or harm Yoonseo anymore.
I continued with my letter writing. I didn’t want to marry Yoonseo anymore, because there were so many pretty girls and Hanyang. I had the best day ever in Hanyang today that I wouldn’t be able to sleep.
He explained that it was totally inconvenient for them to expose to strangers that the Crown Prince was outside the palace at night accompanied by only two officers. It was an accident that they met Dalhyang like that. When I didn’t understand why the two of them acted like friends with the Crown Prince. He told me how Heo Seung Po actually grew up with the Prince.
But our chit chat was interrupted by the arrival of a group of people. They didn’t look like they came for fun at all. Min Seo and Seung Po turned very serious and quiet watching them. Seung Po went to spy on them. Then Min Seo said he needed to report to the Prince at once and asked if he could trust me giving Seung Po some backup when he badly needed it.
So I had my first assignment serving my country. I pretended to be drunk and went nearer to the room in question, spying.
A swordsman came later and he discovered Seung Po listening to the secret talk. The whole gang was trying to flee and Seung Po went after them. So I was alone fighting the one-eye swordsman.
The Prince saved me. Again. My pride prevented me from being thankful.
I had another round of one-on-one fight with the swordsman. I didn’t manage to beat him and he left the room. When I found him again, he had hurt the Prince and was on a horse with the woman who came with him earlier.
I might be passing the military exam the last but I couldn’t let myself fail my very first mission serving my country.