Once again, Crow cast a look at his three disciples, and they stood rooted to the ground, understanding what his look meant. Actually, all three of them were secretly moving the bugs they were keeping, preparing to launch a sneak attack on Matthew.
“Mr. Larson, I really have no idea what you’re talking about. We don’t know anyone named Franklin Lewis and have no intention to be your enemy. There must be a misunderstanding!” Crow said casually as he tried to divert Matthew’s attention.
Chuckling indifferently, Matthew sneered, “You’re quite the actor, aren’t you? But I already guessed that you’re not going to admit it. Someone else will admit it in the end!”
“Really, I don’t know what you’re talking about, Mr. Larson,” Crow insisted.
Matthew snorted and turned his attention to Charmine who was lying on the floor. “Is she your disciple? Did her injuries act up right after she got back to this place?”
Startled, Crow asked in a solemn voice, “A-Are you the one who injured her?”
Shaking his head, Matthew smirked. “I didn’t injure her, I merely used the Seven Divine Needles to block her meridians. However, I was too busy earlier and forgot to tell her that she should never touch the needle by herself. This technique is able to block all the meridians in the body and cause the Qi to flow backward. To remove the needles, a specific method needs to be applied in a special order, or else, even though she won’t feel anything within a short period of time after removing it by force, her blood will be in disorder and her essential Qi will flow backward after that short period.”
Crow’s eyes widened in shock as he stammered, “The Seven Divine Needles?! Y-Y know how to use that technique?”
“Master, he must be lying,” a man uttered nervously. “The Seven Divine Needles is only a legendary technique which has been lost for centuries. In addition, Charmine is only suffering from the meltdown of the curse powder, and not the disorder of her blood and backflow of her Qi!“
With a snort, Matthew added, ”Oh, by the way, there’s something I forgot to tell you, in order to control her curse powder, I had purposely left some poison in her body. It would have been fine if she just laid still, but if she’s stimulated by another poison externally, the poison in her body will be activated and cause the meltdown of her curse powder!”
Blood drained from Crow and his disciples’ faces when they finally found out what was happening to Charmine. To put it bluntly, Matthew had done everything on purpose, he had left Charmine after sealing her with the Seven Divine Needles so that she would remove the needles ignorantly and come back here.
In fact, Matthew had already poisoned her and even planted a tracking worm on her, in other words, he had let her go deliberately just to find where their hideout was!
In addition, the poison inside of Charmine was triggered by the external poison when she arrived here and she turned into this state now where she couldn‘t even say a word. Thus, nobody could even ask her about what had happened.
They had to admit that his plot was so meticulously planned that there was no way they could have guarded against him. With his brows knitted in concern, Crow began to reevaluate Matthew whom he had slighted before. ‘Uhm… From the looks of it now, it seems like I’ve really belittled him. This young man is not as simple as i thought!’
Just then, his eldest disciple gave him a look, and he knew that all three of them were ready. He breathed a sigh of relief and a sneer spread across his face. “Matthew Larson, you’re resourceful and talented indeed! However, you made yourself an enemy out of the wrong people. Nobody who opposes the Orleans’ Voodoo Clan can stay alive, and you’re no exception!”
With that said, he let out a cry and flung out his arms simultaneously, releasing countless dark shadows toward Matthew. At the same time, his three disciples made a move against Matthew as well, and they all tossed out numerous bugs at Matthew who was in the middle. In that moment, more than a dozen poisonous insects flew toward Matthew, and all of those insects were so poisonous that they could kill upon touch!