The Eldest Daughter Walks Down The Flower Path - Chapter 37
“I don’t know. I said I don’t know!”
At the Cradium Guild.
In front of the empty magic stone storage room, Huber was tied to a chair, shrieking.
The person wearing a black hood spoke.
“I don’t think you don’t truly know.”
After hearing this, Huber replied pitifully.
“How many times do I have to say it? I don’t know! That day at Marquis Russell’s banquet, I don’t know what kind of accident I got into, but I hit my head! So I lost all my memories of that day!”
Huber cried and begged.
“It’s not just my head, even my shoulder got injured. I must have been tortured hard!”
The hooded person answered in a cold voice.
“I guess you hit your head so hard and got your shoulder broken to the extent that you revealed the location.”
“No! That can’t be true!”
“Regardless, can you return all the collected magic stones that had been stolen?”
Then, sitting opposite Huber, a person wearing a white mask spoke.
“You’ve been doing very well so far. On our behalf, you helped the flow of magic stones in this area.”
“That’s right, that’s how much I—!”
“And you also secretly stole magic stones in between.”
The masked person sighed deeply.
“Did you think we’re fools? I wish you only did what you were told to do, but didn’t you get caught like this with your tail stepped on because it was too long? Remember this well. If you coughed something out after having your shoulder popped, would you say something more if the other one gets broken?”
At these words, the hooded person approached Huber.
And his mouth was gagged.
Amidst the terrible screams and groans, the white masked person stood up.
With an unusual touch, that person rummaged through the mail that was on Huber’s desk, one by one.
There was one letter caught in their hand.
“The Tilrod family…”
It was Margaret’s letter to Huber.
The masked person slowly tore open the envelope with a letter opener and read its contents.
“’My daughter spent the night at the Cradium Guild… I think rumors about it would block her future… So I want you to compensate our family for that’?”
The white masked person looked over to the black hooded person.
The hooded person looked up as though to look back on that day.
“If it’s the Tilrod family… They’re a very poor family. It’s fitting to hear such a shabby request from them.”
“I see. Still, it was a family that produced heroic knights who once contributed to the founding of the nation. But they became poor.”
“A daughter from a family like that… As far as I know, she’s only around ten years old…”
With a shake of the head, the hooded person looked over to Huber with a disgusted gaze.
However, Huber was just drooling in pain while biting the gag over his mouth.
The hooded person slammed the back of Huber’s bandaged head.
“This bastard really deserves to die!”
The white masked person approached Huber, whose eyes had become red from pain, and released the gag.
“What do you think? Have we jogged your memory?”
“I—I really don’t know. I don’t remember anything!”
Huber cried and begged like a child.
The masked person looked at Huber with cold eyes, taking something out of their pocket.
And the eyes of the hooded person grew wide.
What the masked person took out was a black bead.
Then, the masked person spoke.
“You’ve worked so hard, but it’s a shame.”
Then the bead was thrown at Huber’s feet.
The bead broke with a crumbling sound, emitting a black ink-like substance.
“What? What is this?!”
Still tied to a chair, Huber flailed and struggled.
However, the black substance now resembled a flame, flapping its tongue as it swallowed Huber.
Huber saw his legs quickly burned and turned red, after which they turned into ashes like charred firewood.
And the black flame grew in an instant and struck him.
“Darkness is genuine rest and peace. Everything that stands in our way shall be a sacrifice to darkness, buried in secrecy.”
The white masked person and the black hooded person recited these words in unison. Then, they disappeared from Cradium Guild.
They appeared again in the distance and watched the black flame swallow the guild’s building, burning it all until only ashes were left behind.
The white masked person spoke.
“The one who stepped on Huber Cradium’s tail must be Marquis Russell or the Third Prince.”
“Then I’m glad he doesn’t know much.”
“I’d be glad if only the magic stones had been taken away. But if that’s not the case…”
The white masked person trailed off, thinking deeply.
“We’ll have to observe the situation for now. Neither of them can be approached carelessly.”
Then, a hand was raised.
There, Margaret’s letter could be seen.
“The Tilrod family…”