Why in the face of the Venerated Skeleton, only five people died?
Why did those two people who “suffered a huge mental shock and went crazy on the spot” die because of “fatal injuries” later?
Did it mean that their brain was too severely damaged? Or they knew too much and were secretly executed?
These were the questions that puzzled Annan for a long while.
At this moment, Annan finally had an idea of it.
It was because the two people who were hit by the turbid blood bullets suffered the injuries in everyone else’s place.
“So, you were also…”
Joseph nodded, “The bullet suddenly appeared in front of me. It penetrated my chest and went behind me. Then, as if time-reversed, the bullet was sucked out from my back.
“At that time, Amos stole my curse vessel. Then, two people who were hit in the shoulder passed out. Then, Amos appeared behind me and took my bracelet directly.
“But since he stole my bracelet, Hiram, who came later on, managed to hit his abdomen with a throwing knife. Then I fainted.
“In terms of the subsequent development, Amos called his ‘painters’ to cover him, and the police officers were stalled in place. Fortunately, Amos had no medical knowledge. He plugged out the flying knife before escaping. This resulted in heavy blood loss. He could no longer escape the police dog’s pursuit, although he did not shake off the police’s pursuit in the first place…”
The wizard sighed.
“I can survive now is all because Hiram arrived in time and saved me. A police officer who was also hit by a bullet in the abdomen was not saved, but he did not die immediately. With the delay in his death, Hiram managed to transfer my injury to him in time.”
I see. Annan came to a realization.
Turbid blood bullets hit Joseph’s heart, but he was able to survive because of Hiram’s emergency ‘heal.’
Without this healing, Joseph must have faced his demise already.
“What happened later?” Annan asked.
Hearing that, Joseph’s expression became a little strange.
He was silent for a moment and then replied, “When we get rid of the entanglement of those magical paintings, Amos has run out of sight.
“But for some reason, he ran up after trapping us. In this way, even if we were trapped for a long time, he would not be able to run away. Moreover, his internal organs were damaged. Worse still, he didn’t have the ability to heal at all.
“To be on the safe side, we still maintained the formation and carefully searched upwards, floor by floor. However, we had not encountered other traps since then. Until we reached the top floor and went up to the roof…”
Having said that, Joseph paused slightly.
He spoke softly, “We saw Amos’s corpse.”
…Corpse? Annan was also stunned.
“Because of the bleeding in the internal organ?”
Joseph replied positively, “From the time we launched our attack on the fourth floor until we found Amos’s body, it was more than half an hour. But his body had stayed dead for a while.
“From what we investigated, Amos was already dead when we were still on the fourth floor.”
Buckel said slowly, “The pistol in his hand still had the last bullet. The cause of death was that he was hit in the heart by a turbid blood bullet. But the problem is that the shot came from the back. So, we can only infer that his accomplices killed him. My curse vessel disappeared at that time too.
“After that, we encountered the monster burning with colored flames. It was terrifying. When it did not attack, none of our attacks could hit it. When it attacked, those who got hit would have their consciousness eliminated. During the battle, the victims lost consciousness, lost memory, and could not struggle or resist.
“Fortunately, we have many people. After a tough battle, we used those two companions to share any fatal damages to defeat it barely. But we couldn’t kill it. We could only seal it.
“Fortunately, its desire to attack wasn’t strong. Under our attacks, it was just crying. When it attacked us, it did not specifically attack the vital points. We learned that its name was ‘Angelo.’
“We think it should be the unborn baby in Elle’s belly.”
At this point, Joseph’s voice was a little hoarse.
Joseph choked with emotion. He cleared his throat lightly before he could continue, “We sealed Angelo at Freezing Water Port. As for where… even I don’t know. To prevent this from happening again, we have to stop Soul Snatch Wizard from searching our memory in our soul or revealing it in the nightmare after our death. Hence, the police chief and I were responsible for half of the seal each. I was responsible for shattering its soul and burying it in the ground. The police chief was responsible for hiding its body. “
“…So, the curse of the Freezing Water Port is the nightmare formed after Angelo’s death?”
Annan couldn’t help but ask.
“Yes, Angelo is the curse spreading on this land, but it has not completely died. The process of purifying this nightmare is the process of slowly eliminating it.”
Joseph grinned bitterly, “It’s fine if you say I’m weak. Since then, I no longer have the decisiveness of my youth.
“I know that only by purifying the curse entangling Angelo can this matter be ended entirely, and Elle’s resentment can return to the ground. But I…
“…I’m still a little reluctant. After all, it is the last proof that ‘Elle’ has survived.”
He sighed softly, “I can’t say I don’t care. I know that it’s good for Elle, Angelo, and Freezing Water Port to purify the nightmare. I just… I hope I can take a glance at Elle in the nightmare when I want to drink.”
After listening to Joseph, there was a brief moment of silence in the room.
Annan stared at the man.
Feeling Annan’s gaze, Joseph sighed and turned away without a trace.
On the one hand, Joseph wanted to let Elle rest in peace, killing the “Angelo” carrying his blood. He didn’t want Elle to stay in the world like a ghost, full of resentment. He also knows that nightmares are nothing but remnants of past events, not real history, nor another world…
But on the one hand, he still had an obsession with this past and couldn’t forget it.
Annan once asked Salvatore.
The police chief had already left Freezing Water Port. It seemed that he was promoted in the second year after the incident ended, but it wasn’t clear where he went.
At Freezing Water Port, the last survivor who had experienced the events of that year should be Joseph.
If he wanted to, it must be easy for him to purify this nightmare by himself.
As for the nonsense that “the vessel wasn’t with him, and couldn’t get power after purifying the nightmare,” should be excuses for him to lie to himself.
The curse of ‘can’t travel far on him’ and the sealed artifacts he lost were not completely unsolvable events. With his position as the wizard tower mentor, if Joseph utilized his connections, he wouldn’t be trapped in the Freezing Water Port for forty-five years.
—Unless he didn’t want to leave.
He wanted to watch the nightmare being purified, but he didn’t want to do it himself.
He didn’t prevent others from purifying nightmares, but he did not take the initiative to help others.
Because he wanted to end it all while he still couldn’t forget it all.
Joseph didn’t want to say goodbye to all of this.
Such a pathetic man.
Such a poor father.
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