Although Shea saw Chen Rui’s secret gesture, she did not immediately agree to Crawford but seemed contemplative instead- In terms of magic circles, only Chen Rui is the best at it, but the mineral veins of crystal mines is not trivial for an estate and even an empire. Moreover, it is directly linked to Crawford’s power and position. Crawford must have tried many times, and even invited the master of the capital. Finally, he made a request to the ally, Dark Moon, as a last resort. This crystal mine is likely to contain unknown great danger.
Seeing that Shea did not say a word, Chen Rui took the initiative to speak, “Princess Royal, are you worried about the safety of the little princess after ‘that person’ leaves?”
Crawford quickly said, “Please be rest assured, this is the Dark Shadow Empire, the Bloody Vine Flower Estate. The empress also places great importance to this visit; even if there are Demon Overlord-level assassins coming, I can also protect the safety of the both Royal Highnesses.”
This implied that Empress Catherine had dispatched a Demon Overlord powerhouse to secretly monitor and protect the Bloody Vine Flower Estate. Therefore, even Obsidian or the people of Bloodfall would most probably not dare to cause trouble under their watch.
After Shea heard Chen Rui said so, she hesitated a while and finally nodded, “General is my friend and a friend of the Dark Moon people. I will definitely help you, but even a senior master like Master Rummenigge is missing. The problem of this crystal mine is not simple. We can guarantee to do our best. As for whether the problem can be solved, it depends on luck.”
Crawford seemed joyous, “Thank you, Your Highness! If you can help me solve this biggest problem… When Monroe returned, he once expressed to me that he wanted to officially join the Dark Moon legion with a personal identity. I will use the army’s resources to send a 1000-person magician guard team to accompany and protect Monroe by then.”
As soon as Crawford said so, Chen Rui and Shea’s eyes lit up at the same time.
The magician legion had a very powerful role in the battlefield. At present, the Dark Moon had 3 legions: Red Blood, Flame Light, and Moon Shadow, as well as the aerial legion of wyvern; only the magician legion was lacking. Although Shea had already made targeted efforts to recruit in this regard, the progress was far behind the ordinary troops.
Crawford’s meaning was obvious. The so-called guard team protection was actually to give the Dark Moon a 1000-person magician legion.
Sending out a 1000-person magician legion was a big deal, and it even exceeded the authority possessed by a lord. However, considering Crawford’s military status as the third general, he must have a special way. In any case, this sir general was planning to go all out now.
“We will surely do our best to not let the general down. That’s it then. I just received a message from Athena, and I need to go back to the Dark Moon to deal with some urgent matters. I will return to the Dark Moon secretly tomorrow morning, and invite a master to come here as well.”
Chen Rui had already planned to go to the Crystal Valley anyway. The so-called “that person” or “master” was simply a deception so that Crawford couldn’t figure out the reality of the Dark Moon. In fact, after the assassination of the last auction, the instantaneous killing of the 2 Demon Overlords had already made Crawford’s evaluation of the Dark Moon higher.
Shea understood what he meant. Since he was determined to take this trip, Chen Rui’s identity must disappear. She immediately followed up, “Then, let’s do it this way. By the way, General Crawford, I’m afraid our people will encounter some inconvenience when working in your estate…”
“This Bloody Vine Flower Estate magic badge represents the lord’s authorization which can provide a lot of convenience. The crystal mine has stopped mining and is heavily guarded now. If necessary, I can mobilize the army to assist.” Crawford handed over a magic badge which had the logo of the Bloody Vine Flower Estate.
Shea took the badge and nodded, “Then without further delay, I will go back now to arrange manpower and make some preparations.”
After Crawford sent Shea away, the doubts in his heart were revealed. In fact, he reported the difficulties of the crystal mine to the capital long ago. Catherine the Great attached great importance to it and sent an investigation team but to no avail. In contrast, more and more miners were missing. Later, he invited Master Rummenigge of the royal family, but Rummenigge disappeared strangely underground. Crawford immediately reported to the capital urgently. However, the strategist Catherine the Great did not send a new master, but she only gave a 6-word response.
Ask the Dark Moon for help.
Crawford felt unbelievable. The Dark Moon is just an estate after all. Can they solve the problem of an empire? Maybe Her Majesty empress has any special intentions?
However, Crawford had always believed in Catherine the Great’s decision. Now that Shea has agreed, I’ll just wait and see the changes. There may be surprises.
Shea and Chen Rui walked all the way out of the Lord’s Mansion. They got on the car, and returned to the house specially prepared by Crawford.
This was a luxurious mansion that was once the private property of a nobleman. Crawford purchased it and specially used it as a temporary residence for Shea and her people this time. It could be said to be a comprehensive etiquette.
“How much confidence do you have for the Crystal Valley trip this time?” Shea glanced at the lush flowers in the garden and asked faintly.
“I don’t know, I have to look at the situation there first.” Chen Rui shrugged habitually, “However, this is a 1000-person magician legion, and we can’t lose Crawford as an ally now. Even if I’m not sure, I will give it a try. I’ll leave early tomorrow morning.”
He only roughly mentioned about the Crystal Valley to Shea previously. Even Kia only knew that he could not save her mother, Freya, and escaped from the hands of the 3 Demon Overlords. After all, that “interesting” past involved Her Majesty of the Dark Shadow Empire.
“Then, let Paglio go with you.” Shea knew that Chen Rui had encountered a great danger in the Blue Lava Estate last time. After all, she would be more relieved if there was a peak stage of the Demon Overlord supporting him.
“There’s no need. Although Crawford said someone will secretly protect, it is not as reliable as our own people after all. Especially Alice, who likes to go out, must be secretly protected. I have been to the Crystal Valley, if there is danger, I will run away. It should be no problem. Paglio will stay with you temporarily. If there is any problem that can’t be solved, I will contact you in time.”
Shea was silent. Chen Rui knew she was worried about him, and he grinned, “At this time, as a lord, you should make a gesture of care and close concern to your subordinates. Let them feel touched to the extent of swearing to complete the task with the so-called full dedication till death.”
Shea glanced at him, “Then, I’ll just say as you wish… Value determines the meaning of existence, and your current value does not allow any accidents to happen.”
“This is too blunt, right?” Chen Rui was a little speechless, “If you didn’t win over your subordinates like this, you have to say something sensational at least…”
“Do you think it is necessary to say that to a wretched subordinate who often oversteps the rules?” Shea’s stern gaze turned to the paw that held her hand, and the owner of the paw was naturally the wretched subordinate.
Although her gaze was sharp, she did not withdraw her hand. The wretched subordinate knew in his heart and lamented, “Seriously, there must be danger in the crystal mine. Even the senior master of the Mechanic Association has disappeared. I actually have no expectation. But for the Dark Moon, for you, I must go. There is one more secret thing that I want to tell you before I leave.”
It seemed that there were many lies in this sentence. In fact, he already had to go for the sake of Master Rummenigge. However, when Shea and him first met, they started from such a “beautiful misunderstanding”.
Shea reminded herself that this guy might have a problem, but she involuntarily followed him for a few steps, and they came to the back of a tree. She was about to listen to his so-called secret, but this guy unexpectedly stepped forward and hugged her slim waist from behind. His whole body was very close.
“I wanted to hold my beloved Royal Highness outside like this a long time ago. This is the biggest secret in the mind of a little financial officer.”
“Asshole! What kind of secret is this?” Shea was shocked. This is not a secret room or even the Dark Moon Palace, but the Dark Shadow Empire! Although there are only 2 people now, there are maids and slaves not far away. This bastard is too daring!
As she was struggling, she heard an annoying voice, “This is an absolute secret. Your Highness, be careful. It won’t be good if others discover us.”
Before she could break free, she shivered slightly when her white jade-like neck was kissed, then the guy kissed her earlobe, which was the sensitive zone of Princess Royal Highness, and her whole body suddenly softened.
The damn hands had reached the chest, wandering unscrupulously. He used a weird gesture to unbutton her bra. The white jade-like peaks became larger by the grasp of the man; the pink buds at the ends were also erected.
Sure enough, every good man had a pair of compassionate hands and superb massage techniques.
The roots of Shea’s ears were red, especially the intense exhilarating mentality that resembled an affair; it made her breathing more and more rapid.
At this moment, the little loli’s voice suddenly came from a distance, “Sister! Where are you?”
Shea woke up violently and pushed away the wretched subordinate with monstrous audacity.
Princess Royal Highness hurriedly sorted out her clothes, feeling a fire on her face. What happened to me? It would be troublesome if I were to be seen with him in such a place.
After a while, the little loli and Kia appeared in front of Shea and Chen Rui.
Alice dressed up in fancy clothes and turned around, “Look at my new clothes! Is it pretty?”
The little loli bought a special costume from the Dark Shadow Empire. She even had a veil on her face which looked mysterious. Shea calmed her mind and nodded, “Not bad.”
The little loli looked at Chen Rui again. Someone who had molested her sister just now obviously felt guilty, but he was full of praise. Alice proudly struck a few poses and asked, “Sister, I heard from the maid that you came back early. Why couldn’t I find you just now?”
Before Shea spoke, Chen Rui spoke first, “As I plan to rush back to the Dark Moon tomorrow morning to deal with urgent matters, Princess Royal has confidential matters to tell me separately.”
As soon as Shea heard the word “confidential”, the scene of being hugged and kissed by him just now appeared in her mind; a blush flashed across her face. Alice pouted her lips in disappointment, “Why do you want to go back first?”
The little loli had been very excited previously, so she did not notice the strange expression of her sister, but the sharp-eyed little maid was different. She even carefully noticed the red mark on Princess Royal’s neck, then she looked at someone with a guilty heart. As someone who had prior experience, she suddenly understood something in her heart.
After the guy barely managed to deal with the little loli, he fled from Shea’s sight while pulling the little maid, but he was scratched severely by her nails. The little maid smiled and said, “Dear master, before you leave, should we discuss some… life secrets? If I am not satisfied, don’t you leave, okay?”
Chen Rui knew that the “confidential secret” had been revealed. Judging from the jealous smile of the little maid, if he didn’t make full dedication till death tonight, perhaps he really couldn’t leave.
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