Athena noticed Zola’s reaction, and she lamented, “Although he is often cunning and annoying, he is a very persistent, sincere and foolish man. He can sacrifice his life for the women he loves. Similarly, I can also face death without hesitation for him just like when we were facing a Demon Overlord powerhouse in the underground world of Mountain Xilang when we were just Higher Demon. Ms. Zola, if there is danger, are you willing to sacrifice your life for him?”
“I guess… I would?” Zola was a little lacking in confidence. She reminiscenced the scene of Chen Rui giving up his life to save her in the Demi-God space. Yes, this man can indeed sacrifice for me, but can I do the same for him?
Actually… I don’t know.
That incident had accelerated the relationship between the two of them by folds out of thin air. Zola was still slowly adapting and feeling now.
Although she didn’t know what exactly happened in Mountain Xilang at the time, her instinct told her that what Athena said was true.
The love that faced life and death together was not a legend or a story in her memory, but real life in front of her.
Zola was suddenly depressed. She had to admit that apart from appearance and power, she was far inferior to Athena in this most important aspect.
(I… Even if I have the strongest power, I still lose to this woman.)
(I am so envious. I really want to have this kind of love too…)
“Understood.” Zola put aside her arrogance for the first time. She was never like that even in front of Chen Rui. “I will leave this place and leave him.”
Speaking of this, Ms. Zola’s heart began to ache, and it was very painful.
(Never see that man again.)
(I feel very depressed and sad.)
(Why did things turn out like this?)
(Now I just want to find a secluded place to cry my heart out, or unleash all my magic power.)
(After that… I don’t know what to do…)
“Ms. Zola, you misunderstood what I meant.” Athena gently held Zola’s hand. At this moment, she seemed to have forgotten to activate the defensive magic force. “Answer me first, do you like him?”
Ms. Zola nodded without thinking.
“Then do you love him?”
After a little hesitation, Ms. Zola still nodded. (Perhaps…)
In her consciousness, many imprints in her memories overlap. The hazy feeling; the strong desire to see him. Maybe most of them were just liking; maybe some of them were more than just liking.
“Before I really loved someone, I didn’t know anything too. I only knew that everything revolved around me. As long as I’m happy, then it’s fine. So I understand some of your… feelings.”
(Yes, I am like this. What’s wrong with this?)
Athena seemed to be reminiscing, “However, after I met him, I realized that love is mutual. What we need is mutual understanding, tolerance, change and dedication. Such love is true happiness. If it is self-centered, letting the other party constantly accommodate and give, then there will be more and more contradictions. In the end, it is just mutual harming. Perhaps if you really understand this, you will slowly start to shift from that pure passionate impulse to a true eternity of staying together. I have gone through many detours and conflicts with him, but I’m fortunate to be able to walk hand in hand with him until today. If possible, I hope we can continue to walk with him. Is that alright, Ms. Zola?”
Zola looked at Athena’s sincere eyes in surprise. She felt that the hands holding her was so warm, and it was the first time she had experienced this warmth in her nearly 10,000 years of life.
“Athena… thank you.” Ms. Zola felt her mood skyrocketed, and her life became full of hope and brilliance again. For the first time in her life, she thanked someone so sincerely.
“Actually, I’m also very jealous of you. I’m very angry that he never told me about you…” Athena shook her head, “I just want to continue to accompany him to live happily until the end of life. Unlike the long lifespan of Ms. Zola, the lifespan of ordinary demons is only a few hundred years. If one day… my life comes to an end, please take care of him for me, okay?”
Zola’s heart was touched again, and her eyes were a little red. She squeezed Athena’s hand back.
“Call me Zola.” This sentence from Ms. Fairy Dragon truly represented her acceptance of Athena, instead of the so-called life assistant. “I want to say to you that I’m sorry…”
“This seems to be the first time I apologize to someone, and… a lot of special feelings of ‘first time’. It’s hard to believe that we only met for the first time. Athena, you are such an incredible… friend. Yes, that’s right, friend.”
The warmth from Athena’s hand was different from the man’s, but it also made her feel peaceful and warm.
Athena blushed, and she felt embarrassed, “I also feel that it is unbelievable. I actually came boldly and took the initiative to talk to a powerhouse of the peak stage Demon Overlord. Maybe everything is caused by that nasty man.”
“Yes, everything is that guy’s fault! He has a good woman like you, yet…”
Having said this, Zola couldn’t help but feel a little ashamed. She suddenly understood Athena’s feelings. If it was me, I’m afraid that I would have raged and started a fight long ago… It is utterly impossible to “compromise” and look for my love rival.
This should be what Athena said; love is mutual tolerance and dedication.
Ms. Zola felt that she had understood some key things, and she held Athena’s hand tightly, “Let’s work together to deal with… Uh, control that man. We must never let him continue to be a playboy!”
“Yes!” Athena nodded vigorously.
The 2 women formed a certain kind of alliance in an instant. Their relationship was one step closer due to the common man + imaginary enemies.
“By the way, you can give this 7 yuan rune necklace to that person. It can isolate some kind of curse power in her. At least she will not suffer for the time being.”
“No.” Athena smiled slightly and shook her head, “Let’s go back together, then you can give it to her personally. Delia is a good-hearted friend who has a cold appearance. She is also a true friend worthy of knowing. You can see it when she offended a Demon Overlord like you for me.”
“But… I don’t seem to be welcomed there.”
“Even good friends will have friction when living together. Besides, you should give everyone the time and opportunity to learn about you, including Paglio.”
“Hmph, don’t trust that insidious guy too much!” Ms. Fairy Dragon was filled with outrage at the thought of the past. However, having said that, I also used to have the intention to take all the treasures alone.
As for the removal of the seal… Maybe I had already agreed in my heart when the man requested, but my pride was at work.
(Well, if Athena mentions it again, I will go back with her.)
(Sigh… Let’s go back then.)
At this moment, suddenly there was a rapid knock on the door as if something urgent had happened.
Before Zola opened the door, the door had already opened from the outside. It was the hotel waiter.
“Bad news!” The waiter hurriedly walked in. He was taken aback and bowed quickly when he saw that Athena was also there, “Madam Athena, why are you here?”
When Athena came to see Zola earlier, the waiter was not nearby. The female sheriff frowned, “What happened?”
The waiter glanced at Zola and said, “The patriarch of the Roco Family, Morten, came with a group of people, and he requested Miss Simon to go out. Otherwise, he will crash our hotel.”
“The Roco Family?” Athena frowned. The Roco Family was a medium-sized family who was far inferior to the elder families, Saiful and Mellon, in terms of power. It was originally the main force of Joseph’s side. Later, after Joseph was defeated, Patriarch Morten saw the situation and acted accordingly by defecting to Shea immediately. In order to appease the hearts of the people, Shea gave the Roco Family a lot of favorable policies. Now that their force was getting greater, their behavior had begun to restore the original bossy style.
Simon was Zola’s pseudonym. This name was taken from Chen Rui’s fake name. Zola looked puzzled, “Morten? Why I don’t recognize this guy? Oh, the Roco Family! Come to think of it, when I went to the Princess Retail Store in the morning, there was a nasty guy named Brue who wanted to take advantage of me. He seemed to be some young master of the Roco Family. In the end, I just taught him a little lesson and asked him to obediently tell me the whereabout of the Princess Retail Store. I didn’t expect it would provoke a group of ants to come. How dare he disturb our chat! Athena, will you wait for me for 3 seconds? I will go and eliminate these ants, then we can continue to talk.”
3 seconds? The ants? Eliminate all?
The waiter was frightened after listening to her. Athena said, “I’m the sheriff here. Let me take care of it. Let’s go out and have a look. Don’t worry, I won’t let them leave easily.”
Zola thought for a while and nodded.
Outside the hotel, Morten was leading a group of fierce men to show off his demeanor.
The patriarch was very furious as he had only one son, Brue. This woman actually messed with him like this. It seems that someone dared to step on the head of the Roco Family immediately after we deliberately restrained our force a little while ago! I shall take advantage of the situation today to show the prowess of the Roco Family. I’ll let that beautiful woman know what is living death!
At this moment, 2 women walked out of the hotel. Sure enough, there was a woman with glasses that was extremely beautiful. No wonder Brue that brat… I must catch this woman back to enjoy myself!
Wait! The other one is not a female bodyguard. She is actually the daughter of the first general of the empire, the legion leader of Flame Legion, one of the 3 legions of the Dark Moon, and Sheriff Athena. Wales!
Why is Athena here? She is even with this woman?
Athena spoke up, “Patriarch Morten.”
Morten rolled his eyes and spoke first, “Madam Athena, are you here to catch this culprit who seriously injured my son? That’s great. Just give her to me, and the Roco Family will remember madam’s help.”
“Hmph!” Athena sneered, “I’m not here to catch any culprit, but to visit my friend instead. It was obviously your son who had an ill intention for my friend. If it isn’t for my friend’s kindness to just teach him a lesson, he will be dead by now! I’m just about to go to the Roco Family to seek justice for her!”
This woman is a friend of Athena? Morten was startled, and Zola spoke indifferently, “Your son is not severely injured. He just has some minor bruises. However, he can no longer bully women in this life.”
Morten was utterly shocked. When Brue was carried home, he was still unconscious. His skin was burnt, and he seemed to have been hit by some magic. I didn’t expect him to have such a serious ‘internal injury’!
He is my only son now, if I can’t give birth to a second… then I will not have future generations!
Athena was also a little surprised, but she was still secretly applauding. With all of Brue’s misdeeds, it could only be said that he deserved this consequence.
Morten was planning to use the situation to show his prowess previously, but he was really angry now. He gritted his teeth and said, “Madam Athena, regardless of the origin of this woman, she actually dares to mutilate my son like this. I must bring her back today! Even if this matter gets Princess Royal, I also want to…”
“What do you want to do?” A threatening expression flashed in Athena’s red eyes. “The whole Dark Moon knows about the bad deeds that you and your son have committed previously. I initially thought that you have changed for the better after surrendering to the Princess Royal. I didn’t expect that you actually got worse. You even offended me and my friends! I will take you down by myself today and pass you to the Princess Royal!”
As soon as she finished reprimanding, Morten felt a terrifying aura surrounding him. He had long heard that Athena was a genius female swordsman who had defeated Sergey, the son of the second general. She broke through to Higher Demon despite her young age. However, he didn’t expect her to have such a powerful aura that he who was a Higher Demon was almost horrified. He immediately yelled, “Toyak!”
Toyak was a foreign guest recently hired by the Roco Family. He had reached the early stage of the Demon King. However, Toyak, who should have responded and come out, stood still. Morten even realized his body was shaking slightly. The higher the grade, the more he could feel the terrifying aura which Athena exuded. Although Toyak was already an early stage Demon King, he didn’t have any courage to resist.
Morten was completely surprised. Could it be some secret treasure? Even the Demon King-level Toyak shows this kind of fear?
Seeing Athena approaching step by step, Morten felt even more frightened. He hurriedly took out something, “Don’t come here! This is a top-quality thunderstorm ball. It is enough to turn everyone within 30 meters into ashes! If you dare to come one step further, everyone here will be buried with you!”
Before he finished speaking, Morten his hand emptied. The thunderstorm ball actually fell into the hands of the beautiful woman with glasses. The 2 sides were about 7 meters apart, and the woman didn’t even move. It seemed that the thunderstorm ball flew to her by itself.
“This inferior product is still called the top-quality?”
Zola disdainfully said. With a flick of her finger, the thunderstorm ball shone. Morten was so scared that he almost lost the strength to even dodge, “It’s going to explode!”
This sentence alerted many people around to lie on the ground. Athena did not seem afraid because even if it really exploded, she would not suffer any injury with her power.
At this moment, a translucent bubble-like force field appeared above Zola’s finger. It was about 1 meter in diameter. The thunderstorm ball emitted a bright light in the “bubble”, and the bubble was slightly distorted. Then the light disappeared as if it was just a beautiful fireworks of kid’s toys. It didn’t have any impact at all.
Only Morten knew best that the thunderstorm ball was definitely not a firework, but a real killing tool with terrifying destructive power. He had personally experimented with this. However, in the hands of this beautiful woman with glasses, it was no different from a child’s toy.
Dear Demon God! What kind of horrifying existence that this bastard boy, Brue, offended?
When Athena came in front of Morten, she realized that the infamous head of the family in the Dark Moon City was trembling. He had completely lost the courage to resist or escape.
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