I spoke to Heath with an expression that was as casual as possible.
“Heath, did you get those purple earrings from the temple?”
“There are so many treasures, why did you bring those earrings?”
“Is this what you want? Here.”
Heath took off the earring and he put it on my hand.
It seems that I am not very good at hiding my feelings, because he knows what I want to say at once. Especially my greed.
“This is the key that the goddess Gremia used to seal me a hundred years ago.”
It is a famous story that the goddess sealed the 7th Demon King Heathcliff in the war a hundred years ago. It’s even in a fairy tale book.
However, not much is known about how the Demon King was sealed. And, of course, how he unlocks the seal. Even the pope says it is the Goddess’ Arrangement and glosses it over as a ‘splendid victory’. After all, it is nothing but lies. It was clear that the old man didn’t know either.
Heath’s words were very unfamiliar, but at the same time, it is also his weakness.
“The goddess used two keys to seal me. This earring is one of them. Also, with this earring, you can seal me up again.”
Gulp… … .
My goal of stealing these earrings was absurdly simple. I was thinking of trying to sneak a peek. Can it be this easy? Rather, would he hand over the key that can seal him? Now Heath was like flirting with his weakness with his own mouth.
But since there are two keys, is there another key? The moment such a question ran through my head, it came out of my mouth involuntarily.
“How about the second key?”
The scriptures said that if the Demon King was resurrected, it would bring disaster to the world. But Heath didn’t seem to have anything to do with the disaster. He wasn’t crazy, but rather kind and friendly. Is it because there is only one key? If he finds the second key, his present form may disappear.
Heath answered slowly.
“… … I don’t know.”
“You don’t know?”
It was a monotonous voice. I raised my eyes and looked at Heath. But he really didn’t seem to know about the second key.
Where is the other key? If he finds the other key, is he going to start a war again? Suddenly curiosity shout through my head, but I tried to forget it. I’m going to run away to the southern territory soon, so I shouldn’t get too involved.
Heath swept hands through my hair, exposing my ears. It was difficult to think of him as the Demon Lord Heathcliff, the master of darkness, looking at such a friendly appearance. If he fully regains his strength, will his present friendly appearance disappear? Thinking about it that way made me feel a bit sad.
“Is it okay for you to give me something so important?”
I asked while stroking the earring with my hand. Heath’s hand touched my earlobe. And his face gets closer. Smooth lips caught my eye. Even the sound of breathing was clearly audible.
I lowered my eyes, wondering if he will kiss me. But even after waiting for a while, their lips did not touch. However, with a slight tingling sensation, the ‘Goddess’ Tears’ were inserted into my ears. He said as he stroked my cheek and earlobe with his hand,
“It’s okay, because Julia is the woman who will become the Demon Queen.”
“… … .”
Suddenly, Heath’s eyes seemed to glow in a dark purple.
“There is no way Julia will betray me.”
Those eyes were somehow creepy.
His desire to marry and make me the Demon Queen was sincere. But before the temple contacted me, I was just having fun with him for a while, that is my type.
First of all, I am celibate. Not only that, it’s okay to have fun with Heath in moderation, but being a Demon Queen means becoming a Demon. I didn’t want to be a saint, so I ran away, but I didn’t want to become a demon.
Should I keep my distance? But once you’ve been kidnapped by the Demon King, what if I push Heath away?
Heath spoke again after I didn’t answer for a while.
“You don’t have to answer, Julia.”
Heath picked up one of his bracelets from the treasury. Amethyst is densely embedded in it. A jewel bracelet with a large diamond in the middle, it is very pretty.
“Do you like it?”
“Yes… … .”
“Accept it. It will suit Julia well.”
He gently caressed my hand. It was as if he was touching something very precious. He smiled a little as he twisted his body slightly and it tickled the part of my hand. It was a small smile, but it left a long lasting impression.
Heath unfastened the lock on the jewel bracelet with the other hand and placed it on my wrist. The weight of the bracelet was awkwardly placed on my wrist. Then he kissed the back of my hand. Perhaps because of his serious eyes, the place where his lips touched felt hot.
“Because I can wait.”
Heath raised his head slightly from the back of my hand as he said that, was very beautiful.
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“Hello, Lady Julia.”
When I returned to my room after visiting the treasure trove, a demon waiting at the door bowed his head.
“My name is Jeremy, who will serve Lady Julia from today.”
Jeremy is a demon, but he looks almost like a human. He was about my waist, and he was still a young boy with round cheeks and big eyes. He had gray hair and green eyes, and was quite cute. There were freckles on the back of his nose. Just at the top of his head, she could tell by his small horns that he was a demon.
He’s been working all this time even when he’s so young? Noticing my doubts, Jeremy tapped his chest and straightened her back and said:
“Please leave it to me!”
Oh my, he’s so cute
How can such a cute demon exist? I instantly fell for Jeremy. If I had a younger sibling with an age difference, would I feel this way? I sat with my knees on the floor and took his hand, making eye contact with Jeremy,
“Okay, please take care of me from now on.”
Then Jeremy’s face turned red. I was bewildered because of his shy personality, and then he answered her hastily.
“Ah, you don’t have to lower your head to me. I will take good care of you.”
I quickly corrected him.
“Jeremy, I am not the Demon Queen.”
“Yes, yes, yes, yes. Because you are the preliminary Demon Queen.”
“… … That’s not it. Call me Julia.”
I released Jeremy’s hand after telling him several times not to use such ominous titles.
Jeremy was a mixture of demons and humans.
Although the probability is low, it is possible to conceive a child between a demon and a human. However, there were many cases of stillbirths because the two energies of mana and divine power did not harmonize in the body. Even if they are lucky enough to be born safely, most of them are killed as soon as they are born as children of heresy.
Even if they were not killed, they could not settle in either humans or demons and were despised. The two energies are not harmonized, so the growth of the body is slow. So Jeremy must have gone through a lot of hardship to remain alive. That’s why it seemed like he was paying special attention to her in his timid way of speaking.
Well, let’s put that situation aside for now.