Under the Oak Tree

The official English translation is finally here! A flawless love story of the flawed. Stuttering lady Maximilian is forced into a marriage with Sir Riftan, but he leaves on a campaign after their wedding night. 3 years later, he triumphantly returns, ready to cherish her. As life with her husband finally begins, she only has one question — does she deserve this love and happiness? [The first season's spin-off and the second season of "Under the Oak Tree" will resume in the last week of August. Thank you for your support and patience in the meanwhile.]

Suji Kim · Fantasy
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451 Chs

Side Story Chapter 2

Riftan could not get the red-haired girl out of his head. He fastened the sacks he had filled with pitch-black charcoal and pushed her from his thoughts. It was a fool's fancy to believe that his loneliness abated when he thought of her.

After slipping out of the firewood storehouse, he piled the sacks onto the handcart waiting outside. He grabbed the handles and leaned all his weight forward to get it rolling. Several round trips later, he had moved a day's worth of charcoal before the sun had fully risen. He wiped his sleeve over his sweaty face before going to collect water to quench his thirst.

If there was a silver lining, it was that he was stronger than most children his age. Though his arms and legs were scrawny from lack of nourishment, he was tall and of enough heft that people mistook him for being two or three years older than he actually was.