The next morning, Kia got up early in the morning. Last night, she didn’t return to the palace.
However, unlike some people with complex thoughts, Kia who stayed at the sheriff residence had a long chatty night with Athena.
When Athena learnt about Kia’s experience and Freya’s bad news, she was very sympathetic. Kia was also well aware of Athena’s position in Chen Rui’s heart. She immediately put away the mask she would normally wear and told Athena all of her past events. When she talked about the emotional parts, Athena also shed a lot of tears with her. The two were not strangers initially, but when they were honest with each other, they had endless things to talk about now.
Of course, the hottest topic was about the cunning imposter.
Kia was busy for some time as she skillfully made a hearty breakfast for everyone.
Roman was not jealous of Chen Rui now, he admired him instead – Sir leader is too incredible! Damn, he is a beast!
He swindled a beautiful woman who is capable in every aspect in such a short time. Even more impressive is that Athena is not jealous and got along well with the new chick. Meanwhile my Delia, cooking skills aside, just that Envy Royal Family’s powerful jealousy breath can kill all my flirtatious thoughts.
In fact, Roman had seen Kia who was with Alice during the last outing, but only those who Chen Rui brought into this house were the real insiders.
Kia was a succubus with mutated bloodline. After removing the shackles of the Demon Restrictive Ring, her comprehensive strength was C, which was Demon King level. She was proficient in both the fire and wind magic, and she had a spirit power talent. The legendary grade ornament. “Moments of Beauty” really found the right master. No wonder Shea wanted to restrict her power with the Demon Restrictive Ring.
Chen Rui would not be stingy to Kia who was already his own woman. He gave her all the devil fruits and black potions that could increase her strength. It was probably impossible to reach the Great Demon King in a short time, but the peak of Demon King should not be a problem.
Because Chen Rui had an “intimate” contact with Kia when he was Master Arthur, and with Chen Rui’s intention to take Freya away, Azgalor was likely to suspect Kia. If Kia went “missing”, it would be like an unsought confession. Currently, Chen Rui did not have a candidate to match a Demon Overlord, so Kia still kept her original “work” for the time being. In case that force contacted her, she could pretend that she was clueless about what happened to Freya. If necessary, she could ask whether Sabrina took the initiative to unlock the [Soul Shackles]. Of course, Chen Rui would not let Kia go into danger again, so he gave her a lot of life-saving things. In case of danger, she could escape directly.
Currently, the Dark Shadow Empire must be “hunting down” the force. The seriously injured Azgalor probably would not have the time to take care of a “little character” like Kia.
After Kia prepared the breakfast, she just gazed Chen Rui teasingly and went to the Princess Retail Store. Athena sent a letter to Alice last night to inform Alice that she had asked Kia to stay, lest Alice would worry. Although I didn’t bring the minced meat pancake and that Tong papaya that she craved for, I believe a fragrant butter cake will make little loli smile.
With little loli’s sensitivity, she will surely guess that he is back when she sees the cake, but Chen Rui has not seen Alice in a long time too. After the Dark Moon’s affairs are arranged this time, he needs to go to the Red Spirit Estate and Town Moling immediately. It will take a longer time this round. If it goes well, it would still take several months. Before leaving, he should meet her.
Sometimes, women were empathetic creatures. Athena said earlier that she could accept Kia, but the weight of this sentence was far less than the promise for the Shea sisters; they were still very cautious about Kia. However, after a long talk last night, Athena, who also lost her mother, already regarded Kia as a part of her family. Delia’s parents died in an accident earlier this year, so the three women who experienced the same tragedy became close friends who could talk about anything,
However, when a guy who worshipped the Devil’s Left Eye vaguely proposed to use love and justice to accept some women who were worthy of sympathy and help, Devil’s Left Eye was punched badly; he was forced to convert to worship the great and loyal right eye. Usually, Chen Rui would definitely retaliate by making the situation worse so that his unscrupulous nephew would hold his leg and call him the young master. However, he was not free now because the defense forces sent by Tim of Mountain Xilang had escorted several people to the Dark Moon City.
The brothers, Tonk and Tommy were just fine. The focus was on the dark elf woman, Lisa, because she was probably Aldas’ long-lost sister.
Chen Rui changed to Aguile’s face and settled these people in the former Mellon Family’s old house, which was now the Cloak Gang branch. Soon after, Aldas arrived hastily after receiving the news.
The dark elf master had been living in the secret basement of the laboratory to study the black potion. Slee sent him three meals a day, and he almost never came out. If it wasn’t for the well-known deed of killing the capital’s potioneer genius, many people in Dark Moon would soon forget the top potion master of the estate.
If any Demon Realm potion master knew what was in the dark elf master’s laboratory, they would surely be super envious. Others were doing everything possible to produce a grand master grade black potion, but Aldas was trying his best to obtain some realization from the ready-made black potion.
With a full set of real potions as a reference and the focused research during this time, Aldas research had finally made substantial progress. Although it was not yet possible to produce a black potion, he had already risen to become one of the top potion masters. He was only one step away from the highest level. Although he didn’t know when he would break through, he was certain that this step was closer than all Demon Realm potion masters.
If it was just ordinary business, Aldas, who was at the most important juncture of this realization and experiment, would simply ignore it. However, as soon as he received this news, he immediately stopped the experiment at hand and rushed over.
In a small room arranged by Chen Rui, Aldas met Lisa alone.
The two spent quite a long time in the room, and there were faint crying and scolding sounds. Finally the door opened, and Aldas came out. The expression on his face was very frustrated.
“Master,” Chen Rui welcomed him, “Isn’t this Lisa your sister?”
“Lisa… is indeed my long lost sister.” Aldas smiled bitterly, “It’s just that she couldn’t forgive me because of my mistakes that year.”
It turned out that Aldas’s family was quite well-off, but he was extremely obsessed with pharmaceutics. He once learned from a potioneer. Potioneer was a very costly occupation. Moreover, the potioneer’s conduct was very poor. He just wanted to use this opportunity to extort Aldas’ money. The dark elf who was immersed in it didn’t listen to the persuasion of his father and sister. As a result, the family lost all their fortune and incurred heavy debts. But Aldas still refused to admit his mistake; he didn’t even see his father for the last time in the end.
It wasn’t until the potioneer squeezed out his last drop of value and ran away that Aldas finally repented. He was too ashamed to meet his old father and his sister who hated him, so he left without bidding farewell. He was determined to become a true potion master.
After a lot of hard work, he became a potion master, but he was still poor and desperate. Finally, he passed the master examination with the help of Royal Princess Shea. When he looked back to find his sister, she already left without a trace. Aldas cited this as the greatest regret in his life.
After hearing Lisa’s news, Aldas rushed over without thinking, but he regretted that Lisa had not forgiven him until now. In fact, Lisa had lived a tough life these years. In order to pay off his debts, she suffered a lot. After several twists and turns, she was found by Joseph who had ulterior motives, and she finally ended up in Kanita’s secret prison.
“Lisa was right. If it weren’t for my stupidity and obsession, she would not suffer so much. And my father…” Aldas clenched his fists and lowered his head in guilt.
“Cost and success are directly proportional at some point. Without your stupidity and obsession previously, you may not be a master today.” It was the first time Chen Rui saw the painful expression of the dark elf master. He comforted, “In my view, Lisa still recognises you as her brother in her heart. There is a saying that the deeper the love, the more painful it is. If she is stone-faced and treats you like a passerby, then you should be worried. Give her a little time, and give yourself a little time, she will accept you.”
Aldas nodded and said to Chen Rui, “One of my human friends said that I can trust Sir Aguile as much as I trust him. Thanks to the help of Sir Aguile, Lisa was able to come to Dark Moon this time. Aldas expresses his utmost sincerity. If sir has any need in the future, I will definitely try my best to help. Lisa is not willing to go to my place currently, so she will be staying at Cloak Gang for the time being… I’ll leave her to sir.”
Chen Rui nodded, “My human friend also said that the master’s business is his business. Please rest assured that Lisa will be safe here.”
Aldas looked at the house, and he seemed a little sad as he left.
Chen Rui walked into the room, and Lisa quickly wiped away her tears. She looked at the mysterious man with a mask on his face. Chen Rui said lightly, “You really hate him so much?”
“It’s my business.” Lisa said coldly, “Don’t think that you can order me around just because you thought of ways to bring me here. You’re just like those people who just value Aldas’ current value. In fact, he is such a cruel person that it will be useless to threaten him by any means.”
“Don’t outsmart yourself! Woman!” Lisa’s words made Chen Rui a little surprised, “Let me introduce myself. My name is Aguile, the leader of the Dark Moon City’s greatest force. The reason why you are here is just a convenient deed by a sir. You can’t just eat and drink for free here. You have to use your own labor to earn food and safety.”
“Labor?” Lisa showed a flash of sarcasm, “Is it directly serving you, sir? Or becoming a prostitute controlled by the sir leader? While the stupid Aldas still has some value, I don’t think I will degrade to this extent.”
“It seems that you have experienced many things.” Chen Rui nodded, “I just need a woman with experience of some aspect.”
When Lisa was stunned, Sir Aguile continued, “I want to remind you that the Cloak Gang is not the same as some forces you know… I have a “cloak” magic shop. If you don’t want to rely on Aldas’ relationship to get something for nothing here, then prove it to me.”
This time it was Lisa’s turn to be surprised. The leader did not seem to be kidding, and she naturally refused to lose verbally, “I will prove it to you, sir leader!”
I wonder what experience would that be…
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