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“The following information is about Boraca. Apparently, he doesn’t go out much. He seemed to enjoy reigning like a king in his dungeon.”
“I guess it’s because he wouldn’t get treated like that when he goes outside. It’s pathetic.”
“You are right.”
Lisianthus praised Adelaide for being smart too. He was very generous with praise, and Adelaide liked it too, so she laughed like a fool.
“They said Boraca usually stays in his office or visits the residences of the demons that belong here to conduct business. But occasionally, he disappears with only his escort. And every time he does, he wears a necklace no one knows what for… They said it was in the shape of a key.”
“That’s gotta be it… !”
Adelaide raised her head. Her large eyes gleamed with anticipation.
“Yes, it could be the key to the handcuffs.”
How can things be so perfect? Adelaide clenched her fists and expressed her joy.
“Then I’ll go persuade Caladium!”
“There are too many eyes right now. Boraca might come back. So, let’s aim for the early morning hours when everyone is asleep.”
“Yes! I’ll go there at dawn!”
When she answered excitedly, Lisianthus’ face suddenly turned pale. His angled eyebrows drooped and the tips of his reddish lips curled down.
“… I’m disappointed again.”
No, why again? Adelaide hurriedly shook her head and tried to recall what she had said wrong. But no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t find a reason.
“I want to go with the Master.”
Lisianthus, who still had a gloomy expression on his face, kindly explained the reason.
“Is that fine with the Master?”
“I’d love to go with Lisian! I was just afraid you were tired, Lisian. I was just worried.”
Adelaide patted him on the shoulder as a sign of reassurance.
Well, it’s really hard to understand a man’s heart.
Early in the morning while everyone was asleep.
In the dark silence, two tall demons moved silently. Adelaide, walking in the lead, first passed through the portal and then glanced behind her. Through the darkness, Lisianthus’ dazzling appearance appeared right in front of her.
‘Ah you scared me!’
She didn’t know he was following so closely, so her heart was pounding. Fortunately, she bit her lip so tightly that she didn’t make a sound.
‘Lisian is also good at hiding.’
She was most confident in her stealth ability, but Lisianthus was as good as her. She couldn’t feel his presence even though he was so near. Maybe he was a lot better than her.
Adelaide took another step, contemplating, ‘Then what kind of ability does he have the most confidence in?’ Thanks to memorizing the path clearly, they reached the destination fairly quickly.
The portal leading to the space where Caladium was confined was red again. Just as she was about to despair, Adelaide got closer and the portal changed to blue again.
‘Looks like it’s still broken! That’s great.’
She walked towards the portal with a smile of relief. At that moment, Lisianthus’ whisper caught her footsteps.
“…Did you enter this portal?”
“Yeah. Do you think it’s broken? Even then, it was red at first, then changed to blue.”
Adelaide followed him and answered in a low voice. Then, Lisianthus’ expression showed a subtle light. It was a face that had something to say.
Adelaide, who had missed his expression as she turned around, lowered her voice even further and urged him.
“Let’s go inside. I don’t want anyone to see us.”
She threw herself into the portal as soon as Lisianthus answered. Lisianthus quickly followed suit.
Like the last time, her skin was hot as if on fire, then the portal operated normally.
Adelaide shivered and loathed.
“Ugh, maybe it’s broken, this portal is particularly hot. Is Lisian okay?”
Lisianthus said, stroking Adelaide’s hair with a gentle hand.
Her hair was stretched out in all directions due to the movement of space. On the other hand, Lisianthus’ appearance was just as neat as usual.
This portal also discriminates between demons. Adelaide lamented briefly. An arrogant voice echoed behind them.
“It’s you again?”
Startled, Adelaide turned around carefully. She could see one side of Caladium’s lips raised up with a small smile.
He added as if he hadn’t forgotten. Her name, and what she did. All of it. The answer came from someone else.
“He is indeed arrogant.”
Lisianthus evaluated with an emotionless face.
“How dare you call the name of the Master.””
Caladium’s lips twisted. His eyes shone violently through the long flowing red bangs.
“Who the f*ck are you, you son of a b*tch?”
“The way he speaks is more vulgar than the low-level demons rolling in the streets. Education is urgently needed.”
It was Adelaide who was more surprised by the acrimonious words.
‘Aren’t we here to recruit him?’
Rather than being recruited, it would be fortunate if they didn’t get hit once. As evidence of that, Caladium’s face was already glowing with anger.
“This f*ck- …!”
As he was about to continue his speech, or to be more precise, to spit out more swear words, Adelaide hurriedly intercepted him.
“I’m sorry about last time!”
As soon as his gaze reached her, Adelaide dropped on her knees.
“How dare I! The lips of the great Caladium! I have nothing to say, even with ten mouths!”
It was a servile attitude.
Adelaide threw away all her pride and flattered him as much as she could. There wasn’t much to throw away anyway. A startled Lisianthus approached and tried to raise Adelaide, but she refused.
Adelaide knew the types of Caladium well. Arrogant, stubborn, and proud. It was harder not to know because demons who were told that they were strong were this type.
These guys love the sound of flattery. They also liked it when others were submissive towards them. Caladium was no exception.
“Looks like you’ve come to your senses now. You were so cocky back then.”
Caladium’s face gradually returned to its original color. An arrogant smile appeared on his lips again. He seemed to like her attitude.
“Oh, I guess I was really crazy back then. Forgive me.”
Adelaide put her hands together and clasped them to form a desperate prayer. She stared intently at him with clear eyes shining brightly.
Caladium’s face, which met Adelaide’s eyes, flinched and hardened.
Maybe it was because it has been a while since he last saw her. Or maybe it was because of the sudden touch that happened last time, but she looked more eye-catching.
“I’ll let it slide.”
It wasn’t bad either. Caladium thought haphazardly which surprised himself. How hungry was he to just fall for a succubus?
‘No, it’s because this woman is too d*mn pretty.’
He blamed Adelaide.
There was nothing wrong with his mental strength. It was because Adelaide was too pretty. In fact, she was more beautiful than any succubus he had ever seen in his life.
“You are too generous. How are you so perfect? I want to see you often.”
Adelaide slowly got up and approached him. Trying to ignore Lisianthus’ gaze at her with a sullen look on his face.
‘She fell for me too.’
Caladium was convinced with a satisfied smile as he raised his chin.
Well, it’s normal. Until he was imprisoned here, many women fell in love and chased after him. It wasn’t a charm that would disappear just because he was silent for 100 years.
Adelaide’s pink eyes glowed subtly.
Caladium quickly inferred her next words. She was asking him to meet with her. She didn’t even know she was destined to fall for Boraca’s scam contract.
He glanced at her face. Her beauty was really on another level. He had no interest in hanging out with women at all.
‘Well, that’s…… It may not be a bad idea to meet. I need to get rid of these handcuffs first. Prevent that id*ot from getting a fraud contract.’
Before he knew it, Caladium was picturing a future of dating her with a smile, holding hands with her after escaping the dungeon together. Until Adelaide’s bright voice continued.
“Would you like to sign a contract with me?”
Adelaide smiled softly and held out a contract. Caladium’s pleasant imagination ended like that.
Caladium asked with a blank expression.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t let go of his lingering feelings, and his mind was still somewhere between imagination and reality.
“It’s a contract. Is it too far away to see?”
Adelaide kindly held the contract in front of him in consideration of him being tied up. However for Caladium, who lost his imaginary girlfriend in an instant, the white was paper and the black was just text.
“You still can’t see?”
“It seems he has presbyopia.”
[T/N: Gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects]
Lisianthus sarcastically said, not missing the opportunity.
Adelaide glared at him as a warning. She didn’t know why he was acting so crooked since earlier. If he wasn’t going to help the business, he should just stay still. He was the one who kept coming forward and picking a fight.
Fortunately, however, Lisianthus’ sarcasm worked. Caladium, who was nothing more than a corpse except for pride, was able to pick up the words and came to his senses even in a situation where he seemed to have lost his mind.
At first, he was annoyed with Lisianthus, and then he was embarrassed of himself.
‘F*ck, I’m crazy!’
What did he mean ‘meet’? A mere succubus? This Caladium? He must have gone out of his mind for a while because he had been starving for too long.
As he consoled himself like that, he tried hard to put a cold expression on his face. However, it was not possible to control the heat that stained the tip of his ears.
Caladium stared at the paper dangling before his eyes, chewing on his lower lip. Only then did he see the letters.
Soon his eyebrows curled in displeasure.
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