Lucia Side-Story 6.2: In Another Future – Damian

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IN ANOTHER FUTURE – DAMIAN (2)

 

The swinging blade made a dull sound as it reaped a life. As Damian stared at the neck flying the air, he thought to himself that the drops of blood on his face were exceptionally hot. He had learned to have this kind of mental state when destroying barbarians.

“We are done after finishing up here, young master.”

“Good job.”

Damian showed his appreciation for the knight in charge of the miscellaneous clean-up, then he turned to take a wide look around. Dead bodies with parts missing were scattered all over the place. The knights were moving around to gather the bodies in one place and were piling up firewood in preparation to burn them.

When Damian turned twenty, he began to go to subjugate barbarians. And ever since then, he stayed in Roam. The Duke’s days were extremely busy as the king’s closest aide and he could not leave the capital, so naturally, father and son lived apart from each other.

“Wait.”

Damian approached the knights that were moving two bodies. Even from a distance, it was obvious the two corpses had very different physique and it bothered him for some reason.

When he drew closer, he realized that it wasn’t only their physiques that were different; there was a considerable age difference between the two bodies. It was a middle-aged man and a young man who had just come of age. And their very similar facial features told anyone that they were related somehow. They had protected each other, the father for the child, and the child for the father and they were dried tears and blood around the rims of their eyes.

“Young master, do you have a different order or…?”

The knight carefully asked after seeing Damian stand there silently, looking at the corpses for a while.

“…No. I’ll leave the rest to you. I shall return first.”

When Damian turned around and quickly walked to his leased horse, the knight hurriedly ran after him.

“Young master, it is dangerous to move separately. We are in the middle of the barbarian land and…”

“Didn’t you say there are no movements in the vicinity?”

“That’s correct, but one can never know.”

Damian hopped on the horse despite the knight’s protests.

“I want to hurl. The smell of blood is especially nauseating today.”

Damian held the horse and kicked the horse’s side in one swift motion. Seeing Damian’s back becoming distant in the blink of an eye, the knight quickly called for a nearby knight to join and followed after the young master.

After running with the two knights for a while, Damian felt something strange, so he slowed down and came to a stop. The knights followed suit and came up to Damian.

“Young master, is something the matter?”

“…We’re surrounded.”

“What?”

The knights were startled and looked around in a hurry. There were no signs of people around but Damian was born with sharp senses so he could sense the movements of a group slowly narrowing around them. Their suppressed bloodthirst could be felt in the air as they carefully approached like a pack of wolves round up prey.

‘Dozens…no, more than that?’

The power on Damian’s side was only that of three people. No matter how skilled a knight was, there was a limit to overcoming an absolute inferiority in numbers.

‘I guess this is it.’

Damian’s expression was calm as he predicted the end of his short life. He looked up at the sky; it was particularly clear today, without a cloud in sight. He had heard that when the end approached, you would see the person you missed the most drawn in the sky. Damian stared at the sky for a good while, then he smiled bitterly and lowered his head.

Nothing was drawn.

* * *

The Duke of Taran rushed to Roam upon receiving the terrible news of Damian Taran’s death. He met his son for the first time in a very long while, but his son’s body was already cold.

After the funeral of the young lord, the Duke of Taran gathered the entire power of his family and declared war against the barbarians. No one was able to stop the Duke of Taran’s quest for the price of his son’s life.

The conquest of the northern barbarians ended in a year, being more of a unilateral massacre than an actual war. Countless barbarians were killed, regardless of age or gender. The bodies formed mountains and rivers of blood. The repulsive smell of burning bodies rode on the wind and covered the entire barbarian land. And so, the vast barbarian land became a territory with no owner.

It was like a vast, empty piece of land had suddenly dropped from the sky causing many countries to drool over it. A vast territory was a necessary condition to be reborn as a prosperous country. Heated competition for the land began to break out all over the place.

It was a prelude to an enormous war which was later called the Second Continental War.

 

[End of Sidestory: In Another Future – Damian]

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47 thoughts on “Lucia Side-Story 6.2: In Another Future – Damian

  1. Nooo Damiaannn:( then the boy will not face the same ending right? I don’t want if the one will change is Damian look up to sky and remember his parent and sister face:( please come back sound and safe Damian… I get emotional

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  2. 😭😭😭😭😭 i cannot! He’s too young with a sad, lonely & unfilled life😭😭😭
    …Life without Lucia is a bloodshed T_T

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  3. this is unfair alternate timeline, all things considered. only hugh met a happy end even if its delayed but damian didnt. the innocent third son (bruno?) didnt. lucia grandfather probably too since no closure and ruined family name. who else tho…

    thanks for the chapter… pls tell me damian somehow survived being nursed by the crossdresser girl frm the academy… like how did lucia react after learning the man she was living with had a son and got killed, hugh at this timeline pretty much is numb about damien, i can imagine him being angry for making him return to Roam rather than the death of damien…

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      • in the last chapter from dreams meets reality. lucia had a dream about, when she got older in her “last life”, which she has forgotten and let hugh (probably after damian died and he killed all the babarians) live in her house

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        • but it wasn’t really concluded thought that they spent the rest of their days together? maybe Hugh really was just lodging in? I mean, I don’t think Lucia would be THAT forgetful about how she fell in love afterwards… I so want a continuation on that part,,like and then!? did he just leave afterwards? did they stay in contact??? ughhh,,,that was such a teaser!

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        • Lucia did mention she did spend the rest of her life in the past timeline with Hugh since they were together at old age.
          “She could even faintly recall her memories of old age in her dream. She was smiling and was accompanied by a man who looked like her husband, decades later.”

          Also they did form a relationship, albeit late.
          “Although she went through many incidents and spent many years alone before she met him, she eventually did and formed a relationship with him.”

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  4. My God…. In another parallel, life is hard for everyone. Damian grew up without love and dead in loneliness. Hugh killed a lot of people. Lucia was never found but hide in false identity. So sad…….

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  5. Then Hugh rediscovered Lucia after many years later the massacre of Mr. Matin.
    Except I’d like to know Hugh’s thoughts … in the previous chapter.

    I suddenly realized that the chapters will come to an end?

    Oh, I wish I had the sequel, for example, the story of Damian or Eve.

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  6. Whhhhhhhhhhyyyyyy! 💔 so much heartache in theses two chapters 😭. I don’t think my heart can’t take anymore 😢. Let’s go back to the real timeline where Lucias love has saved so many ♥️. Thank you mis ruby 😭.

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  7. It is very sad.I can´t halp crying life without a mother and love was too hard for Damian. I hopethat in the next chapter he has a happy ending with the transvestite girl.

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  8. Lucia says it was a dream. however at the back of my mind i always felt like she really had lived that dream and she went back in time and redo everything. now, after reading this chapter i really hope that it really is a dream and no damian(even in different universes) was going through this kind of loneliness and emptiness. my heart breaks for damian. he had always been a good child. he doesnt deserve any type of pain T_T

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  9. That was just shocking.

    BTW, it makes me wonder: the father & son duo that died on the battlefield. Were they just ‘random’ people to remind Damian of what he doesn’t have? Or were they maybe Sir Krotin and his son? After all, Damian did note that they had different physique from he barbarians. And if so, how did he get there? I mean, in the novel’s timeline, Roy was exiled after protecting Lucia – so why did he end up in the barbarian lands in this alternate world? I wonder.

    Plus, Hugh was right in Lucia’s dream in the last side-story; there was no one waiting for him. His last blood relative was dead and it’s clear he didn’t have a harmonious relationship with the alternate duchess. I wonder if the Taran territory fell into ruin or just went directly beneath the king after Hugh disappeared. I mean, he did disappear, there’s no way he could live out the rest of his life in peace with Lucia in the dream timeline.

    Ah, dang it. I want to forget this. Do I need to start re-reading the novel AGAIN? I hope we’ll get some fluffy scenes for the last side story…

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  10. Know this gonna happen but still I find this depressing 😭😭😭
    At least Hugo still have a bit of heart to get revenge for Damian, maybe not his intention but still… 😭😭😭
    If only we have chapters of Hugo’s POV in this alternate universe (Lucia’s dream) aside when he hunt Count Martin’s family and the traitors. Like what does he feel finding his son (nephew) get killed and why he is looking for Lucia and want to stay with her 😭😭😭

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  11. The only thing that came to my mind is , thanks Lucia. For saving thousands of lives who doesn’t even know what could have happened if just one girl didn’t walk to the door of taran household.

    But just when did he went to Lucia ? After Damian ‘s death ? As there is no one waiting for me was his words and he and Lucia lived their last moments of life together so did hugh just leave the so called Duke life and went missing ?

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  12. La historia había sido tan hermosa que estos capítulos de Damián me dejan muy triste. Asi que olvidare que existieron…. bueno no puedo…. pero es hermoso saber que Lucía cambió todo.

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  13. The only consolation I have over this story chronicling alternate Damian’s fate was that it was quick. Damian…!! I’m so glad he doesn’t have access to his other self’s memories unlike his mother. The emptiness that child felt was too depressing and heartbreaking. 😭

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  14. I think in another future wothout lucia Damian is weak. Damian isnt cruel and bad like Hugo and previous duke. He is kind but he is lonely and he doesnt have any goals in his life. This made him weak different from previous taran duke.

    But with Lucia, even if Damian is kind he isnt lonely. He wants to protect his mother and sister. This made him very strong. So i think in real life he wont be die.

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