Adelaide’s words were quite shocking, so Abaddon’s eyes suddenly changed. Information about the legend was something that the Demon King was also watching out for. In retrospect, the time when the legend died coincided with the time the reward came to Greenville.
“I don’t think a b*tch who knows my name would dare to tell a lie.”
Adelaide’s face didn’t change much, even with the warning words. Abaddon looked carefully at her and continued with a low voice.
“Are you saying that the legendary warrior came all the way to Kronatan?”
“Is there anything that comes to mind when you look at my appearance? Black hair, pink eyes, and a succubus. It was the description the legend was looking for. I think he came here after hearing rumors about my appearance.”
Abaddon frowned. He didn’t really like the way her trembling body responded to him just now. However, her words were quite logical, and there was no point in her attitude that could be criticized, so he continued the interrogation with a dissatisfied face.
“How did you kill him? He’s not someone that can be caught by a single devil.”
“Explain the whole situation from the beginning.” He commanded in an overbearing tone.
Adelaide took a few deep breaths to relieve the pressure stinging her body, before she vomited up the words.
“A few weeks ago, the legend burst through that portal and broke in. As soon as he entered, he tried to check my face, but he couldn’t because Caladium blocked me. The battle started right away, and I tried to run away to Esperanza with my demons. If you check my purchase history, you will see the details of the portal installation magic stone purchased and installed that day.”
Although she was very nervous, the explanation flowed out. It was thanks to being mentally prepared in advance. Even mentioning her purchase history revealed her desperate heart not to leave any room for doubt.
“Caladium fought hard, but as Abaddon said, it was difficult to deal with alone. But we had one advantage. It’s because this is Kronatan. A legendary warrior or whatever, he was still human after all. It seems that he couldn’t show all of his skills here in Kronatan, the place with the thickest magic.”
Even if she decided to be honest, she didn’t have to give out all the information. She didn’t want to tell him that Lupinus was a half demon, or that there was another devil named Lisianthus in Greenville. It was natural to hide Lupin’s story, and to a person who enjoyed pulling out devils’ horns, what good will it do to reveal the existence of Lisianthus? It was fortunate enough that Lisianthus was away.
“The legend must have thought it impossible to keep fighting, so he followed me to avoid Caladium’s attack. He quickly caught up to me, checked my face, and realized that I wasn’t the person he was looking for and stopped. Caladium didn’t miss the moment he was distracted and immediately cut off his head and killed him. Well, anyway, unlike us, warriors have many lives, so he must have let his guard down.”
After the long explanation, Adelaide took a long breath that she had been holding back. It was a good thing she was able to organize her thoughts, during the time Caladium earned against Abaddon. She wasn’t very good at lying, but when she slightly twisted the facts, a natural story came out.
Abaddon also thought her words were plausible, so he was silent for a moment, fiddling with his chin. Done! Adelaide cheered in her heart. But it was still too early to be relieved.
“… Succubus. How much do you know about me?”
“I only know that you are a great man.”
I was just told to avoid you because you’re crazy. Adelaide mumbled in her mind. But she still kept a sullen face on the outside.
“You don’t seem to have heard of my power.”
She stuttered. She glanced up at him, and saw Abaddon’s face, with the corners of his mouth curled up in a funny way. Somehow she had a bad feeling.
“That’s understandable. Almost all those who learned of my power died at my hands.”
He roughly grabbed Adelaide’s chin and lifted it up. An enraged Caladium tried to slice off his arm, but she gestured to quickly to stop him.
“The name of my power is ‘Eyes That See the Truth’. It is an S-Class mental power.”
His white eyes gleamed strangely. At the same time, an indescribable bizarre sensation engulfed her body. It was strange rather than painful. It felt like her brain and organs were being dug up by something intangible.
“When the other person lies, my eyes turn red. Come on, let’s see if there’s been a lie in your words.”
She got chills down her spine. Not expecting Abaddon to have such a power was a mistake. She looked only at his size and naturally assumed that his power was focused in attack like Caladium. When her lies are revealed, her life will end right then and there.
‘No! Please, please, don’t notice anything…!’
Adelaide hoped that his powers would not work properly, that even the slightest error would make all her words come true. As her life was at stake, her earnestness was different.
Abaddon’s lips stretched out as he smiled, seeing her tension. He had a creepy smile. As if he already knew about her lies, he seemed to be mocking her. Little by little, a red light began to drift over his white eyes.
She prayed with a desperate face. Then something amazing happened. The red aura that had dyed his eyes gradually began to disappear. It wasn’t long before the transparent white eyes returned to their place.
Silence passed for a while. The three demons stood still without saying anything. Caladium was the first to speak.
“Now what? Nothing happened.”
Smirk. Caladium smiled with his lips stretched flat. It was an obvious sneer. Abaddon’s face quickly distorted. Adelaide met his gaze and was frightened by his ugly appearance and let out a groan. The more she looked, the more frightened she became. Mierda’s eyes, which she considered scary, were nothing but blood oozing from a bird’s foot* compared to Abaddon.
[T/N: Nothing, a smidgen, a drop in the ocean]
Abaddon slowly turned his head and turned his gaze to Caladium. What is this guy doing? Did he use his powers to cover my powers? He pondered as he looked at the devil with a haughty smile on his face.
‘A mental power with that head? Impossible.’
At the time of their battle a hundred years ago, he had confirmed all his powers. Most of them were related to fire. Of course, devils also manifested many other types of powers, but Caladium and a mental power did not match at all. This is because a normal mental power was manifested by those with a certain level of intelligence.
‘Then this succubus?’
This makes no sense even more. It was strange to have Caladium as a member, but in any case, it was just a succubus. There was no way she had the ability to interfere with his own power. In the first place, if one wanted to interfere with someone else’s power, they must have a stronger power than that. Neither Caladium nor the succubus had the strength to dare to oppose his own power.
This meant that the succubus did not lie. It wasn’t what he expected. Boredom creeped in.
“… Why didn’t you report it?”
Abaddon asked, letting go of Adelaide’s face roughly. Her chin tingled from the grip he held so tightly, but she smiled helplessly. She’s glad she got over the situation and she didn’t mind how much pain she was in.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t know what to report. The damage left by the legend was so great that there was no time for it… The dungeon almost collapsed. The pads were also broken. There will be a record of the request for repair.”
“After that. Did he ever come back?”
“He hasn’t been back since. He has made sure I’m not the one he was looking for, so I don’t think he’ll ever go back this far again.”
Abaddon’s thick eyebrows continued to wriggle.
He must be feeling uncomfortable. He couldn’t find any gap from the accusations. Adelaide mocked him inwardly. It was fortunate that he didn’t seem to have any mind-reading powers.
“Are you done talking? Then leave now.”
Caladium pulled Adelaide into his arms and said in a vicious voice. His burning eyes were still filled with desire to rush towards Abaddon. Considering his personality, it was amazing seeing him so patient.
“… Yes, that’s it for today. I think we’ll see a lot more of each other in the future anyway.”
What ominous words… Adelaide thought with an exasperated face.
I swear, Abaddon is the most terrifying out of all the demons I have encountered in person. I never want to see you again, forever.
No good would come out of meeting the devils under the Demon King.
Still, the crisis is over! Adelaide clenched her fists without Abaddon’s knowledge. It would have been a big deal if Lisianthus returned or Lupinus came out of the infirmary in the middle of the conversation, but she was glad it turned out well. Perhaps Lupin felt Abaddon’s energy from the infirmary. It was clear that he wouldn’t show up.
Abaddon turned around and headed back to the portal. Seeing the view of his back not gaining anything from his accusations looked weak. Goodbye and never come again! Someday, you too will have your horns plucked out as well! She threw a curse at his back.
“But it’s strange.”
Maybe it was because of Adelaide’s curse, Abaddon, who turned around and walked towards the portal, suddenly stopped. Feeling guilty, her body stiffened in surprise. Then she replied with a gentle voice, as if she never had evil thoughts.
“Great Abaddon. Is there a problem?”
“Why does it smell so filthy?”
“A filthy… smell?”
You’re probably smelling your breath! Adelaide mumbled in her mind. Of course, she didn’t have the courage to get these words out of her mouth.
“Yes. It smells like a filthy human.”