[T/N: Just wanted to clarify that in the previous chapter, Lisian and Adela literally just slept inside the same room XD]
Adelaide stopped breathing for a moment. She forgot because she was embarrassed.
Was it now her turn to exhale or inhale? After pondering for a moment, she slowly inhaled. Then, she said with a sullen look on her face.
“Lisian, I’ve been thinking.”
“I think Lisian should be a little more careful. You’re lucky it was me, but if it was another demon, they might have misunderstood. Be honest Lisian, you know your appearance well, right?”
Adelaide had an angry expression on her face. Anyway, he can’t pretend he didn’t know this.
“I’ll correct it, your beauty.”
Lisianthus made a strange expression. Seeing his lips quivering, he seemed to be holding back his laughter. Adelaide continued to speak with a straight face.
“If you have that kind of beauty, you should be more careful! If you talk to anyone so sweetly, Lisian, wouldn’t it be bothersome?”
Very! Adelaide emphasized once again.
She recalled the A-Class succubi and incubi she knew before. Dozens of demons gave meaning because of just one glance from them. The stalkers followed them everywhere they went, and sometimes even chased them into the dormitory.
As long as Lisianthus possesses a much more beautiful appearance than those demons, there would be no shortage of such incidents. So Adelaide was genuinely concerned about his friendly nature.
However, the real culprit was unaware of the seriousness of the matter, and he only laughed softly.
“Don’t worry, Master.”
“No, I can’t help but worry…”
“I am not nice to just anyone.”
His pretty eyes were curved like a fox’s. Adelaide saw this and vowed to be careful of that smile. But before she could even open her mouth, Lisianthus moved. His face suddenly came closer.
“I’m only like this with Master.”
His warm hand wrapped around hers gently. His hand was so large, it covered the entire back of her hand without leaving a room.
“So please rest assured…”
Perhaps because his hand was warm, drowsiness strangely rushed in. Her eyelids grew heavy and her mind became clouded.
“Sleep well, Master.”
Lisianthus whispered softly. As if in response, she laid down, with her voluminous lashes covering her eyes like a blanket.
‘Lisian’s voice is like a spell.’
A very strong and attractive spell too.
Finally, with this thought, Adelaide plunged into complete unconsciousness.
Adelaide opened her eyes.
For some reason, she woke up alone without the warm sunlight of the artificial sun nor the friendly Lisianthus’ wake-up call.
‘When did I fall asleep?’
Adelaide stretched and recalled the memories of last night.
I think I was on the ground and talking with Lisianthus, but I can’t remember the details. All I can remember was his handsome face and gentle voice.
She was suffering for a while because she couldn’t sleep due to miscellaneous thoughts, and then fell asleep without realizing it. It was a conversation. It probably wasn’t very important, that’s why she doesn’t remember.
Thinking like this, she slowly got up. Perhaps because she slept deeply without even dreaming, her body was very refreshed. Her messy hair was also cleaner than usual.
“Master, are you awake?”
As she turned her head, she could see Lisianthus returning to the room. He seemed to have been given breakfast.
“Oh, Lisian. Good morning.”
“Yes, good morning.”
Adelaide greeted him as it was her habit and accepted the sandwich he had given her.
Unlike the poor food she ate yesterday, this morning’s breakfast looked quite hearty. The ham was thick, and the arugula and tomatoes were fresh, so it looked good.
“The food changed in one day.”
“Ah, I requested it. I told them I will cook it myself and asked them to give me some good ingredients.”
“So that’s why it’s so different.”
But do they just give out something like this when you ask for it?
Adelaide tilted her head and took a large bite of the sandwich. As it was made by Lisianthus, the flavor that spread in her mouth was very good.
“Did you bribe them? Lisian, you don’t have money.”
“No, I just asked. The demon in charge of cooking was gentler than I thought.”
‘Gentle’, Adelaide’s ears stung at the familiar word.
That word was used whenever a succubus who was a higher level than her ripped her off. “Adelaide, I love you because you are so gentle.”
She knew it meant that she was easy, but Adelaide laughed and just said “Thank you for the compliment”. It was because she knew that they would treat her as ignorant but cute. At that time, avoiding at least one less hit was important for Adelaide.
Well, this was just the story of poor Adelaide. There was no way the friendly Lisianthus would have ripped off the other working demons.
Despite seeing his cold side several times, Adelaide, contrary to expectations, thought that the demon in charge of cooking was indeed nice.
“Hey, where did my sandwich go? Who took it?”
The delicious food she ate after a long time disappeared from her hands.
Adelaide pretended to cry as if someone had stolen what she had been eating. It was kind of a performance to please the chef.
However, Lisianthus was not very good at situational dramas.
“It is in the Master’s stomach.”
“Ugh, that’s right.”
It’s not that I didn’t know that. Adelaide quietly swallowed her words.
At times, Lisianthus was just like a grandfather. A grandfather with a static personality who liked to grow plants and decorate small houses.
‘By the way, how old is Lisian?’
Adelaide wiped her lips roughly and glanced at his face.
However, it was rude to ask demons their age. It was polite to wait until they tell you about it first.
‘A little more than me, I suppose.’
Adelaide didn’t want to be rude to her cherished caretaker just to satisfy her curiosity. So she dismissed it in her mind and opened her mouth.
“I’ll bring the tray. Lisian should rest.”
“No, I’m not. I’m…….”
“Hey, sit down, sit down.”
Sometimes when she sees him, Lisian really treats her like a Master. Adelaide added playfully and forced him to sit down.
Adelaide was the owner of Greenville Dungeon, not Lisianthus. She didn’t want to be a dungeon owner like Boraca who treated his demons like slaves. She even felt guilty thinking that she had been overworking him so far.
He can’t run away saying he can’t do this anymore!
Lisianthus promised to make her dreams come true, but no one knows how things will turn out in the world.
In this place where yesterday’s friends become today’s enemies, future promises were meaningless. Her situation can change at any time, either because of her choices or because of external reasons that had nothing to do with her. If you want to feel a little less anxious amidst such uncertainty, at least don’t do anything unpleasant.
“I’ll be right back!”
Adelaide quickly picked up the tray and left the room before Lisianthus could go any further.
On her way to the restaurant, she was troubled.
Maybe because she came to her senses after eating, but she was reminded of what she had been thinking last night.
‘Today is the last day. What should I do? I need to steal the key…… Without being caught by the escort.’
She walked while groaning.
It’s easy to say, but how can she not get caught? Boraca goes with an escort whenever possible. He wanted to test her abilities when he called her in and although it was sleeping, he tried to force her anyway because the escort was nearby. Besides, he had his ear bitten off by Caladium yesterday. Since that happened, it was clear that he will be glued to the escort more than ever.
While she was in agony, she bumped into someone because she couldn’t see well. She didn’t know where she got hit, but it was so painful that her forehead was throbbing.
She raised her head with tears in her eyes. She saw a familiar face.
“It’s the succubus!”
To be precise, a familiar skull appeared.
It was a bunch of Skeletons.
“Ah, you guys…!”
It’s so nice to see you!
Adelaide smiled brightly at them. The moment she confirmed their kind heart, she had already built up a lot of inner intimacy. The only problem was that it was intimacy she had built up alone.
“You still haven’t left? We told you to get lost! Didn’t we!”
“Ahh! Ackk! It hurts, don’t do it, Ackk!”
Thump. Thump. Thump.
The bones thrown by the skeletons hit her head, back, and waist one after another. The bones were also so thick and hard that it hurt a lot.
She quickly wanted to say that it was okay, that she knew how they felt, but there were a lot of eyes around, and the Skeletons threw bones without letting her even get a word in.
In the end, Adelaide couldn’t say anything, and ran away to escape their attacks.
“Where am I again?”
Adelaide sighed and sat down.
Was it a mistake to go the opposite way from her room while recklessly running away from the Skeletons’ bones of love? Or maybe the problem was that after escaping from them, she fell into anguish again and kept walking without looking around.
In short, she got lost.
What kind of dungeon is this complicated? Once she entered an unfamiliar path, more paths leading to who knows where appeared.
It would’ve been nice if there was a portal that could directly move her to the residential space, but the only thing that unfolded in Adelaide’s eyes was mysterious crossroads.
It was only after going through a few narrow passages that she barely crawled through, that was too small for a demon, was Adelaide convinced.
She had really lost her way.
‘I don’t have time to waste on this…….’
Adelaide let out a sigh as if the ground was going to give out.
After walking and thinking for a while, she came up with some ways to rescue Caladium. But the problem was that there wasn’t enough time. Leaving the Boraca Dungeon an hour before the test period ends was cutting it too short. Even moving right now was not enough.
‘Since I’m lost, I’d rather see Boraca’s face!’
That’s how she can steal the key! Adelaide earnestly prayed to the unknown. And as if answering her prayer, something strange happened.
A blue light burst from behind her.
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