Chapter 1. Kill the Empress
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‘I didn’t know you were hurt…………..’
After all, Cassion must have really wanted to be in Tamon’s eyes.
‘Is it a twisted longing for his brother?’
When Roselyn thought about it, she felt like Cassion’s rudeness was just a child’s need to have his brother to pay attention to him.
He was such a child who didn’t know how to do anything but scratch others.
How did this brother get so twisted?
Asrell told Roselyn a bit about Cassion, but it wasn’t complete information.
Even though Roselyn was interested in Tamon’s family history and wanted to know it, her heart fluttered in a strange way.
This was just curiosity.
It would be rude to expose a very personal family matter out of curiosity.
No matter how many times she repeated that she shouldn’t get closer to him, her mind didn’t move as much as she wanted.
“I heard you have been sick since you were a child.”
“Oh, hmmm. I’m fine now. I may not be as strong as my brother, but I’m strong enough now that I won’t get pneumonia from swimming in the ocean.”
Roselyn shook her head at the past she was reminded of.
“The medicine my brother gave me is very effective. If it wasn’t for that, I would still be lying on the sick bed.”
Come to think of it, Cassion’s original purpose for coming to this mansion was to get medicine.
“That’s amazing. It’s a medicine that makes even those who have been lying on the bed for half their lives jump up and walk.”
“Right? I wondered the same thing, but I couldn’t ask around. My brother obtained the medicine in secret, and it has no name or manufacturer. He wouldn’t tell me how he got it.”
Roselyn, who was listening to Cassion, suddenly felt suspicious.
She finished bandaging, then asked.
“What kind of medicine is that? Do you have it now?”
Cassion hurriedly answered Roselyn’s question.
“The medicine is in my room. It’s a blood-red liquid medicine…. Anyway, it’s strange. At first I was very suspicious and skeptical about it, but after taking it for a month as my brother told me, I felt like my sick body was washed away. The doctor said it was a miracle and asked me to tell them what kind of medicine I used, but my brother said it was a secret.”
Roselyn couldn’t help but laugh as she listened to all of his mumbled explanations.
It was a miracle drug of unknown origin.
It was a blood-red liquid.
Roselyn seemed to have a pretty good idea of what was in it.
It was strange.
It was obvious that Tamon was annoyed by Cassion.
But it seemed Tamon didn’t really hate his bloodline.
With his personality, if he really wanted not to be disturbed by Cassion or get in his way, he would have already removed Cassion and left him behind without anyone knowing.
But when Cassion went on a rampage, he didn’t care. Tamon secretly gave his blood to Cassion so he wouldn’t die.
‘I don’t know. Is Tamon more compassionate than I thought?’
It seemed that the more she learned about Tamon, the more she discovered parts of him that she never expected it.
What else is there?
Her curiosity came back again. She tried to suppress her instincts and erased her thoughts of Tamon.
“I’ve heard this before…”
Cassion, who had been watching Roselyn as if observing her, hesitated and spoke.
“I think you’re a little similar to my brother in some ways.”
“Is that so…?”
Despite Roselyn’s reluctant retort, Cassion continued to speak.
“Mysterious expressions and eyes that look at the world..……. The difference is that my brother smiles, but you don’t.”
‘Did I not smile that much?’
‘I wasn’t the one with no facial expressions at all.’
‘When I was with Anna and Cain, I smiled a lot more.’
But after Roselyn entered the Imperial Palace, she had to manage her facial expressions.
There was no time to laugh or make noise for even a single day, and since she had gotten used to it, it had become her daily routine to worry about something serious and agonize over it.
It was as if she had forgotten how to smile, and her expression was gone. There was no time for laughter, no such thing.
As she remembered the cold, painful past, her expression naturally returned to the past.
Staring at her stiff expression, Cassion chuckled and said.
“That expression really resembles you.”
“You always look at me with that expression. I hear you smile a lot, but you rarely smile at me.”
“Is that what’s bothering you so much?”
Cassion was about to say something when a white cloth covered with yellow ointment was pressed on his cheek.
The stinging medicine seeped into the torn wound.
As a result, the words He was trying to protest were swallowed back in.
Instead, all was heard was a series of grunting sounds of pain.
Roselyn mumbled as she carefully spread the medicine on his cheek.
“Thank you for protecting the children.”
“It was unpleasant that you followed us, but thanks to you, the children are safe, so…”
The unexpected words of gratitude made Cassion’s eyes shake.
“I beat them a lot……..”
“I don’t think you hit them at all.”
“Huh, I did hit him once!”
“I got it. Well done.”
When Cassion shouted angrily, Roselyn responded firmly.
She didn’t know why, but her heartless reply made him blush.
“I’m just an unlucky person.”
Cassion let out a muffled grunt that sounded almost inaudible.
Roselyn smiled silently.
“When you’re feeling better, why don’t you start learning some martial arts now? Even self-defense would be good.”
“Are you worried about me?”
“I’m sorry if it sounded that way.”
Casino pouted his lips at Roselyn’s serious words.
But still, he seemed to be in a good mood.
“Strangely, being scolded by you doesn’t feel so bad.”
‘No, when did I scold you…………’
Roselyn looked at Cassion with a frown.
“But come to think of it, no one ever scolds me. But, you would casually tell me to fix things by saying the right words. That’s a little rough and a little embarrassing, but I don’t mind it at all.”
Looking at Cassion’s embarrassed and reddened face, Roselyn was just perplexed.
This made her think the two brothers were really brothers.
“You have a part that resembles your brother, too.”
“What is it? In what way?”
‘A bit perverted.’
Muttering quietly in her mind, Roselyn moved away from him.
‘Since you’re fine, go see your guard already. All his ribs were broken trying to protect you. Do you have this much free time to hang out with me like this?”
Her tingling word startled Cassion out of his seat.
“Oh right. I should go to Owen!”
Cassion rushed out of the small parlor.
Roselyn stared at his back and smiled weakly.
The back that looked like a wild boar that could only rush forward looked like a big dog that couldn’t stand loneliness and rubbed its head here and there.
‘Oh, he* looks like that too.’ (*Tamon)
It was annoying but strangely at some point, Roselyn didn’t hate it.
Tamon was finally able to return to the mansion late at night.
Theo wouldn’t let him go, stopping him by saying she was going to treat him, but in the end she told him to have a drink.
On top of that, around the middle, Ronasso and his knights even joined Theo and held him back.
More than a dozen knights rushed at once, saying they were disappointed that they accompanied him to Tanatos but never got greeted properly after they came back to Amor.
(*It was about the few beginning chapters, when Tamon rescued Roselyn from the snow and secretly brought her back to Amor. All the knights ran days and nights, but when they arrived at Amor, Tamon brought Roselyn to his mansion without saying anything to his knights and disappeared for days. So that’s what the knights meant.)
Ronasso enjoyed watching Tamon being surrounded by the king and the knights from afar.
“Drink! I’m feeling so good today, I’ll let you drink whatever you want!”
The festival that they had been preparing for months came to an end without a hitch, even with the sudden appearance of the monsters, and although Theo was shocked, she found her lost sister.
Was that all? On the plus side, she got to beat that arrogant Tamon.
Theo had never had such a good day.
Of course, it would be much better than this if Tanatos would be destroyed one day..l.
As a result, Tamon had to join the drunken Theo and the Knights, and even Ronasso, and surpassed them until late before able to leave.
However, if he had heard beforehand that Aranrhosia had taken the children to the wind lantern ceremony and had run into bad men, he would not stay then.
As soon as he heard the story Satin had told him, Tamon ran up to the third floor without even changing his clothes. He was told that Asha wasn’t injured in any way, but he couldn’t relax until he saw her clearly with his own eyes.
He knew in his head that she was not a person who could be easily beaten no matter where she went. However, no matter how much his head tried to convince him, his heart was stubborn enough to not listen unless he saw and felt it firsthand.
The moment he slammed open the door to the bedroom and stepped inside, he bumped into Roselyn who was trying to get out.
Tamon quickly grabbed Roselyn and picked her up, who was about to fall limply as she tried to back away.
“What……..what’s going on?”
Roselyn asked with eyes wide open in surprise.
Instead of answering, Tamon looked carefully at her complexion and limbs first.
Fortunately, she didn’t appear to be injured.
Sighing quietly, Tamon laid her down on the bed.
“Next time, don’t go out without me.”
“You get in trouble without me.”
Roselyn couldn’t help but laugh gleefully at Tamon’s outrageous words.
‘Is he doing this after hearing that I met a couple of bullies outside?’
“If I get injured, I’ll be fine in no time. You’re the one who said you wouldn’t let me die even if I died….”
“Not dying is one thing, not getting hurt is another. Can’t you get that through your clever head?”
“In case you haven’t heard, I didn’t get hurt today.”
“What’s the big deal about doing well when you could have been injured?”
Tamon clicked his tongue as if she was the one who had made the mistake.
He was getting more and more ridiculous.
Roselyn pushed him off her, but she was stuck as if trapped in a rock.
She knew she couldn’t use force, so she grabbed his shoulder and bit him hard.
Tamon laughed at the ticklish attack.
“If you’re going to kiss me, do it on my lips, not the shoulder.”
—She thought wrongly.
She realized too late that trying to bite the rock would only hurt her.
Tamon, ignoring her teeth marks with impunity, swallowed her lips at once.
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