The female lead's (FL's) fiancé and her sister planned to kill her for her powers on a certain night.

That night, when she was running from the killer, the knight grabs her and tells her to just run without trusting anybody. But then she bumps into her fiancé and tells him that she is in danger, but he puts a dagger in her body. When she is falling down and closing her eyes, she sees a worried expression on the knight running towards her and wonders why is he worried.

Then she opens her eyes back in time. Now she is planning something different. The twist is that the knight has also come back in time, but is not telling the FL, and is just helping her in the background.

  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. When and where did you read this? Can you describe any of the characters' appearances?
    – DavidW
    Commented Apr 9 at 17:18
  • Did you mean to write both get sent back in time? I make plenty of typos myself. Commented Apr 9 at 17:19
  • Hmm... my first thought was Revolutionary Princess Eve, which involves a princess sent back in time, and unaware that her knight helper is the one who sent her back in time, but she's initially poisoned, not stabbed.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Apr 9 at 17:41

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Is this Helena: Master of the Guardian Stone...?

Helena Croisen, bastard child of the family, thought she would finally be acknowledged when the power of the guardian stone manifested in her. Little did she know, a conspiracy was going on behind her back — one that would end with her beloved fiancé stabbing her in the heart. As Helena draws her final breath, a mysterious voice speaks to her. “Do you wish for vengeance?” Next thing she knows, she’s gone back two years in time! Will Helena be able to avoid the same tragic fate this time around?

Promotional art for "Helena: Master of the Guardian Stone."

The female lead, Helena Croisen, is the illegitimate daughter of a deceased marquess. In the first chapter, she's shown running for her life through a forest from unseen pursuers, whose voices can be heard in the distance behind her.

She runs into her personal knight, Sir Rakain Hekeus, who tells her to go left to a boat she can use to get to the border, and that he'll hold off her pursuers; he also tells her not to trust anyone and to keep running no matter what. She's confused as to why he'd be helping her, as she believes he's loyal to her half-sister and rival, Byatt, but she goes left as he advised.

"Helena: Master of the Guardian Stone," chapter 1, page 19-20.

She then runs into her fiancé, Leonard Osman, who greets her with a warm embrace but thrusts a dagger into her heart, and explains that her death will result in her powers being transferred to her half-sister, whom he intends to marry since she isn't a "bastard child" like Helena. Rakain sees this and comes running, but is too late to save her.

After dying, Helena regresses two years into the past and wakes up three days before her powers manifested. Rakain is very protective towards her from their first meeting in this new life, and in chapter 6 she begins to suspect that he regressed into the past as well. This is confirmed in chapter 16, although he doesn't confess it to her until chapter 50.

"Helena: Master of the Guardian Stone," chapter 50, page 37-38.

You can read the full manhwa at Tapas.

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