“Alice, stop messing around.” Chen Rui could only shake his head helplessly. “Your sister is not firmly established in the capital now. You don’t want to distract her. When the situation settles down, I will pick you up by then.”
“I know that Eve and Alian will also go to the capital with Uncle Skye’s family. After Athena becomes the lord, she will be busy all day just like my sister… It’s really boring,” Alice said aggrievedly, “Moreover, I’m not going to make trouble. I really want to help my sister. Doesn’t the capital have a branch of the Princess Retail Store? I can…”
“No! At most, I will let Olypheus stay with you!” Chen Rui could not give in with this question. He said with a stern face.
Alice rarely saw his stern face, and her eyes were a little teary. When Olypheus heard that she couldn’t go to the capital to do a few “big business”, her face also looked bitter.
“Actually… it’s not impossible for Alice to go to the capital now.” It was actually Isabella who said that.
The little loli’s eyes lit up, “Sister Isabella!”
“Sister? Isn’t it the old woman or Grandma Isabella?” Isabella smiled. It was obvious that the little loli and the mature woman had not only met before, but they also had a sharp confrontation.
The cause of Alice’s dislike for Isabella dated back to Isabella’s visit to the Dark Moon as an envoy. Of course, there was no lack of the little loli’s envy and hatred for the size of the mature woman’s breasts.
Later, after Isabella “disappeared” as the leader of the Dark Moon’s Dark Demon, the little loli rarely heard about her. Until recently, Shea told the little loli about Isabella to get Alice to cooperate with the protection of Isabella and the Dark Demon.
The little loli’s eyes rolled, “Sister Isabella has a broad mind, so don’t stoop down to little girls like me. Olypheus and I are good friends, and her sister is my sister. Sister, please take me to the capital!”
“Little girl?” Isabella was a little surprised at the little loli’s humble claim of herself, knowing that the word “little” was taboo to little loli.
“I’m still young.” The little loli was not sloppy in principle. She also held Olypheus, who was also a “little” girl, “I will grow up. Please take care of me in the future, sister.”
“You’re the little princess indeed.” Isabella smiled slightly and turned her gaze to Ms. Black Dragon, “Olypheus, you also want to go to the capital?”
Compared with Ms. Zola’s fake daze, some aspects of Ms. Black Dragon were closer to the real daze (except financially). She was completely puzzled by Alice and Isabella’s conversation. When she heard that sentence, she nodded quickly.
Olypheus once visited the capital last time, and she almost exhausted all the resources of the Dark Demon base. In the impression of Ms. Black Dragon, the Fallen Angel Capital was a good place with foolish rich people where she could get rich if she went there quickly.
“Alright, little princess, I can take you to the capital. But if you really want to help instead of messing up, then you have to listen to me!” As Isabella smiled charmingly, her big chest trembled slightly which made the little loli’s eyes full of envy.
When Alice heard it, she jumped up happily, “Sister Isabella, I will listen to you!”
Chen Rui kept hinting Isabella, but she turned a deaf ear and smiled, “Okay. Olypheus, you help the little princess prepare first. Particularly the Princess Retail Store needs to be arranged well. I will come to the palace to pick up both of you later.”
“Understood, sister.” Olypheus and the little loli responded in unison. They cheerfully held hands and ran out.
“Isabella!” Chen Rui finally couldn’t help but screamed. When Olypheus and the little loli heard this scream, they suddenly accelerated their pace without looking back for fear of a change. They disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Isabella smiled indifferently, “Why? Distressed? The man that both big and little princess loves?”
“Don’t change the topic! What are you planning?” Chen Rui frowned, “Isn’t it troublesome if Alice goes to the capital now?”
“What do you and Shea think of Alice? A vase? A flower in the greenhouse? A sister who will never grow up and always have to be cared for?” Isabella scoffed, “She is not an ordinary family’s daughter. She is the princess of an empire, and the only sister of the empress! The “protection” that you deem will only turn into indulgence, doting, making her more capricious, arrogant, and strongly dependent. Then, without your protection by her side and when you cannot control her rebellious mentality, she will make mistakes that you and herself will regret!”
The sudden aggressiveness in Isabella’s eyes made Chen Rui startled slightly. He shook his head, “She is only 14 years old after all…”
Isabella asked indifferently, “Do you know what I was doing when I was 14? What were you doing when you were 14?”
Chen Rui wanted to say that he himself was in junior high school when he was 14, and he had a crush on the charismatic music committee member in the class, but this glorious history could not be used to refute her. Isabella’s calm voice sounded again, “Don’t underestimate Alice. The 2 years she is in the Princess Retail Store is not in vain. Her role in the capital will be much greater than you think. It is not only beneficial for experience, but also for her growth. As for the safety issue, I can use my life to guarantee, so don’t worry. If you don’t let her go to the capital, then I won’t go either.”
Chen Rui was silent for a while. Isabella’s reaction was beyond his expectations, but he could not refute it. The young eagle would have to grow up 1 day, and the eagle would eventually fly in the sky. Alice had her own personality and future; she wasn’t a pet raised in captivity. Although he disagreed with Isabella’s overly radical view, he also hoped that Alice could be stronger and have her own independent ability. Perhaps under the premise of protection, he could let go gradually.
A few hours later, the “teleportation” started. Chen Rui didn’t have Zola’s space ability, so he could only set up a one-time teleportation magic circle to connect with the teleportation portal at the financial officer’s residence. This magic circle took Chen Rui a long time to set up. It was already dusk when he finished it, and all the people who were going to the capital had already gathered.
There were 220 people going to the capital this time which was already the limit of the Rainbow Valley’s transmission. At Isabella’s insistence, Alice was finally brought along, and Loki who was protecting her also followed. In addition, there were Olypheus, Tetenis, and Skye’s family.
The palace defense at the Fallen Angel Empire was very strong. The magic circles alone could prevent the simultaneous attacks of several peak stage Demon Overlords, but Shea currently lacked reliable guards, so this time he brought more than 200 imperial guards led by Kaguli.
In terms of the personnel of the Dark Moon, Athena served as the representative lord, Kaguron still served as the legion commander of the Red Blood Legion, and Nesta still served as the legion commander of the Flame Legion. The original Magic Shadow Cavalry was merged into the Flame Legion. Nesta was originally the capital army commander, but now he had become a puppet of the God-Eating Mask. He was still staying in the Dark Moon just in case. Tim was still the legion commander of the Moon Shadow Legion. Roman served as the sheriff. “Chen Rui” still served as the financial officer, but due to the human’s illness, the main affairs were handled by the assistant, Saiful Family’s patriarch Old Ford.
Under the lead of several generals, some soldiers of the capital army that were stranded in the Dark Moon were allocated to the Red Spirit Estate. The rest went north to return to the capital. 100,000 undead army led by Guradam went to the Walan Fortress. The Red Blood Flame Army urgently recruited and trained new recruits while strengthening the defense and detection in the estate. Although Catherine might not really attack, the Dark Moon still could not put their guards down. They must put up a full defensive stance.
Athena, Kia and Chen Rui only met in a hurry before they separated, but both women understood that now the capital’s affairs were extremely critical, and Chen Rui’s task was not light. Besides, with the [Star Gate] and the Rainbow Valley’s passage, it was still very fast to come back.
Chen Rui led a group of people through the misty Rainbow Valley and teleported to the capital.
“Go straight to the north, and you can reach the capital in about 6 hours. You all will be led by Madam Dark Demon. Pay attention to hide your trails along the way. Protect the little princess, and Sir Aguile will pick you up over there.” The “Madam Dark Demon” that Chen Rui mentioned was the veiled Isabella. There were many outsiders here, so he naturally wanted to keep her identity secret.
The little loli had already learned before the departure that “Chen Rui ” would not go with them for the time being. He would come for a secret meeting a few days later. Therefore, she obediently followed Isabella and the others without saying much.
After everyone walked away, Chen Rui immediately opened the [Star Gate], returned to the capital’s palace, and reported the incident to Shea. Shea was surprised when she heard that Alice was following, and she asked him to get some men to greet them immediately.
A few hours later, a group of people appeared in the palace.
After seeing Her Majesty Empress, the imperial guards led by Kaguli immediately began the patrol. However, due to the limited number of people, they mainly guarded the hall and the bedroom.
Although Shea had only been away from the Dark Moon for 1 day, she still had a warm feeling in her heart when she saw these familiar and loyal guards. However, she didn’t show a good face to the little loli. She gave Alice a “deal with you later” gaze. The little loli knew her sister’s temperament. She smiled as she followed Kaguli to rest in the bedroom.
“Master Tetenis, Master Fonsaq.” Shea lowered her head slightly.
Tetenis bowed slightly, “I have no choice. Both of my apprentices are so loyal toward Your Majesty, especially this guy named Aguile or Your Majesty’s fiancé. I have to move my old bones, but I can only stay here for 1 year.”
Fonsaq, who had always been using the name Skye, also bowed and spoke up, “Your Majesty does not need to be so polite. Aguile’s matter is my matter. I will join the Fallen Angel Empire’s Mechanic Association as soon as possible. As Master Tetenis’s identity is a bit special, he wants to change his name to join the Potioneer Association. Hope Your Majesty can send someone to arrange the specific registration.”
“No problem, thank you masters! I have arranged a house for both of you, please go to rest first.”
Fonsaq was the Demon Realm’s top leather mechanic master for many years. With his reputation and Shea’s support, it was not difficult to become the president of the Fallen Angel Empire Mechanic Association. The news of his resurrection would also surely shock the Demon Realm; Tetenis was even more impressive. On the surface, he was the top mechanic master proficient in accessories, but in fact, he was a dual quasi-grand master of potion and alchemy. It was equivalent to the Demon Realm’s top alchemist which was far better than Nate’s kind of deceitful role. It was easy for him to use pharmaceutics knowledge to enter the Potioneer Association and create a huge influence power.
After Tetenis and his family left, Isabella took the lead in speaking, “Your Majesty, there is an old saying called, ‘Haste makes waste.” According to my understanding of the Mechanic Association and Potioneer Association, Master Fonsaq can appear first, and that Master Tetenis… Uh, it’s actually a quasi-grand master, he should hide for a period of time and choose a suitable time to join the Potioneer Association. Also, I advise Princess Alice not to live in the palace, but to temporarily live in a house purchased by the Dark Demon with Olypheus and Master Tetenis. In addition to Loki, Olypheus can also protect the little princess. With the 2 dark elf friends of the little princess, Princess Alice should not feel lonely there.”
“Your suggestion is good, I will seriously consider it” Shea nodded, “You are much more familiar with the capital than me. Now I have an urgent task. Are you confident to control the secret intelligence department in the hands of Obsidian in the shortest time possible?”
Isabella said calmly, “I can take over the secret intelligence department, but there is a condition. I require independent decision-making power and can choose not to be controlled by Your Majesty when necessary.”
Shea’s gaze showed a sharp expression as she looked at Isabella. Unexpectedly, a hint of warmth flashed past her eyes, “Okay, I just want the results, and I won’t limit your methods.”
“Your Majesty really has the courage!” Isabella felt Shea’s gaze and smiled slightly, “Then let me ask first, has Your Majesty got the allegiance of the Toro Family?”
Shea glanced at Chen Rui and nodded, “Yes.”
“That’s easy then. I was originally the highest controller of the capital secret intelligence department. After I disappeared, my assistant, Solin, the niece of Toro Family’s Old Cowen, took over the secret intelligence department. As long as there is Toro Family’s full cooperation to get rid of a few hindrances, it shouldn’t be a problem to regain control of the secret intelligence department. We can also add the people from the Dark Demon into it.”
Shea’s eyes lit up, “This matter will be fully entrusted to you. If there is a need for manpower, I will do my best to satisfy you even though I don’t have many people available.”
Isabella took a look at Chen Rui with interest, “Does this include the future Prince Consort Royal Highness?”
“What do you mean?” Shea asked with a deep meaning.
Isabella pondered for a moment, then she smiled and said, “I won’t be able to use him for the time being, but maybe I might not be able to do without this Royal Highness in the future.”
“You can act accordingly.”
The last few sentences seemed to be a bit awkward. While Chen Rui on the side listened, for some reason, he thought of a song inexplicably, and sweat suddenly appeared on his forehead.
TL: Hmmm, bloody massacre in the harem soon?
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