Chapter 1. Kill the Empress
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“These b*stards are just having a hard time, aren’t they bad at skills?”
“Did you rush to beat me? These idiots. Take what you got!”
There were four rough looking men.
And against those men…. There were two more men who were being beaten…….
There was one child who fainted behind the men, and another girl who was protecting the fainted child. They were all faces that Roselyn knew.
The men who were being beaten were Cassion and his guard Owen.
And the girl they were protecting was Hannah, and Hannah was holding the boy who sold daisies.
Just by looking at it like this, Roselyn could see what was going on.
She didn’t know why Cassion was beaten there. Anyway, she was right about the situation protecting the children.
“There are no countermeasures, really.”
Roselyn shook her head and scanned the area.
“If you’re there, come out.”
There was no name called, but Shadow appeared as if he knew Roselyn was calling him.
Louie started hiccupping when she suddenly spotted the man who was by their side, unbeknownst to anyone else.
Roselyn didn’t have time to worry about Louie, who covered her mouth with her hands for fear of the sound leaking out.
“Can you help those people, please?”
Shadow stared at Roselyn without answering.
Contrary to the name “Shadow,” the man was very simple and ordinary.
‘As I recall, the last time I saw him at the mansion, he was all black…………’
The strange thing was that she couldn’t remember his face at all, even though she had seen it last time.
He was literally like a shadow.
It was just a black shape, but the entity itself was not clearly visible.
While Roselyn was observing him, there was another scream from the alley.
But somehow Shadow remained motionless and only stared at Roselyn.
Furthermore, wasn’t the person screaming in pain in there flesh and blood of the master that he served?
(*She meant Cassion is Tamon’s brother, and Tamon’s Shadow’s master, but Shadow doesn’t care for Cassion)
And yet, nothing wavered.
It was as if the only person he had to protect was Roselyn.
‘That’s right, you are literally carrying out an order that you must protect only me.’
He would protect her, but she wasn’t his master, so he had no reason to grant her wish.
Also, if he listened to Roselyn’s request to save those people, he would be negligent in watching her, which was his original duty, so he would not move.
It was a horrifyingly perfect execution of orders.
So what would it take to move Shadow?
Roselyn jumped into the alley without delay.
“Stop the violence there.”
The men who had been kicking their feet at the fallen Cassion and Owen, who was holding Cassion protectively, quickly raised their heads at the sound of Roselyn’s voice.
“What’s with the woman?”
“She’s not scared……….”
“Hey, I guess you want to be tough, too.”
The men smiled foully at Roselyn.
Roselyn approached the men without a care in the world.
Tap. Tap. Tap.
She made a loud noise of hitting her cane on the floor, deliberately to be heard.
Cassion lifted his stiff face.
“Go! Call my brother ………..”
“Shut up, b*stard!”
The man standing behind him stomped on Cassion’s hand.
A curse word came out of Cassion’s mouth, and Owen, who was out of his mind for a while, quickly pushed the man away, protecting Cassion.
The man standing behind him kept hitting the fallen Cassion and Owen repeatedly.
The other two were approaching, drooling over the limping woman who walked towards them fearlessly, covering half her face.
She looked like a foreign aristocrat who had come to see a festival full of righteousness and naivety.
There was no food that looked more delicious than this.
“Now, let me see your hidden face….”
The moment the man standing in front of her reached for the veil that was hiding Roselyn’s face, Shadow approached without a sound and grabbed the man’s arm.
“What, what is it, brother, arghhhhh!”
The sound of bones breaking in the desolate alley was clear and precise.
A man who was neither large nor strong, but merely looked as ordinary as a passerby, dealt with the men without expression.
“D*mn, what is this again? Since I don’t think things are going to work out, everyone is interrupting!”
“You, you, you b*stard!”
The men shook at the sight of their companion, who instantly got one broken arm.
But they decided that they had the advantage, both in terms of size and number of people, so they quickly took up arms.
The three of them rushed to Shadow.
Three large men jumped at him, but Shadow didn’t even flinch.
He was holding a small, sharp dagger in his hand.
Roselyn took advantage of the chaos and approached the fallen Cassion and the children.
“Everyone, are you okay?”
Cassion was conscious but could barely raise his body, and his second-in-command was completely unconscious.
Fortunately, Hannah was clean and without a scratch, but the child who sold the flowers held in Hannah’s arms was already out of his mind.
Roselyn methodically searched the head of the child who was held tightly in Hannah’s arms.
Fortunately, there were no serious wounds to the head and body.
“Louie, you go get Jorge.”
On Roselyn’s orders, Louie quickly ran away.
That was when it happened.
The man who had fallen with a broken arm somehow took out a knife and jumped at Roselyn.
Realizing that things were going to go against them, he was going to take Roselyn hostage.
Shadow, who had already dealt with the three angry men, turned to protect Roselyn.
But Roselyn’s hands were much faster.
She hit the hand of the man with the knife with the cane she was holding. It was a clean and precise move.
The knife flew to the wall and the man fell back in surprise.
Roselyn didn’t stop there, but swung the cane again at the fallen man.
The man’s head turned around and he fell back without being able to make another sound.
Since there were children, it was better to knock them out.
She didn’t know what kind of trouble they would make if she let them go.
How dare these people jump on them without a second thought?
Shaking off the end of the cane, Roselyn straightened up.
As she turned to look behind her, she made eye contact with Cassion, who was lying on the floor.
His bruised lips were wide open as if surprised by Roselyn’s resoluteness.
Standing up straight, Roselyn held out her hand toward Cassion.
“Those who are sane and those who have lost their minds should also be dealt with. Don’t procrastinate.”
It sounded a bit cold, but at the same time, it was a sound that aroused the spirit of Cassion.
Cassion grabbed Roselyn’s hand and got up.
He then looked at Owen, who was completely out from protecting him.
At that time.
Jorge, the Knights, and the twins came rushing into the alley.
Shadow had already disappeared.
“Oh! What the hell happened?”
As soon as they got back to the house, Satin was in a panic.
Fortunately or unfortunately, only Cassian and his second-in-command were injured, but by the look of it, something had happened.
When Tamon returned to the mansion, he would definitely punish them.
“Doctor, call the doctor!” (Satin)
Fortunately, Cassion only suffered a scraped arm and a few hits to the face.
Owen, however, had one of his legs and ribs broken.
The resident doctor rushed in to check Owen and the child who sold flowers.
Roselyn caught up with Asrell as she pulled Cassion to heal his wounds.
“Asrell, I’ll do it.”
It was unexpected, but Asrell didn’t complain.
She just quietly handed Roselyn the first aid kit she had brought with her.
Roselyn took the hesitant Cassion into a small parlor.
walked into the small room with a faltering Cashion.
“Did you follow us?”
Cassion turned his head away without answering. Still, the reaction was enough.
Roselyn wiped Cassion’s palms with a clean cloth and alcohol.
Cassion, who bit his lips and endured the sharp pain, hesitated and opened his mouth after a long silence.
“You are a strange woman.”
Roselyn glanced at Cassion. He was looking at Roselyn with a complicated expression.
“Even though you’re my brother’s woman, you’re not at all submissive…..Most ordinary women or people shrivel up in front of my brother, but you’re different.”
For Roselyn it was normal.
But she was under no obligation to tell Cassion about the post-war situation. So she said nothing and kept silent.
“Has my brother ever mentioned me to you?”
Roselyn pretended not to know Tamon’s voice that came to her mind at that moment.
These brothers were somehow twisted.
She had no intention of interfering with it for no reason and making it even more twisted.
“He didn’t say anything?”
…However, Cassion was hurt more by her words.