Chapter 55 Escaped Successfully!
The method that Roland used was simply taking advantage of a person's mental weakness. He entered from the most subtle and most unnoticeable way, even making a correct assessment of Leina's alertness. He set up arrangements for one of the fastest horse carriages to attract the other party's attention. In a dark night, adding onto anxiousness, Leina would not have time to think about it deeply, thus falling into his scheme and lured to another place.
Leina and her group were no doubt seasoned mercenaries, but the area that Roland most excelled in was exactly dealing with these seasoned fellows. Armed with the mental calculations in his head and no compassion, adding on pre-prepared circumstances, he could have the biggest advantage.
Originally, he thought everything would be smooth. After saving Yi Longlong, he would take advantage of the time when Leina was lured away and leave unhurriedly. However, when the tender child's voice sounded out lightly, in Roland's ears, it was as deafening and resounding as a thunderclap.
Again, it happened again.
Roland thought despairingly.
Yi Longlong's intention was only requesting, but she forgot the special relationship between the dragon and person. Every sentence that she spoke, no matter an order or request, regardless of Roland's willingness, he must treat it like an imperial edict and carry it out.
No matter what requests Yi Longlong said, Roland's body will execute it: If she says detailed steps, like a series of actions linked together, Roland will follow the instructions thoroughly. This process does not require the brain to think; If she only says vague and general requirements, the moment he heard her voice, Roland's mind would instinctively reflect a set or several sets of plans, and his body would choose the most effective, reasonable and the most likely to succeed plan, and implement it.
If Roland is a slow-reacting person, he may be stunned when he hears Yi Longlong's request, puzzled on how to deal with it, however as he happened to be very clever, plans are produced almost instantaneously, making it impossible to resist.
Now is the latter case.
When Yi Longlong asked him to rescue Lin Qi, he immediately thought about the possibility of it, and came to a decision that he will do it even if he has to blindly charge through. However, due to Leina's yell earlier on, no matter who lives in the next room, they are most probably sober now. If the other party had only one person, and wasn't the most terrifying in the team, Leina, Roland felt that he could still deal with it with his strength.
After that, Roland wanted to cry but no tears came out as he watched a window came nearer in front of his eyes. He lost control of his body and it broke into the room where Lin Qi was. While entering, he drew out his dagger and stared defensively at the dark shadows in the corner of the room.
(T/N: Roland lost control of its body and it fling itself out a window, that's why the window came nearer his eyes UwU)
Inside the room, Lin Qi was lying on the bed, but the other person was sitting in the corner. These days, Yi Longlong knew his name was Kaka, and he was still wearing a cloak, which strictly covered his peculiar appearance.
After Roland jumped into the room from the window, to his surprise, the man in the cloak seemed to have not noticed his arrival at all, maintaining his original posture.
While guarding against that person in case he suddenly attacking, Roland walked quickly to the bed and confirmed Lin Qi's condition. He realized that he was drowsy because of drugs and grabbed Lin Qi with a hand and put him on his shoulder. He also guarded against Kaka in the entire process, slowly backing away to the window.
It wasn't until Roland took the person and dragon to leave the window that the white-haired man moved slightly. He glanced at the window and slowly stood up. The white eyes hidden under the cloak flashed with unfathomable radiance.
When Leina and her party caught up with the carriage, they found that the carriage was empty, nothing was there. The coachman driving the carriage was looking at her with a fearful and incomprehension gaze.
Immediately she understood that she fell for the enemy's tricks. The red-haired mercenary had no time to interrogate the coachman, she immediately turned around and rode back as quickly as possible.
She believes that Yi Longlong will not leave Lin Qi behind, with Kaka there, who can contend with the intruder for a while.
However, when she went back to the inn, she found that Kaka and Lin Qi were both missing.
Leina looked at the empty room and was stunned for a few minutes, she could hardly believe her eyes. There were no signs of fighting in the house, to the point where it looked like no one had been here, but the reality was not only their captive had been saved, their companion had also disappeared.
"Could it be that the Beastmaster was...?" The archer said the guess in his heart, but did not finish it, because he saw Leina's expression.
That beautiful face full of awe-inspiring heroism was extremely pale at this time, with deep shame and self-blame, her teeth sink into her lips deeply, breaking the skin of her lips, causing a stream of blood to flow down.
The more obstinate one is, the easier it is to break them agonisingly.
Even when she was defeated by the leader of the White Fang Mercenary Groups, she had never been so miserable.
(T/N: The last translator used White Tooth, but I think White Fang sounds cooler. For those interested, 白牙, the mercenary group name can be translated to White Fang/ White Tooth)
Being played by the enemy until she was running around in circles, losing the important dragon and hostage, these were trivial things. The most painful thing for Reina was instead, Kaka's disappearance.
Kaka was a very important member of the mercenary group. This time, it was because the person they were looking for was Eric and having to advance into the sea of trees, the group leader lend Kaka to her temporarily to help. She also made clear that she will protect the safety of Kaka before she went away, but now?
She temporarily changed her goal, gave up the original task, got the dragon and lost it, and even lost Kaka.
Although the dragon is a treasured existence, is Kaka not a treasure of their mercenary group?
The thief glanced at Leina cautiously and asked, "Should we search separately?"
Leina shook her head weakly: "No need." She now remembered that she slept a little bit heavy, she thought that she was just tired from the journey, but now she realized that she was drugged. She recalled everything that happened before going to bed at night, she was even more surprised by that person's ingenious mind.
Even in the midst of anger and failure, she did not lose her rationality: "That person is a very clever expert who can set up such a series of psychological traps. He must have also prepared a perfect escape route. If you must search, it is better to go back and use the mercenary group's influence to find them."
Leina and others did not leave the Inn immediately, but stayed here for half the night. Only that no one had the intention to rest, everyone had different thoughts, each speculating their own.
The only common wish is that they hope Kaka was not taken away by the other party, but went out and chased them. However this possibility was minimal. They had agreed that if a person chased the enemy alone, they must leave traces behind.
It was only early morning when Leina suddenly heard someone calling her name outside the window. She practically came to the window in the next second, but she only saw a ragged little boy waving at her downstairs.
"Are you Leina?" The boy looked at the female mercenary with an astonishing expression in his eyes. "Someone asked me to hand you a letter. He also said that if I gave this letter to you, I can get two silver coins."
Leina's heart sank, knowing that it must be the letter sent by the other party, she took out two silver coins and threw them to the boy, then she grabbed the letter and tore apart the envelope.
The handwriting on the letter paper confirmed with the norms of society, without any special features, except that the end of each paragraph is a bit strange:
I haven't practiced my handwriting well, so the following text is written by someone else.
Ms. Leina… I don't know what to call you, so I'll just call you like this. When you are reading this letter, I had already ran far, far away (￣v￣)
I hope you don't come and find me, I only wanted to be a free dragon, and I don't want to see you in the future. Let's say goodbye forever ^_^メ
Of course, I know you might say something about me to outsiders＞﹏＜
But I also have your handle in my hand. The Kaka in your team is not convenient for outsiders to see, right? ╮(╯▽╰)╭
(T/N: Handle in this context is information that can be used against Leina, but the chinese is 把柄，which directly translates to handle. If there's a better world please comment. ^ v ^)
Thinking of having something that can threaten you, letting out the grievances from you holding me hostage these past few days, I feel boundless joy in my heart o(n_n)o
Wish that your majesty have a pleasant journey, and go missing midway (￣0￣)y
Let's never meet again!
For the sender's signature, there is only a paw print stained with ink.