“This woman’s value is far from comparable to the requiem fruit, but her temperament barely matches my taste,” Chen Rui said lightly. “Just a few days ago, I killed my maid. I need a new one. As for the requiem fruit, you can help me find out the information.”
Vasasha looked stunned. A stern look appeared in her eyes. She suddenly appeared in front of Chen Rui. There was a machete in her hand, slashed frenziedly with all her might. Chen Rui didn’t move. He just sneered and disappeared instantly. Vasasha missed the slash. She suddenly felt a strong impact and was knocked to the ground by a strong slap. Blood flowed from the corners of her mouth.
The one who slapped turned out to be Joseph.
Chen Rui’s figure returned to his original position instantly. He looked at Joseph lightly.
Double teleportation! Joseph himself was also of the Great Demon Family. He was shocked. This Aguile is unfathomable. He hasn’t used the bloodline talents and artifacts of the Beelzebub Family, but he is already so strong. Fortunately, he didn’t suddenly fall out with me.
“Hand out the contract!” Joseph glanced past Royce and yelled at Vasasha, “Now!”
Vassar expressed disbelief. Royce clenched his fists tightly, seemingly very emotional. This reaction was expected by Joseph.
It was just that Joseph never thought that Royce was emotional about another thing, a promise. Who would have thought the master would use such a method to take back Vasasha!
Seeing Joseph’s cold and murderous face, Vasasha’s eyes turned red. Her body trembled slightly, and gradually, her beautiful red pupil became a grayish color. She finally came before Chen Rui and he knelt down on one knee. She offered the master-servant contract with a numb look.
Chen Rui tested the contract. He could still accept it; he immediately chose to accept it. At present, Joseph’s three scythes had become his servants. Adding Tim, Dodo and the imp Slee, there were six. With the poison dragon’s symbiotic contract, it was a total of seven. Chen Rui had a faint feeling that there was definitely a limit on the maximum number of contracts, but as of now, he didn’t know how many. As for Snowden, the “extra quota” that belonged to the “God-Eating Mask” was unrelated to the contract.
“Having a sense of resistance is better. This woman makes me want to tame her.” Chen Rui laughed evilly, “My favorite is hard liquor (a metaphor for overbearing woman), otherwise I would have used the power of artifacts to turn her into a puppet already… My friend, thank you for the gift. I can’t wait to find a place to enjoy it. After two days, when you return from Red Spirit Estate, let’s meet at the Blue Lake.”
“The Blue Lake is too far away, and the poison dragon is still asleep. Let’s go to the Black Mountain in the northern suburbs instead.”
The Blue Lake suggestion was Chen Rui’s impromptu idea. He didn’t expect Joseph to be so cautious. He had an idea and agreed.
Joseph called his servant to take Chen Rui and Vasasha away.
After Chen Rui and Vasasha left, Joseph looked at Royce with excitement. He suddenly asked, “Want to follow?”
Royce hesitated a little and nodded. Joseph shook his head and sighed, “Do you think I want to give him Vasasha? Did you see the double teleport just now? This Aguile is actually the heir of the Beelzebub Family. Even without completely undoing the seal, he already has the same powers as me, and this does not include the strength of the artifact ‘God-Eating Mask’. Previously, he broke into my forbidden area without triggering any magic circle. If he didn’t intentionally alarm me, I wouldn’t even have noticed it. If he wanted to forcibly take away Vasasha, no one would be able to stop him, including me.”
Royce clenched his fists. His body was trembling slightly, but he was sneering in his mind: Beelzebub Royal Family? He’s clearly human! As for the “God-Eating Mask”… it can only be interpreted as an incredibly fascinating power! Including his powers that was enchanced rapidly in just one month, that master’s powers have already reached the point where he can compete with Joseph!
What excited him most was the promise he made when he signed the master-servant contract at the Blue Lake, it finally came true!
“Royce!” Joseph suddenly yelled, “You should wake up! See what you have done in the last 100 years? Arux surrendered to me for power and battles, but you? You did it for a woman who changed her mind! Have you ever thought about your deprived honor in these years? Have you ever thought of your family that was glorious once? You don’t even have children; the Kunda Family bloodline is about to die in your hands!”
Royce lowered his head and felt ashamed: I have to say that Joseph’s provocative words are quite true. However, for Royce now, these words could only make him feel ashamed. Joseph only looked at value. Just like Vasasha, Joseph would abandon her if he wanted to.
“It is undeniable that I worked with Aguile today for my own benefit because he can help me to take the position of Lord Red Spirit.
There are two ways before you now. First, follow the woman who is destined to become Aguile’s plaything and never return to me. I will not stop a useless person from leaving. Second, abandon those ridiculous former attachments behind, pledge loyalty to me and put your extraordinary talents to good use. The day I become the Red Spirit Lord is the day the Kunda Family restores their surname and glory!”
Royce looked moved. He thought for a long time and seemed to have finally made up his mind. He knelt and saluted Joseph and said loudly, “I, Royce, swear on the name of Demon God, that I will make every effort in this life to restore the glory of the Kunda Family!”
Joseph had been observing Royce’s expression. Seeing Royce resolutely swore in the name of Demon God, he finally nodded. If Royce really chose the first path, he would not have let Royce leave alive. In the end, Royce chose the second path as he expected.
However, Joseph did not notice that that vow did not mention the name of his future lord. In his opinion, Royce’s family was destroyed by his father, Kunda, and Kanita would not accept it either. If he just wanted to restore his family, his best choice would be to pledge to Joseph who had obtained the support of Beelzebub Royal Family.
The poor “future lord” didn’t realize that he was just putting up an act in front of him. The object of this oath was a different true master.
“Does sir require me to offer a contract? In the past, as a precaution for sir, I once accepted a servant. If sir needs this proof of allegiance, I will kill him immediately, then offer sir a master-servant contract.”
Accepting a servant to prevent being “contracted” was a commonly used method in the Demon Realm, but with the contract in place, one couldn’t accept another servant that they really wanted. Actually Royce had no servants. After acknowledging Chen Rui as his master, he could no longer offer a master-servant contract. He deliberately asked this question in order to gain Joseph’s complete trust.
In fact, Royce had long since discovered that his half-brother from a different mother, Ledo, was the greatest enemy responsible for his family’s destruction. He had signed a master-servant contract with Joseph early on. Joseph was not Chen Rui. He couldn’t sign more than one spiritual contract, hence Royce only dared to be so bold.
Joseph saw that he even brought up the previous precautionary measures, so he was so sure that he had no doubt. “There is no need! I admire your wisdom and determination. I will rush to Red Spirit Estate tomorrow morning to get the Obsidian Heart. If I can obtain the devil fruit, I will leave Dark Moon for a period of time to aim for advancing to another powerful level. You will be in charge of this place. You can even approach Vasasha appropriately to ask for some news. If that Aguile asks you for resources, you can deal with it accordingly. I think you understand what I mean.”
“I won’t let sir down!” Royce nodded strongly and left.
Joseph smiled with satisfaction. He turned and left the room.
Chen Rui took Vasasha and advanced carefully the whole way. They finally avoided all the investigations and guards and arrived at the lobby of the arena.
Arux was startled when he saw Vasasha walking with him. He stood up and said, “Master.”
If it was usual, Vasasha would be shocked to hear Arux’s address, but now she was blank, as if nothing could cause her emotions to fluctuate.
Chen Rui said, “Arux, I’m being hunted all over the city. Arrange two safe rooms for me now.”
Arux was even more surprised to hear about the whole city’s search. Without asking further, he immediately led Chen Rui and Vasasha to the front of the fireplace in the lobby. He pressed a switch and an entrance appeared behind the fireplace. They went down to a place similar to the basement. There were several rooms equipped with all the basic items.
Chen Rui looked at these rooms and showed satisfaction. He gave Arux a few orders, and Arux nodded and left.
Vasasha looked at the room indifferently. Her gaze was still dim and unclear, just like a puppet that lost its soul just waiting for any command from its master. Chen Rui glanced at her and some kind of desire surged in his heart. He quickly said, “I will wake you tomorrow at 9 am. Go to sleep first.”
Vasasha didn’t nod or shake her head. She only turned around mechanically to the room.
Chen Rui suppressed his strange desire and entered the room to rest. He was extremely tired today. Although he only fought briefly with Shea, he exhausted a lot of power. If not for the newly acquired skill, he would have been killed. As for Joseph, he lost more mind power there. From the mistake with teleportation to the unexpectedly successful alliance, it couldn’t be denied that luck played a part, but the key still laid in wisdom and adaptability.
The two sides of this alliance actually had sinister motives, and they may stab each other in the back at any time. Of course, in the early stage, it was still relatively stable in the case of using each other. Not to mention, Chen Rui was not a part of the Beelzebub Royal Family at all. Joseph just fell for a big trick.
What pleased Chen Rui the most was that the mistaken teleportation actually solved the biggest problem of the Obsidian Heart! For Athena, she was worth not one but even six devil fruits.
There was one more thing worthy of vigilance. On the surface, Joseph who was only pursuing Princess Royal Shea on the surface was actually coveting the little princess Alice!
Chen Rui thought about the mischievous loli who “robbed” his first kiss. He hadn’t seen her in a while. His heart grew warm. I must protect Alice no matter what. I can’t let that wolf in sheep’s clothing with strange fetishes lay his hands on her!
He didn’t seem to realize his protective tendencies also had the suspicion of strange fetish. He thought about the whole plan in his mind for a while, then closed his eyes.
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