A few days later, in the Dark Moon City, the rumors of Aguile and Beelzebub were still pervasive. However, after Shea announced that the Red Blood Legion deputy legion leader Aguile would also serve as the deputy guard leader of the palace, it had faded a lot.
What is the deputy guard leader of the palace? A confidant second only to Guard Leader Kaguli! Not to mention about mobilizing the palace guards, the privilege of entering and leaving the palace anytime is enough to prove the trust of Princess Royal Highness. Would Princess Royal place a suspected and dangerous person like a Beelzebub Royal Family member near her?
Chen Rui came up with this idea. Resolving the rumors was surely part of the purpose. On the other hand, it was taking advantage of official matters for personal gain so that he could freely change his identity and have a date with Princess Royal Highness.
During these days, the relationship between the 2 had steadily warmed up. Except for the last line of defense, Shea’s defenses were breached. Chen Rui could clearly feel her long-suppressed gentleness under the indifferent lord’s mask, and she was gradually intoxicated.
Under the ruthless beauty appearance, she actually had a deep fear of loneliness, but she had to face loneliness. Fortunately, she was no longer alone now. She had a shoulder that she could lean on or “bite on.”
In the previous incident that Chen Rui was being mistaken as someone else, the capital’s secret intelligence leader, who was captured, finally confessed under Isabella’s secret technique. His main purpose of coming to the Dark Moon this time was to investigate the details of the Cloak Gang’s “Aguile”. If he confirmed that Aguile was a descendant of the Beelzebub Royal Family, then he could try to approach Aguile and even represent the Regent Obsidian with a corresponding commitment. This even included assigning the Dark Moon to the Beelzebub Royal Family. The conditions were to overthrow Shea and obey the capital.
This intention was quite sinister. Obsidian was stuck in the fundraising issue. He was eager to raise money to pay off his debts, so he had no time to concentrate on dealing with Shea. Watching the Dark Moon’s power and influence power growing, he couldn’t feel at ease, so he used this insidious trick to entice an internal strife within the Dark Moon. He would even assign the Dark Moon to the Beelzebub Royal Family who was originally a mortal enemy.
Of course, this “assignment” was probably just a short promise. At least, it would at least slow down the Down Moon. As long as the Beelzebub Royal Family and Shea started a fierce battle, the development of the Dark Moon would definitely stagnate or regress. Obsidian was happy to watch the fire from the shore while they were fighting. At the same time, he tried to solve the big problem of the fundraising money before freeing up to deal with Shea or Beelzebub.
However, Obsidian never expect that the secret intelligence leader he sent would fall into the hands of the enemy so quickly; he also didn’t expect that the current head of the Dark Moon’s secret intelligence department, “Dark Demon”, was his former powerful subordinate who knew the capital’s secrets well, the Devil’s Snare’s flower, Isabella. What was more unexpected was that the so-called “Aguile. Beelzebub” was simply Shea’s “confidant”.
This intel made Chen Rui feel a little pity because, before that, Shea had announced that Aguile would serve as the chief guard of the palace. If he learned from the head of the secret intelligence earlier that he would contact “Aguile”, Chen Rui could use another identity to talk to Obsidian. Perhaps he could trick the Royal Highness Regent again.
Of course, Obsidian did not know that the leader of the secret intelligence had been captured. Therefore, Chen Rui could consider using some more strategies, but he had no time to think about this issue because this intel was personally conveyed by the leader of the Dark Demon, Isabella, who “invited” him to the Dark Demon headquarters in the name of Delia. Ms. Yini was now in front of him. She looked at the sir financial officer with a scrutinizing gaze.
There were only 2 people in the entire room which were Isabella and Chen Rui. The rest of the Dark Demon members had consciously left long ago when the madam boss signaled them.
Chen Rui was a little guilty under her watch. Isabella said, “There are several important questions which are likely to be related to the future development of the Dark Demon. Sir financial officer, please clarify my doubts.”
Chen Rui also wanted to find a topic to distract her, but when he heard that it was important, he nodded quickly.
“The first question, how much do you know about Roman?”
The first question surprised Chen Rui. Does Isabella suspect that there is a problem with her nephew? Perhaps as the head of a secret intelligence department, she has reason to doubt anyone. Although Roman was lusty, alcoholic and frivolous, Chen Rui could safely hand over his back to him without being wary.
“Although Roman and I have not known each other for a long time, no matter what is the reason or evidence, I only have 2 words: Absolute trust.
Isabella nodded slightly, and she asked again, “Paglio, are these 2 words too for you. I heard from Betty that the relationship between both of you is extraordinary.”
Ms. Yini deliberately emphasized the word “extraordinary”. Chen Rui felt a little awkward. There is nothing but innocence between me and the dead duck dragon.
“I’m very curious about one thing now.” Isabella frowned slightly, “That day, how could the businessman named ‘Simon’ escape the blow of Paglio and I?”
The magnitude of this thinking jump was very large. She immediately brought in “Simon”. Chen Rui quickly explained, “This is the case. I was fortunate to have a grand master inheritance in the human world, and I later awakened some mechanic and life-saving skills, but it is only life-saving. There is no fighting power. If I didn’t stop Paglio after that, I would have been killed by my own people.”
Chen Rui had been thinking about this explanation for a long time. He hoped to fool Isabella, but she was not an ordinary woman. She was so savvy that she was almost on par with Teris. She once exposed his fundraising scam when he was pretending to be “Charles”. She was also the first “rival” to see through Chen Rui’s layout.
This time, can I really fool her?
Isabella asked casually, “Oh? The grand master inheritance? So 2 consecutive teleports… is your life-saving skill?”
Chen Rui suddenly thought that “Charles” had revealed the skills of [Double Teleportations] in the death match with Broc. His heart was tense, but he could no longer deny. He had to change the topic again, “Yes. When I accompanied Princess Shea to visit the Bloody Vine Flower Estate, the inheritance mutated again. I had to go to the Bloody Empire to find something special to…”
Isabella was the master of the Dark Demon. Chen Rui used the power of the Dark Demon many times in the Bloody Empire. Besides, the person in charge, Tess, also sacrificed because of him. It was impossible that Isabella didn’t know some of his actions in the Bloody Empire, so he simply admitted the fact in order to avoid further doubts.
“The mechanic skills inherited from the grand master? Are you sure it’s just mechanical skills and not pharmaceutics?”
Isabella’s curious questioning made Chen Rui’s heart raced wildly. It seemed that Isabella had already suspected his most worrying problem. He nodded quickly, “Yes, it’s just… mechanic skills.”
“No wonder you went to the Mechanic Association of the Bloody Empire. The so-called inheritance should require mechanical materials.” Isabella showed a thoughtful look, but there was a dagger in her hand. She played with it slowly. It was the “Searing Shadow” given by Chen Rui for her to assassinate Broc back then. Taking it out at this time seemed to have profound meaning.
“Why don’t you go to the Dark Shadow Empire’s Mechanic Association? With the relationship between the Dark Moon and the Dark Shadow Empire, even the rarest materials are easier to obtain than the Bloody Empire. Perhaps… you have hidden scruples of going to the Dark Shadow Empire’s Mechanic Association?”
Chen Rui had already secreted broken cold sweat behind her. This woman’s thinking is too quick, and her sentence is to the point. If this goes on, I’m afraid that the identity of the trio-specialized genius mechanic master will be exposed. Therefore, he had to change the topic, “It’s not that I don’t want to go to the Dark Shadow Empire, but this item is only available in the Bloody Empire. It’s called… Fertile Yuan Soil.”
“Sorry, I have no intention of spying on your secrets. I’m a layman for mechanic skills. I will believe whatever you say.” Ms. Yini’s words made Chen Rui complain secretly. Isn’t this spying on secrets?
“This time you really did a wonderful job. You even pulled down the top master of the Demon Realm, Nate. As for Fonsaq or something, it should be your secret. I don’t want to ask more.” Isabella gently stroked the sharp back of the Searing Shadow. “You went to the core of the enemy country alone, disrupted the enemy’s interior with tricks, beheaded the enemy’s generals, and finally escaped by faking death. I seem to have seen this kind of strategy in another person before.”
Chen Rui’s heart was already throbbing violently. He quickly explained, “I only used tricks to get revenge for a friend. As for General Adelaide, he died in a fight of the several princes. I don’t have such ability.”
Isabella said unhurriedly, “Oh, then I’ve mistaken… but everyone has their own habits or styles. No matter how the form changes, the things in the bones are hard to change, right?”
Chen Rui shuddered in fright. He seemed to think of something suddenly. He slapped his forehead, “By the way, I have an appointment with a little princess today. I want to take her to a place. She should be looking for me everywhere now. If you have no other questions, I…”
This sentence was not a lie. Chen Rui initially promised the little loli to take her out for a “trip” today. This “trip” was actually going to the underground world of Mountain Xilang and passing the Fertile Yuan Soil to the Earth Elemental King.
Fertile Yuan Soil had the ability to automatically recover. The powerful Ms. Black Dragon bit a mouthful of it as a seasoning last time. It had completely recovered now, so it was time to go to the Earth Palace of the Earth Elementals.
“Do you like flower?”
Before he finished speaking, Isabella asked casually while looking straight into Chen Rui’s eyes with her beautiful blue eyes.
This sentence seemed to have multiple meanings, Chen Rui looked away with a guilty conscience, “These questions seem to have nothing to do with the ‘future development of the Dark Demon’, right?
Isabella said coldly, “Of course it is related because these issues are very important to me, the controller of the Dark Demon. This will directly affect the future trends and development of the entire Dark Demon. Now, I want to listen to your answer.”
Is this a threat?
Chen Rui inexplicably thought of his “threat” to Shea that day: The retribution comes so fast.
“Not… bad.” Chen Rui replied blankly. This flower is… Devil’s Snare? Snow Dallet?
“You seem to have been in a coma for a long time. Since Roman is here and there is a powerhouse like Paglio who has a close relationship with you, why do you need the Fountain of Resurrection to dispel my evil voodoo?” Isabella’s question once again showed a large-scale leap thinking. She went back to the original topic.
Chen Rui was taken aback. Isabella had directly admitted that she used the evil voodoo’s poison scheme back then. At that time, they were just serving their own masters. However, the dispel of evil voodoo was indeed a big loophole. With Chen Rui’s previous trust in Paglio and Roman, this seemed unexplainable.
The sir financial officer’s forehead was sweating. Isabella is really something. She’s not a woman who can be fooled easily. Is it really necessary to expose everything?
At this moment, a Dark Demon member knocked on the door. He walked in and handed Isabella a note, then he stepped back. Isabella looked at the note and waved her hand. The note flew to Chen Rui lightly, “It seems that your little princess Royal Highness seems to have encountered a little trouble. You should solve it by yourself. Today, our conversation will stop here.”
Chen Rui took a glance at the note, and he left as if he was spared his life.
After escaping hurriedly from Ms. Yini’s sight, Chen Rui felt that his back drenched in sweat. He was not sure how much secret Isabella had guessed, but it was certain that she had already guessed a lot, especially her suspicion of “Charles”.
As the saying goes, the bystander sees it clearly. Chen Rui recalled what he did. Indeed, as Isabella said, there were some relatively fixed styles. This was also out of his habit. Basically everyone was like this. Fortunately, Isabella was the only one who knew the secrets, otherwise many matters might be exposed.
Isabella’s disgust, vain, and conspiracy toward Charles in the beginning evolved to sacrificing her life for him in the end. It would be false to say that he didn’t understand the affection. Especially at the last moment, the phrase “I would rather have met you back then” was enough to clarify many matters.
It was just that Isabella was on the verge of death at that time. Perhaps it was just an instinctive response to seeking something to rely on when she was fearful at the verge of death. He was not sure what Isabella’s state of mind was after her “resurrection”.
He was already in a terrible fix when dealing with the 3 madams: The heroine, the little maid, and the female scientists as well as the quasi-madam, the Princess Royal Highness. It was not easy to enjoy the bliss of a harmonious harem. Furthermore, he had Her Majesty empress in the faraway empire whom he was determined to marry…
Although the ideal of otaku was to build a huge harem, there was often a big gap between reality and ideals. The more the better was definitely not suitable for his current harem construction ideas. If I can reinforce the existing scale, then safely add the top beauty in the future, I am already satisfied. I really don’t want to write any delusional journey of hunting beauty.
As for the aunty of someone, Ms. Yini, the Devil’s Snare flower… Haih, I better stay away from her for now.
At this moment, in front of the Dark Demon’s window upstairs, Ms. Yini squeezed the dagger in her hand while looking at the back of the human hurriedly leaving. She blurted a word out of her silver teeth, “Liar!”
She knew… What was waiting ahead of him? A dagger or an embrace?
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