Chapter 833 Buyout!
Herman finally spoke with a quivering tone, "D-do you really have those items?"
If before, he thought of Ace as just a lucky fellow and a thief who was just good at fleeing, now he no longer dared to underestimate him. Furthermore, he also started to understand why all those powerful figures were after him, even the Blood Ancestor!
"Heh, of course, I'm an honorable thief, after all." Ace chuckled before his expression went cold, "But my only condition is, you all will never bother Alina again. Furthermore, you will never contact the hunter race until I tell you to do so. Lastly, you have to make sure no spy from the Blood Ancestor or other clans will end up following you. Only those who had signed a soul contract can be a part of this. If you agree, then I'll initiate my plan right away."
Herman didn't find Ace's condition unreasonable. In fact, he would do the same. Because if some spy ends up discovering this, not to mention the Blood Ancestor, the other four elemental clans will do everything to get their hands on all those treasures.
"I… give me some time to contact my men. I can't make this decision alone." Herman sighed as he said with a complicated look as he looked elated Alina, "But you can't separate Alina from her parents indefinitely."
"You don't have to worry about it. I'm planning to find them once I'm done with a very important matter." Ace said matter-of-factly as he glanced at Alina, who suddenly blushed when she heard this.
Despite getting her approval, he knew she wouldn't be at ease until he did it the traditional way. She wasn't like Eva, and he also didn't want to separate her from her parents or marry her without their blessings.
If not for the Heave's Stealer Mission, he would've directly headed to the Blood Continent himself. But now, once he was done with Alina's matter, he needed to head towards the Union and enter the Moon Secret Realm!
As for these treasures and knowledge, he promised the Silver Ice Clan, it was only to appease Alina. By giving those treasures away, Ace would only lose about 1/50 of the wealth that he had collected in the Sun Secret Realm!
Herman sighed ruefully again and headed toward the other side of the island to contact the silver ice clan. He has been thoroughly defeated by Ace. Even he couldn't believe it, and despite his stubbornness, he knew all those treasures were the exact chance for the Ice Silver Clan to rise.
Furthermore, Alina really seemed happy with Ace, and with his abilities, she might be the safest with him, and he won't let anything happen to her. He never thought his worries would be resolved by the same person who he looked down upon once and also the very reason for all those worries. 𝓯𝙧𝓮𝓮𝔀𝓮𝙗𝓷𝓸𝙫𝓮𝙡.𝒄𝓸𝒎
It was all resolved with wealth, and Herman felt like Ace had just bought them all with his astronomical wealth, which was a terrible feeling!
Nevertheless, it was far better than any other options he could think of, and Alina won't hate him either.
"Are you really planning on giving all those things away?" Winter couldn't help but ask at this moment while Herman was still using his limit talisman.
Alina glared at Winter coldly, as she already knew about her now, but she was also worried that Ace was sacrificing too much for her sake. It was after all the wealth Ace had accumulated by putting his life on the line.
Ace glanced at Winter and nodded without hesitation, "I have no use for that knowledge, and I can always get more treasures. It's a small price for me to pay for Alina's happiness."
Then he moved his hand toward her and stated, "Since, the matter here is dealt with, you should go back now. I might need you in the near future, and at that time, it will be far more dangerous. So, I want you to be prepared. You have done an excellent job, and I owe you."
Winter squinted her eyes, "Hmph, you better remember that!"
She wanted to say something more but decided not to since Alina and Lillian were there, and she really wanted to relax after experiencing years of danger. So, she took Ace's hand, and the next moment, she vanished back into her thief's house area.
Alina wasn't surprised by this, but Lillian was shocked silly and wondered just where Ace sent Winter. She didn't even think that Ace had a living space treasure since it was simply too absurd.
Ace then finally looked at the timid yet gorgeous huntress, who also seemed to be from Alina's clan and close to Alina as well.
He smiled and said, "Sorry for my lack of greeting. I'm Ace. Are you Alina's friend?"
Lillian was dazzled by Ace's charming smiled and panicked a little, "I…I-I'm Lillian! N-ni…nice to meet you!" She replied blushingly.
She couldn't believe this was the same man who just pacified a stubborn old man like Herman, and now he was politely greeting her.
Alina couldn't help but giggle as she moved beside, blushing Lillian and teasing her, "Why are you so panicky now? Where is your confidence?"
She then looked at Ace meaningfully and said, "Lillian is my Royal Maid and also my best friend. She's been with me ever since I returned to the clan and always accompanied me, and I don't want that to change. So, can she come with me? She won't be a bother?"
Ace looked at Alina's peculiar gaze and felt strange, 'Don't tell me she wants to compete with Eva by having her own maid?'
He had naturally told her about Livia, and the more he thought about it, the more he felt it should be the case.
'Well, the place will be livelier this way…' He thought with a hint of amusement.
Ace nodded smilingly, "As long as it's ok with Little Sister, Lillian, I don't mind."
"Of course, she won't refuse, right?" Alina looked at Lillian, full of raging grit, and she had this feeling that Alina won't take no for an answer.
Lillian couldn't help but look between amiable Ace and then ecstatic Alina; for some reason, when she looked at Alina, she felt a very terrible sense of crisis!