The Amber Sword: Act 537: Throne of the End XIV

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金红色的天空,已经隐隐有些昏暗。房间之内,蜡烛的光芒摇曳着,不时震动,从天花板上抖落沙沙的灰尘。在良久的沉默之后,德尔菲恩终于开了口。

The golden red sky is already faintly dim. Inside the room, the light of the candle flickered and vibrated from time to time, shaking off the rustle of dust from the ceiling. After a long silence, Delphine finally spoke.

“你说得没错,”她轻声说道:“我在害怕——”

“You are right,” she said softly, “I’m scared–“

密丝瑞尔一言不地看着宰相千金,而德尔菲恩轻轻笑了笑:“不问问为什么吗?”

Miss Riel looked at the prime minister’s daughter without a word, and Delphine smiled slightly: “Don’t ask why?”

“我只是担心你,”银龙女士轻声说道:“你明明在意布兰多先生,为什么要独自一人留在这里呢?”

“I’m just worried about you,” Ms. Yinlong said softly: “You obviously care about Mr. Brando, why should you stay here alone?”

德尔菲恩沉默了片刻,别过头看着窗外的景色——金红的天空在她的脸上映衬出一层薄薄的光华,她紫色的眼睛仿佛反射着一丝亮晶晶的光芒。

Delphine was silent for a moment, and turned her head to look at the scenery outside the window—the golden red sky reflected a thin layer of brilliance on her face, and her purple eyes seemed to reflect a gleam of light.

“因为我害怕的是坦诚,密丝瑞尔。”

“Because what I am afraid of is frankness, Misril.”

德尔菲恩回过头来,翩然一笑。

Delphine turned around and smiled lightly.

“坦诚像是一把尖刀,让我寸步不敢向前——”

“Frankness is like a sharp knife, which prevents me from moving forward–“

“那一天他在人群之中向我颔微笑,手中的那顶王冠,多像是对我的一个讽刺。”

“That day, he nodded and smiled at me in the crowd, and the crown in his hand seemed to be an irony to me.”

“可我只想告诉他,我想看的不过只是他谎言被拆穿的样子。”

“But I just want to tell him that all I want to see is the way his lies are exposed.”

晶莹的泪水竟从宰相千金的脸上落下,她抿了一下嘴唇,唇瓣微微有些润泽。她化了淡淡的妆,看起来比平日更加端庄而美丽:“他为什么总是那么骄傲,甚至宁愿走上这样一条道路也不愿意向我低头,我多希望拦在他面前,可自尊心却让我无法开口——”

The crystal tears fell from the prime minister’s daughter’s face. She pursed her lips, and the petals of her lips were slightly moisturized. She put on a light makeup and looked more dignified and beautiful than usual: “Why is he always so proud? He would rather walk on such a path than bow his head to me. I wish to stop in front of him, but my pride I can’t speak—”

“德尔菲恩,”银龙女士默默地看着这个少女,开口说道:“是的,你总是不够坦率,可这正是你的独特之处。而你真正需要做到的,是应当理解他人——你应当明白布兰多先生选择这样一条路,是因为更高尚的理由。”

“Delphine,” Ms. Silver Dragon silently looked at the girl and said, “Yes, you are not always frank enough, but this is what makes you unique. And what you really need to do, It is to understand others-you should understand that Mr. Brando chose such a path for more noble reasons.”

德尔菲恩微微一笑,擦了擦眼角。

Delphine smiled slightly and wiped the corners of his eyes.

“或许我爱上了一个不该爱的人,”她轻声说道:“这是我最完美的报复,但那把锋利的匕,插入的却是我自己的心房。”

“Perhaps I fell in love with someone I shouldn’t love,” she said softly: “This is my perfect revenge, but the sharp dagger inserted into my own heart.”

她轻轻站了起来,与银龙女士错身而过。

She stood up gently and passed by with Ms. Yinlong.

“你要去那里?”密丝瑞尔回过头看着她。

“Where are you going?” Misril looked back at her.

德尔菲恩停了下来,回过头,轻轻一笑:“我,要去当他的王后。”

Delphine stopped, turned his head, and smiled softly: “I’m going to be his queen.”

带着这句话,她轻轻走出了房间。

With these words, she gently walked out of the room.

……

……

布兰多明白自己的时间不多,那是一个转瞬即逝的时间点,他只能——也必须在那一瞬间到来之际抓住机会,击杀这头世界之王——永恒的巨龙,尼德霍格。

Brando understands that he does not have much time. It is a fleeting point in time. He can only—and must seize the opportunity when that moment arrives to kill the king of the world— The eternal dragon, Niederhorn.

那将是另一个世界无人做到的伟业。

That will be another great cause that no one in the world can do.

但他心中此时此刻,却没有丝毫的激动。

But at this moment in his heart, there is not the slightest excitement.

银色的法则之线在他身后,在他脚下延伸,空间与时间之力隔绝了一切,构成了一个庞大的网络,整个翡翠之巅消失了,不再有分崩离析的山谷,不再有光,也不再有黑暗;他与苍翠巨龙之间便只剩下一片虚空,无数的银线彼此交错,仿佛构成了这个世界的全部。

The line of silver law is behind him and extending under his feet. The power of space and time has isolated everything, forming a huge network. The entire emerald summit has disappeared, and there is no more broken valley, no more Light, there is no darkness anymore; there is only a void between him and the green dragon, and countless silver threads are intertwined with each other, as if they constitute the whole of this world.

那是流动的时间,与彼此叠加的空间。

That is the time that flows, the space that overlaps with each other.

它就是宇宙的本身。

It is the universe itself.

代表着时间与空间之弦的法则,每一根都锁定了这个世界上的一切存在,任何流动的、不确定的,在这里都变得明晰起来。世界上不再存在其他的虚伪之物,只剩下最纯粹的法则,数不清的法则,像是悬挂于天空之中烂漫的星辰。

Represents the law of the strings of time and space, each of which locks all existence in this world, and any fluid and uncertain things become clear here. There are no more hypocritical things in the world, only the purest laws are left, countless laws, like stars hanging in the sky.

而每一点光芒,又与Tiamat法则,与这个世界本身紧密相连。

And every ray of light is closely connected with the law of Tiamat and the world itself.

代表时间的轴,锁定了在任意一刻所存在的苍翠之龙,它所谓的永恒,在这个只由法则所限制的世界中被凝缩成了一个点,不再任意自由。

The axis of time is locked to the emerald dragon that exists at any moment. Its so-called eternity is condensed into a point in this world limited only by law, and it is no longer free.

而每一个空间的面,则约束了尼德霍格在任意平行世界中穿行的存在性,它所谓的不朽,在布兰多的指定之下坍塌为一个扁平的表面,叠加在一张薄纸之上。

The face of each space restricts Niederhogg’s existence in any parallel world. Its so-called immortality collapses into a flat surface under Brando’s designation, superimposed on one On top of thin paper.

那个银色的平面继续收缩,最后两个光点彼此交叠。

The silver plane continues to shrink, and the last two spots of light overlap each other.

苍翠之龙近乎无穷的存在性,在此一刻化而为一。或许在所有的世界之中,在所有的历史之中,自此一刻,是这头苍翠的巨龙最接近于‘有限’的状态。

The almost infinite existence of the green dragon becomes one at this moment. Perhaps in all worlds, in all history, from this moment, this verdant dragon is closest to the state of ‘limited’.

一片寂静的空间之中,一人一龙,便在这交叠的点所形成的世界中对峙着。

In a quiet space, one person and one dragon are facing each other in the world formed by the overlapping points.

两人的实力是如此的接近,布兰多的法则之力在这一刹那便已经接近于枯竭。时间无限趋近于停滞,布兰多明白当下一刻来临之际,便是他唯一出手的机会。

The strength of the two is so close, Brando’s power of law is almost exhausted at this moment. Time is approaching infinite stagnation, Brando understands that when the next moment comes, it is his only chance to take action.

他将只有一次机会。

He will only have one chance.

但思维却陷入了一个焦虑的循环之中。

But thinking is caught in a circle of anxiety.

尼德霍格的存在性被锁定在下一刻,而即使是再下一个刹那,那怕是一微秒的时间,它就会重新恢复不朽。那么,他应当以怎样的手段,才能在一个最基本的时间单位之内,彻底抹除尼德霍格的存在呢?

Niederhogg’s existence is locked in the next moment, and even the next moment, even if it is a microsecond, it will regain immortality. So, what method should he use to completely erase the existence of Niederhogg within the most basic unit of time?

那是圣剑也无法拥有的力量——

That is the power that the holy sword can’t have–

布兰多思考着自己的手段,为了思考,他不断延伸时间之线,让时间近乎永恒地停滞在这一刻。一人一龙,就在这个静滞的状态之下彼此僵持。

Brando is thinking about his own methods. In order to think, he continues to extend the line of time, making time stand still at this moment for almost eternity. One person and one dragon are in a stalemate with each other in this stagnant state.

他没有绝对的把握,而尼德霍格也无法动弹。

He has no absolute certainty, and Niederhogg can’t move either.

但时间总是有限的。

But time is always limited.

指针总会恢复拨动。

The pointer will always resume to move.

他的法则之力却越来越趋近于枯竭。

The power of his law is getting closer and closer to exhaustion.

布兰多的眼神变得复杂起来——是否要赌一把?他微微闭上了眼睛,心中似乎已经作出了最后的决定。但正是这个时候,一个声音敲入了他的心弦。

Brando’s eyes become more complicated-do you want to take a gamble? He closed his eyes slightly, and he seemed to have made the final decision in his heart. But at this time, a voice struck his heartstrings.

“已经忘了我这个恶毒的女人了吗——?”

“Have you forgotten me this vicious woman—?”

布兰多微微一怔。

Brando was startled slightly.

在他的时间法则之内,只有他的旅法师、他的命运卡牌所召唤的生物,才能保持时间与他同步流动,因为他们本身就是视作与他一体的。

Within his law of time, only the creatures called by his travel wizard and his fate card can keep time flowing with him, because they themselves are regarded as one with him.

可那个声音是谁呢,不会是梅蒂莎,也不会是希帕米拉与安德丽格。

But who is that voice? It won’t be Metisa, and it won’t be Hippamilla and Andriguez.

一个光门在黑暗之中打开了。

A light door opened in the darkness.

一个女子窈窕的身形从中缓缓跨步而出。

A woman’s slender figure slowly steps out from it.

女子温柔地看着布兰多,她穿着一身漆黑的纱质长裙,头戴面纱,可哪怕脸上带着蝴蝶状的黑色假面,那双闪烁着智慧光芒的紫色眸子,也依旧能看出宰相千金那冷静却偏执的目光。

The woman looked at Brando tenderly. She was wearing a jet-black gauze dress with a veil on her head, but even with a butterfly-shaped black mask on her face, her purple eyes gleaming with wisdom. Can still see the calm but paranoid gaze of the prime minister’s daughter.

那是德尔菲恩。

That is Delphine.

不,或许应当说是不可近的菲姬。

No, maybe Fergie should be said to be inaccessible.

“德尔菲恩?”

“Delphine?”

“是不是料想不到我会来此呢,陛下?”宰相千金微微一笑地问道。

“Did you expect me to be here, your majesty?” the prime minister’s daughter asked with a faint smile.

“不,你是……”

“No, you are…”

“我是你的旅法师生物啊,”德尔菲恩轻声说道:“作为法则的一部分,响应你的召唤,不是很正常么?”

“I’m your traveling wizard creature,” Delphine said softly: “Isn’t it normal to respond to your call as part of the law?”

“可是——”布兰多深深地吸了一口气:“你并没有真正旅法师法则化,加入亡月的牌组之中。”

“But–” Brando took a deep breath: “You have not really ruled as a Journeyman, you have joined the deck of Dead Moon.”

“那又如何?”

“So what?”

在无限静止的时间之中,德尔菲恩咯咯轻笑了起来,她笑得花枝乱颤。但紫色的眸子,却始终保持着一丝清明,温柔地答道:“只要能帮上你,不就可以了么?”

During the infinitely still time, Delphine chuckled lightly, and she trembled with laughter. But the purple eyes always kept a trace of clarity, and gently replied: “As long as I can help you, isn’t it all right?”

她来到布兰多身边,用带着黑纱的手套轻轻托起布兰多下巴,深邃的目光静静地看着布兰多:“不要对我抱有亏欠之心,因为我讨厌你用那样的心态对我,我明白你为什么不带上我的原因——”

She came to Brando, gently lifted Brando’s chin with black gauze gloves, and looked at Brando quietly with a deep gaze: “Don’t be owed to me, because I hate that you treat me with that kind of mentality, and I understand why you didn’t bring me—”

布兰多终于开了口:“你不能去,德尔菲恩,我还有别的办法。”

Brando finally spoke: “You can’t go, Delphine, I have another way.”

“如果因此而牺牲了其他人呢,比如说那位银精灵小公主?”

“What if other people were sacrificed for this, such as the little silver elf princess?”

布兰多沉默了。

Brando was silent.

宰相千金微微低下头:“果然,我在你心中远远不及你的小公主。”

The prime minister’s daughter lowered her head slightly: “Sure enough, I am far behind your little princess in your heart.”

“不,我不是那个意思。”布兰多答道:“可是,你还算不上真正的旅法师生物,我可以——”

“No, I didn’t mean that.” Brando replied, “But, you are not a real creature of the Journeyman, I can—”

“现在还来得及吗,”德尔菲恩言笑晏晏地看着他,她伸出一根指头,轻轻地点在布兰多的胸口:“你已经动弹不得了,对吧。”

“Is it time now,” Delphine said with a smile and looked at him. She stretched out a finger and lightly placed Brando’s chest: “You can’t move anymore, right.”

布兰多愣住了,怔怔地看着这位宰相千金。

Brando was stunned, staring at the prime minister’s daughter in a daze.

“后悔吗?”德尔菲恩轻声问道:“后悔一时心软,没有把我变成真正的卡牌生物?”

“Regret it?” Delphine asked softly: “Regret for a while, not turning me into a real card creature?”

她微微一笑,“不过其实也不算什么,我要你记住,我才是你的王后。”

She smiled slightly, “But it’s nothing, I want you to remember that I am your queen.”

宰相千金轻轻低下头,紫色的唇瓣在布兰多嘴唇上印下一吻,然后抬起头来,转过身,缓缓向着苍翠之龙尼德霍格走去。

The prime minister’s daughter gently lowered her head, the purple lips pressed a kiss on Brando’s lips, then raised her head, turned around, and walked slowly towards the green dragon Nidhogg.

布兰多竟只能默默地看着宰相千金的背影。

Brando could only look at the back of the prime minister’s daughter in silence.

这一刻他无论是否放开时间,似乎都已经注定无法改变结果。

At this moment, whether he let go of time or not, he seems to be destined to be unable to change the result.

虚空中的尼德霍格犹如一座绵延的山脉,宰相千金在它身边仿佛一粒尘埃,她回过头来,最后看了布兰多一眼。在那一刻的眼神之中,一切的爱与恨都已毫无意义,少女的眼中,只剩下含情脉脉的目光。

The Niederhogg in the void is like a long mountain range, and the prime minister’s daughter is like a dust of dust beside it, she turned her head, and finally glanced at Brando. In the eyes at that moment, all the love and hatred were meaningless, and in the eyes of the girl, only the gaze with affection was left.

她轻轻地将手放在了尼德霍格的身躯之上。

She gently placed her hand on Niederhogg’s body.

旅法师的法则,在Tiamat网络之内的生物之上,展示出了它绝对的威严——

The law of the travel mage, on top of the creatures in the Tiamat network, shows its absolute majesty——

‘每当不可近的菲姬对任一生物造成战斗伤害时,击杀该生物。’

‘Whenever Fergie, who is not approachable, deals combat damage to any creature, kill that creature. ’

深邃的空间之一声悠长的哀嚎。

A long wailing in one of the deep spaces.

但时间重新开始流动时,一个有关于不朽与永恒的神话在此一刻终结了。就像是一个循环的终结,能量与物质,构成那位青铜之王的一切,无穷无尽地向四面八方放射开来,迸射入虚空之中。

But when time began to flow again, a myth about immortality and eternity ended at this moment. It was like the end of a cycle. Energy and matter, everything that constituted the bronze king, radiated endlessly in all directions and shot into the void.

一片无穷无尽的白光之中,黑暗世界的灯塔,翡翠的巅峰坍塌了。

In an endless white light, the beacon of the dark world, the emerald peak collapsed.

整个死者之国,仿佛都沐浴在一片纯洁无瑕的白光之下,无数的能量,像是一个巨大的环,缓缓从天空之中扩散开来。一切都消失了,只有布兰多位于空间法则的稳固守护之下,而不远处,是那座黑色的祭坛。

The entire kingdom of the dead seems to be bathed in a pure white light, and countless energies, like a huge ring, slowly spread from the sky. Everything disappeared, only Brando was under the steady guardianship of the law of space, and not far away was the black altar.

光芒之中一件小小的物什飞了出来,布兰多下意识地接住了那东西。

A small object in the light flew out, and Brando subconsciously caught it.

那是一片胸针残存的一部分,上面是一朵紫色的罂粟花,秘银质的表面背后,刻着这样一行细小的文字:

That is the remnant part of a brooch, on it is a purple poppy, and behind the mithril surface, there is a line of small words engraved:

‘赠与德尔菲恩。

‘Give Delphine.

——密丝瑞尔-泰拉瑞丝’

——Misriel-Tararis’

布兰多默默地看着自己手中的胸针,他眨了眨眼睛,在这一物无存的世界之中,他眼睛里竟进了一些沙子。他抿紧了嘴唇,深深地吸了一口气。

Brando silently looked at the brooch in his hand. He blinked, and in this world where nothing existed, some sand went into his eyes. He tightened his lips and took a deep breath.

转身之前,布兰多最后看了一眼那一片白光的中心。

Before turning around, Brando glanced at the center of the white light one last time.

那一片纯洁无暇的光中,仿佛恬静地沉睡着一位少女的心。

In that pure and innocent light, it seemed as if the heart of a young girl was sleeping peacefully.

然后,他回过头,义无反顾地走进了那光门之内。

Then, he turned his head and walked into the gate of light without hesitation.

那里。

There.

将是一切的初始,也是一切的终结之地。

It will be the beginning of everything and the end of everything.

……

……

黑暗与虚空之中,隐约传来了轰鸣之声。

In the darkness and the void, there was a vague roar.

白-提亚马斯好像忽然惊觉一般抬起了头来。她看了看不远处漂浮在黑暗之中的沙漏,金色的沙砾静静地流淌着,原来都已经这个时候了,这位公主的幽灵好像这才反应了过来。

Bai-Tiamas raised his head as if suddenly shocked. She looked at the hourglass floating in the dark from far away, and the golden sand was flowing quietly. It turned out that it was already this time, and the ghost of the princess seemed to have reacted.

她从黑暗之中苏醒了过来,眸子里倒映出一片沉沉的光芒,远处似乎是有一颗流星划过,而与之对应的,视野之中一排排培养皿中,有一盏变得明亮了起来。

She woke up from the darkness, a deep light was reflected in her eyes, and there seemed to be a meteor passing by in the distance. Correspondingly, there was a change in the rows of petri dishes in the field of vision. It’s getting brighter.

“第一个。”

“The first one.”

提亚马斯看着这一幕,淡淡地说道。

Tiamas looked at this scene and said lightly.

她举起手来,轻轻捋了捋额前的丝,银色的眸子里,闪动着复杂的光彩~IndoMTL.com~黑色的世界里,都沉浸在一种无声的安宁之中。

She raised her hand and gently stroked the silk in front of her forehead, her silver eyes flashed with complicated brilliance~ IndoMTL.com~ In the black world, she was immersed in a kind of silent peace .

但这已经是最后的安宁了。

But this is the last peace.

虚空正在震荡着。

The void is shaking.

提亚马斯拿起台子上的一个倒扣的画框——她翻过画框,粗糙的画纸上用简单的笔墨描绘着四张笑颜。而其中一个,已经模糊得近乎不可见,提亚马斯轻轻地抚摸着那个男人的脸孔,眼泪竟潸然而下,飘散于黑暗之中。

Tiamas picked up an upside-down picture frame on the table—she turned over the frame, and four smiles were drawn with simple pen and ink on the rough drawing paper. And one of them, already blurred to almost invisible, Tiamas gently stroked the man’s face, tears actually fell, drifting in the darkness.

“维尔福,希望你能原谅我。”

“Villefort, I hope you can forgive me.”

提亚马斯的目光又扫过自己的两个女儿,变得温柔而安宁。

Tiamas’s gaze swept across his two daughters again, becoming gentle and peaceful.

但最终,她还是放下相框,抬起了头来。

But in the end, she put down the frame and raised her head.

“开始了。”

“It’s started.”

布诺松的虚空之中,来自于十三个国度的女巫们,各自在一名传承之月的女巫带领之下,来到了这片她们国度的疆界之上。

In the void of Brunossong, witches from thirteen kingdoms, each led by a witch of the Moon of Inheritance, came to the border of their kingdom.

天空中的星辰,仿佛倒映着一个时代以来的光芒。

The stars in the sky seem to reflect the light from an era.

苏菲雅抬起头来,注视着远方的银色巨狼,埃希斯的目光,显得冷冽而又有些焦躁。

Sophia raised her head and stared at the silver giant wolf in the distance. Asis’s eyes appeared cold and a little anxious.

“时间已经到了,”这头巨狼的声音回荡在虚空之中:“苏菲雅,为什么我还是无法真正掌控Tiamat法则的力量,终焉的王座究竟在什么地方?”

“The time has come,” the voice of the giant wolf echoed in the void: “Sophia, why can’t I really control the power of Tiamat’s law? Where is the final throne?”

但苏菲雅只是轻轻地笑了:“我也不知道。”

But Sophia just smiled softly: “I don’t know either.”

“你说什么?”

“What did you say?”

一声愤怒的尖啸,响彻了整个元素疆界。

A scream of rage resounded through the entire elemental boundary.

但黑暗之中——

But in the dark–

提亚马斯已经显露出了身形,她默默地注视着这场旷古之战。在她的身后,在一个久远的年代中,那里曾经被赋予了一个特殊的名字——盖亚。

Tiamas had already revealed her figure, and she watched this ancient battle silently. Behind her, in a long time ago, there was once given a special name-Gaia.

大地存在的意义,便在于守护生命的诞生。

The meaning of the existence of the earth is to guard the birth of life.

而那,正是一切希望的所在。

And that is where all hope lies.

……(未完待续。)

……(To be continued.)

       

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