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It had been a long time since Caladium had known that Lisianthus was not just a mid level demon.
Adelaide, who was ignorant and had no interest in others, seemed to still not know, but the evidence would be clear to anyone who paid a little attention. The fact that Caladium’s magic did not intimidate him, and that he could move just as fast as a devil.
The biggest proof was that whenever Caladium monopolized Adelaide, a subtle, but strong magic leaked out.
‘Yeah, it was so strong that I was surprised.’
Perhaps the Skeletons hadn’t been able to breathe for a while. So they ran away quickly today before they got caught up in the trouble.
Now that they were no longer inferior to mid level demons, Lisianthus must also be at least a high level demon. Caladium was fully aware of this.
However it appears that that wasn’t all there was to it.
‘D*mn, I knew you were pretty strong, but… This much?’
Seeing this made him so confused.
The power that Lisianthus revealed was much darker and far stronger than Caladium had expected. The hairs on his skin rose in the chilling atmosphere.
Instinctively, Caladium’s power came out and blocked his energy.
The wings were so huge that Adelaide’s own wings were incomparable to this. His long horn grew even longer, and his silver-gray eyes glowed strangely. This form only comes out whenever he becomes serious about fighting.
The most frightening thing was that he couldn’t even figure out whether this was Lisianthus’ power or not. Unlike Caladium, Lisianthus looked the same as usual except for a different expression. No wings even came out.
What this meant was clear.
Caladium let out a short smirk.
“Hey, were you a devil?”
No way, f*ck it. Caladium murmured.
“That’s none of your business either.”
Lisianthus replied softly. At the same time, a group of silver-colored lights gathered in his hand. The brightly shining orb soon changed into the shape of a sword.
Seeing the power swirling around it, it didn’t seem like an ordinary weapon. Surely, the moment he swings it, everything around them will be destroyed.
“It’s so insidious that I’m getting goosebumps, really.”
Caladium responded indifferently.
It was very surprising that he was a devil, a top level demon. In the Demon Realm, there were only about ten or so.
But that didn’t mean he feared him. The reason Caladium was once called the ‘Great Devil’ was because of his ability. He was the youngest amongst the devils but his power was among the top three.
Suddenly, a huge fireball appeared behind Caladium. The fireball was so powerful that if it exploded, the entire dungeon would become a sea of fire.
Amidst the tension, there was silence.
They both wanted to start the fight right away, but they couldn’t wield the sword or the fire magic. It was because the aftermath of the fierce battle wouldn’t be too difficult to predict.
[Lisian, Caladi, I’m bac-…! What’s this? Why is my, my dungeon…!]
[Hnng, what should I do? My dungeon! I won’t be able to pay off my debt. All the Skeletons are dead, Hnng!]
The Skeletons reduced to nothing but bone powder and Adelaide’s face crying with her head down, flickered in front of his eyes.
The Greenville Dungeon was too small and precious for two demons to face each other.
Caladium held back his shame and opened his mouth first.
They couldn’t do it here. It would be hard to fight here, and they couldn’t leave the Skeletons alone for a long time, so they should go out and fight quickly then come back as soon as possible.
But the moment he was about to propose this, an unfamiliar alarm resounded loudly.
The sound came from Lisianthus. Specifically, from the artifact in Lisianthus’ pocket. It looked exactly like the one Adelaide had.
This meant that Adelaide was in danger.
Adelaide, who went to Mediar, stopped walking after a few steps. There were many signs of pain on her beautiful face. Her slender body trembled.
“I can’t do this.”
She mumbled quietly, she moved her hand in a determined gesture. Her white hands reached the pocket of her coat.
Soon, a paper bag that had been hidden in her pocket was revealed. The bag of madeleines with lemon zest filling.
Because she left the bag open, the smell kept rising and bothering her. It had a savory buttery scent mixed with a subtle lemon scent. In short, it smelled delicious.
‘I can’t resist a freshly made madeleine.’
Adelaide took a bite of the madeleine and made a happy face.
Lisianthus’ special snack was very delicious. To the extent that she was so engrossed in eating that she didn’t even notice someone approaching her.
Adelaide, who belatedly recognized the presence, turned around. But it was already too late.
A fluttering black hair and red eyes resembling a beasts’ came into view. These were the last two things she saw.
Someone attacked her.
Adelaide closed her eyes tightly. Her b*ttocks throbbed from hitting the floor. But there was no more paint. Only a strange noise nearby.
“Chomp chomp, gulp, chomp…”
No wonder it sounded familiar.
Adelaide opened her eyes and slowly turned her head. The culprit was right next to her.
‘No, should I call it a criminal dog?…’
She muttered in despair. That was because the opponent who attacked her was a dog. It was an adorable-looking black puppy.
The puppy quickly ate the madeleines in fear of it being taken away. It looked like it had been starving for quite some time, its bones were protruding under the hide, and its fur was all tangled without any luster.
‘Did you smell the madeleine?’
She thought that might be the case because it smelled so good.
It was heartbreaking not to be able to eat Lisian’s special madeleine, but seeing the dog’s appearance, the disappointment disappeared. It was rather pitiful.
“Hey, eat this too.”
Adelaide picked up a Madeleine, which had fallen on the opposite side, and handed it to the puppy. Then, the dog’s body trembled, a sign of hostility.
“I’ll leave it here, eat it.”
She put the madeleine on the ground and took a few steps back. The puppy, who watched this for a bit, approached and ate the Madeleine.
“You were hungry. It must have been very difficult.”
Adelaide murmured in a sad voice. She knew the pain of starvation well. But she was no longer starving. She realized how lucky she had become now that she could live eating delicious desserts.
“Eat slowly. I’m going to leave now.”
She cautiously got up. She moved towards the path that the lower ranks passed through. The madeleine must have all disappeared, so she should just start her task soon. Adelaide thought, pounding her stiff back.
But after a while, she stopped again. She could hear the small sound of footsteps overlapping with hers.
As she took another step, she heard another low thump. She turned around then saw the dog following her.
“Why are you following me? I don’t have any madeleines left.”
It was a one-sided conversation. The dog stuck out its tongue and wagged its tail. It seemed to like her.
“Do you want to go with this sister?”
[T/N: She says noona here.]
The puppy nodded its head.
Adelaide opened her eyes wide in surprise. She realized that it was a monster because she could feel its magic, but she did not know that it could communicate.
“Hmm… We still have rooms left.”
But it was too dangerous. Even if she let it stay in the living quarters, she didn’t know when an adventurer would suddenly attack. The dog might run into the battle area without thinking and bump into an adventurer. The puppy seemed too weak to survive such a crisis.
“I’m sorry. Find a better place.”
Adelaide said her words of rejection while she struggled to suppress her desire to hug the dog. The puppy understood her, it whined but stayed still.
But even after that, the squeaking footsteps following her continued. Adelaide walked faster, and the dog kept up with her. And when she decreased her pace, the dog also walked slowly. At this rate, it would follow her to where the adventurers were.
“It will be dangerous for you if you keep following me! What should i call y-… This!”
Eventually, it grunted as Adelaide turned around again. Then the puppy began to move her tiny paws vigorously on the ground. When she stared at it, to her surprise, letters gradually appeared.
It was very crooked, but it was recognizable. Adelaide opened her mouth in admiration.
“Is that your name?”
The puppy nodded its head again. Its red eyes twinkled like it was glad she understood.
‘It’s been a while since I’ve seen such cuteness!’ Adelaide rubbed her eyes in disbelief. After only seeing strong men for a while, she felt like her soul was refreshed when she met such a cute creature.
“Shall I take you…?”
Adelaide mumbled, then without realizing it, she said “Up!” then quickly tried to close her mouth. However, the puppy, Bell, had already heard it. Bell’s tail wiggled wildly.
Bell loudly barked.
Adelaide, who stood for a moment with a puzzled expression on her face, sighed in defeat.
“Sigh, I can’t help it then. Come with me! I will take responsibility and care for you!”
“Since it’s like this, I will take care of you until the day you die!” She declared resolutely. Bell roared with excitement and acted cute.
In this blissful moment where a dramatic meeting took place, a vicious voice suddenly interrupted.
“Who are you talking to?”
As she turned her gaze, she saw adventurers coming out from the dark alley. Adelaide instinctively grabbed Bell.
“It’s been a while right, succubus?”
The face of the adventurer standing in front of her was somehow familiar. It was the adventurer Gehrig, who was one of the first who invaded their dungeon. She looked at his ugly face and quickly remembered.
“I heard I wasn’t the only one you were whispering to? I must have been out of my mind to trust demons.”
Was there ever trust between us? Adelaide pouted at the absurdity.
“I warned you. If you cheat me, I won’t let you go.”
A tall adventurer slowly walked beside Gehrig. He resembled Gehrig, but his energy was far superior.
‘A high level adventurer?’
Adelaide trembled. If it was only Gehrig, who was a weakling among the low level adventurers, she could deal with him, but the high level adventurers are still too much.
Upon judging this, she quickly attempted to escape while holding Bell.
“Brother! Catch her!”
“Don’t kill her, I have to play with her!” Gehrig shouted.
Along with him, the high level adventurer ran towards Adelaide menacingly.