“Outrageous! This is absolutely outrageous! All of us saw with our own eyes that Quentin was alive and well before you killed him. Yet you dare say that he was just a corpse? How absolutely ridiculous!” Jacob’s rage burned to a whole new level, and he wanted to rip Dustin apart.
“Hmmph! Do you take us for fools? What makes you think we would believe your bullshit?!”
“Exactly! You were the one who killed Quentin. We all witnessed it!”
The crowd was furious, and their suspicions towards Dustin grew even stronger. How dare he deny killing Someone and even use such a ludicrous excuse to clear his name? Did he think they were three–year–olds?
ng man, do you know what you’re talking about?” Hector said with a frown. He had tried to give Dustin a chance to explain himself, but his words only grew more outrageous.
“I know you guys don’t believe me, but I have proof.” Dustin walked to Quentin’s corpse and ripped Quentin’s
clothes off, exposing patches of red lines to the crowd. “Do you see this? This is corpse plaque!” Dustin shocked everybody again.
“Corpse plaque?!” Everybody looked at each other skeptically at hearing those words. On the one hand, they
were taken aback by what Dustin said. On the other hand, they were skeptical about whether the corpse
plaque was real.
“Hmmph! Is it corpse plaque just because you say so? What if those are just normal bruises?” Jacob said with
a frown, still in disbelief.
“I — I can prove that it is really corpse plaque!” At that moment, a bespectacled man suddenly stepped
forward and said with a shocked expression, “I used to be a doctor, and I’m very familiar with corpse plaque. What’s more, judging by the corpse plaque on his body, Quentin has been dead for at least twelve hours!” The
moment he said that, everyone’s expression changed.
“How could that be?! Quentin was still up and about just now. We all saw it clearly!”
“That’s right! There are so many witnesses. How could it have been a sham?!”
Besides being shocked, many people were skeptical because this revelation was hard to accept. “I was also
wondering how a living person could have such serious corpse plaque on his body,” the bespectacled man
said in astonishment.
“Dustin, what’s going on?” Natasha asked in confusion. She also couldn’t believe that the Quentin she had
seen earlier was actually a dead body.
“I already said that Quentin was already dead, but somebody was controlling his body with witchcraft.” Dustin
continued explaining. “I believe you guys must have heard of the rumors of corpse possession in Iden. This is
similar to corpse possession, but the technique of it is far more refined.”
“That’s nonsense! How could dark magic like corpse possession exist in this world?!” Jacob demanded.
“If you haven’t seen something before, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. There are endless branches of the
mystic arts that are very strange. Corpse possession is nothing in comparison,” Dustin said plainly.
“Hmmph! You can’t solve the case merely based on corpse plaque!” Jacob said stubbornly. As a warrior, he
only believed in his own fists.
“You really don’t believe anything I say, huh? Fine, since you still doubt me, then I’ll enlighten you today.”
Dustin suddenly pulled out a silver needle and stabbed it into the space between Quentin’s eyebrows! A rumbling sound filled the air. A little while after he plunged the needle, Quentin’s body suddenly started
Then, black blood started flowing uncontrollably from his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. After a few heaves of Quentin’s chest, little black snakes started slithering out from every orifice of the corpse.
“Snakes! They’re snakes!”
Witnessing this scene, the crowd lost their composure and retreated in fright. Anyone would get goosebumps
just by imagining snakes slithering out from a person’s head.
“How could this be?”