In the dead of night, Thomas had returned to Food and Medicine Hall. He had been so busy the past few days that he was aching to lie down in his bed and get some sleep. However, reality would never give him a chance to rest.
Even before Thomas was able to take off his jacket, Pisces rushed in and said, “Commander, something big happened!”
It must be a truly big deal to make Pisces so anxious.
Thomas shook his head and laughed bitterly. “I knew it. Dragon Claw wouldn’t give me any time to rest. Sit down and start from the beginning…”
He drew a chair over and sat down, pouring himself a cup of tea.
Pisces hurriedly brought a laptop over and set it on the table. After that, he went to the news websites. He clicked open the terrifying news one by one and showed them to Thomas.
“Bright red two-headed snake spotted in a bar. Many were bitten, deaths unknown.”
“Workers of a games workshop in critical condition after an attack of two-headed snakes.”
“Twelve people were bitten by venomous snakes in a bathhouse. Hospitalized but cannot be cured.”
There was a lot more news about this, and the two-headed snakes attacked nearly the entire Celandine City overnight. Many citizens were bitten by the snakes and were taken to the hospital, but they were unable to be cured, therefore their current state was unknown.
They did not have the experimental antidote that Abner had.
These people had only twenty-four hours left to live, and if they were not saved in time, they would die!
“Have you counted the number of casualties?” Thomas asked.
“According to statistics provided by officials, a total of a hundred and thirteen people have been bitten by the snake,” Pisces felt very nervous and frustrated as he read out the figures.
There were a hundred and thirteen people!
Even if Thomas had extraordinary medical expertise and was able to find a way to cure the snake venom, saving all of the Victims in twenty-four hours would be too difficult.
Would they have enough time?
Also, they could not ensure that any victims would be left out, or whether there would be a fresh round of victims or not.
“Dragon Claw is really too cunning and cruel. How are we going to save the people now that he’s released so many venomous snakes?!” Pisces said.
“We can’t let this happen,” Thomas replied, his eyes determined. “We have to save them!”
Just as Thomas was gearing up to rescue the victims, another hurdle showed up.
Simultaneously, many streaming platforms and video applications had cleared out their first pages and in its place were broadcasting the press conference live.
The organizer of the press conference was Thomas’ old friend, Declan!
Pisces pressed the play button on a video on one of the websites and increased the volume.
In the video, Declan was dressed in a suit and tie and sat in front of a table. A large number of news reporters and journalists were manning cameras, microphones, and also live-streaming the event.
Declan cleared his throat and started, “Ladies and gentlemen, I apologize for calling a press conference at such a late hour and interrupting your sleep, but I have important news to share, and it concerns the fate of the entire Celandine City!”
“I’m sure everyone has seen the latest news, and in a short amount of time, venomous snakes with bright red bodies and two heads were sighted in all of Celandine City!”
“No one has ever seen a venomous snake like what we’re seeing before, and we have no idea where it came from. As soon as it appeared, it began attacking humans in a violent manner…”
“But that’s not the worst of it. The worst part is that there’s no antidote for this two-headed snake’s venom! There are currently a hundred and thirteen people who have been attacked and hospitalized, but none of them have been successfully cured…”
“Dear citizens, the end of Celandine City is here!”
His words caused panic to everyone that was listening in front of their screens, and even Thomas started frowning.
It was disgusting and devastating to be stabbed in the back at such a crucial time!
But of course, Thomas was well aware that it was not Declan’s true intentions, as he had been forced by Dragon Claw.