5 Advanced Chapters
When she opened her eyes again, Adelaide was lying in the middle of a large bed. When she slowly got up and looked around, she saw her room decorated with antique furniture and cute accessories. The clock that Lisianthus had made signaled the morning.
‘How did I fall asleep?’
As she rubbed her sleepy eyes, she struggled to remember last night. But nothing came to mind. It was natural. Because she passed out before nighttime.
A few minutes later, her last memory hazily flashed. The smile of Lisianthus, with his eyes curled, and the kiss that tickled her whole body were pictured in her mind one after another.
Adelaide groaned briefly at the fluttering scenes. Her sleepiness faded away and her eyes opened wide.
‘Yesterday, with Lisian…’
Somehow, her body was full of vitality from the moment she woke up. As if she had just woken up from a good night’s sleep, her hair looked refreshed as well. In fact, she fell asleep yesterday afternoon and woke up this morning, so she had slept for over half a day. Still, she was not hungry. It was thanks to the fact that she consumed a lot of energy. The energy of a devil who was hundreds of years old.
Her gaze moved through the bed and toward the desk. It was a desk she didn’t really feel the need for, but it was going to be useful for that. Indeed, the clever Lisianthus was also exceptionally useful.
‘In the end, I also ate Lisian’s energy.’
Adelaide buried her face in her hands. Her face reddened with embarrassment because she ate his energy at a time when she could not repay his kindness.
But she couldn’t help it. Adelaide rationalized. With his looks and his voice, he tempted her to eat him, who wouldn’t fall for it? She assured herself that no one could refuse.
‘Moreover, it was delicious.’
Hsssp. Adelaide licked her lips, covering her face with her hand.
Looking back, it was really amazing. Adelaide had tasted many adventurers but it was the first time she ate such an unusual energy. It wasn’t stimulating, but the flavor was great. Like the image of Lisianthus, it had a clean and luxurious feel, but it was also surprisingly rich. She didn’t know because she had never tried it, but now that she had tasted it, she could no longer go back to when she didn’t know.
“Haa, I don’t know.”
She lifted her head up. It was too late to regret it. Since this had happened, it was enough to enjoy and appreciate Lisianthus’ kindness.
Adelaide’s face was revealed before long, and there was no shame in her face. As always, it was thanks to her not having too many worries.
She got up from her seat, humming. But it soon stopped. She realized she was wearing her pajamas. She was clearly wearing a different dress before she passed out yesterday.
‘Who changed it?’ Adelaide narrowed her eyes.
She looked down at her pajamas, but she couldn’t come up with an answer. So she decided to move on. What was so important with who changed her clothes? She sang her broken hum again.
After she left the room, she walked past some pretty paintings and soon came out to the living room. Due to the size of the dungeon, the distance to the living room also increased. They had been promoted to D-Class, so it would probably get bigger once she got her rewards after checking the dungeon pad.
The demons had already gathered in the living room. They drank tea and waited for Adelaide to wake up. The Skeletons did not appear to be resting in the room.
“Master, are you awake?” Lisianthus greeted her in a gentle tone.
He was perfectly dressed in a black vest and jacket over a white shirt. When she suddenly remembered the disheveled figure he had when he opened his shirt buttons roughly, Adelaide spit out a big sigh and waved her hand. Then she moved towards the long oval table.
“If you’re having tea, I’ll bring you a meal right away. Please wait.”
He disappeared into the kitchen. He seemed impatient at the fact that the master had starved for one meal because of him.
“Adelaide, you woke up early. Here, have some tea.”
Pia, who was sitting around the Durahans and drinking tea, greeted Adelaide with a smile. As if she was now accustomed to the situation where her eyes could not see, she naturally picked up the kettle and poured her tea.
“Ugh, I slept early yesterday… Anyway, Pia. How is Bell’s condition?”
Adelaide turned her head and asked. Bell, in his cute puppy form, was lying on the sofa with his tummy facing up. When their eyes met, he vigorously waved his tail in that state.
Tuck tuck. The sound of his tail hitting the sofa seemed powerless.
“Bell also slept soundly while fasting yesterday. I looked at him earlier, and there was no pain anywhere. Judging from the fact that he’s not whining, he seems to be slowly recovering.”
“I see. That’s a relief.”
“He will get better sooner because Adelaide is worried about him. Don’t worry too much.”
With a soft smile, Pia handed Adelaide a gold-rimmed cup. It was the prettiest and most expensive teacup in Greenville.
Adelaide clasped her hand instead of the cup with a thrilled face.
“Pia, you are so kind. I think I’ll fall in love. So I mean… Maybe your lover’s seat is vacant?”
Raham, who was gently drinking tea next to Pia, called Adelaide in a shocked voice. She quickly responded saying she was kidding, but he was skeptical. It was because he was used to seeing the twinkle in Adelaide’s eyes whenever she looked at Pia. She had a mellow gaze that was not shown to Lisianthus or Caladium in any way.
“Although, of course, Pia is pretty and sweet enough to make my heart flutter.”
As Adelaide left a lasting impression on her, Raham wrapped his arms around Pia’s shoulder as if he was wary. His doubts deepened. The bigger problem was that Pia wasn’t offended by her flirting like that. She pretended to be surprised at what she said and just smiled.
Adelaide shrugged her shoulders shamelessly and continued.
“Anyway, it’s a joke.”
“Although Pia’s hand is soft enough that I keep wanting to hold it.”
Raham was startled and pulled Pia’s hand back. Adelaide laughed out loud at that urgent gesture.
“The appetizer is salad with scallops.”
Tak. Lisianthus set the plate down on the table. Somehow, there was a vigilance similar to Raham’s in his eyes as he glanced at Pia. But she didn’t even notice as she focused her attention on the delicately dressed salad.
Adelaide devoured the salad in an instant. She pulled out the dungeon pad while leaning on her chair as she waited for the main dish. Lisianthus, who spotted her from afar, nagged her to sit up straight. “I’ll be sitting here again soon anyway.” Adelaide muttered and sat up roughly.
It was always a very satisfying sight. Adelaide put a happy smile on her lips and pressed the button slowly.
Soon a bright light burst out. Adelaide, who was now quite accustomed to it, watched the dungeon change with ease.
The dungeon expanded in an instant. The living space hadn’t changed much, but the outside probably had a lot more rooms. Previously, each additional room was precious, but now it didn’t mean much. The living space, as well as the battle space, were left empty. It was so desolate that it was embarrassing for the adventurers to see.
‘I need to set up a few traps in the battle space.’
Her trap was much cheaper than a trap room. Adelaide picked up the dungeon pad again and checked the reward. At the same time, Adelaide’s face was dyed with joy.
“They gave us 20 Almas!”
Heik. The Durahans gasped in surprise. The Dungeon Lord is indeed above the Creator. Someone mumbled something familiar.
Adelaide was excited and put the reward money straight into the dungeon vault. As soon as she checked her assets, she opened her mouth.
―Assets: 35 Almas
―Registered Demons: 8
―Room Count: 32
―Trap rooms: 0
―Portal Count: 2
“Did I see wrong? Adelaide rubbed her eyes hard. Then she checked the screen again. The numbers remained the same.
“Li-Lisian. Can you look at this?”
“If you’re talking about assets, yes, it looks good.”
“How did it suddenly increase like this?!”
It was still a long way from paying off her debt, but it was a huge sum for Adelaide, who felt that even a single Alma was a big deal. She got Penelope’s three-year salary, a thriving succubus, at hand.
When she checked yesterday, she had 7.5 Almas. 20 Almas was the reward, so where did the remaining come from?
“It seems that some money came in as a reward for killing the high level adventurers yesterday.”
Lisianthus replied indifferently. When she heard that, she wondered again how much the ‘little bit’ he had given Harbeige was, but Adelaide didn’t bother to ask. Because if she knew, it would probably make her feel ashamed.
“With this, we can even buy a trap room!”
Instead, she devised a fun way to spend her money. The interest was only 2 Almas a month so it would be fine to be a little extravagant. She could use it and earn it again.
She didn’t know because she had never had a lot of money so far, but it seemed that her body had the same blood as Harbeige. So… The blood of a gambler in hot water.
Lisianthus stared intently at her, who apparently thought the same thing. Then he carefully brought her back to reality.
“The cheapest trap room costs 20 Almas.”
“Just like when the interest doubled when you moved up to E-Class, it will probably go up this time as well. We can’t even predict how big it would be. In fact, considering the amount of debt, the Demon King had been lenient so far. This means that we will never know when it would suddenly increase. So, realistically, it is still too early to buy a trap room.”
“Don’t we still have more than 600 Almas in debt?” After Lisianthus beat Adelaide with his words, he disappeared into the kitchen. It was very painful.
Adelaide, who had been beaten and came to her senses, shook her head helplessly. Yes, let’s give up on the trap room.
“Come to think of it, I heard when we got upgraded to D-Class that we will receive a special reward!”
She quickly changed the subject. And just as she was about to check the dungeon pad again, the external portal installed in her living room hummed. It meant that someone was coming.
Adelaide stared blankly at the portal. Since it was a portal open only to her affiliates, it was obvious who the person arriving was.
Unsurprisingly, his red hair soon came into sight. The Greenville firebird had returned after a day of discipline.
Caladium ran quickly like a dog who had met its owner after a long time. Even though he slept with leaves as a blanket, fortunately, his handsome appearance was intact without any damage.
However, the moment his gaze reached Adelaide, his face contorted.