Chapter 1. Kill the Empress
A huge sea of moon and stars spread before Roselyn.
The moon and stars were sprinkling their brilliant lights like jewels over the black sea.
No gold, silver, or treasure had ever shone so beautifully.
Humans may be able to imitate such splendor, but it was absolutely impossible to surpass it.
Day and night, sky, wind, stars, and time were all God’s territory.
It was a marvelous landscape.
Forgetting that she was holding the dagger, Roselyn stared at the glowing sea for a while.
“This kind of world existed.”
Roselyn was born into a noble family and held all the good things in her hands, but she had never seen anything like this.
She slowly closed her eyes and immersed in the moonlight.
She even felt grateful that the last landscape she saw was so beautiful.
The white blizzard that she loved wasn’t bad, but it couldn’t compare to the wonders that she was experiencing.
She was also grateful to Tamon Krasis for letting her see such a landscape.
If it wasn’t for him, who would dare run away with the abandoned Empress, avoiding the eyes of the Emperor?
With a smile Roselyn slowly took out the dagger.
A clear sound echoed liltingly.
Just before grabbing it with both hands and thrusting it towards her chest, the blade well separated.
“You can’t be too careful, not even the moment you’re sleeping.”
A gentle force grabbed her wrists.
Roselyn looked at Tamon in surprise. She couldn’t believe he was so so close to her but she didn’t hear any sounds….
“……… From now on, I’ll have to put all these things away.”
His red eyes looked at Roselyn quietly.
She got caught. She failed.
‘I wish I hadn’t been mesmerized by that sea view.’
Roselyn looked down at the dagger on the floor with disappointed eyes.
The hand that missed the dagger felt like a bulky, dry leaf.
Roselyn, who was gazing at the dagger on the floor, looked up nervously and stared at Tamon.
“…Interrupter.” She said.
Tamon squinted as if he was dumbfounded.
Tamon, who was staring at her with small eyes, smiled wryly.
“Come to think of it…”
He grabbed her wrist and whispered as he cornered her.
“Whenever you’re injured or sick, I’m going to heal you. Even if a hair falls from this beautiful neck…. I will do whatever it takes to save you.”
He laughed, muttering the creepy words casually.
“You’re a clever woman, so you’ve probably already figured out that I use a special method to heal you. A very debaucherous method.”
Roselyn was well aware.
She managed to suppress the heat on her face as she remembered the moment in the bathroom.
She still couldn’t forget the confusion she felt when his breath entered her down below.
Staring into Roselyn’s subtly flickering eyes, Tamon whispered.
“Still, the fact that you continue to make these attempts means that you want it, right?”
Roselyn was speechless. Tamon approached with a smile and snatched her cheek.
“If that’s what you want, you can just say it. You don’t have to go to the trouble like this, I’ll listen to you as much as you want.”
Roselyn didn’t answer.
She just pushed him away and looked under the balcony railing.
When she looked around, as if searching for something, Tamon asked,
“There’s a dog barking in the middle of the night without shame.”
Tamon couldn’t help but laugh lightly at her reply.
Roselyn scowled at him with an expressionless face as he laughed, but Tamon didn’t care.
At that very moment, Tamon put his hands under her knees and quickly lifted her up.
“What are you doing?”
“While you’re awake, shall we go for a walk?
“I’m not going. Let me down……!”
With a slight disregard for her wishes, Tamon’s long legs strode out of the room.
In no time at all, the two of them were outside through the hallway.
“Where are you going?”
“I don’t know. A nice place?”
Where in the world is a nice place at this early dawn?
Tamon was nimble and firm in his movements.
Before she knew it, they were at the stable. Tamon went in and came out in an instant, riding a horse.
Then he pulled Roselyn up with one hand.
“Hold on tight.”
Roselyn purposely narrowed her eyes and glared at Tamon. Tamon smirked and ruffled her hair.
Roselyn panicked at the tender touch. It felt like she was giving away a part of her that she had never given to anyone in her entire life.
Of course, he was a man who had touched and licked her deeper places with impunity, but now that hand was somehow unnerving her even more.
She also felt a little embarrassed. Roselyn silently glared at him, but that brazen man didn’t care at all.
The splendid horse recognized his master as soon as he got on. It ran unbelievably fast.
They were quickly out of the mansion’s territory and into the deserted dark forest.
With one hand on the rein, and with the other, Tamon skillfully held a simple lantern to light the way ahead. A brighter than expected light streamed out from the small lantern. The surroundings were so dark that even that small light seemed to appear larger.
It was only when they came deeper into the empty forest that Roselyn felt a little curious as to where on earth this man was taking her.
“We’re almost there.”
He whispered in Roselyn’s ear as if he could read her mind.
It was too quiet and his voice sounded closer and closer. Small fluffy hair stood up behind her back.
Roselyn clenched her teeth and tried not to be disturbed.
Tamon’s every move was spontaneous and improvisational.
Perhaps it was one of those actions that had brought Roselyn from the iceberg.
Until then, she had no idea that Tamon was such an improvisational man.
He looked sharp and solid, and always seemed to be as precise as a sharp sword. He also sometimes acted like one.
The Tamon Krasis she knew and the Tamon Krasis she met just before her death were completely different.
“Where …… Oh, there it is.”
Tamon jumped off the horse, sweeping up his hair in the wind.
Roselyn looked down at the outstretched hands. her. She didn’t know how to treat this man, who was more mysterious than before.
She pushed his hands away and jumped off the horse herself.
She had a hard time balancing herself because of her injured leg, and the man had already seen how she walked countless times, so it didn’t matter if she fell anyway.
“Where do we go?”
Tamon, who was empty handed, smiled and took the lead.
He led her to the deepest part of the forest.
This was Tamon’s private forest.
It was a place that existed for a long time, but there were more interesting things here than anyone would expect.
He discovered it not so long ago.
It would be about three years at most.
Five years ago, his body used to get too hot after the outbreak of blood disease. At first, I thought it was the aftereffect of overcoming the disease, but it turned out not.
It was the amplification of his life force.
It was also by chance that he learned about it.
If he hadn’t looked at the worn-out book he found in the family’s library, he might not have known it until now.
He didn’t know that the fifth generation of the blood disease was Krasis.
It was a fact that neither the emperors of each country nor the parties of the family knew.
The five fragments of God. Five humans received it.
They have a special history.
However, there had only been five people who had actually inherited this legend.
The fifth one didn’t appear until after the first manifestation, and then it was considered a lost power.
But that was because no one had ever been overcome by the power before.
After the power manifested, his body became very hot.
It was burning hot, in fact, that for a while, he had to relieve himself of it or his heart would be overwhelmed.
The way to relieve the heat was amazing and strange. It was spewing out something that made up his body. It could be sweat, tears, or even blood.
His life force escaped through his body fluids. However, draining the sweat and blood came with some restrictions. In the end, there were two ways.