Chapter 1. Kill the Empress
The monster startled and growled like it was having a seizure.
Roselyn took the opportunity and shot another arrow into the monster’s other eyes.
The monster struggled and fell into the black gap again. Finally, the gap began to shrink.
It meant that there were no more monsters that would escape from that gap. Roselyn picked up the other arrows without delay.
She could see Perharz’s two tails were torn off by Tamon’s sword.
Perharz with one of his eyeballs caved in, and Tamon covered in blood.
The floor was already full of holes from Perharz’s blood. Not only the floor, but also the surrounding trees had fallen or been dented by the claws and poisonous air.
It was a wretched feeling, reminiscent of a battlefield. There was so much blood that the monster had shed that the ground pooled.
Once again, Perharz’s attack was stopped by Tamon’s sword.
The monster was so angry that it spat out green poisonous gas from its entire body.
Of course, the attack wasn’t fatal to Tamon. It only slightly numbed his skin.
However, Tamon also felt that his body was much slower than it was at first because of the many wounds and the small amount that had seeped in.
‘We can’t let this drag on any longer.’
He glanced down and saw that the tail he had first cut off was slowly recovering.
Even the small gash on the steel-like shell had since disappeared without a trace.
Perharz was a monster approaching three meters in height.
Its body was slender, the arms were oddly long, and its claws were vicious.
Tamon had attacked all of the Perharz so far, whether it was its tail, torso, arms, or legs, but he had been unable to inflict a fatal wound anywhere.
When he cut off its tail, it wobbled for a while, but that was it.
With only one less tool to attack, the monster’s fury did not diminish.
He had to look for other weaknesses instead of the tails.
In his experience, the heart of each of the monsters was in a different position.
But the heart wasn’t the only weakness of life forms.
Tamon’s eyes grew sharper and sharper.
If he can’t handle even one monster properly, wouldn’t it be a shame for him to be titled ‘Those with Different Abilities’?
Of course, even if that monster was one that had a history of single-handedly killing the knights of a country.
Perharz and Tamon clashed again. The pitch-black sky had disappeared and the dim dawn sun had risen.
The dust caused by the monster and Tamon made the surroundings thick.
In addition to that, the strange green poison fog was combined, making his vision dizzy.
Tamon leaped high and jumped up onto the monster’s shoulders.
As he struck off the arm that was about to catch him, the monster’s posture collapsed.
Seizing the moment, Tamon grabbed the sword with both hands and shoved it into the monster’s third eye.
Perharz, who hadn’t reacted much no matter where he cut, staggered back.
That third eye must have been the monster’s weakness.
But it wasn’t enough to kill the monster. Taking advantage of the monster’s staggering, Tamon quickly rushed at it once again.
Perharz’s blood made his eyes sting and hurt.
The numbness in his fingers was more accelerated.
The sword blade was also turning black from Perharz’s toxicity.
Tamon quickly checked Roselyn, who was drawing her bow from a distance.
She had safely moved away from the radius and was supporting his side.
She was, in many ways, a lovely woman.
Just looking at her calmed his mind. Tamon didn’t dawdle any longer, and reengaged the monster.
Funny enough, the monster significantly lost its sense of balance even though it had two more eyes.
The third eye seemed to be Perharz’s other weakness.
Tamon accelerated his attack by hitting the claws that Perharz was wielding so ineffectively.
But the sword, which was beginning to lose its durability, was a problem. At some point, the cracked sword broke in half.
The broken sword blade flew somewhere in the void.
A startled Roselyn called out to him.
However, Tamon did not panic, as he had expected it to some extent.
Tamon didn’t dodge, but instead just pushed the monster with his shoulder. Perharz, who had lost his sense of balance, collapsed backwards.
Tamon climbed on top of it and grabbed its jaw with both hands.
“Your teeth will fall off, won’t they?”
Tamon laughed savagely, his face covered in blood.
He was out of breath, but if anything, it made Tamon even more excited.
He held Perharz down by both thighs as he struggled, and forced the monster’s mouth open.
The monster’s blood, breath, and venom were all poisonous, so there was no way that its saliva was not poisonous. However, Tamon didn’t hesitate to reach into the monster’s mouth. The longer he hesitated, the more likely he was to die.
In battle, a bold strategy was sometimes necessary for a sure victory.
“Shall I choose?”
He laughed brutally and caught the sharpest fang of the giant monster.
The monster waved its loud arms around, hoping to somehow catch Tamon.
At that moment, Roselyn’s arrow, which had been waiting, pierced through the elbow of the monster that had attacked Tamon.
As if that wasn’t enough, Roselyn continued to fire arrows, rendering one of the monster’s arms useless.
“If you have a plan, hurry up, Tamon!”
“Yes, my lady.”
He didn’t care that his hands were already ragged from the toxicity of Perharz’s saliva.
With one force, Tamon heard a crunching sound, so he gritted his teeth and put in more force.
The sound became more audible, and finally the monster’s sharp fang fell out.
He pulled out the fang, which was similar in size to a small dagger, and drove it straight into Perharz’s neck.
Blood spurted out with a hiss.
It was strange that the skin on its neck was so thick that the sword did not come off well.
He had guessed correctly that the skin was thicker because that was probably the critical weak point, and there was more blood spurting out than from the previous wound. Tamon quickly fell off the monster. Roselyn, who had been watching him, couldn’t take it any longer and ran to him.
“Not yet……………….I’m not dead yet.”
Tamon stopped Roselyn from running right in front of him.
It wasn’t enough that the hand he lifted had already lost its original color, his body was so burned that the bones were visible.
With such a hand, Tamon finally pulled out Perharz’s fang and even attacked it.
Even so, he didn’t frown once.
Did the monster intuit that it would die? It threw itself at Tamon, growling with all its strength.
Tamon narrowly avoided it, but the attack itself was a trap.
Perharz’s tail, already half regenerated and dark green, swung at Tamon’s back.
The distance and time were too vague for the bow to shoot.
Roselyn, who had been watching from a step away, involuntarily jumped to her feet.
It was strange.
She didn’t think or expect.
The moment she saw what happened, her legs just moved.
‘No. …… I can’t let that man get more pain. I can’t leave him to injure himself further.’
A mute voice engulfed her brain.
It was a cry that felt so urgent that she tuned in to it. Like a mother’s instinct to protect her child, she rushed to Tamon and pushed him away.
It had never occurred to her that Tamon was much stronger than she was, or that he had such a tenacious life force that he would survive even a fatal wound.
It was literally just an instinctive move to really want to protect him.
Where did she gain such strength, Roselyn fell down, hugging him with a force so fierce that it pushed the huge Tamon out of the way.
The force caused Tamon to topple over as well, and fortunately the monster’s tail missed him. Unfortunately, it grazed Roselyn with the tip of its venomous, sharp tail.
It was a poison so powerful that just a slight graze of her neck would paralyze her entire body at once.
Her breathing began to quicken. The poison that had seeped into Roselyn’s throat quickly spread throughout her body.
Until that moment, Roselyn’s arms were holding Tamon tightly. Her arms were trembling, not wanting to be defeated by the poison.
Fortunately, Perharz hung to the ground as if it was its last attack. It seemed to be a quick death as not a single sound was heard.
Tamon turned white when he saw the green venom spreading from Roselyn’s throat.
“D*mn it, what are you doing?”
Tamon shouted with Roselyn in his arms, then ran quickly to the riverside. Roselyn gasped for air and said in a small voice, “I’m sorry.”
Sorry? Sorry? What on earth could she possibly be sorry for? Tamon jumped into the river with his confused head.
He quickly sucked Roselyn’s throat, diluting the poison on her body with water.
It was too toxic and soaked in too quickly, but he really wanted to suck it all out.
If there was one thing that was fortunate, it was that Roselyn, like Tamon, had a much stronger power of life than usual.
It seemed to be because they had engraved just a few hours ago.
Tamon and his engraving partner, with their different abilities, served to stabilize and amplify the power.
Even if it was not necessary, the closer they were to each other, the more helpful it seemed to stabilize the power.
“Why? Why? Why? Damn it, did you think I couldn’t handle a monster like that?”
Tamon scolded and scolded Roselyn, who looked worse than he did.
The white figure looked like she was about to pass out.
“…No, whatever, you’re not enough…I can solve this.”
Roselyn couldn’t reply to the question.
How could she explain it when she herself didn’t know the exact reason?
“Shut up, Tamon.”
Her body just moved at that moment.
“You can hold me, though………..” (Roselyn)
Roselyn mumbled tiredly, closing her confused eyes.
“If you collapse, I can’t hold you.” (Tamon)
“That’s what I was saying……..!” (Roselyn)
It worried her a lot that every time she caused Tamon to get hurt like he was going to die for her.
It was strange.
Why would she not want this man to be injured to death when she herself had tried to die in front of him so many times?
‘You are a bundle of contradictions, Roselyn.’ (Roselyn)
“….Take the poison out. Hurry up.” (Roselyn)
“After you are healed. I won’t let you get away with it.” (Tamon)
He sucked her neck forcefully, as if threatening her.
While she groaned, all her clothes, stained with dust and blood, came off.
The coldness of the river water that she had become accustomed to somehow shielded her.
Roselyn gave up her neck, hugging Tamon’s shoulders with her weak hands.
The two hot bodies overlapped and held each other as if they were one once more.
They wanted each other’s flesh with a desire that was completely different from the dawn.
Roselyn laughed even harder as Tamon’s distorted eyes looked as if he was in some kind of wailing agony.
“You said I wouldn’t die anyway. So don’t make that face.”
At Roselyn’s whisper, Tamon spat out a series of swear words.
“I shouldn’t have said that.” (Tamon)
Tamon cursed himself because it seemed like she was getting hurt more because of what he said.
Tamon thrust in as hard as he could into Roselyn, who had no energy.
His presence, which should have been felt tremendously, made Roselyn feel steady as she gasped for breath. It didn’t seem so bad to be united like this.
She thought it would be okay for this man to share about half of her body.
She even thought that maybe he cared more about that half than herself. She thought it was enough and fine if it was this man.
He was as hot as the sun.
This was the man who had introduced her to a new world.
The man who perhaps cared for her even more than she cared for herself.
The sun, which had been dim, appeared dazzlingly over the river.
The sunlight pouring down was so bright that it was very difficult to keep her eyes open.
Roselyn hugged the hot Tamon’s body tightly and then passed out.