“Since you will be fine here, I will be leaving.” Annan looked at Jiu Er, whose body was still trembling slightly, and reached out to support her arm with concern, “Can you go back by yourself?
“Also, do you need me to help you resolve the problem of those two?” said Annan. He looked at the two corpses at the end of the alley who had lost their souls, but their bodies were intact.
They should be the watchers monitoring Jiu Er.
If the two of them died here, it might cause some trouble for Jiu Er’s job or her missions. However, Annan could help her deal with the follow-up problems if Jiu Er needed it.
The way to deal with it was also simple. He would inform the Crow Family and intimidate the relevant party. Count Geraint offered much more deterrence for these Noah’s underground gangs than the police.
It was a good benefit to have the boss helping her deal with the troubles for free. There was even a slight chance of her entering the higher ranks earlier or simply using the small force as a catalyst to reach higher-level forces.
From the player’s standpoint, this was the best option.
The ultimate goal of all players’ actions was to obtain benefits.
Annan was quite aware of the player’s psychology.
Even though Jiu Er asked for help, Annan still prepared compensation for her to make up for her lost interests.
However, Jiu Er did not opt for that.
A strange and strong competitive spirit that should not belong to the player came about in her heart.
It was an intense feeling that she did not want Annan to look down on her and treat her as a burden, a sidekick, or an immature minor who needed special care.
“I appreciate that, Lord Annan.” Jiu Er glanced at Annan, then lowered her head and answered fluently and softly, “But I can handle this myself.”
“Do you have a plan? Why don’t you tell me about it and let me offer you some tips?”
“Yes, milord. My plan is to report the name, Bernardino. No matter if they sent a ritualist or other transcenders, they wouldn’t be able to find out the real cause of death of these two people. Also, if they can identify Bernardino being the killer, they can only choose to believe my words.
“The possibility of ‘me having a special ability or connection to escape from Bernardino, or at least make him dare not attack me’ is much higher than the possibility of me conspiring with Bernardino to suppress their forces.
“As long as they’re smart, they will see more value in me. No matter how I survive the attack, it can show that I’m not an ordinary Bronze Rank transcender who is likely to be associated with that high-level power. Not only do they dare not to attack me, but they will also try to win me over.”
Jiu Er fluently stated the plan she had conceived.
“Not bad. I’m pleased to see you planning so much ahead.” Annan agreed with her.
However, he still offered some tips to optimize the plan, “At the same time, you should describe Bernardino’s abilities in detail, but it is best not to say his name out directly.”
“Is it because they will doubt me to some extent? Even if they value me now, they still have doubts about me?”
“You’re right. We don’t want them to be defensive and suspect you. On the other hand, you should not be explicitly aware of the existence of ‘Bernardino’ in your current identity.” Annan pointed out the loopholes in Jiu Er’s plan, “You are a berserker, not a wizard. Although they think you are in a unique profession now, you are still just a berserker after all. They will notice this flaw sooner or later.
“If you don’t want to be suspected, don’t say the things you shouldn’t know.”
Annan is brilliant! Jiu Er widened his eyes and looked at Annan in disbelief.
The idolization was evident in her sparkling, pure eyes.
Annan noticed Jiu Er’s gaze and couldn’t help but laugh out loud, “It’s normal you don’t think of this. After all, you are still young, and you have never gone through such an experience before. Isn’t it?”
But you are obviously much younger than me!
I reached the legal age not long ago, but I’m just a little tender and short.
The baby-faced Jiu Er complained in her heart.
But she did not say it out loud.
Probably it was because of cowardice or some sort of unspoken reserved nature. At the very least, Jiu Er did not plan to tell Annan her actual age when Annan treated her as an equal.
She wanted to utilize the identity of being a “peer” first to get closer to Annan.
Annan sighed softly as if he had finished what he could say.
“I respect your wishes. Since you don’t want me to meddle in, I won’t mention it anymore.” Annan asked gently, “Does your stomach still hurt?”
“It still hurts.” Jiu Er hesitated for a moment but replied in a low volume.
She was embarrassed to voice out the spot where the pain came from. However, the unbearable throbbing pain made her face the problem immediately.
If I don’t ask while Annan is here, maybe the pain will intensify after Annan leaves.
At that point, wouldn’t it be more shameful to ask strangers again and possibly expose my weaknesses or wounds?
Only Annan can be trusted…
However, before Annan could answer, the Paper Princess behind Annan explained, “It’s because your soul was hurt. You’ve been eroded so much by the curse, so your curse vessel can’t take it anymore. The pain you’re feeling now is the spot where the curse is after being unleashed.
“Remember to change your curse vessel when you return, and you’ll be fine. It’s best not to enter a nightmare for two days.
“It’s not necessarily a bad thing. Even though your soul erosion rate has increased a lot, you will get a little bit of curse power that your body manages to purify after waking up. This will make you stronger.”
Simply put, I get a small amount of experience by signing in daily.
Jiu Er bit her lips.
However, she still felt that the sudden increase in erosion rate was not good.
Annan comforted as if reading through her mind, “You were implicated because of me. Afterward, I will find a way to clear off your erosion rate. The previous erosion rate will be removed except for the newly afflicted soul erosion. Just treat it as your compensation.”
“Sorry to trouble you, Lord Annan.” Jiu Er opened her mouth and wanted to say, “Actually, you don’t have to do that.” But, she finally gave in and whispered, “Thank you very much.”
Even if she said no, she still wanted it a little in her heart.
But after agreeing to it, for some reason, she felt that she owed Annan more and more.
“If there is any need or you face any trouble in the future, just call out my name.” Annan said, “As long as I can come, I will come.”
“…Yes.” Jiu Er was silent for a moment, then replied in a low voice.
But after hearing this sentence, she made up her mind completely.
As a player, dying once was no big deal.
If she encountered an enemy that was difficult for her, she would not want to implicate Annan again.
So she would never ask for help…
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