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5 Advanced Chapters
“If it’s really great then why are you trembling so much?”
“The table is vibrating from your shaking.” Caladium laughed and teased Adelaide. Her face was relaxed while her whole body trembled.
“Well. The situation being great and me being scared are two different things.”
Adelaide replied languidly.
Her legs were wobbly because she was worried about the dungeon match tomorrow, but she was sincere when she said that it was a good thing.
“Anyway, that means they’re underestimating us.”
“Yes. It was worth keeping information about Caladium within the team since rumors about him didn’t spread.”
Lisianthus said, his eyes gently bent. He looked very satisfied. Caladium shrugged his shoulders as if it was natural.
“Especially the ones who saw me in the Boraca Dungeon wouldn’t have been able to speak about me.”
Adelaide nodded her head in agreement. No matter how scary the Sol Dungeon was, wouldn’t they be more afraid of the devil? The demons who saw the horrors of that time would have been more careful with their mouths. Even that terrifying Adolf was torn to pieces by Caladium and was destroyed in his sea of fire.
“They probably didn’t talk out of gratitude towards Adelaide. If it hadn’t been for her, they would still be tied to a fraudulent contract.”
“Right! Thanks again, Adelaide.”
At the compliments of the Skeletons, Adelaide felt embarrassed and covered her face.
“Well, that’s possible.”
Caladium agreed. If it had been him in the past, he would have denied it saying demons would dare not act grateful because of something like that. But he had experienced the same thing.
And now, somehow, he thought that it was possible. Because it was Adela. This change was embarrassing and unfamiliar, Caladium scratched his head.
“Master Adele. When you’re done eating, would you like to see this?”
“Yes. What is it?”
“This is the layout of the Sol Dungeon.”
Pppuu. Adelaide spit out the tea she was drinking. Lisianthus, who was used to this, took out his handkerchief and wiped her mouth. Fortunately, Caladium quickly grabbed the layout, so the tea did not spill on the paper.
“H-How did you get this?”
“I made it based on the information I gathered. However, it is not perfect due to the lack of time to gather information.”
When? They only decided to do a dungeon match a few days ago. When Adelaide asked with her eyes, Lisianthus answered with a smile on his face.
“I researched from the day we went to see Raham. I figured something like this would happen.”
Adelaide’s mouth hung open at her manager’s amazing foresight. He said it wasn’t perfect, but it was a very detailed layout. To the point that she would have believed it if he said that he went there and drew it himself.
“Maybe meeting Lisian was my greatest luck.”
Adelaide stared at him with twinkling eyes as her hands grabbed his gloved hands. Lisianthus flinched for a moment, then smiled and replied kindly.
“I feel the same, Master.”
The red-haired devil grumbled and couldn’t stand it.
“What?! Hey, I am!”
“I’ll change it, my biggest luck was having met all of you.”
Adelaide quickly changed her words. If she didn’t, that firebird would be sulking for another half day.
Caladium put on a sullen expression as if he didn’t like that answer. It was evident in Adelaide’s eyes that she had a deep preference for Lisianthus. ‘If I had just met her first!’ Caladium gritted his teeth.
“… But, when did you two meet?”
A Skeleton suddenly asked. Come to think of it, he had never heard of Adelaide’s first meeting with Lisianthus.
“Uhh, when I first came to inherit the dungeon, Lisian was already in here.”
“What? Isn’t that trespassing?”
“I thought so too, but it turned out that he was a manager that was hired by my grandfather. I was lucky.”
“I easily got a manager like Lisian.” Adelaide smiled and added.
Caladium narrowed his eyes and stared at Lisianthus. It was a story he couldn’t believe no matter how much he thought about it.
“Was your grandfather the Demon King?”
If not, what kind of demon would dare control a devil? When he thought of him as Adelaide’s manager, he thought that it was somehow possible, but he was already the manager before the inheritance. Something smelled suspicious.
“What? What nonsense is that? Why are you suddenly bringing up the Demon King?”
“If not… Then him being a manager was a lie.”
This is it. Caladium was sure. There was no way the previous Demon King would walk around in debt, so he was certain.
He stared at Lisianthus with a triumphant expression. However, Lisianthus was calm without the slightest change in expression.
“Stop playing around, Caladi. Why would Lisian lie?”
“He has no reason to lie about being a manager. He’s not even getting paid!” Adelaide logically objected.
‘I guess it’s because he likes you like I like you!’ Caladium bit his mouth, trying not to speak. His face flushed as red as a tomato. He thought he was going to die of shame.
“Whatever the reason, we still don’t know if this b*st*rd is an official contract manager or not! Did you check the documents? The manager doesn’t appear on the dungeon pad because he doesn’t count as a demon that belongs here, but you can check it if you ask the Dungeon Management Bureau.”
Adelaide frowned at Caladium’s urging. She never checked the documents, and even if she didn’t, she believed Lisianthus. By her standards, it was very rude to doubt the demon who had helped her with all his heart.
Just as Adelaide was about to point this out with a stern expression on her face, Lisianthus opened his mouth first.
“It makes sense.”
Caladium asked in surprise. Lisianthus continued speaking casually.
“I said it makes sense. It is true that it is doubtful. Master Adele, if you wish, I will request the documents from the Bureau immediately.”
“No! You don’t have to!”
Adelaide exclaimed urgently. Her fierce eyes turned towards Caladium. Why are you doing this? She scolded him with her eyes.
“Doubt? What doubt? I trust Lisian! I never had any doubts!”
“… Thank you. Please let me know whenever you need it. I will bring it myself.”
“Never, that will never happen. Don’t worry.”
Adelaide assured him, waving her hands. Caladium clicked his tongue, saying “What a waste.” After that, it was only natural that he received her glare.
“Stop talking nonsense!”
“Ouch! Hey, why are you hitting me… Ah!”
“I’m hitting you because you deserve to be hit!” Adelaide slapped Caladium’s arm. Caladium pretended to be hurt, screaming horribly even though it didn’t hurt at all.
“Huu, I’m going to look at the layout again.”
Adelaide, realizing that she was only hurting herself whenever she hit him, imprisoned Caladium under a mountain of cushions. She opened the paper with a deep sigh. But the more she looked at the layout, the more frustrated she felt.
“It’s very… It’s very spacious.”
It was really spacious. Greenville Dungeon, as well as the Boraca Dungeon, could not even be compared.
In dungeon matches, victory or defeat was determined by the dungeon’s attack ratio. It was an unfavorable fight for Greenville Dungeon, which had a much smaller number of rooms.
“There are traps all over the place, and there are also many trap rooms, so it will not be easy to attack. More than anything…”
Lisianthus continued, pointing to the bottom of the layout.
“I heard that here, the layout of the first battle space changes periodically. This is the most recent layout change. Since they look down on Greenville Dungeon, I don’t think they would spend a lot of money just to change the layout. However, we still can’t be sure since the owner of the Sol Dungeon is very meticulous.”
“If they change it, it will be a big deal…”
“Of course, with the possibility of changes in mind, I have prepared a layout for a number of possible outcomes.”
Lisianthus pulled out another roll of paper. Thud. It was so thick that setting it down made a loud sound.
“Hmm. I guess it’s not a big deal.”
Adelaide changed her words. Lisianthus let out a small laugh.
“I don’t know how many demons they have, but the demons are likely…”
Lisianthus continued the explanation. The type of demons that will appear first, their fighting strategy, and what traps to watch out for. They were all very useful.
Everyone except Caladium listened intently. Before Caladium knew it, he fell asleep under the cushions because they were quite cozy. Adelaide didn’t bother waking him up because his presence would only hinder the progress.
‘Anyway, you’re prettiest when you sleep.’
She thought as she looked at his face poking through the cushions.
He was definitely handsome when his mouth was closed. Straight eyebrows, a high nose bridge, long eyelashes, and an angled face shape. He was so perfect that anyone who didn’t know his personality would fall in love with him. Adelaide had been on the lookout for handsome demons for decades, and his aesthetics were unparalleled.
Reading her gaze, Lisianthus smiled bitterly and opened his mouth.
Adelaide, who was entranced by Caladium’s appearance for a moment, lifted her head. For some reason, Lisianthus’ face looked dissatisfied.
‘Oh. I thought the explanation was over, but I guess it wasn’t.’ She immediately repented.
“What is our dungeon strategy?”
Lisianthus, with eyes full of remorse, asked in a gentle tone. Fortunately, he didn’t seem too angry.
“Do you have anything in mind?”
“Yes, I do!”
Adelaide answered confidently. The Durahans replied “Really?” as if they weren’t expecting it. Contrary to how she looked when they first met her, Adelaide looked like a decent dungeon master.
“Well, it is…”
This time Adelaide began her explanation. It wasn’t very long because it was such a simple strategy.
The more she continued, the more puzzled the faces of the demons in front of her became.
“Hey, is that really your strategy?”
Unable to stand it, one Durahan asked. Adelaide nodded her head.
“Yes. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. Why? Do you see a problem?”
“No, that’s not it, but…”
“Is that okay?” Durahan muttered timidly.
Even Lisianthus burst into laughter. He tried to hold it in, but sound leaked out.
Adelaide furrowed her eyebrows. She thought it was a good strategy, but was there really a problem?
Lisianthus shook his head quickly as if he was making excuses.
“No, no. It’s just so… so like Master Adele. It sounds fun.”
“Right, isn’t it great?”
“Yes. Sure. It’s a great strategy. Right?”
Lisianthus turned his head to the Skeletons and eyed them for help. The Skeletons raised their thumbs up and praised it saying it was a good way to do it.
That day, Adelaide decorated the dungeon all day with her demons. Even after the sun went down and the outside became dark, everyone worked non-stop. Caladium, who woke up, also helped.
By dawn, everything was ready.
“Sleep well, kids! Tomorrow will be a busy day.”
After Adelaide waved her hands at her demons, she walked to her room. Working all day, she was exhausted. She wanted to close her eyes.
As she yawned while closing the door, someone put his hand through the space before the door closed. He then entered the room without allowing her time to react.