I laid down on the long sofa in the room. One of my hands stroked Lady Pearl's hair who lay comfortably on top of me while my other hand placed on her waist. Her tentacles are still clinging to me and spreading across my body, a satisfied smile adorns her lips. My eyes stared at the announcement screen before me.
[Your Demonic Power is fully charged.]
[You are now Level 10.]
[You have 10 unused stat points.]
[You have 3 unused skill points.]
[You have earned a new title: Sex Addict. Wow! You just have intercourse three times in a row. INT + 2 AGI + 2 LUK + 2.]
[Congratulations! You have raised your partner's Love meter.]
[Pearl Seabloom - Hybrid-beast (20)]
[Love Meter 2/10 - You are the person that I want. ]
'Three times in a row ... This is the first time I've done it. '
But strangely I don't feel awkward or anything, everything feels natural to me instead I feel my instinct to protect her is getting stronger. Well, she's my partner now, shouldn't a man be obliged to protect his woman?
As a descendant of the Kraken, Pearl has her own uniqueness, if I talk to Camila or Mia through words to encourage them to overcome their problems. Pearl and I spoke with our touch. Yes ... We talked with the intercourse that we just did, in that way we got to know each other of our bodies and our emotions, her tentacles didn't stop creeping all over my body, feeling every change, my heartbeat, my blood flow, vibrations in my body. I just found out the way Kraken descendants communicate is so ... Unique.
"I like listening to your heartbeat ..." her voice interrupted my thoughts.
My hands clasped her head tighter.
"You can listen to it to your heart's content."
"I thought... All men are the same, liars... They all give me sweet lies, trying to attract my attention for my abilities," she said as she snuggled closer to me.
I was not surprised to hear her words, her sensitive tentacles could even detect me holding myself back only from my blood flow and heartbeat. Detecting someone lying is easy for her.
"But you should not play with them."
She pulled her face away and looked at me with a displeased expression.
"You don't know how I feel when I read their heartbeat and blood flow. 'If I can get her attention then I'll be rich.' They only consider me as a gold mine, absolutely disgusting. "
"Then what about me? Didn't I also ask for this club directly beforehand? Doesn't that make me worse than them?" I asked bluntly.
A chuckled out of her mouth.
"You only negotiated spontaneously after I challenged you, before it, you didn't even think of it." She crawled up and placed her hands on the sides of my head.
"Instead of greed, I can feel something different from you."
"Tell me what is it?" I asked curiously. My eyes are locked at her. Her ability keeps amaze me.
Her eyebrows furrowed as she thought while her expression turned puzzled.
"I'm not sure to say it since this is the first time I felt it. I can feel the kindness mixed with a strong dominating desire in you. Something that should fight with each other but you can make it balance. That's what makes me interested in you."
The kindness and strong desire to dominate ... She talked about Ethan's human side and Damian's demon instincts. Ever since I understood this system and accepted Damian as a part of me I did begin to maintain the two sides equally. Instead of 'fighting' with each other as before now, we are like working together to fill each other's weaknesses.
"I know that dominating desire is what makes you return my challenge, but it's your kindness that keeps you from hurting me when you do it for the first time," she continued. Then her lips fell to my ears.
"I really like you..."
"So I guess it's my absolute win then ..." I said and she immediately pulled her face away in response. When I let out a chuckle after seeing her reaction.
"Didn't I already say to be careful not to end up being tamed by me?" I teased.
"I gave myself to you, so it doesn't count," she insisted.
Another chuckled out of my mouth.
"So, what makes you give yourself to me not included in the tamed category?" I teased again.
"Of course not! Being tamed is not an option but giving myself voluntarily is my own choice," she denied with a blushing face. She knows my words are true but she doesn't want to admit it. Her pride is too high to make her admit that, I think this is the real reason why she wants me to sign the contract immediately. Instead of binding me with a relationship, she bound me with a contract. So I can't escape from her now.
Seeing her stubbornness, I let out a small laugh. "Okay, okay. I didn't tame you but you volunteered to give yourself to me," I said as I didn't want to continue our argument.
I glanced at the clock and realized the time was showing 10.12 PM.
"I have to go home now," I said, getting up from the sofa while she moved away from me.
"That fast?" Her disappointment was heard clearly in her tone.
"I have a sister at home. I don't want to leave her alone for too long."
She leaned over and rubbed my face slowly.
"All right, don't make me wait too long tomorrow," she said while giving me a mischievous smile.
The night was getting late, my feet stepped out of the Ledred district to the station. I did send a message to Celia that I would come home late but I still worried if I left her too long at night, especially after my meeting with Bern yesterday. From that incident, I could judge Bern had no intention of releasing Celia at all.
After a few meters walk leaving the lively Ledred district, the street become quieter. An announcement with a red box appeared in front of me.
[!!! Warning !!! ]
[Other Demons detected!]
My steps immediately stopped. My adrenaline was boosted while my fighting spirit flared up. 'Demons ... Where are they ?!' My eyes swept around me while I could faintly smell the stink stench.
My feet followed the origin of the stench to a dark alley near me. As I got closer, the stench was getting clearer and the noise became clearer from there.
I pressed my back against a building's wall next to it and peeked slowly.
[Some demons has been found.]
A woman fell down while breathing heavily while three rat demons approached her with their cunning smiles. Their claws were ready to tear her bodies and their sharp teeth were ready to eat her alive.
Seeing the time is narrow, as fast as lightning I rushed towards them.
[You have hit a rat demon for 64 HP.]
A kick landed on the head of one of them and he staggered. I was quite surprised by the critical damage that I gave, I can only draw this conclusion, it was all influenced by my LUK status which had just gone up 4 points today
Without waiting for him to fall, I pulled his hand and slammed him to the ground.
[You have hit a rat demon for 41 HP.]
Then I stomped on his head with all my might.
[You have hit a rat demon for 60 HP.]
In an instant, his body turned to ashes.
[You have defeated a rat demon.]
Unlike before, my speed and moving increased considerably after I raised my AGI, making it easy for me to see their movements clearly. I can dodge their attacks or land an attack easily. Besides, my current level is 5 levels above them, so I can defeat them without using my Demonic Energy.
Two other demon rats attacked me, their claws aimed at me. I was silent in my position as I could see their attacks clearly. When their claws almost touched me, I brushed one of them off with my hand and kicked his stomach.
[You have hit a rat demon for 40 HP.]
He staggered backwards a few steps while holding his stomach, meanwhile, I quickly grabbed the other demon's hand and slammed it to the ground.
[You have hit a rat demon for 42 HP.]
After that, I immediately stepped on his neck and kicked his head.
[You have hit a rat demon for 62 HP.]
[You have hit a rat demon for 60 HP.]
His body was dragged against the wall and turned to ash.
[You have defeated a rat demon.]
'One more,' I thought as I turned. But it turns out that the demon rat had used that woman as a hostage.
"Surrender now or kill her!" His claw is already pressed on her neck.
I stiffened as I saw the woman's face clearly. "Emma ..." I murmured. Her appearance is different from usual makes me not realize her. If she used to wear a feminine dress when she was in college, now she wears a tight outfit with a short cloak while her hair which usually falls down now is a braided bun.
My brain is trying to find a way to release her, I can use my Demonic Energy to accelerate my speed and attack but if I do it my identity as a demon will be exposed.
"Come here!" the rat demon ordered.
My feet stepped cautiously, with Emma being used as his shield I had no choice but to wait for his guard down to attack him. My eyes were fixed on Emma making sure the demon didn't hurt her. Suddenly I realized there was no fear on her face at all, the look in her eyes was not the look in the eyes of someone who was frightened because of being held hostage.
She pointed at the demon with a glance, giving me a sign that she would attack him to create opportunities for me. I gave her a slight nod as a sign I understood.
As if on cue, she stepped on the demon's foot with all her might, while I was lunged at them. "Argggg !!!!" The demon rat screamed in pain. Emma took the opportunity to escape and ran towards me while I kicking the demon's stomach once more.
[You have hit a rat demon for 43 HP.]
He staggered back a few steps in pain, then turned to run away since his chances of winning were slim. My feet immediately chased after him but suddenly a light accompanied by a white chain came from behind me and tied the demon.
As soon as I saw it, my eyes widened in surprise, my heart beating fast. Only certain people have it and I have only seen it on TV. I turned and saw the white chain coming out of Emma's palm that was shining brightly.
"What are you doing? Hurry and attack him!" she said breathlessly, the light from her hands getting dimmer.
Back to my senses, I returned my attention to the demon and threw a high kick at his head.
[You have hit a rat demon for 59 HP.]
The demon rat's body turned to ash as the white chain disappeared.
[You have defeated a rat demon.]
[All enemies have been defeated!]
[You just got a triple kill!]
[You gained EXP!]
Emma was breathing hard and staggered almost falling, it seemed she had run out of MP. Reflexively, I approached her and grabbed her hand while my other hand grabbed her waist to catch her. She looked at me in a daze, I could see her cheeks turning red as our eyes locked at each other. This incident was the same as when I bumped into her in college but if at that time I wanted the time to stop this time it felt different to me.
My heart beats faster as I pray in my heart.
[Observation skill succeeded.]
[Name: Emma Lunaspark] [Age: 18]
[Level 6] [Race: Elf]
[HP: 43/148] [MP: 3/58]
[Skills: Holy Chain lv 2, Mana Strike lv 3]
[Love meter: 0/10]
[Profession: Demon Hunter, College Student.]
I was petrified when I saw the status screen in front of me. Apparently, my guess was right, the white chain that came out of her hand earlier was 'Holy Chain' which is usually combined with 'Mana Strike' to kill demons. Emma is a Demon Hunter....
Note: His LUK has reached 21 points now. So the critical damage is twice of his ordinary attacks. 20 = 2X, 30 = 3X.
So, will he OP quickly? No. His enemies will be more difficult than this and their critical points will be different from humans. Their HP will also be bigger. In some point he need to take them down in one strike.