Book 2: Prologue: This is our Captain
Now, let us introduce you to the duties that the noble Sun Knight has to carry out every day.
His first duty is to attend various kinds of dull public events, such as the ceremony to celebrate the new king’s ascension to the throne.
His second duty is to act as an automatic waving machine. At public events such as the one mentioned above, knowing how to wave one’s hand for long periods of time and not disabling one’s wrist in the process is a deeply profound art.
The third duty that needs to be followed is the careful management of the undead creatures.
The fourth duty… Within a day, there are actually more than three of such tasks on the agenda, so everyone should understand how tough it is to be a Sun Knight by now, right?
My name is Adair. Just yesterday, I was still an ordinary holy knight. However, from today onwards, that won’t be so anymore. From today onwards, I am a member of the Sun Knight Platoon that takes orders directly from the Sun Knight!
Well, my direct superior isn’t the official Sun Knight yet, since he is the same age as me. Right now, he’s only eighteen, and historically, only when appointed future Sun Knights turn twenty will they officially take over the duties of a Sun Knight.
“Adair, Adair! He’s here!”
A holy knight who had similarly been chosen to be part of the Sun Knight Platoon rushed in from the outside. His face was filled with excitement and he seemed flustered. Although we had been taught from a young age that a holy knight should remain calm and cool-headed, but the person that we were about to meet was, after all, the future Sun Knight!
How were we supposed to stay calm when the person we were going to meet held the position of the leader of the Church of the God of Light, who commanded all Twelve Holy Knights and was also the captain from whom we would be receiving direct orders?
Although we couldn’t seem to calm down our inner hearts at all, we didn’t dare act impolitely in front of the Sun Knight. Within a few seconds, twenty-five holy knights from the Sun Knight Platoon assembled into neat, uniform ranks. Everyone anxiously and excitedly awaited the arrival of the Sun Knight.
The one who walked in first was the current Sun Knight. I had seen him a few times at several of the church’ various ceremonies and worship sessions, and every time I saw this Sun Knight, I couldn’t help but to praise and admire his elegant demeanor once again. The reasons for my wanting to become a member of the Sun Knight Platoon had largely to do with my admiration of this person. It was just too bad that I was born too late, and was hence unable to join this Sun Knight’s Sun Knight Platoon.
This time, the Sun Knight didn’t speak much. He carried a casual smile as he walked in, and then immediately stepped to the side. At this moment, I finally saw that there was someone behind him.
I held my eyes wide open, not daring to even blink. There he was, standing in the sunlight. Although the position of the sun behind him made his appearance not clearly visible, the sunlight shining on his golden hair made that head of hair shine even more than pure gold.
This golden hair! It’s so beautiful, as if it belonged to the God of Light himself, as was told in the legends. In my heart, I couldn’t help but become very excited. Perhaps, the Sun Knight that I am to serve in the future will be even more perfect than the one that I currently admire?
At this moment, he walked a few steps forward, and revealed his face and figure. He had hair that shone like pure gold, eyes that are deep blue like the ocean, skin as white as snow, a smile as radiant as the sun itself, and a demeanor that was as elegant as a prince’s… My god! Why do I seem to be a common citizen describing the Sun Knight of the legends?
It might be a bit strange for me to say it like this, for this was the future Sun Knight after all. It’s just… it’s just that he seemed to be too similar to the ‘Sun Knight of Legend’. Even the current Sun Knight differed from the legends a little, but this person before my eyes was exactly the same as the knight in the original legend.
The future Sun Knight carried a smile and looked at each of us one by one with his deep, blue eyes. Finally, he let out a sigh of gratitude, and with a smile, said to us, “Ah, it must be the benevolence of the God of Light that brought my fellow brothers to Grisia. May our bonds of brotherhood be knit evermore tightly as we come to support each other more and more. Let us join hands and unite in bringing forth an even brighter future for the people of the God of Light.”
Hearing that, I was so excited that I couldn’t contain myself. I couldn’t help but look to the left and right; all of the Sun Knight Platoon members were just as excited as me. We couldn’t help but raise our chins up high and stick out our chests, as we proudly shouted in our hearts:[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@@=======
“This is the Sun Knight that we are going to serve.”