“Julie, come help!” Julie also saw the situation in the southeast corner.
There were two people lying there, one was Bella, a petite commoner girl, and the other, judging by his attire, was a European servant.
Looking at the other person’s black hair, Julie turned her head in disgust, “Bella, I never thought you cared so much about your commoner sister.”
“Julie, I’m sorry…” Lily almost incoherently said, “Uncle Leonard was good to me before he passed away. Although I don’t like her, I don’t want to see her die…”
She raised her head, “Julie, my legs are weak, can you please take her to the school doctor for me?”
Julie’s heart softened.
She found that she actually liked Bella, who had a bit of human touch and took her for granted.
“No problem! Wait here!” Julie called another follower and together they escorted Natasha to the school doctor.
Once they left, Lily casually picked up a stone from the ground and smashed it on the back of the black-haired youth’s head—
To complete the task of the Gifted, she still lacked one thing:
A medium contaminated with dark power.
She couldn’t think of anything more suitable than vampire fangs.
Before she could throw the stone, her wrist was grabbed, and the black-haired youth opened his eyes. As his black pupils opened, his inconspicuous face unfolded like a yellowed, old painting under the brilliant daylight.
On Louis’s pale face, there was no trace of excess expression.
A mysterious power entrapped Lily’s whole body, to the point where she could barely breathe.
She coughed and suddenly started laughing, “Finally, you’re not pretending to be unconscious.”
The force in her throat loosened a bit.
“Yes, I know… If you touch me, Natasha will die, you know.”
The aura that imprisoned her dissipated like thin water.
“Where is Natasha?”
“Don’t worry, she’s in a very safe place. As long as I’m alright, she’ll be alright… Oh, sorry, I have to remind you of one thing. The Light Spirit Messenger is coming.”
To corroborate her statement, rhythmic footsteps came from downstairs, accompanied by the fawning praises of the school monitor.
“Great Messenger, Solon Academy has always been under the protection of the Light Spirit. How could there be any evil power? That person must have made a mistake.”
“No… My staff smelled the scent of darkness.”
The footsteps got closer and closer.
“You called them?”
“If I die, I will definitely implicate you. You know, I always keep my word.” As she watched the Duke Louis’s face grow paler, Lily suddenly smiled mysteriously.
She reached out to pull him and managed to drag him away.
Louis didn’t know what kind of trick she was playing, so he simply followed her. The two of them slipped to the water tower at the southwest corner in an instant. Due to the perennial dampness, moss grew around the water tower. Lily reached out and lifted something near the moss and revealed a hole.
Below was a hole.
Louis wasn’t a fool and immediately understood what she meant. He jumped into the hole and was about to ask her to cover it when this eccentric Miss Fergus unexpectedly jumped down as well, holding a birdcage in her hands.
The cover was put back in place.
The two of them were instantly plunged into darkness.
Lily could feel the audacious gaze of the other person sweeping across her face again and again.
“The staff of the Spirit Messenger is even more sensitive than a dog’s nose,” he said.
“I want fangs,” Lily said, not playing by the rules.
“Yes, the tooth connected to your heart and blood vessels, esteemed Duke Louis, it’s a good deal.” She paused. “As an exchange, I will protect you from being noticed by the Spirit Messenger.”
The sound of footsteps passed overhead.
The headmaster’s roar almost burst their eardrums. In the darkness beneath the ground, a vampire and a vampire hunter faced off.
“Protect me? Prove your ability.”
“You have no other choice.” Lily smiled slowly. “Otherwise, I can just call them right now.”
“Before you make a sound, I will break your neck.”
“No, my lord, you can’t.” Lily smiled confidently, “If you could, you wouldn’t have pretended to faint earlier, and you wouldn’t have negotiated with me. You would have jumped from the sixth floor and disappeared without a trace. I know you had this ability all along.”
She could feel Louis’s pitch-black eyes staring intently at her.
After a while, he said, “Alright.”
A gust of wind intermittently carried the conversation above their heads:
“…These wounds don’t seem to be caused by iron weapons. Instead, they seem to be from dark magic… But what’s strange is that I can’t find any trace of dark power on the wounds, and my staff has stopped moving…”
“…Even the most advanced divine magic in the world cannot completely remove the dark power from a wound without the blessing of holy water… What’s going on…”
Lily, however, knew the truth.
No matter how advanced divine magic was, it couldn’t compare to the divine power possessed by the Light Spirit itself.
With the help of the gray sparrow’s wings and the memory pearl, the darkness in this area could be purified and concealed. Moreover, Louis, the Duke, had greatly reduced abilities due to his injuries and exposure to the sun. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have devised this plan so easily and directly blackmailed him.
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