I settled myself down into the chair, and then Perita handed me another cup of tea on a saucer this time. I thanked her and smiled up at her and got a smile that felt like it was almost going to blow the clothes off my body, but then she turned and sat down.
The crazy clothes tearing force stopped like it was never even there, and I frowned at the woman.
"So, I know that you all probably don't see men very much, and all, but can we get to the part where you all tell me what the hell is going on? I get the demon part and the farms, kind of, and now I am slowly starting to put together why Nixi has kept you all locked in here with her. The part that I don't understand right now is why the secret from Mex and Nushi?" I asked, and Perdita is the one that spoke up again.
"Demons of higher ranks can read the mind of lower-ranked demons," is all that Perdita said.
I blinked, and then everything made sense; like a wall of fog had been lifted, I started to put the pieces together.
"So, Nushi can't know cause Mex cant know, or Dao will find out, and then you will all be killed? How am I doing so far?" I asked.
"Yes, that is the fundamental version of the glaring problem at hand, but not all of it," Noels told me, and I nodded.
"Yeah, there is the problem of why? Why is he killing the women after they have a kid? Just because they are infertile? Seems pointless," I said, trying to brush off these things that were pissing me off.
Getting angry now wasn't going to help, and these women were not Nixi and did not deserve my anger. So, I kept myself calm and level-headed as I waited for them to explain.
"There can only be so many demons in the world at one time. None of us, nor even Nixi know what that number is, but it prevents our kind from running rampant and devouring this entire world," the one called Fairilese said, and I nodded.
"That is the final piece then. So, Doa wants stronger Demons, but how does that part work then? If there is no more room here and one Demon dies, doesn't that mean that it would be the next Demon to be born?" I asked, but Fairilese shook her head no.
"We don't know exactly how it works, but I have never heard of the same Demon being born twice. I don't know what that means, but I would assume that there is a massive pool of them somewhere or that we are created new each time," Fairilese explained to me.
I sat for a moment quietly and dug inside to try to wake up…
<I don't sleep.>
Good, then can you tell me anything about them?
<If I knew anything, I would, but as far as the Demon race goes, I know nothing. That one of the rules.>
Rules? I guess there would have to be something to govern the higher powers. Still, there must be something you can tell me to help me in this situation, right?
<They are telling the truth about the Demon farms and the reason why they are trapped, but nothing past that.>
And then Hero was gone again, but I was sure he would be there if I needed him again. As much as I disp[iesed the bodiless voice inside my head at first, he had proven to be very helpful.
"Okay, so now what? We have gotten everyone on the table, but where do we go from here? What am I supposed to do?" I asked, and all five women smiled at me.
"Just keep training and helping the girls that we have asked Mex to look after," Kimera said with a smile.
She had only small horns, and they almost looked weird on her with all the other women and their larger and longer ones, but it did not take from her beauty one bit. I kind of liked the smaller horn look, but I was sure that I could find something that I liked about every one of these women.
But then I thought about the last part of what Kimera had said. I had been too wrapped up in the look of her horns to catch the vital piece of info.
"Wait, the last part you said, about the girls you told Mex to Look after?" I asked with confusion, and Kimera nodded at me.
"We can not leave, but Clesh can; she is out annoying Mex right now," Perita said with a wicked smile.
"Wait, why do you say it like that? He is your son, isn't he? And from what I can tell, he is a pretty good person, all things considered," I said, but that made all the women laugh.
"Sure, my son is a real saint, unless that involves female monsters," Perita said while rolling her eyes.
"What… No, are you serious? Is he really cheating on Clesh with that Sphinx named Candace?" I asked, but then all the women looked at me like I was talking in another language.
"Cheat? At what?" Perita asked in confusion.
"I mean, is he fucking the Sphinx behind Clesh's back? Or am I missing something here? Why is everyone mad again?" I was starting to confuse myself at this point, so I decided just to shut up and let the women explain the problem to me.
"Honestly, I think that everything can be blamed on Nixi if you look at the problem hard enough. Nixi forces Clesh to keep silent with Mex, but she also Requires that she watch him when he leaves the castle. In this world, demon women do not care what the man does when he is away from home, nor does he ask his wife; both of us are promiscuous creatures by nature. For Clesh, it has been different, and Nixi doesn't seem to care who it affects the two of them," Noel said to me, and I had remembered her being the one that had scolded Nixi for almost killing me.