At night, the 2 purple moons hung high in the starry sky, revealing hazy and soft radiance in the clouds.
In the quiet courtyard below, there was a thin mist. The source of the mist was a pot on a small stove. Next to the small stove was a low table. A set of delicate utensils was placed on the small bamboo stand of the table.
A pair of jade-like slender hands skillfully poured the water from the pot into the teapot and small cups on the table. After rewashing, she poured it into the small bamboo table with a water absorption function. The water was gone instantly.
Dozens of pale green dried leaves were put into a small purple teapot and washed with boiling water. After draining, she added water again to soak the leaves. A faint fragrance began to diffuse into the air.
The jade-like hands poured the tea from the small teapot into the small purple cup with the cup holder in front of Chen Rui, then she poured another cup for herself.
Chen Rui picked up the cup, looked at the amber tea and sniffed it pleasantly while showing a look of enjoyment. He raised the cup, smiled at the veiled face on the opposite side, took a sip, and felt that unique fragrance spread into his body through the tongue. He nodded approvingly, “Good tea.”
This compliment made the beautiful blue eyes of the woman on the opposite side slightly bend. She was obviously very happy.
When he was about to finish drinking, the woman poured it for him again which was about two-thirds of the cup. It was exactly in line with the phrase “just the right amount of tea” as he said.
Although Chen Rui was a tea ceremony lover in his previous life, due to limited conditions, he only knew the surface knowledge. However, after teaching Isabella, whether it was material selection, water use and other steps, they were all meticulously completed. Her movements were natural and skillful. Without spending time to practice attentively, one couldn’t achieve it.
Chen Rui suddenly felt touched. Her effort was entirely for him.
Except for that compliment, both of them did not speak again and just quietly sipped the tea.
“Sir Aguile, don’t you even want to say something to me?” The charming female voice finally sounded, “Even just a few words of blame?”
Chen Rui smiled bitterly when he heard this name, “How dare I blame you? This time, your plan was very successful. Under the triple effect of the situation, force and interest, Shea has truly controlled the situation.”
Catherine’s plan was done very carefully with every conceivable possibility taken into account, which put Shea in a dilemma. Isabella’s approach was to seize time just like Shea used quick-ascension to break Catherine’s pressure on the Dark Moon. Before Catherine executed the plan, Shea cleared out the obstacles of the elder families and gained true control of the empire. As long as the Fallen Angel Empire truly reached unity, then Catherine’s fear would be greater, and she would be more hesitant to attack the Fallen Angel Empire.
The wine cellar of the Mishan Family was destroyed by Isabella. The guard, John, who provided Zall with the intel regarding Marlene was also a spy. Alice and Marlene were naturally caught deliberately. Especially Alice used some little tricks to conceal the royal family’s purple eyes, this caused Zall and Lawson to take Mishan Family and Boll Family step by step into the trap.
The subsequent newspapers and television were Chen Rui’s “inventions”. Chen Rui had already begun the research on television long before the start of Obsidian’s crusade. The Demon Realm was not the earth, and the knowledge required was naturally different. Magic was enough to replace things. Chen Rui only proposed related ideas, and he attracted the attention of the 3 masters. Especially the quasi-grand master old man was full of praise for this idea. The Demon Realm already had related items such as communication talisman, image recording stone, and sound recording stone. They didn’t need to start from scratch. Under the enthusiastic research of the masters, the prototype of the “magic television” gradually emerged.
After repeated experiments, the magic television was finally successfully manufactured, but it was kept aside because Obsidian launched the war. After Shea ascended to the throne quickly, Shea transformed the plaza and other places to set up a large “magic television”. The original plan was to use economic warfare to deal with the elder families. However, the arrival of the Dark Shadow Empire’s envoy made this plan implemented in advance. Chen Rui did not participate in the plan a few days ago. Instead, he was busy transforming the magic communication tower to receive signals far away from the Dark Moon for a live broadcast.
The Flame Cup competition was a marketing tool. Taking advantage of the shortage of tickets, they finally successfully popularized magic television.
Compared with the television, the emergence of newspapers appeared to be hastier. Like the television programs, the contents that were currently published were still quite limited, but this was only the beginning. Shea was preparing to set up a media department to be responsible for the newspaper and television content.
Newspapers and television would bring tremendous benefits and could become a source of interest for Shea to further control the elder families. More importantly, this immense power of official media orientation would become a powerful tool to consolidate the empress’ ruling. Shea’s oaths and decree for the benefit of the people in the second issue of the newspaper were already known to everyone in the shortest possible time without any misrepresentation.
Isabella picked up the teacup elegantly and took a sip under the veil, “I thought someone would blame me for dragging his innocent and cute little lover into this turbid chaos.”
“I just think of Alice as my younger sister.” Chen Rui shook his head, “But this time…”
“Feel sorry for her?” Isabella put down the teacup, “You have to figure out 2 things. First, she is the princess of the empire; second, she is the most suitable lord of the Dark Moon Estate, not Athena.”
Chen Rui frowned slightly, “Don’t you think it’s too early for Alice?”
“Do you want to say that your cute sister is only 14 years old?” Isabella smiled, “Do you know what I was doing when I was 14?”
“Killing everywhere? Planning a strategy?” Chen Rui scratched his head.
“You were wrong. When I was 14, I didn’t know anything. I only knew acting cute in front of my father, being notorious to my elder brother, and bullying my twin sister. Even though the Belphegor Royal Family has a patriarchal habit, my father and elder brother love me very much. They will shoulder everything and protect me from danger. Under their care, a notorious, arrogant, stupid damn girl grows up slowly.”
Isabella smiled as she poured the tea again. She took a sip, “Do you know what happened next?”
Chen Rui seemed to have expected what she was going to say, and his heart suddenly became heavy.
Isabella continued anyway, “This girl met a man from the human world, and soon fell into the trap of sweet talk. For this man, she did not hesitate to turn hostile against her beloved father, brother and twin sister. She even stole the most important artifact of the family and gave it to this man. After obtaining the artifact, this man immediately revealed his true colors. He did not hesitate to abandon her like a shoe and disappear. This girl was homeless and wandered around. She was finally found by her brother and brought back to the family. However, when she returned to the family, the family was under a large-scale attack by the enemy royal family. Due to the loss of the Breeze Shadow Boots, almost all of the Belphegor Royal Family was annihilated in this war. Even the father and mother who loved the girl the most died in this battle. Her brother, Terstein, desperately took the girl out of the siege and suffered a lifelong serious injury. 100 years later, he was even tortured to death by the soul shackles of the enemy…”
The tea in Isabella’s cup was already overflowing from the trembling, yet her face was still smiling, “The person who should not die was dead, and the person who should die is still alive. Demon God is really blind.”
Her smile made Chen Rui’s heart hurt, and he stood up.
“From that moment on, there was only 1 thing left in my life, hatred. Compared with the hatred for those people, what I hate the most is the girl who killed my parents, my brother and my people. I’m always thinking about how to kill these enemies, so I don’t hesitate to train with great risk of death. I don’t hesitate to join the Bloodfall where the enemy is… until who I’ve become now.”
Chen Rui finally understood what happened to Isabella back then. He finally understood why he could feel the dying will in her.
The calmer the voice, the more painful the heart is.
Chen Rui came to her, “Listen to me, Isabella, you have already died once.”
“It’s useless! Not enough! Not enough!” Isabella stood up abruptly, “For a woman who harms others and herself, even dying 1000 times or 10,000 times is not enough!”
This seemed to be a trigger. Isabella completely lost her usual composure and calmness. She grasped her hair tightly as all the things she had suppressed for many years burst out in an instant. Screaming and crying sounded in the yard. She was completely inconsolable.
Chen Rui tried to step forward to comfort her several times, but he was madly resisted or even bitten. In the end, Chen Rui, who was more powerful, finally hugged her tightly.
After a long time, the crying in the courtyard finally subsided.
After another moment of silence, the hoarse voice sounded, “Chen Rui. Take me out of here and go to a place where there are only both of us. Stay with me for the last 2 months. I promise you that I will let go of all the past, be your woman wholeheartedly and leave everything to you.”
“The last 2 months?” Chen Rui shuddered and suddenly realized something keenly.
Isabella gently broke free of his embrace, unbuttoned her clothes, and revealed the snow-white chest. The lace-rimmed sexy underwear could hardly restrain the 2 alluring plumps. Protruding buds could be seen on the underwear. Although the plumps were covered, they exuded a strong temptation.
The focus of Chen Rui’s gaze was on the left chest she was pointing at. The area near the chest revealed a strange pattern which was the shape of a flower. It seemed to be a mark.
“That person left this on me back then. It will absorb the vitality of the host. Every once in a while, there will be a throbbing pain. For 200 years, I have tried everything I can to remove this mark. Even if it was the last time I died and resurrected, the mark still exists. Now…there is only 2 months left.”
Chen Rui was utterly shocked, “Why didn’t you say it earlier?”
Isabella looked at him tenderly and shook her head gently, “It’s useless. I have read countless materials over the years. This is the most persisting and terrifying seal of the Light Divinity Temple, called [Light Annihilation Seal]. Even Zola can’t dispel it. There are only 2 ways to dispel, but none of them can be done.”
When Chen Rui heard that there was a way, his hope reignited, “What way? Say it!”
“The first method is to kill the caster. The second method is magic and medicine, and the most important herb is the Snow Dallet Flower.”
Chen Rui’s heart suddenly sank. The man back then must be in the human world. The Snow Dallet flower is a sacred flower unique to the Holy Light Mountain. No matter which method, I must go to the human world.
TL: 2 months, can he make it in time? Needless to say, Snow Dallet Flower as a sacred flower must be very rare. Can Chen Rui use Arthur’s identity as the human realm’s prince to get it?
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