Annan saw what had happened clearly.
When the Paper Princess fought Nicholas previously, She did not focus on eradicating the opponent, which was strange.
The Paper Princess did not manually equip those pens from the waist but floated into Her hands instead. In the blink of an eye, the pens could paint an image with the color She wanted and quickly outline the desired graphics on the air.
This meant that the Paper Princess could launch several attacks at the same time depending on how many pens She harnessed.
The Paper Princess did not attack Nicholas directly. Her purpose was to expel Nicholas, not to kill nor punish Him. She did not even deal any serious blow, as if She was afraid of Him getting hurt.
Nicholas and the Paper Princess seemed to know each other, judging from their exchange of words.
Hearing Annan’s question, the Paper Princess couldn’t help but praise, “As expected of you, Annan…
“Even if you lose those occult knowledge, you can still accurately make out all of this.” As the Paper Princess spoke, She couldn’t help but pinch Annan’s ears again, shaking his head slightly from side to side. She then rubbed his hair vigorously, leaned in, and took a deep breath of Annan’s scent before finally letting go of Annan.
The Paper Princess couldn’t help but show a beautiful and relaxed smile on Her face as if Annan had healed her.
She changed Her squatting position to half-kneeling, hugged Annan’s back and pulled him into Her arms, and then casually caressed his hair, “But, you don’t have to be too nervous. He has notified his presence in the Noah Kingdom to the Elegant Elder and has a special mission.
“As his watcher, Father Stone is also in the Noah Kingdom now. That’s why He pulled you here to avoid Father Stone.”
“Where is this place?”
“This is a nightmare that hasn’t yet taken shape. It’s located between the real world and the dream world. In fact, it is an alteration product lost in history and now becomes Nicholas’s unique technique. If you are interested, I will go to him later and ask for it.”
The Paper Princess obviously did not mind Nicholas and just said casually, “When He was making the Sage’s Stone… You should remember Sage’s Stone, right? When He collected materials, He also collected some Transcended souls that had not yet turned into nightmares. Then, He cleverly made blank nightmares that could suck in the consciousness of others at any time.
“It’s like letting others have a seamless nightmare with reality with the target being its protagonist. There’s no storyline and no curses in the nightmare. When Nicholas recruits his students, He will go through this nightmare and recruit the qualified candidates of the Fallen path.”
“So, we’re in a nightmare?” Annan was a little surprised.
Annan’s system did not trigger a prompt when entering a nightmare for the first time.
Or was this the reason why there was no “main mission” because there was no curse in this nightmare?
No wonder Annan could not feel the killing intent.
Killing Annan in a nightmare really wasn’t a big deal, especially this kind of blank nightmare without a curse. Even if Annan died here, it would not corrupt his soul.
But the problem was…
“Then why did he attack me?” Annan was puzzled.
It made absolutely no sense.
“Does what he’s going to do have anything to do with me?”
“No, not at all. You don’t have to worry about him attacking you at all. He can’t do that yet.”
The Paper Princess said with certainty, “The mission he came here is related to the elves.”
Is it about the curse energy?
Annan frowned slightly.
But he soon realized something.
It should not be.
The Elegant Elder, as an ancient upright deity, would not allow the curse energy to reappear in the world.
But besides the curse energy, was there anything special about the elves that the deities had noticed? Weren’t they a civilization that was useless except for their curse energy?
Judging from the title of “Second Hermes”, the Paper Princess knew what Nicholas had once done.
Although this “Hermes” was not killed, He was imprisoned. Annan was a little surprised but soon found it understandable.
After all, Nicholas was a true genius.
It would be a waste of his talent if He were directly eradicated.
For the crimes that Nicholas had committed, there was a need for a deity to keep an eye on Him.
Even though that was the logical explanation, Annan always felt something was not quite right here.
It felt like he had missed out on something.
“Can you reveal more information to me?” Annan asked eagerly, “I want to know more so I can rest assured.
“I won’t ask about my past.”
His voice became more tender and soft. Finally, he asked the Paper Princess softly, almost coquettishly, “I just want to know what Nicholas came to Noah for, Paper Princess.”
The Paper Princess had revealed more important information previously. If Annan asked for less critical information, there was a high probability that She would reveal it too.
As long as a person leaked a little information, He would inevitably reveal more clues. This had to do with their nature and had nothing to do with virtue.
The Paper Princess was a little overwhelmed.
Compared to the stern Old Grandmother, the Paper Princess was more of a gentle elder who doted on children.
She said helplessly, “It’s about poison dust. He came here to create poisonous dust.”
Annan heard this for the first time. He immediately asked, “What is poison dust?”
“A special weapon made from the pure-hearted Fallen. To demons and those alien species, those poisons are equivalent to corrosive acid to ordinary people. Just touching it will cause immense damage. At the same time, it does not bring harm to humans.”
Alien species? Annan’s heart tightened.
Speaking of which, are the players considered aliens?
So, what about me?
“I think he is trying to see if the poison dust is effective or to collect something from you. After all, you are also half an other-worldly being.”
The Paper Princess said thoughtfully, “I will accompany you during your stay in the capital. If you feel any discomfort in the future, remember to tell me as soon as possible and don’t hide it. Promise?”
“En, okay.” Annan replied obediently.
So the Paper Princess stood up and reached for Annan’s hand.
She opened Her right hand, and the giant pen hanging from Her waist appeared in Her hand. It was a huge long brush like a two-handed sword.
It looked like one of those big brushes the old man used to write on the ground in the park.
As the Paper Princess raised it high, the tip of the brush was dyed with pure ink.
Like a falling sword, the Paper Princess flipped her wrist and slashed it straight down!
At the next moment, the ink fell straight from the sky. The ink that soared to the sky had divided the world into two.
The nightmare space filled with infinite white brilliance was quickly shattered from the middle by the ink column that reached the sky.
The space here did not shatter like glass.
Instead, they were like the clear water soaked in ink. The released ink eroded it in the blink of an eye, spreading further and further. The world filled with light was corroded. It became thin and transparent by the gradually melting ink traces and finally disappeared altogether.
It was like a white fog covering the night sky. The stars and moon became clear again when the white fog dissipated.
Then, Annan lost his vision a little before returning to the real world.
It was as if just a moment had passed.
Eugene was still in front of Annan, walking forward, muttering, “Actually, I think father’s payment to you is a bit too little. For this information… Eh?“
He seemed to notice something as he spoke and looked behind him vigilantly.
At the moment Eugene saw the Paper Princess, his pupils shrank slightly, and then he bit the tip of his tongue without hesitation — the pain made him immediately break free from the hallucination.
Then, he bowed his head respectfully, looked at the ground under his feet, and addressed her honorable in the title, “Paper Princess.”
“You can go back now.” The Paper Princess said coldly, “I’ll accompany Annan.”
“…Yes.” Eugene was silent for a moment and replied respectfully.
He shook his head helplessly and did not dare to retort or even look at Annan. At this moment, the Paper Princess was still holding Annan’s hand and standing beside him.
Eugene was afraid that the moment he saw Annan, he accidentally glanced at the Paper Princess.
The Paper Princess held Annan, who had just reached Her chest, with Her right hand. She stood on the street with a casual expression.
She seemed to notice it and glanced behind Her.
The corners of Her mouth rose slightly as if She saw something.
Annan looked at this scene and found it quite familiar.
This was precisely what Annan saw from that ritual in the “fragments of the future”!
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