After properly arranging the Sarandi and the rest, Chen Rui followed Shea all the way to the bath in the depths of the palace, and they entered the underground secret room that only belonged to the 2 of them.
To Chen Rui’s surprise, everything in the secret room had been cleared. There were no wind chimes, mirrors, and so on.
It was only a matter of time before Shea moved to the capital. In order to prevent anyone from discovering the secrets here, it must be cleaned up, but it seemed to be a bit early.
Shea turned around and looked at him quietly, “Don’t you have something to tell me?”
“First, I must explain about the Sword of Fallen Angel to you.” Chen Rui smiled bitterly, “This was an accident. I’m really sorry.”
When Chen Rui was in the capital, he only used some unique runes to stimulate the reaction of the ancient runes, creating the illusion that the Sword of Fallen Angel was responding, but in fact, the seal of the ancient runes on the Sword of Fallen Angel still strongly rejected Chen Rui. If it was Shea, she would be rejected like Obsidian. This sword was the most important item to destroy the morale of the capital coalition army, so Chen Rui had been using [Deep Analysis] to crack the ancient runes. When he was riding the little black horse to rush toward the war in the wilderness, he was training in the training ground of the Super System while using [Deep Analysis] to crack the seal of ancient runes on the Sword of Fallen Angel.
However, things went wrong. The seal of ancient runes was stronger than expected, so the [Deep Analysis] automatically acted on the Sword of Fallen Angel itself. Before the seal of ancient runes was unlocked, the Sword of Fallen Angel had already carried the surname of Chen. (Meaning belonging to Chen Rui)
This mistake made Chen Rui want to cry without tears. Fortunately, after becoming the master of the Sword of Fallen Angel, using its own [Soul Searing ] attribute, he finally broke the seal from the inside out.
There were 3 attributes of the Sword of Fallen Angel.
[Sword Control] – Double the damage. The sword can be controlled within the effective range away from the body to launch various attacks.
[Soul Searing] – After stabbing an enemy, it will directly kill and disintegrate the enemy’s soul power. It will turn the devoured flesh and blood into the user’s power.
[Blazing Wing]- Fully immune to light element and dark element attacks within the effective time. Limited to one activation per hour.
Compared with the God-Eating Mask, the Sword of Fallen Angel’s attack characteristics were more powerful. [Sword Control] was somewhat similar to the methods of Xianxia in Chen Rui’s memory. It also had the effect of doubling the damage; [Sould Searing] could not only annihilate the soul, and it also had the “lifesteal” function; As for [Blazing Wing], in some specific battles, it would exert unexpected miraculous effects.
According to Tetenis, the Sword of Fallen Angel or God-Eating Mask alone was only a pseudo-artifact. Chen Rui already had 2.5 quasi-artifacts, but when equipped at the same time, there was no suit buff like when he was playing games previously. It seemed to be like what the old man said, they would only become real artifacts when the 7 pieces were together.
Chen Rui had no special desire to collect artifacts. Getting the Sword of Fallen Angel accidentally already caused him a headache. The analyzed 7 artifacts could not be used without him. Furthermore, the Sword of Fallen Angel was different from the God-Eating Mask or Illusive Demon Shield as it was related to Shea’s ruling of the Fallen Angel Empire!
“That’s what happened…” Chen Rui forcibly explained for a while, “After I fully obtain the inheritance of the grand master, I will definitely be able to solve this matter.”
[Deep Analysis] was the function of the Super System. As long as he could thoroughly master the Super System one day, then he should be able to “unbind” these things.
The insights along the way had been quite rewarding. In the process of fusion of the mind and the Super System, Chen Rui’s Phecda’s Experience Value had continued to rise, and now it had reached 100%. As long as there was an opportunity, he would be able to break through to the next level of “Merak”.
Perhaps due to the precedent of the God-Eating Mask, Shea’s reaction was very calm. She was not surprised or blaming him, but she asked indifferently, “Do you want power?”
Chen Rui trembled slightly. Seeing the ice-like calmness in Shea’s purple eyes, he couldn’t help feeling very uncomfortable for some reason.
Shea only said this sentence, but Chen Rui knew what she meant. The economic scale of the Dark Moon was actually founded by Chen Rui. The Cloak Gang controlled by him had completely controlled the order of the Dark Moon. The wyvern legion, taurens, and medusas actually obeyed only Chen Rui’s orders, not including the powerful earth elementals and several dragons. Now Chen Rui had become the master of the Sword of Fallen Angel. Except for the Blue Lava Estate, the lords of the White Feather Estate and Red Spirit Estate were his servants. If he had the desire for power, it was not difficult to subvert the empire again or use that magical [Transformation] to justifiably pull Shea from the throne and use the identity of a Lucifer Royal Family to control the empire. Anyway, he was recognized by the artifact which was the most undoubted “identity card”.
As a person in power, the greatest taboo was the subordinates being more powerful than the master. In particular, Chen Rui now controlled the 3 estates, grasping the “lifeblood” of the empire. From the perspective of “Shea the Great”, he was one of the biggest threats.
Casting someone aside after the person had served her purpose was common in the history of this world or the human world. Now that the Dark Moon had developed and Obsidian had been eliminated, it was time for Chen Rui to cast her aside.
Is it so?
A faint chilling intent appeared in Chen Rui’s eyes as he walked toward Shea who looked at him motionlessly.
Chen Rui stretched out his claw-shaped hands and he reached toward Shea’s throat.
Shea didn’t move.
Chen Rui lifted his hand, grabbed both sides of Shea’s face, and squeezed hard. The cold beauty’s face suddenly changed, and it looked funny.
Then, he kneaded, squeezed… making that beautiful face constantly deformed.
Shea couldn’t bear it. She bit the back of his hand with one bite, leaving 2 crescent moons behind.
Chen Rui started to fight back, biting… and kissing her neck. He sucked hard, trying to leave his own bruised red lip mark on the white jade skin.
Without using the territory or skills of the Demon Overlord and Demon Emperor, it was a very strange “battle”.
In the end, both of them fell to the ground while gasping for breath. Of course, the man’s shoulders were obligated to serve as the pillow for the woman.
“Foolish woman, you have so many Demon Overlords now, why don’t you set up an ambush in the palace and kill me?”
“Next time, I will consider it.” Shea bit her lip and said forcefully.
“Don’t be silly, the same move is useless for crossovers… Uh, grand master inheritor.” Chen Rui stroked her hair lightly, “I won’t make the same mistake again.”
“I order you in the name of Shea. Lucifer, you must survive.”
In a person’s life, there were some people and some words that would never be forgotten.
“Actually, this was hinted by Old Gauss and the others. Old Gauss doesn’t know your other identity and secrets, so it was mainly directed at ‘Aguile’, but as an empress, I have to ask this.” Shea’s eyes were a little red. She curled up in his arms like a cat, trembling slightly.
Just as Chen Rui wanted to say something, Shea’s low voice sounded, “Listen to me first, okay?”
“From the moment my father decided that I would take over as the lord, my only goal in life was to revitalize the Dark Moon and to recapture the Fallen Angel Empire from Obsidian. I abandoned my original self. I abandoned everything. I became a cold sister and lord. That day in the wilderness, when this goal was achieved, I was not happy or satisfied in my heart; I only felt dazed and fearful.” Shea’s body trembled more and more violently. The scene where you disappeared with Obsidian on the battlefield was like a nightmare… I’m afraid of this feeling. I’m also afraid that one day I will change and I won’t be afraid anymore…”
These ending words were very puzzling, but Chen Rui understood what Shea meant. He had never thought that his place in her heart would override those deep-rooted responsibilities and fate.
Chen Rui closed his eyes and held her carefully like a precious artwork. At this moment, he was not holding a lord, princess, or empress in his arms, but his beloved woman; a weak woman who had taken off her cold mask and needed care.
When the wet marks on his shirt gradually stopped spreading, Chen Rui gently placed the hand stroking her hair on her back. He said warmly, “There are some things that we will always persist in no matter the changes. Both you and I have this kind of persistence. In fact, what you are facing now is not the end, but a new beginning. The road ahead may be full of thorns and difficulties, but you don’t have to be afraid because I will always be by your side just like before. That is the only ‘power’ that I want.”
“In the name of Shea. Lucifer, you will be the only man with this power before the flame of my life goes out.” Shea lifted her head slowly. Her gentle eyes were filled with resoluteness.
“Our future has just begun, Your Majesty.” Chen Rui smiled slightly and kissed her on the forehead. The 2 cuddled together with their fingers intertwined. There was no gap between both hearts.
In the secret room, the man and woman who loved each other poured their hearts out and discussed the future in whispers. It was a cozy and lovely scene.
Shea didn’t ask anything about the artifact just because she believed him.
“Future Your Majesty Empress, you have almost conquered the entire empire now, and I’m a lazy and cunning person. As long as I conquer Your Majesty, it is equivalent to conquering the empire.”
Shea had already relieved the depression in her heart, and she looked a lot more relaxed with a slight smile on her face, “I think you need to correct a problem of principle. Whether it is a prince consort or a princess’ fiance, you are always just a supplement. It’s equivalent to my… concubine. Don’t make a mistake about this superior and inferior relationship.”
Concubine? Chen Rui was speechless about this “title”, and he simply acted like a hooligan, “Superior and inferior relationship? Can I understand this relationship as a certain posture?”
Shea was astounded. She knew she was definitely inferior to this guy in terms of being shameless. She couldn’t help but roll her eyes. This look was very charming, especially when it appeared on the face of Princess Royal Highness who was usually stern. Chen Rui’s heart was swayed for a while.
“Put away your crooked thoughts, at least before a certain ceremony is conducted.” Shea slowly stood up, looking radiant. “Speaking of the future ceremony, I believe the entire empire will pay attention to it, especially your beautiful female companions, what do you think? My only sir fiance?”
“Only” was a sensitive word in the harem. It seemed that the struggle of the crystal harem was everywhere. The male protagonist must be prepared for blood sacrifice at any time. Facing the confident future Majesty Empress, Chen Rui secretly wiped his sweat and he dared not reply.
Shea finally stays true to her heart and chooses what is important to her. Now, it’s just the beginning of another “war” 😂.
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