Chapter 1. Kill the Empress
The island was divided into western and eastern regions, which differed in appearance.
On the west side, gentle beaches and high cliffs were in harmony, and the waves were also moderate, so the scenery of the blue sea and white foam was spectacular.
In addition, it was also perfect for observing ships coming into the island, as it could barely see the land.
However, the east side had a lower cliff than the west side, and there were many reefs in front of it, and it kept the appearance of a more primitive island.
In addition, unlike the west, which has a long beach that curves outward as if pushing the sea, in the east, only a part of the hollow was white sand.
At first glance, the beach in the west was large and cool, but when you stepped on it barefoot, the sand in the east was soft and beautiful.
When soaked in the warm sunlight, the sand was warmer than any other silk needles, and people’s hearts were naturally warm.
Tamon’s hut was built right in front of the sandy beach.
It was an incredible house that he built by himself.
The inside was quite spacious and clean, and it was well equipped so living here was not lacking in the least.
The only disappointment was that the hot water was not available at any time as in the mansion, but even so, it wasn’t a problem because Tamon boiled water every night for warm baths.
Tamon’s hut was separate in the west, and all the servants who followed stayed in the castle and waited.
Tamon and Asha simply unpacked their belongings in the hut to the east, and the servants in the mansion stopped by the hut once every two days to bring necessities or clean up.
Life in the hut was smoother than expected.
Except for one thing, the monkeys.
Tamon muttered annoyingly, wiping the coconut juice that the monkey had poured over his head.
The two intrepid wolfdogs guarding the front door, Lisha and De Gaulle, also shook their wet heads and growled a little.
Asha smiled softly and handed a towel to the man and two wolfdogs.
However, no matter how much water was wiped off, the fruit juice stuck to the hair and did not come out clean.
“It doesn’t work. I’ll have to wash up.”
It was Tamon who had just washed up an hour ago, but he had no choice but to do it again.
He personally led two of his favorite wolfdogs into the bathhouse.
Asha picked up the towels that had fallen and arranged them, and went out the door where Tamon had come in gruntingly.
In front of the hut, the expansive sea greeted her with a cool breeze.
Asha tucked her silver hair behind her ear, which shimmered even more in the sunlight, and moved slowly.
Each time the wind gripped the hem of her robe and swayed it, a bulging belly appeared.
When she reached the shade of a large palm tree, with a hum, three little monkeys sprinted from behind the bushes and hovered between Asha’s legs.
“You were bad this time.”
Asha spoke in a mischievous tone, stroking the monkey’s head as she pretended to be angry and rolled her eyes.
“I said we should get along. Don’t you like it?”
The monkeys looked at each other as if they had understood her, and exchanged beast words.
They were very strange animals. It wasn’t wrong to say that they looked like human beings. The way they form a group, communicate, and play with each other was unbelievable.
Like little children.
Soon a monkey sprinted into the bush and came out with something.
It was an unripe green banana.
The monkey picked it up and stomped its feet in an angry rage. Asha, who was watching it quietly, said, stroking the angry monkey’s head.
“So, you are mean to Tamon because he cut down your banana trees?”
Oddly enough, the monkeys nodded violently, as if they had understood her words.
That was then.
“That’s because you burned the tail hair of Lisha and De Gaulle.”
Tamon, who had already washed up, came up to them, wiping his wet hair. The startled monkeys climbed up the palm trees and prepared to fight.
The two wolfdogs that followed Tammon also bared their teeth, looking at the monkeys.
“Anyway, they’re animals that don’t even know how to reflect.”
Tamon reflexively pulled closer Asha by the waist and grunted as he kissed her on the forehead.
The monkeys over the bushes thumped their feet in annoyance, but the wolfdogs roaring wildly did not dare come near them.
Asha sighed and shook her head.
It had already been over two months since they came to the island, but reconciliation between Tamon and the monkeys had not yet been made.
They threw food at each other like children, secretly stealing things and running away.
No one showed signs of retreating.
“Still, cutting down the banana trees was too much. Some of the banana trees died this year, and the monkeys were upset.”
“Well, Lisha and De Gaulle almost got burned. Compared to that, cutting down a banana tree is a generous treatment.”
There was some truth to Tamon’s words.
Asha looked at the large white and gray dogs licking her hands.
They bared their teeth like beasts, but when they looked up calmly like this, their large eyes were just gentle and cute.
“I’m glad you weren’t hurt.”
The wolfdogs rested their foreheads on Asha’s hand and meekly closed their eyes.
Tamon, who was staring at them, looked at Asha with strange eyes and said,
“Lisha and De Gaulle, and the monkeys, ah, and the silver horn deer too. Anyway, I think most animals like you. Strangely.”
From the first day they came to the island, Tamon and the monkeys were in an uproar.
Perhaps they had been tormenting wolfdogs in various ways, the dogs and monkeys had growled at each other every time.
With Tamon added to it, it was a real war.
But strangely, the monkeys never attacked Asha.
Even if Asha was with Tamon or the wolfdogs, they didn’t do anything violent.
And when Asha was alone, they would sneak up to her, touch her hair curiously, and bring her forest fruits.
Even Tamon, who bared his teeth with monkeys, felt that these animals were not aggressive to Asha.
That was why Tamon didn’t drive out all the monkeys and left them alone.
“It’s because I’m pretty.”
At Asha’s brazen words, Tamon raised an eyebrow.
When did she become so mischievous? Come to think of it, Asha also liked to joke around quite a bit.
Tamon burst into laughter at the rather clever remark.
“It’s refreshing to hear those words from your mouth.”
Asha smiled at Tamon and grabbed his hand. Their fingers entangled as if they were melting into each other.
Asha and Tamon walked on the fine white sand beach hand in hand.
“I read it in a book, and originally, canines and monkeys don’t get along well.” (Asha)
“So, you and the monkeys fight even if they just make eye contact.” (Asha)
“You mean I’m a dog now?”
“It’s more like a wolf, to be precise.” (Asha)
Asha grinned and looked up at Tamon.
When the purple eyes looking at him sparkled so beautifully, Tamon missed the timing to get angry.
Looking at it like this, he sympathized with Asha’s words a little while ago.
She was enchanting, how could anyone possibly hate such a person?
The only people who did that were those who were blind or had a foolish mind.
And Tamon knew the end of such people.
“You don’t seem to be afraid of beasts because you haven’t been eaten by wolves these days.”
Tamon quickly grabbed her waist and pulled her into a hug.
Her beautiful round belly touched his hard stomach.
Feeling that warm and ecstatic touch, he kissed Asha’s slender neck
After kissing her soft skin hard a few times, Asha shuddered and laughed.
“Stop it, you’ll leave a mark.”
“Well, it’s just us here.”
Tamon hugged her more deeply.
Her body temperature, her soft body, and her laughter drenched him.
His mind was instantly at peace. It was to the point of being horrified by the rising happiness.
He didn’t know it would be so nice to be alone, just the two of them.
Occasionally, he got angry at the pranks of those damn monkeys, but even that was just a small, everyday event that he could share with Asha and laughed together.
Just relaxing with her on this little island, feeling the fetal movement in her stomach, sleeping and waking up together and all this happening made his heart full.
When he woke up in the morning, the first thing he saw was the shade of her eyelashes, and debating the baby’s names until the moment they fell asleep, he couldn’t be happier.
Compared to him, who picked her up in the snowy mountain and saved her with his powers, she was a person who gave him greater blessing when she tricked and kidnapped him to this island. She saved him.
Tamon smiled softly and kissed her forehead once more.
At the happiest moment, the happiest place, Tamon and Asha decided to give birth here.
As expected to some extent, Asha had brought the midwife and doctor together from the beginning.
She was, after all, a woman who looked ahead by a few numbers.
“About a month and a half left?”
“Yes. Time goes really fast.”
“I know. I’m trembling all over again.”
The hand holding hers became tighter.
Yesterday and today always seemed the same, but their time passed in an instant like the ocean that flowed every hour.
It had been nine months and a half since he had prepared his heart and did not have enough.
An unexpected visitor came to the island after hearing the shocking news.