Absalon drove overnight until noon the next day before he finally arrived at the borders of Galvania, and according to Melvin’s address, he had arrived in a remote town in the south.
After entering Galvania, he got some food from a kiosk to fill up his belly before asking the vendor the exact location of the address. According to how the vendor described it, it was an orchard in the suburbs.
After making out the location, he returned to his car immediately and prepared to get back on the road. However, he sensed something was amiss as soon as he sat in the driver’s seat.
Lo and behold, right as he wanted to turn his head around, an icy dagger was pressed against his neck, and an abnormally icy voice sounded. “Drive…”
Apprehensive, Absalon dared not do anything else but oblige the mystery man’s order.
“Where to?” he asked.
“Up the highway and back to Eastcliff! I won’t kill you as long as you do as I say!” said the man icily.
Melvin’s words then came to Absalon, someone would stop him, but they might not give him a hard time as long as he went back.
Sure enough, that was the case!
It seemed that this man just didn’t want him to successfully send the message. However, Absalon wasn’t willing to give up just like that.
This was a job from Melvin, and he knew well that the man wouldn’t come to him at all unless he was desperate.
Whoever it was, they probably had their eyes on Melvin’s associates, which was why he would come to Absalon. Melvin needed someone unsuspecting to do the job. In other words, he would have no other options if Absalon failed to deliver the message.
With that, Absalon took a deep breath and feigned obedience, starting the car and heading out of town. But as they were about to reach the highway, he made a sharp turn and rammed the car against the guardrail on the side.
Below the guardrail was a ten-foot-plus high field, so the impact left Absalon dizzy when the car tumbled down. The man behind was caught off guard as well, and his dagger slipped off his hand.
Meanwhile, Absalon seized the chance to escape. He clambered out of the vehicle hurriedly and dashed without ever looking back.
“Run, and I will kill you!” A menacing roar came from behind him, but he couldn’t care less anymore.
He ran frantically while out of breath before finally arriving outside the orchard from Melvin’s address.
He had just taken a deep breath and was about to enter the orchard to search for the man Melvin was looking for when a sinister voice traveled from behind him. “Why have you stopped?”
He turned around to find a man in black standing not far away.
The man had a dagger in his hand, and the gaze boring Into him was exuding frost, causing Absalon to turn grim at once. The man was none other than the one in the car!
Though he didn’t fight the man, he knew well that he was no match for the latter, or there was no way the man could arrive near him without him noticing at all!
“I have no beef with you, why would you hunt me down?!”
“What’s the point of asking when it has come to this?” the man retorted disdainfully. “I gave you a chance. I would’ve left you alone as long as you returned to Eastcliff. But you didn’t take it and deceived me instead. As such, you must die for it!”
With that, the man charged toward Absalon at breakneck speed and silt the dagger against Absalon’s neck.
Absalon, on the other hand, turned around quickly and just barely dodged it, surprising the man when he realized he had missed. “Huh, you‘ve got moves, I see! Looks like I’ve really underestimated you. Melvin’s men sure know a thing or two!”