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Small! Adelaide stared at him with a shocked expression. She was a fairly tall succubus. Although she was smaller than Penelope, she was not small enough to be called that for a humanoid demon wherever she went. He’s the one who’s huge! Adelaide pouted her lips.
“Master. How about checking the rewards?”
“Oh right! The rewards!”
Adelaide smiled broadly and looked at the dungeon’s pad. Lisianthus also tilted his head as they looked at the pad together.
Caladium stared at them with a disappointed face.
He wasn’t asking for much attention, but wasn’t their reaction too short? It was ridiculous that the interest in him had cooled down in just a few minutes.
Regardless, Adelaide was busy checking the rewards.
When she scrolled down the screen, she saw a button with this text. Adelaide pressed the button without hesitation.
A bright light burst out. Adelaide closed her eyes tightly and then opened them. Within seconds, the appearance of the dungeon had changed.
“It’s quite spacious.”
As Lisianthus said, the dungeon has expanded considerably. The space used as the living room, and all the rooms, seemed to have grown in size.
And the most noticeable change was the portal.
“Kyaa, kyaa, kyaaaaah!”
Adelaide welcomed the presence of a portal inside the dungeon with a triple dolphin sound.
She ran through the dungeon like a dog running after a ball. When she went through the portal, there were two more rooms outside.
“I can die now…”
“You can’t die.”
Lisianthus replied with a smile. At times, he claimed that he wasn’t a very boring demon, but to Adelaide, he didn’t seem to be very good at joking around.
“Skeletons! You use this room!”
Adelaide said, pointing to the largest room in the dungeon. The Skeleton Captain was startled and hesitantly opened his mouth.
“Can we get the biggest room? No, we could use a smaller room…”
“You’re the most in terms of numbers, right? It’s only natural you get a big room! And I heard you can’t sleep in bright places. It’s bright inside because of the artificial sun.”
The Skeletons couldn’t answer and flinched their bones.They were watching Caladium’s eyes. It didn’t matter if they belonged to the same owner, there was no way that a demon would dare to use a better room than the devil.
But Caladium didn’t even care. He was being scolded by Lisianthus for claiming the room next to Adelaide.
After confirming this, the Skeleton Captain smiled awkwardly and replied that he understood.
“Hey, we got a reward too!”
Adelaide shouted cheers as she brought her face closer looking like she was about to enter the dungeon pad.
After checking the number, she opened her mouth with a very excited face.
“Ten, ten, ten…!”
[T/N: ‘Ten’ (sib) sounds like the first syllable of ‘f*ck’ (ssibal/shibal) in Korean]
Is she already swearing at me? Caladium asked with a look of hope.
Adelaide ignored him and continued.
“It gave us 10 Almas!”
I am rich! I also protected my arm! Adelaide muttered with happiness. Lisianthus also smiled broadly and said congratulations.
Caladium, on the other hand, had a bewildered face.
“What do you like so much about it?”
“It’s just that, this is enough money to pay off the interest this month!”
“Interest? Are you in debt?”
Her cheering face suddenly turned dark.
Yes, my demon member should know the truth. She licked her lips for a moment and then opened her mouth carefully.
“Hey, there’s something I didn’t tell you, but I actually have some debt. Don’t worry, I’ll pay it back in the future, and I’ll never let them take me!”
“What. How much is it?”
Caladium asked, kicking his tongue.
The little one was already playing with money. An outrageous thought came out of nowhere.
Well, to some extent, he was willing to pay it back for her. He wasn’t very rich because he was not interested in wealth. Still, he was one of the wealthiest high level demons, so compared to others, he owned quite a fortune.
If he looked for it, he’d probably find about twenty times the amount of the reward. She helped him, so he thought it would be okay to share half of it.
“What, 60 Almas?”
For one succubus to borrow that much, it was too big. However, Caladium had more than enough to pay for it all without difficulty.
Adelaide smiled and shook her head. She was smiling, but she answered with a face that looked like she was about to cry.
“Are you crazy?!”
Caladium groaned. Skeletons who were listening together dropped their bones in shock. The bones of their heads rolled down the floor.
“I knew you were crazy, but without fear, you borrowed that much from the Demon King?!”
“I didn’t borrow it! I mean, it’s inherited…!”
Adelaide explained the situation with a look close to crying. As the words continued, Caladium’s expression distorted.
“How ignorant do you have to be to not read the contents and inherit something just like that?”
“Because I didn’t even know about the gold mortgage.”
“It is a mortgage, right?”
Adelaide closed her eyes tightly. She wanted to ask Lisianthus if he could intervene in this situation. Just as she was about to grumble, a wailing suddenly burst out next to her.
It was the Skeletons.
“Oh, Adelaide, I feel so bad for you!”
“That lawyer b*stard, I’m not going to let him go!”
“Adelaide, you’ve been through a lot. You poor thing!”
He couldn’t understand why these guys were crying all of a sudden. But what was more baffling was that Adelaide also burst into tears with them.
“Why are you crying again?”
“They’re so nice, aren’t they?”
Adelaide and the Skeletons gathered in a circle again, hugged each other and shed tears together.
Lisianthus and Caladium both watched the scene with a puzzled expression. In an instant, their eyes met. Instinctively, they knew that each other’s opinions were the same.
Caladium spat irritably, and Lisianthus frowned as if he had touched something dirty.
After the bout of cries, Adelaide read the dungeon pad again with puffy eyes. She carefully examined the contents to make sure she didn’t miss anything.
Several more rewards came when the contract with the Skeletons was also entered to increase the number of demons. It was a few small magic stones. There was nothing great, but she was so satisfied with the compensation she received in advance.
‘If we install a portal with this money, we can finally deal with the adventurers!’
Adelaide smiled and lowered the window. When she received all the rewards and the magic stone, a new notification window appeared.
[All rewards have been received.]
[The dungeon class has been raised to E-Class. The dungeon and the owner are now connected.]
“What does this mean?”
Adelaide asked in a bewildered voice. As a good manager, Lisianthus kindly explained.
“From level E, the relationship between the dungeon and the dungeon master becomes closer. The stronger the master, the stronger the dungeon, and the stronger the dungeon, the stronger the master. Look at your aura. You will feel the difference.”
Adelaide slowly scanned the energy inside her body.
As he said, an intense power that she had not experienced in recent decades flowed through her body. It wasn’t as much as it was in her heyday, but compared to the times when she was attacked by low-level demons, she was now at a decent level.
‘Wow, can I stop being servile now?’
Adelaide thought, her eyes twinkling.
But behind her brief joy came with great pain.
It happened in an instant. Adelaide suddenly collapsed to the floor.
Lisianthus and Caladium approached with incredible speed and caught her body. But now Adelaide could not afford to admire them.
Thump, Thump, Thump.
Her heart was beating fast.
Adelaide knew this feeling very well. It was the same feeling that bothered her after she left her work.
The power of a succubus was based on their energy. As you get stronger, you need more energy to maintain it, and if you don’t consume enough energy, you feel a burning pain in your body.
Adelaide had been so weak so far that she could live without feeling any pain even if she didn’t absorb energy.
But now she’s-
“Go, go away…!”
She needed time away from them. A lot of it too.
It felt like her whole body was on fire. Her vision was spinning and her head was dizzy. Even the breath that came out from her throat was so hot to the point that she wanted to cry.
This is what the Succubus referred to this state.
When a succubus does not absorb energy for a long time and becomes hungry, they would first suffer from a burning pain. Just like Adelaide today.
The deeper the hunger, the deeper the pain and the greater the desire to absorb energy. And when they reach a certain level, they even lose their sense of reason.
Fortunately, Adelaide was not yet at the stage where she would lose her mind. She was only tormented by the excruciating pain she had been experiencing in a long time.
“Master, are you alright? Master.”
“Hey, Adela! Get a hold of yourself!”
Worried voices reached her ears.
Lisianthus was holding her staggering body with no excessive force, and Caladium looked at her condition with a bewildered face.
In other words, both of them were too close to her.
Adelaide closed her eyes tightly.
Their auras, faintly felt through her skin, seemed so thick and sweet. It made her want to kiss and consume them right away.