Chapter 2-26: The Start of a Plan Always has a lot of Momentum
Whether it’s melodramatic or not, I’ve got to put everything in order first.
First of all, Carol ran away from home and came to the Port City to rescue the slaves. According to what she said before, her reason for saving the slave may be related to another slave.
Moreover, she mentioned a person named Alex. Considering her tone of speech, it seems that they were at least acquaintances. At the very least, they seemed to trust one another fully.
Then the uncle also had a younger sister named Alex, who was arrested by a slaver ten years ago. Her whereabouts are unknown.
Finally, a silver lotus pendant fell out of Carol’s clothes, but the uncle said it was a birthday gift he bought for his sister ten years ago.
Slave, Alex, Sister, Pendant.
The situation became clear in an instant.
The story probably goes like this: Uncle had a lovely younger sister named Alex, but one day Alex was abducted by a slaver, which was then bought by Carol's family.
In the days when Alex was at Carol's house, she established a deep friendship with Carol, a young lady who did not act like a noble lady, but for whatever reason, Carol came to hate the existence of “slaves” since she couldn’t befriend Alex with her status as a slave, which led her to run away from home alone to rescue the slaves. Then she met the uncle and me. Right now, she got caught deliberately by the slaver in order to implement the plan.
Hmm... it should be like this, but it’s important to consider...
The reason why Carol even gave up her life in the lap of luxury and ran here to do such a dangerous thing. Moreover, that time she was crying like she had lost someone close to her, and if that pendant was not on Alex...
Thinking of it that way, then uncle's sister... I'm afraid…
But looking at the uncle who had burst into tears, I couldn't say anything. I could only hope that I had guessed wrong. Alex must still be living happily somewhere in this world.
Although I know this is nothing but hope.
After a long while, the uncle finally calmed down and slowly raised his hand in the air. The pendant shook back and forth with the trembling of the uncle's hand, and the original lotus flower seemed to bloom instantly.
"Who held this pendant before?" The uncle asked with red eyes. "Who is Little Beggar?"
After hesitating for a long time, I still answered, "It's Carol."
"Her?" Uncle gasped heavily, it was as if a fire was burning in his chest.
"Isn't she trying to save slaves? Why then would she buy slaves? Ah? Could it be that she says one thing with her mouth, but in fact is no different from those scummy nobles, they’re all ... Cough, cough, cough!!"
"Uncle, are you okay?"
The uncle was too excited and worsened his injuries. He coughed with his hands on the edge of the bed, and the bright red blood was particularly prominent on the uncle’s pale face.
“Why haven’t you gone to get a doctor! What are you getting distracted for, there’s an injured person here!” I gently kicked the waiter, who seemed to be lost in thought.
"Ah... I ... I'll go right away." The waiter wheezed painfully and then hurriedly ran out.
"Uncle, calm down first."
"How can I calm down, this is my sister who I have been searching for ten years!"
"But it's useless even if you're in a hurry, Carol has already been captured."
"Right, she was captured." The fire the uncle’s eyes instantly went out and was replaced with sadness.
I sighed and advised, "Uncle, don't get too excited. The pendant Carol had may not have anything to do with her, maybe she picked it up randomly."
"However, Alex loved this pendant. She said she would keep it with her at all times. If that girl could just pick it up, does that mean..."
Shoot! Uncle began to think of the worst.
"Ah... that, maybe it was actually bought by Carol's family, so it’s natural that Carol would have the pendant, and with Carol's kind nature, Alex will definitely be alive and living well, so you can rest assured, Uncle."
"Of course, that’s why it is imperative that we save Carol now so that we can hear the whole story from her, right?"
There was no other way. At this point, I can only tell him half-truths. I’ll delay telling him the whole truth for a while. In short, I have to wait for the uncle's injuries to heal. Otherwise, I don't know if he’ll be able to take the blow.
"Uncle, you have to heal yourself now, or your body won't be able to get by at the time you reunite with your sister."
The uncle slowly laid back, there was still a hint of distrust in his eyes. However, after a while, the uncle sighed and begged, "Then, I’ll leave it to you."
"Rest assured, I will bring Carol back to you, and let her tell you all about Alex’s whereabouts.
"Then you should take a break first, uncle. The doctor will be here soon."
I turned around and wanted to give the uncle some resting space but when I walked toward the door, I suddenly remembered something and said, "Right, I don't know what to call you, uncle."
“Reyter, Marcus Reyter. My sister is Marcus Alexiel.
"I'm Lilith, please take care of me from now on."
The uncle ignored me and looked at the pendant in his hand. Whether he was immersed in the mood of excitement or apprehension about his sister’s whereabouts, I didn't care. I just turned and walked into the night.
The late-night was very silent.
The dim stars that could have been seen in the night sky were also invisible at this time, just as my mood was dark and turbid.
I took out the entry card from my storage ring and rubbed at the incomprehensible characters. I could feel an unknown wildfire raging in my heart to the extent that I want to burn everything in front of me.
This is the second time I have the urge to completely obliterate something even if I add up my experiences from my past life.
But since it is an evil slave auction, then I won’t hold back destroying it.
Lifting my feet into the deeper darkness, I felt a dark shadow flowing around me.
Even if they’re weak, I’m only one person...
Even though my heart felt a little trepidation...
Even if I feel like I’m forgetting something very important …
Tonight, nobody can stop the Artemis Niger Lilith, the Dragon Princess of Chaos.
…A short while later.
"Why did you come back again?"
"Oh, I forgot the auction I’m supposed to go to is set tomorrow night."