Chen Rui knew nothing about the power struggle of the Leviathan Royal Family. At this moment, he was calmly riding the little black horse from Town Mordor. Shortly afterwards, he passed the border gate smoothly with his potioneer identity as well as the appearance and breath of the little black horse, Incubus Beast and entered the Dark Moon territory.
After so many changes and adventures in the Dark Shadow Empire, Chen Rui’s longing for Athena became stronger and stronger. Not only for Athena, but also for Kia, Shea, Alice, Paglio and more.
The Incubus Beast was swift. Three days later, the little black horse’s figure appeared at Dark Moon’s east city gate. Even in the evening when the light was not very bright, Chen Rui could still see that the spirit, appearance and temperament of those city gate guards had changed significantly from before. It seemed that through this period of training, there had been a tremendous boost in the overall quality.
The shops along the way were hastily preparing for the start of the night market. Since the opening of the night market organized by the Cloak Gang, it received unanimous praise from everyone in Dark Moon City. It became a favorite place for the demons who liked to hang out at night. It had effectively promoted the economy and consumption.
Currently, the night market was divided into two parts: southwest and southeast. Southwest was dominated by small merchants and hawkers, while southeast was a joint sales point for large and medium-sized merchants. Each had its own characteristics. As the controller, Cloak Gang had substantially increased their revenue. The hotpot restaurant was still very popular. It had opened three branches now, becoming the “special dish” of Dark Moon.
The businessmen also ushered in the spring that was only available in the human world. They only needed to pay taxes and Cloak Gang’s protection fees to freely operate. They didn’t have to consider the various “filial pieties” and extortions in the past, and their enthusiasm also greatly increased.
Chen Rui also saw a new shop selling the special products of Dark Shadow Empire. Celine had become the heir of the Custer Family. She gradually took over the power passed over by Patriarch Croz. Under her operation, Custer Family’s actions had slowly begun. The first step in the trade between Dark Moon and Dark Shadow Empire had been successfully executed.
With the Custer Family card, Dark Moon’s purchase of food from the Dark Shadow Empire would be very smooth. At least on the bright side, Shea had been able to cope with the capital’s food sanctions some time ago.
However, food sanctions were only a means of capital. If they only defended passively, then Dark Moon would be fragmented and completely broken one day under these step by step suppressions. Therefore, they must find ways to counterattack.
After the events of Town Moling, it was getting closer to the implementation of the most important plan. If the overall plan was successful, Shea was likely to become the empire’s empress step by step. She would dominate the Fallen Angel Empire and make it stand equally with the other two empires.
The problem was that when the Demon Realm and the Human Realm had a large-scale war again two hundred years later, the Fallen Angel Empire would definitely participate. No matter which side won, to him as a human, even as “the prince of the human’s Holy Empire,” neither seemed to be a good result. Moreover, his life span was at least tens of thousands of years, so similar distresses might continue to follow…
As Chen Rui was thinking about it, he had a headache. But everything will be alright when the time comes. Anyway, there are still two hundred years. I’ll think about it later.
He led the little black horse all the way to the sheriff’s house.
Since the human sheriff had been in a coma for a long time, there were fewer and fewer visitors. After the sheriff’s lover, Athena, was appointed as the representative sheriff, many more people came to visit the ill “human” suddenly. However, they were all rejected by Athena. One’s attitude toward another would change with social position. That was the hypocrisy of the world, regardless of the place.
Sheriff’s house was not small, but the location was relatively remote. The people of Dark Moon knew that this gloomy house did not have any guards or servants. People, who had ulterior motives to attempt to sneak into the house, would vanish into thin air. It was said that this place was full of powerful magic circles set by Sir Gauss who was under Princess Royal. No one dared to enter this place without permission from Madam Athena. In fact, compared with the real characters who set these magic circles, Sir Gauss could only be unfortunately classified as an ant.
Chen Rui entered the house easily. He made two turns and came to the yard easily. If it was another person, that person would probably enjoy Dragon Inscription or Guardian Vines’ “intimate contact” within three steps.
Walking into the yard, he saw Roman smiling apologetically while talking to Delia. On the side were Dodo and Paglio, who looked pleased and gloating, but he didn’t see Athena.
They saw a “Great Demon” with a horse walking in instead of Athena whom they expect. Everyone showed surprised expressions.
Paglio responded the fastest. He grinned and raised his glass. Slime poured a full glass of wine like a conditioned reflex.
“Look who is back?” Roman also reacted. Before Chen Rui recovered his face, Roman had walked over with a sly smile, “The trio-specialized mechanical master who shocked Demon Realm? Damn, are you the illegitimate child that Demon God threw in this world?”
Paglio felt the same way about this. But as the first person who met Chen Rui, he had been “trained hard.” He was more used to it. Roman’s fuss was like Paglio in the past. Paglio just smiled profoundly on the spot which showed the demeanor of a dragon.
“Why do I sense a sour taste? When did jealousy become synonymous with the Sloth Royal Family?” Chen Rui had recovered his original face. “Delia, are you sure this guy is not an Envy Royal Family’s spy sneaking into the Belphegor Royal Family?”
“Leader, I’m sure.” Although the Silent Night Wetland campaign had passed for a long time, Delia was still accustomed to calling Chen Rui as leader. She answered in a serious tone. There was a hint of playfulness in her eyes, “A stupid guy like this…”
Before Delia could finish speaking, Roman said sadly, “But I’m also the son-in-law of the Envy Royal Family…”
“Hmph, shameless guy!” Delia blushed and said toward Paglio’s direction, “Dodo!”
Slime just found out that his master had come back, but he couldn’t join the conversation abruptly. As soon as he heard Delia calling him, he immediately transformed into Roman in a show off manner.
“That’s so unfair!” Dodo, who transformed into Roman, took the opportunity to drink a huge mouthful of wine, then sighed at the sky, “Demon God! Open your omnipotent left eye that can charm all women and bless your poor believer… Even flirting with a beautiful girl will be caught by Delia! No way! I can’t be hanged on a tree! I want the entire forest!”
“You better go look for the entire forest. My tree doesn’t welcome you.” Delia looked at the stunned Roman with an awkward. She knocked his head, “Don’t say everything has passed. With your abundant experience, you should know that women are very vengeful.”
“It surely is unfair!” Chen Rui seemed like he had a sudden realization. “Delia, don’t worry. As a leader, I fully support your choice!”
“You are too vicious!” Roman made a threatening gesture in an attempt to pounce forward in order to express his anger. This action caused the little dark horse behind Chen Rui to misunderstand, and it seemed vigilant.
Feeling the power of this enemy, the little black horse changed into the Incubus Beast form without hesitation. The single horn above its head flashed, and the mutated lightning talent burst out. This transformation attracted everyone’s attention. Roman squealed and launched the [Flash] talent of the Belphegor Royal Family. He actually avoided the lightning.
It was not that Roman’s speed had reached or exceeded the speed of light. This evasion was a kind of mind reaction. With the talent of [Flash], he avoided this extraordinary lightning in an instant. Even without [Analytical Eyes], it could be seen that Roman’s strength had taken a huge leap forward than before. He should have reached the level of the Great Demon King.
The little black horse did not continue to attack because Chen Rui had already told him using his mind that the people here were all his friends. Of course, the most important thing was that the little black horse was not an opponent of Roman now. If it had reached Great Demon King level, Chen Rui would not mind letting this forest fanatic have a lightning bath.
“Incubus Beast!” Delia was taken aback. Putting aside the Incubus Beast’s strength, its temperament is extremely ferocious. It is one of the most difficult demonic beasts to tame. This Incubus Beast can emit lightning and even transform. It is definitely a rare mutated bloodline.
Surprisingly, it is as gentle as a hellhound in front of Chen Rui. Isn’t it the case? When Chen Rui threw a fruit, the Incubus Beast that returned to the black horse form jumped high and caught it in the air. Is this a horse… or a dog?
Roman pointed at Chen Rui and then pointed to the Incubus Beast who was still hostile. He was speechless for a while. Jealousy. It was plain jealousy. This is too unfair. Leader must know some evil spell. He snatched all my luck!
Chen Rui was too lazy to argue with this guy. He did not look at the flattering Dodo too. His attention was focused behind him. Another person walked into the yard with familiar steps. He almost knew who she was without looking back.
Just like how she knew him. Her appearance was not the most beautiful in the Demon Realm. But in his heart, she was the most beautiful.
When the beautiful red eyes which were slightly tired saw Chen Rui’s back, they instantly gleamed with surprise and joy. She met directly with his gaze.
She sped up her steps. She did not care about her friends’ gaze in the yard or the vigilant eyes of the little black horse behind him. She came to him and hugged him, while he hugged her at the same time.
“Athena, I am back.”
Those were very plain words, but they were full of happiness.
Even the little black horse was infected by this emotion. It silently put away its hostility.
The two felt each other’s heartbeat and warmth. They silently exchanged their longing thoughts after parting. They almost forgot the time until…
“Delia, I’m back.”
How would Chen Rui unfold his plan? Was it by getting rid of the Red Spirit Estate’s control of the Dark Moon?
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