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Obviously, Eliza purposely came to look for Chen Rui, not Paul. Chen Rui didn’t know what Eliza was trying to do with him, a humble subordinate. He initially wanted to explore the intel related to the Holy Light Mountain, especially the location of the Snowy Summit Stage. It could only be postponed this time.
“Ms. Eliza, do you have any order?” Chen Rui saw Eliza demonstrated her power during the last assassination in the Garden City, so he followed behind Eliza carefully all the way with a respectful expression toward the powerhouse.
“Why are you so restrained?” Eliza chuckled, “Thanks to you for reminding me last time in the Garden City. Otherwise, I’m afraid I would have died long ago. Since you came to the White Cliff this time, I can repay you.”
“I didn’t actually do anything that time.” Chen Rui said with a wry smile he pointed to the little thunderbird on his shoulder, “To be precise, it’s all thanks to this.”
“Then I will repay it too.” Eliza’s fingers flicked in a strange rhythm, swaying in front of the little thunderbird, then she slowly stretched over to touch the little thunderbird. The little thunderbird was staring indifferently at the extended hand. Its feathers on the top of its head stood up, showing a desperate look.
Eliza retracted her hand and stuck her tongue out, “That’s an unruly little guy. It seems that my beast taming skill is much worse than your soul language. It doesn’t accept me at all.”
The action of sticking out her tongue admittedly looked cute, but Chen Rui knew the insidiousness hidden behind this innocent and pleasant girl. In fact, this expression was often used by Alice who was really cute. Chen Rui couldn’t help showing a hint of warmth in his eyes when he thought of the little loli whom he hadn’t seen for a long time.
This expression was sensitively noticed by Eliza, and she thought her performance was successful. She was secretly proud, “Let’s go, Richard. Since it’s the first time you have come to the White Cliff, I will take you around.”
“That, Ms. Eliza. I still have a very important task to help Sir Paul find out…”
“Here is a booklet that records the list and information of all the participants selected by the Divinity Temple Knight. I originally wanted to hand it to Paul, but I forgot it accidentally. I don’t know if you can pass it on for me?” Eliza took out and swayed a booklet. She clearly intended to give him credit. Chen Rui nodded his head with a surprised look.
Eliza led Chen Rui to stroll around the Holy Light City. Holy Light City was inferior to the Dragon Bright Capital Yerodisha in terms of prosperity. However, the unique charm and atmosphere of a religious city were something that Yerodisha did not possess. One could see buildings and cultural goods with the theme of light faith everywhere, and every corner of the city was filled with strong faith power. The concentration of faith power even in ordinary places was not less than the Hall of Faith in the Garden City.
This kind of faith power was very tempting for Chen Rui, but with the lessons learned from the Yang Shao Capital, he dared not easily release Shura to devour these faiths. He couldn’t act rashly; at least before he got the Snow Dallet Flower.
“Hey, Richard, why are you in a daze again?” Eliza stretched out her hand and shook it in front of his eyes, “What do you think of the few people we met just now?”
“What do you mean what do I think?” Chen Rui was startled. Eliza knew the Holy Light City very well. She introduced a lot of people to him along the way.
Eliza showed a strange expression and pulled him to a corner, whispering, “Those people. Don’t you like them? There’s one who looks a lot like Paul.”
“Ah? Ah? Ah!” Chen Rui was stunned, and he finally got it. It turns out that Eliza’s real intention is to… pimp!
😦! Eliza is actually introducing men to me!
In an instant, Chen Rui felt more uncomfortable than swallowing a dead mouse. He was dumbfounded. In order to cope with Eliza’s suspicion, he made up a poignant story about encountering a beautiful elf. In the story, the beautiful female elf died in the arms of the male protagonist, giving the power of soul language to the male protagonist. Perhaps because of some kind of spiritual hint from the lover before her death, the male protagonist lost all hope and he seemed to lose interest in women.
The story ended here. At that time, he successfully passed the blunder, but now Eliza had actually made a follow-up plot. She ‘kindly’ introduced men to him who were mostly muscular. What’s more speechless was that there was actually another guy who resembled Paul.
What the hell! She actually treats me as the bottom one! At least, I should be the top one… Ba! What crap! My entire being likes girls!
So in Eliza’s view, the real reason for Chen Rui’s loyalty to Paul should be due to the… affection hidden in his heart.
If Isabella dared to suspect so, Chen Rui would immediately push her down and use actual actions to prove his orientation. However, Chen Rui did not know whether Eliza was testing him by introducing ‘boyfriend’ like this, but in any case, he wouldn’t sacrifice his body.
“Ms. Eliza, I think… you have misunderstood.” Chen Rui finally uttered a word.
“No misunderstanding, you don’t need to explain,” Eliza patted him ‘empathetically’. “I understand.”
Understand your ass! Chen Rui almost jumped up and cursed that her whole family was gay.
“Ms. Eliza, you really misunderstood, I… have no interest in men at all.” Chen Rui said hesitantly, “Actually, after that time, I really don’t have any special feelings for human women, but I want to find another female elf if possible…”
“Elf?” Eliza realized that she had made a mistake.
The men and women of the elf tribe were all handsome men and women. Many high-ranking officials had coveted the beauty of the elf, but the elf tribe was not easy to deal with. In addition to their powerful power, they had also signed an alliance agreement with 1 of the 2 holy empires, the Blue Glory Empire. Any human who dared to capture an elf would be listed as an enemy of the Blue Glory Empire and be sanctioned jointly by Jade Forest Sea and the Blue Glory Empire.
The Blue Glory Empire was also known as the magic empire where the Magician Headquarter was located. It gathered the most peak and elite magic power in the human world. Each city had a magician tower and various magic devices. With the support of the elf tribe, the Blue Glory Empire was by no means weaker than the Dragon Bright Empire.
“I can’t help with the elf tribe.” Eliza spread her hands, “But I know a half-elf woman, but that woman is sinister and vicious; she’s not as easy to get along with as me…”
Love was a wonderful thing, and it was often not constrained by race. There were many examples of the combination of human and elf in history. However, compared with the elf who had a lifespan of thousands of years, the life of humans was too short, so this kind of marriage was naturally extremely short-term.
Chen Rui now knew that the human world did not have the singularity of fertility race like the Demon Realm. Instead, they had a large number of mixed races. Half-elf was the mixed race born between elf and other races (mainly humans here). Half-elf’s life was twice as long as an ordinary human, but the half-elf was shorter than a real elf. Most of half-elf’s appearance inherited the handsomeness and beauty of the elf tribe, but it differed in individual characteristics such as ears.
However, half-elf was often not recognized by the true elf tribe, so most of them live in human society. Their beautiful looks were easily accepted by humans, but the bloodline of the elf part would also be rejected accordingly. As they were not blessed by the elf tribe, it sometimes caused misfortune.
With that said, Eliza’s eyes flashed with light, and she revealed a smile, “You are lucky, Richard. A half-elf comes right away just as we talk about this.”
Judging from Eliza’s tone and expression, she seemed to be strongly hostile. Following her gaze, a woman walked from the small plaza in front of them. This woman had a graceful figure, fair skin, long blonde hair, and beautiful facial features, but she looked cold like ‘Strangers do not get close’ was written on her face.
“Sister Miranda!” Eliza shouted loudly. She held Chen Rui’s arm intimately and walked toward the woman.
Miranda frowned when she saw Eliza walking over with a man, “Eliza, is there something?”
Her voice was as cold as her appearance.
“Can’t I say hello if there’s nothing? My dear senior, we are both teacher’s apprentices. I will be sad if you are so unkind.”
Another apprentice of the Holy Lady?
The relevant data displayed in the [Analytical Eyes] made Chen Rui’s eyes light up slightly. No wonder there is a familiar feeling, it turns out…
“Sad?” Miranda’s green eyes flashed a hint of sarcasm as she turned to Chen Rui who had a thunderbird on his shoulders, “Who is he?”
“You don’t know him already?” Eliza said with a pun, “Oh, yes, it should be the first time both of you met. Let me introduce him. This is my new friend, Richard, a Reserve Light Knight with great potential. Last time in the Garden City, if it weren’t for Richard, I would have been killed by that sinister assassin. Richard, this is Miranda, my beautiful half-elf senior.”
Out of character needs, Chen Rui stared at Miranda’s face intently. He bowed and stammered, “Ms. Miranda! Your beauty is comparable to… the moon in the sky…”
“I have something to do, so I’ll go first.” Miranda showed an expression of disgust and said to Eliza while ignoring Chen Rui, then she turned away.
Seeing that tall back figure walking away, Chen Rui’s mind was clear: Although her height and voice have changed, I can be sure that Miranda is the female assassin who nearly killed Eliza in the Garden City last time! By the way, [Cloning] also absorbed a little ‘special’ interest from the half-elf lady…
Holy Lady Faction attacking each other? Is it for private grievances? Or for higher interests? Both of them should know about the Garden City assassination incident, but they both seemed indifferent.
“She is gone, why are you still staring?” Eliza pinched Chen Rui’s arm and said unhappily.
Chen Rui chuckled a few words, “This Ms. Miranda… Uh, she’s really a half-elf?”
“She’s even a half-elf with the [Body of Light Blessing].” Eliza was mixed with fleeting murderous intent and jealousy, then her smile was restored. “It looks like you are interested in her?”
“I…” Chen Rui smiled bitterly, “I don’t know if it is the power of soul language. I have some familiar feelings for Ms. Miranda, but I’m just a Reserve Light Knight. How dare I have any delusions.”
Eliza smiled, “Identity is not a problem. Your talent is very special, I can introduce you to my teacher Her Holiness Eudora alone. As for Miranda… as long as you have the courage, I can help you. Consider that I’m repaying your life-saving grace.”
Chen Rui faintly understood that Eliza must have some conspiracy to use him. His mind shifted and revealed a hopeful expression, “Really?”
TL: What does she want from him? This man is dangerous, what if her teacher falls for him 😦
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