Jiu Er had a vague premonition that Bernardino was aware of her ability to communicate with Annan remotely.
Although he did not know the specifics, he seemed to have planned it all out. He held Jiu Er’s soul as a hostage and allowed her to ask for help!
So, is the Book of Divine Transporter Annan’s possession?
Then, I am afraid that at the moment I was asked about “Book of Divine Transporter”…
Still, Jiu Er did not know what it was, and she probably could not find it in her memory.
Thus, something must have happened before this.
Before he approached me, he knew I was Annan’s associate!
But, there are so many players in Noah’s capital. So, why am I getting picked?
Thinking of this, Jiu Er shuddered.
A picture suddenly appeared in her mind.
Back then, in front of the viscount mansion, she blocked an attack for Annan. Then, Annan rushed over, hugged her with great concern and grief, and shook her to death on the spot.
Although she thought this scene was embarrassing, many other players loved it.
However, this might be a touching scene in Salvatore’s view.
Thus, Bernardino thought Annan liked me? He also knows players have a way to communicate remotely, and Annan owns the Book of Divine Transporter.
But he does not know what a player is; he does not know what the earth is, let alone our identities and relationship with Annan.
Jiu Er soon had a clearer grasp of the situation.
So, the only channel for Bernardino to acquire this intelligence must be Salvatore!
Although Bernardino had lost some of his mind-altering abilities, he must still retain some techniques in stealing memories or someone he knew who could steal some of the information from Salvatore!
Bernardino must have failed to acquire Longjing Tea’s memory!
At that time, he passed by Longjing Tea.
Wait, that’s not right. Jiu Er quickly realized.
At that time, Bernardino went to the library and got into contact with Longjing Tea! But for some reason, he failed to steal the memory.
Was it because of the red robe wizard who looked like Harry Potter?
But when did he come into contact with Salvatore?
“Don’t overthink. You should take a rest.” The old man glanced at Jiu Er and said casually, “After all, this matter has nothing to do with you, Miss.”
Jiu Er caught another piece of information from this reply. Bernardino could see her train of thoughts but could not see what exactly was on her mind.
Instead, he could find out the last thing Jiu Er was thinking about.
Jiu Er felt that her thinking speed was being suppressed by something.
An intense lethargy struck her, causing her mind to go blank.
This feeling of drowsiness… What’s going on?
Jiu Er’s thinking speed slowed, and even her eye movement grew sluggish.
She could still see and hear everything around her. But it felt like she was exhausted to the limit, which she would refuse to see, listen and think.
It appeared as if the mind was frozen by something.
Soon, Jiu Er was frozen even in the concept of time.
She did not know how long it had been.
But when she was half-awake, she heard Annan’s smooth and clear child-like voice in her ears, “Your Excellency, what are you going to do to my people?”
Don’t come here, Annan!
This is a trap.
Jiu Er was half asleep. That was the first thought that came to her mind.
The next moment, she felt a strange warmth coming from her body. It was like being put on a warm suit that improved her blood flow which soon made her wide awake.
“No need to worry. I’m here.” Annan’s reassuring voice sounded softly in front of Jiu Er.
Wait, I feel my blood flow?
Should I not be in a soul state?
Jiu Er opened her eyes, only to see she had escaped from the soul state, resurrected, and regained her physical body.
She wore Annan’s black leather jacket. Her size was not much different from Annan’s, so the jacket won’t seem too small for her.
This was one of many clothes the Paper Princess pressured Annan to buy while shopping with the Paper Princess.
After all, the weather was getting warmer now.
It was a little hot for Annan to wear the previous winter clothes. Although Annan did not mind it, the Paper Princess was strict. She even bought a brand imported from the United Kingdom.
After all, the United Kingdom was the territory belonging to the Elegant Elder. The costume designers on Noah’s side were not as high-level as there. However, they were at the royal capital after all. The Underground Falteration’s transit allowed subways of all countries to be connected. Thus, the products of other countries could also be bought in the royal capital.
Of course, the price would be several times higher.
Although the original purpose of building the subways and inventing the steam airships was to transport transcenders across borders, not so many transcenders needed to leave the country during peaceful times. Soon these technologies were used for business and fortune.
The subways had not been fully utilized for civilian use. That was only because of the high cost, the concern over the guests in high nobility, and the fear of people with ulterior motives sneaking in. Thus, the regulations forbade civilian use strictly.
The most popular use of the subways was to officially purchase specialties from other countries and then sell them to the public. Due to commercial use, the United Kingdom had begun building an overground railway.
Indeed, since underground railways were built, the overground railways were developed too.
The market had the demand, after all.
“Are you awake?” Annan held the jacket at Jiu Er’s neckline to prevent it from sliding down. At the same time, he wore a light gray turtleneck.
He said softly to Jiu Er, who was still a little confused, “When you’re awake, put on your clothes first so as not to catch a cold.”
“…Oh, oh!” Jiu Er was stunned for a moment before quickly reacting.
Although she was successfully resurrected and freed from Bernardino’s control, she still had a chill within her body, which gave her a faint throbbing pain in the abdomen.
She hurriedly grabbed the jacket that Annan was putting on her, raised her arm, and put it in the sleeves. During this process, she and Annan’s hands touched, and she was seemingly jolted as she quickly withdrew her hand.
Annan smiled, put away his hands, and turned to leave.
It was only then that Jiu Er reacted and felt a little regretful.
I should have grabbed Annan’s hand just now…
I need to warn Annan to escape immediately.
Jiu Er quickly reacted.
Why isn’t Annan attacked? Bernardino should not be just wanting to see Annan, right?
She looked in that direction with some doubts.
Jiu Er’s pupils dilated slightly.
What is this?
She saw the entire alley covered with densely colored “pen marks”.
It felt like the infrared rays traps in a spy film. The red silk threads were connected between the buildings and spread to the height of several meters.
The dim yellow ink reflected the sun’s light, hung in the air, and froze all the objects in it like amber. Even the time was frozen too.
Pure white crayon traces kept appearing in the thin air. They resembled either a long sword, a lasso, or a cage. Every trace of crayon had souls lit in white flames. Some were bound and imprisoned by the white wooden cage suddenly appearing in the air.
As for Bernardino, countless tiny, shimmering silver chains wrapped around him.
The chains were at the thickness of a pinky finger, varying in length and protruding from the air. The end of the chains were shimmering ripples.
There was a strange resonance between the ripples. They were connected, sealing Bernardino in it.
A young girl with beautiful long silver hair stood in front of Annan.
The dragon horns were about 1.75 meters tall, which was a bit too tall for a lady’s standard. However, her defined and tall figure would not make her height look strange but exuded an awe-inspiring aura instead.
Jiu Er could tell just from the back that she looked no more than twenty years old at most. A drawing board was suspended in front of her, and four brushes were tucked between her left fingers. Her right hand was put inside the pocket of her white trench coat.
Isn’t Bernardino having me as a lure to fish Annan out?
Who is this lady?
Jiu Er was vigilant with the new lady.
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