A full moon night.
Dark Moon City, Cloak Gang’s headquarters, the ancient house’s backyard.
Ms. Sasa was demonstrating a new gadget given by her boyfriend, Xingxing in front of her two good friends, Eve and Ailian. It was a light beam that could absorb moonlight and emit various shapes of illuminating beams.
“It’s so interesting! Sister Sasa.”
Seeing the surprised and happy look on Eve and Ailian, Ms. Sasa felt proud, “This was created by Xingxing based on the inspiration of the flashlight that our leader, Aguile said last time. However, it was a lot more functional than the one that the leader mentioned. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also very practical… Eh, Eve, why are you suddenly unhappy. Nah, you can play with it.”
“My sister isn’t sad. She is just missing the leader when you mentioned his name.”
“Sister, there is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, I miss Sir Aguile too. I haven’t seen him in a long time.”
“Speaking of it, our leader, Aguile is indeed very attractive. He is mysterious and powerful. However, my Xingxing is more attractive with a short, fat body, long nose, sexy green skin…”
A short distance away, Xingxing was talking to Skye. Both of them were top-level masters, so they understood each other well and had become close friends.
“Master Xingxing, have you heard of it?” It was the dark elf, Skye who spoke.
“Of course.” Xingxing nodded, “This is almost the greatest news in the field of mechanics for thousands of years. I believe that everyone in the Demon Realms knows about it now. Even Master Nate’s disciple, the dual-specialized Master Horford lost to that guy.”
A strange sarcasm appeared in Skye’s eyes, “Now, Nate can’t sit still anymore.”
Xingxing didn’t pay attention to Skye’s disdain when he talked about Nate. He just sighed, “Two pieces of quasi-legendary equipment and one piece of legendary grade equipment. Too bad that I can’t witness the spectacular scene of the finals.”
Skye nodded sympathetically and said, “I heard that after the genius created another miracle at the Dark Shadow Empire’s ancient magic tower, he disappeared and his whereabouts are still unknown. I have a strange hunch in my heart that this genius… may be related to one of our acquaintances.”
“Really?” Xingxing gave him a weird look, “I thought it was only me who had this hunch?”
The two laughed almost simultaneously.
Dark Moon, a sulking voice sounded in the sheriff’s residence.
“Trio-specialized mechanic master! Magic circle genius! Can this guy be even more famous?” Someone was shouting out the window while pointing at the moon. It was obviously the wife- and widow-con, nasty teammate, also the nephew, Roman.
However, this house was no longer what it was when it was first built. Not only were there protective plants like Guardian Vines around but it was also covered with various Dragon Inscriptions. No matter how loud Roman was howling at the moon, his voice wouldn’t be heard outside.
The poison dragon seemed to see his similarly envious self in the past in Roman’s angry look. He added gloatingly, “Not only that, this guy also has the grandmaster-level black potions. Didn’t you just drink the entire set of eternal potions?”
“That’s so unfair!” Roman didn’t feel embarrassed for criticizing even after receiving all the benefits. He gulped a huge mouthful of wine, then sighed at the sky. It felt a little like the sadness of a hero that almost made others cry, “Demon God! Open your omnipotent left eye that can charm all women and bless your poor believers! As such a handsome and royal family, why haven’t I had any luck in these years! The other day, I was even caught flirting with a beauty by Delia! No way! I can’t be hanged on a tree! I want the entire forest!”
“I’ve always forgotten to tell you.” Paglio was clearly trying to make things worse, “This guy has grown from a powerless weakling to the current Great Demon King… seems to have taken less than a year? You’ve only just become a Great Demon King, so in terms of combat power, you’re absolutely inferior to him. Probably in less than a year, this guy will become Demon Emperor already.”
“Poof!” Roman choked out his mouthful of wine from his nose. When he was about to continue sighing out of jealousy while feeling indignant, a beautiful voice came from the outside of the yard, “Athena, did you hear that? Someone seemed to be howling about something?”
“That’s right, Delia. It seems to be about the Goddess of Luck or something like that and…”
Before Athena finished speaking, Roman came like a gust of wind and attentively took the things in the hands of the two, “Ah, two beauties. You must be tired from shopping at the night market. I’ll help you bring the things in.”
“By the way, I just heard someone say something about the Demon God’s charming left eye. Mr. Lumberjack, did you hear that?” Delia took off her veil, revealing a beautiful face that had been completely cured, but her eyes seemed a little unkind.
“My dear Delia, you must have heard it wrong. I was saying the Demon God’s fantastic touching right eye.”
“Dodo, I know you are hiding in the corner! Tell me now. What did he say just now? If you’re honest, I’ll give you a bottle of the best fruit wine I bought at the night market. Otherwise, you’ll be hungry for three days.”
The threat at the end of the sentence made the slime bounce out immediately. He turned into Roman’s look and mimicked his movement and tone in a subtle way.
“… I was even caught flirting with a beauty by Delia! No way! I can’t be hanged on a tree! I want the entire forest!”
Seeing Delia approaching with a sneer, Roman’s face had turned into bitter — the omnipotent Demon God, please open your omnipotent eyes and save your poor believer!
Athena smiled at the farce of this pair of couples and suddenly thought of the usual playfulness and joy between his man and herself. Her beautiful red eyes started filling with longing – Are you thinking about me too? My Lover.
Dark Moon City, the garden behind the palace.
The slim figure in a white long dress stared at her reflection in the moonlight silently.
The scene of the conversation with Old Gauss in the council hall came to her mind.
“His performance this time in the mechanic contest shook the entire Demon Realm! As for the Custer Family, a new successor has been identified, it’s the youngest Ms. Celine. Before I left the Dark Shadow empire, she contacted me and expressed her full support for our plan.”
Old Gauss said with emotion, “Originally, my evaluation of him was high enough, but I didn’t expect it to be still too low.”
Shea nodded slightly. Chen Rui once mentioned to her his inheritance of the grand master’s craftsmanship and he could train some craftsmen. Before Old Gauss came back, the news that “Arthur” became famous in the Dark Shadow Empire’s mechanic contest and became the Demon Realm’s first trio-specialized mechanic genius in the past 10,000 years had reached the Dark Moon.
Shea was really shocked at that time. However, after she heard the “magic circle genius” added by Old Gauss, she seemed calmer instead.
“Actually, at the very beginning, he came into our sight as the heir of an alchemy grandmaster, but the wisdom and talents that he showed later made us almost forget the biggest ‘initial intention’. Only now, he has truly shone brightly.”
Old Gauss sighed. “Even that’s the case, Princess Royal, he has joined the Dark Shadow Empire’s Mechanic Alliance publicly upon the invitation of Empress Catherine. I thought he would leave the Dark Moon and join the Dark Shadow empire immediately. Yet, he not only saved me, but he also entrusted me to bring back those plans. It seems that his heart remains with the Dark Moon, at least for now.”
“Indeed.” Actually, Shea had already asked Chen Rui similar questions in person.
“Princess Royal, with the current ability and reputation of Chen Rui, we can no longer let him stay with Dark Moon’s condition alone. It can be said that he will have a better and safer development in other places.” Old Gauss said meaningfully, “The reason why Princess Royal asked him not to do so is because he still have our friendship and affection in mind. However, this kind of relationship is obviously not sustainable for a long time. Princess Royal must realize that to fulfill your greatest desire, you must obtain his help. Therefore, I’ve made this suggestion rudely … I hope Princess Royal will forgive me.”
“Gauss, be direct with what you want to say.”
“Chen Rui is a man with outstanding intelligence, excellent abilities. Besides, he has such a strong inheritance. What’s more is that he values affection heavily and won’t be shaken by ordinary interests. However, the world is unpredictable. As long as another force gives him a greater relationship and a more worthy condition, he is likely to leave. To be honest, his bond with the Dark Moon isn’t deep enough. Even if his lover, Ms. Athena isn’t a royal family of the Dark Moon. So, I think… we need to bind him tightly with the Dark Moon with a stronger relationship.”
Shea raised her eyebrows slightly, “You mean…”
“Marriage.” Old Gauss nodded firmly, “That’s the best way. In fact, I can tell that he has feelings for you…”
“Enough, Gauss. I’ll pretend I’ve never heard of this. Understand?” Shea suddenly felt an inexplicable anger in her heart. Although she knew that Old Gauss was reasonable, she still couldn’t help it and her voice suddenly became cold.
Old Gauss shook his head, “As the lord of Dark Moon, Princess Royal may be able to regain the throne from Obsidian in the future. Therefore, he really isn’t suitable as a candidate for marriage. Then, perhaps we can consider using the little princess…”
Shea’s eyes were even colder. She directly interrupted Old Gauss’s words, “No need to talk about this anymore!”
Old Gauss’s expression was stagnant, and he finally stopped insisting. Shea felt that her tone was indeed heavier, so she added, “You must be tired after returning from the Dark Shadow Empire. Let Kia continue to help Alice in the Princess Retail Store to avoid exposing Chen Rui’s identity. You can go to rest first.”
Old Gauss sighed and retreated.
Shea silently looked at her rather lonely shadow. She still remembered what the human said when he first came to this palace garden: the furthest distance in the world…
After closing her eyes, the man’s voice before he left sounded in her ears again, “I’ll do the same even without General George’s request.”
Not only that, but also those annoying topics that had double meaning, that annoying smile and annoying everything else…
Somehow, she somehow missed that annoyingness. While she was longing and longing, her mood became calmer unknowingly.
There was a voice coming from a distance, “Kia, look at your feet and don’t fall down. Why have you changed after you come back that you can even daydream while walking? Are you thinking about a man?”
“No, little princess, I’m just…”
“It’s fine. Let’s go… Sister! Kia and I brought some delicious supper from the night market for you!”
Hearing Alice’s hurray, Shea opened her eyes and a faint warmth rose in her purple eyes. Perhaps due to the change of the moonlight, her shadow seemed to have become two which made her seem less lonely.
Shea didn’t want to have any relationship with Chen Rui, was it because of love?
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