The Saintess Wants to Runaway - Chapter 4
With the seal of the demon king, the barrier that had been closed for 100 years was opened, and the demon realm was revealed at his feet.
Coco flew through the darker skies for a long time before finally landing. In the meantime, I had to strain my whole body to keep from falling off Coco’s back. I managed to escape from the temple, but I can’t fall off the dragon’s back and die.
Before long, the destination, the Demon Realm, was revealed.
Located in the barren Demon Realm, the land was very large and beautiful. A large citadel of black marble was adorned with amethyst and gold, and the curtains shimmered with each sway. It was a heavenly and earthly difference from the dilapidated temple that was not repaired even if the bricks were falling apart because of their slogan of integrity and poverty. I rolled my eyes.
Demon soldiers were lined up in front of the Demon King’s Castle. The tip of their weapon shone sharply. An intense emotion was felt between them, along with a horrendous tension. It was a cheer for the owner who returned after a hundred years.
Among them, the demon with horns and wings, who stood in the front, stepped forward and bowed his head deeply. Even pretending to look like a senior wearing luxurious clothes.
I knew right away who he was. He was obviously the Demon King’s subordinate and one of the 4 Great Demon Archdukes, Archduke Keith. I had seen the shape of his pale face with sharp eyes, gray hair and outstretched horns in the Demon Encyclopedia, one of the seven forbidden books of the temple.
He was said to be a great demon who had mastered powerful hallucination magic.
“You have finally returned, Demon King.”
Archduke Keith bowed his head deeply. Then he glanced at me. It was an expression of dissatisfaction even if he pretended to have his three white eyes tightened with a small pupil.
“But what about this woman?”
To the sharp question, Heathcliff answered indifferently.
“She’s a hostage to find the goddess’ reincarnation.”
“Hmm, I can feel her energy. Are you a priest?”
Archduke Keith’s serpentine eyes scanned my face and body. I stumbled back a bit, feeling terrified.
“Put her in the dungeon for now.”
No, no, no, that’s not it!
Unlike the dungeon, the luxurious Demon Castle, it was clear that it was dark, cold, and dirty. I managed to escape from the temple, but I will be stuck in the same place as the temple!
What’s more, being chained and whipped, wearing grotesque instruments of torture, or coerced by a very vicious guard…
I don’t like such a hard play like that. There were some priestesses who secretly read such books in the temple, but it was difficult for me to understand.
“You said that you were looking for the golden goddess’ reincarnation. I’ll let you know where she is.”
I spoke with a pitiful and wretched expression on my face, Heathcliff raised the tip of his chin gravely. It was an arrogant attitude befitting the name of the Demon King.
“Then tell me.”
“It’s a top secret, so in a place like this… Let’s go to a quiet place for a moment.”
“It’s dangerous to be alone with a human in the temple, Demon Lord.”
Archduke Keith interrupted me and said, ‘How dangerous do you see people?’ But Heathcliff cut off Archduke Keith and grinned.
“You mean for me?”
His purple eyes gleamed with a dangerous light. It was an attitude that seemed to be able to separate my neck from my body at any moment.
Ugh, I felt goosebumps on my back.
Anyway, I grabbed Heathcliff’s arm and opened any empty room in the Demon King’s Castle and entered. Fortunately, it was a room with a large bed in the middle, as if I had chosen it correctly. I locked the door from the inside and led him to the front of the bed.
“Where is the golden goddess’ reincarnation?”
Then, I pulled down the shoulder of the tunic that was draped over his body.
Heathcliff’s eyes widened in surprise.
My plan is simple.
First, I wait for the ransom to be paid that would get me back from the temple. After the Demon King was sealed a hundred years ago, the Holy Kingdom and the Demon tribes of the Demon Realm signed a peace agreement. War is expensive. The temple would want to extend the peace treaty, even by paying a ransom.
By the way, the ransom price of 100,000 gold that I asked for is my value for the past ten years.
Labor cost, overtime pay, and risk pay are conscientious in accordance with the Labor Standards Act.
It was a calculated amount.
Of course, she has no intention of quietly returning to the temple just because the temple paid the ransom. I want to say goodbye to the shack that is worse than the Demon King’s Castle.
I plan to run away by stealing the ransom and ‘Tears of the Goddess’. She had already thought of ways to extort the ransom. The law requires a mediator to send and receive large sums of money.
As the mediator, I will step in and sneak in the middle.
And with that money, I plan to run away to a vacation spot in the southern territory and live a leisurely life. The southern part of the continent is known as a beautiful land of pleasure. There, I have to play and eat with about seven handsome men I like every day.
Considering the temple’s slow decision-making, it would have taken at least three months for them to actually bring the ransom.
So what is she going to do in the meantime?
She’s not with the seven handsome men of the South, but isn’t there a handsome man right in front of me? Of course, there is only one thing to do.
Although that man is the Demon King who terrorized the human world a hundred years ago…
The fact that he is a handsome man does not change. She won’t upset the goddess Gremia just because she’s having a little fun with him. Maybe.
“Heathcliff… No, Heath.”
She slipped the hem of his tunic to expose his chest, and Heathcliff stiffened. His gaze was straight on my chest, but it looked like an unpleasant expression.
I was a little embarrassed at the hot gaze that seemed to be burning. Maybe big breasts are not to his taste taste? Maybe he doesn’t like women? That’s not good.
I took another step closer to Heathcliff. As I approached, Heathcliff took a step back. There was a bed right behind him.
She reached right in front of Heathcliff, who had his legs caught and collapsed on the bed, and grabbed his hand. He still frowned in displeasure, but fortunately he didn’t shake her hand.
She grabbed the hand and pulled it to my chest.