These words made Sicali’s expression freeze. He looked at Alice and Chen Rui again, “Sir Chen Rui, is that true?”
“Little Princess Royal Highness is just joking.” Chen Rui secretly gave Alice a thumbs up, and he shrugged, “The original saying is, I would rather break my hands and feet than to run naked.”
Sicali’s eyes narrowed slightly, “So… Sir Chen Rui is refusing?”
Chen Rui ignored the chill in Sicali’s eyes, and he smiled slightly, “I’m just a financial officer of the Dark Moon. Sir lord is of noble status and a royal family member, so why would you haggle with me.”
Although his tone was quite euphemistic, he was obviously rejecting Sicali.
Even if Chen Rui’s enemy was the peak of the Demon Emperor, he wouldn’t be afraid. He had already killed 2 peak stages of the Demon Emperors, and they were all actual combat types. None of them was worse than Sicali.
Anyone who dared to have a thought to touch his woman would only have one ending: Kill!
Chen Rui’s obvious disregard made Sicali’s eyes twitch. He was about to speak when a nonchalant voice sounded, “Stop talking nonsense. Kia is my good sister. If anyone dares to have ill intentions, I, the old mother will directly wipe out his whole family!”
On this occasion, the one who claimed to be an old mother was none other than Ms. Emerald Dragon. Today, Ms. Betty was pulled over by Chen Rui to “welcome the guests”. His original intention was to act as a deterrent at some point. When she heard Sicali was interested in Kia, her “Governance Association” good sister and chief costume designer, she immediately yelled at him unceremoniously.
Palando exclaimed, “How daring! Who are you? How dare you…”
Before she finished speaking, a terrifying pressure came over. Palando felt that she was falling into the ice cellar, and she couldn’t say anything. The initially threatening mutated hellhound that she was holding lied on the ground while trembling as if it saw something terrifying.
A Demon Overlord-level power breath! Sicali’s face changed suddenly. He hurriedly said, “Princess Shea, Palando has always been immature. You know it. It was just a misunderstanding just now. Please be merciful, madam.”
Krobelus withdrew her breath upon Chen Rui’s hint. She sneered at Palando with disdain, then she talked and laughed with Alice as though no one else was around.
Palando was drenched in cold sweat. She didn’t dare to say a word. That hellhound had long lost its prestige. It was hiding behind her with its tail tucked between its legs. Krobelus’ breath carried a terrifying dragon demeanor. If she did not hold back, this dog already had loose stools.
“This is our Dark Moon’s guest, Madam Krobelus.” Shea said calmly, “It was just a misunderstanding just now. Sir Sicali doesn’t need to worry about it.”
Sicali nodded, and he never mentioned about Kia anymore. Countless thoughts ran through his mind: It turns out that this woman is Krobelus who betrayed the capital and turned to the Dark Moon’s side. She is indeed a Demon Overlord powerhouse. Besides, the Dark Moon seems to have more powerful hidden Demon Overlord powerhouses…
The interlude subsided quickly. Shortly after the dinner, the palace held a welcome ball.
Although Chen Rui disliked this kind of socializing the most, as the most important financial officer of the Dark Moon, he could not be absent from banquets or balls, so he had to bring Athena with him. Kia would definitely not show up to avoid causing more trouble.
Sicali’s coveting of Kia had caused Chen Rui to have a strong hostility in his heart. If he accepted Krobelus’ warning and retreat, then all was good. If he didn’t give up and had other intentions, Chen Rui would kill him without hesitation.
Athena wore a pink orange dress with a set of red gemstone-based jewelry that was designed by Kia. She was beautiful and elegant with self-confidence and heroic spirit. She attracted a lot of attention when she appeared.
Sicali looked at Chen Rui who was intimately held by Athena. An unusual expression flashed in his eyes. It was more of a kind of jealousy. However, Athena was not Kia. Not only was she one of the 3 legion commanders of the Dark Moon and sheriff, but her father, George. Wales, was also the first general of the empire. The Warlock Fortress was strong and sturdy. It was located in the north of the White Feather Estate. It was also the strongest barrier against the Bloody Empire in the north. He could provoke Kia, but he wouldn’t dare to provoke Athena. If there was any dispute, the entire White Feather Estate couldn’t bear the rage of General George.
Compared with Athena’s elegance, Shea who was in a white dress, looked cold and arrogant like snow lotus on an ice peak which was beautiful but unapproachable. There seemed to be a little more warmth only when she was standing with her cute and lovely sister, Alice.
There was also a beautiful woman who sat isolated at a large table full of food. She gobbled the plates of delicacies at an astonishing speed without any demeanor as if this was the only meaningful matter in the ball. It seemed that she was not full at all after the previous dinner. In fact, she happened to be the one who ate the most at the time. Needless to say, it was none other than Ms. Betty.
In fact, Palando’s appearance was also good, but her temperament was much inferior. She looked arrogant and confident as if she was the most beautiful and noble woman in the world.
The ball had began. Out of courtesy, Shea accepted Sicali’s invitation for her first dance. However, Shea had already prepared earlier. She chose the original court dance song of the Demon Realm which was also a very formal court dance. After it ended with a short song, the task was completed.
Sicali was about to invite her again, but he was surrounded by some noble ladies of the Dark Moon. To be honest, Sicali’s appearance was quite suave. He was also a royal family member and a lord. There were quite a lot of ladies who were social climber.
Chen Rui’s first dance was with Athena, but soon, Athena gave the opportunity of the second dance of waltz to her best friend, Alice. It was the first time the little loli danced with Chen Rui in a public ball since the previous Isabella ball incident. It could be said to be a dream come true. She was blushing with excitement.
However, Alice was not very tall. When the two waltzed, it looked a little weird. In addition to Alice’s excitement, there was still a lack of cooperation. Even so, Alice was quite satisfied.
When Shea watched her sister and Chen Rui danced closely together, she suddenly felt an unspeakable feeling in her heart. However, when she saw Alice happily waving to her, her gaze softened again.
After dancing 2 dances, Chen Rui finally got rid of the clinging little loli. He came to Shea and gently stretched out his hand.
“Can I have the honor to dance with Your Highness?”
Chen Rui was not the first person to invite Shea to dance. After dancing the first dance with Sicali. Many nobles and royal family members from the White Feather Estate including Sicali came to invite her, but they were declined without exception. As for the people on the Dark Moon side, they all knew the temperament of this lord, so none of them were willing to suffer setbacks until the sir financial officer appeared.
In Shea’s eyes, she was too familiar with this action of Chen Rui. In the underground secret room of the palace, and even in the council hall, the two had danced numerous times. Just as she was about to refuse with a cold face, her hands subconsciously reached out under everyone’s surprised gaze.
In the midst of the dance music, the princess in the white dress and the man in the black attire began to dance gracefully. They immediately became the focus of the audience. Whether it was the elegant dancing posture or the tacit understanding of cooperation, it was enough to overshadow others. Many people stopped their dance and watched their movements.
“Sister dances really well!” The little loli’s two big eyes were glimmering with a look of admiration, “I will learn from my sister another day.”
Athena pouted. She had to admit that Shea’s dance was indeed much better than her: Hmph! Is she practicing with this guy every day?!
However, except for Athena, most people didn’t think that this was the result of their regular practice. They only thought that Shea’s talent was extraordinary. After all, this Princess Royal was a well-known iceberg beauty who never gave face to any man. Whoever dared to offend her would only end up dead.
The jealousy in Sicali’s eyes was even stronger. He secretly thought: Chen Rui must be one of Shea’s suitors, and Shea has noticed this, so she uses her beauty to firmly control this extraordinarily talented human. From his previous attitude toward Kia, it can be seen that this human has a very strong possessive desire for females. This may be a very important breakthrough.
Sicali walked to his sister and whispered a few words. Palando sneered with dissatisfaction, but she finally nodded.
One dance was finally finished. Shea ignored Chen Rui’s further request to dance for a second time, and she went straight back to her seat. Some people immediately gathered around her and imitated his invitation, but they were all rejected…
Chen Rui was about to walk toward Athena and Alice when a figure suddenly blocked in front of him. It was Ms. Palando, the sister of the White Feather Estate’s lord.
“Chen Rui, aren’t you inviting me for a dance?” Palando showed a smile which looked a little pretentious.
Chen Rui frowned, “I’m sorry, Ms. Palando, I’m very tired. I want to take a rest.”
“Okay, I’ll rest with you.” It seemed that Palando was really clinging to him.
“Ms. Palando, I’m sorry, I want to be alone for a while… You also don’t want to disappoint the men who are eagerly waiting to dance with you.” Chen Rui turned toward the males who were making eye contacts not far away as he tilted his head.
“Them?” Palando showed disdain, but she changed to a delighted expression when she turned to Chen Rui, “They are just a bunch of incompetent people who flatter those in power. I don’t like weaklings!”
“I’m also a weak person. Any Higher Demon can knock me down now.” Chen Rui said lightly. He turned to leave, but he was stopped by Palando again.
“You’re really not good at fighting, but in some aspects, you are a well-deserved powerhouse. Without you, it is absolutely impossible for the Dark Moon’s economy to have its current development and qualitative change. The reputation of the Demon Realm’s top minister of internal affairs is definitely not in vain. Wherever you go, you will be the most valued talent!” Palando seemed to be arrogant, but she was also a bit eloquent. “It’s just that the Dark Moon is already at its limit. Don’t you think you are more able to unleash your talent if you change to another environment? We can give you what Shea can give you. We can also give you what Shea can’t give you…”
While speaking, Palando’s body got closer. Chen Rui took 2 steps back, “I think you have misunderstood, Ms. Palando. Thank you very much for your appreciation and kindness, but I don’t want to change the environment.”
Palando still didn’t give up. She leaned slightly, and the cleavage on her chest appeared instantly. She said in a flirty tone, “With you wit, don’t you know that Shea is just luring you and capitalising your value step by step? I am different; I will give you something substantial, or… I can also give in advance…”
Chen Rui sneered in his heart, but he looked indifferent on the surface, “I will act like I have never heard these words before. Excuse me, I’m going to take a rest.”
“Insensible guy!” Palando’s face turned gloomy, “You must have lost your mind by the bitch named Kia! Hmph. Let me tell you, I’m going to marry the Iron Fist Lord of the Bloody Empire. At that time, I will propose to the capital to let that little bitch be a dowry and go to Iron Fist Estate with me. I will let her be countless men’s toys and give her a living death! This is an important diplomatic marriage between empires. Even Shea will not dare to object to this!”
Chen Rui didn’t expect Palando to be so insidious. A strong murderous intent surged in his heart. Even if he failed in the rivalry of strategic planning, he could accept it, but touching his woman had already touched his trigger point. No matter what Palando’s motive was, she had been included in the to-kill list.
Seeing Palando’s sinister gaze, Chen Rui took a deep breath and calmed down. He said coldly, “Really? Then, I can’t stay in the Dark Moon anymore. I can only go to the capital to serve the regent or go to the Bloody Empire to join Raizen the Great. As a bargaining chip for allegiance, I will propose a condition which is to send you to the most dangerous border or mining area to be the most inferior camp prostitute. Most of the border residents there are exiled prisoners. They did not take a bath in almost 3 months. Just the smell is enough for you to enjoy. You will drink the sewage with sedimentation, and eat dry, hard and moldy bread. It’s been a long time since they have touched a woman, I believe you get the “best” treatment. But don’t worry, someone with a little beauty like you is the most popular. They won’t just do it one-off like they usually do. They will keep you to enjoy you slowly…”
Palando’s face turned pale while Chen Rui smiled more calmly. He approached Palando and pretended to be affectionate, “Don’t doubt my ability and determination. You are just a whore whose marriage to the Iron Fist Estate is just a betrayal of your body for political purposes and you still feel self-righteous. To put it bluntly, you are just a pawn that can be discarded at any time, but I’m different. You said it yourself, I’m the Demon Realm’s top minister in internal affairs. Wherever I go, I will be the most valued talent! If you want to be a whore for a lot of people, you might as well try it.”
Palando’s body shivered, and her gaze toward Chen Rui was full of fear, “You…you evil!”
“I’m just a powerless weak human. The word “evil” should be given to you as a self-righteous and vicious woman.” Chen Rui smiled kindly, “If you are prepared for a living death, then just come and provoke me. I can guarantee that they won’t kill you at once; they will make you ‘enjoy’ slowly.”
When Palando saw his smile, she felt as if she saw a vicious ghost in the abyss of hell. She shuddered suddenly, and she did not dare to utter a word.
Chen Rui straightened his collar as he glanced into the distance at the little loli who was waving at him constantly, motioning him to “come here”, and he strode over. This time Palando didn’t dare to stop him any more. Instead, she just stood there in silence, not even daring to look at the “evil” again.
Hmmm, would Sicali just give up like this?
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