Chapter 767: Our Future
Chen Rui was sitting in the space of a magic carriage which was a gift from Catherine to Shea. Inside was an exquisite room where one couldn’t feel the bumps outside. Chen Rui was no stranger to this kind of space item. When he first met Catherine, he was once a prisoner in the carriage.
Sitting on the sofa in the lobby, Chen Rui reminisced about the scene of meeting with Catherine before leaving the Dark Shadow Empire palace.
“I’m really confused.” Catherine’s gaze revealed unabashed doubts, “It is undeniable that if we go deeper, your so-called empire alliance is not an illusion. Maybe… I mean ‘maybe’ it can become a system that makes the Demon Realm truly peaceful and united, but what I can’t figure out is that a human makes the Demon Realm, a mortal enemy, united and powerful. What is your real purpose? Unify first and then control?”
“You think too much.” Chen Rui smiled bitterly, “I never thought about controlling the Demon Realm. I’m just a lazy guy who wants to sleep peacefully with his women in his arms.”
“You should know that the stronger the Demon Realm, the greater the threat to the human world, especially the kingdom of this alliance. The biggest conflict will turn from the inside to the outside. When the Demon Realm no longer has a corresponding enemy, then this foreign enemy can only be human. Are you a noble family abandoned by the human world and want to lead the Demon Realm army to destroy the human world in revenge after more than 100 years?”
“Your imagination is too rich.” Chen Rui shook his head, “Have you ever considered why the Demon Realm and the human world must be at war? Even as the legend says, the Demon Realm covets the sunshine and richness of the human world. Then, if the prosperity of the Demon Realm reaches the same level as or even beyond that of the human world, is this endless war necessary to continue? As for the sunshine… I don’t think the demons that have fully adapted to 2 moons will be better off with sunshine. There is one thing worth noting though. Judging from the information revealed by Midnight Sun, the war between humans and the Demon Realm does not seem to be that simple. Fortunately, there are still more than 100 years and we have plenty of time to investigate and plan many things, including our future.”
“It’s ‘your’.” Catherine’s gaze lowered from behind the veil, “It’s not ‘our’”
“It must be ‘our’!” Chen Rui showed a firm expression.
“Chen Rui, what are you thinking?”
Shea’s voice on the side interrupted Chen Rui’s memory. Chen Rui came back to his senses and smiled, “It’s nothing… Do you think I’m a little self-assertive this time? Especially the agreement with Raizen’s 2 years armistice, and also the terms that might make the Fallen Angel Empire passive?”
“What we need most now is to fight for time for recuperation and development, and I can feel that your intentions are more than that. Perhaps you have your own plans… I have never doubted the cunning and treacherousness of a human.” A smile appeared on Shea’s face with rare wisdom which was bright and beautiful without the usual indifference and majesty.
“I have to say that your vocabulary of derogatory words far exceeds that of praise words.” Chen Rui grinned and held her hand. “2 years… As long as you give me 2 years, everything will change. Those terms will have unexpected effects. No matter which aspect, the initiative will be firmly in our hands.”
Shea was a little surprised. The answer was far above her expectations, but she did not doubt what Chen Rui said because it was the man’s plan that changed the dilapidated Dark Moon Estate and the whole Fallen Angel Empire. This time, the Demon Realm would change too.
“Then… I’ll wait and see.”
“I have a multiple choice question.” Chen Rui couldn’t help but blurt out as he thought of those peaceful black eyes.
“Nothing”…” Chen Rui rubbed his nose, “It’s just a man’s damn vanity.”
“Then, you have underestimated the curiosity of women.” Shea smiled slightly, “I want to hear your multiple choice question.”
“Well, it’s just a whim and boring question.” Chen Rui looked into her eyes, “If 1 day, you can only choose 1 between the empire and I, which 1 would you choose?”
Shea’s smile solidified on her face as her eyes dimmed instantly, “If I can, I hope I never have this opportunity to choose.”
“Sorry, I shouldn’t ask this kind of bastard question.” Chen Rui felt Shea’s depression and knocked on his head, “This question is absurd as the question of falling into the river at the same time. The guy who asked this question should be kicked into the river. I’m out of my mind just now. Don’t worry about it.”
“No, this is an unavoidable question. I should be the one who apologises. Between you and I, I’m too selfish. I’m not greedy for power, but as a ruler who carries the hope of all the people of the empire, I can’t give up my responsibility. I…”
“I understand.” Chen Rui kissed her on the forehead, “You have never given up your responsibility, just like… you abandoned your past to become a cold lord.”
Just like her.
Shea gently leaned on his shoulder, “All I can do is to trust you without reservation. Even if…”
“There is no ‘even’ Shea, believe me, we will never face such a choice. I will always be by your side. “
The 2 embraced without more words; there was only warm peace.
Shea suddenly raised her head with a shy blush, “Maybe there is another way like ‘inheritor’.”
Chen Rui’s eyes lit up, “Yes, it’s time to plan our future. It seems that in order to realize this way, we still have 1 very important thing that we haven’t finished? Ouch…”
Obviously, a certain mischievous hand was punished by Her Majesty Empress.
On the tower of the Dark Shadow Empire palace, another Royal Majesty Empress watched the carriage of the Fallen Angel Empire’s envoy team that was going away. She was silent for a long time.
After a long while, she sighed faintly, “Liliz, if there is 1 person who would rather subvert the whole…”
This sentence did not go on. Liliz on the side felt a little strange, then she saw Her Majesty Empress suddenly covered her veil as if there was a retching sound coming from her throat. She hurriedly asked, “Your Majesty?”
Catherine’s hands trembled slightly. After taking a few deep breaths, she finally recovered her usual calmness. She seemed to change the subject and asked, “Liliz, how is the progress of the military and economic adjustments?”
“Your Majesty, it is almost complete according to your instructions.”
Catherine nodded, “Immediately gather all the ministers for a meeting. I have important things to announce. By the way, Liliz, you will hand over your affairs at hand to Shilu as soon as possible. But I’m sorry, you can’t take a vacation because I have more important tasks for you to accomplish.”
“Yes.” Liliz bowed slightly and stepped back.
After Liliz left, Catherine gently stroked her abdomen. Her quiet gaze was filled with strange emotions as she whispered to herself, “Future? We…”
The result of the peace talks between the 3 empires quickly spread throughout the Demon Realm. The soldiers on the border were relieved, especially the Fallen Angel Empire. Although 2 years was not long, at least they could get valuable recuperation time.
Compared with those skill terms, the upcoming battle ball league and next year’s alchemist master contest were more eye-catching. Especially the battle ball league which had aroused the enthusiasm of the majority of the battle ball fans.
Of course, the Demon Realm’s martial battle held by the top powerhouse, Raizen the Great, 2 years later was the most anticipated. It was said that Raizen the Great had publicly challenged the Fallen Angel Empire’s Prince Consort Aguile. This would be the biggest event in the Demon Realm.
A few days later, 2 more important news came.
Next month, the Fallen Angel Empire’s Empress Shea would hold a grand wedding with Aguile at the Fallen Angel Capital. There had been countless rumors about Aguile’s identity, the most being the version of “Aguile is of the Beelzebub Royal Family”, but these were just rumors. Aguile started assisting Shea since he was in the Dark Moon; he also helped her to kill Obsidian and ascend the throne; he also made a legit contribution in fighting against Raizen in the Warlock Fortress.
Objectively speaking, the status of the prince consort was just an accessory just like a queen. If Her Majesty Empress wanted to, she could also add countless ‘imperial concubines’. In the history of the Demon Realm, there were countless such cases.
In any case, with Shea’s current prestige and control in the Fallen Angel Empire, there was no objection to the date of this wedding.
Another piece of news was that Empress Catherine, the great ruler of the Dark Shadow Empire, would go into closed training to comprehend the secret treasure of the Asmodeus Royal Family, the [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet]. It would last for about 1 year. During this period, 2 prime ministers would be responsible for the government affairs temporarily. Uncle Frentz, who had retired, was asked to come back out. People had speculated that Catherine was likely to participate in the martial battle 2 years later, which made everyone’s attention to the martial battle rise again.
In any case, the next 2 years would be highly anticipated.
Shea had the title of ‘Iceberg Princess’ when she was at the Dark Moon, plus a series of fearful Blood and Iron Policy after ascending to the empress throne, but Her Majesty Empress’ beauty was indeed a well-known across the empire. Even if she wasn’t as beautiful as the top beauty of the Dark Shadow Empire, it was not far away. Many men were full of jealousy, envy and hatred for Aguile who could get the empress. For ‘Aguile’ or the Fallen Angel Empire, the wedding with the empress was a big happy event, but for a guy in the crystal harem, it meant the beginning of trouble.
Athena, “Greetings to Your Highness Prince Consort!”
Kia, “Your Highness Prince Consort, can I help you?”
Isabella, “Hey, it turns out to be Your Highness Prince Consort…”
Paglio, “Wow, the cunning Royal Highness Prince Consort is here.”
Roman, “That… Your Highness Leader.”
Olypheus, “Bo… Your Highness Prince Consort! My sister made me call you like this!”
Chen Rui: This has been going on for 3 days. Whether it is Athena, Kia, Zola or Isabella, no one bothered me. When they see me, they just greet this title respectfully, then they stay away.
The male protagonist in the harem who was singing every night suddenly fell into the predicament of guarding the vacant house alone. This huge gap made the male protagonist burst into tears.
Obviously, the upcoming wedding to Shea had an undoubtedly huge impact for the rest of the harem.
Chen Rui knew in his mind that it was unfair to just determine the status with Shea for those girls who had no less or even more affection and devotion than Shea, so Chen Rui made a decision.
In the name of Chen Rui, propose to the girls!
TL: Catherine is pregnant? That’s a great news!