The ruthless Emperor Alexei was abandoned as a child in a forest of magical beasts.
There he was picked up by a human woman who looked like a monster. The woman took care of Alexei, raised him, and lived happily ever after for both of them.
But three years later, when Alexei is brought back as a prince, the woman is killed by the knights.
The prince grows up in despair and then spends the rest of his life fighting, and is crowned emperor.
Meanwhile, the woman, who was called a monster, is reborn and meets the emperor as a duchess.
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