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5 Advanced Chapters
Adelaide examined the adventurer’s face. The more she looked, the more certain she was. He was an adventurer she had met. At the same time, she could roughly guess the reason why the high level adventurers attacked.
“What was your name…”
Adelaide tilted her head. She had long forgotten this person, so his name was unclear. At that time, Bell, who was in Caladium’s arms, ran and barked vigorously.
“Right, it was Gehrig.”
Gehrig. Adelaide’s first client, the scoundrel who whined and wanted revenge. He brought his older brother then ran away when he saw Bell’s transformation. Judging from the fact that he was the only low level in the group with only high level adventurers, this invasion seemed to be his attempt for revenge, again.
How did he entice them that these high level adventurers ignored the custom and attacked? “Heh”, she snorted. She then threatened him without blinking an eye.
“Now, you will open your mouth, and answer the questions I ask. I’ll turn you into an idi*t if you try to commit suicide or do something stupid. Not only you, but all of the high level adventurers rolling around here. Do you understand?”
Gehrig blinked once. It meant he did.
When Adelaide nodded at Caladium, Caladium opened Gehrig’s mouth freely.
“Huwaa.. Haa.. Haa…!”
Gehrig took deep breaths as soon as his lips escaped domination. The magic around him was so thick that it was difficult to breathe.
“Why did you invade Greenville? You also brought so many high level adventurers. Only for revenge?”
“Well, it’s fine since we can raise the number of our kills.” She shrugged and added.
Gehrig gritted his teeth at the brazen attitude. After killing his older brother, she was saying ‘only’?! He wanted to spit on that dog-like face. However, he was afraid of the repercussions.
He knew that a Cerberus existed, so he coaxed the most high level adventurers he knew, but instead they had a devil. A devil in an E-Class dungeon! They wouldn’t have been easy to deal with even if they brought in top-ranked adventurers, let alone just high level ones. If he made a mistake here, they could go after the human area and destroy the whole village.
In front of the cold sweaty reality, the desire for revenge disappeared like melted snow, and sublime grit lit up.
“What do you mean revenge. No way? I did bring them here, but not for revenge.”
Adelaide narrowed her eyes. Somehow, it wasn’t unfamiliar to her that he didn’t have balls. She remembered her past. She struggled to self-reflect, and tried to justify that she and that annoying b*st*rd were different.
“I was just a guide for the high level adventurers, I had no intention of breaking in! All of those guys over there told me to do it. They said to guide them to the place where Miss Succubus is.”
“I am so sorry!” Gehrig pretended to cry and dumped everything on the high level adventurers. They had their mouths closed anyway and there was no need to worry about him getting targeted for revenge because their memories will be erased. He continued his excuses.
“You know, Miss Succubus, you have to roll when strong guys ask you to. This is just the fate of the weak.”
“You like to talk sh*t, you b*stard.”
Caladium growled out of the blue. She didn’t know what part of it angered him, but the way his silver-gray eyes flashed fiercely, he looked very angry. As the large bodied devil with tightly woven muscles approached, the adventurer squeaked “Eek”.
If she let him be, Caladium would’ve plucked out his head before they could get all the information they needed. Adelaide continued, tapping his arm as a sign for him to calm down.
“…The high level adventurers were looking for me?”
No matter how much she thought about it, it was information that seemed to be too unreliable. Why would the high level adventurers who had never met Adelaide come for her? She wasn’t even a famous demon.
“If you’re lying, I’ll turn you into an idi*t.”
“It’s not a lie! It’s the truth! Really! They said they were looking for an exceptionally pretty succubus with dark hair and pink eyes, anyone can tell that it’s you!”
Gehrig urgently exclaimed in fear that he’ll be turned into an idi*t. Judging by the desperation in his voice, he didn’t seem to be lying.
Adelaide’s eyebrows furrowed, but she didn’t react much. Adelaide wasn’t the only demon with such an appearance. Black hair, incredibly common. Pink eyes, uncommon but not rare. Pretty succubus, all succubi are pretty.
‘This bastard just sold me out to get revenge.’ Adelaide concluded with a sullen face. However, unlike her, the reaction around her was unusual.
“What? Really Adela, they were targeting you?”
“Why are the high level adventurers looking for our Adela?”
Caladium frowned and the Skeletons murmured in sympathy.
“…High level adventurers are looking for the master. Huh.”
Even Lisianthus had a serious expression and rubbed his chin.
‘Ah, it’s because they haven’t seen many succubi.’ Adelaide let out a soft laugh. Their serious faces were cute and st*pid. She waved her hands and corrected their misunderstanding.
“No, no. It’s not me. There isn’t just one or two succubi with black hair and pink eyes.”
Then the eyes of the demons turned to Adelaide. They looked like they were looking at an idi*t. After a brief silence, Lisianthus opened his mouth.
“Succubi like that may be common, but… The only ‘exceptionally’ pretty succubus is you Adele.”
“Gimme a break, you don’t know you’re pretty? Why are you pretending?”
Tch! Caladium clicked his tongue. Embarrassed, Adelaide widened her eyes and waved her hands as if to calm him down.
“No, I know I’m pretty.”
“How can I not know that! Of course I know!” She was mortified at her shamelessness.
“You don’t know because you haven’t met a lot of succubi, but there are a lot of pretty demons within the succubi race.”
Adelaide nodded her head, remembering the faces of Penelope and Maximilian. The Skeletons and Durahans were half convinced by her persuasion and said, “Wow, so all succubi are as pretty as Adelaide…”
But not all of them thought that way.
“What do you mean I haven’t met others, sh*t, I’ve seen the lot of you so many times. Among them, you are the prettiest, so beautiful that I can’t even dare to compare!”
“I agree. I’ve met quite a few, but Adele is a bit unusual.”
Both devils were very stubborn.
“Did you hear that? He said she’s the most beautiful. Isn’t that almost a confession?” The Durahans whispered. Lisianthus was calm without a change in expression, while Caladium realized what he had just said and his face flushed red. He opened his mouth and made excuses.
“No, not that, I mean—”
“It’s surprising. You two have met many succubi.”
And at Adelaide’s words, he immediately turned to stone. He said it without thinking, but on second thought, it was perfect for a misunderstanding. Caladium frowned.
‘N-No, I didn’t date them! They just followed me! But is this, maybe, jealousy? Maybe Adela…!’
All kinds of thoughts came and went, and Caladium’s face turned white, red, and was a complete mess. Sadly, however, Adelaide had no interest in his situation. She wasn’t jealous, she was just truly curious.
“Especially Lisian, I wouldn’t have thought that you’ve seen a lot since you rarely left the dungeon. Anyway, if that’s what you think, then maybe I am indeed who they are looking for.”
She was told that she was exceptionally pretty. Adelaide nodded her head lightly. They weren’t just any demon but devils who said they’ve seen a lot of succubi, so what could she do? Roughly convinced, she approached the high level adventurer who was sitting and leaning against the wall and said:
“Caladi, can you open his mouth? If he tries to commit su*c*de, restrain him right away.”
As she requested this, her face remained calm. There was no sign of jealousy.
‘F*ck, what was I expecting?’ Caladium closed his eyes tightly. He felt a sense of dread again. Ashamed, he didn’t reply and just waved his hand to release his power.
“Come on, tell me. Why are you looking for such a succubus?”
The high level adventurer bit his lip. His eyes rolled sideways to avoid Adelaide. He seemed to be refusing to answer.
‘To remain silent with the devil in front of you. Even after we threatened to turn him into an idi*t! His courage is admirable.’ Adelaide slightly admired him. Then she spoke in a refreshed voice.
“Should we visit your family and turn them all into idi*ts?”
The smile on her lips was beautiful but what she said was ruthless. She thought Lisianthus was scary but she was actually more cruel.
‘Truly my master.’ Lisianthus clapped proudly from behind her.
“Lisian, erase all his memories.”
“Wait! Don’t! I’ll tell you!”
The high level adventurer hurriedly shouted.
Adelaide looked down at him with a glum look on her face as if she wanted to say something. The adventurer hesitated for a moment, and then after a while confessed the truth.
“…Because of the quest.”
“It was a quest that adventurers received. The quest was to find out the location of the succubus with the appearance that Gehrig mentioned. The reward is also huge. Aside from us, many high level adventurers are looking for her.”
“Who is the client?”
The adventurer shut his mouth again.
‘I don’t know who he is, but he seems like a tough guy. Seeing you still hesitating like that.’
Adelaide contorted her face into an intimidating expression. Moving her red lips, she whispered, ‘idi*t’, and the answer jumped right out.
But the answer was too short.
Adelaide, whose patience ran out, said in a harsh voice.
“…Can’t you explain it properly? This is your last chance. If you annoy me again, I will immediately turn you into an idi*t and ask another adventurer.”
“It was commissioned by a real legend! A Legend, don’t you know? It has been a big topic among the adventurers lately…”
“How do I know about issues with adventurers!”
“I-I’m sorry! Most dungeons are aware of the issues with adventurers, so I thought it would be the same case here…”
Flinch. Adelaide’s body slightly flinched. His words felt like a stab. She didn’t really read the back of the Dungeon Newspaper. She remembered having read something similar to that a while back… Ehem, she coughed to hide her embarrassment.