Although the commotion was huge, the coachman brought by Celine was her aide, so he naturally knew what he should be curious about and what not. Even if Celine came back with a person on her back, he didn’t ask much and drove the carriage straight into the city.
Celine’s work was very well done. The guard at the side door of the Custer Family’s residence should also be hers. Although it was getting late, he didn’t say anything and let them in. He even helped them to check if anyone was around carefully.
Back in the courtyard, Chen Rui asked Celine, “How long will it take for Old Gauss to wake up?”
“In normal condition, it’ll take three days.” Celine, who had signed the master-servant contract, reverently replied, “If master wants him to wake up now, there is also a way.”
“It’s okay. Let him sleep like that first.” Chen Rui thought for a while and said, “You can go to rest first. Do whatever you see fit for the heir’s position. I can support you to the maximum extent both above and under the surface.”
“Thank you, master.” Although things were very different from her expectectation, Celine’s ultimate goal was still her family. Moreover, her current master wasn’t only a trio-specialized mechanic master, but also hid the strength of Great Demon King and amazing combat power. It wasn’t impossible for him to become a Demon Emperor or even a Demon Overlord in the future. Reliance and obedience to the strong were common in the Demon Realm. Besides, the master-servant contract was irreversible, so Celine naturally dared not to have any scheme.
After Celine left, Chen Rui settled the unconscious Old Gauss and Fatilu, then he brought Kia along to take a seat.
“Kia, don’t you want to say something?”
Kia no longer had the usual smile on her face, but there was only panic and nervousness. She lowered her head and said after a long time, “I’m sorry.”
“You once advised me to leave the Dark Shadow Empire and go to the Bloody Empire.” Chen Rui frowned, “In other words, the organization that controls you has spread to many levels in the Dark Shadow Empire? The Custer Family is only a small piece that Fatilu is responsible for. Am I right?”
Kia bit her lip and was about to speak, but she was interrupted by Chen Rui, “No need to apologize. I know you’re doing it for me. Otherwise, you won’t advise me to leave. Based on the current situation, if you still want to hide, then it isn’t helping me but harming me. The force behind you must be quite powerful. Do you want to see me disappear or die unexplained?”
Kia’s eyes were red, but she didn’t make a sound. Her thin shoulders were trembling like a shuddering tiny flower in the storm which might be blown away by the storm at any time. Such unprecedented weakness and helplessness didn’t seem like the charming maid in the Dark Moon Estate at all.
“Can… borrow your shoulder for a while?” Kia finally spoke while shivering.
Chen Rui sighed and felt pity in his heart. He held her in his arms. This time, he really wasn’t scheming.
From the endured whimpering, to crying uncontrollably after. For the first time, she was so painful in the arms of a man. The man wasn’t handsome, and he could even be regarded as ugly, but his embrace was warm that gave her a peace of mind.
For so many years, this was the first time she had vented. The clothes on Chen Rui’s chest were soaked. All he could do was hugging this beautiful body. There were no perverted thoughts in his heart; there was only strong sympathy.
If Shea was burying all her emotions in her cold expressionless face, then Kia was using a smile to suppress all the pain – she was smiling to cry.
The more charming she smiled, the more painful she cried.
The succubus described by the terrestrial world was a cunning, chaotic, evil witch who used her body and charm to lure the believers of light to fall. Some adjectives were indeed true, but the women who used their body and charm in the terrestrial world weren’t inferior to the succubus. From a certain perspective, darkness and light were relative. Darkness was a dimmed light while light was a dazzling darkness.
After venting the pain in her heart with tears, the succubus’s hoarse voice sounded intermittently.
“My mother is a succubus while my father… is a Beelzebub Royal Family.”
Chen Rui was shocked. My previous prediction is actually wrong. Kia’s father isn’t Leviathan but Beelzebub Royal Family!
“Initially, my mother was just a maid, but she was defiled by my father… then, she was pregnant with me. My devour physique should be inherited from the Beelzebub Royal Family’s [Devour] talent. Unfortunately, I’m not a Beelzebub Royal Family but a succubus. If I was born with the bloodline of Beelzebub, my mother’s life won’t be so tragic…”
“… Fatilu’s mother, Sabrina, was married to my father later and became the main wife. My mother and I were often tortured and abused by her… After she gave birth to Fatilu, she cast [Soul Shackles] on my mom and I, so we’ve become their slaves, living a life worse than dying…”
“… Back in the years when Glorfin, the king of Beelzebub, was defeated by the Lord of Midnight Sun, his whereabouts with the artifact, God-Eating Mask are unknown. I was sent to the Dark Moon to collect relevant information and try to find the fragment of the God-Eating Mask…”
“… The Beelzebub incident occurred in the royal palace. It was said that the artifact fragment was obtained by a Beelzebub Royal Family with the main body of God-Eating Mask, but I haven’t received any news…”
Chen Rui finally understood and those mysteries in his heart were solved one by one.
Kia’s devouring physique turned out to be inherited from her Beelzebub father. Also, her and her mother’s life were very tragic. They were even controlled by Sabrina’s [Soul Shackles]. Her purpose in lurking in the Dark Moon was to find out the whereabouts of Glorfin and the God-Eating Mask.
There wasn’t mixed blood in the Demon Realm. Kia’s mother came from a low status, and she even gave birth to a succubus girl. That was why Kia’s status in the “family” was extremely low. Even her father never treated her as a daughter. He even let Sabrina cast [Soul Shackles] to control and torture Kia’s mother and her.
“My father is ambitious. He has always wanted to recover the glory of the Beelzebub Royal Family. You are a trio-specialized mechanic master without a strong background. He definitely wouldn’t let go of such an elite talent. That’s why I advised you to go to Emperor Raizen. It’s just I didn’t expect them to come so soon.”
Chen Rui gently stroked the curved horn on her head, “Kia, you said that the Dark Shadow Empire isn’t safe, is your father in the Dark Shadow Empire?”
“I don’t know where he is either. I only report to his men in the Dark Moon through the magic communication talisman every one or two months. He almost never sees me. Maybe he has forgotten this daughter and only remembers he has a tool called Kia. If it weren’t for my devouring physique, I’m afraid I’d become some sort of sexual bargaining chip now.” Kia laughed pitifully while her body trembled.
“Actually… my life being a spy at the Dark Moon is the easiest. I don’t have to run around and use my charm to seduce people like before. I don’t have to be tortured by Sabrina and her daughter… Besides, the little princess and human treat me very well. They’re just like my friends…”
The little princess is still fine. As for the human… he seems to be deceiving you right now. However, I can’t reveal my identity for now. Chen Rui sighed, “So, you want to continue to return to the Dark Moon?”
“I have [Soul Shackles] on me, so I can’t get rid of the control wherever I go. Staying with you will only burden you. Moreover, my mother is still under their control. Fatilu and Sabrina have a mutated talent for soul connection. If she’s killed, Sabrina will definitely know. When I was sent to the Dark Moon back then, she had almost stepped into the realm of Demon Emperor, but she still hadn’t realized the power of territory. Although you can kill Tapuli, you’re by no means able to rival Sabrina. Besides, there’s still my scary father…”
“Fatilu is very vicious, even if you let her go, she won’t let you go and she will definitely avenge on you and your mother.” Chen Rui frowned, “If I can help you to rescue your mother…”
“Impossible.” Kia shook her head, “Even if you can kill Sabrina and remove the [Soul Shackles] on my mother and I, you can’t defeat my father unless your strength reaches Demon Overlord.”
“Your father is a Demon Overlord?” Chen Rui was taken aback.
“His cousin is Glorfin, the king of Beelzebub who rebelled in the Dark Moon. He was one of the few people who escaped from the rebel… Not only that, Sabrina is also the sister of Broc Leviathan, the head of Dark Shadow generals. Broc is the son-in-law of Uncle Florence, and he has military power, so his influence is very huge in the Dark Shadow Empire. You should leave here as soon as possible and go to the Bloody Empire! Raize the Great is the strongest in the Demon Realm. At his refuge, you should be much safer.”
“What will you do when I’m gone? Fatilu will definitely madly torture you and your mother. I will never leave you alone. Let me think about it first.” Chen Rui shook his head and took a deep breath. He let go of Kia in his arms, slowly stood up, looked like he was pondering and paced back and forth.
Demon Overlord Beelzebub, Broc, Sabrina… He faintly felt that many things could be connected. If Dark Moon is a small game of chess, then the Dark Shadow Empire is a huge game of chess!
That’s right! Since it’s a game of chess, as one of the Demon King “pawns”, I obviously can’t settle everything. I should make use of some of the forces. For example, the enemy’s enemies can become my strength while their “king” can be dealt with another “king”.
It seems that tomorrow’s trip to the palace has another important matter.
“First of all, I’m not taking this risk for you. It’s just that I might “conveniently” rescue your mother and remove the [Soul Shackles] on both of you when I am working on my plan.” After Chen Rui made up his mind, he paused and smiled, “How are you going to repay me?”
Chen Rui’s plan was indeed not just for Kia but also for Delia and perhaps for the future empress of the Dark Shadow Empire. At the very least, since he came to the Dark Shadow Empire this time, why not reminisce with General Broc?
Kia raised her head and met the man’s determined gaze.
Although there was a mischievous smile on the man’s face, she could see that he was serious, and he had made up his mind.
Kia’s eyes began to wet again, but for the first time, a sincere smile without a trace of acting appeared on her face, “Then I’ll also declare that it isn’t for repayment and no matter whether you succeed or not, anyway… someone will never be able to get rid of me anymore.”
The two smiled at each other while looking at each other’s eyes. They felt like their hearts grew closer.
Kia suddenly thought of one thing, “What about Fatilu? Imprisonment isn’t suitable for a long term. Once Sabrina finds out that Fatilu is missing, she’ll find it here using the soul connection.”
“Who said I’ll imprison Fatilu?” Chen Rui smiled mysteriously, “She’s a key figure in my plan. However, everything can only be decided after tomorrow.”
Tomorrow is the day to see “her” at the palace.
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