After faintly learning some secrets of the “treasure” of the Blue Lake Mountain Range, Alice was no longer surprised that Chen Rui could easily enter and exit the magic circles along the way. As an additional clause to the agreement, the little loli deliberately promised Chen Rui that she would never disclose this matter. She also promised that she would accept Kia’s protection on normal days. She would no longer be so reckless.
After listening to 2 stories, the exhausted little loli fell asleep on Chen Rui’s back. When holding her to sit on the tri-horned rhino, her tender face was as peaceful as a newborn baby. It gave Chen Rui a sense of tranquility.
Can time really change everything?
Chen Rui stroked the little loli’s hair lightly. Suddenly, he remembered a classic saying – Worry about future matters in the future.
Anyway, at least she is the cutest sister.
When Chen Rui returned to the palace with Alice sleeping on his back, Shea walked out hastily. After seeing that the little loli was safe and sound, she finally breathed a sigh of relief. She took Alice from his hand and passed her to the maid to go into the inner courtyard to rest.
Although Dodo’s transformation of Chen Rui seldom went out of the house, he had already appeared in the Dark Moon publicly, so he didn’t need to hide.
“You have to take care of Alice’s affair as soon as you return. Thanks for the hard work.” said Shea. The two walked into the council hall together. The maids on the side had already retreated sensibly. “No worries.”
“Are you… all good out there this time?”
Shea didn’t directly ask about the plan this time, but instead she asked such a sentence. It was not the kind of official greeting, but rather a blunt sentence. It was mixed with a feeling that even she couldn’t tell.
As though there was something she wanted to blurt out after not seeing this man for a long time.
Chen Rui heard a hint of warmth in her tone. He nodded, “I’m fine, but you seem to be thinner.”
Since the appearance of the Dark Moon’s “treasure”, Shea had been busy. She had slimmed down a bit, but her spirit and outlook was much better than when she was faced with great pressure previously. Her pure and elegant temperament resembling an iceberg goddess was even more attractive.
For the subjects of the Dark Moon, this kind of majesty was unapproachable. However, for him, majesty and lord, all these were all unimportant. In his eyes, she was just a beautiful boss.
Moreover, there was a bit of ambiguity between the iceberg royal sister boss. Shea would definitely not admit it, but she had to admit it in her heart.
“Save your sweet words for Athena and Kia.”
Shea’s gaze became cold. This guy will go overboard when I loosen a bit. However, she seemed to have forgotten that she was the one who started the conversation.
Chen Rui was still smiling as he said, “Then, the initial truth that I was about to say next ‘but you are more beautiful’, can only be forced back.”
“Okay! You should talk about the plan.” Shea said in a concluding remark to stop this irrelevant conversation. Maybe she secretly wanted to continue, but that plan was related to the future of the Dark Moon, so obviously it was more important.
Chen Rui didn’t continue to tease her. He told her about the progress of the plan as well as the next possible situation and the way to deal with it. Shea couldn’t help but to nod.
“The plan that was almost unimaginable at that time has now been implemented to such an extent…”
“Compared with the original expectation, this plan has too many changes. Many of them were last minute responses. In fact, I was not sure about it. I can only say that my luck and our luck are good.”
“In any case, you did all of this.” Shea said with deep emotion, “It’s just a year of work, but the initial and the current Dark Moon… Trusting you at the beginning is the best decision in my life.”
Indeed, when Chen Rui first arrived, the Dark Moon was just a dying despair, but it was a thriving hope now. More importantly, if the plan was successful, this hope might be closer to realization.
Shea glanced at him sincerely, “On behalf of the entire Dark Moon, I want to say thank you.”
“It’s too early to thank me now.” The “entire Dark Moon” made Chen Rui feel that the atmosphere seemed a little serious, so he immediately winked, “Besides, I only accept Princess Royal’s personal gratitude, I think… there are opportunities to explore this issue in-depth in the future. ”
Shea was actually not angry this time. She just shook her head slightly, “In a sense, I am equivalent to the entire Dark Moon. You should understand this.”
Chen Rui could see the 70% determination and… 30% gloominess in those purple eyes. For the descendants of the Lord of Midnight Sun, the lord of the entire Dark Moon, and the legal heir of the empire, a single “person” would affect “the whole entity”. She couldn’t always do as she liked.
Perhaps she had lost her freedom since she was born. After the death of her father, this had been magnified endlessly.
“The last time you went to the Dark Shadow Empire, you should have met the Empress Catherine. She turned the tide and saved the entire Dark Shadow Empire. She made the Dark Shadow Empire grow step by step to the powerful empire now. She is the greatest woman in the entire Demon Realm and a role model worth emulating in my life.” Shea wanted to add that Catherine the Great was still single now, but she didn’t know why she didn’t say it. It was the first time she told others about this. There was a strange feeling in her heart. Compared to the feeling when she was facing the mirror or wind chime in the secret room underground in that deep palace… It was completely different.
In fact, it was useless even if Shea added such a sentence because she didn’t know that the first man and also the only man of her role model or idol, Catherine the Great, was actually the human in front of her.
Chen Rui put aside his playful manner and said seriously, “Perhaps an outstanding leader can really change an estate or even an empire. I’m not really proficient in this aspect. I only know that even an ordinary person has a relaxing moment to release stress. If everything is suppressed in the heart, then there will be a day of collapse sooner or later. How can a person who is knocked down by her own stress become a truly great ruler?”
He almost divulged the secret room’s matter, but he was worried that Shea would be furious after he exposed her greatest privacy. She had some good signs of sharing her concerns now. It was better to go step by step and take it slowly. At least he had to wait until the most important plan that he had planned painstakingly succeeded.
Shea nodded lightly, but the guy said another word, “So…”
“Aren’t you taking the initiative to ask me to dance in order to express your personal gratitude?”
Let a lady invite you to dance? Shea almost couldn’t hold her emotions. She took a long time to relax before she said coldly, “If you want to dance, there are 2 other women waiting for you at home.”
Why does this sound a bit jealous? Chen Rui looked like he was reminiscing, “I don’t want to dance now, but I thought of another thing. I remember that Princess Royal promised me last time… when I said 3 words… you won’t kill me.”
A rare blush appeared on Shea’s face inexplicably. Chen Rui saw it and added with interest, “Princess Royal seems to have sworn in the name of the royal family.”
Shea only felt that her heart was beating fast. She gritted her teeth and said, “You… don’t go too far!”
Chen Rui asked blankly, “Is it too far?”
He was sure that his looks had the demeanor of a lady with the artificial daze in a certain valley.
“Next time, I may have to come back after the plan is almost complete. I’ll leave these 3 words until then…”
“Princess Royal thinks which 3 words should I say?”
Shea suddenly took a deep breath as her expression cooled down. Her heartbeat gradually calmed down. She turned back and ignored him. Her tone was resolute, “No matter what it is, it is all your business. It has nothing to do with me! What I want to remind you is to not have any unrealistic delusions! Don’t forget your identity!”
“I only go…”
“I don’t want to hear these unnecessary things anymore. You can leave now!”
The human’s tone seemed a little depressed, “Then… I’ll leave. ”
Hearing his footsteps going far behind her, Shea’s head dropped slightly. There was slight disappointment in her tone, “A foolish woman. He should say these 3 words to you.”
You really don’t want to listen to it?
Do you really want him to go?
Or are you afraid that it will be difficult to control if you progress step by step? Or difficult to refuse?
You really are a foolish woman…
At this moment.
“By the way… erm, Princess Royal…”
When the voice suddenly sounded from the door of the hall, Shea was shocked like she was electrocuted. She suddenly looked back. That guy didn’t go far! So the words I said just now…
There was an annoying smile on his annoying face, “Actually, I want to add that at that time, there are some important things that I want to confess, uh… I mean, say, to the Princess Royal…”
“Are you done?”
“I guess so…”
In the monstrous murderous aura, he fled away.
The guards of the palace, even those who changed their shifts temporarily and did not see Chen Rui entering the palace with Alice on his back, all knew that it was the human sheriff who angered Princess Royal again.
There would always be once every other time. They didn’t know what this guy reported exactly that made the Royal Highness so angry, but this daring guy would lose his head someday.
But having said that, to be able to make the normally cold Royal Princess to be that mad was also a kind of… capability.
Sure enough, it was the recently-awakened human sheriff who fled ignominiously. Seeing the strange glances of a few familiar guards, the human smiled awkwardly, but a faint warmth surged in his heart, A foolish woman? Perhaps calling her a silly woman is cuter…
In the council hall, Shea lightly touched her face. She felt the heat from the inside out that would not subside. She didn’t know whether it was shyness, annoyance, or both.
Finally, it came together into one sentence, This damn man!
Princess Royal didn’t know that this title was also uttered by her idol, Empress Catherine of Dark Shadow Empire in the Crystal Valley a few months ago.
Moreover, it was the same damn man.
How many women and girls’ heart he had to play with 😠?
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