“Have you also come to leave me? Just like Devi did?” The emperor asked as he realized Asadhimitra entering into his chamber.
“No. I’m not going to abandon you. I’m not here to ask you to stop the conquests,” she replied.
“Why? Can’t you see this hatred of people? They’re cursing me,” the emperor asked.
“They may be cursing you, because they don’t know you. They haven’t yet realized the purpose of these,” she said.
“She also knew everything. She knew me, but still she left,” he muttered.
“Queen Devi had her own morals. She loves you, and she cares for you. But she can’t see you living in people’s curse. She is noble, peace-loving person,” she said.
“I’m losing the people I care for. Everyone is leaving,” he murmured.
“I will never leave you. I can’t. I’m not just your wife. I’m your friend. I’ve known you longer than anyone. I’ve seen you going through all of these alone. Even if these curses come true, I won’t leave you alone to endure them. If you burn, I burn too,” she said.