The woman’s moan was mixed with crying. She seemed to be very young. Then, he heard Joseph said, “What if you’re a princess? When you’re in my hands, you’re just a slutty bitch!”
Chen Rui was thinking of a way to escape when he heard that and his hair had suddenly erected. The woman who is being dishonored by Joseph… is a very young “princess”?
There were whipping sound coming from the room. He indeed heard “Alice’s” name from that pervert, Joseph’s voice.
Chen Rui was furious. There was a strong murderous intention in his heart. His figure flickered and he rushed toward that room without thinking.
When Joseph was “busy”, Chen Rui had just teleported here, so he didn’t notice it. Now that Chen Rui moved, there was immediately a response from the room, “Who is that?!”
Joseph appeared almost naked at the door of the room with only a pair of shorts at his lower body that looked like it was worn in a hurry. Chen Rui’s eyes flashed and his hands faintly glowed. <Aura Blade> had been activated. He immediately struck toward Joseph’s head.
Joseph’s was displayed as C in the <Analytical Eyes>, which was the middle stage of Demon King. He realized the attack from this intruder was strange, so his entire body disappeared out of thin air and appeared on the other side by teleporting. The missed <Aura Blade>’s momentum was still strong, and it sliced the door into two. There was a scream coming instantly from inside. Chen Rui stepped past the doorstep and saw that the woman inside was indeed petite. She had blonde hair who looked a little like Alice. When she saw a stranger, she immediately covered her naked body with the blanket.
When Chen Rui was angry, the data shown in <Analytical Eyes> stated: Race: Great Demon (Mutated); Comprehensive Strength Assessment: D.
That’s not right. Alice should be Pride Royal Family and her strength cannot be Higher Demon!
Looking closely, the woman wasn’t Alice. She just looked a little similar to Alice. Besides, the woman looked at him with precautions; she didn’t look like she was caught by Joseph. His mind immediately thought: Could it be…
The moment when he was stunned, he felt a powerful offensive force behind him. Chen Rui had used continuous <Teleportation> and <Shield> in the palace, but the Stridebug on his feet still existed. His figure flickered and dodged Joseph’s blow unexpectedly. He turned and struck with <Aura Blade> again. Just now, Joseph had seen the characteristics of this attack. He knew that not only the palm had a scary sharpness, but also the invisible qi was also extremely lethal. It was very difficult to deal with, so his figure flickered and avoided it.
Joseph had realized that although the person in front of him looked like an Intermediate Demon, his strength was not below him. However, since this man probably knew his secrets, this man must die. Joseph immediately gathered his strength, preparing to launch a killing blow.
Chen Rui didn’t continue to attack but laughed. Certainly, after “Star Eater” devoured the mask’s power, he could already make a sound. It was too bad that he could only be muted when he was facing Shea.
He currently only had <Aurora Shot>, the already used <Aura Blade> and the ultimate move, <Scorching Dragon Kill> that he had never tried. The reason why he gave Joseph the feeling that they were evenly matched was firstly because the <Aura Blade>’s sharpness; secondly, his speed was supported by Stridebug. As soon as Stridebug was released, it automatically wrapped at the sole, as if there was an extra layer on the heel which played a very prominent role.
Since it wasn’t Alice in the room, there was no need for risking his life since this was his opponent’s territory and Joseph’s strength was above him. Also, Dark Will could no longer be used. The winning odds of a fight were too small, so he could only use his wisdom to adapt to the situation.
Chen Rui suddenly thought of the phrase, “If you don’t enter the tiger’s den, you won’t get a tiger’s cub”. A temporary idea began to form quickly in his heart. Now that I’ve entered the tiger’s den, might as well…
“You’re indeed worthy of your name, Joseph. On the surface, you’re pursuing Princess Royal but your actual target is actually the little princess. You even hide at home and find a substitute to play such an act.”
Joseph heard that his secret was indeed seen through and his eyes were filled with killing intentions.
“Does Sir Joseph want to kill me? However, you are now in the middle stage of Demon King, so it’s not that easy to kill me.”
“I know this is your place yet I still dare to break in… Do you think I’m a dumbass that like to do something without confidence?” Chen Rui deliberately pointed out Joseph’s actual strength to look mysterious.
Joseph frowned and asked, “Who are you? From your tone, it seems like we know each other?”
“We’re more than just knowing each other. In fact, we scheduled a meeting more than half a month ago.” Chen Rui watched as Joseph gathered his strength, “The meeting should’ve been tomorrow, but something happened so I came earlier.”
Joseph froze and exclaimed, “You are Aguile!”
After realizing the identity of the opponent, Joseph quickly weighed the interests: For Aguile to come here overnight, he must have something planned, so I can’t let him go. However, Aguile’s strength turned out to be Demon King-level. It is far beyond expectations. It seems that either he intentionally acted weak when he fought Arux or he had broken through the new “seal”. As Aguile said, our strengths are similar, so it won’t be easy to kill him.
“Mr. Aguile, your abilities surprised me for you can actually come in directly without triggering the magic arrays outside.” Joseph smiled, “What makes me even more curious is why did you make our meeting earlier?”
“The weak have no diplomacy. To become a partner of Sir Joseph, I must prove my strength. Unfortunately, it isn’t the right time.” Chen Rui shrugged, “As for finding out sir’s secret, it’s purely accidental. However, don’t you feel strange? With my strength, why didn’t I sneak away? Wouldn’t it be wiser to threaten you after?”
Joseph’s eyes narrowed, “It’s indeed strange. Do you have the interest to explain?”
“I did it deliberately, and it was after thoughtful consideration.” Chen Rui’s hoarse laughter sounded again. “Two reasons. First, our fetishes have something in common; second, I have control over sir’s little secret. I want to take the initiative to let sir take control over my secret so that we can cooperate more confidently.”
Speaking of “fetish”, the killing intentions in Joseph’s eyes moved slightly, but it was withdrawn quietly. He revealed a truly interested look, “May I know the details.”
“Both of them are princesses. You like the weird younger sister whereas I like the iceberg-like older sister. The higher her status and the more arrogant she looks, the more accomplished I feel. Especially seeing her in the state of unwillingness yet being pushed to the climax involuntarily…” He wasn’t sure if he was affected by a certain emotion, Chen Rui’s laughter actually contained a little wickedness, “So, in a sense, we share the same fetish.”
“You sound reassuring, but too bad, I can hardly believe you.” Joseph took out his clothes from the space ring and wore them up. His movement was casual, but he was actually ready to attack at anytime, “You are now an important force under Princess Royal. We only had verbal agreements before, so there seems to be no guarantee. Perhaps this might be a trick of Princess Royal.”
Chen Rui’s tone seemed reassuring, “If sir doesn’t believe me, you can immediately send a few reliable people to the palace or the city to scout. Perhaps you can confirm what secret I’m giving to sir.”
Joseph frowned slightly, but he was still not relieved. He immediately summoned his subordinates. Initially, when they were battling, they had already alarmed the guards. However, Joseph had instructed that without his permission, no one should get close to the courtyard under any circumstances. Now that they heard the summon, only then someone came.
The fastest to appear was Vasasha followed by Royce who also rushed over. Royce was surprised when he saw Chen Rui’s look, so he wasn’t sure at the moment.
Joseph whispered to the two for a while and the two immediately left the courtyard. Chen Rui laughed, “Sir Joseph, aren’t you going to invite me to sit? Maybe we will soon be actual partners.”
“One message alone can confirm the possibility of our cooperation? Although I don’t know what special ability you have that you can leave here alive after being exposed, your strength and calmness are admirable.” Chen Rui’s casual tone surprised Joseph. He immediately ordered someone to arrange tables and stools in the courtyard.
“Don’t you want a drink? Mr. Aguile.” Joseph raised the red wine in his hand.
Chen Rui shook his head, “It’s a pity that I can’t remove my mask now because this mask… is more complicated than you think.”
“Really?” Joseph didn’t care. He raised his glass and took a sip of alcohol.
Soon, Royce and Vasasha returned and reported to Joseph what had happened.
Joseph was finally moved. The shock in his eyes couldn’t concealed as he looked at Chen Rui. That sentence just now was true. This mask was more “complicated” than expected!
Chen Rui’s hearing was extraordinary. As Royce also deliberately controlled his volume to a certain degree, Chen Rui immediately heard the keywords, “Beelzebub” and “capture”. Unsurprisingly, Shea didn’t conceal the identity of the enemy in the palace. Although it might raise trouble from the capital, the interests of Fallen Angel Empire always come first in the heart of Princess Royal.
However, for now, it saved him the trouble of proving his “identity.”
Chen Rui was even more confident and calmly said, “Before we have a more in-depth discussion, I want to make sure that the two Higher Demons around you are qualified to stand here?”
Joseph’s eyes glanced over Royce, “It doesn’t matter. They are all my confidants.”
“Then… this guy doesn’t count right?” Chen Rui pointed to a servant who was pouring wine, a Great Demon at Intermediate Demon stage.
Joseph’s eyes squinted slightly. He understood Aguile’s intention and shook his head, “Doesn’t count.”
As soon as those words were spoken, Vasasha and Royce felt that their vision was blurred. They couldn’t see the masked man’s moves clearly before the servant fell into the opponent’s hands. The Great Demon looked frightened. Then, a yellow light shone from the mask. In the blink of an eye, the mask man loosened his hand.
This servant was just an Intermediate Demon, as compared to Snowden, he was easily made into a puppet.
Chen Rui waved his hand, “Now, my servant, attack your former master with all your strength.”
The servant was covered in flames and pounced toward Joseph without hesitation. Joseph’s eyes flashed and the servant was suddenly beheaded. He then told Royce, “Take this guy’s corpse away and settle it.”
Royce knew that Joseph still had suspicions about him, so he bowed, took the servant’s corpse and left.
“Sir Joseph, can you believe now that I’m not delegated by Princess Royal… as a character of some tricks?”
“I didn’t expect to witness the power of puppetry by the legendary God-Eating Mask. Joseph’s eyes fell onto the “God-Eating Mask” as they flashed, “Even if I defect to Princess Royal, you’ll never defect to your archrival for thousands of years. Well, I never thought the leader of the imperial guards’ reserved forces would be you. Your wisdom is admirable.”
Vasasha was taken aback. This man turned out to be the Beelzebub Royal Family who was wanted by the entire city! Besides, that mask was the “God-Eating Mask”, one of the seven legendary artifacts in the Demon Realm!
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