Chapter 363 – Furious
At this time, the window of the room suddenly shattered. Strangely, there was nobody that could be seen, but the shattered window was the one closest to Megan.
Zhao Hai's voice suddenly reached Meg's ear, "Be careful, there is a doomed soldier behind Megan, their goal is her."
After Zhao Hai's words ended, the Ghost Staff on Meg's hand suddenly casted several wind blades to Megan's back.
Meg also responded, she immediately shouted loudly, "Laura, be careful, there's a doomed soldier behind Megan, she's their target!"
Laura was also experienced in battle and reacted the moment he heard Meg's voice. She immediately turned Megan around and blocked with her rapier.
The spells coming from the Ghost Staff became quicker and quicker and before long, in the space in front of Laura a person's shadow suddenly appeared. The person was obviously injured by a wind blade.
Laura didn't let go of this opportunity, she immediately attacked fiercely. For a knight like Laura, her fencing techniques were very formidable, so the rapier in her hand snaked outwards to deal a fatal blow.
For the doomed soldier in the shadows, this kind of confrontation wasn't his strong point. Not to mention Laura's rapier, Meg's spells also gave him a headache.
He didn't know that the spells that Meg casted were actually caused by Zhao Hai controlling the Ghost Staff. The spells were very fast and powerful, each of them had the power of a 7th rank mage.
Finally, the doomed soldier wasn't able to resist the constant barrage of attacks from Laura and Meg. Before long, he was slain by Laura's rapier. The doomed soldier's body was immediately wrapped by a black mist coming from the Ghost Staff before it vanished.
Laura and Meg were no strangers to this situation, they knew that this was done by Zhao Hai. Megan, on the other hand, was terrified.
Megan was a princess who was pampered since she was at a young age. So when she encountered this situation, she couldn't help but be extremely scared, especially after seeing the dead corpse wounded by wind blades. The blood that came out after Laura withdrew her rapier made Megan sick and vomit out the contents of her stomach.
When Laura saw Megan, she froze lightly, then she immediately withdrew a cup of spatial water and supported Megan to sit on a nearby chair. She comforted the young lady and said in a soft voice, "We're okay now Megan, no need to be afraid anymore. The other person was a bad one, we’re only fighting those bad people. Come here and have a glass of water to make you feel better."
After Megan heard Laura comfort her, she actually cried. She was really afraid, this was the first time that she witnessed death this close.
Under Laura's comforting voice, Megan felt better, then she received the water on Laura's hand and drank it bit by bit. When the water reached her stomach, Megan's body immediately experienced a warm feeling as the uncomfortable feeling disappeared until her body became stabilized.
At this time, someone knocked on the door of their room, the three women immediately became anxious. Then they heard Shue voice, "Miss Laura, Miss Meg, are you alright? Please open the door."
Laura looked at Meg, then Meg lowered her head, she was waiting for Zhao Hai's instructions. When she heard Zhao Hai's affirmation, she looked at Laura and nodded her head. When Laura saw this, she couldn't help but feel relieved.
Meg immediately used wind element magic to move the tables and chairs out of the way. Laura opened the door and saw the anxious Shue standing there. When Shue saw Laura open the door for him, he felt relieved. However, when he saw the broken window inside the room, his expression couldn't help but worsen. He bowed and said, "I've made Miss Laura afraid, please punish me."
Laura waved her hand and said, "It's nothing, we didn't get injured anyway. Has the enemy been dealt with?"
Shue immediately nodded and said, "It's solved, the people from Calci Family are also here so the place should be very secure. But Miss, all of those who came and attack us committed suicide."
Laura showed a faint smiled, "Did they think that suicide is useful? They forgot that the Calci Family is a family of Dark Mages. The have the means to interrogate dead people."
Shue nodded, at this point a group of armored soldiers walked over led by a young man. Shue looked at the man and opened the door for him. He knew that the young man was Megan's older brother, Chris.
It was very obvious that Chris felt guilt over Megan. He threw away all noble courtesy and rushed straight towards the room. When he arrived, he saw Shue holding the door and Laura who was beside it. Seeing Laura, Chris relaxed and wiped a cold sweat, then he asked, "Miss Laura, is Megan alright?"
Laura smiled and said, "She's alright, but a bit frightened, currently she's getting much better." Then Shue opened the door further and invited Chris towards their room.
Inside the room was Meg sitting beside Megan, comforting the latter with soft words. Chris quickly entered the room and inspected it. When he saw the broken window, his complexion changed. He thought that Megan hadn't suffered an attack but it looks like it wasn't so. Someone unexpectedly broke through the window and attacked them.
When Megan saw Chris come in, she immediately stood up and rushed to his brothers chest and cried while saying, "Big Brother, I was very afraid. A bad guy jumped in from the window and wanted to kill me."
Chris held Megan and comforted her immediately, "It's alright, Big Brother is here, Megan doesn't need to be afraid anymore"
After comforting Megan for quite some time, Megan calmed down. At this time, a voice suddenly came, "Young Master, young master Dean came to ask for an audience."
Chris' complexion changed as he replied with a cold voice,"Make him come."
Before long, Dean came in, he didn't have his prior demeanor and his head was full of sweat. When he saw Megan was alright, he felt relieved, but when he saw the shattered window, his heartbeat immediately sped up.
Dean immediately arrived in front Chris as he bowed, "Dean has seen First young master Chris. Today, it was our fault for being too lightly guarded that Miss Megan was given a fright. Please accept my apology, I'll promise to visit at another day to apologize to the City Lord."
Chris wore a cold face as he looked at Dean, "Dean, be thankful that my little sister did not have an accident, otherwise, I wouldn't be able to forgive you. You better provide an explanation for today or else I will be impolite." After he said that, Chris turned to Megan and said, "Megan, let's go, come home with big brother. Father is very worried for you."
Naturally, Chris didn't forget Laura and Meg when they left. Chris knew clearly that Megan didn't have battle experience. For her younger sister to be safe, it certainly has something to do with Laura and Meg. In addition, the two ladies were also their guests so he didn't dare to forget about them.
Seeing the group leave the room, Dean's face immediately turned ugly, then he shouted at command, "Someone come here!" A warrior immediately ran in and stood in front of Dean and said, "Young master, what are your orders?"
With a cold voice, Dean commanded, "Go and find out who are responsible for today's attack. When I find out, I will rip them to shreds." Dean didn't express dissatisfaction with Chris' attitude. He understood that in Sky Water City, Chris' status was the same as a country's crown prince. Chris' earlier actions were already considered polite, if he was replaced by Diya, then Dean wouldn't be able to move from the terror.
Dean's clan had many meetings with the Calci Family, and they even had more meetings with Smith's. So he knew Megan's position inside Smith's family. If something really happened to Megan here, what would Chris do?
Thinking about that scenario, Dean couldn't help but sweat a lot. He believed that if Megan truly had an accident here, Smith would certainly place his anger onto his clan, and the clan wouldn't have any peaceful days from then on.
Smith's power inside Sky Water City was known by all its inhabitants. When they heard that someone attacked Smith's daughter inside Sky Water city, they knew that a storm was coming. All of the powers here knew that they could only bear the brunt of Smith's anger, whether they were involved or not. This was because to them, Sky Water City belonged to Smith.
Chris and the others quickly arrived at the City Lord's Mansion. As soon as they entered the gates of the place, they immediately saw Smith waiting there. When Megan saw his father, she immediately complained tearfully, and naturally Smith comforted her.
The group immediately arrived at the living room. At this time, Zhao Hai also arrived. Zhao Hai asked Laura softly about their situation. Since he was not at the scene, he naturally worried about the ladies.
At this time Megan recovered, Smith's wife was also comforting her. Then Laura and Meg told the family about what happened when the doomed soldier came in from the window.
Then Meg released the man's corpse and didn't explain anything. Smith also didn't ask too much. He just thought that Meg had a spatial item on her.
The doomed soldier wasn't any different from when it was stored, but this one had its cover removed, revealing his face.
Smith looked at the corpse and became mad as he said with a deep voice, "Someone come and hang this person outside for the public to see. After three days, throw him into the water to feed it to the fishes."
Zhao Hai quickly interjected, "Slow down, Brother Smith. We still need to find out about some information directly from his mouth." Smith looked at Zhao Hai and said, "Do you want to…?"
Smith was also a Dark Mage, so he knew what Zhao Hai meant. Zhao Hai didn't hide any truth from him as he nodded and said, "Right, I'll turn him into an Advanced Undead then let's find out who dared to attack Megan inside Sky Water City."
Chapter 364 – As Expected
Smith never thought of using this method because it was very dangerous for a Dark Mage to turn a body into an Advanced Level undead. Smith didn't expect that Zhao Hai surprisingly wanted to do so.
Smith looked at Zhao Hai and said, "Don't bother, doing that kind of thing is too dangerous and it will have a huge impact on you. Just believe in the power of my Calci Family, we'll definitely find out who is responsible for today."
Zhao Hai shook his head, "Consider this matter finished, it'll take too long and I suspect this wouldn't be the first time that they’ll attack. Moreover, I suspect that this matter has something to do with me. Otherwise, how do we explain the fact that Megan was attacked just as I arrived at Sky Water City?" He didn't wait for Smith to say anything as he waved his Ghost Staff and muttered a small incantation. A dark mist went out from the Staff and surrounded the doomed soldier's corpse.
Before long, the mist vanished and on its place was a doomed soldier standing there. His wound was gone and if not for the bloodstain you wouldn't think that he just went into battle.
Moreover, the doomed soldier didn't look like an ordinary undead with a body riddled with rotten meat. It's present appearance didn't differ from an ordinary person aside from the fact that it was not breathing and also having a blank expression on its face.
With a serious voice, Zhao Hai commanded, "Tell me your status and why you came here."
The doomed soldier immediately replied. "Yes, master. I don't have a name, I'm only called Thorn 23. I was a member of Grand Duke Lionheart's doomed soldier troop. Our only purpose in Sky Water City was so kidnap Miss Megan and force City Lord Smith to expel you from the city."
Thorn 23's words were simple, but he clearly conveyed his identity, the person behind him, and their purpose in coming to Sky Water City.
Upon hearing Thorn 23, Smith's face couldn't help but pale. He didn't think that Thorn 23 would actually be Lionheart's person. It seems like Grand Duke Lionheart really hit his head on something.
Zhao Hai could only smile bitterly and turned to Smith, "I'm sorry, brother Smith. I didn't really expect this thing to happen because of me. I gave Miss Megan a fright."
Smith waved his hand and said, "Brother, you cannot blame yourself on this matter. I just didn't think that Lionheart would actually be this overbearing, to dare run up to my Sky Water City and kidnap my daughter. He's clearly disregarding my face, he will pay for this."
Zhao Hai only forced a smile, then he asked a few more questions to the doomed soldier. Unfortunately, Thorn 23 was only a doomed soldier, he didn't know many things about Grand Duke Lionheart, so there were many questions that he couldn't answer."
Zhao Hai waved his hand as Thorn 23 vanished. He turned his head to look at Megan, "Miss Megan, I really made you frightened today. Please accept this gift as my apology." He said as he put out a Spatial Bag and gave it to Megan.
Megan already recovered at this time, she looked at the Space Bag on Zhao Hai's hand and became confused, so she asked, "Mister, what is this thing?"
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "This is a Spatial Bag, the inside of it can store three cubic meters worth of items. Using it is very simple, you just hold the bag towards the thing that you want to store and it'll take it to its special space."
After hearing what Zhao Hai said, Smith and the others were all stunned. Then didn't think that Zhao Hai would actually give Megan a Spatial Item. One must know that a spatial item is very precious in the continent, this gift was way too expensive.
Smith looked at Zhao Hai and said, "Brother, please don't. This gift is too expensive, we cannot accept it."
Zhao hai smiled and said, "It's fine. This is the gift that I'll give to Miss Megan." After leaving the Spatial Bag on Megan's hand's, Zhao Hai sat back down and turned to Smith, "Brother Smith, how do you plan on dealing with Lionheart?"
Smith snorted, "Brother doesn't need to worry about it. Leave it to me, I'll promise that he wouldn't fare any better."
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "Brother Smith, I just want to inform you that you're not the only one with enmity with Grand Duke Lionheart. There is also someone who hates Lionheart more than you and they already had a plan on dealing with him. Perhaps you could cooperate with them."
When Smith heard Zhao Hai, he was slightly surprised. He immediately responded, "Brother, are you talking about Shelley Family?"
The matter of the Grand Duke suppressing Shelley Family was widely known throughout Rosen Empire. Naturally, Smith also knew about it, so when Zhao Hai proposed cooperating with someone, Smith immediately thought about them.
Zhao Hai nodded, "Yes, it's the Shelley Family. Some time ago, when Lionheart started suppressing the Shelley Family, the family already wanted to deal with him. But because of an internal matter, the family didn't have a chance to counterattack. For this reason, I was also implicated. The reason the Grand Duke wanted to deal with me is because I had a partnership with the family, moreover, I did not follow his command to not stay at their hotels. This made the Grand Duke chase me around up until here. But now that Shelley Family's internal matter was resolved, they can now carry on and deal with Grand Duke Lionheart. I think that with your help, Lionheart would certainly have no chance to escape."
Smith nodded, "That is reasonable, for someone like Lionheart, one should finish him in one swift strike, if you fail, he will certainly take revenge. My strength isn't enough to kill Lionheart. But with Shelley Family being a big merchant family added to the mix, this matter would be easier. I agree, I must ask Brother to mediate this matter for me."
Zhao Hai smiled, "This is not an issue, I think that the Shelley Family would certainly be willing to be working with you. Brother can rest assured. Right, Brother Smith, I forgot to say one thing yesterday. It's also about business, I don't know if Brother Smith is interested in dealing with Fire Fishes?"
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Smith's eyes couldn't help but light up, he immediately replied, "Brother, say it carefully."
Zhao Hai smiled and said, "I already expressed my intent to supply the Shelley Family with 10,000 fire fishes per month. If Brother Smith is interested, I could supply you with 20,000 fire fishes each month. I don't care what you do with it, I'll just supply you with those fire fishes."
Smith's eyes were sparkling with divine light at this moment, he looked at Zhao Hai and said, "Can Brother really guarantee a supply of 20,000 fire fishes per month?"
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, "I absolutely guarantee it, moreover they will be alive."
Smith pat the table and said, "Very well, it's settled. 20,000 fire fishes per month. I don't care about the price as long as Brother can guarantee the supply every month."
Zhao Hai smiled and said, "Then we're settled. I'll go back and prepare. Tomorrow I'll go to Shelley Hotel and tell them the matter of your cooperation. I'll excuse myself."
After saying that, he stood up and gave Smith a salute before he led Laura and the others to the exit.
Seeing Zhao Hai's group go out, Chris couldn't help but turn to Smith and said, "Father, this Zhao Hai is too mysterious. Why do you place so much trust in him?"
Smith looked at Chris and said, "Nobody in this world doesn't have any secrets. Why do we fear his secrets, as long as he isn't a threat to us then we're good. He has a lot of enemies in the continent, he could only rely on us for help. So why should we not trust him? Chris, you have to remember, everyone has their own secrets, as long as someone is friendly with us, we didn't need to fear anything." Chris nodded and expressed his understanding.
At this time, Smith turned his head and looked at the Spatial Bag held by Megan. "Megan, show me the spatial bag. It's my first time seeing a bag-shaped spatial item."
Meg complied handed the spatial bag over to Smith. Smith took the spatial bag and carefully inspected it. What he saw was very well made course leather bag. It didn't have an extraordinary look to it, if it wasn't Zhao Hai who gave it, Smith would have thought that they had been duped.
He untied the rope of the spatial bag and curiously looked inside. A magic formation appeared in front of him which gave Smith a scare. But he immediately understood what the magic formation was used for. He went to a chair in the room and pointed the magic formation as he said, "Receive". Then the chair immediately vanished. He placed his consciousness inside the bag and instantly saw the chair hovering on the space inside.
Then when he thought about withdrawing it, the chair immediately appeared back on its original position. Smith couldn't help but look surprisingly at the small bag, he didn't expect this very unremarkable bag on his hand to be very extraordinary.
But he didn't take it for himself, he returned the bag to Megan and said, "Megan, this bag is a very special thing. You must take care of it well. Also, do not use it casually and expose it to other people's eyes. There are a lot of people who covet this thing, they would do everything to acquire it. Do not make others know that you posses this thing, understand?"
Megan nodded as she looked happily at the small bag. She also saw the process of Smith using the bag, she didn't think that such ordinary looking bag was very mysterious.
Looking at Megan, Chris and Diya were envious. One must know that spatial items inside the Calci Territory were very scarce, even Smith didn't have one, not to say them.
At this time, Smith's wife stood up and looked at Smith, "Dear, I'll head back with Megan. I'll be giving her a bath and then have her rest, you still need to be busy." Then she led Megan to head back.
At this time, Diya looked at Smith and said, "Father, what do you want to do to deal with that bastard Lionheart? Will the Shelley Family really cooperate with us?"
Smith sneered and said, "Our family has been too low-key these recent years that the other powers have forgotten about what happens when they offend us. This matter should be reported to the family as soon as possible. And don't ask me that stupid question, Shelley family cooperating with us will only bring them benefits and no harm, how could the Shelley Family disagree. Now, the two of you, go"
Chris and Diya bowed then turned back.