At noon the next day, it was already lunch time when Chen Rui returned to the house.
As always, Olypheus was engaged in a fierce food battle with Paglio and Roman. Student Nephew and Master Poison Dragon were both very insensible people. Although Ms. Black Dragon’s Demi-God Dad watched closely from the side, they didn’t mean to give in at all. This was what Master Poison Dragon usually said “I still want to eat even if I have to die”.
Compared with these 3 foodies, Ms. Emerald Dragon Krobelus and Ms. Black Dragon Julia could be considered elegant. As for the truly elegant Delia, she couldn’t be compared at all.
The fierce clash of tableware, sharp gaze exchanges, and the loud chewing sound had become a song on the dining table.
The old Auglas was drinking wine on the ground and didn’t intend to favor his daughter. He could see that Olypheus was very happy and really liked being with these friends.
Of course, Sir Dragon Emperor was the type who would overprotect his family. The damn poison dragon and that Roman dared to grab Olypheus’ portion, this account would be kept until the time of ‘pointers’ training.
Olypheus successfully grabbed a dish of cabbage, then she suddenly thought of something, and handed it to Isabella, “Sister, you like to eat this one.”
A certain Demi-God father was a little jealous because Olypheus didn’t even spare the food in front of his father; Isabella was an exception.
“Thank you, I’ll just eat 1 piece.” Isabella forked a piece with a smile, and she looked at Ms. Black Dragon’s bulging mouth adoringly, “Eat slowly, Olypheus. If Chen Rui comes, I will ask him to cook barbecue for you to eat.”
Ms. Black Dragon nodded vigorously. All of a sudden, her eyes lit up as she pointed to the door and said vaguely, “Barbecue… is here.”
“Look who is that?” Roman jumped up, “Isn’t that leader? You only came back after 4-5 days? Sir leader, you have worked hard. Aren’t you afraid of kidney deficiency due to overwork?”
While he was speaking, the 3 dishes in front of him were snatched away. 2 dishes were taken by Olypheus and 1 was Paglio – Dragons were more practical indeed. They snatch and eat to their fullest before anything else.
Chen Rui sensed the weird gazes of everyone. He wished to slam a wine bottle at the sarcastic man. He bowed slightly to Auglas, smiled and nodded to Delia and Krobelus, and then went straight to Isabella, holding her hand in front of everyone, “Yini, our nephew seems to be a little impolite. We will have to discipline him later.”
Roman suddenly collapsed. In any case, Isabella was indeed his aunty, and this bastard was indeed Madam Aunt’s lover. In fact, the original cause of this incident was the secret he revealed.
“He does need to be disciplined.” Madam Aunt’s inhumane words which favored her lover made the nephew almost hide in the corner to draw circles, but she quickly and insinuatingly added, “But he was right, you have worked hard in the capital these 3 days.”
Chen Rui heard Madam Aunt’s obvious dissatisfaction and hurriedly protested against the accusation. In fact, he had been guarding Tetenis for the past 3 days, so he went to the palace last night and had a long conversation with Her Majesty Empress.
Naturally, it was Her Majesty Empress lying in his arms to talk that night, but the talk was really serious. Although it was true that he hoped to do so-called overwork, Her Majesty Empress made it clear that he shouldn’t think about it before the wedding.
The Fallen Angel Empire’s current economic momentum was very pleasing. In addition to the 2 focus estates, the Dark Moon and Green Shade, the remaining large and small estates were also developing rapidly under favorable policies. The families and lords’ deflated pockets due to war, fundraising scandal and other reasons, slowly began to bulge again. The life of the estate residents also began to improve. More importantly, they could see a bright future, so their loyalty naturally increased in proportion.
Magic television and newspapers had been popularized throughout the empire. The sales volume of magic television was astonishing. The income from television and newspaper advertisements had gradually emerged, attracting the attention of many businesses. The specific management, implementation and other matters were handled by the newly established media department. Patriarch Redotan of the Toro Family was the minister. The media brought more than just economic benefits. The estates could hear the voice from the capital for the first time, which played a good role in spreading news.
Under various comprehensive factors, the cohesion of the capital had increased day by day. Shea’s position as an empress had been unshakable.
Externally, the cooperation with the Dark Shadow Empire was very successful. 1 of the signs was the battle ball leagues jointly-held by the 2 empires which attracted the attention of all the Demon Realm fans including the Bloody Empire’s fans. Television would broadcast it live and rebroadcast at a fixed time, which also made a large number of the Bloody Empire merchants flood into the Fallen Angel Empire to order magic television.
The internal strife of the Bloody Empire was still going on, but after a few consecutive defeats, Second Prince Edmund had gradually weakened. He was just nestling at the Iron Fist Estate which was at the north of the Warlock Fortress. If nothing unexpected occurred, Great Prince Aleus would claim the final victory.
In the last visit, Catherine deliberately revealed her intention to unite with Shea to fight against the Bloody Empire which was in turmoil. Shea changed the topic. What the Fallen Angel Empire needed at present was not to expand its territory, but to recuperate. If they were anxious to expand, they might fail and even lose their foundation. Judging from the current situation of the Demon Realm, maintaining a stable situation was more beneficial to the Fallen Angel Empire.
“En?” Ms. Black Dragon twitched her nose. “Boss, what did you sprinkle? It smells so good! Barbecue doesn’t seem to have such a smell before.”
Auglas pondered for a moment and said, “It should be the seed of blue cumin grass. Blue cumin grass is a light element plant which is very rare in the Demon Realm.”
“It is the blue cumin grass indeed. Sir Dragon Emperor no doubt has vast knowledge.” Chen Rui handed the grilled skewers to Olypheus.
Olypheus took a bite and burst into tears, “It’s too too too tasty! Boss has the best skill. I like it the most! Boss, it’s great that you are back!”
Chen Rui smiled slightly, and he passed her a few more skewers. Ms. Black Dragon almost even ate the bamboo sticks. Auglas saw all these in his eyes, then he took a gulp of wine.
“It’s really nice to smell!” Someone who was attracted by the scent also said cheeky, “Sir Uncle really has the best skill. I like it the most. Sir Uncle, it’s great that you are back!”
Just after saying a sentence, his ears were pinched upward by the smiling Isabella. He screamed in pain, but there were a few more skewers of barbecued meat given by her aunty in his hand.
“Olypheus.” Auglas spoke up, “Do you want to let this guy barbecue for you for a lifetime?”
Ms. Black Dragon was engrossed in eating, and she nodded without having the time to speak.
“Do you want… him to cook anything you want to eat in the future?”
Ms. Black Dragon continued nodding.
“Do you want someone to pay the bill when you eat out in the future?”
Ms. Black Dragon nodded vigorously.
“Do you want to use all his money in the future?”
Ms. Black Dragon’s eyes turned into coin shape as she nodded desperately.
Auglas nodded conclusively and said to Chen Rui, “I told you Olypheus has no opinion on this marriage, right? Then, it is decided.”
Chen Rui: …
“Um…Sir Auglas.” Chen Rui wiped the cold sweat from his forehead and said, “I would like to talk to you alone.”
“It just so happens that I also have a few words to tell you.” Auglas glanced at everyone, and the several dragons stood up sensibly. Roman also took Delia to work in the secret intelligence department. Only Olypheus did not realize anything and continued feasting.
Isabella walked over, wiped the girl’s greasy face, and dragged her back to the room.
“Sir Auglas, you can talk first.”
“Hmph, kid. I’ll leave Olypheus to you. You must make her happy every day. If you dare to let her be wronged or if you can’t replace Isabella as her most attached person in 70 years, then…”
Chen Rui shrugged, “Be annihilated?”
There was a cold light in Auglas’s eyes, “No, I won’t kill you. I will let you live well, but I will kill everyone else! Including your beloved women, your most trusted friends, and even every person you know!”
“No doubt this method is cruel.” Chen Rui narrowed his eyes and showed a strange smile, “However, it’s fine as long as I’m okay.”
“Don’t pretend anymore, my eyes are not blind.” Auglas said coldly, “If you are such a person, would Zola die for you? Would Isabella spare her life for you? Would I give Olypheus to you?”
Chen Rui was silent for a moment and nodded, “Since this is the case, let me say a few words to sir. I have always regarded Olypheus as my sister, and I have no extra thoughts. Sir also saw it, Olypheus is very happy here. We also regard her as a member of this big family. Even if there is no sir’s intimidation, I will always take care of her to prevent her from being bullied and wronged. It’s just that Olypheus doesn’t understand anything now. If she encounters a person that she really likes in the future, wouldn’t I be harming her? I very much hope that I can guard her as a brother. If we really have a relationship between man and woman in the future, then it will happen naturally. Otherwise, if we force Olypheus, she will never know real happiness.”
A cold light flashed in Auglas’s eyes, “You’re still rejecting now? The daughter of Auglas. Sierrasalomekre is not worthy of you?”
“It’s because I see Olypheus as my most important partner, so I have to be honest with her father, instead of succumbing to the pretense of strength and profit.” Chen Rui raised his head and looked directly at Auglas without fear, “From a sage’s point of view, my approach is simply foolish. Yes, as sir sees it, I’m such a fool.”
Auglas looked at Chen Rui for a moment, and he suddenly showed an approval expression, “No doubt my eyes are not blind.”
Chen Rui’s eyes lit up, “Sir means…”
“What you said is really good and reasonable.”
“You and Olypheus are getting married now! Otherwise, I will take away all your women and friends!”
“Fuck!” Chen Rui couldn’t help but blurt out. He only felt that his eloquence had never failed so far. The delay strategy actually has the opposite effect?
TL: Is it inevitable? The dragons are also known for their stubbornness…
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