Chapter 399: The Perfect Double Arrived at the Ancient City
Late at night, on the North Tower of Devil Flame City, two Daves and two Vincents stood face to face, sizing each other up.
Catherine, who had already transformed into Dave, said in surprise, “Oh my God! I can’t recognize who’s who now!”
At the same time, she also realized that her voice had become exactly the same as Dave’s. She could not help but feel a little strange. She found it difficult to adapt for a moment.
Meanwhile, Monica, who had transformed into Vincent, was watching Vincent’s every move with some excitement. She imitated Vincent’s movements like a mirror.
“Interesting! It’s really interesting!”
Monica smiled and sighed with some excitement.
Vincent shook his head and said, “I really underestimated you before. I didn’t expect you to have such a high talent in disguise!”
Monica said proudly, “Of course! I have many good points!”
Vincent nodded and said, “In that case, I’m relieved! From now on, while I’m away, you will live at the North City Gate every day. Occasionally, you will bring the soldiers to patrol the North City and wait for me to come back!”
Upon hearing that, Monica could not help but feel a little guilty as she said, “Wait! It’s not a problem for me to imitate your words, but what if someone causes trouble? I don’t have your skills and strength!”
Catherine also turned her head to look at Dave with a worried expression. Compared to Monica, the pressure of her acting as Dave was actually much greater!
Although she did not have to fight with others, the men that she had to deal with while acting as Dave was much trickier. The slightest bit of carelessness would expose her!
However, Dave smiled and said to Catherine, “There’s no need to worry too much. No matter what situation you encounter in Devil Flame City, just do what you need to do. Everything is up to you to decide! From now on, I will personally take charge of Devil Flame City, and you will be the wife of the City Lord of Devil Flame City. It’s also your duty to get used to how to manage this city! And you must remember that your attitude is my attitude. I will support you unconditionally!”
Catherine could not help but feel very touched when she heard what Dave had said. Tears could not help but flash in her eyes. She nodded and said, “Rest assured, Your Highness. I will definitely not let you down!”
Monica saw that Dave had already begun to impart the essence of acting to Catherine. She could not help but turn her head to look at Vincent, hoping that Vincent would also give her some advice.
Vincent thought about it with a helpless expression. He scratched his head and said, “Actually, I don’t have anything to tell you. The soldiers at the north gate will not dare to disobey your orders. As for others coming to provoke you, I can only tell you one thing. Sometimes, not making a move is more frightening than making a move. If you can pretend to be arrogant without making a move, it will be even more frightening!”
Monica listened to Vincent’s instructions and nodded despite not understanding them completely.
After seeing that Monica did not continue to ask, Vincent could not help but let out a sigh of relief. He turned to Dave and said, “It’s getting late. Let’s hurry up. If we’re a little late, I’m afraid that something might happen!”
Dave could not help but be stunned when he heard that. This was because he suddenly remembered that Vincent was preparing to set off after daybreak. However, before he could ask, he noticed Vincent’s anxious expression. He immediately said, “That makes sense. Then let’s not delay. Let’s set off now!”
Vincent nodded repeatedly and then said goodbye to Monica and Catherine. He led Dave out of the city wall and the both of them disappeared into the night.
“That’s not right!”
After seeing that Vincent and Dave had completely disappeared from sight, Monica suddenly came to a realization and sighed, “Vincent just told me so much but it is almost the same as not saying anything. What is up with this guy?”
Catherine could not help but cover her face and laugh, but then she remembered that she was currently acting as His Highness Dave. She immediately put down her hand and said with a serious expression, “Well, Vincent, it’s getting late. You should rest as soon as possible. I’ll go back first!”
After saying that, Catherine turned around and walked down the city tower with her hands behind her back.
“Sigh, Catherine… Your Highness Dave, take care!”
Monica originally wanted to stop Catherine and ask for advice on how to pretend. However, after seeing that she left in a hurry, she could only start playing her role. She waved goodbye to Catherine’s back and walked into Vincent’s room.
Since she did not have the confidence to act as Vincent in front of others, she might as well hide in her room and sleep for a few days. It could be considered as completing her mission!
When Catherine arrived at the City Lord’s mansion under the protection of a group of soldiers, she could not help but feel uneasy. Although she had known His Highness Dave for a long time, she had never been to the City Lord’s mansion before. Therefore, she deliberately slowed down her footsteps and allowed the servants in the City Lord’s mansion to lead her to her residence. She was afraid that she would reveal flaws.
Catherine passed by the door of the meeting hall and suddenly found someone covered in bandages lying on the ground in front of the door. He was wailing non-stop.
“City Lord, I want to see the City Lord! That Vincent is a blasphemer, and Dave might also be a blasphemer! You must punish them severely!”
The figure lying on the ground wailed non-stop, but the servants and soldiers passing by just acted as if they did not see him and continued to do their own things. They did not even show any interest in what he said.
When Catherine heard this, she felt a wave of fear in her heart. She did not expect that the identity of Dave and Vincent as blasphemers would be discovered so quickly!
Moreover, this individual even came to the City Lord residence to complain. What if the City Lord found out?
When Catherine thought of this, she subconsciously stopped. She lowered her head and looked at the Dark Elf lying on the ground. His body was covered in bandages.
The servants, who had been leading the way, noticed that His Highness had stopped, so they stopped as well. They turned around and waited respectfully by the side.
Catherine was at a loss at this moment because she did not expect that she would not know how to deal with the first emergency she encountered. Moreover, the atmosphere in the City Lord’s mansion made Catherine very surprised.
Why was there no reaction in the City Lord mansion after hearing someone calling His Highness a blasphemer?
At that moment, the individual who was lying on the ground seemed to have sensed something strange behind him. He could not help but turn his head to look. In an instant, he saw Dave’s face. His face immediately turned pale with fear.
Catherine recognized the person lying on the ground. She was also surprised.
As Vincent had left in a hurry, Dave was unable to tell Catherine what had happened during the day. Therefore, in Catherine’s eyes, David was still the murderer who had tried to assassinate Dave in Hell’s Rose. She did not know where he got his injuries from.
Catherine was still worried that if David continued to shout, the City Lord, Andre, would hear it. So, she asked the servants beside her, “What’s the situation?”
The servants quickly replied, “Reporting to His Highness, he is here to complain to the City Lord, but the City Lord is currently in closed-door cultivation and doesn’t want to see anyone!”
Catherine could not help but raise her eyebrows and quickly asked, “Really? He doesn’t even want to see someone as important as the blasphemer?”
The servants were at a loss because of Catherine’s question and quickly said, “The City Lord has already handed over all the administrative matters in the city to Your Highness to handle. There is no need for the City Lord to worry about such matters!”
Catherine could not help but sigh in her heart when she heard that. So, it was His Highness Dave that was responsible for this matter. No wonder everyone in the Castellan’s residence ignored David’s shouts.
Anyone could also understand if His Highness Dave did not want to handle it himself.
However, Catherine was still a little worried. She asked the servants, “Then you all heard that I am a blasphemer. Didn’t you think of reporting it to the City Lord?”
When the servants heard this, their facial features could not help but twist together. They secretly sighed in their hearts, “What happened to His Highness Dave today? The questions he asked were all so tricky!”
How would these servants dare to say anything about His Highness Dave?
Moreover, although outsiders did not know about it, they, the workers in the City Lord’s mansion, all knew that Andre was not in Devil Flame City at the moment. Even if they wanted to report him, they had no way!
After thinking about it, the servants quickly knelt in front of Catherine and said, “Your Highness, please rest assured. No one in the City Lord’s mansion dares to be disrespectful to Your Highness. We will not pay attention to slanders of Your Highness!”
After hearing this, Catherine finally nodded with relief. It seemed that His Highness Dave had forgotten to remind her of these things before he left, which meant that David was not a threat. There was no need to pay attention to him!
Catherine then gave David a cold smile. She then turned around and followed the servants. They continued to walk toward Dave’s residence.
David, who had been lying in front of the meeting hall, could not help but shudder when he saw Dave’s cold smile. He did not dare to imagine the meaning behind that smile. He had clearly caught hold of Dave’s fatal weakness, but after hearing his complaint, Dave did not intend to silence him. This meant that he must have even more vicious methods waiting for him!
After thinking about the treatment that he had suffered in the City Lord’s mansion, David suddenly realized that this mansion was like hell to him!
If he dared to run to Dave’s territory even when he was heavily injured, was this not the same as sending himself to his death?
Perhaps Dave would immediately send someone to catch him, cut off his limbs, his tongue, and throw him on the street. At that time, even if he wanted to find the City Lord, Andre, and complain, he would not be able to say anything!
After thinking that he was in a dangerous situation, David almost wet his pants on the spot. However, he did not want to die yet. His strong desire to live made him crawl out of the City Lord’s mansion on his own.
“Hold on! I must leave this hell today. In the future, I will never step into the City Lord’s mansion!”
David murmured while enduring the pain in his body. He crawled on the ground and climbed out of the gate of the City Lord’s mansion.
“Just wait, I will definitely come back!”
David turned his head to look at the City Lord’s mansion that was glowing red under the night sky. He swore to himself in a dark and cold tone. He then rolled down the steps of the mansion and rolled himself all the way toward the direction of the temple.
At that moment, only by returning to the temple as soon as possible could David find a sense of security!
Outside of Devil Flame City, Vincent and Dave took advantage of the night sky to rush straight toward the direction of the ruins of Bright Moon City.
Dave looked at Vincent who took the initiative to escape and could not help but ask, “Vincent, why are you in such a hurry to leave? There are so many things that I haven’t had the time and opportunity to warn them about! If something happens, you won’t be worried about Monica’s life or death, but I’m still worried about Catherine’s safety!”
Vincent said calmly while running, “Don’t worry, they are both extremely intelligent women. Even if they don’t know anything, they can quickly adapt to the state of acting like the two of us. Moreover, the situation in the city is still considered peaceful. There won’t be any big trouble. As long as we go and return quickly, they will definitely be safe!”
Dave nodded and said, “Then we’ll set off a night earlier and arrive at Bright Moon City before Horace and the others. What do you think we should do if it’s just the two of us and we meet my father?”
Vincent said with an indifferent expression, “What else can we do? We should be polite before we attack! If you want him to turn back, you can persuade him first. If you can’t reach an agreement, you can directly rush back to Devil Flame City and leave the rest to me. I guarantee that Andre won’t take another drop of the Origin Divine Earth!”
Dave nodded and said, “That’s what we’ll do!”
When the sky turned bright again, Vincent and Dave had reached the riverside outside Devil Flame City.
Dave pointed to the other side of the river and said, “That’s the ruins of Bright Moon City. Bright Moon City was once one of the largest and most prosperous cities in the history of the Elf Race. Because it was close to this river, it was called the bright moon on the river, and it got its name because of that! Now, as long as we cross the river and walk through a swamp, we will definitely be able to rush to the ruins of Bright Moon City!”
Vincent nodded and looked at the endless river in front of him. He said in a deep voice, “The two of us don’t have a boat, so crossing the river will be very difficult. Use authority to modify it!”
Dave nodded and took out his Inquisitive God of the World from his storage ring. He looked at Vincent with a face full of vigilance in case they encountered the danger brought by the Zerg again.
Vincent took out the tunnel token and first checked the movements of the Zerg. He noticed that the cocoon was still quietly lying in the tunnel, so he said with relief, “That Zerg will not attack us for the time being. Let’s hurry up!”
After saying that, Vincent held the token in his hand and drew a line in front of him, instantly opening the tunnel door. He quickly walked in with Dave.
As both of them had the modification authority, they took turns to develop the tunnel and quickly passed through the river.
When the two of them rushed to the swamp on the other side of the river, they suddenly saw many disorderly footprints in the swamp in front of them. It seemed that not long ago, a group of individuals had also passed through the swamp in front of them.
“My father used the excuse of seclusion to leave the city to search for the Origin Divine Earth. He should not have brought any soldiers with him. Could it be that he went to recruit some desperate individuals who wanted money but not life?” said Dave in surprise.
Vincent looked at the footprints on the ground carefully. He shook his head and said, “20 years ago, Andre’s strength was not enough. As he was exploring unknown territory, he hired some desperate individuals as a guarantee! But now, Andre is already a level 45 creature, and he has turned into a demon. In addition, he has returned to an old place, so he doesn’t need to worry about any danger. Bringing a group of men would instead delay his journey! So, these footprints were not left behind by Andre’s men!”
After hearing what Vincent had said, Dave turned to look around and asked, “If it’s not my father, then who is it?”
Vincent thought for a moment and said, “Perhaps Horace and the others ran in front of me, or maybe Andre has an enemy who followed him all the way here, or maybe it’s someone else who wants to search for the Origin Divine Earth. In short, there are too many possibilities!”
Dave quickly replied, “Then what are we waiting for? Let’s quickly go to the front to look!”
Vincent nodded silently and changed the space under his feet to a thousand miles away. He brought Dave through the swamp in an instant.
When they saw the ruins of Bright Moon City appeared in front of them, they both fell silent at the same time.
In the vast wilderness as far as their eyes could see, there was not a single plant at all. The land was charred black, and it was cracked. It looked lifeless as if it was a land of death.
“Vincent, do you feel that this land is like, like…”
Dave spoke somewhat blankly, but he stopped abruptly halfway because he no longer dared to say the rest of his sentence.
Vincent said bluntly, “It seems to have withered! The land looks this way because the Origin Divine Earth here has been sucked dry. It seems that under every piece of land, there is Origin Divine Earth. The Origin Divine Earth here is very likely to have been sucked dry during the exploration 20 years ago. As a result, this vast piece of land has lost the support of the power of the world. Even the ground has begun to wither, not to mention any life that lives on it!”
Dave nodded slightly. Vincent’s words were exactly what he did not say earlier. If their guess was true, then the culprit who had turned this piece of land into a wasteland was his father, Andre!
Right at that moment, a figure suddenly flashed by in the distance. Following that, a team of six or seven individuals approached from afar and slowly ran toward the location where Vincent and Dave were.
Meanwhile, Dave and Vincent were still in the space tunnel, so they were not worried that they would be discovered by the other party. Therefore, they continued to stand where they were, sizing up those who had rushed over.
Vincent noticed that this team of creatures was not Horace and the others, because they were all Dark Elves. Moreover, these Dark Elves were holding spears, carrying bows and arrows on their backs, and had short staff on their waists. Even in the process of rushing forward, they still maintained a tight formation. It seemed that they were a group of well-trained high-level soldiers. They may also be a group of unknown experts.
Dave too could feel their high-level aura based on their actions. He quickly said to Vincent, “As you said, the purpose of these men coming here is not for the Origin Divine Earth, but for my father! I wonder who sent them?”
Vincent frowned and said, “No matter who sent them, the one behind the scenes must be nearby!”
Dave looked around and did not find anything unusual. He could not help but ask Vincent, “Why do you think so?”
Vincent raised his hand and pointed at the ancient city ruins in the distance. He said, “No matter what these Dark Elves are here for, the one behind them must have known about Andre’s whereabouts. With the strength of this team, it is impossible to get any benefits from Andre, so the one who hired them must be hiding in the dark, just in case!”
“What are we going to do?” asked Dave.
“Sit tight!” sighed Vincent.