The anticipated initial meeting between the 2 empresses was quite successful. Both sides ended the first day of meeting in a friendly atmosphere.
In the secret palace of the Fallen Angel Empire, Shea looked at ‘Aguile’ who had taken off the cloak and mask, and she nodded, “Zola, thank you.”
It turned out that the ‘Aguile’ in front of Catherine was disguised by Zola. Anyway, ‘Aguile’ was usually dressed in a cloak. No one had seen his real face, so as long as there was Shea’s permission, it was not difficult to disguise.
“Oh.” Ms. Fairy Dragon responded.
Shea shifted her gaze to Isabella who was aside, “How are you?”
“Still surviving for the time being.” Isabella yawned and showed a casual smile, “It’s just that I have nothing to do now, so I have become lazy. I feel a little sleepy all day, and I’m even afraid of the cold. It’s a good thing too. If I go into a long sleep someday, I can let go of everything.”
After Shea learned about Isabella’s seal imprint, she asked her to temporarily put down the tasks of the secret intelligence department and rest peacefully. This time, Isabella learned that Catherine was visiting and took the initiative to come up with the idea to let Zola replace Chen Rui’s avatar, Aguile.
Zola had very few friends. Athena was the best one, followed by the little charming girl, who was the second comrade-in-bed and costume designer. During the period of recuperation in the Rainbow Valley, Isabella fully demonstrated her diplomatic ability and established a very harmonious relationship with Zola. Previously, when Zola was protecting Shea, she had a good relationship with Shea and her sister. The little loli deliberately flattered her by calling her sister and teacher in order to learn the big-breasted magic secret technique. Ms. Fairy Dragon really couldn’t have the idea of rejecting her. Therefore, Ms. Fairy Dragon specially put down training and experiments to help out this time.
“Zola, are you sure you can beat Catherine the Great?” Isabella asked Zola to disguise as Aguile mainly to deter Catherine, but it was also to explore the power of the Demon Realm’s second powerhouse as well as to create a reverence for Chen Rui’s identity. In the future, whether it was to grant or act, including the marriage with Shea, it would be more smooth.
Recently, the capital had a lot of doubts about the fiance of Her Majesty Empress. If Shea was just the previous lord of the Dark Moon, she would not be troubled by this. Many people thought that since Shea was the empress of an empire, although her prince consort had no real power, it represented the highest status symbol of the entire empire. Therefore, a person of unknown origin like Aguile should not be a prince consort. As such, Her Majesty Shea should choose a spouse from the royal family so as to ensure the uniqueness of the bloodline of the descendants because it was difficult for high-level powerhouses to give birth to children.
Zola didn’t fake daze this time. She thought for a while, “I don’t know.”
Isabella and Shea looked at each other with surprise in their eyes. Zola is recognized as a super powerhouse at the peak stage of the Demon Overlord level. The dragons of the Demon Overlord were ravaged by Ms. Fairy Dragon like a side dish. The right prime minister, Stiller. Boll, who is the empire’s top magician, is her registered apprentice. Now that she has received the earth source power from the Earth Elemental King, she’s 1 step closer to kingdomize. I can’t imagine that with this level of strength, she is actually not sure of defeating Catherine.
Catherine has more than wisdom and beauty. She also has strong power. She is indeed the Demon Realm’s second powerhouse. Then… what about the top powerhouse, Raizen the Great?
“That Catherine’s power is very strong, and she is almost at the same level as me.” A bright light flashed past Zola’s eyes behind the glasses, “Not only that. 1 of the talents of the Asmodeus Royal Family is [Element Weakening] which is difficult to deal with using magic. If the opponent is Catherine, she will be more difficult to deal with than the black dragon’s immune physique. The specific victory or defeat is uncertain now. It will be known after the battle. I’m confident that at least I would not lose.”
“Well, our Majesty should be preparing for the evening ball, right? I’m going back to sleep for a while; I’m so sleepy.” Isabella nodded, yawned, and did not pay much respect. She put on the veil and went straight out.
There was an expression of worry in Shea’s eyes. Despite the suppression of the Fertile Yuan Soil’s power, Isabella’s recent state seemed to have begun to become a little undesirable. It might be a precursor to the [Light Annihilation Seal].
“Don’t worry, he… will definitely be back in time.”
Shea’s voice halted Isabella who walked toward the gate. Although the 2 were rivals in the issue of men, there was actually a strange emotion and trust between Her Majesty Empress and Ms. Secret Intelligence. This confidant-like feeling began with the Dark Moon crusade of Obsidian.
“Yes, that guy will never let us down.” It was the fake daze Ms. Fairy Dragon who cherished words like gold. The phrase ‘us’ contained many meanings.
“En.” Isabella replied casually, and she continued to walk outside. Her body suddenly became warm. She felt that the wind outside was not so cold.
On the other side of the space, Chen Rui did not know that the special zone he planned had developed to such a degree in a short period of time, nor did he know that his 2 empresses had started their first formal meeting. In fact, at the time of the Dark Moon Estate, Her Majesty Empress, whose alias was Isis, once pretended to be an envoy guard to meet with Shea. She even captured Chen Rui’s father-in-law, Azgalor.
He was now being invited by Eliza to go to this lady’s room. Wesley and other Light Knight guards were not outside Eliza’s room. Chen Rui stepped forward and knocked on the concealed door. A sweet voice sounded, “Please come in.”
Chen Rui walked in and saw Eliza wearing a white dress, leaning lazily on the sofa in the living room. She showed a different style, but Chen Rui didn’t have any thoughts. He bowed to her, ” Ms. Eliza, good morning.”
“Good morning, Richard.” Eliza sat up, “Close the door.”
Chen Rui closed the door, and Eliza stretched her hand to signal him to sit down on the opposite sofa, “Richard, I called you to thank you. The situation yesterday was extremely critical. If it weren’t for your reminder, I might have died in the hands of that assassin.”
“You are welcome, Ms. Eliza. This is what I should do. Besides, with Miss’ strength… I’m ashamed to say that I never knew Miss’ strength is so strong. Even if I didn’t say anything, Miss should be able to overcome the danger.”
Eliza smiled slightly without commenting. She narrowed her eyes, “I am curious about 1 thing. At the time, I didn’t even notice that the guard had a problem. How did you find out?”
Chen Rui was prepared for this question and replied, “This is the case. Miss should know that my soul language can be used to communicate with demonic beasts. At that time, the thunderbird on my shoulder sensed the murderous intent of the guard in advance, and it produced a strong sense of fear. This phenomenon did not happen when the assassins appeared previously. I sensed this abnormal phenomenon, so I shouted desperately.”
Many demonic beasts had sensing talents that humans couldn’t match, let alone a rare beast like the thunderbird. This explanation was reasonable. Eliza nodded, and she did not continue to question. Instead, she changed the topic, “In any case, I should thank you so much. Before that, I want to confess 1 thing. Actually… I have always had some doubts about you.”
“Doubts?” Chen Rui showed a surprised expression. This reaction was not entirely faked. He had already sensed Eliza’s suspicion, but he didn’t expect that she would personally say it now.
“I have had a strong spiritual talent since I was a child, so I’m able to sense others’ mood swings and even psychological changes acutely. For example, Lord Walli’s coveting of my body, the Fatty City Lord’s extreme desire for power, and also a certain future Divinity Temple Knight who is actually interested in me, but it has been hidden in his heart for various reasons… These can’t be hidden from my senses.”
Having said this, Eliza stared into Chen Rui’s eyes and slowly said, “But you, according to your origin, you should have desires and pursuits for many things, but it gives me a feeling of ‘want nothing’ or ‘indifferent’ which is very abnormal. That is why I have always been suspicious of you. I even suspected that you were a spy sent by 1 of my enemies… until you reminded me and saved my life at a critical moment which dispelled my doubts.”
Chen Rui began to feel vigilant. Turns out that this is the reason. Samuel used [Truth Eyes] to see through my [Camouflage] technique previously. Now Eliza has demonstrated this sensing ability. There are also many people with extraordinary talents and wisdom in the human world who should not be underestimated. I should be more cautious with my actions in the future.
However, his reminder out of the considerations of his own plan this time just happened to dispel Eliza’s doubts. It was considered accidental luck.
“What the lady sensed… may be related to the soul language I got from the elf, and…” Chen Rui smiled wryly, “To be honest Miss, I have experienced many events and failures including emotional aspects, so certain emotions. …”
“Oh? Is it related to that elf?”
Chen Rui nodded, “From the moment she died in my arms, I felt that everything about me was destroyed. I didn’t cheer myself up until a long time later, but I don’t know why, I seem to have lost all feelings for other women. It seems to be a spiritual implication she gave me before her death…”
Chen Rui initially wanted to directly say that he preferred man now, but in the end he felt that the taste was too heavy, so he had to change to a vague explanation.
This time it was Eliza’s turn to be surprised. Her gaze toward him was a little weird, especially the look that made Chen Rui have the urge to roll his eyes: Okay, let it be weird. It is better than doubt, brother will bear it.
“Um, since we have said so clearly, then I’m not going to beat around the bushes, Richard.” Eliza didn’t bother with his gender preference, and she said with a serious face, “I hope you can be my right-hand man. I will definitely value you. This is not only a thank you, but also a recognition of your talents. You can stay in the Garden City or go to the Royal Capital. I can guarantee that within 3 years, you can become a Light Knight. Perhaps there may be hope of entering the White Cliff. Even if you don’t plan to develop into a clergyman for life, as the Light Knight, with my help, I can satisfy your biggest wish even if you are the prince of a certain king’s empire.”
For ‘Richard’, this condition was quite attractive.
Chen Rui’s eyes lit up as he showed an intrigued expression, then he hesitated again. After a long time, he finally gritted his teeth and said, “I’m sorry, Ms. Eliza, your condition actually made me very excited, but unfortunately, I have already sworn to become Sir Paul’s subordinate. I originally signed a contract with Pastor Mana. Now that Pastor Mana is dead, the contract is canceled. I will save this contract until the moment I see Sir Paul as the official Divinity Temple Knight. This is my promise to Sir Paul.”
Eliza frowned, “My uncle is the cardinal and my teacher is Holy Light Lady. Isn’t following me better than Paul?”
“Ms. Eliza’s background is far greater than Sir Paul’s.” Chen Rui shook his head. This time, he was more determined than before, “However, as a subordinate who betrayed the master for profit, even if Ms. Eliza trusts me, I would have no face to stay with Miss.
“Richard, I am surprised and in awe of your persistence and aptitude at the same time,” Eliza showed a complicated expression, “Should I congratulate you for having such a subordinate? Or should I be jealous of you? My Sir Paul?”
As soon as this sentence ended, Paul slowly walked out of the room and looked at Chen Rui with undisguised appreciation in his eyes. From this moment, Chen Rui knew that he had completely gained Paul’s trust and also dispelled Eliza’s vigilance.
Eliza should have a real intention to solicit Chen Rui. The kind of persuasion that was lured with affection and benefit was not only to win Chen Rui, but also to show Paul. She should already know that Chen Rui had become Paul’s subordinate. Once Chen Rui was really tempted by those benefits, Paul would definitely lose trust in this subordinate, then she would be able to truly succeed in talent hunting. Unfortunately, she failed.
In fact, what Paul and Eliza didn’t know was that even though Paul had suppressed his breath, Chen Rui knew that he was hiding in the room long ago. The reason he said so was to secure Paul’s heart, and secondly, the contract matter was also very cleverly delayed until after entering the White Cliff.
“You can go back and rest, my most loyal Sir Assistant,” Paul smiled at Chen Rui for the first time, “Ms. Eliza and I still have something to talk about. By the way, you have to be ready to leave at any time these days. Follow me back to the Dragon Bright Empire to finish 1 matter first, then I will take you to the White Cliff to participate in the selection of the Divinity Temple Knight. I can guarantee that you will see me receive the Divinity Temple Knight’s sword with your own eyes in the Holy Light Mountain. This will also be an important moment that you will never forget.”
Chen Rui responded to Paul with a smile before he bowed and left the room. However, he added a sentence in his heart: You will also never forget what happened at that time, dear Sir Divinity Temple Knight.
TL: Why did Eliza look more interested in him after knowing his ‘gender preference’🤔?
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