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“Why the hell?!”
Adelaide opened her mouth with a face that looked like she was about to cry.
“Why aren’t they coming? Why!”
After she shouted, which was closer to a scream, she floundered on the ground and pretended to cry.
But the moment she sat down, her a$$ somehow felt soft. She looked down and saw that a handkerchief, which she had never seen before, was lying under her bottom.
Just looking at the classic design, she immediately knew who it was. Lisianthus quickly laid it out, before his Master’s bu++ could get dirty.
Adelaide was a little tired of seeing Lisianthus standing there, pretending not to know anything, so she soon got back to the point.
“I even put up a reward!”
The dungeon clear reward was 1 Alma, in line with other E-Class dungeons. In order to not get confused on the way to the dungeon, they even beautifully marked the front of the portal installed in Mediar.
Still, no adventurer came. Not a single fly, let alone a person, entered.
“As far as I know…”
Lisianthus carefully spoke. At the same time, he turned his head and cast a sharp gaze towards Caladium.
Caladium, who had been wallowing on the sofa, furrowed his brows and contorted his face at the sudden gaze attack.
‘What? Do you want to have a match?’ Caladium said with his eyes.
“Rumors have spread among the adventurers that there’s a giant phoenix in our dungeon. Since the rewards are the same, but there was such a strong demon in an E-Class dungeon, they refused to come here.”
Adelaide’s head turned towards Caladium. Caladium quickly hid his face under a cushion, avoiding her piercing gaze.
“That bird head.”
Adelaide murmured as she stared at the pathetic demon who had his head hidden behind a tiny cushion.
“Huu,” she sighed as she rubbed her chin, contemplating on how to get out of this situation.
“I can’t afford to wait until the rumors subside.”
“Do you have any ideas?”
Adelaide nodded her head proudly. She then declared in a confident voice.
“Trust me! I will take care of it and bring an adventurer!”
“This dungeon master Adelaide will do it herself!”
Adelaide added, and bravely headed towards the portal.
Lisianthus and Caladium, who were left alone in the living room, quietly exchanged glances. They moved almost simultaneously.
Lisianthus entered the portal with an elegant but quick pace, and Caladium, who had thrown away the cushions in one breath, rushed into the portal.
Dathanos, the demon district of Mediar.
Adelaide, who was walking briskly with large strides, suddenly stopped. She felt a familiar presence behind her. As she slowly turned around, sure enough, two large men stood tall behind her.
“Lisian, Caladi! Why did you follow me? You just left the Skeletons alone in the dungeon? What if an adventurer suddenly came?”
“I thought the problem was that adventurers won’t come?”
Caladium seized the opportunity and quickly spoke.
‘And who’s fault was that? How shameless!’ Adelaide’s forehead wrinkled.
As she was about to curse him, Lisianthus, fearing that a war of words would break out again, quickly opened his mouth.
“I wanted to be of help, so I followed you. I’m sorry, Adele.”
Embarrassed by the courteous Lisianthus’ apology, Adelaide waved her hand.
“No, I’m sorry… I was just worried about the Skeletons.”
“The Skeletons will be fine. As long as you have the dungeon pad, you’ll be immediately notified if an adventurer is invading, and as you know, I move pretty quickly. Well, that firebird is fast too, so we won’t be late. If you’re still concerned, I’ll lock the portal then come back.”
“Yeah, if I turn into a firebird, I’ll be faster than I am now!… Hey! I told you it’s a phoenix, not a firebird!”
Caladium, who was agreeing with him, suddenly became angry. Of course, Lisianthus didn’t listen.
Adelaide breathed a sigh of relief at Lisianthus’ explanation, but soon stared at them suspiciously.
Of course, if they were with her, it would be reassuring. She won’t be bored either. But the problem was their faces. Those faces that shine brilliantly with different charms.
Adelaide got used to seeing it every day, but objectively, even from afar, they were so good-looking that people would admire them saying, [Wow, what a crazy beauty] and [He’s the most handsome man I’ve ever seen in my life].
Even with just one of them, people’s jaws would already drop open. Who knows what would happen since there were two of them now? She herself was also quite beautiful so she got some attention, but now, it was only a matter of time before everyone’s attention turned to them.
However, their eyes shone too brightly to refuse. Adelaide, who had a weak heart, could not refuse the expectant faces.
“Ugh. Fine. Come with me.”
In the end, Adelaide, who fell for their puppy eyes, reluctantly nodded her head. The moment Caladium was about to laugh with satisfaction, she quickly added a condition.
“But let’s change our clothes first.”
“Yes, we need to buy some clothes to change into. There’s nothing good about standing out today.”
At Adelaide’s resolute voice, Caladium shrugged his shoulders lightly. It wasn’t too difficult. A smile still hung on his face.
On the other hand, Lisianthus’ face turned white. It was because he remembered the flashy clothes that she had once recommended to wear.
And after a while of shopping. There was a mix of joy and sorrow on their faces.
“How am I supposed to go around wearing this? I can’t even see.”
Caladium, whose face had mostly been covered with a large hood, grunted with dissatisfaction.
“Besides, the clothes look like they would be worn by humans!”
To be precise, it was the kind of clothes that would be worn by an adventurer who uses magic. He wore a long dark red robe that came down and covered his legs, and a white string hung around his waist.
Yes, it was a human wizard’s outfit. He, who used magic from the moment he was born, felt ashamed.
“I look like a healer.”
Lisianthus said calmly.
Like he said, he was dressed like a priest. A black tunic came down to his ankles, then a white robe with a sacred print was draped over his shoulder. His long hair was also neatly tied to one side. However, unlike a typical priest, a black cloth was covering his head. It was to hide his face.
He was dressed as an adventurer, but didn’t react in any way. He was rather willing. It was much better than the burdensome Incubus clothes like last time.
“That’s right, those are the outfits of adventurers. You have to wear it for this operation.”
“Then what’s yours?”
As the old curtains were lifted, Adelaide, who had changed her clothes, stepped out. Caladium cried out in astonishment.
Adelaide was wearing an archer’s outfit. However, unlike the clothes of Lisianthus or Caladium, it was very revealing. The top was ripped open, revealing the collarbone, and the skirt was so short that even the slightest breeze would show her underw*ar.
“Are you crazy? Aren’t you going to change clothes?”
Caladium groaned as his face contorted. He couldn’t look straight at her, so he looked away. Lisianthus also didn’t seem to like it, which was why he didn’t point out his cocky tone.
Adelaide took a deep breath and answered.
“Do you think I wanted to wear something like this? All of the female adventurer outfits were like this. This is by far the least revealing.”
“What? Does that even make sense? How are you going to fight like that?”
“That’s right. Human equipment is weird. The more exposed a woman is, the more her fighting power will increase.”
“What kind of dog sh*t is that?” Caladium frowned and muttered.
“Anyway, there’s no helping it, so stop whining, Caladi. If you keep whining, I won’t take you!”
Adelaide declared in a strict tone.
“What do you mean whining? I’m not a kid… F*ck these b*stards, why did they make their equipment like that?”
Caladium groaned like a child until the end. Lisianthus nodded his head in agreement. For some reason they were in agreement. But with Adelaide’s firm decision, they couldn’t bear to complain any more. They were afraid that she would really kick them out.
It bothered them that Adelaide was wearing those clothes, but it was even more annoying for her to walk around alone in those, so the two demons reluctantly shut up.
“So, where are we going in this outfit?”
Caladium asked, chasing Adelaide as they left the store. He slightly lifted the robe covering his face.
“I have a plan! Quietly follow me and wear that robe properly to cover your face.”
“How am I supposed to cover my eyes and follow you?”
“That’s-! Look at Lisian. He’s following well.”
Caladium turned his head and glanced at Lisianthus. As Adelaide said, he followed her well, even though a black cloth was draped over his head covering both eyes. Even his steps were as graceful as usual.
Smirk. Lisianthus twisted the tip of his lips and sneered at Caladium. He seemed to have felt his gaze even with his eyes covered.
“That b*stard must have gotten a thin fabric! This robe is thick!”
“It’s what Master Adele ordered, so there’s nothing you can do.”
Lisianthus spoke in a smooth voice.
‘This cheeky bastard! You think I can’t do it?’
Diamond-like eyes blazed with jealousy. He lowered the robe down his face as much as he could and stretched his legs.
He concentrated on his senses, and expelled his power grasping the features of everything around him. It was a waste of talent, but there is nothing he cannot do in order to be favored.
As he focused, he reached his destination in an instant.
“Here. Right in front of me.”
“Walking with my eyes closed is nothing.”
Caladium bragged. Although he felt frustrated, he quickly lifted his robe. Only then did his vision become clear.
At the same time, his face contorted.
“What, this is…”
“Yes, as you can see.”
Adelaide spoke in a calm tone.
“It’s the human zone.”
Mediar’s human district. It was the most popular entry point for adventurers and was a somewhat base camp with various facilities for them.
Adelaide smiled brightly. It was a place where low-level demons can be immediately annihilated just by meeting high ranked adventures, and where mid to high level demons were reluctant to enter.
“And we’re going in there.”
Caladium was silent. To be honest, it was so absurd that no words came out.
This Great Devil of the Red Flame, to enter a place crowded with humans?
Last time, he went there to pick up Adelaide. But this was different. At that time, he went proudly as a demon, but now, he was embarrassed because he was dressed up as an adventurer.
“Master Adele. It seems too risky. Of course, we can hide, and it wouldn’t be too hard to defeat them… However, this is unprecedented. A living demon pretending to be an adventurer and entering the human zone.”
Lisianthus also dissuaded Adelaide.
“There’s a precedent. Do not worry.”
Adelaide, who was the weakest among them, waved both hands saying that it was not a big deal.
“What precedent do you know? You probably only lived for 200 years at most…!”
“Same as you!”
[T/N: This was a sarcastic remark, like a childish response.]
“I have lived more than 300 years!”
“You’re so old.”
It was probably because he was a devil, so even if he had lived that long, he didn’t look old. Adelaide admired him with a pure expression. Caladium jumped up and said not to treat him like an old man.
Lisianthus once again changed the direction of the conversation, then the two went back to normal.
“Master Adele. If it’s not too rude, may I ask why you’re trying to enter the human realm?”
“Sure, it’s simple.”
Adelaide replied with a smile.
“If we want to attract adventurers, we need to know what they want.”