How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 254. Monster (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Raphael turned to look around the temple, the uninterrupted and blinding white of it all burning his eyes.
Standing there, he looked like an ink blot on a sheet of paper.
Today was the first time Raphael had ever entered a temple. He had always felt uncomfortable in the presence of God, aware of the quantity of blood that stained his hands. It made him want to leave this place instantly.
But his beloved wife had asked for an amulet for a safe delivery of their baby, so Raphael went and knocked on the temple door.
Fortunately, he easily found the high priestess who could make it for him. But despite Raphael’s high position, the man’s answer was disappointing.
“Yes, I make such amulets, but unfortunately I can’t do so right now,” he said. She was a high priestess in service to Goddess Odessa, and wore a mask over her face.
“It requires water from the spring in the mountains behind the temple,” she answered. “Only that holy water can bless the amulet. But recently we have been unable to collect any, so we cannot make any amulets.”
The woman said all this as naturally as the flow of water, and it made no sense whatsoever to Raphael.
Well, what now?
His blue eyes narrowed. Though it was her first pregnancy, Annette was actually doing very well. She didn’t suffer any nausea, and even teased him that she was having to eat enough for the three of them, since Raphael was so anxious. Posted only on NovelUtopia.com
She was happy. The early stages of her pregnancy were going well. But Raphael was desperate to find some way to protect her.
He had promised her this. He could not fail her now.
“Why can’t you draw water from the spring?” He asked bluntly. It was a very intimidating question, coming from such a ferocious-looking man.
“Because a monster of some kind has appeared there,” the priestess said, subdued. “And it is said that it drank from that sacred spring, and grew even more powerful. We don’t dare to go there.”
Raphael’s eyes lit up. This was something he could solve.
“I will take care of it,” he said, rising immediately.
“I just have to kill the thing, don’t I?” He asked. “You just get that amulet ready.”
“But Your Excellency, you don’t understand! That monster is–!”
But Raphael was already gone. The door slammed shut behind him.
Left alone, the priestess sighed.
It had been some time since Raphael had had anything to fight. He ran straight into the mountains behind the temple, and then began to scout out the area, searching for the sacred spring. The mountains were vast.
Could that be it?
Raphael headed for the place. There were no monsters around, as far as he could tell, and a little of this water should be enough to make one amulet for Annette. Pulling out his heavy canteen, he approached the place, and bent to the spring.
But at that moment, he sensed a strange presence behind him.