“It really surprised me, Ms. Celine, Dior and Falamo were ridiculously blinded. They didn’t know that their innocent sister is actually the most fearful competitor.”
Seeing that Chen Rui’s tone seemed to be interested, Celine approached him and smiled sweetly. There was a little more enticement, which was completely different from her cuteness, in her smile, “The things that I know… may be more than master can imagine. By then, master will know… whether you want an innocent, lovely girl, or a noble lady who isn’t willing to be conquered, or a pitiful younger sister… I can be anything…”
Amazing! Comparing the same temptation with wealth and sex, the sister-in-law previously can only be regarded as basic as relative to this younger sister.
Suddenly, Chen Rui realized one thing – everyone had underestimated the innocent, lovely Ms. Celine.
“These conditions… I really can’t think of a reason to decline.” Chen Rui stood up slowly, holding Celine’s chin gently, “Yet, before that, I want to confirm whether Old Gauss is still alive?”
Celine’s eyes flickered slightly. Although the changes were slight, she couldn’t hide it from Chen Rui. It seemed that he guessed it right.
I didn’t expect that the disappearance of Old Gauss isn’t the Falamo’s doing but Celine’s! What a smart third lady who isn’t known by anyone!
Celine was still keeping the enticing smile on her face, “What are you talking about? I don’t understand what you meant.”
Chen Rui was even more assured in his mind and he said, “It seems that it isn’t only Old Gauss, but the incident where Dior who was attacked a while ago and almost died, was likely planned by you too.”
That assumption wasn’t merely a guess. From all the signs and evidence at the time, it was definitely the Falamo couple’s doings. Even Croz felt skeptical. Although he didn’t disclose the matter, he was distancing from the Falamo.
Chen Rui analyzed carefully that those signs seemed fake as if someone was afraid that others didn’t know that the couple planned it. Certainly, he couldn’t rule out the possibility of a dumb decision. Chen Rui had some doubts before but after all, the hostility and competition between the Falamo and Dior were obvious. Until now, Celine finally showed her fangs, and some ambiguous things became clear.
Originally, the feeling she gave was always a little sister who loved her brother and respected her father. Even if her supporter, who she chose “randomly” to complete the task, entered the final, it still seemed like pure luck. Now, it could be sure that all of these were carefully planned.
Neighbors who couldn’t agree lose out to the third party. Celine was obviously the third party.
It was likely that Celine managed to obtain a list of candidates roughly selected by Old Gauss and intentionally leaked to Falamo through some methods. Falamo and Dior began to compete for candidates on the list. Originally, Robert had agreed to join Dior’s party, but he suddenly changed his mind. It was likely to be a mean by the third lady.
Old Gauss’s “disappearance” might be the same case. With Dior’s talent, after losing the Old Gauss’s plan, he could only choose Savice. In that way, both Dior and Falamo fell into the set trap because both Savice and Robert couldn’t rival Horford and the heir would definitely be Celine.
However, things eventually changed unpredictably. Chen Rui “coming out of nowhere” made Celine’s plan deviate. In order to ensure her victory, she came here tonight.
Celine still smiled calmly, “My two brothers and I have been very good since childhood. If master has no evidence, I hope you won’t talk nonsense. Otherwise, no one will believe it.”
“It’s true that few people will believe. I think I have finally realized your cleverness.” Chen Rui laughed, “The assassinations I encountered the other day must also be arranged by you. Unfortunately, you were probably wrong with your estimation of my strength. However, none of this matters in the face of actual interest. I have something important in the hands of Old Gauss. If he’s dead, then I have to ask you for it… If you don’t have it, then we have nothing to talk about.”
“What is it? Tell me first. Perhaps I can help you find that Old Gauss.”
“You’ve finally admitted? It seems that Old Gauss isn’t dead, but he’s under your control.” Chen Rui smiled, “This thing is very important to me. Before you kill him, you better interrogate him for the whereabouts. Maybe you can talk to me about the conditions later.”
“Later?” Celine understood the meaning behind. She walked two steps, turned around and smiled with a faint chill, “So, are you rejecting my conditions now? You are actually rejecting such a generous condition?”
Chen Rui took a sip of wine and shook his head, “As I said, I’m very tempted over your conditions, but it’s exactly because I’m tempted, I can’t accept your conditions now as I’m not good enough yet. Only after I’ve become famous in the contest and a well-recognized master, I can only accept these conditions at an equal position with you. Until then, I can’t believe in you. To be precise, I do not even believe in Dior.”
This ambiguous answer surprised Celine, “I don’t quite understand what you mean. Since you say you are very tempted, but once you win the contest, doesn’t the heir belong to Dior then?”
Chen Rui put down his glass and sneered, “I have no interest in who inherited the Custer Family. I only care about my own interests. If I can become famous with this contest, then even if you eat your words, I’ll have more choices. In fact, even Dior becomes the heir, as long as he and Falamo disappear, along with the support of me, a famous master, wouldn’t the Custer family be yours?”
Celine was silenced, seemingly thinking.
“In fact, from your perspective, this choice is good and harmless.” Chen Rui sighed, “If Horford wins tomorrow, you can directly become the heir. If Horford fails, as long as you have the sincerity to cooperate. With my help, you can still be the controller of the family.”
Celine’s eyes narrowed slightly, “It seems that master isn’t only superior in craftsmanship, but you are also impressive in wisdom. Although you refused me, I still couldn’t have a fallout with you at once.”
“Your conditions are too tempting, so I can only take it seriously. In fact, this choice is very risky for me because I’m not sure I can defeat Horford just as he isn’t sure that he can defeat me.” As Chen Rui said, he looked at the shade in the courtyard, “Master Horford, what do you say?”
A stiff voice came, “To be able to discover my existence, your strength is at least early Demon King.”
Race: Wrath Royal Family. Comprehensive Strength Assessment: C; Physique: C-; Strength: D; Spirit: C; Dexterity C-.
Middle stage Demon King, and… he’s actually a Wrath Royal Family. I really wonder how Celine found this Horford.
Horford wasn’t tall. He had a short cyan hair and a mustache. His eyes were particularly enchanting.
That discovery surprised Chen Rui. From the data, Horford should be a mage specialized in fire magic.
“Demon King?” A strange brialliane flashed past Celine’s eyes, “No wonder… that’s surprising.”
Unlike the royal family, a Demon King-level Great Demon must be of a mutated bloodline. Celine’s “no wonder” referred more to the reason for the failure of the assassination.
“However, you said something wrong.” Horford’s tone revealed strong confidence, “You’re not sure that you can defeat me, but I am completely sure that I can defeat you!”
“Really?” Chen Rui raised his eyebrow, “Don’t say that too early. The higher you climb, the more painful you will fall.”
“There’s no point arguing now. I know you’ve reached the level of the master, but that’s all.” Horford said calmly, “In the finals the day after tomorrow, I will let you see what a true mechanic master is!”
“Okay.” Chen Rui toasted Horford, “See you in the finals.”
Horford snorted and turned away.
“I’m looking forward to it too.” Celine gave him a deep glance, “The day after tomorrow, will you bring devastation or amazement?”
Soon after Celine left, Kia returned to the alternative residence with new clothes and beautiful jewelry.
“Celine came here?”
“How do you know?”
“Don’t imagine your assistant to be so incompetent, okay?” Kia smiled, “The reason she approached is just to know more about your preferences and information. This third lady isn’t simply. Dior and Falamo have always been underestimating her.”
Chen Rui said nothing else, but he praised, “You look very beautiful in this dress.”
“Maybe, but I don’t really like it. I’m just giving her more time to talk to you about the conditions. When it comes to clothes… I still prefer a more comfortable style.”
“Comfortable…” Chen Rui looked at the moon in the sky and sighed, “It must be freedom.”
Kia’s smile was a little bleak, but she didn’t reply.
Chen Rui’s tone became firm, “If you can trust me, I will do my best to help you after this contest. Don’t say any that’s not important. I’m just thinking about how to do it and execute it.”
“I’m just a maid.” Kia shook her head, “It’s not worth it.”
“It’s worth it!” Chen Rui looked at her quietly and said those words firmly. Without further comment, he walked into his room, but a strange feeling filled his heart. It was as if the words “worth it” weren’t just to probe her in his original purpose. Am I… falling too deep in the play?
Kia was shocked. She felt that his back became a little fuzzy as she lowered her head. She stroked her wrist gently and a drop of tears landed on the anti-magic bracelet.
The highly anticipated final had finally begun.
No seats were left empty in the arena and the atmosphere was by no means comparable by the preliminary and semi-final. Many royals and nobles came. The Asmodeus Royal Family was full of handsome men and pretty women and became the most attractive scenery within the audience at once. However, the appearance of a VIP immediately dimmed the scenery.
The first sage and beauty in the Demon Realm, the supreme ruler of the Dark Shadow Empire, Catherine Asmodeus the Great!
Was Catherine the woman in the tent? If yes, would she recognize Chen Rui?
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