Assassin's Chronicle - Chapter 261

Published at 22nd of January 2018 08:40:16 AM
Chapter 261

"Master," Anfey glanced up at Slabrea with some respect, but mostly calm . He looked appropriate . If he looked completely respectful, it would have seemed too fake . Slanbrea was experienced and could tell what was fake and what was sincere . If he had looked completely calm, it would have seemed that he did not respect Slanbrea at all, which was not appropriate either .

Christian and Suzanna both turned to look at Slanbrea . They each had a headache . They were not too young anymore . They had developed their own worldviews and values with plenty of time and experiences they had had . They thought nothing was more boring than hearing a religious person preach . However, since it was Slanbrea, an archpriest, they had to listen to him even though they did not want to .

"If you want to learn about this world from these forbidden books, you are already wrong," Slanbrea said with a smile .

"I was just curious," Christian said, smiling bitterly .

Slanbrea wanted to say something but he hesitated for a second and swallowed it . He was aware of the situation . As an archpriest, preaching the principles of his religion and spreading the glory of the God of Light was his job . He knew Anfey, Christian and Suzanna did not believe in the God of Light . No matter how much and how deep he talked about his religion, they would not convert, but only dislike him . Slanbrea smiled and looked at Anfey . "Anfey, does the book of Hearts of Young Girls really tell stories of creation?"

"Huh…yes . " Anfey was shocked for a second, then nodded .

"I read a similar book before, but it had a different name . " Slanbrea squinted .

"What book did you read?" Anfey asked .

"Heart of A Saint Girl . After the God of Light created this world, it had neither light nor lives, only endless darkness, so…" Slanbrea said .

Christian and Suzanna felt they were going to have so much trouble . Christian even gave Anfey a dirty look to signal that it was all Anfey’s fault that they were talking even more about religion . Anfey bit his lips and stared at the tips of his shoes . Nobody could tell whether he was listening to Slanbrea . Christian was shocked that Anfey’s lips looked pale . It looked like Anfey was trying to control something .


There were footsteps from the staircase . Bruzuryano slowly walked upstairs . His steps sounded very slow and heavy . The floor even made squeaking sounds . He looked shaken and seemed nothing could make him perk up again .

Slanbrea stopped his preaching . He had been friends with Bruzuryano for a long time . They believed in different religions and sometimes they had fought for their own religion’s sake . He knew Bruzuryano very well . "What happened? Did you find those druids?"

Bruzuryano nodded . "Get ready . We need leave soon, otherwise we will not be able to get to Mambo territory tomorrow . "

Slanbrea could tell Bruzuryano did not want to talk about the druids . He sighed, "Ok . "

"We actually do not have anything to pack . We can leave at any time . " Anfey cleared his throat .

"I need go back . " Slanbrea smiled . "I am not done with today’s stories . I will continue when we have more time . "

Anfey and his group stayed longer in the hotel, watching Slanbrea walking out of the back yard . Bruzuryano left the hotel as well . Christian scratched his head and frowned . "I hope he will never have any time . It was a torture to listen to him telling stories . "

"You are right about that .  So dry, not interesting at all . Once he started each story, I already knew the ending . At the end, it must be the God of Light and the Virgin Mary who created lives together . " Anfey stressed "together . "

"Together?" No matter how different their upbringings had been, Christian was a man who could easily pick up on these jokes .

"Yes, together," Anfey said .

"You! Don’t let Slanbrea hear it . He would kill you," Christian said with a bitter smile .

"Why? What did Anfey do wrong?" Hearing Anfey might be in danger, Suzanna immediately stared, with her eyes wide open . She looked like she was ready to fight .

"Nothing . I was just joking with Anfey . " Christian did not know how to explain . If he explained everything to Suzanna, he might get himself into trouble and get blamed for flirting with Suzanna .

With the sound of a door swinging open, the left side door was pushed open . Niya rubbed her eyes and yawned as she walked over . Her hair was messy and her clothes had many wrinkles . She looked like she went to sleep with clothes on .

"Niya, go sleep a little more . We have to be on the road during the day," Anfey said in a low voice . Whether his plan could escape his opponents’ eyes depended on whether he could plan everything in detail . He had confiscated Nana’s collections . If he travelled too slowly, the necromancers would suspect that Anfey was setting them up . Therefore, Anfey was not opposed when Bruzuryano suggested leaving soon .

"I could not fall asleep . I had nightmares whenever I fell asleep . " Niya put her hands down . Her eyes had been rubbed red .

"Hehehe…you look like a rabbit . " Anfey smiled . Niya looked way too nervous . He hoped Niya could be distracted and not be so tense .

"What rabbit?" Niya did not get it .

"Anfey was talking about you . " Christian smiled .

Suzanna rolled her eyes at Anfey . She grabbed Niya and took her to their room . After a while, Niya looked clean and tidy again . Niya walked out in anger . To a woman, there was nothing more shameful than letting others see her with messy hair and clothes .

What made her even more angry was Anfey’s comment . He even called her a rabbit . Any way you looked at it, a rabbit was not a pleasant way to describe a girl .

"Kids, time to go . " As Niya was ready to yell at Anfey, Bruzuryano’s voice came from downstairs .

"Let’s go . " Anfey smiled . He did not care if Niya understood that he cared about her and wanted to help her . He only cared if Niya could feel better .

Bruzuryano had obtained two wagons . One was a lot bigger than the other . He gave Slanbrea the bigger wagon considering his position and his living habits . The bigger wagon was very fancy . The wagon’s five horses were all white . The horses Anfey and his group rode were around Bruzuryano . They looked close to him .  Druids had the natural ability to easily gain the affection and trust from animals .

Bruzuryano patted the horse’s muzzle and looked up . He said, "Kids, go sit with Slanbrea . My wagon is a little too small . "

"Master, I have something to ask you . If it is not too much trouble, can I ride in the wagon with you?" Anfey always had the quickest response .

"Sure . " Bruzuryano nodded . He also wanted to talk to Anfey . He gave the Heart of Nature to Anfey and now it had irreversible effects . The person who connected with the Heart of Nature also became the messenger of the Goddess of Nature . Whether for business or personal reasons, he had to accept that fact . Therefore, he needed to have Anfey promise to help sprites and druids in the future, otherwise he did not know how to explain what happened to the Heart of Nature .

"Master, I want to ask you about something too . I hope you could help me with it . " Christian’s response was just a little slower than Anfey’s .

Suzanna did not react at all . In other words, she did not even care to react . She only wanted to be with Anfey .

"You are…" Bruzuryano did not understand at first why they acted this way . The corners of his mouth curled up immediately . This was the first time he smiled since he heard those druids had died . "Hehehe, do you guys dislike Priest Slanbrea?" Bruzuryano did not talk loud, but it was loud enough to let Slanbrea in the other wagon hear it .

"No!" Christian smiled bitterly . "We just have some questions to ask . " They had to explain clearly here that they could not convert to God of Light, but they never doubted the God of Light and his religion . He could not show any dislike towards Slanbrea and his religion either, otherwise they would be causing troubles .

"Young men, you need tell the truth . " Bruzuryano saw Christian being troubled and smiled . "Alright, if you do not mind being too crammed in, you can ride with me . "

Niya looked around and did not get why they wanted to ride in a small wagon instead of the bigger one .  The smaller wagon already looked crowded with four people in it . Even if she wanted to follow them, there would be no room for her . She hesitated for a second and walked to Slanbrea’s wagon .

The two wagons travelled towards the city gate . It was still a little dark, but there were already many people on the streets . To most regular citizens, they had to wake up early for work . There was a famous saying that early birds get the worm, meaning only people who could wake up early for work had the best chance for success . It was ok for royal family members to wake up a little late . If regular people woke up late, they would starve to death .

The news that the city master was dead had not gotten out yet . The city was still in order . There were more followers of the Goddess of Nature on the streets . They volunteered to be the patrols, which was very surprising to Anfey .

Four druids quietly walked next to the wagons . Anfey lifted up the curtain to look out . He could sense those four druids were pretty powerful . They must work for Bruzuryano . The two druids in the front noticed Anfey looking at them . They both turned around to greet Anfey by slightly bowing to him . There was no hostility or hatred in their eyes, only respect . Anfey was relieved . It seemed that there was not much aftermath from the previous night’s conflicts . In fact, it was not hard to deal with this kind of follower, as long as Anfey was protected by a God .

"Anfey, do you think Niya would be too naughty in that wagon?" Christian asked worriedly .

"No, you underestimate her . " Anfey smiled . He still remembered the first time he met Niya . Ernest was not being very nice to her . She was not angry at him at all . Instead, she kissed his ass and showed how much affection she had towards him . She was stubborn, but she also knew the bottom line well . She would not be totally stubborn . It depended on the situation .