The Duchess and the Devil - Chapter 67.2
Through Carmen, the Duke sent Lucas to the Emperor. Arriving home in a hurry, he could not be sure whether he, as well as all the servants and knights, would really remember nothing. Despite the fact that mental magic was now under Derrick’s control, there was no risk. Moreover, Judith’s reaction was also quite disturbing.
That’s why the demon ordered Lucas to double-check their memories. Thanks to this, the Emperor would not remember exactly what happened on the day of the banquet. Due to the confusion of reality, he will simply think that all this is just a dream. The same was true for the servants and knights who were present in the dungeon.
Moreover, Killard will not remember how he became impotent. Derrick reasoned that such people did not need genitals, because they would bring nothing but harm to society.
“He wasn’t a hybrid.”
– You are sure?
– Yes. I didn’t feel any power. A common person.
When Derrick beat up the Emperor. he didn’t feel any energy or magic either. If he really turned out to be Hannibal, he would not be so helpless. The demon beat him without outside help and practically without straining.
– Then how many candidates are left?
Derrick remembered Sylvia, whom he saw in the banquet hall. When he talked to the Viscount and looked over his shoulder where the girl stood, she could not even look up. Judith said that this girl is the lover of the owner of the body, so the reaction is quite clear.
But the demon could not meet Judith’s brother properly. And from Derrick’s point of view, he was not far behind Sylvia in his suspicions.
Derrick turned to the inside of the bed and looked at the sleeping Judith. She went through all these troubles and horrors on her own. And now he just continues to face fear. My heart sank at the thought of it.
“I will do everything I can to lift the curse.”
“You need to get out of this body as soon as possible,” Lucas said.
The demon was still looking at the silver hair scattered across the blanket. After these words, the only thing he thought about was Judith. If he leaves the body, he will no longer be able to touch her: milk-white skin, cherry lips, fragrant nape. To every part of her body.
– I have to leave you and go…
The demon’s fate was already sealed: he made a deal with her to leave the world as soon as possible. Thanks to this, strength was restored faster than Derrick himself expected. Although the Duke understood everything perfectly, he could not come to terms with the fact and his own emotions.
But what was it? Sadness? Regret?
Whatever it is, it’s not a pleasant feeling. Previously, leaving this body was taken for granted, but now the chain of thoughts did not leave him. Never once in his life, when it came to making decisions, had he hesitated, not even worrying about the consequences. After all, Derrick is the devil.
And he simply cannot be in the human world. And leaving Judith is something natural.
“I have to,” but his voice hesitated and sounded uncertain.
The moment he looked at her again, his heart suddenly became too heavy. And Derrick himself did not understand why this happened.