Lu Yaoyao didn’t ask any more about Mei Ji’s matter; knowing she had received appropriate punishment was enough. Lu Qingyu also took this opportunity to thoroughly clean the devil palace, removing all the spies inserted by other parties in the process. He had long been aware of the spies’ existence, but he was simply too lazy to pay attention to those ants. Now that he had his daughter by his side, Lu Qingyu knew he couldn’t afford to be careless.
Lu Yaoyao noticed many new and unfamiliar faces in the palace, but she didn’t say anything. Keeping those with hidden agendas close to oneself would only bring troubles sooner or later, so she had no opinion in this matter.
These past few days, Lu Yaoyao spent her time exploring around and gaining a deeper understanding of the devil race. Gradually, she couldn’t help but wonder if she had been too naive to think that devils were capable of doing good deeds. After all the interactions she had with the devils outside, she found that not a single one of them was benevolent.
Lu Yaoyao squatted in the corner of an alley with a troubled expression, propping up her plump chin with her hands as she let out a deep sigh.
“Finally found you!” A young devil boy suddenly appeared in front of Lu Yaoyao.
Lu Yaoyao raised her head, confused, “You know me?”
“You saved me some time ago, and you forgot me so quickly?!” The boy was fuming and looked heartbroken, “You actually forgot about me!” He squealed in disbelief.
“…” Lu Yaoyao thought for a moment, “Oh, it’s you.” She finally remembered. It was the runaway boy who almost promised himself to her.
The boy had changed into a luxurious black robe and no longer had scars on his body. His current appearance was a 180 from their previous encounter, which was why Lu Yaoyao failed to recognize him.
Seeing that Lu Yaoyao remembered him, the boy’s face softened slightly, “My name is Nani Gu. Remember that.”
Lu Yaoyao stood up, “My name is Lu Yaoyao.”
Nani Gu looked displeased, “I told you my real name, but you actually used a fake name to lie to me!”
“Huh?” Lu Yaoyao was stunned, “That’s my real name.”
“You are the Little Princess, right? You are His Venerable’s daughter, so why don’t you have his surname?”
“My Daddy’s surname?” Lu Yaoyao was even more confused. Wasn’t Daddy’s surname Lu?
Nani Gu said in awe: “No one in the entire Devil Realm doesn’t know the name of His Venerable! Who wouldn’t tremble in fear whenever the name ‘Chijia Luo’ was mentioned?”
Lu Yaoyao nodded, “Then, my name should be Chi Yaoyao?” Why did it sound so weird?
“His Venerable surname is Chijia!”
“Then my name is Chijia Yao? Chijia Yaoyao?” Lu Yaoyao pondered seriously; which one sounded better?
“Why are you so perfunctory?!” Nani Gu snorted in anger.
“Ah, don’t sweat the small stuff,” Lu Yaoyao waved her hand dismissively. “Whether I’m Lu Yaoyao, Chijia Yao, or Chijia Yaoyao, you can just call me Yaoyao.”
“By the way, what do you want from me?” Lu Yaoyao looked up at the boy. He wasn’t here just to fuss over her name, right?
Nani Gu folded his arms, “Didn’t you hear what I said? I am yours now, and I will be with you wherever you go.”
Lu Yaoyao tilted her head, “But I have enough people under me!”
“How can other devils be compared to me?” Nani Gu said dissatisfiedly, “Do you know who I am? I am the first in line to inherit the Nani clan! Once I defeat my father one day, I will become the new patriarch!”
The Nani clan? Lu Yaoyao nodded in recognition. Although the Nani family was overshadowed by the ancient great clans and sects, it was still a relatively prominent figure among the up-and-coming power.
Lu Yaoyao was curious: “You said you are the heir of the Nani family? Then why were you captured and almost got sold?”
“I got careless and was tricked by my father’s eighteenth wife.” Nani Gu looked annoyed. That cursed woman wanted to kill him to make way for the bastard in her stomach. Luckily, he managed to escape, but was so badly injured that he was picked up by traffickers while unconscious. When he woke up again, he saw himself waiting to be sold.
“But that woman was useless,” Nani Gu proudly said, “I got back alive and killed that woman along with her bastard.” So what if she was pregnant? Could that small fetus compare with his importance in the Nani family? Even his father said nothing and now was preparing to marry a nineteenth wife.
Hearing this, Lu Yaoyao sighed in melancholy. That was why it was so difficult to reform the devils. They resorted to violence too easily!
Midway through her sigh, Lu Yaoyao suddenly brightened up. She looked at Niggu with shining eyes and asked, “Do you really want to be my subordinate?”
Nani Gu stood proudly and declared, “Of course. I, Nani Gu, never get back on my words. Once I inherit the Nani clan, our whole clan will pledge our allegiance to you.”
Lu Yaoyao rolled her eyes, “If you want to be my subordinate, you must abide by my rules.”
Nani Gu patted his chest, “Just speak; I will definitely do it!”
Lu Yaoyao smiled, “Alright, let’s meet here again at the same time two days later. I will inform you of my rules then.”
“You aren’t going to take this opportunity to get rid of me, are you?” Nani Gu looked doubtful.
“How could it be? If I don’t come, you can go to the Devil Palace to find me.”
Nani Gu reluctantly said, “Okay.”
The two kids reached an agreement. Lu Yaoyao bid farewell to Nani Gu and quickly ran back to the palace. She returned to her bedroom, locked herself in the study, took the brush, and started moving it around.
Why didn’t she realize it earlier?
She could start by reforming the devils around her!
Her status as the Little Princess of the devil race was her biggest weapon. There must be many devils who wanted to enter her command.
Even that Nani Gu was no exception — would he be so persistent to pay her back if she wasn’t the princess? No!
Those who wished to follow her must adhere to the rules she established. Her influence would gradually affect the entire devil race and make it better!
Monday’s late chapter.
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