12 o’clock. Dark clouds covered the moon, plunging Xi Yang City back into the dark.
Fez was pacing around in the room. He didn’t know why, but he was extremely restless today, as if something bad had happened. He turned his head to look at Carter, whose eyes were closed. He opened his mouth to say something, but closed it before he did.
“Your mind is in turmoil. What are you worried about?” Carter asked, raising his eyes slightly. “They have done this kind of stuff many times before. It’s hard for me to give them to you if you keep behaving like this.”
“I’m sorry!” Fez said hurriedly, sweating profusely. He knew if Carter was unsatisfied with him, Carter would make him live like a puppet and use him as a human-making machine.
“Hmph! You must be calm at all times. No matter how angry you are, you must have a smile on your face. You can always strike afterwards. This is a necessary as a noble. You still do not fulfill this requirement,” Carter said coldly. Although he didn’t show it, he was pissed because of Liu Feng. That idiot thinks he could be so high and mighty after becoming a noble? I’ll use his head as a wine cup today and put it in the most eye-catching place in the study. And that female beastkin. If I had known that those two would get together, I would have killed her the first day I got her.
“Yes!” Fez said, remembering one of Carter’s rivals. On the surface, they were good friends and friendly to each other, but behind the scenes, they were fighting each other to the death.
“They should be back around this time. Go and pack up. We’ll move back to the castle tonight.”
Carter stretched and sighed. “Young people don’t respect their elders anymore. What a bad time to be in.” He smiled as he thought about Liu Feng’s young face and how it would be stained with blood and dust.
There was a slight breeze, and the candle flame swayed, and a shadow suddenly appeared on the wall. Carter accidentally saw the shadow and froze, and his breathing got faster.
“Lord father, what’s wrong?” Fez asked when he noticed Carter’s strange behavior.
Carter ignored him and kept staring at the extra shadow on the wall. Fez followed his gaze and also saw the shadow.
“Who’s there?” Fez shouted, terrified. Both of them jerked their heads in the direction of the window.
Silence. The window was empty.
Carter’s and Fez’s bodies shook in terror. The two both thought about the legend of the Red Demon. The legends said that the Red Demon pulled out people’s hearts during midnight.
“Go and close the window,” Carter ordered.
“Lord Father, I…” Fez wanted to refuse but stopped when Carter glared at him.
Fez timidly closed the window, and the two of them immediately felt safe. They both let out a deep breath and stopped shaking.
“A hallucination. It must be because of how pissed I was,” Carter said, patting his chest.
“Hallucination? What hallucination? Are you talking about me?” A voice rang out from behind the two of them.
“Ahhhhh!” Carter and Fez screamed in terror and hugged each other like frightened monkeys, looking in the direction of the voice.
“It- it’s you! That female beastkin!”
Mina was currently sitting on the table behind them, throwing her military knife up and down. If she messed up even a tiny bit, her hand would be pierced by the knife.
“Yo! We meet again, Carter and Fez,” Mina said, cocking her head slightly. Her eyes were as cold as the winter.
She still remembered the hunger and cold she felt in the dungeon as if it had happened to her just a day ago.
“What do you want?” Fez shouting with a trembling voice.
“You’re actually still saying such naive things? Young Master was right. People like you only bully the weak and fear the strong,” Mina said, getting down from the table and clutching her knife. Her eyes were emotionless.
“You can’t kill me!” Carter said, terrified. He could tell that Mina was looking at him as if he was a pig instead of a human.
“You shouldn’t have tried to make a move on Young Master,” Mina said. Then, there was an arc-shaped black line.
One slash, two lives. Without waiting for them to fall down, Mina left through the window, letting the walls be painted with red flowers.
Is this fate? Mina stopped for a few seconds and looked at the dark sky. The dungeon she had been in was as dark as it currently was. A gust of wind came and blew away the dark clouds. The bright moonlight shined down right where the castle was. Mina stared at the scene in awe and the corners of her mouth rose slightly.
“That day, Young Master was just like the moonlight today, piercing through the darkness!” She remembered the first day she met Liu Feng. He had offered to let her go, but for some reason, she decided to stay. It should be time for the midnight snack. I wonder if Nicole had prepared my polished rice porridge yet!
Mina ran towards the castle and mumbled something along the way. “It must be my fate to meet Young Master! Yes, that must be it! Meow!”