Before he could even wrap his head around what was going on, a sharp blade was already pressed up against his throat. The blade glistened with a dark sheen, obviously coated in poison. “Celeste, what are you doing?” Stunned by the sharp turn of events, Trent was at a loss at how to react. He had never thought that the day would come when his wife would threaten him with a blade against his neck.
“Stop calling me that. Your beloved Celeste died a few days ago.” The woman smiled.
“You’re not Celeste? Then who are you?” Trent’s expression was one of utter horror and confusion.
“The Dark Lord is my master. Who do you think I am? The sinister smile on her face remained unchanging.
“You’re the Dark Lord’s disciple?” Hector frowned. This was a grave matter. They had never expected the Dark Lord to plant a mole in the Harmon family disguised as one of them.
“So it is true that you’re the one who poisoned Quentin! Guards! Get her!” Jacob ordered without further ado.
“Stand right there!” The woman made a slight move with the blade and threatened. “This blade is coated with poison. Just the slightest scratch on him, and you’ll bid him goodbye forever. I suggest that none of you make any sudden moves.” Everyone in the room stopped in their tracks when they heard that.
“Let my brother go, and I’ll spare you!” Hector bellowed.
“Hah! Do you think I’d believed you?” The woman held Trent hostage and began inching backward toward the door. As she did so, she taunted, “You lot are in luck. My intention had been to wipe out all of you today. Who knew you’d be so lucky to have someone here to save you? None of you would have been able to survive otherwise.”
“Cut the crap! Let him go right this instant, or you won’t make it out of the door alive!” Jacob roared savagely.
“Do you bunch of dimwits think that you can stop me? Anyway, I’ve had my fun today. I’ll come back some other day to toy with you.” When she reached the exit, the woman suddenly turned to Dustin and smiled seductively at him. “Hey, miracle doctor, don’t you forget what you promised. When you have the time, come over to my room, and we’ll have a nice long chat, alright? See you again soon!” And with that, she produced a spherical object and hurled it to the ground.
With a loud resounding boom, dense smoke burst out on the spot, clouding the visibility for a radius of several feet around them.
“Quick! Spread out! The gas might be poisonous!” Dustin warned at once. That gave everyone a fright, and they all dispersed promptly for fear of inhaling poisonous gas.
By the time the smoke cleared out, the woman was already gone. Trent was left behind, lying on the ground. unconscious.
“Trent!” Hector rushed forward to check on him. Fortunately. Trent was just unconscious and wasn’t harmed in any way.
“Get her!” Jacob was livid. Gathering his men, he was ready to go after her to take her down.
“Let her go!” Hector stopped them. He wouldn’t put it past the Dark Lord’s disciple to have several tricks up
her sleeves. It might be dangerous for them to go after her and fall into her trap.
“Are we going to let her off just like that, Hector?” Jacob was peeved at the thought of her going free after all
she had done.
“Of course not. But now’s not the time for us to take action yet” Hector told him seriously. They were out there in the open while their opponents were in hiding. The situation was not beneficial to them, and besides, without proper plan and preparation, they would only be led on a wild goose chase.
“Damn it! The Dark Lord is really playing us for fools!” Jacob hissed.
“Let’s talk about this later. For now, have your men arrange to send our guests back safely. Our family gathering will end here.” Hector announced.
“Sure.” Jacob nodded and busied himself with the arrangements. Now that something like that had happened, there was no point in carrying on with the gathering anymore.