Chapter 1. Kill the Empress
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Tamon, who was standing beside her, turned and stared at her.
His sun-kissed red eyes were just as beautiful as clear pomegranate seeds, rather than the color of the demon that the world fussed over.
“I’m not the same person I was when I decided to die or I was when I decided to live.”
Roselyn spoke plainly of her current state of mind.
“You forced my hand, and you must take responsibility for it. Are you ready for that?”
“Now you sound like you used to be.”
She had the blue ocean at her back. Her silver hair was mysterious because of the way it reflected and glistened in the sun’s rays.
Is this what dazzling looks like? Roselyn smiled faintly. It was the first time she smiled at Tamon.Tamon didn’t want to miss a second of it, so he stared at her without blinking an eye.
He thought at that moment.
If God gives him another divine ability. To say, he would replay this moment forever without hesitation.
His breath tightened as if someone was strangling his neck.
His hot breath was burning with desire and obsession for her. He wanted her.
He wanted to own this moment, that smile, that woman’s gaze……He wanted to own them all completely. He had never felt such intense emotions before.
“Okay, I’ll be your partner. In exchange, you will have to do what I want.” (Roselyn)
“It seems like you want to make a deal.”
“That’s right. It’s a deal.”
Roselyn calmly said.
“Make a deal with me. Tamon Krasis.”
A faint flame flickered in her cold purple eyes. Tamon couldn’t take his eyes off her. How long has he been waiting for that gaze to come alive?
His heart beat wildly. A shiver ran through him that he didn’t understand.
“I’m glad you said that.”
“If it’s a deal, shouldn’t we say what we each want?
“I’ll grant you three things that you desire in return for being my partner.”
One of Roselyn’s eyebrows went up in a lazy motion. That look meant she didn’t like something.
“Three things are too few in return for preventing your desired outbursts. Let’s do about five.”
Tamon liked her refusal to give in, even at a time like this.
‘Be more greedy, more, more…Desire something, Aranrosia.’
A black voice, towering like a snake, whispered to him constantly. It was a voice he could not hear, but it whispered to him more intensely than anyone else.
“All right. Let’s make it five.”
“And then another.”
Did his voice reach her? Roselyn was greedy once more.
Tamon smiled leisurely.
Until she finished her words.
“Don’t love me.”
His smile paused. Roselyn looked him straight in the eyes and said.
“I know you desire me. But I hope that’s as far as it goes.”
Tamon’s cold hardening face was reflected in her transparent purple eyes. While looking at him, Roselyn clearly spoke in a calm, rather brazen voice.
“Don’t love me.”
Despite her unshaken voice, her fingers were getting cold and her legs were shaking.
“ … Do you think I will love you? You’re arrogant.”
“If not, that’s a relief.”
For some incomprehensible reason, Tamon’s mood worsened.
Roselyn hadn’t said anything unspeakable, but it felt as if thousand arrows stabbed his heart. This was the woman whom he tried so hard to save, and yet, at this moment, he wanted to strangle her.
Part of him wanted to grab her slim shoulders and shake her so hard because she said crazy things. Tamon said with a twisted smile on his face.
“What if I refuse that condition?”
“Then let’s pretend we never had a deal.”
As if that was all, Roselyn shrugged lightly. Once again, Tamon’s mood soured. He wanted to punch the black voice inside him that had mumbled something useless earlier.
Tamon turned around. He gazed at the wide open ocean for a while, and then opened his mouth again.
“Sometimes the human mind doesn’t work the way you want it to. What if I fall in love with you without realizing it?”
“Then you’ll have to stop the relationship yourself.”
“I don’t think the outburst is that easy to break.”
**”The previous pledge will work instead.”
Huh, that’s the last of that woman.
Tamon glared at Roselyn like he was going to kill her again. He was so angry that he didn’t even know what was so wrong with him.
The pledge from before made use of divine power, and the content of the pledge made in God’s name was enforced by His power. It was God’s power that ensured that the pledge was kept.
Since Tamon’s different abilities and the outbursts associated with it were also God-related, there was a possibility that the previous could have some power instead. Of course, it would have to be a pledge with a high density of divine power.
“Since I have one high tier pledge, let’s make use of it.”
And just like that, Roselyn has a High Tier pledge that says only one comes out in a year. Tamon gasped and glared at her more and more, chewing in an irritated voice. **
**-** To be honest, I have no idea what they are talking about. I apologize.
“You didn’t have anything. Where is it?”
“You can get it by requesting it at the temple. I kept it under a different name.”
This made Tamon feel defeated. He wanted to somehow shake that pale face, those lips that spoke of love as she liked. I’m sure she’ll regret her words one day.
“That’s fine. By the way, what are you going to do if you fall in love with me?” (Tamon)
Roselyn’s brow furrowed, as if she had never wondered about that before. Tamon didn’t like that look on Roselyn’s face either.
He just didn’t like it all.
“I know you don’t, but if it happens…”
Hesitantly, Roselyn took a short deep breath and added as if she had made a big decision.
“You can do as you wish then. If you want to keep me as your partner, you do it, and I’ll go away when you don’t.”
Tamon muttered gloomily with a twisted smile.
“That’s the only thing you like about it, isn’t it?”
Roselyn let out a nervous gasp at his unusual glare.
“Now let’s draw up the deal like this.” (Roselyn)
“Wait a minute. You’ve only made your demands unilaterally. I need to add my demands as well.” (Tamon)
Roselyn was a little confused, as she didn’t expect him to have any additional demands. In truth, she didn’t have much to give to him.
She had already given him what he wanted most, so she didn’t think there was anything more she could give. But his gaze was intense.
She nodded slightly as if she understood.
“Your right foot.”
Roselyn’s white face grew increasingly pale. She furrowed her brow as if she didn’t understand his words, but then asked back in an uncharacteristically cautious voice.
“Oh… you want to cut my foot off?”
Tamon almost laughed out loud for a moment.
She looked so cautious and confused.
As that elegant face displayed different expressions, Tamon felt the urge to shake her more and play tricks on her.
“Didn’t you say you don’t like that foot?”
“Well….. But wouldn’t it be better if I have all my limbs attached? In many ways.”
“All you have to do is say you’ll give it to me.”
“Are you asking for my consent?”
“Yes, I just need your consent.”
It was very suspicious, but there was nothing Roselyn couldn’t do. And with her right foot, the Achilles tendon had already been destroyed and very little feeling left.
“What a useless thing to ask for.”
“I’m asking you to give it to me because it’s useless. If you don’t need it anyway, just give it to me.”
Tamon Krasis was a strange man.
Roselyn stared at him. This man acted as if he wanted everything from her. He even said that he wanted this useless foot.
“What the hell are you going to do with my foot?”
“Well, this and that.”
Roselyn stared at him with a stunned expression.
The way he said “this and that” made her look serious and, for a moment, even a little scared. Tamon was a man who could torment her in many ways she did not know.
“You mean you can’t give it to me?”
After a moment’s hesitation, Roselyn opened her mouth.
“Only if you promise not to behave in such a lascivious manner….”
“What do you mean?”
Roselyn bit her lip.
“Isn’t the basis of the contract an exact statement? Tell me exactly what you mean, and I’ll try not to do just that.”
Tamon stared at her lips, which were tightly closed as if he was curious to see what words would come out of her mouth.
“If you need some time to think about it?”
Roselyn resisted the urge to blush. And she couldn’t think of anything strange that could be done with her foot.
It was because she had very little knowledge. Nevertheless, instinctively she feared that Tamon would try anything.
She looked down at her right foot, which she could barely feel, at the heel.
What’s the big deal?
In fact, she received much more from him.
Even though she didn’t want to, she still felt embarrassed being indebted to him.
Wasn’t he the one who took her outrageous request to not love her seriously?
So she could do at least this. It was a damaged foot anyway.
“……Okay. I’ll give it to you.”