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The demons of Greenville hid behind Caladium and passed through the portal like a train. Only Lisianthus walked by Adelaide’s side without participating in the shameful procession.
“They’re finally here!”
“They look delicious!”
As soon as they passed through the portal, demons greeted them with wide smiles.
A box-like appearance with a long tongue and sharp teeth that protruded from inside. They were Mimics, monsters with the combat power of a mid level demon.
“As expected, the weak demons were placed first. It’s the standard of dungeon matches.”
Lisianthus said calmly.
“Okay, then let’s go according to the strategy.”
“Strategy? What was it?” Caladium tilted his head. It was the part he missed because he was lying on the sofa sleeping soundly.
“Anyway, can I just kill them all?”
Tuduk. The Mimic trembled as Caladium snapped his fingers and spoke confidently. Like the Gargoyle, they instinctively felt the superiority of his power.
“No, the strategy is for you to stay low.”
Adelaide extended her arm and stopped him.
Puk, she swung pretty hard, so she hit him in the stomach unintentionally. Oh, it’s hard. When Adelaide admired it, Caladium screamed that he had been harassed.
“What are you going to do?”
“Just wait and see,” Adelaide chuckled.
In the direction she was pointing, the Skeletons, Bell, and the Durahans were ready to fight. They immediately rushed to the Mimics when Adelaide granted them permission.
The battle was over quickly. It was an incompatible battle in the first place. The Skeletons, Bell and the Durahans were much stronger than the Mimics.
“Come on, let’s keep going. Caladi, let me know if you detect any traps. Leave the battle to us for now.”
“Don’t step up until a very strong demon appears!” Adelaide ordered.
It was called ‘giving experience’.
During the dungeon match, demons can experience various battles. The battles during dungeon matches had an effect similar to the battles with adventurers, so if they won, their combat power would increase.
In other words, the dungeon match was a very good opportunity to effectively increase one’s combat power.
For a devil-like Caladium and due to the huge skill gap, there wouldn’t be that much benefit if he was the one who got rid of the demons. However, the demons of Greenville, including Adelaide, are in a different situation. Even their small combat power was a valuable resource for them.
After that, Adelaide and her party went through a few more rooms. The demons that appeared were definitely getting stronger.
“But not to the point where I can’t handle them!”
Thud. Adelaide said, tearing another demon with her long claws. Her body was in very good shape. Right now, she felt like she could deal with higher level demons.
“Come on, let’s go to the next room!”
Adelaide straightened her chest and entered the portal. As if she had a lot of courage, she took the lead. Lisianthus and Caladium smiled as they followed her. It was cute how she enjoyed being a little stronger.
They found each other making the same face again. The two crossed the portal with disgusted expressions.
At the same time, Adelaide’s shout filled their ears.
Adelaide jumped up and threw her body at Lisianthus and Caladium. Reflexively, Lisianthus took her upper body and Caladium caught her lower body. Thanks to this, Adelaide was hanging horizontally.
“What is it?!”
‘Did a strong guy come out all of a sudden?’ Caladium jerked his head up.
Then he saw it. A monster resembling a long caterpillar. However, its size was bigger than most humans, and it was a ‘worm’ with its mouth wide open revealing the layers of teeth inside.
Although the worms looked disgusting, they were not very strong monsters. However, Caladium, who stood up proudly, could not even move and became stiff.
There were more than ten large worms crawling in the small room. The chubby bodies of the insects were tangled and wriggled wildly.
Their disgust exceeded limits. Adelaide squealed, the Skeletons hugged each other begging to be let out, and even Lisianthus backed away. Perhaps Sol Dungeon wanted to send this kind of scene through the broadcast.
However, there was only one demon who was not afraid. It was Bell, the Cerberus, who had shiny black fur and a nice tail.
Bell’s body twitched and then turned into a gigantic Cerberus. Bell barked loudly and rushed towards the worms without hesitation.
Adelaide’s face turned white when she saw a drop of saliva that had fallen from Bell’s mouth.
‘You’re not going to eat it, are you? Please don’t!’
Adelaide was so disgusted that she did not dare ask. She didn’t expect him to capture the demons.
Lisianthus hastily turned her upper body so that Adelaide would not witness the horrific sight. All she could hear was the smacking and slurping sound.
“… I don’t think I can kiss Bell anymore.”
Adelaide murmured in a desperate voice.
“You even kissed him?!”
Likewise, Caladium despaired.
Bell’s meal was over in ten minutes. Adelaide couldn’t bear to open her eyes, so she crossed over to the next room, hanging horizontally at the hands of Lisianthus and Caladium.
“I think I’m going to be sick.”
As soon as they passed through the portal, Adelaide jumped out of their hands and covered her mouth. Lisianthus had an expression that looked like he was struggling.
However, the demons of Sol Dungeon did not give their condition consideration. Within a minute of crossing the portal, new demons appeared like dogs and rushed towards Adelaide.
Adelaide was startled and instinctively swung her hand. One demon was cut in half. At the same time, another demon rushed in and Adelaide swung her claws in surprise again.
When she came to her senses, bodies were piled up in front of her.
“What? Why are they so weak? Are they low level demons?”
“They didn’t seem like that.” Adelaide mumbled. But if that wasn’t the case, why did they die so easily?
“No, they’re mid level demons. They are the strongest demons among them.”
Lisianthus said with a bright smile.
“Master Adele has grown stronger.”
“Yes. You endured Esperanza’s magic, that must’ve helped you become stronger. To the point where it is comparable to that of a high level demon.”
Adelaide asked again. Pointing at herself with a finger. It sounded so unbelievable. She didn’t absorb energy as often as she did back in her prime, but she had gotten that much stronger?
“Yes. Master Adele. The decisive reason for suddenly becoming stronger is probably…”
Lisianthus couldn’t finish his words. The smile on his pretty face looked displeased for some reason.
“Of course you’ve gotten stronger. You really enjoyed this Caladium.”
One side of Caladium’s lips raised and met Lisianthus’ gaze. Lisianthus’ eyes were frighteningly cold, but that made it more satisfying for Caladium.
“But, it was just a little?”
“A little. You ate a lot last night saying it was really good. Don’t you feel bad for saying that now, Master?”
“Oh my, oh my!” The Skeletons’ bones turned red and they moved away. The Durahans also coughed and said they would go fight, and then disappeared quickly. It was probably a secret that they were not supposed to hear.
“Although Caladi’s spirit is particularly strong… Shouldn’t I eat a lot to be this strong?”
Adelaide was not shy at all. She was seriously curious about this phenomenon. Lisianthus answered in a dejected voice.
“As you know, the Succubus is a race that by nature absorbs energy and becomes stronger. The more you consume the energy of a strong demon, the stronger you become. There are limits depending on the ability, but it seems that the Master’s innate ability is greater than that of a normal Succubus. It seems to increase more rapidly as the dungeon level increases.”
“But, I’ve never been able to absorb so much demon energy before.”
“… Perhaps you ate too much last night.”
Lisianthus said with an expressionless face.
There was no need to wait for her answer. He had already heard the sounds this morning. Still, the reason he asked the question was simply because he couldn’t resist the true feelings that came out unintentionally.
“Why? Are you curious?”
Caladium asked, casually putting his arm around Adelaide’s shoulder. The smirk on his lips was very arrogant.
“No. You have no reason to be so arrogant.”
“Don’t put anything dirty on it.” Lisianthus added, and removed Caladium’s arm.
He heard all the sounds at dawn. It started with a wet kiss, and even Adelaide’s snoring when she suddenly fell asleep as the touch got deeper.
He knew that they weren’t in a relationship. He also knew that it didn’t matter if they had a relationship or not. Still, what was so unpleasant was that he knew that Adelaide and Caladium could do that any time. Even if he tried not to care, he was already paying attention.
“Oh f*ck. You creepy p*rvert. Were you listening?”
“Why didn’t you make it so that I couldn’t hear you? I’m sure you have that ability. You just weren’t considerate.”
Lisianthus pointed coldly. Caladium shrugged, saying he had no time to worry about that.
“Anyway, you’re saying I’m really strong now right?”
Adelaide cut the conversation. The problem was that it was too abrupt, but thanks to that, the fight ended easily. For her, she didn’t want to waste important time arguing with her regular absorption issues.
“Lisian, trust me. If anything dangerous happens, I will protect you!”
“How did you even come to that conclusion?” Caladium sighed. Lisianthus also answered with an ambiguous smile.
It was very strange for him to hear the words “protect”, but unlike the last time when it evoked subtle emotions, this time it didn’t feel good. Caladium was a devil she could trust and depend on, and the situation where he was defined as a manager who had to be defended was disgusting. Even though it was what he originally intended.
‘Then there is no reason to keep this facade going.’
[T/N: OMG, are you finally going to reveal your true self?]
This one sentence flew through Lisianthus’ head like a lightning bolt.
“A-Adela! We’re in trouble!”
A Skeleton who had gone out to battle against other demons ran in haste.
“What’s the matter?”
“In front, in front…!”
The Skeleton took a deep breath.
Caladium narrowed his eyes and stared at where he had come from. He spoke on behalf of the breathless Skeleton.
“It’s a trap room.”
He spoke in a calm tone, as if it was nothing special.
“It’s also an A-class. There seems to be nowhere to escape.”
“Will we all die if we pass by it?” Caladium shrugged his shoulders.