Chapter 1. Kill the Empress
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The host shouted and cheered, unable to hide his excitement.
Then the astonished people cheered and applauded.
“Wow! The foreign woman is really amazing!”
“I can’t believe she’s so talented!”
The other candidates, who had been watching her with nervous eyes, were applauding loudly.
The black-haired woman just before Roselyn stood up smiling as if she was not disappointed at all.
Roselyn, who had somehow become the protagonist of the little event, looked back, blushing a little at the cheers that flooded in without any restraint.
It was unfamiliar to see people’s gazes without any desires, expectation, prejudice or hatred for idols, just plain cheering.
She felt like she was praised for nothing.
It was like having her toes dangling a little above the clouds.
At that moment, her eyes met Tamon’s, who was watching her at the very front.
He chuckled and shook his head. It was a look that said “I’ve seen your special skill”.
Roselyn raised her head as if she hadn’t seen that look, but at that moment, she couldn’t help but turn around again.
She saw a slightly familiar child in the crowd.
The child’s peculiar hair color stood out no matter how far away she was.
“…………… I’m pretty sure I saw Hannah.”
‘Did I see it wrong?’
Tamon, who had read that Roselyn’s strange expression, also turned around.
However, there was no one in the direction the two looked at.
“Hold on, everyone! Just now, the young lady, who’s going to the semifinals of the women’s division, said she will withdraw from the game. Then the winner of the women’s division is………!”
The dark-haired woman said she quit the game.
The host raised his voice, relayed this wonderful moment.
The whole sitting got louder and louder.
Originally, the men’s and women’s divisions were different, so the competition was divided, but not as much as the final.
It was also a showdown of the best players who had reached the final, and it was a shallow attempt to subtly separate the women and men to make it more exciting.
“So now I will announce the final showdown event for the final victor!”
With the Baron’s words, the sighting board woke up simultaneously around the stage, except for the audience seats.
As if they had been staged in advance for a dramatic scene, the sighting boards all rose up in unison.
“Until these little candles go out! The method is to hit all twenty targets surrounded by the perimeter and then add up the scores!”
The people cheered at the words of the host. Most of them were looking at Roselyn with great anticipation because they all knew that the winner of the men’s division came up by default.
Count Kentwell, the winner of the men’s division, bit his lips with a white, weary face.
It was a face that said this was against him.
“This is an absurd match! And isn’t it disrespectful to hand over the treasures of Her Royal Highness the King to a foreigner!”
Count Kentwell made a ridiculous accusation, and a barrage of abuse was hurled at him.
At that moment.
An ominous voice came to Roselyn’s sensitive ears.
The eerie feeling gave her a chill.
A sound that was thoroughly foreign to the commotion of the buzzing people.
Her eyes, which were looking around, raised to the sky where she could feel the sound.
Roselyn’s face went pale as she looked at Tamon.
He was staring at her with a stiff face too.
The “gap” had been torn.
Chitty, chitty, chitty!
Chitty, chitty! Chitty-chitty! Tsk, tsk!
A monstrous cry, not a sound spreading from the throat, but a vibrating sound of some kind, filled the square.
Dozens of monsters overflowed out of the gap that widened as if the sky was tearing apart.
Among them were by far the largest number of Titus, a huge insectoid monster that emitted strange noises from between its wings behind it, and Jagma, a creature with the horns of a bull, the face of a pig, and the skin of a snake.
“Help me! Monsters, monsters!”
Suddenly, the entire square was turned into ruins by the monsters streaming down from the sky.
The scene that had been full of only joy and fun at the festival was instantly filled with confusion and fear, and the cries and screams of the children were reminiscent of a war.
Caw! Kuu! Kuuuuuck!
Monsters that were susceptible to the tiniest of sounds, of all things, this commotion was all the more difficult.
Fortunately, the waiting guard was quickly evacuating people.
“Everyone get over here! The Royal Knights will be here soon! Come on! This way!”
The panic-stricken people fleeing came rushing out like waves.
Tamon ran through them towards Roselyn.
Roselyn grabbed Tamon’s arm as he approached and hurriedly mumbled.
“The monsters that have just slipped through the gap are slow to act until they adapt to this world. We must hurry to deal with them.” (Roselyn)
“It’ll done by the security forces, and you are to take cover.” (Tamon)
“We should handle it now! Or it’ll be late!” (Roselyn)
“Please listen to me!” (Tamon)
What the hell was going through this woman’s little head?
Her own safety, worry, and anxiety…………..
Are there any of these things in there at all?
In the midst of this, Tamon was anxious and worried about Roselyn, who seemed to have no intention of running away.
He heard that the injury of her foot was also due to the monsters poured out of the gap, but this woman didn’t seem to know how to learn fear.
He was struck with anger that she was thinking about dealing with them even in this mess.
‘Why do I get a thousand fires in my chest when you behave like this? Why is there no place for me in your huge heart? Why!’ (Tamon)
“Stop talking nonsense and follow me at once.” (Tamon)
Tamon grabbed her wrist with an angry voice.
If he could, he wanted to forcibly carry her on his shoulder and take her away from the space full of risks and threats as soon as possible.
No, he thought, if she wouldn’t listen to him, the right thing to do was to force her.
“If we don’t deal with the monsters here and now, the casualty count will be tremendous. It’s a festival and there are so many civilians.” (Roselyn)
But Asha didn’t even look at Tamon, all she cared about was the monsters that were big enough to bite and swallow her.
“That doesn’t mean you and I can handle all thirty-plus monsters at once, so stop thinking and evacuate!” (Tamon)
Roselyn gritted her teeth.
Even if she couldn’t handle all of those thirty or so monsters like Tamon had said, she had to find a way.
At the very least, if those monsters scattered on their own and started killing everywhere, it would be the end of not only this festival, but also the innocent lives of this town.
‘No, if we leave it like that, we won’t be able to prevent it.’
‘We have to find a way.’
‘Now, when the monsters aren’t strong enough yet…..!’
“Stop yelling! I’m not going to die! You said that!” (Roselyn)
Roselyn grabbed his arms with a white face.
“You said so! As long as we engrave, we can’t die unless we do something wrong! We’re the only ones who can move here!” (Roselyn)
Mission? Destiny? Or duty?
There was no way she could have such a noble thing right now.
Just a learned sense of responsibility filled her to the brim.
She had learned and was learning to cope faster and smarter in crisis situations.
If there was something in front of her that she could do, she would never run away.
That was Roselyn V Sunset, that was her identity and the pride of the Sunset family. Roselyn’s eyes scanned the surroundings carefully.
In the meantime, some of the small monsters, who came to their senses first, began to move quickly.
Of all of them, the one closest to Roselyn was the one who woke up the fastest.
“…a woman to die for.”
It was also at that moment that Tamon made his move.
He drew his sword on Jagma as it staggered towards Roselyn.
Before he knew it, the shadow knight guarding Tamon drew his sword along with him without a sound.
“Jagma are back…”
“I know, I know.”
“I’ll cut off its limbs. You stab it in the back.”
Shadow nodded at Tamon’s words.
(*The knight is called Shadow, how cool is that😆)
Fortunately, the screams and fear that had filled the square had dissipated to some degree.
Tamon was the first to move, blocking Jagma’s arms as he leapt at it. Quickly, as if Shadow was one body with him, he climbed onto the giant Jagma’s back.
Without a moment’s hesitation, he plunged his sword into the red, beating heart on Jagma’s back.
Red and black blood spurted everywhere.
That was just the beginning. The monsters around them began to move faster.