“If Eugene Melvin is an angel…”
Annan spoke softly and reminded the three of them, “Then what are we all?”
“Us…” Maria murmured.
She first looked at the “maiden” who was facing the statue of “warrior,” but after a pause, she turned her gaze to the child with the bouquet in hand.
“I think I should be a ‘child.’ The ‘girl’ and the ‘warrior’ who are next to each other correspond to Claire and Kim.
Maria analyzed, “Mr. Ghirlandaio must correspond to ‘centaur.’ After all, Centaur is proficient in Prophet spells, and…”
“Although Centaur is strong and good at fighting, he likes to run away. It is similar to our situation.” Ghirlandaio continued from Maria’s words and admitted frankly.
After that, Ghirlandaio looked at Merlin, “Old Mr. Merlin should be a ‘giant.'”
“Why a giant?” Annan questioned. He had been asking questions in the most timely manner.
Ghirlandaio smiled and replied casually, “Because giants are a race of ‘no vision in youth’ and ‘mute when old age.’ And this…”
There was no doubt that the “giant” statue referred to Falteration Wizard Merlin Manning.
In other words, it was mocking his past identity as “Winter’s Hand.”
As the wizard tower master, Michelangelo did not like these “wizard hunting wizards.”
Merlin nodded, grinned somewhat self-deprecatingly, and smiled silently.
“In this case, Master Benjamin can only be an ‘old man.’”
Annan nodded and led the topic away from the embarrassing vibe without a trace, “We’re still left with ‘fairy’ and ‘giant snake.’ Then I…”
“You should be ‘fairy.’” Maria answered in a cold and youthful voice, “Because fairies are good at bewitching people’s hearts, and—”
She glanced at Annan and added, “Fairy likes to steal things.”
“So that’s the case.” Annan looked at the fairy statues and nodded in realization.
Fairies were ancient creatures that only had the height of human calves. They had a beautiful face and a pair of wings. Among the fairy statues, a fairy secretly held a stolen scabbard that was much higher than them. There was another fairy that secretly hid in a purse near the old man. A fairy was equipped with a poisonous spike, preparing for backstabbing. Another fairy was flying in the air and chatting with “children.” Finally, a fairy flew around the girl’s ear, pointing at the warrior and gossiping.
So, is this a prophetic statue? It looked like something Gerald would do.
Annan was not angry but was in deep thoughts.
After all, Master Michelangelo mocked Gerald but not Annan. Naturally, Annan would not take that as a personal attack.
So, who is the giant snake?
Annan cast his eyes on the giant snake with its head up to the sky in the center of the statue group.
“It looks like it’s…”
A roar, accompanied by a terrible sound wave, came without warning and interrupted Annan.
The ground under their feet shook suddenly. Like an earthquake, the entire wizard tower was shaking violently. The flames in the hall were stretched again, becoming slender and blue.
Several statues representing the “warriors” suddenly became dark and transparent in the eyes of the four of them. Then, they gradually faded and finally disappeared altogether.
Subsequently, the candlelight returned to its previous color again.
The hall became bright again.
“Something has happened to Kim.” In the short silence, Annan was the first to speak softly.
“Should we go and take a look?” Uncle Ghirlandaio asked.
Annan glanced at Maria.
But she only shook her head slowly.
She frowned and replied in a low volume, “I think Claire should be back soon.
“For the sake of safety, it’s best not to approach the place where the destruction wizard died.”
Not waiting for Annan to reply.
On the path behind them, a man walked out slowly.
The ring on his right hand was shimmering with a solemn expression.
The brilliance flowed in the ring like a living thing. They floated on his skin, forming a coquettish “eye.”
It was the alteration wizard, Benjamin.
Seeing him like this, Merlin immediately stood in front of Maria.
He opened his mouth slightly and took a deep breath.
Annan could see clearly that his tongue hadn’t been severed. Instead, the tongue was engraved with many black runes, giving his tongue a gray and dark color similar to a stone.
At the tip of the rune, there was a silver tongue ring!
As Merlin breathed in slowly, the tongue ring also shone brightly. The purple-black rune crawled out of it and spread all over his mouth.
Afterward, Merlin let out a sigh of relief.
It appeared like smoking cigarettes.
White smoke slowly gushed from his mouth and nose. His eyes and ears also gradually ooze cold air visible to the naked eye.
The temperature in the air seemed to have dropped a little, and it continued dropping.
Benjamin saw that Merlin had liberated the curse-bearing item and stopped moving forward.
The brilliance on his ring became brighter. The half-opened eyes opened further. There were some small runes dotted nearby.
Just when Benjamin confronted the four of them, the wall collapsed suddenly.
No, it was not so much of a collapse but melted.
The whole wall turned into a liquid, seemingly cement.
Then, the cement suddenly separated from the middle.
Claire was sullen and walked out slowly across the wall.
She had some scars caused by high temperatures. Her smooth and silky hair was also a bit messy. It appeared she had just escaped from the fire.
Her ring shone. The curse formed a windmill-like shape on the back of her hand, slowly spinning.
The cement followed her forward, flowing on the ground. There was hot plasma floating around her. It was like a bright red snake, swimming flexibly in the air.
It should be Kim’s blood.
Although Annan didn’t know much about the destruction wizard, judging from Maria’s statement and the blood that started to burn violently after Kim’s cough tainted the ground, the nature of the destruction wizard seemed to be unstable.
After Claire appeared, she glanced at Annan’s group and quickly fixed her gaze on Benjamin.
“It’s you. Isn’t it?” She asked bitterly.
It went beyond everyone’s expectations.
Benjamin confessed frankly, “If you are asking about the person who killed ‘Kim Gala,’ then it is indeed me.”
The towering old man slowly unbuttoned his trench coat in a calm tone.
There were several flasks and test tubes tied to the inside of the trench coat. Four of the plugs were removed.
“Is there any problem with killing a vicious pirate who has killed at least 30 people?” Benjamin asked calmly.
While talking, he slowly pulled out the remaining plugs.
He looked at the short curly umber hair girl, “Ms. Claire. Or, should I say Captain Karl Matthew? You don’t need to pretend. Your hair color is rare.
“It’s you who tame ‘Kim’ and inject excessive strong curses into him, right?” Claire became silent for a moment.
The hatred on her face suddenly disappeared without a trace.
She smiled and fluffed the short hair near her ear.
Except that her short hair and pupils had not changed, she collapsed like melted. Then, the figure stood up again and turned into another person.
—A pale, somewhat short, well-defined young man.
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