The Dark King – Chapter 26
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“You see, there are footprints.” burly figure suddenly said.
Three immediately look to the side of the sand marks and footprints. The graceful woman’s face changed, said: “It is the footprints of children. Damn, this alchemist was involved in human experiments. I’ve looked down on him.” Then, from the gap created by the collapse, she jumped down.
A moment later, she jumped out from the inside, firmly standing on the stand. If Dudian here, will be stunned. The height of the chamber was at least three meters in height. To jump that high, how strong physically you had to be?
“This one turned out to be a ‘life’ alchemist!” Graceful woman was holding a dark medal. Above it there were three five-pointed stars (★) engraved on it. According to alchemist’s belief system they refused to believe in the Creator or Father. But in the sky over their heads. Some crazy alchemy warlock’s ultimate goal was to refine the stars.
These alchemists diverted into another occupation known as the Star Diviner.
Star Diviners only did divination for person’s fate and destiny. They were hunt by Holy Church too. The reason was very simple. The Father’s will could only be passed to Holy Church. Only the great Pope could understand any attempt on understanding the will of the Father. Anything else was only a speculation by the evil cults.
“I did not expect him to be a powerful figure.” Burly strong man eyes condensed, “A certified 3 star alchemist should have extraordinary power. To kill him there had to be many other alchemists, or maybe even … … a four-star alchemist!”
Graceful woman’s face was gloomy at this point, ” Order some people to dig this place to get captive children’s bodies. At least their parents should be comforted by this, because they had died because of this assessment.”
“I hope we can identify their appearance.” Short one sighed.
Graceful woman did not say anything.
“You look for clues in the vicinity. I will take the body of the alchemist over to the knights. By the way, check out everything inside the place.” Burly brawny finished speaking, jumped down.
Graceful woman and short shadow as one pulled out their weapons. They went around in search of clues.
In the blind of an eye, ten days passed.
Dudian and the other three were leaning against each other near some desert plants. Limitless sand was covering their vision from all sides. Their bodies were dry because of lack of water, resulting in a sharp increase in their body temperatures.
“Ten days … …” Mason was listlessly chewing grass roots and said: “Do we have to back on our own? I have no strength left. ”
“If we haven’t relied on Dean we couldn’t have hold for these ten days. Imagine what would have happened if we were eliminated. Most probably we would have ruined our family’s financial situation. ” Sham said.
Mason rolled his eyes and said: “That I always say. Dean you are my savior.”
Dudian glanced at him, and said, “You know that I am your savior, but you didn’t want to give me a bit of water last night. ”
Mason face reddened, said: “I was too tired and a bit dizzy. As we go back, I will pour water to you everyday. I would even ask my grandmother to serve for you.”
Dudian shrugged. “I do not want to be your grandpa.”
“Do you take me for a cheap person?”
“You have the strength to speak thou” , Zach was sitting on the other side.
“Then you should be the one to go back and tell everyone that we are stuck in here”
“I was wrong. I was wrong. I do not have the strength now. So you should go and inform them! I will owe you!”
“You are nothing but a dirty slut.” Zach turned over.
In ten days four of them had experienced lots of adversities together. Throughout this survival, they long had become like real brothers. They no longer take into account what they tell to teach other. And as a result, Sham, Zach and Dudian had become to appreciate the unknown side of Mason. That is playing cheap.
Suddenly burst of bells sounded.
They turned to see a nearly five meter high camel slowly walking on the desert. It was dragging a 10 meter long plank. There were seven or eight children seated on the plank with wheels.
Dudian was stunned. Nuclear radiation had great affects on the world. But he would have never expected camel’s genes to be inflated by the radiation to such a degree. In addition to its size which was twice the normal camel’s, there were snake like scales covered on its hooves, just like a war monster.
He had previously seen the three-meter-high dark horse. But this camel was immeasurably affected by the radiation in comparison to the horse.
“It is a camel!! ” Zach actually recognized the animal and spoke in surprised manner: “It is the best animal that could be used in the desert, ha ha … …”. He wanted to laugh but the wind blow the sand into his mouth almost choking him.
Dudian saw the children on the back of the board. These ones should have passed the survival assessment.
The trial was successfully concluded. He was also relieved. Finally he would be able to go back to have a good rest. He would have a chance to look at the alchemy notes. He was quite curious about the scientists of this world.
“Come you four,” said the woman, sitting on a camel, wearing a veil.
Dudian and others immediately dragged their bodies, moved past the camel and went towards it rear to sit on the board.
“You four survived.” At this time, a thin boy sitting on the board talked to them in a surprised manner.
Dudian looked at him. He remembered the boy to be living the bedroom next door to them. He smiled but didn’t reply to him.
Mason proudly talked. : “I think you don’t know who we are. We are the strongest four man team. A mere ten days to survival in the desert does not even count as anything to us. Maybe twenty five or thirty days would be a bit difficult.”
Sham whispered: “Stop bullshitting if you want us to be friends.”
Zack shrugged: “His nature has been exposed and he won’t turn back from it. ”
Mason laughed hard. His laughter turn the atmosphere of silence on the board a bit onto positive side.
The thin boy sighed and said: “Me and other three flatmates did not stick together. You guys are pretty lucky! ” There were loneliness and regret reflected on his face. After all his flatmates had separated from him, leaving him with others.
Other children who heard his words, were depressed as most of them had faced this kind of a situation.
Dudian did not say anything. He looked up at this woman on the back of the camel’s hump, in his heart thinking about a problem… how did she climbs up?