be treated so differently if he did not have a "well-known" master. If they were not the students of Saul, who would care whether they were alive or dead. Master Swordsman Philip’s chase sounded terrible, but did not actually do anything to them. The chase was stopped by Yolanthe’s constraint, otherwise the worst case scenario might have played out.
"How about I give you one thing?" Bruzuryano held his hand out as he talked. There was a piece of leaf with a fine gold chain on his hand. That leaf looked and felt no difference than a regular leaf. It did not have any magic surges. No one knew what it could do.
"Thank you," Anfey said.
"You are welcome. But let me tell you first, you can borrow it for now. I did not give it to you. Do you understand?" Bruzuryano said.
Anfey smiled and nodded. Bruzuryano gently put the leaf on Anfey’s neck. "Tell Saul I do not owe him anything anymore."
Anfey was shocked. His first reaction was to take the leaf off and return it to Bruzuryano.
"I am just joking. I do not owe Saul anything," Bruzuryano smiled.
Anfey’s hand froze in the air. He did not know if he should take it off or not. He was confused and could not tell if Bruzuryano was telling him the truth.
"Ok, you guys should leave now." Bruzuryano waved his hand and strode into the forest. Others had to walked around the ancient trees. They would not be stupid enough walk into the trees, but Bruzuryano walked straight forward. The bushes and ancient trees turned into objects that could walk and made a path for him.
"Anfey, should we go back to Moramatch now?" Riska did not understand their conversation, but he was not interested in it anyway. He cared about when he could go back to Moramatch to see the rest of the legion.
"We are not going back." Anfey shook his head. "Let’s go. We need leave as soon as we can. We will talk as we walk."
The dark clouds in the sky had gradually disappeared as Annunciata fled. The sky started to look clear. It was sunset as Anfey and the two others were running towards the direction of the sun.
Riska was indeed flying, while Anfey and Suzanna were running. Without knowing how long they had run, Anfey started to be out of breath. Suzanna and Riska were still fine. Anfey was physically stronger than Suzanna, but Suzanna was a lot better than Anfey when she used combat power.
Anfey took a deep breath and calculated the distance in his mind. He waved to signal Suzanna and Riska to stop for a second.
"Anfey, what happened?" Suzanna immediately asked. She had no idea what this running was for. Anfey looked as though he was in thought when he ran. She did not want to interrupt his thinking. She finally found an opportunity to ask.
"That Dardanibry would not just let us leave like this," Anfey said in a low voice.
Suzanna and Riska gasped quietly. The news that Anfey wiped out a Griffin Aerial Unit had spread. Dardanibry must have known about it. He was as a palace mage of Shansa Empire and would not easily just let Anfey go.
"I got it. Bruzuryano slipped. Damn it!" Bruzuryano was one of the most powerful men, but he was not here. Riska did not care what he said about him.
"It was not that simple," Anfey said slowly.
"Of course. Top powerful men are never simple," Riska said.
"I did not mean it that way. I mean he slipped on purpose and then…" Anfey said.
"Then he took the opportunity to give you that leaf?" Riska said.
"I know these conclusions sound a little ridiculous, but I just have a feeling that he did it on purpose. I could not figure out why he would do it." Anfey held the leaf in front of his chest. "Do you know what this is?"
"Let me take a look." Riska felt it with his fingers. "This just looks like a regular leaf."
"You are talking bulls*#t. I should not have shown it to you." Anfey did not know whether he should laugh or cry. He pushed Riska’s hand away from the leaf. "Suzanna, can you tell what this is?"
"It looks like a badge a druid would wear. Anfey, do you feel anything different when you wear it?"
"Nothing different." Anfey went quiet and pulled the leaf with his hands. He pulled slightly on both sides. The leaf seemed to have really good elasticity. When Anfey let his hands go, it went back to its original shape.
Anfey gradually pulled the leaf harder, but the leaf would always go back to its normal shape when Anfey let his hands go. Anfey even used half of his strength to pull the leaf apart, like he was tearing a piece of paper at the end. Suddenly a bright light flashed and Anfey’s hands released the leaf.
Anfey, Suzanna and Riska looked at each other, confused. The moment the light flashed, they all felt strong magic surges. Obviously, this was not an ordinary leaf.
"Never mind. We will study it when it is dark." Anfey gave it up. The magic surges were too strong. If Dardanibry chased after them, the magic surges would allow Dardanibry to find them easily. Anfey dared not experiment with it anymore.
"Oh, right, Anfey. Did that Slanbrea do anything to you? I saw him pointing to your forehead," Suzanna asked in a low voice.
"I feel something went into my head, but it seemed like nothing happened either." Anfey looked confused. This difference in ability make him feel helpless. If a patient had surgery and the doctor refused to tell the patient what organ he had cut out, that patient must be confused as well.
"Do you think it was a good thing or bad thing?" Suzanna asked in a worried tone.
"I do not know," Anfey sighed. "If they wanted to hurt me, they did not have to go through so much trouble. If they wanted to help us, what is the reason? I still do not get it."