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“Adelaide, are you able to freely use your powers now?”
The demons rejoiced and went wild as if it was their own business.
“That’s right! I saw it!”
Bell jumped up from the bed and nodded his head up and down. The Skeletons and Durahans shouted and cheered even louder.
“That’s amazing, Adelaide!”
“There is nothing our Master cannot do!”
Amidst the overflowing praises, Adelaide simply smiled calmly. In her heart, she was also jumping about, but it was cooler to act mature and talk about it as if it wasn’t a big deal.
“So, what kind of power is it?”
“Was it the portal interference that was mentioned last time?”
However, she could no longer control her proud heart when the expectant gazes of even Lisianthus and Caladium focused on her. She answered, trying her hardest to restrain the twitching of the corners of her lips.
“No, it’s not portal interference…”
“It’s not portal interference?” Caladium raised one eyebrow.
“If not, how did you open the hidden portal and how did you enter the locked portal? Did you really find a completely different power? I’m trying to think of similar kinds of powers, but nothing seems to fit.”
Curious, he rushed Adelaide to answer.
“I’m not sure how to describe it…”
For a while only “Hmm” came out of Adelaide’s mouth.
As she tilted her head, Caladium snorted. “How can you not be able to explain your own power? As your teacher, I’m very frustrated. We still have a long way to go.” He clicked his tongue.
But the next words struck him in the back of the head.
“In a nutshell, it’s not just opening a portal, it’s the ability to make what I hope for come true.”
She recalled a time when she used her powers. She stood in front of the portal where Caladium had been locked, hoping she could unlock it and enter to retrieve gold and silver treasures. When the Hidden Portal appeared in the Boraca Dungeon, she had hoped to meet Boraca* instead, and in Sol Dungeon she hoped to escape the trap.
[T/N: In Chapter 19, while Adelaide was lost in the dungeon, she said that she’d rather meet Boraca than stay lost.]
“But it seems like not all wishes come true. When I was locked in, I wished for the warrior to die, but nothing happened.”
Thinking about it now, it was fortunate. How could she bear the guilt if she really killed her friend without even recognizing him? He was a warrior, so he would come back to life, but she didn’t know how many soul pieces he had left.
“But I can do small things. For example, breaking the lock on the trash can where Bell and I were trapped.”
“That’s right! When Adela said open, it really did!”
Bell nodded his head, recalling the time when they were stuck in the trash can. Adelaide, who stroked his hair, continued.
“Yes, I think it’s a little bit more effective when I say it out loud. In any case, the core of my power is not my will, but my ‘wish’.”
There was a difference between thinking ‘I will make this’ and ‘I wish this would be made’. She had yet to try it a few times, so she wasn’t entirely sure, but she seemed to get the gist of it.
Caladium’s handsome face was painted with astonishment. He was speechless.
A wish. Even as a devil, he had only heard of it, a true SSS-class power.
Everything that Adelaide wished for would come true. Her ability was almost like a scam.
“Huh? Everything that you say will come true. Is there a difference?”
“It’s not exactly the same, but they are within the same category.”
When Adelaide batted her eyelashes, Lisianthus intervened. He was also quite surprised. It was such a rare ability.
Adelaide said only the little things were possible and cited the escape from the trash can as an example. However, what everyone referred to as a trash can was a B-class magic item, contrary to its paltry name, and the fact that her powers worked on it meant that the level was absolutely not insignificant. Finding a hidden portal or escaping from a trap was the same.
Also, the force of the power becomes stronger as the owner becomes more powerful. Adelaide’s growth rate these days had been so amazing that even Lisianthus, who had seen all sorts of talented people, was amazed. In addition to her innate talent and the energy of the devils who volunteered for her regular consumption, she was also getting stronger every day thanks to her connection with the Greenville Dungeon, which gave her more power every time the level went up. All of these were not temporary conditions, so the potential for her power to develop was limitless.
‘There are definitely other restrictions or side effects, but… Even so, it’s still amazing.’
Lisianthus looked at Adelaide with a proud face. Indeed, the master he chose was interesting, even her powers.
“Your grandfather was really a Demon King, wasn’t he?”
Caladium once again raised the Harbeige Demon King theory. Even though he had heard about the past from Lisianthus, he couldn’t be blamed for having such suspicions.
“That’s the power the current Demon King has, that.”
Among the devils he knew, the only one who could manifest his words was the current Demon King.
At Caladium’s words, the other demons opened their mouths wide. They just realized how great her power was. Even Adelaide’s mouth hung widest among the group.
“I-It’s that much?”
Did I turn out to be an incredible genius? Does this mean that if we go on like this, if Caladium does something rude, I can hit him from the back without hesitation and I won’t get retaliation? Do I no longer have to look everywhere to find other demons?
Adelaide, unable to contain her joy, jumped up and screamed like a Shoebill. Her attempt to look like an adult failed within a few minutes.
But that also lasted for only a moment. Her body, which had been overflowing with energy, collapsed back onto the bed in an instant.
“Miss Adelaide! You just woke up, you shouldn’t overdo it!”
Pia, who sensed Adelaide fooling around without needing to see, ran to her and checked her condition.
“Where does it hurt? Tell me please.”
“The energy flow is fine…” Pia murmured in a worried voice.
“Stomach? Do you have a stomachache?”
As Adelaide lay on the bed, she shook her head lightly. She held back her embarrassment and opened her mouth.
“I am so hungry…”
Grroowl. Adelaide’s stomach croaked proving it to be true.
* * *
Due to Lisianthus and Pia’s tough insistence, Adelaide filled her stomach with an easy-to-digest soup. As soon as she left her room with a sunken face, the shabby appearance of the dungeon was caught in her sight.
The living room was completely devastated by the battle between Caladium and Lupinus. The furniture and accessories handcrafted by Lisianthus were damaged beyond recognition, and the walls were crumbling in several places.
Adelaide looked around in dismay. She felt truly sorry for her demons because karma came back to bite her like this just like when she turned the cabin into a sea of blood.
“Ah, Lisian’s precious vegetable garden…!”
With a tearful expression, Adelaide immediately checked the garden. Fortunately, the artificial sun was intact, but most of the plants that Lisianthus had grown with affection were dead. A feeling of guilt flooded into her as the image of him expecting that the strawberries would soon begin to bloom crossed her mind.
“It’s okay, Master. It’s a garden, I can grow it again. As long as the master is safe, I will be fine.”
He said that but how precious must it have been to him? Adelaide knelt down on her knees and touched a blade of grass that was on the verge of dying. She closed her eyes and wished for the strawberry to come to life.
She muttered softly. Then she slowly opened her eyes. Looking forward to the surviving strawberry.
Unfortunately, there was no change. It remained the same, tilting towards death. She failed because she was not used to using her powers yet. Adelaide stood up with a gloomy face.
“I’m sorry, Lisian…”
“It’s okay, Master. Thank you for your heart. However, the greater the effects of your power, the bigger the side effects will be. I recommend that you do not use it too much on trivial things.”
“Ah, I see.”
Adelaide, who had planned to use it a lot on simple things, pouted her lips.
“In particular, you should stop thinking about using that ability to make money. If you do not want to become a target of the Demon King.”
“… Hey, I’m not such a materialistic demon.”
“Yes, of course. I just said it just in case.”
She was a worldly demon. Her plan to become rich by using her powers were shattered in an instant. Why? What would the Demon King do to her? She was timid, she was only courageous deep inside.
“The Durahans just left to get materials. As soon as they get everything we need, we will rebuild the furniture, so please bear with it a little longer even if it’s uncomfortable.”
“No, it’s not uncomfortable.”
Lisianthus escorted her to her chair, the only one that remained intact, he pulled out a teapot and poured tea, not knowing where it had come from. Even though the surroundings were laid to waste, his existence itself was so beautiful and elegant that for a moment, even the background seemed to look picturesque.
“After repairing the dungeon and making all the furniture, the basic preparations to meet the warrior will be complete.”
Adelaide stiffened in shock when the warrior was mentioned. Meet. How should she greet Lupinus? Adelaide still felt awkward calling the warrior Lupinus. He had become so different from his innocent and small appearance before. If Adelaide were to talk to him, she couldn’t predict how he would react.
“The other kids… Wouldn’t it be better for them to leave for a while?”
She carefully spoke. Although Caladium and Lisianthus were there, no one knew if they could completely protect everyone against the Legend without killing him. Because of her own guilt, she couldn’t let her demons be at risk from such a threat.
“If it bothers you, then I think that would be better. Let’s find a place where our members can feel comfortable.”
“Yes, thank you.”
“You can then be comfortable for the time being.”
Lisianthus bent the corners of his eyes and grinned. Somehow, he seemed happy at the talk of being away from the other members for a while.
“Yes. It will be very cozy with just the three of us.”
However, when Caladium suddenly appeared and intervened, the smile that appeared on Lisianthus’ face quickly disappeared. ‘If it wasn’t for that guy.’ The two seemed to be having the same thoughts.
“By the way. To deal with that warrior.”
Caladium gulped down Adelaide’s share of tea. Lisianthus glared at him showing his discontent. Regardless, Caladium asked Adelaide a question.
“Don’t you have to prepare too?”
[T/N: You know what it is. *wink]
Self-interest could be heard from his tone.