As Chen Rui expected, when the official training began the next day, the guards learned what hell training was. Their bitter cries were endless. By the end of the training, all of them were like dead dogs. However, Chen Rui did not mistreat these guys. He provided plenty of food. With the deterrence of Arux and Athena, everything went as planned.
The sheriff was in charge of law and order by name, but in fact, in addition to the law and order in the city, defending the city was a more important task. It was impossible for an estate to completely hide its strength. Moreover, as the plan progressed, some matters in Dark Moon would be exposed. When the power and development exceeded a certain limit the imperial city could tolerate, war would definitely be unavoidable. Therefore, Shea attached great importance to the guards, especially now that she had regained control.
Although in a Demon Realm’s war, an individual’s strength was quite prominent, the battle between conventional troops was still very important, especially when the powers of the higher ups were well-matched. Furthermore, a well-trained team with magic circles and enchanted weapons could also be evenly-matched against powerhouses to a certain extent. It could even change the battle situation.
Chen Rui did not formally serve as a soldier. He only received military training in college. Although the basic methods were simple, they could effectively bring the team to the level of “complete obedience”. Those words were essential to make the guards a disciplined and highly effective team.
Athena’s father was known as the Empire’s First General. She grew up in Warlock Fortress from an early age and had received her father’s teachings in terms of military training. When she heard Chen Rui’s method, she couldn’t help but be surprise. With Athena’s ability, she naturally understood the meaning of this simple training.
Athena was even more satisfied. He was indeed the man she fell for. Not only did he possess extraordinary strength and wisdom, but he was also talented in the military field. From this, even her father would not oppose the two of them being together in the future.
Chen Rui was a little embarrassed by Athena’s praise. Other things such as the quality training and the following step of streamlined screening, he left them to Athena and Arux to worry about. He was happy to be the hands-off boss.
Of course, in addition to being sheriff, he also had the identity of the Cloak Gang’s leader. After destroying the Gorefiend Gang, the Cloak Gang became the biggest force of Dark Moon in one fell swoop. However, the Cloak Gang’s “ambition” obviously didn’t end there. Instead, they started another unexpected move.
The Cloak Gang issued a notice to all shops and vendors in Dark Moon City saying that they would be collecting protection fees regularly according to the scale of operation. The “customers” who paid the protection fee would be protected by the Cloak Gang, and all “criminals” affecting the normal operation of the shops and stalls would be severely pursued by the Cloak Gang. Furthermore, illegal oppression was strictly prohibited when trading within the Cloak Gang’s sphere of influence. If discovered, they would immediately be killed.
The protection fee was divided into monthly and annual settlements. The monthly settlement was charged monthly. The annual settlement was discounted, only 11 months would be counted.
Based on the current scale of the Cloak Gang, the current protection fee income was only the first step in the stable development of the Cloak Gang. After all, swindling was not a long-term solution. Chen Rui’s true motive was to gradually control the entire Dark Moon City’s “order”.
When this “notice” was released, it immediately caused a lot of reactions. Especially the shops with significant backgrounds, they showed strong resistance. However, those small and medium-sized shops and street vendors appeared much calmer. They already got used to extortion from large and small forces. Feeding a group of wolves was feeding; feeding one wolf was still feeding. If the Cloak Gang could really do what they guaranteed, they would suffer much smaller losses.
Under the tyranny of the Cloak Gang, some shops and street vendors still paid the protection fee. Most of them paid for one month first, and then continued to wait and see. As for large shops with significant backgrounds, they continued to maintain a tough attitude.
Soon, these shops were harassed by various means. The public order in the vicinity was particularly chaotic. There were people who caused trouble from time to time. The customer flow also dropped sharply, and their income decreased rapidly.
At present, the guards in Dark Moon City were scattered. They couldn’t take any action at all. The Cloak Gang made the commercial sector chaotic. However, Chen Rui was quite satisfied. The beginning was always the hardest. Besides, at this time, chaos in Dark Moon was a good thing.
However, he was not in a very good mood. This was because Shea’s special “reward” had arrived, and that was Kia.
She had beautiful features, sexy red lips and astonishing breasts. She was still the seductive witch. Her small curved wings and the thin tail behind her hips had a bizarre charm as compared with the red demon form that Athena transformed into.
The succubus in front of him was dressed up as a maid. She looked at her new master pitifully. Even without using her charm talent, this look was enough to make the hormone secretion of any male suddenly multiply.
“Don’t look at me like that,” Chen Rui smiled bitterly. “This is exactly what Princess Royal wants.”
“That can’t be,” Kia said in disbelief. “Princess Royal said that it was a reward she offered to you because of your promotion to sheriff.”
Chen Rui felt a little bit like crying. I’m so wronged! Obviously, it’s Shea herself who forcefully insists…
Kia expressed bitterness. “Since I have already been asked to come over, you don’t even dare to say that you like Kia? Master?”
The “master” that was said with tenderness made Chen Rui shiver. “Okay! Kia, let’s say that we were initially friends. Now Princess Royal has… arranged you to come here, don’t feel constrained. Just be like before. Do you remember we went for a picnic at Blue Lake? Also, we had hotpot, barbecue together…”
Kia’s eyes moved slightly, but she sighed. “Of course I remember, that was one of Kia’s happiest memories. In fact, from the moment you looked into my eyes, I understood what you were attempting to do. Although I worked very hard in Princess Retail Store, I still couldn’t escape from your possession. I’m just a little maid; what else can I do besides resigning to my fate?”
Are you still a little maid? Even if you don’t wear the forbidden magic ring, just from your charm and devouring talents, you are still a terrifying cannibalistic succubus!
Chen Rui shook his head. “Kia, I know you’re unhappy. How about this, you can continue to work at the Princess Retail Store every day. When you return, you will stay in the laboratory. I have asked Slee to prepare a room for you. You don’t have to come to my room if you don’t need anything.”
“Master means I have to go earn money for master during the day,” Kia said in surprise, “And then when I come back at night, I still have to satisfy the master’s ‘needs’?”
“Can you not take it out of context?” Chen Rui was speechless for a while. “Whatever you earn at the Princess Retail Store is yours! As for here, sigh… it doesn’t matter if you don’t come, just treat this as a guest room.”
“Master, please excuse Kia’s boldness,” Kia batted her eyes. “Does Master really not like me? Then why did you always leer at me before? Is it because… I am no longer that attractive? Or is it because of master’s certain problem?”
Your family is the one that has a problem! Seeing the succubus’s eyes looking on his body’s lower half, Chen Rui felt a headache: These methods are nothing more than a cover-up to divert my attention. Kia is definitely not a simple character. If she could really be subdued after having sex with her while wearing this ring, Shea would not leave her until now to give her to him.
“I have a little healing power.” Kia stuck out her tongue and licked her sexy lips. She secretly let out a charming talent. “Does master want to me heal?”
This hint is… too… too bold! Chen Rui thought of some arousing scenes from a film produced by a certain island country from memory. All of a sudden there was a reaction, and a small tent appeared at his crotch.
The succubus giggled. “It seems that this treatment is very effective. Just like this, most of the problem has been cured.”
Chen Rui blushed. Fuck, I have seen many films myself. I am actually being played by this witch who thinks I am a man with a problem!
Chen Rui stood up and walked towards Kia step by step. His vibe surprised Kia that she took two steps back. She then calmed down: This man is just a weak human, even if I can’t use magic, he doesn’t have much strength. There is no need to be afraid at all. Besides, I also have the Devour Physique.
This was Kia’s greatest ability to tease and mess with Chen Rui. If she knew that Dark Will was in Chen Rui’s hands and that he possessed Demon King-level strength, she would never dare to mess around like this.
“Master, don’t come over, I’m scared…”
This reluctant yet beckoning voice ignited Chen Rui’s heart full of wicked fire. He suddenly awakened secretly. It seems that this succubus’ charm is really powerful; she almost induced an uncontrollable desire in me.
“Kia, you must be trying to put me in my place. Now that you have achieved your goal, let’s get along well in the future. I know that you have a special physique. You can drain all my energy with just a kiss. You don’t want me to truly lose control and lose my life right? Let’s… still be friends, okay?”
Kia covered her mouth and laughed. She retracted her charm talent according to his words. “Actually, master doesn’t have to explain. I know you are a timid man. To be honest, I can’t help but like you a bit. Unfortunately, this Devour Physique is innate; I can’t control it myself either. Otherwise, I really would like to serve the master properly at least once.”
She is still playing. Chen Rui shook his head. This succubus does not seem to speak a single sentence of truth. My future life with her is probably going to be a little difficult.
At this time, footsteps sounded outside. It was Athena who had just returned from the barracks.
Athena was dressed in armor. As she walked into the laboratory hall, she saw Kia and was slightly stunned. She nodded at her. Chen Rui hurried forward and hospitably handed her a towel and poured her some water. He even wiped Athena’s sweat affectionately.
Athena looked a little shy with an outsider beside her, but she didn’t resist. Kia was secretly surprised. Based on this situation, the relationship between the two is already quite close. Athena is a “Higher Demon”. Unexpectedly, she is fooled by a weak human like Chen Rui!
“By the way, Athena, I passed by the shop today. I saw a nice dress, so I bought it for you. I don’t know if it fits well.” Chen Rui took out a wrapped gift box and handed it to Athena.
Athena’s red eyes brightened, and she took it over. Naturally, she couldn’t change here, so she went straight to her room.
When Athena walked into the room, Chen Rui said to Kia, “You should have noticed that Athena and I are already in a relationship, so you should rest assured that I won’t have any inappropriate thoughts about you.”
Kia’s eyes flashed and she shook her head. “This is not necessarily true. Men are all like this. While eating what’s in their bowl, they still look at what’s in the pot…”
Who was the predecessor who passed through and left the final famous quote? Chen Rui was embarrassed and quickly added, “You can rest assured that I will never mess around. Athena is very jealous. If she finds out, would she not slice me into two with her sword?”
At this time, the jealous Athena had changed her clothes and walked out of the room.
The initial leather armor that she usually wore was replaced by a white short dress. This short dress had a strange design. The upper body looked like a short-sleeved shirt with a simple and generous pattern printed on it. The design of the shoulders was slightly puffy which looked somewhat like a dress. The lower half of the dress reached the knee. It was slightly puffy and fitting. In the middle was a black, tight wide belt, which set off her figure.
“Does it look good?” Athena blushed. This was the first dress that Chen Rui gave her. The whole process from receiving the gift to changing into it made her feel happy.
“I think I can only use the word perfect to describe you!” Chen Rui meant what he said. Athena was very beautiful in this dress. When Athena heard his praise, her eyes flashed. The sweetness in her heart couldn’t increased furthermore.
“Oh, I almost forgot. I bought these shoes too.” Chen Rui glanced at the boots on Athena’s feet and smacked his head. He took out a pair of small leather shoes like performing a magic show.
With the clothes and the small leather boots, one couldn’t tell that she was a female swordsman. She was totally a generous girl next door. She looked very touching.
Since Athena walked out of the room, Kia’s eyes had never left her clothes. She walked forward in amazement. She looked at the new dress carefully and praised it, “This dress is so beautiful! Chen Rui, where did you buy it? Why have I never seen this style of clothes before!”
Sure enough, the lethality of beautiful clothes on women was huge, regardless of the subject. Kia even forgot to say the word “master” that she pretentiously said just now.
“Actually, I found a clothes making store and asked them to make it according to my requirements. I also added some small inspirations to the middle. It looks pretty good now.”
“So… you designed it yourself?” Kia was even more surprised: It seemed that this human knew how to make a woman happy. He even designed the clothes himself. Athena was probably deceived by this type of trick. Hmph! Despicable means, but… this dress is a bit charming…
Of course, Chen Rui couldn’t say that this dress was slightly modified based on the style from the other world. He just nodded vaguely. In fact, when he opened his online store that year, he ordered a lot of women’s clothing. He still remembered a lot of styles, but he couldn’t copy them completely. He had to conform a little to the unique features in the Demon Realm.
Kia seemed very sensitive to the clothes. She even arranged some folds carefully according to the texture. Athena noticed the envy that involuntary flashed in her eyes.
“Thank you, Kia.” Athena looked at Kia who helped her fix her belt and smiled. “Since you’re already here, you don’t need to be nervous. Serve Chen Rui well; we are still friends. As for the clothes… he will also gift them to you next time.”
This is the “jealous” Athena that the guy mentioned?
Kia looked at Chen Rui suspiciously. She blinked her flirtatious eyes, then showed a charming smile. “Kia understands.”
Chen Rui lamented in his heart that this time, he had shot himself in the foot. With this succubus around, it seems that the teeter-tottering mind game still has to go on for a long time.
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