When these Demon Overlords started the battle, there were already very few people in Crystal Valley. If it wasn’t due to the territory, the entire valley would be destroyed when the power of that battle was fully released.
“Christina” quietly looked at Chen Rui, who had returned to “Richard” face, on the ground. Coincidentally, the last time she saw this face, he was also about to be out of breath too.
“I seem to… do unnecessary things.” The man smiled bitterly. His weak voice indicated his life was coming to an end.
“Not exactly,” the woman was still very calm. “The three of them are the Demon Overlord powerhouses at the peak level. Especially the dragon whose strength is quite strong. Although Manu is just a Demon Overlord who has just advanced to the later stage, his territory can restrain [War Puppet]. He is the biggest threat to me. If it’s not because of you, my chances of winning are not high because [War Puppet] cannot be used. I might even pay a considerable price.”
“Since that’s the case… Manu’s layout should be as you expected right.” There was a hint of self-mockery in the man’s smile.
“Yes, his elite should have been wiped out by now. My army will be here soon. Manu was attacked by my Black Phoenix force just now. He will definitely die within half a month. Even if Raizen tries to save him, it will be useless.” The woman’s voice was full of confidence.
“It turns out that everything is under your control. What about me? I already knew your biggest secret,” The man still smiled bitterly, “Even if you want to shatter my corpse, please keep my head. This is my last request.”
“Who is Paglio? Why is that crystal dragon scared of him? Also, are you a Pride Royal Family or a Gluttony Royal Family?”
“Paglio is just a friend of mine. I can guarantee that he does not threaten the Dark Shadow Empire. There is no terrifying force behind me… As for my identity, I am different from these people no matter what.”
The woman nodded slightly. He is indeed different.
“I don’t have much time…” The man seemed to be exhausting his last life force to utter these words, “I forgot to tell you that I have… already used a resurrection potion once.”
When the last sentence came out, there was a bottle of black potion in the woman’s hand.
When she heard those words, the body of the originally confident woman suddenly stiffened. The fragile glass bottle dropped and shattered just like something in her heart.
The potion that could make the whole Demon Realm crazy spilled all over the ground. It flew in the mud and disappeared in no time.
The resurrection potion could only be used once in a person’s life as was the blood of Nirvana.
This man’s matters are always beyond my grasp. This time as well; the last time.
“Can I look at your face again… before my vision is completely blurred…”
The woman’s hand trembled, and she immediately sat down. She gently hugged his bloody body in her arms, and lifted the veil on her face. It was still the stunning beautiful face. It was more mature and even more charming than Christina in the Silent Night Wetland.
Is this her embrace? Soft, fragrant, warm…
When it comes to beauty, even Shea and Isabella are inferior. This is the first beauty of Demon Realm. It is a well-deserved reputation. But in her star-like eyes, there is a touch of sadness.
“Don’t you have a Horcrux? As long as the Horcrux is not extinguished, you will not die.”
“You still remember this story… Unfortunately, I don’t have the opportunity to compile the complete story for you…” The man’s breath is getting weaker. “In fact, it is not just this matter. I hid a lot of things from you, and I even lied to you. Will you blame me?”
The fair jade-like fingers gently stroked his blood-stained hair, “No.”
If your perseverance is to protect everyone, then my perseverance is just to protect you now.
Action was the best language.
He did not lie to her in this sentence. This was enough.
The cold wind blew up, gently brushing the woman’s curly hair.
“Should I call you Christina or Catherine?”
“Christina will be with you forever. After today, she will not exist in this world. As for Catherine, her life does not belong to herself only, so she cannot make such a decision.”
Chen Rui understood Catherine’s meaning. Christina would be buried with him. Along with this affection, they would be buried in Catherine’s heart forever.
Christina finally couldn’t help but to fall for him.
“After I die, bury me there.” Chen Rui couldn’t lift his finger, so he just moved his gaze. “I like that hillside. I think of your eyes while looking up at the stars in the sky there every night …”
Next, Chen Rui spoke intermittently about the huge crystal mine veins under the crystal dragon’s lair and some other things. He told her to dispel a self-detonating magic circle in the lair as soon as possible.
After explaining these last words, Chen Rui’s eyes became more and more blurry, “I… haven’t seen… your smile before. Can you…”
Catherine showed a smile, and the tears in her eyes poured out. She did not suppress her tears. She lowered her head and gently kissed his lips. Her warm tears dripped on Chen Rui’s face.
The breath of the man in her arms completely disappeared. Catherine sat for a long time. Her face was changing between loneliness and sorrow. When the veil was put down, she restored her calmness. She picked up his body and walked toward the hillside step by step.
Catherine kept in mind Chen Rui’s instructions. After burying him, she quickly went to the crystal dragon’s lair and found many excavated mines and crystal ores. The crystal mine would bring tremendous wealth to the empire.
In a distance, there was a fighting sound from the valley. It seemed that the army had eliminated Manu’s elite and rushed over.
The strange thing was that after searching for a long time, she couldn’t find the so-called self-detonating magic circle. Catherine was originally a very clever person. As she calmed down and recalled, she felt something was amiss.
Her figure flicked, and in the blink of an eye, she had reached the hillside where Chen Rui’s “corpse” was buried. Sure enough, someone had dug the “burial” site. No, it should have been dug from the inside out. There were traces of blood on the ground, leading straight to a large house where the door was opened.
Catherine’s eyes were gleaming. She quickly entered the big house. This should be a laboratory. It was sturdy and wide. The blood stains disappeared in a room, and there were two lines on the ground.
“My dear, you promised not to blame me.”
“I can’t write too much as I’m in a hurry, but I will definitely return.”
Catherine’s original sadness suddenly turned into anger. This bastard! He actually lied to me and faked death!
I’m the first sage, but I was actually… tricked by this!
Was I blinded by my uncontrollable emotions at that time? Or was I infected by his damn stupidity?
This man is not within my control again!
The most annoying thing is that he also cheated my smile and kiss!
By the way, the kiss seems to be initiated by me… When thinking about this, even the usually cool Catherine couldn’t help but felt humiliated and angry. Nonetheless, she felt relieved and joyful deep in her heart. However, she expressed more shame and anger.
“This damn man!”
As a victim of emotions, the innocent laboratory instantly turned into powder.
At the same time, the figure of this damn man appeared in a hidden place in the misty swamp.
[Star Gate]. This teleport point of misty swamp was set up when he and Sabrina came out last time. Although many steps of the escape plan were temporarily changed due to sudden changes, it was finally successful.
Chen Rui looked really battered now. He was covered in blood and dirt. He even had a big hole in his heart. With the cockroach attribute of “Regeneration”, he would not really die as long as his head was fine.
Fortunately, there were no signs of heartbeat before recovery since the heart was gone. Plus the skill of [Breath Holding], he was able to fake death in front of Catherine successfully.
Although he had occasionally thought of the possibility of Christina being Catherine, he quickly rejected himself. Since the truth had surfaced now, it felt almost like a dream. The most beautiful woman and the first sage in Demon Realm really had an affair with a little character like him? It seemed that he even became her first man.
Thinking of the kiss just now, Chen Rui couldn’t help but feel passionate. This mood made the wounds in his chest extremely sore. Although he pretended to be dead, his injuries were definitely real. This time his heart was completely shattered. In order to regenerate completely and restore the fighting power, perhaps it would require 10 days to half a month. Fortunately, this was not the first time his heart was destroyed. After drinking the healing potion, the wound healing had accelerated a lot.
By the way, I ran in a hurry just now that I forgot to give her the strange mini man. Let’s wait till the next time, maybe I can use it as a small excuse for reunion.
Chen Rui did not intend to reveal the secret of Catherine’s identity to anyone, including Athena. This was a kind of respect. As for Broc, Azgalor and others, they should have guessed the identity of “Christina”. With Catherine’s wisdom, she could use Christina’s special characteristic of never revealing her face to come up with misleading information about a real noblewoman and the empress appearing at the same time.
Although he had confirmed Catherine’s passion for him, she was still the ruler of the Dark Shadow Empire. At the same time, she was a woman with the greatest irreplaceable perseverance. She could even somewhat be called a “righteousness” paranoid.
This passion couldn’t influence the choice she persevered the most. For a ruler, Chen Rui, the man who had discovered her greatest secret and possesed various secrets such as Beelzebub Royal Family’s artifact, might have an unpredictable end. This escape plan by faking death was a last minute idea that he thought of after discovering her identity, but it was the best choice.
The discovery of this truth made Chen Rui feel that the gap with “Christina” was even wider. The Dark Shadow Empire’s ruler was second only to Raizen, who was the powerhouse at the tip of the summit in Demon Realm… However, judging from her behaviour at the last moment, he was not entirely hopeless.
Even if she is Catherine, there is still hope.
It is still a matter of strength. At the very least, I must have the strength equivalent to her. Then only I can talk about other things. Before that, “I will definitely return” is just a self-consolation which cannot be put into practice.
Work hard man!
Even if Chen Rui gets greater strength, I don’t think ‘Catherine’ still wouldn’t give up on her perseverance though. 🤨
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