After the family reunited, Meria still held Zola’s hand tightly, lest her daughter would disappear if she let go.
The Old Father-in-law Elf King walked up to Chen Rui and patted his shoulder hard, “You’re good. Very good!”
Chen Rui noticed that the strength of the Old Father-in-law Elf King had actually climbed to Demi-God. In fact, Span’s strength was already Demi-God more than 20,000 years ago. It was just because the elf tribe had an existential crisis at that time, and in order to seal the Tree of Nature’s curse of the Jade Forest Sea’s elf tribe, Span paid the price of losing power and life. If it wasn’t for the secret technique of sharing life that Meria activated later, the Elf King would have fallen.
Rather than saying that Span’s arrival at Demi-God was an ‘advance’, it was more appropriate to say that it was a ‘recovery’. There should also be a credit for Chen Rui’s ‘filial piety’ for dedicating him many treasures last time. However, under the excitement of the old father-in-law, he seemed to be unable to control his strength and almost broke his son-in-law’s shoulder bones.
“Mommy, this is Paglio, this is Krobelus, and… Dodo. They are my best friends.”
Meria’s eyes lit up. Zola used to be a loner. She was either immersed in researching or training, and she never had any friends, but now she had made a few ‘good friends’ – That couple should also be dragons, but that Kingdom level onion is a bit weird…
Krobelus dragged Paglio to bow to Meria and her husband. Master Poison Dragon seemed a little embarrassed. In fact, he and Zola were mortal enemies. No one could have imagined that the 2 would turn from enemies into friends and become real friends.
Meria’s eyes were finally fixed on Isabella. Although she didn’t see the previous scene where Isabella and Chen Rui held hands, the great elder fairy dragon instinctively felt the ‘threat’ of this charming woman to her daughter and she asked cautiously, “And what about this lady?”
Facing Zola’s mother, even Isabella couldn’t help feeling uneasy.
“Isabella, 1 of his women…” Zola’s answer made the atmosphere awkward, but Ms. Fairy Dragon immediately took Isabella’s hand and added, “Yini is my sister and also my closest family in ‘that place’.”
Meria and Span were very surprised by Zola’s words and titles. The couple exchanged a quick glance and nodded slightly.
Isabella glanced gratefully at Zola and bowed respectfully to Meria, “Madam Meria.”
“Don’t be so restrained, Yini. Since you are Zola’s sister, then you are also one of us. Call me auntie.”
Chen Rui breathed a sigh of relief, “Aunt Meria, let’s go over there and sit down.”
“You should call me Madam Meria!” Madam mother-in-law gave her son-in-law a dissatisfied look, but she smiled at Isabella. She came over and affectionately pulled Isabella as well as Ms. Fairy Dragon aside to talk.
Chen Rui was speechless for a while. He secretly lamented as he faintly heard the question of, “How many sisters do you all have?” from the madam mother-in-law. As he looked at sir father-in-law, he smiled guilty and explained in haste.
After struggling to explain for a long time, the Elf King seemed to have heard nothing. Instead, he asked, “What did you say?”
Chen Rui: …
No doubt, like father, like daughter.
Master Poison Dragon, who was watching on the side, seemed to gloat over the misfortune. He was whistling with the expression ‘you have this day too’ on his face. Only the clueless Master Truly Handsome jumped up and down happily, demonstrating that ignorance is bliss.
Reunited after such a long time, the family seemed to have endless things to talk about.
“Baby, it turns out that you have been through so much. No matter what, never leave us again.” Span looked at the daughter beside Chen Rui dotingly, “Wherever you are going, daddy and mommy will accompany you!”
Span’s last sentence was a little loud. Gueroas from the distance slowly walked over, “Span, you can go, but Meria can’t go.”
Meria frowned while Span sneered, “Our family can go wherever we want! What right does an outsider like you have to talk about!”
Gueroas ignored the Elf King and walked across to Meria, “Meria, let’s go back to the Dragon Valley. The elders council is about to be held; you must not leave at this time.”
Span jumped up. Instead of his usual grace and fake deafness, he broke out in foul language, “Gueroas! Meria is my wife, go back your ass. Get lost!”
Chen Rui had already seen that something was wrong between the dragon elder and the Old Father-in-law Elf King. Zola leaned into his ear and whispered, “Uncle Gueroas and mommy are students of the same teacher. He was also mommy’s biggest suitor back then…”
Oh! Chen Rui showed a realization expression. No wonder Gueroas, who is cherishing words like gold, becomes more talkative when he comes to Meria. No wonder old father-in-law is so mad.
“Span!” Gueroas exclaimed, “Do you want to get Meria into trouble?”
The Elf King sneered coldly, “Isn’t it just the position of the great elder? Whoever wants it can take it! I’ve been fed up with all the boring intrigues in Dragon Valley for so many years! Now we have found our daughter, we have no regret. The Dragon Valley… the worst is just to part ways! Our family will go back to the Jade Forest Sea!”
“Do you have the same plan too? Meria!” Gueroas looked directly at Meria.
“Span,” Meria didn’t answer directly, but she held Span’s hand first with a very gentle gaze, “Remember the scene when you desperately rushed to the Jade Forest Sea? I, too, have a responsibility that I can’t let go of.”
The Elf King’s anger gradually subsided. He clenched his wife’s warm palm without saying anything.
Only then did Meria look at Gueroas, “I have never forgotten teacher’s dying exhortation and my responsibilities, but Stanwell has been preparing for a long time for the elders council this time. There is also the Royal Majesty Dragon Emperor backing him, so it will be difficult to resist his tactic. Not only can’t I keep the great elder position, there is even the possibility of being expelled from the Dragon Valley.”
“If you go, there is still a chance. If you don’t participate, you won’t even have the last chance!” Gueroas clenched his fists.
“I didn’t say that I won’t participate in the elders council this time. I will try my best to fight for it.” Meria nodded and handed Chen Rui a communication ball, “Richard, take this communication ball.”
Due to the presence of many outsiders, Meria and Span had always paid attention to the way they addressed Chen Rui, “You stay on the Storm Island with Zola, Isabella, and these friends. I will contact you as soon as I solve some things. “
“No, Meria, Zola should go back with you.”
The words of Gueroas completely triggered the Elf King. 2 long and narrow rapiers appeared in his hand, and countless overlapping images appeared in Gueroas’ body in an instant. The sword light shrouded the entire sky.
The overlapping images and the sword light suddenly disappeared. The 2 light blue rapiers pierced through Gueroas’ shoulders, staining his shirt with blood, but Span, who was holding the dual rapiers, showed a surprised expression on his face.
Span’s swordsmanship was extraordinary and he was Demi-God back then, but after all, he just advanced to Demi-God. On the other hand, Gueroas was from the strongest holy dragon family. His strength was close to the intermediate stage of the Demi-God, and the battle experience was extremely rich. Both stood equal chances, so it wasn’t easy to end the fight.
The reason why Span’s 2 swords struck directly was entirely because Gueroas did not dodge it.
“Gueroas!” Meria also exclaimed.
Gueroas didn’t look at Meria this time. He was staring at Span who was still shocked, “Do you know how outstanding Zola is? She perfectly beat Pelin who was at the peak stage of the Kingdom level – Not only Pelin, but at the same level, she has no opponent; including you before your advancement! She even managed to take a Demi-God blow from me unscathed! She’s the most outstanding genius in Dragon Valley over the years!”
After Span and Meria saw Zola, they focused on their daughter and didn’t care about other things at all. After hearing Gueroas say this, the couple realized what happened before they came here.
Darling Zola defeated Pelin?
And she took the blow of Gueroas?
“You should know exactly what a genius like this means to the Dragon Valley. Although Royal Majesty Pagris secretly supports Stanwell and wants to take full control of the elders council, he values more the future of the Dragon Valley as a whole. With Zola here, Meria has the capital to deal with the elders council. Even if she no longer serves as the great elder, at least she will not be exiled. Span, you are Meria’s husband. If you insist on taking her and Zola away. I have no right to stop you from leaving. But have you thought about it from Meria’s point of view? I just want to ask you one thing. After you were pushed out of the Jade Forest Sea, did you really give up the elf tribe?”
Span was silent. When he gave up the elf empress and chose Meria, he was rejected by the elf tribe and left the Jade Forest Sea. However, when the elf tribe was at the juncture of life and death, Span put aside all previous grudges, joined forces with Meria to break into the forest sea, kill the fallen elf, and seal the Tree of Nature at the expense of life and strength. To say that he gave up the elf tribe would be deceiving himself. Just like what Meria said before, she also had responsibilities that she couldn’t let go of.
A strong blue light was emitted from the rapiers, but it was not for killing the enemy, but for healing. In the blink of an eye, the 2 rapiers had disappeared. Gueroas’ wound stopped bleeding and began to heal quickly. Of course, this was only a surface healing, However, the holy dragon had a strong self-healing power, and it would only take a few days to recover.
The Elf King’s move undoubtedly acquiesced to Gueroas’ proposal. At this time, Meria said, “I’m me; Zola is Zola. My daughter is not any kind of bargaining chip. I will not let my daughter’s freedom be restricted.”
The Dragon Emperor Pagris was behind the marriage between Zola and Karru back then. Pelin was the biggest supporter of Pagris at the time, and Meria had a very high prestige in the elders council. Through this marriage, the Dragon Emperor could unite and further consolidate the newly ascended throne, but this also caused Zola’s rebellion. As a result, she left for 20,000 years.
So, now Meria would no let her daughter get involved in the struggle of the Dragon Valley no matter how.
Gueroas smiled wryly, “Meria, I’m not trying to restrain Zola’s freedom. On the contrary, as long as she can show her strength and value, she can do whatever she wants. Besides, your son-in-law accidentally destroyed this trial field of dragons when he was fighting with me. The cooperation with the Storm Island has already aroused the dissatisfaction of the elders council. Fortunately, the dragons who participated in the trial are very interested in this trial. Now that the trial field has been destroyed, I’m afraid that it will make things worse.”
“You don’t need to say more, Gueroas. I’ve made up my mind.” Meria’s attitude was extremely firm.
“Wait a minute, mommy.” Zola said, “I’ll accompany you back.”
“No!” Meria and Span said in unison.
“Aunt Meria, Uncle Span, listen to me.” Chen Rui’s voice sounded, “First of all, I want to say… Maybe in your eyes, Zola is still the little girl who should hide behind her parents, but in fact, your daughter has grown up. She has her own choice and responsibility. I think her choice is correct, so I support her. I will go to Dragon Valley with her.”
Zola glanced at Chen Rui with undisguised affection flashing behind her glasses.
“No, you all…”
“Meria, Richard is right, our daughter has really grown up.” The Elf King stopped his wife’s words, “We are a family. No matter what it is, we will face it together.”
Meria was silent for a long time before she finally nodded slowly, “Okay, then let’s go back together. I want to see what kind of storm Stanwell can stir up.”
“This is my Meria.” The Elf King and Meria looked at each other with pride, “Worse comes to worst, we make a big mess just like when I was in the Jade Forest Sea!”
“I’ll go too.” Isabella said softly, holding Zola’s hand.
“How can you count us 2 out in such a merry thing?” Master Poison Dragon hugged Ms. Betty’s waist and grinned. Master Truly Handsome also raised his hand, expressing his willingness to go to the Dragon Valley to find some weaklings to bully.
“Very good.” Span didn’t say anything polite and just nodded. Daughter is right. They are no doubt her true friends.
“Since that’s the case…” Gueroas said a sentence and turned his head away. “You should hurry up and repair this trial field. At least try to restore some of its functions before the elders council is held.”
“Hmph!” Span glanced at Gueroas’ back, “This guy is annoying, but the proposal is right. Richard, let’s hurry up.”
“No need.” Chen Rui showed a confident smile, “If Stanwell is going to use this as an excuse to suppress Aunt Meria, I’m pretty sure I’ll slap this back in his face. Let’s build a long-term 2-way teleportation portal while there’s still time. I believe that after the elders council this time, Storm Island will become an indispensable true partner of the entire Dragon Valley.”
Both Meria and Span had witnessed Chen Rui’s abilities, and their eyes lit up when they saw how confident he was.
“If he said he can do it, he can definitely do it.” Zola added, and Isabella followed suit.
“Although this guy is cunning and shameless, his ability to bluff won’t lose to anyone.” Master Poison Dragon added another sentence.
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